Don’t Miss the Cub Scouts Meet and Greet Night

For those of you that are new to Brook Forest or unfamiliar with Cub Scouts, this is a great program for 1st through 5th grade BOYS & GIRLS that’s a ton of fun. We take hikes, go fishing, eat smores by the campfire, build and race model boats, build and race model cars, visit cool places, go camping, perform service activities, learn about cool things and a whole lot more.

To start off the year, we are conducting a “meet and greet” night on Tuesday, August 27 at OB Park District (Rec Center – Canterbury Room) at 6:00pm. This is a great event for you and your child to meet our current Scouts/leaders and ask any questions you may have.

Please see this flyer for more details and contact information!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Brook Forest Book Fair– We are looking for 10 volunteers to help set up the gym on Wednesday Sept 25th (the day before) right after school. You can bring your kids to help as well!

Brook Forest Book Fair– We need 8 volunteers in the AM (8:30-11:30am) and 8 volunteers in the PM (12:30-3pm) on Thursday September 26th.

We are looking for 3 volunteers in the morning and 3 in the afternoon to help with Brook Forest Vision and Hearing screening on Tuesday September 10th.

We are looking for a chair and volunteers to help with the Brook Forest Bike Rodeo on Friday, September 20th 12-2pm!

We are looking for 2 parents to chair the Butler Book Fair scheduled for Thursday, November 14th.

We are looking for 2 parents to chair the Sports Booster at Butler!

Please sign up to volunteer online at SignUpGenius for the above events. We would love to hear from you.

Our lunch program highly depends on parent volunteers! Please click here to sign up for a weekday 11:30am-12:30pm. Any questions please contact Beth Mouw.

BJH Lunch Volunteers Needed

We are so fortunate to have parent volunteers in our BJH lunch room this school year!

Our lunchroom relies on parent volunteers to assist serving lunch. We are currently recruiting volunteers to help out one or more days a week, or once every other week in a month. It is a great way to help out our school, meet new people, and see your child during the school day. If you are interested, please click here.

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 Deadline is September 9th.

Ages K-5th grade
Dates September 11 – November 20, 2019 (Wednesdays)
No class on November 6th
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest Elementary School
Flyer iCook at Brook Forest

Join the Chess Club at Brook Forest School

All New, Lessons, Games, Worksheets, and Tournaments. Learn and play the game of King’s and Queen’s!

Everyone is welcome to attend the first class on Sept 6th 3:25-4:25 in LRC. Please see the flyer for contact details.

Activity Fee is only $139. Use coupon code Brookforest for $10 off. Register online at

Ages K-5th grade
Dates Session 1: 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/27, 11/8, 11/15
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest Elementary School
Flyer Chess at Brook Forest

After-School Enrichment Theatre Class

BAM Theatre Presents Seussical Kids.

This theatre class is the perfect experience for elementary school actors! Appropriate for beginners, as well as more experienced
actors, this class will study the foundations of musical theatre (singing, acting, and dancing) and also rehearse a small show –
Seussical- right at Brook Forest School! The final class will offer a performance for parents to attend.

Register at

Ages K-5th grade
Dates September 5 – November 25, 2019 (Thursdays)
No class on November 6th
Time 3:25 pm to 4: pm
Place Brook Forest Elementary School
Flyer BAM Theater

3rd Grade Brownies Welcome Meeting

Come Join Us! Our Brownie Troop is open to ALL third grade girls who attend Brook Forest!

Girl Scout Brownies earn badges, hike, explore, participate in the cookie program and much more. As a Girl Scout you will make new friends, create long lasting memories and have FUN!

We need adult Volunteers!

Please see the flyer for more details including directions and a map!

Time Sunday, September 8th, 4p.m.
Place The picnic tables at the Nature Center at Fullersburg woods
Flyer 3rd Grade Brownies – Welcome Meeting 2019

Let’s Build It! Engineering!

Robotics – Gears and Gizmos- Design and build your own robots! Your child will explore the field of robotics through a series of exciting and dynamic lessons. Students will learn about mechanical engineering as they construct and use robots to complete tasks and engage in competitions. Grades 1-6. Please see the flyer for more details.

To sign up for Let’s Build It, please visit You will need to enter the class code BFO9.17.19 in order to register. Please register by 9/9 for the early bird price of $160. Registrations received after 9/9 are considered late and will be charged an additional $15.

Date Sep. 17 to November 19 (on Thursdays, 10 classes)
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest Elementary
Flyer Let’s Build It

Girl Power Yoga Classes

Girl Power Yoga has classes from Mission Propelle for girls.

Cost: $245/student for 14 weeks. Click here to register.

Date September 9 to December 16 (on Mondays)
No class on October 14
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest
Flyer Girl Power Yoga

Save the Date for Family Golf Outing: September 28, 2019

Please join us for the 1st ever Butler 53 Family Golf Outing “Butler Fall Ball” – 9 holes of family fun!

Current sponsors:
1. Endodontic Associates of Illinois
2. Blackstone Corporation
3. Orlando Imports
4. Pinnacle Dermatology

Any family businesses interested in sponsoring a hole or goody bag items, and any questions please contact – Jan Pawluk. Please see the flyer for contact details.

Date Saturday afternoon, September 28, 2019
Place Oak Brook Golf Club
Flyer Butler Golf Fall Ball