OTTER OUTLOOK

OCTOBER 15 - OCTOBER 22, 2021

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHOOL HOURS 7:45am - 2:55pm


OCTOBER

16 - Allen Litter Less Day!

17 - PTA Spirit Night at Hat Creek

18 - PTA Virtual Meeting

25 - 29 - Red Ribbon Week

28 - Reading with THE EAGLES; Girl Scout Event

29 - Storybook Character Day; Fall Festival


NOVEMBER

04 - Picture Re-takes

09 - Spelling Bee

11 - Veteran's Day Assembly


*Please send water bottles with your student...It's HOT!

*Mondays are Olson Spirit Wear

*Fridays are Allen, Olson, College, or Aloha Spirit Wear

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RISE & SHINE: MORNING ARRIVAL AT OLSON

Way to go, parents, on getting your kiddos to school on time! Our number of tardies has steadily decreased over the past couple of weeks. As a reminder, students arriving after the bell rings at 7:45 am will need to be signed in by a parent/guardian at the office.


In addition, please do not drop-off your student before 7:30 am. We do not have staff available to supervise until 7:30. Thank you!

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Next 🚌 FIELD TRIP SHIRT 🚌 Delivery is 11/1

Place your order here: (limited quantities available). Items will be delivered to the school and distributed to classrooms 11/1. *Please allow 1-3 days for teachers to send them home in your student's backpack.

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CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP:

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All Olson Elementary PTA members are invited to attend the 1st MEMBERSHIP meeting of this school year! *We only meet 3 times a year (and we won't meet again until March). Now's the time to meet & chat with the board, get updates on what's been going on and assist in planning for what's ahead. Please submit questions, feedback or suggestions in advance on this form. We'll do our best to cover everything! *Not a member yet? Sign-up here!

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CLICK LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION LETTER ABOUT UIL - 2021-22

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OTTERS RUNNING/WALKING CLUB

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READY TO GET FIT FOR FALL

The core of the program is the “21-Day Challenge,” an innovative, three-week nutrition education initiative backed by participating school districts, educators and parents. During the challenge, elementary school students are invited to change their current after-school snacking habits by consuming more fruits and vegetables. Using the recipe books and our Healthy Snack Finder as a foundation, kids are empowered to create fun, healthy snacks on their own or with minimal supervision.


Data collected at the end of each challenge shows that kids are changing their eating habits, trying new fruits and vegetables, and introducing the program to their extended families.


*Take the survey - October 26th ~ November 2nd


Below is the link to register. Please feel free to share with your families.

https://kids-teaching-kids.com/locations/ktk-north-texas/sign-up.dot

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Join your child's grade level Facebook group!

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READING WITH THE EAGLES - OCTOBER 28

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Guidelines for Storybook Character Costumes: OCTOBER 29th.

Characters / costumes must be from elementary age appropriate books.


Costumes may not involve blood, other horror type elements or anything else that may frighten other children. They also cannot be a distraction to our learning environment.


Color in the hair, face paint, and hats may be worn; however, masks will not be allowed.


Costumes may not be revealing in nature … may not be see through material, low cut, or tight fitting.


Tights and leotards are acceptable if covered with tutu, skirt, or shorts.


Costume must allow students to take care of personal needs, sit in desks, and participate in school and classroom activities throughout the day.

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Donations/Volunteers Needed for FALL FEST!

FALL FEST IS BACK ✨ and better than ever - This Olson Elementary PTA-sponsored family-friendly festival is going to be jam packed with fun, but we need your help! SIGN-UP HERE to help us make this event awesome for Olson families & our Allen community on 10/29 from 5-7pm. *Full event details here.

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SELF DISCIPLINE

Self-discipline is defined as the ability to control one's feelings and behavior, with the intention of improving oneself, or the ability to make yourself do the things that need or should be done.


Self-discipline involves acting according to what you think instead of how you feel in the moment. Often it requires sacrificing an “in the moment” feeling or temptation for what matters most in life. Self-discipline is something that requires practice and development over time, and can be difficult.


In order to develop self-discipline, you have to be aware of what you are doing and why. The “why” comes from a commitment that you are willing to make to a value or goal. Because self-discipline can be difficult, don’t pretend it is easy, instead find the courage to face it head on, encourage yourself and reassure yourself along the way. Share your value or goal with your family and friends so they can help you along the way.


Talk, as a family about some things you have accomplished or want to accomplish that required or require self-discipline.

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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 helping in the classroom, lunch, recess, specials, at arrival and dismissal, etc.

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STEAM Center to host Fall Festival

The Allen ISD Steam Center is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 30 from 2-5 pm. We will have games, contests, a trunk or treat event, and more.

For more information click on this LINK to access our flyer.

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SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS:

7:30 - 4:00 M - TH

7:30 - 3:30 F

Spirit Night at Hat Creek on Sunday, 10/17 from 5-9 PM


Oooooh a SUNDAY spirit night?! And there are yummy food (and drink) choices for the kids AND the adults? Count us in.


Swing by Hat Creek Allen (drive-thru or dine-in) and leave your receipt in the bucket for Olson!

**Hat Creek is donating 10% of gross sales back to the PTA!**


Facebook event reminder: https://www.facebook.com/events/457828682105868

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PTA Membership Meeting