Olive-Mary Stitt

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015



May 21, 2015

Attention Incoming Kindergarteners:  Attention Families with Incoming Kindergartners! The Summer Play dates are set for Wednesday, June 24 6:30-7:30 pm; Sunday July 19th from 1:00-2:00 pm & Monday, August 10th from 10:00-11:00 am. Please bring your incoming Kindergartners to meet some new kindergarten friends. All play dates are held weather permitting at Greens Park. Also, we are ordering the Class of 2021 T-shirts. If you haven't already ordered one and you would like to please complete this form and turn it into the front office. Any questions? contact Lindsey Campion

ABC/25 Foundation Membership Drive Begins Now:  Please support Olive-Mary Stitt's chance to earn a $2500 grant from the ABC/25 Foundation-the fundraising partner of School District 25! All you have to do is join ABC/25 with a donation of $40 when you register your child online for the 2015/2016 school year.  We need 25% of Olive's families to join in order to receive the grant money.  If you have children at more than one school in the district, your membership will count toward both schools' tallies.  

First Aid for Little People: Please consider helping with Olive PTA's First Aid for Little People this year! If you haven't volunteered in the past, it is a first aid program for 1st/2nd graders. It is a very simple program and a great way for you to help your child's class. Thank you! Please use this link to sign up:


Cultural ArtsThe Cultural Arts committee would love to know if any OMS families have personal connections to or enjoyed with their kids any particular Chicago-area theater, music, or dance groups. We are looking to secure in-school performances for the 2015-16 school year and we welcome your input on the types of arts and cultural education you'd love to have your children experience! Please contact Christine Wellner to share your ideas.

Back to School Ice Cream Social:  Kick off the 2015/2016 school year at our Ice Cream Social. Use the form to pre-order by May 29th. Meet your teachers, drop off supplies and enjoy ice cream with friends! Click here for more information. 

School Supply Kits Ordering -  The PTA is once again offering school supply kits for purchase and the deadline for ordering is June 12th Click here for more info on ordering & the school supply list for next year.

PTA Survey: Please take a few minutes to complete our PTA survey. PTA Survey Tell us what you like and what you'd like to see modified. Your opinion matters!!! 

Volunteer Opportunities for 2015/2016: Please fill out the following form to indicate which volunteer opportunities you are interested in for next school year. PTA Volunteer Form. We really appreciate the efforts of all of our amazing PTA volunteers! You make our events an activities possible!

Open Committee Chairs for next year (2015-2016) -  We have a few committee chair positions still available for next year:  Parent Patrol, Roller skating night co-chair, Just Move It school representative.  Please contact Rebecca Linscott or Angie Frye if you are interested or would like more information.  

OMS Calendar (calendar tab also on Directory Spot App and can be exported into your electronic calendars or printed): Click here for calendar.

District 25 E-Flyer:  Here you will find information published weekly about community educational and recreational opportunities for children and families in our district.  Click here for the E-Flyer
Click on the appropriate date to view this week's events.

Twig Submissions:  If you would like to submit something for the Twig or website please use this form.  All submissions must be filled out and sent by Thursday morning in order to appear in that week's Twig.  The form also gives an option for an email blast and attaching a form.  If you have an accompanying email blast please email olivepta@gmail.com.  Email blasts must be a follow up to a post in a prior Twig.  Any questions please contact olivepta@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hersey Science Connection

Students from Hersey High School conducted science experiments with all of the third grade classes to enhance the science unit on light. OMS students experimented with glow in the dark paper and black light pens, watched the creation of elephant toothpaste, made slime, and much more.






Sunday, May 17, 2015

Deserving Mr.Dave

We can't thank Mr. Dave enough for all he does to keep Olive running smoothly and looking beautiful! Thursday we celebrated the King of Olive- Deserving Mr. Dave!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Twig 5.15.15




May 15, 2015

True-Value Plant Sale:  True Value is hosting a flower fundraiser on May 16th & 17th to benefit the Olive-Mary Stitt PTA! For every $11 Annual Flat of flowers purchased, $2 will be donated to our PTA. Simply purchase annual flats at Arlington Heights True Value or Palatine True Value and mention OMS PTA at the checkout. Happy Spring!

