Olive-Mary Stitt

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Save the Date!

The Olive-Mary Stitt Talent Show is coming
Thursday, April 14, 2016. 

All fourth and fifth-grade students are invited to prepare a school appropriate act (90 seconds or less) and audition for the show. Every child may be in only one act and group acts are warmly welcomed. Singers, actors and dancers are encouraged; along with martial artists, pogo-stick riders, and just about any act you can dream up. Auditions will be held in March.  More details will be shared soon!  We hope you will come and join the fun!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

We Are AHSD 25

The district recently put together the following video to highlight are schools' many accomplishments. We are very proud to see so many OMS Owls challenging themselves and contributing to our community. Check it out!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

TWIG 2.05.16

Olive-Mary Stitt PTA - Every child. One voice.
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The Olive Twig

February 5, 2016

Spring Box Tops/Labels for Education Challenge

It's time for our spring Box Tops/Labels for Education Class Challenge! The challenge will run from February 8th thru February 12th. Please send in all non-expired, trimmed box tops and labels, with your child, to school sometime next week. There will be black shoeboxes 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

Teachnology Fair 2016 - Registration Deadline Extended

Does your student have a passion for technology? Do they like to share with others how they use technology for school and for fun? District 25 and Arlington Heights Council of PTAs will host an Education Fair with the theme of “Teachnology 2016”. Students and staff will have the opportunity to teach peers, parents, and the Arlington Heights community about how they use technology. This could mean teaching others a skill or simply sharing an experience using technology. The Technology Fair will be on March 9th from 7-9 at Thomas Middle School.  PLEASE COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION FORM by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8th.
Registration for the Just Move It! Challenge
Registration for the Just Move It! Challenge is NOW OPEN! The Just Move It! Challenge is a 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk held on Saturday, April 16,2016 at South Middle School. The event benefits the education of School District 25 students through PTA Scholarships and the ABC/25 Foundation Grant Selection.

The last few years Olive Mary-Stitt has taken home the participation award! Can we do it again? Sign up now to Run, Walk, Volunteer or Donate! There is a $5 Early Registration discount when registering before March 31, 2016.

To visit the webpage and register, please go to www.jmichallenge.org
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Jen Rich at jenrich54@comcast.net or Bridget Stannis at be_murph@yahoo.com.

Volunteers Needed: Just Move It! Challenge
We NEED Volunteers! Over 75 volunteers are needed to make the Just Move It! Challenge race day a success! Street Marshall volunteers are needed for both the 5K and 1 Mile races. This is a great way to cheer on family and friends while they run or walk! You can help and still be a part of the fun!

Remember runners and walkers, pre-registration deadline is Thursday, March 31st! Entry fees increase after March 31st. ONLY those registered prior to March 31st are guaranteed a race day t-shirt!

Please visit 
http://www.jmichallenge.org for Registration, Volunteering and Event Details!

The Nominating Committee Needs Your Help

The Olive PTA Nominating Committee is currently looking for volunteers to fill positions on our PTA Executive Committee.  The open positions are:  Co-President, 2nd Co-Vice President (Ways and Means) and 3rd Vice President (Legislation).  Please use this form or the box in the office to submit your nominations. Thanks for your help!!

Open Committee Chairs for Next Year

Would you like to be more involved at our school? We have several open committee chair positions for next school year: Volunteer Coordinator, Art Awareness Co-Chair, Cultural Arts Co-Chair, Everybody Counts Co-Chairs, Staff Appreciation Co-Chair and Reflections Co-Chairs. Please email olivepta@gmail.com if you are interested. Click here to view the descriptions of each of these committees on our PTA website.  Thank you!
Thank You!

At Olive-Mary Stitt we have many programs and clubs, and we couldn't do any of it without our amazing volunteers!  We would like to use this new section of the Twig to send out personal thank you's to some of the people who made our most recent activities a success.

Jeanne Cosgrove and Marni Hanson have once again organized a fun night of skating at Orbit Roller rink.  Those who participated brought personal items for donation to the Wheeling Food Pantry. They were very happy to receive those much needed items. Marni and Jeanne have been organizing this event, as well as Bingo night for the past 8 and 5 years respectively. These events are definitely at the top of the list of things that families look forward to every year. Thank you Jeanne and Marni for your years of service!
PTA Volunteer Hours
Attention all PTA volunteers! Please use this form to record any volunteer hours to date that you have not given us at a PTA meeting or in the school office log book.  We will be including this post in the Twig at the beginning of every month. This form is also available on the PTA website under Resources. Thank you for all of your service!!

Upcoming Events..

2/11 - 1st Grade Music Concert
2/12 - Valentine's Day Parties
2/15 - Presidents Day - No School
2/17 - 3rd Grade Clay Night 6:30pm
2/18 - K & 1st Grade Activity Night 7:00pm

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Friday, January 29, 2016

The Votes Are In!

With over 680 students, parents, and staff members voting we have a color scheme for our new playground equipment...red & gray!

Construction Update 1.29.16

Things have been very busy these last couple of weeks. Our framing is now up for both the classrooms and gym. The roof deck was installed on the classrooms last week so this area is tented in plastic to give the masons a warmer environment in which to work. The roof deck of the gym just went up today so we will start to see block walls going up around the gym next week.

Sweet Singers

Our first-grade classes have been rehearsing for their upcoming concert.  
We look forward to seeing our first-grade families on Thursday, February 12th at 3:00 pm.

Balloon Machines

On Friday, January 21st our 4th and 5th-grade students enjoyed an evening filled with balloons! They learned about simple machines and worked together to trap the mouse.  Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring these special activity nights.