With everyone staying inside and moving to remote learning platforms, many great resources have been shared (academic and otherwise), and we thought we'd list some of the websites here (for children AND adults!) Happy learning!* Educational Companies with Free Subscriptions Kiwi Company DIY Craft Ideas The Happy Broadcast Learn in Color: 75+ Entertaining and Educational … Continue reading Online Resources: Learning and Fun Activities!
Since news broke that schools will be closing, along with restaurants and other local establishments, so many people have been asking, "How Can I Help?" We have compiled a list of ways to help from the safety of your home (and car)! 1.) Help families experiencing food insecurity - Greater Chicago Food Depository 2.) Write … Continue reading Ways to Lend a Hand (Without Actually Touching Anyone) in Response to COVID-19
*Updated 3/19/2020 School is officially closed as of March 14, 2020 until further notice, at least until after Spring Break. Please see the letter from District 25 regarding the district's response in light of the COVID-19 situation. Please note that we are taking it day by day, and information is constantly being updated and evolving. … Continue reading COVID-19 Update and PTA Response
ARRRR You Ready for a Reading Adventure?Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:30 – 8:30PMIt’s time to mark your calendars for our Annual Book Fair! There is more treasure in a book than all the pirates’ loot on treasure island!! There will be books of all genres and for adults and kids of all ages. This is … Continue reading Book Fair: Save the Date, April 22, 6:30 p.m.
Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk fundraising event. Join students, staff, families, friends and neighbors and move to raise money for education!
Calling all Owls and their families: We are excited to announce that Earth Fair will be on April 22 this year, from 6:30PM-8:00PM. As always, we’ll have lots of fun games including the ever-popular Trash to Treasure, crafts and a chance to meet folks from local organizations that are committed to our eco-friendly cause. Olive … Continue reading Announcing Earth Fair April 22, 2020
*UPDATED 3/13/20 at 10:10 a.m. to reflect most recent communication from D25 regarding school closing. In response to the precautionary measures put in place to keep students, families and the community safe with respect to the COVID-19 virus, Olive PTA is following the guidelines set forth by Arlington Heights Council of PTAs (AHCPTAs), which in … Continue reading COVID-19 Precautionary Measures: PTA Programming Cancellations
UPDATE 3/13/2020: The Zone Family Night has been cancelled. Join OMS friends March 15th 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm for a FREE NIGHT at The Zone in Mount Prospect! Admission is FREE, and please bring non-perishable food donations! Thanks to all of the wonderful interest, our reservation list is FULL due to safety requirements at … Continue reading Waitlist link here for Family Activity Night at The Zone!
Thank you to everyone who submitted names for the 2020/2021 PTA Executive Committee. We were overwhelmed with candidates and we are thrilled to have qualified and excited nominees. They all bring leadership skills, knowledge and creativity to their respective positions. Olive is in great hands next year! For consideration to the 2020/2021 PTA Executive Committee: … Continue reading Nominees for 2020/2021 PTA Executive Committee
For the 5th grade parents!! Thomas Spring Spirit Wear Sale starts today! Orders are due March 13. https://thomasspiritwear.itemorder.com/
Please join us for our next PTA meeting, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the OMS Commons. After the meeting, we will hear from District 25 Superintendent, Dr. Lori Bein for a brief presentation on bullying. Following Dr. Bein will be two representatives from the district technology department sharing a presentation, Technology in … Continue reading PTA Meeting and Guest Speakers, Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.
Attention all 4th and 5th graders! Please join us on Thursday, March 5th, to rock out with the Arlington Heights School of Rock house band. There will be an opportunity for students to participate in a portion of the performance. The event will run from 6:45pm - 7:30pm in the OMS Commons (doors open at … Continue reading 4th & 5th Grade Activity Night
"On 2/20 & 2/21, all students had a chance to see Pirates of Penzance on stage at OMS featuring a student chorus of 4th & 5th graders. Opera for the Young® brings live, professional opera to elementary school audiences with annual Fall and Spring tours. Students appear onstage in chorus and cameo roles, performing for … Continue reading Cultural Arts Performance: Pirates of Penzance
Did you know that 2 out of 3 low-income children have no books of their own? We’ve partnered with Bernie’s Book Bank with a goal to collect 1,500 new or gently used books for ages 0 through 6th grade. Bernie’s Book Bank provides books to at-risk infants and school-aged children throughout Chicagoland. Please no workbooks, … Continue reading The Owl Way – “Stack the Nest” Book Drive Ending Soon!
Sign up for our February Art Club here. Sign Up We will meet after school on Wednesday, Feb. 26 to make modified self portraits.
