SEPTEMBER 09 - SEPTEMBER 16
12 - PTA Spirit Event @ Chiptotle
14 - Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Kick-Off
19 - Staff Development/No School for Students
22 - Fall Pics
22 - PTA Membership Meeting
22 & 26 - UIL Try-Outs
03 - 07 - Book Fair
06 - Olson Chic-Fil-A Spirit Day
10 - 14 - Fire Prevention Week 27 - Fall Fest
17 - 21 - Fall Break
24 - 28 - Red Ribbon Week
27 - Fall Fest
03 - Fall Picture Re-Takes
** Breakfast - Please let your child's teacher know if they plan to purchase a breakfast in the morning. We want to be able to verify that all students make it through the breakfast line.
**In an effort to minimize classroom disruptions, please try to remember to send all items to school with your student ...snacks, lunches, homework, etc. If you do forget something, please label & leave the item on the table on the front porch. We check the table periodically & deliver the items to students.
*During arrival and dismissal, please stay in your car.
*If you arrive after the tardy bell, you will need to come into the school to check-in your child.
*Must have proper ID to check into the building.
*Please send water bottles with your student.
*Mondays - Olson Spirit Wear
*Fridays - Allen, Olson, College Spirit Wear
Spirit Event @ Chipotle 9/12
Chipotle is generously donating 33% of proceeds on 9/12/22 from 4-8pm to the Olson PTA! Sign-up for a free Facebook event reminder here.
*Is your business interested in partnering for a Spirit Event?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 being helpful in the classroom, lunch, recess, specials, at arrival and dismissal, etc.
Our annual kick-off event is Wednesday, September 14th from 5:30-6:30 in the cafeteria.
Please see the attached flyer for all the necessary information to RSVP for the event. Following the kick-off event, a Skyward email will go out with all the necessary information to sign-up to volunteer for Watch D.O.G.S.
WATCH D.O.G.S. PIZZA NIGHT KICK-OFF
Allen Fire Department
October 10th-14th is Fire Prevention week.
In order to provide more awareness, the Allen Fire Department hosts a poster contest. Please refer to the flyers for this year’s theme and additional information.
All bookmarks and posters are due to Mrs. Oliver NO LATER than Friday, September 16th.
Some entries will be placed on display at the Allen Public Library during Fire Prevention Week.
OLSON'S SCIENCE FAIR
Click on Flyer for SCIENCE FAIR STUDENT HANDBOOK
University Interscholastic League
It’s that time again!
We will be trying out for UIL contests on Thursday, September 22 and Monday, September 26. Once we determine who will be participating in each event, we will begin preparing for the contest.
For those of you who do not have experience with UIL, here is some additional information. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend several months practicing the concepts after school under supervision of a coach, and then compete at the district-wide contest on January 7, 2023, with exception of the writing contests which will be held on December 1, 2022.
Click here for more information, as well as a link to sign your child up for tryouts. If your child would like to tryout, please sign up by Wednesday, September 14th.
If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com.
OTTER CHEERS FOR ROOM PARENTS
We're off to a very strong start with a full Room Parent roster this year:
THANK YOU to all who have signed up to support our teachers & THANK YOU to the PTA Room Parent Coordinator Kris Palmertree for the hours of time being spent to organize all of those awesome people!
August PTA Membership Giveaway Winners
And the winners of the August PTA Membership giveaways are...
Megan Thompson & Misty Scoggins Szatkowski 🎉 🎉 🎉
Check your email to claim your prize!
Congrats and THANK YOU to everyone who has joined the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year so far.
👉 Want a chance to win future prizes and make an impact at Olson?
Join here: https://olsonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/3976
Olson PTA No-Fuss Fundraiser
We're $50 closer to our goal! 🎉 See how much your no-fuss dollars matter here: https://olsonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/3978
PTA Membership Mtg. w/ Bike Safety & BBQ
The Olson PTA is having their first Membership Meeting of the year with a few special guests:
- Olson's new SRO Officer Norris will be there to discuss the importance of bike safety.
- Bring your bikes!
- There will be a small bike course set up to practice.
- Smokey Ray's BBQ will be there with their popular food truck.
- Come hungry!
- They have a great menu with lots of yummy options. All Olson families & staff are welcome! *But only PTA members can vote at the meeting.
- 5pm: The festivities & food truck start in the
- Olson parking lot 6:30pm The PTA Membership Mtg. starts in the Olson cafeteria
See you then!
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.
Our character trait for September is RESPECT: showing others they are important by what you say or do. Respect is shown in many ways every day.
We can show respect to adults, each other, our school, our country and the earth. Everyone can show respect by standing for the pledges and the National Anthem to those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. Children can show respect for adults by listening to adults when they are talking, by holding the door for them, or giving up your seat to an adult when all the seats are taken on a bus or in a gathering.
Obeying laws and rules in our school and in our society, such as cars pulling over to let an ambulance or police car go by are also examples of respect. When we recycle and reduce the waste we create, such as conserving water, energy or cleaning up areas that have been polluted show respect for our environment. Kids need to show respect for each other, as well, and can do this by listening to one another’s point of view, even though they might not agree with each other.
Respect is a very important part of any relationship. Discuss with your family ways that you can show respect at home, school, work, and in the community.
Help us design Olson Spirit Wear! 🦦🎨
We want to feature YOUR creativity in the Olson PTA Spirit Shop this year –
Submit your art or ideas here!
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.
ATTENDANCE TIPS FROM MRS. ROSALES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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.
● 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.
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 email@example.com 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!
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.
SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
7:30 - 4:00 M - TH
7:30 - 3:30 F