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Happy Pride, District 97!

District 97 is celebrating members of the LGBTQ+ community—both during June and throughout the year. Schools have already begun their Pride celebrations with activities and events. 

We'd love to hear how you are honoring the achievements, contributions and histories of the LGBTQ+ community this month! Tweet us (@OakPark97, using the hashtags #MyD97 and #OakPark97) to share your stories and photos or email us at d97feedback@op97.org.

Join Mann's Divco Committee

 The Mann Diversity Committee is part of a broader network of DivCo chairs across all D97 schools. DivCo’s mission is to center racial justice and equity in our schools. It is a learning community that promotes equal justice, honesty, opportunity, and compassion. We work towards creating and implementing initiatives that support an education system that is inclusive, reflects our diversity, and facilitates an equitable future. Projects and initiative include:

  • Organizing diverse programming. Recent examples: Dima Ali presented about Arab American culture for National Arab Heritage Month. 
  • Assist with community-wide events such as  the Oak Park Multicultural Festival in May.
  • Compiling resources for teachers and staff, especially for cultural heritage months or when a difficult topic is in the news (such as the recent spike of anti-Asian violence).
  • Decorating informative and engaging monthly bulletin boards in the front lobby to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion topics.
  • Advocacy for families around equity and inclusion issues/concerns within the school community and in the classroom.

Time commitment: In addition to the monthly exec board meetings, DivCo typically meets once a month (we got off this cadence during the pandemic but are hoping to get back to it!). 

Email The PTO Presidents if interested.


Mann Green Team


Would you love to plant a little garden with your family, but don't have any extra yard space? Now you can adopt a section of Mann School's vegetable garden for the summer!  Plant whatever you like: nutritious veggies and herbs for your dinner table, or beautiful flowers to decorate it. Tend it at your own pace. Teach your kids that gardening can be a fun and relaxing way to get in touch with nature!

Garden plots available for use now thru September 1.  

Sign up Here!


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Welcome to our new Kindergarten families!

Key Dates

  • Kindergarten Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd from 2:00-3:00. 

  • Mann School Back to School Bash will be on Tuesday, August 23rd from 4:30-7:00.

  • The first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be on Wednesday, Aug. 24th from 8:00 to 2:30.

  • Welcome Back PTO Meeting on Thursday, August 25th at 8:05 am. 

  • Mann School Curriculum Night will be held on Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30. 

  • Monthly PTO Meeting is on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm.

*More information to follow regarding these Key Dates 


Kindergarten Family Action Items

  • Complete the Kindergarten Questionnaire for their incoming Mustang. This helps our team get to know your child better as we prepare our classrooms for their arrival. 

  • Preview the School Supply List for Kindergarten. Families may elect to pre-order their school supplies through The Write Stuff and have them delivered by clicking here

  • After your registration has been approved, signup for Kindergarten Readiness Screening which will take place at Abraham Lincoln Elementary from Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm & Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 p.m. for the three weeks outlined below: 

    • Week 1: June 27-July 2 

    • Week 2 July 25 - July 29

    • Week 3: August 1- 6

  • Signup for PTO Website and Newsletter by clicking here.


Hours of Attendance          
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (elementary students are dismissed early on Wednesdays so staff can take part in weekly meetings, planning, and professional learning)

Students line up at 7:55 a.m. and enter the building at 8 a.m.


Health Information
Below are the due dates for the completion and submission of the state-required health examinations. The forms and waivers for these examinations can be found on the district website. There will also be additional information about health requirements shared during the Kindergarten Open House.

  • School physicals and immunizations: October 15, 2022

  • Eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist: October 15, 2022

  • Dental exam: May 15, 2023

If your child will need to take over-the-counter or prescription medication during the school day, please notify the school nurse.


Before- and After-School Care Options
District 97 does not provide before- or after-school care. However, below is information about some of the local organizations that offer this type of programming.

  • Concordia University: K-2 only; transportation provided (708-771-8300)

  • First Baptist: Before and after school; transportation provided (708-383-1190)

  • Hephzibah: Service provided at each school (708-649-7140)

  • Park District of Oak Park: Clubhouse After-School Program; transportation provided (708-725-2110) 

  • West Cook YMCA: Before and after school; transportation provided (708-434-0231)

Many of the PTOs also provide after-school enrichment programming. Please contact your child’s school for additional information.

Paying School Fees
The mandatory school fee for kindergarten is $180, which covers the cost of instructional materials, technology, and supervision before school, after school, and during lunch. If your child is interested in participating in the district’s food service program, the daily fees are $1.75 for breakfast, $2.80 for lunch, and $0.45 for milk. Your child may qualify for free and reduced-price meals in conjunction with the National School Lunch Program. The application and requirements for this program will be made available on the district’s website over the summer. 



 you can get updates sent directly to you by signing up to receive the Mann PTO newsletter right here 


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!


Order Next Year's School Supplies NOW!

Deadline is July 10!
Did you miss out on having your supply kit shipped directly to school? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to purchase supplies. Kits are still available to purchase for home delivery only until July 10th. You can order your kit from The Write Stuff and it will be delivered right to your home. How convenient!
Questions? contact Gina Demes gtgeraci@gmail.com










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