NOVEMBER 12 - NOVEMBER 19, 2021
Happy fall, Otters!
With the holidays approaching I’m always reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Olson is an outstanding school full of great students, committed teachers, involved parents, and an awesome PTA! I am truly grateful to serve as principal of this campus.
This time of year is so much fun and always busy. Our fifth graders are headed to camp on Monday, we have a Swim Up and early release day on Friday, and then before you know it, it will be time for our Peppermint Village school store and then Winter Class Parties. This year our class parties will be on Thursday, December 16th and limited to students and room parents.
I hope that everyone is enjoying our wonderful fall weather, and making great memories with your families.
Happy Fall, Ya’ll!
Susanne Miller, Principal
03 - 16 - Olson's Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
12 - Last Day for the Early-bird Special to Order Yearbooks
19 - Early Release
22 - 25 - No School for Thanksgiving Break
01 - 17 - Countdown to the Holidays Dress-up Days
04 - Holly Jolly 5k & FUN RUN; Father/Daughter Ball
09 - Olson Science Fair
16 - Class Parties
*Please send water bottles with your student.
*Mondays are Olson Spirit Wear
*Fridays are Allen, Olson, College, or Aloha Spirit Wear
OLSON'S SCHOOL SPELLING BEE
AS THE WEATHER CHANGES:
"COMMITTMENT TO COMMUNITY"
Please join Olson in Commitment to Community Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive benefiting families in Allen! We are collecting nonperishable food items for families in our community that would not otherwise have food during Thanksgiving. We will be collecting all the items that a family would need to enjoy a meal and each other: canned corn, green beans, peas, yams, cranberry sauce, pie filling, stuffing mix, gravy mix, cornbread mix, potato flakes, mac and cheese, box pie crust mix, dessert mix and foil pans.
Please bring your donations to your school between Wednesday, November 3rd – Tuesday, November 16th. The collection table is located by the stairs closest to the front office.
Your kindness and generosity help bring joy families in our community. We appreciate you support in helping our community!
FATHER/DAUGHTER BALL - DECEMBER 04
We've gone Hollywood! The cameras are flashing, the stars are out and we've rolled out the red carpet for our 21st Annual Father Daughter Ball. Join us for a fun evening including dancing, light refreshments, pictures, and prizes. New this year, we will have three dances. Since we couldn't hold them last year, this year's dances are open to all girls up to and including those in seventh grade.
Twilight Dance 4:30-5:30 pm KG and under
Evening Dance One 6:00-7:30 pm Gr 1-3
Evening Dance Two 8:30-10:00 pm Gr 4-7
The ages and grades are recommendations only; however, the dance format and music selections will be geared towards the targeted age group. Registration is limited this year and is held on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are dance specific. Cancellations will be accepted and a refund will be issued as long as the cancellation is received by noon on Nov. 29, 2021.
New this year, each person attending must buy a ticket; we no longer offer "Couple Tickets”. If you have questions please call or email Sandra Lovesey at 972-727-0502 or email@example.com.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 HOLLY JOLLY 5K & FUN RUN INFORMATION
OLSON'S SCIENCE FAIR - DECEMBER 09
OLSON'S SCHOOL YEARBOOK
PRICE INCREASES SOON
Make sure your student gets a copy of the yearbook.
Place the order and put a smile on their face.
Order before Friday, November 12, 2021, to save $5.00.
ORDER YEARBOOK ›
JOIN THE PTA
ANYONE (parents, teachers, grandparents, etc.) can become a PTA member for just $10 here - and your membership matters!
1) It helps fund PTA events
2) It allows you be "in the know" about school happenings
3) Helps support the amazing staff/teachers taking care of our little otters.
Show your Otter spirit! Place your SPIRIT WEAR order here: https://olsonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/2646 (limited quantities available)
Items will be delivered to the school and distributed to classrooms 11/15. *Please allow 1-3 days for teachers to send them home in your student's backpack.
Questions/suggestions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org - Thanks for your PTA patronage!
The Character Trait for the month of November is Citizenship!
Citizenship is defined as the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community. We demonstrate our citizenship by showing respect, honesty, compassion, courage, etc.
Good citizens are willing to learn, work hard, protect the environment, help others, respect people and property, and are considerate. Each of us are members of multiple communities – home, school, local community, and digitally.
This month, talk to your children about how they can be good citizens in the different areas, as well as have them provide examples. Also discuss with them their rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
RISE & SHINE: MORNING ARRIVAL AT OLSON
Way to go, parents, on getting your kiddos to school on time! Our number of tardies has decreased significantly. As a reminder, students arriving after the bell rings at 7:45 am will need to be signed in by a parent/guardian at the office.
In addition, please do not drop-off your student before 7:30 am. We do not have staff available to supervise until 7:30. Thank you!