Volunteer for 2018/19 PTO Committees!

Volunteer to help “Grow our community” at Oak School next year! Several committee chair positions are still available. Note that we will need to cut any committees that don’t have chairs!

Please contact Jennifer Rediger and Melissa Lapica (president@oakpto.org) if interested in chairing one of these great committees.

Click the Sign Up Genius link below to find many ways to put your talents to use and connect with Oak students and parents.

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

Last Chance to Order School Supplies! Closes June 8

Online ordering for school supplies for the 2018/19 school year is closing June 8!

Online supply ordering is provided as a convenience to parents and students through the PTO. 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)

Speed Sign Effectiveness Update

Message from the Hinsdale Police Dept:

During the week of May 7th, we collected traffic speed data for County Line Road at Woodland, using same site location as we did when I first collected benchmark data in the fall. I’m pleased to report the “85th percentile speed” has been reduced for southbound traffic from 34.9mph to 31.3mph (-3.6mph).

This may not mean too much to you, but from a traffic engineering/statistical outcome, its huge! This basically means that 85% of the vehicles are driving at 31.3mph or less now; whereas, the initial speed tests showed that speed to be 34.9.

Great implementation here!! Please share the news with PTO membership.

Sgt. Mark Wodka

It’s a wrap for Lunch-In this year

Just a friendly reminder lunch-in Monday has ended for the school year. Please make sure a packed lunch is sent with your child to school tomorrow. This make up snow day was not anticipated as all dates for lunch-in were confirmed at the beginning of the school year. Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped with lunch-in!! We will see you back next school year so please keep your Mondays available!

Summer Reading Club at the Hinsdale Public Library

Summer Reading has officially begun at Hinsdale Public Library! Sign your child up for the Summer Reading Club where they can track their reading and earn a chance to spin the prize wheel! The Summer Reading Club is a great way to keep kids motivated to read over the summer and prevent the summer slump. We’ll be keeping track of which schools have the highest percentage of students signing up: the highest percentage will win the Summer Reading Trophy! Show your school spirit and have fun reading! Check out our flyer: http://4la.co/1K9A13

Have a wonderful Summer!

To our PTO and the entire student and parent body, have a wonderful and safe summer.  We look froward to welcoming our new Kindergartners and families this Fall.

This concludes our weekly Hootiegram news.  See you in August!

Your Hootiegram Chairs, Lisa Read and Christina McGrath

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.)

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)

Use the Social Media links to get a glimpse into the daily activities at Oak School. All social media postings are managed by the Oak MRC Director and conform to D181 social media guidelines.