Booth Tarkington Elementary

310 Scott Street, Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Community Consolidated School District 21
Attendance: 847-520-2776

Principal:Dr. Joe Arduino


Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!


Quick Links

Parent University Night

Click here to view Dr. Arduino's Presentation


Special Feature

art blog

Click on the image above to see what's new in Mr. Hamman's art class.This art blog can be found all year on the websites and blogs page of the Tarkington website.


October dates to Remember

Cardboard/Materials Collection for the Cardboard Challenge
Spirit Day - wear school colors
PTA Meeting 7pm
Mid-Trimester 1
Build your Cardboard Challenge 5pm
Half Day - School Improvement
Mid-Trimester reports sent home
No School - Columbus Day
Cardboad Challenge 6pm
School Board Meeting 7pm
Blackout/Whiteout Spirit Day
Market Day pick up 3:30
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Book Fair
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Book Fair
Picture Day
PTA Dance Party5pm


Tarkington Event Calendar Online at Google

Parents: subscribe to the Tarkington calendar in your electronic calendar by clicking the button below:

google calendar

CCSD21 Event and ABC Calendar Online at Google

Parents: subscribe to the CCSD21 Event and ABC calendar in your electronic calendar by clicking the button below:

google calendar

Latest News:

cardboard challenge

On Tuesday, October 14th Tarkington School along with Helping Paws is hosting our first annual Cardboard Challenge as a fundraiser for our newly established NEU Tarkington Scholarship. The Cardboard Challenge is a worldwide celebration of child creativity. Students and families will create and build an arcade style game using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. You are welcome to make your game at home and bring it the day of play, October 14th, or you can create it using the collected materials on the build date, October 9th. For information about the inspiration behind this event, click this link: Caine's Arcade. If your chid is interested in participating, return one of the forms below:

Participation form (english)
Participation form (spanish)

Thank You PTA!


Over the summer the Tarkington PTA replaced our school sign with this beautiful new one. This fall, the PSI students will be planning and planting the surrounding garden space to create a welcoming entrance for all Tarkington visitors.


Parent Information


Attendance: 847-520-2776


Booth Tarkington PTA Website


District 21 Emergency Closing Information
For emergency school closing information, please visit the School District 21 website for the most up-to-date information. If school is closed, it will be posted on the School District 21 website in addition to being broadcast on local television and radio stations.

Haga click aquí para información acerca del cierre de escuelas.


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Last Modified On: September 30, 2014