The Buzz at Westbrook School
April 21, 2023
From the Principal...
Dear Westbrook Families,
We are excited to celebrate Disability Awareness Week, April 24th - 28th. We are so grateful to Katianne Olson, Fairview special education teacher, for organizing primary activities for our Westbrook students. Please see this link for the disability awareness week activities.
Thank you to the amazing PTO for providing an author visit next week with David Biedrzycki. Students have been counting down the days until his visit, and our librarian, Carol Capra, has been reading his books so the students are familiar with his children’s literature.
First-grade students are excited to travel to their new school on Thursday. The PTO provided t-shirts will be distributed by teachers next week. The second-grade students at Lions Park and Fairview are thrilled to show off their classrooms and teach the first-graders everything they need to know about second grade. The PTO will host first grade spring parties on Friday, April 28th.
For your children,
Mark your Calendars
April 24th - April 28th - Disability Awareness Week
Wednesday, April 26th - All School Author Visit - David Biedrzycki
Thursday, April 27th -1st Grade Field Trip 9:30-11:00 AM FV/LP
Friday, April 28th - 1st Grade PTO Spring Classroom Parties, 3 PM
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 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
Author/Illustrator David Biedrzycki will be at Westbrook on April 26th
The winner of the 2016 Monarch Award for Breaking News Bear Alert, will be here next week.
His books include SumoKitty, Me and My Dragon, Invasion of the Unicorns, Groundhog's Runaway Shadow, and his newest book SumoPuppy.
We will have two assemblies to welcome David to Westbrook!
Thank you to our fabulous PTO. We are so excited!
Please have students arrive 10-15 minutes early. Students will sit with their class.
Families will have seats in the audience.
Classroom Concert Time:
6pm: Domalick, Fergus, Brewer, Bruns, Solar, and Brooks
7pm: Zei, Handler, Roy, Brunzell, Grossmayer
Students are asked to wear Westbrook green shirts, Westbrook 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 class.
We hope you will join us on Tuesday, May 9th.
PTO is excited to offer Kona Ice to students on May 24th.
THANK YOU to families that have already completed a permission slip for their students. If you have not yet filled out the permission form, please click the link below to indicate participation.
Forms will need to be submitted by Wednesday, May 17th.
Nutritional information & ingredients can be found at this link:
Kids Corner News
Registration the 2023-2024 Kids Corner program will take place the first week of July.
Please watch the D57 website for more information!
Supply Kits for 23/24 School Year
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.
Visitors / Volunteers
- All visitors / volunteers should enter Westbrook through the main door. (DOOR #1)
- Please ring the bell and notify the office staff of the reason for visiting.
- Once you have entered the building, you will be asked 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 as to 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!
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
847-394-7340 ext 2005