Variety Show Update

Music/Media Deadline: All music and other media is due on Monday, April 21. CDs/DVDs can be dropped in the mailbox at 1028 Augusta, or electronic files can be emailed to Please make sure that emailed music files are in mp3 format. 

Calling All Fifth Graders! The Variety Show is coming up on May 23rd and we need a superb stage crew! Sign-up will be from Monday, April 21-Friday, April 25. If interested, please sign up in the lobby and take a permission slip. Permission slips are due to the office no later than Monday, April 28th. Questions can be directed to Stage Crew Supervisors Emily Lloyd or Mary Matas

Volunteers Needed! The Variety Show cannot be successful without the contributions of our wonderful parent community - it truly takes a village to put on this huge event! As such, we are still in need of people to chair the following areas: Concessions, Ushers, Business Ads and Green Room Supervision. Questions? Contact Mary Joyce

Other important documents and instructions can be downloaded here: Preview Info Sheet, Well Wisher Ads, DVD & Flower Orders, Ticket Orders

Teacher Appreciation Week

Time to say Thank You! Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May 5-9. The Mann PTO is looking for a few volunteers to coordinate a couple of all-school student projects for our children's teachers (e.g. think wall-sized cards in the cafeteria!). Let's show our school spirit and make this a great week for all of our fabulous Mann Teachers!! Contact Wendy Barrett if you are interested.

Twin Day!

Our PBIS Student Team has declared Friday, April 25 Twin Day! Bring in a canned good or $1 and dress up like a friend (or two, or three, etc.) and be like twins at school. Don't have anyone to dress up like? Neither does Mr. LeDeaux, so be twins with him! He will be wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt.

5Essentials Survey

The deadline for completing the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is Friday, April 25. Parents/Guardians of students from all grade levels are encouraged to share their opinions about learning conditions and school climate by participating in this important initiative. Access the parent version of the survey here.

PBIS Update

Read all about it in the Mann Tribune! The student PBIS Team has launched an exciting new school newsletter. Please encourage your student to submit articles, stories, poems and pictures through the link here. Plus, see what other students are sharing!

Girl Scouts Pull Tab Collection Challenge

Just pop the top/tab of any aluminum can to help support the Ronald McDonald Home Charities! Your 4th Grade Mann Girl Scouts Troop 41533, in cooperation with PBIS, is introducing a school-wide campaign to collect as many tabs as we can to really make a difference for families in need! There are many sources of these pop/pull tabs. Soup cans, tennis ball can lids, tops from all aluminum cans and glass bottle caps! To kick start our collection campaign, we are offering a grand prize to the classroom that collects the most, a family fun MOVIE in the Mann Auditorium after school! Collection containers will be located in each classroom. Click here for more details. Hurry! This campaign ends May 15th.


5/1 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
5/23 Mann Variety Show
5/23 Mann Power Session III ends
5/26 Memorial Day - No School
5/28 Olympic Day
For a complete calendar, click here.


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