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,
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.
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
Mark Your Calendars
Monday, March 20th
1st Grade Field Trip, Prairie Lakes Theater
March 20th & 24th
Kindergarten Art Field Trip
Monday, April 3rd
Friday, April 7th
For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar
Visit https://book.hrimaging.com/book/ 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
STREP INFECTIONS ON THE RISE
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
- 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.