All kindergarten families are invited to the New Mann Family pizza dinner + potluck on Thursday, September 22 from 6-7pm. RSVP here!

- Monthly PTO Meeting on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm.
- 5K Team Owen: Run Tough for Chad Tough Defeat DIPG Foundation, Saturday, October 1 starting at 10am. Details below!

- Save the date for Mannapalooza: Mannapalooza is the Mann PTO’s annual fundraiser where parents can get to know each other in a social setting beyond the Mann blacktop and help raise funds for our school! Friday, February 17, 2023 at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park.

Stay tuned for information regarding kindergarten home visits by Principal Ali!


In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we'd like to share how you can show your support. Grab some friends and sign up for this fun event! There will be a block party the day of on the 900 block of North Grove from 10am-6pm. Activities include:

Kids Fun Zone
Book Bike
Breakfast pastries
BBQ lunch
Snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn
3 Live Bands
And more!


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 Mann Mustangs



"Hello, my name is Erin Cottingham and I am excited to be the new kindergarten liaison at Mann this year! My husband Steve and I have a rising first grader, William, who was a Dembski Diamond this past school year, and we also have a rising kindergartner, Sydney. We have lived in Oak Park since 2013, and I work full-time for a medical school in Chicago. I look forward to working with all of the amazing kindergarten teachers and meeting all of you!"




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.

Smines City and Mrs. Bolis' (née Dembski) Kindergarten classrooms line up on the blacktop near entrance. Students line up near door 7W for Mrs. Hwang's class


Hephzibah: On-site at Mann (708-649-7140)

Park District of Oak Park: Clubhouse After-School Program; on-site at Field Park (708-725-2110)

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

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

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

Seed Montesorri: After care; transportation provided

Magical Minds: After care; transportation provided



Sign-up for PTO Website and Newsletter by clicking here.



The mandatory school fee for kindergarten is $180, which covers the cost of instructional materials, technology,  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 priced 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.


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