ABC/25 Updates- Plus Learn How to Support Our School with Grants!

2 of the 3 grants submitted by Olive staff were funded! The third didn't fully meet the requirements of the ABC/25 foundation but will likely be funded through other venues. Coco bomb fundraiser raised over $2000 for the ABC/25 foundation which will be used for future grants! As of our December meeting, only 1 school … Continue reading ABC/25 Updates- Plus Learn How to Support Our School with Grants!

Save the Date! The 2021 ABC25 Get Burbed Challenge Will Be on April 24th!

We will be providing both an in-person race (details to come on staggered start times and other safety measures) or virtually! Either way, get ready to support Arlington Heights School District 25 and the ABC25 Foundation! Stay tuned for the registration link, sponsor info and some REALLY fun events leading up to the race! You … Continue reading Save the Date! The 2021 ABC25 Get Burbed Challenge Will Be on April 24th!

Reflections Update

Join the OMS PTA to send out a huge "Congratulations" to Bhavya B. for advancing to the Illinois PTA State level Reflections competition!! Bhavya has two submissions advancing - one in literature and one in film. Great job, Bhavya, and good luck at the state level!

The Owl Way – Helping Those in Need in Arlington Heights

The Village of Arlington Heights provides emergency financial assistance to eligible residents who are facing temporary economic hardship. Information on eligibility may be found at https://www.vah.com/our_community/c_o_v_i_d-19_resources/assistance_for_residents/emergency_funding___financial_assistance. Donations to the AH Emergency Assistance Fund may be made via ARLINGTON CARES (a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization) at http://www.arlingtoncaresnfp.org.

Looking to Level up?

Chess Club Starts Next Week. Chess club will be held virtually this year via zoom and played on lichess.org. Please use the following link to sign up https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftTKh6HHwfI6sGmXbydaOtuNLVHofgZ4OMbHKB1WkwvL9egg/viewform?embedded=true Concerns, questions, or opinions ? We are open to them all. Please email. Our goal is to provide a platform for our kids to play albeit differently … Continue reading Looking to Level up?

PTA Executive Committee 2021/2022 – We Need You!

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!

THE OWL WAY – SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY

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

Antiracist Action Update

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

Reflections Advancers!

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!

2021/2022 Kindergarten Mentoring Chairs Needed!!

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 olivepta@gmail.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!!