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This Thursday morning after drop off- All Parents and Guardians are welcome!



Summer Bump
Registration is OPEN!



March 21st is World Social Work Day and this just gives us more reasons to celebrate our awesome Social Worker Monica Collins!



Take a look at what's in store for the Spring Session right here!

Log into Homeroom to sign up here!


Thank you to our awesome DivCo Team for this amazing March Bulletin Board!

Wise Tech Usage Conversation

How do we simultaneously teach kids about responsible media usage (and consumption) and create guide rails that foster diversity of perspectives, nourishes their critical thinking, and allows them to practice empathy and connection? Join us in this facilitated conversation where everyone will have the opportunity to discuss in groups, and we will harvest the wisdom shared by the community. All district faculty and parents are welcome. Limited space available. Please RSVP. ( link RSVP text to: https://forms.gle/mbniJuuHGeMqvFjb8 )

THE FIVE INVITATIONS (courtesy of FeelReal.net)

  1. Come as you are and welcome others to do the same.
  2. Practice shared agreements for psychologically safe spaces.
  3. Provide just enough content for context because we all have wisdom to share.
  4. Gather with purpose, accountability and a commitment to growth.
  5. Build capacity for the emergence of generative & just communities.


This year's She-MANN-igans was a total SUCCESS! Kids had an absolute blast playing games, dancing, and crafting with all of their friends! A HUGE thank you goes out to all of the Mann staff  and parents who helped make the night so memorable, and a special shout out to Mrs. Pryor and Mrs. Baylian for organizing such a crazy night and making it look seamless! Click HERE to see more photos of the epic night!




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!

Click here for Info on D97 Fees

Click here for Info on PTO Fees

It's Spring Clean up time! looking for volunteers to come out and help the Green Team this Saturday March 18, 11am-12pm Questions? Email: greenlifemann@gmail.com



Looking for extra math practice or enrichment?
SMART has “regular” and “advanced” math classes. The “regular” classes will practice grade-level material, and the advanced classes will go beyond grade-level material. The 7-week winter program for 1st through 5th graders will have classes in the afternoons and early evenings starting the week of April. The 1st grade class is for students to attend with their parents.  Sessions will be taught by D97 teachers over Zoom. The cost is $84, and financial aid is available.
For more information and to register by Friday, March 24, visit www.smart-oakpark.org.



Recognize anything?

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.




Staff Spotlight:

Jill Wilhite, Special Education Resource Teacher 

When did you start your career in special education? 

My career began in Boston Public Schools way back in 2001. My family moved to Chicago in 2006 where I stayed at home with my kids for a few years and returned to the classroom in 2008. 

What do you like best about working at Mann? 
The children are the best part of working at Mann! I absolutely love getting to know each of the students as individuals. As a special education teacher, I can be an unknown person in the building to the students so I supervise lunch time and help with safety patrol in order to get to know a much larger group of students. 

Fun Facts
I love to sew! I spend a lot of time outside of school making garments and quilts.
I love to garden  and my backyard is filled with yummy veggies and a beautiful cut flower garden every summer.
I dislike all condiments! 
I live in the Hatch neighborhood and have 3 kids (Carter 23, Miles 16, and Eve 13) and two dogs - Callie (black lab) and Frida (hound/lab mix). 


Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Jill Wilhite, is FREEZIN' FOR A REASON and has joined the Special Olympics Polar Plunge D97 team. If you would like to support her in this endeavor, here is her page: Jill's Page Thanks so much for considering it!


Sign up Here to help!

Email Rachel here to add the calendar of Divco Events

Divco Meetings 12:30-2pm:
Wednesday, January 25
Wednesday, February 8
Wednesday, March 15
Wednesday, April 12
Wednesday, May 17


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!







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Email president@mannpto.org if you are interested or want more info!










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