Olive-Mary Stitt

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

Monday, March 2, 2015

5 Essentials Survey - Deadline Extension

If you have not yet had an opportunity to complete the parent portion of the 5 Essentials Survey, we have been notified that due to weather conditions and school closings across the state over the past several weeks the survey window has been extended by one week. 

As a reminder: parents can access the survey at the following site:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

RSVP Coffee & Conversation with the Principals 3.6.15





Please join us this Friday, March 6th, from 9:30 - 10:30 am in the Olive-Mary Stitt teacher's lounge for Coffee & Conversation with the Principals.   We will begin our meeting with an open forum discussion, followed by a discussion of the book,  Mindset, The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck.  If you have already read the book, we look forward to hearing your insights and thoughts.  If you have not yet had an opportunity to read this book, we hope that you will still join us to learn more about fixed and growth mindsets!

Click HERE to RSVP

Friday, February 27, 2015

Dr. Bein Brings Japan to Olive-Mary Stitt



TWIG 2.27.15

Twig 2.27.15



Box Tops/Labels for Education: Thanks all for participating in our Spring class challenge. We had a great turnout and earned over $700 for the PTA! The winning classes are Mrs. Netzel's second graders and Miss Brown's 3rd graders. Congratulations to them! Please keep trimming and collecting all box tops and labels for our next challenge in the fall!

Thomas Spirtwear: Thomas Middle School is having their spring spirit wear sale. All orders need to be placed online by 3/13. This is a great gift for 5th graders moving to Thomas in the Fall. Click here to see the samples.

Nominations: Olive Mary Stitt PTA is seeking nominations for officers to serve for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you or someone you know is interested, please use the box in the office to submit your nominations or use this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11rPx2uXPuGBcTQ2zKJm6B8ZG8ieCYpcJ9fI0NdSbjRk/edit?usp=docslist_api

Target Takes Charge of Education: Do you have a Target RED card? Do you know that Target will donate 1% of your purchases to OMS? Click on the following link to sign up.

SD25 Cultural Arts Fair! March 4th, 6:00-8:30pm at Thomas Middle School. Come see the SD25 students/families/departments who will be sharing their cultural arts/heritage through performance or display. All Reflections projects will also be on display with a Recognition Ceremony. Click here for more information.

5 Essentials Survey - Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. It only takes a few minutes. The survey must be completed by March 13, 2015, but we encourage you to complete this very important survey as soon as possible.

ABC/25 Scholarship Applications for high school seniors who attended a D25 school - The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs Scholarship Application is now available in the College Counseling Office at Buffalo Grove, Hersey, Rolling Meadows, Prospect and St. Viator high schools.  It is also available on the School District 25 website at sd25.org. The scholarship is open to all graduating Seniors who attended any District 25 schools for at least three years.  Applications are due February 28, 2015.  Please click here for more information and the applications.

ABC/25 Foundation - There are amazing grants that are given by this wonderful foundation each year to schools in our district. OMS is the recipient of so many of these each year. Click here to learn more about the ABC/25 Foundation.

Open Committee Chairs for next year (2015-2016) -  We have several volunteer committee chair opportunities for next year with our PTA.  It's our amazing volunteers who make our programs possible!! The openings are; Character Counts, Chess Club, Parent Patrol, Reflections, Calendar, Plant Sale, additional co-chair for Roller Skating Night and co- chair for Bingo Night.  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
Twig 2.20.15
 

Arigatou Dr. Bein

The Olive first grade students have been enjoying their virtual trip to Japan. Today they had a special visit from our Superintendent, Dr. Bein, who recently returned from Japan.  She brought along with her many items from her trip including some great pictures of Japanese students and their schools.  Our students especially enjoyed hearing about how there are no custodians in Japan and the students, teachers and principal are required to do all of the cleaning!!!!!!





Thursday, February 26, 2015

What's So Special About Specials?

We know our students love these classes and it is easy to see why. Just today we heard a jam session in music, saw clay fish taking shape in art, and felt the enthusiasm during a rousing game of capture the tennis ball.






Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Safe Driving Reminders

Just a few reminders to help assist with the safe arrival and departure of our students:

No Left Turn
You should NOT make a left turn out of the Olive parking lot between the hours of 8:30 am - 9: 30 am and 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

No Cell Phones
It is against the law to use a handheld device while driving. You should not be on your cell phone while in a school zone.


Parking Lot Reminders
  • If our parking lot is full, you may park in the church parking lot across Olive Street.
  • If you do park in the parking lot, please accompany your child to school using the sidewalk and designated crosswalks. There are a lot of cars pulling in and out, so we want to ensure that your child arrives safely to the school building. The parking lot may NOT be used to bypass the drop off line, as students are not allowed to exit cars that are not in a designated spot.
  •  Parents dropping their students off on the Belmont Avenue cul-de-sac must stay in their car and travel through an organized line to approach school on the east side of Belmont, turn to drop-off, and then exit along the west side of Belmont. If you would like to park your car and walk with your student(s), please use one of the parking lots. 
  •  If you are picking up your AM kindergarten student or dropping off your PM kindergarten student midday, you may temporarily leave your car unattended in the parkway to walk your child to the kindergarten doors.
  • We appreciate that the line for dropping students off in the parkway can become long, particularly on inclement weather days. To ensure that the line continues to move smoothly, we ask that you continue to pull forward so that your child(ren) may exit your car on the driver’s side. To prevent traffic from backing up, we also ask that students not exit cars until you are parked in the designated unloading zone. Cars must not be left unattended in this area.
  • As indicated by signs, a portion of Olive Street is designated as a drop-off/pick-up area. Please make sure that you do not leave your car unattended between these signs during the designated times.
  •  Our crossing guard continues to be a great enhancement to our arrival/dismissal process. Please make sure that you and your child(ren) cross with the crossing guard in the designated crosswalk.

Together we can set a good example as we drive and walk in our school zone area. Thank you for your support!


Friday, February 20, 2015

TWIG 2.20.15

Twig 2.20.15

Nominations: Olive Mary Stitt PTA is seeking nominations for officers to serve for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you or someone you know is interested, please use the box in the office to submit your nominations or use this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11rPx2uXPuGBcTQ2zKJm6B8ZG8ieCYpcJ9fI0NdSbjRk/edit?usp=docslist_api

Target Takes Charge of Education: Do you have a Target RED card? Do you know that Target will donate 1% of your purchases to OMS? Click on the following link to sign up.

Plant Sale!

Forms are DUE to OMS next Friday, 2/27. Think spring and support the PTA and it's many programs by purchasing a plant or two.  Not only will your order support the PTA, but you will love the beautiful plants and flowers you receive!  Thank you for your support!  Please contact Beth Buchen or Stephanie Levinsky with any questions. Please click here for the form.

SD25 Cultural Arts Fair! March 4th, 6:00-8:30pm at Thomas Middle School. Come see the SD25 students/families/departments who will be sharing their cultural arts/heritage through performance or display. All Reflections projects will also be on display with a Recognition Ceremony. Click here for more information.

SD25 Enrollment Solution Recommendation Information Meeting - will be held on 2/24 at 6:30pm. Please click here for more details.

5 Essentials Survey - Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. It only takes a few minutes. The survey must be completed by March 13, 2015, but we encourage you to complete this very important survey as soon as possible.

ABC/25 Scholarship Applications for high school seniors who attended a D25 school - The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs Scholarship Application is now available in the College Counseling Office at Buffalo Grove, Hersey, Rolling Meadows, Prospect and St. Viator high schools.  It is also available on the School District 25 website at sd25.org. The scholarship is open to all graduating Seniors who attended any District 25 schools for at least three years.  Applications are due February 28, 2015.  Please click here for more information and the applications.

