8 More Volunteers Needed to Make World of Work Day a Success!

“World of Work” comes to Olive-Mary Stitt Friday, March 2, 2018. The purpose of “World of Work” program is to provide the 5th grade students an opportunity for a “real world” work experience.

This program must have enough chaperones to take flight.

This program would allow the 5th grade students to see the value hard work in different business settings. We will partner with local businesses and companies for the children to job shadow a few hours, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM is our approximate window. Examples: Berry-yo, AH Memorial Library, Sweet T’s, AH public works, Runner’s High n’ Tri, A La Mode.

Are you a local business owner? Would you like your business to participate? Does your company participate in student learning programs? Additional space will be provided by Arlington Heights Library.

Please consider volunteering to help launch this new program! Email Christine Gilbert for more details. Use this form to sign up.

OMS Day at the Movies – Save the Date!

Save the date to join your OMS friends for a private viewing of Paddington 2 on Monday, January 22 (no school that day)! All OMS families are welcome.

The movie will be shown at 10:00am at Paragon Movie Theatre at 53 S. Evergreen. Tickets are $6 each, and snack packs will be available for $4. Tickets will only be sold through the Paragon Box Office, starting January 5. Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. This is a fun social event for the families of OMS, planned by the PTA (not a fundraiser). See you at the movies! If you have any questions, please contact Liz McDonnell.

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Family Roller Skating Night – Save the Date!

The PTA-sponsored Family Roller Skating Night is Thursday, January 18th from 6:30-9:00pm. Come for a fun-filled evening with your family to the Orbit Skate Center in Palatine.

Admission is FREE! Bring $ for rentals and snacks. Please bring a non-perishable food item OR personal essential item to donate to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry. Any questions please contact Kristine Spina or Nina Shamoon.

Volunteers Needed to Make World of Work Day a Success!

“World of Work” comes to Olive-Mary Stitt Friday, March 2, 2018. The purpose of “World of Work” program is to provide the 5th grade students an opportunity for a “real world” work experience.

This program must have enough chaperones to take flight.

This program would allow the 5th grade students to see the value hard work in different business settings. We will partner with local businesses and companies for the children to job shadow a few hours, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM is our approximate window. Examples: Berry-yo, AH Memorial Library, Sweet T’s, AH public works, Runner’s High n’ Tri, A La Mode.

Are you a local business owner? Would you like your business to participate? Does your company participate in student learning programs? Additional space will be provided by Arlington Heights Library.

Please consider volunteering to help launch this new program! Email Christine Gilbert for more details.

OMS Holiday Story Time – December 22nd

OMS Holiday Story Time:

Kindness Rocks at our annual holiday story time this year! On December 22nd Mrs. FitzPatrick and Ms. Davis will be reading the students a story about kindness. After the story is read, students will brainstorm and determine what word they want to write on their rock and then decorate it. A temporary rock garden at school will be created for all of the rocks to be located and people to see! This is a collaborative effort with the Student Council and the PTA and we are very excited!

In order to make this event a success we need help from you!

Please click on the SignUp Genius link to help out.

Ladies’ Night Out – Nov 30th!

Come join other Olive moms at a wine tasting at Vintages Wine Shop! It will be on Nov. 30th from 6-8pm. It will be a great way to socialize and meet new people at Olive. The cost of the event is $20 and it includes: a wine tasting, appetizers and a raffle. You can use this link to pay online with a small processing fee: https://oliveptaladiesnightout.eventbrite.com (password is ‘Olive’) or you can print out this form and pay via check with no processing fee. We hope you can join us!

Please free free to contact Becky Hany or Liz McDonnell with any questions or concerns.

PTA Wine Tasting – Ladies Night ticket form

FAMILY BINGO NIGHT IS THIS WEEK!

Please join your OMS family friends for Friday, Nov 10th, from 7pm – 8:30pm for a fun-filled night of Family Bingo, hosted by the OMS PTA!

Admission is FREE; please have your children bring non-perishable food donations for those in need in our community. Kids can win prizes, families can have fun together, and we’re helping our community right before the holidays!

We need volunteers – please sign up here to help!

Please contact Kristine Spina or Nina Shamoon with any questions.

