Olive-Mary Stitt

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE

On, Tuesday, February 7th we welcome parents of kindergarteners starting in the 2017-2018 school year to join us for an informal open house.  Between the hours of 4:30 to 7:30pm you will have the opportunity to:

  • Register your kindergartener
  • Meet the OMS Administrators
  • Learn about the kindergarten curriculum
  • Visit the classrooms and meet the teachers
  • Watch "A Day in the Life of an OMS kindergartener"
  • Learn more about our Parent Teacher Association
  • Take a tour of the building with a student council member

*no students please - this evening is dedicated to parents only

Winter Recess - Brrrr

It is our practice to have our students go outside as much as possible during lunchtime, even in winter. The students do not go outside if it is raining or if the wind chill is below zero. Parents, please help your children to dress in appropriate outerwear for the weather conditions so that they may comfortably take advantage of outside recreational play. Please put names on all outdoor clothing, including boots.

If your child likes to wear shorts and T-shirts all year, please have them pack a pair of track pants or sweats to put on over their shorts prior to their recess.  If your child battles with you about wearing appropriate outerwear - feel free to say "Ms. Davis said so!"

Kindergarten and NEW STUDENTS to AHSD25 Grades 1-5 ONLY 2017-2018 Registration


Do you have a kindergartener that will be attending OMS next year?
Please access the following link:  Registration

Do you know of a family that lives in or will be moving into the OMS attendance area who have children that need to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year?  
Please direct them to the following link:  Registration

**Please use a browser other than Safari.

Returning/current families of students 1st through 5th - information will be coming soon!

4th & 5th Grade Activity Night

4th & 5th grade students bust a move during their activity night. Some parents even showed off their moon walk and hand jive!

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Crosstown Showdown - South v. Thomas

Please consider attending the 12th Annual Crosstown Showdown between South and Thomas Middle Schools on Friday, March 10, 2017.




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January 13, 2017

OMS PTA Meeting - Thursday, February 2 at 7pm

Save the date for our next PTA meeting. We welcome our guest speaker, Chris Fahnoe, D25 Director of Technology. He wil be sharing his knowledge and insight into the ever changing world of technology and how it impacts our kids and families.
 

Family Roller Skating Night is next Thursday, January 19

The PTA sponsored Family Roller Skating Night is next Thursday, January 19th from 6:30-9:00pm. Come for a fun-filled evening with your family to the Orbit Skate Center in Palatine. Admission is FREE! Please click here for more details regarding this event. Bring your own roller skates or rent them there. Also, please bring a non-perishable food item or personal essential item to donate to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry. Any questions, please call Amy Barnard 312-543-8463 or Kris Persons 312-961-0943.


NEW! Wine Tasting Event - Save the Date: Friday, March 10

Please mark your calendars for A Wine Tasting Event at Vintages Wine Shop on Friday, March 10, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

This is a special private event just for the OMS community, so grab your OMS friends and parents from your class to come out for a fun evening (planned and sponsored by the PTA). Tickets are $20 per person and will be on sale Feb. 1. Space is limited. More details coming soon! Click here for flyer.

Please note, all funds raised will help support the OMS PTA and all of the programs the PTA sponsors, such as Art Awareness, Activity Nights, Bingo Night, Cultural Arts events and many more. Thank you for your support!
 

5th Grade Pennants & Banner

5th Grade Parents - the next time you are at Olive, be sure to check out the pennants and 5th Grade banner that are now hanging in the Commons. Each 5th grader has their own pennant. It is a special way to recognize them as they start their last few months at OMS. A huge thank you to Michele Bozikis and Angie Frye for all of their efforts to make the pennants and banner and get them hung in the Commons. Click here for photo.


Executive Committee Nominations Needed

The OMS PTA Nominating Committee needs your suggestions to help us fill the vacancies in the 2017/2018 Executive Committee. The open positions are Co-President, 1st Vice President, Co-2nd Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. These terms are all 2 years long. Please click here for a description of these positions. Feel free to nominate yourself if you are interested or submit the name of a friend. Click here for the Nominating Form. Thank you for your help with this important task. Please contact Angie Frye with any questions.


Everybody Counts

"Everybody Counts" is a disability awareness program for all grades. Each grade level curriculum teaches about a different disability: vision, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments as well as learning disabilities. Classroom presentations will be scheduled February 6th - 10th. We need 2-3 volunteers per class to present the programs to the students. Presentations should take about 45 minutes. If you are interested in volunteering, please look for the SignUp Genius that will be mailed out next week. More information is available on the PTA website. Contact Helen Boba or Sophie Gryfakis with any questions.


