The Olive Branch 12.4.20
What's Up At The Nest...
Dear OMS families,
The temperatures are starting to drop outdoors, but it's nice and warm at the nest! Students completed another wonderful week of learning, both at home and at school. We thank you, as always, for your ongoing support. Have a wonderful weekend!
In continued collaboration,
Erin, Julia, and the OMS Staff
P.S. A huge thank you to our PTA Beautification/Ecology Committee Chairs (Nancy Weber and Diane Beardmore) for our beautiful winter planters.
Tuesday, December 8th = Monday Specials Schedule
Tuesday, December 8th is a "Monday Specials Schedule"
In other words - kids will attend school in-person on Tuesday. For those students that have Art, PE, Music, or LMC on Monday they will have those specials again on Tuesday. All other aspects of our day will be considered a regular Tuesday. Please check with your classroom teacher for the daily schedule.
Why are there so many greyed out boxes on the report card?
Read to Succeed Tickets Extended
Unused tickets earned during the 2020 season will be valid through August 31, 2021.
Thank you for your participation in Read to Succeed. We know that this has been a trying year and because of this, we have extended unused 2020 Read to Succeed tickets through August 31, 2021.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to send us a note.
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Team
Holiday Books - Around the World
Each year the OMS Principals celebrate the upcoming holidays by reading stories to our students and doing a service project. This year we will continue this tradition but it will look a little different. Details will be shared soon. As we were searching for a book to read, we reached out to our PTA Every Owl Counts Committee for book recommendations. We hope that you will find time to check some of these books out from the library or find them online to read with your children. If you have a book that you read with your child that highlights your family's culture please let us know. We would love to continue to add to our list!
Under the Ramadan Moon by Sylvia Whitman
Amma, Tell Me About Diwali! by Bhakti Mathur
Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko
The Story of Hanukkah by David Adler
Oscar and the Eight Blessings by Tanya Simon
The Legend of the Poinsettia or The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie dePaola
Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico by Marie Hall Ets
Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
Seven Spools of Thread by Angela Shelf Medearis
Together for Kwanzaa by Juwanda Ford
The Legend of St. Nicholas by Dandi Daley Mackall
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
Humphreys First Christmas by Carol Heyer
Night Tree by Eve Bunting
Tree of Cranes by Allen Say
Olive - Volunteers Needed for Lunch/Recess Supervision
How can we help?
Food Distribution Continues
Food distribution will continue for all Arlington Heights residents with children 18 and under! Details are below (*notes a change has been made):
- Day: Every Wednesday
- Times: *9:30 am – 10:30 am* & 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
- Where: Thomas Middle School ONLY
- Who: All Arlington Heights families with students age 18 and under
- Important Notes: *Neighbors or friends are allowed to come pick up meal bags for you from Thomas Middle School.*
Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary
Ms. Erin Davis, Principal email@example.com
Mrs. Julia Pemberton, Assistant Principal firstname.lastname@example.org