The Buzz at Westbrook School
February 17, 2023
From the Principal...
Dear Westbrook Families,
We had an engaging spirit week at Westbrook where we celebrated kindness. Thank you so much to the kindness club for creating signs and themes for each day of the week. Please see this video for an overview of our kindness club program. I was thrilled to spotlight our kindness club sponsors at last night's Board of Education meeting. Thank you Elena Coughlin (literacy teacher), Kara McCarthy (literacy teacher), and Lisa Ryno (social worker) for all of their hard work organizing this club to spread kindness throughout Westbrook and our community.
Students enjoyed delivering their Valentine's day cards this week at school. The PTO surprised students and staff with Valentine's decorations on classroom doors and hallways. It was a special day!
The second trimester ends today. First-grade and kindergarten students will receive report cards on Friday, February 24th.
There is no school on Monday, February 20th for Presidents Day. I hope you enjoy your long weekend. We look forward to having our students back on Tuesday, February 21st.
For your children,
Upcoming PEPS Meeting
On Tuesday, February 21 from 6:30-8:30, the PEPS (Partnering with Educators and Parents to Support student needs) group is meeting at Fairview. The topic will give you an opportunity to meet other parents and staff as we discuss whether your child’s behavior is behavior or if they are sensory seeking. To learn more, please check out the newsletter.
Student Services Department
Mark Your Calendars
Monday, February 20th - No School, Presidents Day
February 21st, 28th - 1st Grade Leaping Into Literature
Tuesday, February 21st - All School Rope Warrior Assembly /
Specials Open House Hour 4-5 PM
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
KINDNESS CLUB UPDATE!
We are so happy to announce our second session of Kindness Club was a great success!
Our kind students made personal t-shirts to express their own vision of what kind looks like
in an effort to spread kindness through our community.
Kindness club also planned and organized KINDNESS WEEK!!
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.
NEW to Westbrook - 1st Grade Enrollment
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
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.
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.
Is your 1st Grader interested in Girl Scouts?
If so, please see the information below & contact,
Karla Hanson, Community Organizer (Recruiter)
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana