OLHMS Weekly 4/25/23
Tuesday's Top of the Mind Topics:
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!
Did you know that many commonly used social media platforms are recommended to be used by young people aged 13 and up?
We are inundated with social media concerns taking place outside of school or on the weekends! Critically important is monitoring the use of our scholars' devices. 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. Please remind our scholars that cell phones should be turned off and locked in their lockers daily.
As we close the month of April and Autism Acceptance Month, have our scholars show their support by wearing red, blue or yellow on Thursday, April 27th. The puzzle piece, the autism awareness ribbon, and the colors blue, red, and yellow are all symbols that represent the complexity and diversity of the autism spectrum.
The month is May is upon us! Our schedule gets very busy here at the middle school with many events and school happenings! Please make sure to talk with our scholars about their day and upcoming events! We are excited to see our scholars continued progress and look forward to the MAP assessment at the end of next week!
Our 6th and 7th graders will can look forward to class trips in the month of May! These are earned privileges and our goal is always to have everyone attend based on our Mustang Musts of being safe, responsible and respectful!
Service Day: Thank you in advance to all of our volunteers! We are looking forward to an incredible experience this Friday!
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.
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).
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! Unfortunately, some students will not be eligible based on grades and/ or behavioral expectations.
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
Staff Appreciation Week is Coming!
Our PTSA Teacher & Staff Appreciation Committee has planned a full week of fun to celebrate our staff the week of May 8-12.
If you’re interested in donating a monetary donation you can use this link. https://olhmsptsa.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true
If your interested in purchasing a gift card or food item you can sign up on the sign up genius and use this link. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c044caaad2ca6fd0-olhms4
Thank you for your support! We appreciate your help providing a great week for our teachers and staff.
4/27/23: D123 Art Show @ 7:00-8:30pm
4/28/23: Service Day
4/29/23: IGSMA State Competition
5/1/23: OLHMS Band Concert for 4th Graders, Music Booster Meeting @ 4:30pm, PTSA Meeting @ 7:00pm
5/2/23: Music Booster Eat & Earn
5/3/23: D123 Late Start
5/4/23: MAP Testing, Spring Band Concert @ OLCHS
5/5/23: MAP Testing, Taco & Trivia @ 6:30pm
5/8/23: Staff Appreciation Week Begins, OLHMS Book Fair Begins(8th-12th)
2023-24 School District Calendar Approved
Music Booster Eat and Earn
May 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm
High School Happenings
The Richards Activities Department would like to invite the Richards Class of 2027 to the Back to School Bash which will be held on the Eve of Freshman Day - Tuesday, August 15th from 6:00-9:00 pm. Students should enter through the Performing Arts Center (Door S15). Please share the flyer with your students, parents and community. Students can register by scanning the QR Code on the flyer or online at: https://forms.gle/Zp4dgbRiFNAAkJfx7
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
Families can find all of that information HERE for Summer School.
McAuley Spring Open House - Thursday, April 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. See flyer attached.