Mann PTO Kids' Choice Dance -"Hit the Beach"

Pull out your flowered shirts and dancing shoes...it's time to "HIT THE BEACH!"

Join us for the Kids' Choice dance on Friday, February 21st, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. We're all dreaming of Summer - so let's turn up the heat and boogie on down in the Mann School gym "beach."

Kids should bring an adult of their choice to have some fun. We'll do the limbo, join a conga line, play some bingo, and snap photos in the photo booth! A small snack will be provided, but this is NOT an event with meals, so be sure to have your dinner before or after the event.

Admission is $15 per family (for those who pay in advance), or $20 at the door - so be sure to snap up those tickets early!

Questions about Kids Choice? Please contact Sara Enlow or Martha Polley

Girls on the Run: Volunteers Needed

Girls on the Run is an after-school program dedicated to creating a world where every girl activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. For 10 weeks, girls in 3rd-5th grade will train for a 5K and learn powerful lessons about teamwork, self-esteem, and leadership.

Will you consider joining volunteering?
You don’t have to be a runner or have previous coaching experience; just the passion to positively impact girls’ lives! Girls on the Run coaches are just like YOU - willing to go the extra mile for our girls. Coaching can be a wonderful and rewarding experience.

Please contact Gina Demes with questions.

PTO Family Night at the Chicago Wolves Game

Join Mann School families and friends for an evening of fun at a Chicago Wolves Hockey Game. Everyone will be seated together in the same section for the game! Chicago Wolves games are great family outing that includes pre-game activities, fireworks and a pre-game laser show,  a kids fun zone and Skates, their mascot. Plus a great way to spend time with other Mann Mustangs!  

Saturday, February 1st at 7:00pm
Chicago Wolves vs. Manitoba Moose

Choose from 2 packages:
- Package A - ticket and a hat for $25
- Package B - just the ticket for $21.50

How to order:
Complete the Order Form and email it to Mr. Hayward (4th Grade Teacher) by Wednesday, January 22nd. All checks should be payable to the Mann School PTO.

Questions? Contact James Hayward

Winter Warming Center- Volunteers Needed

On cold days, students can take a break during lunch recess in the winter warming center. We need parents to volunteer!

5 Essentials Survey

The parent survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You may skip questions you do not wish to answer, but the survey must be completed in one sitting and cannot be retrieved once it is submitted. If you have more than one child enrolled in a building (i.e., two students who attend the same school), you have the option of completing multiple surveys for that building. In addition, if you have children enrolled in multiple schools (i.e., a District 97 elementary school and middle school), you may participate in the survey for each school.

However, only one parent/guardian per household may fill out the survey. Your identity will be kept completely confidential and your responses will not be linked to you. In addition, school-level reports will only be generated if at least 20 percent of our parents/guardians complete the survey, which can be accessed until Friday, February 14, 2020 by visiting http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/. This percentage will be based on the total number of students enrolled at each school.

If we successfully meet this requirement, we will receive our reports in Spring 2020. The results will also be made available to the public via the Illinois School Report Cards, which will be released in the fall.

You can access general information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey by visiting https://illinois.5-essentials.org/.

Thank you for participating in this important endeavor, and for your continued support of our schools and the children we serve.

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.

Mann School Directory

NEW! A password-protected version of the school directory, available now!

Email Sarah Fielding or Aimee Davis for the password, then access it here.

School Store Tuesdays

The School Store is open during the lunch hour (11:15am - 12:05pm) every Tuesday to all students in the lunchroom. Cash only

Friday, February 7th8:15am in the Media Center.

PTO Calendar

1/28: Chorus Concert at Julian, 6:30pm
1/30Conferences: Half Day, 8:00am - 11:00am
1/31Conferences: Half Day, 8:00am - 11:00am
2/1Wolves PTO Family Night
2/6: 3rd Grade Choral Program, 8:30am
2/7: PTO Meeting, 8:15am
2/17: NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day

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