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Student Vaccine Cards, Summer Meal Program, Vaccine Opportunities, Parent Education Presentation, Ed Foundation Info, Registration, and Upcoming Events

May 27, 2021

Dear District 31 Community,

As we approach our last week of school, I think back to our first week of school.  While one of the most atypical years filled with constant twists, there is so much cause for celebration. Our students, families and staff have accomplished extraordinary things over the last ten months. Let’s celebrate a job well done! And of course...let’s celebrate our 8th grade students who will be graduating in-person on June 3 at GBN with their loved ones watching!

Sharing Student Vaccine Cards
As students begin to receive their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine, we ask parents send a picture of the front of the vaccine card to the Field school nurse at or mail a copy to Field School, 2055 Landwehr Road. We appreciate your help in keeping our records up to date so we can better ensure the health and safety of our community. At any point over the summer, we welcome vaccine card information.

2021 Summer Free Meal Service Program
The Free Meal Program will continue through August 2. Children ages 18 and younger can pickup up to 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches per child each week beginning June 7. Meal Kits will be provided every Monday from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Glenbrook South (Door H).

For those currently picking up meals at the high school or currently having meals delivered, please see the flyers below for information. To OPT OUT, contact Wendy at 847-313-4416 or

View English Flyer
Korean Flyer
Mongolian Flyer
Spanish Flyer

For all others, including remote and in-person learners not currently participating in the program, please sign up using this link by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1 if you would like to participate in the program. The summer meal program will begin June 7.

Learn more at Please call or email Wendy with any questions at 847-313-4416 or

Pfizer Vaccine Opportunities
District 31 has partnered with Glenbrook Hospital to provide an additional vaccine opportunity for the community!

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.

Message from NorthShore Hospital: Get the Facts on 20 COVID Vaccine Myths
Myths and misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines are everywhere. Who should get it, side effects, availability and more. NorthShore Chief Medical Officer Lakshmi Halasyamani, MD, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chair  Karen Kaul, MD, PhD, give you the straight information you need in 20 Myths vs. Facts of the COVID Vaccine.

Parent Education Series Presentation
Though a recording of the presentation is not available, the PowerPoint for Monday’s Parent Education Series about the Advanced Learning Program (formerly the Enriched Learning Program) is available here. Watch previous Parent Education series at

A Message from the Ed Foundation
Join the Education Foundation for their last meeting of the 2020/2021 school year on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom! They need new members and are excited to meet YOU!
Zoom Link

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
Read in Korean, Mongolian or Spanish here.

Upcoming District Events
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

Education Foundation Meeting
June 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Link

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

Naomi Cohen Institute 19th Annual Community Conference: COVID-19 Grief and Stress During a Global Pandemic
Sunday, June 13
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.

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

Please make note that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, May 28 and Monday, May  31.  Also, the last day of school for all students is Friday, June 4. Have a wonderful weekend.  


Dr. Erin K. Murphy