Everyone should have received their child’s pictures by now. Please know class pictures will be arriving soon and are not with the child's individual picture. If your child was absent or needs a retake, please send back your picture packet to school by Friday, 11/1/19. Retakes will begin promptly in the morning after announcements. Please … Continue reading Picture Retakes – Friday, November 1st
Join us, on November 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the OMS LMC, for our General PTA meeting! Following the meeting, we hope you will stay for our speaker presentation as we invite back Meribeth Cassidy, pediatric occupational therapist, as she gives a short presentation titled “Why We Misunderstand Behaviors.” Meribeth will talk about how we … Continue reading PTA Meeting and Speaker Presentation – Thursday, November 7, 7:00 p.m.
Thank you to all of you that made House Hop a success this year! We had over 160 Olive parents participate in this year’s House Hop. We want to say THANK YOU to our amazing hosts: Kate and Dan Glynn, Melanie and Bryan Varrato, Sheraleen and Michael Thompson, Jill and Nick Larsen, Mary Beth Canty … Continue reading Thank You from House Hop Co-Chairs
Please join your OMS friends on Fri, Nov 8th, 7 - 8:30pm for a fun-filled night of Bingo! Admission is a non-perishable food donation! Kids will win prizes, families will have fun together, and we'll be helping our community friends stock up those cupboards for the holidays. Sign Up Genius for Volunteers will be posted … Continue reading FAMILY BINGO NIGHT FUN! FRI, NOV 8TH
The Annual Awards Dinner for District 37* of the Illinois PTA took place this evening, and once again Olive-Mary Stitt took home a top award!!! We are always reminded of how OMS PTA would not be so successful without YOU - our amazing and dedicated volunteers. So, THANK YOU for all of your time and … Continue reading D37 Annual Awards Dinner: Olive is A Blue Diamond Winner!
Preorder your 2019-20 yearbooks by October 31st and save 10%! Go to https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014636724843184. Your username and password are the same as previous years. Add a yearbook to your cart for each student. The 10% discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Please contact email@example.com if you would like financial assistance.
It’s that time of year to start getting ready for the OMS Halloween Classroom Parties. The room reps are hard at work planning a great party for the kids. Look for the sign up genius link and/or emails from your room reps with party details as they prepare to make your classroom party a success! … Continue reading Halloween Parties 2019!
Attention 5th grade parents! The 5th grade committee needs your help! Please email a baby picture between the ages of 1-12 months for the end of year 5th grade slideshow. You may send the file or scanned photo to firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line, please indicate your child's name and teacher. If you have any … Continue reading 5th Grader Baby Photos Needed
Come craft with us in the Art Room to make monsters out of clay for our October Art Club Project. Click here to learn more and sign up: https://forms.gle/rcv7X2EX1L2rfnx7A
Olive students in grades K-5 who are interested in chess are invited to join the Chess Club. All levels are welcome — from beginner to experienced player (we’ll teach you the rules!). Chess Club will meet from 3:35 – 4:35 pm on the following dates (Thursdays): October 17th, November 14th, December 19th, January 16th, February … Continue reading Chess Club Sign up Game On!
Join the Every Owl Counts committee in attending the District 25 brainstorming session about how we can better expose our students to the wonderful diversity around them! The meeting will take place in the District Administration Center, 1200 S. Dunton, on Thursday October 10th from 7-8:30 pm. We will be happy to meet you and … Continue reading Join Every Owl Counts at D25 Cultural Awareness Brainstorming: Oct 10, 7:00 pm at D25 Admin Center
Please begin to collect child/adult coats & winter gear for our October to November “Warm the Nest” service project. New or clean gently used items such as coats, snow-pants, boots, scarves, mittens, gloves, and hats will be accepted. Beginning October 15, items can be placed in the large box marked “The Owl Way – Coat … Continue reading The Owl Way – “Warm the Nest” Coat Drive Begins Tuesday, October 15th and Ends Friday, November 15th
It's Fall Y’all! You know what that means.... It's time for the Box Tops Education Class Challenge! The challenge will run from October 21st thru October 25th. Each Box Top turned in means 10¢ for our school. I know that doesn't seem like a lot but they add up fast! Last year we earned almost … Continue reading Fall Box Top Challenge
Looking for volunteers for the Fall Conference Dinner! I will need some help with set up, take down, drinks, and a few others. Sign Up Genius below. Please contact Meagan Baumgartner with questions. Sign up here!
