Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School is a collaborative school community with responsible students who are passionate, global learners.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
This week OMS had a few special visitors stop by to share some of their favorite holiday stories. Thank you to Dr. Bein - AHSD 25 Superintendent, Mr. Chung - AHSD 25 Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Planning, Mrs. Johannesen - AHSD 25 Board Member, Ms. Piper Boston - South Middle School Principal, and Mrs. Anderson - former OMS Principal. On Friday, the students enjoyed a PTA sponsored treat of pretzel rods and water as they listened to holiday stories and sang and danced to some holiday tunes!
Last week Mrs. Beck's and Mrs. Christoforou's students became the people they were studying. After weeks of reading biographies and researching a person of their choice the students dressed in character and presented their work in the Living Museum. Families and other classrooms were invited to attend this educational experience held in the OMS commons. Students remained frozen on their stands until someone pushed their "button". Once the buttons were pressed the characters came to life sharing details about their lives, careers, and achievements. Below are just a few of the pictures we managed to capture.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Are games with missing pieces, fabric scraps, small broken electronics, or odds and ends of craft supplies cluttering up your home? Have you been saving baby food jars, Altoid tins or cardboard tubes waiting for the perfect use? Before you recycle them, please consider donating them to be used on Olive-Mary Stitt's Mobile Maker Cart! This exciting learning center has been on the road visiting classes at Olive. While many materials are non-consumable ( Legos, blocks, electronics) other items are quickly depleted. Tape and building toys your children have outgrown are also welcome.You may not know what to do with a bit of ribbon or a1/2 a Candyland game, but I know some Makers who do!
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Don't forget to sign up for Science Club! All forms are due no later than
Wednesday, December 16th.
Please click on the link below to access the form:
Friday, December 4, 2015
This week during lunch the service learning students came together to help sort and bag all of the winter wear collected for the Character Counts Warm the Nest Drive. Thank you to Mrs. Gilbert and Mrs. Hooker for organizing these events that help OMS show the community how much we care.
Did you know that the largest frog is as big as a bunny? This is what Damian from 2-2 learned when he read a nonfiction book called Frogs. Damian submitted his fact form for the LMC's Nonfiction November contest. The students at OMS really went wild for nonfiction books. All of our students combined read 1994 books! Mrs. Jansson's class (2-1) earned the top prize for reading the most nonfiction books. They read 168 books in the month of November!
Our students wrote up so many interesting facts to share. Some of these were read aloud on morning announcements or hung up in the hall on the class tally posters. Here are a few more interesting facts shared by our students:
Hollywood Studios was supposed to be part of Epcot, but it was too big. -Alyssa in 5-5
Chinook salmon can get up to 5 feet and weigh up to 125 pounds. -Kacper in 3-2
Earmuffs were invented in Maine. -Bennett in 3-2
There are four stages in the life cycle of an ant. -Sydney in 1-2
Jeff Kinney created a game called Poptropica. -Ashley in 4-2
The king vulture cleans up the rain forest. Beckett in K-4
To learn more about our contest, please visit the LMC website at
The long stretch of warmer temperatures has allowed our project to continue to remain on schedule. The concrete footings are almost ready to support the foundation for our new classrooms and gym. We should really begin to see things take shape when the steel arrives later in December to support our new brick walls. It's going to be amazing!
Concrete Footings For New Gym
Ready For The Foundation For Our Classrooms
Thursday, December 3, 2015
The third-grade students have been busy rehearsing for their upcoming Winter Concert. We look forward to seeing our OMS Families on:
Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 pm.
Please click on the link to view the invitation that was emailed to all third-grade families.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Please find links to a larger copy of the media release and a flyer below.
This week Chicago Tribune reporter, Karen Ann Cullotta, visited the Student Council members during lunch to find out more about our construction fencing cup art. Please enjoy reading her the article below.