Olive-Mary Stitt

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Friday, February 24, 2017

School Board Candidate Forum


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The Just Move it! Challenge 5k and 1 Mile run/walk fundraiser will be held on April 22nd at South Middle School.  The planning team is currently looking for local businesses, organizations, and individuals to sponsor the event.  For suggestions or more information on being a sponsor, contact jmichallenge@gmail.com.

Early registration for the JMI Challenge is now open to all walkers and runners!  Please go to registration.  In order to guarantee that you receive a t-shirt for the race, you must register before April 7, 2017.
If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the race, please sign up here.

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February 24, 2017

Box Tops Collection Ends TODAY!

It's February so you know what that means again.... It's time for the Spring Box Tops Education Class Challenge! The challenge will end today, Friday, February 24th. Each Box Top turned in means 10¢ for our school. I know that doesn't seem like a lot but they add up fast! During the Fall Challenge we earned over $700! Please send in all non-expired, trimmed box tops, with your child, to school during next week. There will be a bag in each room for collection. The top class in K-2 and 3-5 will get to choose a prize. Any questions - please contact Gina Groberski.


Kindergarten & 1st Grade Activity Night - Thursday, March 2

On Thursday, March 2, the PTA will hold its annual Activity Night for Kindergarteners and First Graders. Geoff Akins will mesmerize our youngest Owls with his Bubble Wonders show. A few lucky kids will even get to be put inside a full-body bubble. The show will run from 7-8pmand doors will open at 6:45. Please join us for this fun, free event! Due to size restrictions, only OMS Kindergarten and 1st graders may come; no siblings are allowed. Each student should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


TICKETS ON SALE - ORDER TODAY - Wine Tasting Event

Tickets are ON SALE for the OMS Wine Tasting Event at Vintages Wine Shop on Friday, March 10, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm! This is a special private event just for the OMS community, so grab your OMS friends and parents from your class to come out for a fun evening (OMS PTA fundraiser).

Please CLICK HERE for the order form to purchase tickets ($20 per person). Please return your order form and check to OMS. Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Liz McDonnell or Jo Voelker with any questions.


Attention 5th Grade Parents - Slide Show Photos Needed

Help celebrate and memorialize the 5th grade class' time at OMS by submitting photos to be included in the end-of-year slide show. We're looking for fun photos representing school activities and events through the years — class parties, programs, PTA events, first/last day of school, etc. Group shots are great to get as many kids as possible included. (Please no photos from birthday parties, vacations, etc.) Send your photos in .jpeg format to oms5thgrade@gmail.com by March 31. Please contact Carrie Loch with any questions.


Recycle Your SPIRIT WEAR at the EARTH FAIR on April 19th from 6:30 - 8pm

Looking for 1 person to be in charge of Recycling Spirit Wear at the Earth Fair. How? Connect with the PTA or admin at OMS, Thomas and South. Collect gently used, no longer needed OMS, Thomas and South spirit wear and then run a free Spirit Wear Swap Shop at the Earth Fair. Recycle the spirit! People can also bring unneeded or out grown spirit wear to the Earth Fair and cycle up to a larger size or to junior high for FREE. Contact Judi Schuch if you can lead this mission at the Earth Fair.


2017/2018 "NEW" Committee Chair Openings

Do you want to get more involved in the PTA? We have several opportunities for next year. It's never to soon to sign up and shadow the current committee chairs this year. If you are interested in chairing any of the following committees, please email olivepta@gmail.com. Please CLICK HERE for our PTA Procedure Guide which lists all of the executive committee and standing committee responsibilities.
  • Yearbook Chair or Co-Chairs (This position has changed a bit from the description in the Procedure Guide. Please email olivepta@gmail.com for more information.)
  • Art Awareness Co-Chair
  • Membership Chair


SD25 School Board & Local Elections - April 4

Local elections are coming up on April 4. The elections will include positions on School District 25's Board of Education, as well as District 214's Board of Education and Village of Arlington Heights trustees. 4 positions are open on the D25 Board and 7 candidates are running to fill those positions. 4 of the 7 are current board members whose term is expiring, and the other 3 are candidates running for the first time.

