OCTOBER 22 - OCTOBER 29, 2021

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SCHOOL HOURS 7:45am - 2:55pm


23 - Medication Disposal Day

25 - No School/Teacher Conferences

25 - 29 - Red Ribbon Week

28 - Reading with THE EAGLES; Girl Scout Event

29 - Storybook Character Day; Fall Festival

30 - Steam Center Fall Festival


04 - Picture Re-takes

09 - Spelling Bee

11 - Veteran's Day Assembly

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO LUNCH VISITORS on November 9, 10, 11, due to stage set up for school events!

*Please send water bottles with your student...It's HOT!

*Mondays are Olson Spirit Wear

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

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Parents, please have your students check the LOST & FOUND as they are traveling by that area. We found some pretty nice jackets, sweaters & lots of water bottles...

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

Thank you!!!

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You "OTTER" bring a dollar to school with you on October 28th. The Allen Eagle Cheerleaders will be out in front of Olson during arrival selling spirit ribbons as their fundraiser. A-UP!!!
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Donations/Volunteers Needed for FALL FEST!

FALL FEST IS BACK ✨ and better than ever -

This Olson Elementary PTA-sponsored family-friendly festival is going to be jam packed with fun, but we need your help! SIGN-UP HERE to help us make this event awesome for Olson families & our Allen community on 10/29 from 5-7pm.

*Full event details here.

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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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Allen ISD Hosts Medication Disposal Day – Saturday, October 23rd

Allen ISD will host a Medication Disposal Day on Saturday, October 23rd from 10 AM until 2 PM.

The event is designed to allow families to safely dispose of old and unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. Used and expired needles, lancets and epi-pens also will be accepted at the drive-through event.

The event is located at Lowery Freshman Center at 368 N. Greenville Ave. in Allen. The event is sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Allen, The Allen Police Department, and Allen ISD.

For more information or questions about the disposal day, contact Jennifer Atencio at Allen High School, 972-727-0400 ext. 6163.

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“Drug Free Looks Like Me.”


Safe Places & Caring Relationships

“Dream of a Healthy & Drug Free World!”

Wear pajamas

* School Appropriate – no spaghetti straps – fall/winter pajamas *

*Bring tennis shoes for PE and recess*


Meaningful Participation

“It’s Just Too ‘Wacky’ to Not Be Happy & Healthy!”

Wacky Wednesday – Wear crazy hair, socks, clothes, hats, shoes, etc. – any or all!

*Bring tennis shoes for PE and recess*


Positive Activities

“Team Up to Be Happy & Healthy!”

Wear your favorite jersey or team colors


High Expectations

“Be a Person of Character by Making Healthy Choices!”

Dress as your favorite story book character

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Next 🚌 FIELD TRIP SHIRT 🚌 Delivery is 11/1

Place your order here: (limited quantities available). Items will be delivered to the school and distributed to classrooms 11/1. *Please allow 1-3 days for teachers to send them home in your student's backpack.

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Thank you to everyone who helped make Olson's Fall 2021 Book Fair a success. We raised just over $5,200 to use on Scholastic News Magazines for each student and books for our teachers and library!

Save the date for our Spring 2022 fair: Feb. 28 - March 4.

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Our Otterific Otters need your help!

The PTA needs volunteers to help with the Otterific Otter ceremonies! The next one is next Friday, October 29th. 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!

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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.

*Take the survey - October 26th ~ November 2nd

Below is the link to register. Please feel free to share with your families.

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Guidelines for Storybook Character Costumes: OCTOBER 29th.

Characters / costumes must be from elementary age appropriate books.

Costumes may not involve blood, other horror type elements or anything else that may frighten other children. They also cannot be a distraction to our learning environment.

Color in the hair, face paint, and hats may be worn; however, masks will not be allowed.

Costumes may not be revealing in nature … may not be see through material, low cut, or tight fitting.

Tights and leotards are acceptable if covered with tutu, skirt, or shorts.

Costume must allow students to take care of personal needs, sit in desks, and participate in school and classroom activities throughout the day.

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STEAM Center to host Fall Festival

The Allen ISD Steam Center is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 30 from 2-5 pm. We will have games, contests, a trunk or treat event, and more.

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Join your child's grade level Facebook group!

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We are Otternally grateful to all of our Watch D.O.G.S. so far this year! The students love having the DOGS on campus, especially during specials, recess, and lunch! Great job Watch D.O.G.S. and thanks for keeping our school safe!

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Self-discipline is defined as the ability to control one's feelings and behavior, with the intention of improving oneself, or the ability to make yourself do the things that need or should be done.

Self-discipline involves acting according to what you think instead of how you feel in the moment. Often it requires sacrificing an “in the moment” feeling or temptation for what matters most in life. Self-discipline is something that requires practice and development over time, and can be difficult.

In order to develop self-discipline, you have to be aware of what you are doing and why. The “why” comes from a commitment that you are willing to make to a value or goal. Because self-discipline can be difficult, don’t pretend it is easy, instead find the courage to face it head on, encourage yourself and reassure yourself along the way. Share your value or goal with your family and friends so they can help you along the way.

Talk, as a family about some things you have accomplished or want to accomplish that required or require self-discipline.

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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.

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7:30 - 4:00 M - TH

7:30 - 3:30 F

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