The Buzz at Westbrook School

October 21, 2022

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

Thank you so much for supporting the Walk for Westbrook. The PTO raised over $20,000 to fund Westbrook PTO activities and events. The entire school won an assembly with The Bubble Wonder this week. We are so proud of all our students; we had a great time celebrating their accomplishments.

The Westbrook staff is committed to helping our students be courageous by exploring new opportunities, developing skills and doing what is right. This past week Mr. Anderson and I have started visiting each classroom to read a picture book with the theme of courage. Mr. Anderson has been reading the book The Little Yellow Leaves by Carin Berger, and I have been reading The Magical Yet by Lorena Alverez. Spending time in classrooms reading and connecting with our students has been wonderful.

Please take a moment to review all of the information below regarding Halloween events, PTO events, and Parent/Teacher conferences.

For your children,

Danielle Crandall


Halloween is quickly approaching. The Halloween parade schedule is below. Families are invited to attend the outdoor parade (weather permitting) at their child’s assigned time. We will walk out of door #1 and parade around the school. Please spread out so that all families can see the students walk by.

Students are invited to wear their costumes to school for the full day. It is important to ensure students are in comfortable costumes to sit in the classroom and use the bathroom. Please help your child make safe and respectful decisions about their costumes. Students may wear an appropriate mask in the parade but not during school. Make-up, weapons, fake blood, or inappropriate dress are not allowed. All costume accessories will be left in the classroom for recess and lunch. Students may not bring food or candy to share.

Thursday, October 27th

Circle of Friends Halloween Parade

Circle of Friends AM: 11:20 AM

Circle of Friends PM: 2:30 PM

Monday, October 31st

Kindergarten and First Grade Halloween Parade

Kindergarten AM: 10:45 AM

Kindergarten PM/1st Grade/ SOAR: 2:30 PM

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall parent-teacher conferences will be held on November 1st, 3rd, and 10th. Please use this sign-up link to book a conference. The sign-up will be open until Wednesday, October 26th. Parents will have the option of selecting an in-person conference or a zoom conference.

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday - Thursday, October 25th-27th - Westbrook Vision And Hearing Screening LRC

Thursday, October 27th -

EC Halloween Parade

AM: 11:20

PM: 2:30

Friday, October 28th - Institute Day, No student attendance

Monday, October 31st-

Halloween Parade

Kindergarten AM - 10:45 AM

Kindergarten PM/1st Grade/ SOAR - 2:30 PM

PTO Halloween Parties (1st/K)

Kindergarten AM - 11:00-11:40 AM

Kindergarten PM/1st Grade/ SOAR - 3:00-3:40 PM

Tuesday, November 1st - No School

Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 3rd - Author Visit @ 10:35 am & 1:50 pm

Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 4th - End of the first trimester

November 7th - 11th - Book Fair @ Westbrook 4:30-7:30 PM

Tuesday, November 8th - No School

Wednesday, November 9th - Student Picture Retakes

PTO Meeting @ Westbrook 7-8 PM

Thursday, November 10th - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 11th - Report Cards

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

Interested in Kindness Club?

Complete the Permission Slip

(click the button below)

Form must be completed by November 2nd!

Library / PTO NEWS

Let’s Celebrate the 2022 Monarch Award* winning book, Potato Pants!

We are so excited to welcome author/illustrator Laurie Keller to Westbrook on Thursday, November 3! Before she receives her 2022 Monarch Award for Potato Pants! on Friday, she will spend some time with our students talking about how she became an author/illustrator, read from her newest book Wake Me Up in 20 Coconuts! and even have a drawing session with us!

Parents, if you have a copy of one of her books that you’d like signed, please send it with your child that day with their name on a paper/post it and she will sign it. We will send books back to you by the next day.

*The Monarch Award is the Illinois K-3 Readers’ Choice Award. Potato Pants! was the winner at Westbrook and in the state of Illinois.

Upcoming PTO Event

From the Front Office

Late Arrival

School starts at 9:20 AM / 1:20 PM. Once the arrival bell has rung, you will be asked to sign your student in. This is done to ensure all students get safely to their classrooms.

Material Drop Off

Starting next week, October 24th, the office staff will begin utilizing a new material drop procedure.

Should you need to drop off materials for your student (lunches, hats, gloves, chromebooks, etc,) we will ask you to please place the item on the bench or in one of the baskets in the vestibules. We will have paper and pens available so that you can write your student's name if the item is not already labeled.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance.

District 57 Information and Community News

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