December 9, 2022
Dec. 15: Board to Name New Superintendent
The District 30 Board of Education has completed its search for our new Superintendent of Schools and will announce the selected candidate at the next Board meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 15 at Maple School.
The search launched after Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley announced his June 30, 2023 retirement to the Board last February; In April, the Board secured search firm BWP & Associates to gain input from District 30 stakeholders and create a leadership profile to identify quality candidates for this role. Board members conducted two rounds of interviews with final candidates this past month, and they look forward to announcing their selection to our District 30 community next week.
Details on our incoming Superintendent of Schools will also be shared on our social media channels below, as well as in the Board Brief shared by Dr. Wegley following each meeting via email and on our website. Thank you to all who contributed to the leadership profile that helped guide this search.
Where you can find out more after 7 p.m. December 15:
Mixed Media Art Club for 4th & 5th Grade
Wescott is offering an after school Mixed Media Art Club for 4th and 5th grade students. We will be drawing, painting, printing, sculpting and more. The club will be held after school from 3:10 to 4:10 pm for 8 weeks. You must choose either Tuesdays beginning Jan. 3rd or Thursdays beginning Jan. 5, not both. Come join the warm winter creative fun!
Sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/jofyXheVPjjLWpsXA
Writing Club Registration
Ready, set, write! Are you an aspiring author? A dabbling poet? Well, 2nd and 3rd graders, this club is for you! Each week, we’ll experiment with new writing forms and genres. We'll use oral language, storytelling, art and games to help stir the creative juices and improve our craft. Sessions will include a balance of guided writing exercises and time to craft works of your own choice.
Students in grades 2 & 3 are invited to 8 sessions from January 9 to March 20. We will meet in Room 139 on Mondays. This club has a maximum of 16 students. If more than 16 students sign up, participants will be chosen in a lottery. For more information, please contact club sponsor Mrs. Lainie Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calendar of Events
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Tuesday, January 3
Friday, January 6
School Spirit Day - Wear Red & White
Wednesday, January 11
PTO Ice Cream Day - pre-orders only
Friday, January 13
HALF DAY OF SCHOOL - 11:45 am dismissal
School Improvement Day
Monday, January 16
NO SCHOOL - District Holiday
Author Visit for K-1
Teacher-author Jamie Zeller Bitton will visit Wescott Kindergarten and 1st-graders the morning of Thursday, January 5 to discuss her book, The New Kid. Purchase a copy of her book here. Students may bring their books in that day to have them autographed.
About Jamie Zeller Bitton: "Jamie Zeller Bitton is a Teacher and Children's Book Author who enjoys rhyming and writing. Her purpose is to teach children about diversity, kindness, inclusion, respect, and other life lessons she has learned from her parents that she would like to pass on to future generations. Jamie loves dogs, photography, traveling, and swimming. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Illinois." (Amazon)
Please contact Mrs. Janavicius with questions at email@example.com
Join the Lew Blond Run Committee
The Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk is seeking to add new committee members interested in assisting with the planning of this fantastic race that raises funds to fight ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)! This spring's race is set for Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Maple School.
For 22 years, this race has honored Lew Blond, a District 30 school teacher who passed away from ALS in February 2000. He was an exceptional and dedicated educator of the applied arts and was revered and cherished by his students, their parents and his colleagues. The Lew Blond organization has donated over $500,000 to fight ALS since the race's inception, offered scholarships at GBN and GBS, and contributed to District 30 special projects at all three buildings.
But the run goes beyond the donations -- it also serves as an important community event spreading joy and bringing people together, celebrating healthy living that extends past the finish line, and raising awareness for the impact of ALS and the need for further research and support.
Current and past members of this committee have felt a sense of pride in both raising funds for meaningful causes and contributing to an event that fosters togetherness and positivity throughout District 30. We hope you will join us and help inspire new ideas and possibilities! Help us make it the best race to date!
Interested in joining our committee? Take this quick survey to share your names and contact info. Please note that all meetings can be attended in person or via Zoom. The dates for all future meetings this year are listed below. We appreciate your consideration, and we hope to see you at future meetings!
2023 meeting dates:
- January 9
- February 13
- March 13
- April 17
- May 1
- May 15
- May 20 (RACE DAY!)
On Instagram? Now We Are Too!
Parents, we heard your feedback and District 30 is now on Instagram to share our accomplishments, celebrations and cool things happening in our classrooms! Follow us at @d30schools to see fun photos, cool videos and other awesome happenings around the District. Please note: This and any new social media changes do NOT affect the Wescott Word or any other formal communications from the District and you will continues to receive these as always.
News from the Wescott PTO
International Night 2023 - Sign Up for a Table
2023 School Board Elections
Nominating Petition Deadline is Dec. 19
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will have four school board seats to be filled at the Consolidated Election on April 4, 2023. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2027.
Candidates for the office of the school board can now circulate nominating petitions for signatures. The period for filing nominating petitions runs from December 12 through December 19, 2022.
A candidate for the school board is required to file the nominating petitions, Statement of Candidacy, and receipt for filing their Statement of Economic Interests with the applicable county election clerk and not with the school board secretary or the administrative offices of the school district. The county clerk may have petition forms available, or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website: elections.il.gov.
Candidates may also want to consult the “2023 Candidate’s Guide” (https://www.elections.il.gov//Downloads/ElectionOperations/PDF/2023CanGuide.pdf), which can be downloaded from the Illinois State Board of Elections website, or contact the county clerk or board of election commissioners regarding the requirements of filing. Candidates and voters can get information about District 30 from our website and learn about being a school board member from the Illinois Association of School Boards at: iasb.com/elections.
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.
Wescott - Tuesdays
Willowbrook - Tuesdays*
Maple - 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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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