Technology Fair - Saturday, March 4

District 25 and Arlington Heights Council of PTAs will join with Arlington Heights Memorial Library for a Technology Fair on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. Students can demonstrate how they use technology in the community or in their everyday lives to the Arlington Heights community. Projects to be presented will be selected by AHML to ensure appropriate space and topic. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION FORM ON OR BEFORE MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017.Selected presenters will be notified by February 6th, 2017.
Questions? Please email: ahptacouncilprograms@gmail.com


Spring Box Top Challenge

Just a reminder...Keep clipping those BoxTops! Our spring challenge is almost here! We will be collecting the week of Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th.


College Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors

Do you have a high school senior or know someone in the area that does? The Arlington Heights Council PTA scholarship is open to any student who spent 3 years in a District 25 school with a minimum 3.0 (on a 5.0 scale) and who plans on attending a post-secondary school as a full or part time student. Click here for details.

The Illinois PTA also has college scholarship opportunities. Check out their website here for more information.


Have You Ordered Your Yearbook?

Yearbooks were not included with school pictures this year and need to be ordered separately.  The last day to customize your Yearbook is April 25, 2017. Be sure to order a yearbook for each of your children (K-5). They love having their yearbooks signed at the end of the school year!

To order, go to www.TreeRing.com/validate and enter passcode 1014636724843184. Please contact Megan Hill or Erika Eng with any questions. Thank you!


Dr. Bein - Open Door, Tuesday, 1/17

An invitation is extended to district parents and community members to meet with Dr. Lori Bein, Superintendent, during Open Door sessions. No appointment is necessary, but it is helpful.Open Door with the Superintendent is a chance to discuss ideas, concerns, or get answers to questions. Conversations from everyone are welcome.
Location: Dunton Administration Building
Address: 1200 S. Dunton, Arlington Heights, IL
Contact: 847-758-4870
Open Door Times: 2-4 PM

Upcoming Events..


1/16 - No School
1/19 - Family Skate Night (Orbit), 6:30-9pm
1/23 - No School
2/2 - PTA Meeting, 7pm
 


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, January 6, 2017

Lunch Shift Change

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Monday, February 6th will be our official lunch shift change day. Students that had lunch at 12:10 PM for the first half of the year will eat at 12:40 PM and go out for recess first. Students that had lunch at 12:40 PM will eat at 12:10 PM and go out for recess afterwards. We are looking forward to this change and the opportunity for our students to experience the lunch period from a new perspective.  Students will continue to sit with their class at their assigned lunch tables.

Recess Supervisors Needed

Are you or someone you know looking for a way to get some fresh air and out of the house in the middle of the day?  We have just the position for you!  Join our team of recess supervisors.  OMS is in need of TWO recess supervisors to cover lunch recess.  Starting rate (per district website) $14.30 an hour.  The position is one hour a day 12:10 to 1:10 Monday - Friday.

**Please note we head outside unless it is raining or the temperature is below zero degrees.

If interested please contact Erin Davis, OMS Assistant Principal with the subject line recess supervisor at edavis@sd25.org and fill out the required forms at District 25 Employment.

We look forward to having YOU join our team!

Arrival/Dismissal Reminders

With the increasingly cold weather, we have had more families utilizing our drop-off and pick-up loading zone.  In order to maintain the safety of Olive-Us we ask that you please review our procedures and share them with anyone that may drop off or pick up your child.

*All students should be entering/exiting vehicles on the straight-away ONLY.  Please help us protect your child by not allowing them to exit the vehicle on or before the yellow curve.  We appreciate your help with this!  Did you know that even by waiting to enter the drop off zone all students make it into the building by 9:05?

*Students may begin arriving at 8:50 when there is supervised staff on duty.

*As students arrive we have designated waiting areas outside for each grade level.  This helps ensure the safety of students as they enter the building in an orderly manner.

*As soon as our teachers have completed their morning meetings and are in their supervision locations, the bell rings and the school doors open at 8:55 am. Teachers are then ready to greet students in the hallways near their classroom doors.

*Please be KIND to our staff that is outside in all types of weather making sure that you and your children are safe. Please also be respectful of fellow parents. If we ALL follow the procedures and understand it may take a few extra minutes to drop-off/pick-up your child from school, we can ensure our students have a great start to the day!




