Drive-In Family Movie Night -DATE CHANGE

The Drive-In Family Movie Night will take place on Friday, December 8th at 6:30pm. We will be kicking off the holiday season by watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas! We look forward to seeing your unique cardboard cars!

Remember to bring your sleeping bags & pillows to get cozy as we watch the movie in the gym. Admission is free, but Student Council will be selling concessions.

We look forward to this community-building event!
Student Council

Update from your PTO Presidents

Did you Know?

The Oak PTO is an amazing group of volunteers working to build a strong community between students, parents, teachers and staff. We are proud to have supported the Classroom Halloween Parties last month and look forward to supporting the upcoming Holiday Parties.

Recently each teacher was given funds from the PTO as a Thank you for always going the “Extra Mile.”  We have been receiving Thank you cards with details of some of the great things that have been purchased for the children’s classrooms! First Grade has some new books for the class, Light Brights are now available for extra time in art, a Treasure Chest and project board were added in the music room!

We look forward to continuing to grow and connect our Oak community.

Nicki Hutter & Grace Shin
PTO Co-Presidents

Future Planning Expenditure

The Future Planning Committee met and passed to move a funding resolution.  Please check it out here.   This funding will be presented at a special PTO meeting for a general member vote.  This meeting will take place on Wednesday December 13, 2017 in the Oak School MRC at 9:00 am.

365 Grateful Project

November officially marks the school-wide launch of a 365GRATEFUL Project at Oak Elementary School, and we’re excited to tell you all about it! A collaborative effort initiated by the school’s PTO Oak Grows Committee, Principal Dr. Martha Henrickson and teachers, the gratitude project is anticipated to foster growth within our community and an appreciation for all things good.  Below are a few highlights of the project:
  • WHO?  Oak students, teachers & families
  • WHAT?  365GRATEFUL is a school-wide initiative launched to build awareness of the positive experiences and people in our everyday life – whether they’re big or small, ordinary or extraordinary, new or familiar.
  • WHY? Studies have shown that the consistent practice of gratitude, and focusing on positive life experiences can help strengthen relationships, as well as boost optimism, productivity, health, compassion and overall happiness.  It can also aid in redirecting attention from negative experiences.
  • HOW, WHEN & WHERE? Oak School PTO will be gifting Gratitude Journals to students and teachers in which to document 1-2 daily experiences for which they are thankful.  Students will be allowed and encouraged to journal at school and home, and will be given opportunities to share experiences in the classroom.  The journals will be the students’ to maintain, to reflect upon, and a personal keepsake of what it means to grow through gratitude. The PTO will also be providing Gratitude Boxes to each classroom, into which students can drop notecards describing something for which they are thankful, and would like to share with peers. These experiences will be highlighted periodically during school-wide morning broadcasts, and in the school’s PTO hallway boards.
We believe 365GRATEFUL will give our students a unique opportunity to GROW through GRATITUDE, and grow together as a school community.  We ask that parents and teachers please help support this valuable effort and their children’s regular participation in the project.  We encourage students to write in their journals regularly and wherever is most comfortable, natural and convenient for them: in school, at home, in the car, in between activities, and with family, friends or alone…anywhere positive feelings are experienced!  If 365GRATEFUL helps at least one child to grow and make a difference in their life – it’s worth every word.
We hope you enjoy this gift!
Oak Grows Committee
Janice D’Arco & Kirsten Douglass

NEW DATE: NIGHT OWL Parent Fundraiser

We are excited to announce the new date of Friday, April 13, 2018 for the highly anticipated NIGHT OWL benefit…let’s make it a lucky night for Oak! Please watch for how you can get involved in the Sign Up Genius email, and on a letter distributed in your child(ren)’s backpacks!

Order Gift Cards!

Have you started your shopping? The holidays will be here before you know it! Get your gift cards here and Oak School earns money as you shop! Consider thinking about your everyday needs as well, such as groceries and upcoming retail purchases. Orders are due by November 29th for early December delivery. Thank you for supporting Oak School!

Birthday Lunch

WHOO’S having a birthday?? Hootie says you do! For all 1st through 5th grade birthdays in the month of November, join Principal Dr. Henrikson during your lunch period to celebrate in the MRC (library) on Wednesday, November 15th. 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.


Lunch-In will be tomorrow, November 13th with Meatheads (burgers, hot dog, chicken tenders, salad).

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 with any questions.

Oak School

950 S. Oak St., Hinsdale, IL 60521

630.887.1330 |

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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