COVID-19 Precautionary Measures: PTA Programming Cancellations

*UPDATED 3/13/20 at 10:10 a.m. to reflect most recent communication from D25 regarding school closing. In response to the precautionary measures put in place to keep students, families and the community safe with respect to the COVID-19 virus, Olive PTA is following the guidelines set forth by Arlington Heights Council of PTAs (AHCPTAs), which in … Continue reading COVID-19 Precautionary Measures: PTA Programming Cancellations

Online Resources: Learning and Fun Activities!

With everyone staying inside and moving to remote learning platforms, many great resources have been shared (academic and otherwise), and we thought we'd list some of the websites here (for children AND adults!) Happy learning!* Educational Companies with Free Subscriptions Kiwi Company DIY Craft Ideas The Happy Broadcast Learn in Color: 75+ Entertaining and Educational … Continue reading Online Resources: Learning and Fun Activities!

Ways to Lend a Hand (Without Actually Touching Anyone) in Response to COVID-19

Since news broke that schools will be closing, along with restaurants and other local establishments, so many people have been asking, "How Can I Help?" We have compiled a list of ways to help from the safety of your home (and car)! 1.) Help families experiencing food insecurity - Greater Chicago Food Depository 2.) Write … Continue reading Ways to Lend a Hand (Without Actually Touching Anyone) in Response to COVID-19

Waitlist link here for Family Activity Night at The Zone!

UPDATE 3/13/2020: The Zone Family Night has been cancelled. Join OMS friends March 15th 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm for a FREE NIGHT at The Zone in Mount Prospect! Admission is FREE, and please bring non-perishable food donations! Thanks to all of the wonderful interest, our reservation list is FULL due to safety requirements at … Continue reading Waitlist link here for Family Activity Night at The Zone!

Nominees for 2020/2021 PTA Executive Committee

Thank you to everyone who submitted names for the 2020/2021 PTA Executive Committee. We were overwhelmed with candidates and we are thrilled to have qualified and excited nominees. They all bring leadership skills, knowledge and creativity to their respective positions. Olive is in great hands next year! For consideration to the 2020/2021 PTA Executive Committee: … Continue reading Nominees for 2020/2021 PTA Executive Committee

PTA Meeting and Guest Speakers, Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for our next PTA meeting, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the OMS Commons. After the meeting, we will hear from District 25 Superintendent, Dr. Lori Bein for a brief presentation on bullying. Following Dr. Bein will be two representatives from the district technology department sharing a presentation, Technology in … Continue reading PTA Meeting and Guest Speakers, Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.

The Owl Way – “Stack the Nest” Book Drive Ending Soon!

Did you know that 2 out of 3 low-income children have no books of their own? We’ve partnered with Bernie’s Book Bank with a goal to collect 1,500 new or gently used books for ages 0 through 6th grade. Bernie’s Book Bank provides books to at-risk infants and school-aged children throughout Chicagoland. Please no workbooks, … Continue reading The Owl Way – “Stack the Nest” Book Drive Ending Soon!

D25 Diversity and Inclusion Team Meeting Rescheduled

The meeting originally planned for Monday, February 24th needs to be rescheduled, so currently has been cancelled. The consultant the district had hoped to work with has a packed schedule, and they are in the process looking for someone else with complementary availability. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date!

STEAM NIGHT – Save The Date – March 19, 6:30pm

UPDATE 3/13/2020: S.T.E.A.M. Night has been cancelled. 2nd Annual STEAM Night is coming…mark your calendars! MARCH 19 6:30-8:00 PMWhat is STEAM Night? A fun, hands on, interactive night for ALL (young and old) to explore the world of Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math! Dozens of hands on activities, presented by OMS staff and Northern … Continue reading STEAM NIGHT – Save The Date – March 19, 6:30pm

OMS First ELL/Bilingual Family Night A Success!

What a fabulous event last week - our first ELL/Bilingual Family Night! An extensive thank you goes out to our Every Owl Counts Committee Chairs, Karen Joseph and Monika Tietz, who put this event together. Volunteers helped kids make crafts, read books, (and even shared a magic trick!), while parents heard from resources available to … Continue reading OMS First ELL/Bilingual Family Night A Success!

The Owl Way – “Stack the Nest” Book Drive Coming Soon!

Did you know that 2 out of 3 low-income children have no books of their own? We’ve partnered with Bernie’s Book Bank with a goal to collect 1,500 new or gently used books for ages 0 through 6th grade. Bernie’s Book Bank provides books to at-risk infants and school-aged children throughout Chicagoland. Please no workbooks, … Continue reading The Owl Way – “Stack the Nest” Book Drive Coming Soon!

PM Kindergarten Families: Join Us for a Cultural Arts Performance

Pirates of Penzance with Opera for the Young ***featuring a student chorus of OMS 4th & 5th grade students! Thursday, February 20 @ 9:30am & Friday, February 21 @ 9:30amOMS Commons Please join us for this hour-long performance on Thursday or Friday at 9:30AM. PM Kindergarten students must be attended by an adult. Younger siblings … Continue reading PM Kindergarten Families: Join Us for a Cultural Arts Performance

PTA Bookclub

March 2nd and April 23 7:00-8:30 pm Location TBD Join us for a book club to discuss the book Raising Human Beings by Dr Greene. Dr Ross Greene is a renowned psychologist, bestselling author and creator of the model Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. This book offers a different approach to parenting and solving everyday problems … Continue reading PTA Bookclub