What's Up Willowbrook
December 9, 2022
Dec. 15: Board to Name New Superintendent
The District 30 Board of Education has completed its search for our new Superintendent of Schools and will announce the selected candidate at the next Board meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 15 at Maple School.
The search launched after Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley announced his June 30, 2023 retirement to the Board last February; In April, the Board secured search firm BWP & Associates to gain input from District 30 stakeholders and create a leadership profile to identify quality candidates for this role. Board members conducted two rounds of interviews with final candidates this past month, and they look forward to announcing their selection to our District 30 community next week.
Details on our incoming Superintendent of Schools will also be shared on our social media channels below, as well as in the Board Brief shared by Dr. Wegley following each meeting via email and on our website. Thank you to all who contributed to the leadership profile that helped guide this search.
Where you can find out more after 7 p.m. December 15:
Join the Lew Blond Run Committee!
The Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk is seeking to add new committee members interested in assisting with the planning of this fantastic race that raises funds to fight ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)! This spring's race is set for Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Maple School.
For 22 years, this race has honored Lew Blond, a District 30 school teacher who passed away from ALS in February 2000. He was an exceptional and dedicated educator of the applied arts and was revered and cherished by his students, their parents and his colleagues. The Lew Blond organization has donated over $500,000 to fight ALS since the race's inception, offered scholarships at GBN and GBS, and contributed to District 30 special projects at all three buildings.
But the run goes beyond the donations -- it also serves as an important community event spreading joy and bringing people together, celebrating healthy living that extends past the finish line, and raising awareness for the impact of ALS and the need for further research and support.
Current and past members of this committee have felt a sense of pride in both raising funds for meaningful causes and contributing to an event that fosters togetherness and positivity throughout District 30. We hope you will join us and help inspire new ideas and possibilities! Help us make it the best race to date!
Interested in joining our committee? Take this quick survey to share your names and contact info. Please note that all meetings can be attended in person or via Zoom. The dates for all future meetings this year are listed below. We appreciate your consideration, and we hope to see you at future meetings!
2023 meeting dates:
- January 9
- February 13
- March 13
- April 17
- May 1
- May 15
- May 20 (RACE DAY!)
Homework Policy for Sick Students
It is at the discretion of the teacher to provide homework ahead of time for absences that result from vacations. Most classroom experiences cannot be replicated with homework. Children missing multiple days may not be able to complete all in-school tasks.
Winter Club Info
Please visit our Winter Clubs to preview the upcoming after-school clubs descriptions. Registration closes Friday, December 16.
Winter Clubs offered
- Art Club - Grades 2 & 3
- Battle of the Books - Grades 4 & 5
- Book Club - Grades 4 & 5
- Rock Band - Grades 4 & 5
- Technology Club - Grades 4 & 5
- Writing Club - Grades 2 & 3
Please Check the Lost and Found
Our lost and found baskets are overflowing. Please have your child check the baskets by the front doors for any items that belong to them. Items not claimed by winter break will be donated. Thank you!
On Instagram? Now We Are Too!
Parents, we heard your feedback and District 30 is now on Instagram to share our accomplishments, celebrations and cool things happening in our classrooms! Follow us at @d30schools to see fun photos, cool videos and other awesome happenings around the District.
Please note: This and any new social media changes do NOT affect What's Up Willowbrook or any other formal communications from the District and you will continue to receive these as always.
CHARACTER COUNTS! Contest Ends Dec. 16
One more week until deadline to compete for cash prize!
All area students in Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to enter this year’s CHARACTER COUNTS! Art Contest and Video Contest for 5th-8th-graders focused on the theme "Step up for your community." What pillars of character do you see in your community? What are others doing to strengthen our community?
Entries will be reviewed by judges and a 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place winner will be chosen in each of the two grade categories K-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Monetary prize awards are generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook. Prize awards will be presented to the winners at the February 7, 2023 Village of Glenview Board of Trustees meeting. Artwork may also be featured on next year’s Glenview Sunrise Rotary Hero Hustle shirt!
