Westbrook School

February 19, 2021

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,


We are so fortunate to have a strong partnership with our parent-teacher organization (PTO). The PTO continues to thoughtfully and creatively find ways to support our students, families, and community. Below are just a few of the activities that are being planned by our PTO:


  • Lemons of Love - Lemons of Love is a non-profit organization that provides care packages and programming for people impacted by cancer. Westbrook is gathering items to support this organization. New items that can be donated included 24-pack of Crayola crayons, full-size coloring books, and superhero socks for kids. In addition, we are in need of “happy pictures” that are included in care packages. Your child can draw happy images (with no words) to brighten a child’s day! There is a box in the front of the school by Door 1 where donations and “happy pictures” can be dropped off.

  • Read Away - The PTO has partnered with Station 34 in Mount Prospect to incentive reading. Please see the attachments for more information!

  • Leapin’ into Literature - The PTO has generously purchased books for our LRC and will be helping to foster a love for reading for our young learners through our Leapin’ into Literature program where family members read stories to our first graders. More information to come!


These are just a few of the ways that our PTO has supported our students, families, and community. We meet regularly on the third Wednesday of each month. We encourage you to join us for our next PTO meeting, which will take place on March 17th over Zoom.


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6194095866?pwd=MFhBdDYzMXZOSnN6ajdXR3Fkd0ZPUT09

Meeting ID: 619 409 5866

Passcode: 851050


We are also beginning to plan for next year! If you are interested in serving in a leadership capacity for our PTO, please email ptowesetbrook@gmail.com with your interest or questions.


Thank you to all of our families who make Westbrook such a special place!


Help Needed!

We currently have instructional assistant openings at Westbrook! If you or someone you know are interested in becoming a part of our school community and supporting our students, please fill out an application by clicking here. If you have questions about this role, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!


Enrollment for Kindergarten and Circle of Friends

Information regarding Kindergarten and Circle of Friends enrollment for next school year can be found in this newsletter and also on our school website.


Wishing you and your family well,

Kristin Vonder Haar


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Upcoming Westbrook Dates

February 19 - End of 2nd Trimester

February 26 - Report Cards Distributed

February 23-25 Preschool Lottery for 2021/22 - Appointment only - More information below

March 5 - Half Day 1st Grade Only - All Students Remote

March 5 - No School for Circle of Friends and Kindergarten

March 22- March 26 Spring Break, No School

March 29 - Classes Resume

April 2- No School - Buildings Closed

April 6 - Staff Institute Day - No School

Friday, March 5 - Calendar Reminder

  • Circle of Friends - NO SCHOOL

  • Kindergarten - NO SCHOOL

  • 1st Grade Remote Learners - Students will login for synchronous instruction with their teacher in the morning from 9-11am.

  • 1st Grade Hybrid Learners - Both AM/PM students will receive instruction remotely in the morning from 9-11am. Students will receive synchronous instruction with their teacher during this time.

Circle of Friends Lottery - February 23, 24, and 25

PTO READ AWAY - MARCH

Westbrook PTO Website

Please join the Westbrook PTO to receive the school directory!