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 - Halloween!

October 25, 2021

Topic: Unassigned

Twain Halloween Celebrations

Dear Twain Community,

Twain school is excited to announce celebrations for Fall and Halloween.

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, we will be hosting an outdoor Fall fest dance party.  Students and families can join us outside for a costume dance party.  We will also be selling slices of pizza.  The celebration will be held from 4:30-5:30 outside at Twain.

We are also planning a Halloween celebration on Friday, October 29, 2021 at school.  Students can come to school in their costumes and should be able to learn all day in their costume.  We will have a parade around the building and around the outside of the school, starting at 2:00 PM.  Parents who wish to view the parade are welcome to line the parade route around the building.  Please maintain physical distancing and remain on the grass areas of the route.

If the weather is poor, we will not parade outdoors.  If it is raining, we will hold the parade inside the building.  In this case, in order to keep our building secure we ask that parents DO NOT attend the parade.

We also understand that not every family shares the same beliefs and values.  In the case of a student who has values or beliefs that do not allow participation in Halloween themed events, there will be alternative activities for them to enjoy during the parade.  We do want EVERY Twain student to attend school on October 29, to participate with his or her classmates in one activity or another, regardless of cultural or religious differences.

For our Eagles who are celebrating Halloween, we ask you to follow these guidelines:

  • Students may wear costumes to school if they are costumes that allow the student to participate in the educational environment.  Large costumes, face paint, and props are distracting and not conducive to the learning environment.
  • Students will still need to wear face masks that cover their mouths and noses.  Masks that impede vision are not allowed.  Please ensure that your student is wearing a mask for health and safety, not a Halloween mask.
  • Costumes may not include excessive gory makeup, weapons, very scary, or inappropriate themes, costumes must be “school friendly.”
  • Students must be able to dress themselves in their costumes if dressing before the parade.  It is best if the costume can fit over what they are wearing.

If you do not want your student to participate in the Halloween celebrations and prefer for them to participate in an alternative activity, please email me at [email protected].  If we do not hear from you, your student will participate.

We appreciate your support and understanding as we work toward a safe, fun, and engaging afternoon for all.

Alyssa Shlensky