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03 - 07 - Book Fair

05 - 06 - Reflections Workshops w/Ms. Manes

06 - Grandparent Game Night/Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

08 - PTA Spirit Day at Swig

10 - 14 - Fire Prevention Week

12 - Walk, Bike, Ride to School

17 - 21 - Fall Break

24 - 28 - Red Ribbon Week

27 - Fall Fest


03 - Fall Picture Re-Takes

11 - Veteran's Day Celebration

*During arrival and dismissal, please stay in your car.

*Mondays - Olson Spirit Wear

*Fridays - Allen, Olson, College Spirit Wear

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Tips for Visiting Olson

Here are some tips for visiting Olson.

1) Please have your ID ready to show to the camera after you ring the bell.

2) Please keep your ID out to show the receptionist at the reception window.

3) Please DO NOT hold the door open for other parents or visitors. This goes against our nature as we all want to be polite and helpful to one another. However, every person who enters the building needs to show ID prior to entering. Please also be mindful to not let anyone in as you leave the building.

Student and staff safety is our top priority at Olson. Thank you for doing all that you can to help us.

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Allen ISD has begun using a new College and Career Readiness platform, Xello, in grades K-12 to help your child prepare for academic, career, and future success.

Click here to learn more.

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In addition to our amazing crossing guard SuEllen, we are needing another special person to fill our open position...come & join our crew & help our Otters get to/from school safely.
We are also in need of a cafeteria monitor. We have 2 wonderful monitors and need 1 more to assist our hungry Otters.

Please reach out to

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2022-2033 Olson yearbooks are now available for purchase!

Don’t miss out on the pre-order price of $25! Yearbook prices will raise to $30 after November 11th!

The Olson yearbook is a wonderful keepsake of all the fun and memories that will be made during the 2022-2023 school year.

Please use the following link to purchase.

Order 2022-2023 Yearbook Here

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Olson PTA Fall Book Fair & Grandparents Night

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CLICK HERE for all the details, volunteer & donation opps, and an RSVP link:

  • We need volunteers to make this a success!
  • RSVP for Grandparents Night by 9/30!
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It's Reflections Time 🎨🎭🎥🎶📸💃

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Swig is generously donating 25% of proceeds on 10/8/22 from 8am-9pm to the Olson PTA 🎉 Swing through their drive-thru and show this event flyer!

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Allen Fire Department

October 10th - 14th is Fire Prevention week.

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Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day 10/12

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Sign-up for a free Facebook event reminder here.

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🍩 Doughnuts for a cause!! 🍩

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Olson Elementary PTA is giving you the best reason to indulge in a dozen (or two) Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Until October 16, 2022, 50% of your order will be donated back to Olson Elementary PTA when you purchase via our fundraising sales page!

Simply buy online, visit your local store & redeem using your code. Treat yourself or even gift them to friends and family here:

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Fall Fest 10/27

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Save the date! Thursday, 10/27 is Fall Fest.

Follow along with the updates/details on Facebook here or the PTA website here.

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August PTA Membership Award

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Humble brag alert: The Olson PTA won an award 🎉 🎉 🎉

THANK YOU to all of the members that joined from April during Pre-Order Palooza to end of August to make this happen. And for those of you that have joined in September, thank you too – There are more awards to come 😉

Not a member yet? Join us here! Keep up the great work Marla (our Memberships VP)! 💪

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Science Fair Student Handbook

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Join the PTA!

Over a month into the school year and the Olson PTA is making a BIG impact! We’ve…

  • Decked the Halls
  • Delivered school supply packs
  • Designed & delivered field trip shirts
  • Hosted a Kinder Tears & Cheers event
  • Organized grade level FB groups
  • Kicked off the Watch D.O.G.S. program with yummy pizza
  • Coordinated support for all teachers with Room Parents and copy/laminating cats
  • Ordered & delivered Scholastic gifts for teachers
  • Spoiled the staff with lounge supplies, meals & goodie bags
  • Hosted a Bike Safety & BBQ event alongside our membership meeting
  • Kept everyone in-the-know on our website, Facebook groups and Remind app
  • Started planning the Fall Book Fair, our first-ever Grandparents Night & Fall Fest
  • And more!

There’s plenty more to do, but we need YOU to make it


  • Join the PTA here
  • Check out vacant PTA Coordinator Positions here
  • Sign-up to volunteer here
  • Make a donation here
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Otter Cheers: PTA Goodie Bags

Thanks to the resourceful PTA President Deanna, last week the new Olson faculty & staff received these fun gift bags! 💙🦦💚

*Want in on the fun? Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form! Interested in making a donation? Check out our No-Fuss Fundraiser. Have other donation ideas? Email

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For all information about the 21 Day Challenge

Click on the QR CODE to watch the video & see frequently asked questions.

