The Buzz at Westbrook School

September 23, 2022

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

Our students will learn about Fall, family, and feasts over the coming weeks. The season is making me excited for our fall Walk for Westbrook fundraiser on Wednesday, October 5th. Students will be walking around Westbrook this year to read the rainbow. Parents are encouraged to come and cheer for the Westbrook students. We are grateful to our PTO for the many hours they have worked to make this an exciting event.

Walk for Westbrook - Wednesday, October 5th

10:30 AM 1st Grade (Brunzell, Brooks, Fergus, Zei, Roy)

11:00 AM Kindergarten and Circle of Friends

2:00 PM 1st Grade (Brewer, Handler, Domalick, Bruns, Grossmayer, Solar/Marquart)

2:30 PM Kindergarten, K SOAR, and Circle of Friends

Westbrook picture day will be on Tuesday, September 27th. Students will take photos during the school day at their assigned classroom time. Picture retakes will take place on Wednesday, November 9th.

Fall parent-teacher conferences will be held on November 1st, 3rd, and 10th. The sign-up link will be shared in the next newsletter on Friday, September 30th. The sign-up will be open until Wednesday, October 26th. Parents will have the option of selecting an in-person conference or a zoom conference.

We do not have school on Monday, September 26th. We look forward to having students back on Tuesday. Enjoy your weekend!

For your children,

Danielle Crandall

Mark your Calendars....

Monday, September 26th - No School

Tuesday, September 27th - Picture Day (re-takes 11/9)

Friday, September 30th - Hot Read Assembly

Wednesday, October 5th - Walk for Westbrook (Rain Date 10/6)

10:30 AM 1st Grade (Brunzell, Brooks, Fergus, Zei, Roy)

11:00 AM Kindergarten and Circle of Friends

2:00 PM 1st Grade (Brewer, Handler, Domalick, Bruns, Grossmayer )

2:30 PM Kindergarten and Circle of Friends

Friday, October 7th - Half-day District Institute

(Only 1st grade attends school 9:20am-12:20pm)

(Kids corner is available only in the AM for 1st grade.)

Monday, October 10th - No School

Friday, October 14th - Fist Bump Friday (MPPD visit)

Tuesday, October 18th - Officer Friendly Visits AM Kindergarten

Wednesday, October 19th - Bubble Wonders Assembly (*45 minutes)

9:50 AM EC/Kinder AM, Zei, Handler, Roy, Brunzell, Grossmayer

1:50 PM EC/Kinder PM, Bruns, Brooks, Fergus, Brewer, Domalick

Thursday, October 20th - Officer Friendly Visits PM Kindergarten

Tuesday - Thursday, October 25th-27th - Westbrook Vision And Hearing Screening (LRC)

Friday, October 28th - Institute Day, No student attendance

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

Message from the NURSE

All medical forms are due ASAP or BEFORE OCTOBER 15th; failure to meet this deadline will cause your child to be EXCLUDED from school until all necessary information is received.

Last Friday envelopes from the health office were sent home in specific student's backpacks. These letters outlined any missing health information/forms. Please re-check your child's backpack to make sure you didn't miss receiving a letter.

Please contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Julie Tworek, RN

Westbrook School Nurse
Phone # 847-394-7340 Ext: 2005
Fax # 847-394-7349

Music News from Ms Clarke

Interest form DEADLINE is TODAY, September 23rd.

Chorus at Westbrook is a place for 1st grade students to gather and make music beyond the music classroom.

Rehearsals will be every other Friday at 8:30 am for the entire year. The rehearsal process will culminate in a performance in May.

We will have two choruses (A & B) but there is a limit to student participation. If interest exceeds the number of spots available, participation will be determined by random selection.

If this sounds like an experience you'd like your student to participate in, please fill out the interest form found here.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

Julia Clarke

Music Teacher

Westbrook School

NEWS from the PTO

The Walk for WESTBROOK!

Westbrook Reads the Rainbow

Turn in your donations TODAY (Friday September 23rd) in order to enter your student in a raffle to win a RIDE TO SCHOOL in a Mount Prospect Public Works Vehicle OR a ride with Officer Friendly in a Police Car!

The Walk for Westbrook will take place on Wednesday, October 5th.

Please help to fund all the wonderful events the Westbrook PTO plans throughout the year.

Tasty Bites


Tasty Bites, is a FREE and exciting PTO program that gives children a chance to try new foods. The goal is to introduce kids to healthy, natural foods in a fun way. Tasty Bites happens once a month during P.E. class with food samples being prepared in Westbrook's kitchen.

**PLEASE COMPLETE THE PERMISSION FORM (linked below) by September 30th.**

Tasty Bites 2022-2023 Permission Form

Special Lunch

FIRST GRADE only....

Special lunch is a PTO program that allows parents to order meals for their first graders. Special lunch is served on the first Friday of every month; October through May.

Please fill out the form on this link for the dates your child will participate.

PAYMENT is DUE IN FULL for the entire year. **ALL ORDERS DUE by SEPTEMBER 30th.**

District 57 Information and Community News