This 2020/21 school year, OPEF is proud to be funding a K-8th Virtual Enrichment Friday Program. These Virtual Friday Enrichment courses are at no cost and are to engage our K-8th grade students with activities to supplement with the daily Distance Learning. Some of the classes offered: Mandarin, Spanish, Art, Music, Sing Alongs, Coding and Scratch courses. Along with funding the Virtual Enrichment Friday Program, OPEF is also funding the part-time high school Career Advisor position. This part-time position will be focused on career-oriented activities that will include the following: -Career Chats (outside guest speakers from a wide variety of different industries/fields) -Learn at Lunch Workshops (creation of resumes, cover letters, eNotes, LinkedIn Profiles, etc.) -Part-time job opportunities, informational interviewing, internships, job shadowing -Leveraging of career-oriented assessments, career technical education/enrichment courses Despite challenges due to COVID-19, we’re focusing on innovative ways to help OPHS students be successful.
``Friday enrichment has been a wonderful opportunity to do something enjoyable (and yummy!) together with my daughter, Brynn. Getting to cook foods from different cultures has expanded her palate and increased her independence in the kitchen. Ms. B is an Oak Park gem! Her knowledge and calm, warm personality make all kids (and their parents) feel like true chefs! Her class is a highlight of our week! Thank you OPEF!`` -Ellen Chevalier