November 11, 2022
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!
Art contest rules:
Create your own original artwork connected to this year’s theme of “Step Up For Your Community.”
Upload a JPEG or PNG image of your artwork via your district-specific submission form. By submitting an entry, permission is given for its use, publication, and/or display.
The entry deadline is Wednesday, December 16, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact the art contest coordinator, Barbara Littlefield of the Glenview Public Library. email@example.com.
Video contest rules:
Create your own original video connected to this year’s theme of “Step Up For Your Community” and illustrate one, some, or all of the Six Pillars of Character.
Students can submit individually or in teams (up to 3 members).
Videos must be between 1 and 2 minutes in length.
Upload a MOV or MP4 file via your district-specific submission form. By submitting an entry, permission is given for its use, publication, and/or display.
The entry deadline is Wednesday, December 16, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact the video contest coordinator, David Just of the Glenview Village of Glenview: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live action is encouraged. Moving or still pictures may be used only if they are original material, which means taken or designed by the contestant.
No copyrighted or trademarked material will be accepted.
Videos must be in good taste and must not contain indecent content or physical violence. No fighting is allowed, even to show that it is wrong.
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:
Calendar of Events
See 'Lights of Freedom' for Veterans Day
Thank you to all students, staff, parents and especially veterans who made our 4th-grade show, "Lights of Freedom," such a special event on Veterans Day. We are grateful to all who have bravely served our country, and we thank the veterans who took time to attend today's performance!
Law Enforcement Drill Nov. 18
We are notifying you that our annual law enforcement drill with our partners from the Northbrook Police Department will be conducted on Friday, November 18. This mandated drill addresses an active threat within the school building.
We announce all law enforcement drills to school personnel and students in advance. Parents also have the opportunity to exempt their child for any reason from participating (Public Act 102-0395). Please note - alternative safety instruction related to an active threat will be provided to students who do not participate in the drill.
Friday's drill is one of several safety drills conducted over the course of the school year, including evacuation (fire), severe weather (tornado), and bus evacuation. Safety is always our priority at Wescott School and we are grateful for strong community support. If you have any questions or wish to "opt-out" your child from Friday's drill, please contact our main office by Wednesday, November 16th.
Marla's PTO Special Lunch is Nov. 16
Wednesday, November 16 is the PTO Special Lunch from Corner Bakery. If you did not pre-order a PTO Special Lunch for your child, please be sure to send them with a sack lunch since Quest lunches will not be available on this day. Also, if you did not order a beverage with your child's lunch, be sure they bring a water bottle with them to school that day.
Quest Thanksgiving Day Meal
Wonderful news everyone! We will be having our traditional Roast Turkey Feast from Quest on November 18 after all. Although turkey supplies are tight this year, we have been able to secure plenty for our schools and will be able to offer Turkey in place of the Roast Beef we had initially planned.
The menu is: Roast Turkey & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce
Dinner Roll, Choice of Apple or Pumpkin Pie, Milk or Bottled Water.
All for $6.00. If you have already pre-ordered the Roast Beef there is no need to do anything, we will make the change on our end. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Aracely Rojas RDN, LDN
Food Service Director, Quest Food Service
News from the Wescott PTO
International Night - Sign Up Open for Booths
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. 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 to showcase any culture of their choosing.
Thank You for A Successful Walk for Wescott Campaign
The Wescott PTO raised a total of $18,215* from the 2022 Walk for Wescott campaign, including $2,021 donated to Fear? Not! Nation. The Helping Hands Committee also collected more than 200 pairs of shoes for Soles 4 Souls.
With the W4W donations, the PTO is able to fund three new picnic tables outside of MPR for students. In addition, next spring the PTO will sponsor the Cub Scouts to plant a garden around the picnic tables to enhance the outdoor experiences.
*The donation amount is an estimate based on the data as of this week
Wescott Madness Returns and Volunteers Needed!
Wescott Madness is one of Wescott’s most popular spring traditions. The event offers whole-school and multigrade-level parties, even parent parties, such as Family Ice Skating Party, Pajama Movie Night, Pool Party at YMCA, Korean Home Cooking Party. The PTO wants to bring this sought-after activity back to Wescott in 2023 but your volunteering is important to make it happen. Please reach out to email@example.com if you’re interested in becoming a committee chair for this event.
NEW Children's Cultural Play Opportunity with Performance at International Night!
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:
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Katie Schick (email@example.com) 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 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.