The Olive Branch 10.29.21

What's Up At The Nest...

Principal's Message

Dear OMS Families,

Thank you to our families that lined the sidewalk for our shortened Halloween Parade. After two years of no parade, we couldn't let a little drizzle stop us! We wish all of our families a safe and wonderful weekend.

If you weren't able to join us, please click HERE for our Halloween Video.

Stay dry!

Erin, Julia, and the OMS staff

ABC 25 T-shirt Design Contest

It's time to let your imagination run (pun intended) wild! All D25 students have the opportunity to SUBMIT A DESIGN for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge official race shirt and posters! These shirts will be worn by close to 1000 participants at the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on April 30, 2022. The design winner also gets to help select the color of the shirt! Official rules and regulations and t-shirt design forms can be found at Submissions are due back to the school office by December 3, 2021.

Please follow ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for all race information or visit us at

We hope to see everyone there!

DESIGN FORMS CLICK HERE (Paper copies of the forms will also be in the office, if you are unable to print at home, please have your child stop in the office for a copy to bring home.)

Veterans Day!

Veteran's Day is right around the corner on Thursday, November 11th. We would like to honor and celebrate the veterans in our OMS community. We welcome students to bring a photo of a veteran family member or friend to share with their class on Nov. 11th. Use the form below to help your child write a short biography about their veteran.

Veterans Day Template

From the Health Office

We will begin Vision and Hearing testing in November for all state-mandated grades. You will be notified if your child's screening needs a follow-up with a physician. Please let me know if you have any questions. -Rhiannon


As part of the District 25 fifth grade health education program, your child has the opportunity to participate in three programs sponsored by Candor Health Education. The programs include The Science Behind Drugs, Puberty I- Understanding Changes, and Human Reproduction and Embryology.

The Science Behind Drugs helps students make healthy choices to lead a drug-free life. Students will learn how drugs affect the body systems, especially the brain, which can lead to addiction. Students will also learn refusal skills to arm them with tools to help them make positive decisions regarding drug use. Puberty I-Understanding Changes recognizes the significance of physical body changes that occur during puberty and encourages students to maintain a healthy body image, showing respect for others and self-esteem are also emphasized. Human Reproduction and Embryology teaches students about the functions of the reproductive system. The program also includes the development of a fetus from conception to birth.

Please join us virtually at 7pm on November 9-11 to view the entire program your student will be shown.

Nov 9 (Science Behind Drugs) -

Nov 10 (Puberty 1) -

Nov 11 (Human Reproduction and Embryology) -

If you are unable to attend this meeting or would like more details on the presentations, please access the presentations asynchronously via the Candor Health Education link provided below, through the end of November. (Passwords are case sensitive).

Science Behind Drugs Foundations:

Password: SBDF416

Puberty 1:

Password: POV1012

Human Reproduction & Embryology:

Password: aspire21

We hope that you will take an active part in these units by discussing these topics at home to share your own family’s views, morals, and values with your child. Should you prefer your child not participate in these units, you will have the opportunity to opt them out. If you have any questions on this matter please call Melanie Zenisek, the district Science and Social Studies Coordinator at 847-758-4877 or email her at

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