What's Up Willowbrook
January 13, 2023
World Language for Incoming 6th-Graders
The Maple World Language Teachers are excited to be visiting the 5th-grade classrooms at Willowbrook on Thursday, February 2, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mini-lessons and presentations will be given about the French and Mandarin classes offered at Maple.
The Google Form that has been used in the past for language selection was a huge success. The World Language Department intends to continue to use a Google Form for this data. The Google Form will be pushed out to parents electronically via email on Thursday, February 2 for both elementary schools. The deadline for the language selection is February 9.
Seeking Sponsors for May 20 Lew Blond Run
The 22nd Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk is seeking sponsors to support this fundraiser and community tradition happening Saturday, May 20 at Maple School! Your giving can include donating to our silent auction, monetary or in-kind donations (click the button below to learn more).
The run traditionally receives coverage on local TV, local radio, and in print and online media. The event has enjoyed successful participation every year, and we are among the top running events in the north suburban area. Those who choose to sponsor will help make it a great experience for our students, staff and community members who participate, and publicize your business to a wide audience.
This annual event honors former District 30 Teacher Lew Blond, who passed away from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in February 2000. He was an exceptional and dedicated educator of the applied arts and was revered and cherished by his students, colleagues and parents of the children he served. The run attracts a wide range of participants and is supported by District 30, the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and the Lew Blond Memorial 5K nonprofit organization.
The Lew Blond Run consists of three events:
One Mile Run
The “Little Lew” 50 yard dash for children ages 0-6 years
Proceeds benefit research through the ALS Foundation and are used for identified School District 30 projects. Race proceeds also fund scholarships for former Maple School students intending to pursue careers in education or the trades following graduation from Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools.
Thank you for your support and we hope you will support us on Saturday, May 20 for the 22nd annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk!
Kindergarten & Preschool Signup Start Jan. 17
District 30's full-day 2023-24 Kindergarten Program will be held at the following schools:
- Willowbrook School, 2500 Happy Hollow Road, Glenview, IL 60026
- Wescott School, 1820 Western Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062.
Kindergarten Pre-registration for the 2023-24 school year will take place online beginning on Tuesday, January 17 at 9:00 am.
In order to be eligible for kindergarten, your child must have been born on or before September 1, 2018, as evidenced by an official birth certificate or passport. Proof of residency in District 30 is also required, as well as the filling out of an affidavit form.
Please visit the Wescott or Willowbrook Kindergarten Pre-Registration page on the District 30 website for more information.
Visit our enrollment page for the pre-registration links and information on establishing residency in District 30.
If you have questions, please call Willowbrook’s school office at 847-498-1090 or Wescott’s school office at 847-272-4660.
The 2023-24 District 30 Kid Connection Preschool will be held at Willowbrook School. The preschool program is held 5 days a week for 2.5 hours a day and follows the District 30 school calendar.
The 3-year-old students attend the morning class and the 4-year-old students attend in the afternoon.
Preschool Pre-registration for the 2023-24 school year will take place online beginning on Tuesday, January 17 at 9:00 am.
Please visit our District 30 Preschool page for the pre-registration link, tuition information, and a list of documents needed to register.
Monday, January 16
- No School - District Holiday
Tuesday, January 17
- School Store 11:15-1:15 p.m. (K-2nd)
Wednesday, January 18
- PTO Special Lunch (California Pizza Kitchen)
Saturday, January 21
- PTO Wake Up Willowbrook Pancake Breakfast (8:00-10:00 a.m. Willowbrook MPR)
Tuesday, January 24
- Winter Band & Orchestra Concert 7 p.m. (Maple West Gym)
Thursday, January 26
- PreK & Kindergarten Musical Performance (2:00-2:45 p.m.)
- PTO International Night (5:30-7:30 p.m. Maple School)
Summer School 2023 Dates & Information
Mark your calendars for the 2023 District 30 Summer School Program! The program will run for five weeks starting Tuesday, June 13 through Friday, July 14. We will observe holidays on June 19, July 3, and July 4 with no student attendance.
Registration for in-district families will open in February. In the meantime, please visit our website and if you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for more information to come later this month!
Homework Policy for Sick Students
It is at the discretion of the teacher to provide homework ahead of time for absences that result from vacations. Most classroom experiences cannot be replicated with homework. Children missing multiple days may not be able to complete all in-school tasks.
News from the Willowbrook PTO
Join us for International Night Jan. 27
The long-awaited Willowbrook and Wescott International Night will occur on January 27. This fantastic celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs through 7:30 p.m. at Maple School. Students will have the opportunity to grab a passport and “travel” to booths showcasing different heritages, ethnicities, and traditions.
We encourage any child to participate in the fashion show parade that begins at 5:30 p.m. by dressing in their choice of ethnic attire. To participate, students meet in the small gym at 5:15 p.m. The festivities also include dance group demonstrations, a play and of course, activities and food samples celebrating the diverse cultures of District 30.
We are looking for volunteers from Wescott and Willowbrook school to assist with the set-up and clean-up of the event. Please sign up with the link. For any questions, please contact email@example.com.
From the Health Office - New Year reminder
Please keep your child home when they are not feeling well. They should not return to school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without use of fever-reducing medication) and/or free of vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours.
For any of the below symptoms, please arrange COVID-19 testing prior to your child's return to school. Per IDPH guidelines, testing should be done within 48 hours of symptom development. At this time, rapid antigen testing is accepted, including home testing, as long as your child has not had any recent close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. If recent close contact has occurred, please contact the health office to discuss testing options.
COVID-19 like symptoms include:
- Fever above 100.4
- New cough/congestion
- Sore Throat
- Muscle/Body Aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Unexplained fatigue
Please call or email the health office if your student tests positive for COVID-19.
Happy New Year and stay well!
Lisa Mullen, RN, Willowbrook Nurse
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
Instructions are available here and on the website at District 30 Health and Safety Guidance
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
Patient Support Hotline
Call: 217-265-6059 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Signing in and registering patient portal accounts
- Scheduling testing appointments
- Viewing appointments
- Viewing test results
- Other patient portal questions
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Main Office: 847-498-1090
Health Office/Attendance: 847-400-8860
Location: 2500 Happy Hollow Road, Glenview, IL, USA