Applications are now being taken for the 2017 Rockin With the Cops, , at Pioneer Park, 500 S. Fernandez, AH. Applications can be obtained at www.vah.com and can only be turned in at the Arlington Heights Police Department main desk, 200 E. Sigwalt St., AH.
Friday, April 21, 2017
On Monday, April 17th, Mr. Andrew experienced what it is like to be an Assistant Principal. He started his day welcoming students exiting their vehicles in the loading zone. He then made an appearance on morning announcements reminding students to take their time and do their best on MAP testing this week. It was a busy morning, boxing up materials for UPS and calling UPS to pick them up. Later, it was off to read to our kindergarteners and have an extra special recess with his 4th-grade class. Before lunch recess, Mr. Andrew completed a field inspection and determined it was too soggy to open the far field. He also dropped some extra HOOT tickets off to Mrs. Grimm's class and caught a first grader exceeding expectations and awarded a HOOT ticket! During lunch, Mr. Andrew joined Ms. Davis in addressing the student council members and the letter they previously submitted with ideas for improving OMS. Finally, it was time to enjoy a working lunch with a few of his friends in Ms. Davis' office.
A message from our Principal for 1/2 Day, Mr. Martin:
get iPad and radio
Playing Pokemon Moon cards with my friends!
game recess in Miss Brown's class (thanks Miss Brown!)
Radioing into the office!
Facilities inspections - inspecting the elevator
Assist kindergarten (thanks Mrs. Klimas!)
My favorite 2nd-grade teacher in her PJ's
Read a story in Miss Musich's room (thanks miss Musich!)
write this blog post
lunch with friends on the stage
thank you for making this a great pajama day!
And thank you Mrs. FitzPatrick!
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Students in grades 3 through 5 welcomed author/illustrator Peter Brown on Monday, April 10. Peter has written and illustrated many New York Times’ best selling children’s books such as Wild Robot, Creepy Carrots, and Children Make Terrible Pets. Students were excited to meet him since many of them had enjoyed hearing the read aloud of Wild Robot. The students loved hearing about the adventures of Roz, the robot who had to adapt to her new home on an island full of animals. Mr. Brown explained how he came up with the idea for his novel, researched information about robots and animals, and created the art work to accompany the words in the book. Mr. Brown even created a Roz drawing for our students!
The OMS library media center was a bustling place on the afternoon of April 10. Kwame Alexander got the students in grades K, 1, and 2 chanting after him to repeat lines from one of his picture books. He also read some of the poems from his book, Animal Ark. The students were especially excited to hear about Mr. Alexander's poetry since they had written their own animal haiku poems during library lessons the week before his visit. Mr. Alexander enjoyed viewing the children's work. Musical accompaniment was provided by a guitar-playing, Mr. Randy.
Unsigned copies of Animal Ark by Kwame Alexander may still be purchased through the LMC until . Electronic copies of the order form are available on the LMC website. This book of poetry is inspiring all of us to get excited about our up-coming Poem-In-Your Pocket Day on !
is Allergy Awareness week! For the second year in a row, District 25 will participate in events during Allergy Awareness Week to raise awareness of those who have allergies within our school community. Last year, we participated in the #tealtakeover and encouraged both staff and students to wear teal to show their support. This year, families have the option to purchase Allergy Awareness Week t-shirts as a part of the celebration. The shirts feature a design, shown above, by one of our very own staff members! If you are interested in purchasing a shirt for your child, please use this link. Shirts must be paid for at the time of order (credit cards only this year!) and will be delivered to the buildings at just prior to Allergy Awareness Week. The shirts cost $8.30. Orders must be in by .
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Mr. Conner, our principal for 1/2 day, has declared Thursday, April 20th to be Pajama Day at OMS. All students are invited to wear school-appropriate pajamas to school on this day. Please make sure to wear clothes and shoes that may be worn outside for recess.
Monday, April 10, 2017