PTO-Sponsored Enrichment Classes in Detail

To register, go to Under the Events tab,
click on Student Enrichment Programs.

BAM Theatre presents “The Jungle Book- Kids”
Similar to BAM’s celebrated “Broadway Workshop Series” program, this theatre class is the perfect theatre experience for young actors! Appropriate for beginners as well as experienced actors, this theatre class will provide theatre and performance training to all involved – right at Oak School! The students will study the foundations of musical theatre – singing, acting, and dancing – and also rehearse a small show. The final class will offer a performance for parents, friends and family to attend.
Grades: K-5th
Dates: 12 weeks; Mondays, 1/22-4/23 (no class 1/19 or 3/26). Final performance at 4pm on 4/23.
Time: 3:15-4:30
Cost: Tuition- $200; T-shirt Fee- $20 (students will wear t-shirts for final performance).

Sticky Fingers Cooking
Let your child release their inner chef! Students will prepare and eat healthy, globally-inspired recipes all while loving and learning to cook in a fun, engaging and irresistibly tasty way that will turn even the pickiest eaters into avid food explorers! We practice safe chopping, measuring and mixing skills, use a wide array of cooking utensils all while creating delicious recipes from the freshest ingredients. The class cooking list will be tailored to the class needs/restrictions.
Grades: K-5th
Dates: 11 weeks; Tuesdays, 1/9-3/20 OR 9 weeks; Fridays, 1/12-3/23 (no class 1/26 or 3/2).
Time: 3:15-4:15
Cost: Tuesdays- $185; Fridays- $150
Register: Tuesdays-

Elementary Golf School is offering an exciting junior golf program, designed to expose golf to juniors of all ability levels. This program is created and taught by PGA Professionals, to include lesson plans that are fun, safe, and educational. Youngsters will be given the opportunity to experiment with playing a variety of different shots. Our program teaches basic fundamentals, with plenty of variation for practicing and playing. We will not only teach the shots, but also the etiquette, behavior and finer points of the rules of the game. Our instructors will be able to adjust the level of complexity to each child’s individual level of progress.
Grades: K-5th
Dates: 8 weeks; Tuesdays, 1/9-3/6 (no class 2/27).
Time: 3:05-4:15
Cost: $225
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Chess is the “Sport Of The Mind”. Chess-Ed will provide unique, exciting and fun instruction which lifts each student to a new level of expertise. Each week students will enjoy an engaging and dynamic lesson with supervised time to play classmates. Beginners welcome!
Grades: K-5th
Dates: 11 weeks; Wednesdays, 1/10- 3/21.
Time: 3:05-4:05
Cost: $176 by 1/3; between 1/4-1/7, fee increases to $196; after 1/8, fee increases to $226.
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Young Rembrandts
Research and education experts say there is a significant correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom. Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, order and sequencing abilities, visualization, and self-discipline as well as fundamental art skills.
Grades: K-5th
Dates: 11 weeks; Thursdays, 1/11-3/22.
Time: 3:05-4:05
Cost: $110
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TinkrWorks- (2nd – 3rd Graders)
Project 1: TinkRbell & Nightlight: In this project, TinkRers will construct their own doorbells and night‐lights for their bedrooms! The TinkRers will align and assemble the doorbell components and build a wooden box for the doorbell that they can paint and customize. For the night lights, they will use Arduino Nano microcontrollers (i.e., mini‐computers) to program LEDs and sounds the night light can make. TInkRers will use their hands and brains to make their bedrooms unique to them. Best of all, they take everything they make home to enjoy!
Project 2: TinkRplant: During TinkRplant, children will exercise their green thumbs by combining electronics, sensors and micro-computers to build and program a plant monitoring station that will indicate the happiness (or sadness) of their plant provided by TinkRworks. Will their plant monitor display a smile when it is happy? And frown when sad? Or will it blink Oak school colors when it needs attention? Your child will decide!
Project 3: Mighty Kite: In this project, TinkRers will start with a kite that they will decorate with paint and markers.  Then, they will integrate electronics onto the kite (mini computers, programmable LED lights, and sensors) and wire everything together.  Finally, TinkRers will code up their creations to have their highly-visible LEDs flash different colors at different heights.  What could be more fun?

