April 30, 2021
Good Morning,
Fourth- and fifth-grade students worked hard this week completing the Illinois Assessment of Readiness in the areas of math and literacy. Third-grade students will complete these assessments next week. Thank you to our remote learner families for getting their children to school to complete these assessments. It was nice to see all of them in person this week!

Planning for next year is in full swing, and we will welcome our kindergarten class of 2021-22 for kindergarten screening on May 10 and 11. Students currently enrolled in the Young Explorers program at Westmoor do not need to participate, as our kindergarten teachers will be having articulation meetings with the YE teachers. Similarly, fifth-grade teachers will be participating in articulation meetings with NBJH staff next week to discuss the transition process for fifth-grade students.

The Meadowbrook PTO will be recognizing our fantastic Meadowbrook staff (teachers, assistants, custodians, health room staff...anyone that works at Meadowbrook) that has had a hand in making this challenging year a success for our students! The PTO is organizing a breakfast, lunch and daily treats during Teacher Appreciation Week, the week of May 3-7. We encourage you to reach out and let your child's teacher know that she/he is appreciated in your own way.

Have a great weekend,

Pat
Important Dates
April 30
  • Special Lunch
  • Meadowbrook Spirit Wear Day
May 3
  • Special Lunch
May 5
  • Special Lunch
  • RLA Materials Pickup, 4:30-5:30
May 7
  • Special Lunch
May 10
  • Third Grade State Testing begins
  • Special Lunch


Meadowbrook Happenings
District 28: First “Getting Ready Camp”

District 28 will be holding its first “Getting Ready Camp'' for students who have received additional math and/or literacy support in the classroom this year and may benefit from some additional summer support to get ready for the new school year. This program will be for students who are currently in elementary grades. 

Parents of students who are identified to participate in this program will be contacted via email in the coming weeks with additional details. 
2021-2022 Room Parent Volunteer

Would you like to be a room parent for the 2021-2022 school year? If so, the Meadowbrook PTO is looking for you!

Room parents are an important link between your child’s teacher, the parents of other children in the class and the PTO. The primary purpose of a room parent is to recruit other parents to assist with a variety of functions and activities.

Some of the responsibilities of a room parent include:
  • Communicate with classroom teacher and classroom parents
  • Coordinate parents to host and/or help with the classroom parties (Halloween, Holiday, and Valentine’s Day)
  • Recruit parents to chaperone field trips
  • Recruit parents to work at school events/programs such as Special Lunch, Fall Fest etc.

If you would like to volunteer your time and energy, please complete the volunteer form below and submit it by Friday, May 28th.

Please note that forms will be date stamped as they are submitted and priority will be given in the order received. Please include a second choice, if possible, since we may have multiple requests for the same classroom. Room parent assignments will be determined in August.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Dineen (262) 352-3746 or at Erin.Dineen@gmail.com.

Attention 5th-grade parents...School Supplies

Order 6th-grade school supplies through the NBJH PTO now through May 28. Read the details in this letter.
Gift Cards Plus Sale

The District 28 PTO is offering a spring Gift Cards Plus sale through May 15. Please see this flyer for details. All purchase benefit PTO programs.
Remote Learning Academy News
May 5: Last Opportunity to Reserve Library Materials 
The upcoming May 5 RLA pickup will be the last chance to reserve library books for a few weeks. All materials are due back no later than our last RLA pickup date, Wednesday, May 19. Just a reminder, each building has a return bin in the vestibule for contactless drop off any time the main office is open in the building. 

Final Week for State Assessments
Next week is the final week for RLA students to take state assessments. RLA 3rd graders will complete the IAR math assessment on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week. Thank you for all of your help over the past few weeks by supporting your children and getting them to school each testing day. 
RLA Student Virtual Art Show
The District 28 art teachers are excited to present a virtual art show of the creative works of the RLA students. The virtual art show will kick off on Monday, May 3. See this flyer for links to the show.
PTO News
PTO News and Notes

The Meadowbrook PTO will be recognizing our fantastic Meadowbrook staff (teachers, assistants, custodians, health room staff...anyone that works at Meadowbrook) that has had a hand in making this challenging year a success for our students! The PTO is organizing a breakfast and lunch during Teacher Appreciation Week, the week of May 3-7. We encourage you to reach out and let your child's teacher know that she/he is appreciated in your own way.

Here is this week's PTO News and Notes. Thank you to the parents that helped organize next week's Teacher Appreciation activities!
District News
Parenting Workshop with Ross Greene May 4
Learn parenting skills from Best-Selling Author/Psychologist Dr. Ross Greene at a virtual event for Northbrook parents at 7 p.m. May 4. This event is free and co-hosted by CATCH and the township elementary school districts. Registration is required.

Virtual Backpack
District 28 shares local non-profit and community partner flyers here in the District's "Virtual Backpack." This approach allows us to provide information about community programs in a way that is environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Please note that District 28 is making this information available as a courtesy and to provide information about local events and programs in our community. Materials posted on this page are the responsibility of the organizations represented. You can always check the Virtual Backpack webpage as a handy reference!
Display Green Ribbons in Support of Mental Health
 
This May, in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month, Paws for Patrick, in cooperation with the Village of Northbrook, has launched a campaign to raise awareness and break the stigma around mental health illness.
 
Volunteers will distribute green ribbons at the Village Green from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 1. Residents are invited to come and pick up a ribbon for their own parkway trees to show support for this important cause. Read the flyer for more information.
Spartan FC Tryouts in May
Tryouts for Spartan FC soccer program will be held May 18 & 19 for children born in years 2011-2015. Click for more details.
After-Care Program
Join us after summer school classes for arts and crafts, games and themed activities! Beyond the Bell staff coordinates with the Summer School dismissal times. Northbrook Park District will provide bus transportation from Westmoor School. (No camp July 4 and July 5). Click to register.
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