OLSON OUTLOOK

EDITION #26 - WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

February 17 - No School

February 20 - 1st Grade Music Program @6pm

February 20 - 2nd Grade Music Program @7pm

February 27 - Lucky Tray Day

February 27 - Family Event: Color Your World With the Arts

February 28 - 4th Graders to Burpee Museum

March 4 - Late Start

March 10 - 1/2 Day School Improvement (11:10am Dismissal)

March 13 - Fun Fair

March 20 - Love to Read Day

FAMILY EVENT - COLOR YOUR WORLD WITH FINE ARTS

Thursday, February 27

6pm - 7pm


Please join us for an Olson family event which will give you a chance to participate in a variety of activities that are representative of our wonderful "Fine Arts" program at Olson. You'll have a chance to play Gaga Ball, do some "make and take" art projects, use instruments and enjoy music activities, and challenge yourself with STEM! Families will have move together through the areas to allow everyone to experience a little bit of everything!

LOVE TO READ DAY

We invite you to sign up to read in one of our classrooms as part of D200's

LOVE TO READ DAY 2020

MARCH 20, 2020

Each classroom will welcome guest readers who will share a special book and tell a bit about why reading is so important. You can bring your own book or ask for a recommendation from the teacher.


Please use the following link to sign up to be a reader:

Love to Read

CHALLENGER SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES

District 200's Challenger Learning Center is offering exciting STEM and Space summer camp experiences for students entering grades 2-12! Check out our Drone Academy, Astronaut Training, Lego Mindstorms Robotic Programming and more by clicking on the link below! Space is limited!


https://www.challengerillinois.org/summer-camps/
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MUSIC PROGRAMS

Feb 20 - 1st Music (6pm)

Feb 20 - 2nd Music (7pm)

Mar 16 - D200 Choral Festival

April 8 - 3rd Music

April 20 - D200 Band Festival

April 30 - 5th Grade Music and Chorus

May 7 - 4th Music

May 12 - OES/Dean/PWE Spring Band Concert @CMS

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

Figurative language is when you use a word or phrase that does not have its normal everyday, literal meaning. Writers can use figurative language to make their work more interesting or more dramatic than literal language which simply states facts. Here are a few ways to use figurative language:



  • METAPHOR: Comparing two things by using one kind of object or using in place of another to suggest the likeness between them - For example, HER HAIR WAS SILK.
  • SIMILE: A figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as - For example, THE SUN IS LIKE A YELLOW BALL OF FIRE IN THE SKY.


We will continue to emphasize the use of figurative language in our reading and writing with special activities in February and March. Students and staff have had a lot of fun with this!

Here's the Calendar for our 2nd grade Everyone Reads program!

EVERYONE READS CALENDAR

Please complete this form to positively recognize an Olson staff member! We'll share these with staff:

OLSON STAFF "SHOUT OUT"

Please use this contact list ~ Let us know how we can help you!

WHO DO I GO TO FOR HELP?

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

There are a number of positions available at D200 schools. Some positions may require a paraprofessional license or CDL. More info is available through the Human Resources Dept. View job postings and apply online at:

www.woodstockschools.org/employment

EDITION #26 - WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2020

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