Author Archives: SCarlson

5Essentials Survey

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including … Continue reading

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Willowbrook Story Project

In celebration of Willowbrook School’s 50th birthday, current students are collecting 50 years worth of memories from former students and staff. Do you know of someone who would like to share? They can click here to express interest in this project or … Continue reading

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If I Could Turn Back Time

The Willowbrook 5th grade gave an entertaining performance to students and parents this Tuesday. Their musical “The Time Solution”, helped us relive some school history. In addition to some great music and a zany script, the audience enjoyed performances from … Continue reading

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Daily Reading is Homework

Homework is a common topic addressed at parent-teacher conferences. Some parents want less homework sent home. Some parents want more homework. Homework can come in different forms (e.g., worksheets, activities). However, all teachers assign daily reading. Some grade levels may place … Continue reading

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Character Counts! Week and Food Drive

We celebrate Character Counts! Week, beginning Monday, October 22. The Pillars of Character are something that Willowbrook emphasizes every week at Friday Flag Raising. Next week, we will recognize a pillar each day. Be sure to wear the corresponding color. Our … Continue reading

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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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