The Olive Branch 8.19.22
What's Up At The Nest...
In this Branch
Total Read Time - Approximately 3 minutes!
Principal' Message - Think it Through
Yellow Bus Riders - Change in Transportation
Yearly School Drills Notice
No Dogs on Property
Riding Bikes to School
What a wonderful first week of school! Our students (and staff members) are settling in to new and old routines! We hope that your children came home each day excited with things to share!
During our opening week assembly we shared with students that everyone makes mistakes, even principals who send emails telling parents that the first day of school is Tuesday, when it really is Wednesday!
New this year we will be implementing "Think it Through" reflection sheets for our students. When we make mistakes it doesn't mean we are in trouble, it means we need to think about what happened, how we were feeling, how others were feeling, and what we can do to fix it or do better next time. If your child makes a mistake you may see one of these sheets come home. All that we ask is that you have a conversation with your child about what happened, sign it, and return it to us so we know you are aware of the mistake. Our goal is to help our students become aware of their actions and to be the best students they can be. You can see an example of each form below.
Curriculum Night - Adults Only - August 25th
Please join us for our annual curriculum night on Thursday, August 25th.
6:00 - 6:30 pm
1st Grade Classroom Presentations
2nd Grade Classroom Presentations
6:35 - 7:05 pm
AM/PM Kindergarten Presentation in the Commons
3rd Grade Classroom Presentations
7:10 - 7:40 pm
4th Grade Classroom Presentations
5th Grade Classroom Presentations
Specials Presentations (Art, LMC, Music, PE) in the commons
Changes in Transportation
If you are CHANGING your child's transportation, PLEASE CALL the OMS office to let us know. The office places a call to teachers at 3:30 pm to notify them of any changes in transportation.
For our families that utilize the SCHOOL BUS, when we are not aware that children are being picked up (whether it is one day, or weekly on certain days) we are not able to send the bus until all registered bus riders are accounted for. This delays the bus and affects families that are expecting their children off the bus around a certain time frame. We appreciate your cooperation in getting students home in a safe and timely manner!
YEARLY SCHOOL DRILLS
During the school year, we practice many safety drills with our students. This year in collaboration with AHPD and AHFD our school-wide drills WILL be announced. At the time of a drill, our students and staff will hear an intercom message indicating that we will be holding a practice drill.
Once a year will conduct a “lockdown” safety drill with all students. The “lockdown” is one of the routine safety drills we practice throughout the year, along with evacuation drills, shelter-in-place drills, and a bus evacuation drill. Students are prepared for this drill prior to the “lockdown” so they are not unnecessarily alarmed, and it will be announced. Classroom teachers will review our emergency procedures with their students. Officer O'Leary from the Arlington Heights Police Department will also be in attendance during our practice drill.
Riding Bikes to School
Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary
Ms. Erin Davis, Principal email@example.com
Mrs. Julia Pemberton, Assistant Principal firstname.lastname@example.org