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,
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
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.
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 email@example.com by May 14th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
Registration the 2023-24 Kids Corner program will take place the first week of July.
Please watch the D57 website for more information! https://www.d57.org/ChildCare.aspx
Supply Kit Order Information
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