Whether you have open days or limited hours, if you are interested in volunteering, we'd love to have you! Please fill out this form to indicate your interest. Any questions, please email email@example.com.
Please keep a look out for the 2019/2020 online directory, Directory Spot, release in October. Please remember the Olive-Mary Stitt directory is for the private use of PTA members only, and it cannot be used for solicitation, commercial enterprises, personal agenda, public distribution, petitions, charitable or political causes. If you have any questions, please email … Continue reading Directory Spot Launch Coming Soon!
Join us 5-8 pm at Olive for the Back to School Bash! The event is outside, so in case of inclement weather, the rain date is the following day, Tuesday, August 20, same time, same place! Please join fellow OMS families for a night of fun, food and friends. Food trucks will be up and … Continue reading Back to School Bash
We need your help to keep Ecology Club running! A volunteer has stepped up to co-chair, but needs a partner for the 2019/2020 school year. Briefly stated, Ecology Club encompasses the following, which serves as a guideline and can be modified by Committee Chairs: Plan after school meetings for students (3rd, 4th and 5th graders) … Continue reading Ecology Club Needs a Co-Chair for 2019/2020!
Mark your calendars! AUGUST 19TH @5PM Food tucks, friends & Glowby the Bubbler is making his OMS debut! You won’t want to miss this monstrous bubble fun! (Rain-date August 20th)
It is June - which means we only have a few weeks left of the 2018-2019 PTA budget. Get your receipts in to Sarah Van Huis ASAP. If you can't get them in by the last day of school please let Sarah know right away. Thanks!
There are two vendor options for school supplies. Please see below for each vendor description and link: OPTION 1 - 1st Day School SuppliesOrder pre-packaged kits online with 1st Day School Supplies.ONLINE ORDER - https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=34102DUE June 30th Use link above or search by zip code for Olive-Mary Stitt School School Supplies will be delivered directly … Continue reading Get Your School Supplies for 2019/2020!
We have just finished our annual food drive to serve the Wheeling Township Food Pantry and help fill their shelves for the upcoming summer months. Thank you to all who donated! This was organized by the Owl Way Committee, one of our amazing committees that helps our Owls focus on others and giving back. While … Continue reading Owl Way is an Endangered Committee!
Last week your OMS students attended a performance by Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre brought to you by the PTA Cultural Arts committee. They were an engaged audience, active and joyful participants in the dance lessons, and insightful thinkers during the Q&A time. The program took OMS students on a journey through over 100 years of … Continue reading Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Comes to OMS!
It's hard to believe the time has come to get ready to wrap up the 2018/2019 school year. It is also at this time that we in the PTA leadership take time to reflect on the year, noting what works and what needs improvement. We would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill … Continue reading OMS PTA Wants to Hear From You!
There will not end up being an Art Club before the end of the school year. The Art Club Co-Chairs thank you for your patience and flexibility, as they have been dealing with incredibly stressful life events over the past few months. We thank you, Elizabeth Berger and Liz Schrenk, for bringing such an amazing … Continue reading Art Club Will Resume in the 2019/2020 School Year
We are so fortunate to have collected so many donations for the Wheeling Food Pantry, we need your help filling the truck! A group of students form a "human chain" to get the bags of food from the Commons to the food pantry truck and our volunteers will help facilitate this process. It is a … Continue reading Fill the Nest Volunteers Needed, Thursday May 30
Field Day Sign up is here! We need YOU to help run the MANY fun activities planned for June 6th (rain date June 7th). Primary grades will be 9:15-11:45, Intermediate grades will be 12:15-3:30. We also need one AM Kindergarten parent volunteer and one PM (9:00-11:50 and 12:40-3:30 respectively) for their Field Day on West … Continue reading Field Day Volunteer Sign Up!
First Aid For Little People is a PTA sponsored program for our first and second graders. The program was developed by the American Red Cross and the purpose is to educate children on various health and safety topics. The topics being reviewed include: fire and water safety, choking, first aid, and poisoning. We are looking … Continue reading First Aid For Little People: June 5th Volunteers Needed!!!
We would like to thank all of our dedicated OMS Committee Chairs, Room Reps, and LMC volunteers. Please join us on Thursday, May 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the OMS commons as we thank you for all of your time and dedication to the students of OMS. You should had received an Evite to this … Continue reading PTA Meeting and Volunteer Recognition, May 15, 6:30 p.m.
It’s that time of year! The Owl Way Fill the Nest food drive starts Monday, May 6 and ends on Thursday, May 23. Please consider joining us in collecting donations that benefit the Wheeling Food Pantry. In recent years, Olive Mary Stitt donations have sustained the pantry’s stock for the entire summer, serving our local … Continue reading Fill The Nest Food Drive Begins Monday, May 6
Join us at Chipotle at 338 E. Rand Road in Arlington Heights (Northpoint Shopping Center) on Saturday, May 4th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm for a fundraiser to support Arlington Heights Council Of PTA Scholarship Fund. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure … Continue reading AHCPTA Chipotle Fundraiser – Saturday, May 4
Please consider donating an item or two to help make our second annual Senior Walk special. We plan to make welcoming graduating seniors who were once Olive Owls "back to the nest "to celebrate their graduation with our current students and staff a yearly tradition. This event is an inspiring time for our students and … Continue reading 2019 Senior Walk at OMS – Donations Needed!
Last week, Olive-Mary Stitt, as a collaboration between the LMC and the PTA, welcomed Illinois Reads Program recommended author, Michelle Schaub, to help celebrate a favorite tradition of Poem in Your Pocket Day! Ms. Schaub's book, Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day At the Farmer's Market, was highlighted for her use of descriptive words inspiring the imagination … Continue reading Local Author Helps Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day!
We will not be having an April Art Club next week. Look for sign up in a couple weeks for our last class for the school year. You do not want to miss!
OMS is a welcoming school, with a diverse population of students and families from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and cultures. To better celebrate these differences and to support our efforts of inclusion, a PTA Diversity and Inclusion Committee has been formed and is currently planning for the 2019/2020 school year. To help us finalize … Continue reading New PTA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Wants to Hear from You!
Please help us celebrate our first class OMS staff during Staff Appreciation Week May 6th - 10th. We plan to honor them with special activities and treats throughout the week, including a breakfast and luncheon, but we can't make it happen without help from all of you! Please consider signing up to volunteer your time … Continue reading Staff Appreciation Week – Volunteers and Donations Needed
Please join us in celebrating our first class OMS staff during Staff Appreciation Week. We have a fun line-up of optional activities that we hope the students will have fun participating in to show this special group that they make a WORLD of difference. **Please pay attention to Friday, as there is a link to … Continue reading Staff Appreciation Week – May 6th – 10th
Because of her dedication, support and kindness, our very own Rachael Hooker was chosen as the Illinois PTA Outstanding PTA Volunteer of the Year! She will be recognized at the Annual IL PTA Convention on May 4, 2019. To celebrate as a community, we will work together to spread kindness and good will on Friday, … Continue reading #OwlsforRH- May 3
All families who have not ordered yearbooks were emailed via DirectorySpot before spring break. Orders must be submitted by May 1st to guarantee delivery for the last day of school. Every yearbook includes 2 optional custom pages that are due by May 1st. TreeRing has a great video (https://treering.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013239092-Getting-Started-with-Creating-Custom-Pages) with detailed instructions on how to … Continue reading Last Call for Yearbook Orders and Custom Pages
Camp Fit will be on Monday's this Spring starting 4/29-5/13 (rain date 5/20) Please sign your child(ren) up if they are interested in participating in fun, active activities with their school friends after school. WE CAN NOT MAKE THIS PROGRAM WORK IF WE DO NOT HAVE VOLUNTEERS. PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING US OUT. Parents with younger … Continue reading SPRING CAMP FIT SIGN UP
The 5th Grade Track is on Wednesday, May 8 at South Middle School's track starting at 4:15pm. Participants don't need to be a track star to join this fun event and get a taste of what future interscholastic events may be like! All runners are placed in heats by their time except for the mile … Continue reading 5th Grade Track Meet
Per PTA guidelines, we need to update our Bylaws every two years. Please review the updated Bylaws. We will vote to approve at our May 15 meeting. https://docs.google.com/document/d/12sUBN0Q_2j9lAa-W5DvueVVI45JzY-QFyuJXhvIF3HY/edit?ts=5cab5068
We need you! The theme of the OMS Book Fair this year is "A Book is a Gift you can Open Again and Again". We are so excited and would love some help setting up the evening before, supporting during the day as classes take a sneak peek and in the evening during the book … Continue reading Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
Please join us for Cosmic Skating Night at the Mt Prospect Central Community Center, on Thursday, 4/25 from 7 - 9pm. Admission = a donation for the Wheeling Food Pantry. NOTE: If you have your own roller blades, bring them! The roller blade rentals are free BUT QUANTITIES are very limited!