Field Day 2018

Field Day 2018
Hootie Celebrates Chicago Sports

June 4th, 2018
Get off the bench and into the game! There will be an inflatable obstacle course, water games, and a DJ! Don’t forget to wear sunscreen, bring your water bottle, and wear your favorite Chicago sports or Oak spirit wear! We need volunteers for the day!

Please see the signup genius (coming soon!)

Class Picnics

K-4th grade class picnics are taking place this week. Your child’s teacher has already taken orders from each student for a Hot Dog or Grilled Cheese from Meatheads provided by the PTO. Each class should have volunteers planning games and activities during the picnic times.
The picnics will run from 11:25-12:40 (K-AM 9:45-11:15, K-PM 12:45-2:15)
Thursday May 31st – K/1/2
Friday June 1 – 3/4

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your room parent if you want to help out!

Order 2018/2019 School Supplies – Deadline is June 8!

Online ordering for school supplies for the 2018/19 school year is now open. Online supply ordering is provided as a convenience to parents and students through the PTO. Orders may be placed until June 8th. Supplies will be shipped directly to Oak School and will be ready to go for your children on the 1st day of school!
Please note that the PTO will not have any kits available after the order deadline expires. Students who do not order by the June 8 deadline will need to purchase their supplies independently.
* Fee Waiver Students – if your student is eligible for for tuition assistance through D181 you may be able to apply for a free supply kit to be provided for you. Please contact Mary Chris in the School Office, or Carmel Finnegan, Oak’s Social Worker, to discuss eligibility.
Each kit includes all the items that teachers request for that grade and year. These items are different for each grade but typically include such items as pencils, folders, tissues, wet wipes etc. These items are listed on the school website in the school supplies list by grade.
Instructions for placing orders:
Go to the Educational Products link provided. Scroll down to lower left Attention Parents Order your Pack now section and enter the school ID Oak058. You will be taken to a webpage where you can purchase supply kits by grade.
www.educationalproducts.com
Questions may be directed to Linda Davis (demoola@mac.com) or Jen Katsoulis (jentracikat@yahoo.com)

Donated Used School Supplies

Please consider having your child donate his/her school supplies at the end of the year. A donation box will be in the front hallway for the collection. One of the students from Kids Care Club is going to use the supplies to create summer/back to school kits for children moving into homes through the Home 2 Home organization. Please let your child know if it’s okay for him/her to donate. Thank you for your support!

Shoe Drive

In the coming days, the students will be cleaning out their lockers. You may discover along the way that the perfectly new pair of running shoes you purchased for gym class no longer fit your child! We have a place for you to donate these shoes to kids in need! A box will be in the front foyer for your gently used shoes. All donations will be donated to students at Hanson Park School in Chicago. Thank you in advance for your donation!

We love lunch-in!

That’s a wrap! We have completed our lunch-in service for the school year! Thank you so much to Denys Kang and all the lunch-in volunteers for helping us out every Monday morning. (Please note— there will NOT be any lunch-in on the snow make-up monday, June 4.)

4th Grade Band Sign Up Information

To 4th grade parents,

Hey Mom and Dad, can I join band?  Sound familiar?

If so, there are two opportunities to register your children for 5th grade band.  On Tuesday, May 29th 7:00 pm, there is an informational meeting for parents (from all 7 elementary schools) in the CHMS band room.  After a brief presentation, registration will take place and Quinlan & Fabish will be available to make instrument rental arrangements for your convenience.  If this is your first child in the band program, we strongly encourage you to attend.  Another option is to stop by the open house held in the CHMS Band room on Thursday, May 31st any time between 4-8 pm to register and make rental arrangements

To district-wide parents having a student in the band program in the past:

There is no need for you to attend the Tuesday, May 29th parent information meeting.  You can register for band in one of two ways:

1)   Attend the open house at CHMS on Thursday, May 31st from 4-8 pm in the Band Room to register & make rental arrangement OR –
2)   Register online by clicking: https://tinyurl.com/d181bandreg2018

3)   Then make instrument rental arrangements with Quinlan & Fabish or procure an instrument, accessories & music on your own.  Please stay with our recommended brands mailed to you in a separate letter or find them on our website, click on 4th Grade Parents: http://tinyurl.com/lx3p3ya

4) Registration deadline is Monday, June 4th

5) Questions contact: Lstibich@d181.org

http://oakpto.org/wbcntnt9093/index.php?gf-download=2018%2F05%2F2018-LS-recruitment-PTO-newsletter.pdf&form-id=39&field-id=35&hash=49a8fb8e33d148e0c29dc383d243fde320e46e28b4131423ebfdb693baf0d1c0

Sign up for 2018-2019 PTO Committees!

It’s time to think ahead to next year and the many ways to help “Grow our community” at Oak School. There is a place for everyone: in school, out of school, extracurricular activities, fundraising, parties, office helpers, lunch in and many more! Click the Sign Up Genius link below to find many ways to put your talents to use and connect with Oak students and parents.
Several committee chair positions are still available. Please contact Jennifer Rediger and Melissa Lapica (president@oakpto.org) if interested in chairing one of these great committees. Note that we will need to cut any
committees that don’t have chairs!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eafa82da2f94-20182019

Order 2018/2019 School Supplies

Online ordering for school supplies for the 2018/19 school year is now open. Online supply ordering is provided as a convenience to parents and students through the PTO. Orders may be placed until June 8th. Supplies will be shipped directly to Oak School and will be ready to go for your children on the 1st day of school!

Please note that the PTO will not have any kits available after the order deadline expires. Students who do not order by the June 8 deadline will need to purchase their supplies independently.

* Fee Waiver Students – if your student is eligible for for tuition assistance through D181 you may be able to apply for a free supply kit to be provided for you. Please contact Mary Chris in the School Office, or Carmel Finnegan, Oak’s Social Worker, to discuss eligibility.

Each kit includes all the items that teachers request for that grade and year. These items are different for each grade but typically include such items as pencils, folders, tissues, wet wipes etc. These items are listed on the school website in the school supplies list by grade.

Instructions for placing orders:

Go to the Educational Products link provided. Scroll down to lower left Attention Parents Order your Pack now section and enter the school ID Oak058. You will be taken to a webpage where you can purchase supply kits by grade.

www.educationalproducts.com
Questions may be directed to Linda Davis (demoola@mac.com) or Jen Katsoulis (jentracikat@yahoo.com)

Lunch-In

Tomorrow’s Lunch-In, Monday May 21st, is Meatheads (burgers, hot dog, chicken tenders, grilled cheese, 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 lunchin@oakpto.org with any questions.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week recap

The Staff Appreciation Committee would like to thank parents and businesses that participated in honoring the SUPERHEROES of Oak school during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11). The wonderful festivities included daily surprise raffles, smoothies, breakfast, Oberweis ice cream sundae bar, cookie bar, snack cart, Garrett’s popcorn, and lunches, including a very successful potluck provided by parents. Starbucks of Hinsdale donated enough coffee to refuel our super staff all day long. Altamura Pizza of Hinsdale provided organic pizza samplings to our staff. Also, Fuller’s provided gift cards to all 60 staff to keep the teachers’ cars spotless and well maintained for their daily commute to Oak. We would like to thank the following businesses for their gift card donations for our raffles: Meatheads, Baldinelli, Spa nineteen, and Mani-Pedi of Hinsdale. The teachers and staff are very grateful and appreciative of all the support from the Oak family community and local businesses.

Oak Kindness

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our PTO movie night! It was a wonderful time to spend together with our oak community celebrating kindness.

Oak School

950 S. Oak St., Hinsdale, IL 60521

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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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