We are looking for a volunteer to co-chair/assist our IT committee with the weekly Twig Newsletter and our website. This is the perfect volunteer position for a working parent with time in the evenings (after kids go to bed?!) or during the day! Please contact us at email@example.com or Dawid Dudzinski, for more information or … Continue reading It Skills and Looking to Get Involved? We Need You!!
National PTA is Giving Away $162,000 in Grants. APPLY for Your Share! Application Deadline Sep 27, 2021 @ 8pm EDT Family Reading Experience Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax 25 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand funding, sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax, to implement the National PTA Family Reading Experience program to connect … Continue reading National PTA Grant Information and Application Here
September 15th to October 15th is designated as National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. September 15th was chosen because it is the independence day for El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras, and the independence days of Mexico and Chile fall on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Read more about the … Continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Camp Fit is a PTA sponsored event run solely by parent volunteers and open to 1st-5th grade students. It is held outside with the approval of CAP and the OMS Principals. We will stay active by running/walking and utilizing gym equipment for various stations throughout the blacktop and open field. The Fall session is held … Continue reading Camp Fit Fall Session Is Full – Add to Waitlist
Shanah Tovah to all those celebrating the Jewish high holidays! Rosh Hashana is on September 7th and Yom Kippur is on September 16th. Whether you want stories to read with your kids as you celebrate, or you want stories to educate your kids, here are some books to help. The AHML has many of them! … Continue reading Celebrate the High Holidays with These Books!
Please join us for our first PTA General Meeting. Everyone is welcome! We will be highlighting several of our 2021/2022 fundraisers and programs as well as voting on our budget. Before the meeting we will be having our PTA Fair. We are excited to showcase and promote our various clubs and committees. If you would … Continue reading PTA Fair and First Meeting 9/15 at 6:30 PM
Encourage your kids to participate in the PTA’s national Reflections arts program! This year’s theme is “I will change the world by…” Submissions are due to the OMS office by November 1st. Entry form PDF.
Each year OMS 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who would like to ride their bike to school (and have not participated in the past) are required to participate in the OMS PTA Bike Rodeo. See the Bike Rodeo Flyer for more info and sign up using the Bike Rodeo Sign Up and Permission Form.
It's yearbook time! Until September 30, our TreeRing yearbooks are 10% off, definitely take advantage of this deal! You can purchase any time at http://www.treering.com. Our passcode is 1014636724843184. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. New this year- we NEED YOU to help choose the theme! Vote for your favorite here: https://forms.gle/SavYir2hfqqscwuG6
The LMC is hoping for additional volunteers for Tuesday mornings. If your child is in Mrs. Range or Mrs. Baker's class, we may have an opportunity for you to help in the LMC while your child's class has their LMC lesson! Please contact Joy Chaplin email@example.com if this might work for you.
The SpiritWear sale window will be open Sept 3-17 (est. delivery Oct 18-22); and will reopen Nov 1-12 for holiday shopping. Please note that there are 2 links for buying options this year! https://oms2021fall.itemorder.com/sale https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2021-spiritwear-oms-water-bottles
OMS Bike Rodeo: Tuesday, Sept 14. Each year OMS 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who would like to ride their bike to school (and have not participated in the past) are required to participate in the OMS PTA Bike Rodeo. See the Bike Rodeo Flyer for more info. Student permission slip and more details coming … Continue reading Bike Rodeo is Back! (9/14)
Camp Fit is a PTA sponsored event run solely by parent volunteers and open to 1st-5th grade students. It is held outside with the approval of CAP and the OMS Principals. We will be active by running/walking and utilizing gym equipment for various stations throughout the playground and open field. The Fall session is held … Continue reading Camp Fit – Fall Session is Full
This year's SpiritWear fundraiser is approaching quickly! We will open for orders in the online store on Friday, September 3rd and will remain open for sales for 2 weeks. From shirts/sweatshirts/shorts to blankets to customized water bottles, there will be a variety of ways to show off your OMS Pride!
