The Olive Branch 9.23.22
What's Up At The Nest...
In this Branch
Total Read Time - Approximately 3 minutes
Principal's Message - Butterflies and Switch Days
Getting to Know Our Families
D25 Celebrate with Us
Science Club is Back
Reminder - There is NO SCHOOL on Monday. Tuesday is our first SWITCH day of the year so we will be having Monday specials classes on Tuesday. We do this several times a year to account for the Monday's and Fridays we are not in school.
Additional Switch Days -
Wednesday, December 21st (Pretend Friday)
Tuesday, January 17th (Pretend Monday)
Wednesday, February 22nd (Pretend Monday)
Thursday, April 6th (Pretend Friday)
Getting to Know Our Familes
District 25's mission is to empower an inclusive, diverse community of learners to innovate and thrive as global citizens. At OMS, we would like to know more about our community and how we can best support and celebrate our students. One way to do this is to learn more about our families. Please complete this short survey to share information with us. It is completely optional and no names or email addresses are required.
Two ways in which we hope to use this information:
We are interested in hanging or displaying country flags that represent our students and families.
We would like to celebrate important days and holidays with our students whether it be in person or on morning announcements.
D25 Celebrate with Us
In the most recent District 25 Dish the following information was shared in the "Celebrate with Us" section.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is a month to celebrate the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans and the many contributions they have made to American culture. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15th!
Click here for more information on Hispanic Heritage Month.
*For information on ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Chicago, Click Here.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Days of Renewed Responsibility and the first of the High Holy Days. The traditional greeting during Rosh Hashanah is the phrase “Shanah tovah,” which translates to “Good year.” Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset, September 25 and ends at sunset, September 27. (Date changes year to year)
Science Club is Back!
Science Club is back with more hands-on science adventures for students in grades two through five. We’re offering two sessions, meeting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, October 4 through November 16. We meet from 3:35 until 4:45 PM in the LMC.
Session 1: Wheels and More (three or four weeks)
Explore the relationship between potential and kinetic energy, and utilize your design skills to build and test wheeled vehicles.
Session 2: Flight (two or three weeks)
Experiment with a variety of folded paper glider designs, then conclude our fall activities with the ever-popular parachute challenge.
No School Days note: We’ll build a solar powered device on Tuesday, October 4th and Wednesday, November 9 so neither group will miss out when there’s no school on Wednesday, October 5, and Tuesday, November 8.
Want to join in the fun? Complete and return the registration form as soon as possible. Sessions can fill up very quickly. The number of students per session is dependent on the number of adult volunteers.
To ensure that we are able to provide a safe and enjoyable activity at least two adults will be present each day. Any days that do not have at least one adult volunteer will be cancelled. Please consider signing up to help on one or more days as your schedule allows.
*First grade students may only participate if: 1. an older OMS sibling(s) is enrolled in Science Club AND 2. a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle can volunteer to help every day the first grade student attends.
Questions? Please contact Cynthia House at email@example.com.
Monday, September 26th
Tuesday, September 27th
Switch Day - On Tuesday we will have Monday specials
D25 School Board Meeting @ Dunton Administration Building
Wednesday, October 5th
Wednesday, October 12th
National Walk to School Day - More Info to Come
Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary
Ms. Erin Davis, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Julia Pemberton, Assistant Principal email@example.com