Mannapalooza 2019!

This event helps fund everything from enrichment programs to field trips. This year, we areraising money for much needed improvements to our auditorium.

Did we mention it SELLS OUT?! So buy your tickets now!

Visit the Mannapalooza Page to learn more about the event, auction items, forms, and see how you can help! 

Date: Saturday, November 16th
Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn

World Language Program

We are still looking to add students to the French 3-5th after school class and K-2nd German lunchtime class. The first session will start on September 23rd through December 6th. 

Chinese class- Mondays
K-2nd from 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

French class - Wednesdays
K-2nd from 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

French class - Wednesdays
2nd-5th from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

German class - Fridays
K-2nd from 11:15 AM - 12:00PM

You can drop of checks or cash at the school office.  There is a special box for checks for languages. Please make checks payable to Mann PTO and put your child's name and language on it. First session is 10 classes.

For all information and questions, please contact Wiolette Jablecka, World Languages Program Coordinator and French Teacher.

Volunteers Needed - Room Parents, Art Appreciation and More! 

Did you miss the PTO Volunteer table at Open House last week?  It's not too late to get involved and volunteer.  Click here to complete a quick survey about where'd you'd be interested in volunteering.  

Classroom Parents: Sign up to help other parents in the class plan holiday parties, teacher gifts, class t-shirts and more.  The more parents that volunteer in each class means less work for all!

Classroom Art Appreciation: Sign up to lead or help facilitate an art project in your child's classroom.  Usually done once a trimester with a date arranged with the class teacher.

Special Events, Fundraising, Green Team and Programming all need volunteers as well.  If you have questions, please contact Jacinda Bauman.

DivCo Meeting

We would love to hear from you!  Our first Diversity Inclusion & Equity meeting will be October 10th at 6:15 p.m. in the school library. This will give you the opportunity to also attend the PTO meeting at 7 p.m.!  

Mann Book Fair

Mark your calendar: the Mann Book Fair is happening the week of October 21st- October 25th.

This is our annual fundraiser for Mann School Library! Please review the available slots below and sign up for a shift to help. There is plenty to do: from heavy lifting, to decorating, to organizing books, in addition to organizing volunteers, arranging for book marks to get printed, and even some tasks that can be done at home.  

There's something for everyone! Please and thank you.  If you have questions, reach out to Adam Paradis.  

Pay Your PTO Fees

Before the craziness of back to school, remember now to pay your yearly PTO fees. These include fees (and sign-ups) associated with Class T-shirts, Birthday Books, Mannapalooza tickets (get the early bird discount!), Junior Great Books and more. 

Thanks for paying your PTO fees by September 15th. There is no additional service charge for using a credit card.  

Junior Achievement

This will be our third year participating in Junior Achievement’s JA in a Day, a unique educational enhancement program. Former Mann Parent, Charlisa Pugh works for Junior Achievement of Chicago and is partnering with our school to introduce financial literacy to our students starting in Kindergarten. 

This year’s event will take place at the school on Friday, October 25th 8-11 a.m.

We are looking for parent volunteers who are interested in serving in their child’s classroom. The lessons are laid out in an easy to follow format and the kits include fun, engaging activities for the students to participate while they learn. Additionally, the curriculum aligns with the State of Illinois and Common Core standards, so many of the skills are an enhancement to what the students have or will be learning in class. Please find out more about Junior Achievement.

Charlisa Pugh our JA liaison is taking volunteers on a first come first serve basis so if the date and time commitment works for you, please email her at or call 708-456-1400 ext. 255 ASAP so she can slide you into the slot for your child’s class. There will be a brief training closer to the day of the event. 

Get Your MannWear Now!

It's time to get ready to show your school spirit this year with MannWear. Shabby Fly! T-shirts and sweatshirts are offered for kids and adults. Youth clothing is now sold in sizes as small as 2T for the future Mann students in your family! Visit Shabby Fly to purchase MannWear and have it shipped directly to your home. If you have feedback, questions or sizing issues, please contact Shabby Fly.

Please email Karen Lareau Patel with any questions.  If you have feedback, questions, or sizing issues, please contact Shabby Fly directly. 

Mann is a Box Top School!

For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy. 

Here's how to add cash to your school's earnings online:

  • Download the new Box Top for Education App:

  • Create an account designating the school you want the funds to go to
  • Scan your receipt after you shop and it automatically calculates the total Box Tops! 

More information available on the Box Tops for Education website.

Next PTO Meeting

Thursday, October 10th, 7:00pm
Mann Auditorium

PTO Calendar

9/23: MannPower Session 1 starts
10/2: Bike & Walk to School Day
10/15: Harvest Dinner (Rescheduled)

11/16: Mannapalooza7:00pm at Wire

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