Olive-Mary Stitt

Olive-Mary Stitt is a collaborative school community with responsible students who are passionate, global learners.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 9th through 14th is Food Allergy Awareness week and teal is the official color! Please join Arlington Heights School District 25 by wearing teal on Monday, May 9 to help raise awareness of food allergies within our community.  Staff will be wearing special teal tee-shirts and we want as many students to join us in #TealTakeover as possible!  Students will also be participating in activities to learn more about food allergies and how to react with respect to support those in our community who have food allergies.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Poem in Your Pocket

Local poet, Bill Buczinsky, kept us all in rhythm. We shared some poems throughout the day. A couple of drums and a smooth beat, now we're all poets! WGN News showed up to check out the action. There will likely be a feature story next week. We'll keep you posted on the air date.


Assistant Principal for 1/2 Day

Assistant Principal Owen had a very busy morning on Wednesday, April 27.  He began his day around 8:45 by welcoming students and families in the drop off zone.  He was asked by Mrs. FitzPatrick to inspect the school elevator which was found to be in working order.  Owen also conducted classroom observations, inspected the playlot and playground for safety concerns, and assisted with removing the letters from the OMS sign out front.  By noon, he was ready to become a first grader again!


Olive Owl Drawing Hoot Winners

Thank you to Finley and Cullen for assisting with this morning's Hoot Drawing!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Welcome to our New Nurse

We recently welcomed a new nurse to OMS.  Mary-Beth Lorentzen is with us on Monday's and Friday's.  Mrs. Lorentzen previously worked at Northwest Community Hospital.  She has always wanted to try school nursing and when the opportunity arose she jumped at the chance to join District 25.  When asked how she likes her new job she said she is loving it!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Principal For 1/2 Day

Principal Kaleigh has been very busy this morning! She appeared on the announcements, was an assistant teacher in PE and music, and helped out in Ms. Musich's class. What a fun day!

TWIG 04.29.16

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April 29, 2016

2016-17 OMS Directory Cover Contest

ATTENTION all Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders! Help us design a new cover for the 2016-2017 Olive Directory. Entries are due to the school office no later than Friday, May 13. Once all entries are received, 3rd and 4th graders will vote for their favorite cover. Entries need to be on a piece of white 8 ½ x 11 paper and must include the following information:

1) Must say “Olive-Mary Stitt School Directory”
2) The phone number “847 398-4282
3) The year “2016-2107” and
4) the child’s first and last name.

Drawings should be done in black marker. Please contact Shannon Kersemeier or call 847-894-8782 if you have any questions.

OMS Staff Appreciation Week

OMS Staff Appreciation Week is May 2nd- May 6th. On Wednesday, May 4th 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 week.  Please contact Marybeth Cyze or Maureen Bowden with questions.


Fill the Nest: Because Hunger Doesn't Take A Summer Break!

Collection bags may have already come home with your student for our Fill The Nest food drive. Please note that bags can be returned to the stage anytime during the week of May 9-13. Let's end our year by showing our community how much we care!

PTA Meeting/Volunteer Recognition - May 11th at 7:00

Save the date....Please join us in the school commons at 7:00 for our last PTA meeting of the year. We will be voting in our new Executive Committee. Everyone is welcome! Prior to our general meeting we will also be having our annual Volunteer Recognition gathering to honor and say thank you all of our outstanding Committee Chairs and 5th Grade parents. Please be on the lookout for the Evite coming soon. Please contact Angie Frye or Lisa Roudabush with any questions.

Join Us at the Cub Scout Crossover Picnic!

Is your son interested in Cub Scouts? Come out to our annual Crossover Picnic and find out about all the fun we have!  We're grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and playing games over at Hickory Meadows Park on Friday, May 6th at 6:30PMClick here for the flyer.  Please contact Mark Fuller to be added to our guest list.

PTA Volunteer Hours Due

Attention all PTA volunteers! Please use this form to record any volunteer hours for the month that you have not given us at a PTA meeting or in the school office log book. We will be including this post in the Twig at the beginning of every month. This form is also available on the PTA website under Resources. Thank you for all of your service!!

Earth Fair Winners

Did you enter a drawing or get a ticket to a raffle?

Click here for a list of winning names and ticket numbers.

Attention 5th Grade Parents

We need your help for the end of year slideshow! The slideshow will include photos of the entire class throughout their years at OMS. Send photos to oms5thgrade@gmail.com. Please only include photos from OMS activities or events.

Last Call...Excess Funds Suggestions?

Do you have an idea for something that would benefit our kids? Please submit your suggestions on paper via the box in the office or through this online form. Please have your submissions submitted by April 30th. Thank you for your support with this fun project. Click here to see what has been purchased in the past 2 years. Please contact Michelle Eidle with any questions.

Upcoming Events..

5/2 - 5/6 - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
5/9 - 5th Grade Band Rehearsal 8:10am
5/9 - 5th Grade Band Concert 7pm
5/11 - 4th Grade Band Instrument Trials
5/11 - Last OMS PTA Meeting 7pm
5/11 - 5th Grade Track Meet 4:15pm

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day/Book Fair

Thank you to Mrs. Schuch, Mrs. Roura, Mrs. Hartman, & Mrs. Starzyk for a great, community event!


Just Move It Challenge Update!

Hoot, Hoot, Hooray!  We are excited to announce that OMS won the student participation award this year with a whopping 45% participation!  Of the 953 total race participants, 496 of them were District 25 students.  Way to go Olive Owls for showing your support.