Oak Winter Enrichment 2019 – Classes Missed Due to Inclement Weather To Be Rescheduled Soon!


To register, go to oakpto.org and click on “Student Enrichment Programs” under the “Events” tab, or type in the specific URL on any search engine and register.

NEW!! Girls On The Run

Girls on the run is an after-school program dedicated to creating a world where every girl activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. This is a great nationwide opportunity for girls in grades 3-5. It’s a series of lessons along with building running and endurance skills. This activity employs themes of team building, self-esteem and goal setting to enhance social-emotional skills. It’s a place where girls learn that they CAN. Run practice is twice a week at Oak. Girls will receive a snack at practice. They will participate in a 5K in late May or early June (TBD). Please register by Feb 14th and email Tina Marcotte with questions, Drtina02@yahoo.com.
Grades: 3-5th
Dates: 13 weeks; Wednesdays and Fridays
Time: 3:15-4:45 pm
Cost: $205, which includes T-shirt, water bottle, snacks, 5K and end of the season gift.
Register: gotrchicago.org

BAM Theatre Presents “The Little Mermaid”

Similar to BAM’s celebrated “Broadway Workshop Series” program, this theatre class is the perfect theatre experience for young actors! Appropriate for beginners as well as experienced actors, this theatre class will provide theatre and performance training to all involved – right at Oak School! The students will study the foundations of musical theatre – singing, acting, and dancing – and also rehearse a small show – The Little Mermaid. The final class will offer a performance for parents to attend. Enrollment is limited to guarantee the best experience for all students involved, so register today!

Grades: K-5th
Dates: 12 weeks; Mondays, 1/14 – 4/22 (no class 1/21, 2/18, 3/25)
Time: 3:15-4:30 pm
Cost: Tuition, $215; T-shirt Fee, $20 (students will wear t-shirts for final performance).
Register: https://ticketpeak.com/res/bam/classes

Sticky Fingers Cooking

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 tasty 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 awesomely delicious recipes from the freshest ingredients.

Grades: K-5th, 12 weeks

Friday: 1/18, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 (NO CLASS 1/25, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19)

Time: 3:15-4:15 pm
Cost: $216
To Register:
Friday: https://www.stickyfingerscooking.com/school-programs/illinois/oak-school-winter -session-2018-2019-friday-class

Sticky Fingers Cooking is 100% nut free. We CAN and WILL accommodate ANY and ALL food allergies!


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 coaches are supportive and will offer encouragement during the difficult early phases of learning the game. 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: 8 weeks; Tuesdays, 1/8 – 3/5 (no class 2/26) OR Wednesdays, 1/9 – 3/6 (no class 2/6)        Time: 3:05-4:15 pm
Cost: $225
To Register: www.elementarygolfschool.com/


The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to ALL students, and students of all chess abilities — beginners, continuing or advanced. Professional instruction will include the basics for novice players and build with opening theory, middle game planning, and end game combinations for continuing and advanced students. Playing chess improves memory, uses analytical and critical thinking skills, teaches problem solving, responsibility, sportsmanship, social skills and more! The benefits of chess last a lifetime!

Grades: K-5th
Dates: 11 weeks; Wednesdays, 1/9 – 3/20
Time: 3:05-4:05 pm
Cost: $176 if registered by 12/26/18 then fee increases.                                                                               To Register: www.oakchess.eventbee.com

Young Rembrandts

Got a budding artist on your hands? We have lots of new and interesting drawings planned. View samples via the registration link.

Grades: K-5th
Dates: 11 weeks; Thursdays, 1/10 – 3/21                                                                                                     Time: 3:05-4:05 pm
Cost: $110
To Register: www.youngrembrandts.com/dupage/


Join us in a highly unique robotics class, which combines fun, enrichment, and plenty of hands on STEAM activities. Students start by learning about what robots are and where they are used. Students then roll up their sleeves and get to work on building, wiring electronics, coding, and customizing their own Star Wars-inspired robotic droid. Students will learn fundamental electronics and programming skills as they create a fully functioning, remote-controlled droid that moves, flashes lights, and plays droid-like sounds. Along the way, they will improve their problem- solving skills as they attack and solve a variety of challenges. Best of all, students will take home their droids at the end of class so the fun can continue.
Grades: 1st-3rd graders
Dates: 9 weeks; Mondays, 1/7 – 3/18 (no class 1/21, 2/18)
Time: 3:05-4:15 pm
Cost: $279 (pay all at once or split into 3 payments on website)
To Register: www.TinkRworks.com

STEM: Super Slime and Gooey Chemistry

Become a mad scientist as you explore the magic of chemistry in fun, educational science labs creating slime and other messy concoctions. This hands-on science lab explores chemistry with safe “kitchen chemistry” ingredients. Each week students will engage in a new lab project while building science vocabulary & higher order thinking skills. Students will be performing hypotheses, making & recording observations and results, measuring and forming conclusions.

Grades: K-2nd and 3rd-5th
Dates: 8 weeks; Mondays, 1/14 – 3/18 (no class 1/21, 2/18)                                                                  Time: 3:10-4:10 pm
Cost: $165
To Register: http://www.camperregsecure.com/wcdowgro/

Mission Propelle Yoga for Girls

Mission Propelle empowers girls in elementary school to discover who they are, what they believe, and how to advocate for themselves. We accomplish this through an after-school program that combines yoga, reading, and mentoring. In each one-hour class, girls develop mindfulness, deep breathing techniques, and self-confidence as they practice yoga. They learn how to solve problems by reading original storybooks starring Dottie Tov, a relatable and age-aligned female protagonist. The girls discuss the content of the book and how it relates to their own life.

