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Chicago Canine Rescue Fund Drive

We are doing a drive for animal abuse by raising funds and gathering items to make toys for the Chicago Canine Rescue. This is our end project for our reading unit on animal abuse and has been entirely student led.  We want as many people to come as possible and were hoping you could help us get the word out!
We have attached our flyer and have also created a commercial for advertising.  Here is the link:

Thank you,
Mrs. Bruce’s fifth grade class

CAST’s 30th Anniversary Season Final Event



As a final event in CAST’s 30th anniversary season, a special presentation of The Trip to Bountiful will feature CAST staff, alumni and parents who have participated in the program since its debut in the 1985-86 school year. CAST is the theater arts program at Julian Middle School in Oak Park.

Performances will be held at Open Door Theater, 902 S. Ridgeland Ave. in Oak Park on May 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.May 15 at 3:30 p.m.; May 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.; May 22 at 3:30 p.m.; May 26-28 at 7:30 p.m.; and May 29 at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 for the general public and $10 for students and seniors.Tickets may be purchased by phone at (708) 386-5510 or online at

Proceeds will benefit the Henry E. Reid Memorial Scholarship Fund at CAST, the Oak Park River Forest High School Alumni Association and OPRFHS Applause, which supports high school performing arts programs.

Irving’s 4th Annual Art Fest 2016

Irving’s Annual Art Fest will take place on Thursday, May 12th!

Come celebrate all aspects of the arts.  A piece of artwork from every student will hang in the hallways, traveling poets will be roaming the hallways, folk dancing will be taking place in the gym and everyone can participate in Spanish games!  You won’t want to miss the highly anticipated Poetry Slam in the auditorium, either!  The Irving Chorus will make a special appearance at intermission.  Art Fest is from 6:00-8:30.  Don’t miss it!

ArtFest Flier