Olson Elementary

News and Announcements

Welcome to SHAPE Woodstock! – Parents Invited to January Event

Research shows that students who participate in physical activity before they begin their academic classes have a longer attention span, have higher reading comprehension scores, and perform better on standardized tests than students who do not exercise. Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 has been awarded a grant to enhance physical activity and healthy lifestyles for our students and their families that we are calling SHAPE Woodstock.

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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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Winter Art Show Opens With Reception on December 8

The District 200 annual Winter Student Art Show kicks off with an opening reception at the Woodstock Public Library on Monday, December 8 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Student works of art from all grade levels will be on display from December 8 through January 12, 2015, during the library’s normal business hours.

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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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Roller Skating

All students will be skating in PE class during the month of December. If your child has their own skates, helmets, or safety gear; they are able to bring it school to use during their skating time. Also, we are always in need of extra hands during first and second grade skate times.

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Will There Be Outside Recess Today?

Recess is held daily at lunchtime for all early learning and elementary school students.  Whenever possible, recess will be held outside. Indoor recess will be held during inclement weather (rain, harsh snow storm, or when the wind chill is at or below 0 degrees for elementary schools and 10 degrees at Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center).  Parents are reminded to dress their child appropriately for the weather conditions.  Students at Olson must have boots and snowpants to play in the snow.

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Band News from Mrs. Schweihs

Band is off to a great start, and have been working on building confidence with our first 3 notes.  It does take time, patience, and practice, and we ARE getting there.  A little practice each day will go a long way to building that confidence and muscle strength needed for adding notes 4 and 5. Let me know if you need some tips!  Most of all, please remember that playing an instrument takes time. Please do not let the kids give up!  Little bits of encouragement go a long way.

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Mustang March Update

We are grateful to all of the parents, staff, community members, and students who supported the PTO sponsored Mustang March.  Our PTO raised over $4,500 which will be used to support many school events and activities. 

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December 22, 2014

No School (Winter Break)

January 6, 2015

4th Grade Afterschool Orchestra

January 7, 2015

One Hour Late Start

January 13, 2015

Board of Education Meeting

January 16, 2015

Olson Spelling Bee

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