The Buzz at Westbrook

November 22, 2019

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,


Thank you for making time in your busy lives to attend your child’s conferences. We strongly value our partnership with you!


Parent-Teacher Conferences:

Thank you to all of the families who were able to attend our conferences! I hope you found this experience to be valuable for you. Please take a moment to share your feedback by taking this short survey.


Winter Weather

As the weather turns progressively “wintry”, it will be important to consider some of our routines at Westbrook. This weekend, please take the time to find the winter clothes your child needs to be outdoors. This is especially important for students who have a daily recess. Labeling all clothing items with your child’s name is always a great idea, as our lost and found collection tends to swell with misplaced mittens, hats, and scarves in the winter. If you need financial support to dress your child for outdoor play, please contact me for help.


Morning Arrival

Please remember that our school day begins promptly at 9:20 a.m. (In other words, students are expected to be in their classrooms by that time). Students can be dropped off at school at 9:10 a.m. and should arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. for transition for students and helps our morning traffic flow. If you are driving a child to school and arrive after 9:15 a.m., please park and escort the child into our main office to be signed in. We thank you for your cooperation with these procedures. When walking through the parking lot, please make sure to use the crosswalks.


Volunteering Opportunities

We are so fortunate to have a committed and active PTO! We can’t thank them enough for all that they do for our students and our school community. There are many different opportunities to volunteer at Westbrook School. We are looking for volunteers to help in our library! Volunteers read to classes, re-shelve books, and check out books to students. Click on this link if you would like to sign up to volunteer in the library!


If you are interested in other volunteering activities, such as helping with staff appreciation, special lunch, art appreciation, Leapin’ into Literature, and more, please click on this link.


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Have a lovely Thanksgiving break! I hope its filled with family, friends, and fun!



Kind regards,

Kristin Vonder Haar

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Westbrook Calendar:

November 25-29............................................................................Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 2.............................................................................................................Classes Resume

December4.................................................................................................1st Grade Special Lunch

December 10..............................................................................Ed Foundation Meeting, LRC, 7pm

December 18.............................................................................................. PTO Meeting, LRC, 7pm

December 19..................Board of Education Meeting and Pubic Hearing on Levy, Fairview, 7pm

December 23-January 3.................................................................Winter Break - No School

January 6.................................................................................................................Classes Resume

January 8....................................................................................................1st Grade Special Lunch

January 15..................................................................................Ed Foundation Meeting, LRC, 7pm

January 17...........................................................................................Half Day for First Grade Only

January 17.....................................................Circle of Friends and Kindergarten - No School

January 20...................................................................No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 22...................................................................................................PTO Meeting, LRC, 7pm

January 23.....................Board of Education Meeting and Pubic Hearing on Levy, Fairview, 7pm

January 29, 30, 31.................................................................Circle of Friends Lottery for 2020/21