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Picture Re-Takes – Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

If you child was absent or needs a retake. please have them bring their picture packet or new order form to school on Thursday, 11/2/17. Retakes will begin promptly in the morning after announcements. Additional forms are available in the office. Please Note: PM Kindergarten retakes need to be done between 9:00-11:00 am.

Please contact Nina Shamoon with any questions

Family Bingo Night is TWO WEEKS AWAY, Fri, Nov 10th!

Please join your OMS PTA friends Friday, Nov 10th, from 7pm – 8:30pm for a fun-filled night of Bingo!

Admission is FREE; please have your children bring non-perishable food donations for those in need in our community. Kids can win prizes, families can have fun together, and we’re helping our community right before the holidays! Please contact Kristine Spina or Nina Shamoon with any questions.

We are still in need of volunteers for a few shifts. Please click here to sign up.

Halloween Parties!

Halloween Parties
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 your room reps will be emailing to make your classroom party a success! You can also find your classroom sign up genius link once it’s available on the Olive PTA website under the “Volunteer” tab.

If you have not volunteered at school yet this year, please stop in the office to fill out a volunteer form. Once again, we will have a Halloween volunteer list that the office will use to print out the badges. If you are not on the office list, you will not be able to enter the building or classroom party.

Have a SPOOKtacular Party!!!

Save the Date on Your Family Calendars!

Family Bingo Night Is Friday, Nov 10th!

Spend a fun-filled evening with your family and friends! Come join us at Family Bingo Night: Friday, Nov 10th, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Admission is FREE and there will be lots of prizes to win!

Please have your children bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to share with those in need in our community.

We hope to see you all!

Any questions? Please contact Kristine Spina or Nina Shamoon.

Are You Interested in Having your Child Learn to Play the Violin or Cello?

Music for Youth is a parent-paid program, partially subsidized by District 25, that provides string instruction at your school. To learn about our program, please attend our parent information session on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00pm at Westgate Elementary School. Hear a short musical presentation by current students, learn about our program and meet our teachers. Registration materials will be available.

Reflections Art Contest – Submissions Due November 3rd, 2017

What? – Reflections is a PTA sponsored arts program that invites children to participate using their creative talents. There are six different categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Art.

When? – Submissions are due in to Olive by November 3rd.

Who? – All students from Pre-K through 12th grade may enter as many pieces as they would like.

Click Here for more information. Contact Kim Hemminger or Leena Joshi with questions.

You may find the Official Rules here, and click here for the Entry Form.

Picture Day – Monday, September 18, 2017

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to bring your smile! Student pictures will be taken on Monday, September 18, 2017. Order forms came home this week. Have you seen all of the backgrounds available? Please visit www.ordercp.com to view all 100 options!

Please note: Yearbooks are not included with picture packages and will be ordered separately later in the school year.

Please contact Nina Shamoon with any questions.

ARTSPIRATION

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Join us for some A-R-T-S-P-I-R-A-T-I-O-N!

An Instagram Inspired PTA Reflections Kick-Off Event. Mini-workshops hosted by experts in the arts! Leave with ideas for your own reflections project to submit at your school! All ages, K-8 invited. #artspiration #ptareflections #ilptaarts

10/2/2017 6-7:30pm South Middle School

Parents are asked to stay the first 30 minutes, for informational purposes.

Registration Link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0QJmSezUGg4zm-E5x0vgep_rP_ltABFSFePRReIfBlZvosw/viewform

Volunteer Sign-Up Link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4fa8ad2fa3f49-arlington

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Bike Rodeo – Wednesday, September 13

Attention ALL 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

2017 Bike Rodeo, Wednesday, September 13th after school until 4:45 p.m. 

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 in the past) participate in the Olive-Mary Stitt PTA Bike Rodeo. This rodeo is an introduction to biking rules and an opportunity for the children’s bikes to be checked for safety.

Children may ride their bikes to school on the day of the Bike Rodeo and any day after their successful completion of the Bike Rodeo.

Helmets are required for attendance. Please click here for the permission slip and more information. 

These are due by Tuesday, September 12th. Please contact Katie Stawicki or Erin Fleming with any questions.

Rain Date is Wednesday, September 20.

Back to School Events

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OMS Back to School Events

Friday, August 25th

Meet and Greet
2:20-3:20 pm
Olive-Mary Stitt School

OMS Administration and Staff invite you to school to meet your teacher, see your classroom and drop off your school supplies.

