February 24, 2023
Summer School - Thank You for Your Patience
We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as District 30 works with our vendor to resolve registration issues for Summer School 2023. Registration remains on pause until we can assure that the process is working correctly.
Picking a summer program for your students is important and we share your concern and frustration, which is why we are communicating daily with our vendor to correct these issues. Please be assured that when registration resumes, we will work to make sure that in-district students can be enrolled in their preferred classes.
We will alert parents here in The Wescott Word as soon as registration resumes. Should you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Classroom Placements for 2023-24
February 24, 2023
This is the time of year when staff begin thinking about classroom placements for the coming school year. This is a very delicate process, which takes into account many factors in an effort to create the best possible learning environment for each child. This includes:
Student academic strengths/weaknesses
Student learning styles
Identified special needs
The placement process is a team effort completed with care and consideration. Classroom teachers work with special area teachers to review student needs and dynamics. The process requires significant time and collaboration.
You may want to share information about your child to help us in this process. Each year children grow and change, as do relationship dynamics, so information that you may have shared in the past is not referred to during this year's process. If you wish to provide input, it may include information related to your child's learning style, social dynamics with other children, and/or academic strengths & weaknesses.
We ask that you do not request a specific teacher for your child. Please do not make this request of your child’s current teacher. Such requests cannot be honored, as this opportunity is not available to all children and the staffing may change between now and the beginning of next year.
This input should be put in writing to your building principal no later than Friday, March 31. Information received after this date may not be considered. Please know email is the preferred method for this communication directly to Dr. Brown email@example.com.
We trust that you will rely on our professional judgment as we group the children with the idea of creating the best learning environment for everyone. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Christopher M. Brown, Ed.D.
Principal, Wescott School
Harry Potter Club for 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Wescott is offering an after school Harry Potter Breakout EDU Club for 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-grade students. Breakout EDU is similar to an escape room game! Each week students will solve different clues from each Harry Potter book to “breakout” of the game. Club participants must have knowledge of Harry Potter storylines in order to solve the clues and successfully complete the games!
The club will be held on Tuesdays for 3rd-graders and Thursdays for 4th and 5th-graders from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m., beginning March 7 running eight weeks through May 4. Membership is limited due to limited space and supplies. Priority is given to students who have not participated in a club yet this year. Registration opens on Monday, February 27 at 8:00 a.m.
Click here for the 3rd Grade registration form.
Click here for the 4th & 5th Grade registration form.
Please note, completing this form does not guarantee admission. Ms. Davis and Ms. Hoffman will contact you if your student is in the club. For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2023 Kindness Krew Club
Calling 4th & 5th-grade students! Join the Wescott Kindness Krew! In this after-school club, students will spread kindness around the school by helping teachers with various classroom projects and assisting the Helping Hands committee when needed. Krew members will also come up with their own ideas for spreading kindness around Wescott.
The club will meet on Mondays from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. beginning March 13 running eight weeks through May 8. (No meeting on March 27 during spring break.)
Parents will be required to arrange transportation of their children from school grounds. Since crossing guards are not on duty, any student who walks home needs parental permission.
Click here to register. Registration opens on Monday, February 27 at 8:00 a.m. Please note, completing the form does not guarantee admission. Mrs. J will contact you if your student is in the club. Contact Mrs. Janavicius with questions: email@example.com
District 30 Annual Report
We invite all District 30 parents, staff and residents to explore the great things that have happened in our schools (including a 2022-23 snapshot so far) in our 2021-22 Annual Report.
Calendar of Events
Ordering Kelly Yang Books
Our D30 3rd-6th graders enjoyed our Zoom visit with award-winning author Kelly Yang! You can still order her latest book, Finally Seen. Autographed copies of the book can be purchased at $17.99 per copy and will be available after the February 28 release date. To order a book, please:
1. Log into your Parent Portal account: https://ps.district30.org/public
2. Click Forms in the left navigation menu
3. Under General, click Finally Seen - Book Order Form
4. Select the number of books you would like to order & fill in the other required fields
5. Make a check out to Wescott School for the amount shown
6. Submit the form
7. Deliver the check to your child’s school librarian
If you have questions about the form or Parent Portal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
News from the Wescott PTO
Wescott Madness Parties Sign Up Reminder
Registration for Wescott Madness teacher raffles will close on February 26. Remember to buy your raffle tickets here. Winners will be announced next week. Thank you for your participation.
Registration for Wescott Madness Parent Hosted Parties is NOW OPEN! Sign up is first come, first serve! You may sign up your child for as many parties as you like. Payment needs to be made via Zelle to email@example.com or by check to Wescott PTO. Please see individual events for payment due dates! Sign up links list below:
3rd-5th Grades (NEW DATE)
Nominations for PTO Board are Open
- VP of Technology
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or submissions.
Last-Minute Yearbook Orders
Did you forget to order a yearbook during registration? You can still order it here by Friday, February 24.
Illinois 5Essentials Survey Runs through March 31
Students and teachers across Illinois now have an opportunity to participate in the 11th annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted January 24 through March 31. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted during that same timeframe. To take the survey please click here or the button below and select the appropriate survey to begin.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UChicago Impact Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or email@example.com.
Chris M. Brown, Ed.D
Kindergarten & Preschool Signup is Open
District 30's full-day 2023-24 Kindergarten Program will be held at the following schools:
- Willowbrook School, 2500 Happy Hollow Road, Glenview, IL 60026
- Wescott School, 1820 Western Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062
Kindergarten Pre-registration for the 2023-24 school year is taking place online now.
In order to be eligible for kindergarten, your child must have been born on or before September 1, 2018, as evidenced by an official birth certificate or passport. Proof of residency in District 30 is also required, as well as the filling out of an affidavit form.
Please visit the Wescott or Willowbrook Kindergarten Pre-Registration page on the District 30 website for more information.
Visit our enrollment page for the pre-registration links and information on establishing residency in District 30.
If you have questions, please call Willowbrook’s school office at 847-498-1090 or Wescott’s school office at 847-272-4660.
The 2023-24 District 30 Kid Connection Preschool will be held at Willowbrook School. The preschool program is held 5 days a week for 2.5 hours a day and follows the District 30 school calendar.
The 3-year-old students attend the morning class and the 4-year-old students attend in the afternoon.
Preschool Pre-registration for the 2023-24 school year is taking place online now.
Please visit our District 30 Preschool page for the pre-registration link, tuition information, and a list of documents needed to register.
SHIELD Testing - All Schools on Tuesdays
SHIELD Saliva tests must be turned in to your child’s school before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Throughout the year, packs with multiple testing kits will be sent home with your child
Use one each week and save the remaining for future use
Only return samples in the bag with the QR code and your child’s name
Instructions are available here and on the website at District 30 Health and Safety Guidance
Future supplies will be provided only to students who have participated in testing, therefore, hold onto your supplies if you think you may use them at some point
Please reach out to your school’s Health Office should you need additional supplies
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman firstname.lastname@example.org
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
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Questfood Employment Opportunity at Willowbrook
School Hours are 8:40 am to 3:10 pm.
Half day dismissal time is 11:45 am.
Main office: 847-272-4660
Health/Attendance Office: 847-400-8760
Location: 1820 Western Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA