Olson Elementary

News and Announcements

Join the Olson PTO for a Cool Carnival Fun Fair!

Join the Olson PTO for a Cool Carnival Fun Fair on Friday March 6th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. There will be fun games including inflatables, carnival games, basketball, golf and a salty/sweet walk. Purchase the game wristbands in advance for $10 each or 3 for $25, or at the door for $12 each or 3 for $30. 

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Illinois State Standardized Testing

Over the course of the next several weeks, District 200 students in grades 3-11 will be taking state mandated assessments.  Attached are letters that provide information about the testing schedule as well as tips on how parents can help their children come prepared on testing days.

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Jump Rope for Heart

It’s Jump Rope for Heart time here at Olson! We are so excited for this wonderful opportunity to educate our students on how to have a healthy heart.  On Tuesday, February  17th all students will be participating in the Jump Rope for Heart event during their specials time.

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New Family App Provides Parents with Easy Access to Information

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new school communications app for smartphone or tablet. The Family App is an extension of the eSchoolPLUS Home Access Center currently available for parents of middle and high school students. The eSchoolPLUS Family App, available to all parents, will provide attendance and fee payment information, as well as the ability to email teachers from a phone. Middle and High School parents will also have access to information about student assignments and course grades. (This feature is currently being developed for use at the elementary level.)  

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Ownership

Our "Key" for the month of February is OWNERSHIP.   Ownership – Take responsibility for your words and actions.

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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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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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Upcoming Events

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March 6, 2015

End of 3rd Quarter

March 6, 2015

Olson PTO Fun Fair

March 13, 2015

5th Grade Afterschool Orchestra

March 17, 2015

Half Day

March 17, 2015

4th Grade Afterschool Orchestra

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