Welcome back Olive families! Picture Day will be slightly different this year. Each child will have his or her photo taken inside the building, socially distanced. The group photo will be taken outside, weather dependent. All orders will be ONLINE ONLY this year. The link is inter-state.com/flyerentry and our code is 60629BF
There’s only 25 tickets left to the hottest House Hop in town! Purchase them here before they sell out! https://omshousehop2021.eventbrite.com/
Looking to get more involved with your children's school/classroom? Then sign up to be a Room Representative for the 2021/22 school year! Please email Erin Wiggs at EEA721@yahoo.com if you would like to be considered, or if you have any questions.
Interested in Volunteering? It takes hundreds of volunteer hours to support our classroom teachers, sponsor enrichment activities, host fun family events, and raise funds. Whether you have a lot of time or a very limited schedule, we will work with you to find the best place for you to get involved. Please use this form … Continue reading Looking to Volunteer for the PTA?
Thank you to all of the 5th grade committee volunteers. The 5th grade committee would like to send a very special "THANK YOU" to Monica Hartman, Kelly DeRosa, Jen Greenwell, Janet Reich, Katie Zabor, Amy Braun and Megan Puzen for their extraordinary contributions to making the 5th grade celebration a success. We could not have … Continue reading Special Thank you to 5th grade Committee Sub-Committee Chairs
We are thrilled to celebrate the last day of school with Kona Ice! Kona Ice will have two (2) vehicles on school grounds beginning at 3:30pm. One vehicle will serve families whose last name begins with A-M and the other vehicle will serve families whose last name begins with N-Z. Your help supporting social distancing … Continue reading Celebrate the Last Day of School with Kona Ice!
Join Hop Along Yogi Kids Yoga for an epic, glow-in-the-dark yoga/dance party to celebrate the summer solstice. Parents should accompany children. Register at http://www.hopalongyogi.com
The opposite of shame is pride and pride goes big, bold and beautiful in June when Pride Month kicks off, bringing together members of the LGBTQ community and allies to not only celebrate love for all people but to continue the push for equality and acceptance. You can celebrate at home: throw a dance party, … Continue reading June is LGBT Pride Month!
The OMS PTA along with the OMS staff are putting together a week filled with fun to help celebrate the 5th graders. The last week of school will be filled with a new activity each day to help acknowledge our 5th grade owls and to prepare them for leaving the nest. Check out this link … Continue reading Fifth Grade Fun Activities
The BASH IS BACK with food trucks & FUN! Mark your calendar & details will follow when it nears.
Dear PTA members, On behalf of the Illinois Northwest Cook Region Board, thank you. Thank you for showing support of our mission (to make every child’s potential a reality) in this most unusual year. Thank you for the big things you did and thank you to those who simply added their voice by joining the … Continue reading Thank you from the IL PTA Northwest Region Board
The last day of school is always so exciting! The PTA is hosting Kona Ice this year for the perfect "Hello Summer" treat. You will be able to purchase Kona Ice for your child and even your family right after school on the school grounds. Stay tuned for more details.
Field Day is still happening at Olive! However, just like so many other things this year, it will look a little different. Rather than one big event it will be through the students' PE classes. The PE teachers have planned all sorts of fun activities to be enjoyed outside (weather permitting). Thank you to Ms. … Continue reading Field Day Fun is Still Happening!
The last day to submit requests for reimbursement from the PTA is the last day of school. Please submit all check requests by June 11th. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!! Check Request Form
Please see the minutes from our last general membership meeting. These minutes will be voted on at our first meeting of the 2021/2022 school year.
Let's recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States and let's read books featuring Asian characters, written by Asian authors, or illustrated by Asian artists: Books for kids https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/books-to-celebrate-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-monthhttps://happilyeverelephants.com/home/asian-american-childrens-books/ Books for adults https://cupcakesandcashmere.com/series-stories/books-by-asian-american-authors-for-asian-american-heritage-month Enjoy!