Calling all 3rd to 5th grade students! You are invited to join the OMS Ecology Club! This year, the Ecology Club is exploring all things WATER. Our fifth meeting is Thursday, March 5th from 3:35pm to 4:45pm. We will prepare for Earth Day and Earth Fair, and continue learning about water. Our activity for this … Continue reading Ecology Club – Thursday, March 5th, 3:35pm to 4:45pm
Join us March 2nd and April 23rd from 7-8:30 pm for a 2 part book club to discuss the book Raising Human Beings by Dr Greene. Dr Ross Greene is psychologist and creator of the model Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. This book offers a different approach to parenting and solving everyday problems using empathy and … Continue reading PTA Bookclub at OMS library
The meeting originally planned for Monday, February 24th needs to be rescheduled, so currently has been cancelled. The consultant the district had hoped to work with has a packed schedule, and they are in the process looking for someone else with complementary availability. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date!
UPDATE 3/13/2020: S.T.E.A.M. Night has been cancelled. 2nd Annual STEAM Night is coming…mark your calendars! MARCH 19 6:30-8:00 PMWhat is STEAM Night? A fun, hands on, interactive night for ALL (young and old) to explore the world of Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math! Dozens of hands on activities, presented by OMS staff and Northern … Continue reading STEAM NIGHT – Save The Date – March 19, 6:30pm
What a fabulous event last week - our first ELL/Bilingual Family Night! An extensive thank you goes out to our Every Owl Counts Committee Chairs, Karen Joseph and Monika Tietz, who put this event together. Volunteers helped kids make crafts, read books, (and even shared a magic trick!), while parents heard from resources available to … Continue reading OMS First ELL/Bilingual Family Night A Success!
We are actively recruiting volunteers for next school year (2020/2021) and that includes the 5th Grade Committee Co-Chairs. This is a year long effort planning every activity for our 5th graders in their last year as Owls. If you are interested in serving on this committee as a co-chair (sub-committee chairs will be decided at … Continue reading 5th Grade Committee Chairs – Apply Here!
Did you know that 2 out of 3 low-income children have no books of their own? We’ve partnered with Bernie’s Book Bank with a goal to collect 1,500 new or gently used books for ages 0 through 6th grade. Bernie’s Book Bank provides books to at-risk infants and school-aged children throughout Chicagoland. Please no workbooks, … Continue reading The Owl Way – “Stack the Nest” Book Drive Coming Soon!
Do you have a special talent? Or do you have an interest in one of the committees at OMS? Well, we need you! We are currently filling open positions for Committee Chairs. Each committee requires at least two co-chairs to lead the committee. The current number needed is indicated in parenthesis by each title. Take … Continue reading 2020/2021 Open Committee Chair Positions
Each year, PTA collects suggestions from parents, teachers and school administration on how to spend any excess funds. Although we try to budget accordingly, we may have extra money to spend. The actual amount of excess funds available will not be known until the end of June, and any chosen suggestions will be incorporated into … Continue reading Ideas Welcome for Excess Funds Here!
Do you want to be involved at OMS? Then consider volunteering in the Library Media Center (LMC)! You can help students with book check out, re-shelve books, work on projects and meet new friends! Currently, we have the following available slots: Tuesday 10:30am - 12:10pmThursday 1:15pm - 3:30pmFriday 10:30am -12:10pm The commitment for the time … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities Available in the LMC!
Pirates of Penzance with Opera for the Young ***featuring a student chorus of OMS 4th & 5th grade students! Thursday, February 20 @ 9:30am & Friday, February 21 @ 9:30amOMS Commons Please join us for this hour-long performance on Thursday or Friday at 9:30AM. PM Kindergarten students must be attended by an adult. Younger siblings … Continue reading PM Kindergarten Families: Join Us for a Cultural Arts Performance
Wednesday Jan. 29 Sign up Here. Calling all new Art Club students. Please sign up here to register for our Wednesday, January 29th Art Club! Sign up!
OMS Annual World of Work Program World of Work is back and needs your help!! The WOW program provides 5th grade students the opportunity to act as employees for a day for local businesses that interest them. The WOW program is supported by many Arlington Heights businesses and we are looking for parent volunteers from … Continue reading OMS Annual World of Work Program
It’s February so you know what that means again…. It’s time for the Spring (almost!) Box Tops Challenge! The challenge will run from Tuesday, February 18th thru Friday, February 21st. Each Box Top turned in means 10¢ for our school. I know that doesn’t seem like a lot but they add up fast! During the … Continue reading Spring Box Top Challenge
March 2nd and April 23 7:00-8:30 pm Location TBD Join us for a book club to discuss the book Raising Human Beings by Dr Greene. Dr Ross Greene is a renowned psychologist, bestselling author and creator of the model Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. This book offers a different approach to parenting and solving everyday problems … Continue reading PTA Bookclub