• Building bots like a girl

    46 girls participated in our 3rd annual Robotics Workshop for Girls.
  • 2015 Staszak Annual Gala was a success

    OPEF's latest program Spoken Word was also unveiled at the Gala.
  • Registration for Summer BASE Camp 2015 is now open!

    BASE Camp runs four weeks from June 15 to July 10, in one-week and two-week camps that are 1/2-day or full-day sessions.
  • OPEF VEX Robotics completes its 9th successful season

    The Brooks and Julian teams had another great year of exciting accomplishments!
  • OPEF VEX wins top awards at State Championship

    Our middle school teams came home with 5 trophies, including both middle school awards!
  • Lincoln 5th Graders Dissect Sheeps' Eyes with Dr. Kerns

    Students in Mrs. Smith's class explore the eye's parts and functions.
  • Holmes 1st Graders Rock Out with Art Start

    All first-grade students at Holmes worked with School of Rock musician David Ladon.
  • Geared Up has grown up and gone to Julian Middle School

    7th-grade science students used LEGO windmill kits to explore alternative energy concepts.
  • Lincoln 1st graders show intense focus with OPEF's Art Start

    Award-winning artist, art educator and Lincoln parent Guillermo Delgado engages the students, teaching more than just drawing.
  • Mann 5th graders explore Prairie Style Architecture

    The students were challenged to draw only straight lines in this Architecture Adventure project
  • Calling all scientists, engineers, architects, fundraisers, event planners, photographers, and more....

    OPEF is looking for volunteers to help in the classroom and behind the scenes in the 2014-15 school year and beyond. Come make a difference with us!
Like so many in this community, we deeply admired Peter Traczyk for his effective advocacy for all kids. From his service on the Oak Park Education Foundation board to his leadership on the District 97 School Board, Peter consistently brought people together to do the right thing for kids and the community.
June 15-July 10: Summer BASE Camp
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