What's Up Willowbrook
August 26, 2022
Picture Day is Wednesday, August 31
Be dressed and ready for photos! Pictures will be taken outside and all students will be photographed.
There is nothing to hand in before picture day. You will receive a proof order form or an email from Stuart-Rodgers Photography with a link to your online gallery about 2-3 weeks after picture day. You can then visit their site at srphotos.com and choose your package.
Please note: Rain Date will be September 7
Monday, August 29
- PTO Ice Cream Social: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31
- Picture Day
Monday, September 5
- Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Friday, September 9
- High Five Friday with the Glenview Police
- Patriot Day Assembly: 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday, September 14
- PTO Room Parent Meeting: 7:00-7:30 p.m.
- PTO General Meeting: 7:45-8:15 p.m.
**Parents are welcome to join us each Friday at 8:45 a.m. for our Flag Raising Ceremony**
SHIELD OPT-IN 2022-23 Starts the Week of August 29
Families who have opted in to SHIELD testing for the 2022-23 school year will receive, if not already, an email explaining how the AT-HOME testing will work. Supplies will be sent home with your child. Please return the sample based on your school's testing date. The vial must be inside the bag that is labeled with the QR code. No food or drinks for 45 minutes before the test.
Wescott- Tuesdays by 10 am (starting 8/30)
Willowbrook- Thursdays by 10 am (starting 9/1)
Maple- Thursdays by 10 am (starting 9/1)
Beginning of the new school year is a great time to review bus safety and the importance of slowing down for the school bus. Here are some things to remember:
Always follow the speed limit and laws especially in school zones and at bus stops.
Never drive distracted or use a cell phone or device while driving.
Pay attention to flashing lights. It is illegal to pass a school bus when its red stop-arm is extended while loading or unloading children.
For more information please review the following link Bus Safety
Patriot Day Flag Raising Ceremony, September 9!
Inviting All First Responders! The Glenview Police Department will be part of our first High-Five Friday of the year in the Willowbrook circle drive at 8:30 a.m. Immediately after, we will have our Flag Raising ceremony in the Gym at 8:45 a.m. and we would like any parents, friends, or family members that are first responders of our students to serve as flag raisers.
Please let the office know if you are a first responder who plans on attending 847-498-1090.
Want to Join Band and Orchestra? It's Not Too Late!
If you missed our open house/registration night from the spring or are new to District 30, you can still sign your child up for band or orchestra lessons for this school year! Orchestra is open to current 4th- and 5th-grade students, and band is open to current 5th-grade students.
If you have questions or would like to know more about the program, please contact our instrumental music directors. We look forward to hearing from you!
Mrs. Barrett - Orchestra Director - email@example.com
Mr. Pittman - Band Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Sure Your Health Forms Are Up-To-Date
Kindergarteners and students new to Willowbrook are required to provide the school with an Illinois health exam form with an immunization record and a physical, which was completed within one year prior to the first day of school. Kindergarteners and new students will also need to hand in a completed eye exam and dental form. The forms may be found at District 30 Health Forms. If your child will be participating in a Willowbrook sports club, it is required that your student have a health exam that was completed within one year prior to the last day of the club on file in the health office.
Second graders will need to turn in a dental form this school year by May 2023. If your student will be keeping allergy or asthma medication in the health office, a current health care plan from your physician is required.
Before any medication can be dispensed, the school must receive written instructions and a signed permission form from the student’s physician and parent. All medications must be properly labeled and kept in the Health Office. Parental permission must also be obtained for non-prescription medication. Please contact the Health Office at 847-400-8860 or email@example.com if you have questions.
NOTICE All District Families and Employees
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will be partnering with Brightview Landscape Services to treat the grounds on and around the Maple School soccer field. On September 2, we will be applying Granular Gypsum, 0-0-50 Sulfate of Potash, Conserv Award 17-17-17 fertilizer with 60% slow release nitrogen and equal parts of phosphorous and potassium, granular micronutrients G-Plus, and Cascade 16G to amend the current soil to enhance turf growth and health.
In the event all applications cannot be applied on this date, the alternate date of application will be September 3.
For questions, please contact the district’s buildings & grounds coordinator, Jason Borst, at (847) 400-8964.
Test of Emergency Notification System on Aug. 27
On the afternoon of Saturday, August 27 District 30 will run a test of our emergency notification system. As part of this test, you should receive an email, phone call, and text message to the contact numbers and email addresses that you have registered with the district.
If you would like to revise a telephone number or email address for notification, please contact your school’s office to update this information.
Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation with this important test.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Tests Aug. 29-Sept. 19
Starting the week of August 29, students in grades 1 through 8 will take NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Fall MAP assessment.
- Students in grades 2-8 will take two assessments: Reading and Mathematics.
- Students in grade 1 will just take Mathematics.
The testing window will occur on various days from August 29 through September 19. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s building principal or the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Melissa Hirsch.
Wishing you a wonderful school year!
New Website for After-School Clubs!
We have a new website for Willowbrook After-School Clubs. Please click the link below to view all Fall, Winter and Spring clubs. Fall clubs signup runs August 22 through September 2.
What's Happening at the PTO
Reminder - PTO Registration Deadline is Wednesday, August 31. (Registrations after this deadline will incur a $20 late fee).
Sign up for Ice Cream Wednesday, Spiritwear Breakfasts, purchase a Yearbook, donate to the classroom party fund or make a general PTO donation, and more!
Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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! Who is shining their light at the start of this year's kick-off assembly? What is 5th grade learning about inventors? Who is building reading stamina? Which students are trying out the new playground areas? Check out all the awesome things that are happening at Willowbrook this week! Follow us @ #d30learns. Click here for the Wakelet link