What's Up Willowbrook
February 10, 2023
2023 Teacher Raffle Winners!
- PTO Special Lunch - Once Upon a Bagel
- Family Fun Night (6:30-8:30 p.m.). Click here for more info and to purchase tickets!
- No School - District Holiday
- School Store (Grades 3-5 during lunch)
- Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:30-8:00 p.m.)
- No School for Students
- Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:00-8:00 p.m.)
This winter, Willowbrook School will again offer parents live, online interactions with our teachers during Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 21 (4:30-8:00 p.m.) and February 23 (12:00-8:00 p.m.). Conferences are one of the most valuable tools we have to foster our strong partnerships between home and school. Please disregard any wording on Meet The Teacher platform that states In-Person conferences. This winter’s conferences, we will continue to use Zoom and a Zoom Directory will be shared with you closer to the start of conferences.
Conference registration opened on Tuesday, February 7, at 6:00 a.m. and will continue through Thursday, February 16, at 3:00 p.m.
Conference scheduler login information will be sent to the primary contact email for your student, along with step-by-step instructions for registering. Please keep an eye open for this information. Registration codes and directions will be available to you in the Parent Portal (on the form marked 2022-23 School Year Information), starting on the weekend before registration opens.
During conferences, your classroom teacher will discuss academic and social-emotional goals, discuss how the learning experience is progressing at school and at home, and share details about the classroom community with you. This is a collaborative meeting between families and teachers when we can answer your questions. We are so proud of our students and their strong start. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and partnership.
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
From the Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
During the week of February 13, all students in Grade 3 and Grade 5 will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). CogAT is one component of District 30's comprehensive assessment plan. This test measures general and specific cognitive abilities; a student’s ability to reason and problem solve.
CogAT is a multilevel battery assessment that provides information in three domains: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. Each domain requires approximately 45-60 minutes to administer. In addition, a practice test will be administered prior to the actual testing session. CogAT is a timed test; however, most students have sufficient time to attempt every item.
Student results will be provided to the faculty and to parents in mid to late April 2023.
International Night Thank You!
Thank you to the District 30 community who came together for International Night 2023! It was an evening that showcased creative host tables with amazing food and festive facts, a student Chinese cultural play, performances of all kinds and a student fashion show -- all made possible by the time and energy of our District 30 families.
We especially would like to thank: all students who participated in the Fashion Show to start the evening; Wescott and Willowbrook students who participated in the Chinese Cultural Play; performing groups Borozda Hungarian Ensemble, Sheila Heily Academy of Dance and the Lion Dance by Adrienne Lo and Nathan Hart; our Host Table Volunteers and their families; and the Wescott and Willowbrook PTO Committee Members.
The evening would not have been the success that it was without you!
5th-Grade Parents - Join the Maple PTO Executive Board!
The Maple PTO is seeking four members of our community to join the 2023-25 Executive Board. This is a great way to make a meaningful difference! To nominate yourself or others, please click here.
The open positions are Co-President, Co-VP Committees, VP of Technology, and Treasurer. Nominations are due by Friday, March 3.
After the nominations are closed, the nominating committee will reach out to discuss the roles with the nominees, gauge interest & answer any questions. Committee members for 2023 are Jessy Aaron, Lisa Harper, Elizabeth Purtill, and Renata Moore. If you have questions in the interim, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology Club Sign Up!
Do you love using technology? Are you someone that loves to collaborate with others and create awesome projects with iPads? Then you should join the Willowbrook Technology Club!
First-graders will meet for 11 sessions with their school iPad. We will start on Tuesday, February 28 and our last session will be on Tuesday, May 16. The session will meet in the LMC from 3:10-4:10 p.m. Parents need to make arrangements for their child’s transportation to be picked up no later than 4:10 p.m. in the front of the school.
Space is limited to 20 students, so sign-up today by clicking the link below! Enrollment will be chosen on a lottery basis. Students will be notified with a letter and an email will be sent out to parents on Wednesday, February 22 if they are in the club or not. Thank you for your interest in Technology Club.
