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February 3, 2023

Important Dates

Thursday, February 9

PTA Meeting with WB/GG Principals, all invited, 6pm on Zoom

Monday, February 20

NO SCHOOL - President's Day

Tuesday, February 21

Board of Education Meeting at 7:30pm at Attea Middle School

Friday, March 3

NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Wednesday, March 8

Family Literacy Night at Westbrook from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Message From The Principal

Westbrook Families,

We are looking forward to some fun upcoming events here at Westbrook over the next few weeks. This upcoming Thursday, we are excited to share that all students will attend a PTA sponsored assembly. The Mousetrap Machine Show combines Science, Math and Art to teach students about how the five essential simple machines work: the Lever, the Wheel, the Pulley, the Inclined Plane and the Screw. Thank you PTA for sponsoring this experience for our Westbrook students.

We are also looking forward to Valentine's Day here at Westbrook. A friendly reminder that students are able to exchange Valentines on February 14, however we kindly ask that no candy or food items are attached to the Valentines. Thank you in advance to the PTA for providing such fun and engaging activities for our classroom celebrations too.

This week has been especially cold! We try as best as we can to have students go outside for recess however this week it has certainly been a challenge. The district uses the "feels like" temperature of ten degrees or warmer as our threshold for outdoor recess. If the "feels like" temperature drops below ten degrees, students will stay inside for recess. Please make sure that students are dressed appropriately with coats, hats, gloves, boots and snow pants as appropriate.

You may have seen district communication regarding the 5 Essentials Survey. This survey is very important we kindly ask ALL parents to take this survey. We use this data regularly to make school and district based decisions. In order for us to see the parent results of the survey, we need twenty percent of parents to complete the survey. At this time, we have six percent of our parent population that has completed the survey. Thank you to the families that have already filled this out! The survey takes less than five minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your time to complete this survey! More information below!

Have a wonderful weekend!


5 Essentials Survey

January 23 - March 31, 2023

Have you taken the 5Essentials Parent Survey yet?

Your input on this statewide survey -- given to parents of all students throughout the state of Illinois -- allows us to help us improve our schools for our students. As a parent, taking the survey will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered for the Illinois State Board of Education by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools shows that schools strong on at least 3 of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes.​​

Please click here to take the parent survey. We ask that you take the survey for each school in which you have a child. We will be pleasantly persistent in the coming weeks as we hope to reach 100% participation before the survey closes on March 31, 2023. We plan to use the results of this year's survey to give us a clear picture of our schools' climate and culture. If at least 20% of parents participate in the survey, a parent supplement report will be generated and we will share these results with the community.

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From Westbrook Literacy Coach - Mandy Freer

Check out this easy way to support your child's reading comprehension. You can support them in prioritizing what is most important, sequencing the important parts and adding in interesting details. They can retell events like school or their weekend, they can retell favorite movies, or favorite books.
Retelling Books, NF Texts, Movies!

Rhythm Is Alive! - Spring Music Program Information

Mrs. Meister would like to share some very important news with families about the upcoming Spring Music Program for 1st and 2nd grade students. Click HERE to view all of the information you will need to know for this exciting event. A schedule can be found below!

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Occupational Therapy In Preschool

To start the school year, the preschool program has been delivering group occupational therapy sessions to all students. Based on the increase of individual needs across our program, we will shift to provide a transdisciplinary approach where our occupational therapist will work with our classroom teachers to support their delivery of motor activities across the week. Please know that if your student receives occupational therapy through their individual educational plan (IEP) they will continue to receive those same services. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Maggie Wade, our Assistant Principal for Student Services.

Lost & Found

Are you looking for missing water bottle, jacket, or sweatshirt? Stop by Westbrook's lost and found area before or after school.

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Parent Program

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Westbrook School

Patrick Hoeft, Principal

Dr. Maggie Wade, Assistant Principal

Martha Rode, Assistant Principal

Glenview District 34

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Westbrook School

1333 Greenwood Road

Glenview, IL 60026

Main Office# (847)998-5055

Office Fax# (847)998-1872

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