February 17 - February 24
20 - 21 Presidents Day Holiday/Staff Development No School
25 -15th Annual Eagle Run
27 - 3/3 - Book Fair
02 - Open House
03 - Early Release
06 - 10 - Spring Break
21 - Spring Group/Individual Pictures/No lunch visitors
23 - Multi-Cultural Night
28 - Talent Show
*No Lunch Visitors on March 21st due to school pictures.
*During arrival and dismissal, please stay in your car.
*Mondays - Olson Spirit Wear
*Wednesday - Wear House Colors
*Fridays - Allen, Olson, College Spirit Wear
15th ANNUAL EAGLE RUN - FEBRUARY 25
PTA Showing Some Love
ON VALENTINE'S DAY
🍿Olson PTA popped in on Valentine’s to wish our sweet staff a Happy Valentine’s Day.🍿
What pairs great with popcorn? 🍬Candy of course!
🎟️ Mrs. Oliver & Mrs. Graham were winners of gift cards to Cinemark Allen!
Olson's Multicultural Night is returning on March 23!
Students will “travel” the world, learn interesting facts about various countries, and participate in many interactive activities. This event would not be possible without you - WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Your family is invited to showcase your cultural heritage with the children and families of our school.
Sign up here: Multicultural Night Form
OLSON ELEMENTARY TALENT SHOW
Raise Craze Update
Thank you to EVERYONE that participated in the PTA Raise Craze Fundraiser!
Note: The deadline has been extended through the weekend if you’d still like to participate: https://olsonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/raise-craze
Remember: We gave 3 “house points” for every registration.
Yellow House held the lead on highest # of registered families – Congrats!
Red House went wild on highest # of emails sent & most funds raised too – Woop!
We couldn’t have let kindness take over without each of you – And even though the fundraiser is nearly over, please let the Raise Craze mindset stick with you!
The PTA is excited to put the funds to good use with Field Day expenses, Family Picnic activities and supporting our staff and students as we grow as a school the rest of this year.
Book Fair 2/27-3/3
📚 We’re having a Book Fair! 📚 Mark your calendars for 2/27 - 3/3
Open House will be Monday, 3/2 from 4:30-6:00 pm.
To help us make this happen, please sign-up to volunteer!
All of the details can be found here: https://olsonpta.membershiptoolkit.com//book_fair
Spring individual/Class Pictures March 21st
Olson PTA Board & Leadership 2023 Opportunity
Olson PTA is looking for leaders to support our PTA for the 2023-2024 School Year.
Please consider donating your time and talents.
Fill out the nomination form to get the party started: https://tinyurl.com/OlsonPTA23-24
This semester we’ve kicked off a fun new program called Project Splash. Through Project Splash, all students will be assigned to a “House” with a unique color and a specific character trait. Please view this video - starring some of our Otters - for more information.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO:
Mandatory Cheer Parent AND Candidate Meeting (must go to one)
February 22, 2023 at 6:30pm at Ford MS
February 23, 2023 at 6:30pm at Ford MS
Mandatory Tryout Clinics (must attend both days)
March 14 AND 15 from 4:00-6:00pm at Ford MS
MS Cheer Tryouts
March 16 starting at 4:30pm on each individual Middle School Campus. Must tryout out at the MS Campus the student is zoned to attend.
Help support Olson Library! Donate $20 and YOUR STUDENT will get to help choose a new library book AND read it first! It will even have their name inside!
Create a reading legacy and CLICK HERE to donate today!
Donate $20 | Help select a new library book | Be the first to read it!
Contacting the Counselor, Mrs. Oliver
Hi, my name is Nicole Oliver, I am Olson’s School Counselor. I can be reached via phone or email, at 972-562-1800 or Nicole.Oliver@allenisd.org.
I am available to students for a variety of needs and they are welcome to see me any time they need. I am also available to help parents. Please reach out to me any time with questions or concerns.
The Character Trait for the month of February is Friendship
Friendship is spending time with someone you trust and enjoy, and accepts you as you are.
Friendship can come in many forms. Some of your friends may be from another school, while others may be from your neighborhood or activity that you are involved in. You can also have friends within your family. The friends your child chooses are critical influences in their lives. Ask your child what qualities he or she looks for in a friend and why it is important to have friends you can trust.
After talking about true friends, plan a weekend this month to host a fun slumber party with the friends your child most trusts and enjoys. Plan the party together with your child, then sit back and enjoy watching him or her grow healthy relationships!
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.
If you would like to volunteer as a Watch D.O.G., please click on the following link for all the necessary information to volunteer as a Watch D.O.G.: Watch D.O.G.S.
FROM Nurse Jimenez
To 6th grade parents,
In order to comply with entry requirement for 7th Grade, students will be required to have the following immunizations:
Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
Meningococcal (Must clearly indicate: MCV4, Menveo, Menactra)
I will be putting monthly reminders in your student’s backpack if I do not have documentation of the required immunizations. If you do not receive a reminder, your child is good to register for 7th grade. Please provide this documentation ASAP.
Students cannot start 7th grade without these immunizations. Tdap and meningococcal vaccine for all 6th graders going to 7th grade will be due by May 12, 2023. You may send your updated shot record to email@example.com.
Thank you for your attention on this matter.
Join the Olson PTA on Remind
Join the Olson PTA on Remind to stay up-to-date with all the PTA happenings! Text @olsonpta to 81010
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