The 5th Grade Committee and Sub-Committees are working hard on a few exciting activities and details to make this last year at Olive Mary-Stitt extra special for the CLASS OF 2019.

Please see the attached letter on many of the details and take note of the areas in BOLD where we could use your help! If you have any questions, please email Jen Rich, Helen Boba and Nathalie Johnson at

Dear OMS 5th Grade Families,

The PTA 5th Grade Committee would like to welcome you to an exciting year for your child at Olive-Mary Stitt. We are going to need your help to make a few special events and items happen this year!  Action items for parents are bolded in the events coordinated by the committee described below.

Class T-Shirt:  Every 5th grade student will receive a class t-shirt that will include the name of every 5th grader.  Order forms will be sent out shortly, please return those promptly.  These t-shirts will be worn for an official class picture, the Camp Edwards trip and to the 5th grade breakfast.

Camp Edwards:  This class trip to Camp Edwards in East Troy, WI, is a treasured OMS tradition.  This year’s trip will be Tuesday, May 28. Camp Edwards is a beautifully wooded camp where students have the opportunity to participate in canoeing, archery, zip lining, and other team building activities.  You will receive a permission slip & payment form to return to us in April.  We would like to see every 5th grader attend, so if there are financial concerns, please contact the administration for a scholarship.

End of Year Celebration:  We are also working on an end-of-year celebration, which will be held on the last day of school, which is currently, June 4th.  This will change should we use any snow days. At this breakfast, the administration and teachers acknowledge each student in front of the parents followed by a breakfast for the students.  During the celebration, we will play a photo montage slideshow that will include baby pictures, 5th grade pictures, and other candid photos from the students’ 6 years at OMS.  We need your help gathering baby pictures and will later ask for candid photos from your child’s years at Olive—class parties, field trips, field days, choral concerts, etc.  We want every child to be represented, so those of you who have taken lots of pics over the years, we would love for you to share your memories with us!  If you could get us your baby pics ASAP, we can get started on that piece of the DVD.  Email photos to in PDF format. Please include Child’s name as you would like it displayed.

We collect money one time in April for all the years festivities, which is typically about $65, but it includes the t-shirt, Camp Edwards trip, breakfast, TMS or SMS swag bag, memory book and dvd of slideshow.  

In the coming months, we look forward to celebrating the memories and friendships—both new and old—that have been made here at Olive-Mary Stitt, as well as the exciting opportunities that await our children at Thomas & South Middle School!

Start gathering your photos and thank you for helping us create these special memories for the kids.  If you have any other questions or comments about OMS 5th grade activities, please let one of us know!  


Helen Boba
Nathalie Johnson
Jennifer Rich

5th Grade Committee Co-Chairs