2021/2022 Kindergarten Mentoring Chairs Needed!!

Do you want to be part of the team that welcomes our littlest Owls? Then step up to co-chair the 2021/2022 Kindergarten Mentoring Committee! The description is below. Contact olivepta@gmail.com if interested. Mentoring/Kindergarten: In early January, committee should meet to discuss upcoming Incoming Kindergarten registration that is usually the 1st week of February. Discuss play … Continue reading 2021/2022 Kindergarten Mentoring Chairs Needed!!

Parent Discussion on Anti-racism Wed 11/18, 7pm

Join fellow Olive parents in a respectful and open discussion on How To Be An Anti-racist by Ibram X Kendi on Wednesday November 18 at 7 pm via Zoom. Bring an open mind and willingness to share and listen. Email everyowlcounts@gmail.com for the Zoom link. All are welcome. Reading the book is not required!

Help Wanted: Yearbook Committee

Want to volunteer and help with the yearbook committee? In this unique year it's time to get innovative and the yearbook committee needs some volunteers who are ready to get involved and help make the yearbook special for our owls even in these unusual circumstances. Please contact omsyearbookphotos@gmail.com if you'd like to help.

Got Some Halloween Pictures of Some Olive Owls? Send Them to Us!

Did you get some pictures of our unique and beautiful Halloween celebrations this year? Whether it was from classroom crafts, creative zoom activities, or socially distant trick-or-treating we would love to see any pictures that have one or more of our Olive owls! Send them to us at omsyearbookphotos@gmail.com and they just might make it … Continue reading Got Some Halloween Pictures of Some Olive Owls? Send Them to Us!

Last Chance for a Discounted 2020-2021 Yearbook!

If you haven’t already purchased a yearbook for the unprecedented 2020-2021 school year, the time is now! The deadline to purchase a discounted yearbook is November 18th. Go to https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014636724843184 to purchase a yearbook and automatically receive a 5% discount. If you are in need of financial assistance please contact the front office staff or … Continue reading Last Chance for a Discounted 2020-2021 Yearbook!

Congrats Reflections Contestants

Congratulations to the creative kiddos who submitted for Reflections this year. It was great to see the joy that was put into each of the submissions. Great job! Did you miss the deadline? No time like the present to work on next year's submissions: the theme for 2021-2022 is “I Will Change the World By…”

Thankful November!

Let's use the month of November to shower our staff with THANKS for all they are doing to go above and beyond in this unusual school year. If you haven't already, throughout the month of November, please send cards, notes, e-mails, little gifts, flowers, even the proverbial apple for your teacher and staff members!

AHML Event – Learn More About How To Be An Antiracist, Nov 9th 6:00 pm

Parents - Join Every Owl Counts on a free webinar hosted by the Arlington Heights library! Register at https://www.ahml.info/node/100008379 to hear from award-winning author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi about his book How To Be An Antiracist. Later, Every Owl Counts will host a virtual meeting to talk more about it. Register via the link to … Continue reading AHML Event – Learn More About How To Be An Antiracist, Nov 9th 6:00 pm

Spirit Wear Delivery!

Spirit wear delivery will occur next week, and will be sent home with your child from school! If you have multiple children at OMS, it will be sent with your oldest child. If you are fully remote, we will coordinate pick-up with you. Questions? bridgetstannis@gmail.com and thompsmichael@gmail.com


Veterans Day is November 11th. In honor of our military, we are highlighting OPERATION GRATITUDE. This national organization’s purpose is to “forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide.” Operation Gratitude has an entire section on Virtual Volunteerism … Continue reading THE OWL WAY – BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY NEST REMOTELY