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.

mousetrap machine assembly

PTO Science Assembly and Dance Party!

Kick off the Monday March 5 Institute Day with some science fun and a visit from Staley da Bear at the NBJH gym.

The free program for all District 28 families begins at 10 a.m. Marty the Science Guy and the Mousetrap Machine Show,,  is a STEM-based science assembly program that teachers students how simple machines work.

Following his presentation, the official team mascot of the Chicago Bears, Staley da Bear will visit and lead a 45-minute dance party. It’s an assembly you won’t want to miss!

District 28 French Fair

Fourth- and Fifth-grade students are invited to the French Fair at Northbrook Junior High large gym from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 13. Learn about French culture and food and the French-speaking world. Download the flier for more Information.

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

Northfield Township Food Pantry Benefit

A Pasta Dinner Benefit will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 9 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to benefit the Northfield Township Food Pantry. Download the flier for more information

Park District Spring Programming

Spring is Almost Here! Make Plans Today
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.

Northbrook Theatre Presents Stellaluna

The Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences presents 'Stellaluna' every Saturday Jan. 20 through Feb. 24 at 10 a. m. and 1 p.m. at the theater, 3323 Walters Avenue. Professional actors present the family friendly show of a baby bat. More information and details on the flier.

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.

Save on Summer Camp

Sign up early for summer camps at Northbrook Park District and save! Register at 

Hoops4Health Basketball Program

Spring Travel AAU Team tryouts start Feb. 22 in Winnetka. Sign up for Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls in 2nd grade through high school.