September 18, 2020
From the Principal...
Dear Westbrook Families,
We thank you for your partnership! This week, you should have received an email message from Dr. Aumiller. In this email, she shared information regarding the upcoming months. These plans will be detailed at the School Board meeting at 7pm next Thursday, September 24th. Families will have an opportunity to watch the meeting via Zoom. The presentation and video will be shared the following morning. As part of this plan, families will be sent a survey on September 25th to indicate their selection for either a hybrid or remote learning model.
Once families indicate their preference (hybrid learning model or remote learning model), we will begin developing sections. It will be the goal to keep students with their current teachers whenever possible, but there are many different variables that will make it impossible in all cases.
I would encourage you to view the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, September 24th at 7pm for more information.
Learning Spaces During Remote Learning
Our school psychologist, Shannon Fratamico, and our social worker, Lisa Ryno, created a short video with tips for creating a structured learning space in a remote learning setting. I would encourage you to view the attached video as you think about your child’s learning space during remote learning.
We had our first PTO meeting this Wednesday. Thank you to our incredible PTO Board for all of their hard work and creativity! All families are welcome to attend our PTO meetings! It was so wonderful to see familiar faces and meet new ones! Welcome to the Westbrook family!
If you haven’t already joined the PTO, please consider doing so! Membership only costs $5 for a family membership. The PTO supports many outstanding programs for our school community!
The next PTO meeting will occur over Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday, October 14th! We hope to see you there!
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Have a beautiful weekend! Thank you for your support!
Wishing you and your family well,
Kristin Vonder Haar
Remote Learning Space Tips:
District 57 Meal Program
Dear District 57 community:
Our district is offering a purchase meal program for all of our families during remote learning. Quest Food Management Services is busy reopening the kitchen and making modifications to the program to ensure safe serving. The menu has been modified and will include pre-packed meals for distribution for each school in District 57. Cold entrees will be offered; you will also have the choice to pre order a la carte items.
Although there will be modifications to the “way” we serve our food during this time, we want to assure you that the quality of “what” we serve will not change. We will be preparing meals daily, from fresh, high quality ingredients that adhere to Quest’s Food Philosophy. Modifications to the way we serve are outlined below:
Pre- Ordering with My Meal Order
Quest has made modifications to ensure your meal is served in the safest and freshest way possible. Because meals will be primarily served in a remote environment, the District is using an online ordering system (My Meal Order). Below are the steps for ordering weekly A la carte options.
Starting Tuesday September 8th the entire district will have the capability to order lunch and A la Carte items off of a new ordering platform.
• Please create an account with My Meal Order – Instruction attached. This will allow you to select the daily meals and/or a la carte options.
• Meal orders must be submitted by Thursday at Midnight for the next week.
• You will be required to create an account and transactions will happen at the point of order.
• It is highly recommended that the “low balance” notification is set up for your My Meal order account to ensure continuous food service. Insufficient funds will result in delayed ordering and may result in your order for the next week not being processed.
• First orders will be due September 8th at midnight for meal distribution on Tuesday the 15th and Thursday the 17th.
Meal Distribution will take place at Lincoln Middle School in D57 between 11:10-12:50pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week
• Orders for Tuesdays will be picked up Tuesday at Lincoln Middle School
• Orders for Thursday will be picked up Thursday at Lincoln Middle School
• Meals will be labeled with the student’s name and ID number
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Quest’s District Manager, Anthony Ferrazzuolo, at firstname.lastname@example.org or, Food Service Director at District 57. Donna Niesen at Donna.Niesen@questfms.com