Mann Indoor Block Party

Magic! Food! Face Painting! Bouncy Houses and a DJ! Your kids will not want to miss it! The Mann Indoor Block Party is Saturday, March 14 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm. Admission is $8 per student; $24 household maximum will be charged. Adults are free! Food vendors extra.  Click HERE to register today! Foodies will enjoy culinary hits from Ms. Rosa, Robinson's, Mancini's and Brown Cow Ice Cream. Entertainment begins in the auditorium at 1:15 with our very own Chorus followed by Magician Gary Kantor. Bounce houses galore separated by age group in the gym! We are also bringing back the "Sweet" walk, so come do a jig and win a sweet treat to take home. Sweet donations will be accepted Friday before the event. To make this a success, we need many volunteers. Click HERE to sign up. Thanks again to our wonderful parent community for volunteering to sign up! Questions? Please contact Wendy Barrett.

PTO Meeting

Our next PTO Meeting is this Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 pm. Join us in the library/media room for the most recent PTO updates. Our Board VP's will discuss upcoming events. We are looking to fill a few positions on the 2015/16 board including two treasurers. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please contact Wendy Barrett or Jenny Ruland. Remember to check out the meeting minutes HERE if you can't make a meeting.

Mann Power After-school Enrichment Program

Registration begins Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 pm (Note daylight Savings Time). That's right, registration for our MannPower Session III begins next Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 pm! Please log on now by clicking HERE to update all family profiles with the Teacher's names. You will NOT be able to register for any classes until this has been completed, so log on today to avoid a delay at time of registration! Session III runs from April 6 through May 22. The Program Guide will be available HERE by Thursday, March 5. If you need to setup your Family Account, please visit the online registration site by clicking HERE. Instructions for setting up your Family Account are listed both on the registration website and HERE. Returning families should continue to use their current accounts. ALL MannPower questions should be sent to

Important Teen Issues

On Wednesday, March 4 Julian and Brooks PTO are co-sponsoring a presentation on important teen issue for all District 97 parents and guardians of 5th-8th graders. For more details, please click HERE. 

Mann School 2015 Variety Show

The Variety Show now has it's very own tab on our site! Click HERE for all the latest information and deadlines for this year's Variety Show!

PTO Council Forum

On April 7, Oak Park voters go to the polls to elect four Board of Education candidates. The PTO Council invites you to hear where the ten candidates stand on key issues at a District 97 Board of Education Candidate Forum on Tuesday, March 10 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Brooks Middle School. Click HERE for more information.

One Earth Film Festival

From March 6 through 8, more than 35 inspiring environmental films will be shown in one dynamic weekend throughout Oak Park, River Forest and Chicagoland! See inspirational films like Project Wild Thing, The Meaning of Wild, From Billions to None, Angel Azul, Just Eat It and Trash Dance. Most of these special even programs are free! One Earth Film Festival promises something meaningful for everyone - adults, students, families and children. Facilitated discussions at each film program will bring added insights and give everyone a chance to participate in important, change-making discussions. Come home inspired and with an action plan for EASY, SIMPLE things you can do as a family. Learn more HERE.


3/5 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm Library/Media Room
3/14 Indoor Block Party 12-3 pm
3/20 2nd Trimester Report Cards Distributed
3/30-4/3 Spring Break - no school

Warming Center Help Needed

Help by volunteering in the warming center so our students can play outside! Click HERE for details. Note: if outdoor recess is cancelled, you will be assigned to another area of school to monitor for 30 minutes. Please consider helping out. Your time is greatly appreciated!


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School Crossing Information

Please click HERE for the Safe Crossings Newsletter.


Volunteer Opportunities are endless with the PTO. To sign up and make a difference at Mann School, click HERE!

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