Author of First Flying Machine Lifts Spirits Skyward at Wescott School
Wescott Second Graders Bring American Heroes to Life!
Donations for Service Project Due on April 8 and 9
This year Lighted Schoolhouse takes place from 6:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. Wescott School Principal Dr. Chris Brown said that this year is going to look a little different as staff and students will be incorporating the school theme of #choosekind, in conjunction with service projects for those in need.
"We are excited about the opportunity for our Wescott community to come together to promote kindness. Join us for an evening of fun, community and giving back."
During Lighted Schoolhouse, everyone will be painting kindness rocks and packing snack and toiletry bags for people in need. In addition to #choosekind activities, parents will still be able to go through their child’s day with them.
"We need your help to make this night a success! Next week there will be a sign-up in the 'Wescott Word' for you to donate an item for our service project. Please look out for that next week. All items will need to be brought to school on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9," requested Dr. Brown.
Leon Logothetis To Host Parent Presentation on April 9
Wescott School's PTO has announced that Leon Logothetis, author of "The Kindness Diaries", will host a "parent only" presentation at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 9 at Wescott School. Mr. Logothetis is the host of the television series "The Kindness Diaries", which is streaming on Netflix. He has documented his travels and experiences for media outlets included "Good Morning America", "Los Angeles Times," "San Francisco Chronicle", "Outside", "Good", "Psychology Today," and "The New York Times." For more information on Mr. Logothetis, go to leonlogothetis.com
PTO Speaker Series representatives Joanna Kaplan and Grace Jeon, reported, "All District 30 parents are invited to attend this special event. At that time, the PTO will be raffling signed copies of his books."
For more information, contact PTO Speaker Committee chairs Joanna Kaplan at email@example.com or Grace Jeon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wescott PTO's March Madness Fundraiser Update
Wescott School PTO Co-Presidents Christie Hartbarger and Michelle King echoed a special thank you to Zivit Blonder, Staci Cohen, Katherine Lee and Liz Kim for leading the charge on the March Madness (raffles/parties) fundraiser initiatives.
"These events would not have been a success without all of their dedication," said Ms. Hartbarger.
"The PTO would also like to thank our Wescott families and committees who graciously offered to host parties
for our last fundraiser of the school year!" said Ms. King.
They include the Korean American Parents Organization, Helping Hands Committee, Lauren Bauer, Megan Brooks, Molly Chen, Winnie Davis,Lisa DeGregorio, Alex Delger, Jae Eun Kang, Christie Hartbarger, Michelle Huang, Taryn Karchmar, Liz Kim, Michelle King, Jenny Klein, Katherine Lee, Kim Pollak, Annie Porthan, Lisa Rosengard Lawyer, Jackie Schimel, Mia Seo, Julie St. John, Christine Thach, and Sharmaine Zhou.
The leaders concluded, "We truly appreciate all of your hard work in making sure our children and families have a fantastic time playing and partying together! Please do not forget to turn in your payments and sign the waiver forms for the Wescott Madness Party Sign-ups! The due date was Tuesday, March 19 (Payments must be already turned in for Athletico and Hot Ground Gym)."
The parties are underway and will take place throughout the spring. A list of all parties, along with information regarding party hosts, dates, locations and times will be on the PTO website homepage at http://www.district30.org/wescott-pto/index.
If you have any questions regarding a specific party, please email email@example.com.
Join the PTO Nominating Committee Today!
The PTO is looking for volunteers to join the Nominating Committee, which will help seek out potential candidates for next year’s open board positions. Those individuals who are interested in joining the committee or know someone who wants to join, please contact Mara Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time, Wescott School is hosting an International Day as part of Wescott PTO's Spring Madness fundraiser. It will take place after school on Friday, April 5. It is a drop-off event for the students. Those kids who sign-up ahead of time can stay after school to attend the party. Booths representing the following countries will showcase their unique cultures and traditions: China, Korea, Russia, Israel, and Pakistan.
Throughout the afternoon, children will experience the cultural activities at each table, while enjoying the artfully-crafted ethnic snacks. International Day will serve as a window for the student to see the rich cultures in the community and a chance for families from different cultural backgrounds to display their heritage.
Those families that would like to host a booth should contact Molly Chen by February 20 at email@example.com
Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts Offering Additional Programs to District 30 Families!
The Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts are offering programs for students from the end of May through September 3. For more information go to http://bit.ly/2CcMDFQ (for Glenview programming), and https://bit.ly/2N1cNjS (for Northbrook programming) (for Northbrook programming.
Maple PTO Fundraiser to Help Build New All Abilities Playground!
Maple Playground Fundraiser is Scheduled for April 13
Save the Date: Join the PTO at Bowlero in Buffalo Grove for a fun adult night of dinner and bowling at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13. This is a district-wide fundraiser for the new All Abilities Maple School playground. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Maple School All Abilities Playground fundraiser, go to https://www.maplepto.org/
PTO Nominating Committee Members Wanted for 2019-2020 School Year
Wescott School's PTO is looking for volunteers to join the Nominating Committee, which will help seek out potential candidates for next year’s open board positions. If you are interested in joining the committee or know someone who wants to join, please contact Mara Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 19th Annual Lew Blond 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019
Register Today at lewblondrun.org!
The 19th Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run will be held at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Maple School. It is an esteemed CARA Circuit Race and is USATF certified. The event is among the top running events in the north suburban area. For 18 years, this fundraiser has been helping to support research for Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), in memory of Lew Blond, a Maple School teacher who passed away from this disease in February 2000. Proceeds benefit ALS research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and support scholarships for prospective teachers at the Glenbrook High Schools and special District 30 projects. The 2018 race drew over 1,000 participants and volunteers. Total funds raised over 18 years exceeds $450,000. For more information, go to lewblondrun.org
Volunteers Needed for the Lew Blond Run
Contact Roy Grober at email@example.com to volunteer on race day, or one of the three days prior to race day. Thank you for your support!