The Buzz at Westbrook School
February 11th, 2022
From the Principal...
February 11th, 2022
Dear Westbrook Families,
We have had exciting learning experiences happening at Westbrook School this week. Our first graders are learning about famous African Americans in history in honor of Black History Month. They are excited to start their sound and light unit in science which includes many engaging experiments. Our kindergarteners had a wonderful time celebrating the 100th day of school last week. It was a joy to see students wearing 100th-day crowns around Westbrook. Our early childhood students continue their study of occupations and community helpers. The dramatic play areas have turned into doctors' offices and our morning classes enjoyed a visit from the Mt. Prospect Mayor last week. We look forward to another fun filled week of learning next week.
On Friday, February 18th, we will have half-day attendance for students throughout the District. Only first-grade students will attend from 9:20 AM to 12:20 PM at Westbrook. Please note the different dismissal times for our bussers and walkers. First-grade students will not need to bring lunch on half days. Our Kids’ Corner program will only be available to first-grade students from 7:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Please make sure to inform your private daycare providers of this variance in the schedule. Circle of Friends and Kindergarten students will NOT attend school on Friday, February 18th. In addition, the school will be closed for everyone on Monday, February 21st, for Presidents Day.
As a reminder, we kindly request you do not bring dogs or animals on school property. Many of our students are frightened of dogs. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
For your Children,
It's time to order your yearbook!
You may order your yearbook by clicking here: book.hrmaging.com
Check your child's backpack. Order forms were sent home this week.
Order deadline: March 25, 2022. Yearbooks are $13 each.
This is your only opportunity to order.
Note from the Nurse: COVID-19 Vaccination Card Information
District 57 offers families the opportunity to voluntarily provide their child’s COVID-19 vaccination status. This information is important to have on file as students who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks post 2nd dose) do not need to quarantine if identified as a close contact (per IDPH guidelines) and remain asymptomatic. We are asking parents to send a copy of their child's Covid vaccination card to the health office after their child receives their second dose.
Julie Tworek, RN
Upcoming Westbrook Dates
Friday, February 11th - 1st Grade Officer Friendly visit (half of 1st grade)
Wednesday, February 16th - PTO's Leapin' Into Literature (1st Grade only 11:50am-12:50pm)
Wednesday, February 16th - PTO meeting Westbrook LRC 7pm
Friday, February 18th - Half Day 1st Grade (no school for K and preK)
Monday, February 21st - No School
Wednesday, February 23rd - PTO's Leapin' Into Literature (1st Grade only 11:50am-12:50pm)
Friday, February 25th - Report Cards sent home
For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar
First Student - District 57's Transportation Provider
If your child rides the bus, please sign up for BUS BULLETIN. Bus Bulletin is a direct line of information from First Student to your phone. For more information about Bus Bulletin click here www.BusBulletin.com/parents.