Reflections Workshop

A Reflections workshop is set for Thursday, 10/16, in the LMC during lunch recess for students to learn more about the different types of projects they can do as well as brainstorm ideas about the theme “The World Would Be A Better Place If…” To sign up, send an email with your child’s name, class section, and recess shift to Barbara Doulas at and Jennifer Faley at

Junior Great Books

We are beginning to plan for our Junior Great Books session that begins in January. 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will read various folktales from different cultures as well as classic and modern fiction stories. The Junior Great Books Program is designed for all reading abilities. Please email Julie Siegel and Christa Svienty if you are interested in joining JGB this year. Here is the JGB Enrollment form. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Fourth Graders to Perform at Open House

Our fourth grade students will present two music performances at our Open House on October 22nd. Students from Mrs. Helmann, Mrs. Beck and Mrs. Grimm’s classes will perform at 7:00 pm. Mrs. Yarbrough and Mrs. Christoforou’s classes will perform at 7:30. Please feel free to stop by the Commons to enjoy some singing.

Picture Day

Student pictures will be taken next Tuesday, 9/30/14. Please make sure and turn in your picture form as soon as possible. If your child cannot make this date, retakes will be taken on November 6th. Please contact Lisa Roudabush with any questions.

Art Awareness Volunteers Needed

The Art Awareness program needs YOU! Sections 1-5 (Orlando) and 4-2 (Yarbrough) are empty and many other sections need a second volunteer. The program presents 3-5 art pieces during the school year in 30-45 min sessions. Email or msg Kristin Meek with questions ( All presentation materials are provided through our website and materials in the LMC.

Olive-Mary Stitt PTA Bike Rodeo

Tuesday, September 9, after school until 4:45pm.

This event will consist of a short bike safety presentation from the A.H. police department followed by skill stations. Participation in the Bike Rodeo is a requirement for all 3rd graders (and 4th and 5th grade students who have not participated in the past) to be allowed to ride their bike to school without adult supervision. The Bike Rodeo 2014 – Permission Slip is due by Monday, September 8 in the children’s classrooms. Also, please ensure that your child’s helmet is properly fitted prior to the Bike Rodeo.