OTTER OUTLOOK

SEPTEMBER 17 - SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHOOL HOURS 7:45am - 2:55pm


SEPTEMBER 15 - 22 - Sign up for 21 Day Challenge


SEPTEMBER 18 - Girl Scout Event


SEPTEMBER 19 - PTA Spirit Night


SEPTEMBER 24 - Fall Pictures; Reading with the Eagles


OCTOBER 4 - 8 - Fire Prevention Week; Book Fair


OCTOBER 14 - Girl Scout Information JOIN EVENT


OCTOBER 16 - ALLEN LITTERLESS DAY




*Please send water bottles with your student everyday.

*Mondays are Olson Spirit Wear

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

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RISE AND 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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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 ~ 22nd


*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.

https://kids-teaching-kids.com/locations/ktk-north-texas/sign-up.dot

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Mark your calendar for PTA spirit night at Chipotle in Lucas on September 19th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM!


Mention Olson Elementary PTA and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the PTA!


Join the Facebook event for reminders!

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Check out our PTA Volunteer Opportunities!


  • Picture Day is coming on September 24th! Help make sure our Otters are looking their sharpest! Click here to volunteer as a Photographer Assistant!
  • Help congratulate our Otterific Otters by volunteering at the award ceremonies that occur throughout the year! We need people to help set up, people to take photographs, and people to make a guest appearance as Splash the Otter. Click here to volunteer for any of these needs!
  • Volunteer the week of September 27th or the week of October 4th to help with our Fall Book Fair! See more information on volunteer opportunities below.
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FALL PHOTOS COMING SOON

These photos will be featured in the yearbook!
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READING WITH THE EAGLES!!!

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Spirit Wear and Field Trip Shirt Update!


The first batch of orders from August/September has been processed! Items will be delivered to your students to bring home once they arrive and are distributed at the school (end of October at the latest).


Keep an eye out for a NEW Spirit Shop (link coming soon) that will include:

  • Another opportunity to purchase field trip shirts
  • Old and NEW spirit wear options for students, parents, and staff

Thanks to all for the PTA patronage! Any questions/suggestions? Email fundraising@olsonpta.org.

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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.

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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.


All information can be found via Mrs. Oliver's website under the Watch D.O.G.S. tab or you may contact her at Nicole.Oliver@allenisd.org.

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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.

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SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS:

7:30 - 4:00 M - TH

7:30 - 3:30 F