The Buzz at Westbrook School
February 10, 2023
From the Principal...
Dear Westbrook Families,
We are so thankful to the parent volunteers that participated in first grades Leaping into Literature this week and to the PTO for organizing such a fun event. We look forward to parent volunteers coming to read on Tuesdays this month.
Kindness week will be celebrated at Westbrook from February 13th-17th. Thank you to the Westbrook Kindness Club for creating daily spirit dress themes on kindness. Please check below for the daily dress themes.
On Friday, February 17th, we will have half-day attendance for students throughout the District. Only first-grade students will attend from 9:20 AM to 12:20 PM at Westbrook. Please note the different dismissal times for our bussers and walkers. First-grade students will not need to bring lunch on half days. Our Kids’ Corner program will only be available to first-grade students from 7:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Please inform your daycare providers of this variance in the schedule. Circle of Friends and Kindergarten students will NOT attend school this Friday, February 17th. We are also off on Monday, February 20th for Presidents Day.
For your children,
Mark Your Calendars
Monday, February 13th - First Grade Officer Friendly
February 13th - 17th - Spirit Week & Kindness Week
February 14th, 21st, 28th - 1st Grade Leaping Into Literature
February 13th - 15th - Tasty Bites - K / 1st
Wednesday, February 15th - PTO Meeting - 7 PM WB Gym
Thursday, February 16th - Lunch with the Principals
(1/2 Brooks 11:50-12:20, 1/2 Bruns/Solar 12:20-12:50)
Friday. February 17th - Half Day of School / Trimester 2 Ends
(ONLY 1st grade attends 9:20am -12:20pm)
Monday, February 20th - No School, Presidents Day
Tuesday, February 21st - All School Rope Warrior Assembly
Thursday, February 23rd - PTO Dance 5-7 & 7-9 PM, WB Gym
Friday, February 24th - Report Cards Go Home
For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar
Recognize a Staff Member
Westbrook teachers and staff work hard to support students and staff daily. We invite you to complete the google form if you would like to recognize a staff member or team for their hard work and dedication. We will pass on the good news to them. Thank you in advance for sending an encouraging word, as we know it will mean so much to them.
The Westbrook Special Teachers Invite You to....
Specials Open House Hour
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21st from 4-5pm
WHO: Families with students in P.E., Art, and Music
Mrs. P (P.E.), Mrs. Meyers (Art), and Ms. Clarke (Music)
welcome families to stop by and talk about what their students are learning in Specials classes.
A table will be set up in the main hallway for families to drop by.
22-23 WESTBROOK Yearbooks
ORDER YOURS TODAY!!
Paper order forms have been sent home OR
Visit https://book.hrimaging.com/book/ and order online.
Cost : $13.00 each
Order Deadline: March 24, 2023
NEW to Westbrook 1st Grade Students - 2023/2024
Kindergarten Registration - 2023/2024
PTO Sponsored Event
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!
Due to popular demand, we are adding a second time slot for the upcoming
Sweet as Can Bee Family Dance.
A second set of tickets are available for Thursday, February 23rd 7:00-9:00pm.
Please do not register for the encore event if
you've already registered for the 5:00-7:00 pm dance.
Space is limited, so register today.
Reminders from the NURSE
Please keep your child home if they have a fever, have vomited, and/or have diarrhea.
Your child may return to school once they have been fever free (without fever reducing medication), vomit free, and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours. Please reach out to your pediatrician if your child is sick and you have any concerns.
You may call the attendance line, complete the online absence notification form or email the teacher and / or the office to report a student absence.
Julie Tworek, RN
847-394-7340 ext 2005
Thank you so much for your support of safety at Westbrook!
- Please park your car and walk your students across the bus lane for arrival. Please do NOT allow your students to walk in the parking lot unaccompanied.
Please ensure you use the crosswalk in the parking lot walking to and from Westbrook.
Please do not walk between the buses. Staff members will be in front of the school each morning, reminding families to only cross at the crosswalk.
Please do not bring dogs or animals onto school property. Many of our students are frightened of dogs.
Please contact the classroom teacher if you have a friend or family member picking up your child. Please communicate to the adult which door your child is dismissed from.