The Panda Post


Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 18

Report Cards Posted in PowerSchool

Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 30

PTA - Holiday Helper Donation Drive Ends

Wednesday, December 1

Character Counts Poster Submission DUE

Thursday, December 15

PTA Principal Zoom at 6pm

Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 31

No School - Winter Break

Message from the Principal

Westbrook Parents/Guardians,

We have now moved to a distance of 6 feet at lunch for all students. Students have done extremely well making this transition and we have seen the positive impact this has had on close contacts. We have had some COVID 19 cases over the last two weeks however because of the transition to 6 feet at lunch more students were able to stay in school! This is a huge milestone in an effort to keep our students safe and in school!

The weather has certainly made a change over the last two weeks. We are now seeing cooler temperatures throughout the day. Students will continue to go out for recess/mask breaks daily. Please make sure that all students come to school with appropriate winter gear. (Coats/jackets/hats/gloves etc.). If anyone is in need of any winter items please reach out to one of our school social workers, Melinda Prawer or Chrissy Crowe.

As we move into Thanksgiving I wanted to send a huge "THANK YOU" to all of our Westbrook families. It is such an honor and privilege to work in such a supportive community. The many positive notes and e-mails of thanks and appreciation to our staff shows just how great this community is! I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Please note that if your student participates in our Learning Lab program there will NOT be Learning Labs next week. Learning Labs will resume again on 11/29/21.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Lost & Found

Are you looking for missing water bottle, jacket, or sweatshirt? Stop by Westbrook lost and found area before or after school.

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Construction Update

While some exterior construction has taken place over the last two week the majority of work has taken place on the interior of our new addition. Please take a look at the photos below.
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CHARACTER COUNTS! Poster and Video Contest

CHARACTER COUNTS! invites students to participate in the 2021 Poster and Video Contest.

Over the years, CHARACTER COUNTS! celebrates and reminds us of our power to do good. Great character has been on display as our community, country and the world continue to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. This year, CHARACTER COUNTS! will continue partnering with the local Hero Hustle Run that annually recognizes heroes.

Submission deadline is December 1, 2021.

For more information, please visit

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A great opportunity to support our Panda + Gator families in need!

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This program brings holiday cheer to panda and gator families in need. Our Holiday Helper parent team -- Mary, Anne, Amy, Diana, and Rita -- are collecting funds until NOVEMBER 30. They'll purchase and distribute gift cards to our panda and gator families first thing in December so they have time to shop for gifts.

Every donation to this program helps spread cheer! Any donation amount welcome! Donate online or by check! Check out the levels of sponsorship on the flyer above, or, choose a custom donation amount. ALL DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!


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Facebook & Twitter Accounts!

We are now on Facebook and Twitter!

Share the News! LIKE and follow WB on Facebook to keep up with all the school fun, photos and happenings at WB! Our goal is to reach 200 Likes! We are now a little past 100!

Follow and Like WB on FB -

Twitter - @WestbrookD34

Patrick Hoeft - @phoeft34

Martha Rode - @RodeMartha

Maggie Wade - @MaggieOConnorW1

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Westbrook School

Patrick Hoeft, Principal

Dr. Maggie Wade, Assistant Principal

Martha Rode, Assistant Principal

Glenview District 34

Our Mission

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

1401 Greenwood Road, Glenview