OLHMS Weekly

~Week of 2/21/22~

Morning Announcements by OLHMS students

Upcoming Events!

Mustang Families,

As you should be aware our District 123 has moved to a mask “strongly recommended” policy. I am incredibly proud of all of our scholars and staff as they exhibited a tremendous amount of respect for one another throughout this terrific Twosday! As we continue to operate with these new guidelines, we all have a collective responsibility to respect and support one another regardless of an individual's choice to wear a mask. As always, we will continue to navigate in the most positive Mustang Manner!

Updates and Reminders

Here are a few updates and reminders:

Shortened Week: Do not forget this week looks a bit different with Family conferences on Thursday (Half Day of School- dismissal at 11:30am) and Friday.

Virtual Family Conference: 2/24 and 2/25

  • Thursday, February 10th - Online Scheduling Opened

  • Monday, February 21st - Online Scheduling Closed

  • Thursday, February 24th - Half Day of School and Family Conferences 5:00PM-8:00PM

  • Friday, February 25th - Family Conferences 11:30AM-6:30PM

Morning and Afterschool Drop Off: The frigid weather will forever challenge our patience, but please continue to be courteous, safe and cautious of one another, our scholars and our neighbors. Keep in mind drop off in the morning or the afternoon must take place on Oak Center Drive in the back of our building. We need the front lot for bus drop off and pick up. We are working with local agencies to determine options for our parent drop off on Oak Center Dr.

Social Media: Continue to monitor and discuss the importance for the use of social media and potential implications for our scholars. Technology and information is at the tips of our fingers. It is all of our responsibility to utilize these tools as positive resources and model respectfulness. Our school continues to be challenged by negative social media interactions affecting our school and scholars.

Covid Cards/ Student Status: Families now have an option in Skyward to post student status. Families will be able to enter and upload their child's Covid-19 vaccine information in Skyward Family Access (see attached/ linked below). Here is the link for directions- information/directions

PTSA fundraiser: Fundraising packets have gone home and tomorrow is the final day! PLEASE NOTE: There are different options available online than what is shown in the pamphlet that was sent home with your students. Those online orders will be directly shipped to you. Click here for online shopping. We also have the PTSA school-wide fast food incentives! It only takes one item sold to earn your PTSA raffle ticket!

5Essentials Parent Survey

5Essentials Parent Survey

Students and teachers across Illinois now have the opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. Additionally, your 4th-8th grade student will be asked about their experiences in school to help give school leaders critical student input and help develop future school improvement plans. If you would like to view the student survey questions or opt-out your student please complete the form found at: d123.org/five. You and your student's identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and anonymous. To get started with the survey head to d123.org/five.

Congratulate your graduate! Create and purchase your OLHMS Yearbook Graduate ad today. Go to Balfour.com and search for Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle school. If you have any questions please call Balfour at 1-800-944-5930 - Orders are due by February 25th and they are $10 each.


Below are February breakfast and lunch menus



February News

Greetings from the OLHMS PTSA Board.

PTSA: Thank you to our families/ parents attending our February PTSA meeting! We are looking forward to continued input and volunteers for future events!

PTSA Fundraiser: LAST 24 HOURS OF OUR CENTURY FUNDRAISER. PAPER ORDERS MUST BE TURNED INTO ADVISORY NO LATER than tomorrow morning Wednesday 2/23. Online ordering is open thru Wednesday evening.

To order from the sweet treats form and pay by credit card. https://www.centuryresources.com/Mobile/Default.aspx?catalog=SweetTreats&fbclid=IwAR2FXD2t0xVEaYwRBP6kLIHBiZQIfDrfhoAGPers4n1XJNaliYqPMDjeCVs

To order form spring in bloom form and pay by credit card. https://www.centuryresources.com/Mobile/Default.aspx?catalog=SpringinBloom&fbclid=IwAR0BwKYcSke7TjJrLB7b0elhB46Dpn6Q6ZEhMlnuvF33gVsHOtWwrE8ty34

To order online and have items shipped to your house. (Please note there are different items here then on the paper forms)


Have any questions regarding OLHMS PTSA?

please feel free to reach out to me.

Teresa Shane

OLHMS PTSA President


D-123 PTA council would like to thank you!! Proceeds benefit the Helen Whalen Scholarship for School District 123 High School graduates.
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