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Welcome to Howard B. Thomas Grade School

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Carrie Ahlstedt, Principal

Julie Salamone, Assistant Principal and Early Childhood Coordinator

Carol Gallois and Pam Roesslein, Administrative Assistants

44W575 Plato Road    PO Box 395

Burlington, IL  60109

Phone: (847) 464-6008     Fax: (847) 464-6022



2016-17 School Year Times:

9:00am-3:35pm (Grades K-5)

HALF DAY is 9:00 am - 12:10 pm (Grades K-5)

8:30am-11:05am (AM ECSE)  

12:30pm-3:05pm (PM ECSE)


2016 - 2017 School Year District Calendar

2016-2107 Early Childhood District Calendar

HBT Event Calendar



Twister Information


Halloween is fast approaching and as you are planning with your child about his or her costume, please consider certain aspects in choosing their (and your) attire.

  • · Costumes should be appropriate for school as we have very young children in the building (for example, not too revealing or scary).
  • · Items representing weapons are not allowed.  Anything even resembling a weapon will be confiscated and parents will need to pick up the item after    school.
  • · No one should wear costumes which appear bloody or promote gore. (If in doubt, check with the school office.)
  • · No face cover, (masks, bandanas, etc.,) can be worn while in school to ensure the proper identification of all.
  • · Any hair preparations need to be completed at home.  Students will not be allowed to color their own hair at school. 
  • · Students do not wear their costumes to school.  They should bring the costumes to school and change into them before the parade. (Teachers and room parents will be available to help students get ready.)
  • Class Parties at 1:45 PM
  • Costume Parade starts in the gym at 2:45
  • Monster Mash in the gym immediately following the parade


Each classroom has a room team person who will correlate donations and volunteers for class  parties and will be contacting parents soon.  As a reminder to food items: only commercially prepackaged items that are clearly labeled with all ingredients are allowed. 

HBT is very excited to partner with the YMCA to provide before, after, and summer care!

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Click on the links below for more info:

Taylor Family YMCA Parent Handbook


Parent Handbook YMCA 2016

Before & After School Care 2016-2017

Before & After School Care Flyer 2016-2017


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