- Kindergarten Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd from 2:00-3:00. 
- Optional Kindergarten Families Social/Playdate at the Field Park Playgrounds from 3-4pm on Tuesday, August 23rd (between the Open House and Back to School Bash)
- 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 on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm.

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



"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!"

Click this hyperlink to see the kindergarten school supplies list for the 2022/23 school year

After your registration has been approved, sign-up 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



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 in front of school main entrance 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



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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.  https://www.op97.org/business-office/food-service


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