If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com. Please visit our Spring Clubs web page to preview other upcoming after-school opportunities. More registration information is coming soon.
Summer School Registration Opens Feb. 15
Registration opens this Wednesday, February 15th at 10 a.m. for in-district families. The D30 Summer School Website contains information on the new registration process, as well as our class offerings, and overall information about the summer program.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to see your students this summer!
5Essentials Survey Runs Through March 31
Students and teachers across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the 11th annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online 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:
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted January 24 through March 31. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted during that same timeframe. To take the survey please click here or the button below and select the appropriate survey to begin.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UChicago Impact Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or email@example.com.
Scott R. Carlson, Ed.D.
Lew Blond Registration Starts Feb. 1
Join Us as a Runner, Sponsor or Both!
Registration for the 22nd Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk starts Wednesday, February 1 at lewblondrun.org! This fundraiser and community tradition is happening Saturday, May 20 at Maple School!
We are seeking both participants and sponsors for one of the top running events in the north suburbs. For those interested in sponsoring, your giving can include donating to our silent auction, monetary or in-kind donations (click the button below to learn more).
This annual event honors former District 30 Teacher Lew Blond, who passed away from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in February 2000. The run is supported by District 30, the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and the Lew Blond Memorial 5K nonprofit and consists of three events:
One Mile Run
The “Little Lew” 50 yard dash for children ages 0-6 years
Thank you for your support and we hope you will support us on Saturday, May 20 for the 22nd annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk!
Kindergarten & Preschool Signup is Open
Kindergarten Pre-registration for the 2023-24 school year will take place online. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, your child must have been born on or before September 1, 2018, as evidenced by an official birth certificate or passport. Proof of residency in District 30 is also required, as well as the filling out of an affidavit form.
Please visit the Wescott or Willowbrook Kindergarten Pre-Registration page on the District 30 website for more information.
Visit our enrollment page for the pre-registration links and information on establishing residency in District 30.
If you have questions, please call Willowbrook’s school office at 847-498-1090 or Wescott’s school office at 847-272-4660.
The 2023-24 District 30 Kid Connection Preschool will be held at Willowbrook School. Please visit our District 30 Preschool page for the pre-registration link, tuition information, and a list of documents needed to register.
What's Happening in Wakelet?
What’s happening at Willowbrook? This week at Willowbrook you will find students participating in many new and exciting experiences as they participate in shining their light! Collaboration, cooperation, innovation, engagement, and learning together can all be seen in our platform Wakelet! What is happening with Battle Of The Books? Who won the Character Counts contest? What is happening during Black History Month? Check out all the awesome things that are happening at Willowbrook this week! Follow us @ #d30learns. Click here for the Wakelet link
Shield Testing - All Schools on Tuesdays
SHIELD Saliva tests must be turned in to your child’s school before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Wescott - Tuesdays
Willowbrook - Tuesdays*
Maple - Tuesdays*
Throughout the year, packs with multiple testing kits will be sent home with your child
Use one each week and save the remaining for future use
Only return samples in the bag with the QR code and your child’s name
Instructions are available here and on the website at District 30 Health and Safety Guidance
Future supplies will be provided only to students who have participated in testing, therefore, hold onto your supplies if you think you may use them at some point
- Please reach out to your school’s Health Office should you need additional supplies
Patient Support Hotline
Call: 217-265-6059 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Signing in and registering patient portal accounts
- Scheduling testing appointments
- Viewing appointments
- Viewing test results
- Other patient portal questions
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman firstname.lastname@example.org
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
Want to know what's going on around the community? District 30 uses a "Virtual Backpack" to share community information while saving paper, costs, and lightening the loads our students bring home. Please click the button below to view upcoming Community Events.
Main Office: 847-498-1090
Health Office/Attendance: 847-400-8860
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