D97 Updates

Taking the Stress Out of Homework!

A New Year’s Gift to all District 97 Parents………

Taking the Stress Out of Homework!

Are you in a power struggle with your child over homework, leaving you frustrated and confused about how best to help? Would you like to find a positive and effective approach?

Join Dr. Carla Beatrici, Psy.D., and Ilinka Novakovic, LCSW, of Smart Love Family Services to learn concepts and strategies to enable you to effectively help your children with homework.

Parents will learn:

  • A helpful mindset when approaching homework problems
  • Common reasons children struggle with homework
  • Effective ways to promote positive communication, coping and self-esteem
  • How to be an ally rather than an enforcer
  • How to help your child develop time management/organizational skills


Parents will also learn the signs when outside help is needed and about available resources in the community.

Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Holmes Elementary School Auditorium

508 N. Kenilworth, Oak Park

To Register: Contact: nancy.luepke@smartlovefamily.org or 773.665.8052, ext. 248. Please provide the ages of your children. Childcare will be provided.

This talk is hosted by Holmes Elementary School PTO in partnership with Parenthesis Family Center and Smart Love Family Services.

Distribution of information by a community group in accordance with District 97 policy does not imply, directly or indirectly, that the group’s program(s), event(s) and/or service(s) is sanctioned, sponsored or endorsed by the district, the Board of Education or the superintendent.

Join OP/RF Access!

Join OP/RF ACCESS (OP/RF Advocate Community for Cultural, Emotional and Social Support ~ For Parents of Children of African Descent)
For The ACCESS Fall Social!
An afternoon of food, music and community!
DATE: Sunday October 25th, 2015, 4-6pm,
LOCATION: OP Township, 130 S. Oak Park Ave. in the Senior Services Bldg.
Please bring a dish to share. Family friendly event.
For more info and to RSVP, email: oprfaccess@gmail.com
Access 10-25-15
Thank you
Q. Carswell
Co-chair, OP/RF ACCESS (D97/D90 Parent Org.)