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.

Community Events

Glenbrook North Boys Feeder Basketball -- Tryouts for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade boys will begin Oct. 18. Click for details.

Northbrook Theater Presents Elephant and Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" -- Based on the Mo Willems script and lyrics. Performances every Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 7 - Nov. 11. Click for details.

North Suburban YMCA Fall Newsletter -- Find out about Youth Basketball, 10th Annual Spooktacular and day camps in the Fall 2017 Newsletter.

Northbrook Library Special Needs Programming - A sensory-friendly screening of "The Lego Batman Movie" will be shown at 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Northbrook Library auditorium. Also, an accessibility hour for special needs families will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 22. Click for details

Northbrook Park District Preschool Open House - Sunshine Preschool is holding an open house Oct. 21 for the 2018-19 school year. Click for details

Wilmette Theater Film Festival Sneak Peek - WTTW and Spiffy Pictures invites you to a free screening of "Nature Cat," which is for children ages 3-7, at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Wilmette Theater. Click for details

Spooktacular Halloween Party at NSYMCA - Special raffle, inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides and more on Sunday, Oct. 22. Children with special needs are invited to a preview from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the public 2 to 5 p.m. at the North Shore YMCA. Click for details

Cosmic Skating Halloween Night
-- Wear your costumes to this special skating night at Northbrook Sports Center. Raffle prizes and DJ from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28. Click for details.

Northbrook Action Baseball -- Directed by Mark Gersten and Scott Weiner, this baseball program is for boys and girls age 4, or in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and for girls, third grade. Sign up Sept. 1- Oct. 31 and request two best friends to play on the same team for the spring league. Download the brochure and registration form for details.