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!
Save the date for this amazing “girls-only” format for puberty education on April 24th. Students must attend with an adult, but there is no charge & no RSVP required. Reach out with any questions!
Beginning Monday, March 18 until Thursday, April 18, all around Olive, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded for the Crayola ColorCycle marker recycling program (https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx). Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – eve … Continue reading Save the Earth – Crayola ColorCycle Coming to Olive
STEAM Night is coming!!! This long anticipated event is finally just weeks away. Come ready to explore Newton’s laws, see how our Fire and Police use math everyday and how every company in the community needs some form of STEAM to do their jobs! Architects, therapists, doctors, inventors and more, we have plenty to share … Continue reading STEAM Night
Anxiety Parent Presentation- Preteen/Teen Anxiety is reaching epidemic proportions in our area, impacting nearly every student at some level! South PTA is proud to host Jennifer Zielinski, M.A, N.C.C, L.C.P.C. from F.A.I.R. Counseling, Inc. (Families and Adolescents In Recovery) who will give a Free Parent Presentation on Preteen/Teen Anxiety- Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. … Continue reading FREE Parent Presentation – Preteen/Teen Anxiety April 11, 7:00 P.M.
The Earth Fair volunteer sign up form is live on Sign Up Genius now: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4bacaa2aa13-olive You do not have to be an Ecology Club member to assist with the Earth Fair. There will be exciting earth-conscious games and activities, outside vendors and giveaways. Please sign up today. Earth Fair is Tuesday, April 16th from 6:30-8:00 … Continue reading Sign up to Volunteer at Earth Fair on April 16
Please join us on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the OMS LMC for our PTA meeting. We will have a "Bring Your Best Ideas" initiative in which we encourage our membership (you) to share new ideas for committees, programs, events or whatever you feel would be a great addition for OMS PTA! … Continue reading PTA Meeting Thursday, April 4, 2019 – Bring Your Best Ideas!
Come join other Olive parents at a wine tasting social event at Vintages Wine Shop! It will be on Thursday, April 11th from 6-8PM. It will be a great way to socialize and meet new people at Olive. The cost of the event is $10 and it includes: a wine tasting and appetizers. You can … Continue reading Wine Tasting Event