February 26, 2021
Principal News
Westmoor Families-

It's been a warmer week so thankfully students have been outside for mask and movement breaks. Please continue to send students with snow boots and pants as long as we have snow.

Lately, Shannon road has gotten crowded due to the snow piles. Please remember that we prefer families use the carline as the designated arrival and dismissal pick-up, this also helps decrease traffic on Shannon for all our students that are walking. If you are using Shannon slow down, look for kids, and please obey all traffic signs.

Congratulations to all our Virtual Science Fair participants. This year our Science Committee had to get creative by using FlipGrid to create a space for students to share their work. Our participants are listed below.

Kindergarten: Aliza S., Claire R.
1st Grade: Emma V., Usman M.
2nd Grade: Deven S., Pierce L. , Olivia Y., Erica J., Alex J.
3rd Grade: Luca V.
4th Grade: Magdalena M., Sawyer R., Mia S.
5th Grade: Austin C., Evan S., Umair M., Anne L.

I've added links below for each grade level to view the science projects. Please use student Google credentials to access FlipGrid. Usernames are first name, last initial, day of birth, year of NBJH graduation. So Josh Smith, a first-grader whose birthday is on the 15th would have this username: joshs1529@northbrook28.net


Don't forget we are in school on March 1 due to the snow day this month!
Have a great weekend,
Mary
Share Your Perspective on Westmoor School

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey opened this week, and I invite you to share your perspectives on our school. You should have received an email yesterday with full details of the statewide survey effort. Parents, staff and students in grades 4 through 8 will participate. 
 
You can access the survey here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/. Select the Parent Survey, Cook County, then our school.

To view previous years’ reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. You can also visit UChicagoImpact for more information on the survey.
Thank you for participating!
Calendar of Events
Monday 3/1
  • Casimir Pulaski Day (Students are in School - Make Up day from Snow Day)

Friday 3/5
  • Spiritwear Day

Wednesday 3/10
  • Virtual Westmoor PTO Meeting @ 6:30

Friday 3/12
  • Spiritwear Day
Student Quote of the Week
Student Quote of the Week:
We love featuring our student quotes of the week in the Westmoor Weekly. Please use the link below to submit one and we will use it in the WM Weekly.
Thank you Sophie for submitting your student quote!
Thank you Samantha for submitting your student quote!
School News
Summer School Information:
District 28 is currently planning to hold Summer School and Extended School Year (ESY) from June 9th through July 2nd. More details about registration will be coming in March. Check out the summer school website for additional information.

5th Grade: Math Problem Solving Assessment 
As part of the comprehensive review process for sixth-grade math placement, all of our fifth-graders will participate in a math problem-solving assessment. The questions on the assessment will require students to construct answers and write about their mathematical thinking. This is different from the MAP test, which assesses math skills in a multiple-choice format. The CogAT test is different as well because it captures reasoning skills in a multiple-choice format. The problem-solving assessment will provide a snapshot of your child’s strategies and thinking. Together, the three assessments along with classroom performance will be used to determine course placement. Students will be given the math problem-solving assessment on March 3 during the school day. This assessment will be an hour in length, in paper-pencil format.
Student Drop Off/Pick up
With the snowy weather, we all need to have patience and take our time at drop off and pick up. Please DO NOT drop off your student on Cherry Lane. This is a safety hazard.
From the Nurse's Office
Update on the Quarantine States:
Please see the information listed below for an update on the emergency travel orders. All 'yellow' states DO NOT require a quarantine.

Dental Examination Reminder 
As a reminder, all children in kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades are required to submit evidence of a dental examination. The State of Illinois Proof of School Dental Form must be completed within 18 months prior to May 15, 2021 when it is required to be on file at school. 

Please contact your school nurse with any questions.
Crisis Go Student Certification
Please enter this information no later than 8 a.m. If we have not received it by 8 a.m. you will receive a phone call from the school. Students are not allowed into their classrooms until we receive this.
Remote Learning Academy News
Check Our Library Materials for Spring Break
We encourage you to have your child reserve library materials. Our next pickup is at the perfect time to have your child select some great books for spring break reading. Review the Westmoor RLA Library Guide for details.
District Mobile App
All Your School and District Information
in One Place!
Take advantage of the convenience offered with the new D28Northbrook mobile app.

  • School & teacher directories
  • One-touch access to attendance and the school office
  • Frequently used web links
  • Customized calendars
  • Select schools for news, photos and social media posts

Personalized notifications

  • This app also offers a personal login tied to your students' account(s). You will receive all school and district emails in 'Notifications' - no more searching your inbox for important messages.
  • Look up lunch balances for junior high students
  • To receive your unique login and password, please email tryan@northbrook28.net. Allow 24 hours for a response.

JUST CLICK ON THE ICON BELOW FOR A LINK TO THE APP!
PTO News and Events
THANK YOU to the westmoor community for supporting our pto fundraisers!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:

AMBER MILLER & SARAH LEVERENZ for running a successful virtual Book Fair. Almost $700 was raised.
 
ERIN HAPP & her volunteers for organizing our first PIZZA PICKUP raising over $500 with Rosati’s Pizza & DQ Sundae Kits.
 
MARA CORUSH for coordinating the Dine’n Shares that have contributed almost $1,000. Highlights include: Grill House $234, Greek Feast $200, Culver’s $233

Thank you to the Science Fair Co-Chairs: NOHA MIKHAEL & POONAM PATEL
 
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE SCIENCE FAIR!  
Starting Friday, April 16th, Marla’s Lunch returns!
 
Special Lunches will be offered 3x a week (M, W, F). 
Lunches will come packed complete & closed, with nothing on the side to minimize handling of food. These ready-to-go lunches will go directly to the classrooms where the children are eating at their desks or respective areas.
Marla’s Lunch will be working with local restaurants that are currently open and serving the community during Covid.
 
Stay tuned in the next few weeks for details on how to order.
If you have other questions, feel free to email us at wmpto28@gmail.com
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!

Sign up for Lacrosse Travel League
Northbrook Park District offers Lacrosse travel league for boys in grades 2-8. A clinic will be held March 6. The season begins March 17. Click for details.


Park District Skating School Reopens
Northbrook Sports Center will hold a winter session of Skating School classes. Sign up today! Click for details
Learn to play hockey in these special classes offered through the Northbrook Junior Bluehawks and Northbook Park District. It's not too late to sign up! NPD will prorate for missed sessions. Click for Details.


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