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!
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.
Hi families! Just wanted to remind you that Picture Retake Day is on Wednesday, October 27th. Be sure to bring in your picture package to turn it in for a free replacement package. If you haven't placed an order as of yet, please do so ONLINE by that day for free shipping to school. We … Continue reading Picture Retake Day – 10/27
5th graders already?!?! Time needs to slow down! As your 5th grade committee is hard at work planning a fun filled end of year, we need YOUR help to make it happen! Please fill out the Google form if you are interested in volunteering for a sub committee, or if you'd like to be a … Continue reading Calling 5th Grade Parents!!
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
Did you know the conference dinner is the one time during the school year that our teachers are able to sit down and share a meal together? Every year, the PTA sponsors a themed dinner during fall conferences. We need your help to make sure our teachers know how lucky we are to have them! … Continue reading Conference Dinner – We Need Your Help!
Is your child interested in learning about cultures and traditions from other parts of the world? The OMS Culture Club, as part of the Every Owl Counts committee, will meet three times this year to explore different holidays and festivals that are celebrated by some of our OMS families. Our first meeting is November 2nd … Continue reading Coming Soon – Culture Club Sign-up
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!
If you missed our first PTA meeting (or just want to relive the fun again!) the minutes are available for your use and you can find them here.
We are excited to announce that the Olive-Mary Stitt Directory App is now available! All PTA members have been set up as a user for DirectorySpot and can now download it for free from the App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users), or you can also access the data from the web. For … Continue reading DirectorySpot is Updated for 2021-22
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
September 15th to October 15th is designated as National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. September 15th was chosen because it is the independence day for El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras, and the independence days of Mexico and Chile fall on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Read more about the … Continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Camp Fit is a PTA sponsored event run solely by parent volunteers and open to 1st-5th grade students. It is held outside with the approval of CAP and the OMS Principals. We will stay active by running/walking and utilizing gym equipment for various stations throughout the blacktop and open field. The Fall session is held … Continue reading Camp Fit Fall Session Is Full – Add to Waitlist
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Dawid Dudzinski, for more information or … Continue reading IT Skills and Looking to Get Involved? We Need You!!
Shanah Tovah to all those celebrating the Jewish high holidays! Rosh Hashana is on September 7th and Yom Kippur is on September 16th. Whether you want stories to read with your kids as you celebrate, or you want stories to educate your kids, here are some books to help. The AHML has many of them! … Continue reading Celebrate the High Holidays with These Books!
Please join us for our first PTA General Meeting. Everyone is welcome! We will be highlighting several of our 2021/2022 fundraisers and programs as well as voting on our budget. Before the meeting we will be having our PTA Fair. We are excited to showcase and promote our various clubs and committees. If you would … Continue reading PTA Fair and First Meeting 9/15 at 6:30 PM
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
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.
It's yearbook time! Until September 30, our TreeRing yearbooks are 10% off, definitely take advantage of this deal! You can purchase any time at http://www.treering.com. Our passcode is 1014636724843184. Questions? Contact email@example.com. New this year- we NEED YOU to help choose the theme! Vote for your favorite here: https://forms.gle/SavYir2hfqqscwuG6
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if this might work for you.
The SpiritWear sale window will be open Sept 3-17 (est. delivery Oct 18-22); and will reopen Nov 1-12 for holiday shopping. Please note that there are 2 links for buying options this year! https://oms2021fall.itemorder.com/sale https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2021-spiritwear-oms-water-bottles
OMS Bike Rodeo: Tuesday, 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. Student permission slip and more details coming … Continue reading Bike Rodeo is Back! (9/14)
Camp Fit is a PTA sponsored event run solely by parent volunteers and open to 1st-5th grade students. It is held outside with the approval of CAP and the OMS Principals. We will be active by running/walking and utilizing gym equipment for various stations throughout the playground and open field. The Fall session is held … Continue reading Camp Fit – Fall Session is Full
This year's SpiritWear fundraiser is approaching quickly! We will open for orders in the online store on Friday, September 3rd and will remain open for sales for 2 weeks. From shirts/sweatshirts/shorts to blankets to customized water bottles, there will be a variety of ways to show off your OMS Pride!
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
There’s only 25 tickets left to the hottest House Hop in town! Purchase them here before they sell out! https://omshousehop2021.eventbrite.com/
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.
Interested in Volunteering? It takes hundreds of volunteer hours to support our classroom teachers, sponsor enrichment activities, host fun family events, and raise funds. Whether you have a lot of time or a very limited schedule, we will work with you to find the best place for you to get involved. Please use this form … Continue reading Looking to Volunteer for the PTA?
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
We are thrilled to celebrate the last day of school with Kona Ice! Kona Ice will have two (2) vehicles on school grounds beginning at 3:30pm. One vehicle will serve families whose last name begins with A-M and the other vehicle will serve families whose last name begins with N-Z. Your help supporting social distancing … Continue reading Celebrate the Last Day of School with Kona Ice!