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.

Community Events

 newsies the musical

Northbrook Theatre Performs 'Newsies' 

Northbrook Theatre Community Musical, "Newsies" will be performed at 7 p.m. on June 7, 8, and 14 and at 2 p.m. June 9, 15 and 16. Click their flyer for details.
 Northbrook Public Library

Summer Events at the Library

Northbrook Public Library has events and activities planned for all ages this summer. Check out their flyer.
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All-Girls BSA Troop forming

Now known as Scouts BSA, historic Troop 64 has formed Northbrook's first all-female Scouts BSA troop and is seeking girls ages 11 to 17 to lead, learn, and strive. Attend an open house at 7 p.m. June 3 at St. Norbert's Church. See their flyer for details.

 Northbrook pool slide

Park District Pool Passes

Purchase or renew Northbrook Park District Pool Passes online or in person! The pool season opens May 25! View the flier for more details and special events.

 spring waste disposal day

Spring Clean-up Waste Disposal

The Village of Northbrook is hosting a Spring Clean-up Waste Disposal day from 7 a.m .to 1 p.m. June 8. Bring household waste to three locations. Click for details.
 liberty loop

Park District Hosts Liberty Loop

Northbrook Park District hosts the 12th annual Liberty Loop 5K on July 4 at Techny Prairie Park and Fields. Download the flier for registration information and race details.


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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.
 summer sports balls  

Summer Sports Camps at the Glenbrooks

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.
Center for Gifted


Summer Wonders

The Center for Gifted is offering summer wonders programs in Buffalo Grove, Glenview and Lincolnshire. Students need not be identified as gifted to participate, only eager to learn. View the workshops

 NIU logo

NIU Summer Residential Camps

NIU offers summer academic residential camps for students in 6, 7, and 8th grade in the fields of photography, filmmaking and creative writing. Click for details