September 30, 2022
Parent-Teacher Conference Signup Tuesday!
This fall, Wescott School will again offer parents live, online interactions with our teachers during Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 19 (4:30-8:00 p.m.) and October 20 (noon-8:00 p.m.). Conferences are one of the most valuable tools we have to foster our strong partnerships between home and school. This fall’s conferences will use an online video conferencing tool, built right into Meet The Teacher, our scheduling program. This will be a simpler and more efficient process for everyone.
Conference registration will open on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00 a.m. and will continue through Thursday, October 13, at 3:00 p.m.
Conference scheduler login information will be sent to the primary contact email for your student, along with step-by-step instructions for registering. Please keep an eye open for this information. Registration codes and directions will be available to you in the Parent Portal (on the form marked 2022-23 School Year Information), starting on the weekend before registration opens.
During conferences, your classroom teacher will discuss academic and social-emotional goals, how the learning experience is progressing at school and at home, and share details about the classroom community with you. This is a collaborative meeting between families and teachers when we can answer your questions. We are so proud of our students and their strong start. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and partnership.
PICTURE RETAKE DAY IS OCTOBER 13
Picture retake day will be the morning of Thursday, October 13th. If you would like your child to have their picture retaken, please notify their classroom teacher before October 13th. Students that were not photographed on the original picture day will have their picture taken on this day as well.
As you plan your child’s Halloween costume this year, please keep in mind that your child will be wearing their costume all day at school. Children will not be changing into their costumes during the day. Find a costume that your child can wear comfortably during the school day and one that is appropriate for school.
As a general rule, costumes that are gory, bloody, violent in nature or overly frightening are not permitted at school. Be cognizant of any group costumes to be inclusive of students. Additionally, weapons, even toy ones, are not allowed at school. Please also avoid masks that limit vision or costumes that interfere with ease of movement, since the students will be wearing their costume during the school day and parading outside. Take this opportunity to be creative and have fun with your child as you think about costume ideas.
On Monday, October 31 we will begin our outdoor Halloween parade at 1:15 p.m. weather permitting. If your child is going to wear makeup as part of his/her costume for the school parade, please be sure it is put on at home. The children can wear their makeup to school but won’t be able to apply any makeup, hair color, spray, etc. at school. Please be sure children dress for the weather as well.
Calendar of Events
News from the Wescott PTO
Walk for Wescott - October 12
- Kindergarten: Lerman
- 1st: Latek
- 2nd: Palzet
- 3rd: Losoff
- 4th: Georgis
- 5th: Nadel
Ask your friends, neighbors and family to help out and let’s keep the donations coming! All money raised will go to support the school and local charity: Fear? Not! Nation. In addition, your child will have the opportunity to win great raffle prizes. Raffle entries increase with every $25 collected!
A few of the prizes include:
Tickets to the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Fire and Chicago Dogs games
Sweet treats from Crumbl Cookies, Joe Donut and Nothing Bundt Cake
Pug Playdate with Mrs. Latek
Afterschool and weekend enrichment programs at Hi-Five Sports, DanceEd, Bach to Rock and Noggin Builders
It’s easy to donate! Just scan the QR code or visit the donation site. All donations must be made by Friday, October 7 to be eligible for the raffle.
Volunteers Needed for Monster Mash - October 28
Volunteer to be part of Monster Mash on Friday, October 28 and make this Halloween extra fun for your kids!
1. Join us for Wescott’s trunk-or-treat before the Monster Mash, from 5-6 p.m.. Sign up your trunk now. Limited spots are available and must be reserved by October 21.
2. Volunteer to be part of the festivities inside the school, 6-8 p.m., 30 minute shifts and lots of opportunities to be part of the fun!
Ticket information and sign up to attend Monster Mash will be forthcoming. We need YOU to make this happen!
Wescott School Family Night - October 15
Shoe Donation for Soles4Souls
As part of the Walk for Wescott initiative, the Helping Hands Committee is hosting a shoe drive. This year, Wescott has partnered with Soles4Souls – a nonprofit organization that distributes shoes to children and adults living in the most impoverished and underprivileged communities of the United States and the world. Bins will be placed at Wescott starting September 26. Please bring new or gently used shoes. For questions please contact Sonia at email@example.com.
Maple Dine Out at Viccino's Pizza - October 6
District 30 FY 2022-23 Budget Approved
2023 School Board Elections
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will have four school board seats to be filled at the Consolidated Election on April 4, 2023. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2027.
Candidates for the office of the school board can now circulate nominating petitions for signatures. The period for filing nominating petitions runs from December 12 through December 19, 2022.
A candidate for the school board is required to file the nominating petitions, Statement of Candidacy, and receipt for filing their Statement of Economic Interests with the applicable county election clerk and not with the school board secretary or the administrative offices of the school district. The county clerk may have petition forms available, or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website: elections.il.gov.
Candidates may also want to consult the “2023 Candidate’s Guide” (https://www.elections.il.gov//Downloads/ElectionOperations/PDF/2023CanGuide.pdf), which can be downloaded from the Illinois State Board of Elections website, or contact the county clerk or board of election commissioners regarding the requirements of filing. Candidates and voters can get information about District 30 from our website and learn about being a school board member from the Illinois Association of School Boards at: iasb.com/elections.
SHIELD Testing - All Schools on Tuesdays
SHIELD Saliva tests must be turned in to your child’s school before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Wescott - Tuesdays
Willowbrook - Tuesdays*
Maple - Tuesdays*
Throughout the year, packs with multiple testing kits will be sent home with your child
Use one each week and save the remaining for future use
Only return samples in the bag with the QR code and your child’s name
Future supplies will be provided only to students who have participated in testing, therefore, hold onto your supplies if you think you may use them at some point
Please reach out to your school’s Health Office should you need additional supplies
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman firstname.lastname@example.org
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
School Hours are 8:40 am to 3:10 pm.
Half day dismissal time is 11:45 am.