Culture Club held its inaugural meeting on January 25th where we learned about Chinese / Lunar New Year. Students played a trivia game, practiced using chopsticks, saw a special dance performance, read a book and took home new years crafts to share with our families. Special thanks to Jasmine Deng, Jessica Swartz and Meiling Shi … Continue reading Culture Club Celebrates Chinese New Year
Do you play or enjoy listening to the violin? Have you heard the violin played in jazz and other non-classical music? Then you’ll love the music of Regina Carter! Read here to find out more about this contemporary MacArthur ‘genius’ award recipient and Suzuki trained violinist who is stretching the strings of the violin to … Continue reading Celebrate Black History Month
Dance/ Yoga Club was an energetic way to have some fun together on cold days after school. We experienced three after school sessions. We enjoyed doing yoga moves such as downward facing dog, warrior pose and tree pose. We had fun using our jazz and hip hop moves to music by student request. We danced … Continue reading Dance/Yoga Club Recap
Let's let the OMS staff know how much we appreciate them! Please see the sign up genius link for items to help stock the lounge during Parent/Teacher Conferences February 17-18th. We are asking that you drop off the items between Monday, February 14th and Wednesday, February 16th, directly to the front office. Thank you all … Continue reading Let’s Stock the Lounge!
Please mark your calendars and join us for our next PTA meeting Wednesday, February 2nd at 7pm in-person or via zoom. We will welcome guest speakers from Compass Health Center for a presentation on parenting in the age of technology, focusing on the impacts of screen time. Please see the informational flyer to learn more. … Continue reading PTA Upcoming Meeting
How many Target runs do you do in a week? What about grocery runs? We all know no one has time to clip BoxTops anymore! Thankfully, they are all digital! We can still earn money for our school by going to ALL the places we normally do! Follow this link on how to continue earning … Continue reading Digital BoxTops are Here to Stay!
2nd and 3rd grade students are invited to attend an evening full of fascinating science with Steve Belliveau! Space is limited so be sure to sign-up quick, last day to register is Friday February 4th. You will get a confirmation email of participation / waitlist once you have registered. Students need to accompanied by a … Continue reading Getting Excited About Science hosted by Steve Belliveau for 2nd and 3rd Grade Activity Night – Feb 10th at 6:50pm in the Commons
Please join us to learn about Chinese New Year on Tuesday, January 25th from 3:35-4:45! Sign up here
On January 17th, let’s honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day by reading with our kids, learning more for ourselves and having a conversation about race with our family. Not sure how to talk to your kids about race? Here are some resources to help! Listen to this Ted talk “Is My Skin Brown Because I … Continue reading Celebrate MLK Day!
Always wanted to learn Chess or sharpen your current skills to be the next Grand Master? Chess Club is back for Session Two. Sign up is below. https://forms.gle/VZh4d3zo3dBo9NxEA
Ecology Club won’t be meeting in person next Monday, January 10th. We have a few activities for those who may be interested in tackling some projects this month (see below). We look forward to reconvening on February 14th, 2022 as we start gearing up for Earth Month! We have a few activities (along with a … Continue reading Ecology Club canceled for Monday January 10th
Olive-Mary Stitt PTA is seeking nominations for officers to serve for the 2021-2022 school year. Executive positions for nomination include: President-Elect 2nd Vice President (Ways & Means/Fundraising) 3rd Vice President (Legislation) Each term is for two years. If you or someone you know is interested in serving Olive-Mary Stitt in one of the above positions, … Continue reading PTA Executive Committee 2022/2023- We Need You!
The Great Boodini, an award winning magician, is coming to perform for the Kindergarten and First Graders. Please sign up to join us for a fun filled evening. Due to COVID, space is limited to the first 55 children with one parent/guardian to accompany, no siblings please. Registration will be open until the spots are … Continue reading Magic Show by The Great Boodini for Kindergarten and First Graders in the OMS Commons on Thursday January 13, 2022
OMS 1st Grade Daisy Troops went caroling around our neighborhood this weekend and raised donations for our PTA! See some photos here. Special thanks to Crystal Gausden, Meg Senesac, Jenny Vuckov for their generosity and kindness!
Once again, our Ecology Club co-chairs Nancy Weber and Diane Beardmore, were hard at work next to the students decorating the school planters with holiday cheer and created nature inspired crafts to take home! Ecology Club will continue to meet once a month and students can join at any point throughout the school year.
Join us for three sessions of dance and yoga relaxation and fun! (January 11th, 18th, 25th) We will start with a yoga warm up and then end with some energetic dance choreography to some of your favorite songs! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat (if possible) and water! More details and sign-up … Continue reading Dance/Yoga Club
The Great Boodini is coming Jan. 13th to perform at OMS for activity night! Kindergarten and First Graders along with one parent/guardian are invited to join in a magical night as the award winning Great Boodini entertains us with some tricks. Sign-up to follow in the Twig next week and will be limited to the … Continue reading Kindergarten and First Grade Save the Date!
Oh, Snap! OMS PTA Trivia Night is back! Dust off your acid-washed jeans, flannel shirts and grab your scrunchie! It’s a 90s-themed night! We’ll be gettin’ jiggy with it at the KC Hall (15 N. Hickory Ave.) Doors open at 7 pm, first 90’s question at 8 pm. As in years past, each table of … Continue reading Oh, Snap! PTA Trivia Night Is Back for a 90’s Throwback!
As we head into December we’d like to once again remind you that room reps may not collect for any group or class gifts for teachers or staff. However, if a parent or group of parents from the class would like to organize a classroom teacher gift, that is their choice, but it should not … Continue reading Individual Gift Giving for Staff/Teachers
Let's celebrate being green during the winter holiday season at December's Ecology Club meeting. We will create nature inspired crafts to share with family and friends, and decorate the school planters with holiday cheer. Sign up here.
Friday, December 17th Kick off winter break with Story Time with the Principals! Ms. Davis and Mrs. Pemberton will read a story to the students in the commons. A craft will follow. We need 4 volunteers to help with each time slot listed. Please click on the link to sign up to help. On the … Continue reading Holiday Story Time with the Principals
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.