The Buzz at Westbrook School

October 1, 2021

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

It is hard to believe it is already October! We have a busy month ahead filled with fun activities, including the Walk for Westbrook next Wednesday, October 6th. Please review the schedule below that was sent last week.


Please join us outside for the Walk for Westbrook - Wednesday, October 6th

10:50 AM 1st Grade (Grossmayer, Brewer, Zei, Bruns, Roy)

11:05 AM Kindergarten and Circle of Friends

1:45 PM 1st Grade (Brooks, Handler, Fergus, Domalick, Brunzell)

2:00 PM Kindergarten and Circle of Friends


On Friday, October, 8th we have our first half-day institute day. At Westbrook, only first-grade students attend school on half-days from 9:20 AM to 12:20 PM. First-grade students will not need to bring lunch. Our Kids’ Corner program will only be available to first-grade students from 7:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Please make sure to inform your private daycare providers of this variance in the schedule. Circle of Friends and Kindergarten students will not attend school on half-day institute days. Please also note that Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October 11th is a non-attendance day.


For your Children,

Danielle Crandall

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LRC Buzz

Welcome Fall!


To celebrate the season, families are invited to talk about some of their favorite book characters and create a "pumpkin" together to display in the LRC. They can be brought to school starting October 18 and we will display them on top of the bookshelves with a picture of the book in which they star.


*Please do not use real pumpkins and food. While I am a huge fan of science, we do not want to observe the rotting process of pumpkins and the growth of mold in the LRC :)


Join us in this celebration of books and the season!


Carol Capra

LRC Director

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Up Coming Westbrook Dates

Wednesday, October 6th - Walk for Westbrook (rain date 10/7)

Friday, October 8th - Half Day for 1st grade. No school for Preschool & Kindergarten

Monday, October 11th - No School/Buildings Closed

Wednesday, October 20th - PTO meeting in Westbrook LRC

Tuesday, November 2nd - No School


For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

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School Picture Day was Tuesday, September 28th. Here is what you need to know to order photos:

  • Next week, your child will bring home 2 proof images.
  • All of the information you need for ordering (subject ID, pose #, etc) will be on the order form.
  • You can order online at shop.hrimaging.com ORDER DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 12th
  • Picture retake is Wednesday, November 10th

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Does your child ride the bus?

If so, please note this important phone number

First Student (847) 635-9877

Please put this number in your phone so you can quickly call if:

  • the bus is late
  • the bus missed your stop
  • you have a question about the bus

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