What's Up Willowbrook
January 20, 2023
Erin's Law presentations by Victor Pacini
Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193 was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on January 24, 2013. This law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12. We have purchased the “Be Seen and Be Heard 2.0” video program from Victor Pacini, a survivor of sexual abuse, an author, songwriter, singer, and motivational speaker. Mr. Pacini has assisted our schools in implementing this mandate for the past eight years.
Mr. Pacini’s program is developmentally appropriate, interactive, and aligned with learning standards. The focus of his presentation is to teach children basic skills to keep them safe from dangerous or abusive situations. Parents who may wish to view an overview of the program can click here or the button below.
- Willowbrook (Kindergarten and Grades 2-5) students will view Mr. Pacini’s recorded program on Tuesday, January 31.
- Willowbrook (Grade 1) students will view Mr. Pacini’s recorded program on Friday, February 3.
- Willowbrook (Preschool) students will have a variation of Erin’s Law made specifically for Kid Connection on Friday, February 3.
- Maple students will view Mr. Pacini’s recorded program on Friday, February 3.
- Wescott students will view Mr. Pacini’s recorded program on Monday, February 6.
Requests to Opt-Out for Wescott/Willowbrook: If you prefer that your child opt-out of this prevention education session, please email your child’s classroom teacher.
Requests to Opt-Out for Maple: If you prefer that your child opt-out of this prevention education session, please address your email to Asst. Principal, Betty Holzkopf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5Essentials Parent Survey
Beginning January 24, students and teachers across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the eleventh 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, 2023 through March 31, 2023. 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 email@example.com.
Scott R. Carlson, Ed.D.
Saturday, January 21
- PTO Wake Up Willowbrook Pancake Breakfast (8:00-10:00 a.m. Willowbrook MPR)
Tuesday, January 24
- Winter Band & Orchestra Concert 7 p.m. (Maple West Gym)
Thursday, January 26
- PreK & Kindergarten Musical Performance (2:00-2:45 p.m.)
- PTO International Night (5:30-7:30 p.m. Maple School)
Willowbrook and Wescott's International Night is January 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Maple School Gymnasium. Attendees can enter through the Activities door entrance, as the main doors will be locked. The Activities door is the entrance closest to Shermer Road, facing east toward the road. Students will have the opportunity to grab a passport and “travel” to booths showcasing different heritages, ethnicities, and traditions.
We encourage any child to participate in the fashion show parade that begins at 5:30 p.m. by dressing in their choice of ethnic attire. To participate, students meet in the small gym at 5:15 p.m.. The festivities also include a play, presented at 6:00 p.m., two dance group demonstrations at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m., and of course, activities and food samples celebrating the diverse cultures of District 30.
Admission is free, but The PTO will collect donations at the door to benefit Project Aid and Rescue, a charity that provides aide and resources to Ukraine Refugees, namely women and children.
We are looking for volunteers from Wescott and Willowbrook school to assist with the set-up and clean-up of the event. Please sign up with the link. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats, Character Counts! Winners
Volunteers from the Glenview Police Department and Glenview Public Library named the following students as winners of the 2023 Glenview Character Counts! Art & Video Contest, with creative pieces focused on the theme "Step up for your community." Monetary prize awards are generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook and winners will receive their prizes on February 7 at the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees meeting. They will also be honored at the February 9 District 30 Board of Education Meeting. Additionally, winners' artwork may also be featured on the Glenview Sunrise Rotary 2023 Hero Hustle T-shirts.
Art Contest, Grades K-2
1st place: Niam Datta, 1st grade Willowbrook
2nd place: Madilyn Lee, 2nd grade Westbrook
3rd place: Brady Pfenning, 2nd grade Lyon
Art Contest. Grades 3-4
1st place: Ellen Kim, 4th grade Hoffman
2nd place: Aryahi Akash, 4th grade Willowbrook
3rd place: Emerson Theobald, 4th grade Willowbrook
Video Contest, Grades 5-8
1st place: Eli Mathew (Reif) and Amay Agarwal, 5th grade, Wescott
2nd place: Lucia Kosowski and Olivia Pępek, 5th grade Willowbrook
3rd place: Paul Novak, Miles Bauer, and Logan Gosser, 5th grade Wescott
Thank You from the Special Lunch Committee
World Language for Incoming 6th-Graders
The Maple World Language Teachers are excited to be visiting the 5th-grade classrooms at Willowbrook on Thursday, February 2, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mini-lessons and presentations will be given about the French and Mandarin classes offered at Maple.
The Google Form that has been used in the past for language selection was a huge success. The World Language Department intends to continue to use a Google Form for this data. The Google Form will be pushed out to parents electronically via email on Thursday, February 2 for both elementary schools. The deadline for the language selection is February 9.
Exciting News from the Library
Award-winning author Kelly Yang will visit Wescott & Willowbrook 3rd-5th graders and Maple students VIA ZOOM on Friday 2/3! Yang will be discussing her latest book, Finally Seen. Autographed copies of the book can be purchased at $17.99 per copy and will be available after the 2/28 release date. To order a book, please:
1. Log into your Parent Portal account: https://ps.district30.org/public
2. Click Forms in the left navigation menu
3. Under General, click Finally Seen - Book Order Form
4. Select the number of books you would like to order & the other required fields
5. Make a check out to Wescott School for the amount shown
6. Submit the form
7. Deliver the check to your child’s school librarian
If you have questions about the form or Parent Portal, please email email@example.com
Seeking Sponsors for May 20 Lew Blond Run
The 22nd Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk is seeking sponsors to support this fundraiser and community tradition happening Saturday, May 20 at Maple School! Your giving can include donating to our silent auction, monetary or in-kind donations (click the button below to learn more).
The run traditionally receives coverage on local TV, local radio, and in print and online media. The event has enjoyed successful participation every year, and we are among the top running events in the north suburban area. Those who choose to sponsor will help make it a great experience for our students, staff and community members who participate, and publicize your business to a wide audience.
This annual event honors former District 30 Teacher Lew Blond, who passed away from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in February 2000. He was an exceptional and dedicated educator of the applied arts and was revered and cherished by his students, colleagues and parents of the children he served. The run attracts a wide range of participants and is supported by District 30, the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and the Lew Blond Memorial 5K nonprofit organization.
The Lew Blond Run consists of three events:
One Mile Run
The “Little Lew” 50 yard dash for children ages 0-6 years
Proceeds benefit research through the ALS Foundation and are used for identified School District 30 projects. Race proceeds also fund scholarships for former Maple School students intending to pursue careers in education or the trades following graduation from Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools.
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!
February Lunch Orders
You are now able to log into http://mymealorder.com and order your Quest lunches for February.
We do have a few fun things planned so please check it out!
February 10th 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 13th 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 14th 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 27th 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
Speech Screening Information
Kindergarten speech screenings will be conducted in the Fall (September 13, 2022)
2nd grade speech screenings will be conducted in the Winter (February 2, 2023).
The primary purpose of the speech screenings is to identify articulation (speech sound) errors.
Additional screenings for concerns with receptive language, expressive language, voice or fluency will be available at parent and/or teacher request.
Parents will only be notified if their child does not pass the screening. If the screening results indicate additional assessment and/or speech therapy support, you will be contacted by one of the speech-language pathologists.
If you have any questions about the screenings or concerns about your child’s communication skills, please contact your child’s teacher or one of the speech-language pathologists: Lisa Netzly at 847-400-8826, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelsey Martin at 847-400-8847, email@example.com.
District 30's preschool screenings are also held at Willowbrook School. These screenings, designed to identify preschool age children who may benefit from special education support prior to Kindergarten, are conducted throughout the school year. If you would like to schedule a screening for your preschool child, please contact Tiffani Cuneo at 847-498-8964.
Kindergarten & Preschool Registration
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.
Summer School 2023 Dates & Information
Mark your calendars for the 2023 District 30 Summer School Program! The program will run for five weeks starting Tuesday, June 13 through Friday, July 14. We will observe holidays on June 19, July 3, and July 4 with no student attendance.
Registration for in-district families will open in February. In the meantime, please visit our website and if you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for more information to come later this month!
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 kindergarteners doing with snowmen? Who's finding inspiration after reading about Martin Luther King? What is 2nd grade doing with biography research? 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, 2023 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 11/15/2021 and 5/15/2023 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.
Homework Policy for Sick Students
It is at the discretion of the teacher to provide homework ahead of time for absences that result from vacations. Most classroom experiences cannot be replicated with homework. Children missing multiple days may not be able to complete all in-school tasks.
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