October is Down Syndrome Awareness, Acceptance and Advocacy Month!

During October, we celebrate the abilities and possibilities of people with Down Syndrome and spread awareness about what people with Down Syndrome bring to their communities. We also work to advocate for meaningful inclusion and supports to help individuals with Down syndrome continue to thrive and contribute in their communities. 5 Things You Should Know … Continue reading October is Down Syndrome Awareness, Acceptance and Advocacy Month!

Save Those Old Coats! Coat Drive (Soon!)

Coats and other winter gear needed (soon!). The Olive Way Committee is working hard to finalize details for the coat drive at OMS this year. If you have coats and winter gear to donate, hang tight while we work out the details and hope to get the drive going in the next week or so.

Chess Club

Chess Club coming! Soon it will be your move! We are working through COVID protocols for student spacing and capacity limits. Sign ups will be posted in the coming weeks through a Twig link. Space will be more limited than in years past, and sign ups may have to be per session instead of for … Continue reading Chess Club

Ecology Club Is Back!

Our first Ecology Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 5th at 3:35pm to 4:35pm. We look forward to learning about Climate Change this year through hands on activities and lessons to practice at home. Note that October and November Club meetings will be held outside. Space is limited -- sign up today!

National PTA Grant Information and Application Here

National PTA is Giving Away $162,000 in Grants. APPLY for Your Share! Application Deadline Sep 27, 2021 @ 8pm EDT Family Reading Experience Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax 25 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand funding, sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax, to implement the National PTA Family Reading Experience program to connect … Continue reading National PTA Grant Information and Application Here

IT Skills and Looking to Get Involved? We Need You!!

We are looking for a volunteer to co-chair/assist our IT committee with the weekly Twig Newsletter and our website. This is the perfect volunteer position for a working parent with time in the evenings (after kids go to bed?!) or during the day! Please contact us at olivepta@gmail.com or Dawid Dudzinski, for more information or … Continue reading IT Skills and Looking to Get Involved? We Need You!!

Reflections Submissions Due Nov 1st!

Encourage your kids to participate in the PTA’s national Reflections arts program! This year’s theme is “I will change the world by…” Submissions are due to the OMS office by November 1st. Sign up form Download Rules: Dance Choreography English/SpanishFilm Production English/SpanishLiterature English/SpanishMusic Composition English/SpanishPhotography English/SpanishVisual Arts English/Spanish Special Artist English/Spanish

Sign Up! OMS Bike Rodeo: Tue, Sept 14

Each year OMS 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who would like to ride their bike to school (and have not participated in the past) are required to participate in the OMS PTA Bike Rodeo. See the Bike Rodeo Flyer for more info and sign up using the Bike Rodeo Sign Up and Permission Form.

LMC Volunteer Coordinator

The LMC is hoping for additional volunteers for Tuesday mornings. If your child is in Mrs. Range or Mrs. Baker's class, we may have an opportunity for you to help in the LMC while your child's class has their LMC lesson! Please contact Joy Chaplin joy.chaplin@gmail.com if this might work for you.

Picture Day – Wed, Sept 15th

Welcome back Olive families! Picture Day will be slightly different this year. Each child will have his or her photo taken inside the building, socially distanced. The group photo will be taken outside, weather dependent. All orders will be ONLINE ONLY this year. The link is inter-state.com/flyerentry and our code is 60629BF

Room Reps Still Needed

Looking to get more involved with your children's school/classroom? Then sign up to be a Room Representative for the 2021/22 school year! Please email Erin Wiggs at EEA721@yahoo.com if you would like to be considered, or if you have any questions.

Special Thank you to 5th grade Committee Sub-Committee Chairs

Thank you to all of the 5th grade committee volunteers. The 5th grade committee would like to send a very special "THANK YOU" to Monica Hartman, Kelly DeRosa, Jen Greenwell, Janet Reich, Katie Zabor, Amy Braun and Megan Puzen for their extraordinary contributions to making the 5th grade celebration a success. We could not have … Continue reading Special Thank you to 5th grade Committee Sub-Committee Chairs