~Week of 2/14/22~
Congratulations to our Oliver Jr. cast, crew and directors on an incredible performance this past weekend! It was more than evident that our scholars and staff devoted many hours to a fabulous and inspirational performance! We are in the midst of D123 Kindness Week on the heels of Valentine’s Day, as Maya Angelou said, “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” our staff is extremely thankful for your thoughtfulness, respectfulness and passion for our school, scholars and entire school community!
Updates and Reminders
Here are a few updates and reminders:
D123 Kindness Week:
Mindful Monday- Wear read and pink
Thankful Tuesday- Wear your favorite hat
Well-Done Wednesday- Wear your favorite sports jersey
Thoughtful Thursday- Wear you pajamas
Family Friday- Wear your school spirit
NWEA MAP Assessment: Winter NWEA MAP assessment scores can be seen in skyward if your scholar was in attendance to take the assessment. Please check out the Family Access!
Morning and After School Drop Off: The frigid weather will forever challenge our patience, but please continue to be courteous, safe and cautious of one another, our scholars and our neighbors. Keep in mind drop off in the morning or the afternoon must take place on Oak Center Drive in the back of our building. We need the front lot for bus drop off and pick up. We are working with local agencies to determine options for our parent drop off on Oak Center Dr.
Social Media: Continue to monitor and discuss the importance for the use of social media and potential implications for our scholars. Technology and information is at the tips of our fingers. It is all of our responsibility to utilize these tools as positive resources and model respectfulness. Our school continues to be challenged by negative social media interactions affecting our school and scholars.
COVID Update: District 123 will continue to follow our current mitigations protocols. We will continue to place an emphasis on the safety of our scholars, staff and school community by following our layered mitigation strategies and wearing face coverings. Everyone should be aware that our district has updated our protocols in reference to quarantines and isolations, moving from 10 days to 5 days in accordance with CDC and IDPH guidance.
Covid Cards/ Student Status: Families now have an option in Skyward to post student status. Families will be able to enter and upload their child's Covid-19 vaccine information in Skyward Family Access (see attached/ linked below). Here is the link for directions- information/directions
Class of 2022: 8th Grade Scholars received an end of year update last week. We are planning for a traditional graduation, 8th grade PTSA Social/ Dance and our 8th grade trip to Great America. Obviously, based on guidance things are subject to change, but we are hopeful in our planning!
PTSA fundraiser: Fundraising packets have gone home! If you need an extra one please contact the office. PLEASE NOTE: There are different options available online than what is shown in the pamphlet that was sent home with your students. Those online orders will be directly shipped to you. Click here for online shopping.
We also have the PTSA school-wide fast food incentives! It only takes ONE item sold to earn your PTSA raffle ticket and there is only 8 days left to sell!
Virtual Family Conference: 2/24 and 2/25
Thursday, February 10th - Online Scheduling Opens at 10:00AM
Monday, February 21st - Online Scheduling Closes at 11:59PM
Thursday, February 24th - Half Day of School and Family Conferences 5:00PM-8:00PM
Friday, February 25th - Family Conferences 11:30AM-6:30PM
OLHMS Library Updates
Classes visiting the library in January discussed World Braille Day, Korean American Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Indian Republic Day, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Multicultural Book Day. CLICK HERE for the January Library news letter.
D123 / IDPH Vaccination Clinic - Jan 29 & Feb 19, 2022
This clinic is open to any community member. A second dose opportunity will be offered on Feb 19, 2022 during the same timeframe and at the same location (OLHMS).
All vaccination types (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) will be available at the clinic, including 1st dose, 2nd dose, and booster doses for those authorized to receive them. You may register yourself and/or your family members for a vaccine. If you are having difficulty registering online, you can contact the IDPH Vaccination Hotline at (833) 621-1284 or PRISM Health Lab at (800) 325-1812.
All community members are welcome, and will not be denied a vaccination. Please bring a Photo ID and vaccination record card if you have already received a dose. (Lost your vaccine card?) In addition, District 123 has an adult education event titled, “Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine: What parents should know.” this Thursday, Jan 27, 2022.
5Essentials Parent Survey
Students and teachers across Illinois now have the opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. Additionally, your 4th-8th grade student will be asked about their experiences in school to help give school leaders critical student input and help develop future school improvement plans. If you would like to view the student survey questions or opt-out your student please complete the form found at: d123.org/five. You and your student's identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and anonymous. To get started with the survey head to d123.org/five.
FEBRUARY LUNCH MENU
Below are February breakfast and lunch menus
Greetings from the OLHMS PTSA Board.
PTSA: Thank you to our families/ parents attending our February PTSA meeting! We are looking forward to continued input and volunteers for future events!
PTSA fundraiser: Please be on the lookout for packets coming home tomorrow with your students. If you need an extra one please contact the office. PLEASE NOTE: There are different options available online than what is shown in the pamphlet that was sent home with your students. Those online orders will be directly shipped to you. Click here for online shopping.
Have any questions regarding OLHMS PTSA?
please feel free to reach out to me.
OLHMS PTSA President
Ice Skating Family Skate Party Permission Slip
Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena @ 9320 S. Kenton Ave.
Monday, February 21, 2022 (No School - Presidents’ Day)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: Skating: $5.00 per person (includes adults and siblings)
Optional Rental: $3.00 per person for skate rental (or you can bring your own ice skates.) If you need to
rent skates, you pay for the Rental at the Ice Arena. Do not pay for Ice Skate Rental in advance. Ice
skates go quick, so come early if you need to rent.
Sponsored by the Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 PTA/PTO/PTSA Council
SIGN UP AND PAY ONLINE WITH MEMBERHUB! CLICK HERE TO GET THE FORM
Questions? Contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
No tickets will be issued in advance. Check in at the Ice Arena. There will be a list of those who prepaid at the Check In.
Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
** REMEMBER ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT **
Any proceeds from this event benefit the annual School District 123 PTA Council Scholarship Fund.
For more information about the Scholarship go to: