Olson Outlook

Week of February 6, 2023

Important Dates

Week of February 6th: SOUPer Bowl of Caring Food Drive

Monday, February 6th: PTO Meetings 6:00-8:00pm in person or on Google Meet

Friday, February 10th: BINGO & Book Fair Night 6:00-7:30pm

Wednesday, February 15th: 1st Grade Music Concert 5:30pm; students report at 5:15pm

Thursday, February 16th: Student dismissal at 10:45am, In-person Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, February 17th: Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00am-12:30pm

Monday, February 20th: No School: Presidents' Day

Wednesday, February 22nd: 2nd Grade Music Concerts; 5:30pm Thew/Wentland,

6:15 Montes/Salas

Thursday, February 23rd: Parenting in a Digital Age 7:00pm at WNHS or live-streamed on D200 YouTube channel; see flier below

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News From the Office & District 200

February Conferences are quickly approaching. Please see this link for assistance signing up for a conference. You can also call the Olson Office and Mrs. Furst will be happy to help. Our school/home connection is so valued and we look forward to seeing you.

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

We invite you to provide your feedback to our schools by completing the 11th annual Illinois State Board of Education 5Essentials Survey. This survey is administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. Students, teachers and parents provide their opinions related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes. The survey results are used by our principals to help guide their improvement efforts at the individual schools.

To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.

State of the District Survey

The second survey will help guide our district’s development of its next 5 year strategic plan. During the coming months, a committee of Board Members, parents, teachers, and administrators will use the information you provide to set the future direction for our district. The survey is being conducted by Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, a third party firm that will be helping us formulate our new strategic plan.

D200 State of the District Strategic Plan Survey

Encuesta de 5Essentials de Illinois

Le invitamos a dar su opinión a nuestras escuelas completando la 11ª encuesta anual 5Essentials del Consejo Educativo Estatal de Illinois. Esta encuesta es administrada por UChicago Impact en la Universidad de Chicago. Los estudiantes, maestros y padres proporcionan sus opiniones relacionadas con cinco indicadores que pueden predecir importantes resultados de los estudiantes. Los resultados de la encuesta son utilizados por nuestros directores para ayudar a guiar sus esfuerzos de mejora en las escuelas individuales.

Para realizar la encuesta, visite https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ y seleccione la encuesta adecuada para empezar.

Encuesta sobre el estado del distrito

La segunda encuesta ayudará a guiar el desarrollo de nuestro distrito en su próximo plan estratégico de 5 años. Durante los próximos meses, un comité de miembros de la Junta Educativa, padres, maestros y administradores utilizará la información que usted proporcione para establecer la dirección futura de nuestro distrito. La encuesta está siendo realizada por Hazard, Young, Attea y Asociados, una empresa de terceros que nos ayudará a formular nuestro nuevo plan estratégico.

D200 Encuesta sobre el Estado del Plan Estratégico del Distrito

Le agradecemos de antemano el tiempo que ha dedicado para completar estas importantes encuestas y apreciamos su continuo apoyo a nuestras escuelas.

News from the Olson PTO

It may be cold outside, but it's not too early to start planning our May 5th Color Run/Fun Fair Extravaganza! Join us at Olson at 6:00pm tomorrow (February 6th) or on Google Meet for a planning meeting. Not sure if you can commit to helping? Feel free to join in just to ask questions to determine if this is a good volunteer fit.

Our February monthly meeting will follow at 7:00pm. All are welcome!

Google Meet: meet.google.com/big-wuvj-ueu

Join by phone: ‪(US) +1 720-500-4708‬ PIN: ‪673 178 162‬#

Mrs. Watson will also put the Meet link on Dojo prior to the meeting.

Family Engagement Nights

Please save the date and join us!


Friday, February 10th: BINGO & Book Fair 6:00pm -7:30pm

BINGO Night is a free night run by the Olson PTO, Olson staff members, and the Mustang Leadership Team. The PTO will be selling spiritwear and Smencils! There are also fun prizes for our BINGO winners. We hope to pack the gym with BINGO fun! The Book Fair will be open too, so you can stock up on winter reads.

Thursday, April 13th: Family STEAM Night 6:00pm -7:30pm

The Discovery Museum will be leading Olson families through their "Whoosh" STEAM program. Join us for a night of science, technology, engineering, art, math, and FUN!

Friday, May 5th: Color Run & Fun Fair Extravaganza

You my have seen on D200 or Olson social media, as well as an upcoming story in the Woodstock Independent, but the Mustang Leadership Team is already hard at work asking local businesses to sponsor this fantastic event. If you own a business and would like to contribute a financial donation or a prize item to the Color Run/Fun Fair event, please email the Olson PTO at olsonpto@gmail.com.

News From the D200 Education Foundation

Bidding closes TODAY (Sunday, February 5th) at 3:00pm.

Please join the D200 Education Foundation in our fundraising efforts to support special projects and activities to enhance the educational programs for our Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 students.

Your participation in the 2023 GROUNDHOG SILENT AUCTION event is appreciated.

  1. Register for the Silent Auction.

    1. Registration opens January 8, 2023

    2. Silent Auction Website Access URL: https://groundhog2023.givesmart.com

    3. Keyword Access: groundhog2023

    4. Campaign Text Number: 76278

    5. Bidding Access Begins: Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    6. Bidding Closes: Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Agradecemos su participación en el Evento de la SUBASTA SILENCIOSA GROUNDHOG 2023.

  1. Inscríbase en la Subasta Silenciosa.

    1. La inscripción se abre el 8 de enero de 2023

    2. URL de acceso al sitio web de la Subasta Silenciosa: https://groundhog2023.givesmart.com

    3. Palabra Clave de Acceso: Groundhog2023

    4. Número de Texto de la Campaña: 76278

    5. El Acceso a la Subasta Comienza: domingo 29 de enero de 2023 a las 6 p.m.

    6. La Subasta Cierra: domingo 5 de febrero de 2023 a las 3 p.m.

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