CANDIDATE FORUM: Saturday, March 11 from 9:30-11amat the Arlington Heights Village Hall. A Village Trustee forum will follow at 11am. This particular forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the A.H. Council of PTAs. Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Local elections impact us far more than federal elections, and these forums are great opportunities to become informed on the candidates that will directly affect policy in our school district, our local high school district, and our town of Arlington Heights. Please contact Christina Perez if you have any questions.


ABC/25 Foundation Supports Our School!

Congratulations to the following Olive teachers who were awarded Foundation Teacher Grants:

Marsha Magnino- Apps for Education
Cynthia House- Microscopes for Science Club
Shannon Watanuki- Fun and Games and Learning,too!, The Domino Effect, Ozobots- Colorful Coding Bots for All Learners
Shannon Watanuki and Julie Nelson- Individual Engineering Toolboxes
Brenda Stevens- Let's Create
Nancy Brown- Large Screen Display Monitors for the LMC Lab
Meribeth Seisser- Bee a Learner in Our Hive
Alinda Wilhelm, Rebecca FitzPatrick- Enhancing Student Learning with an Active Learning Space

Teachers have been recognized with candy filled light bulbs to remind our District 25 Community that "bright ideas" pursued can impact the learning in our classrooms. Teachers will also be recognized at the March 16th School Board meeting.

The Membership Incentive Grant of $2,500 our school received in the fall will fund two picnic tables on the new patio.

Your Support of ABC/25 Foundation fundraisers such as the Just Move it! Challenge, Membership Drive, and Yankee Candle have made these grants possible. Thank you.

The ABC/25 Foundation Needs YOU!

The Foundation Board has openings for the 2017-2018 school year: President (or 2 Co-Presidents) and Vice President. To learn more contact abc25president@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events..


2/24 - Box Top Challenge Ends
3/2 - K/1st Grade Activity Night, 7-8pm
3/3 - Plant Sale Begins
3/9 - 5th Grade Band Concert, 7-8pm
3/10 - Wine Tasting Fundraiser, 6-8pm


Important Links


OMS CALENDAR

DISTRICT 25 E-FLYERS

TWIG SUBMISSION FORM

OMS BLOGSPOT


CONTACT THE PTA

JOIN THE PTA




CONNECT WITH US



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Friday, February 17, 2017

Crazy Hair/Mismatch Day












Read Aloud Day

Across the school, in every nook and cranny, students and teachers celebrated World Read Aloud Day with guest readers, interactive read alouds, and other activities to celebrate the power of words and stories.

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1st Grade Valentine's Music Performance

Oh, how sweet it is to hear our 1st graders sing!



Valentine's Day Parties

Thanks to our PTA and awesomely creative room reps. our students enjoyed many fun activities at our Valentine's Day parties!





100th Day 3rd Grade Engineering Challenge

Staying within their budget, 3rd-grade teams used the design process (Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Test & Improve, Share) to create 100-inch structures. So many different ideas!





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February 17, 2017

Spring Box Tops for Education Challenge - Next Week

It's February so you know what that means again.... It's time for the Spring Box Tops Education Class Challenge! The challenge will run next week from Tuesday, February 21st thru Friday, February 24th. Each Box Top turned in means 10¢ for our school. I know that doesn't seem like a lot but they add up fast! During the Fall Challenge we earned over $700! Please send in all non-expired, trimmed box tops, with your child, to school during next week. There will be a bag in each room for collection. The top class in K-2 and 3-5 will get to choose a prize. Any questions - please contact Gina Groberski.


2nd and 3rd Grade Activity Night - Friday, February 17

On Friday, February 17, the PTA will be holding its annual Activity Night for 2nd and 3rd graders. BMX Bike Rider Matt Wilhelm will be performing in the Commons and sharing his anti-bullying message with our 2nd and 3rd grade students. The show will run from 7-8pm and doors will open at 6:45. Please join us for this fun, free event! Due to size restrictions, only OMS 2nd and 3rd graders may come; no siblings are allowed. Each student should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


TICKETS ON SALE - ORDER TODAY - Wine Tasting Event

Tickets are ON SALE for the OMS Wine Tasting Event at Vintages Wine Shop on Friday, March 10, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm! This is a special private event just for the OMS community, so grab your OMS friends and parents from your class to come out for a fun evening (OMS PTA fundraiser).

Please CLICK HERE for the order form to purchase tickets ($20 per person). Please return your order form and check to OMS. Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Liz McDonnell or Jo Voelker with any questions.


