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It was great to see so many of our families at the Back to School Bash on Friday night. We are still recovering from dancing the night away. Thank you to our fabulous PTA for such a great...and event!

Becky & Erin

Elementary Report Card Parent Information Night

Thursday, 9/13, 7-8 pm @ South & Tuesday, 9/18, 7-8 pm @ Thomas

Please consider attending one of these information nights to better understand the new standards-based reporting system: D25 - The Elementary Standards-Based Grading Parent Handbook 2018-2019.

If you’re not able to attend one of these information nights, the presentation will be available on the district website.

Science Club

Science Club is back, with new projects and old favorites. Science Club meets on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 as before, but we’ll be in the “window” hallway outside the LMC rather than Room 110.

Session 1: Microscopes & Models of the Very Small (molecular models) (2nd through 5th grade students)

Participants will have the opportunity to take our new Foldscope microscopes home for a week. Images taken with them can be sent to Mrs. House to be posted on the Science Club website. ( AAEC Credit Union has generously donated two sets of Happy Atoms to our collection of model sets.

Session 2: Models of the Very Large (bridge building) (2nd through 5th grade students)

We’ll build and break models of bridges. Whose bridge will hold the most weight?

Session 3: Magnets and Magnetism (1st through 5th grade students)

Thanks to the Cassidy family we now have plenty of magnets for everyone.

There is no charge for Science Club; however, you must register. Many session sizes are limited to 24 students, with spaces filled on a first come, first served basis. Sessions may fill up quickly so don’t delay. Complete the REGISTRATION FORM and return it to the OMS office – OR – scan/photograph the completed form and send it to Registration deadline is Friday, September 21.

Music for Youth Registration

Music for Youth, the District 25 Orchestra program, will be registering new students in the coming weeks. Please see the attachment for information on the daytime student demonstration and the evening parent meeting. Music For Youth (MFY) is a Suzuki-based stringed instrument program for violin and cello. Children living in District 25, attending grades K-8 at a public, private or home school, may enroll. This is a parent-paid program, partially subsidized by District 25. Click HERE for registration information.

Video of the Week - Back to School Bash 2018

The OMS PTA Twig

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AHSD25 Community Flyers

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Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary

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

OMS Staff Directory

Dr. Becky FitzPatrick, Principal

Ms. Erin Davis, Assistant Principal