March 3, 2023
We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as District 30 works with our vendor to resolve registration issues for Summer School 2023. Registration remains on pause until we can assure that the process is working correctly.
Picking a summer program for your students is important and we share your concern and frustration, which is why we are communicating daily with our vendor to correct these issues. Please be assured that when registration resumes, we will work to make sure that in-district students can be enrolled in their preferred classes.
We will alert parents here in The Wescott Word as soon as registration resumes. Should you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
"Spring Into Art!" Club Sign-Up: Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Wescott is offering an after school "Spring Into Art!" Club for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. The club will be held on either Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:10 to 4:10 pm. Registration will open on Monday, March 6 at 8:00 am.
The Tuesday club will begin Tuesday, March 14 and continue for eight weeks through Tuesday, May 9.
The Thursday club will begin Thursday, March 16 and continue for eight weeks through Tuesday, May 11.
There will be no club the week of spring break. Membership is limited due to space and equipment.
Participation is on a first come/first served basis, with priority given to students who have not participated in an after school club this year. Parents will be required to arrange transportation of their children from school grounds. Since crossing guards are not on duty, any student who walks home needs parental permission.
Running Club Sign-Up: 3rd & 4th Grade
Calling all runners! Wescott is offering a weekly after school Running Club for 3rd- and 4th-grade students. In this club, students will go outside (weather permitting), build their running stamina and play various running games. This club is a great way to prepare students who are interested in participating in our annual Lew Blond Run, which will take place May 20, 2023.
Registration opens on Monday, March 6 at 8:00 a.m. In order to participate in running club, students will need to have an updated sports physical on file in the office.
The club will be held on Mondays for 3rd-graders and Wednesdays for 4th-graders from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m., beginning March 20 running eight weeks through May 17. Membership for this club will be limited. Priority is given to students who have not participated in a club yet this year. Parents will be required to arrange transportation of their child from school grounds. Since crossing guards are not on duty, any student who walks home needs parental permission.
Please note, completing this form does not guarantee admission. Ms. Georgis and Ms. Price will contact you if your child is in the club. For any questions, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calendar of Events
Classroom Placements for 2023-24
February 24, 2023
This is the time of year when staff begin thinking about classroom placements for the coming school year. This is a very delicate process, which takes into account many factors in an effort to create the best possible learning environment for each child. This includes:
Student academic strengths/weaknesses
Student learning styles
Identified special needs
The placement process is a team effort completed with care and consideration. Classroom teachers work with special area teachers to review student needs and dynamics. The process requires significant time and collaboration.
You may want to share information about your child to help us in this process. Each year children grow and change, as do relationship dynamics, so information that you may have shared in the past is not referred to during this year's process. If you wish to provide input, it may include information related to your child's learning style, social dynamics with other children, and/or academic strengths & weaknesses.
We ask that you do not request a specific teacher for your child. Please do not make this request of your child’s current teacher. Such requests cannot be honored, as this opportunity is not available to all children and the staffing may change between now and the beginning of next year.
This input should be put in writing to your building principal no later than Friday, March 31. Information received after this date may not be considered. Please know email is the preferred method for this communication directly to Dr. Brown email@example.com.
We trust that you will rely on our professional judgment as we group the children with the idea of creating the best learning environment for everyone. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Christopher M. Brown, Ed.D.
Principal, Wescott School
Lemonade Stand to Benefit Earthquakes Victims
'Getting Excited About Science' Assembly
Thank you to the Wescott School PTO Cultural Arts Committee for bringing Steve Balliveau and his 'Getting Excited About Science' assembly to Wescott today for kindergarten through second grade! Students did just that as they participated in cool experiments exploring solids, liquids & gas, friction and physics - click to see!
News from the Wescott PTO
Nominations for PTO Board are Open
- VP of Technology
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or submissions.
Illinois 5Essentials Survey Runs through March 31
Students and teachers across Illinois now have an opportunity to participate in the 11th annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted through March 31. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted during that same timeframe. To take the survey please click here or the button below and select the appropriate survey to begin.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UChicago Impact Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or email@example.com.
Chris M. Brown, Ed.D
Kindergarten & Preschool Signup is Open
District 30's full-day 2023-24 Kindergarten Program will be held at both Willowbrook and Wescott schools. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, your child must have been born on or before September 1, 2018, as evidenced by an official birth certificate or passport. Proof of residency in District 30 is also required, as well as the filling out of an affidavit form.
Please visit the Wescott or Willowbrook Kindergarten Registration page on the District 30 website for more information. Visit our enrollment page for the pre-registration links and information on establishing residency in District 30. Questions? Please call Willowbrook’s office at 847-498-1090 or Wescott’s office at 847-272-4660.
The 2023-24 District 30 Kid Connection Preschool will be held at Willowbrook School. The preschool program is held 5 days a week for 2.5 hours a day and follows the District 30 school calendar. The 3-year-old students attend the morning class and the 4-year-old students attend in the afternoon. Please visit our District 30 Preschool page for the pre-registration link, tuition information, and a list of documents needed to register.
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.
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
Instructions are available here and on the website at District 30 Health and Safety Guidance
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
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School Hours are 8:40 am to 3:10 pm.
Half day dismissal time is 11:45 am.
Main office: 847-272-4660
Health/Attendance Office: 847-400-8760
Location: 1820 Western Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA