NIGHT OWL Parent Fundraiser








Night Owl is 6 weeks out, we are THRILLED to introduce one of our amazing live auction packages each week leading up to it so you can start planning!


“Who is READY for summer?? Dart around town in a gorgeous $50,000 convertible and be the envy of your family and friends! Ultimo Motors is generously donating a 3 month lease, valued at $5000. The winner of this live auction item will select from a variety of makes and models to meet your wishes and needs. Enjoy summer like it’s meant to be!”
Ultimo Motors
Generously donated by Heather and Joe Ghaben / Ultimo Motors


We continue to need items, gift cards, services, sports tickets, and wine for our silent auction. Please think about what you may be able to personally donate, or ask your friends, families, or businesses you frequent for their support. Attached is a donor packet/form for your reference. Please contact us to arrange for pick-up of any item or wine at

Tickets are available at; purchase yours today!

And, at, teacher hosted parties will begin to go on sale starting Monday, March 6. One of the kids’ favorites, George of the Jungle, is around the corner on March 21; reserve one of the limited spaces now!

Lastly, a special thank you to our growing list of underwriting sponsors, and in-kind donors* over $2500:
PRINCIPAL $5000 Sponsors: Anna Fiascone/Berkshire Hathaway, the Krumpfes Family, Midway Building Services, the Panzica Family, TinkRWorks, and Union Partners

PLATINUM $2500 Sponsors: Drs. David and Tripti Burt*, CHT Ortho*, FUSION OEM, Hinsdale Bank and Trust, Mistie Lucht Personal Training*, Kate Marnell Interiors*, the Riordan Family*, Julie Sutton/Coldwell Banker*, and Ultimo Motors*

GOLD $1000 Sponsors: Dave Knecht Homes, the Hanson Family, Julian Electric, Michael Abraham Architecture, Napleton Porsche & Aston Martin, the Rosenbaum-Perdomo Family, and Rush University Medical Center

SILVER $500 Sponsors: Boncura/DuPage Medical Group, County Line Properties, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, J.Jordan Homes, Kenna Builders, the Li Family, and Linda Feinstein


Lunch-In is tomorrow March 5th with Baldinelli (personal size cheese pizza and/or corn dogs).
In order to continue our popular, weekly hot lunch program, we rely on volunteers to make this happen! Please consider signing up on Any amount of time you can give during the students’ lunch period is very much appreciated. For those parents who always stay to volunteer for both lunch periods due to shortage, a huge thanks to you!!

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.
Email at with any questions or comments.

Spring Enrichment Classes Coming Soon!

Sticky Fingers Cooking (K-5)-
Let your child release their inner chef! Students will prepare and eat healthy, globally-inspired recipes all while loving and learning to cook in a fun, engaging and irresistibly delicious way that will turn even the pickiest eaters into avid food explorers! We practice safe chopping, measuring and mixing skills, use a wide array of cooking utensils all while creating delicious recipes from the freshest ingredients. The class cooking list will be tailored to the class needs/restrictions.

Grades: K-5th
Dates: Tuesdays, 4/3-5/29 (9 weeks) and Fridays, 4/6-6/1(8 weeks- no class 5/25)
Time: 3:15-4:15
Cost: Tuesdays- $150 ; Fridays- $132
Register: Tuesdays-

Golf (K-5)-
Elementary Golf School is offering an exciting junior golf program, designed to expose golf to juniors of all ability levels. This program is created and taught by PGA Professionals, to include lesson plans that are fun, safe, and educational. Youngsters will be given the opportunity to experiment with playing a variety of different shots. Our program teaches basic fundamentals, with plenty of variation for practicing and playing. We will not only teach the shots, but also the etiquette, behavior and finer points of the rules of the game. Our instructors will be able to adjust the level of complexity to each child’s individual level of progress.

Grades: K-5th
Dates: 7 weeks; Tuesdays- 4/10 to 5/22 and Wednesdays- 4/4 thru 5/16
Time: 3:05-4:15
Cost: $199
Register Online:

TinkrWorks (Grades 2-3 & 4-5)-
Grades: 2nd-3rd graders: 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: 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!

Dates: Thursdays; 5 weeks, 4/5-5/3.
Time: 3:10-4:30
Cost: $150
Register Online: Available online on 12/4/17 at or Call: 708-401-5956

Harry Potter Science (Grades K-2 & 3-5)-
Have you always wanted to attend the Hogwart’s School of Magic?
Become a science wizard as you explore the magic of chemistry in fun,
educational science labs inspired by the Harry Potter books and movies!
We’ll design, make and test potions that actually work! Learn about the
special effects that have made the Harry Potter movies so successful!

Please contact Alana with questions (630) 743-8082 or
Grades: K-2 & 3rd-5th
Dates: Fridays: 4/6-5/25
Cost: $135
Time: 3;10-4:10
Register Online:

Young Rembrandts- K-5th
Research and education experts say there is a significant correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom. Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, order and sequencing abilities, visualization, and self-discipline as well as fundamental art skills.
Dates: 8 weeks; Thursdays, 4/5-5/24.
Time: 3:05-4:05
Cost: $80
Register Online:

The Digital Age, Is My Child Ready?

