Oak Hills Newsletter Week #35
Upcoming Family Fun Events
Now that we have had our third and final large fundraiser of the year, we hope you will join us for some great community events that are just for family fun and not for fundraising.  We will be having our Science Night this Wednesday, April 11th from 5-7 PM.  This night will be filled with hands on science for the whole family as well as a rocket launch by Oak Park High School's very own Rocket Club!  We also have our Mother/Son Bowling Event on Sunday April 29th and Big Sunday on Sunday May 6th.  Registration is currently open for both of these events.

Mother/Son Bowling Event
Big Sunday Registration
Oak Hills Science Night

Oak Hills Mother/Son Bowling Event

Big Sunday - May 6th

Big Sunday is just over a month away and Oak Hills has some amazing campus projects this year!  This is a great way for the kids to learn about community service and the benefits that go along with it.  More information to come after Spring Break on the exciting projects that will happen at Oak Hills on Sunday May 6th.  Registration is NOW OPEN!   Click here to register your family today.  
Legacy Tile Make Up Day
If you missed out on painting your Legacy Tile at the Spring-A-Ding a make-up day is scheduled for Friday April 13th, 2018 from 12:45 - 1:15.   This will be the only available makeup date.  Please let us know you can make it by clicking on the link below.

Earth Week - April: 16-20
April 16 - 20

"Caring for Our Oceans" is the theme for the EEAC's Celebration of Earth Week this year. Students will learn about marine debris and plastics pollution, how it affects our waterways and what they can do to help.  
Our activities will include:
  • Mr. Eco - Superhero Kick-Off Assembly Friday, April 13th
  • In-class activities and discussions for all students
  • Walk to School Wednesday
  • Scuba equipment demos at lunch
  • New library books
  • Coin drive to support the Friends of Midway Atoll (Monday, April 16th - Friday, April 20th)
This year our "Change for Change" drive will support restoration efforts to help numerous bird species, including Laysan Albatross on the Midway Atoll which is part of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary (FriendsOfMidway.org). The class that raises the most funds will receive an in-class hands on assembly with Captain Carl and his wonderful tide pool sea creatures.
Related links to check out:
6 Minute Video explaining the problem and actions we can take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=DHg291KeFls
Live Bird Cam:

Walk to School Wednesday - April 25th
Walk To School Wednesday 
April 25th 7:45 AM
You're Invited!
International Walk to school Wednesday the event that promotes healthy kids, cuts down on neighborhood traffic & pollution and builds community.

Meet up with some of your favorite teachers & friends for a morning trek to school. 

Wear your Spirit Gear and meet us here:

Kanan & Golden Eagle
Rockfield & Hawthorne
Kanana & Oak Hills Dr. (Duck Pond)

Walk to School Day

Bricks for Music Campaign
The Bricks For Music Campaign is a fundraising program that supports the music program for children in the Oak Park School District. We invite you to participate in this wonderful opportunity by purchasing a commemorative brick inscribed with a sentiment or your name, a family member or someone you would like to honor. Your brick will be added to the walkway outside the Oak Park High School Performing Arts Theater Building. Your brick will be a lasting tribute and a symbol of support for generations to come!

The link will direct you to our online order form and options to add a logo of your choice. 

3rd Annual Oak Park Music Fest

Hey Oak Hills families! Save the date - the 3rd Annual Oak Park Music Festival is just around the corner!
Bring your family! Bring your friends and neighbors! This is a family-friendly event for the whole community!
The Festival is a showcase for the music programs at MCMS and OPHS featuring the choral and instrumental ensembles at both schools. And, this year there also will be a Student Art Show to showcase the Art Programs at MCMS and OPHS.
What a great opportunity for you and your kids to see the wonderful programs they'll have the opportunity to participate in once they get to MCMS!
Spend the afternoon picnicking and lounging on the MCMS upper field while you enjoy:
Instrumental, Jazz, and Choral Ensemble Performances on two stages
Student Art Show
Silent Auction
Food Trucks
Bake Sale
Vendor Booths
Kid Zone for Young Children
Interactive musical instrument booth
Gates open at 11:00 am for those who want to get a good spot on the lawn. We will have plenty of shade thanks to the new solar panels on the MCMS upper field! Bring chairs & blankets and pack a picnic, or enjoy one of the food trucks and yummy treats at the bake sale!
Sunday, April 15 12 pm - 4 pm
Admission $5 - all proceeds to benefit the music programs at OPUSD.
Purchase tickets and find more details at www.oakparkmusic.org

Music Fest Volunteers Needed
The Discovery Center for Science and Technology
Click here to view the flyer.
Academic Rodeo

Click here  for a list of the awesome prizes.

This Week's Newsletter Is Sponsored By:

The Oak Park Unified School District or Oak Hills Elementary and the Oak Hills PTA does not endorse any of the advertised products or services. 

If you are interested in advertising in our weekly newsletter please contract Brenna Gutell at:brennagutell@yahoo.com
Save the Date

11: Science Night - 5:00 - 7:00 PM - Sponsored by the PTA
16-20: Earth Week
25: Walk to School Wednesday
25-27: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
29: Mother/Son Bowling Event -  Click Here  to Sign-up Today


6: Big Sunday - Click here
 to register today.

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