2018-2019 School Year Registration is Open!

School registration for 2018-19 is now open and will run through Sunday, May 6, 2018!

NEW THIS YEAR

The D181 and Oak PTO fee payment center will be available on the same website – SchoolPay! Before completing payment of your D181 fees, click on the “Nonprofit Groups” tab to register for the Oak PTO for next year! Here you will be able to pay your annual Oak PTO family fee, order yearbooks, and order additional copies of the directory (PTO dues include one complementary printed copy of the directory and online access).

To access Oak PTO items directly, use the following link:
https://www.schoolpay.com/parent/payments/groups

Note school supplies will also be available for purchase online as in years past. This will be done via a separate site, directly with our vendor. More details and an ordering link to come later in April.

If you have questions about D181 registration, visit https://www.d181.org/parents/registration or contact the Administration Center.

For questions about Oak PTO registration, contact president@oakpto.org

Night Owl

Parties are the best, and there are many spots still available for teacher hosted parties, and parent hosted parties for both kids AND adults!  Visit www.nightowl.gesture.com to secure your spots!

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We are appealing with a request to check your coat closets for Gretchen Matzelle’s fur trimmed cashmere black wrap from Neiman Marcus, which was mistakenly taken last week from the coat check at Night Owl; we believe the owner of a J.McLaughlin similar black wrap has it in error.  Please ladies, check your closets; this was a gift from her husband and very sentimental and meaningful.  Thank you!  Contact Tracy at tzoberis@hotmail.com or Gretchen at gretchenhallie@hotmail.com to arrange for the swap!

Oak School STEAM Lab Raffle

SELL SELL SELL!! Raffle Ticket sales end on Friday 4-27-18
SUPPORT OUR STEAM LAB! There is one week left to sell your raffle tickets and when you sell out and need more please email: Christinadimo107@gmail.com

***Winning raffle ticket will be pulled on K-5, We’re Live”: https://livestream.com/ccsd181schools/oakk5 on May 2nd.

– Prizes for top 5 ticket sellers include: iPad, iPad touch, nintendo switch, electric scooter, $100 Target gift card
the student that sells the winning ticket receives a $100 Amazon gift card

– Send ticket stubs/cash/check made to Oak PTO back to school in an envelope as soon as they are sold

– DON’T FORGET OUT OF TOWN FAMILY AND FRIENDS CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE TO BUY TICKETS:
https://raffles.ticketprinting.com/?r=7447

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Oak’s Earth Week

Student Council wants to help Oak School raise awareness for how to protect our Earth by participating in EARTH WEEK! Encourage your child to participate in our Earth Week activities…

Monday, April 23rd: Make it-Take it Monday
Students will be using the collected, recycled bottle caps to create a game with their buddy class.

Tuesday, April 24th: Think Green Tuesday
Wear GREEN to school and be ready to learn about ways you can help the environment!

Wednesday, April 25th: Waste-Free Wednesday
Bring a waste-free lunch to school! Try to use reusable bags and bottles to create zero garbage waste in the lunch room!

Thursday, April 26th: Terminate Thirst Thursday
Bring in any donation to donate to Charity: Water.
When you donate, you can bring in a drink other than water to enjoy during class (lemonade, juice, hot chocolate- no caffeine).

Friday, April 27th: Flip-Flop Friday
Do you have an old pair of flip-flops lying around the house? Bring them in to be recycled with Terrawaste recycling company! Wear a pair of flip-flops to school to celebrate the recycling movement!

Thank you for helping us raise environmental awareness,
Student Council & the Earth

http://oakpto.org/wbcntnt9093/index.php?gf-download=2018%2F04%2FEarth-Week.pdf&form-id=39&field-id=35&hash=4c810105762bd511688903e5d853c4da06d6193e3d6e92268cb856b801e275ad

Lunch-In

Lunch-In is tomorrow, Monday April 23rd with Meatheads (burgers, hot dog, chicken tenders, grilled cheese, salad).
Sign up on myfooddays.com to volunteer.
If you are volunteering for grades 1,2, or 3, we ask that you help out from 11:15-11:50.
If you are volunteering for grades 4 or 5, we ask that you help from 11:40-12:15.
Please email at lunchin@oakpto.org with any questions.

District News

School Registration now open for 2018-19 school year

Please make sure to registeryour child soon for the 2018-19 school year. If you have a child currently in preschool (ECE) through Grade 7, you will need to complete the District registration and fee payment process online. Registration will consist of an online application, fee payments, PTO registration and other PTO items, D181 Foundation information, and residency documentation. All families will also be asked to complete a new Affidavit of Residency form in the online application. Registration will be held from April 16-May 6. More information and directions can be found here.

 

Core classes, enrichment and camps offered this summer

Registration has begun for the D181 2018 Summer Learning Program. It runs from Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 29 at Prospect School, 100 N. Prospect, Clarendon Hills.  The deadline for registering is May 25.

Registration for current D181 residents must be made onlineat www.d181.org> Schools > Summer Learning Program. Registration for anyone living outside of D181 boundaries begins May 11. Fees are $175 for a one-hour class and $350 for a two-hour class.

