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.

Cheers to 28 save the date

Cheers to 28

The PTO Council presents Cheers to 28 - A Parents' Night Out to benefit teacher grants from 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 26 at Fields BMW Northfield. Purchase tickets by Nov. 24 and save $10 each. Or, become a family sponsor! Download the flyer for details.
 Northbrook Park District

School's Out Fun Nov. 19 & Nov. 20

Sign up by Monday, Nov. 12 to participate in School's Out Fun outings. On Monday, Nov. 19, enjoy admission to a movie at AMC Theatres and an afternoon at Nickel City. See details
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, enjoy a trip to Enchanted Castle for arcade games, bumper cars and more. See details
 Maple wrestling  

Maple Wrestling Info Night

Fifth-grade through eighth-grade students interested in wrestling are invited to attend the Informational Meeting on from 7  to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 in the West Gym at Maple School. Download the flyer for details 
 Northbrook softball logo

Softball Spring House League Registration

Registration for the Northbrook Girls Softball Association’s House League Program is now open for all girls in 2nd–9th grades interested in playing softball. Our Spring House League Program is specifically designed for girls regardless of experience or ability.  Having fun and instruction (without pressure) are the main priorities of the House League.  Download the flyer for details.

 baby sitting class

Red Cross Babysitting Class

Students gain confidence and knowledge to care for infants and school-aged children in this one-time, six-hour class offered on Nov. 21 and Dec. 27 through Bernard Weinger JCC. Download the flyer for details.
 Northbrook Bluehawks logo

Free Hockey Lesson

The Northbrook Bluehawks Hockey Team will offer a free hockey lesson for boys and girls ages 3 to 9 years old from 2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 at the Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road. All participants must pre-register by visiting the Northbrook Park District website, Registration Code is 8823.

Curious George   

"Curious George and the Golden Meatball"

Join this inquisitive, lovable monkey on his adventure that is sure to leave you singing and swinging down the aisles! The family-friendly show will be presented Saturdays at 10 a.m and 1 p.m. Oct. 6 through Nov. 10, and three weekday performances at the Northbrook Theater. Download the flyer for details.

book drive

Children's Book Drive to benefit CPS 

A book drive to benefit Chicago Public Schools is being held Nov. 1 - Nov. 15. Drop off new or gently used books for kids ages preK through 8th grade at the collection box at Northbrook Public Library. Download the flyer for more information.

speaker on cyber safety

Cybersafety Workshop for Parents

Learn how to protect your child from internet dangers at a workshop presented by Liz Repking, founder of Cyber Safety Consultants. The presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Shabonee School. Download the flyer for details.

Northbrook Park District   

Park District Offers Winter Break Activities

Choose from Winter Break Escapes and Multi-Sports Camps. Register now, as space is limited! Download the flyer for details. 

 NSO Instructment drive The Northbrook Symphony is collecting band and orchestra instruments for underserved music students in Waukegan Public School. You can bring instruments to donate to Northbrook Junior High or any of the locations listed on the flyer. Get free symphony tickets for donating!