The Buzz at Westbrook School

October 28, 2022

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

We hope students are having a nice day off for teacher institute day. Today, the District 57 staff met at Lincoln Middle School to engage in professional learning. Teachers picked from a menu of classes that applied to their role in the school. We look forward to implementing new ideas learned in the classrooms in the coming weeks.

It is hard to believe that the first trimester ends Friday, November 4th. Report cards will go home with students on Friday, November 11th. We look forward to discussing your child’s progress with you at our fall conferences on November 1st, 3rd, and 10th. If you did not sign up for conferences and you would like to, please reach out to your child’s teacher directly.

Please mark your calendars for picture retakes on Wednesday, November 9th. Please notify your child’s teacher by email if you would like them to participate in retakes.

Have a great weekend!

For your children,

Danielle Crandall


Halloween is quickly approaching. The Halloween parade schedule is below. Families are invited to attend the outdoor parade (weather permitting) at their child’s assigned time. We will walk out of door #1 and parade around the school. Please spread out so that all families can see the students walk by.

Students are invited to wear their costumes to school for the full day. It is important to ensure students are in comfortable costumes to sit in the classroom and use the bathroom. Please help your child make safe and respectful decisions about their costumes. Students may wear an appropriate mask in the parade but not during school. Make-up, weapons, fake blood, or inappropriate dress are not allowed. All costume accessories will be left in the classroom for recess and lunch. Students may not bring food or candy to share.

Monday, October 31st

Kindergarten & First Grade Halloween Parade

Kindergarten AM- 10:45 AM

Kindergarten PM/1st Grade/ SOAR- 2:30 PM

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.

(Click below for the Google Form)

From the Front Office

Dismissal Plan Changes on Halloween

With the Halloween festivities on Monday, October 31st, please be sure to notify your student's teacher AND the front office of any changes in dismissal plans. Let us know if your child will NOT be taking the bus home or NOT attending kids corner.

Mark Your Calendars

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

Monday, October 31st -

Halloween Parade

Kindergarten AM- 10:45 AM

Kindergarten PM/1st Grade/ SOAR- 2:30 PM

PTO Halloween Parties (1st/K)

Kindergarten AM- 11:00-11:40 AM

Kindergarten PM/ 1st Grade/ SOAR- 3:00-3:40 PM

Tuesday, November 1st - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 3rd - All School Author Visit, Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 4th - End of the first trimester, PTO Special Lunch

November 7th-11th - Book Fair @ Westbrook 4:30-7:30 PM

Tuesday, November 8th - No School

Wednesday, November 9th - PTO Meeting @ Westbrook 7-8 PM, Picture Day retakes

Thursday, November 10th - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 11th - Report cards go home

Wednesday, November 16th - Firefighter Friendly Visits 1st Grade

November 21st-25th - No School, Thanksgiving Week

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

Interested in Kindness Club?

Complete the Permission Slip

(click below)

Form must be completed by November 2nd!

Library / PTO NEWS

Let’s Celebrate the 2022 Monarch Award* winning book, Potato Pants!

We are so excited to welcome author/illustrator Laurie Keller to Westbrook on Thursday, November 3rd! Before she receives her 2022 Monarch Award for Potato Pants!, she will spend some time with our students talking about how she became an author/illustrator, read from her newest book Wake Me Up in 20 Coconuts! and even have a drawing session with us!

Parents, if you have a copy of one of her books that you’d like signed, please send it with your child that day with their name on a paper/post it and she will sign it. We will send books back to you by the next day.

*The Monarch Award is the Illinois K-3 Readers’ Choice Award. Potato Pants! was the winner at Westbrook and in the state of Illinois.

District 57 Information and Community News

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