The Buzz at Westbrook School

November 13, 2020

From the Principal's Office:

Dear Westbrook Families,

A reminder, we are wrapping up the first trimester of the 2020-2021 school year. Report cards will be mailed home today, Friday, November 13, 2020. Please watch your mail. As always, please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions about the report of progress.

This is the season of gratitude. I am grateful for the opportunity to join classroom zoom sessions, and see young learners engaging with their teachers and classmates in learning. It is a pleasure to witness the enthusiasm students have to participate in class activities. Teachers share their assessments of student learning through report cards. Teachers and Instructional Assistants share their love of teaching everyday with students via zoom. Preparations for hybrid learning are continuing and we look forward to welcoming students back to school in the future.

I am grateful for the efforts of all who partner with us to support Westbrook School. I am grateful for the PTO members who plan and fundraise on behalf of students. Please support our PTO. I appreciate the wonderful Westbrook office and school staff. Their daily work keeps us safe, organized and moving forward.

Best wishes,

Susan Woodrow

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Positions Available at Westbrook School

Are you looking for a little extra spending money? How about a way you can serve your child’s school? If so, consider applying online to be an instructional assistant or a substitute. The district website has the specific job descriptions and requirements. Here is information on how to become a substitute teacher.

If you are interested in being an instructional assistant, or substitute feel free to contact Tom O’Rourke at the District 57 Administration Office (847-394-7300 x1010) for more information, or please click here and start an application.

Calendar Reminders

November 13 - Report Cards Mailed

November 23 - November 27 --- Thanksgiving Break

November 30 --- Classes Resume

December 21 -- Winter Break Begins

January 4 -- Classes Resume

Friendly Reminder from the Westbrook Office!

  • If your student will be absent, late, has a doctor appointment or any information about attendance, please email the office AND your teacher. The office email is
  • Please notify the office if your mailing address, email, or phone numbers have changed. We are mailing report cards and would like to make sure that we have your most current information.

Optional Gift for Teachers:

In the past, our wonderful parent community has supported our teachers and classroom libraries with the gift of a book during the book fair. If you are interested in purchasing a book for your teacher's classroom library, please choose a favorite book for your student's teacher. Please do not feel obligated, this is completely optional. If you decide to choose a book for your child’s teacher, please drop it off at Westbrook in the bin marked Teacher Book Donation (outside, near the library book checkout bins). Please label your donated book with your student's name and the classroom teacher's name. Thank you!

Westbrook PTO Website

Please join the Westbrook PTO to receive a student directory.