Rock the Nest DJ Event*!
2:20-4:20pm
OMS Playground

OMS PTA is hosting a rocking DJ on the blacktop next to the playground. Join friends to play and dance the afternoon away.

Dine and Earn Social*
4:00–10:00pm
JD’s Smokehouse, 286 W. Rand

OMS PTA invites you to JD’s BBQ for a Dine and Earn to socialize with friends and families from the OMS community. Please mention OMS when ordering and a portion of sales will be donated to the OMS PTA.

*NOTICE: This event is solely sponsored by the PTA. School staff may not be present and have no responsibility for the event. Please direct all inquiries or concerns to the sponsoring PTA.

Kindergarten Summer Play Dates

Calling all families with children starting Kindergarten in the fall at Olive.  We have scheduled three play dates over the summer. Kindergarten play dates are a good way for children and parents to meet before the school year begins. We know that summer is a busy time, but we hope that you can attend as many as possible. All of the play dates will be held at Greens Park, which is the park right next to Olive.

Wednesday, June 21st at 6:00 PM
Saturday, July 15th at 10:00 AM
Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 PM

If you have ordered a Class of 2023 Kindergarten T-shirt, they will be available for pick-up at the play dates.

Hope to see you there, thanks,
Norah Muenkel & Megan Kerpec
PTA Incoming Kindergarten Co-chairs

Field Day was a Success

We are grateful to our gym teacher, Mrs. Pusateri, for organizing an amazing Field Day last week. Over fifty parents volunteered to help give our children an amazing day.  Special thanks go to Stacy Riggs for organizing all of the volunteers and helping us with this event.

World of Work Comes to OMS Spring 2018

We are so excited to announce that “World of Work” comes to Olive-Mary Stitt spring 2018. The purpose of “World of Work” program is to provide the 5th grade students an opportunity for a “real world” work experience. This program would afford the 5th grade children to see the value hard work in different business settings. It would also allow them a window into the many steps involved in career aspirations. We will partner with local businesses and companies for the children to job shadow a few hours. Children will learn about career paths, job requirements, education and the importance of goals. The program will include a introduction to resume writing, beginner interviewing skills and a brown bag business lunch. This program must have enough chaperones to take flight, consider volunteering for “World of Work” PTA Program spring 2018.

End-of-School Gently Used School Supply Drive

Give the gift of learning this summer to the under served in our community. Character Counts is partnering with SCARCE an award-winning environmental education non-profit. They are dedicated to creating sustainable communities and hands-on education programs. Your donations will go directly into the hands of economically struggling school children. Please note that this is a ONE DAY ONLY event. The “End-of-School Gently Used School Supply Drive” will take place on THURSDAY, JUNE 8th from 3:20 – 4:30 pm at Greens Park, near Basketball court. Parents must accompany child donating items to this drive. Collecting gently used: pencils, crayons, markers, notebooks, folders, scissors, paper, pens, glue, books, colored pencils and glue sticks.

Click here for more details.

4th Annual Progressive Dinner

Please join us on Saturday, October 17, 2015 for our 4th annual Progressive Dinner. Enjoy food and drinks as you meet new OMS parents and reconnect with others. Come with a friend, spouse or yourself. Please use this form to register for the event. RSVP BY OCTOBER 2, 2015 by returning form to main office or backpack mail.

Please contact Kerri Grabowski at grabowski@ameritech.net or Katie Stawicki at katiestawicki44@gmail.com  with any questions.

Incoming Kindergarten Play Dates

Attention Families with Incoming Kindergartners! The Summer Play dates are set for Wednesday, June 24 6:30-7:30 pm; Sunday July 19th from 1:00-2:00 pm & Monday & August 10th from 10:00-11:00 am. Please bring your incoming Kindergartners to meet some new kindergarten friends. All play dates are held weather permitting at Greens Park. Also, we are ordering the Class of 2021 T-shirts. If you haven’t already ordered one and you would like to please complete this form and turn it into the front office. Any questions? contact Lindsey Campion

Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make staff appreciation week such a huge success. We are so fortunate to have such generous OMS parents who not only donated goods, but also their time – the week was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire OMS staff. Thanks to Starbucks for donating coffee and creamer. And a very special thank you to Donna and Scott Hardwood who designed the awesome staff appreciation sign which will be enjoyed for years to come.