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Main Phone: 773-534-5535

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Mayer Budget Udate

February 10, 2016 Oscar Mayer Community: As many of you may be aware by now, yesterday after school CPS released to Principals their required budget cuts for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year.  Oscar Mayer’s cut is a net loss of $87,078.  We are required to have these cuts in place before February 17th. […]

Right at School Registration is OPEN!

Registration is now open for our 3rd quarter classes!  We’re bringing back favorites like robotics, knitting, ceramics, chess, yoga, dancing and science.  The wood working class we introduced last quarter, Bits, has been very popular and will be coming back as well! This quarter, our Emerald City class will be for our older students, grades […]

Wellness and Sustainability Update

Our cold box experiment is underway!  Lids were built for the raised beds on the blacktop to see if we could carry the growing season into the winter months.  During the first cold snap in December, all of the plants survived!  Lettuce, radishes and hardy spinach all looked great.  The plexiglass on the lids lets […]

Volunteers Needed!

On Friday, March 18th MYP students are going to participate in mini-courses and we need your help to make the day fun and educational. What is a mini-course? Anything! Some examples are yoga, coding, chess, checkers, necklace making, knitting, karate, sewing, math games, crocheting, rock climbing, painting, paper airplane design, building, creative writing, improv, calligraphy. […]

Help Send Mayer 7th and 8th Grade Students on an Amazing Civil Rights Tour!

Now through February 12th Mayer will be selling KidStuff coupon books for the Chicago area to raise money for the 7th and 8th grade Civil Rights Tour in May of 2016.  Each coupon book costs $25 and half of the cost of every book goes towards bringing down the cost of the trip for Mayer […]

Talent Show – May 12

The Oscar Mayer Talent Show is being changed from Thursday, February 25 to Thursday, May 12.  Audition information will be shared as the date approaches.

Parent Education Night – February 2

Please join us on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:00 pm in the Mayer Library for a Parent Education Evening – Montessori at Home.

Friends of Mayer Meeting – February 23

A Friends of Mayer (FOM) meeting is a great opportunity for YOU to: learn about what is happening within your school community understand more about FOM’s fundraising efforts find the right volunteer opportunity for you meet other invested parents help make Mayer the best possible place for our children Please join us on Tuesday, February […]

LSC Meeting – February 18

Please join us at the Local School Council (LSC) meeting on Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 PM in the school library. The LSC meets to discuss topics that are relevant to the long-term planning and education of our children. Our meetings are open to the public and any school related issues or concerns can be […]

Oscar Mayer Partners with Galileo Innovation Day Camp!

Galileo is blowing into the Windy City in 2016 (and every summer after that) and we’re excited to partner with Galileo to be one of their first schools to host their camps: Camp Galileo & Galileo Summer Quest will run July 11 – August 19, 2016. Pre-K-5th Graders: Designed to inspire budding innovators, our award-winning […]

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