The Buzz at Westbrook School

October 14, 2022

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

I hope you and your family have been able to enjoy some outside fall activities together. Our early childhood students have been learning all about fall and farm animals. The early childhood classes are looking forward to pumpkin activities coming up next week. Our kindergarten students are also learning about farm animals, including farm animal babies. The kindergarten classes have been visiting our beautiful trees outside for science class to observe and draw the changing colorful leaves. First grade is looking forward to pumpkin math activities this month. First-grade students are also working hard on their writer's workshop small-moment stories. Students are learning to write a story from their life focusing on one small part.

There are so many wonderful things going on in each of the Westbrook classrooms. Please read the classroom newsletters from the teacher weekly so you can engage with your child and discuss what is going on at school.

Please review the information below regarding Halloween and parent/teacher conferences.

For your children,

Danielle Crandall


Halloween is quickly approaching. The Halloween parade schedule is below. Families are invited to attend the outdoor parade (weather permitting) at their child’s assigned time. We will walk out of door #1 and parade around the school. Please spread out so that all families can see the students walk by.

Students are invited to wear their costumes to school for the full day. It is important to ensure students are in comfortable costumes to sit in the classroom and use the bathroom. Please help your child make safe and respectful decisions about their costumes. Students may wear an appropriate mask in the parade but not during school. Make-up, weapons, fake blood, or inappropriate dress are not allowed. All costume accessories will be left in the classroom for recess and lunch. Students may not bring food or candy to share.

Thursday, October 27th

Circle of Friends Halloween Parade

Circle of Friends AM: 11:20 AM

Circle of Friends PM: 2:30 PM

Monday, October 31st

Kindergarten and First Grade Halloween Parade

Kindergarten AM: 10:45 AM

Kindergarten PM/1st Grade/ SOAR: 2:30 PM

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall parent-teacher conferences will be held on November 1st, 3rd, and 10th. Please use this sign-up link to book a conference. The sign-up will be open until Wednesday, October 26th. Parents will have the option of selecting an in-person conference or a zoom conference.

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, October 18th - Officer Friendly (MPPD) Visits AM Kindergarten

Wednesday, October 19th - Bubble Wonders Assembly

PTO Meeting @ Westbrook 7-8 PM

Thursday, October 20th - Officer Friendly (MPPD) Visits PM Kindergarten

Tuesday - Thursday, October 25th-27th - Westbrook Vision And Hearing Screening LRC

Thursday, October 27th -

EC Halloween Parade

AM: 11:20

PM: 2:30

Friday, October 28th - Institute Day, No student attendance

Monday, October 31st-

Halloween Parade

Kindergarten AM - 10:45 AM

Kindergarten PM/1st Grade/ SOAR - 2:30 PM

PTO Halloween Parties (1st/K)

Kindergarten AM - 11:00-11:40 AM

Kindergarten PM/1st Grade/ SOAR - 3:00-3:40 PM

Tuesday, November 1st - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 3rd - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 4th - End of the first trimester

November 7th - 11th - Book Fair @ Westbrook 4:30-7:30 PM

Tuesday, November 8th - No School

Wednesday, November 9th - PTO Meeting @ Westbrook 7-8 PM

Thursday, November 10th - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 11th - Report Cards

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

Reminders From the Front Office


Please remember to report student absences for illness, appointments, travel or family related reasons. There are several reporting options:

Online absence form:

Front office email:

Westbrook Phone Number: 847-394-7340

Late Arrival

School starts at 9:20 AM / 1:20 PM. Once the arrival bell has rung, you will be asked to sign your student in. This is done to ensure all students get safely to their classrooms.

Dismissal Plan Changes

If there is a change in dismissal plans or if you need to pick up your student early, please notify your student's teacher AND the front office. If plans change last minute, please call the front office as teacher's are not always able to check emails prior to dismissal.


Medical forms are due before OCTOBER 15th for students who received communication from the school nurse. Failure to meet this deadline will cause your child to be EXCLUDED from school until necessary information is received.

Julie Tworek, RN

Westbrook School Nurse

Phone # 847-394-7340 Ext: 2005

PTO Event

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