The Olive Branch

What's Up At The Nest...


Last week, we dropped off our kindness notes at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Within days, we had multiple people tweeting and emailing their thanks for the notes that were hidden in books including this email: Received your Kindness Note today! Thank you for brightening my day, on this cold and cloudy Winter afternoon. Enjoying reading the book even more. As you can see from the picture, one of our students also found a note. This weekend might be a great time to get to AHML to check out a book, and you just might find one of our notes! Yesterday, we enjoyed a team building activity with our fabulous firsties. So much fun watching them work together and cheering each other on!

Have a wonderful, snowy weekend!

Becky & Erin

Arrival/Dismissal Reminders

With many more cars in our drop-off and pick-up lanes these days, we thought this would be a good time to remind everyone about some of our arrival/dismissal procedures. The video below explains are procedures in greater detail. Please be sure to share these procedures and the video with any relatives and caregivers that may assist with transporting your child. In particular:

  • Student drop-off and pick-up is prohibited along Olive Street between Arlington Heights Road and Douglas Street.
  • Please pull your car as far forward into the loading zone as traffic allows. As space becomes available, please continue to pull your vehicle forward to close any gaps.
  • Students may unload/load from the PASSENGER SIDE of the vehicle only. The driver may NOT get out of the car and cars may NOT be left unattended in the loading zone.

We have these procedures in place to keep you and your children safe. They only work if we all work together!

2019-2020 D25 Calendar

The 2019-2020 D25 Calendar linked below was approved at last nights School Board meeting.

Author Allan Woodrow Will Visit OMS

Olive is honored to host author Allan Woodrow. He was scheduled to visit on Thursday, January 24 for students in third, fourth, and fifth grades. However, Mr. Woodrow has had a change of plans. We will need to reschedule his visit. We will let students the new date. He is best known for his humorous realistic fiction set in schools.

If any students or families would like to order personalized autographed books by Mr. Woodrow, please print and return an order form to the library media center by the day of his visit. Follow this link to the LMC website to find the order form to print. Paper copies of order forms will also be available in the library for students to bring home.

Video of the Week - 1st Grade Team Building With the Principals

Staff Spotlight - Mr. Hill, Food Service & CAP

Ramir and Audrey introduce us to Mr. Hill who works in our food service department and also works for the CAP program.
The OMS PTA Twig

Click to view the OMS PTA newsletter - The Twig

AHSD25 Community Flyers

Click to view community e-flyers

Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary

Questions? Please reach out to your OMS teacher or your administrative team.

OMS Staff Directory

Dr. Becky FitzPatrick, Principal

Ms. Erin Davis, Assistant Principal