Join Every Owl Counts as we continue our parent discussion on how to be antiracist. All are welcome. Prior attendance and book reading not required! Email email@example.com for the Zoom link.
The holiday spiritwear and extras (masks, magnets, etc.) will be delivered to classrooms next week, we are hoping by Tuesday/Wednesday. Be on the lookout for these items! Thank you again for your support! If you have questions, please reach out to Bridget Stannis or Michael Thompson.
Click here to view the minutes of the November PTA Meeting.
In the spirit of the season have provided a chance for each of our staff members to win a gift of our gratitude in a holiday raffle! We have 71 staff members and would like to collect 71 gifts of various sizes. Please see the sign-up genius link here. Though we already have far exceeded … Continue reading Olive Staff Holiday Raffle
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
As we quickly fly through 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 … Continue reading Individual Gift Giving for Staff/Teachers
Attention all 5th Grade Owl Families! It is time to order t-shirts for our 5th graders to celebrate their final year in the nest! Please fill out the google doc to order your child's shirt. There is a link to pay electronically on CheddarUp or you may drop off cash/check in an envelope labeled with your … Continue reading Attention 5th Grade T-shirt Order Time
Thank you all who were a part of our discussion after the AHML event An Evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi the author of How To Be An Antiracist. We are feeling grateful to be a part of an open minded community, that is willing to admit to mistakes and keep talking about how we can play … Continue reading How to Be an Antiracist, Small Things Everyone Can Do!
The holidays are quickly approaching and there are many local families in need! Wheeling Township will be providing gift cards to their Adopt-A-Family recipients. Donors are being asked to donate $50 gift cards from Target, Walmart or Kohl’s. The goal is $50 per person, but children will be prioritized over parents. Sign up by November … Continue reading The OWL Way – Help for the Holidays
Picture Day is slightly modified this year. Since we are on a hybrid schedule, there will be two Picture Days: Day 1: Tue, Jan 19th, A-K Day 2: Wed, Jan 20th, L-Z Tentative schedule: AM: Photos of hybrid students PM: Photos of remote students All orders will be done online this year at http://inter-state.com/order with … Continue reading *Rescheduled Picture Days*
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 email@example.com for the Zoom link. All are welcome. Reading the book is not required!
Running low on masks? Keep losing hand sanitizer? Want an OMS car magnet? Check out these awesome OMS Owls items! Orders accepted till Friday 11/20: https://oms-spiritwear-extras.cheddarup.com Please note: we are using volunteer providers to offer additional items at a reasonable cost. Because of this delivery times may vary, and we cannot accommodate any returns, exchanges, … Continue reading OMS Spiritwear Extras!
Calling all future South middle schoolers!! Want to get some gear for your future Cardinal? Follow this link to check all the gear out! https://southpta.org/2019/11/06/south-spiritwear-2/?fbclid=IwAR2eWDwh7X92ewgsxV89xHUDL-YejgZuUELeY24iVaxYNJk1IPGJsBmOyOs
Calling all future Timberwolves! Ready to do some holiday shopping for your 5th grader heading off to Thomas? Please use this link to see all the goodies! https://thomas2020spiritwear.itemorder.com/sale
A special thanks to our P.E. staff for organizing such fun gym activities for the kids this week! Thank you to all the kids for participating this year! And thank you for all the donations, your support is greatly appreciated! There is still time to sponsor online, closes Monday 11/16 at midnight: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/oms-just-jump-2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help.
Have you or someone you know wanted to get more involved in PTA? Now is the chance! Please fill out the google form to nominate yourself, or someone else you feel would be a great fit for this role. Please have submissions in by Monday, November 9th. Nominate Here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-shUKFD-AA4JUGKw8YH5yMoU40d-bCn0t3VveeXWfAABA/viewform
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 email@example.com and they just might make it … Continue reading Got Some Halloween Pictures of Some Olive Owls? Send Them to Us!
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!
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…”
Just a reminder if you forgot to purchase spiritwear in September, it's back for a short time! Sale window closes 11/13, order online today! https://olivemarystittspiritwear.itemorder.com/
JUST JUMP 2020 is next week 11/9 - 11/13! All children will have the opportunity to participate in this fun and active event during gym class, but please considering sponsoring your children! Sponsorship is open now, closes 11/16: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/oms-just-jump-2020 See attached for more details. Thank you for your support!
If you forgot to purchase spirit wear in September or are looking for some cute OMS items for gifts, you are in luck! Holiday spirit wear sale open 11/3-11/13! Items expected to be delivered by 12/18. Link to order starting 11/3: https://olivemarystittspiritwear.itemorder.com/ Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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!
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
It's that time of year again-- JUST JUMP 2020!! Students K-5th grade will be engaging in an active and fun way to help support the PTA! Jumping activities will start the week of 11/9 in gym class- virtual or in person. Please consider sponsoring your child/children in this fun activity. Sponsorship optional- all kids will … Continue reading JUST JUMP 2020!
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? firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.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