“World of Work” comes to Olive-Mary Stitt Friday, March 2, 2018. The purpose of “World of Work” program is to provide the 5th grade students an opportunity for a “real world” work experience. This program must have enough chaperones to take flight. This program would allow the 5th grade students to see the value hard … Continue reading 5 More Volunteers Needed to Make World of Work Day a Success!
OMS Holiday Story Time: Kindness Rocks at our annual holiday story time this year! On December 22nd Mrs. FitzPatrick and Ms. Davis will be reading the students a story about kindness. After the story is read, students will brainstorm and determine what word they want to write on their rock and then decorate it. A … Continue reading OMS Holiday Story Time – December 22nd
Last call - Reflections projects are due into the front office by the end of the day on Friday, November, 3rd.
Club/Group photos for the OMS Yearbook will be taken on Thursday, November 2nd at 8:15am (picture retake day). Children who participate in any of the Clubs/Groups listed below are encouraged to come for the photo shoot. Please drop your children off at the front door of the school by 8:15am. Parents do not need to … Continue reading Club Yearbook Photos – Thursday, November 2, 8:15AM
Everyone should have received their student pictures. If you were absent or need a retake. please bring your picture packet or new order form to school on Thursday, 11/2/17. Retakes will begin promptly in the morning after announcements. Additional forms are available in the office. Please Note: PM Kindergarten retakes need to be done between … Continue reading Picture Re-Takes – Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
We are excited to announce that the One Book One School program will begin on Monday, October 2. Families are invited to read the book A Nest For Celeste together during the month of October. We are very grateful to our PTA for generously purchasing a paperback copy of the book for each family. The books are being … Continue reading One Book, One School
We are currently placing Room Rep volunteers with classes and will be notifying parents of their placement via email by mid next week. Please click here to see the list of classrooms that still have open Room Rep positions. We would love to get these open spots filled! Thanks to the many parents that volunteered to … Continue reading Room Representatives Needed
The Bike Rodeo has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 30 immediately after school. A new permission slip is attached to this edition of the TWIG. The bike rodeo permission slip with the new event date MUST be filled out and returned byTuesday, September 29 – permission slips that were submitted for the original event date are … Continue reading Bike Rodeo – New Date!
Please consider helping with Olive PTA's First Aid for Little People. If you haven't volunteered in the past, it is a first aid program for 1st/2nd graders. The kids rotate through five stations which are presented by parents. The program will be held in the LMC on June 2nd and 3rd. It will only take … Continue reading First Aid for Little People
The Cultural Arts committee would love to know if any OMS families have personal connections to or enjoyed with their kids any particular Chicago-area theater, music, or dance groups. We are looking to secure in-school performances for the 2015-16 school year and we welcome your input on the types of arts and cultural education you'd … Continue reading Cultural Arts
Being that this is Food Allergy Awareness Week, we shared basic allergy information on morning announcements. Here are the key points: 1 in 13 kids has a food allergy. That’s about two kids in every classroom. Food allergies are a serious medical condition, not a choice! What is a Food Allergy? Some people’s bodies think that … Continue reading Food Allergy Awareness Week
OMS Directory Cover Contest: ATTENTION all Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders! Help us design a new cover for the 2015-2016 Olive Directory. Entries are due to the school office no later than Thursday, May 21. Once all entries are received, 3rd and 4th graders will vote for their favorite cover. Entries need to be on … Continue reading Directory Cover Contest
The PTA is once again offering school supply kits for purchase and the deadline for ordering is June 12th. Please see the attached School Supply Order form for more information. Here is the 2015-16 School Supply list for all grades.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
Erin's Law Update letter
OMS Staff Appreciation Week is May 4th-8th. On Wednesday, May 6th please wear your OMS spirit wear or wear red to show the OMS staff how much you appreciate them! Also, if you want to write a special note to any staff member to show how grateful you are, please send them in during the … Continue reading OMS Staff Appreciation Week
Camp Fit will be starting soon. Sign up early as SPACE IS LIMITED! Camp Fit is a 5 week program for OMS students in grades 1-5. We meet on Tuesdays in May and June from 3:45-4:45 PM. We will meet on May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2. Space for this session is limited. … Continue reading Camp Fit
We are happy to say that award winning author Blue Balliett will be visiting OMS on Thursday April 23rd. Books can still be ordered. Click here for the book order form.
Wednesday April 8, 2015: The fourth grade girls will have the opportunity to attend the “Linda” program presented by the Robert Crown Health Education Center. This program has been developed to acquaint the girls with the physical development and personal hygiene associated with growing up. The program will be presented in the Commons at Olive-Mary … Continue reading Linda Talk / 4th Grade Girls
Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders: Blue Balliet, author of the award winning book Chasing Vermeer, is coming to visit on April 7th! There is a an opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of one of her books and a special challenge/opportunity from Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Watanuki. Students who wish to purchase a personalized autographed … Continue reading Author Visit
Congratulations to all Olive Reflections participants on the great show of talent with the projects submitted this year. The results are back from our IL NW-Cook Region PTA district 37; an additional congratulations goes out to students whose Reflections projects advanced at the District Level and will be going on to state: - Timothy Boldt, … Continue reading Reflections Projects Advanced to District Level
The "Everybody Counts" program is a curriculum for all grades at Olive which explores disability awareness. Each grade level curriculum teaches about a different disability. Classroom presentations will be scheduled during the week of February 2nd-6th and take about 45 minutes. We need 3-4 volunteers per class to present the program to the students. All … Continue reading Everybody Counts
Author Brad Herzog spoke with our first and second graders on Thursday, November 20 in the morning. He shared various facets of the writing life such as how he became a writer, how he gets his ideas, and how he does research to prepare to write his nonfiction books. He also collaborated with the students … Continue reading Author visit book orders
Parents of 5th Grade Boys: Tuesday December 9, 2014: The fifth grade boys will have the opportunity to attend the “Michael” program presented by the Robert Crown Health Education Center. This program has been developed to acquaint the boys with the physical development and personal hygiene associated with growing up. The program will be presented in … Continue reading Michael Talk
Club members helped educate fellow students at lunch today about how America Recycles! This is in celebration of America Recycles Day THIS Saturday, November 15th. They also will dedicate a "Tree of Life" made from re-purposed cardboard tubes which now hangs in the Commons. Parents & Kids....check out http://www.Iwanttoberecycled.org! It's an amazing site filled with info on how to … Continue reading Ecology Club update
We are in need of a Co-Chair this year who would then Chair the committee next year, to aid in the morning drop off line at OMS. It doesn't take a lot of time to do and this is a great way to get involved at OMS or to stay involved. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with … Continue reading Parent Patrol Needs YOU!
Character Counts program "Fill the Nest" canned food drive is next week, November 3-7. Your child should have brought home paper bags with a Fill the Nest flyer attached explaining what to bring. We also need volunteers to help load the food into cars on Friday for transport. Please stay after school on Friday to help out with … Continue reading Character Counts
This is the last weekend left in this year's Reflection campaign to work on your piece of art. All Reflections entries are due to the school office by this Monday, November 3rd. For entry forms and rules, please visit our school's Reflections website or see the Reflections flyer.
Everyone should have received their student pictures. If you were absent or need a retake. please bring your picture packet or new order form to school next Thursday, 11/6/14. Retakes will begin promptly in the morning after announcements. Additional forms are available in the office. Please Note: PM Kindergarten retakes need to be done between 9:00-11:00 … Continue reading Picture Retake Day, 11/6/14