Mann School PTO Website

Odyssey of the Mind - An international, team, creative problem solving club.

Attention ALL 4th and 5th Graders!

We need students who are creative or want to become more creative, good problem solvers, script writers, actors, builders, set designers, costume makers and designers, leaders, followers, students who can figure out the weak points and strong points!

We will meet on Thursdays, starting September 28 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM until the teams are selected, after that point meetings will extend to 4:30 PM. Please read the Program Flyer for more information and requirements.


Mannapalooza - Call for Donations

Sports tickets, vacation home, theater tickets…do you have something to donate? Mannapalooza is currently seeking donations for our LIVE and SILENT Auctions.

Mann PTO's Annual Fundraiser! An amazing evening Saturday, November 11 at Wire in Berwyn! The evening will include unlimited beer, wine, cocktails, heavy appetizers, a DJ, live music from our very own Mann Dad Band, PLUS Live and Silent Auctions.

World Language Program

September 25 - December 8

Thank you all for your interest in our World Language Program and for stopping by the table at curriculum night! Register online nowThere will either be 9 or 10 classes, depending if there is enough enrollment to run the class. The cost break-down is as follows:
  • German Grades K - 2: $80
  • German Grades 3 - 5: $72
  • French Grades K - 5: $80
  • Chinese Grades K - 5: $72
Payment is due by September 15th. Payment by check (payable to Mann PTO) or cash can be brought to the main office. Please include your child's name on payment envelope. Or, click here to register online!

Mann PTO Members:

The Park District of Oak Park is organizing a focus group of Mann School parents to gather information about the recreation needs and wants of adults in our community so that we can better serve your needs.   This focus group is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9 from 7-8:15pm at Cheney Mansion, 220 North Euclid Avenue.  Summer is a busy time of year but we hope you will share 75 minutes of your time to help the Park District in planning and providing the types of affordable and convenient programs and services you will enjoy.   Please know that childcare is not available. 

If you cannot attend the focus group on August 9 or if it is already full, an alternate focus group will be held Wednesday, September 20 at the same time and location.  If you want further information about these focus groups, please contact Diane Stanke at or Melissa Martinez at

Here is a link to sign up for the August 9 Focus Group:

Here is a link to sign up for the September 20 Alternate Focus Group:

Adult Focus Groups - PDOP

The Park District of Oak Park wants to better understand the types of adult programming you would like to see our organization offer. We want to know what your interests are, what hobbies you pursue in your free time, and what you know about the Park District so that we can do a better job of serving your needs. They are conducting focus groups to find out what programs you would like to see offered. Choose the day and time that works best for you. All participants will receive a $10 PDOP gift card and an unofficial tour of Cheney Mansion!

Click here to sign up


9/25: MannPower starts

9/25: Odyssey starts


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


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

School Crossing Information

Please click HERE for the Safe Crossings Newsletter.