Power has been restored to the high school. There will still be interruptions in services for the morning until everything can be brought back on line. We thank you for your continued patience, and will update you when everything is operating normally!
O.N.E. kindergartners have been learning about community helpers! Students drew a picture of a community helper and told how they help people. We used Chatterkids to make our projects come to life! Go to the link to see it in action! https://tinyurl.com/y6j7tmqo
NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day.
Picture Retake Day at Olympia North is Thursday, October 17th, 2019. Please have your child return their original picture package if they would like retakes.
Early Release Day is tomorrow, Wednesday October 9th. Students will eat lunch and be dismissed at 12:00 pm. Bus riders will depart ONE at 12:15 pm.
Reminder: the weekend storm knocked out the phone lines at OHS, OMS, and the District Office and they are still down today; Oct. 1. Elementary buildings are not affected. The phone company is working on fixing the issue. There is no estimate on when the issue will be resolved, but we will issue an update as soon as it is back up and running. If you need to contact the affected buildings, please dial 309-963-4514 and use the appropriate extension for your party. Phone extensions can be found on each school's website under Links > Staff.
The weekend storm knocked out the phone lines at OHS, OMS, and the District Office. Elementary buildings are not effected. The phone company is working on fixing the issue. There is no estimate on when the issue will be resolved. If you need to contact the effected buildings, please dial 309-963-4514 and use the appropriate extension for your party. Phone extensions can be found on each school's website under Links > Staff.
Q & A Time! Check out the the resources provided by Common Sense Education, and even share your own thoughts. Remember, we are all in this together! ----- My child seems addicted to their phone. What do I do? http://bit.ly/Oly_QA1 -----
Article Time! How to Set Screen Rules That Stick: Easy tips for limiting kids' computer, TV, game, and movie time. This article contains tips for all ages! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-set-screen-rules-that-stick
Article Time! "Now that screen-time recommendations are more flexible, it's time for new rules." Read about new healthy media habits for young kids here @ https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/new-healthy-media-habits-for-young-kids
Thank you so much to all of the parent volunteers who helped make Grandparents Day a success!
No school on Monday September 23rd due to Teacher's Institute Day.
Grandparents Day is this Friday, September 20th from 8:15-10:15 am. Please return the RSVP form or contact the main office if grandparents/special guest(s) are attending. We need this information by Wednesday, September 18th.
Looking for ways to manage your child's device use? Check out these easy screen-time tips for balancing media use and well-being. https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/parenttip/PT_5ScreenTips_YoungKids.mp4
We are in need of additional volunteers to help with our annual Grandparents Day event this Friday, September 20th from 8:15-10:15 am. If you are interested in helping please contact our main office.
We are looking for used clothes to keep in the nurses office. We are mostly needing pants. If anyone would like to donate clothes to the office, please send them in. We would greatly appreciate any donations. Thank you!
Five Tips to Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives (1) Create screen-free times and zones. (2) Try parental controls. (3) Establish clear family rules. (4) Watch and play together. (5) Help kids identify healthy behaviors. Read more @ http://bit.ly/OlyMBTipsE
Tomorrow is our first early release day of the year. Students will be fed lunch and then dismissed at 12:00 pm.
Picture Day is this Thursday September 12th! Please have your child bring their picture form with them on this day.
How Much Screen Time? “...the reality is that there really is no magic number that's "just right." What's more important is the quality of kids' media, how it fits into your family's lifestyle, and how you engage your kids with it.” Read more @ http://bit.ly/OlyScreenTime
Are you looking for a conversation starter with your family around media balance & well-being? This Family Media Agreement is a great way to chat about family media habits. Check it out today! http://bit.ly/OlyAgree
Picture Day will be on Thursday, September 12th. Please have your child return the picture order form with them on this day.
September OlyDigCit Focus: Media Balance & Well Being. "We live in a world overflowing with digital media and technology. All of us -- adults and kids -- have constant access to real-time information from around the globe. But do the benefits of being ever-connected also come with risks to our mental health? It's an important question to ask -- especially for our kids." Read more about Media Balance & Well-Being! https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/topic/media-balance-and-well-being
Olympia has a literacy coach through the Regional Office of Education. Raquel Eshleman helped Kindergarten at Olympia North with reading stations. Students did a great job rotating through listen to reading on iPads, read to someone with big books, putting the alphabet in order at word work and creating a book about the color red. We look forward to her time helping our classrooms.
