The Buzz at Westbrook

December 20, 2019

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,


On behalf of the Westbrook School Family, we would like to extend a big thank you to our families. Thank you for volunteering your time in our school library and classrooms, for supporting our school and enriching the lives of our students through the PTO, for helping with special lunches/assemblies/programs, for donating to our Walk for Westbrook and our food drive, partnering with the school family to help our students grow, and the list goes on! We are grateful for your support and for your partnership!


We wish you well and hope that you and your family have a happy, healthy new year!


Student Resources

Winter break is a wonderful time to access our Student Resources page! There are a lot of great math, literacy, technology, and research links. If you have questions about how to log-in to any of the websites, please check with your child’s teacher.


Enrollment for Kindergarten and Circle of Friends

Enrollment for Kindergarten and Circle of Friends will begin in January! More information about the enrollment process can be found below or on our school website.


The School Family

In District 57, we take the prevention of bullying very seriously. All K-8 students participate in weekly classroom meetings/advisory meetings to build classroom community and provide strategies for students on how to prevent/handle potential bullying situations. This is done, in part, using the Olweus Bully Prevention Program. This curriculum offers an opportunity for students to share their feelings and opinions, to suggest solutions, and to learn to follow the rules and handle bullying situations appropriately. It also builds class community and cohesiveness and recognizes achievements and successes of the class as a whole.


We encourage any student or parent who is aware of a potential bullying situation to report the issue immediately to a staff member. This report will initiate an investigation. Whether or not the issue is found to be bullying, any behavior that does not follow school expectations will be addressed. We want all students to feel safe and comfortable during their time at school, and we are committed to removing barriers that are preventing this for individual students or groups of students. For more resources on this topic, please visit this link.


Instagram & Twitter

Are you following us? Check out what’s happening at Westbrook on Instagram or Twitter! Our username is: westbrook_d57.


Thank you for your partnership! Have a lovely break, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!


Kind regards,

Kristin Vonder Haar

Westbrook Calendar:

December 23-January 3.............................................................Winter Break - No School

January 6..........................................................................................................Classes Resume

January 6................................................................Kindergarten Enrollment for 20/21 - Online

January 8..............................................................................................1st Grade Special Lunch

January 15............................................................................Ed Foundation Meeting, LRC, 7pm

January 17.....................................................................................Half Day for First Grade Only

January 17................................................Circle of Friends and Kindergarten - No School

January 20..............................................................No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 22.............................................................................................PTO Meeting, LRC, 7pm

January 23................Board of Education Meeting and Pubic Hearing on Levy, Fairview, 7pm

January 29, 30, 31............................................................Circle of Friends Lottery for 2020/21