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 9/12/21

September 13, 2021

Topic: Unassigned

September 12, 2021
Principal’s Message

Good evening Twain families,

I hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather.  I spent a lot of time outside and getting fresh air!

Although last week was a short week, it was definitely action packed.  It was great to have our students back in the building and engaged with their peers and teachers.  It is amazing to see the energy that fills the hallways and I am so proud of the hard work our staff and students put in everyday.

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the ENTIRE Skylar TV Episode #11, I highly encourage you to do so!  Keep on the lookout for a new episode every two weeks.

On Saturday, September 11, we honored the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  It is hard to believe that is has been 20 years since that life changing day.  While our students were not alive during that time, it is a day that will forever be a part of history.  If you are interested in sharing with your children, here are some child friendly ways you can do so:
Washington Post
9/11 Memorial Website

Just a reminder, we have no school on Thursday in honor of the Jewish Holiday, Yom Kippur.  We will resume school on Friday.

Have a wonderful week!



9/17 SHIELD Testing
9/24 Coffee with the Principals @ 9:30AM
9/29 Mobile Food Pantry
10/8 Half day for students

School News

Thank you to the adults and students for their help with keeping our students, staff, and community safe.  We are working hard to improve our SHIELD process.  Just a reminder- due to no school on Thursday, we will be SHIELD testing on Friday, September 17.

We are thrilled that we will be offering after school homework and SEL clubs for our K-5 students this year.  The clubs will be held Monday-Thursday after school and students can participate from 1-4 days per week.  Please continue to check your email for further information later this week.  There will be bussing available.

Around The Campus
Erin’s Law Presentation

In two weeks, most of our Twain students will hear a presentation about Erin’s Law and learning about sexual assault and abuse.  Attached is a letter with additional information, as well as information about a parent session on Tuesday, September 14 at 7pm via Zoom.  I encourage all parents to attend.

Tuesday, September 14
7:00 PM
Zoom link

The Zoom meeting on Tuesday, September 14, will be presented in English. A similar presentation is available at any time in Spanish at Mr. Pacini’s website.

For more information on Victor Pacini or the Be Seen and Heard© curriculum, visit

ADHD Awareness

October is ADHD Awareness Month and State Representative Jonathan Carroll is planning a month-long social media campaign to highlight ADHD statistics and information, and help end the stigma around ADHD.

Rep. Carroll’s office is interested in connecting with any students who may be interested in sharing how ADHD makes them feel. Students are invited to submit a picture, drawing, or other creative work, which would then be showcased online.

Please contact Elly Fawcett-Neal ([email protected]) from Rep. Carroll’s office for more information.