EDITION #29 - WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2020
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Please contact the school office for consideration if financial assistance is necessary for your family to attend this event.
REGISTRATION FOR 2020 -2021
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:
Make sure that your child attends school and is on time on testing days;
Make sure that your child rests and gets a good night’s sleep the night before the test (8-10 hours recommended);
Provide breakfast for your child on the morning of testing days (high protein; such as eggs, meat, or cheese);
Remind your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the instructions of the test;
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.