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

Friday, August 29, 2014

TWIG 8.29.2014

Welcome to the Olive TWIG!!!

The TWIG is a communication that is published weekly on Fridays by our PTA in partnership with the Olive-Mary Stitt Administration.

This year we made changes to the TWIG format.  Hopefully it will be easier to access on mobile devices and to print forms.  This Friday post will include a brief description of upcoming PTA and school events, as well as links to more in depth information or forms.  In the spirit of efficient communication, we will also be rolling out a new PTA website in the near future.

Your PTA gives a HOOT about communication!!!

Electronic Calendar:  Our school calendar is online this year.  Please go to the www.sd25.org website and select Olive- Mary Stitt school from the 'Schools' tab.  Then select the 'For Families' tab. The first item is the 2014/2015 calendar.  From here you can print or export the calendar.  Click here to access the calendar 

Spirit Wear Sale:  Olive's Spirit Wear Sale begins today and runs through September 22nd!  Be sure to visit our on-line store at www.cr-promotions.com.  Click “online stores” on the left, find the Olive-Mary Stitt school 2014 store and enter access code OLIVE14 (case sensitive). For shipping method, pick your child's teacher! We are offering everything from wicking shirts, to skorts, to sweatshirts to umbrellas! We will display samples at Curriculum night September 3rd as well as the PTA Fair September 10th!

Bike Rodeo:  This event, on Tuesday, September 9 from 3:35-4:45, will consist of a short bike safety presentation from the A.H. police department followed by skill stations.  Participation in the Bike Rodeo is a requirement for all 3rd graders (and 4th and 5th grade students who have not participated in the past) to be allowed to ride their bike to school without adult supervision.  Click here for the Bike Rodeo permission slip and helmet fitting guide.  The permission slip is due by Monday, September 8 in the children’s classrooms.  Please ensure that your child’s helmet is properly fitted prior to the Bike Rodeo.

Camp Fit:  Camp Fit starts on Thursday, 9/11 and runs for 4 consecutive weeks.  Come join in on all the fun.  Camp Fit is open to all 1st thru 5th graders.  We will not be using paper registration forms this year.  Click here to register online.

True Value Mum Sale:  True Value stores in Arlington Heights and Palatine will be hosting a mum sale to benefit the OMS PTA on September 13th and 14th. Please click Click here for additional information.

Curriculum Night:  Curriculum night is Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Please plan to attend this parent only event where your child(ren)'s teacher will be sharing class specific information.  You will also have the opportunity to view the new PTA video which will be playing in the commons.

PTA Membership:  If you have already joined the PTA, THANK YOU!! If you haven't joined and would like to.   Click here to join.  Membership in the PTA not only supports tons of wonderful activities that benefit our children, you also get an online and paper school directory...coming soon!

2014/2015 Preliminary PTA Budget:  The preliminary PTA budget for 2014/2015 is now available for your review. This budget will be voted on at the first PTA meeting on Wednesday September 10 at 6:30 pm.  If you would like to view the budget, click here  

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

Have You Seen Pete the Cat?

Our 1st grade friends are on a hunt to find Pete the Cat. Pete left clues all over the school. He was last seen in the LMC!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

First Day the Olive Way!

We were very excited to have our new superintendent, Dr. Lori Bein join us in greeting familes on the first day of school.  Additionally, our new school resource officer, Officer Rick Veenstra, was here to oversee the safe arrival of all of our little owls.  We also want to thank the many PTA volunteers and staff who helped in making the hot and sticky first day arrival a great success! HOOT HOOT HOORAY!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Welcome Back Owls!!!!

We want to welcome back each and every owl to the nest.  We hope that you had a wonderful summer, and we look forward to seeing all that you can accomplish this school year!  Remember..at OMS we all give a HOOT!

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