Around the World Event: This Wednesday, December 6th

Whittier Elementary is excited to share the cultures and traditions that make up our community. Families will showcase their culture and traditions through items like flags, artifacts, or activities such as crafts and/or food samples.


When you arrive, your family will be given a passport and will "travel" throughout the building, visiting each station to experience the variety of cultures and traditions of your fellow Wildcats. Students will receive a stamp on their passport from each station they visit. A special guest reader will kick off the event!


When:Wednesday December 6th, 6pm - 7:30pm
Where: Whittier School
Why: To have FUN and to learn about Whittier families' cultures and traditions!

We are trying to get a general count, but if families forget to RSVP, it’s still ok to join the fun!

Around the World RSVP

Want to Improve Street Safety? Submit Your Ideas Before 12/17!

Street Safety


Are there places around school or town that you feel unsafe as a pedestrian, cyclist, or driver? Add your voice to The Village of Oak Park’s Vision Zero Survey to help improve safety.


Along with providing general feedback, you can submit ideas and drop pins on a map to make SPECIFIC suggestions about what should be changed around our school and town.


To participate, go to, sign up with Engage Oak Park, and provide feedback that will be integrated into the new Vision Zero Plan, scheduled to be complete by late 2024.


The survey closes on Sunday, December 17th, so share your ideas today!

Vision Zero Survey

Welcome New Families

Over the past two weeks the Village of Oak Park has been working with multiple community partners to successfully relocate dozens of asylum-seeking migrant families from Venezuela into new temporary shelters in Oak Park. We anticipate welcoming a number of these new Oak Park families and students into our schools, as early as next week.


To learn more about how the Village of Oak Park is assisting our newest community members and ways you can help this community-wide effort, click here.