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4/14/2022

Important Dates

Friday, April 15

No School


Monday April 18

Board of Education Meeting - 7:30 P.M.


Tuesday, April 19

Mongolian BPAC Event - 6:30 P.M. on Zoom


Wednesday, April 20

PTA Fundraiser - Culver's on Waukegan 4:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.


Thursday, April 21

PTA Principal Thursday - 6:00 P.M. on Zoom


Tuesday, April 26

Family Connect Night - WB/GG - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in the Glen Grove Gym

Message from the Principal

Westbrook Families,


It has been another great week at Westbrook School. Our students were able to enjoy the outdoors with the change in weather this week. Our second grade students began their CogAT testing and construction continues to move right along.


As we look to next week we are excited for two special occasions that will take place on Friday, April 22. We will welcome our Glenview police and a firefighters to the building on Friday to help start our students' day off right with a "high five." Please know there will be many emergency vehicles on property however there is no emergency happening! Thank you to the dedicated police and firefighters of Glenview for making the start of the day special!


The second exciting opportunity for students is our next PTA sponsored event. This event will be an in person assembly. Matt Whilhelm, professional BMX rider and motivational speaker, will perform two shows at Westbrook. A big shout out and thank you to the PTA for providing this exciting show!


Have wonderful three day weekend!


Patrick

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Dear Westbrook and Glen Grove Families,


We are so excited to welcome D34 ParentConnect back in person in a big and wonderful way, with Family Connect Night on Tuesday, April 26 from 6:00-7:30pm at Glen Grove! Thank you to The Debra Gelfand Children’s Foundation for sponsoring this event.


Family Connect Night is an opportunity for children and adults to reconnect with old friends and make new social connections within their cluster. It’s a particularly great transition opportunity for second graders to attend this fun event at their new school.


There will be crafts, games and an animated short film and discussion facilitated by Beth Irwin, LPC, from Family Service Center. Boxed meals from North Branch will be provided.

Please RSVP to let us know how many members of your household will attend. Interpretation in Spanish, Mongolian and Korean will be offered (but please let us know in advance if you wish to have this service). We will follow up before the event to confirm your attendance and get your family’s dinner order. While the programming is planned for children in grades K-5, older and younger children are welcome. We don’t want anyone to miss the chance to connect!


RSVP today to let us know you’re coming,

and share it with your WB/GG friends!

2022-2023 Registration Now Open

Online registration for the 2022-2023 school year opened on April 4, 2022. Parents and guardians will be able to register their children who are current students through PowerSchool. New to District 34? Start by completing a new student registration.


Follow the steps below to complete your child's registration.


Returning Students

1. Login to PowerSchool to complete registration for the 2022-2023 school year.
pschool.glenview34.org

2. If required, complete residency verification.
register.glenview34.org/residency

3. Pay school fees online.
glenview34.org/for-parents/fees



New Students

1. Complete the new student registration.
register.glenview34.org

2. Proof of child's birth certificate.
Bring original copy to school; if school is closed bring to Admin building (Attn: Business Services)


3. Set up PowerSchool account or add to existing account.
Once the school approves your application, you will receive an email with PowerSchool information.


4. Complete online residency verification.
register.glenview34.org/residency

5. Pay school fees online.
glenview34.org/for-parents/fees


Click the link(s) below for a printable step-by-step guide.

Returning Student [English] [Spanish] [Korean] [Mongolian]
New Student or Kindergarten [English] [Spanish] [Korean] [Mongolian]

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Class Placement Input

Later this spring, the Westbrook staff and I will engage in our work to create the groups of children that will comprise our 2022-23 homeroom classes. The class placement process is one that takes considerable time and collaboration among our school team, and will not be truly finalized until August.


In creating classes, we strive to take into account all that we have already learned regarding the social, emotional, academic and creative aspects of every child. Our goal is to form balanced, heterogeneous classes in which each child can succeed. If you have additional information that you feel is important for us to consider when placing your child in a class for next school year, please share it with me in writing (or email: phoeft@glenview34.org) no later than Friday, April 29th. If your child will not be returning to Westbrook for the 2022-2023 school year because your family is moving or he/she will be enrolling in a private school, please let the front office know as soon as possible via email to mzenzola@glenview34.org and pschurr@glenview34.org.


Your thoughts about your child’s peer relationships and previous school experiences are certainly valued. Consistent with past practice at Westbrook School, however, please know that we are unable to honor requests for specific teachers. If you have any questions about the class placement process, please feel free to reach out!

WB/GG PTA News

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Your donation supports community events, student enrichment activities, author visits, teacher appreciation efforts, and much more!


Thank you for your donation! All of the money collected during this fundraiser benefits the students, staff, and families of Westbrook and Glen Grove schools. We really appreciate your support and we look forward to bringing everyone great programming in the 2022-23 school year. We can't wait!

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Order Yearbooks Here!

Use code above to select school.

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Lost & Found - Extended one week!

Our Lost and Found is overflowing! PLEASE ask your child to check in the hallway by the front office for any sweaters, jackets, gloves, hats, water bottles, etc. that may have come to school but didn't make it home. All items that have NOT been claimed will be donated after April 22. Parents are welcome to stop by before/after school.

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Construction Update

Construction continues at Westbrook. Recently we had several trees removed from the west side of our property along Greenwood Rd. to make way for our expanded parking lot. This new parking lot will double the amount of spaces we have in the current lot and under the parking lot with be a storm water retention pond. We will certainly be adding more trees back to the property to replace the ones we needed to cut down!


We had our final ceiling inspection this week and ceiling tiles will be installed in our new full day kindergarten wing soon! Bathroom fixtures have started to go in and rooms are fully carpeted! New exterior doors(including our student height door) are also going in at all exits.


Enjoy the photos below!

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Facebook & Twitter Accounts!

We are now on Facebook and Twitter!


Share the News! LIKE and follow WB on Facebook to keep up with all the school fun, photos and happenings at WB! Our goal is to reach 200 Likes! We are now a little past 100!


Follow and Like WB on FB - https://www.facebook.com/WestbrookD34

Twitter - @WestbrookD34

Patrick Hoeft - @phoeft34

Martha Rode - @RodeMartha

Maggie Wade - @MaggieOConnorW1

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Westbrook School

Patrick Hoeft, Principal

Dr. Maggie Wade, Assistant Principal

Martha Rode, Assistant Principal

Glenview District 34

Our Mission

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.


1401 Greenwood Road, Glenview

847-998-5000

https://www.glenview34.org/