Attention 5th Grade Parents - Slide Show Photos Needed

Help celebrate and memorialize the 5th grade class' time at OMS by submitting photos to be included in the end-of-year slide show. We're looking for fun photos representing school activities and events through the years — class parties, programs, PTA events, first/last day of school, etc. Group shots are great to get as many kids as possible included. (Please no photos from birthday parties, vacations, etc.) Send your photos in .jpeg format to oms5thgrade@gmail.com by March 31. Please contact Carrie Loch with any questions.


TICKETS ON SALE - ORDER TODAY - Wine Tasting Event

Tickets are ON SALE for the OMS Wine Tasting Event at Vintages Wine Shop on Friday, March 10, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm! This is a special private event just for the OMS community, so grab your OMS friends and parents from your class to come out for a fun evening (OMS PTA fundraiser).

Please CLICK HERE for the order form to purchase tickets ($20 per person). Please return your order form and check to OMS. Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Liz McDonnell or Jo Voelker with any questions.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Earth Fair Is On The Way

Earth Fair is on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30-8 pm in the OMS Gym. We will need tons of unbreakable, clean and dry recyclables for Trash To Treasure creations, so start saving great items at your own home. Also, we will need earth-conscience, fun-loving OMS students, parents and OMS alumni to assist with the many games and activities we have planned that night. Watch for a Sign Up Genius to come out in a few weeks. Finally, there will be many area vendors at this Fair. If you have an environmentally-friendly business and would like to have a table at the event, please contact Judi Schuch or Zhaneta Roura by February 17th. Thank you.


Kindergarten & 1st Grade Activity Night is Coming Up - Thursday, March 2

On Thursday, March 2, the PTA will hold its annual Activity Night for Kindergarteners and First Graders. Geoff Akins will mesmerize our youngest Owls with his Bubble Wonders show. A few lucky kids will even get to be put inside a full-body bubble. The show will run from 7-8pmand doors will open at 6:45. Please join us for this fun, free event!


Recycle Your SPIRIT WEAR at the EARTH FAIR on April 19th from 6:30 - 8pm

Looking for 1 person to be in charge of Recycling Spirit Wear at the Earth Fair. How? Connect with the PTA or admin at OMS, Thomas and South. Collect gently used, no longer needed OMS, Thomas and South spirit wear and then run a free Spirit Wear Swap Shop at the Earth Fair. Recycle the spirit! People can also bring unneeded or out grown spirit wear to the Earth Fair and cycle up to a larger size or to junior high for FREE. Contact Judi Schuch if you can lead this mission at the Earth Fair.


2017/2018 Committee Chair Openings

Do you want to get more involved in the PTA?  We have several opportunities for next year.  It's never to soon to sign up and shadow the current committee chairs this year.  If you are interested in chairing any of the following committees, please email olivepta@gmail.com.
  • Ecology Club (2-3 People)
  • Yearbook

Want to Make a Difference at OMS?

Lead the Ecology Club next year and take charge of the Earth Fair. Shadow the Co-chairs this year! If you want to make a difference at OMS and help those children who truly love to Keep America Beautiful, become a co-chair of the Ecology Club. If you think you might be interested and want to shadow this year, please contact Judi Schuch or Zhaneta Roura. You have the freedom to schedule meetings and activities that work with your schedule. Find a friend and get involved.


Dr. Bein - Open Door - Tuesday, February 21

An invitation is extended to district parents and community members to meet with Dr. Lori Bein, Superintendent, during Open Door sessions. No appointment is necessary, but it is helpful.Open Door with the Superintendent is a chance to discuss ideas, concerns, or get answers to questions. Conversations from everyone are welcome.
Location: Dunton Administration Building
Address: 1200 S. Dunton, Arlington Heights, IL
Contact: 847-758-4870
Open Door Times: 2-4 PM

ABC/25 Foundation Supports Our School!

Congratulations to the following Olive teachers who were awarded Foundation Teacher Grants:

Marsha Magnino- Apps for Education
Cynthia House- Microscopes for Science Club
Shannon Watanuki- Fun and Games and Learning,too!, The Domino Effect, Ozobots- Colorful Coding Bots for All Learners
Shannon Watanuki and Julie Nelson- Individual Engineering Toolboxes
Brenda Stevens- Let's Create
Nancy Brown- Large Screen Display Monitors for the LMC Lab
Meribeth Seisser- Bee a Learner in Our Hive
Alinda Wilhelm, Rebecca FitzPatrick- Enhancing Student Learning with an Active Learning Space

Teachers have been recognized with candy filled light bulbs to remind our District 25 Community that "bright ideas" pursued can impact the learning in our classrooms. Teachers will also be recognized at the March 16th School Board meeting.​

The Membership Incentive Grant of $2,500 our school received in the fall will fund two picnic tables on the new patio.

