OLHMS Weekly 4/18/23
Tuesday's Top of the Mind Topics:
Did you know that we have an extremely relevant D123 Parent University offering coming up on the 19th?
Healthy Limitations for Devices & Screen Time
- Wed, April 19, 2023 - 6:30pm
Did you know that we have a QUICK Sale for OLHMS Gear? Spiritwear QUICK Spring sale - If you are in need of new spiritwear for next year or have an incoming 6th grader next year, here is a great way to stock up on your OLHMS spiritwear. SALE ENDS SUNDAY, APRIL 23RD NIGHT. There are NO late orders accepted!
Did you know returning student registration began on April 12th for the 2023/2024 school year? Use this LINK for additional information. Returning registration takes place through Skyward.
Did you know D123 Summer Programming is NOW available?
Check out this link for D123 Summer programs!
Hopefully, I’m sure we are all equally excited for the weather this past weekend and the surprise of snow even more! The changing temperature isn’t cooling us off here at the middle school as we continue to be excited about a multitude of events to finish our year!! Congratulations to our scholars for completing the IAR Assessments this past week, we should all be very proud of them for their focus and concentration! We are excited to see their progress and look forward to the MAP assessment at the beginning of next month!
Service Day: Friday, April 28th 9AM-12:30PM we are looking for adult volunteers to help support our OLHMS Staff facilitate service related field trips for our 7th and 8th grade students. Please know you will need to ride the bus with OLHMS staff and students, we will try to accommodate all classroom requests. If interested in volunteering for service learning day, please fill out this form. We are looking forward to a great day!
Cell Phones/ Social Media: Please remind our scholars that cell phones should be turned off and locked in their lockers daily. Also, critically important is monitoring the use of our scholars' devices. We are inundated with social media concerns taking place outside of school or on the weekends! Please remain vigilant with what is happening on social media- TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram are consuming our scholars! Here is the perspective from the National Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) thinking about whether or not TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram are safe for kids. Keep in mind each platform indicates a 13+ age rating.
Traffic and Buses: Thanks to our families who have continued to be respectful of our one way during arrival and dismissal. If you have a family member dropping off student(s) or adjusted your routine, please remind them of this one way pattern on Oak Center Dr.
- It is very helpful to pull all the way up on the circle to drop off students or allow them to walk the circle drive to the entrance. We have been experiencing some delays due to cars stopping at the entrance of the half circle.
- Our main entrance is for buses only. Parents should not be using the main entrance to drop students off in the morning(8:30am) or pick them up during dismissal(3:20pm).
Bilingual Parent Advisory Council Invitation: Here is the LINK for the invitation.
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Location: District 123 Administration Center
4201 W. 93rd St. Oak Lawn
Time: 11:30 a.m.--1:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.-- 7:30 p.m.
Skyward Family Access: Make sure you are checking/ logging into Skyward Family Access routinely. This is a great place to obtain supportive information such as student's courses, bus routes, student fees/ debts.
Student Debts: Please make sure to review student debts via Family Access. There are multiple students who have accumulated debts purchasing items from the cafeteria and lost ID's.
Student IDs: Please remind our scholars that they should be maintaining and wearing their student ID daily. Students do receive charges for lost, missing or damaged ID's.
Class of 2023 Reminder/ Update
The graduation fee deadline has passed for online payments. Please bring checks or cash to the office for any payments moving forward. If you have questions about food allergies for the class trip please reach out to the main office.
The 8th grade dance information and parent volunteer forms were sent home with your students two weeks ago. They are due back by Friday, May 12th. If you need a copy, please have your student ask their advisory teacher or use this LINK for the information.
8th Grade activities are approaching, each of these activities/ events are privileges for our scholars!
OLHMS PTSA: Next Meeting 5/1/23
All staff and families are highly encouraged to join the PTSA and attend meetings. This is an incredible opportunity, partnership and fun way to support our scholar’s experience at the middle school!
- Thank you all of the families attending our last meeting. Our report outs were perfect and we were excited to announce next year's board!
Membership can be online using this link: https://olhmsptsa.memberhub.com/store
High School Happenings
2023 Viewbook: Learn what IMSA is all about! Our Application for the Academy is open!
IMSA Profile: Information about matriculation, courses, and colleges that our students attend
McAuley Spring Open House - Thursday, April 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. See flyer attached.
Providence Catholic High School Music Step Up Night is Thursday, February 9th from 3:30-7:00 pm. The registration link can be found below.