Hey Parents! Every Owl Counts encourages you to honor MLK Day this year by reading with your kids, learning more for yourself or having that difficult conversation about race with your family. Here are some resources to help: Not sure how to talk to your kids about race? Listen to this 20 minute podcast full … Continue reading Listen Here for How You Can Honor MLK Day
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!
Great news! We are still taking school pictures on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 19th and 20th. All in-school attending students will take pictures in the morning and early afternoons will be reserved for remote students. Remote Families: Please sign up for a time slot to come to the school for a socially distanced photo. School … Continue reading Upcoming School Pictures
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
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
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!
Join Every Owl Counts as we continue our parent discussion on how to be antiracist. All are welcome. Prior attendance and book reading not required! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
The holiday spiritwear and extras (masks, magnets, etc.) will be delivered to classrooms next week, we are hoping by Tuesday/Wednesday. Be on the lookout for these items! Thank you again for your support! If you have questions, please reach out to Bridget Stannis or Michael Thompson.
Click here to view the minutes of the November PTA Meeting.
In the spirit of the season have provided a chance for each of our staff members to win a gift of our gratitude in a holiday raffle! We have 71 staff members and would like to collect 71 gifts of various sizes. Please see the sign-up genius link here. Though we already have far exceeded … Continue reading Olive Staff Holiday Raffle
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 email@example.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!!
As we quickly fly through 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 … Continue reading Individual Gift Giving for Staff/Teachers
Attention all 5th Grade Owl Families! It is time to order t-shirts for our 5th graders to celebrate their final year in the nest! Please fill out the google doc to order your child's shirt. There is a link to pay electronically on CheddarUp or you may drop off cash/check in an envelope labeled with your … Continue reading Attention 5th Grade T-shirt Order Time
Thank you all who were a part of our discussion after the AHML event An Evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi the author of How To Be An Antiracist. We are feeling grateful to be a part of an open minded community, that is willing to admit to mistakes and keep talking about how we can play … Continue reading How to Be an Antiracist, Small Things Everyone Can Do!
The holidays are quickly approaching and there are many local families in need! Wheeling Township will be providing gift cards to their Adopt-A-Family recipients. Donors are being asked to donate $50 gift cards from Target, Walmart or Kohl’s. The goal is $50 per person, but children will be prioritized over parents. Sign up by November … Continue reading The OWL Way – Help for the Holidays
Picture Day is slightly modified this year. Since we are on a hybrid schedule, there will be two Picture Days: Day 1: Tue, Jan 19th, A-K Day 2: Wed, Jan 20th, L-Z Tentative schedule: AM: Photos of hybrid students PM: Photos of remote students All orders will be done online this year at http://inter-state.com/order with … Continue reading *Rescheduled Picture Days*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link. All are welcome. Reading the book is not required!
Running low on masks? Keep losing hand sanitizer? Want an OMS car magnet? Check out these awesome OMS Owls items! Orders accepted till Friday 11/20: https://oms-spiritwear-extras.cheddarup.com Please note: we are using volunteer providers to offer additional items at a reasonable cost. Because of this delivery times may vary, and we cannot accommodate any returns, exchanges, … Continue reading OMS Spiritwear Extras!
Calling all future South middle schoolers!! Want to get some gear for your future Cardinal? Follow this link to check all the gear out! https://southpta.org/2019/11/06/south-spiritwear-2/?fbclid=IwAR2eWDwh7X92ewgsxV89xHUDL-YejgZuUELeY24iVaxYNJk1IPGJsBmOyOs
Calling all future Timberwolves! Ready to do some holiday shopping for your 5th grader heading off to Thomas? Please use this link to see all the goodies! https://thomas2020spiritwear.itemorder.com/sale
A special thanks to our P.E. staff for organizing such fun gym activities for the kids this week! Thank you to all the kids for participating this year! And thank you for all the donations, your support is greatly appreciated! There is still time to sponsor online, closes Monday 11/16 at midnight: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/oms-just-jump-2020
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 email@example.com if you'd like to help.
Have you or someone you know wanted to get more involved in PTA? Now is the chance! Please fill out the google form to nominate yourself, or someone else you feel would be a great fit for this role. Please have submissions in by Monday, November 9th. Nominate Here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-shUKFD-AA4JUGKw8YH5yMoU40d-bCn0t3VveeXWfAABA/viewform
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they just might make it … Continue reading Got Some Halloween Pictures of Some Olive Owls? Send Them to Us!
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!
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…”
Just a reminder if you forgot to purchase spiritwear in September, it's back for a short time! Sale window closes 11/13, order online today! https://olivemarystittspiritwear.itemorder.com/
JUST JUMP 2020 is next week 11/9 - 11/13! All children will have the opportunity to participate in this fun and active event during gym class, but please considering sponsoring your children! Sponsorship is open now, closes 11/16: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/oms-just-jump-2020 See attached for more details. Thank you for your support!