Your Support of ABC/25 Foundation fundraisers such as the Just Move it! Challenge, Membership Drive, and Yankee Candle have made these grants possible. Thank you.
 

The ABC/25 Foundation Needs YOU!

The Foundation Board has openings for the 2017-2018 school year: President (or 2 Co-Presidents) and Vice President. To learn more contact abc25president@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events..


2/17 - 2nd/3rd Grade Activity Night, 7 - 8pm
2/20 - No School
2/20 - 2/24 - Box Top Challenge
3/2 - K/1st Grade Activity Night, 7-8pm
3/3 - Plant Sale Begins
 


Important Links


OMS CALENDAR

DISTRICT 25 E-FLYERS

TWIG SUBMISSION FORM

OMS BLOGSPOT


CONTACT THE PTA

JOIN THE PTA



 

CONNECT WITH US


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Friday, February 10, 2017

Spring Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up

Spring conferences at OMS will take place on Thursday, March 23, 5 - 7:45 pm and Friday, March 24, 2017, 8:15 -11:45 am.

Parents will be able to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences online. Links to begin signing up for conferences will be emailed on Wednesday, 3/1/17, at 10 AM. The window for signing up for spring conferences will be Wednesday, 3/1/17 at 10 AM through Wednesday, 3/15/17 at 10 AM.


The spring conferences are scheduled in 15-minute increments. In order to be fair and equitable to all our OMS families, we ask each family to sign up for only one evening conference per year. Families can choose to either sign up for an evening conference in the fall or the spring, not both.

Love and Kindness are in the Air - Valentine's Reminders


February 14th is just around the corner and we are excited to celebrate a day meant to show others how we much care. Valentine's Day parties will be held in the afternoon on Tuesday, February 14th. Room reps are busy planning fun games and activities for our students.  If your child plans to pass out Valentine's cards please remember no food or candy can be attached.  Goodie bags filled with edible treats are also not allowed.  Pencils, erasers, and stickers are great alternatives!

Shoot for Success Reading Incentive Program

Prospect High School and Educators Rising students would like to thank OMS students for their efforts in the Shoot for Success Reading Incentive Program this year.  

Students were given the option to become a “Knight Reader” by reading a minimum of 200 mins (grades K-2) or a minimum of 400 mins (grades 3-5) throughout the course of winter break.
The reading goal set by Educators Rising members this year was for participants to read 10,000 minutes. The Knight Readers smashed this goal; 15,892 minutes were read by the 47 participants.
The 6 schools that participated this year were: Greenbrier, Olive-Mary Stitt, Ivy Hill, Westbrook, St. Raymond, and Longfellow.
The school with the most participation was Olive-Mary Stitt with 25 Knight Readers and read a total of  9,122 minutes.
The ALL STAR MVP  for the K-2 grade Division goes to:
1st Grader Kiera from Olive-Mary Stitt
for reading 940 minutes!
The ALL STAR MVP for the 3-5 grade Division goes to
4th Grader Emily from Olive-Mary Stitt
for reading 730 minutes!




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February 10, 2017

"Everybody Counts" Program

We want to thank every parent who volunteered to make this program successful this year. The program would not have been able to run it's course without the help from over 50 parents. Thank you to the teachers that stepped in to help where needed. We are excited to know how much our community cares to teach our children understanding of various disabilities. Special thanks to Helen Boba & Sophie Gryfakis for chairing this PTA committee. We look forward to them hosting the program again next year. Thank you!


Attention 5th Grade Parents - Slide Show Photos Needed

Help celebrate and memorialize the 5th grade class' time at OMS by submitting photos to be included in the end-of-year slide show. We're looking for fun photos representing school activities and events through the years — class parties, programs, PTA events, first/last day of school, etc. Group shots are great to get as many kids as possible included. (Please no photos from birthday parties, vacations, etc.) Send your photos in .jpeg format to oms5thgrade@gmail.com by March 31. Please contact Carrie Loch with any questions.


