The Buzz at Westbrook School

November 3, 2023

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Dear Westbrook Families,

It was so nice to see so many parents at parent-teacher conferences this week. We are so thankful to our amazing PTO and parent volunteers who provided meals for the staff. Your generosity to our teachers and staff is greatly appreciated. We have one more evening of conferences next Thursday, November 9th.

I want to remind parents that as the weather gets cooler, it is essential that students dress appropriately for recess. We will go outside for recess unless the "feels like" temperature is 15 degrees or lower, so students must have warm clothes. The students enjoy the cooler, snowy days when they wear boots, snow pants, hats, and gloves. Please be sure to write your child’s last name on a tag in their coat so it does not get lost.

I’d like to thank all our Veterans for their service as we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th.

For your Children,

Danielle Crandall

PEPS Information

PEPS (Partnering with Educators and Parents to Support student needs) is a networking group for parents of children with special needs in any of the District 57 schools.

Please check out the latest PEPS newsletter HERE.

News from the District Admin Office

Mark Your Calendars

Friday, November 3rd - End of the First Trimester

Monday, November 6th - PEPS Behavior (Sped Parent Group), LRC 4-5 PM

Wednesday, November 8th - Picture Re-takes

Friday, November 10th - Report Cards sent home

Tuesday, November 14th - Board of Education Meeting, Fairview 7PM - Spotlight on LRC STEAM / Coding

Wednesday, November 15th - PTO Meeting, Lounge, 7 PM

Thursday, November 16th -

Lunch with the Principals Brooks/Grossmayer

Preschool & Kindergarten Family Reading Night 6-7 PM

November 20th - 24th - Thanksgiving Break, No School

Thursday, November 30th - 1st Grade Family Reading Night

6-7 PM

Friday, December 1st - PTO Special Lunch

December 4th - 8th - Westbrook Book Fair

For more dates, check out the district calendar: D57 Calendar

Library News

Mrs. Capra is still accepting pictures for LOOK WHO'S READING!

(more information below)

Please send in your photo by Monday, November 6th.


2024/2025 Registration Information

Recognize a Staff Member

Westbrook teachers and staff work hard to support students and staff daily. We invite you to click on this LINK if you would like to recognize a teacher or staff member 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.


Thanks to all the Room Reps for their help during the Circle of Friends Pumpkin Patch Parties and Kindergarten/First Grade Halloween parties. The students had a blast and we are so grateful for everyone's support!

Join us on Facebook!

We have some pictures up from the Pumpkin Patch parties, the Halloween parade, and the Trunk or Treat on our private facebook page. If you haven't already joined, click here!

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