The Buzz at Westbrook School

February 18th, 2022


From the Principal...

February 18th, 2022

Dear Westbrook Families,

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!

Our first-grade students have been working on a project called compliment trees. Students brainstormed compliments that they could share with peers. Kindergarteners have been discussing a variety of jobs and tasks that people in the community take part in. Early childhood students have been busy learning all about dinosaurs. Classrooms have been turned into volcanos, and students have been singing and dancing to the Dinosaur Stomp.

The second trimester ends today. Students will receive their report cards on Friday, February 25th. I hope you enjoy your long weekend. We look forward to having the students back on Tuesday, February 22nd.

For your Children,

Danielle Crandall



Free Lunch Sign-up Form for March

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 February 28 through April 1. 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, February 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
Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations


First Student - BUS BULLETIN

If your child rides the bus, please sign up for BUS BULLETIN. The changing winter weather often delays pick up and drop off times. Bus Bulletin is a direct line of information from First Student to your phone. Click here to sign up:

We also recommend making a note of First Student's phone number: (847) 635-9877. Remember - your first call should be to First Student.


It's time to order your yearbook!

You may order your yearbook by clicking here:


Check your child's backpack. Order forms were sent home last week.

Order deadline: March 25, 2022. Yearbooks are $13 each.

This is your only opportunity to order.


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


Upcoming Westbrook Dates

Monday, February 21st - No School

Wednesday, February 23rd - PTO's Leapin' Into Literature (1st Grade only 11:50am-12:50pm)

Friday, February 25th - Report Cards sent home

Friday, March 4th - Special Lunch (1st Grade)

Friday, March 11th - Half Day (1st Grade attendance only, no school preschool and K)

Thursday, March 17th - Board of Education Meeting 7pm at Fairview

SPRING BREAK March 21st thru 25th

For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar


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