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March 17, 2023

Important Dates

Thursday, March 16

2nd Trimester Report Card Are Posted in PowerSchool

Monday, March 20 - Board of Education Meeting

7:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M. - Attea Middle School

Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31

Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Friday, April 7

District Closed - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 26 - Incoming WB Kindergarten Information Night (preregister in the flier link) at 6:00 P.M. - Westbrook School

Friday, May 5 (SAVE THE DATE)

Kindergarten Music Program

  • Friday, May 5, 9:30am: Savage, Licato, Greiner
  • Friday, May 5, 1:30pm: Krueger, Stanley, Barron

Message From The Principal

Westbrook Families,

The last two weeks have been jam packed with a lot of fun and excitement at Westbrook! We would like to thank all of our families that came out to our Family Literacy Night Event on March 8th. We had over 200 families attend for an evening full of fun and literacy! A huge thank you to the Glenview Public Library, our PTA and the numerous staff members that made the night possible! As we look to plan for next year we would like to gather your feedback. Please fill out this brief survey to help us plan for a future event!

We also thoroughly enjoyed having our families join us for our first and second grade musical performances! A big thank you to Karin Meister for her leadership as this was the first time that Westbrook students performed on our stage since March of 2020. Thank you to all the families that pre-registered for the event. This was a huge help to make the day of the event much more enjoyable for families and our front office staff. While safety and security remain our priority, this small step helped with the overall management of visitors and allowed our performances to start on schedule! Kindergarten families, please save the date for our upcoming Kindergarten performances. You can learn more here!

  • Friday, May 5, 9:30am: Savage, Licato, Greiner
  • Friday, May 5, 1:30pm: Krueger, Stanley, Barron

We are excited for our Spirit Week this week at Westbrook! Please see the schedule below and a big thank you to Kacie Bratko for organizing!

We hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break!


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Report Cards Are Posted

You now can log into PowerSchool ( to see your child’s 2nd trimester report card. Click on the “Report Card” icon on the left navigation bar. We also ask that you click the checkbox, and Submit button at the top of the page to confirm that you have reviewed it.

Report cards will be translated into Spanish, Korean and Mongolian. You’ll see the tabs at the top of the screen on the Report Card page in PowerSchool.

Please visit the K-5 Report Card page of the website to find resources for understanding standards-based grading.

If you have trouble logging into PowerSchool, please reach out to your school’s front office.

On March 20th from 12:00-1:00, Angelica Barraza from Kidnectivity will present an overview of Potty Training via Zoom with a focus on addressing sensory issues. This event is for all families. There will be Spanish, Korean and Mongolian translators for this event.

M. Angelica Barraza, OTR/L, C/NDT, is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch and has over 25 years of experience as a pediatric OT. She is the clinical director and co-founder of Kidnectivity, an outpatient clinic in Northbrook. She has extensive training in the areas of sensory integration, neuro-developmental treatment training and social emotional development. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with families, professionals and students as she frequently consults with Chicago area schools and guest lectures at surrounding universities. Angelica is also the director of Camp Kid Power, an individualized intensive therapy camp that runs in the summer at Kidnectivity. She had recently co-authored The Kid Power Program: A Clinical Program to Enhance Spontaneous Bimanual Use and Achieve Functional Goals within the book An Evidence Based Guide to Combining Interventions with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practices.

From Westbrook Literacy Coach - Mandy Freer

Want to help your child remember his/her sight words? You can use everyday objects like quarters or bingo chips at home to create symbols for each sound. They can use those symbols to map out the sounds, eventually matching letters to each sound. Then he/she can use the new word in a sentence to help remember its meaning.
Learning Sight Words at Home with Your Child

5 Essentials Survey

If you have a moment, please consider taking the 5 Essentials Survey. This survey is very important we kindly ask ALL parents to take this survey. We use this data regularly to make school and district based decisions. In order for us to see the parent results of the survey, we need twenty percent of parents to complete the survey. Today, we have thirteen percent of our parent population that has completed the survey. We need a minimum of twenty percent to receive our parent results. Thank you in advance for your time to complete this survey! More information below!

Please click here to take the parent survey.

Your input on this statewide survey -- given to parents of all students throughout the state of Illinois -- allows us to help us improve our schools for our students. As a parent, taking the survey will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered for the Illinois State Board of Education 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:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools shows that schools strong on at least 3 of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes.​​

Please click here to take the parent survey. We ask that you take the survey for each school in which you have a child. We will be pleasantly persistent in the coming weeks as we hope to reach 100% participation before the survey closes on March 31, 2023. We plan to use the results of this year's survey to give us a clear picture of our schools' climate and culture. If at least 20% of parents participate in the survey, a parent supplement report will be generated and we will share these results with the community.

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Parent Program

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Westbrook School

Patrick Hoeft, Principal

Dr. Maggie Wade, Assistant Principal

Martha Rode, Assistant Principal

Glenview District 34

Our Mission


Westbrook School

1333 Greenwood Road

Glenview, IL 60026

Main Office# (847)998-5055

Office Fax# (847)998-1872

Absence Calls/Health Office (847)657-2494