Mann's Variety Show is BACK!

Mann School will be hosting its annual Variety Show on May 27th in the Mann School Auditorium. We will have students split into two show groups - 2nd & 4th grade students will perform in the morning show at 9:00AM; 3rd &5th grade students will perform in the afternoon show at 1:00PM. We will record both shows to share with Kindergarten and 1st grade students as well as all Mann families.

Students who would like to participate in this year's Variety Show will be asked to attend a try out during their lunch time the week of May 9th. Tryouts will be held in the library.

Monday 5/9 - 5th Grade @ 11:25
Tuesday 5/10 - 3rd grade @ 11:45
Wednesday 5/11 - 4th Grade @ 12:25
Friday 5/13 - 2nd Grade @ 12:30

Tryouts for hosts will be on Tuesday 5/17 at 7:30AM - 4th and 5th grade students who are not already performing in the Variety Show may try out to host.


Lost & Found!

Anything look familiar?  Stop by the lost and found to claim your items!



Pre school prep workshop for families from the Collaboration for Early Child Development


Oak Park Public Library

News & At-Home Activities (

  • The Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill a board vacancy. The appointment will serve through the certification of the 2023 consolidated elections. The remaining two years of this term will be filled by election during the 2023 consolidated election. Submissions accepted until midnight, Monday, May 16. Apply to be a library trustee»

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Chess Champs, Saturday, May 21, 11 am-1 pm, Main Library Storytime Room. Join us for a chess workshop and open play chess club, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Best for ages 5-13. Register now at


Oak Park Health Department

2022 IPLAN Survey

The Oak Park Health Department is seeking community input as it creates the five-year strategic IPLAN that will be the foundation for public health services and programs available to people who live, work, play and go to school in Oak Park. The Health Department is interested in learning more about the priorities and health needs of families whose children go to school in Oak Park and River Forest. Those who share their input via a survey at can also enter a drawing for a $50 gift card that can be redeemed at 60 Oak Park retailers and restaurants in the downtown area. The survey is the first of several opportunities community members will have to participate in building our strategic plan. Keep up with the process at For more information, email


Care Coordinators Offer Support for District 97 Students and Families

Many families may have difficulty accessing the services and support they need. Oftentimes there is no one person who is able to connect students and their families to much needed community resources. This year, District 97 and DePaul University have partnered to offer free care coordination to families across all of our schools. 

Our full-time, school-based care coordinators support students and their family members in being connected to the range of school- and community-based supports available in and around the Oak Park community. In addition, the care coordinators provide support into and out of middle school and high school ensuring that students receive needed support at these pivotal academic transitions.

The care coordinator serves as a single point of contact for members of the community as it relates to the wellness needs of children in the Oak Park school district(s). They work with school leadership, Oak Park Township, and community partners to ensure that children have the academic and non-academic support they need to succeed.

If you wish to contact the care coordinator for your school, please see their information below:

  • James Broadnax - Care Coordinator for Julian Middle School and feeder elementary schools (Beye, Irving, Longfellow, Mann)
  • Tetyana Krutsik - Care Coordinator for Brooks Middle School and feeder elementary schools (Hatch, Holmes, Lincoln, Whittier)




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