Please join us to learn about Chinese New Year on Tuesday, January 25th from 3:35-4:45! Sign up here
On January 17th, let’s honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day by reading with our kids, learning more for ourselves and having a conversation about race with our family. Not sure how to talk to your kids about race? Here are some resources to help! Listen to this Ted talk “Is My Skin Brown Because I … Continue reading Celebrate MLK Day!
Always wanted to learn Chess or sharpen your current skills to be the next Grand Master? Chess Club is back for Session Two. Sign up is below. https://forms.gle/VZh4d3zo3dBo9NxEA
Ecology Club won’t be meeting in person next Monday, January 10th. We have a few activities for those who may be interested in tackling some projects this month (see below). We look forward to reconvening on February 14th, 2022 as we start gearing up for Earth Month! We have a few activities (along with a … Continue reading Ecology Club canceled for Monday January 10th
Olive-Mary Stitt PTA is seeking nominations for officers to serve for the 2021-2022 school year. Executive positions for nomination include: President-Elect 2nd Vice President (Ways & Means/Fundraising) 3rd Vice President (Legislation) Each term is for two years. If you or someone you know is interested in serving Olive-Mary Stitt in one of the above positions, … Continue reading PTA Executive Committee 2022/2023- We Need You!
The Great Boodini, an award winning magician, is coming to perform for the Kindergarten and First Graders. Please sign up to join us for a fun filled evening. Due to COVID, space is limited to the first 55 children with one parent/guardian to accompany, no siblings please. Registration will be open until the spots are … Continue reading Magic Show by The Great Boodini for Kindergarten and First Graders in the OMS Commons on Thursday January 13, 2022
OMS 1st Grade Daisy Troops went caroling around our neighborhood this weekend and raised donations for our PTA! See some photos here. Special thanks to Crystal Gausden, Meg Senesac, Jenny Vuckov for their generosity and kindness!
Once again, our Ecology Club co-chairs Nancy Weber and Diane Beardmore, were hard at work next to the students decorating the school planters with holiday cheer and created nature inspired crafts to take home! Ecology Club will continue to meet once a month and students can join at any point throughout the school year.
Join us for three sessions of dance and yoga relaxation and fun! (January 11th, 18th, 25th) We will start with a yoga warm up and then end with some energetic dance choreography to some of your favorite songs! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat (if possible) and water! More details and sign-up … Continue reading Dance/Yoga Club
The Great Boodini is coming Jan. 13th to perform at OMS for activity night! Kindergarten and First Graders along with one parent/guardian are invited to join in a magical night as the award winning Great Boodini entertains us with some tricks. Sign-up to follow in the Twig next week and will be limited to the … Continue reading Kindergarten and First Grade Save the Date!
Oh, Snap! OMS PTA Trivia Night is back! Dust off your acid-washed jeans, flannel shirts and grab your scrunchie! It’s a 90s-themed night! We’ll be gettin’ jiggy with it at the KC Hall (15 N. Hickory Ave.) Doors open at 7 pm, first 90’s question at 8 pm. As in years past, each table of … Continue reading Oh, Snap! PTA Trivia Night Is Back for a 90’s Throwback!
As we head into December we’d like to once again remind you that room reps may not collect for any group or class gifts for teachers or staff. However, if a parent or group of parents from the class would like to organize a classroom teacher gift, that is their choice, but it should not … Continue reading Individual Gift Giving for Staff/Teachers
Let's celebrate being green during the winter holiday season at December's Ecology Club meeting. We will create nature inspired crafts to share with family and friends, and decorate the school planters with holiday cheer. Sign up here.
Friday, December 17th Kick off winter break with Story Time with the Principals! Ms. Davis and Mrs. Pemberton will read a story to the students in the commons. A craft will follow. We need 4 volunteers to help with each time slot listed. Please click on the link to sign up to help. On the … Continue reading Holiday Story Time with the Principals
Please fill out the 5th grade t-shirt form that was sent home this week, and return by Monday, November 29th. These t-shirts will be worn for all 5th grade activities. (i.e. 5th grade breakfast, field trip to Sunrise, 5th grade class picture, etc.) Order form PDF
Join the educational team from Candor Health with your 5th grade boy to learn more about human anatomy, identifying puberty changes, and how to comfortably discuss and care for their changing bodies. This class is in addition to the in-school curriculum. For FAQ- https://candorhealthed.org/parent-information/parents-of-student-in-program/puberty-parent-page/
November 9th PTA Meeting Minutes
Thank you to all who donated to The Owl Way sponsored coat drive benefiting Palatine Assisting Through Hope. We were blown away by generosity of the OMS community- with a total of 391 winter items collected! Stay tuned for future The Owl Way sponsored events.
Are you, or someone you know, interested in recruiting next year’s Executive Committee? The Nominating Committee is a group of PTA members who find and nominate the following year’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is the elected board that directs all of the PTA committees at our school. These people will be actively recruiting and … Continue reading Looking for Nominations for the Nominating Committee
Everyone is excited to eat turkey and pie, but it’s important not to ignore Thanksgiving’s difficult history. While teaching kids about history, you want to be age appropriate. Focusing on both gratitude and awareness might be a good approach. Before, during and after Thanksgiving break keep your kids learning and growing. As a family you … Continue reading How to Talk to Kids About Thanksgiving
The OMS PTA Holiday Party is back! Please join your fellow parents in celebrating the season at 7 pm on Thursday, December 2 at Rolling Green Country Club. $25 per person includes 2 drink tickets, appetizers, holiday treats and so much cheer! Purchase your tickets online here: Tickets
Get your future Cardinal excited with some South Swag! Please visit the website at http://www.CARDINALSHOPPE.com.
ABC25 Foundation and Berry Yo are partnering up to raise money for District 25 schools to bring Excellence, Innovation, and Creativity into our classrooms. We will be selling delicious Cocoa Bombs just in time for the holidays! Pre-order by Nov. 19th and pick up at Berry Yo (downtown Arlington Heights) Dec. 1st-4th! Support our schools … Continue reading Cocoa Bomb Fundraiser – Order by Nov. 19!
We would like to get a pulse on comfort level for your family and interest for Family Activity Night. In prior years, this was an evening of roller skating and last year it was supposed to be an event at The Zone in Mount Prospect. Due to COVID restrictions, last year's event had to be … Continue reading Family Activity Night Questionnaire
During National Native American Heritage Month, let's celebrate the rich and diverse culture, traditions, and the countless contributions of Native peoples past and present, along with acknowledging their hardship and struggles both throughout history and in the present day. Did you know that we owe lots of things to Native innovation? Things that we might … Continue reading November is National Native American Heritage Month
Join us this month as we continue to learn about local and global impacts of climate change, and what actions we can take to make a difference. A nature scavenger hunt will also be part of the fun! For 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Signup Form
Fall SpiritWear orders were delivered to the school this week and should have come home with your students. Another window to order SpiritWear will open on November 1st and remain open for 2 weeks for holiday orders! Look for an upcoming announcement with ordering information. 2021 SpiritWear extra - OMS Water Bottles Apparel
The 2021 Just Jump fundraiser is open for sponsorship/donations. Please open the attached flyer for more details, but the gym class activities will start the week of November 15th. Donations for Just Jump are now being accepted online: https://oms-just-jump-2021.cheddarup.com Beginning November 1st, we can also accept cash/check donations via "backpack mail" - just please make … Continue reading Just Jump is Back!
Chess club is back so get ready to take on the Queen’s Gambit. Chess Club will run from 3:35-4:35. Space is limited this year and signing up below will be for the first three sessions. We will have another sign up after Winter break. Chess Club Registration