** Girls will be given a yoga mat during their first session to be used in subsequent sessions.

Grades: K-5th
Dates: 10 weeks; Thursdays, 12/13 – 2/28 (no class 12/27, 1/3)                                                          Dress: comfortable clothes
Time: 3:15-4:15 pm
Cost: $155
To Register: www.missionpropelle.com/register

Tae Kwon Do

The World’s Top Korean Martial Arts Champions and Masters come to your school to teach. Master Lee and Master Han are recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Special Forces, Kukkiwon, and Yongin University as being in the small percentage of individuals who have risen up to the very top of their field. Tae Kwon Do teaches self-discipline, respect towards each other, self-control, and leadership development. This class is for all levels, and is family-friendly. Tae Kwon Do is statistically the most safe and least injurious sport as dictated by the International Olympic Committee. Your child will prepare for the first and/or higher degree of Korean martial arts Tae Kwon Do black belt test and it will provide the Kukkiwon Dan certificate recognized by the World Governing Bodies to have the value at full International Olympic level and world class level.

Grades: K-5th
Dates: 12 weeks; Fridays, 1/11 – 5/10 (no class 1/25, 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19)
Dress: uniform to be purchased
Time: 3:05-4 pm
Cost: Total cost will be $535, includes set up fee ($70), uniform, belt, binder, t-shirt, Belt testing fee, and on-line access to curriculum and classes.

To Register: http://www.myleehan.com/online

Makers Clubs in MRC

Registration still open for second half of the year. In order to accommodate as many students as possible, students will be placed in ONE session of Maker Club. Sessions will be filled on a first come first served basis, and we will update this form as classes are filled. Please rank your child’s preference from 1 (first choice) – 4 (last choice). Sessions will be held after school from 3:10 – 4:00 pm. If a session is not filled the week prior to running, students who selected that session as a second choice will be given the opportunity to enroll in it as a second session. See registration link for more information.

Session #3

Digital Music Making — Work with others to create a “wall of sound” made of homemade instruments. Then use it to record and mix an original composition.
Tuesdays: 1/22, 1/29, 2/15, 2/22

Session #4

Maker Challenge — Create inventions and contraptions using whatever materials are in this weeks mystery box! Tinkering and inventing all the way.
Tuesdays: 3/12, 3/19, 4/2, 4/9

Registration K-2nd grade:

Registration 3rd-5th:

Languages At Lunch

The Language Labs is a multi-sensory program in which students are taught listening, speaking, reading and comprehension with role-play, music, visuals, songs, art and basic conversation. Our vision is to “enrich young minds” by sharing the amazing French, Spanish, and Mandarin cultures and traditions which offer new and fascinating experiences for the children. We look forward to teaching our native French, Spanish or Mandarin language to your student! Merci Beaucoup! Gracias! Xie Xie!

***You can still sign-up mid year for any Language at lunch and tuition will be adjusted per class.

French Club @ Oak School: French is spoken in 29 countries and is spoken in all the five continents! More than 220 million people speak French – it is the sixth most spoken language in the world! Learning this creative language not only opens up your child’s world to an incredible culture, it will provide them with a useful tool for travel and also a good base for learning other Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian).

Date: Thursday
Grades: K-3rd
Time: 11:50 am -12:15 pm
Grades: 4th-5th
Time: 11:25 am – 11:50 am
Duration: 30 Weeks
NEW First Class Date: 09/20/18
NEW Last Class Date: 05/02/19
Cost: $245*
Note: $20 Sibling Discount
Register Online: www.thelanguagelabs.net
Contact: Chinni Mancilla directly @ 773.454.9619
Email: chinni@thelanguagelabs.net

Spanish Club @ Oak School: Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States and the importance of learning this language can benefit your child and offer them endless advantages; such as a boost in confidence, more opportunities for social interactions and also allow them an appreciation for the Spanish culture.

Date: Wednesday
Grades: K-3rd
Time: 11:50 am -12:15 pm
Grades: 4th-5th
Time: 11:25 am – 11:50 am
Duration: 30 Weeks
NEW First Class Date: 09/19/18
NEW Last Class Date: 05/15/19
Cost: $245*
Note: $20 Sibling Discount
Register Online: www.thelanguagelabs.net
Contact: Chinni Mancilla directly @ 773.454.9619
Email: chinni@thelanguagelabs.net

Mandarin Club @ Oak School: Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world. Learn this language and you will be able to speak to millions of people around the globe! Mandarin will open up a world of opportunities for your child.

Date: Tuesday
Grades: K-3rd
Time: 11:50 am -12:15 pm
Grades: 4th-5th
Time: 11:25 am – 11:50 am
Duration: 30 Weeks
NEW First Class Date: 09/18/18
NEW Last Class Date: 04/30/19
Cost: $245*
Note: $20 Sibling Discount
Register Online: www.thelanguagelabs.net
Contact: Chinni Mancilla directly @ 773.454.9619
Email: chinni@thelanguagelabs.net

Please contact enrichment@pto.org with general enrichment questions.