SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 01, 2021
SEPTEMBER 24 - 21 DAY CHALLENGE REGISTRATION EXTENDED
SEPTEMBER 30 - Allen ISD Job Fair
OCTOBER 4 - 8 - Fire Prevention Week; Book Fair
OCTOBER 14 - Girl Scout Information JOIN EVENT; 1st Chess Club Meeting
OCTOBER 16 - Allen Litter Less Day!
*Please send water bottles with your student...It's HOT!
*Mondays are Olson Spirit Wear
*Fridays are Allen, Olson, College, or Aloha Spirit Wear
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!
On September 1, 2012, Senate Bill 471 (Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Maltreatment), went into effect. This bill requires school district staff be trained in the warning signs of abuse and how to report it. This bill also requires school districts to educate students on these same issues.
Students in grades Kindergarten-3rd grades may view The Safe Side Stranger Safety video to introduce or reinforce the concepts of “stranger danger”. Clips of this video may be found by searching “The Safe Side Stranger Safety “ YouTube. Counselors may also choose to utilize the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center’s Kids Count Players puppet show with grades K-2. Information on that program can be found at http://www.caccollincounty.org/education/kids-count-players.
The Allen ISD Counseling Department is offering parents the opportunity to preview the presentation that will be shown to your 4th-6th grade children. This presentation will cover the topics of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships as well as the various forms of child abuse. It will also educate students on what to do if they or a friend are being abused.
Following are the links to register for the parent preview of the presentations for 4th-6th grade only:
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the zoom link within.
Should you have any questions about the upcoming workshops, please contact your child’s school counselor. We look forward to seeing you at one of the offered Zoom sessions.
READY TO GET FIT FOR FALL
REGISTRATION has been extended until SEPTEMBER 24:
The core of the program is the “21-Day Challenge,” an innovative, three-week nutrition education initiative backed by participating school districts, educators and parents. During the challenge, elementary school students are invited to change their current after-school snacking habits by consuming more fruits and vegetables. Using the recipe books and our Healthy Snack Finder as a foundation, kids are empowered to create fun, healthy snacks on their own or with minimal supervision.
Data collected at the end of each challenge shows that kids are changing their eating habits, trying new fruits and vegetables, and introducing the program to their extended families.
*Sign -up September 15th ~ 24th
*Track your snacking from September 22nd ~ October 12th
*Take the survey - October 26th ~ November 2nd
Below is the link to register. Please feel free to share with your families.
Otterific Otters need your help!
The PTA needs volunteers to help with the Otterific Otter ceremonies!
The first one is next Thursday, September 30th.
We need 4 volunteers from 7:40 am to 9:00 am to help with set up, taking photographs, and making a guest appearance as Splash the Otter.
Click here to sign up!
Help share all the exciting happenings at Olson as a Marquee Manager!
The Marquee Manager volunteer position is flexible, so you can arrive at Olson anytime between 9:00 am and 10:00 am to update the marquee and keep parents in the know!
Information to include on the marquee will be provided. Click here to sign up for the weeks that work best with your schedule!
Allen Fire Department
October 4th-8th is Fire Prevention week.
In order to provide more awareness, the Allen Fire Department hosts a bookmark (3rd-6th) & poster contest (K-2).
Please refer to the flyers for this year’s theme and additional information.
All bookmarks and posters are due to Mrs. Oliver NO LATER than Friday, September 24th. Some entries will be placed on display at the Allen Public Library during Fire Prevention Week.
Our character trait for September is RESPECT: showing others they are important by what you say or do.
Respect is shown in many ways every day. We can show respect to adults, each other, our school, our country and the earth. Everyone can show respect by standing for the pledges and the National Anthem to those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. Children can show respect for adults by listening to adults when they are talking, by holding the door for them, or giving up your seat to an adult when all the seats are taken on a bus or in a gathering. Obeying laws and rules in our school and in our society, such as cars pulling over to let an ambulance or police car go by are also examples of respect.
When we recycle and reduce the waste we create, such as conserving water, energy or cleaning up areas that have been polluted show respect for our environment. Kids need to show respect for each other, as well, and can do this by listening to one another’s point of view, even though they might not agree with each other. Respect is a very important part of any relationship. Discuss with your families ways that you can show respect at home, school, work, and in the community.
Calling All D.O.G.S.!
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 helping in the classroom, lunch, recess, specials, at arrival and dismissal, etc.