Wescott School News Briefs: Walk For Wescott Fundraiser is Set for October 2

Wescott School News Briefs: Walk For Wescott Fundraiser is Set for October 2

Wescott School Principal Dr. Chris Brown addresses students, parents, and teachers at the 2018 Opening Ceremony. The theme for the 2019-20 school year is "World Wide Wescott."

First Graders are Invited to a Reunion Featuring "Popsicles in the Park" on September 16 at Willowbrook

 A reunion of first grade Wescott and Willowbrook classes will take place with "Popsicles in the Park" on Monday, September 16 from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Willowbrook School's playground/park. The children will have the opportunity to enjoy popsicles while catching up with friends and teachers.

Wescott Fathers Are Invited to Join a Book Club!

Wescott and Willowbrook School fathers are invited to join a book club on the topic of raising boys. Two experienced facilitators will guide the conversation of the new book, "How To Raise A Boy" by Michael Reichert.

Participants are being asked to commit to two sessions - Monday, October 28 and Monday, November 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The meetings will take place in the Wescott LMC. Space is limited. Here is the link to the form to RSVP by September 26: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScIYiQCLnRZrkb-op…/viewform

A copy of the book can be sent home in your son's backpack.

Wescott School Principal Dr. Chris Brown wished all of the Wolves (school mascot) a happy first day of school, and warmly welcomed newcomer first graders to the "den." Wescott's theme this year is "World Wide Wescott."


Walk for Wescott Fundraiser Takes Place on Walk to School Day, October 2!

Wescott's Walk for Wescott fundraiser takes place on October 2, the same day as National Walk to School Day.  National Walk to School Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday in October. This is a day where everyone is encouraged to get out and get some exercise while enjoying the weather. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise.

Walk for Wescott (W4W) is the PTO’s biggest fundraiser, and all students participate during the school day! Students are encouraged to collect donations from family and friends for the walk. Any amount is appreciated. Not only will the funds supplement the school’s budget, but 10 percent of all donations will be directed to Fear? Not! Nation, a non-profit that focuses on bringing joy to pediatric cancer patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital.  

While giving back to our school and our community, students have the chance to win prizes! The top fundraiser of the school will win the opportunity to be Principal for the Day. All students who collect donations are eligible for a big-ticket raffle. Working together, students can win extra recess or physical education or Popsicle parties for their whole class. Information on how to collect pledges and win prizes will be sent home on Monday, September 16.

Character Counts! Poster and Video Contests are Underway!

The 2019 Character Counts! Poster and Video Contests are now underway. For information about the poster contest for kindergarten through fourth-graders, and the video contest for fifth through eighth-graders, here is the link: http://www.district30.org/about/video-contest

The deadline for the poster/video contests is Monday, October 28, 2019.

Sponsors and Volunteers Needed for "20th Anniversary" Lew Blond Run/Walk on May 16, 2020!

Mark your calendars for 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Maple School. It’s the anniversary date for the 20th Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run. This family fun event draws over 1,000 participants and volunteers to Maple School in May. Read more about this amazing fundraiser at lewblondrun.org

Sponsors and volunteers are needed to form committees to help fund and coordinate this event. If you can help support the Lew Blond Run, please contact Roy Grober at rgrober@district30.org or Michelle Rosen mrosen@district30.org

Dine Out at Meatheads on October 3 and Help Fund the New Maple Playground!

District 30 families have the chance to join fellow residents on Thursday, October 3 for Maple PTO's first "Dine Out" fundraiser of the year. Stop by Meatheads in Northbrook between 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., and show them a District 30 Friday newsletter. Twenty percent of the money spent on food will be donated to Maple School PTO to help support the All-Abilities Playground that is scheduled to be built in the summer of 2020.