December 2, 2022
Wescott Winter Spirit Week - December 12-16
Calendar of Events
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 13F 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!
Honoring National Special Education Day!
Today is National Special Education Day! This day marks the 47th anniversary of the nation's first federal special education law, signed by President Gerald Ford 1975. Today we honor District 30's outstanding special education team, along with our partners at TrueNorth, and celebrate the accomplishments of our wonderful students! We are proud to be part of a public school system that provides valuable education for ALL children.
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.
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 - Sign Up for a Country Booth
For the joint International Night event with Wescott and Willbrook school on January 27, 2023, we already have the following countries represented in signup: Germany, Italy, China, Korea, Argentina, South Africa, Greece, India, Ukraine, Poland and Columbia. If you are interested in owning or co-hosting a booth, please click on the link below to sign up. For any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Pay It Forward and Have Fun with Noggin Builders STEM Kits
Explore STEM at home with your choice of two hands-on 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 on the link below to view two kits for purchase. Questions: Contact the Helping Hands Committee -Sonia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Children's Toiletry Collection Drive for Gratitude Generations
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
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.