OLSON OUTLOOK

EDITION #28 - WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

March 4 - Late Start

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 - D200 Choral Festival

March 19 - Dental Clinic at Olson

March 20 - Love to Read Day

March 21 - March 29 - SPRING BREAK

April 1 - April 17 - IAR Testing for 3rd - 5th Graders

DARE GRADUATION

On Monday, March 9, our 5th graders will celebrate the completion of the DARE program. Families are invited to attend a "graduation ceremony" in the Olson gym at 9:30am. Students will be congratulated by their teachers and families, Officer Lindtner, community members, and the Olson staff. We invite you to join us.

The focus of the 10 week DARE program is on building students' skills for:


1) self-awareness and management,
2) responsible decision-making,
3) understanding others,
4) relationship and communication skills, and
5) handling responsibilities and challenges.

HEALTHY HABITS

We strongly encourage students to practice healthy habits which include:


  • frequent handwashing
  • covering a sneeze or cough
  • cleaning keyboards and desktops
  • using tissues to blow their noses
  • never sharing food
  • getting plenty of rest at home each night
  • staying hydrated (water bottles recommended)
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FUN FAIR 2020 - MARCH 13

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)


2020 Fun Fair Information


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

RESCHEDULING 1ST & 2ND GRADE MUSIC PROGRAMS

We apologize for any inconvenience with the cancellation of the 1st and 2nd grade music programs that were originally planned for February 20. Mr. Alcazar and the 1st and 2nd grade teachers will determine a date for these programs ASAP and you will be notified. Again, thank you for your understanding.

WACM FUNDRAISER FOR D200 SCHOOLS

"The Creation of the Sound of Music"

Saturday, August 29 @WNHS - 1:30pm and 7:00pm


WACM (Woodstock Area Community Ministries)is a 501C3 community based organization dedicated to helping people in need who live within the geographic boundaries of Woodstock Community School District 200. WACM's Board of Directors is made up of representatives from several Woodstock congregations.


WACM provides assistance to families through the Direct Assistance Program and also through winter clothing drives and emergency assistance to families. In the calendar year 2020, the WACM Board of Directors would like to focus community service on helping students in need who attend Woodstock Community School District 200 schools. Their efforts will focus on developing and supporting the “Kindness Closets” and other resources available at our district schools.


A fundraiser to support their efforts will be held on Saturday, August 29 at the Woodstock North High School Performing Arts Center. WACM will produce a 1:30 pm matinee performance and a 7:00 pm evening performance of Charles Troy's multimedia show "The Creation of the Sound of Music" Charles Troy is a musical theater historian, graphic designer, and former theater lyricist who has created more than 50 multimedia shows on musical theater subjects. His multimedia presentations are highly entertaining, brilliantly crafted, and have been enjoyed by audiences nationwide since 2006. Mr. Troy performed seven shows in 2018 and five shows in 2019 at the Woodstock Opera House to great applause. If ticket sales warrant, a Sunday August 30 matinee performance at 1:30 pm will be added. The per person ticket price for each show is $18. Tickets will be sold online through booktix.com and through the box office at Woodstock North High School.


There will be an "Early Bird" ticket sale that takes place late April and May prior to the beginning of summer recess and an "After Recess" ticket sale between August 10 and August 29 when school resumes in late summer.


More information will be provided when tickets are available.

REGISTRATION FOR 2020 - 2021SCHOOL YEAR

Please watch for information from D200 about registering your child for the 2020 - 21 school year. All registration is completed on line. It is important that you provide all information and register according to the timeline provided. Please call the office if you have any questions - 815-338-0473.

ATTENDANCE LINE

Please call the attendance line (815-337-8620) when your child will be absent. Report all symptoms your child is experiencing. Regular attendance is vital to student success at school and we are diligent about following attendance procedures for our students.



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

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 #28 - WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2020

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