What's Up Willowbrook
February 3, 2023
Last Day to Purchase Teacher Raffle Tickets!
Willowbrook Staff members have created special experiences for students to be raffled. Click here to view all the experiences.
February is Black History Month
February is Black History Month, when our country honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. As we recognize the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of our country's history, you can click here or the image below to discover more, including online exhibits from the National Museum of African American History, historical photos and videos.
- School Store (Grades K-2)
- PTO Ice Cream Day
- PTO Special Lunch - Once Upon a Bagel
- Family Fun Night (6:30-8:30 PM). Click here for more info and to purchase tickets!
- No School - District Holiday
This winter, Willowbrook School will again offer parents live, online interactions with our teachers during Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 21 (4:30-8:00 p.m.) and February 23 (12:00-8:00 p.m.). Conferences are one of the most valuable tools we have to foster our strong partnerships between home and school. Please disregard any wording on Meet The Teacher platform that states In-Person conferences. This winter’s conferences, we will continue to use Zoom and a Zoom Directory will be shared with you closer to the start of conferences.
Conference registration will open on Tuesday, February 7, at 6:00 a.m. and will continue through Thursday, February 16, at 3:00 p.m.
Conference scheduler login information will be sent to the primary contact email for your student, along with step-by-step instructions for registering. Please keep an eye open for this information. Registration codes and directions will be available to you in the Parent Portal (on the form marked 2022-23 School Year Information), starting on the weekend before registration opens.
During conferences, your classroom teacher will discuss academic and social-emotional goals, discuss how the learning experience is progressing at school and at home, and share details about the classroom community with you. This is a collaborative meeting between families and teachers when we can answer your questions. We are so proud of our students and their strong start. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and partnership.
PTO Ice Cream Wednesday!
Ice Cream Wednesday takes place the second Wednesday of the month from September through May. Our next Ice Cream Wednesday is February 8. As part of PTO registration, you had the option to pre-pay for Ice Cream for the year. If you purchased this for your child, they will receive an ice cream treat of their choice on Wednesday. If you did not pre-purchase during registration and you want your child to have a popsicle/ice cream treat, please make sure to send them with $1.00 to school
Technology Club Sign Up!
Do you love using technology? Are you someone that loves to collaborate with others and create awesome projects with iPads? Then you should join the Willowbrook Technology Club!
First-graders will meet for 11 sessions with their school iPad. We will start on Tuesday, February 28 and our last session will be on Tuesday, May 16. The session will meet in the LMC from 3:10-4:10 p.m. Parents need to make arrangements for their child’s transportation to be picked up no later than 4:10 p.m. in the front of the school.
Space is limited to 20 students, so sign-up today by clicking the link below! Enrollment will be chosen on a lottery basis. Students will be notified with a letter and an email will be sent out to parents on Wednesday, February 22 if they are in the club or not. Thank you for your interest in Technology Club.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our Spring Clubs web page to preview other upcoming after-school opportunities. More registration information is coming soon.
Summer School Registration Opens Feb. 15
Mark your calendars! Registration for in-district families will open on February 15 at 10:00 a.m. You can find more information on our district website. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com. Thank you, and we hope to see your students this summer!
World Language for Incoming 6th-Graders
We look forward to welcoming your child to the Maple School learning community for the 2023-24 school year. Around this time of year, we begin the placement process for incoming sixth-graders. The Maple World Language Teachers recently visited the fifth-grade classrooms at Wescott and Willowbrook. All fifth-grade students are eligible to enroll in a French, Mandarin or Spanish class for sixth grade. World Language instruction for students receiving specialized programs and services will be made in consultation with parents and appropriate school personnel.
Please indicate your student's World Language choice no later than February 9, 2023. Here is the Google Form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maple at your convenience. If you have already filled out the form, please disregard this. Thank you!
5Essentials Survey Runs Through March 31
Students and teachers across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the 11th annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted January 24 through March 31. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted during that same timeframe. To take the survey please click here or the button below and select the appropriate survey to begin.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UChicago Impact Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott R. Carlson, Ed.D.
Lew Blond Registration Starts Feb. 1
Join Us as a Runner, Sponsor or Both!
Registration for the 22nd Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk starts Wednesday, February 1 at lewblondrun.org! This fundraiser and community tradition is happening Saturday, May 20 at Maple School!
