Author Archives: SCarlson

Collaboration vs. Collegiality

Collaboration is very different than collegiality. Do know the difference? We are really good at being collegial. We are respectful and careful with each others’ feelings. We share. However, this is very different than the messy and complicated work of … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude

I am using this holiday season to recommit myself to an attitude of gratitude. It’s easy to do when you work and live in a community like ours. We have so much to be thankful for at Willowbrook School. We … Continue reading

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Character Counts! Poster & Video Winners

We were very excited to participate in the annual Character Counts! in Glenview poster and video contests this fall. Willowbrook Wildcats joined other students from District 34, OLPH, and Wescott. There were 342 total poster entries and 59 total video … Continue reading

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Father’s Book Club

I would like to thank all the fathers who joined Dr. Brown and me for our Father’s Book Club. I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss parenting and learn from each of them. Our two book club meetings were … Continue reading

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Spooky Story Contest

Our teaching staff is always thinking up creative ways to build children’s reading and writing life. In addition to explicit classroom instruction, we encourage students to participate in enrichment activities, book clubs, and contests. Our school librarian facilitates a fun … Continue reading

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Book Fair

Our Fall book fair is about more than just raising money for the school. And while getting books in the hands of children should always be our goal, the book fair is so much more. It is another example of … Continue reading

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Upstanders

Willowbrook began recognition of National Bully Prevention Month on Monday by wearing the color blue. Each week, we are giving students a new challenge. This past week, students (and staff) were invited to go out of their way to make … Continue reading

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Technology & Learning Space

Our 1:1 iPad program has been in existence for grades 3-8 for many years. Before students can take the school-issued iPad home, they must “pass” our digital citizenship curriculum. Our instructional technology specialist and classroom teachers co-teach lessons for the … Continue reading

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Character Counts! Poster & Video Contest

CHARACTER COUNTS! week will be observed October 21 – 25. We encourage all of our Kindergarten through 4th grade students to celebrate this event by participating in the annual poster contest. Create a drawing or painting that best illustrates one … Continue reading

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Patriot Day

Willowbrook recognized Patriot Day with a large group of distinguished guests. Members of the Glenview Police and Fire Departments joined our morning assembly. We also had Chicago Police Officer Pat Staunton (husband to Reading Specialist Jeannine Staunton). After the assembly, … Continue reading

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