The Olive Branch 5.8.20

What's Up At The Nest...

Principal's Message

OMS Families,

First and foremost, THANK YOU! Thank you for taking the time to show appreciation for our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our staff members were so appreciative of the car parades, items being dropped off at doors, special videos, and many heartfelt emails expressing gratitude for all that they do.

It is time for another heart video! If you have not submitted a video and your child would like to participate, please send a video or image to me at with the subject line: Heart video. If you have already submitted a video and haven't seen your child yet, we still have more videos to come!

Enjoy - Kids Heart Video - Take 4

Have a wonderful weekend,

Erin, Julia, & OMS Staff

Thank you from Mary Stitt

*My apologies, Mrs. Stitt sent this thank you to me to include in April.

Dear Olive Mary Stitt Parents and Olive students,

I am very fortunate to have been able to live

for ninety-five years. I have lived during many

events that you now study. I was a Senior in

High School when Pearl Harbor was bombed.

I remember seeing the first tv and then buying

one. Many things have happened in my lifetime and now we seem to say that they are

happening very rapidly.

Thank you for all the cards, pictures, and

lovely notes that you included. It was

very nice to see familiar names of

former students who now have children at Olive Mary Stitt School.

With much love,

Mary Stitt

Rockin with the Cops - Postponed

For the safety of the children in our community, the Rockin With the Cops event for Arlington Heights 5th Graders at Pioneer Park will be postponed. Discussions with the Arlington Heights Park District on whether the event can be rescheduled are currently taking place. Any updates to the Rockin With the Cops event will be posted on the Village of Arlington Heights website at or the Arlington Heights Police Department Twitter and Facebook pages.


Officer Veenstra

Teacher Availability - Classroom Pack-up

During the next two weeks, May 11 - May 22, teachers may be in the building packing up student supplies and will be unavailable to respond to email or hold Zoom meetings. Your child's teacher will let you know the specific days they will be unavailable. We appreciate your flexibility as they work to make sure your child's materials are packed and ready to be picked up.

We will share additional information on how to pick up your child's materials in the coming weeks.

ABC Countdown! Revised!

With the revised school calendar and the last official day of student attendance being May 29th, we have updated our ABC 25 Countdown.

Please click here for our schedule of events for our ABC Countdown to the last day of the school year. If you would like to share your school spirit or see other student's countdown activities, click this link to access our ABC Countdown page on Flipgrid! Password OliveOwls2020

Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary

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

OMS Staff Directory

Ms. Erin Davis, Principal

Mrs. Julia Pemberton, Assistant Principal