Please fill out the 5th grade t-shirt form that was sent home this week, and return by Monday, November 29th. These t-shirts will be worn for all 5th grade activities. (i.e. 5th grade breakfast, field trip to Sunrise, 5th grade class picture, etc.) Order form PDF
Join the educational team from Candor Health with your 5th grade boy to learn more about human anatomy, identifying puberty changes, and how to comfortably discuss and care for their changing bodies. This class is in addition to the in-school curriculum. For FAQ- https://candorhealthed.org/parent-information/parents-of-student-in-program/puberty-parent-page/
November 9th PTA Meeting Minutes
Thank you to all who donated to The Owl Way sponsored coat drive benefiting Palatine Assisting Through Hope. We were blown away by generosity of the OMS community- with a total of 391 winter items collected! Stay tuned for future The Owl Way sponsored events.
Are you, or someone you know, interested in recruiting next year’s Executive Committee? The Nominating Committee is a group of PTA members who find and nominate the following year’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is the elected board that directs all of the PTA committees at our school. These people will be actively recruiting and … Continue reading Looking for Nominations for the Nominating Committee
Everyone is excited to eat turkey and pie, but it’s important not to ignore Thanksgiving’s difficult history. While teaching kids about history, you want to be age appropriate. Focusing on both gratitude and awareness might be a good approach. Before, during and after Thanksgiving break keep your kids learning and growing. As a family you … Continue reading How to Talk to Kids About Thanksgiving
The OMS PTA Holiday Party is back! Please join your fellow parents in celebrating the season at 7 pm on Thursday, December 2 at Rolling Green Country Club. $25 per person includes 2 drink tickets, appetizers, holiday treats and so much cheer! Purchase your tickets online here: Tickets
Get your future Cardinal excited with some South Swag! Please visit the website at http://www.CARDINALSHOPPE.com.
ABC25 Foundation and Berry Yo are partnering up to raise money for District 25 schools to bring Excellence, Innovation, and Creativity into our classrooms. We will be selling delicious Cocoa Bombs just in time for the holidays! Pre-order by Nov. 19th and pick up at Berry Yo (downtown Arlington Heights) Dec. 1st-4th! Support our schools … Continue reading Cocoa Bomb Fundraiser – Order by Nov. 19!
We would like to get a pulse on comfort level for your family and interest for Family Activity Night. In prior years, this was an evening of roller skating and last year it was supposed to be an event at The Zone in Mount Prospect. Due to COVID restrictions, last year's event had to be … Continue reading Family Activity Night Questionnaire
During National Native American Heritage Month, let's celebrate the rich and diverse culture, traditions, and the countless contributions of Native peoples past and present, along with acknowledging their hardship and struggles both throughout history and in the present day. Did you know that we owe lots of things to Native innovation? Things that we might … Continue reading November is National Native American Heritage Month
Join us this month as we continue to learn about local and global impacts of climate change, and what actions we can take to make a difference. A nature scavenger hunt will also be part of the fun! For 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Signup Form
Fall SpiritWear orders were delivered to the school this week and should have come home with your students. Another window to order SpiritWear will open on November 1st and remain open for 2 weeks for holiday orders! Look for an upcoming announcement with ordering information. 2021 SpiritWear extra - OMS Water Bottles Apparel
The 2021 Just Jump fundraiser is open for sponsorship/donations. Please open the attached flyer for more details, but the gym class activities will start the week of November 15th. Donations for Just Jump are now being accepted online: https://oms-just-jump-2021.cheddarup.com Beginning November 1st, we can also accept cash/check donations via "backpack mail" - just please make … Continue reading Just Jump is Back!
Chess club is back so get ready to take on the Queen’s Gambit. Chess Club will run from 3:35-4:35. Space is limited this year and signing up below will be for the first three sessions. We will have another sign up after Winter break. Chess Club Registration
Unfortunately Culture Club needs to cancel the planned November event. Hopefully this will be rescheduled for January. Please stay tuned for updates. Thank you for your understanding. Culture Club Sign Up
Coat and Winter Gear Drive is Back at OMS. Benefitting Palatine Assisting Through Hope. The Owl Way Committee is accepting gently used adult/children coats, waterproof gloves/mittens and boots. October 25th - November 12th. Box will be located in the OMS commons area.
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