Teacher assignments will be available today after 4 pm on Skyward (Family Access). See instructions below: 1. Log into Skyward Family Access 2. Select “STUDENT INFO” 3. Your child’s information will come up and towards the top right it will say “Homeroom Teacher” 4. This is your child’s assigned teacher for the upcoming school year. 5. If you have more than one child at ONE there is a drop down arrow towards the top which should allow you to select each of your children individually. Go SPARTANS! Matt Hurley, Principal
*Reminder* all students entering pre-k for the first time will need a physical form and vaccine record. All students entering kindergarten will need a physical form, vaccine record, dental and vision exam. All second grade students will need a dental exam. Please, if you have any questions regarding these requirements, call the office as soon as possible. Also, students that require medications at school, please make sure that you get a medication authorization form from your doctor. No medication will be given at school without this form. Students with food allergies will need to have forms for their medications and a food action plan from their doctor. Again, please reach out to the school for any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of the summer!
New student registration will be held at Olympia North on August 1st from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The Olympia School District Elementary school supply list can be found on the Olympia website at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/140571/Elem_Supply_List_19-20_final.pdf
REMINDER: If you have not done so already, please register your student(s) online using Skyward Family Access. If you have any issues please contact the ONE main office 309-963-4514.
Online registration for the 2019-20 school year is underway....register your student today!
The Olympia North office will be open daily from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm through June 5th. The office will be closed from June 6th to July 28th, reopening on Monday, July 29th.
The last day of school is tomorrow! Dismissal will be at 12:00 pm. Students will be fed lunch before being dismissed. Hard copies of Quarter #4 report cards will be coming home with your child. Have a wonderful summer!
Field Day is tomorrow!
PreK Graduation Ceremony is set for Monday, May 20th. The AM session ceremony will be at 9:30 am. The PM session ceremony will be at 1:15 pm.
Reminder that Awards Day 2019 will be tomorrow, May 17th in the gym. Grades 3-5 awards will begin at 8:15 and end around 9:00 am. K-2 awards will begin around 9:15 am. Between ceremonies we will have a quick recorder concert and show a End of Year video!
The annual IDITAWAGON race is today at 12:35 pm!
Ag Day is Friday, May 10th for all Prek, Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade students!
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the teachers at ONE!
Pre-K Dial Screening is being held at the Danvers Township Building on May 10th. Call Mandy Nowaskie at the school office to make an appointment. 309-963-4514
Parents are welcome to come to the Science Fair anytime after 11:50 to view projects. See the schedule below for award times. Kindergarten 11:50 - 12:10 1st Grade 12:10 - 12:30 2nd Grade 12:30 - 12:50 3rd Grade 12:50 - 1:10 4th Grade 1:10 - 1:30 5th Grade 1:30 - 1:50
All students in kindergarten, and second grade must have a dental exam on file for this year. Reminders for those who are needing them have been sent out. We need them turned in by May 15th. You can fax them to 844-331-4146 or send them with your child. Thank you!
No School on Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd.
Thank you for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair this past week! If you missed it, you can still shop the online fair until April 16. Visit the link below! http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3965145&direct=Y
Spring Fling is tonight from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Come out to ONE and enjoy all of the fun food and activities!
Kindergarten Round Up is tonight from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at ONE. If you have a child entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year please plan to attend if possible!
The students are enjoying the Spring Book Fair! Feel free to shop online for additional titles. Use the following link and the school still receives credit! http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3965145&direct=Y
IAR (Math) testing for all 3rd - 5th graders will be taking place next week on April 9th, 10th, and 11th.
While on Spring Break, take a few minutes to check out the Scholastic Book Flyer. The book fair will be at North April 8 through April 12! http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/S19-premium-booklist/S19-premium-booklist.html
After studying ground water, the water cycle and the water purification process in science, 5th graders read “Bartholomew and the Oobleck” by Dr. Seuss and learned about another form of “precipitation.” Students decided we’d be best off sticking to rain, sleet, snow, and hail, but made some slime to celebrate!!