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Olson Library Legacy Books

Hello Otter Families!

I am Mrs. MacGee, OIson’s new Librarian, and I am excited to launch the Olson Library Legacy Books initiative!

Olson Library Legacy Books is promoted by the Olson Library to honor our students and families, as well as build our school library with new and exciting books!

With a $20 donation to the library, a book is purchased for our permanent collection and is inscribed with the donor’s name (student or family). They will then be the first to check the book out for 2 weeks.

Please explain to your student/s that the book is a donation and will become part of the Olson Library collection for other students to check out after them.

Here are some suggestions for opportunities to honor your student/s with an Olson Library Legacy book:

  • Birthdays
  • Accomplishments
  • New member of the family
  • In Memory Of…
  • Special family events
  • 6th Grade celebration .... and many more!

Please complete this Google Form and submit payment via School Pay to be a part of this very special initiative, and thank you for your support!


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September Citizenship Awards

From the PTA Council Delegate:

Please help me in congratulating & giving a big (electronic) round of applause to Kris Palmertree & Lisa Diaz on receiving September’s Citizenship Award.

Thank you for all your hard work the past few months supporting Olson’s PTA and our school!

Show them some love on Facebook here.

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The Olson PTA Spirit Shop has RE-OPENED!

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Place your 🚌 Field Trip Shirt 🚌 orders here:

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Get your pictures in the yearbook - See info below

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Join the Olson PTA on Remind

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Join the Olson PTA on Remind to stay up-to-date with all the PTA happenings! Text @olsonpta to 81010

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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

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.

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Character Trait:

The Character Trait for the month of October is Self-discipline.

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.

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.

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Allen ISD Health & Safety Guidelines

2022-2023 Health and Safety Guidelines -

Allen ISD looks forward to welcoming all students back to school for the 2022-2023 school year. The district will continue to monitor the guidance of local, county, and state health agencies to ensure we find an appropriate balance of health and safety procedures that afford us the opportunity to also ensure high levels of student learning.

Allen ISD’s health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for the 2022-2023 school year are located on the district website. These protocols are subject to change based upon additional Texas Education Agency guidance.

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When your student is absent there are a few pieces of information we need for our records.

What needs to be included in an absent note:

● Child’s first and last name

● Date(s) the student was absent

● Reason why they were absent

Options to submit absences:

· Preferred Method: Submit absence through Skyward- see graphic below for step-by-step instructions at bottom of page. *Currently, you are not able to submit doctor’s notes in Skyward, so please submit to the office.

· Email our registrar with the information above. Registrar: Terri Rosales

· Student may bring a note from home within 3 days of their return to school. If not turned in within the 3-day window, absences will be counted as unexcused.

Important Reminders:

● Absences due to travel are not excused absences, they are counted as unexcused unless it’s to attend a funeral.

● If a student is absent for illness 5 or more consecutive days, a doctor’s note must be provided for those days to be excused.

● When students come in late to school or check out early due to dentist or doctor appointments please provide a doctor’s note to excuse the partial day absence.

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My name is Nurse Jimenez and I am so excited to started the 2022-23 school year at Olson this year!

Now that school is in full swing, there are a couple of reminders I need to pass along. Please notify me by email at if your child has tested positive for Covid. Common covid symptoms include headache, stomachache, body aches, fatigue, and fever. Your child might not necessarily have a fever. If your child has a combination of these symptoms, keep them home and test them for Covid. Remember to keep your child home if ill. Your child must be fever free, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours. I look forward to taking care of your child this year!

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Dress Code Reminders

Dress Code Reminders

  • At no time should undergarments be visible.
  • Torn or ripped clothing above mid-thigh, where skin is visible, is prohibited.
  • Boxer shorts, pajamas, or other sleepwear as outerwear are prohibited - except on approved occasions.
  • Tank tops, tube tops, halters, midriffs, backless tops, spaghetti straps, spandex/leotard tops, off the shoulder tops, or low cut tops are prohibited.
  • Shirts must be long enough to cover the waistband of pants, skirts, or shorts even when arms are raised over the student’s head.
  • Shorts, skirts, tunics, skorts, or dresses must reach mid-thigh or longer.
  • Pants must be naturally fitting at the waist and at the crotch. Pants may not sag or bag at the waist or drag on the ground.
  • Stretch pants, yoga pants and leggings must be worn with a shirt that covers the undergarment area.
  • Hats, caps, bandanas, hoods, visors, or other head coverings are prohibited.
  • Religious head wear IS accepted and acknowledged at school.
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7:30 - 4:00 M - TH

7:30 - 3:30 F

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Spirit Event @ Swig