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Mann School Spelling Bee - 
Save the Dates!

Wednesday, February 21 for Grades 1, 3, and 5

TuesdayFebruary 27 for grades 2, 4 and adults

See below for rules and the practice lists by grade.

Kids Choice - Night at the Chocolate Factory

Friday, March 2nd, 6:30pm

Calling all Mann Students - grab the Oompa Loompa of your choice and join us for a

Tickets are $15 per family family in advance, or $20 per family at the door.  

Questions about Kids Choice? Please contact Sara Enlow at

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Mann Variety Show 2018 - Host Auditions

The 2018 Mann Variety Show will take place at the Julian Auditorium on Friday, May 18, 2017. 


  • All 5th graders are eligible to audition for the 4 Host positions. 
  • There will be 2 Hosts for each Act. 
  • The Host will memorize a short script for the beginnings and ends of each act and will read from index cards for the rest of the show. 
  • Auditions will take place on Wednesday, March 7th from 2:15-3:30pm in Mann Auditorium. 
  • Audition sample scripts will be provided a few days earlier so you can practice. The scripts do not need to be memorized, but students should make themselves very familiar with the text. They will be asked to present these selections on-stage during the audition. 
  • Parents, guardians, and friends will not be permitted into the auditorium during auditions.

Click here for the online sign-up form

"Building Not Bullying"

Presented by the Mann Diversity Committee

Thursday, Feb 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Help Mann School foster a positive, inclusive and equitable learning environment. Speakers include Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Sullivan, Monica Collins and Michelle Capio.

- Define and identify bullying behavior
- Discuss the impact of bullying on our school
- Become familiar with Mann’s effort to move from a
  punitive system to a system that is restorative
- Learn how parents can support our school as it addresses restorative practices

Please contact Venus Hurd with questions. Free childcare is available; click here to sign up. 

Horace Mann Family Night

at Allstate Arena

Sunday, February 18th at 3:00 PM

Chicago Wolves vs Cleveland Monsters!

Warming Center - Indoor Recess Help

It's that time of year!  Some children like to take breaks from the cold weather during lunch recess. We need parents to help supervise the warming center!


Waste-Free Wednesdays!

Please remember to pack a Waste Free Lunch for your kids or bring a reusable utensil/cloth napkin for Hot Lunch. Need some more containers/boxes/utensils?

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2/18: Chicago Wolves Game

2/19: No School, Presidents Day

2/21: Spelling Bee, Grades 1, 3, 5

2/22: "Building not Bullying", 6:30pm

2/27: Spelling Bee, Grades 2, 4

3/2: Kids Choice, 6:30pm

3/7: Variety Show Host Auditions, 2:15pm


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Please click here to see some of the Art Appreciation projects on display in the main lobby. 


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School Crossing Information

Please click HERE for the Safe Crossings Newsletter.