September 9, 2022
2023 School Board Elections
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 circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 20, 2022. 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.
How Can We Improve Communication with You?
Our District 30 strategic plan is focused on effective communication with parents and families, and we want to understand how we can improve our efforts to communicate with you.
Please click here or on the blue button to participate in this brief survey, if you have not already responded to our email sent earlier this week. Your answers will help us better understand your preferred methods of communication for school and district correspondence. This survey is anonymous and will be open through September 20.
Your feedback will help improve how we deliver information that is essential to help you to succeed professionally and personally, and to support your students’ success. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your valuable insights with us!
National Hispanic Heritage Month Starts Thursday
District 30 joins our nation in recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Together we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of our students, staff, community members and citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. To learn more through exhibits, audio visual resources and photography, visit hispanicheritagemonth.gov or click the image below.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REMINDERS
- Gym shoes are a must for each day of physical education class
- 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade have class everyday.
1st and 2nd Grade have class everyday, except on half-days.
Kindergarten classes follow this weekly schedule:
Buzil: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (AM)
Drake: Mondays & Wednesdays (AM); Fridays (PM)
Grosshuesch: Mondays (PM); Tuesdays & Thursdays (AM)
Lerman: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays (AM)
Students should be prepared to go outside on cool days (generally 50 degrees and above). Keeping a sweatshirt or jacket in their locker is helpful.
Dresses and skirts need shorts or tights under them.
Clothes may get soiled or stained during outdoor activities held on the
If a student is not able to participate in physical education activities for a day or two, we request that a written note or email be sent to us. You may also chose to call or email Ms. Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org
For long-term participation excuses, a doctor’s note is required. Please send the note to Ms. Walsh.
Following a long-term participation excuse from a doctor, a medical release from a doctor is needed in order to return to PE activities. Please send this release form to Ms. Walsh.
Thanks for your cooperation!
Author Visit for 3rd-5th Grade!
We are THRILLED to announce that Newbery award-winning author Katherine Applegate will be visiting Wescott 3rd-5th graders on Thursday, September 22!!! This visit is brought to us courtesy of The Book Stall.
Ms. Applegate is the New York Times-bestselling author of Wishtree, Crenshaw, Willodeen, and Home of the Brave, as well as The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, and its sequel The One and Only Bob. You can learn more about her at katherineapplegate.com.
Order her new book, Odder from The Book Stall, an indie bookstore based in Winnetka, IL, and receive a 10% discount. This discount is already built into the store's online pricing. Deadline to order is Monday, September 19. Books will be signed by the author. Place orders online here.
Contact Mrs. Janavicius with questions at email@example.com
You Can Still Sign Up for Band and Orchestra
Want to join band and orchestra? It’s not too late!
If you missed our open house/registration night from the spring or are new to District 30, you can still sign your child up for band or orchestra lessons for this school year! Orchestra is open to current 4th- and 5th-grade students, and band is open to current 5th-grade students.
If you have questions or would like to know more about the program, please contact our instrumental music directors. We look forward to hearing from you!
Mrs. Barrett - Orchestra Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Pittman - Band Director - email@example.com
5th-Grade Band is still available to ALL STUDENTS
It is not too late to sign up! 5th graders in band learn how to play brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments in pull-out lessons during the school day once a week. We will play in two concerts together with both Wescott and Willowbrook bands combined, which is a ton of fun! Contact Mr. Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information."
Universal Kindergarten Speech Screenings
On September 13, District 30 Speech Language Pathologists will be conducting universal speech screenings for all kindergarten students. Additional screenings for concerns with receptive language, expressive language, voice or fluency will be available at parent and/or teacher request.
Parents will be notified if any concerns are identified, as a result of the articulation screening, and/or if speech/language support or further evaluation is recommended.
NEWS FROM THE WESCOTT PTO
PTO General Meeting September 14
Please join us on Wednesday, September 14, at 6 p.m. in the Wescott Library for a PTO General meeting. Our guest speaker Dr. Brown will provide an update of the school and the PTO board will share what the PTO has planned for the year.
Kids are welcome. Childcare will be provided by students from the Early Childhood Development Class at GBN.
Ice Cream Social Night September 15- 5:30-7:30 pm
In partnership with the Book Fair, families are encouraged to join their children for a special Ice Cream Social Night in the Wescott Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) while shopping the Book Fair in the Gym. Ice cream will be available for purchase with cash only. In order to minimize traffic flow, we kindly request that you follow the below timing to enjoy your ice cream treat.
- Last names starting with letters A-M - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Last names starting with letters N-Z - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Book Drive to benefit Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital
Dine and Give at Grill House - September 19
Wescott School Family Night - October 15
SHIELD Testing - All Schools on Tuesdays
SHIELD Saliva tests must be turned in to your child’s school before 9:30 am on Tuesdays.
Wescott - Tuesdays
Willowbrook - Tuesdays*
Maple - Tuesdays*
*Please note the changes to Willowbrook and Maple, starting next week on September 13
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
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
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman email@example.com
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
District 30 continues to keep track of COVID-19 cases
What's New in Our Virtual Backpack?
School Hours are 8:40 am to 3:10 pm.
Half day dismissal time is 11:45 am.