The Buzz at Westbrook

February 7, 2020

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,


It has been another exciting week at Westbrook! We celebrated the 100th day of school this week! Our first graders enjoyed listening to books during Leapin’ into Literature. We also had another special lunch! Thank you to our wonderful PTO for all you do for our students!


Kindergarten Enrollment

Online enrollment for kindergarten is now open! We will have in-person kindergarten enrollment on Friday, February 14, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 AM-3:00 PM - or - Tuesday, February 18, 2020 between the hours of 4:30 PM-6:30 PM. Spread the word! We look forward to seeing many familiar faces and meeting new Westbrook families! More information about the enrollment process for Kindergarten can be found on our school website.


Half Day - February 14

This is a friendly reminder that Friday, February 14th is a half-day for first grade. There is no school for kindergarten or preschool. First grade students will be dismissed at 12:20. Normal bus routes will run at that time. First graders should bring a morning snack. There will be no after school Kids’ Corner, so please let your teacher know of your dismissal plan. Thanks!


Remaining Half Day Attendance Dates:

  • Friday, February 14
  • Thursday, April 9
  • Friday, May 22


STEAM Night

Mark your calendars! We are excited to offer a special STEAM Night for Westbrook Families on Thursday, March 12. (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.) Your entire family is welcome to attend! See the flyer below for more information. Please RSVP here by February 20!


Instagram & Twitter

Are you following us? Check out what’s happening at Westbrook on Instagram or Twitter! Our username is: westbrook_d57.


Thank you for your partnership!


Kind regards,

Kristin Vonder Haar

A Note from the Nurse...

All medications, whether prescription or over the counter require a completed school medication authorization form (physician completes the top portion, parent completes the bottom portion). The school medication authorization form can be found on the district website.


All medication must be brought to the health office by an adult in the original container.

Please notify the school nurse ahead of time if your child will be needing medication here at school.


Thank you!


Julie Tworek, RN

Westbrook School Nurse

847-394-7340 Ext: 2005

jtworek@d57.org

Westbrook Calendar:

February 11...........................................................................Ed Foundation Meeting, LRC, 7pm

February 14............................................................................Half Day for First Grade Only

February 14................................................Circle of Friends and Kindergarten - No School

February 14..........................................................................Kindergarten Enrollment 8am-3pm

February 17.............................................................................No School - President's Day

February 18............................................................Kindergarten Enrollment - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

February 19.............................................................................................PTO Meeting, LRC, 7pm

February 20.............................................................Board of Education Meeting, Fairview, 7pm

February 21.................................................................................................End of 2nd Trimester

February 28...........................................................................................Report Cards Distributed

March 4................................................................................................First Grade Special Lunch

March 10................................................................................Ed Foundation Meeting, LRC, 7pm

March 12..............................................................................................Westbrook's Steam Night

March 17.....................................................................................No School - Institute Day

March 18.................................................................................................PTO Meeting, LRC, 7pm

March 19.................................................................Board of Education Meeting, Fairview, 7pm

March 23-27...............................................................................Spring Break - No School

March 30............................................................................................................Classes Resume