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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Field Day Permission Slips Due

If you have not already completed the Field Day Permission slip for your child please click on the link below.  If you have more than one child at OMS please make sure to fill out a permission slip for each child.  




Fitness Gram Reports Grades 3-8

Next Friday, May 25th Fitness Gram reports will be emailed to all families of students in grades 3 through 8.  Please click on the link below to access a letter on how to review and navigate the report.

Chipotle for Dinner - Yes Please!

On Monday, May 21st, the TMS Choirs will host a fundraiser at the Randhurst Chipotle, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.  Their goal is to raise $1,500.00, and they need your help!  Please consider visiting Chipotle for dinner, and be sure to show them the attached flyer on your phone, print it off and take it in, or simply mention it at the register so that they get credit for your meal. Thank you for supporting the TMS Choirs! 



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The Olive Twig

May 18, 2018

TRENDING AT OMS THIS WEEK

  • School Supplies 2018/2019 - get order information about our TWO vendors.
  • Field Day, June 1 (June 5 Rain Date) - volunteers needed for this fun day!
  • Last Day of School - volunteers needed in the morning.
  • Endangered Committees - help save them!
  • PTA MEMBERSHIP 2018/2019 School Year - join with school registration.
  • PTA Volunteer Form 2018/2019 - get involved!
  • The Owl Way Leadership Opportunity - co-chairs needed.
  • Chairs Needed for Scholarship/Volunteer Recognition Committee - apply here.
  • Thank You Volunteers! - PTA recognition certificates.

HURRY! LAST CALL!

THINGS TO KNOW


  • PTA Volunteer Hours - Go to the online form to log your hours.

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

     5/23 - Camp Fit! @3:45pm
     5/23 - 4th Grade Band Open House @4pm
     5/23 - School Board Meeting at Windsor @7:30pm
     5/25 - No school
     5/28 - Memorial Day - No school

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

    Thank you to "Olive" our families and the PTA The Owl Way for organizing and donating 780 pairs of shoes!


    Save the Dates!



    May 14 - 18th - Allergy Awareness Week - wear teal!
    May 24 - OMS Senior Walk
    May 24 - All OMS library books must be turned into the LMC
    May 28 - No School - Memorial Day
    June 1 - Field Day
    June 5 - Field Day (RAIN DATE)
    June 8 - Last Day of school

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    The Olive Twig

    May 11, 2018

    PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 

    Olive offers something for every student, it's so much of what makes this a great school. We have three committees missing chairs for next year. Without chairs, these committees will not run. If you have any interest in chairing Chess Club, Owl Way (three or four activities per year) or Scholarship/Volunteer Recognition Committee please contact olivepta@gmail.com. We hate to see these go and will work with interested parents to make sure they continue. Thank you!

    TRENDING AT OMS THIS WEEK

    • School Supplies 2018/2019 - get order information about our TWO vendors.
    • First Aid for Little People - volunteers needed.
    • Field Day, June 1 (June 5 Rain Date) - volunteers needed for this fun day!
    • Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation - learn about The Owl Way food drive.
    • Endangered Committees - help save them!
    • PTA MEMBERSHIP 2018/2019 School Year - join with school registration.
    • PTA Volunteer Form 2018/2019 - get involved!
    • Thanks for Sharing Your Soles!
    • The Owl Way Leadership Opportunity - co-chairs needed.
    • Chairs Needed for Scholarship/Volunteer Recognition Committee - apply here.
    • Staff Appreciation Luncheon - Thank you and photos.
    • Thank You Volunteers! - PTA recognition certificates.

    HURRY! LAST CALL!

    THINGS TO KNOW

    • Check Spam Folders for Directory Spot Emails - details here.
    • PTA Volunteer Hours - Go to the online form to log your hours.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

     5/14 - Fill the Nest (All week)
     5/14 - Superintendent Open Door 2-4pm
     5/14 - Core Vocabulary Parent Night
     5/16-17 - First Aid for Little People
     5/16 - Camp Fit! @3:45pm
     5/18 - 5th Grade How Life Begins Program
     5/23 - Camp Fit! @3:45pm
     5/23 - 4th Grade Band Open House @4pm
     5/23 - School Board Meeting at Windsor @7:30pm
     5/25 - No school
     5/28 - Memorial Day - No school

    Saturday, May 5, 2018

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    The Olive Twig

    May 4, 2018

    PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 

    The end of the school year is near and we're already thinking about school supplies for the 2018/2019 school year! Our chairs have two fantastic vendors to chose from this year, both are a little different. We'll discuss at our Wednesday, May 9 PTA meeting and also check out details under "Trending"!

    TRENDING AT OMS THIS WEEK

    • Volunteer Appreciation, May 9 - check your Evites for details.
    • PTA Meeting and Social Wednesday, May 9 - join us in the commons.
    • Reflections Spotlight Sunday, May 6 at Millikin University - details on this free family event!
    • School Supplies 2018/2019 - get order information about our TWO vendors.
    • First Aid for Little People - volunteers needed.
    • Field Day, June 1 (June 5 Rain Date) - volunteers needed for this fun day!
    • 5th Grade Track Meet, May 23 - details and permission form here.
    • The Owl Way Leadership Opportunity - co-chairs needed.
    • Chairs Needed for Scholarship/Volunteer Recognition Committee - apply here.

    HURRY! LAST CALL!

    THINGS TO KNOW

    • Nominees for PTA Executive Board - see the proposed slate.
    • Check Spam Folders for Directory Spot Emails - details here.

  • PTA Volunteer Hours - Go to the online form to log your hours.

