515 East Merle Street
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-520-2785



CCSD21 a school is comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in Illinois.


Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Twain Elementary School serves students through 5th grade. School starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

Principal's Message 8/29/21

August 30, 2021

Topic: Unassigned

Twain News: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Principal’s Message

Dear Twain Families,

Thank you for another wonderful week back at Twain!  It was great to see so many families on Thursday, both virtually and in person.  If you were not able to make our live introduction, please take a look here!  If you were unable to attend, please also reach out to your child’s classroom teacher to ensure that you get all of the important information that was shared!  We thank you for sharing your children with us each and everyday and look forward to an amazing year ahead.

We have a lot of things happening this week!  On Thursday, we will have picture day, as well as SHIELD testing.  As you read in the District family message on Friday, Twain will now have weekly testing on THURSDAY.  If you have not signed a consent form, your child should have received a paper copy last week.  Please return the form right away, as SHIELD testing is required.

Our staff has done a fantastic job sharing the exciting things happening at Twain on social media.  Make sure to like our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter at @ccsd21twain.  It is a great way to see all of the highlights of our days at Twain!

As a reminder, we have a full week of school this week, but all students and staff are off next week in honor of Labor Day and Rosh Hashana. To those who celebrate, L’Shana Tova.  We wish everyone a wonderful, extended weekend!

Due to the holiday, there will be no family update next week!  Please reach out for anything!


Alyssa and Monica

School News

Your child’s attendance is critical to success.  It is important that all students arrive at school on time and are in their classrooms ready to learn at 9:00 AM.  If a student arrives after 9 AM, the parent will need to sign the child into school in the office each day.  Thank you for helping your child learn routines.  We will be providing more information about attendance at curriculum night.

We will now have our SHIELD testing every THURSDAY at school.  Please make sure you have signed the consent form.
alt_text PICTURE DAY!

SMILE! It’s Picture Day!  Twain School will have picture day on Thursday September 2 at school.  Your student will go with their class to take their picture.  Masks can be removed to take pictures.  If you would like to order pictures, please visit the photographer’s website and enter the following code for Twain:  60353KF