First Aid for Little People: Please consider helping with Olive PTA's First Aid for Little People this year! If you haven't volunteered in the past, it is a first aid program for 1st/2nd graders. It is a very simple program and a great way for you to help your child's class. Thank you! Please use this link to sign up:

Cultural ArtsThe Cultural Arts committee would love to know if any OMS families have personal connections to or enjoyed with their kids any particular Chicago-area theater, music, or dance groups. We are looking to secure in-school performances for the 2015-16 school year and we welcome your input on the types of arts and cultural education you'd love to have your children experience! Please contact Christine Wellner to share your ideas.

Allergy Awareness Week:  Knowledge Is power, especially when it comes to food allergies.  Please click here to find out more about what your children learned about food allergies this week.  

Directory Cover contest:  Please click here for information on how to enter the Olive Directory cover contest.

Indian Maidens:  Moms, are you looking for a fun activity to do with your daughter that is a ton of fun but doesn't require a huge commitment? Consider joining Indian Maidens! Please click here for more information. 

Back to School Ice Cream Social:  Kick off the 2015/2016 school year at our Ice Cream Social. Use the form to pre-order by May 29th. Meet your teachers, drop off supplies and enjoy ice cream with friends! Click here for more information. 

School Supply Kits Ordering -  The PTA is once again offering school supply kits for purchase and the deadline for ordering is June 12th Click here for more info on ordering & the school supply list for next year.

PTA Survey: Please take a few minutes to complete our PTA survey. PTA Survey Tell us what you like and what you'd like to see modified. Your opinion matters!!! 

Volunteer Opportunities for 2015/2016: Please fill out the following form to indicate which volunteer opportunities you are interested in for next school year. PTA Volunteer Form. We really appreciate the efforts of all of our amazing PTA volunteers! You make our events an activities possible!

Council of PTA Scholarship Recipients: Please click here to look at the PTA 2015 scholarship recipients. These are high school seniors who have attended a SD25 school. There are 2 former OMS students who received scholarships this year! They will be recognized at a breakfast with their parents, and a special SD25 teacher on May 20th. Congrats to all!! 

Open Committee Chairs for next year (2015-2016) -  We have a few committee chair positions still available for next year:  Parent Patrol, Roller skating night co-chair, Just Move It school representative.  Please contact Rebecca Linscott or Angie Frye if you are interested or would like more information.  

OMS Calendar (calendar tab also on Directory Spot App and can be exported into your electronic calendars or printed): Click here for calendar.

District 25 E-Flyer:  Here you will find information published weekly about community educational and recreational opportunities for children and families in our district.  Click here for the E-Flyer
Click on the appropriate date to view this week's events.

Twig Submissions:  If you would like to submit something for the Twig or website please use this form.  All submissions must be filled out and sent by Thursday morning in order to appear in that week's Twig.  The form also gives an option for an email blast and attaching a form.  If you have an accompanying email blast please email olivepta@gmail.com.  Email blasts must be a follow up to a post in a prior Twig.  Any questions please contact olivepta@gmail.com

Principal For the Day

Our Principal For the Day, Ms Frye, is already very busy this morning!

Getting ready for the day!

Helping out in a kindergarten art class!

Crazy socks in gym!

Looks like we might be able to get outside for recess!

Reading in a kindergarten class!

Important letter writing!







Monday, May 11, 2015

Construction Update 5.11.15

For the latest on our upcoming construction project, please read the following letter and note the draft footprint plan below. We look forward to sharing more with you as the project unfolds!






Friday, May 8, 2015

TWIG 5.8.15

5.8.15



We hope our OMS Staff had a fabulous staff appreciation week and luncheon! We appreciate OWL of U!!!

Thanks to our staff appreciation Chairs - Marybeth Cyze and Maureen Bowden and the many volunteers who made the week special!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make staff appreciation week such a huge success. We are so fortunate to have such generous OMS parents who not only donated goods, but also their time - the week was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire OMS staff.

Plant Sale: Thanks to Beth Buchen and Stephanie Levinsky for a successful plant sale this year!!! The plants were beautiful! In case you missed the PTA plant sale, it's not too late to get some plants and support the PTA! True Value is hosting a flower fundraiser on May 16th & 17th to benefit the Olive-Mary Stitt PTA! For every $11 Annual Flat of flowers purchased, $2 will be donated to our PTA. Simply purchase annual flats at Arlington Heights True Value or Palatine True Value and mention OMS PTA at the checkout. Happy Spring!  Please click here to view the flyer.  

