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Vaccine Opportunities, Board of Ed Meeting, Celebration of Retirees, Parent Education Series, Message from PTO, Registration, and Upcoming Events

May 21, 2021

Dear District 31 Community,

Today we have seen a steady stream of Field students participate in our vaccine clinic. Just a year ago, in the early stages of the shut-down, the development of the vaccine seemed so far off. Today, it seems as if we have come full circle as we are able to offer the vaccine to our students and families at our school. The partnership with our community is ongoing as we work in collaboration to support the health of our entire community! Our vaccine clinic is open until 7 p.m. and we are still able to accommodate some walk-ins!

Additional Pfizer Vaccine Opportunities
District 31 has partnered with Glenbrook Hospital to provide an additional vaccine opportunity for the community! Please find all upcoming vaccine opportunities below. 

Opportunity 1 - Winkelman School on June 5
Below please find the registration link and instructions to register (12+) for the Pfizer vaccine clinic at Winkelman School on June 5 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Parents MUST be present at vaccine appointments for any student. Anyone still in need of the Covid vaccine may sign up NOW following the directions below.

Register here ( 

Directions to sign up:

  1.     Click on the sign up link provided.
  2.     Review the appointment times and select the time you’d like.
  3.     Click Add to cart. The checkout page opens.
  4.     Review your appointment details and click Continue.
  5.     Enter your personal information (such as E-mail, Name, DOB, Gender, and Address).
  6.     Click Continue. The review page opens.
  7.     Review your information to verify it is correct and click Submit registration.
  8.     The thank you page opens. Your order code and tickets appear on this page. Also, your tickets have been sent to your email. Make sure to bring your ticket to your appointment.

Opportunity 2 -District 225 Vaccine Clinic
School District 225 is pleased to share that there are still appointments available for vaccination events. These events all utilize the Pfizer vaccine and will take place in the cafeteria of Glenbrook South High School. Use the link below to view available appointments:

  • Friday, May 28, 2021 - 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Dose 1) and Friday, June 18, 2021 (Dose 2)
    • Event coordinated with Passport Health.
    • Click here to sign up.

Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education held its regularly scheduled May meeting last night. Find the board brief and recording here.

Parent Education Series Monday, May 24
Join us in our upcoming Parent Education Series on Monday, May 24 at 7 p.m. to learn about the Advanced Learning Program (formerly the Enriched Learning Program) and what it will look like for students in grades 4 - 8 during the 2021 - 2022 school year. Find a Zoom Link and watch previous Parent Education series at

A Message from the PTO

  • It's raining tacos! Join the PTO on Wednesday, May 26 for a friendly competition between Winkelman and Field at La Taquiza to help support the District. Please see the attached flyer to participate. 
  • The PTO is collecting cards, letters, and memories to present to our beloved Nurse Nally at Winkelman who is retiring at the end of this school year.  There is a collection box in the foyer of Winkelman for your cards and letters, or you may email a message to Field families are welcome to contribute too!  The deadline is Tuesday, June 1.
  • The PTO is looking for volunteers to help out with DirectorySpot app management and restaurant fundraisers. If you're interested, please email Your help is greatly appreciated! 

2021 - 2022 Registration
The school registration process for next school year is underway. We encourage all of our families to register as soon as possible, as it assists with planning and preparation. Registration fees can be paid at a later date if needed.  Also, any bus registration needs to be done by July 1. Please note that next year, per IDPH/CCDPH guidelines, there may be up to 50 students on a specific route. Learn more at
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Upcoming District Events
Parent Education Series
Advanced Learning Program (formerly the Enriched Learning Program)
Monday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
Learn about what the Advanced Learning Program will look like for students in grades 4-8 during the 2021-2022 school year.
Zoom link 

District Holiday - No School
Friday, May 28

Memorial Day - No School
Monday, May 31

8th Grade Graduation
Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at Glenbrook North High School

Last Day of School
Friday, June 4

Upcoming Community News and Events
Northbrook Public Library Updates:
Summer Reading Starts June 1 at Northbrook Public Library
The library has a Summer Reading program for all ages. Besides having the chance to win great prizes, youth and teens who complete the program will win a free book. Starting June 1, you can sign up and log your reading online.

Northbrook Public Library Hosts its First Drive-Through Summer Reading Kick-Off Event on June 5 & 6
The library invites you to a Drive-Through Kick-Off Event in its parking lot, featuring giveaways for youth and adults. Come drive through to pick up your goodies without having to leave the car on Saturday, June 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 6 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Northbrook Public Library's Lobby Reopens to the Public on June 7
The library is excited to welcome the public back into its newly remodeled lobby starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 7. The lobby construction, which began in February, involved moving the Circulation department to the 2nd floor and includes improvements to the lobby and the Circulation workroom, including new collections and the installation of an automated sorting machine. Renderings and photos can be seen here:

In addition to the new lobby, beginning June 7 the library will be resuming its Pre-COVID open hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
District 225 Parenting Your Anxious Child during Anxious Times Tips, Strategies and Tools
June 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Seminar
Registration Link

Forum for Children’s Well-Being Virtual Public Workshop
May 25 and May 27
Focusing on the effects of COVID-19 on the intersection of students’ learning and mental health.
Register and Learn More

Climate Action Plan
As part of the Climate Action Planning Team, the District would like your review and input of the Draft Northbrook Climate Action Plan, which aims to achieve a 35% reduction from baseline levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The plan aims to reach this goal through actions such as improvements to building efficiency, active transportation access, increasing tree canopy coverage, and more. Please use the webpage here to provide feedback on each section of the Draft Climate Action Plan. The public comment period closes June 21.

Northbrook Park District Comprehensive Plan feedback
The Northbrook Park District is looking for input from the community as the District updates the ten-year Comprehensive Master Plan. The Community Input Online Portal is open through May 28. Click here to share feedback.

Village of Glenview Connect Survey
The Glenview Connect process is in the final stretch, with the next workshop scheduled May 27 to review and edit final recommendations. The Village of Glenview would like to hear all Village voices and visions regarding future economic development in key community locations. Complete this survey and you can enter a drawing for one of five $100 gift cards. The survey must be fully completed in order to be eligible. See this flyer.

Mental Health Check-Ins for Teens in 6th-12th Grade
Learn more here.

Please make note that there is no school on Friday, May 28 and Monday, May  31. Have a wonderful weekend.  


Dr. Erin K. Murphy