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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Sign up for HOH5K 

Early registration discounts for the annual HOH5K annual scholarship run is extended to April 21!  The 5K race, which includes microchip timing, begins at 8 a.m. May 4 at Northbrook Junior High, 1475 Maple Ave. An obstacle course/fun run for children 11 and under begins at 9 a.m.  Hurry! To guarantee a t-shirt (very popular in D28 hallways) you must register by April 21. Visit HOH5K.COM for more details and to sign up.

The HOH5K is the only major fundraiser for the Homer O. Harvey Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to NBJH graduating seniors. The Homer O. Harvey scholarship fund was established in 1989.

Dr. Homer O. Harvey was the superintendent of District 28 and dedicated his professional career to providing high standards of excellence and learning for our children. His family continues to be involved with the scholarship selection committee.  

Gift Card Plus Gives Two Ways

gift cards

Shopping for mom or a grad? Or, what about end-of-year gifts? Why not use Gift Card Plus to make your dollar go even farther. Gift Card Plus revenue is used for PTO programming and events, publishing the calendar, the Traveling Art Show, and a donation to the Homer O. Harvey Scholarship Fund.

All orders must be submitted to your school representative by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  Online orders will be accepted thru Thursday, May 2. Orders will be available for pickup or delivery by Friday, May 10.

Download the information form on how to shop online or by order form.


Community Events

 Winnie the Pooh

GBN Presents 'Winnie-the-Pooh

Glenbrook North Theatre presents 'Winnie-the-Pooh" for its 2019 children's production at 7 p.m April 25 and 26, and 2 p.m April 27 at the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $8, or free with a GBN Activity Pass. visits for more information. Click for the flyer. 
 summer sports balls

Summer Sports Camps

Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South offer summer sports camps and aquatics for boys and girls in grades 1 - 12. Download the booklet for course offerings and registration information.

 Sparan FC logo

Spartan FC Tryouts

Northbrook's competitive youth soccer club will be holding tryouts for boys and girls ages 8 to 11 on May 20 and 22. Download the flyer for details, or click to register.
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Travel Soccer Tryouts

The Glenview Soccer Club/FC-1 Academy is holding spring tryouts for boys and girls travel soccer beginning May 5. The non-profit organization is holding tryouts for travel soccer teams for players ages 8 to 19. Visit for more information.
 Northbrook on Ice Show information

Northbrook On Ice 50th Anniversary

Don't miss this ice show spectacular 50th-anniversary ice show production, "Turn Back Time," on May 10, 11 and 12. Download the flyer for show times and ticket information.





 Summer Camps

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Summer Camp at the Park District

Choose your adventure with a local summer camp at Northbrook Park District. Programs for all ages. Download the brochure for camp listings.
Notre Dame Science Camp

Notre Dame Science Camps

Students participate in a variety of experiments that are hands-on molecular biology techniques and learn about the expanding field of genetics. Labs will be with Notre Dame faculty and current Notre Dame students, who also serve as camp counselors. Download the flier for more information.