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,

Danielle Crandall


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

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Kindness Spirit Week at Westbrook: April 25th - 29th

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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:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084CAFA622A6FF2-staff

If you would like to donate now, proceeds will help us to buy food and supplies for the week:

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It's time to order your Westbrook PTO School Supply Kit

2022/23 Kindergarten & 1st Grade families:

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

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Parents: Shop & Save on School Supplies

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Note from the Nurse: COVID-19 Vaccination Card Information

Dear Parents,

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!

Thank you,

Julie Tworek, RN

jtworek@d57.org

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