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To date, only 54% of our Mann families have paid PTO fees. Please click on the link  below to confirm that you have paid your PTO fees for the class T-shirt, yearbook, and other PTO provided resources. Thanks in advance for doing your part!

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Feeling in the giving spirit this Holiday season?

Help support an amazing local organization

and take a look at Hephzibah's WISH LIST



Hello Mann Families,

The Horseshoe Hooray Store continues to be a huge success and we can't do it without our parent volunteers! THANK YOU! The next store is scheduled for Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th. If you have availability, please review the schedule linked here and consider signing up for a timeslot to work the store. Thank you in advance and please reach out to Ms. Pryor with any questions. 

Mann School is in the process of working on identifying our core values. Our goal in establishing these shared core values with the entire school community is:

  • Outlines clearly what we are about and what we stand for.

  • When done correctly, they can be woven into all facets of our environment and how we operate on a day-to-day basis.

  • Provide direction during times of change or crisis.

We have already begun this work internally with our staff and are now seeking input from our families in the process. Families have until Friday, November 11th to provide their submissions using the google form. Once we have our submissions, Principal Ali will work with our Building Leadership Team and our PTO to identify trends from the data collected to inform our next steps.

Click here to access and submit your Top 5 Core Values

Thank you for assisting us in the process of developing Mann School’s Core Values.





MannPower Winter Session:
We're excited to bring back all of our most popular classes along with 17 new programs for the winter term! We've added new off-site courses, included new outside vendors, have two Math enrichment programs, more courses promoting physical activity, coding, baking, yoga and so much more.

Check out our programming, as Winter term enrollment starts soon!  

Key Dates:
Winter Term Enrollment Opens - December 10 at 2:00pm CST
  • Winter Term begins Tuesday January 17th
  • Winter Term ends Friday March 24th

Access the link below for all of the winter term courses offered, plus enrollment information (directions for new and existing users), description of each class, teacher/vendor leading the courses, time and price.  

MannPower Course Guide - Winter 2023 V2.pdf - Google Drive

If we don't meet minimums for classes, we have to cancel...so please help us get the word out about this amazing lineup of after school programs!

If you have questions, need help, have comments, or any feedback - please let us know (mannpowerprograms@gmail.com).
MannPower Program Team


The newly formed student-led Yearbook Club (woohoo!) is collecting photos from families for the first few months of the school year! Please submit your YEARBOOK WORTHY photos using the following forms. If possible, please name your photos with student names and grade/teacher. The forms are limited to 5 images, so please submit your very favorite photos!






If you have any questions or trouble using these forms, please contact Katie Zapata at katie@shean.com
Thank you for supporting our Mann Mustangs who are developing this year's Yearbook! They are very excited to be a part of this inaugural Mannpower team!


Staff Spotlight: Nurse Nicole Turner  

How long have you been at Mann? 
My 4 children attended Mann over a span of 14 years. I started at Mann the year after they left (2021).  I was a substitute teacher in the school district prior to starting at Mann. 

What do you like best about Mann? 
I love that Mann is part of such a close knit community where the students are able to walk to and from school. 

Fun Facts
I went to high school in Romeo, Michigan and went to Michigan State University.
My husband and I lived in New York City when we were first married. I attended Columbia University and had my daughter Alli while living there.


SMART instruction supplements in-school learning to give students an extra boost in math

Program Overview

Note: Registration is open for SMART’s winter 2023 term. Register by January 20 for classes starting the week of January 30.

Strengthening Math Advancement by Reinforcing Teaching (SMART) is a program developed in collaboration with the PTOs of several District 97 elementary schools—students from all elementary schools in Oak Park and River Forest are welcome to participate. The SMART program offers weekly supplemental instruction in math over Zoom outside school hours for students in 2nd through 5th grades, run by teachers in Oak Park’s District 97.  

The program has enhanced the curriculum at the request of parents and teachers: offering both “regular” and “advanced” classes:

  • Regular class: This will be targeted at students up to the 75th percentile. The sessions will be a supplement to in-school instruction, focusing on strengthening students’ knowledge through practice problems, math games, etc.

  • Advanced class: This will be targeted at students above the 75th percentile. The sessions will focus on material beyond what is in the standard curriculum for that grade level and/or more challenging problems than are usually done in class.

Parents can choose which class is most suitable for their children, so the MAP scores are guidelines, not requirements.

The weekly math sessions of this program will be for six weeks between January 30 and March 10. The cost is $72 for the six sessions, and students who need scholarships to attend will be able to participate without cost, so the program is accessible to all students.

Each class is once a week, and there are two choices for times:

  • 2nd grade (regular): Wed 5:15-6:15 or Thurs 6:00-7:00pm

  • 2nd grade (advanced): Tues 4:00-5:00 or Wed 6:15-7:15pm

  • 3rd grade (regular): Wed 5:00-6:00 or Thurs 6:00-7:00pm

  • 3rd grade (advanced): Tues 5:00-6:00 or Wed 4:00-5:00pm

  • 4th grade (regular): Tues 5:00-6:00 or Thurs 7:00-8:00pm

  • 4th grade (advanced): Tues 6:00-7:00 or Wed 7:00-8:00pm

  • 5th grade (regular): Tues 4:00-5:00 or Thurs 4:00-5:00pm

  • 5th grade (advanced): Tues 7:00-8:00 or Wed 6:00-7:00pm


Register by Friday, January 20. For additional details, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Eric Friedman with other questions.




The School Store -Tuesdays

Ms. Germanier along with 11 fifth graders will be selling school supplies, (cash only...small bills are appreciated).

Open during the lunch hour (11:35 -12:25) every Tuesday, staring Tuesday, October 25, in the lunchroom.


This week we kicked off our Composting program at lunch, thank you to our Student Council Volunteers!

We are still in need of some adult helpers!
Request more info here






Lost and Found

Do you recognize any of these? Please help us clean out the lost and found before Holiday break! The lost and found is located across from the gym and next to the Teachers Lounge.






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Looking to get involved?? 

Whether it's 2 hours for the year, each month, or weekly, PTO has a spot for you! Please share your talents, interests, passion with our students and school. The PTO would love more people to join the PTO as committee members for those that don't have as much time or desire to participate year round. Please check out the Mann PTO website volunteer page for descriptions of the committees.
Email president@mannpto.org if you are interested or want more info!










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