The Buzz at Westbrook School

February 25th, 2022


From the Principal...

February 25th, 2022

Dear Westbrook Families,

I hope you all had a nice week and you are enjoying the sunshine today! Students will be bringing report cards and progress reports home today in their backpacks. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions regarding the report.

The next PTO Special Lunch is Friday, March 4th. If you ordered your child the special lunch and the school-provided lunch on Friday, we encourage students to bring their extra food home if they have a lunchbox to carry it in.

At the D57 Board of Education meeting on Thursday, February 24, the Board determined that students would be seated 3 feet from each other at lunch due to the District’s improving metrics. Starting Wednesday, March 2nd, Westbrook first graders will be seated three feet apart at tables in the lunchroom. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

For your Children,

Danielle Crandall


The LRC Buzz from Mrs. Capra

The kindergarten and 1st grade students have been reading the 2022 Monarch Nominees in preparation for their vote next week. Votes will be submitted and we will eagerly await the announcement of the winner in Illinois.

Since these books are for K-3rd grade, we have not read all of the titles together. We do own all of the nominees at Westbrook and The Mount Prospect Public Library has many copies as well.

Look for their Monarch Journals being sent home from school this week for you to enjoy as they narrow down their vote.

Upcoming Event

Join us as we celebrate Mount Prospect Public Library's Woven Together: One Town, One Day, One Read on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. The featured book, You are Home by Evan Turk, highlights our country's National Parks.

The author/illustrator will be reading his book via Zoom through the public library from 7-7:30pm on 3/8/22. Families can watch from home if they register at

If families would like to join Mrs. Capra in Westbrook's LRC from 6:30-7:30pm to watch the Zoom and have some fun, please email her at to register. Space in the LRC is limited, so please email ASAP to reserve a spot.


With the assistance of Mrs.Stortz, students have learned about conditional statements as they code with Kodable.


D57 PEPS (Partnering with Educators and Parents to Support student needs)

Thanks to everyone who came out to Lincoln for the screening of "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" and our enlightening panel discussion. It’s not too late to view this powerful new documentary! If you missed the in-person screening, you can still view the film on-demand through March 3. To watch the on-demand screening, please access the film at this link and select “Click Here for the Virtual Event.”

"Angst" is intended to start a conversation around the growing problem of anxiety. It features world champion swimmer Michael Phelps, experts in the field, and regular teens, who come together to explore the academic and social stress and pandemic fears and uncertainty that have increased mental health challenges among young people. The film breaks down what is currently going on and what young people can do to help themselves and others. It includes candid interviews and provides tips, tricks, strategies, and resources to help reset thinking patterns, push back against anxiety and support others.

Learn more about the film here:

Watch a trailer here:

We hope you can view “Angst” before March 3!


2022/23 Westbrook School Enrollment Information


It's time to order your yearbook!

You may order your yearbook by clicking here:

Order deadline: March 25, 2022. Yearbooks are $13 each.

This is your only opportunity to order.


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


Upcoming Westbrook Dates

Friday, February 25th - Report Cards sent home

Friday, March 4th - Special Lunch (1st Grade)

Friday, March 11th - Half Day (1st Grade attendance only, no school preschool and K)

Wednesday, March 16th - PTO meeting 7pm in LRC

Thursday, March 17th - Board of Education Meeting 7pm at Fairview

Monday, March 21st through Friday, March 25th - SPRING BREAK

Friday, April 1st - Special Lunch (1st Grade)

Wednesday, April 6th - Capannari's Coolest School Event (see flier below for details)

Friday, April 15th - No School

Monday, April 18th - No School

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar


Lost and Found

Once again, our Lost and Found is very full. If you would like check for lost items, please come to the office to sign in. The Lost and Found is located near the gym.

A key fab was found in the parking lot last week. If it belongs to you, call the office (847) 394-7340


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First Student - Important Information about Stop Changes

A friendly reminder that the stop location issued to you by First Student is the only location your child will be dropped off.

  • Bus drivers are not independently authorized to make route/stop changes. This practice is unsafe and leads to confusion when there is a substitute driver who is not aware of a "sweetheart" arrangement.

If you would like to request a stop change. Please visit or click here

We also recommend making a note of First Student's phone number: (847) 635-9877. Remember - your first call should be to First Student.


District 57 Information and Community News