OTTER OUTLOOK

NOVEMBER 19 - NOVEMBER 26, 2021

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Happy fall, Otters!


With the holidays approaching I’m always reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Olson is an outstanding school full of great students, committed teachers, involved parents, and an awesome PTA! I am truly grateful to serve as principal of this campus.


This time of year is so much fun and always busy. We have a Swim Up and early release day on Friday, and then before you know it, it will be time for our Peppermint Village Holiday store and then Winter Class Parties. This year our class parties will be on Thursday, December 16th and limited to students and room parents.


I hope that everyone is enjoying our wonderful fall weather, and making great memories with your families.


Happy Fall, Ya’ll!


Susanne Miller, Principal

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHOOL HOURS 7:45am - 2:55pm


NOVEMBER -

19 - Swim up; Early Release

22 - 26 - No School for Thanksgiving Break

29 - 12/03 - ACO TOY DRIVE


DECEMBER -

01 - 17 - Countdown to Christmas Dress-up/Toy Drive

02 - Olson's Chic - fil - A Spirit Day

04 - Holly Jolly 5k & FUN RUN; Father/Daughter Ball

06 - 10 - Peppermint Village Holiday Shop

09 - Olson Science Fair

16 - Class Parties


*Please send water bottles with your student.

*Mondays are Olson Spirit Wear

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

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AS THE WEATHER CHANGES:

LOST & FOUND - HELP!!!

Parents, please have your students check the LOST & FOUND as they are traveling by that area.


We are overloaded with some pretty nice jackets, sweaters, water bottles, lunch boxes & more.


Now would be a great time to mark all items with your students name on it.


Thank you!!!

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ACO NORTH POLE TOY DRIVE

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Olson is partnering with Allen Community Outreach to collect new, unwrapped gifts for children and teens. Olson will collect gift donations from Monday, November 29th through Friday, December 3rd. We appreciate you supporting our community!

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COUNTDOWN - 13 DAYS OF OLSON'S HOLIDAY DRESS UP CHEER

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BOOKMARK THIS AMAZONSMILES LINK

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Easiest. PTA donation. Ever.


When you shop using our special AmazonSmile link, 0.5% of your purchases are donated to the Olson Elementary PTA - No fees, no extra cost.


Bookmark for Black Friday!

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OLSON'S SPIRIT DAY

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Please join us at Chick-fil-A on Stacy Road for Olson Spirit Day on Thursday, December 3rd. You can visit Chick-fil-A anytime between 6:00am-10:00pm to help support our school. Tell the cashier when you are ordering that you are an Olson Otter, so that we get credit for you attending.

Thank you for supporting Olson through Chick-fil-A!

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FATHER/DAUGHTER BALL - DECEMBER 04

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We've gone Hollywood! The cameras are flashing, the stars are out and we've rolled out the red carpet for our 21st Annual Father Daughter Ball. Join us for a fun evening including dancing, light refreshments, pictures, and prizes. New this year, we will have three dances. Since we couldn't hold them last year, this year's dances are open to all girls up to and including those in seventh grade.

Twilight Dance 4:30-5:30 pm KG and under

Evening Dance One 6:00-7:30 pm Gr 1-3

Evening Dance Two 8:30-10:00 pm Gr 4-7

The ages and grades are recommendations only; however, the dance format and music selections will be geared towards the targeted age group. Registration is limited this year and is held on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are dance specific. Cancellations will be accepted and a refund will be issued as long as the cancellation is received by noon on Nov. 29, 2021.

New this year, each person attending must buy a ticket; we no longer offer "Couple Tickets”. If you have questions please call or email Sandra Lovesey at 972-727-0502 or sandra.lovesey@allenisd.org.

Register Here

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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 HOLLY JOLLY 5K & FUN RUN INFORMATION

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Peppermint Village Holiday Shop

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Come and shop for family and friends at the 🎁 Peppermint Village Holiday Shop 🎁

Monday, 12/6 - Thursday, 12/9

7:30am - 3:30pm

Friday, 12/10

7:30am - 1:00pm


There are 100+ items to choose from priced 35¢ to $16 (and free gift bags will be provided!).


*This event is sponsored by Olson PTA and proceeds will go to the 6th Grade Graduation Fund


Click here to see some of the items that will be available.

SIGN-UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER! Any time you can give is appreciated.

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OLSON'S SCIENCE FAIR - DECEMBER 09

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Class Party Fund Donations

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Fun fact: Class parties are funded by parent donations!


Each grade level has their own fund that rolls over from year to year and is equally distributed to each class to ensure all kiddos have a similar (and fun!) experience. Room Parents work within budget to assist teachers in planning/executing the festivities.


  • K-5 there are 2 parties a year: One in Winter (12/16), one at the end of the year (date TBD).
  • 6th grade goes on field trips instead! Donated funds will be applied to graduation festivities.


Consider donating $5-10 here (or reach out to your class' Room Parent if you/your business has relevant supplies) - Thank you for your generosity!

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OLSON'S SCHOOL YEARBOOK

PRICE INCREASES SOON

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

Place the order and put a smile on their face.


ORDER YEARBOOK ›

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Next ✨SPIRIT SHOP ✨ Delivery is 11/29

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Check out what's in stock & place your order here (limited quantities available).

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The Character Trait for the month of November is EMPATHY!


Empathy is defined as an action of understanding, being aware of, and being sensitive to the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of another person. Empathy is about understanding what it is like to be in another person’s place or position.

In order to show others empathy, we need to understand what they are feeling and respond in kindness. We interact with people every day who have needs, need understanding, or need to be listened to. As we move through our day, we need to pay attention to what is being said and unsaid, as well as what is happening around us.


This time of year, we are finding people in need almost daily. By being empathetic, we take the time to let those around us know that we care about them.

This month, show your children what it means and how it feels to do something to impact the lives of others by listening, doing something or “walking in someone else’s shoes.”

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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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SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS:

7:30 - 4:00 M - TH

7:30 - 3:30 F

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