Westbrook School for Young Learners is where students in Mount Prospect School District 57 begin their educational journey. As a pre-school through first grade school, we have the great privilege of working with our community’s youngest learners. At Westbrook School, we are devoted to fostering a deep love of learning and curiosity in our students. Our mission is to create an integrated learning environment that meets the diverse needs of our young students and inspires their life-long learning. The Westbrook School Community fosters a safe environment where students, staff, and parents build positive relationships with each other.
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Westbrook HOT READS!
The Westbrook students enjoyed a special “Hot Read” kick-off assembly! Mrs. Many read her favorite book, My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza to all of the Westbrook children in a whole-school assembly. Mrs. Many’s “Hot Read” and other “Hot Read” books are marked with a flame and will be available for students to check out in the library!
At Westbrook, we follow four anti-bullying rules:
We will not bully others.
We will try to help students who are bullied.
We will try to include students who are left out.
If we know that someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
The Westbrook Staff has selected outstanding children’s literature to reinforce these important concepts. Our “One Book, One School” book selection was One by Kathryn Otoshi. The winner of over 15 awards, this book captures the importance of using your voice to stand up to bullying and include others.
Additionally, first graders will each read Patricia Polacco’s Thank You, Mr. Falker with their families. This story about one girl’s struggle with bullying throughout her elementary years will be sure to spark meaningful family conversations about the role each of us plays in promoting kindness. You can listen to Thank You, Mr. Falker by clicking this link.
Westbrook is ONE against Bullying!
Westbrook students have enjoyed activities,conversations, and celebrations focused on taking a stand against bullying. We had several themed dress-up days and a special Jumping Jacks Assembly to show we are strong to stop bullying. In addition, students enjoyed a performance of our spotlight book, ONE, by several talented Lincoln Middle School students. Westbrook students received a surprise visit from the Rolling Meadows High School Cheerleading team during our pep assembly! Westbrook students received a surprise visit from the Rolling Meadows High School Cheerleading team during a pep assembly! Students shouted the “Let’s Stop Bullying” Cheer alongside these talented performers.
Efforts to promote positive, anti-bullying behaviors with students will continue throughout the school year. As parents, you realize this important work doesn’t have a finish line. We look forward to your continued partnership and support.
Watch a Westbrook Student read “One”. A book where young readers learn about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, they also learn about accepting each other’s differences and how it sometimes just takes one voice to make everyone count.
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