The Prospect PTO is pleased to have Jeff Bean, the President of Act on Bullying, Inc. and a 19 year veteran of a suburban Chicago Police Department, for a special presentation on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30 pm at Prospect. Having dealt with juveniles for his entire career, he uses his training and experience to help students, parents, and schools deal with the dangers of bullying and cyberbullying. His talk, The Digital Age, Is my Child Ready?, will discuss the benefits and dangers about social networking sites and cell phone apps that are the most popular with our children, show parents what our kids are really doing online, review state law, share current information from actual investigations related to cyberbullying, discuss survey results taken from over 2,000 kids about the topics of cyberbullying, social networking, and cell phone use by kids, as well as offer suggestions and solutions for parents on how we can work together to keep our kids safe in the ever-changing Digital Age.
All are welcome!

Science Fair Fun!

What a great turn out for the annual science fair this past Tuesday! 74 kids participated with 48 amazing projects. Thank you so much for our co-chairs Holly McLaughlin and Tripti Burt as well as the rest of their committee for putting on such a great event. Also thank you to our panel of judges from TinkRworks, Hinsdale Middle School, and our very own parent judges as well. All of the participants celebrated their hard work with a pizza party lunch the next day!

Talent Show Success

Student Council put together a fabulous Talent Show on Thursday. It was a wonderful evening to celebrate all the talented Oak School students! A very special thank you to Mrs. Pastiak and Mrs. Ingstrup for all their hard work putting together such a fun show. Also thank you to the numerous teachers who came out to support their students. Congratulations to all the students who worked so hard!

We are excited to be just under 2 months out from NIGHT OWL!! Again, 100% of the net event proceeds will build a STEAM Lab at Oak School!   You should have received your invitation via paperless post; tickets are on sale NOW at $125/pp and can be purchased directly at . 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! We still need your help to ensure the success of our Night Owl PTO parent fundraiser event. We already have a number of generous sponsors for our event, but we are looking for more. Whether you are a business owner who wants some extra publicity or a parent who wants to contribute in a way other than donating your time/an auction item, we could use your contributions. There are a number of sponsorship levels. We greatly appreciate any and all support!  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!  There will be a bin in the Oak School hallway to collect any small items you wish to donate…clear out that gift closet or unused hostess gifts!  We have a hole in the sports tickets and memorabilia area, as well as in dining/entertainment.

– Host a party! We specifically need parents to host a party for 1st grade girls and 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.  Or, we happily accept donations from your personal collection!

– And buy your tickets!

All of this, and any questions, can be directed to or

Lastly, a sincere thank you to our sponsors!

PRINCIPAL Sponsors: Anna Fiascone/Berkshire Hathaway, Brenton Krumpfes, Midway Building Services, TinkRWorks, and Union Partners

PLATINUM Sponsors: CHT Ortho, Fusion OEM, Hinsdale Bank and Trust, Mistie Lucht Personal Training, Kate Marnell Interiors, the Panzica Family, the Riordan Family, and Julie Sutton/Coldwell Banker

GOLD Sponsors: Dave Knecht Homes, the Hanson Family, Julian Electric, Michael Abraham Architecture, Napleton Porsche & Aston Martin, the Rosenbaum-Perdomo Family, and Rush University Medical Center

SILVER Sponsors: County Line Properties, DuPage Medical Group, Kenna Builders, Jenna Krumpfes, the Li Family, and Linda Feinstein

Dine Out Wednesday & Help Oak!

Show your school spirit AND take a day off from cooking! This Wednesday, February 28th from 6:30 am-8:30 pm, Corner Bakery is donating 15% of all of our purchases back to our PTO! Pick up breakfast, host your meeting there, take the kids out for lunch, or have dinner! Carryout orders and even catering orders count towards the event. Make sure you mention that you are with Oak School when you place your order! Hope to see you there!

Dine Out and Support Oak PTO

Oak Talent Show 3/1





Looking for an entertaining outing that is perfect for the whole family? Come to the Oak Talent Show on Thursday, March 1st from 6:30-8:30pm. We have dozens of talented performers that will be showcasing their talents! Come and support fellow Oak students! Admission is $5/adult and $3/child. Children must be accompanied by an adult to attend the show.

We hope to see you there!
Student Council

Wine Pull Update







As part of this year’s Oak Benefit, we will have a Wine Pull. We would love to have your support in making the Wine Pull a success! Just stop into Hinsdale Wine Shop between NOW and April 9th, and purchase wine valued at a minimum of $25. In turn, Hinsdale Wine Shop stores the bottles and will donate 10% of the sale proceeds to the PTO. Then go to, click on Items, and purchase a wine pull chance(s) OR At the event, attendees can pay $25 for a ticket to randomly select a bottle of wine. Attached is a letter with more details. Please email with any questions!! Thanks!

Oak Benefit Wine Pull and Auction

Science Fair 2018 – February 27th 6:30-8 pm







The Science Fair is this Tuesday night in the GYM!
– All participating students must bring their poster to the gym when they arrive at school Tues. morning Feb. 27th at 8:30 am
– At the time you drop off the poster you will pick up your T-shirt, and MUST wear it to the Science Fair that night for a group photo
– Please arrive promptly by 6:30 so judges can ask you questions in front of your poster!
– Students are judged by grade level (highest grade of person in your group) and there will be PRIZES!!!!
– ALL Science Fair participants are invited to a pizza party (Wed. Feb 28th) in the MRC the following afternoon at lunchtime, please bring your milk or water bottle. Kindergarten is also invited to stay after for lunch or if in p.m. kindergarten come early at 11:25 for lunch.

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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