The Olive Branch 8.20.21

What's Up At The Nest...

Principal's Message

We have had an incredible first couple of days welcoming students back to OMS! Seeing their smiling eyes come through the door, eager to learn, has been amazing. We look forward to a joyful, successful school year! Thank you to all of our families for your patience during arrival and dismissal. These are two of our busiest times and we appreciate your support in following our routines. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Curriculum Night. Please see additional details below.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Erin & Julia


Please join us for our Parent Curriculum Night on Wednesday, August 25th. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about your child's classroom procedures and curriculum. This evening is for PARENTS ONLY. Please note that grade levels present at different times during the evening, so please carefully review the times listed below.

In order to reduce the number of people that usually gather in the commons for the principal's presentation and our specials teachers presentation, these will be pre-recorded and shared via a link on August 25th.

6:00 - 6:30 pm -

AM/PM Kindergarten (please gather in the commons)

3rd Grade Classroom Presentations

6:35 - 7:05 pm -

4th and 5th Grade Classroom Presentations

7:10 - 7:40 pm

1st Grade and 2nd Grade Classroom Presentations

We are hiring!

We are looking for a full-time teaching assistant! Please visit our district website for the job description and to apply. (Or call Ms. Davis!)

Lunch Recess Volunteers!

We are in need of some extra support outdoors on Mondays and Fridays during the lunch hour to help assist with supervision on the blacktop and playground. If you are interested in volunteering on either of those days from 12:10 pm-1:10 pm on a consistent basis, we could use some help! Please e-mail Mrs. Pemberton ( if you are interested. Thank you for considering!

A few quick reminders from the Health Office:

Kindergarten and all New to Olive Students need a Physical, Dental Exam, and Vision Screening by an Eye Doctor. In addition, all Second Graders need an updated Dental Exam.

Covid Screening and Management Protocols have changed and continue to do so frequently. We are following the guidance of the Illinois and Cook County Departments of Public Health for Schools. As we practiced last year, please do not send any of your students to school if a household member is experiencing Covid symptoms. Reach out to me and we will go over the steps required to have your children return to school as quickly as possible.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and partnership in keeping Olive a safe and healthy place for everyone!

Rhiannon Rose, School Nurse

COVID - Shield Testing - Opt-In


District 25 is planning to begin the SHIELD testing program in our schools for the students who have opted-in on September 8, 2021. In order to opt-in for your child to participate in SHIELD testing, fill out this form and turn it into our front office..

The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based test developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is able to detect COVID-19 and its variants in symptomatic, pre-symptomatic, and asymptomatic individuals. For more information in the form of a Q&A on the COVID-19 SHIELD test in our schools, click here.


The Arlington Heights Park District runs a before and after school student supervision program at all District 25 Elementary Schools and they are in need of and currently hiring CAP supervisors/activity leaders!

For more about the positions and to apply, click the link here:

If you have any questions about the job, you can email the AH Park District's CAP and Day Camp Supervisor, Katie Waszak (

For information on the CAP Program, CLICK HERE or read below.

The Twig - PTA Newsletter

Weekly PTA Newsletter

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