LP Brown


March Edition

Conference Week in March

Spring family conferences will be at the end of March (27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st).

Scheduling for conferences will begin on March 6th for families with multiple children at LP Brown and March 9th for all families. The scheduling window will close March 17th. Scheduling your conference happens online through Skyward Family Access. Now is a good time to ensure you have access to Skyward and you know your password. On Wednesday, March 29th, there will be evening conference options available.

As we get closer to conference week, you will receive reminders about the process of online scheduling. Our goal is to conference with 100% of our families!

School days during conference week are half days, with a grab-and-go lunch that students can bring home with them.

Our school time on those 5 days will go from 8:00am - 11:05am

If you need help getting into Family Access through Skyward or resetting your password, please call the office (360-596-6800). Beth or Miriam are happy to help.

STEAM Night coming!

We are excited to announce a fabulous evening for our community members to come and enjoy STEAM activities and dinner together! Please mark your calendar for June 1st @ 6:30pm, and join us for a free evening of fun, food, and family time. If anyone is interested in sharing your STEAM career with our students, we would love to know about you.

Please email nwoodhouse@osd.wednet.edu for more information.

Eagles Got Talent!

We are so excited for the opportunity to showcase all the amazing talent we have at LP Brown. Many students have signed up to perform an act in our 2023 talent show. Students will get to perform their acts for their peers during the school day on either March 6th (3rd-5th grades) or March 7th (K-2nd grades).

On the evening of March 7th, at 6pm, all families are invited to attend an evening performance of all acts in the talent show! Mark your calendars, and we will see you on March 7th!

Panorama Survey Window: 3/16 - 3/31

Coming in March is our Panorama Survey. This is an anonymous survey. Families will be emailed a link, and students will be able to take the survey at school. Please take time to complete this survey when you receive the link. The information gathered from the survey helps us understand how well our students are gaining a sense of belonging in our school community. The survey will be open March 16th- March 31st.

Educational Support Professional Appreciation Week March 13th - 17th

Just a quick public shout out to our AMAZING support personnel. This includes anyone who is not a certificated teacher in our building. Our support professionals are essential to ensure smooth daily operations. We would not be able to run our school without them. I am so grateful for their dedication and support of our wonderful students.

Olympia Junior Programs

We are so excited to be able to send our students to the Washington Center for Performing Arts to see a live stage performance. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn what it’s like to be in a live performance and how to participate. Our 4th & 5th graders will attend on March 7th. Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders will attend on April 25th.

Spring Break Dates

Spring Break is April 3rd-7th. School will resume Monday, April 10th.

Special Message from Olympia Schools Supportive Education Council

Do you have a student receiving support through an IEP or 504 plan? Please join the Olympia Schools Supportive Education Council (OSSEC) on the third Wednesday of the month throughout the school year for resources, community building, and a welcoming space to share ideas!

OSSEC is similar to a PTA/PTO for families, students, and staff supporting OSD students with disabilities from birth through post-high school, but without any fundraising or volunteering requirements usually associated with a PTO. We have planned a mix of social events and informative meetings!

Our next event is a sensory-friendly showing of The Land Before Time on March 15th 6-7:30pm at Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA). Snacks and alternative activities will be provided. All ages welcome, including siblings! Parents/caregivers MUST remain for the duration of the event; separate childcare will not be provided! Please email olyssec@gmail.com with any questions, follow us on Facebook, and join our email list here to get monthly meeting reminders and zoom links.

Mark your calendars for future events with OSSEC:

April 19th - Zoom presentation on transitions from Birth-3 through post-high school

May 17th - Community resource panel at ORLA (childcare provided)

June 7th (1st Wednesday) - Parent coaching session with Emily McMason


Panera Day!

Visit Panera with the attached flier on Thu Mar 23, 2023 6am – 9pm (PDT) at 2525 Capital Mall Drive, 98502 and a portion of the proceeds will go to LP Brown PTO, to help fund things like classroom needs, OJP expenses and other fun needs for our school! We hope to see you there and please remember to bring the electronic or paper flier!

Teacher Appreciation

Each month we do an educator appreciation day for our amazing LPB staff. Let Beth in the front office know if you are creative and would like to organize a month and we will be in touch with you!

Running Club

This will be starting after spring break! Be on the lookout for more information and consider coming by to help out at lunch time.


If you would like to help organize this awesome event, please let us know. Because of other needs this week, the date for it has also changed to Monday JUNE 5.

Next PTO meeting is Wednesday, March 29. We will discuss any updates on budget cuts, plus all of our fun spring activities.

Spirit Wear Sale

The dates for our big spring sale are March 13th-27th. The sale will feature 25% savings throughout the store as well as the addition of exciting new product lines. We are working on custom ads and flyers for the sale right now. Stay tuned for additional information!

Olympia Junior Programs is back! Please mark your calendars- we will be in need of volunteers March 7 & April 25. For more information on OJP, please visit: https://olympiajuniorprograms.com

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Important Upcoming Dates

Early Release @1:25pm Wednesdays: 3/1, 3/8 , 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

Talent Show: LP Brown 3/7 @ 6pm

March 7 & April 25: OJP Volunteers needed

Conference Scheduling Window: March 6th - March 17th

Panorama Survey Window: March 16th - March 31st

March 23: Panera Day

March 29: PTO meeting

Conference Week, dismissal @ 11:05am: 3/27, 3/28, 3/29, 3/30, 3/31

Spring Break, no school: April 3rd - 7th

May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation week

May 31: PTO Meeting

June 5: Boosterthon Fun Run!!

Financial Assistance Available

The Olympia School District Education Foundation provides support to families in need. With their support, we can help with:

  • Rent and utility bills

  • Clothing and shoes

  • Eye exams and prescription glasses for students

  • Transportation

  • School supplies

  • School-related expenses

  • Internet through Xfinity and so much more...

We can also provide grocery vouchers to Ralph’s or Bayview grocery stores and gas vouchers to help with transportation.