The Buzz at Westbrook School
April 22nd, 2022
From the Principal...
April 22, 2022
Dear Westbrook Families,
We were so happy to have our students back at school on Tuesday. Our first grade students started their plant unit this week. They spent time outdoors planting and learning what plants need to survive. Kindergarten students have been learning about space, nature, and what people make. Early childhood students are learning about lifecycles, spring bugs and flowers. These themes are getting everyone excited about Spring and warm weather.
We are looking forward to Kindness Spirit Week, April 25th - 29th. Small groups of students will record messages of kindness. These messages will include a happy thought, advice they would give a friend, a compliment, or even a joke. Recordings will be put on a website that will randomly share a message of kindness when a button is pushed. We are sure this activity will add some smiles to our community. PTO parent volunteers will be at school Wednesday, 4/27 - Friday, 4/29 for Art Appreciation. And to wrap up a fun week, first grade and kindergarten will have their spring parties on Friday, 4/29! Students are invited to wear bright spring colors for a class picture. Please see this flyer for the complete list of Kindness Spirit week attire.
For your children,
Kona Ice Reminder
The Westbrook PTO is excited to offer Kona Ice to all Westbrook students on Friday, May 20th. Please complete this Kona Ice Permission Form to indicate if your child can participate. Nutritional information and ingredients can be found at this link.
Mark Your Calendars:
April 25th-29th Kindness Spirit Week
April 27th, 28th, 29th PTO Art Appreciation
April 29th Kindergarten and First Grade Spring Parties
May 2nd-6th Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6th First Grade Special Lunch
May 9th, 10th, or 11th First Grade Field Trip
May 13th Half Day of School for First Grade (Kindergarten/Early Childhood, No School)
May 18th PTO BMX Rider Assembly
May 20th Kona Ice, Last Day of Early Childhood
May 25th 6th Grade Visits Westbrook
May 26th Field Day (First graders should wear their new LP/FV shirts), 3:30pm 1st Grade Clap Out (Parents are invited)
May 30th No School
May 31st Last Day of School for Kindergarten and First Grade
For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar
Kindness Spirit Week at Westbrook: April 25th - 29th
Staff Appreciation Week at Westbrook: May 2nd - 6th
Let's celebrate our staff and all they do for Westbrook school!
Join the PTO in helping to show our love!
Click here to volunteer or sign up to donate food:
If you would like to donate now, proceeds will help us to buy food and supplies for the week:
It's time to order your Westbrook PTO School Supply Kit
Save time and money by ordering a school supply kit through the Westbrook PTO. Orders can be placed beginning April 25th. https://educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
School code: WES468
Note from the Nurse: COVID-19 Vaccination Card Information
District 57 offers families the opportunity to voluntarily provide their child’s COVID-19 vaccination status. We are asking parents to send a copy of their child's Covid vaccination card to the health office after their child receives their second dose. This is greatly appreciated!
Julie Tworek, RN