The Buzz at Westbrook School

January 20, 2023

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

We have had a busy four-day week of learning at Westbrook. We are excited to partner with the Westbrook PTO to provide our first-grade students with the Leaping into Literature program. Leaping into Literature allows parents to read to interested first graders during lunch recess. Leaping into Literature will take place every Tuesday in February. If you are interested in volunteering to read to your child’s first-grade class, please use the signup genius link in the PTO news.

Our first-grade students will have an opportunity to visit our music room the week of February 6th to hear from Officer Friendly. This 30-minute presentation is delivered by a Mount Prospect Police Officer with the classroom teachers and administrators present. Please see this link for more information regarding the School Officer Friendly Program. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.

For your children,

Danielle Crandall

Mark Your Calendars

January 23rd - 25th - Tasty Bites

Tuesday, January 24th - Preschool Information Night

Mount Prospect Public Library 7-8 PM

Friday, February 3rd - First Grade Special Lunch

Monday, February 6th & 13th - First Grade Officer Friendly

February 13th - 17th - Spirit Week & Kindness Week

Tuesday, February 7th - HR Imaging Candid Photo Day

February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - 1st Grade Leaping Into Literature

Friday, February 10th - Hot Reads Assembly 10:20 am / 2:20 pm

February 13th-15th - Tasty Bites

Wednesday, February 15th - PTO Meeting 7 PM WB Gym

Thursday, February 16th - Lunch with the Principals

(1/2 Brooks 11:50-12:20, 1/2 Bruns/Solar 12:20-12:50)

Friday. February 17th - Half Day of School (1st grade attends 9:20am -12:20pm)

Monday, February 20th - No School, Presidents Day

Thursday, February 23rd - PTO Dance 5-7 PM, WB Gym

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

Kindergarten Registration - 2023/2024

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.

Safety Reminders

  • Please park your car and walk your students across the bus lane for arrival. Please do NOT allow your students to walk in the parking lot unaccompanied.

  • Please ensure you use the crosswalk in the parking lot walking to and from Westbrook.

  • Please do not walk between the buses. Staff members will be in front of the school each morning, reminding families to only cross at the crosswalk.

  • Please do not bring dogs or animals onto school property. Many of our students are frightened of dogs.

  • Please contact the classroom teacher if you have a friend or family member picking up your child. Please communicate to the adult which door your child is dismissed from.

Thank you so much for your support of safety at Westbrook!

Notes 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 fever reducing 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.

Please report all absences to the school by using the attendance line, the absence notification form or by emailing the teacher and / or the office.

Warm Regards,

Julie Tworek, RN

847-394-7340 ext 2005

Upcoming PTO Sponsored Event

Join us February 23rd from 5:00-7:00pm for the Westbrook Family Dance: "Sweet as can Bee."

Enjoy dancing with music by "Bach to Rock," a family craft table, small sweet treats, and a temporary honeybee tattoo station. The entire family is welcome and the event is totally free.

Reserve your tickets now. SPACE IS LIMITED!

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