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


Glenbrook North Boys Feeder Basketball

Tryouts will be held for third, fourth and fifth grade teams Oct. 3 and 5. See the flier for details.
 Maggie Capettini

History and Techniques of Plein Air Painting

Artist Maggie Capettini will talk about Plein Air painting at the Northbrook Library at 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Her presentation is in conjunction with the upcoming Plein Air Painting Festival Sept. 26-29. Click for details.
 boy on tractor at shermerfest

Shermerfest set for Sept. 15

The 41st Annual Shermerfest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at Village Green Park. Presented by the Northbrook Historical Society and the Northbrook Park District, there will be food and fun for all ages. Click for details.
 coffee with a cop  

Coffee With a Cop

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Sunset Foods. Click for details.

Glenview Northbrook Coalition  for Youth 

Youth Coalition Meeting

The Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth is meeting at noon Sept. 18  at the Northbrook Public Library to plan events for the year. The coalition focuses on helping teens live drug- and alcohol-free lives. Click for details
Northbrook Action Baseball logo 

Pre-K-2nd Grade Baseball Signup

The Northbrook Action Baseball League is offering 'request' signup during September when players can request two friends to be on the same team. Registration for the spring league continues through Jan. 31. Click for details.
 Pinta project

Pinta Pride Project

An exclusive peer-to-peer conversation with Molly Pinta, the 13-year-old Buffalo Grove girl who has made it her mission to spread a message of acceptance and love, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Bernard Weinger JCC. Click for details.

Community Action Together for Children's Health logo 

Speaker Series

CATCH is hosting a speaker series and keynote events to provide opportunities to learn about and discuss a wide variety of mental health topics. Upcoming events are Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. Click for details.