Looking to Level up?

Chess Club Starts Next Week. Chess club will be held virtually this year via zoom and played on lichess.org. Please use the following link to sign up https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftTKh6HHwfI6sGmXbydaOtuNLVHofgZ4OMbHKB1WkwvL9egg/viewform?embedded=true Concerns, questions, or opinions ? We are open to them all. Please email. Our goal is to provide a platform for our kids to play albeit differently … Continue reading Looking to Level up?

PTA Executive Committee 2021/2022 – We Need You!

Olive-Mary Stitt PTA is seeking nominations for officers to serve for the 2021-2022 school year. Executive positions for nomination include: President-Elect 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President (Ways & Means/Fundraising) *3rd Vice President (Legislation) Secretary Treasurer Each term is for two years. *With the exception of 3rd VP, which will fulfill the current term with … Continue reading PTA Executive Committee 2021/2022 – We Need You!


The holiday season may be over, but many in our local and greater Chicago-area communities are still in need of food. For our local community, the WHEELING TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY accepts monetary and food donations. Visit http://www.wheelingtownship.com/Food-Pantry to learn more. For the greater Chicago-area, THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY is accepting monetary donations at http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org. … Continue reading THE OWL WAY – SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY

Antiracist Action Update

Thanks to those who attended our second Antiracist discussion on Wednesday night! If you couldn’t attend, read this short article that resonated with the group: https://strivingparent.com/2020/05/29/the-top-5-reasons-well-meaning-white-parents-do-not-discuss-race-with-their-white-children/ The group identified goals and actions and will meet monthly in 2021. Let us know if you want to be informed about future meetings, if you want to volunteer, … Continue reading Antiracist Action Update

Reflections Advancers!

Congratulations to the six Reflections participants whose work is advancing to the Regional competition this winter - Madelyn, Camille, Nuala, Rory, Bhavya, and Lydia. More information to follow in January. Great work everyone!

2021/2022 Kindergarten Mentoring Chairs Needed!!

Do you want to be part of the team that welcomes our littlest Owls? Then step up to co-chair the 2021/2022 Kindergarten Mentoring Committee! The description is below. Contact olivepta@gmail.com if interested. Mentoring/Kindergarten: In early January, committee should meet to discuss upcoming Incoming Kindergarten registration that is usually the 1st week of February. Discuss play … Continue reading 2021/2022 Kindergarten Mentoring Chairs Needed!!

Parent Discussion on Anti-racism Wed 11/18, 7pm

Join fellow Olive parents in a respectful and open discussion on How To Be An Anti-racist by Ibram X Kendi on Wednesday November 18 at 7 pm via Zoom. Bring an open mind and willingness to share and listen. Email everyowlcounts@gmail.com for the Zoom link. All are welcome. Reading the book is not required!

Help Wanted: Yearbook Committee

Want to volunteer and help with the yearbook committee? In this unique year it's time to get innovative and the yearbook committee needs some volunteers who are ready to get involved and help make the yearbook special for our owls even in these unusual circumstances. Please contact omsyearbookphotos@gmail.com if you'd like to help.

Got Some Halloween Pictures of Some Olive Owls? Send Them to Us!

Did you get some pictures of our unique and beautiful Halloween celebrations this year? Whether it was from classroom crafts, creative zoom activities, or socially distant trick-or-treating we would love to see any pictures that have one or more of our Olive owls! Send them to us at omsyearbookphotos@gmail.com and they just might make it … Continue reading Got Some Halloween Pictures of Some Olive Owls? Send Them to Us!

Last Chance for a Discounted 2020-2021 Yearbook!

If you haven’t already purchased a yearbook for the unprecedented 2020-2021 school year, the time is now! The deadline to purchase a discounted yearbook is November 18th. Go to https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014636724843184 to purchase a yearbook and automatically receive a 5% discount. If you are in need of financial assistance please contact the front office staff or … Continue reading Last Chance for a Discounted 2020-2021 Yearbook!

Congrats Reflections Contestants

Congratulations to the creative kiddos who submitted for Reflections this year. It was great to see the joy that was put into each of the submissions. Great job! Did you miss the deadline? No time like the present to work on next year's submissions: the theme for 2021-2022 is “I Will Change the World By…”