OTTER OUTLOOK

January 14, 2022 - JANUARY 21, 2022

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We have cause for celebration, Otters! AISD has provided electronic devices for EVERY student at Olson, per a previously passed bond.


We strongly encourage our 3rd - 6th graders to purchase district insurance for their devices so that they may take them home when needed. Even if your child has access to a home computer, we would like for ALL students to be able to bring home their Chromebooks when needed as they are loaded with the specific software, browsers, and shortcuts they need for their schoolwork.


The Chromebook insurance is only $30 per device, and will cover accidental damage.


Families who qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch program are eligible for a discount.


If your child is in 3rd – 6th grade, please click here to purchase Chromebook insurance and give your kiddo the ability to bring home his/her computer as needed.


Thank you, parents!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHOOL HOURS 7:45am - 2:55pm


January -

17 - NO School - MLK Day

18 - Spirit Night @ Dinners By Delaine

24 - 28 - College & Career Week

27 - GT Informational Parent Webinar/Testing Begins

28 - Last chance to order yearbooks

31 - Learn 'N Playday Preschool Registration


February -

19 - Mother/Son Dance - AHS

21 - Student Holiday

22 - TWINNING & WINNING DRESS UP

26 - 14th Annual Eagle Run - 2022



*Please send water bottles with your student.

*Mondays - Olson Spirit Wear

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

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GT PARENT INFORMATION

GT Informational Parent Webinar


The Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academics Department will host an informational webinar outlining GT services and processes for assessment and identification. This webinar will take place January 27th at 6:00pm. Registration is not required. Join via Zoom, using passcode 923828. The webinar will be recorded and a copy of the session and slides will be available on the GT portion of the AISD website. For more information, contact gifted@allenisd.org.



Grades 1-11 Phase I GT Testing Information


The registration window to sign up students in grades 1-11 for phase I of GT testing will be open beginning January 27th through February 7th. Students must be registered during this window to participate in GT testing. Registration links and a spring assessment timeline are available on the GT portion of the AISD website. Questions? Contact gifted@allenisd.org.

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Allen ISD Learn ‘N Playday Preschool will be having registration for the 2022-2023 school year beginning on January 31st. Before this time, you can get your child on our waiting list by e-mailing your child’s name, birthdate, parent’s name, e-mail, best phone number, and class preference.


For more information on how to register your child please check their website at www.allenisd.org/learnnplayday. Anyone in Allen ISD is eligible for enrollment.


Learn ‘N Playday is located at George Anderson Elementary School and has been providing a quality tuition-based preschool experience for 3-5-year-old children since 1986.


Classes run from 9 am until 2 pm and are offered 2, 3 or 5 days (5 day-4’s only) a week. If you have any questions, please feel free to email learnnplay@allenisd.org.

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ORDER TODAY
Make sure your student gets a copy of the yearbook.

Place the order and put a smile on their face.


ORDER YEARBOOK ›



We need pics from the following:

Meet the Teacher

First Day of School

Field Trips

Fall Fest

Otters in Action- Activities that the students are involved in outside of school.

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SPIRIT NIGHT @ DINNERS BY DELAINE

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Sign-up for a Facebook Event reminder here!

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COLLEGE & CAREER WEEK

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MOTHER/SON DANCE - 2022

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Happy (almost) TWO-sday, 2/22/22!

To celebrate, the PTA is hosting a TWINNING & WINNING Spirit Day:


👯‍♀️ TWINNING: Dress-up with your twin at school on 2/22/22: Your BFF, your teacher, whoever you'd like. You can wear a matching accessory or outfit, have matching hair, have fun with it!


🎉 WINNING: We're also giving away PAIRS OF PRIZES! To enter to win, buy a $2 raffle ticket below between now and 2/22/22 at 5pm. Winners will be announced all day long!

Raffle tickets available here.


👉 RSVP on Facebook & keep up with the fun here.

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14th Annual Allen Eagle Run

February 26, 2022

Register today at: www.AllenEagleRun.org

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SHOW ✨YOUR OTTER ✨ SPIRIT

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The next Spirit Shop delivery is 1/24. Check out what's in stock & place your order here (limited quantities available).

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

If you are interested in volunteering as a Watch D.O.G., please refer to Watch D.O.G.S. Information website for Olson. We appreciate you taking the time to volunteer!

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Determination

Determination is deciding it is worth finishing what you started. We all know that overwhelming feeling of being at the beginning of a huge project—homework, room cleaning, or home renovations, just to name a few. It can be discouraging. It does require hard work, encouragement, but most importantly, you must have the never give up attitude, you have to have grit! And when you get to the end and see your accomplishments, it’s totally worth it!


Learn this great lesson together as a family this month by setting up a complicated jigsaw puzzle, or create a project that the family can do together. Work on it throughout the month, as a family, and don’t give up until it’s finished!

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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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