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We ask that all Mann Families please register to access our online directory, pay fees, donate and be able to stay up to date on all things Mann! Register today! Register/Login
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR PTO FEES!
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!
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.
Thank you for assisting us in the process of developing Mann School’s Core Values.
Check out our programming, as Winter term enrollment starts soon!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MannPower Program Team
WE NEED YOUR PICTURES!
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!
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
RANDOM / CANDIDS
If you have any questions or trouble using these forms, please contact Katie Zapata at email@example.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.
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
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
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