Lunch-In Tomorrow!

Lunch-In will be tomorrow, Monday, October 15. Baldinelli will be catering; cheese pizzas, corn dogs, Italian ice cups, chocolate chip cookies, and water will be served.

Volunteering?

If you signed up to volunteer, please bring ID and sign in at the office.

If you are volunteering for grades 1, 2, or 3, volunteer time is from 11:15 – 11:50 am.

If you are volunteering for grades 4 or 5, volunteer time is from 11:40 am – 12:15 pm.

There are plenty of Lunch-In dates through December, so please volunteer if you are able. The kids love seeing a family member helping out! Go to MyFoodDays.com to sign up.

Please email at lunchin@oakpto.org with any questions.

Birthday Lunch with the Principal!

WHOO’S having a birthday?? Hootie says its you! For all 1st through 5th graders, we will be celebrating October birthdays on Wednesday, October 17! Please join Principal Dr. Henrikson during your lunch period to celebrate your birthday in the MRC. Bring your own packed lunch (nut free lunch, please) and we will supply the fun with games and surprises! Please look for an invitation to come home with your child on tomorrow.

D86 Referendum – Be Informed!

Be Informed! For those you who missed our session with D86 Superintendent, Dr. Law, last Wednesday, you can find information about the referendum on the D86 website: https://d86.hinsdale86.org/domain/409.
Upcoming! The Hinsdalean is also hosting a referendum townhall at the Community House this Wednesday, October 17. Doors open 6:45 pm. The event runs from 7 – 8:30 pm.
Tour the Schools! There are still facility tours being offered: at Central on Friday, October 19, at 6 pm (prior to South/Central football game), and at South on Wednesday, October 17, at 4:30 pm and Thursday, November 1, at 6 pm.

This Thursday, 10/18, at 1:30 pm: Come Join the Kids for a Fun and Engaging Assembly!

Oak PTO will be hosting Matt Wilhelm, professional BMX rider and motivational speaker, this Thursday, October 18, from 1:30 – 2:15 pm in the gym. Matt puts on a great show while weaving in themes of anti-bullying, kindness, respect, and resilience. He visited Oak 2 years ago and the kids were totally captivated! Parents are welcome to come join the kids for this unique and inspirational assembly. Check out Matt’s website for more info: www.mattwilhelm.com.

Walk To School Day – Thanks for Participating!

Thank you to our On the Move co-chairs, Grace Shin and Holly Wanless, and our International Fest co-chairs, Denys Kang and Stephanie Konieczka, for helping organize a very successful Walk To School event. Thank you to all the parents and students who attended and gave Hootie such an enthusiastic send off. Safe travels to Ireland, Hootie!

MyFoodDays Reopens for Lunch-In Orders

The Lunch-In site, MyFoodDays.com, has been reopened until 10 pm, Tuesday, October 9th. It is important that students and parents are happy with their lunch choices and that food is not thrown away. Please use this opportunity to review current lunch orders and make any changes. If your child has a bigger appetite, please consider ordering additional food. For Meatheads, we just added a double burger option. For any families who missed the previous deadline to participate, you may also order at this time. Oak families new to MyFoodDays.com will need to first register, add your child(ren) to your account, and then order food.

Go to MyFoodDays.com and sign into your account to review/change orders. No changes can be made after October, 9th. MyFoodDays charges a minimal fee for any purchases less than $25. To avoid this fee, you may put $25 in credit toward future purchases. If you cancel any current orders, you will be given credit only.

If you have not updated your child’s homeroom teacher, please do so at this time to avoid confusion during lunch distribution (login and go to settings in the upper right-hand corner to change teacher).

Questions?? Please email Denys Kang (Lunch-In chair) at lunchin@oakpto.org.

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY

Join Oak School, and children and adults from around the world, to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling.
Oak School will celebrate Walk to School Day on:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8:30 am by the flag pole!

Walk to school day is an annual event that promotes walking and bicycling for:
 * Physical activity
 * Teaching safe pedestrian and bicycling skills to children
 * Awareness of our walkable and bikeable community
 * Concern for the environment
 * Reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools

Oak School will be sending Hootie off to Ireland this year! (Shhhhhh!!! It’s a secret and your kids don’t know yet!)

REMEMBER to walk or bike safely:

• Always look left-right-left before crossing the street
• Always use sidewalks
• Cross where crossing guards are present, when possible

D86 Referendum Info Session at Oak with Dr. Law – This Wednesday Immediately after Walk to School!

Come learn more about the upcoming D86 (Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High Schools) referendum from the D86 superintendent, Dr. Bruce Law. Dr. Law will be coming to Oak School for a 30-minute informational session this Wednesday, 10/10, starting at 9 am (directly following the Walk to School Day festivities). Come for the walk and stay for the talk! This is a great opportunity to learn more and ask any questions you may have.

Kids Care Club Events!

COSTUME DRIVE
Calling all ghouls and goblins from Halloween past!
Thank you to those of you who have donated already – we have a nice collection going so far! If you have not yet had a chance, please take a moment to pull out those gently used Halloween costumes and donate them to the Kids Care Club costume drive. All costumes will be donated to the 75 children in K-8 who receive services through Willowbrook Corner. The collection box is located at the entrance of Oak School through October 11th.

Kids Care Club Members: At our upcoming meeting on Thursday, October 11th at 7:45 am, we will be sorting the costumes and making Halloween treat bags to donate.

WE CAN! RECYCLING DRIVE
Our aluminum beverage can only recycling drive begins this week and runs through November! Kindly ask your children to collect, rinse & bring crushed cans to school, and drop them into our blue recycling container located outside the school’s front doors. Republic Services has generously donated this container, so let’s show our appreciation and fill it! Our goal is to collect 35+ cans per student. We will redeem cans for funds, and then donate to a great cause chosen by our club members!

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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