ABC/25 Foundation - There are amazing grants that are given by this wonderful foundation each year to schools in our district. OMS is the recipient of so many of these each year. Click here to learn more about the ABC/25 Foundation.
Open Committee Chairs for next year (2015-2016) -  We have several volunteer committee chair opportunities for next year with our PTA.  It's our amazing volunteers who make our programs possible!! The openings are;  Meet & Greet, Character Counts, Chess Club, Book Fair, Parent Patrol, Reflections, Calendar, Plant Sale, additional co-chair for Roller Skating Night and Bingo Night and Room Rep co-chair .  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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PARCC Schedule

As you are aware, across the state, students will soon be participating in the PARCC assessment.  Below is a copy of the Olive testing schedule.  Please make sure that your child has a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast or lunch on their testing days, as we want to ensure that our students are able to do their very best work on this assessment!



As a reminder, additional resources for parents can be found at:

Friday, February 13, 2015

TWIG 2.13.15

Twig 2.13.15

Happy Valentine's Day weekend! Don't forget NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 16th for President's Day!

Nominations: Olive Mary Stitt PTA is seeking nominations for officers to serve for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you or someone you know is interested, please use the box in the office to submit your nominations or use this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11rPx2uXPuGBcTQ2zKJm6B8ZG8ieCYpcJ9fI0NdSbjRk/edit?usp=docslist_api

Culvers Night:  Enjoy a night off from cooking! On Tuesday, February 17th from 4-10 pm, Culver's Restaurant in Arlington Heights will be donating a percentage of all dine-in and carry-out sales to our PTA. Just mention Olive PTA when placing your order. Banana Creme Pie is the Flavor of the Day! Culver's is located at 2060 Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. Thank you for your participation!
 
Target Takes Charge of Education: Do you have a Target RED card? Do you know that Target will donate 1% of your purchases to OMS? Click on the following link to sign up.

Box Tops/Labels for Education: It's time again for Box Tops and Labels for Education collection. Our class challenge will run February 9th - 20th. There will be a black shoe box in each classroom for the students to drop them in. Winning class in K-2 and 3-5 will get to choose their reward. This is such an easy way to raise thousands of dollars for our PTA. Please contact Jen Greenwell with any questions. If you'd like to see a listing of products, please click here for Box Tops and click here for Labels for Education.

Plant Sale! Think spring and support the PTA and it's many programs by purchasing a plant or two.  PTA needs your help to continue to fund the many fun and enriching clubs, programs and special events your child enjoys year after year.  Not only will your order support the PTA, but you will love the beautiful plants and flowers you receive!  Thank you for your support!  Please contact Beth Buchen or Stephanie Levinsky with any questions. Please click here for the form.

SD25 Cultural Arts Fair! March 4th, 6:00-8:30pm at Thomas Middle School. Come see the SD25 students/families/departments who will be sharing their cultural arts/heritage through performance or display. All Reflections projects will also be on display with a Recognition Ceremony.

Reflections: Congratulations goes out to students whose Reflections projects advanced at the District Level and will be going on to state:  - Timothy Boldt in Musical Composition - Elizabeth Doulas in Film.
 
5 Essentials Survey - Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. It only takes a few minutes. The survey must be completed by March 13, 2015, but we encourage you to complete this very important survey as soon as possible.

ABC/25 Scholarship Applications for high school seniors who attended a D25 school - The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs Scholarship Application is now available in the College Counseling Office at Buffalo Grove, Hersey, Rolling Meadows, Prospect and St. Viator high schools.  It is also available on the School District 25 website at sd25.org. The scholarship is open to all graduating Seniors who attended any District 25 schools for at least three years.  Applications are due February 28, 2015.  Please click here for more information and the applications.

Just Move It Challenge - We need an OMS representative for this amazing ABC/25 event/fundraiser which is on 4/11. You just need to get information to OMS about the race events and submit it for the TWIG and encourage students/families to attend. If you are interested, please e-mail us at olivepta@gmail.com.

Open Committee Chairs for next year (2015-2016) -  We have several volunteer committee chair opportunities for next year with our PTA.  It's our amazing volunteers who make our programs possible!! The openings are;  Meet & Greet, Character Counts, Chess Club, Book Fair, Parent Patrol, Reflections, Calendar, Plant Sale, additional co-chair for Roller Skating Night and Bingo Night and Room Rep co-chair .  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