Grades: 2nd-3rd graders
Dates: Thursdays; Each project 5 weeks; Project 1- 1/18-2/15; Project 2- 2/22-3/22; Project 3 4/5-5/3.
Time: 3:10-4:30
Cost: $150 per any 1 project, or save 5% on 2 projects for $285, or save 10% for all 3 projects for $405
Register Online: Available online on 12/4/17 at or Call: 708-401-5956

TinkrWorks (4th – 5th Graders)
Project 1: Shoot N’ Score: During this project, TinkRers will design their own table-top, arcade-style game! First, TinkRers will put on their woodworking hats and physically build a lever game that shoots a ball at a target and mimics their favorite sport, such as soccer or basketball. They’ll then integrate electronics into their game (e.g., mini computers, sensors, LEDs) and activate lights, sounds and other effects just like a score board at sports stadiums! TinkRers will finalize their projects by designing and 3D-printing accessories to insert in their projects.  The best part?  They take it all home at the end!
Project 2: TinkRlight: During this project, children will be introduced to the world of light and 3D-printing as they design parts for an operational LED flashlight (or a “TinkRlight”) that they will build and take home with them at the end of the project.  Children will learn the basics of computer-aided design (CAD) by designing and 3D-printing stencils which they will use to project images from the TinkRlight they build.  They then will code their lights to flash different colors at the flip of a switch.  Will they project a logo of their favorite sports team or superhero or something else?  They will decide!
Project 3: Weather Station: TinkRers will build a weather monitoring system using an Arduino micro-controller and a variety of sensors that allow the collection of weather data.  They’ll develop the logic for this weather station by coding their electronics using a visual coding environment built by TinkRworks.  TinkRers will learn to apply concepts such as sequencing, loops and conditionals to program the display to report current weather conditions and even make weather predictions!

Grades: 4th & 5th graders
Dates: Thursdays; Each project 5 weeks; Project 1- 1/18-2/15; Project 2- 2/22-3/22; Project 3 4/5-5/3.
Time: 3:10-4:30
Cost: $150 per any 1 project, or save 5% on 2 projects for $285, or save 10% for all 3 projects for $405
Register Online: Available online on 12/4/17 at or Call: 708-401-5956

Ar-kid-tech Superstructure
For kids who love to design, build, create, invent and innovate! Each class will feature a different design challenge. From testing the strength or different shaped columns to drawing floor plans to designing roller coasters, this class is filled with super cool, hands-on, creative projects. Students will apply the engineering design process, test materials, meet design constraints, build and test prototypes.

Please contact Alana with questions (630)743-8082
Grades: K- 2nd and 3rd-5th
Dates: 8 weeks; Fridays, 1/12-3/16 (no class 1/26 or 3/2).
Time: 3:10 – 4:10
Cost: $104 plus $15 materials fee
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Spanish at Lunch Time- K-2nd & 3rd-5th.
Great news! Due to popular request, Spanish classes are being moved back to the lunch hour. Learning a second language has phenomenal effects on the brain-it improves memory, build multitasking skills, and even helps score better on standardized tests! Come and join the Español fun! The class will develop vocabulary, basic greetings and learn about different cultures and traditions. Our interactive activities include role-playing, Español music & games, typical art and memory games. ¡Muchas Gracias!
Grades: K-2nd
Dates: 20 weeks; Wednesdays, 1/10-5/30 (no class 3/28).
Time: Lunch time
Cost: $280
Register Online: ; contact Chinni Mancilla with any questions (773)454-9619

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: 20 weeks; Tuesdays, 1/9-5/29 (no class 3/27).
Time: Lunch time
Cost: $280
Register Online: ; contact Chinni Mancilla with any questions (773)454-9619

Mandarin at Lunch Time
New this year at Oak. The Language Labs is happy to launch this new class of learning one of the best languages that will benefit your brain and enable you to communicate with more than a billion people! This amazing language can offer you a head start in life; as Mandarin Chinese skills are rare and a wonderful business skill. Please join us in learning about the incredible Chinese culture and traditions.
Grades: K-5th
Dates: 12 weeks, Fridays, 2/9-5/11 (no class 3/2 or 3/30).
Time: Lunch time
Cost: $168
Register Online: ; contact Chinni Mancilla with any questions (773)454-9619

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