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

Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Supply Bags for Angel Oak Elementary

Service Learning Club completed a project for Angel Oak Elementary School in Johns Island South Carolina. Also home of the Owls! Dr. & Mrs. Musich will be delivering these supply bags to students there during the month of March.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ISAT 2014

The 2014 Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) will be administered to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students beginning Monday, March 3, 2014 through Friday, March 14, 2014. The ISAT measures individual student achievement relative to the Illinois Learning Standards. The following are a few actions you can take as a parent to ensure a positive testing situation for your child:
  • Make sure your child attends school on the days of testing, unless he/she is ill. This minimizes the need for make-up exams or disruption to the regular school day. Your child is most comfortable testing with his/her class. The State requires all students to complete all sections of the assessment.  
  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing.
  • Make sure your child eats a good breakfast on the morning of each test day.
  • Make an effort to help your child feel relaxed. Adhering to a schedule that allows plenty of time for daily routines helps your child not to feel rushed.
  • Remind your child to read the test directions carefully and ask questions of teachers if the directions are unclear. 
  • Encourage your child to double-check and triple-check his/her work; use paper and pencil to show the work in mathematics.
  • Give your child words of encouragement to let him/her know that you have confidence in his/her ability to do his/her best!

The following is the OMS ISAT testing schedule:

Third Grade
Tuesday, March 4- 10:55-12:10
Wednesday, March 5 - 10:55-12:10
Thursday, March 6- 10:55-12:10
Monday, March 10 - 1:30-2:45
Tuesday, March 11 - 1:30-2:45
Wednesday, March 12 - 1:30-2:45

Fourth Grade
Monday, March 3 - 10:55-12:10
Tuesday, March 4 - 10:55-12:10
Wednesday, March 5 - 10:55-12:10
Thursday, March 6 - 9:10 - 10:25
Monday, March 10 - 9:10 - 10:25
Tuesday, March 11 - 9:10 - 10:25 & 10:55 - 12:10
Wednesday, March 12 - 10:55-12:10

Fifth Grade
Monday, March 3 - 1:30 - 2:45
Tuesday, March 4 - 1:30 - 2:45
Wednesday, March 5 - 1:30 - 2:45
Monday, March 10 – 1:30 – 2:45
Tuesday, March 11 – 1:30 – 2:45

Wednesday, March 12 – 1:30 – 2:45

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Twig 2.14.14

Coffee & Conversation With the Principals

Mrs. FitzPatrick & Mrs. Perri will be hosting the next informal coffee meeting for parents on Friday, February 21, at 9:30 -10:30 AM. The topic for this coffee is Relational Aggression in Girls: Is My Daughter in Danger of Becoming a Mean Girl? The meeting will begin with an open Q & A period, followed by the presentation. Please use the link below to RSVP for this event. Although you are always free to drop in, this gives us a better idea of how many people we should plan to accommodate. Come join us for a cup of coffee and some insightful discussion!

Relational Aggression in Girls: Is My Daughter in Danger of Becoming a Mean Girl? with Mary Moore, OMS School Social Worker. Relational aggression in girls is a much talked about theme in the media. While many adults have heard of and learned to expect girls experiencing relational aggression during adolescence, some behaviors have become more common at the elementary level. What is "typical" behavior, and what are some of the red flags that may indicate a more serious issue?

Valentine's Day Parties

As you can see, we are having lots of fun today. Thank you to all of the parents that help plan and orchestrate such wonderful celebrations!

1st Grade Valentine's Day Music Concert

As the first song of the concert suggested, our 1st grade students are born to make music!

Monday, February 10, 2014

K-1 Activity Night

The kindergarten and first grade students had a great time with their classmates and parents at a fun filled movie night!  Thank you PTA for hosting this event!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Twig 2.7.14

OMS Olympic Parade of Nations

Thanks to Mrs. Jansson's 2nd grade class, we are all ready to watch the Opening Ceremonies tonight!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Winter Weather Reminders

Please be sure your children are equipped for outside recess.  Hat, gloves, snow pants, and boots are essential in this cold weather. If students do not have snow pants and boots, they may only play on the blacktop. Also, with the snow and ice, please be extra cautious when driving and walking in the parking lot and the surrounding school grounds. Drive SLOWLY and keep an eye out for the children!