The Buzz at Westbrook School
November 4, 2022
From the Principal...
Dear Westbrook Families,
It was so nice to see so many parents at parent-teacher conferences this week. We are so thankful to our amazing PTO and parent volunteers who provided meals for the staff. Your generosity to our teachers and staff is greatly appreciated. We have one more evening of conferences next Thursday, November 10th.
Next week, we will hold the annual book fair presented by the PTO and our Library staff. Please plan to stop by Westbrook Monday, 11/7, through Friday, 11/11, from 4:30-7:30 PM to shop. We are grateful to all volunteers and families that will help make this year's book fair a success!
As we look ahead, I wanted to let you know that kindergarten and first-grade students will participate in a classroom presentation delivered by Lisa Ryno, School Social Worker, to educate in an age-appropriate way about childhood sexual abuse. These valuable presentations will teach students about personal safety, safe vs. unsafe touches, safety steps to follow if someone breaks the touching rule and good vs. bad secrets.
Erin’s Law mandates sexual abuse prevention education for public school children in Illinois. More information about Erin’s Law can be found here. The resources used for the first-grade presentation include It’s My Body by Lory Freeman and this video (we stop the video at 2:11). The book used for kindergarten is Your Body Belongs to You by Teri Weidner. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Lisa Ryno (LRyno@d57.org) if you have any follow-up questions.
For your children,
Mark Your Calendars
November 7th-11th - Book Fair @ Westbrook 4:30-7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 8th - No School
Wednesday, November 9th - Picture Day Retakes,
PTO Meeting @ Westbrook 7-8 PM
Thursday, November 10th - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM
Friday, November 11th - Report cards go home
Wednesday, November 16th - Firefighter Friendly Visits 1st Grade
November 21st-25th - No School, Thanksgiving Week
For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar
Recognize a Staff Member
Westbrook teachers and staff work hard to support students and staff daily. We invite you to complete the google form if you would like to recognize a staff member or team for their hard work and dedication. We will pass on the good news to them. Thank you in advance for sending an encouraging word, as we know it will mean so much to them.
(Click the button below for the Google Form)
We were so very sad that our Author Visit had to be cancelled this week.
Parents who purchased books to be autographed, please email Mrs. Capra (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Tuesday, 11/8/22 so she can reach out to Laurie Keller to personalize a bookplate for your child.
Thank you so much for understanding.