The Buzz at Westbrook School
February 3, 2023
From the Principal...
Dear Westbrook Families,
I hope you are all staying safe and warm with the temperature drop this week. Westbrook students have been playing games indoors when the weather is too chilly for outdoor recess. We have many exciting indoor activities to look forward to during February, listed below.
We do not have Valentine's Day parties at Westbrook. If your child would like to bring valentines for the entire class, please ensure they are only non-food items. If food items are sent, they will need to be returned to the student who brought them in.
The Westbrook data team will meet this coming week to review our winter benchmarking data. Kindergarten and first-grade teachers will analyze data to identify trends and establish goals in our work with students. The team will also look at individual student data to identify students who qualify for additional literacy and math support. If your child qualifies for additional support, parents will be notified.
For Your Children,
Mark Your Calendars
Monday, February 6th & 13th - First Grade Officer Friendly
Tuesday, February 7th - HR Imaging Candid Photo Day
February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - 1st Grade Leaping Into Literature
Friday, February 10th - Hot Reads Assembly - 10:20 am / 2:20 pm
February 13th - 17th - Spirit Week & Kindness Week
February 13th - 15th - Tasty Bites - K / 1st
Wednesday, February 15th - PTO Meeting - 7 PM WB Gym
Thursday, February 16th - Lunch with the Principals
(1/2 Brooks 11:50-12:20, 1/2 Bruns/Solar 12:20-12:50)
Friday. February 17th - Trimester 2 Ends / Half Day of School
(ONLY 1st grade attends 9:20am -12:20pm)
Monday, February 20th - No School, Presidents Day
Tuesday, February 21st - All School Rope Warrior Assembly
Thursday, February 23rd - PTO Dance 5-7 & 7-9 PM, WB Gym
Friday, February 24th - Report Cards Go Home
For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar
Kindergarten Registration - 2023/2024
NEW to Westbrook 1st Grade Students - 2023/2024
Reminders from the NURSE
Please keep your child home if they have a fever, have vomited, and/or have diarrhea.
Your child may return to school once they have been fever free (without fever reducing medication), vomit free, and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours. Please reach out to your pediatrician if your child is sick and you have any concerns.
You may call the attendance line, complete the online absence notification form or email the teacher and / or the office to report a student absence.
Julie Tworek, RN
847-394-7340 ext 2005
Thank you so much for your support of safety at Westbrook!
- Please park your car and walk your students across the bus lane for arrival. Please do NOT allow your students to walk in the parking lot unaccompanied.
Please ensure you use the crosswalk in the parking lot walking 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.
Please do not bring dogs or animals onto 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.
Recognize a Staff Member
Westbrook teachers and staff work hard to support students and staff daily. We invite you to complete the google form if you would like to recognize a staff member or team for their hard work and dedication. We will pass on the good news to them. Thank you in advance for sending an encouraging word, as we know it will mean so much to them.
PTO Sponsored Event
Due to popular demand, we are adding a second time slot for the upcoming
Sweet as Can Bee Family Dance.
A second set of tickets are available for Thursday, February 23rd 7:00-9:00pm.
Space is limited....register today!
Please do not register for the encore event if
you've already registered for the 5:00-7:00 pm dance.