Congratulations & Thank you to our PTO Executive Board Members for 2018-2019

  • President:  Kelly Greco
  • Butler Vice President:  Usha Schmit
  • Brook Forest Vice President:  Mary Beth Joutras
  • Treasurer:  Rukhaya Khan    
  • Assistant Treasurer:  Erin Krause
  • Corresponding Secretary:  Amisha Kapadia          
  • Recording Secretary:  Kathy Hernandez      
  • Community Liaison:  Nicole Javell

Next District 86 Board Meeting: Regular Action Meeting on May 21

The next District 86 Board of Education Regular Action meeting is on Monday, May 21 at 6:00 pm at Hinsdale Central High School. Feel free to contact Dr. Law and the Board with your questions and concerns at

DARE/5th Grade Farewell takes place on May 25

Butler 53 PTO invites all parents of all 5th graders to attend DARE graduation followed by the 5th grade party!

9:00am DARE Graduation at Brook Forest Gym

10:15am Parent “Victory Lap” Clap Out and 5th Grade Party at BlackTop (Weather Permitting)

Thanks to our chairs, Purva Shah and Georgia Chulos, for coordinating DARE/5th Grade Farewell.

Please see the attached flyer for further details!

Hinsdale Central Spirit Wear Sale on May 29

Hinsdale Central Boosters is hosting a final spirit wear sale on Tuesday, May 29th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the front entrance at Hinsdale Central. Stop by and purchase some great swag to celebrate your 8th grader's graduation or just gear up your family for the fall. After May 29th the next sale will not be until the first home football game Friday, September 7th. Welcome to the Red Devil Family!

8th Grade Graduation Celebration is coming up on May 30

Congratulations to our graduates!  Thanks to our chair, Michelle Edmonds, and all of our volunteers for organizing our 8th Grade Graduation Celebration.

Get ready for Exploremore Day on Jun 1

Exploremore Day is a well-loved tradition at Brook Forest School!  Students will take six classes based on their interests in technology, sports, arts & crafts, nature, service/careers, science, medicine, cooking, culture, and many more. Volunteers are needed!  Please contact Nicole Javell or Sharon Lin with any questions.

3rd Annual Bike Rodeo on June 9

Please join the Oak Brook Police Department and the Oak Brook Park District for the 3rd Annual Bike Rodeo on Saturday, June 9 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Place: Oak Brook Park District – Central Park West. Participation is open to children grades 1-5. Register at

Science Olympiad Summer Camp at Hinsdale Central from June 18th to June 22nd

Science Olympiad is not your average team competition. It is about inventing, competing, having fun, making friends, and putting your science knowledge to work. Open to students enrolled in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades for 2017-2018.

Calling 7th Grade Parents

As spring rapidly approaches (and not a moment too soon!), it's already time to start thinking about next year.  We are looking for parent volunteers to plan next year's 8th grade graduation for the class of 2019.  We would like to have our volunteers in place by early May so next year’s volunteers can shadow this year’s committee.  Please contact Usha Schmit if you are interested or have any questions!

Join the PTO!

The PTO organizes several exciting events throughout the school year to benefit our students and families.  Sign up to volunteer by contacting any of our Committee Chairs. Please contact our PTO Board members if you have any questions.  We would love to hear from you.

If you have not already joined our PTO during school registration, you may become a member by sending in a check for $35 to Butler District 53 PTO to the school office.  Thanks for supporting the PTO!

Fundraise for the PTO with AmazonSmile

Doing some shopping at Amazon?  AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the PTO.  Just visit  Thanks for supporting the PTO!


Join Mathnasium and Benefit the PTO

Mathnasium of Oak Brook is a math learning center that teaches math in a way that makes sense to students.  Mathnasium will donate $5 per student per month to our PTO for the entire 2017-2018 school year.  So far, their donations this year total $130!  For more information, please contact Mathnasium of Oak Brook.

Fundraise for the PTO with Shoparoo

Shoparoo is a mobile app that turns grocery receipts into instant cash donations for the PTO.  Just download the free Shoparoo App, select "Brook Forest Elementary School," shop for groceries, take pictures of the receipts with the app, and the PTO receives money for each receipt image.  Invite your friends within the app, and you'll earn even more.  Find out more about Shoparoo.

Crime Prevention Bulletin

Thanks to the Oak Brook Police Department for reminding us to secure our valuables, vehicles, and homes.  See the Crime Prevention Bulletin below.

Have Fun at the Oak Brook Park District

Don't miss the Dive-in movie, youth activities, and more at the Oak Brook Park District

Visit the Oak Brook Public Library

Come to the Oak Brook Public Library for the Storytimes, Book Discussions, and more.  Learn a foreign language online with Mango languages, provided free from the Oak Brook Public Library with your library card.  Click to see the Youth Services brochure.

Join the Kiwanis Club of Oak Brook

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.  Annual Membership fee is $125.  Members meet at noon at Gibsons every 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.  Find out more at their Facebook page or email them at