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.

Get a Jump Start on Thanksgiving

Have fun and raise funds at the same time with a Rockin' Jump discount on Monday, Nov. 25. A special admission price of $15 for 2 hours is being offered with $5 donated back to Westmoor School PTO. Come anytime on Nov. 25 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for two hours of jumping, or purchase a ticket to use within 90 days. Register here, or download the flier for more details.


Community Events

Northbrook Maple Wrestling

Maple Wresting Information Night

Northbrook Maple Wrestling invites all students in 5th through8th grade to participate on the team. The team is open to all students in Districts 27, 28, 30 and 34. 
An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Maple School. Download the flier for more information.   
Northbook lights reading program

Northbrook Lights Winter Reading Program

Northbrook Public Library announces the Winter Reading Program Northbrook Lights, which is open to all ages from Dec. 1 to Jan. 31. Earn chances to win prizes for reading books. Come to the library for more information.

Northbrook Park District

School's Out Fun

Northbrook Park District is offering outings for children ages 5 to 12 on the days in November when school is not in session.
Register by Nov. 18 for the  trip to Jelly Belly Factory on Monday, Nov. 25 and for a day at the Northbrook Sports Center on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Northbrook softball

Softball Open House 

The Northbrook Girls Softball Association is hosting a fall open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Glenbrook North Field House. Visit the softball skills/activities stations, meet some of the travel softball players and learn more about the league, which is designed for girls in 2nd - 9th grade. Download the flier for FAQs and registration dates.

Winter Camp at Camp Chi

JCC Chicago is offering winter camp for the weeks of Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 26-29 for children in grades 3-7. Activities include games, adventures and field trips. Download the flier for more information.
 Comedy Sportz

Glenbrook North Presents ComedySportz

Glenbrook North Theatre presents Comedy Sportz Thursday, Nov. 21 - Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts.
A special charity benefit will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 with proceeds benefitting the Northfield Food Pantry. Download the flier for details. 
 Northbrook Action Baseball logo

Northbrook Action Baseball

Sign up for baseball leagues for preschool through third grade through Northbrook Action Baseball. There are three sign up periods running through Jan. 31. Download the flier for more information or the registration form.

Santa Cares For Special Needs

Northbrook Court is pleased to partner with Autism Speaks and other local special needs organizations at select locations to provide the Santa Cares program this year. The program is for children and adults with special needs and abilities who would like additional assistance, extra time, or a quieter, less stressful environment in which to visit with Santa.

If you would like to schedule a visit with Santa on Santa Cares Day at Northbrook Court, please reserve your complimentary ticket at the following link:  One ticket per group/family, please.