The Panda Post

December 9, 2022

Important Dates

Monday, December 12

School Board Meeting, 7:30 @ Attea Middle School

Thursday, December 15

GBS Chamber Singers perform at Westbrook (PTA-sponsored)

Thursday, December 15 or Friday, December 16

Classroom Winter Parties @ Westbrook; times vary

Monday, December 19 - Monday, January 2

Winter Break

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Message From The Principal

Westbrook Families,

As we look forward to winter break I would like to take a moment to thank everyone that contributed to our Holiday Helper program at Westbrook and Glen Grove. This program has provided support to 97 families and 238 students at Westbrook and Glen Grove. It is amazing to see the generosity and care from our wonderful community!

We are looking forward to an extremely busy week next week! A special shout out to our PTA for helping to organize all of the snacks and activities for our winter parties that will take place over the course of the week. We know how much time, effort and planning goes into each party so thank you from all of us here at Westbrook!

To add to our fun next week please see the schedule below for our winter spirit week! Thank you to our first grade teacher, Kacie Bratko, for organizing the week!

We also have two special performances that will take place over the course of the week. The Glenbrook South Chamber Singers will be here to perform for all of Westbrook on Thursday afternoon and we will have our own "Winter Sing" on Friday morning! A big thanks to our PTA and our music teacher, Karin Meister, for setting up these FUN performances!

As we look to the conclusion of 2022, I wanted to share my own thank you to all of our Westbrook families for your continued partnership and support. I wish you all a healthy, relaxing and restful Winter Break. Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!


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Lost & Found

Are you looking for missing water bottle, jacket, or sweatshirt? Stop by Westbrook's lost and found area before or after school.

From Westbrook Literacy Coach - Mandy Freer

Do you want to encourage your child to write more at home? Begin with decorating a writing folder or notebook with photographs and favorite images. This will help your child think of ideas to write about. They can write stories from their lives, design a teaching book to teach about their favorite topics, or write a book about their favorite things.

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Our Westbrook Pandas have been busy reading and writing everyday! Kindergarten is finishing up learning their letters and writing books using their sight words. First grade is learning about the Silent E at the end of words and getting ready to publish their How-To books. Second grade is learning about tricky endings in words like -edge and wrapping up their nonfiction reading unit.
Help Your Child Decorate a Writing Folder to Spark Inspiration for Writing of All Kinds

Outdoor Recess Procedures

Now that we are entering the cold winter months we want to remind you to please send your child to school with winter gear.

  • Please remember children must have snow pants, boots, and gloves to play in the snow.
  • Please label your child’s winter gear.
  • Consider putting an extra pair of socks and pants in your child’s backpack in case they get wet at recess.

For recess, if the "feels like/wind chill" temperature is below 10 degrees children will remain indoors. We follow for our forecast each day.

CHARACTER COUNTS! Poster & Video Contest

CHARACTER COUNTS! invites students to participate in the 2022-23 Poster and Video Contest.

Over the years, CHARACTER COUNTS! celebrates and reminds us of our power to do good. CHARACTER COUNTS! will continue partnering with the local Hero Hustle Run that annually recognizes heroes.

This year’s theme is STEP UP FOR YOUR COMMUNITY. What pillars of character do you see in your community? What are others doing to strengthen our community?

Poster Contest: Grades K-4

Video Contest: Grades 5-8

Submission deadline is Wednesday, December 16, 2022.

Click here to view the poster and video contest guidelines and access the submission forms!

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Westbrook School

Patrick Hoeft, Principal

Dr. Maggie Wade, Assistant Principal

Martha Rode, Assistant Principal

Glenview District 34

Our Mission


Westbrook School

1333 Greenwood Road

Glenview, IL 60026

Main Office# (847)998-5055

Office Fax# (847)998-1872

Absence Calls/Health Office (847)657-2494