2250 N Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Progressive Programs - Community Support - Academic Excellence

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Main Office

(773) 534-5535


2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM


We are very excited to present several different opportunities to continue learning and growing with our children.  We are planning various speakers throughout the year and are looking forward to strengthening our community with these insightful presentations.

Open House
DATE: September 28, 2016
TIME: 5:30PM

Come and take some time to meet your child’s teacher and spend some time in their classroom.

From Stress to Success – Raising authentically successful kids-A conscious parenting approach to support your child’s success at home, in school and in life.-Annmarie Chereso
DATE: October 5, 2016
TIME: 6:30 pm

Annmarie helps parents to eliminate stress and drama in order to create more authentic connection with their children and families.  Learn to tune into the awareness necessary to parent more consciously.  We will explore four simple questions that reveal when we are parenting from authentic love vs fear. This process will enable you to support your children to navigate their lives out in the world, as friends, as students and as human beings!   With this sense of empowerment, our children are far more likely to experience academic success, experience less stress and drama and develop more satisfying relationships.

Join Annmarie Chereso, founder of BringIt! Home, Conscious Leadership Coach, Mindfulness Educator and parent of three and step parent to a few more…. as at the end of this night you will begin to:

•       Eliminate stress and drama in your family once and for all
•       Learn 4 key questions every Conscious Parent asks when faced with parenting challenges
•       Discover how a mindfulness practice supports you and your child to cultivate focus.
•       Explore simple techniques to reduce drama in your home
•       Learn to identify when you are parenting from fear vs unconditional love
•       Learn and teach your child Conscious Leadership skills
•       Learn simple tools to shift out of fear without the drama of the past


What is Montessori?
DATE: October 18, 2016
TIME: 6:30-7:30 PM

Karen Neary, the Montessori Coordinator at Oscar Mayer, along with several teachers, will be presenting on “What is Montessori?”  This night will give parents the opportunity to better understand the Montessori method and the Montessori materials.  It is great for anyone new to Mayer as it gives you a window into how your children will be learning and how to talk with them about what they are doing at OM.

Lincoln Park High School visits Mayer

Join Principal Boraz, the Principal at LPHS, along with parents and current students of LP to hear about the incredible educational and extracurricular opportunities at our neighborhood high school.

Girls in the Know*
DATES: October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, and November 29
TIME: 6:30pm

Girls in the Know invites mothers/caregivers and daughters to start talking about some of life’s most important topics: empowerment,  body image, safety, and puberty. Led by a group of women professionals, this four-part, interactive program meets weekly to promote open communication between mothers/caregivers and daughters while encouraging positive behaviors and decisions as pre-teen girls mature into adulthood.
The 5th week will be a 1 1/2 hour presentation by Ivivva focusing on Dreams and Goals

This speaker series is designed for 5th-7th grade girls.   There is a $125 fee for this.  Scholarships are available.


Raising Digital Natives- Helping Children Thrive in the World of Digital Connectedness*
DATE: February 9, 2017

Devorah Heitner founded Raising Digital Natives for parents and educators seeking advice on how to help children thrive in a world of digital connectedness.  Getting this right sets kids up for a lifetime of success in a world where they are likely to  find a job, meet their spouse, and build their reputations in interactive, digital communities.  Devorah is an experienced speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, and a professional development resource for organizations wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship. Her new book, Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World is about mentoring digital age kids and comes out in September, 2016.
Since earning her Ph.D. in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University, she has been working with schools across the United States and beyond.

*There will be a nominal fee for some of the speakers
We are currently looking into providing childcare.  We will let you know if it will be provided as the dates get closer.

Please contact Amy Zemnick with any questions amyzem77@yahoo.com.