August 19, 2022
Welcome to the New Wescott Word!
Welcome back, Wolves!
We are proud and excited to kick off another outstanding school year. Our theme this year is Kindness Begins with Me. Each day, each one of us has the opportunity to make Wescott a more kind and caring place. Take a moment every day to share a kind act for a classmate or an adult in the building. Just like anything else, it takes practice, but I am confident kindness will continue to grow this year at Wescott.
Dr. Brown and Mrs. Compagno
District 30 continues to keep track of COVID-19 cases.
Calendar of Events
Thursday, August 25
Curriculum Night - 6:30-8:00 pm
August 29 - September 19
Measure of Academic Progress
(MAP) Testing - Grades 1-8
Wednesday, September 1
Monday, September 5
District Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Test of Emergency Notification System on Aug. 27
On the afternoon of Saturday, August 27, District 30 will run a test of our emergency notification system. As part of this test, you should receive an email, phone call, and text message to the contact numbers and email addresses that you have registered with the district.
If you would like to revise a telephone number or email address for notification, please contact your school’s office to update this information.
Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation with this important test.
Join us for Curriculum Night Aug. 25
Our Curriculum Night is Thursday, August 25. We invite all parents to attend this informative evening. The schedule is:
- 6:30-6:55 Formal Presentation for K, 1st, and 2nd grade classrooms
- 7:00-7:25 General Session for parents in the gym
- 7:30-8:00 Formal Presentation for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms
Formal presentations will be made by each classroom teacher and will include an overview of the curriculum, teacher expectations, and projected activities for the year. Informal sessions will be held in classrooms, when the formal presentations are not occurring. All other faculty will be available throughout the night informally ... stop in and say hello!
Make Sure Your Health Forms are Up-To-Date
Kindergarteners and students new to Wescott are required to provide the school with an Illinois health exam form with an immunization record and a physical, which was completed within one year prior to the first day of school. Kindergarteners and new students will also need to hand in a completed eye exam and dental form. The forms may be found at District 30 Health Forms.
Second-graders will need to turn in a dental form this school year by May 2023. If your student will be keeping allergy or asthma medication in the health office, a current health care plan from your physician is required.
Before any medication can be dispensed, the school must receive written instructions and a signed permission form from the student’s physician and parent. All medications must be properly labeled and kept in the Health Office. Parental permission must also be obtained for non-prescription medication. Please contact the Health Office at 847-400-8760 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Tests Aug. 29-Sept. 19
Starting the week of August 29, students in grades 1 through 8 will take NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Fall MAP assessment.
- Students in grades 2-8 will take two assessments: Reading and Mathematics.
- Students in grade 1 will just take Mathematics.
The testing window will occur on various days from August 29 through September 19. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s building principal or the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Melissa Hirsch.
Wishing you a wonderful school year!
Dogs Are Not Allowed at School
News from the Wescott PTO
PTO Registration Live until August 31
The PTO registration is live now through August 31. During the registration process, you will gain access to ordering the yearbook, weekly ice cream, birthday sign, birthday book and the Wescott student directory. Register now.
Wescott Spirit Wear On Sale
All Spirit Wear items are available for purchase now through September 7 on BFRIEND's website.
When checking out online, please add your student and teacher’s name to the notes in your cart. Orders will be completed after the sale is over and delivered to school by the first week in October.
For any questions regarding merchandise or orders please call BFRIENDS at 847-236-4131. Any other questions? Email email@example.com. A portion of the proceeds will go to Wescott PTO.
Wescott Wolf Yard Signs for Sale!
Grab the last few Wescott Wolf Yard Signs before they are gone. $30 each. Please contact Lisa Fishbain at firstname.lastname@example.org for payment and pickup.
Parent volunteers are crucial for a successful school year. Please sign up for the following opportunities:
What's New in Our Virtual Backpack?
Third-grade Brownies open to newcomers
Attention parents of 3rd-grade girls interested in Brownies. Cindy Grossman and Beth Glowacz are excited to announce the continuation of brownies for the 2022-23 school year. If you have a 3rd-grade girl who would like to join for the first time, please email email@example.com.
- 6:30-6:55 p.m. - Formal Presentation for K, 1st, and 2nd grade classrooms
- 7:00-7:25 p.m. - General Session for parents in the gym
- 7:30-8:00 p.m. - Formal Presentation for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms
Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 06:30 PM
Wescott School, Western Avenue, Northbrook, IL, USA
School Hours are 8:40 am to 3:10 pm.
Half day dismissal time is 11:45 am.