Annual Sons’s Dance

It’s the BOYS turn to DANCE!

Oak Elementary School’s Annual Son’s Dance
Oak School Gym
Friday, February 23rd, 2018
6:30 to 8:00pm

All boys ages preschool to 5th grade grab a parent and come dance the night away. There will be a DJ, photo booth, ice cream bar, and fun with friends!

$12.50 per person on sale now at myfooddays.com.

Tickets purchased at the door will be $15.00

For more information please contact
Andrea Persico and Katie Storino at familyconnections@oakpto.org

All proceeds benefit Oak Elementary School

New TinkRWorks Classes Starting This Week!

It’s not too late! Register now for new TinkrWorks classes starting this week. Grades: 2-3 & 4-5.

Grades: 2nd-3rd graders
Dates: Thursdays; Each project 5 weeks; 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.
Register Online: Available online at www.tinkrworks.com or Call: 708-401-5956

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: 4th & 5th graders
Dates: Thursdays; Each project 5 weeks; 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.
Register Online: Available online at www.tinkrworks.com or Call: 708-401-5956

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!

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 February, join Principal Dr. Henrikson during your lunch period to celebrate in the MRC (library) on Wednesday, February 21st. 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 Tuesday.

Science Fair 2018 – Tuesday February 27th 6:30 – 8 pm in the GYM

All Science Fair participants please pick up your boards in the school office through Feb. 19th. Please take only (1) board per project/group. Also note that forms with a check must be turned in by every participant in order to receive a T-shirt. You may also email Holly McLaughlin at hdimitropoulos@luc.edu or Tripti Burt at triptiburt@sbcglobal.net with any questions. We are looking forward to a fun event!

International Fest Assembly – rescheduled

Rescheduled, due to last week’s snow day. Join us on Friday, February 23 at 2:00pm.
Same great program….
1). and AMAZING performance by Global Pungmul Institute (GPI). GPI is a cultural and educational organization dedicated to traditional Korean cultural and performing arts. Their performance will include Korean drumming called pungmul.
2). A Korean Fan Dance performed by some of our very own fifth grade girls, and
3). A presentation of Taekwando.
All are invited! Don’t miss it!

Join Us! Learn how Oak is Full STEAM Ahead!

Exciting things are happening! The money raised in this year’s parent fundraiser will go toward building a STEAM lab in our MRC! Our STEAM Committee has worked tirelessly all year to develop a plan to fit Oak School. Please join us, prior to the next PTO Meeting, this Wednesday, February 14th at 9am to hear our very own MRC director, Colleen Malone, present what this STEAM lab will look like and how Oak Students and teachers will be using it. The monthly PTO meeting will begin at 9:30am. See you there!

Agenda PTO general meeting-Wednesday February 4th.

Annual Son’s Dance

It’s the BOYS turn to DANCE!

Oak Elementary School’s Annual Son’s Dance
Oak School Gym
Friday, February 23rd, 2018
6:30 to 8:00pm

All boys ages preschool to 5th grade grab a parent and come dance the night away. There will be a DJ, photo booth, ice cream bar, and fun with friends!

$12.50 per person on sale now at myfooddays.com 

Want to hear a special song? Make a request (group name: OakSchoolSonDance) and the DJ will play it at the dance!

For more information please contact
Andrea Persico and Katie Storino at familyconnections@oakpto.org

All proceeds benefit Oak Elementary School

Lunch-In

Tomorrow is Lunch-In with Meatheads (burgers, hot dog, chicken tenders, grilled cheese, salad).
Lunch-In can not happen without volunteers!! We have spots open for both lunch periods. Sign up on myfooddays.com.
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.

NIGHT OWL Parent Fundraiser

We are excited to be nearly 2 months out from NIGHT OWL!! Again, 100% of the net event proceeds will build a STEAM Lab at Oak School! Watch for your invitation via paperless post; tickets are on sale NOW at $125/pp and can be purchased directly at http://nightowl.gesture.com . Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible so we can best plan for our attendance that evening. If you are unable to attend, but still want to support the Oak PTO and the STEAM Lab, please indicate your donation under “Donate Now” on the same website.

How else can you help?
– Be a sponsor and help underwrite this event! Please note the sponsorship packet for details.
– Donate an item, service, or gift card to the silent or live auction; even the smallest things have value and can be repurposed!
– Host a party! We specifically need parents to host a party for kindergarten girls and 1st grade boys.
– Donate wine! Anytime from now until April 6, purchase wine to be used for the auction at Hinsdale Wine Shop and in turn, Hinsdale Wine Shop will donate 10% of the sale proceeds to the PTO.
– and buy your tickets!
All of this, and any questions, can be directed to benefit@oakpto.org or http://nightowl.gesture.com

Lastly, a sincere thank you to our sponsors!
PRINCIPAL Sponsors: Anna Fiascone/Berkshire Hathaway, TinkRWorks, and Union Partners
PLATINUM Sponsors: CHT Ortho, Fusion OEM, Hinsdale Bank and Trust, Kate Marnell Interiors, the Panzica Family, and the Riordan Family
GOLD Sponsors: Dave Knecht Homes, the Hanson Family, and Michael Abraham Architecture
SILVER Sponsors: County Line Properties, Kenna Builders, and Linda Feinstein

 

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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