October 7, 2022
Last Day for Walk for Wescott Donations
Parents, STOP, and click the link to visit the Walk for Westcott donation site. Today is your LAST day to donate to earn raffle entries. You don’t want your child(ren) to miss out on the opportunity to win these great raffle prizes:
- New 20” Trek Bike from George Garner Cyclery
- 1 Night Stay, Family Suite for up to 4 Guests at Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee
- 1 Year Membership to the Dugout Sports Training
- Dairy Queen Blizzard a Week for 1 Year
- Passes for Sky Zone, Ultimate Ninjas, Painted Penguin, CMX Movie Theater and Ice Skating
- Wescott Spirit Wear from B Friends and Fuzzy Blankets from Pixie Lane
- Learning Games from How About Learning and Books from Book Bin in Northbrook
- Tickets to the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Fire and Chicago Dogs games
- Chicago Bears Autograph Photo and Chicago Wolves Jersey
- Sweet treats from Crumbl Cookies, Joe Donut and Nothing Bundt Cake
- Food from Grill House, Dawg Park Grill,
- Pug Playdate with Mrs. Latek
- Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
- After school enrichment programs at Hi-Five Sports, DanceEd, Bach to Rock and Noggin Builders
In addition, the Top Class in each grade will win a Pajama Party! So far, the Top Class for each grade are:
- Kindergarten: Grosshuesch
- 1st: Kamin
- 2nd: Palzet
- 3rd: Losoff
- 4th: Molay
- 5th: Nadel
Ask your friends, neighbors and family to help out and let’s keep the donations coming! All money raised will go to support the school and local charity: Fear? Not! Nation. In addition, your child will have the opportunity to win great raffle prizes, raffle entries increase with every $25 collected!
It’s easy to donate! Just visit the donation site. All donations must be made by Friday, October 7 to be eligible for the raffle. Shoe donation for Soles4Souls is underway through next week. Please bring new or gently used shoes. Bins are placed at Wescott entrance.
Lemonade Stand Fundraiser for Florida Oct. 10
The Wescott Helping Hands Committee and the Wescott PTO are hosting a lemonade stand on Monday, October 10 from 9:15 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. Students will sell lemonade in Wescott's circle drive in the front of the school to help raise money for the hurricane victims in Florida. Be sure to stop by during the day to support their efforts and those affected in Florida!
Character Counts! Food Drive Oct.17-21
Join our district, District 34, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help for the Character Counts! Week Kids Care Food Drive from October 17-21. Collection boxes will be located at each school, and all District 30 schools, and all community members can help "Stuff the Bus" October 18 to support the Northfield Township Food Pantry.
Wescott Principal Dr. Chris Brown will join Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley, Willowbrook Principal Dr. Scott Carlson and Maple Principal Mr. Sam Kurtz riding the bus to collect your donations at our bus stops on Oct. 18:
- 4:30 p.m. - Maple School, 2370 Shermer Road, Northbrook
- 4:50-5:10 p.m. -Glenview Public Library. 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
- 5:15-5:35 p.m. - Glenview Fire Station 6, 215 Waukegan Road, Glenview
Most needed items are:
- Canned soup
- Plain white rice (1-2 lb. packages)
- Peanut Butter
- Canned chicken and tuna
You can also donate by credit card by calling 847-724-8300, visiting twp.northfield.il.us/pantry, or sending a check to the Northfield Township Food Pantry, 2550 Waukegan Road, Suite 100, Glenview, IL 60025.
The Northfield Township Food Pantry serves the 1,200 local families eligible to receive perishable and non-perishable food and grocery store cards. No tax dollars are used and the Pantry is sustained entirely by residents, civic organizations, schools, businesses and the faith community. Thank you for your support!
Calendar of Events
Picture Retake Day is October 13
Parent-Teacher Conference Signup Open
This fall, Wescott School will again offer parents live, online interactions with our teachers during Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 19 (4:30-8:00 p.m.) and October 20 (noon-8:00 p.m.). Conferences are one of the most valuable tools we have to foster our strong partnerships between home and school. This fall’s conferences will use an online video conferencing tool, built right into Meet The Teacher, our scheduling program. This will be a simpler and more efficient process for everyone.
