May 29, 2020
From the Principal...
Dear Westbrook Families,
Westbrook is such a special place because of our students, families, and staff. When we left school in March, we had no way of knowing that we would not return for the rest of the school year. The Westbrook community continued to come together and support each other. Although our year has come to an end, we have so much to celebrate! Our students demonstrated resilience and perseverance. They continued to ask questions, wonder about the world around them, practice gratitude, stretch their brains, and spread kindness. We are grateful for our families who partnered with us during this time (and always!). We want to thank our incredible PTO and all of the volunteers who helped make this year special by helping in the library and at centers, spreading a love for reading by joining us as mystery readers, encouraging healthy eating through Tasty Bites, offering enriching assemblies, talking about careers to our youngest learners, and the list goes on and on! We are also fortunate to have strong partnerships with the Mount Prospect Public Library, MP Fire Department, and MP Police Department. I also want to recognize our incredible staff for working collaboratively and creatively to create meaningful and engaging learning experiences to help our students to grow in a number of ways.
We wish you and your families the very best. May your summers be filled with love, laughter, and play!
Celebrating a Wonderful Year - We are all in this TOGETHER!
We have so much to celebrate! The Westbrook staff wanted to create a video for our students and families to celebrate the school year. Thank you!!
Thank you to Rebecca Connelly, our music teacher, and her husband, Mike, for putting together the video for our families!
End of the Year Supply Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Please see the attachment to find out more information regarding supply pick-up and drop-off. All families will have materials that will need to be picked up, unless you hear otherwise from your child’s teacher.
For Kindergarten-1st grade, supply pick-up/drop/off will take place on June 1st and June 2nd.
Get Ready for Next Year!
We are so sad to have this year come to an end, but exciting things are bound to happen in the fall!! Attached are social stories for the upcoming year. These stories include pictures of staff that your child will have the opportunity to work with in their upcoming school year.
We have consolidated all the remote learning menus in one place, so families can easily access lessons they would like to review throughout the summer. Students can also access their IXL (Reading and Math) and BrainPOP online accounts until July 24th, when scheduled online maintenance will occur.
Support and Resources for Families in Need
If you are in a position to help families who may need extra resources during this difficult time, please consider donating some money using this form that will be given to D57 families in need. If you find your family in need of support, please fill out this form to request assistance.
Has Your Family Recently Moved or Are you Planning on Moving?
Planning for the 2020-21 school year is underway! If your child will not be returning to Westbrook for the 2020-21 school year, please email email@example.com. (This does not include 1st graders going to Lions Park or Fairview.)
The Mount Prospect Public Library has a lot of wonderful resources for you and your family. Please check their website www.mppl.org to register for summer virtual programs, as well as information regarding their Summer Reading Program which runs between June 1st and August 31st. Please see the attached flyers for more information from the Mount Prospect Public Library!
Our lovely resource director, Cindy Larson, has also created a list of book recommendations. See the attachment for more information!
Please enjoy our list of staff read alouds on our YouTube playlist. Please click here to access the playlist.
Instagram & Twitter
Are you following us? We have been so proud of our students for all the work that they have put in at home during this time. Please follow us! Our username is: westbrook_d57.
Thank you for your support! Have a beautiful and playful summer!
We wish you and your family well,
Kristin Vonder Haar