THANK YOU Commit to Cleanup Volunteers! - The big thank you goes to all of the OMS families that participated in COMMIT TO CLEAN UP from the Earth Fair through the AH Park District.  Over 40 families committed to help clean up 5 different parks in Arlington Heights on Tuesday!  Way to be green!  Click here for photos 

Volunteer Appreciation Night: Wednesday, May 13 from 6 pm-7pm in the OMS commons
We are so appreciative of all the time you have spent volunteering for the Olive PTA this past year.  We want to take this night to say thank you.  There will be desserts, a few awards presented, a special treat for all the 5th grade parents and a time to mingle with all the other volunteers.  We hope you can make it.

Directory Cover contest:  Please click here for information on how to enter the Olive Directory cover contest.

Indian Maidens:  Moms, are you looking for a fun activity to do with your daughter that is a ton of fun but doesn't require a huge commitment? Consider joining Indian Maidens! Please click here for more information. 

2015/2016 5th Grade Committee:  We are looking for 2 co-chairs for next years 5th Grade Committee.  These co-chairs must have previous experience on the 5th grade committee.  They should also be available for several day time meetings throughout the year with the 5th grade teacher contacts and the principals.  We will additionally need 4-6 volunteers to execute the various activities and tasks required by this committee.  Contact Angie Frye if you are interested.

Last PTA Meeting of the School Year: Wednesday, May 13 starting at 7pm in the Commons. Please see the agenda in this link.   

Back to School Ice Cream Social:  Kick off the 2015/2016 school year at our Ice Cream Social. Use the form to pre-order by May 29th. Meet your teachers, drop off supplies and enjoy ice cream with friends! Click here for more information.

School Supply Kits Ordering -  The PTA is once again offering school supply kits for purchase and the deadline for ordering is June 12th Click here for more info on ordering & the school supply list for next year.

PTA Survey: Please take a few minutes to complete our PTA survey. PTA Survey Tell us what you like and what you'd like to see modified. Your opinion matters!!!

Volunteer Opportunities for 2015/2016: Please fill out the following form to indicate which volunteer opportunities you are interested in for next school year. PTA Volunteer Form. We really appreciate the efforts of all of our amazing PTA volunteers! You make our events an activities possible!

Council of PTA Scholarship Recipients: Please click here to look at the PTA 2015 scholarship recipients. These are high school seniors who have attended a SD25 school. There are 2 former OMS students who received scholarships this year! They will be recognized at a breakfast with their parents, and a special SD25 teacher on May 20th. Congrats to all!! 

SD25 5th Grade Track Meet:  The track meet will be held at Matthew Ives Memorial Track at South Middle School On Thursday, May 14 at 4:15 - 6:00pm. Click here for information and permission slips.  Permission slips are due by May 8.


Open Committee Chairs for next year (2015-2016) -  We have a few committee chair positions still available for next year:  Parent Patrol, Roller skating night co-chair, Just Move It school representative.  Please contact Rebecca Linscott or Angie Frye if you are interested or would like more information.  

OMS Calendar (calendar tab also on Directory Spot App and can be exported into your electronic calendars or printed): Click here for calendar.

District 25 E-Flyer:  Here you will find information published weekly about community educational and recreational opportunities for children and families in our district.  Click here for the E-Flyer
Click on the appropriate date to view this week's events.

Twig Submissions:  If you would like to submit something for the Twig or website please use this form.  All submissions must be filled out and sent by Thursday morning in order to appear in that week's Twig.  The form also gives an option for an email blast and attaching a form.  If you have an accompanying email blast please email olivepta@gmail.com.  Email blasts must be a follow up to a post in a prior Twig.  Any questions please contact olivepta@gmail.com

Crazy Sock Day on Friday, 5/15

Principal for a Day, Isabel, has proclaimed that Friday, 5/15 will be Crazy Sock Day at OMS. Time to bring out your colorful and wacky socks!


Lockdown Drill

Next Wednesday, May 13th we will be conducting a practice lockdown drill.  This drill is used when conditions exist outside of the school building that could potentially present a threat to the safety of the students and staff, or a situation inside the building where the school or local emergency responders need to keep students and staff in their classrooms and away from an incident or activity. If students are outside during a lockdown, our crisis plan requires them to move to an alternate safe location.  Our relocation site is Thomas Middle School.  The Arlington Heights Police Department will initiate this drill and will be present to support students and staff to ensure that all procedures are clear.  If you have any questions or concerns about the lockdown drill, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or a building administrator.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

District # 25 Art Showcase

We are excited to share that many of our OMS artists were featured in the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Art Showcase.  Check out their blog below for more details!