The Buzz at Westbrook School

October 15, 2021

From the Principal...

Dear Westbrook Families,

It has been a busy four-day week at Westbrook School. We started our weekly Shield testing. The class schedule can be found here Shield Testing Schedule. Students are encouraged to refrain from eating and drinking for one hour before the test. I have included a picture of the tube on the spreadsheet to see how the sample is collected. Students have been taking on average about 10-15 minutes to fill a tube. Please practice producing saliva at home with your child before next week. You have the option of opting your child out of future testing by emailing DCrandall@d57.org. Please provide your child's name and classroom teacher in the email if you plan to opt-out.


Halloween is quickly approaching! The Halloween party schedule and parade schedule are below. Families are invited to attend the outdoor parade (weather permitting) on Friday, October 29th, at their child’s assigned time. We will walk out of door #1 and parade around the school. Please spread out so that all families can see their child walk by.

Students are invited to come to school in costume. It is important to ensure students are in comfortable costumes so they can sit in the classroom. Please help your child make safe and respectful decisions about their costumes. Students may wear an appropriate mask in the parade, but not during school. Make-up, weapons, fake blood, or inappropriate dress are not allowed. All costume accessories will be left in the classroom for recess and lunch. Students may not bring food or candy to share.

Friday, October 29th

Halloween Party Schedule

Kindergarten AM- 10:30-11:10 AM

Kindergarten PM/ 1st Grade- 2:30-3:10 PM

(Only assigned room parents will be attending the parties)


Halloween Parade Schedule

Kindergarten AM/ EC AM- 11:15 AM

Kindergarten PM/EC PM/1st Grade- 3:15 PM


The next Westbrook PTO meeting will be held in person in the Westbrook LRC on Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 pm. Please enter through door #2. We look forward to having our superintendent, Dr. Mary Gorr, in attendance.


Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 16th, 18th, and 30th from 4:20-8:20 pm. You can sign up for a time with your child’s teacher at this Sign-Up Link. You will be asked if you prefer an in-person conference at Westbrook, or a Zoom conference. Zoom links can be found at this Link.


For your Children,

Danielle Crandall

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LRC Buzz

Don't forget - you can bring your decorated "book character pumpkin" to the LRC beginning October 18th!


To celebrate the season, families are invited to talk about some of their favorite book characters and create a "pumpkin" together to display on top of the LRC bookshelves along with a picture of the book in which they star. Some examples are posted below.


**Please do not use real pumpkins or food**


Join us in this celebration of books and the season!


Carol Capra

LRC Director

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Up Coming Westbrook Dates

Wednesday, October 20th - PTO meeting in Westbrook LRC

Friday, October 29th - Westbrook Halloween Parade

Tuesday, November 2nd - No School

Friday, November 5th - Special Lunch (1st Grade)

Wednesday, November 10th - School Picture Re-take day

Tuesday, November 16th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:20pm-8:20pm

Thursday, November 18th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:20pm-8:20pm

Monday, November 22nd thru Friday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Break/Buildings Closed

Tuesday, November 30th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:20pm-8:20pm


For more dates, please click: D57 Calendar

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Order your school pictures online

  • Order forms with proof images went home in backpacks last week.
  • The information you need for ordering (subject ID, pose #, etc) is on the order form.
  • Deadline for returning the proof envelope has passed. Online orders only: shop.hrimaging.com
  • 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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