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.

District 28's Sister School in Kenya

Fundraiser for Kenya Sister School Continues 

Thanks to all the families who enjoyed Family Fun Day at Rockin Jump Trampoline and dinner at Chipotle. If you missed Family Fun Day but would still like to help make a difference you can buy items from local Northbrook merchants at

You can either participate in the online auction or click "buy it now" for tons of great deals, while supporting our sister school in Kenya. The auction closes this coming Tuesday, January 28. You can also make a donation at





Community Events

Daddy Daughter Dance

 Daddy Daughter Dance Feb. 7

The Northbrook Park District is hosting a Daddy Daughter Dance from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Northbrook Hilton. Download the flyer for details.
 Knuffle Bunny

 Northbrook Theatre Presents 'Knuffle Bunny'

Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences presents "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale" throughout February. Tickets are $14. Download the flyer for showtimes and dates.
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Students Invited to Enter Teen Zine Contest

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to share their short stories, poems, plays, illustrations, and photos and have your work judged by Youth Services staff of the Northbrook Public Library for the chance to win an Amazon Gift Card and to be published in  the Northbrook Teen Zine.* 

All students in grades 6-12 in the northern Chicago suburbs are eligible to submit their work to the contest. Limit three entries per person. The winners will be announced at the Northbrook Teen Zine Release Party on Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. in the Youth Services Activity Room.
More details are posted on the library's website. 

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Love is Love

Supporting Our LGBTQ Youth

When teens come out as LGBTQ, it can raise a lot of questions. Join this discussion at 7 p.m. Februrary 6 at Northbrook Public Library with Lisa Ehrlich-Menard, a manager, Outreach & Communty Education. Read more on the CATCH flyer.

Harms of Vaping 

The Harms of Vaping

The Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth is sponsoring a presentation by a leading public health officer, Dr. Isaac Ghinai, for adults only at 9 a.m. Thursday Jan. 30 at the Glenview Park District Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview. Click on the flyer for details.
 Northbrook Softball  

Sign up for Spring Softball

Registration is now open for the Northbrook Girls Softball Association's Spring 2020 House League Season. Download the flyer for more details.

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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.
 Little Legends

Little Legends Indoor Soccer League

Sign up today for Little Legends indoor soccer league, which will be held in Glenview and Northbrook. Call 224-500-5729 or visit to register for January and February leagues.