Thank You for Loving our Library!

Thank you to all families who made a donation to our Love Your Library fundraiser! Thanks to you we exceeded our $2500 goal by $70. With Follett’s 10% match donation, we raised a total of $2827 for book purchases. We will be placing book orders soon, and when the books arrive, students will come to the library to select and check out their donated books.

News from the District

Kindergarten Registration Begins Online February 14
District 181 kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year begins online on February 14. The first step of registration is to go to the registration page of the District website ( > Parents > Registration), click the link to register, and complete the online registration process. Then, parents should go to their child’s neighborhood elementary school on February 14 or February 15 (9am – 3pm) to bring in residency documents and the child’s certified birth certificate to be copied. Parents who cannot come during the day have the option of attending a District-wide evening registration event to turn in materials; that event will be held Thursday, February 15 at Prospect School (5:30 – 7:30pm). A list of acceptable documents to show residency is posted online. We look forward to enrolling incoming kindergartners!

Save the Date for March 8 Summer Camp Expo
All community members are invited to the annual D181 Summer Camp Expo, taking place Thursday, March 8 at Prospect School (6-8:30pm). This is a one-stop-shop to meet with exhibitors one-on-one and learn about local and regional overnight camps, sports camps, fine arts programs, science and educational camps, recreation activities, and more. New exhibitors are added every year. Children are welcome, and no registration is needed.

Nominations Due March 23 for “World Changer” D181 Employee Awards
Has your family been deeply and positively impacted by the actions of a D181 employee? The call for nominations is open now through March 23 for “The District 181 World Changer Awards: A Celebration of Exceptional Employee Achievements.” This program, hosted in partnership with the D181 Foundation, recognizes the above and beyond contributions of teachers, support staff, and administrators in District 181. Visit > Our District > World Changer Awards to access the Awards Overview for more information about eligibility and the nominating process. Then, if you have a staff member you would like to nominate for this honor, complete the online nomination form linked on the D181 website.

World Changers Program Overview
Summer Camp Expo
Kindergarten and New Student Registration Information

Blah Buster was a HUGE Success!!!

Oak School was bustling with FUN on Friday night at the Annual Blah Buster! Students enjoyed games, a magic show, had Photo Booth fun, rode the Mechanical Bull and ate delicious food. Thank you to our Blah Buster Co-Chairs, Melissa Lapica & Jennifer Rediger, the entire Blah Buster Committee, the teachers that attended, Dr. Henrikson and all the volunteers! This event could not happen with out all of you! Such a great way to beat the January Winter Blues!

Love Your Library – Last Day to Donate

Monday January, 29th is the last day to donate to the Love Your Library campaign. Don’t miss this opportunity to support the purchase of high-quality books for the Oak School Library. Please see the flier for information about how to contribute. And thank you to all those who have donated so far!



Lunch-In is tomorrow January 29th with Baldinelli (personal size cheese pizza and/or corn dogs).

For parent volunteers:
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.

NIGHT OWL Parent Fundraiser

The Night Owl Committee and PTO are proud to share that 100% of the net proceeds from our parent fundraiser will build a new STEAM Lab at Oak School! We are thrilled to see this much-needed educational enhancement come to Oak and significantly benefit our kids! Your help is even more critical than before; we have an aggressive fundraising goal. We are looking for underwriting dollars, in-kind donations (ex: Vacation/Travel, Sports Tickets & Memorabilia, Luxury Items, Art, Theater or Concert Tickets, Health, Beauty & Fitness Items, Golf, Dining/Restaurants, even unwanted/unused gift cards can be repurposed!), wine donations, and party hosting. Attached is our updated solicitation packet, as well as the family donation form, and the link to make your contributions directly into our event website.

General questions:

Thank you for your continued support!

And thank you to our sponsors, so far…
Principal Sponsors: Anna Fiascone, Union Partners, TinkRWorks
Platinum Sponsor: Fusion OEM, CHT Orthodontics, Kate Marnell Interiors and the Riordan Family
Gold Sponsor: the Hanson Family

Family Donation Form
Solicitation Packet

Ice Cream Social is February 14th

The Kids Care Club Ice Cream Social is scheduled for February 14th. Students placed orders at the beginning of the year for this event. If you started at Oak later in the year and would like to place an order, it’s not too late! Please send the attached order form to school with a check written out to Oak School PTO by Wednesday, January 31st. After that date we will be unable to accept late orders. Thank you.


Kids Care Club- Shark Tank Service Style

Does your child and/or family have an idea for a project for Kids Care Club? There are so many wonderful ways in which we can give and unfortunately we can’t reach them all. However, this is your chance to share a project idea with the club! At our last meeting we quickly went over the guidelines for the Shark Tank service style fair that Kids Care Club is hosting in March. This fair is much like a science fair in how it’s presented. Children can work alone or in small groups to create their presentations. They will share information about the organization and project they present. Judges will award a few projects with the money needed to take the project to fruition. Kids Care Club did this last year and we were amazed with the diversity of the projects. If your child would like to present in March, please email Mrs. Linn with the organization and your child’s name at Feel free to reach out with any questions! Here’s an article from last year’s event for a bit more information.

Open House & Chinese New Year Party- Hosted By Language Labs!

All parents and students are invited, even if you aren’t enrolled in Mandarin.  The Language Labs Mandarin class is hosting an Open House and Chinese New Year party on Tuesday, February 6th from 3:30 pm-4:10 pm, in the MRC. Come see our students’ performance and projects, and see what that they’ve learned. Please join us for this interactive and engaging event. Snacks will be provided. Please contact The Language Labs with any questions (773)454-9619 Email:

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

For more information please contact
Andrea Persico and Katie Storino at

All proceeds benefit Oak Elementary School

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

It’s not too late to sign up for the Science Fair! Please pick up a Science Fair Registration Form in the office and return it there by Monday, Feb. 5th! Boards will also be available for pick up in the school office until Feb. 19th. The registration form also provides very useful information about making a Science Fair board and provides websites for project ideas. You may also email Holly McLaughlin at or Tripti Burt at with any questions. We are looking forward to a fun event!

Book Donations

Cleaning house? We will take any book donations you have for our Buck-A-Book sale! Book bins are located in the foyer and donations will be accepted until February 5th. Thank you for your help!

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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