Olive-Mary Stitt

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Happy Summer from Mrs. FitzPatrick

The last day of school is always such a whirlwind. Many families were here but I did not get a chance to say goodbye to all of you. Needless to say, it's very quiet in the hallways of OMS today. 

Thank you so much for all of your support throughout the year, whether it was reviewing flashcards for a test or volunteering in our LMC, we greatly value the wonderful partnership we have with you! 

Thank you for sharing your children with us. They bring us such joy. It is a privilege to be a part of the OMS community.

Wishing you peaceful days this summer!

Becky

A note from Ms. Davis

I honestly can't believe how fast this year flew by!  I continue to be grateful for my role in D25 as the Assistant Principal at Olive-Mary Stitt.  Thank you for a wonderful year two!  I can't believe this was only my second year.  I look forward to continuing to build relationships with the students and families at OMS.  Have a wonderful summer and I will see you in August!

Erin






2017-2018 School Year - Sneak Peak

*Meet & Greet*
Save the date! The Meet & Greet for next school year is scheduled for Friday, August 25, 2:20 - 3:20 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher, check out the classroom, and catch up with other OMS families. Additional details about the event will be shared via email in early August.

*Other New Events*
We are also looking forward to two new events next spring. We will be partnering with District 214 to plan a Senior Walk for former OMS students. It will be a great opportunity for our current students to recognize the accomplishments of OMS alumni.

Also in the spring of 2018, we will be partnering with the PTA to provide a World of Work program for our 5th-grade students. As noted in the Twig, the program will provide students a real-world work experience.

We are sure there will be more but wanted to give you a little peek at what's in store next year at the nest.

Summer Keyboarding Challenge

SUMMER KEYBOARDING CHALLENGE

WHICH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WILL BE THE VICTOR?

Put your keyboarding skills to the test!

This summer, log onto your typingtraining.com account and practice your keyboarding skills. Every minute of practice you enter will be added to your school's grand total (and then averaged by number of students participating). Each week you can check the leaderboard to see which school has logged the most minutes.

Rewards:
1) Winning School: The elementary school with the most minutes entered by the end of the summer will win bragging rights for the year, be recognized at a district board meeting, and win the coveted golden keyboard trophy to be proudly displayed in the school. 
2) Top Student at Each School: The student who logs the most minutes at their school by the end of the summer will be recognized at a board meeting, receive a certificate, and earn one technology lunch/recess for them and a friend.

Remember to use your student username and ID to login.
Example Username: d25Student0000 Example Password: sd25wwww
For questions or more information please email keyboarding@sd25.org

Contest runs June 12 - August 11

Greenbrier vs. Windsor vs. Ivy Hill vs. Westgate vs. Dryden vs. Olive vs. Patton
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Last Day of School

On Friday, June 9th our Olive Owls celebrated their last day of school for the 2016-2017 school year. There were a lot of smiles and a few tears as students said goodbye to each other and to their teachers.

The day started out by recognizing our 5th graders who will be venturing off to middle school next year.  A highlight of the morning was a surprise, secretly arranged by our very own Mrs. FitzPatrick, to have a special appearance by Cardinal and Timmy the Timberwolf.  Students, parents, and even our staff members were shocked when they came out from behind the curtain dancing to "I like to move it, move it."


After the 5th-grade recognition ceremony, our entire school gathered for our final all-school assembly.  Students were recognized for participating in a variety of clubs throughout the year.  The assembly wrapped up with the students learning how many Hoot's had been earned during the school year.  Altogether our students earned 1,131 Hoots.  We honored the students with the most Hoots in each grade and gave a special round of applause to our top two HOOT earners, Jack P. (13 Hoots) and Bryce M. (14 Hoots)!  We are proud of all of our students for displaying Hoot behavior during the year.

After the assembly our students continued to celebrate the last day of school with a recess, all-school yearbook signing and participating in a morning or afternoon Bingo session with Mrs. FitzPatrick and Ms. Davis via our morning announcements video broadcast system.  Teachers stopped by to make a guest appearance as a Bingo caller!


Finally, our students in grade K through 4, lined up to form a tunnel to say goodbye to our 5th graders one last time.  Students, staff, and families gathered at the end of the day to watch as our OMS Owls leave the nest for the last time.  







5th Grade Book Trailer Winners



Let’s celebrate our budding film producers here at Olive! All of our fifth graders participated in the District 25 Film Festival. Fifth graders across the district have been working hard this past month to create book trailers to advertise their favorite books.  They have been finding photos, writing text, and matching music to the theme of their books. Once the trailers were finished, they were submitted to the judges. The first step was to get chosen by the fifth graders at another school. Our partner school was Dryden. The fifth graders at Dryden chose the top 3 from each Olive class.  Those top 3 went on to the second step.  A committee of LMC directors chose the top video for the class.  The winning video in each fifth grade class was sent to the district office where a team of administrators watched the videos and chose the best 3 to represent the district.  We are so excited that one of the top 3 videos for the entire district was submitted by Olive fifth grader, Delaney M! Congratulations!

