The Buzz at Westbrook School
September 2, 2022
From the Principal...
Dear Westbrook Families,
We have had an excellent start to the school year. It was great to see so many families on back-to-school night. You can find the presentation that includes Westbrook staff at this link. Thank you for your partnership and commitment to your children’s education.
Each year, Westbrook holds one PTO fundraiser, which we call the Walk for Westbrook. This year’s Walk for Westbrook theme is Westbrook Reads The Rainbow! Please mark your calendars for this year’s walk on Wednesday, October 5th. Parents are invited to watch students walk around the school to participate in themed stations. We will share your child’s walk time in an upcoming newsletter. Please check your child’s backpack for the Walk for Westbrook donation form. We appreciate your support!
Each year Westbrook holds a safety week. This year's safety week will be held next week from Tuesday, September 6th through Friday, September 9th. Students and staff will practice an evacuation drill, bus evacuation drill, shelter-in-place drill, and a lockdown drill. As required by the Illinois School Safety Drill Act (105 ILCS 128/20), schools must conduct these drills each academic year. Schools must provide sufficient information and notification to parents and guardians before any walk-through lockdown drill involving student participation. Our school lockdown drill will take place Thursday, September 7th. Please contact me if you wish your child to be exempted from the law enforcement lockdown drill. Thank you for your support in ensuring a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff.
As a friendly reminder, if you are changing your child’s pick-up plans, please call the Westbrook office at (847) 394-7340 or email the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers may not see parent emails during the school day. Our office staff tracks students taking the bus home, and students who go home with a guardian.
We hope you enjoy Labor Day weekend. We look forward to seeing students back at school on Tuesday, September 6th.
For your children,
Westbrook School - Upcoming Events
Monday, September 5th
- No School
Week of September 6th-9th
- Safety Week
Thursday, September 8th
- Circle of Friends, Popsicles in the Park, 6-7 pm
Monday, September 26th
- No School
Tuesday, September 27th
- Picture Day (retakes 11/9)
Wednesday, October 5th
- Walk for Westbrook (Rain Date 10/6)
Friday, October 7th
- Half-day Institute - only 1st graders attend school
Monday, October 10th
- No School
Please ensure you use the crosswalk in the parking lot to and from Westbrook.
Please do not walk between the buses. Staff members will be in front of the school each morning, reminding families to only cross at the crosswalk.
We kindly request you do not bring dogs or animals on school property. Many of our students are frightened of dogs.
Please contact the classroom teacher if you have a friend or family member picking up your child. Please communicate to the adult which door your child is dismissed from.
If you would like to use the Westbrook playground during the school day, please sign in at the office to receive a badge. This is an added safety measure for our teachers to identify approved visitors.
All visitors must ring the bell at door #1 and sign in with the office.
Library News from Mrs. Capra
The LRC Birthday Book Program is BACK!!
Sign up for the Bus Bulletin from First Student. This is a great way to learn of delays due to traffic, construction, weather, etc.
If you have questions regarding transportation and routing, contact First Student at (847) 635 - 9877.