WELCOME TO MANN ELEMENTARY'S PTO SITE!
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Please join us on the Blacktop Tuesday, Aug. 23rd to meet and greet classmates, families, and teachers. They'll be food for purchase and lots of fun. See you there!!
First day of school is Wednesday, Aug 24th!!
Come wake up with us and catch up with your fellow parents by sharing a sip.
Join our 5k virtual run on Saturday, October 1st 5KTeam Owen RunTough for ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation
Registration: $35 per registrant, includes a t-shirt $20 per registrant without a t-shirt
This run is virtual; you can run whenever and wherever you like! We’re also planning some fun surprises for those who are running locally. To learn more and register, please visit www.teamowen.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
COMMUNITY GARDEN AT MANN
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!
Welcome to our new Kindergarten families!
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
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.
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