Let's all take some time this month to celebrate and learn more about the rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders! Here is a website with lots of activities for families to enjoy together: https://www.localpassportfamily.com/2022/05/20-aapi-month-activities-with-kids-aapi-month-resources-for-families.html You can also read about the history of this heritage month here: https://fapac.org/AAPI-Resources
Want to connect with OMS families and meet new friends while raising money for our school? Then House Hop is for you. House Hop provides you the chance to meet parents of OMS students and have a terrific night out. We are seeking additional House Hop hosts for one of the most anticipated events of … Continue reading House Hop Hosts Needed for 9/17/22
Here are a few important dates for Thomas Middle School students. More information will be coming from the Thomas Middle School Administration: Morning of Friday, August 12th - 6th Grade Orientation Friday, August 12th from 11 AM - 3 PM - Locker Set-Up Wednesday, August 17th - First Day of School and Welcome Back Night
The OMS PTA is looking for Excess Funds Ideas for 2022. We want to hear your ideas! Please respond by 5/15/22, thank you! Submit your suggestions here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9IF20U2DRYRgSQlG3OadI-nL3q_kb5ZE_3Mr_SR9GmIK_Vg/viewform
Come join us for the final General Membership meeting of the 2021/22 school year. We will meet at 6:30 PM in the Olive Commons. Not only will we conduct end of the year business, but we will be voting in our nominated Executive Committee members for the 2022/23 school year. We hope you can make … Continue reading Final PTA Meeting of the School Year! – Thursday 5/12, 6:30PM
Field day is back! It will take place on Thursday, 5/26 (rain date is Wednesday, 6/1). We are in need of volunteers to assist with our field day stations. 1st and 2nd graders will go from 9:15am - 11:45am. 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will go from 12:15pm - 3:30pm. Please click on the link … Continue reading Field Day Volunteers
We would like to invite you to celebrate our Olive theme, ‘Many identities, one school’! Students who complete at least 4 tasks from the check list by Friday, May 13, 2022, will receive a BACKPACK KEYCHAIN! Please turn it the checklist (picture, scan or just list completed tasks in your email) and send in Student … Continue reading Every Owl Counts Challenge!
Don't forget Staff Appreciation starts next week! Please remember to deliver all donations to Jen Erickson or Jeannie Glasstetter by Sunday, 5/1. Days to remember: Sunday at 6:30pm - Chalk the Walk at OMS Thursday - Wear your favorite color Friday - Wear your spirit wear or red and white! Students are encouraged to write … Continue reading Staff Appreciation 2022
Please take a moment and to read the proposed slate of the 2022/2023 Executive Committee. We will be voting on this at the last PTA general meeting May 12th, 2022. We hope you can attend. For President: Deanna Amelio For President-Elect: OPEN For 1st Vice President: Kelli McDonald For 2nd Vice President: Joy Chaplin For … Continue reading 2022/2023 OMS Executive Committee Slate
On May 3, 2022 from 2:30-3:15pm there will be an all school Cultural Arts assembly featuring David Hagerman and his Extreme Science 2.0 show. This performance takes place in the afternoon and our AM Kindergarten students are invited to return with a parent for the show. We are looking forward to the return of an … Continue reading Afternoon Cultural Arts Assembly
Staff appreciation week is right around the corner (5/2-5/6) and we need your help to spoil our amazing OMS staff! We have many fun activities for OMS families to participate in this year, including "Chalk the Walk" on Sunday 5/1, write a Hoot for a staff member in the commons and "Get to Know My … Continue reading Staff Appreciation 2022
Your 5th grader transitioning to South Middle School next year? Save the date for 6th Grade Orientation/Chill Out on Friday, August 5th. More information to come.Watch this video to see what to expect as South becomes their new home. https://www.sd25.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1344
MAKE ROOM IN YOUR FREEZERS! Olive Mary Stitt School will be participating in Capannari's "Coolest School Promotion!" 20 local schools will each have their own day to shop Capannari ice cream this spring. 10% of purchases made that day will go back to OMS. At the end of the promotion, the 3 highest earning schools … Continue reading Capannari’s Coolest School Contest!
Please take the short survey to gauge interest. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dzAN8-2bR8D8AsnpuYNumIRRjvTALD5aWN1ATQCYkLg/edit
We are searching for committee chairs for the 2022/23 school year - and beyond! Please consider taking over and helping our PTA lead all the amazing events and clubs we have in the future. Grab and friend or two and volunteer to co-chair one of the open positions below! The list is only beginning and … Continue reading Open 22/23 Committee Chair Positions
The Owl Way Book Drive has begun! We are accepting new and used children's books (birth-6th grade reading level) that will be donated to underserved kids in the Chicagoland area through Bernie's Book Bank. The collection bin will be on the stage in the commons April 11th through the 22nd. Thank you!
It's April already and that means it's time to learn about and celebrate planet Earth! We were wowed by how many Olive Owls participated in last year's Earth Day checklist, so we're bringing it back! Complete six or more of the activities on the checklist, and turn it in during Earth Fair on April 19th … Continue reading Time to Celebrate Earth Day, Olive Owls!
ARRRR You Ready for a Reading Adventure? Let’s Get Hooked on a Book! Tuesday, April 19, 2022 6:45 – 8:00PM It’s time to mark your calendars for our Annual Book Fair! There is more treasure in a book than all the pirates’ loot on treasure island!! There will be books of all genres for adults … Continue reading Book Fair
Chess club is back for the final sessions of the year! Please sign up here https://forms.gle/jebWKY9d5LhsqFHJ9
Thank you to all the families who came out for Bingo Night! We had many lucky winners and we saw lots of great dance moves! Thank you so much to our bingo caller, Brian Paruch. You kept things fun and lively! Thank you to all of our prize table and bingo checker volunteers who helped … Continue reading Bingo Night Fun
Attention all 5th grade parents! The group photo for all of the 5th grade classes with their Olive shirt on will be take on Wednesday, April 13th. We would love it to be a 100% turnout for the photo this year!
Camp Fit is back for our Spring Sessions! Held immediately after school 3:35-4:45pm, Mondays 4/18, 4/25 and 5/2. We are also looking for some wonderful volunteers again to help keep them moving! Come join the fun!! Sign up https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CmCV7QJHj0csNjaztwL4KpDDIeJzJ7YfijRluYeBBS0/edit
Don’t let your unused, outgrown spiritwear go to waste! As part of this year’s Earth Fair, we’re hosting a spiritwear recycling drive! From April 1st through April 14th, students can bring unwanted spirit wear clothing items to school and deposit them into a marked box in the Commons. Items will be washed, sorted, and resold … Continue reading Upcycle Your Spirit Wear
Join us Tuesday, April 19th from 6:45-8:00 pm at the OMS Commons for the Earth Fair, an interactive and educational event to learn about ways we can take better care of the environment. Play “green games,” make recycled crafts, and visit the vendor booths to learn about everything from recycling to pollinators to carbon footprints. … Continue reading OMS Earth Fair
Camp Fit is back for our Spring Sessions! Held immediately after school 3:35-4:45pm, Mondays 4/18, 4/25 and 5/2. Sign up will be in next week's Twig and limited to 50 students. In addition, we will be looking for some wonderful volunteers again to help keep them moving! Come join the fun!!
Over the next few months and into the summer we will be revamping the design of the PTA's website and Twig newsletter. We are brainstorming some new ideas and would love to add yours too! Please join our new Task Group for developing and implementing exciting new resources for our community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Deanna … Continue reading Looking to Create a Task Group for Updating our Website & Newsletter