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.

Family Fun Day at Athletico

Join the PTO Council in the annual fund-raiser to support our Sister School in Kenya from 3 to 5 p.m. April 13 at Athletico, 1900 Old Willow Road. Tickets are $15 for inflatables, games, food and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Spurgeon's Academy in Kibera slum of Nairobi Kenya. There will also be a benefit at Chipotle the same day, where a portion of proceeds will benefit the school. Download the Family Fun flyer for details. Download the Chipotle flyer.

Community Events

Consumer Protection & Fraud Prevention Workshop

Reps. Schakowsky and Schneider will host a workshop at 10 a.m. March 23 at the Glenview Public Library with representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, Illinois Attorney General's Office and the U.S. Postal Inspector's Office. Learn how to protect against identity theft and fraud. Download the flyer for details.

Mindfulness in a Hyped Up World

The Northfield Township Youth Commission is sponsoring a Youth Wellness workshop from2 to 4 p.m. April 7 at Northbrook Public Library featuring mindfulness experts to help teens and adults discover ways to develop body and mind wellness to better manage the pressures of adolescence. Download the flyer for details.


GBN Football Clinics

Glenbrook North Jr. Spartans is holding two football clinics and touch football 5-on-5 tournaments for grades 1-7.  The first is April 1-4 and the second is April 8 - 11. Download the flyer for details. Register at

 Earth Day for Kids  

Earth Day for Kids 

Go Green Northbrook presents “Earth Day 4 Kids!” as part of Northbrook’s Earth and Arbor Day festivities from 9 a.m. to noon April 13 at Village Green Park.
Bring your kids to partake in upbeat nature-focused activities and lessons - a nature hike, crafts, planting, worm composting, and more!
kidstage productions 

Kidstage Productions Presents 'Wonka'

See District 28 students from Meadowbrook, Westmoor and Greenbriar in the Kidstage Production of 'Wonka.' Performances are at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. both April 13 and April 14 at Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest. Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 at the door. Call 847-814-2464 for more information. 
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Feeding and Nutrition Workshop

The District 28 Parent Advisory Council for Student Services is presenting a Facebook Live event with a pediatric nutritionist, Cindy Baranoski, on feeding and nutrition as it impacts growth and development at 9 a.m. Tuesday April 2. RSVP to by March 22. Download the flyer for more details.

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Little Legends Spring Soccer Starts April 13

Register by April 5 for spring outdoor soccer for boys and girls ages 2 to 10. Visit or download the flier for details.

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Spring Theater Classes for Grades 3-8

Classes are now forming for improvisation, comedy and musical theater for grades 3-8. Download the spring and summer program guide for details. 


 Summer Camps

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Summer Camp at the Park District

Choose your adventure with a local summer camp at Northbrook Park District. Programs for all ages. Download the brochure for camp listings.
Notre Dame Science Camp

Notre Dame Science Camps

Students participate in a variety of experiments that are hands-on molecular biology techniques and learn about the expanding field of genetics. Labs will be with Notre Dame faculty and current Notre Dame students, who also serve as camp counselors. Download the flier for more information.