January 2022 | Olympic View Elementary School
From the Desk of our Principal
Happy New Year! I hope that winter break provided you with time to connect with those you love and share some laughter! Connection with those around us is such an important part of creating and maintaining healthy relationships. While this short video primarily talks about relationships with kids from birth to age 5, it serves as a simple reminder for all of us about the importance of putting down our devices or setting aside outside distractions and interacting with those we love.
As we embark on a new year, I encourage you to find small ways to be intentional in connecting with those you love!
Reach out to us with any questions or if we can provide you with any assistance.
NOTES FROM THE OFFICE
Back of School Drive-up Arrival and Dismissal:
Gates to the back of campus will open from 8:30AM-8:50AM for arrival and 3:10PM for dismissal.
When driving through campus, please make sure you drive slowly and keep a watchful eye out for students! This is to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
If you are dropping your child off or picking them up behind the school, please do not get out of the car during arrival and dismissal.
In order to maintain the safety of students, please move forward to the red “Student Waiting” area located on the map. Pullover to the right to drop off your student(s). After your child exits the car, please exit on the left of the drop off area to make room for the next family.
All families will be given a car tag, to place in their car for drive-up dismissal. When you enter the campus at the corner of 5th and Regatta, please have your car tag on the right side of your car’s front window or the passenger side window. Students will be waiting in socially distanced lines at the back of campus and when their name is called, students will be able to move to the front of the line and to the appropriate cone. This will allow us to ease congestion at pick up and ensure your child is ready to go.
If there are changes in the dismissal plans of your child, please call the office before 2:00 PM to ensure we get the information to classrooms.
Have your car tag with your student's first and last name visible.
Please have a card in every car that is authorized to pick your child up.
Additional cards are available, please tell your child’s teacher or call the office if you need a new one or an extra.
Pull your vehicle up so that the car door is lined up with the cone.
Please remain in your vehicle during drop off and pick up.
Follow the directions of the staff that are directing traffic. We want to have the process be as safe and quick as possible.
Pick-up your child when they are at a cone, and not before.
Front of School Arrival and Dismissal:
If your child needs extra time to load/unload, please park in the parking lot at the front of the building and walk your child across the crosswalk to the front entryway of the building.
Children should not be dropped off in the parking lot in front of the school in the morning, they need to be walked across the crosswalk by an adult.
At dismissal, parents need to park, walk to the front of the building and escort their child to the car.
Character Strong: Perserverance
This month we are talking about the trait of Perseverance. The dictionary defines it as: "Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success." The definition we are using in class is
Perseverance: the ability to work through situations even when there are obstacles or challenges in the way.
A lot of research today is telling us that the highest indicators of success in our kids isn't just about their grades or their IQ. The number one skill that helps people of all walks of life be successful is GRIT! The ability to persevere in the face of adversity or even failure. Over the course of the month, we will talk about inspiring people who faced many failures before they found success. We will talk about what it means to navigate tough stuff, even when it feels overwhelming or really hard. We will talk about having a Growth Mindset- to see challenges and failures as an opportunity to grow instead of a brick wall.
MRS DUDA'S CLASS PAINTED ORNAMENTS
NEWS FROM OUR NURSE
Did you know that only about 1 in 4 children get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day?
Participation in all types of physical activity drops dramatically as a child's age and grade in school increase. It's important that physical activity be a regular part of family life. Here is some information to help keep your children healthy and active.
The benefits of physical activity
Being physically active means moving enough to breathe heavily, be short of breath, feel warm, and sweat. Exercise is vital to the health and well-being of children. Physical activity helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints, for example. It can help keep a healthy body mass index and reduce the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease later in life. It can help children fall asleep quickly and sleep well.
Beyond benefits to the body, physical activity also boosts a child's mental and behavioral health. It increases a child's enthusiasm and optimism and boosts self-esteem, school performance, attention, and behavior. It also reduces anxiety, tension, and depression. It can foster teamwork and friendship when it's part of an organized sport.
11 ways to get started
Parents can play a key role in helping their child become more physically active. Some suggestions:
- Talk with your child's doctor. Your child's doctor can help your child understand why physical activity is important. Your child's doctor can also help you and your child identity sports or activities that may be best for your child.
- Emphasize fun. Help your child find a sport that they enjoy. The more they enjoy the activity, the more likely they will be to continue it. Get the entire family involved. It's a great way to spend time together.
MRS. MORRISON'S CLASS MADE GINGERBREAD HOUSES
Oranges for everyone
Mrs. Clause visits Kindergarten classes
She followed the tradition of passing out an orange to each student. They were also gifted an ornament
Ornaments for kinder
360-678-2301 Mon - Fri 08:00- 4:30pm