Reminder About Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day parties are scheduled in D25 elementary classrooms for Tuesday, February 14. Room reps should double check with their classroom teachers to verify the start time. If your child is passing out Valentine's Day cards to other students, the cards cannot have any candy or food attached to them. Trinkets such as pencils, erasers, stickers, etc. are great alternatives as long as they are not edible. Items such as goodie bags filled with treats or candy are also not permitted.  We greatly appreciate our room reps and volunteers who organize and provide fun Valentine's Day experiences for our students! Please stay tuned for more information from PTA room reps.

Mary Stitt Visits OMS

Mrs. Stitt dropped by OMS this morning to talk with our 4th-grade students about her work with Rotary International. She has visited India and African countries to help provide polio vaccinations to infants. Our 4th-grade students are currently reading about the work of Jonas Salk.




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Welcome Back

We hope you had a wonderful winter break.  There are quite a few activities and events coming up in the next couple of months.  So please keep your eye on the Twig every week to be sure not to miss anything.


4th and 5th Grade Activity Night is Next Thursday, January 12th

The 4th/5th Grade Activity Night is coming up next week on Thursday, January 12th. We have a fun, interactive, game-show performance lined up with Brian Wismer. Doors open at 6:45pm. The show will run from 7-8pm. Due to size restrictions, only OMS 4th and 5th graders may come; siblings in other grades cannot. Each student should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you have any questions, please contact Jen HascheKris Persons or Christina Perez. Hope to see your 4th or 5th grader there!


Family Roller Skating Night

The PTA sponsored Family Roller Skating Night is Thursday, January 19th from 6:30-9:00pm. Come for a fun-filled evening with your family to the Orbit Skate Center in Palatine. Admission is FREE! Please CLICK HERE for details regarding this event. *Also, please bring a personal essential item to donate to the Wheeling Township Food Panty. Any questions please call Amy Barnard 312-543-8463 or Kris Persons 312-961-0943


Wanted! Activity Night Photos

The Yearbook Committee needs your help!  Please send your best Activity Night  photos to: omsyearbook2017@gmail.com. Your pictures might make it into the 2016/2017 Yearbook!

Tip: You can also upload your photos directly to TreeRing to the shared folders from a desktop computer (as long as you have created an account).
 

Have You Ordered Your Yearbook?

Yearbooks were not included with school pictures this year and need to be ordered separately.  The last day to customize your Yearbook is April 25, 2017. Be sure to order a yearbook for each of your children (K-5). They love having their yearbooks signed at the end of the school year!

To order, go to www.TreeRing.com/validate and enter passcode 1014636724843184. Please contact Megan Hill or Erika Eng with any questions. Thank you!


Dr. Bein - Open Door, Tuesday, 1/17

An invitation is extended to district parents and community members to meet with Dr. Lori Bein, Superintendent, during Open Door sessions. No appointment is necessary, but it is helpful.Open Door with the Superintendent is a chance to discuss ideas, concerns, or get answers to questions. Conversations from everyone are welcome.
Location: Dunton Administration Building
Address: 1200 S. Dunton, Arlington Heights, IL
Contact: 847-758-4870
Open Door Times: 2-4 PM

Upcoming Events..


1/12 - Activity Night (4th & 5th grade), 7pm
1/16 - No School
1/19 - Family Skate Night (Orbit), 6:30-9pm
2/2 - PTA Meeting, 7pm
 


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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303 E. Olive Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Holiday Story Time with the Principals

The risers are ready, the fireplace roars, waiting for students to walk through the doors.


Cozy and warm in pajamas was the plan, as children listened to stories about Yeti's and the GingerBread Man.


 The children were focused their attention was held and when it came to coloring their glyphs they all excelled.


The principals enjoyed each grade level as one,
and wish each student and family a happy holiday vacation.



Students Involved With Technology Conference: Level Up



Attention all students who love to use technology:  The SIT conference will be held at South Middle School in Arlington Heights on Saturday, February 11.  This is a conference for students and all sessions are presented by students.  Anyone in grades 3-12 may register to attend.  At the conference, students may attend sessions presented by other students on topics such as: animation, Minecraft, Spheros, 3-D printing, Scratch, coding, Lego robotics, photo editing, drones, makey makey, web tools, and more. The attendance fee includes a t-shirt, snack, lunch, hands on activities, a keynote speaker, and the opportunity to attend many technology sessions and to possibly win prizes. Interested students may sign up online by January 20, 2017.  Also, if students are interested in presenting on a technology topic, they should sign up on the SIT conference website. Presentations will last 30 minutes.  Students may present as individuals or as part of a team. Please follow this link to the SIT conference website to learn more. 




