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 Education Events

Vapes & Juul Parent Information Night

Learn about this growing trend affecting our youth in a special presentation by the Glenview Northbrook Coalition For Youth at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Greenbriar School. Download the flyer for details.

Parenting Panel Discussion

The Community Action Together for Children's Health is sponsoring a panel discussion on children's emotional health at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Northbrook Public Library. Download the flyer for details.

Public Service Announcement

Radon Test Kits Available

The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability offers free information and free radon test kits. Download the flyer for details.

Northbrook Enacts Bicycle Helmet Law

The village of Northbrook enacted an ordinance on Oct. 9 requiring all children under the age of 16 to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle in public areas of the village. Violators are subject to a $50 fine or community service. View the flyer for more information

 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.

 NPD Halloween Party  

Junior High Halloween Party

Northbrook Park District is hosting a junior high Halloween Party on from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Leisure Center. Dress up in your Halloween costume and dance the night away with a DJ and pizza. Prizes too! Download the flyer for more information.


Glenbrook North Feeder Basketball Tryouts

6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade boys and girls are invited to participate in clinics and tryout for the GBN feeder basketball teams. Boys' clinics begin Oct. 23 and girls clinics begin Nov. 1. Download the flyer for details. 
Little Legends   

Little Legends Soccer Academy Fall and Winter Leagues

Boys and girls ages 2 to 8 can learn and play the world's most popular game at the non-profit Little Legends Soccer Academy of the North Shore. Download the flyer for details.

Northbrook Action Baseball   

Northbrook Action Baseball

Baseball leagues for boys and girls ages preschool through 2nd grade and through 3rd grade for girls are now forming. There are three signup periods, running September 1 through Jan. 31, for the 10-week program, which starts the end of April. Download the brochure for details.
To register, please download the registration form.

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!