Olive Elementary School

News from Mrs. Bush

ISTEP+ Testing Dates

ISTEP+ testing for students in grades 3-5 is from Feb. 29-Mar. 11. It is so important that your child be here on testing days. Please refrain from planning appointments, vacations and non-critical absences during this window of time. For most students, it is best for students to take the test with their peers on the originally scheduled date. Thank you for your support in ensuring student attendance during these dates.


Starting at 4 pm CST on Thursday night, please go to the WSBT I Love to Read site and vote for Olive as many times as you can. Over half our students are participating, and if we win the most votes, they will visit our school and we will be on TV!! The voting stops at 5:30 am CST Friday morning. We have to vote as much as we can, because we are up against Rolling Prairie and Prairie View this year. So, get every device in your house going and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!

Life Changer of the Year Nominee

Earlier this year, it was announced that Mrs. Gumm was nominated for the Life Changer of the Year Award. Mrs. Gumm is an amazing teacher and an overall wonderful person. Olive wouldn't be the same without her. It is important that the Olive Community go to the website and leave messages of support and inspiration for Mrs. Gumm. Even if your child has not had Mrs. Gumm, the committee looks for community support. Please take the time to show your support on her profile page. The link can be found here.

Jump Rope for Heart

Thank you, once again, for your support in the collection of funds for the American Heart Association. Your children are really excited about doing good for a great cause. There is still time to collect. Let's try to continue to be one of the top schools in Indiana for collecting the most money for this very worthy cause.
Glenda's Back to School Message to Parents: Summer 2015


  • Breakfast is not served on 2-Hour Delay Days
  • Student Drop Off begins at 7:10 am
  • Be extra careful in the parking lot during arrival and dismissal times
  • Water is being collected for Flint, MI residents this week only
  • No School Feb. 15, unless we have a Snow Day prior to that date
  • Keep saving Labels and Box Tops for Education. Ask friends and family to do the same!

Upcoming Events

2/3 Group Picture Days

2/11 1:25 pm School-wide Math Mania

2/12 Sweet Frog Gift Card Fundraiser Forms Due


2/22 2-5:15 pm Science Fair Drop Off

2/23 4:30-5:30 pm Science Fair Public Viewing

2/24 2-4:30 pm Science Fair Pick Up

2/29-3/11 ISTEP+ Testing Window

Kindergarten Registration

Tuesday, March 15th, 7am-5:30pm

300 West Ben Street

New Carlisle, IN

Be sure to bring birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency (if living within the district). Transfer students are welcome to attend as well. Please help spread the word to families not currently attending Olive who have incoming Kindergarteners.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Kindergarten Round Up Meeting

Monday, Feb. 15th, 5:30-6:30pm

300 West Ben Street

New Carlisle, IN

This is an informational meeting for all incoming kindergarteners and their parents. Students will get to spend some time in a kindergarten classroom and get to experience riding a bus around our parking lot. Students requesting transfer are welcome as well.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.