The Buzz at Westbrook School

March 17, 2023

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

We have had an exciting week at Westbrook School. Students took classroom yearbook photos, and we had an all-school assembly with Irish Dancing presented by the Hogan Irish Dance Company. Our Kindergarteners visited the music room for the first time on Monday and Wednesday for their in-school field trip. Next week, our kindergarteners will visit the Westbrook art room, and our first graders will have a field trip to Prairie Lakes Theater to see the theater production of Charlotte's Web.

We have one more full week of school before spring break (Monday, March 27th through Friday, March 31st.) Please note that there is NO school on Friday, April 7th. Have a great weekend!

For your children,

Danielle Crandall

23-24 School Year

Planning for the next school year begins early. If you would like to request that certain information be considered in assigning a classroom placement, please complete this optional form. The most helpful comments speak to specific insights you have about your child as a learner. We have an excellent staff, so we hope you will trust our expertise and input from your child’s current teacher to determine the best placement for your child for the upcoming school year. Please consider the following guidelines regarding the placement request process:

  • Please do not request a specific teacher.
  • If you have more than one child, please complete a separate form for each.
  • All information is kept confidential and only read by Mrs. Crandall and Mr. Anderson
  • All requests must be submitted by Friday, April 14.

PEPS Event

On Saturday, March 18, the PEPS (Partnering with Educators and Parents to Support student needs) group is having an open gym at Westbrook!

The meeting will give you an opportunity to meet other parents as your child plays. To learn more, please check out the newsletter.

Student Services Department

Join Lincoln Middle School on Thursday, April 13th for

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Mark Your Calendars

Monday, March 20th

1st Grade Field Trip, Prairie Lakes Theater

March 20th & 24th

Kindergarten Art Field Trip

March 27th-31st


Monday, April 3rd

Classes Resume

Friday, April 7th

No School

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar


Visit to order online.

Cost : $13.00 each

2022/2023 Yearbooks ORDER deadline is March 24th

School Supply Kit Order Information 23/24 School Year

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.

23/24 New Enrollment at Westbrook

News from the Nurse


IDPH and the CDC are observing an increase in strep throat -- specifically invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) -- infections among children. Early recognition, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of these diseases in children and adults is very important.

The following steps can prevent the spread of strep throat:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water

  • Avoid sharing eating utensils with someone who is sick with strep throat

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • See the doctor when experiencing symptoms so you can be tested and treated

Symptoms of Strep:

  • Sore throat that can start very quickly and cause severe pain when swallowing
  • Fever
  • Red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus
  • Tiny red spots on the roof of the mouth
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the front of the neck
  • Headache, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain.

Julie Tworek, RN

847-394-7340 ext 2005


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

  • PLEASE remember to drive slowly and cautiously in the parking lot.
  • No left turn traveling westbound from Central onto school property.

  • Please park and walk with your students across the bus lane. Students should not walk in the lot unaccompanied.
  • Please ensure you use the crosswalk in the parking lot.

  • Please do not walk between the buses.

  • Please do not bring dogs or animals onto school property.

  • Please contact the classroom teacher if dismissal plans change.

District 57 Information and Community News

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