Upcoming District 97 School Events

Photo Credit: Oak Park Elementary School District 97 official website

Brooks Middle School
An official check presentation will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Brooks on Friday, Feb. 20, commemorating the $3,322.94 raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The donations were received at the “Turn Up for Tots” dance which took place on Friday, Feb. 6, and included a generous contribution from the Good Heart, Work Smart Foundation.

The weekly meeting of the Service Club will take place Friday, Feb. 20 in an effort to organize the school’s service projects, which include food drives, coat drives, and participation in the Holiday Food and Gift Basket program. Some of the upcoming projects/events include the Can Do Community Challenge through the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry and Misericordia Candy Days.

Irving Elementary School
Children’s author Aaron Reynolds will visit Irving Elementary on Thursday, March 5 to speak and read to students. Reynolds is the author of Creepy Carrots, which won a Caldecott Honor award. The times that he will be presenting to each grade are as follows:

  • 2nd/3rd grade: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • 4th/5th grade: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • K/1st grade: 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

For more information about the author, visit: http://www.aaron-reynolds.com/.


Following a Read Across America initiative, Ms. Kekatos’ first-grade class will be partnering with a class from DePere, WI’s Hemlock Creek Elementary School on Wednesday, March, 4 at 12:45 p.m. Both classes will utilize Google Hangouts to share information and read books together. This is Irving’s second consecutive year participating in the Read Across America program.

For more information about Read Across America, visit: http://www.centerdigitaled.com/news/Elementary-School-Classes-Plan-to-Read-Across-America-with-Google-Hangouts.html.


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