Students Love the New Floor Chairs in the LMC!

Students at OMS are excited to sit on the floor in comfort as they use the new floor chairs purchased for the school by the PTA.  These stackable chairs have cushioned seats and back support. Students feel like they are sitting in a theater as they receive instruction from Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Dufern in the library media center.  Because the chairs are lightweight, they can be carried around the room and set up in various spots as students sit together to work in small groups.  Thank you PTA!



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Happy Winter Break!

Have a safe and wonderful break! Classes resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.


Character Counts - Look What's Been Happening

The results are in for our Warm the Nest event....356 coats & winter wear items for kids and 34 adult items! Our 5th Grade Service Learning Club worked like a well oiled machine over lunch Wednesday to count, sort & bag these items - give these owls a pat on the back for a job well done!

Our friends in District 59 (south Arlington Heights) were thrilled to stock their closet with the kids items due to very real & unmet needs within their district.  Interventionists within the District will be getting these items in the hands of children in our community who need them immediately. Journeys was grateful for the adult wear they received today too! This month perfectly illustrates how many hands working together can show OMS cares in a big way & we can make a real difference in Arlington Heights. Thanks for your support!

Rachael Hooker & Christine Gilbert
Character Counts Co-Chairs

Click Here for a quick recap of the Character Counts work to date this year.


Mark Your Calendars - Orbit Family Roller Skating Night - Jan 19th

Family Roller Skating Night is Thursday, January 19th.

The fun begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm at Orbit Skate Center. Admission is free, Skate rental is $4.00.

Please bring a non-perishable item for donation to help our communities in need. Any questions please call Amy Barnard 312-543-8463 or Kris Persons 312-961-0943.


Character Counts in December - Send in Your Pop Tops!

Send in your pop tops through January 6th. Our Student Council leaders are working hard to collect Pop-Tops to benefit the Ronald McDonald House all month long. Our 5th Grade Service Learning Club is wrapping up the Winter Wear Warm the Nest drive & is excited to report back soon! OMS students are working hard each month to show how much they care about our community!
 

ABC/25 Foundation News

The ABC/25 Foundation has committed to funding over $70,000 in Grants for the 2016-17 School Year!

$22,500 --> ALL 9 D25 schools will receive a $2,500 Membership Incentive Grant

$25,000 --> 48 Teachers will receive Karen Wessel Barr Teacher Grants

$23,902 --> 9 Teachers will receive Marian Elliott Teacher Grants

Thank YOU for your continued support. For more information on the teacher grant programs and projects funded, visit ABC/25 Foundation.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser will run until January 10, 2017. Visit the www.abc25.org and click the Yankee Candle icon for details.

Coming Soon--> Just Move it! Challenge on April 22, 2017


Winter 2017 Activity Nights - Mark your Calendar!

Each year, the PTA hosts grade-specific Activity Nights. These are fun, free evenings where the PTA brings in performers to put on a show for our students. This winter, we will be bringing back some favorite acts from the past few years. Here are the dates:
  • Kindergarten and First Grade: Thursday, March 2 at 7pm in the Commons
  • Second and Third Grade: Friday, February 17 at 7pm in the Commons
  • Fourth and Fifth Grade: Thursday, January 12 at 7pm in the Commons
Each child must be accompanied by a parent and only students in the specific grades can attend due to size limitations. An email with more details will come out as each Activity Night approaches. Please contact Jen HascheKris Persons or Christina Perez with any questions.


Amazon Smile for Holiday Shopping

Please consider supporting the PTA and start shopping at www.Smile.Amazon.com and .5% of your purchases will be contributed to the Olive-Mary Stitt PTA. Smile.Amazon.com offers the same selection and same prices as Amazon.com, so there is no cost to you, and a charitable donation to the PTA is made! AmazonPrime benefits apply. Click here to learn more:  "About AmazonSmile".  To sign up, it is simple! Log on to Smile.Amazon.com, select "Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers Olive-Mary Stitt PTA Inc" under charitable organization, and you are set. Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events..


12/19 - 1/2 - No School, Winter Break
1/3 - Classes resume
 


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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303 E. Olive Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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