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!

Meet us for Tissues and Tea on August 21

Kindergarten parents and parents of new students are welcome to meet the PTO on the first day of school, Monday, August 21 after morning drop-off from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at 321 Canterberry Ln.  See flyer below.  Questions?  Please contact Kelly Greco.

PTO Committee Chair Breakfast on September 6

PTO Committee Chairs, please join us for an introductory meeting on Wednesday, September 6 at the Oak Brook Park District from 9:15 am to 10:30 am.  We look forward to an exciting year!

PTO Committee Chairs Needed

Looking for an opportunity to get involved with the PTO?  Volunteers are needed to fill the chair positions for PTO Social & Silent Auction, Mother-Son Dance, TinkRworks, & Trunk-or-Treat.  Please contact Kelly Greco for more information.

Come to our First PTO Meeting of the Year on September 8

Our first PTO meeting of the year will be on September 8 at the Butler Board Room at 9:00 am.  Please come meet our superintendent and school principals, as well as our PTO Board members and fellow parents.  Get involved with the PTO and learn about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.  We look forward to meeting you!

Sign Up for Chess Scholars, which begins September 11

Chess Scholars offers classes on Mondays from September 11 to October 23 (no class Oct 9) from 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm at the Brook Forest Pod.  Open to students grades K-8. To sign up for Chess Scholars, please visit  You will need to enter the class code BFO9.11.17 in order to register. Please register by 9/1 for the early bird price of $90.00.  For more information, contact Chess Scholars at 847-482-9999 or  Questions?  Please contact Kathy Hernandez.

Join Sticky Fingers, beginning on September 12

Try the Sticky Fingers Cooking Classes at the Brook Forest Science Lab on Tuesdays from 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm from Sept 12 to October 17.  Open to students grades K-5. Fee is $126 for 6 classes.  Click to register for Sticky Fingers.  Questions?  Please contact Erin Krause.

Come to the Brook Forest Book Fair on September 28

Don't miss the Brook Forest Book Fair on Thursday, September 28 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Brook Forest Gym. 

Volunteers are needed!  Questions?  Please contact Erin Krause.

Girl Power Yoga begins on November 1

Girl Power Yoga has classes from Mission Propelle for girls in grades K-5 at the Brook Forest Pod on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm from November 1 to December 13 (no class Nov 22).   Questions?  Please contact Cathy Murphy. A portion of the registration fee will benefit the PTO.  Thanks for supporting the Butler 53 PTO.

Join Bricks 4 Kidz on November 6

Bricks 4 Kidz is coming to the Brook Forest LMC/Pod on Mondays from 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm from November 6 to December 11. This afterschool enrichment class, for grades K-4, focuses on introducing kids to principles of science, technology, engineering, architecture, and math. Cost is $100.  To enroll, go to  Questions?  Please contact Mary Beth Joutras.

Volunteers are Needed at School

Join our list of volunteers to help out at school functions, such as Picture Day, Vision and Hearing Screening, and other activities.  Only a limited time commitment is involved.  Please contact Mary Beth Joutras for more information.

PTO Website Administrator Needed for 2018-2019

Our current PTO website team will be leaving the district at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. A new website team will be needed to create & maintain the PTO website, send out weekly PTO eUpdates, and manage the PTO Facebook page. Someone with a background in computer science or with experience in creating websites would be helpful. Please contact Linda Lu if you are interested in this position.

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.

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

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.