The Buzz at Westbrook School

March 24, 2023

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

Thank you to the Westbrook PTO for sponsoring the Kindergarten Art and Music field trip. Kindergarteners were so excited to go to the art room and visit Mrs. Meyers for a special painting project and visit our music teacher, Ms. Clarke to learn some new songs. Kindergarteners learned art and music room expectations and were able to explore the rooms they will enjoy in first grade. A fun time was had by all!

We are so lucky to have our wonderful social worker, Mrs. Ryno, at Westbrook School. We celebrated social worker appreciation day on Tuesday, March 21st. Please join me in thanking Mrs. Ryno ( for all she does to support Westbrook students.

We wish everyone a happy and restful spring break. We look forward to seeing our students back at Westbrook the week of April 3rd. There will be no school on Friday, April 7th.

For your children,

Danielle Crandall

23-24 School Year

Planning for the next school year begins early. If you would like to request that certain information be considered in assigning a classroom placement, please complete this optional form. The most helpful comments speak to specific insights you have about your child as a learner. We have an excellent staff, so we hope you will trust our expertise and input from your child’s current teacher to determine the best placement for your child for the upcoming school year. Please consider the following guidelines regarding the placement request process:

  • Please do not request a specific teacher.
  • If you have more than one child, please complete a separate form for each.
  • All information is kept confidential and only read by Mrs. Crandall and Mr. Anderson
  • All requests must be submitted by Friday, April 14.


On Tuesday, April 4 from 10:00-11:00, the PEPS (Partnering with Educators and Parents to Support student needs) group is meeting at Lincoln. The topic will give you an opportunity to meet other parents and staff as we discuss how to support your child’s executive functioning skills. To learn more, please check out the newsletter.

Student Services Department

Lincoln Middle School is Hosting...

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Mark Your Calendars

March 27th-31st


Monday, April 3rd

Classes Resume

Friday, April 7th

No School

April 10th-12th

Tasty Bites K/1st

Thursday, April 13th

Vision/Hearing Screenings

Friday, April 14th

Special Lunch, First Grade

Saturday, April 15th

Ed Foundation Gala

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

Kindness Club

We are thrilled to announce that our third and final session

of Kindness Club was an amazing success!

Our kind first graders made personalized t-shirts of their vision of what kind is in an effort to spread kindness throughout our community.

We also organized a food drive. Our sweet students made posters to help remind classmates to bring in non-perishable food for donation. We collected 289 cans and 147 boxed food items! All the donated food items are now at the Mount Prospect Food Pantry to help support community members in need of food assistance. THANK YOU to all our families who donated to this cause.

Lastly, our kind students organized bags to help make a birthday celebration special for an individual who participates in the WINGS program. We would like to thank our amazing PTO for sponsoring this service project.

We are so proud of ALL the kind children at Westbrook School!

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.

Order Supply Kits for 23/24 School Year

23/24 New Enrollment at Westbrook

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.

Warm Regards,

Julie Tworek, RN

847-394-7340 ext 2005


Thank you so much for your support of safety at Westbrook!

  • PLEASE remember to drive slowly and cautiously in the parking lot.
  • No left turn traveling westbound from Central onto school property.

  • Please park and walk with your students across the bus lane. Students should not walk in the lot unaccompanied.
  • Please ensure you use the crosswalk in the parking lot.

  • Please do not walk between the buses.

  • Please do not bring dogs or animals onto school property.

  • Please contact the classroom teacher if dismissal plans change.

District 57 Information and Community News

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