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LAST day - Complete Class Placement Input
LAST day - Order Yearbook
Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th
Staff Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 10th - Friday, May 13th
Westbrook Book Fair
Monday, May 16th
Board of Education Meeting @ 7:30p.m.
Thursday, May 19th
WB/GG PTA Principal Thursday @ 9:00a.m.
Message from the Principal
Last week was a big reveal for our youngest learners in District 34. After much working with our Early Childhood rebranding team the new District 34 Preschool was officially revealed along with the cutest mascot around! District 34 Preschool is housed at Westbrook and serves students ages three through five across all of District 34's boundaries. A huge thanks to the rebranding team! If you would like more information regarding preschool please visit https://preschool.glenview34.org/ or call our main office.
This week all Westbrook students were able to view our first in person assembly thanks to the Westbrook/Glen Grove PTA. Professional BMX rider Matt Wilhelm shared a powerful message with all students to "never give up" and to "be a hero" to stand up to bullying. He shared with students that at many times during his professional career he wanted to quit and give up due to his lack of success. He also shared a meaningful story about when he was picked on as a child due to the size of his ears. He told students that it took one brave peer to stand up for him and the teasing stopped. He referred to this peer as his superhero. He also showed off some amazing tricks that wowed the crowd! Thanks again to our PTA for providing this experience for all students!
Students also participated in three drills this week including fire, emergency weather, and a lockdown with options. Please know that we practice these drills over the course of the year to prepare students and staff in case there was an emergency. All staff talk to their students prior to the drills beginning as we want students to confident in their response.
Next week we look forward to Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week across the district. Another HUGE thanks to the PTA for providing an entire weeks worth of appreciation to the staff here at Westbrook. Please see the communication provided below by the PTA for more information.
We are fortunate to have another in person performance by Griffin's Tale on Friday, May 6. This group takes stories provided by Westbrook students and acts them out in a theatrical performance. Thanks again to the PTA for providing this event.
We also look forward to an in person book fair the week of May 9th in the Westbrook LRC. More information to come!
Enjoy the weekend!
2022-2023 Registration Now Open
Online registration for the 2022-2023 school year opened on April 4, 2022. Parents and guardians can now register their children who are current students through PowerSchool. New to District 34? Start by completing a new student registration.
Follow the steps below to complete your child's registration.
1. Login to PowerSchool to complete registration for the 2022-2023 school year.
3. Pay school fees online.
1. Complete the new student registration.
2. Proof of child's birth certificate.
Bring original copy to school; if school is closed bring to Admin building (Attn: Business Services)
3. Set up PowerSchool account or add to existing account.
Once the school approves your application, you will receive an email with PowerSchool information.
4. Complete online residency verification.
5. Pay school fees online.
Click the link(s) below for a printable step-by-step guide.
Class Placement Input
In creating classes, we strive to take into account all that we have already learned regarding the social, emotional, academic and creative aspects of every child. Our goal is to form balanced, heterogeneous classes in which each child can succeed. If you have additional information that you feel is important for us to consider when placing your child in a class for next school year, please share it with me in writing (or email: email@example.com) no later than Friday, April 29th. If your child will not be returning to Westbrook for the 2022-2023 school year because your family is moving or he/she will be enrolling in a private school, please let the front office know as soon as possible via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Your thoughts about your child’s peer relationships and previous school experiences are certainly valued. Consistent with past practice at Westbrook School, however, please know that we are unable to honor requests for specific teachers. If you have any questions about the class placement process, please feel free to reach out!
WB/GG PTA News
LAST Day to Order Yearbook Is TODAY
The last day to order your yearbook AND HAVE IT DELIVERED TO SCHOOL is 4/29. After that, you will need to opt for home delivery.
Don't forget to order your book!
Remember, you have the OPTION to add your own photos (sports, family, etc.) to the front of your yearbook FOR FREE. You receive 2 pages free and each additional page is 99 cents. It's a wonderful keepsake!
Yearbooks ordered TODAY will be delivered to students in time for the last week of school.
Staff Appreciation Week NEXT WEEK! May 2nd - May 6th
Sign Up To Bring Breakfast Items, Treats, Gift Cards, and more!
Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6! Help us celebrate by signing up to bring in the following:
- Breakfast Items (drop off)
- Treats (drop off)
- $20 Gift Cards for ALL STAFF RAFFLE (send in or drop off)
- Signs & Posters (drop off)
In addition to these items PTA will be providing smoothies, a coffee cart, and some other surprises! But we definitely need your help to make this week extra special! Thank you!
CHALK-THE-WALKS FOR STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK - Sunday, May 1st
Sunday, May 1 from 2pm-5pm stop by both schools with your family to draw some special chalk messages for our staff! BYO Chalk.
Can't make it Sunday? No problem. Stop by another time that works for you over the weekend! Just avoid placing chalk in front of the doors to the school because it will track in a lot of color.
Can't wait to see the kind messages you have to share!
Order School Supplies For 2022-23
WB/GG PTA is selling School Supply Kits for next school year! What does this mean? When you order a kit, a box with all of your school supplies will arrive in your child's classroom ahead of the first day of school this August. So all of your school supply shopping is done AND delivered-to-school when you order a kit! Place orders anytime between 4/25 - 5/27.
NOTE: All kits have been created using the list of supplies that were approved by our WB/GG teachers. Thank you to our parent volunteers for coordinating with the teachers and organizing our kits!
Westbrook Code: 20310
Glen Grove Code: 20313
Reminder: Make sure to choose the correct grade for the 2022-23 school year.
Facebook & Twitter Accounts!
We are now on Facebook and Twitter!
Share the News! LIKE and follow WB on Facebook to keep up with all the school fun, photos and happenings at WB! Our goal is to reach 200 Likes! We are now a little past 100!
Follow and Like WB on FB - https://www.facebook.com/WestbrookD34
Twitter - @WestbrookD34
Patrick Hoeft - @phoeft34
Martha Rode - @RodeMartha
Maggie Wade - @MaggieOConnorW1
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