The Buzz at Westbrook School

May 5, 2023

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

Starting Monday, May 8th, we will celebrate teacher appreciation week. Please consider having your child write a card or picture for their teachers. We will also celebrate our wonderful nurses next Wednesday, May 10th. Parents are welcome to complete the Warm Westbrook Wishes form to send a note of appreciation to a staff member.

Next week we will start our spring benchmark assessments for kindergarteners and first graders. Students will work one-on-one with their teacher or a benchmarking team member to assess reading and math skills. Grade-level teams use assessment data to ensure core instruction meets the needs of our students. We identify students needing additional support through interventions and review progress toward grade-level academic goals in reading and math.

First-grade families, please join us on Tuesday, May 9th, at Fairview for a choral concert led by our music teacher, Ms. Clarke. Please review your child’s performance time, based on the classroom teacher, on the flyer below.

As always, please reach out if you need anything. We are looking forward to our last few weeks of school together.

For your children,

Danielle Crandall

Mark your Calendars

May 8th - May 12th - Teacher Appreciation Week

FastBridge Benchmarking Starts

Tuesday, May 9th - 1st Grade Concert

6 or 7 PM at Fairview School

Thursday, May 11th - Lunch with the Principals - Brunzell/Grossmayer

May 15th - 17th - Tasty Bites - K/1st

May 16th-18th - PTO Art Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 17th - PTO Meeting, 7 PM, LRC

Thursday, May 18th - Hot Reads Assembly 10:30/2:30

Friday, May 19th - Half Day, 1st Grade Only

Monday, May 22nd - Capannari’s Coolest School, 3-7 PM

Wednesday, May 24th - Field Day / Kona Ice

Last day of Early Childhood

Early Childhood Families Popsicles in the Park, 6:15-7 PM

Thursday, May 25th - Lincoln Chorus Assembly

Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day, No School

Wednesday, May 31st - 1st Grade Clap Out, 3:30 PM

Thursday, June 1st - Last Day of School, Report Cards Go Home

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.


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Classroom Concert Time:

  • 6pm: Domalick, Fergus, Brewer, Bruns, Solar, and Brooks
  • 7pm: Zei, Handler, Roy, Brunzell, Grossmayer


  • Students should arrive 10-15 minutes early and sit with their class.
  • Families will have seats in the audience.
  • Students are asked to wear WB green shirts, WB spirit wear or a green shirt.

WB choruses will be participating in the concert.

If you have a student in chorus, they will attend only the concert scheduled for their class.

Ms. Clarke

Kona Ice will be here MAY 24TH.

If you have NOT yet filled out the permission form,

please click the link below to indicate participation.

An Invitation from NSSEO

Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) invites you to attend:

Trauma Informed Care: How to Support our Kids at Home

This is a professional learning opportunity that is open to both staff and parents.

Please RSVP to Molly Dunne at by May 14th.

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If you did not order a yearbook but would like one,

we have a small quantity available for sale.

Please contact the office at (847) 394-7340.

Cost is $13 each (cash only.)

2023-2024 School Year

Planning for the 2023-24 school year is underway.

  • If your child will not be returning to the District for the 2023-24 school year, please call the school office at (847) 394-7340 or email us at
  • Also, if you have moved during the present school year (2022-23), please contact the office with the new address information.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you.

Kids Corner

Registration the 2023-24 Kids Corner program will take place the first week of July.

Please watch the D57 website for more information!

Supply Kit Order Information

Student Enrollment

NEW to Westbrook families, kindergarteners and 1st graders,

should contact the front office for registration information.

847-394-7340 or

News 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 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.

Julie Tworek, RN

Westbrook PTO News

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