OLSON OUTLOOK

EDITION #29 - WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2020

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IMPORTANT DATES

March 8 - Daylight Savings Time Starts

March 9 - DARE Graduation

March 10 - 1/2 Day - SIP Day (11:10am Dismissal)

March 13 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Opera House

March 13 - Fun Fair

March 16 - District Choral Festival at WHS (AM Rehearsal)

March 18 - Late Start

March 19 - Dental Clinic at Olson

March 19 - 6pm 1st Grade Music Program

March 19 - 7pm - 2nd Grade Music Program

March 20 - Love to Read Day in D200


SPRING BREAK - March 21 - March 29

April 8 - Late Start

April 10 - No School

April 13 - PTO Meeting

OLSON FUN FAIR 2020

DON'T MISS IT!

Olson Fun Fair - Friday, March 13

5pm - 8pm


Purchase wristbands or tickets in advance or at the door.

  • Games
  • Tattoos
  • Face painting
  • Photo Booth
  • Inflatable games in the gym
  • Estimation Station


Also Available the Night of the Fair (Cash Only)

  • Pizza, Popcorn, Snacks, Drinks
  • Kona Ice
  • Pie Throwing at 5th Grade Targets
  • Silly Shower Soaker - Soak Your Favorite Teacher!
  • Basket Raffle
  • Silent Auction Items (Credit Cards Accepted for Silent Auction)


Pre-Ordered Wristbands: $10/child or $25 for 3+ children (No charge for Adults)

At the Door March 13th: $12/child or $30 for 3+ children (No charge for Adults)

Children 2 and under are FREE


Pre-Ordered raffle tickets for our 50/50 raffle & for Raffle Baskets: $1 each or 6 for $5.


Save money and time by purchasing wristbands and raffle tickets before the event! Please complete and return the order form (2020 Fun Fair Information) along with payment to your child’s teacher in an envelope.


Wristbands and raffle tickets will be picked up at the door on the night of the event. Forms are due back to your child’s teacher by March 11, 2020.


If you have any questions please contact Olson PTO at olsonpto@gmail.com


NOTE: Please contact the school office for consideration if financial assistance is necessary for your family to attend this event.

MUSIC PROGRAMS RESCHEDULED

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

6pm - 1st Grade Music Program

7pm - 2nd Grade Music Program

REGISTRATION FOR 2020 -2021

Reminder that Registration for the 2020-2021 is open! You should have received an email with a snap code to register your child as a returning student. After May 1st, registration is considered late and your child may be placed at a different elementary school. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 815-338-0473.

IAR TESTING - 3RD - 5TH GRADERS

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Assessment will be administered to students from April 1st through April 17th, 2020. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take tests in reading and mathematics. Additionally, students in grades 5 and 8 will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) during this same time period. Please keep in mind that while the testing window is open for several weeks, individual students will not be tested the entire time.


All of these assessments are required by the Illinois State Board of Education and will be administered to all eligible students.


Here's how you can help your child:


  1. Make sure that your child attends school and is on time on testing days;

  2. Make sure that your child rests and gets a good night’s sleep the night before the test (8-10 hours recommended);

  3. Provide breakfast for your child on the morning of testing days (high protein; such as eggs, meat, or cheese);

  4. Remind your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the instructions of the test;

  5. Tell your child not to worry about the tests and that you have confidence in their ability to do the best he/she can.


The schedule at Olson is for students to take 1 IAR test per day on the following mornings:

April 1, 2, 3, 7, 9. Other days will be used for make up testing.


Our 5th Graders will take the Illinois Science Assessment on April 14, 15, and 16.

MUSIC PROGRAMS

Mar 16 - D200 Choral Festival

April 8 - 3rd Music

April 20 - D200 Band Festival

April 27 - Orchestra Festival at WNHS

April 30 - 5th Grade Music and Chorus

May 7 - 4th Music

May 12 - OES/Dean/PWE Spring Band Concert @CMS

Here's the Calendar for our 2nd grade Everyone Reads program!

EVERYONE READS CALENDAR

Please complete this form to positively recognize an Olson staff member! We'll share these with staff:

OLSON STAFF "SHOUT OUT"

Please use this contact list ~ Let us know how we can help you!

WHO DO I GO TO FOR HELP?

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

There are a number of positions available at D200 schools. Some positions may require a paraprofessional license or CDL. More info is available through the Human Resources Dept. View job postings and apply online at:

www.woodstockschools.org/employment

EDITION #29 - WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2020

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