The Buzz at Westbrook School

December 16, 2022

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

We look forward to celebrating the winter season with a Westbrook Winter Wonderland Spirit Week from December 19th-22nd. Please view the flyer below for more information.

We are excited to welcome the Lincoln Middle School Show Choir to Westbrook next Tuesday for a winter performance. We thank our wonderful PTO and parent room reps in advance for organizing the kindergarten winter parties this coming week.

We are excited to celebrate the season!

To ensure our students are safe in the parking lot, please park your car and walk your students past the bus lane for arrival. Thank you so much for your support of safety at Westbrook!

For your children,

Danielle Crandall

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Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, December 20th - Lincoln Show Choir Performance

Thursday, December 22nd - Kindergarten Winter Parties

11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

Friday, December 23rd - No School

Winter Break - 12/23/2022 - 1/8/2023

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

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.

Safety Reminders

  • Please ensure you use the crosswalk in the parking lot walking to and from Westbrook.

  • Please do not walk between the buses. Staff members will be in front of the school each morning, reminding families to only cross at the crosswalk.

  • Please do not bring dogs or animals onto school property. Many of our students are frightened of dogs.

  • Please contact the classroom teacher if you have a friend or family member picking up your child. Please communicate to the adult which door your child is dismissed from.


The Lost and Found is FULL!

Please be sure to ask your student to check the lost and found for their missing items.

Items not claimed will be donated to a local charity early next week.

Recess Reminders

Dress for Outdoor Weather

As the weather turns cooler, please ensure your children are dressed to go out for recess. Unless it is raining or the temperature / wind chill is too cold (15 degrees or below, real-feel temperature), the students will go out every day for recess. Please write your student’s last name on a tag for all belongings (coat, boots, snowpants, etc.) We already have a lot of coats and sweatshirts in the lost and found.

Items from Home

As a reminder, students can bring small items from home to play with during indoor recess. However, we do not want students to lose, trade, or break valuable items. As we head into the new year, we encourage parents to check in with their students regarding the things they bring to school.

Winter Coats

As the weather changes and the temperatures get colder,

there is a necessity for warm weather apparel.

If you or a family member is in need of a warm winter coat,

please contact Lisa Ryno at or (847) 394-7340.

Notes from the Nurse

Please keep your child home if they have a fever, have vomited, and/or have diarrhea. Your child may return to school once they have been fever free (without fever reducing medication), vomit free, and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours. Please reach out to your pediatrician if your child is sick and you have any concerns.

Please report all absences to the school by using the attendance line, the absence notification form or by emailing the teacher and / or the office.

Warm Regards,

Julie Tworek, RN

847-394-7340 ext 2005

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