Olson Elementary

News and Announcements

Join Us for Mardi Gras Fun on Saturday!

Tickets are still available for the annual Groundhog Day Dinner & Auction.  This year’s Mardi Gras themed party is Saturday, January 31st from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. at Donley’s Banquet Hall in Union.  Tickets, which include dinner, are $55 and there will be a cash bar.  Please see “Read more” below for more information and a list of the auction items.

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District 200 Art Show

The Art Department of District 200 is proud to announce a special art show at the Opera House in February. The artwork on display is produced by students from 1st - 12th grade. Each school has selected one piece of work for the show.

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Love to Read Week 2015 is Feb 17-20

District 200 welcomes volunteers to read to Pre-K through middle school students during its 24th annual Love to Read Week.  The dates for this year’s program are Tuesday, February 17th through Friday, February 20th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. The purpose of the program is to show students the importance of reading as a lifelong skill by having adults share how they enjoy and use reading in their daily lives.

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Girls on the Run - Register Now

Girls 3rd-5th grade will participate in activites which help them explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges.  The Olson team meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 - 3:45 pm for 10 weeks from March 2 - May 16.  

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SHAPE Woodstock Event Rescheduled for April 9th

We are happy to announce that the SHAPE Woodstock workshop with Paul Zientarski has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 9th. Inclement weather on January 8th forced the cancellation of our original program, and we are grateful that Mr. Zientarski is able to reschedule with us for April.  Zientarski is the  founder of the Learning Readiness Program for Naperville School District 203.  He will discuss how he and other educators have made a difference in the lives of students through exercise.  

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Olson 2014-2015 Reading Challenge "Under the Sea"

This year Olson's reading challenge runs through February 6, 2015.  Please look for information coming home with your student and remember to read each night.  Spirit Day events happen every Friday and there is a 30 minute "drop everything and read" (DEAR) time in each classroom.  We are also emphasizing the key of COMMITMENT by encouraging students to be committed to their reading goal.   January 16 - Dress Day - sparkly, glitter, neon, etc. January 23 - Dress Day - jersey or team day - with a number

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Commitment

As we continue to develop the 8 Keys of Excellence program for our staff and students at Olson we would like to share a brief summary of this month's focus - the key of COMMITMENT. Students and staff will be asked to demonstrate this key by setting a goal to participate and complete our Olson Reading Challenge.

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Recorders

Attention Olson Third Grade Parents!  Our third grade students will learn to play the recorder second semester in order to prepare them for the exciting opportunities of joining orchestra in fourth grade and band in fifth grade.  Remember to send in the recorder order form. 

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Winter Safety Reminder for All D200 Families

As professionals dedicated to safely transporting children, the care and protection of our students is always on the minds of the D200 Transportation staff.   As winter approaches (bringing with it winter driving conditions), the Transportation Department would like to remind all D200 families of some important safety guidelines.

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Students Help Spread Joy Through Operation Christmas Child

Students at Olson, Verda Dierzen and Greenwood schools had the unique opportunity to participate in a  worldwide global service project called Operation Christmas Child.  What is so awesome about this project is that it’s kids making a difference in this world… it’s kids helping kids! 

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January 31, 2015

D200 Education Foundation Goundhog Day Dinner & Auction

February 3, 2015

4th Grade Afterschool Orchestra

February 4, 2015

One Hour Late Start

February 6, 2015

Spirit Day

February 9, 2015

Book Fair

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