Before it's back to school, students meet teachers in Hoffman Estates

  • Third-grade teacher Annette Christensen greets new students before they tour her classroom Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Hoffman Estates. The first day of classes is Wednesday.

      Third-grade teacher Annette Christensen greets new students before they tour her classroom Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Hoffman Estates. The first day of classes is Wednesday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Parents take photos of their kids before they tour their classrooms Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Hoffman Estates.

      Parents take photos of their kids before they tour their classrooms Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Hoffman Estates. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Kindergartner Dylan Dwyer spends a quiet moment with her mother, Kristin Dwyer, as they tour a classroom Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Hoffman Estates. The first day of classes is Wednesday.

      Kindergartner Dylan Dwyer spends a quiet moment with her mother, Kristin Dwyer, as they tour a classroom Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Hoffman Estates. The first day of classes is Wednesday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 8/16/2022 4:53 PM

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Hoffman Estates was a flurry of activity Tuesday afternoon as students and their families were welcomed to a meet-and-greet with their teachers.

Students dropped off supplies to their classrooms in the two-story school, as parents greeted each other at the end of another summer.

 

"The kiddies (kindergartners) are always the most excited," said Rebecca Latham, chief communications officer for Palatine Elementary School District 15.

District 15 educates more than 11,000 students from communities including Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Hoffman Estates and Inverness, at 15 elementary schools and four junior high schools. Thomas Jefferson Elementary has more than 400 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Classes begin Wednesday.

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