Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School is a collaborative school community with responsible students who are passionate, global learners.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
On behalf of the Arlington Heights Police Department and District 25 Schools here are a couple of safety reminders that will keep traffic moving efficiently and more importantly keep our kids safe. I have been out to several schools in September and observed a few traffic safety issues.
- Pull up your vehicles as far as you possibly can to drop off your children, allowing the cars behind you room.
- Don’t double-park to drop off your kids, and make sure your children get out of the car on the curbside.
- If you are getting out of your car and walking with your child, please don’t park and leave your car in the drop off area.
- Children who walk to school should be crossing the street in the crosswalk, and when that isn’t possible they should be crossing at an intersection.
- Obey all traffic signs on and around school property.
Inclement weather is always a challenge when it comes to traffic safety. Patience is required during snowy or rainy days, as the times for drop off and pick up can increase. Please allow yourself time to get to work or your next destination safely. Driver’s vision can be decreased due to a number of factors, such as icy windshields and defective wiper blades. Slippery roadways can also add to driver anxiety.
I hope every parent will take a moment to reflect on what we all can do to keep our kids safe.
Thanks for your cooperation!
School Resource OfficerArlington Heights Police Department
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
As part of our ongoing efforts to educate our students about food allergies and how to care for a friend that has one, Mrs. FitzPatrick is reading Food Fight Knight: A Tale of Food Allergies & Friendship by local author Michelle Hagan to classes. Here, a kindergarten class listens to the story and offers suggestions on how they can support all students with allergies.
The following links contain useful information about food allergies:
and how to talk with your children about food allergies:
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
At this Thursday's School Board Meeting, one former and two current OMS staff members were recognized for their outstanding achievements. Nancy Brown, LMC Director, and Karen Nordman, 1st-grade teacher, achieved tenured status in the district. Dave Melone, former OMS custodian, was awarded an Illinois State Board of Education Those Who Excel Merit Award for his contributions to the OMS school community. Congratulations!
From the District, to Your Screen:
Tweet, tweet! All things District 25 in the palm of your hands!
See our students in action daily on Twitter @ahsd25!
@ahsd25 is a one stop shop for:
- Weather updates
- School closures
- School related event updates (what, where, when)
- Visual highlights of our students in action
- School project updates
- Important announcements
- Construction updates
Information and messages from Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein can be accessed on Twitter as well, @ahsd25supt.Stay informed and get to know your district through Twitter!
This morning as I walked through the Commons with my cup of coffee I was nearly struck by a flying marshmallow! I turned to find the students in the CAP program experimenting with newly constructed catapults. The goal: who could fling their marshmallow the farthest!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015