Here are the Olive runners-up and Oscar winners by class:
5-1 Oscar winner: Rob G. for Space Case
Runners up: Carly S. for Slob and Alexis G. for The Liberation of Gabriel King

5-2 Oscar winner: Anthony S. for Dark Life
Runners up: Ania K. for Pax and Isabel F. for Drizzle

5-3 Oscar winner and District 25 winner!: Delaney M. for Land of Stories: Wishing Spell
Runners up: Skyler S. for Shiloh and Luc P. for Booked

5-4 Oscar winner: Arik C. for Middle School
Runners up: John B. for Runt and Julia R. for Rump

TWIG 06.09.17

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June 9, 2017

You Planted a Tree!

TreeRing Corporation, in partnership with Trees for the Future, is proud to plant 618 trees in honor of Olive-Mary Stitt's yearbook purchases this year. This grove of trees is being planted by local families in countries devastated by deforestation and global climate change. These fast-growing, permanent trees protect fragile ecosystems and assure that families can continue to live in harmony with the natural resources of their lands. Each year these trees will replace many tons of pollution from the atmosphere with life giving oxygen. Yearbooks are coming home today. Enjoy! A big thank you goes out to our amazing yearbook co-chairs, Erika Eng & Megan Hill. They did a wonderful job putting the yearbook together.

 

Field Day was a Success

We are grateful to our gym teacher, Mrs. Pusateri, for organizing an amazing Field Day last week. Over fifty parents volunteered to help give our children an amazing day.  Special thanks go to Stacy Riggs for organizing all of the volunteers and helping us with this event.

 

5th Grade Breakfast

Thank you 5th Grade Committee for putting together such a memorable event for our 5th graders.  It was a perfect send off.  A great big round of applause for the team; Brenda Larson, Christina Perez, Michele Bozikis, Becky Hany, Carrie Loch, and Sherri Tader.

 

Camp Edwards Trip

The 5th Graders enjoyed a beautiful day at Camp Edwards on Tuesday. Thanks to the 5th Grade Committee & the 5th grade teachers that helped organize this amazing trip. They enjoyed many outdoor team building activities including an opportunity to zip line. We appreciate the help of all the parent volunteers that helped chaperone.

 

School Supply Online Orders Due - Sunday, June 11

Don't forget to order your school supplies by Sunday if you wish to purchase online.  Click here for the instructions.  Please review and make sure you are ordering the correct grade for your child.

If you have any questions, you can contact Kerri Grabowski or Nilima Nanisetty.

School Supply List 



Join the PTA!

Did you forget to join the PTA? Don't worry, its not too late! Membership  benefits include this weekly newsletter and access to Directory Spot (our online directory which includes the OMS calendar). Most importantly it helps to support all of the programs your children participate in throughout the school year. Click here to join. Please email any questions to olivepta@gmail.com.

 

PTA Volunteer Form - 2017/2018

Would you like to get involved and help out on a committee, volunteer as a room rep or work in the LMC next year? Please use this form to volunteer your time. We truly appreciate all of you! Email olivepta@gmail.com if you have any further questions.

PTA Volunteer Form 2017/2018

 

Thank you Corner

Special thanks to the following PTA committee chairs who worked behind the scenes to help us throughout the year.

Art Awareness: Kristin Meek and Megan Puzen
Birthday Books: Rachel Lehner
Hospitality: Lindsey Campion
LMC: Nina Shamoon & Diana McNeill
Membership: Shannon Kersemeier
Publicity: Stacy Riggs
Room Rep Coordinators: Colleen Bremer & Megan Kerpac
Volunteer Coordinator: Norah Muenkel
Website Editor: Erika and Brian Eng

 

See You Next Year...

We would like to wish everyone a happy and relaxing summer.  It's been a wonderful year filled with so many great programs for our kids ...all thanks to you and your continued support!

Sincerely,
Lisa Roudabush & Kelly Gabrione
PTA Co-Presidents

Upcoming Events..

6/9 - Last Day of School
6/9 - Report Cards Issued
6/9 - 5th Grade Breakfast
 


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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Monday, June 5, 2017

Please Retrieve Lost & Found Items


Our lost and found is full again. Please take a minute to see if anything looks familiar and encourage your child to stop by to see anything belongs to them. Anything not retrieved by Monday, 6/12 will be donated.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Feeling Grateful

THANK YOU to Mrs. Pusateri and her field day committee for planning and executing a fantastic day for our students!

THANK YOU to all of our amazing parents/families who volunteered to lead games, distribute water to other volunteers, supervise the lunchroom, or jumped in to help out where ever they were needed!