The program includes a variety of classes for students currently in Pre K through 7th grade including nine different art classes, two foreign language classes, 18 language arts classes, eight math classes, three science and technology classes and a creative writing classes. Enrichment classes are also offered in a variety of subjects and grades. (Grade levels noted are based on completed 2017-2018 grade levels):

  • 1, 2, 3 Let’s Read, Write and Learn (Grades 1, 2)
  • STEAM Into Summer (Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 6th Grade Boot Camp (Grade 5)
  • Active Learners (Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • I Like to Move It (Grades 2, 3, 4)
  • I Wonder (Grades 2, 3)
  • Mythology Around the World (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Spend the Summer with Shakespeare (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Your World, My World (Grades 2, 3)

 

The District 181 Summer Learning Program will also feature three unique camps:

  • Early Childhood (preschool) Summer Camp for children currently enrolled in the D181 preschool program, 9 to 11:30 a.m. ($400)
  • Theatre Camp “Silver Screen on Stage” for any D181 student currently in 4th through 8th grade, 12:30-4 p.m. June 11-15, at Hinsdale Middle School ($175)
  • Band and Orchestra classes (private lessons) for any D181 students currently in 4th through 8th grades, starts June 7 at Clarendon Hills Middle School. Lessons are scheduled between 8 a.m. and noon ($100 for four lessons)

Class sizes are limited. Classes will be closed once the maximum enrollment has been reached. Registration is not considered completed until all fees have been paid.

The 2018 Summer Learning Program brochureis available in the main office of at the schools and District offices or by visiting www.d181.org.

Program questions should be directed to Summer School Administrator Rocky May at RMay@D181.org. Registration questions should be directed to Jan Martin at JMartin@D181org.

 

‘Stuff the Squad’ April 24-27

All District 181 elementary schools and the Hinsdale Police Department will try to “Stuff the Squad” with non-perishable food items and dry goods the week of April 24 in an effort to help stock the HCS Family Services food pantry in the village. A Hinsdale squad car will be at Madison School April 24, Monroe School April 25, Oak School April 26 and The Lane School April 27 from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Students and their families may drop off their donated items from 8:15 to 8:40 a.m. Community members should drop off their items between 8:45 and 9 a.m.

 

 

 

Walk for Autism

Thank you to all the families and staff who participated in the Community House’s annual Walk for Autism this morning. A special thanks to Mrs. Woodward for being Oak Team Hootie Captain! We are grateful for all the ways we can connect with our community.

What an AMAZING Night!

Oh, what a night! Night Owl was a smashing success!

Thank you to the entire Benefit Committee for all the time and talent that was put into making Friday night possible. This includes the Co Chairs of the event- Carrie Ostericher, Kate Marnell, Tracy Zoberis, the Auction team, Party chairs, Wine Pull, Underwriting and Classroom Art. We were in awe of the auction list as it grew over the last year, all made possible by our Oak families and local businesses.

Thank you to all parents for your support. In the end, the success of Friday night was dependent on each other’s generosity.

Grace & Nicki
PTO Co-Presidents

Oak School STEAM Lab Raffle

WHO: Any Oak students

WHAT: Voluntarily sell 20 raffle tickets at $5 each to benefit our STEAM lab
Students will be given 20 tickets (or more upon request) to sell and a sample script to explain why we need the money

Winning raffle ticket will be pulled on K-5, We’re Live”: https://livestream.com/ccsd181schools/oakk5 on May 2nd.

Prizes for top 5 ticket sellers include: iPad, iPad touch, nintendo switch, electric scooter, $100 Target gift card
The student that sells the winning ticket receives a $100 Amazon gift card

WHEN: Friday 4/13/18 – Friday 4/27/18
Send ticket stubs/cash/check made to Oak PTO back to school in an envelope as soon as they are sold

WHERE: Family, Friends, Online https://raffles.ticketprinting.com/?r=7447
Restrictions: No door-to-door solicitations

WHY: To raise money to support Oak STEAM program!
Oak School is preparing a STEAM space to offer greater access to science education and technology tools to all of our students

Lunch-In

Lunch-In is tomorrow, April 16th with Taste of Home Catering (soups and sandwiches).
To volunteer, sign up on myfooddays.com or please email below.
If you are volunteering for grades 1,2, or 3, we ask that you help out from 11:15-11:50.
If you are volunteering for grades 4 or 5, we ask that you help from 11:40-12:15.
Please email lunchin@oakpto.org with any questions or comments.

Birthday Lunch with the Principal

WHOO’S having a birthday?? Hootie says you do! For all 1st through 5th grade birthdays in the month of April, join Principal Dr. Henrikson during your lunch period to celebrate in the MRC (library) on Wednesday, April 18th. Please bring your packed lunch and we will supply the fun with games and surprises! Please look for an invitation to come home with your child on Monday.

Oak School

950 S. Oak St., Hinsdale, IL 60521

630.887.1330 | webmaster@oakpto.org

School Hours

AM Kindergarten - 8:30 am -11:25 am | PM Kindergarten - 12:20 pm -3:05 pm

Grades 1-5 - 8:30 am - 3:05 pm (lunch 11:25-12:15)

Use the Social Media links to get a glimpse into the daily activities at Oak School. All social media postings are managed by the Oak MRC Director and conform to D181 social media guidelines.