The Buzz at Westbrook School

April 28, 2023

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

It is hard to believe that May is next week. We only have a few short weeks of school left, but we have a lot of fun activities and learning planned. Our first grade students are working on their plant unit this week. They are excited to go outside to our courtyard to plant seeds that will germinate in the classroom. Kindergarten and Early childhood students are learning about nature and spring. These themes are getting everyone excited about the warm weather.

Don’t forget to stop by our STEAM Family Night next Tuesday, May 2nd from 5:30-7:00 pm. Our technology coach, Kim Stortz, and our art teacher, Marti Meyers, have fun activities planned for the whole family. There will also be a first grade art display for families showcasing all of the impressive art the students created this year.

This week we celebrated our amazing administrative professionals. If you see our secretary, Sue Sipko and our clerical assistants, Kris Gorby and Karin Schmit, make sure to thank them for all of their hard work.

As always, please reach out to the front office or call me directly if you need anything. We are looking forward to a great last month of school.

For your children,

Danielle Crandall

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Mark your Calendars

May 1st - 3rd - 1st Grade Planting, Science

Tuesday, May 2nd - Art and STEAM Night, 5:30-7:00 PM, WB Gym

Friday, May 5th - PTO Special Lunch, 1st Grade

May 8th - May 12th - Teacher Appreciation Week

FastBridge Benchmarking Starts

Tuesday, May 9th - 1st Grade Concert, 6 or 7 PM Fairview School

Thursday, May 11th - Lunch with the Principals - Brunzell/Grossmayer

May 15th - 17th - Tasty Bites - K/1st

May 16th-18th - PTO Art Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 17th - PTO Meeting, 7 PM, LRC

Thursday, May 18th - Hot Reads Assembly 10:30/2:30

Friday, May 19th - Half Day, 1st Grade Only

Monday, May 22nd - Capannari’s Coolest School, 3-7 PM

Wednesday, May 24th - Field Day / Kona Ice

Last day of Early Childhood

Early Childhood Families Popsicles in the Park, 6:15-7 PM

Thursday, May 25th - Lincoln Chorus Assembly

Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day, No School

Wednesday, May 31st - 1st Grade Clap Out, 3:30 PM

Thursday, June 1st - Last Day of School, Report Cards Go Home

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

Library News

Shout Out to David Biedrzycki AND the Westbrook PTO

Mr. Biedrzycki was so engaging and fun. He even stopped in the LRC to chat with the kids. He was so impressed with the students and their creations hanging in and outside of the LRC.

THANK YOU again to our wonderful PTO for funding the amazing author visit!

Having an in-person author visit after years of Zoom...priceless!

Carol Capra

LRC Director


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Classroom Concert Time:

6pm: Domalick, Fergus, Brewer, Bruns, Solar, and Brooks

7pm: Zei, Handler, Roy, Brunzell, Grossmayer


Students should arrive 10-15 minutes early and sit with their class.

Families will have seats in the audience.

Students are asked to wear WB green shirts, WB spirit wear or a green shirt.

WB choruses will be participating in the concert.

If you have a student in chorus, they will attend only the concert scheduled for their homeroom.

Ms. Clarke

Kona Ice on May 24th

If you have NOT yet filled out the permission form,

please click the link below to indicate participation.

Forms need to be submitted by Wednesday, May 17th.

Thank you to the PTO.

Nutritional information & ingredients can be found at this link:

2023 - 2024 School Year

Planning for the 2023-24 school year is underway. If your child will not be returning to the District for the 2023-24 school year, please call the school office at (847) 394-7340 or email us at

Also, if you have moved during the present school year (2022-23), please contact the office with the new address information.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you.

NEW Student Enrollment

NEW to Westbrook families,

incoming kindergarteners and 1st graders,

should contact the front office for registration information.

Feel free to contact us at 847-394-7340 or

Kids Corner

Registration the 2023-24 Kids Corner program will take place the first week of July.

Please watch the D57 website for more information!

Supply Kit Order Information

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.

News 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 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.

Julie Tworek, RN

Visitors / Volunteers

  • All visitors / volunteers should enter Westbrook through the main door (DOOR #1.)
  • Please ring the bell and notify the office staff of your reason for visiting.
  • Once you have entered the building, you will need to sign in and will be given a visitor badge.
  • Please DO NOT allow others to follow you into the building. Each visitor is asked to ring the bell and communicate with the office the purpose of their visit.
  • If you will be using the playground area during school hours when students are present, you may be asked by a staff member to check in with the office.

Thank you so much for supporting safety at Westbrook!

Westbrook PTO News

District 57 Information and Community News