The Buzz at Westbrook School

January 13, 2023

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

Happy New Year! It is wonderful to be back in the building with our students and staff. Students have done an excellent job jumping right back into the routines and school expectations. We look forward to an exciting 2023 full of learning!

Next week we will start our winter benchmark assessments for kindergarteners and first graders. Students will work one-on-one with their teacher or a benchmarking team member to assess reading and math skills. Grade-level teams use assessment data to ensure core instruction meets the needs of our students. We identify students needing additional support through interventions and review progress toward grade-level academic goals in reading and math. The results of these assessments are for internal problem-solving. However, we will notify families if their child qualifies for a math or reading intervention.

There will be no school on Monday, January 16th, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We look forward to seeing students back at Westbrook on Tuesday, January 17th.

For your Children,

Danielle Crandall

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, No School

Wednesday, January 18th - PTO Meeting 7 PM WB Gym

Thursday, January 19th - Lunch with the Principals

(Half of Zei/Domalick class)

January 23rd - 25th- First Grade Tasty Bites

Tuesday, January 24th - Preschool Information Night at the

Mount Prospect Library, 7-8 PM

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

Circle of Friends Lottery Information - 2023/2024

Kindergarten Registration - 2023/2024

Notes from the Nurse

Please keep your child home if they have a fever, have vomited, and/or have diarrhea. Your child may return to school once they have been fever free (without fever reducing medication), vomit free, and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours. Please reach out to your pediatrician if your child is sick and you have any concerns.

Please report all absences to the school by using the attendance line, the absence notification form or by emailing the teacher and / or the office.

Warm Regards,

Julie Tworek, RN

847-394-7340 ext 2005

Recognize a Staff Member

Westbrook teachers and staff work hard to support students and staff daily. We invite you to complete the google form if you would like to recognize a staff member or team for their hard work and dedication. We will pass on the good news to them. Thank you in advance for sending an encouraging word, as we know it will mean so much to them.

Safety Reminders

  • Please park your car and walk your students across the bus lane for arrival. Please do NOT allow your students to walk in the parking lot unaccompanied.

  • Please ensure you use the crosswalk in the parking lot walking to and from Westbrook.

  • Please do not walk between the buses. Staff members will be in front of the school each morning, reminding families to only cross at the crosswalk.

  • Please do not bring dogs or animals onto school property. Many of our students are frightened of dogs.

  • Please contact the classroom teacher if you have a friend or family member picking up your child. Please communicate to the adult which door your child is dismissed from.

Thank you so much for your support of safety at Westbrook!

Recess Reminders

Dress for Outdoor Weather

As the weather turns cooler, please ensure your children are dressed to go out for recess. Unless it is raining or the temperature / wind chill is too cold (15 degrees or below, real-feel temperature), the students will go out every day for recess. Please write your student’s last name on a tag for all belongings (coat, boots, snowpants, etc.) We already have a lot of coats and sweatshirts in the lost and found.

Items from Home

As a reminder, students can bring small items from home to play with during indoor recess. However, we do not want students to lose, trade, or break valuable items. As we head into the new year, we encourage parents to check in with their students regarding the things they bring to school.

Upcoming PTO Sponsored Event

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District 57 Information AND Community News

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