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 Check out this BRAND NEW program for the summer, created and run by some AWESOME Mann Teachers!

Does your child want to have fun this summer and make new friends? How about have a blast with some old friends? In this MannPower mini camp, students will play various indoor & outdoor games, board games, card games, and puzzles. Games may work on problem solving skills, making social connections, imaginative play, creativity, visual-spatial skills, and/or teamwork skills. Students will also get to learn some dance moves, magic tricks, and make some crafts!

(find Horace Mann School and be sure to click on the "CAMP" option, not "enrichment")

Questions? Email MannPowerPrograms@gmail.com



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Save the dates for all the upcoming events for the Class of 2023!  More information will be coming in the next few weeks, but for now mark your calendars.  
The Send-Off Ceremony will take place outside (weather permitting) on the blacktop from 8:10am-9:10am on Thursday, June 8th.  There will be a short period for pictures, then the students will board the bus to depart by 9:45am for their Odyssey Boat Cruise! 





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��Congrats to our very own Music Teacher, Mrs. Acosta! 

The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation and the James and Louise Gates Scholarship committee selected Theoni Acosta as the recipient of the 2023 James and Louise Gates Oak Park District 97 Teacher Scholarship.

This grant is awarded annually to a teacher who aspires to positively affect the futures of their students, embodies a worthy role model for their colleagues, and enhances the quality and the reputation of Oak Park Elementary School District 97. 


Celebrating 2022-23 Retirees


A wonderful group of educators and educational support staff will retire from Oak Park District 97 at the end of the 2022-23 school year at the retirement reception, including our own Math Enrichment teacher Mrs. LaHucik! Our retirees have made a profound impact on the lives of our students, families and community.

Here is a short video made by the district to celebrate our retirees and learn a little more about them!


Staff Spotlight:

Elyse Smith, Kindergarten Teacher

How long have you been a teacher?
This is my 17th year teaching! I taught at Longfellow for 11 years and have been at Mann for the past 6 years.

What do you like best about working at Mann?
I love working with the families, students, PTO, and staff! I really appreciate the PTO supporting some of the ideas I helped create this year such as the Kindergarten Family Reading Night and the Mannpower Mini Camp that will be happening this summer!

Favorite children's author/book:
Peanut Butter & Cupcake by Terry Border

Fun Facts:
*I am a lifelong Oak Parker. As a child I attended Longfellow, Julian, & OPRF. I went to ISU, but then came back to Oak Park for student teaching. I later got my masters at Concordia. 

*I have 2 daughters. Madison is in 3rd grade at Hatch and Makena is at Concordia, but will be in kindergarten at Hatch next year! I am the Fundraising Chair on the Hatch PTO and a room parent. 

*I was awarded the "Those Who Excel" award twice. In 2012 I was nominated in the Teacher Category and was awarded "Excellence in Teaching" through the Illinois State Board of Education. I was one of 9 finalists in the state of Illinois to be named "Teacher of the Year." In 2021, Mrs. Pines and I were nominated in the Team Category and were awarded the "Award of Meritorious Service" through the Illinois State Board of Education.


Happy Earth Day from Mann's Green Team! Thanks for leading our green initiatives, 
Chris Anderson and Laura Mamola! 



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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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