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.

Parent Workshop on Student Study & Behavior Skills

The Parent Advisory Council for Student Services presents a parent workshop on Executive Functioning from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 15 at the District Office, 1475 Maple Ave., Northbrook. The workshop on the thinking processes and behaviors involved in school and daily life will be presented by district psychologists. Download the flier to learn more.

Family Fun Day

The PTO Council presents the Family Fun Day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 at Athletico, 1900 Old Willow Road, Northbrook. Activities include: inflatables, games and food. Tickets are $15/child or $40 for a family pass (adults are free!).  Tickets will be sold in advance at or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Fred Outa Foundation. This year’s fundraising will help sponsor the education of four children who live in the Kibera slum of Kenya.

Community Events

GBN Orchesis Spring Show

The Glenbrook North Orchesis Dance Company Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 15, 16 and 17 at the GBN Sheely Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Seating is not reserved.

Park District Spring Programming

Sign up for Spring Break activities. View the offerings on their flier.
Sign up for Spring Hockey lessons. View the offerings on their flier.
Adult softball leagues, mens and co-rec. Registration deadline is April 6.

The Glenbrooks Present "The Little Mermaid"

Glenbrook students will present a Disney classic, “The Little Mermaid,” at 7 p.m. April 26-28 in the GBN CPA. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, April 28, where audience members can meet the cast after the show.

Based on one of the most beloved stories and the classic animated film, “The Little Mermaid” is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs. Tickets cost $15 and are available at

Early Registration for Little Legends Soccer

Register for spring clinics with Little Legends Soccer program through March 31 and receive $10 off. The league includes spring and summer leagues. Read the flier for details.

Summer Camp Guide

Northbrook Park District has dozens of options for summer camps and workshops. Check out their Summer Camp website and start planning.

Bold Conversations and Social Emotional Learning

The University of Illinois Extension in Cook County invites parents to a one-day social and emotional learning chat & chew style seminar; designed to bring parents together, in a relaxed atmosphere, to have a respectful and honest exchange of ideas on how we can help our children address the challenges they may face. The event is being held April 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the University of Illinois Extension office in Westchester. Click to register

Boys and Girls Baseball Clinic

The Glenbrook North Baseball coaches are hosting a baseball clinic with varsity baseball players on March 18. Click for details and registration.