The Buzz at Westbrook School
October 7, 2022
From the Principal...
Dear Westbrook Families,
We are excited to bring "Hot Reads" back to Westbrook! A Hot Read is a favorite children’s book. Every staff member chooses a Hot Read book to promote and encourage reading at Westbrook. The books are displayed in the classroom and include a flame with the staff member’s name and picture. Throughout the year, we will have Hot Read assemblies where we gather as a school to hear a “surprise” staff member read their Hot Read aloud. We thank Mrs. P for sharing her Hot Read, I Promise, by Lebron James last week!
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. 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 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.
For your children,
October is Bullying Prevention Month
In District 57, we take the prevention of bullying very seriously. All Kindergarten through 8th grade students participate in weekly classroom meetings/advisory meetings to build classroom community and provide strategies for students on how to prevent/handle potential bullying situations. This is done, in part, using the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit. These instructional materials offer an opportunity for students to share their feelings and opinions, to suggest solutions, and to learn to follow the rules and handle bullying situations appropriately. It also builds class community and cohesiveness and recognizes achievements and successes of the class as a whole.
We encourage any student or parent who is aware of a potential bullying situation to report the issue immediately to a staff member. This report will initiate an investigation. Whether or not the issue is found to be bullying, any behavior that does not follow school expectations will be addressed. We want all students to feel safe and comfortable during their time at school, and we are committed to removing barriers that are preventing this for individual students or groups of students. For more information on this topic, please visit this link.
Bullying is intentional physical, verbal, or social aggression. It’s often repeated over time and occurs when there’s a real or perceived power imbalance.
Mark your Calendars....
Monday, October 10th - No School
Friday, October 14th - Fist Bump Friday
Tuesday, October 18th - Officer Friendly (MPPD) Visits AM Kindergarten
Wednesday, October 19th - Bubble Wonders Assembly
PTO Meeting @ Westbrook 7-8 PM
Thursday, October 20th - Officer Friendly (MPPD) Visits PM Kindergarten
Tuesday - Thursday, October 25th-27th - Westbrook Vision And Hearing Screening LRC
Thursday, October 27th - EC Halloween Parade
Friday, October 28th - Institute Day, No student attendance
Monday, October 31st -
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 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM
Friday, November 4th - End of the first trimester
November 7th, 9th, 10th, & 11th - Book Fair @ Westbrook 4:30-7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 8th - No School
Wednesday, November 9th - 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
Message from the NURSE
All medical forms are due ASAP or BEFORE OCTOBER 15th for students who received communication from the school nurse. Failure to meet this deadline will cause your child to be EXCLUDED from school until all necessary information is received.
Please reach out to the nurse if you have questions.
Julie Tworek, RN
Phone # 847-394-7340 Ext: 2005
Walk for Westbrook
A HUGE THANK YOU.....
to the PTO and all the VOLUNTEERS
who made the Walk for Westbrook such a great experience for our students!
Westbrook Reads the Rainbow was so much fun.
PTO is still accepting donations from families and friends.
LAST DAY to donate is today, October 7th.
The form is below.