Fifth Grade Events

Please be sure to check your emails for important information from your fifth grade events committee! A permission slip was sent via email and you will also be getting a packet of information in your child’s backpack. We would greatly appreciate it if you could return everything in a timely manner. If you need a different email address added to our list, please email Heather Linn at

Thank you from KCC & Tail Waggers

The 3rd grade creators of the delicious dog treats, Tail Waggers, wants to thank you for your support at their sale last week! They were able to donate $160 to the Hinsdale Humane Society on behalf of Oak School. If your dog was one of the lucky recipients of the treats, he/she thanks you also!

Please Join us for our last PTO Meeting on Wednesday at 9am!

The last PTO Meeting for the school year is Wednesday, May 9th! Please join us at 9am to hear from the 5th Grade Teachers about the Classroom Economy Project, followed by the General Meeting at 9:30am. Important voting on your Upcoming PTO Executive Board and next school year’s budget will be done. Don’t miss it! Hope to see you there!
Nicki Hutter & Grace Shin
PTO Co-Presidents

PTO Meeting Agenda

Sign ups open 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 available. Please contact Jennifer Rediger and Melissa Lapica ( if interested in chairing one of these great committees!

Signup Genius 2018-2019 PTO Committees

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 7-11th

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11th. Oak school and the PTO will be celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff of SUPERHEROS throughout this entire week. These are the daily events we have scheduled for our dedicated, much deserved, Oak staff.

Monday: Jamba Juice in the morning and Oberweis ice cream sundae bar after school.

Tuesday: Breakfast and Starbucks coffee in the morning and cookie bar in the afternoon.

Wednesday: Catered Meatheads lunch; support staff time off from lunchroom duties (parent volunteers are filling in for lunchroom duties)

Thursday: Fuller’s gift certificate to all staff and Altamura Pizza samplings and snack cart set up (Garrett’s popcorn, pretzels, biscuits, fruit, etc) in the afternoon.

Friday: Potluck lunch in MRC provided for by parents. Please have your child wear superhero t-shirt/colors on this day (no costumes, masks, or weapons are allowed). Remind your child to work on the paper that was sent home Friday to be given to their teachers tomorrow, Monday 5/7 please.

Any questions, please email


SMENCILS! Pencils with a Purpose for Brooks! $2 during Lunch MONDAY!
On Monday, May 7th, students from Kids Care Club will be selling Smencils during all lunch periods to benefit the Friends of Brooks Trust.
Brooks Tonn, a 10 year-old Hinsdale native and avid baseball player, lost his battle with cancer last year. All proceeds from the Smencil sale will be donated to the Trust established in his name.
Smencils (fun scented pencils in their own fancy case) will be sold for $2 each.

Come to Family Movie Night!

Family Movie Night is coming! Please join our Oak community on Friday May 18th at 6 pm to view Wonder, a fantastic movie about kindness and friendship. Bring your sleeping bags, blankets, pillows or cushions to enjoy this free family event. Concessions will be sold to benefit the 5th grade Girl Scouts and Oak families in need. Before the movie, we will be presenting a gift, raised by our Oak students, to the Tonn Family. Thank you for your contribution. We hope to see you there!


Lunch-In tomorrow will be Baldinelli (personal size cheese pizza and/or corn dogs).
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.

Dog Treats for Sale

Support the Kids Care Club members as they sell their homemade dog treats, Tail Waggers!

Who: Cameron Linn, Rachel Frankel, James Frankel, Maddie Kendal, Hendrix Katsoulis, Mitchell Ghaben, & Lilly Solbery

When: Tuesday, May 8th after school

Where: In front of Oak School

Why: These Kids Care Club members wrote a grant to fund all of the supplies to make their dog treats. All money raised at this sale will go directly to the Humane Society. Please come out and support their efforts! Your dog will thank you, too!

District News

Thank you staff and teachers!

Schools are celebrating national Staff and Teacher Appreciation Week this week. Thank you parents and PTO for making this a truly special week! We are also asking our school community of Twitter users to celebrate with a hashtag #ThankaTeacher and share with @ccsd181.


Donation to Foundation honors teachers

D181 families can make a donation to the District 18 Foundation to honor a teacher or staff for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. The teacher or staff member will then receive a certificate and a letter with the family’s special message in it.  For teachers and staff to receive their certificate and letter by Friday, May 11, please submit the information to the Foundation by Wednesday, May 9 at 5pm. You can honor as many teachers/staff as you wish with one donation. Here is the link for more information and the submittal form.


Join us for discussion on religious observances and holidays related to the school calendar

 School District 181 is again forming a short-term task force of D181 parents, staff, and community members to discuss observances and holidays and how it relates to the school day and school calendar. Specifically, we hope to share information about critical dates during the school year and to obtain feedback about religious and other observances and holidays.

The meeting will be held Thursday, May 17 at 9 a.m. at the District Administration Center, 115 W. 55thSt. Clarendon Hills, IL. Please click hereto register so we can plan appropriately for space and handouts. If you are unable to attend, but have thoughts you would like to share, as always, we welcome your feedback. Please email Faith Behr at fbehr@d181.orgor call 630-861-4900 if you have questions.



Join Us for our LAST PTO Meeting for the year!

The last PTO Meeting for the school year will be Wednesday, May 9th! Please join us for coffee & chat with Martha at 9am, followed by the General Meeting at 9:30am. Important voting on your Upcoming PTO Executive Board and next school year’s budget will be done. Don’t miss it! Hope to see you there!
Nicki Hutter & Grace Shin
PTO Co-Presidents

Thank You!

A HUGE Thank You to all Parents, Students and Oak Staff that helped in Stuffing the Squad Car on Thursday! The Hinsdale Squad Car looked packed to capacity! All items will be donated to HCS Family Services. Way to go Oak!

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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