  • SHOUT OUTS


    Thank you to Mary Hoffman and Erica Williams for a fun and creative week honoring our amazing staff. From pajama day to a lovely luncheon, everything was great!

    UPCOMING EVENTS

     5/07 - 5th Grade Band Concert at Hersey @7PM
     5/09 - 4th Grade Band Recruitment Meeting @2:15PM
     5/09 - Camp Fit @3:45PM
     5/10 - School Board Meeting @7:30PM
     5/09 - Volunteer Appreciation @6:30PM
     5/09 - PTA Meeting @7PM
     5/10 - Kindergarten Tea: (10:30am & 2:30pm)
     5/14 - Fill the Nest (All week)
     5/14 - Superintendent Open Door 2-4pm
     5/14 - Core Vocabulary Parent Night
     5/16-17 - First Aid for Little People
     5/16 - Camp Fit! @3:45pm
     5/18 - 5th Grade How Life Begins Program

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Poem In Your Pocket Day Blog Post

    The entire OMS population celebrated Poem In Your Pocket Day sponsored by the LMC on Thursday, April 26. Every student carried several copies of a favorite poem written by either a published poet or the student himself/herself. During designated trading times during the day, announcements were made to encourage students to share their poems. Grade level classes took the opportunity to meet with other classes to exchange and share their poems with other students and teachers.

    At lunch, students were entertained by Julie Jurgens, the children’s librarian at Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Ms. Jurgens recited poems and sang Down By the Bay with the accompaniment of her guitar. She invited students to come up with new words for the song that would challenge Ms. Jurgens to create rhyming verses. Some OMS student volunteers even came to the stage to read their poems to the entire lunchroom. Students saw poems all around on this special day. Several students in the CAP program helped Mrs. Brown write poems on the sidewalks and playground to entertain the student body.






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    The Olive Twig

    April 27, 2018

    PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 

    One of Olive's favorite committees is in need of a co-chair! The Owl Way has been lead by some amazing parents in the past and we are looking for someone (or a few people) to help carry the torch. You can find out more details under Trending. Have a great weekend!

    TRENDING AT OMS THIS WEEK

    • ACE It 25 (All Children Excel) Bowling Night, April 27 - RSVP to this new committee's family night!
    • Staff Appreciation Week is April 30 - May 4 - see all the optional activities!
    • Staff Appreciation Week - volunteers and donations needed.
    • Volunteer Appreciation, May 9 - check your Evites for details.
    • PTA Meeting and Social Wednesday, May 9 - join us in the commons.
    • 5th Grade Track Meet, May 23 - details and permission form here.
    • The Owl Way Leadership Opportunity - co-chairs needed
    • Book Fair - read a message from the co-chairs.
    • Earth Fair - read a message from the co-chairs.

    HURRY! LAST CALL!

    THINGS TO KNOW

    • Nominees for PTA Executive Board - see the proposed slate.
    • Check Spam Folders for Directory Spot Emails - details here.
    • PTA Volunteer Hours - Go to the online form to log your hours.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

     4/27 - ACE It 25 Bowling Night @6:30PM
     4/30 - Staff Appreciation Week
     5/03 - Ecology Club Meeting @3:45PM
     5/07 - 5th Grade Band Concert at Hersey @7PM
     5/09 - 4th Grade Band Recruitment Meeting @2:15PM
     5/09 - Camp Fit @3:45PM
     5/10 - School Board Meeting @7:30PM
     5/09 - Volunteer Appreciation @6:30PM
     5/09 - PTA Meeting @7PM

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    A.C.E. it 25 Bowling Night






    Poem in Your Pocket Day is Coming

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Patch_pocket_topstitching.pngOMS students and staff will be celebrating an April poetry month tradition on Thursday, April 26. During LMC lessons, students have been choosing poems that they like and typing those. Some students decided to use poems that they had written themselves. They’ll trade and share their poems with each other in specially organized events on Poem In Your Pocket Day. Students are reminded to wear clothing with pockets on Thursday.

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    The Olive Twig

    April 20, 2018

    PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 

    What a year it’s been so far! So many memories and it’s only April. Be sure to include all of your child’s favorite times in your two personalized yearbook pages. The deadline to customize pages is Tuesday, April 24th! Just log into your TreeRing account and follow the directions detailed under the Hurry! Last Call section. It’s a pretty simple process once you get the hang of it! Contact olivepta@gmail.com with any concerns!

    TRENDING AT OMS THIS WEEK

    • ACE It 25 (All Children Excel) Bowling Night, April 27 - learn about this new committee's family night!
    • Staff Appreciation Week is April 30 - May 4 - save the date.
    • Staff Appreciation Week - volunteers and donations needed.
    • Spring Cleaning? - consider donating to the Owl Way Shoe Drive

    HURRY! LAST CALL!

    • Last Call for Yearbook Orders and Custom Pages, April 24 - details here.

    THINGS TO KNOW


    SHOUT OUTS


    Thank to our Book Fair chairs, Monica Hartman and Katie Starzyk, for yet another wonderful Anderson book sale. You creatively transformed the gym into a boutique (and gave everyone the reading bug!) and we know it’s a favorite school day around here!
    We also need to thank our Earth Fair chairs Megan Hill and Regan Sonneband for their months of hard work to organize an educational, thoughtful and engaging night at OMS. This information is important and you two are the perfect people to share it!

    UPCOMING EVENTS

     4/25 - Shoe Drive Ends
     4/25 - Parent Education Series @6:30PM
     4/26 - School Board Meeting @7:30PM
     4/27 - ACE It 25 Bowling Night @6:30PM
     4/30 - Staff Appreciation Week
     5/03 - Ecology Club Meeting @3:45PM