Save the Date for the Daddy Daughter Dance

Friday, February 8th, 2019, 6-9pm
Invitation to follow. Please see the Daddy daughter 2019 flyer.

Don’t Miss The Community Speaker Series

Mark your calendars! The Community Speaker Series 2018/19 season second event is just around the corner:
Dr. Lisa Damour is presenting “Untangled: Guiding Girls Through Seven Transitions into Adulthood”
1/23/19, 7:00-8:30 pm, Hinsdale Central Auditorium, Registration
1/24/19, 9:30-11:00 am, Hinsdale South Auditorium, Registration

Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct – and absolutely normal – developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions.

The program is free and open to all, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance by going to www.d181foundation.org and clicking The Community Speaker link on the homepage. Please see the flyer for more details.

Girl Power Yoga classes

Girl Power Yoga has classes from Mission Propelle for girls.

Cost: $150/student $10 goes to PTO. Click to register.

Date January 15 to March 19 (on Tuesdays)
No class 2/5 or 2/19
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest
Flyer Girl Power Yoga

Wrestling Season Cancelled/Alternative Opportunity

Please find the message below from Mike Finke, Activities and Athletics Director:

Westmont Jr High extended a generous opportunity for any interested Butler students to wrestle with their team this year due to the fact that we were unable to find a wrestling coach and have determined the need to cancel our season.

Interested athletes would need to provide their own transportation to and from Westmont Jr. High each day for practice and meets. Practices are held everyday after school from 3:30 – 5:15 and our students would compete with Westmont at both their home and away meets. Athletes would also need to have an up to date sports physical on file in order to participate and would need to pay the $75 athletic fee that Westmont charges their student athletes. Although this is not what we were hoping for this season it does provide an opportunity for interested athletes to wrestle this year. Unfortunately we were unable to find a wrestling coach at Butler and as a result canceled our season within the athletic conference. We will continue our search for a coach next year.

If you would like more information on this opportunity please contact Mike Finke mfinke@butler53.com and I will be able to give you details on who to speak with at Westmont Jr. High.

Mike Finke, Activities and Athletics Director

iCOOK After School

iCook is a really fun, hands-on after-school cooking program for children. Our mission is simple: to help teach children to love everything about food – cooking, eating delicious and healthful dishes, learning about different cultures and stories behind the food.

$190 for 10 weeks of classes, includes all materials and ingredients for two recipes for each class. Register at www.iCookAfterSchool.com.

Ages K-4(Wednesdays)
Dates January 16 – March 20, 2019 (Wednesdays)
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest Elementary School
Flyer iCook at Brook Forest

Improve Your Golf Game at Brook Forest

Elementary Golf School is offering an exciting junior golf program at Brook Forest School, designed to expose golf to juniors of all ability levels. This program is created and taught by PGA Professionals, to include lesson plans that are fun, safe, and educational. Youngsters will be given the opportunity to experiment with playing a variety of different shots. Our program teaches basic fundamentals, with plenty of variation for practicing and playing. We will not only teach the shots, but also the etiquette, behavior and finer points of the rules of the game. Our instructors will be able to adjust the level of complexity to each child’s individual level of progress.

For more information, or to register for the after school golf program at Brook Forest School, please visit www.elementarygolfschool.com or call (630) 853-6348.

Cost: $275/student. Enroll today. Space is limited.

Dates January 16 – March 20, 2019 (Wednesdays)
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest Elementary School Gym
Flyer Golf at Brook Forest

Theatre Class at Brook Forest School

BAM theatre presents “Disney’s Little Mermaid”

Similar to BAM’s celebrated “Broadway Workshop Series” program, this theatre class is the perfect theatre experience for young actors! Appropriate for beginners as well as experienced actors, this theatre class will provide theatre and performance training to all involved – right at Brook Forest School! The students will study the foundations of musical theatre – singing, acting, and dancing – and also rehearse a small show – Disney’s The Little Mermaid . The final class will offer a performance for parents to attend. Enrollment is limited to guarantee the best experience for all students involved, so register today!

Tuition: $225, T-Shirt fee: $20 (students will wear t-shirts for final performance). You can register at BAM.

Ages Grades K-5
Dates January 10 – March 21, 2019 (Thursdays)
Time 3:25 pm to 4:30 pm
Place Brook Forest
Flyer The Little Mermaid

It’s time for Smart Room

It’s time for Smart Room brought to you by TinkRworks

It is one thing to personalize a bedroom with posters and pictures, but what about personalizing it with homemade gadgets! In this project, students will construct their very own doorbells and night-lights for their bedrooms! The students will align and assemble the doorbell components and build a wooden box for the doorbell that they can paint and customize. For the night lights, they will use Arduino nano micro-controllers (i.e., mini-computers) to program LEDs and sounds the night light can make, and will get to engage in 3D printing. Student will use their hands and brains to make their bedrooms unique and beautiful to them!

Cost: $239/student. You can register at Tinkrworks.

Ages 1st – 2nd graders
Dates Tuesday, Jan 15th to March 19th , no class Feb 5 and 19
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest
Flyer TinkRworks Smart Room

It’s time for Wizarding World

It’s time for Wizarding World brought to you by TinkRworks

“You’re a wizard!” Come join TinkRworks in a class where students will use science, technology, and their creativity to bring the wizarding world found in the popular book and movie series Harry Potter to life! Come unleash your wizarding powers in this amazing TinkRworks experience and take your goblet home!

Cost: $225/student. You can register at Tinkrworks.

Ages 3rd – 5th graders
Dates Tuesday, Jan 15th to March 19th , no class Feb 5 and 19
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest
Flyer TinkRworks Wizarding World

Save the date for the Family Carnival

Date Friday, January 25, 2019
Time and place 6pm-9pm at Butler Junior High
Flyer Family Carnival