January 2021 | Olympic View Elementary School
From the Desk of our Principal
Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that it is already 2021. I am hopeful that this year will be full of love, laughter, and adventure. While 2020 was unexpected and sometimes difficult, I learned many lessons. The most valuable lesson is the importance of the people in my life. I am so thankful to be surrounded by an incredible Orca School Family. Thank you for supporting our school!
As we transition back to school, please be mindful of setting routines for home-based learning and bedtimes. I know that my family does not follow our “regular” school schedule over breaks and it can be a hard adjustment. Additionally, please continue to be vigilant with health screenings as we transition back to in-person learning in our hybrid programs.
Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. We appreciate your support and partnership!
Orcas are Respectful, Responsible, Safe, and Kind.
Orcas are Character Strong!
Character Strong: Kindness
This month we’re talking about the beautiful character trait of Kindness. The dictionary defines it as: “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” But it is so much more than that! The definition we are using in class is:
Kindness: the choice to act with words, gifts, or actions to bring appreciation, positivity, and encouragement to others and yourself.
The key part of this definition? Kindness is a choice that we get to make every day to bring good things into our lives and the world. Those good things can look like more than just some kind words; Kindness is given through our actions and our encouragement and our attitude and our gifts. We will spend time thinking about how to be kind to ourselves, to our environment, to animals, and to one another. We will get to experience meaningful words through compliments and feel the joy that comes from showing appreciation to others. We will think about how people like Jackie Chan and Booker T. Washington and Maya Angelou teach us Kindness. It will be a powerful and positive time!
To view the complete Family Newsletter that contains “Conversation Starters” and other meaningful family activities click one of the links below:
Important Message From Our Nurse
If you are ill with fever and a cough or shortness of breath, stay home. If you are unsure of how to care for yourself or are concerned about your condition, call your health care provider for advice. If you feel you need to visit your doctor, call them first. Keep yourself separated from other people and animals in your home. Cover your coughs and sneezes and wash your hands often.
- Screening tool and guidance for steps to take if you are sick with COVID-19 or think you may be infected with coronavirus
Painting Gingerbread men
Our Kindergarteners got to style their own gingerbread men, what a fun activity!
Water color painting
Fourth graders in Mrs. Wicklund's class learning how to use watercolors.
Mrs. Hackler's third graders showing great Orca behavior in their awards assembly.
Oak Harbor Elks Lodge
HOTM | Root Vegetables
Free and reduced numbers provide critical funding that directly supports our Orcas. We are asking our families to take a few minutes to complete the Free & Reduced Application. The application doesn’t take long, so apply today! Click here for more information.