SAVE the Date...

12/11/2023 9:25 am

UPCOMING PTO General Meetings... mark your calendars and join us!

Time: 2-3 PM

Location: Oak MRC

December - NO General PTO Meeting
January 17th
February 21st
March 20th
April 17th
May 15th


Looking for a little extra help?

12/11/2023 9:20 am

HPL Homework Helpers and Reading Ambassadors
EVERY Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Teen Lounge
Getting homework help from a high school student is fun!
Students K-8 can drop in during our Homework Helpers and Reading Ambassadors sessions to receive help from a local high school student. 
HPL's High School Homework Helpers and Reading Ambassadors can help with homework and read with younger students. Parents will sign in their students and find an available volunteer at one of our designated tables.
Homework Helpers and Reading Ambassadors are fun, free and available on a drop-in basis every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.


Changing of the prepared!

12/11/2023 9:17 am


With the change of seasons upon us we see the changing and falling of leaves and we start to feel the falling temperatures too.  

Please help prepare your student(s).

 Send to school with a coat, gloves, & a winter hat! 

Save the date ...Blah Buster - January 26, 2024

12/11/2023 9:10 am


Save the Date.. Winter Sing Performances -- 12/22!

12/11/2023 9:07 am

Friday, December 22nd


9:00-9:30am: Grades Kindergarten AM, 1st grade, 2nd grade (in the gym)

10:00-10:30am: Grades 3, 4, 5 (in the gym)


Kindergarten PM will perform on December 21st at 2:00 (in the music room)

A winters nap...

12/11/2023 9:06 am

Hootie will be taking a long winters map starting December 22, 2023 - January 7, 2024!


Want something posted in the January 8, 2024 Hootiegram?


 You MUST be submitted by Thursday, December 21st @ 5 pm!


Happy Holidays!





Mark your calendar...Safely Drill on 12/19

12/11/2023 9:05 am

Lockdown Safety Drill:


On Tuesday, December 19th at 2:30 pm will conduct a lockdown drill that will include Hinsdale police. During this drill, teachers will utilize the linked Google Slides to instruct students. 


We understand that some parents/guardians may want to opt out of this type of drill for their child(ren). As the parent/guardian, you have the option to exempt your child, for any reason, from this drill. 



If you choose to exempt your child from the drill, you must notify Effey Nassis at

no later than the day prior (12/18) to the drill.


Holiday Fundraiser on 12/16!

12/11/2023 9:00 am

December 16th from 12-4PM 


Please join Oak Moms on at J.McLaughlin in Hinsdale to finish up your holiday shopping. J.McLaughlin will provide festive sips, bites and shopping. 15% of all proceeds will benefit Oak School PTO.


Let's continue the fun...

4-5:30PM at Que Miso


Immediately following the J.McLaughlin event, all Oak parents are invited to meet up.

Enjoy drinks, food and mingling. 

Que Miso will donate 12% of proceeds to the Oak School PTO.


Please see this link to the Evite HERE

please RSVPs  by 12/5/23



Note that J.McLaughlin has graciously opened up fundraising to the entire week. If you purchase from J. McLaughlin the week prior to the event, you must mention Oak School in order for Oak PTO to receive 15% of purchase proceeds.

2nd Trimester Lunch-In Sign-up!

12/11/2023 8:56 am will open for 2nd trimester Lunch-In purchases on Monday, 12/4 at 7am.


There are 19 lunches from January through March. The deadline will be Friday, 12/15 at 3pm.


Volunteer sign ups will also be available on 12/4.

Please limit sign ups to 3 to allow all families an opportunity to volunteer.


If you would like to be added to the sub list or have any questions regarding Lunch-In, contact

Denys Kang at


Lunch-In is available to all students. The PTO offers financial assistance to any student. Contact the principal or office for details.


Thank you for participating in the Lunch-In program.


Lunch-In schedule HERE



Testing THIS WEEK!

12/11/2023 8:55 am



It's here...this week

get a good night sleep and have a yummy breakfast

Winter NWEA MAP Testing Dates:

(Grades 1-5)

December 11-15


Testing will take place early in the morning and will last approximately one to one and a half hours. 

The testing days were chosen depending on each grade level’s instructional schedule. 

Makeup testing for students who are absent on testing days will take place the following week. 

We will not have any makeup testing after winter break.


1st & 2nd Grades: Tuesday, December 12 (reading) & Wednesday, December 13th (math)


3rd, 4th & 5th Grades: Thursday, December 14th (reading) & Friday, December 15th (math)

Upcoming Events!

Full Calendar

Covid-19 Safety Procedures

  Report an absence and stay up to date on latest COVID-19 safety procedures by visiting the the D181 homepage.