OTTER OUTLOOK

SEPTEMBER 02 - SEPTEMBER 09

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER -

05 - Student/Staff Holiday

08 - Join Cub Scouting

12 - PTA Chipotle Spirit Day

14 - Watch D.O.G.S. Kick-Off Event

19 - Staff Development/No School for Students

22 - PTA Membership Meeting

22 & 26 - UIL Try-Outs


OCTOBER -

03 - 07 - Book Fair

10 - 27 - Fall Fest

17 - 21 - Fall Break


** Breakfast - Please let your child's teacher know if they plan to purchase a breakfast in the morning. We want to be able to verify that all students make it through the breakfast line.


**In an effort to minimize classroom disruptions, please try to remember to send all items to school with your student ...snacks, lunches, homework, etc. If you do forget something, please label & leave the item on the table on the front porch. We check the table periodically & deliver the items to students.


*During arrival and dismissal, please stay in your car.


*If you arrive after the tardy bell, you will need to come into the school to check-in your child.

*Must have proper ID to check into the building.

*Please send water bottles with your student.

*Mondays - Olson Spirit Wear

*Fridays - Allen, Olson, College Spirit Wear

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MEET OUR VERY COOL NEW SRO - Security Resource Officer

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Meet our new SRO - OFFICER NORRIS!!! We are so excited to have her here at Olson with us this year. Please give her a warm OTTER WELCOME if you get the chance.
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Spirit Event @ Chipotle 9/12

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Chipotle is generously donating 33% of proceeds on 9/12/22 from 4-8pm to the Olson PTA! Sign-up for a free Facebook event reminder here.


*Is your business interested in partnering for a Spirit Event?

Please email fundraising@olsonpta.org

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Calling All D.O.G.S.!

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a program from the National Center for Fathering, whose purpose is to provide positive male role models for students by being present in education.


Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day during the school year by being helpful in the classroom, lunch, recess, specials, at arrival and dismissal, etc.


Our annual kick-off event is Wednesday, September 14th from 5:30-6:30 in the cafeteria.


Please see the attached flyer for all the necessary information to RSVP for the event. Following the kick-off event, a Skyward email will go out with all the necessary information to sign-up to volunteer for Watch D.O.G.S.

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University Interscholastic League

It’s that time again!


We will be trying out for UIL contests on Thursday, September 22 and Monday, September 26. Once we determine who will be participating in each event, we will begin preparing for the contest.


For those of you who do not have experience with UIL, here is some additional information. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend several months practicing the concepts after school under supervision of a coach, and then compete at the district-wide contest on January 7, 2023, with exception of the writing contests which will be held on December 1, 2022.


Click here for more information, as well as a link to sign your child up for tryouts. If your child would like to tryout, please sign up by Wednesday, September 14th.


If you have any questions, please e-mail sheryl.perkin@allenisd.org.

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Olson PTA No-Fuss Fundraiser

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No bake sales, no door to door catalog sales, no fuss! Just a few clicks to submit a donation for any amount that you feel comfortable with here.

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Join the Olson PTA

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OTTER CHEERS

Thank you to the volunteers that helped decorate the doors of our wonderful teachers (Gallus and Burak) celebrating huge milestone birthdays on Tuesday (50!).


*Want in on the fun? Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form!

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PTA Membership Mtg. 9/22

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Mark your calendars! Thursday, 9/22 at 5pm the Olson PTA is having their first Membership Meeting of the year. Bring your bikes and come hungry! Join the Olson PTA here.

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Contacting the Counselor, Mrs. Oliver

Hi, my name is Nicole Oliver, I am Olson’s School Counselor. I can be reached via phone or email, at 972-562-1800 or Nicole.Oliver@allenisd.org. I am available to students for a variety of needs and they are welcome to see me any time they need. I am also available to help parents. Please reach out to me any time with questions or concerns.

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Character Trait:

Our character trait for September is RESPECT: showing others they are important by what you say or do. Respect is shown in many ways every day.


We can show respect to adults, each other, our school, our country and the earth. Everyone can show respect by standing for the pledges and the National Anthem to those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. Children can show respect for adults by listening to adults when they are talking, by holding the door for them, or giving up your seat to an adult when all the seats are taken on a bus or in a gathering.


Obeying laws and rules in our school and in our society, such as cars pulling over to let an ambulance or police car go by are also examples of respect. When we recycle and reduce the waste we create, such as conserving water, energy or cleaning up areas that have been polluted show respect for our environment. Kids need to show respect for each other, as well, and can do this by listening to one another’s point of view, even though they might not agree with each other.


Respect is a very important part of any relationship. Discuss with your family ways that you can show respect at home, school, work, and in the community.

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Allen ISD's Character Education Program: Be the ONE

Be the ONE is an initiative to link Allen ISD schools in their efforts towards service learning and character education. The goal of Be the ONE is to create positive gains in the value structure of the students, faculty, parents, and community. This is done through allowing each campus to determine what needs their student population exhibits in the areas that Be the ONE names. Each school will provide a program that is tailored to that campus and successfully fulfills the identified needs. Be the ONE is a common thread between the schools that will demonstrate to the community that Allen schools are working toward a common goal in the areas of service learning and character development.


Activities that qualify as Be the ONE fall under the topics of service learning and character education. These activities are meant to provide direct student experience while being incorporated and aligned with what is already taking place during the school day. The activities that each campus implements promotes a connection between youth and their community, good citizenship habits, enhance self-esteem, building positive relationships, enrich academic performance.


At the start of each month, a new character trait is introduced to students, staff, and parents. Campus counselors incorporate these character traits utilizing various means - guidance lessons, parent newsletters, campus announcements, and campus-wide activities.


