The Buzz at Westbrook School

March 18th, 2022

From the Principal...

March 18th, 2022

Dear Westbrook Families,

Planning for the next school year begins early. If you would like to request that certain information be considered in assigning a classroom placement, please complete this optional form. The most helpful comments speak to specific insights you have about your child as a learner. We have a wonderful staff, and so we hope that you will trust our expertise and input from your child’s current teacher to determine the best placement for your child for the upcoming school year. Please consider the following guidelines regarding the placement request process:

- Please do not request a specific teacher.

- If you have more than one child, please complete a separate form for each.

- All information is kept confidential and only read by Mrs. Crandall and Mr. Anderson

- All requests must be submitted by Thursday, April 14.

Classroom pictures will take place on Thursday, March 31st. Students will go outside with their class to the playground and take a group photo for the yearbook. Spring break will be from March 19th through March 27th. We wish all families a relaxing and enjoyable break.

We look forward to seeing our students back at Westbrook the week of March 28th.

For your Children,

Danielle Crandall


The LRC Buzz

This week during LRC skills time, classes participated in a Breakout Edu.

In a Breakout EDU box activity, the students work together to think critically and problem-solve to "break into" locked boxes. To be successful, the students had to follow directions and solve puzzles to succeed!

The mission was to help Goldie McMuffin find his missing gold just in time for St. Patrick's Day! They only had 25 minutes to find the gold by working together on rhyming, number sentences, word family mazes, and color patterns. They did great and we all had a lot of fun!

Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Kim Stortz and Carol Capra

The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award winners have been announced

Westbrook K and 1st grade students voted a few weeks ago for their favorite Monarch nominees and the State winners were announced today.

We voted the same as kids across the whole state! Basically, we chose the winners!

3rd place: SumoKitty by David Biedrzycki

2nd place: The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach

1st place winner: Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller

Results were close and details will be shared after Spring Break.


A Message from Jason Kaiz, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for your continued support of the food program in District 57. We are now ready to share the Google Form for April 4 - April 29. As a reminder, parents will now receive a confirmation email. Please check carefully to make sure you type the correct email address in the form in order to receive the confirmation. Please make sure to keep the confirmation email so that you know which days you signed up for lunches.

Please read through this information and don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.

This lunch form is for Full-Day Elementary Students

  • Please complete THIS FORM to participate in the free lunch program. This is a free and optional program. However, for your child to participate, families are required to complete the weekly lunch order form
  • The form is due by NOON on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

We encourage all families to participate in this program. If you have any questions or do not receive a confirmation email, please email me directly at the email address below.


Jason Kaiz


2022/23 Westbrook School Enrollment Information

It's time to start planning for the 2022/23 school year!

Please take a moment to review what you need to do (listed below).

If you are not returning a District 57 school next year, please let the office know

(847) 394-7340.

Thank you for your partnership!


Lost and Found - Items will be donated today

All of the items in the Lost and Found will be donated to:

Goodwill Store & Donation Center

1551 N Dryden Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004


It's time to order your yearbook!

You may order your yearbook by clicking here:

Please note, the deadline for ordering is during Spring Break - Friday, March 25th

Yearbooks are $13 each. There will not be another opportunity to order after March 25th.


Upcoming Westbrook Dates

March 21st - 25th: SPRING BREAK (no school, building closed)

Monday, March 28th - classes resume

Friday, April 1st - Special Lunch (1st Grade)

Wednesday, April 6th - Capannari's Coolest School Event (see flier below for details)

Saturday, April 9th - D57 Education Foundation Spring Gala (see flier below for details)

Friday, April 15th - No School

Monday, April 18th - No School

Wednesday, April 20th - PTO meeting 7pm Westbrook LRC

Thursday, April 21st - Board of Education meeting 7pm Fairview

Monday April 25th - Friday April 29th - Kindness Week at Westbrook (information to come)

Friday, April 29th - PTO Spring classroom parties (information to come)

Friday, May 6th - Special Lunch (1st Grade)

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar


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Note from the Nurse: COVID-19 Vaccination Card Information

Dear Parents,

District 57 offers families the opportunity to voluntarily provide their child’s COVID-19 vaccination status. We are asking parents to send a copy of their child's Covid vaccination card to the health office after their child receives their second dose. This is greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Julie Tworek, RN


District 57 Information and Community News

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