As in past years, the Owl Way will collect child/adult coats & winter gear for “Warm the Nest” in October and November. We will also continue to “Fill the Nest” in May 2020 with non-perishable items for the Wheeling Township Food Pantry. New this year, in February/March 2020, we will collect new & gently used … Continue reading The Owl Way – Highlights for the 2019-2020 School Year
2019/2020 Reflections Theme: Look Within Reflections is a National PTA program which welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme (this year is Look Within) and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, … Continue reading Reflections Art Contest
Calling all 3rd to 5th grade students! You are invited to join the OMS Ecology Club! Did you know that the planet is 71% water? Did you know that people are 60% water? This year, the Ecology Club will be exploring all things water.Students will join us in discussing the water cycle, watersheds, water pollution, … Continue reading Ecology Club 2019-2020: What a Water-ful World!!
Olive students in grades K-5 who are interested in chess are invited to join the Chess Club. All levels are welcome — from beginner to experienced player. (We’ll teach you the rules!) Chess Club will meet throughout the school year. Each meeting is an independent lesson; Attend as many as you can. Look for the … Continue reading Chess Club Starting Soon, Your Move!
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More Information Here. Volunteer Coordinator: Create an online form for all PTA volunteer opportunities (currently using Google Forms). Using the online sign up results, create a spreadsheet of volunteers for each committee. Email volunteers for any additional help requested by the Principal or as needed by the PTA Collect and total volunteer hours, if needed. … Continue reading Volunteer Coordinator Position Is Open!
We are seeking additional families to help welcome our newest Olive families to the nest! If you are interested, please reach out to Jen Hicks at email@example.com
Who's Got Spirit? OLIVE has spirit! Our OMS school spirit wear sale is here!! We have a variety of shirts, shorts and sweatshirts that your children will love to wear. If you have any questions please email Stacey Esposito or Bridget Stannis. Shopping Link: https://www.headsupapparel.com/collections/olive-mary-stitt-2019 Shop Here
Order your 2019-20 yearbooks by September 30th and save 15%! To order, go to Treering.com. Add a yearbook to your cart for each student and the 15% discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Watch for flyers to come home via backpack mail with more information! Order Yearbook Here
Join us for this month's Art Club project!! We will be making Sun Art! Grades 2-5 are encouraged to sign up. We are only able to take the first 20 children who sign up. Click here to learn more and see the project.
Show your SPIRIT and Middle School PRIDE!! Order your spirit wear for your future 6th grader! South has free shipping on all orders until September 29th. Please order Thomas spirit wear by September 13th. See attached flyers to order. All orders will be sent to the middle school and then distributed to Olive. Please make … Continue reading Calling All 5th Grade Parents!
If you were unable to secure a ticket there is still hope! Follow the attached link and join the wait list. We will certainly have parents that are unable to attend, and will do our best at redistributing tickets. Thanks so much for your continued support of the OMS PTA. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-oms-house-hop-tickets-69680699849?fbclid=IwAR2-tNLeZbUQHyIJq40dsg2tiVhOtB3VcI99hLvLWerECinMLRTvCiNNbnQPassword: olive
Who's Got Spirit? OLIVE has spirit! Our OMS school spirit wear sale begins next week. We have a variety of shirts, shorts, and sweatshirts that your children will love to wear. We will post the link next week in the TWIG!
Mark your calendars and don’t forget to bring your smile! Student pictures will be taken on Friday, September 20th. Order forms came home this week. Online orders are available with the order code: 41850ZA (from a desktop) from the Inter-State Studio website - https://inter-state.com/. Please note: Yearbooks are not included with picture packages and will … Continue reading Picture Day is Friday, September 20th, 2019
Reflections, a National PTA competition will be accepting submissions through October 15! Keep a look out for Facebook posts on how your child can submit in the following areas: Photography, Film, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition and, of course, Visual Arts. This years' theme: From Within. More to follow soon, but start your (kids') creative … Continue reading Reflections is Coming!
Attention ALL 3rd, 4th and 5th graders! The 2019 Bike Rodeo will be Thursday, September 26th after school until 4:45 p.m. The rain date will be Thursday, October 3rd. Each year at Olive, we require that all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who would like to ride their bike to school (and have not participated … Continue reading 2019 OMS Bike Rodeo