We are seeking both participants and sponsors for one of the top running events in the north suburbs. For those interested in sponsoring, your giving can include donating to our silent auction, monetary or in-kind donations (click the button below to learn more).
This annual event honors former District 30 Teacher Lew Blond, who passed away from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in February 2000. The run is supported by District 30, the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and the Lew Blond Memorial 5K nonprofit and consists of three events:
One Mile Run
The “Little Lew” 50 yard dash for children ages 0-6 years
Thank you for your support and we hope you will support us on Saturday, May 20 for the 22nd annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk!
From Quest: February Lunch Orders
You are now able to log into mymealorder.com and order your Quest lunches for February.
We do have a few fun things planned so please check it out!
February 10: To get ready for the big game, the Super Bowl that is, we will be offering boneless wings with seasoned potato wedges and carrot and celery sticks with ranch.
February is also National Heart Health month and we are featuring ingredients that bring wholesome benefits and a heartfelt smile to the faces of our students!
February 13: We are offering strawberry waffles! This will be waffles topped with a fresh strawberry compote and whipped cream. A yogurt cup will be served on the side as well as a Caesar salad.
February 14: To celebrate Valentine's Day, we are offering valentine sugar cookies with festive sprinkles for $2.50.
To keep the strawberry theme going on February 27, we are offering fresh strawberries and cream a la carte for $2.50.
As always, please reach out with any questions.
Aracely Rojas RDN, LDN
Quest Food Service Director
Kindergarten & Preschool Signup is Open
Kindergarten Pre-registration for the 2023-24 school year will take place online. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, your child must have been born on or before September 1, 2018, as evidenced by an official birth certificate or passport. Proof of residency in District 30 is also required, as well as the filling out of an affidavit form.
Please visit the Wescott or Willowbrook Kindergarten Pre-Registration page on the District 30 website for more information.
Visit our enrollment page for the pre-registration links and information on establishing residency in District 30.
If you have questions, please call Willowbrook’s school office at 847-498-1090 or Wescott’s school office at 847-272-4660.
The 2023-24 District 30 Kid Connection Preschool will be held at Willowbrook School. Please visit our District 30 Preschool page for the pre-registration link, tuition information, and a list of documents needed to register.
What's Happening in Wakelet?
What’s happening at Willowbrook? This week at Willowbrook you will find students participating in many new and exciting experiences as they participate in shining their light! Collaboration, cooperation, innovation, engagement, and learning together can all be seen in our platform Wakelet! What are grade levels doing for 100s Day? Who is making Kindness Hearts? What happened at the International Night? Check out all the awesome things that are happening at Willowbrook this week! Follow us @ #d30learns. Click here for the Wakelet link
From the Health Office - Dental Forms are Due
Just a reminder that the Illinois State Dental forms are due on May 15 for all kindergarten and second grade students. You may submit either an Illinois State dental form filled out by your student's dentist or the Illinois State dental waiver. These forms must be dated between November 15, 2021 and May 13, 2023 to be compliant.
Please send in your student's dental form to the Willowbrook front office, by email to email@example.com or by fax to 847-272-0893. Questions? Please call 847-400-8860.
Shield Testing - All Schools on Tuesdays
SHIELD Saliva tests must be turned in to your child’s school before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Wescott - Tuesdays
Willowbrook - Tuesdays*
Maple - Tuesdays*
Throughout the year, packs with multiple testing kits will be sent home with your child
Use one each week and save the remaining for future use
Only return samples in the bag with the QR code and your child’s name
Instructions are available here and on the website at District 30 Health and Safety Guidance
Future supplies will be provided only to students who have participated in testing, therefore, hold onto your supplies if you think you may use them at some point
- Please reach out to your school’s Health Office should you need additional supplies
Patient Support Hotline
Call: 217-265-6059 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Signing in and registering patient portal accounts
- Scheduling testing appointments
- Viewing appointments
- Viewing test results
- Other patient portal questions
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman firstname.lastname@example.org
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
Want to know what's going on around the community? District 30 uses a "Virtual Backpack" to share community information while saving paper, costs, and lightening the loads our students bring home. Please click the button below to view upcoming Community Events.
Main Office: 847-498-1090
Health Office/Attendance: 847-400-8860
Location: 2500 Happy Hollow Road, Glenview, IL, USA