OTTER OUTLOOK November 16-20, 2020

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Tuesday, November 17

Sonic Spirit Night 5-8pm

Thursday, November 19

Otterific Otter recognition

Friday, November 20

Early Release day - 12:00pm Dismissal

Tuesday, December 1

Window Opens for learning mode commitment form

Thursday, December 3

Picture Retakes

Chick-fil-A spirit day

Thursday, December 10

Virtual Science Fair

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Please join Olson in participating in Toys for Tots, benefiting families in our community! We are partnering with all of Allen ISD and the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots organization in their commitment to collect toys and books for children in our community that would otherwise not receive items for the Holidays. We are collecting new unwrapped toys and books from November 9th – December 4th.

In Person Learners

There are big, labeled boxes set up by the stairs and across from the office that you can place your donated items in. We appreciate your support and generosity!

At Home Learners

Toys for Tots will have extra donation boxes at 2 locations: The Allen ISD Service Center, 1451 N. Watters Road, and the Allen ISD Administration building, 612 E. Bethany Drive to drop-off items.

ALL FAMILIES also have the option to drop their items at the Allen ISD dedicated spot that will be setup at the Allen Event Center for a drive-thru collection on Tuesday, December 8th from 5:00-10:00pm held by FOX 4 News and the Marine Corps League of Collin County for Toys for Tots.

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Olson’s Virtual Science Fair will be held on Thursday, December 10. Look for information on how to participate from your students teacher. You may also email if you have questions.

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Picture Retakes

Was your Otter absent on Picture Day? Or were you unhappy with the picture they took on Picture Day? This is your chance for a retake!
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Please clink on the link below to signup for a time to come to Olson to take your picture for the yearbook and for your opportunity to purchase!

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The State of Texas requires hearing and vision screenings to be completed on all Kinder, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students. With half of our student population learning virtually this year, students will need to be brought to the school, so that I can complete a quick hearing and vision screening. Please see the available days and times to sign up your student.

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Did you know that NEW PRODUCTS have been added to the Olson Spirit Shop?

Check out Splash enjoying the new decals! Decals can be used on just about anything: cars, water bottles, folders... the list goes on! We also have some vintage Olson t-shirts and have restocked sizes on our new Olson t-shirt for this year! Click here to check out the Spirit Shop on the Olson PTA site!

We are making deliveries to school for the In-School learner orders and have porch pick up for At-Home learner orders.

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Character Trait of the Month

The Character Trait for the month of November is Citizenship! Citizenship is defined as the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community. We demonstrate our citizenship by showing respect, honesty, compassion, courage, etc. Good citizens are willing to learn, work hard, protect the environment, help others, respect people and property, and are considerate. Each of us are members of multiple communities – home, school, local community, and digitally. This month, talk to your children about how they can be good citizens in the different areas, as well as have them provide examples. Also discuss with them their rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

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✨YOU can make a difference and donate to Olson Elementary PTA by shopping through Amazon Smile and selecting “Olson Elementary PTA” as your charity this holiday season! ✨ 🛍Shop for your holiday gifts at to generate donations!!🛍

✨YOU can make a difference and donate to Olson Elementary PTA by shopping through Amazon Smile and selecting “Olson Elementary PTA” as your charity this holiday season! ✨

🛍Shop for your holiday gifts at to generate donations!!🛍

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Otter Pride

Show your school spirit with a yard sign

Signs are available to purchase through this School Pay link.

2019-20 Yearbook for Sale

We still have some yearbooks in limited supply if you would like to purchase one. Memories that can last a lifetime. Order here.
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One of Allen's most exciting holiday events, the annual Holly Jolly 5K and Fun Run (formerly the Rudolph Run), is now virtual!

This family-friendly competition is open to all ages and skill levels. The top 3 runners for each gender and age division of the Holly Jolly 5K will receive a medal. Prizes will be awarded to the top overall and Master's (40+) male and female winners.

Holly Jolly Fun Run (VIRTUAL FOR 2020!)

Cost: $15 (pre-register through 11/15, includes race shirt) | $15 (register 11/16-12/04)

Holly Jolly 5K (VIRTUAL FOR 2020!)

Cost: $25 (pre-register through 11/15, includes race shirt) | $25 (register 11/16-12/04)

Track and submit your virtual 5K race time

If you're participating in this year's virtual 5K and you want to track and submit your race time/results, you have two options to do this.

For more information, please call 214.509.4810 or email Athletic Program Supervisor Joey Ramos.

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Allen ISD Student Nutrition Department

Reimbursable meals served in elementary and middle schools and at the 4 curbside pickup locations (Rountree, Boyd, Ereckson and Curtis) are FREE through the end of the school year. Students are allowed one free breakfast and one free lunch per day. Parents should not pick up meals for students eating at school. Meals can be preordered for the student and siblings ages 1-18 years of age for pickup at the 4 curbside locations only. Curbside pickup can be ordered by clicking here.

Please compete the application for this school year even though meals are currently free for elementary and middle school students. Free or reduced meal application link:

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