March 2023 | Olympic View Elementary School
From the Desk of our Principal
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
Hello Orca Families! March is here. A time of growth and renewal. At Olympic View, spring is a time when students really start to show what they have learned throughout the year. They begin to apply skills they have acquired over the last several months in new ways. Just this week, I have seen kindergarteners apply their knowledge of numbers to add and subtract. I have seen fourth graders learning excitedly about geology-plate boundaries and the formation of volcanoes. I am incredibly proud of the hard work of our students and the staff that support their learning.
This spring, we will be focusing on students' academic growth, but also the development of social skills that will help them be successful outside of our school walls. We will concentrate on social skills such as:
- How to greet others when you pass them.
- Saying "Please and thank you"
- Saying "Excuse me"
- Holding the door open for others
I am excited to see the positive ripple effects of focusing on small things.
As always, please reach out with questions or if you need anything.
Olympic View Support Staff
Karen Bell, Communications Secretary
Andra Shelly, Principal's Secretary
Tracy Ebersole, Attendance Secretary
Michael Howard, Students Support Specialist-Dean of Students
Carla Hurst, School Counselor
Sara Lucero, Principal
General Office Contact Information
Office contact number: 360-279-5150
Office contact email: email@example.com
Important Upcoming Dates:
- Fill The Bus, Food Drive | 1- 31 Mar.
- PTA Meeting | 7 Mar. @ 4 pm
- Family Literacy Night | 15 Mar. @ 5 pm
- PTA Bread Pantry | 16 Mar. @ 4 - 5:30 pm
- 2nd Gr Music Program | 16 Mar. 2 - 6:30 pm
- Green Gift from the PTA | 17 Mar.
- Teacher Work Day (no school) | 20 Mar.
- PTA Free Cookie Friday | 24 Mar.
Cold Wet Weather is Here!
Second Grade Graphing
It was a math lesson to go down in history. Speaking of history,
What do you call a sleeping dinosaur?
A: A dino-snore!
NEWS FROM OUR NURSE
Family Meals Are Fulfilling in Many Ways
Family meals are about much more than eating together. Beyond sharing food, they're a time to catch up and connect - to share stories, ideas, emotions, struggles, and victories.
Family meals also offer a natural way to practice life skills like responsibility and teamwork - from helping with meal planning, grocery shopping, and preparation to setting the table and cleaning up afterward. And speaking of life skills, the family table is an ideal place to teach the value of a grateful and optimistic attitude, simply by having everyone share something for which they're thankful or glad.
On top of all these benefits, studies show that families who regularly eat together tend to have more nourishing meals, and their children are less likely to engage in risky behaviors.
To ensure that you're fully focused on one another, be sure that your table is completely screen-free for adults as well as kids. And while family meals are a time to model and teach table manners, they don't have to be fancy or fussy.
They can be casual and fun - no tablecloth required. Better yet, why not make a tablecloth of plain butcher paper and offer colored pencils so everyone can create some art while you enjoy your meal and conversation?
Kids' activities and parents' work schedules can make family meals challenging to plan, but it's worth keeping them a top priority. At times, you'll need to be flexible and creative - everyone loves a weekend brunch or a backyard picnic lunch, or even a tailgate pizza dinner after the big game. As long as you're gathered together, that's what counts!
Get more tips for healthy eating as a family.
360-678-2301 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 4:30 pm
Fourth Grade, Silent Ninja math group luncheon
Why did all the students wear glasses? To improve division.
Why did the math teacher wear sunglasses? Because her students were so bright.