Category Archives: Parents

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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Coping with Grief

You may have read my parent letter or heard the sad news from a friend.  Two of our 4th graders lost their mother yesterday.  I am not surprised by the immediate compassion and care our community has shown.  I know … Continue reading

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5Essential Survey

You are invited to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about Willowbrook School.  Parents and teachers are invited to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey between November 16 and January 16 at https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ The … Continue reading

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Parent Education Consortium Calendar

The Parent Education Consortium of the North Shore is centralized source of information on parent programs and resources.  The 2016-17 calendar of events was recently released.  You may be interested in some of the topics covered in the speaker series. … Continue reading

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International Literacy Day

September 8 is International Literacy Day.  Below is an infographic displaying the key findings from a 2014 Scholastic survey of family reading behaviors and attitudes.  The finding that jumped out to me was the importance of parents serving as reading role … Continue reading

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Curriculum Night Slides

Curriculum Night was a success.  We are grateful for our parent involvement and partnerships.  Below are the slides from my presentation in the gym.

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Happy Summer and Happy Parenting

I am wishing all the Willowbrook families a happy summer. This is a magical time for children… and parents.  With more flexible schedules and longer days, we have the freedom to enjoy the spontaneous or the frivolous.  We have the … Continue reading

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The Most Important People

Mothers are the most important people in the world.  You may agree.  You may have a weekend planned with fun activities for the Mother’s in your life. We live in a world that is obsessed with measuring everything… quantifying everything. … Continue reading

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Class placement process

This is the time of year when parents and staff begin thinking about classroom placements for the coming school year.  This is a very delicate process, which takes into account many factors in an effort to create the best possible … Continue reading

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PARCC Testing Begins April 11

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of 11 states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. … Continue reading

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