TICKETS ON SALE - ORDER TODAY - Wine Tasting Event

Tickets are ON SALE for the OMS Wine Tasting Event at Vintages Wine Shop on Friday, March 10, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm! This is a special private event just for the OMS community, so grab your OMS friends and parents from your class to come out for a fun evening (OMS PTA fundraiser).

Please CLICK HERE for the order form to purchase tickets ($20 per person). Please return your order form and check to OMS. Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Liz McDonnell or Jo Voelker with any questions.


The Results of our Coin Collection are in

The results are in and we collected $260.63 for Charity Waters!  Character Counts at OMS all year and we appreciate your participation. Next up Valentines for Veterans in February!


2nd and 3rd Grade Activity Night - Friday, February 17

On Friday, February 17, the PTA will be holding its annual Activity Night for 2nd and 3rd graders. BMX Bike Rider Matt Wilhelm will be performing in the Commons and sharing his anti-bullying message with our 2nd and 3rd grade students. The show will run from 7-8pm and doors will open at 6:45. Please join us for this fun, free event! Due to size restrictions, only OMS 2nd and 3rd graders may come; no siblings are allowed. Each student should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Earth Fair Is On The Way

Earth Fair is on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30-8 pm in the OMS Gym. We will need tons of unbreakable, clean and dry recyclables for Trash To Treasure creations, so start saving great items at your own home. Also, we will need earth-conscience, fun-loving OMS students, parents and OMS alumni to assist with the many games and activities we have planned that night. Watch for a Sign Up Genius to come out in a few weeks. Finally, there will be many area vendors at this Fair. If you have an environmentally-friendly business and would like to have a table at the event, please contact Judi Schuch or Zhaneta Roura by February 17th. Thank you.


Recycle Your SPIRIT WEAR at the EARTH FAIR on April 19th from 6:30 - 8pm

Looking for 1 person to be in charge of Recycling Spirit Wear at the Earth Fair. How? Connect with the PTA or admin at OMS, Thomas and South. Collect gently used, no longer needed OMS, Thomas and South spirit wear and then run a free Spirit Wear Swap Shop at the Earth Fair. Recycle the spirit! People can also bring unneeded or out grown spirit wear to the Earth Fair and cycle up to a larger size or to junior high for FREE. Contact Judi Schuch if you can lead this mission at the Earth Fair.


2017/2018 Committee Chair Openings

Do you want to get more involved in the PTA?  We have several opportunities for next year.  It's never to soon to sign up and shadow the current committee chairs this year.  If you are interested in chairing any of the following committees, please email olivepta@gmail.com.
  • Ecology Club (2-3 People)
  • Yearbook
  • Website/Twig Management


Want to Make a Difference at OMS?

Lead the Ecology Club next year and take charge of the Earth Fair. Shadow the Co-chairs this year! If you want to make a difference at OMS and help those children who truly love to Keep America Beautiful, become a co-chair of the Ecology Club. If you think you might be interested and want to shadow this year, please contact Judi Schuch or Zhaneta Roura. You have the freedom to schedule meetings and activities that work with your schedule. Find a friend and get involved.


2017/2018 PTA Needs You!

The OMS PTA Nominating Committee needs your suggestions to help us fill the vacancies in the 2017/2018 Executive Committee. The open positions are Co-President, 1st Vice President, Co-2nd Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. These terms are all 2 years long. Please click here for a description of these positions. Feel free to nominate yourself if you are interested or submit the name of a friend. Click here for the Nominating Form. Thank you for your help with this important task. Please contact Angie Frye with any questions.


Spring Box Top Challenge

Just a reminder...Keep clipping those BoxTops! Our spring challenge is almost here! We will be collecting the week of Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th.

Upcoming Events..


2/13 - 1st grade Music Concert, 2:45 - 3:30pm
2/14 - Valentine's Day Classroom Parties
2/17 - 2nd/3rd Grade Activity Night, 7 - 8pm
2/20 - No School
2/20 - 2/24 - Box Top Challenge
 


Important Links


OMS CALENDAR

DISTRICT 25 E-FLYERS

TWIG SUBMISSION FORM

OMS BLOGSPOT


CONTACT THE PTA

JOIN THE PTA



 

CONNECT WITH US


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