November 18, 2022
Lost & Found Items will be Donated Next Week
A Look at Our National Blue Ribbon Assembly
Thank you to our amazing students and parents, our outstanding staff and all who made this extraordinary accomplishment possible!
Wescott School celebrates National Blue Ribbon Schools 2022 award
Wescott School in Northbrook hosted an assembly on Monday, November 14, for students, staff, the Northbrook/Glenview District 30 Board of Education and local dignitaries to celebrate its distinction as a National Blue Ribbon School 2022. Speakers shared thoughts and even poems about what makes Wescott so special, and children led the group in song.
Dress for the Weather
The winter weather is upon us and students need to come to school dressed for the weather. Recess is held outside when the wind chill is 13 F and above. Children need to be wearing a winter jacket, hat, gloves and snow pants to be allowed to play in the snow. Remember to label your children’s clothing!
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CHARACTER COUNTS! Art & Video Contest
You Could Earn a Cash Prize!
All area students in Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to enter this year’s CHARACTER COUNTS! Art Contest and Video Contest for 5th-8th-graders focused on the theme "Step up for your community." What pillars of character do you see in your community? What are others doing to strengthen our community?
Entries will be reviewed by judges and a 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place winner will be chosen in each of the two grade categories K-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Monetary prize awards are generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook. Prize awards will be presented to the winners at the February 7, 2023 Village of Glenview Board of Trustees meeting. Artwork may also be featured on next year’s Glenview Sunrise Rotary Hero Hustle shirt!
CLICK HERE for the entry form and click below to see Willowbrook and Maple Principals, Dr. Scott Carlson and Mr. Sam Kurtz, explain more about the contest:
News from the Wescott PTO
International Night 2023 - Sign Up for a Booth
For the first time, Wescott and Willowbrook PTO will co-host an International Night event at the state-of-the-art Maple School on January 27, 2023. The event is open to all Wescott and Willowbrook families. There will be booths from different countries that showcase their unique cultures and traditions. Students will be experiencing cultural activities at each table while enjoying delicious ethnic snacks. The event will serve as a window for the students to see the rich cultures in our community and an opportunity for families from different cultural backgrounds to showcase their heritages. We are calling for volunteers to sign up to be the booth/table hosts. If you are interested in owning a booth, please sign up here. For any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Cultural Play Opportunity for Students
Open to all Wescott and Willowbrook students who would like to participate in a Chinese cultural play opportunity! Space is limited. Waitlist available.
Classes will be held on Jan 17 & 19 at Wescott, and Jan 24 & 28 at Willowbrook, from 3:30-5:00. You are signing up for all four classes and parents will be responsible for transport when necessary.
Attendance at the classes is mandatory to participate in the final performance on Friday, January 27 at International Night. To sign up, click the button below:
STEM Kits Help You Pay It Forward and Have Fun
Explore STEM at home with your choice of two hands-on Noggin Builders STEM Kits. Your donation helps provide free STEM experiences for children in low-income areas! Kits will be distributed at Wescott on December 15-16, just in time for a Winter Break activity! Ordering will close on December 5!
Click the button below to purchase. Questions? Contact Sonia with the Helping Hands Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 School Board Elections
Caucus Endorsement Deadline is Nov. 21
Candidates who are interested in seeking endorsement from the District 30 School Board Caucus should contact Co-Chairs Karen Burstein (email@example.com) and Katie Schick (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, November 21. The School Board Caucus is a committee of District 30 residents that includes families both with and without children enrolled in Willowbrook, Wescott and Maple schools. The Caucus' role is to source, screen and endorse potential school board candidates. To be considered by the Caucus, candidates will need to complete a detailed application as well as an interview.
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
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 email@example.com
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
Want to know what's going on around the community? District 30 uses a "Virtual Backpack" to share community information while saving paper, costs, and lightening the loads our students bring home. Please click the button below to view upcoming Community Events.
School Hours are 8:40 am to 3:10 pm.
Half day dismissal time is 11:45 am.