The Buzz at Westbrook School

April 14th, 2022

From the Principal...

April 14, 2022


Dear Westbrook Families,

I hope you enjoy a nice long weekend ahead. Please remember District 57 students do not have school this Friday, April 15th and Monday, April 18th. We will look forward to having students back in the building on Tuesday, April 19th.


Next week, we will start our spring benchmark assessments for kindergarteners and first graders. Students will be working one-on-one with their teacher or a member of the benchmarking team to assess skills in reading and math. 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 we review progress towards 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.


Many Westbrook students have received a glow-in-the-dark kindness bracelet from the PTO for completing their kindness sheet. We will celebrate Kindness Spirit Week from April 25th-29th. Please see this flyer for the list of spirit week attire.


The Westbrook PTO is excited to offer Kona Ice to all Westbrook students on Friday, May 20th. Please complete this Kona Ice Permission Form to indicate if your child can participate. Nutritional information and ingredients can be found at this link.


For your children,

Danielle Crandall

Mark Your Calendars:

April 15th & 18th No School

April 25th-29th Kindness Spirit Week

April 27th, 28th, 29th PTO Art Appreciation

April 29th Kindergarten and First Grade Spring Parties

May 2nd-6th Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6th First Grade Special Lunch

May 9th, 10th, or 11th First Grade Field Trip

May 13th Half Day of School for First Grade (Kindergarten/Early Childhood, No School)

May 18th PTO BMX Rider Assembly

May 20th Kona Ice, Last Day of Early Childhood

May 25th 6th Grade Visits Westbrook

May 26th Field Day (First graders should wear their new LP/FV shirts), 3:30pm 1st Grade Clap Out (Parents are invited)

May 30th No School

May 31st Last Day of School for Kindergarten and First Grade

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

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Kindness Spirit Week at Westbrook: April 25th - 29th

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Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the 2022/2023 School Year!

1) Save time and money by ordering a school supply kit through the Westbrook PTO. Orders can be placed beginning April 25th. https://educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

School code: WES468

2) Registration for the 2022/23 school year will begin in early May. Fees are discounted if registration is completed by June 21st. Please see the attached flier. Residency verification (if applicable) must be complete before you can register.
3) Check out the 2022/23 school calendar. Remember there is no school on half days for kindergarten and preschool.

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Note from the Nurse: COVID-19 Vaccination Card Information

Dear Parents,

District 57 offers families the opportunity to voluntarily provide their child’s COVID-19 vaccination status. We are asking parents to send a copy of their child's Covid vaccination card to the health office after their child receives their second dose. This is greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Julie Tworek, RN

jtworek@d57.org

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District 57 Information and Community News

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