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Nadine Lee, a Willowbrook Historian

Most of the staff in Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 know Nadine Lee as the Learning Enhancement Coordinator. She coordinates professional development, orders curriculum, runs the mentoring program, provides counsel to building principals, and more for the past 9 years. However, … Continue reading

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Parent Teacher Conferences

You can register for your fall parent-teacher conference anytime between 6:00 a.m. on Monday, October 1 and 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. You will register at http://www.ptconferencemaker.com/willow Parent-teacher conferences are on October 17 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. and … Continue reading

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Patriot Day

I would like to thank the Glenview firefighters who took time out of their busy day to attend Tuesday’s Patriot Day flag raising. Glenview police officers Joel Detloff, Jim Foley, and John Calvey were also in attendance. Willowbrook parent & … Continue reading

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

The annual PTO Ice Cream Social was a big success, despite the rain. We fit nicely into the gym. Our PTO presidents welcomed everyone at the door. You might have even seen school board member, Jeff Zuercher, mopping the floor … Continue reading

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Parent Communication

As you heard from your classroom teacher at Curriculum Night, we are trying to narrow our parent communication streams. We know how busy you are and we appreciate how hard it is to juggle multiple forms of communication. Any feedback … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

It was a successful week back to school. The Willowbrook teaching staff and I were thrilled to see the smiling faces of students as they streamed into the building. We welcomed 115 Kindergarten students and another 27 preschool students this … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Research has shown that kids who do not read regularly over the summer can lose up to 3 months of progress. Think about that cumulative reading loss over the course of elementary school! We think it is very important that … Continue reading

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Dance Party!

The Willowbrook PTO provided our school with another incredible artist-in-residence experience this week. We hosted 2 dance artists from the Old Town School of Folk Music. Over the course of 3 days, these artists worked with each grade level on … Continue reading

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Thank you parent volunteers

This afternoon, the Willowbrook Staff and I held our annual “tea” to thank the many parent volunteers who have contributed to our strong school community. Willie the Wildcat was on hand to pass out small thank you gifts. Our PTO … Continue reading

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Principal for the morning

This year’s “principal for the morning” was third grader Mia Michael. She performed her duties faithfully. The morning began with Principal Michael and I taking the South Loop of the Walking School Bus. She delivered a couple of successful jokes … Continue reading

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