Month Character Trait

September - Respect

October - Self-Discipline

November - Citizenship

December - Empathy

January - Determination

February -Friendship

March -Trustworthiness

April - Positive Attitude

May - Responsibility


Be the ONE shirt are available for purchase. These shirts are to help support the Be the ONE initiative and are for students, staff, and families. Olson will wear their Be the ONE shirts on Thursdays.


The shirts are available in two colors, either heather blue or heather red, which are a Bella+Canvas t-shirt material. (pictured below)

The shirts are available for purchase until Monday, September 5, 2022.

Shirts will be delivered to campus’ by Monday, October 3, 2022.


To order, please select the link(s) below based on size(s) needed:

Youth - Adult XL

$13 + taxes and fees


Adult 2 XL

$15 + taxes and fees


Adult 3 XL & 4 XL

$16.50 + taxes and fees


Profits benefit the Allen ISD Counseling Program.

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Junior Robotics Club

This year, we are offering the Olson Junior Robotics Club for students in grades 1 and 2. This program will teach basic programming skills using the LEGO WeDo 2.0 robotic kit.

All meetings take place on Thursdays, 3:00-3:45PM.


We will offer a series of six classes designed to teach basic robotics skills. Parents are responsible for transportation home. After completing this form you will be contacted to confirm which session your child is in and to confirm transportation home plans.


We look forward to working with your student as we explore, build, program and problem solve our way into the future of robotics in schools using the Lego WeDo 2.0 building kits and software.


There is ONLY space for 18 students in each session of the club. Priority will be given in the order forms are received.

https://forms.gle/8nNrB6dDi4upSoP96

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Robotics Club

We are excited to offer the Olson Robotics Club program again this year for students in grades 3-6. This form will be used to place your child into a session of the Robotics Club.


All meetings take place on Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00PM. We will offer a series of seven classes designed to teach and then build on robotics skills . Parents are responsible for transportation home. After completing this form you will be contacted to confirm which session your child is in and to confirm transportation home plans.


We look forward to working with your student as we explore, build, program and problem solve our way into the future of robotics in schools using the Lego SPIKE Prime building kits and software.

https://forms.gle/Ubbw87gh2aeForRp9

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JOIN CUB SCOUTING

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Help us design Olson Spirit Wear! 🦦🎨

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We want to feature YOUR creativity in the Olson PTA Spirit Shop this year –

Submit your art or ideas here!

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Allen ISD Health & Safety Guidelines

2022-2023 Health and Safety Guidelines -


Allen ISD looks forward to welcoming all students back to school for the 2022-2023 school year. The district will continue to monitor the guidance of local, county, and state health agencies to ensure we find an appropriate balance of health and safety procedures that afford us the opportunity to also ensure high levels of student learning.


Allen ISD’s health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for the 2022-2023 school year are located on the district website. These protocols are subject to change based upon additional Texas Education Agency guidance.

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ATTENDANCE TIPS FROM MRS. ROSALES

When your student is absent there are a few pieces of information we need for our records.

What needs to be included in an absent note:

● Child’s first and last name

● Date(s) the student was absent

● Reason why they were absent

Options to submit absences:

· Preferred Method: Submit absence through Skyward- see graphic below for step-by-step instructions at bottom of page. *Currently, you are not able to submit doctor’s notes in Skyward, so please submit to the office.

· Email our registrar with the information above. Registrar: Terri Rosales teresa.rosales@allenisd.org

· Student may bring a note from home within 3 days of their return to school. If not turned in within the 3-day window, absences will be counted as unexcused.

Important Reminders:

● Absences due to travel are not excused absences, they are counted as unexcused unless it’s to attend a funeral.

● If a student is absent for illness 5 or more consecutive days, a doctor’s note must be provided for those days to be excused.

● When students come in late to school or check out early due to dentist or doctor appointments please provide a doctor’s note to excuse the partial day absence.

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NURSE'S CORNER

Hello!

My name is Nurse Jimenez and I am so excited to started the 2022-23 school year at Olson this year!


Now that school is in full swing, there are a couple of reminders I need to pass along. Please notify me by email at veronica.jimenez@allenisd.org if your child has tested positive for Covid. Common covid symptoms include headache, stomachache, body aches, fatigue, and fever. Your child might not necessarily have a fever. If your child has a combination of these symptoms, keep them home and test them for Covid. Remember to keep your child home if ill. Your child must be fever free, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours. I look forward to taking care of your child this year!

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Dress Code Reminders

Dress Code Reminders

  • At no time should undergarments be visible.
  • Torn or ripped clothing above mid-thigh, where skin is visible, is prohibited.
  • Boxer shorts, pajamas, or other sleepwear as outerwear are prohibited - except on approved occasions.
  • Tank tops, tube tops, halters, midriffs, backless tops, spaghetti straps, spandex/leotard tops, off the shoulder tops, or low cut tops are prohibited.
  • Shirts must be long enough to cover the waistband of pants, skirts, or shorts even when arms are raised over the student’s head.
  • Shorts, skirts, tunics, skorts, or dresses must reach mid-thigh or longer.
  • Pants must be naturally fitting at the waist and at the crotch. Pants may not sag or bag at the waist or drag on the ground.
  • Stretch pants, yoga pants and leggings must be worn with a shirt that covers the undergarment area.
  • Hats, caps, bandanas, hoods, visors, or other head coverings are prohibited.
  • Religious head wear IS accepted and acknowledged at school.
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SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS:

7:30 - 4:00 M - TH

7:30 - 3:30 F

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