For more pictures of our day please connect with us on Twitter:  TWEETS!




Latest News from the Art Room


Mr DeMarco's students have been wrapping up a year of creativity. 
To learn more about the third trimester...

Summer Reading

Mrs. Brown, OMS LMC Director, has updated the LMC website with summer reading recommendations. Click the link below to find a variety of reading lists appropriate for children of all ages!

http://olivemarystittlmc.weebly.com/summer-reading.html

TWIG 6.2.17

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June 2, 2017

Join the PTA!

Did you forget to join the PTA? Don't worry, its not too late! Membership not only gets you this weekly newsletter, access to Directory Spot (our online directory which includes the OMS calendar), and most importantly helps support all of the programs your children participate in throughout the school year. Click here to join.  Please email olivepta@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 

Cultural Arts Performance

Thank you for your support of the OMS PTA this year. It allowed the Cultural Arts Committee to offer "Where the Sidewalk Ends," a musical based on the poetry of Shel Silverstein, presented by the performers of American Eagle Productions of Chicago. All students enjoyed the musical on the morning of Wednesday May 31 as the actors became beloved characters from Silverstein's most beloved poems including Backward Bill, Sarah Sylvia Cynthia Stout, and the Giving Tree.  Special thanks to Christine Wellner and Becky Hany for chairing this PTA committee and bringing the arts to Olive. Click here for photos.
 

End-of-School Gently Used School Supply Drive - Thursday, June 8

Give the gift of learning this summer to the underserved in our community. Character Counts is partnering with SCARCE an award-winning environmental education non-profit. They are dedicated to creating sustainable communities and hands-on education programs. Your donations will go directly into the hands of economically struggling school children.

Please note that this is a ONE DAY ONLY event. The "End-of-School Gently Used School Supply Drive" will take place on THRUSDAY, JUNE 8th from 3:20-4:30pm at Greens Park, near Basketball court. Parents must accompany child donating items to this drive. Collecting gently used: pencils, crayons, markers, notebooks, folders, scissors, paper, pens, glue, books, colored pencils and glue sticks. Click here for link to flyer. Email Christine Gilbert with any questions.
 

Help Needed - Last Day of School - 8:45-9:05

We are looking for several people to help direct the kids into an alternate entrance in the morning of the last day of school, Friday, June 9th from 8:45-9:05.  The 5th grade breakfast will be going on in the commons and the kids will be entering through an alternate entrance.  They will still be lining up in the same area as usual.  Please email olivepta@gmail.com if you would like to help.
 

World of Work Comes to OMS Spring 2018

So excited to announce that "World of Work" comes to Olive-Mary Stitt next Spring 2018. The purpose of "World of Work" program is to provide the 5th grade students an opportunity for a “real world” work experience. This program would afford the 5th grade children to see the value of hard work in different business settings. It would also allow them a window into the many steps involved in career aspirations. We will partner with local businesses and companies for the children to job shadow a few hours. Children will learn about career paths, job requirements, education and the importance of goals. The program will include a introduction to resume writing, beginner interviewing skills and a brown bag business lunch. This program must have enough chaperones to take flight, consider volunteering for "World of Work" PTA Program spring 2018.
 

School Supplies - 2017/2018

It is that time of year to place your online order for 2017/2018 school year. Online orders due by June 11, 2017. School supply kits will be in placed in your child's classroom by the first day of school if you choose to order. You are also welcome to purchase supplies on your own.

Please click here for the attached flier with instructions how to order your supplies and prices. Please review and make sure you are ordering the correct grade for your child. Note: school supplies are notebooks, pencils, etc. requested by each grade. This is not the same as the annual school fee paid during registration.

If you have any questions, you can contact Kerri Grabowski or Nilima Nanisetty

School Supply List
 

PTA Volunteer Form - 2017/2018

Would you like to get involved and help out on a committee, volunteer as a room rep or work in the LMC next year? Please use this form to volunteer your time. We truly appreciate all of you! Email olivepta@gmail.com if you have any further questions.

PTA Volunteer Form 2017/2018

Upcoming Events..


6/2 - Field Day
6/2 - Kindergarten Picnic
6/6 - Camp Edwards
6/9 - Last Day of School
6/9 - Report Cards Issued
6/9 - 5th Grade Breakfast
 


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, May 26, 2017

Save The Date!

June 9, 2017

Please join us to celebrate our 5th graders as they pass through the student created tunnel on the last day of school!  It is an Olive-Mary Stitt tradition to send our 5th graders onto middle school in a very special way.  All of our students K-4 line up to create a human tunnel and our 5th graders make their way through the tunnel as they are dismissed from OMS for the last time.  

All OMS parents and families are welcome to join this celebration by standing behind their child (K-4) or gathering at the end of the tunnel.

