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.

 Rockin' Jump

Get a Jump on Thanksgiving!

Join Westmoor School PTO on Monday, Nov. 19 for specially discounted tickets to Rockin' Jump in Buffalo Grove. Buy tickets for two hours of jumping anytime between 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. on Nov. 19 or simply use the tickets within the next 90 days and receive a 35% discount. Tickets are $15 plus $2 for trampoline socks. $5 of every purchase will be donated to Westmoor School PTO. Download the flyer for details.

 Rotary Club logo

Rotary Coat and Clothes Drive

Northbrook Rotary Club's 53rd annual Coat Off Your Back drive is collected new and gently used coats and clothing for needy families. Drop off your items at the bins, located in the lobbies of each school, before Dec. 20. Download the flyer
 orchesis concert

Glenbrook Orchesis Show Dec. 6-8

District 28 families are invited to the 2018 Glenbrook North Orchesis Show, "Devotion," at 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 7 and 8 in the Sheely Center for Performing Arts at Glenbrook North High School. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Download the flyer for more information.
 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 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!