Olathe Elementary Pirate Press

January 2023

A note from Mrs. Kusar...

Hi Pirate Families!

We have a very full spring semester ahead of us! Make sure to check out the "Looking Forward" section below! The best way to stay in the loop is to keep up with class and school announcements on Talking Points with your student's teacher. Our school Facebook page and website are also great ways to stay in the loop!

One of our goals at OES is to create and sustain a student centered learning environment by developing strong relationships with our students. We truly believe that you must have solid relationships with students before they can learn academics. You have read and heard about our Capturing Kids' Hearts work the past two years. Each staff member here values the social emotional component of our roles here with students. We hope to be recognized and awarded as a "National Showcase School" for Capturing Kids' Hearts at the end of this year. This means we live the CKH processes here daily- and do it well!

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. My door is always open. Thank you for all of your support, and for sharing your amazing kids with us!


Beth Kusar


Engaging minds, empowering students, we make a difference!

Looking Forward...

PAC Meeting:Tuesday, February 7th at 5:30pm!

Wednesday, February 15th at 7:45am: 1st Graders and their Families invited to Donuts with Heart honoring our local Police Departments!

Friday, February 17th & Monday, February 20th- NO SCHOOL for Students!

Friday, March 10th- NO SCHOOL for Students!

Parent/Teacher Conferences Week of March 13th!

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Girls on the Run!!!

Girls on the Run is coming to Olathe Elementary School again this Spring!

All girls in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th are invited!

Starting FEBRUARY 20th!

Practice will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm-4:45pm

Registration starts now! Go to www.gotrwesterncolorado.org to sign up your student!

Kids Heart Challenge!

Keep working hard- you are doing a great job! All funds are due February 1st!

Thank you for supporting the American Heart Association!

-Mrs. Benson

Be a Buddy Not a Bully!

This year to show that we are being buddies and not bullies, all staff and students are encouraged to wear royal blue shirts OR any Olathe shirt that is blue every week on Wednesdays this year!



Olathe Elementary is a Capturing Kids' Hearts campus! Our teachers have participated in CKH training to develop skills for intentionally building strong relationships with students and between students. We recognize that need to feel emotionally and physically safe to fully engage in learning.

What does this look like?

Classroom social contracts

Launches (daily quotes that end each class and day)

Positive relationships

Positive conflict resolution with the 4 questions process

Peer accountability

Pirate's Pledge

I will...Attend, Appreciate, Respect, Grow, and Help! AARGH!

Stay in the Loop!

OES Office: 252-7940