CLICK HERE for the entry form and click below to see Willowbrook and Maple Principals, Dr. Scott Carlson and Mr. Sam Kurtz, explain more about the contest:
Save the Date: International Night is Jan. 27!
For the first time, Wescott and Willowbrook PTO will co-host an International Night event at the state-of-the-art Maple School on January 27. Save the date on your calendar because you don’t want to miss a night of fun and cultural immersion.
The event is open to all Wescott and Willowbrook families. There will be booths from different countries that showcase their unique cultures and traditions. Students will experience cultural activities at each table while enjoying delicious ethnic snacks. The event will serve as a window for the students to see the rich cultures in our community and an opportunity for families from different cultural backgrounds to showcase their heritages.
We are calling for volunteers to sign up to be the booth/table hosts. If you are interested in owning a booth, please click here or the button below to sign up. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural Play Opportunity for Students
Open to all Wescott and Willowbrook students who would like to participate in a Chinese cultural play opportunity! Space is limited. Waitlist available.
Classes will be held on Jan 17 & 19 at Wescott, and Jan 24 & 28 at Willowbrook, from 3:30-5:00. You are signing up for all four classes and parents will be responsible for transport when necessary.
Attendance at the classes is mandatory to participate in the final performance on Friday, January 27 at International Night. To sign up, click the button below:
What's Happening in Wakelet?
What’s happening at Willowbrook? This week at Willowbrook you will find students participating in many new and exciting experiences as they participate in shining their light! Collaboration, cooperation, innovation, engagement, and learning together can all be seen in our platform Wakelet! What are teachers sharing during the 12 Days of Twitter Challenge? Who is coding with apps and mini robots? What are students wearing for Spirit Week? Check out all the awesome things that are happening at Willowbrook this week! Follow us @ #d30learns. Click here for the Wakelet link
Shield Testing - All Schools on Tuesdays
SHIELD Saliva tests must be turned in to your child’s school before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Wescott - Tuesdays
Willowbrook - Tuesdays*
Maple - Tuesdays*
Throughout the year, packs with multiple testing kits will be sent home with your child
Use one each week and save the remaining for future use
Only return samples in the bag with the QR code and your child’s name
Instructions are available here and on the website at District 30 Health and Safety Guidance
Future supplies will be provided only to students who have participated in testing, therefore, hold onto your supplies if you think you may use them at some point
- Please reach out to your school’s Health Office should you need additional supplies
Patient Support Hotline
Call: 217-265-6059 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Signing in and registering patient portal accounts
- Scheduling testing appointments
- Viewing appointments
- Viewing test results
- Other patient portal questions
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman email@example.com
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
2023 School Board Elections
Nominating Petition Deadline is Dec. 19
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will have four school board seats to be filled at the Consolidated Election on April 4, 2023. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2027.
Candidates for the office of the school board can now circulate nominating petitions for signatures. The period for filing nominating petitions runs from December 12 through December 19, 2022.
A candidate for the school board is required to file the nominating petitions, Statement of Candidacy, and receipt for filing their Statement of Economic Interests with the applicable county election clerk and not with the school board secretary or the administrative offices of the school district. The county clerk may have petition forms available, or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website: elections.il.gov.
Candidates may also want to consult the “2023 Candidate’s Guide” (https://www.elections.il.gov//Downloads/ElectionOperations/PDF/2023CanGuide.pdf), which can be downloaded from the Illinois State Board of Elections website, or contact the county clerk or board of election commissioners regarding the requirements of filing. Candidates and voters can get information about District 30 from our website and learn about being a school board member from the Illinois Association of School Boards at: iasb.com/elections.
Want to know what's going on around the community? District 30 uses a "Virtual Backpack" to share community information while saving paper, costs, and lightening the loads our students bring home. Please click the button below to view upcoming Community Events.
Main Office: 847-498-1090
Health Office/Attendance: 847-400-8860
Location: 2500 Happy Hollow Road, Glenview, IL, USA