When looking at the map below, the tunnel is represented by the red line which flows from the front doors along the sidewalk and onto and around the blacktop.  Once 5th graders have made their way through the tunnel, parents and students can move to their reunification location where teachers will take their classes.



ABC 25 Winner - Ride to School with Officer Veenstra

Another ABC 25 Raffle Prize winner Olivia arrived at school this week with AHPD Officer Veenstra.  Olivia's class greeted her outside as she rode up in Officer Veenstra's patrol car with the lights and sirens going.  A huge thank you to Officer Veenstra for volunteering his time to make this a special day for one of our owls!





TWIG 5.26.17

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May 26, 2017

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - June 2nd

Primary: 9:00-11:45
Intermediate: 12:00-3:15
Lunch Help: Primary kids 12:15-12:45
Lunch Help: Intermediate 11:30-12:00

We need your help to pull off the best day of the year! Field Day is fun day filled with all kinds of activities Mrs. Pusateri thinks up for the kids. Open the Sign up Genius below and pick a time and activity. We have 52 volunteer spots available and they usually fill up fast. Please indicate if you are available on the rain date, June 5th, as well. Thank you! Contact Stacy Riggs with any additional questions.

Field Day Sign Up Genius


Thank You Corner

Thank you Kim Lindberg and Lonnie Sommer for organizing such an amazing PTA Plant Sale this year.  A big thank you to all of the volunteers who helped in the cold weather and rain to receive, sort, and load the plants into your cars. The flowers looked beautiful. Happy Spring!
The PTA program First Aid For Little People was offered earlier this month to First and Second graders during the school day. Thank you Chris Bialko and Katie Zabor for all of your efforts chairing this committee. We appreciate the help of all the volunteer parents who helped deliver the program.  


World of Work Comes to OMS Spring 2018

So excited to announce that "World of Work" comes to Olive-Mary Stitt next Spring 2018. The purpose of "World of Work" program is to provide the 5th grade students an opportunity for a “real world” work experience. This program would afford the 5th grade children to see the value of hard work in different business settings. It would also allow them a window into the many steps involved in career aspirations. We will partner with local businesses and companies for the children to job shadow a few hours. Children will learn about career paths, job requirements, education and the importance of goals. The program will include a introduction to resume writing, beginner interviewing skills and a brown bag business lunch. This program must have enough chaperones to take flight, consider volunteering for "World of Work" PTA Program spring 2018.

PTA MEMBERSHIP - 2017/2018 School Year

Thanks everyone for supporting the PTA this past year. We encourage you to sign up for next year's PTA membership when you complete your online school registration. There will be an option to purchase an Individual or Family membership. We welcome alumni families that want to continue to support our programs. Please email us if you have questions or missed signing up during registration olivepta@gmail.com. Please do not register off our website as the link is still for membership for this school year.  Thank you!

Benefits include:
  • Access to Directory Spot App (online school directory and calendar)
  • Support to Olive PTA programs: Activity Nights, Art Awareness, Author Visits, Bike Rodeo, Bingo Night, Birthday Books, Camp Fit, Character Counts, Chess Club, Earth Fair, Ecology Club, First Aid for Little People,  Meet and Greet, Robert Crown Health Talks, Reflections, Teacher Appreciation Week, 5th Grade Recognition and much more
  • Membership to IL PTA with discounts to many national retailers
  • Opportunities to volunteer and meet new people
 

School Supplies - 2017/2018

It is that time of year to place your online order for 2017/2018 school year. Online orders due by June 11, 2017. School supply kits will be in placed in your child's classroom by the first day of school if you choose to order. You are also welcome to purchase supplies on your own.

Please click here for the attached flier with instructions how to order your supplies and prices. Please review and make sure you are ordering the correct grade for your child. Note: school supplies are notebooks, pencils, etc. requested by each grade. This is not the same as the annual school fee paid during registration.

If you have any questions, you can contact Kerri Grabovski or Nilima Nanisetty

School Supply List


PTA Volunteer Form - 2017/2018

Would you like to get involved and help out on a committee, volunteer as a room rep or work in the LMC next year? Please use this form to volunteer your time. We truly appreciate all of you! Email olivepta@gmail.com if you have any further questions.

PTA Volunteer Form 2017/2018

Upcoming Events..


5/26 - No School
5/29 - No School - Memorial Day
6/2 - Field Day
6/2 - Kindergarten Picnic
6/6 - Camp Edwards
6/9 - Last Day of School
 


Important Links


OMS CALENDAR

DISTRICT 25 E-FLYERS

TWIG SUBMISSION FORM

OMS BLOGSPOT


CONTACT THE PTA

JOIN THE PTA



 

CONNECT WITH US


Copyright © 2017 Olive-Mary Stitt School PTA, All rights reserved.
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Olive-Mary Stitt PTA
303 E. Olive Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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