Virtual Backpack

Welcome to the "Virtual Backpack!"

District 28 posts local non-profit and community partner flyers here in the District's "Virtual Backpack." This approach allows us to provide information about community programs in a way that is environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Please note that District 28 is making this information available as a courtesy and to provide information about local events and programs in our community. Materials posted on this page are the responsibility of the organizations represented.  Principals offer links to new events in their weekly e-news. You can always check back as a handy reference! 

PTO Events

Be sure to check out the new Paperless PTO websites to stay in the know about upcoming school PTO Events.

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Cheers to 28

The PTO Council presents Cheers to 28 - A Parents' Night Out to benefit teacher grants from 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 26 at Fields BMW Northfield. Purchase tickets or become a family sponsor! Download the flyer for details.

 Rotary Club logo

Rotary Coat and Clothes Drive

Northbrook Rotary Club's 53rd annual Coat Off Your Back drive is collected new and gently used coats and clothing for needy families. Drop off your items at the bins, located in the lobbies of each school, before Dec. 20. Download the flyer
JCC winter programs penguin 

JCC Winter Break Trips

The JCC offers Winter Break Field Trips for kids in grades K-6. Pick a specific day or sign up for the week. Registration is now open at Check out the offerings on their flyer.

 Winter Scene

Join NPL Winter Reading Program

The Northbrook Public Library Winter Reading Program will be held Dec. 1 - Jan. 31. Sign up online or in person and you'll have a chance to win prizes.  Download the flyer       
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Red Cross Babysitting Class

Students gain confidence and knowledge to care for infants and school-aged children in this one-time, six-hour class offered on Dec. 27 through Bernard Weinger JCC. Download the flyer for details.
Northbrook Park District   

Park District Offers Winter Break Activities

Choose from Winter Break Escapes and Multi-Sports Camps. Register now, as space is limited! Download the flyer for details.