The D181 Foundation's Summer Camp Expo 3/8

2/5/2023 10:55 am

The D181 Foundation Summer Camp Expo is back in person this year!

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 8th, 6pm - 8pm at Hinsdale Middle School.

Exhibitor registration is currently open. If you or someone you know has a business that provides summer programming for students and would like to have a table at the expo please register as soon as possible! Any questions, contact Julie Boruff,


Enrichment Sign-Up: Chess and Art

2/5/2023 10:53 am

“After School Enrichment Spots available for Chess Session #3 starting this Wed, Feb 1

and Draw and Paint for Life on Mar 2:

Save the Date: Culture Fair!

1/31/2023 1:13 pm

The Culture Fair will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 from 2-4pm.

Please join us in celebrating countries that we love!

So far we have representatives from Argentina, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, India, Iran, Lithuania, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia, S. Korea, Scotland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Venezuela.







Mind blowing exhibitions!

Come out and join us! Hoot! Hoot!

Lisa Damour Webinar

1/30/2023 9:05 am

Presented by The Community Speaker Series, D181 and D86

Lisa Damour: The Emotional Lives of Teenagers. Raising Adolescents Who Are Connected, Capable and Compassionate

Date & Time: Tuesday February 7, 2023 - 6:30pm-8pm
Location: Webinar
Registration Link:

Adolescent mental health isn’t about feeling good, calm, or relaxed, but about having the right feelings at the right times, and knowing how to manage those feelings effectively.

Lisa Damour, Ph.D offers guidance to adults on how to help teens open up, and how to keep teens from being overwhelmed by their emotions or feeling at the mercy of their moods. She provides concrete strategies for dealing with teens arguments, risk-taking, emerging romantic lives, friendships, social media and more.

This event is free and open to all. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance by using the registration links.

For more information, please visit

Order your Home Run Inn student lunches!

1/29/2023 12:20 am

We had our new vendor, Home Run Inn, cater lunches to students last Friday. If you missed the opportunity to place orders, email so the site can be reopened. If you have any Lunch-In related questions, please email. The Lunch-In schedule can be found HERE,

5th Grader is creating a Free Book Fair! DONATE!

1/27/2023 9:29 am

Book Drive ends Tuesday, 1/31
We are collecting new and like-new (used but in good condition) books starting this Tuesday!
A group of fifth graders are working on putting together a Free Book Fair for our sister school, Drexel Elementary, and the first step in their project is to collect as many books as possible from our Oak Elementary community. Please consider supporting their efforts. 

Each grade that brings in at least 250 books will win a pajama day and the grade that brings the most books overall will win an extra recess!

The Parent List

1/26/2023 11:03 am

The Parent List

Today the PTO had a presentation by Tara DeGeer who has created a community resource know as

The Parent List.

Tara created a parent resource to help parents find resources to help their children with emotional, developmental, learning, or health problems.

When faced with these issues, who do you turn to? Where do you find treatment that works?

The Parent List contains first-hand insights from D181, D86, and D63 parents about providers that helped address their child's anxiety, depression, bullying, social media, school violence, eating disorders, insomnia, grief, stress, ADHD/ADD, autism spectrum, and more.

Doctors, therapists, support groups, in- and out-patient programs, nutritionists, books, and holistic medical approaches may all be viewed and reviewed on the Parent List.

Please, if your child or a family you know needs help, please check out this resource for vetted providers who have helped other community students.

The Parent List

The D181 Foundation's Young Writers Program

1/22/2023 10:08 am

Young Writers 2023 - "On Our Minds"

D181 3rd -8th Graders are invited to submit a piece of their writing to the 2023 Young Writers hardcover book and then celebrate at a special evening on Thursday, April 13th.
Register by Jan. 31, 2023 to participate.
Submit written work by February 7th.

Students do not need to write something new to participate. They can submit something they have already written that makes them proud!
In addition, we are running a cover art contest open to all District 181 K-8 students. All the cover art submission details can be found on our website.

In The News!!

1/15/2023 9:22 am

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PTO Budget

1/15/2023 9:17 am

Oak School PTO Budget 2022-2023

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Covid-19 Safety Procedures

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