Special Meeting Information

There is a special PTO meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, December 13 at 9:00am at the Oak MRC. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and vote on the proposed future planning spending found here. Proxy votes can be made by emailing Kirsten Douglass at secretary@oakpto.org before the start of the meeting. Please include whether you approve or oppose the future spending proposal.

Movie Night

A huge shout out to student council for a successful movie night! What a wonderful evening spent connecting with others in our Oak community. A special thank you to all the teachers who helped make the evening feel extra special. (Other staff who were present but not included in the picture: Mrs. McMichael, Mrs. Moser, Dr. Henrikson, Ms. Smith)

Blah Buster on 1/26/18 – Call for Volunteers!

Our annual winter “FUN”-raiser is around the corner. We need your help with Blah Buster 2018. We will have games, popcorn, food, a DJ, and even a mechanical bull! We are looking for an exceptional number of parent volunteers (MOMS and DADS) to make the 2018 Blah Buster a success! Blah Buster will be on Friday, January 26th from 6-8pm. There are a variety of ways to help – please check out the sign up genius for the different options and sign up!

Bam Theatre presents-101 Dalmatians

Monday, December 18th at 4:30 pm– BAM Theatre presents- 101 Dalmatians starring Oak Students!
Come see BAMTheatre (bamtheatre.com) and Oak School’s first ever collaboration. The tale we all know and love about two Dalmatians (Pongo and Perdita), their pets (Roger and Anita), their puppies and their cruel next-door neighbor (Cruella De Vil). We’ve been rehearsing once a week since September, so come see what we’ve been working so hard on! Show is in the Oak School gym and admission is free, so come see your classmates and bark along with us. For more information, please contact Carrie Ostericher at enrichment@oakpto.org

First Annual Holiday Market Thursday December 14th 2017

Come enjoy this holiday event while kids can shop for Moms, Dads, Siblings and Pets. The Market will be held in the gym on Thursday from 3:05 to 6:30 pm, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Gifts will range in price from $1- $6, and only cash will be accepted. There is nothing more exciting than giving a gift that you have chosen with love!
We are reaching out for volunteers! Please sign up here if you are able to help!

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 December, join Principal Dr. Henrikson during your lunch period to celebrate in the MRC (library) on Wednesday, December 13th. 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.

Second Half Lunch-In Orders

Parents can order hot lunches online for the second half of the school year starting tomorrow, Monday, December 11th on MyFoodDays.com. Lunch-In will still be offered every Monday. There are a total of 17 lunch dates. The vendors and menu options have remained the same except a new option is a 3 mini meatball sandwich on Taste of Home soup/sub days. The deadline for all orders is Monday, January 1st. For new Oak families who would like to participate in our Lunch-In program, you will need to first register, add your child(ren) to your account and then order food. Here is the link to order lunches.  Please consider ordering extra food portions if your child has a large appetite. We can not accommodate extra food if your child is still hungry.

The Lunch-In program needs volunteers! Go to myFoodDays.com for parent volunteer sign ups. Use this link to volunteer. We need 2 parent volunteers from each classroom to help distribute meals and supervise the children throughout lunch. Lunch-In will take place in the cafeteria/gym. If slots for your child’s classroom are full, you may sign up under an open slot. If all slots are filled, additional help is always welcome (email me below to let me know).

If you are volunteering for grades 1, 2 or 3, we ask that you help from 11:15 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
If you are volunteering for grades 4 or 5, we ask that you help from 11:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

You may volunteer for both lunches, especially if you have children during each lunch time. Younger siblings are welcome to accompany parents. Additional lunches may be purchased for younger siblings under your participating child’s name.

For more information regarding our Lunch-In program and menu option/dates, please see attached flyer.
Again, thank you for supporting Oak School PTO and our popular Lunch-In program. Questions with Lunch-In or the new ordering website, email Denys Kang (Lunch-In chair) lunchin@oakpto.org.

Flying High Pizza FUNraiser

Do you need a quiet evening away from your children?? Here is an opportunity parents must take advantage of!! Oak School is hosting their annual kids’ only open gym Pizza FUNraiser with Flying High Gym in Countryside. This amazing, fun-filled event is opened to Oak students, siblings, and their friends (ages 5 and up) on Sunday, January 14th from 6:30-9:30pm (no school Monday for MLK holiday). Kids do not need to stay the entire 3 hours and can be picked up at any time. This kids’ only drop off event will include a 60 ft inflatable obstacle course, open gym time with trampolines, foam pits, and games. Dinner will also be included (cheese pizza and lemonade). The cafe is available for snack purchases if you’d like to send money with your child. This is a great opportunity for the students to grow relationships with their friends while having fun in a safe and supervised environment. Parents are welcome to stay. Although parents are not allowed inside the gym arena, parents can watch from the 2nd floor viewing area. To help PTO support the wonderful opportunities offered at Oak, 50% of the registration fee will go back to the school. A flyer was sent home with your child containing registration information (flyer is attached if you did not receive one).

Here is the link to the registration page. Parents, scroll down to the Pizza FUNdraiser Category. Where it says “Select Event”, please select your School’s Name. Where it asks how many will attend, please select how many kids will attend. Remember all kids attending must be 5 years or older! Click the “Book Now” button to be directed to the payment screen. You will receive a receipt via email! For a discounted fee of $15 per child, pre- register before 11:59pm Friday, January 12th. The cost will be $20 for walk-ins and registration after Friday, January 12th.

Please contact Denys Kang for questions at flyhighfun@oakpto.org.


Lunch-In will be tomorrow, December 11th with Taste of Home Catering (soup and sandwiches).
There are volunteer spots open for both lunch periods. Please let me know if you’re available to help out.
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 Denys Kang, lunchin@oakpto.org with any questions or comments.

Your Input Welcomed in Superintendent Search Process

The District 181 Board of Education is welcoming input from all stakeholders to help inform the selection of an incoming superintendent. Feedback is being sought on the District’s strengths and challenges, as well as skills and characteristics to seek in a superintendent, to provide the Board with data that will be used to help screen and interview the finalists. The Board’s partner in the superintendent search process, BWP and Associates, is conducting meetings with PTO Presidents, community members on Board committees, and groups of representative teachers, support staff, and administrators. To ensure everyone interested in providing input has an opportunity to do so, all parents, staff, and residents are invited to complete an online survey developed by BWP that will be open December 11-21. The survey link will be emailed and posted on the District website. BWP is also conducting two focus groups to welcome additional feedback from all stakeholders. Those events will be held Monday, December 11 (9:30am) and Wednesday, December 13 (7:30pm) at the District’s Administration Center (115 W. 55th Street, Clarendon Hills). An update on the search process will be provided during the Board Business meetings on December 18 and January 16.


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)

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