What's Up Willowbrook
December 2, 2022
Honoring National Special Education Day!
Today is National Special Education Day! This day marks the 47th anniversary of the nation's first federal special education law, signed by President Gerald Ford 1975. Today we honor District 30's outstanding special education team, along with our partners at TrueNorth, and celebrate the accomplishments of our wonderful students! We are proud to be part of a public school system that provides valuable education for ALL children.
December 5th - December 9
- Spirit Week
- Report Cards will be mailed home
- School Store (K-2nd grade during lunch)
- PTO Ice Cream Day
- PTO Spirit Breakfast
- School Store (3rd-5th grade during lunch)
- PTO Special Lunch (Grillhouse)
- District Winter Sing at Maple School (9:30-10:30 a.m.)
- Classroom Holiday parties (1:30-2:15 p.m.)
- Willowbrook Winter Sing (2:15 - 3:00 p.m.)
On Instagram? Now We Are Too!
Parents, we heard your feedback and District 30 is now on Instagram to share our accomplishments, celebrations and cool things happening in our classrooms! Follow us at @d30schools to see fun photos, cool videos and other awesome happenings around the District.
Please note: This and any new social media changes do NOT affect What's Up Willowbrook or any other formal communications from the District and you will continue to receive these as always.
Winter Club Info
Please visit our Winter Clubs to preview the upcoming after-school clubs descriptions and registration dates.
Winter Clubs offered
- Art Club - Grades 2 & 3
- Battle of the Books - Grades 4 & 5
- Book Club - Grades 4 & 5
- Rock Band - Grades 4 & 5
- Technology Club - Grades 4 & 5
- Writing Club - Grades 2 & 3
News from the PTO
Ice Cream Wednesday will take place the second Wednesday of the month from September through May. Our next Ice Cream Wednesday is December 7. As part of PTO registration, you had the option to pre-pay for ice cream for the year. If you purchased this for your child, they will receive an ice cream treat of their choice on Wednesday. If you did not pre-purchase during registration and you want your child to have a popsicle/ice cream treat, please make sure to send them with $1.00 to school
CHARACTER COUNTS! Art & Video Contest
You Could Earn a Cash Prize!
All area students in Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to enter this year’s CHARACTER COUNTS! Art Contest and Video Contest for 5th-8th-graders focused on the theme "Step up for your community." What pillars of character do you see in your community? What are others doing to strengthen our community?
Entries will be reviewed by judges and a 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place winner will be chosen in each of the two grade categories K-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Monetary prize awards are generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook. Prize awards will be presented to the winners at the February 7, 2023 Village of Glenview Board of Trustees meeting. Artwork may also be featured on next year’s Glenview Sunrise Rotary Hero Hustle shirt!
CLICK HERE for the entry form and click below to see Willowbrook and Maple Principals, Dr. Scott Carlson and Mr. Sam Kurtz, explain more about the contest:
Save the Date: International Night is Jan. 27!
For the first time, Wescott and Willowbrook PTO will co-host an International Night event at the state-of-the-art Maple School on January 27. Save the date on your calendar because you don’t want to miss a night of fun and cultural immersion.
The event is open to all Wescott and Willowbrook families. There will be booths from different countries that showcase their unique cultures and traditions. Students will experience cultural activities at each table while enjoying delicious ethnic snacks. The event will serve as a window for the students to see the rich cultures in our community and an opportunity for families from different cultural backgrounds to showcase their heritages.
We are calling for volunteers to sign up to be the booth/table hosts. If you are interested in owning a booth, please click here or the button below to sign up. For any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Cultural Play Opportunity for Students
Open to all Wescott and Willowbrook students who would like to participate in a Chinese cultural play opportunity! Space is limited. Waitlist available.
Classes will be held on Jan 17 & 19 at Wescott, and Jan 24 & 28 at Willowbrook, from 3:30-5:00. You are signing up for all four classes and parents will be responsible for transport when necessary.
Attendance at the classes is mandatory to participate in the final performance on Friday, January 27 at International Night. To sign up, click the button below:
Lost and Found
Our lost and found baskets are overflowing. Please have your child check the baskets by the front doors for any items that belong to them. Items not claimed by winter break will be donated. Thank you!
What's Happening in Wakelet?
What’s happening at Willowbrook? This week at Willowbrook you will find students participating in many new and exciting experiences as they participate in shining their light! Collaboration, cooperation, innovation, engagement, and learning together can all be seen in our platform Wakelet! What is 3rd grade researching now? What are 1st graders doing with Respectacles? Who is helping with the pledge? What is happening with Spirit Week next week? Check out all the awesome things that are happening at Willowbrook this week! Follow us @ #d30learns. Click here for the Wakelet link
Shield Testing - All Schools on Tuesdays
SHIELD Saliva tests must be turned in to your child’s school before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Wescott - Tuesdays
Willowbrook - Tuesdays*
Maple - Tuesdays*
Throughout the year, packs with multiple testing kits will be sent home with your child
Use one each week and save the remaining for future use
Only return samples in the bag with the QR code and your child’s name
Instructions are available here and on the website at District 30 Health and Safety Guidance
Future supplies will be provided only to students who have participated in testing, therefore, hold onto your supplies if you think you may use them at some point
- Please reach out to your school’s Health Office should you need additional supplies
Patient Support Hotline
Call: 217-265-6059 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Signing in and registering patient portal accounts
- Scheduling testing appointments
- Viewing appointments
- Viewing test results
- Other patient portal questions
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman firstname.lastname@example.org
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
2023 School Board Elections
Nominating Petition Deadline is Dec. 19
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will have four school board seats to be filled at the Consolidated Election on April 4, 2023. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2027.
Candidates for the office of the school board can now circulate nominating petitions for signatures. The period for filing nominating petitions runs from December 12 through December 19, 2022.
A candidate for the school board is required to file the nominating petitions, Statement of Candidacy, and receipt for filing their Statement of Economic Interests with the applicable county election clerk and not with the school board secretary or the administrative offices of the school district. The county clerk may have petition forms available, or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website: elections.il.gov.
Candidates may also want to consult the “2023 Candidate’s Guide” (https://www.elections.il.gov//Downloads/ElectionOperations/PDF/2023CanGuide.pdf), which can be downloaded from the Illinois State Board of Elections website, or contact the county clerk or board of election commissioners regarding the requirements of filing. Candidates and voters can get information about District 30 from our website and learn about being a school board member from the Illinois Association of School Boards at: iasb.com/elections.
Want to know what's going on around the community? District 30 uses a "Virtual Backpack" to share community information while saving paper, costs, and lightening the loads our students bring home. Please click the button below to view upcoming Community Events.
Main Office: 847-498-1090
Health Office/Attendance: 847-400-8860
Location: 2500 Happy Hollow Road, Glenview, IL, USA