The Buzz at Westbrook School

October 8, 2021

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Parents,

We had a wonderful week celebrating the Walk for Westbrook. Thank you to the PTO for hosting such an engaging space-themed event for our students. Thank you to the staff that helped students create rocket ships to fly through space and for helping our students navigate the exploration. Thank you to all of the families who came out to cheer our students on. Westbrook families raised over $20,000 for our school. Thank you so much for your generosity and support!

Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 16th, Thursday, November 18th, and Tuesday, November 30th, from 4:20 pm- 8:20 pm. The signup link will be included in the October 15th newsletter. Parents/guardians will have the option of attending the conferences in person at Westbrook or attending via zoom.

We are planning for our Halloween parade on Friday, October 29th. I will include the parade schedule in next week’s newsletter. All students will come to school in costume. Please help your child make safe, respectful, and comfortable decisions about their costume. Students may wear an appropriate mask in the parade, but not during school. Make-up, weapons, fake blood, or inappropriate dress are not allowed. All costume accessories will be left in the classroom for recess and lunch.

I hope you enjoy your long weekend, and we look forward to seeing our students back on Tuesday, October 12th.

For your Children,

Danielle Crandall


LRC Buzz

Welcome Fall!

To celebrate the season, families are invited to talk about some of their favorite book characters and create a "pumpkin" together to display in the LRC. They can be brought to school starting October 18 and we will display them on top of the bookshelves with a picture of the book in which they star.

*Please do not use real pumpkins and food. While I am a huge fan of science, we do not want to observe the rotting process of pumpkins and the growth of mold in the LRC :)

Join us in this celebration of books and the season!

Carol Capra

LRC Director


Up Coming Westbrook Dates

Monday, October 11th - No School/Buildings Closed

Wednesday, October 20th - PTO meeting in Westbrook LRC

Friday, October 29th - Westbrook Halloween Parade

Friday, November 5th - Special Lunch - 1st Grade

Tuesday, November 2nd - No School

Friday, November 5th - End of 1st Trimester for Elementary Schools

Wednesday, November 10th - School Picture Re-take day

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar


School Picture Order Deadline is October 12th.

  • Order forms with proof images went home in backpacks earlier this week.
  • The information you need for ordering (subject ID, pose #, etc) is on the order form.
  • Order online at DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 12th
  • Picture retake is Wednesday, November 10th


A big thank you to Jerry and Joanna Szelewa for construction and donation of this huge rocket for the Walk for Westbrook! The students loved it!

A big thank you to Suzie Townsend for her donation of these wonderful balloon sculptures for the Walk for Westbrook!


Does your child ride the bus?

If so, please note this important phone number

First Student (847) 635-9877

Please put this number in your phone so you can quickly call if:

  • the bus is late
  • the bus missed your stop
  • you have a question about the bus


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Check out some pictures from the WALK FOR WESTBROOK