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Geared Up Guest Bloggers: Hans Viise & Gabriel Krizan

Geared Up Guest Bloggers: Hans Viise & Gabriel Krizan

We have some special guest bloggers in March and April as Ms. Nelson’s third graders (Longfellow) have agreed to share their thoughts on the Geared Up program with us. Geared Up is an excellent introduction to engineering, using LEGOs. The program was first proposed...

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Art Start at Village Hall

Art Start at Village Hall

Thanks to Camille Wilson White, art from OPEF's Art Start program is now hanging in the Oak Park Area Arts Council Hall Gallery at Village Hall. Artful Portraits (Brooks), Why Triangles? (Irving), Who Are the Peacemakers? (Lincoln) and Meditation, Yoga & Creative...

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New BASE Camp Sections Now Open to Rising 6th Graders

New BASE Camp Sections Now Open to Rising 6th Graders

We heard you! So many rising 6th graders (6th grade as of Fall 2018) have asked for more BASE Camp options that we have opened the following camps, previously only available for 7th & 8th graders, to 6th graders. The newly opened camps are: Lift Off: Aeronautics...

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Staszak 2018: A Great Event

Staszak 2018: A Great Event

Thank you to everyone who came to our annual Staszak Gala! We had great food, great music and great conversation. We also had amazing performances  by our Spoken Word students, OPRF Musicians, and of course our host, Mark Bazer. Most importantly, we raised money for...

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Geared Up Guest Blogger: Megan Chrisman

Geared Up Guest Blogger: Megan Chrisman

We have some special guest bloggers this month as Ms. Nelson’s third graders (Longfellow) have agreed to share their thoughts on the Geared Up program with us. Geared Up is an excellent introduction to engineering, using LEGOs. The program was first proposed by...

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Geared Up Guest Bloggers: Isadora Conour & Marcus Cho

Geared Up Guest Bloggers: Isadora Conour & Marcus Cho

We have some special guest bloggers this month as Ms. Nelson’s third graders (Longfellow) have agreed to share their thoughts on the Geared Up program with us. Geared Up is an excellent introduction to engineering, using LEGOs. The program was first proposed by...

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Geared Up Guest Blogger: Lucas Albrecht

Geared Up Guest Blogger: Lucas Albrecht

We have some special guest bloggers this month as Ms. Nelson’s third graders (Longfellow) have agreed to share their thoughts on the Geared Up program with us. Geared Up is an excellent introduction to engineering, using LEGOs. The program was first proposed by...

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Geared Up Guest Bloggers: Shawn Beck and Lockewood Sims

Geared Up Guest Bloggers: Shawn Beck and Lockewood Sims

We have some special guest bloggers this month as Ms. Nelson’s third graders (Longfellow) have agreed to share their thoughts on the Geared Up program with us. Geared Up is an excellent introduction to engineering, using LEGOs. The program was first proposed by...

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Staszak Live Auction Items

Staszak Live Auction Items

The annual Staszak Gala is less than a month away. This party is so fun it was almost declared illegal by the Oak Park Police Department.* In addition to fabulous entertainment from emcee Mark Bazer and the OPEF Spoken Word Clubs, the party features several raffles,...

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