The Buzz at Westbrook School

May 19, 2023

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Westbrook Chorus Performed at the School Board Meeting

From the Principal...

Dear Parents,

We are so thankful for our PTO Art Appreciation. Students had a great time learning about Eric Carle's books and creating beautifully painted butterflies. Thank you Melissa Amling and Jennifer Poje for organizing and to all the parent volunteers that came to help.

We celebrated Speech pathologist appreciation day this week. We are grateful to have an amazing speech and language pathologist team at Westbrook Megan Crawford, Colleen Jennings, Taylor Marquardt, Kirsten Titze, Jocelyn Warner, and Anita Wilisowski.

This week we had an all-school Hot Read Assembly to honor the amazing Mrs. Zemaitis, who will be retiring after this school year. Janice has served as a teacher in District 57 for over 30 years. Her dedication to her students and families, hard work, and commitment has made a tremendous impact. Her expertise and guidance have not only shaped Westbrook but have also nurtured the talents of those fortunate enough to work alongside her. Janice has a true passion for her work and the students she serves. May this next chapter of her life be filled with joy, fulfillment, and the well-deserved relaxation she has earned. Janice’s friends and colleagues read her favorite Elephant and Piggy book, I'm Invited to a Party by Mo Willems.

It is hard to believe the last day of Circle of Friends is next week, Wednesday, May 24th. Watching the preschoolers learn and grow has brought our staff much joy. I am grateful that you have entrusted your little ones with our Westbrook team. Circle of Friends families, please join us for popsicles in Westbrook’s Park on Wednesday, May 31st, from 6:15-7:00 pm. We hope our Circle of Friends students and families have a fun and safe summer.

For your children,

Danielle Crandall

Mark your Calendars

Monday, May 22nd - Capannari’s Coolest School, 3-7 PM

Wednesday, May 24th - Field Day / Kona Ice (1st grade should wear their new LP/FV shirts)

Last day of Early Childhood

Early Childhood iPads and Chargers DUE

Thursday, May 25th - Lincoln Music Assembly, Gym, One Show @ 9:45 AM

Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day, No School

Tuesday, May 30th - Kindergarten/1st Grade Devices and Chargers DUE

Wednesday, May 31st - First Grade Clap Out, 3:30 PM

Popsicles in the Park, 6:15-7 PM

Thursday, June 1st - Last Day of School, Report Cards Go Home

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

Student Social Stories

News for Next Year's 2nd Graders & their families!

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Lions Park School

From the Lions Park PTO

Supply Kit Order Information

Order deadline is June 5th!

After June 5th, prices increase & delivery to school is not guaranteed.




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.

2023-2024 School Year

Planning for the 2023-24 school year is underway.

  • If your child will not be returning to the District for the 2023-24 school year, please call the school office at (847) 394-7340 or email us at
  • Also, if you have moved during the present school year (2022-23), please contact the office with the new address information.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you.

Student Enrollment

NEW to Westbrook families, kindergarteners and 1st graders,

should contact the front office for registration information.

847-394-7340 or

Kids Corner

Registration the 2023-24 Kids Corner program will take place the first week of July.

Please watch the D57 website for more information!

News 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 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.

Julie Tworek, RN

District 57 Information and Community News