Conference registration is open and will continue through Thursday, October 13, 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, 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.
As you plan your child’s Halloween costume this year, please keep in mind that your child will be wearing their costume all day at school. Children will not be changing into their costumes during the day. Find a costume that your child can wear comfortably during the school day and one that is appropriate for school.
As a general rule, costumes that are gory, bloody, violent in nature or overly frightening are not permitted at school. Be cognizant of any group costumes to be inclusive of students. Additionally, weapons, even toy ones, are not allowed at school. Please also avoid masks that limit vision or costumes that interfere with ease of movement, since the students will be wearing their costume during the school day and parading outside. Take this opportunity to be creative and have fun with your child as you think about costume ideas.
On Monday, October 31 we will begin our outdoor Halloween parade at 1:15 p.m. weather permitting. If your child is going to wear makeup as part of his/her costume for the school parade, please be sure it is put on at home. The children can wear their makeup to school but won’t be able to apply any makeup, hair color, spray, etc. at school. Please be sure children dress for the weather as well.
News from the Wescott PTO
Volunteers Needed for Monster Mash - October 28
Volunteer to be a part of Monster Mash on Friday, October 28 and make this Halloween extra fun! Two ways to help:
1. Click here to sign up your trunk to be a part of Trunk-or-Treat from 5-6 p.m.
2. Click here to volunteer to be part of the festivities inside the school, 6-8 p.m., 30 minute shifts and lots of opportunities to be part of the fun!
Ticket information and sign up to attend Monster Mash will be forthcoming, once we know we have enough volunteers to actually put the event on. We need YOU to make this happen!
Parent Speaker Series - October 25
In partnership with The NORA Project, Wescott PTO presents the fall parent speaker series event: The NORA Project - Building Inclusive Classrooms on October 25 at 8 p.m.
The Nora Project's Parent Program Coordinator Anitra Rowe Schulte and Chief Program Officer Katy Fattaleh will share information on a range of topics that can help parents to teach about ability diversity and model inclusive practices. Attendees will learn about The Nora Project's Ability Inclusive Mindset Framework, how to introduce it to kids, and how to use it to guide parents' own beliefs and behaviors to be more inclusive to all.
Common parent questions on the topic of talking with kids about disability will be addressed. A Field Guide with additional resources will be provided, including additional learning opportunities and tools and ideas to use at home with kids.
Click here for Zoom event link.
Noodles & Company Dine Out - October 24
Support Wescott school PTO when you dine in or order online from Noodles & Company in Glenview on October 24 from 4-8 p.m. Noodles & Company will donate 25 percent of qualifying sales to Wescott PTO. Please mention Wescott when you dine in or coupon code, “GIVING25” in the coupon code line at online checkout.
Wescott School Family Night - October 15
2023 School Board Elections
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will have four school board seats to be filled at the Consolidated Election on April 4, 2023. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2027.
Candidates for the office of the school board can now circulate nominating petitions for signatures. The period for filing nominating petitions runs from December 12 through December 19, 2022.
A candidate for the school board is required to file the nominating petitions, Statement of Candidacy, and receipt for filing their Statement of Economic Interests with the applicable county election clerk and not with the school board secretary or the administrative offices of the school district. The county clerk may have petition forms available, or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website: elections.il.gov.
Candidates may also want to consult the “2023 Candidate’s Guide” (https://www.elections.il.gov//Downloads/ElectionOperations/PDF/2023CanGuide.pdf), which can be downloaded from the Illinois State Board of Elections website, or contact the county clerk or board of election commissioners regarding the requirements of filing. Candidates and voters can get information about District 30 from our website and learn about being a school board member from the Illinois Association of School Boards at: iasb.com/elections.
Check the Lost and Found
Accessible Parking Places
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
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
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman firstname.lastname@example.org
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
School Hours are 8:40 am to 3:10 pm.
Half day dismissal time is 11:45 am.