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November 18, 2022

Important Dates

Monday, November 21

Board of Education Meeting at 7:30p.m.

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25

No School

Friday, November 25

Online Report Cards Are Available to Parents in Powerschool

Message From The Principal

Westbrook Families,

Just a friendly reminder that student drop off occurs from 8:35-8:45 each morning. The student day begins promptly at 8:45. Student arrival at 8:45 allows students to settle in and begin their day in the least stressful environment. This truly sets the tone for the remainder of the day. I know how challenging it is with colder temperatures to arrive on time but please consider starting your morning routine even a few minutes earlier so that all students are in the building by 8:45.

If a student is dropped off after 8:50, we kindly ask that you park in our front parking lot on the west side of the building and walk your student into the main office where they will need to be signed in. A student is considered "tardy" after 8:50. Thank you to all of our families for ensuring that students arrive on time each day.

As we move into Thanksgiving I wanted to send a huge "THANK YOU" to all of our Westbrook families. It is such an honor and privilege to work in such a supportive community. We truly value your partnership in the educational process here at Westbrook and across District 34. I am beyond thankful to work here in District 34. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving next week!


Outdoor Recess Procedures

Now that we are entering the cold winter months we want to remind you to please send your child to school with winter gear.

  • Please remember children must have snow pants, boots, and gloves to play in the snow.
  • Please label your child’s winter gear.
  • Consider putting an extra pair of socks and pants in your child’s backpack in case they get wet at recess.

For recess, if the "feels like/wind chill" temperature is below 10 degrees children will remain indoors. We follow for our forecast each day.

How to Access Your Child's Report Card

Each trimester, report cards are posted online through PowerSchool (log in and click the “Report Card” icon on the left navigation bar). Hard copies of report cards are not sent home. If you have trouble logging into PowerSchool, please reach out to your school’s front office.

Once logged in, click on the “Report Card” link on the left navigation bar. Report cards are translated into Spanish, Korean and Mongolian. You’ll see the tabs at the top of the screen on the Report Card page in PowerSchool. After you’ve reviewed the report card, check the signature checkbox at the bottom of the screen and click Submit.

From Westbrook Literacy Coach - Mandy Freer

Here's a great way to practice letter recognition and beginning sound identification. Help your child to make their very own personalized alphabet book. They can draw pictures that start with the corresponding letter, search through magazines or even family photos to include in their book.
Playing Games with Your Child #4: Making a Personal Alphabet Book

Virtual D34+GNCY Parent Program: Current Trends in Vaping

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 7:00pm on Zoom

Dear District 34 Families,

Can you identify a vape pen when you see it? Do you know the risks of vaping and cannabis on teens? Could you use advice on how to talk to your child about vaping and drug use?

Join Erin Tegge AM, LSW, Prevention Program Coordinator at PEER Services, Inc. and Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth for a Zoom webinar “Current Trends in Vaping” on 11/30 at 7pm.

  • Learn the most current information on e-cigarettes including types, risks and consequences
  • Discuss current research on cannabis use and its impact on adolescents
  • Learn up to date information on other cannabis trends such as Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC
  • How you can talk about these substances with your adolescent and resources to help navigate the conversations

There will be time for questions. While this program is geared toward families with middle school students, any and all D34 families are welcome to join.

Please register for the webinar here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Interpretation will be available - please let us know if you need interpretation in Spanish, Korean or Mongolian.

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Glenview District 34

Our Mission


Westbrook School

1333 Greenwood Road

Glenview, IL 60026

Main Office# (847)998-5055

Office Fax# (847)998-1872

Absence Calls/Health Office (847)657-2494


Westbrook School

Patrick Hoeft, Principal

Dr. Maggie Wade, Assistant Principal

Martha Rode, Assistant Principal