ORCA SOUNDINGS

MAY 2022 | Olympic View Elementary School

From the Desk of our Principal


Happy May Orca Families! I see the May flowers out and about, but the April showers have yet to turn off. We are entering the last seven weeks of the school year and have so many amazing upcoming events. Please check the calendar for upcoming events and be on the lookout for more information as dates get closer!


Teacher Appreciation Week 2022


Please reach out to an impactful teacher in your child’s life and let them know they made a difference! A huge thank you to our Orca teachers. I am incredibly thankful to work with such dedicated and caring teachers!


Upcoming Family Information Nights


Please join us in the Olympic View Library to learn together and connect with one another. Each family will receive information and activities for each night of attendance.


5:30-6:30 PM


Light snacks provided


May 17 (moved from May 19)- Current K-4 Orca Families: Social-emotional well-being in school-aged children.


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May 18- Incoming Kindergarten Orca Families- Building fine motor skills, information on speech development, and supporting pre-kindergarten skills.


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Sincerely,


Mrs. Lucero

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • National School Principal Day | May 1
  • Teacher Appreciation Week | May 2-6
  • School Luch Hero Day | May 6
  • PTA Meeting | May 10
  • National School Nurse Day | May 10
  • Last Day to Buy Year Book | May 15
  • PTA Meeting | May 17
  • Parent Engagement Night K-4 | May 17
  • Parent Engagement Night Pre K | May 18
  • Speech Pathologist Day | May 18
  • PTA Bread Pantry | May 19
  • Memorial Day (no school) | May 30
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Character Strong: Creativity

This month we're talking about Creativity! Creativity is more than just making things or creating art - it is about exercising our imagination to help make the world better!


Creativity: Using your imagination to create something or solve a problem.


One of the best things about being a human being is our ability to imagine! We get this cool part of our brain that allows to not just think about survival, but also about sparkly space pigeons or colorful caterpillars or a cardboard box that is secretly a rocket ship. At this young age, kids regularly use their Creativity to entertain themselves (and us!) with all the wacky and wonderful ways they view the world. Let's make sure they never lose that curiosity! It is that same imagination that makes a sandbox into the moon that is capable of imagining the world's problems as opportunities for new, bold, innovative solutions. This month, we will be talking about and practicing solving problems, working in teams, and dreaming up new perspectives! The only way we change the negative normals in our world is to have the Courage and Creativity to think different!


K-2 Family Letter (English). | Spanish Version

3-5 Family Letter (English). | Spanish Version

Mr. Martin's 4th graders science project

What's Happening In Music

This past few weeks in Music class, students in 2nd-4th grade have been learning how to play Boomwackers. These colorful tubes are of varying lengths, which creates the difference in pitches. Students really enjoyed learning and playing along to popular music- songs from the movie Encanto, and Count on Me, by Bruno Mars. Pictured are students from Duda, Thacker, and Temcov's classes.

Bike/Walk to School Celebration of Military Child

NEWS FROM OUR NURSE

May is national high blood pressure education month and this is a good article about high pressure in children:


https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/heart/Pages/High-Blood-Pressure-in-Children.aspx

Creative Play In Kindergarten

Mrs. Hunter's class wore red for Autism Acceptance Day. They had some great creative play happening during their free choice playtime. Teamwork to build a giant Magna Tile structure. Creative dress up with a ribbon belt and scarves. Pretending to take some stuffed animal friends for a walk. We can't wait to see what other fun playtimes they come up with.

COVID Questions?

If you are looking for information or have questions about COVID or quarantine please use this link or phone number.

https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Health/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

or

360-678-2301 Mon - Fri 08:00- 4:30pm

Arbor Day Celebration

PTA UPDATES

Please join our Olympic View PTA

For more information please contact them at:

olympicviewelementarypta@gmail.com

or

On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/OVEPTA

Lunch Menu

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Breakfast Menu

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Harvest Of The Month

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Importance of this form

For the 2021-22 school year, all the meals for the students will be free again thanks to the USDA. However, we strongly encourage all parents to submit a Free and Reduced Lunch Form. Filling out a meal application may help provide many resources for your student and their school. In addition, eligible families who fill out the form before August 31 may qualify for P-EBT benefits. You may pick up an application at any school or the district office. Electronic forms are available on our website or by accessing the Food Service tab in Skyward Family Access. It's critical our families complete this step. Much of our school's funding is tied around our free or reduced meal percentage. Please take a few minutes to fill out the form and see if you qualify. Families who do qualify may be eligible for additional federal benefits later this year. Please contact us if you have any questions.

About Olympic View Elementary

Our office hours are 8:30 am -4:00 pm. Please feel free to contact us for any questions or information that you might need.