Quarter #3 Mastery Manager report cards will be sent to you electronically today by 4:00 pm.
Save the Date! The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will begin April 8th and conclude April 12. Check out the website below for class shopping times and online book flyers! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=olynorth
Today 5th graders got to spend some of their Miller and Steffen Money at the class auction! Students bid for miscellaneous items with money they earned from completing class or school-wide jobs, for good behavior, and for exemplary work. Some items got students into a real bidding war and fun was had by all!
P/T Conferences are March 4 & 5 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We hope to see you all there!
Young Author stories are due to classroom teachers by this Friday, March 1st.
Olympia West Elem School, 302 N School St, Minier, is open as a warming center. If your power is out and you need a warm, safe place and some food, you are welcome to come.
Tonight's boys basketball game has been rescheduled to Monday, Feb 4th including the mini cheer participation portion.
Due to weather conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Monday, January 28, 2019.
Due to cold temperatures all Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Friday, Jan. 25.
Due to the possibility of icy roadways, Olympia schools will dismiss early Wed., Jan. 23. OHS and OMS dismiss at noon; elementary schools dismiss at 12:30. All programs and activities are cancelled the rest of the day.
Due to hazardous conditions, all Olympia Schools are closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
There will be no school on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Due to weather conditions, Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Due to visibility and road conditions, all Olympia schools will start one hour later then normal Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
There will be NO ACTIVITIES taking place at Olympia North on Saturday, January 12th.
The mini cheer clinic that was scheduled for Saturday Jan. 12th has been postponed to Sunday Jan. 13th from 12 pm to 3 pm in the high school.
Winter Break runs December 22 - January 6. School will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019.
We want to wish you and your family a very happy Holiday Season!
Thanks for coming to the Christmas program last night and supporting our students!
Due to increasing amounts of stomach flu cases, if you student complains of nausea, stomach cramping, decreased appetite, etc please keep your student home. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at the school. Thank you for your help!
Christmas program is tonight at Olympia High School. Program begins at 6:30 pm!
Deck The Halls is tomorrow night from 5:30-7:00 pm at ONE!
We have special readers planned for Family Reading Night! 5:15: Mr. Hurley 5:30: Mrs. Hurley 6:45: Mrs. Karns 7:30: Mr. Lee See you there!
Family Reading Night is tonight at Barnes & Noble in Bloomington from 5-8 pm. We hope to see everyone there!
IXL at Home - students should log into IXL via the Olympia Webpage. If trying to log in directly then be sure to use first name, first initial of last name @olympia. Next use their AR password. That’s it. They are logged in and will get credit for minutes and questions answered.
Last week, the 2nd graders performed an amazing talent show act for the entire school to the song "This is Me" from the hit movie, The Greatest Showman. https://youtu.be/J6NGSee4NB0
Cold and Flu season is upon us. When reporting an absence, please indicate the type of illness affecting your student (i.e. positive flu results, stomach flu, pink eye, etc.) , so the school may take the proper precautions.
Family Reading Night is Thursday, November 29 from 5-8 pm at Barnes & Noble in Bloomington. There will be guest readers, activities, and hot chocolate. We hope to see everyone there!
All Olympia schools will start one hour later than normal today, Monday, November 26, 2018.
We are so excited to share with you our 2018 ONE music video! What a fantastic day showcasing exactly what it means to be a Spartan! https://youtu.be/qdTHBmiI5yg
The ONE Talent Show today was a success! Thank you to all of those who participated and prepared for this event!
Tomorrow the students at ONE will be participating in an all-school music video to promote school spirit and everything that makes ONE a great place! We are asking all students to wear their best Olympia gear so we can show our Oly pride during the video!
The Olympia North Student Council prepared for the Veterans Day celebration by meeting with Hiriam Brownell and learning about his experiences in the Navy. Mr. Brownell served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1969. He volunteered for sub duty and was on a nuclear SSBN and also a WWII sub. He was home ported out of Charleston and patrolled in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. Mr. Brownell also helped the student council members learn the correct way to fold a flag. They used this knowledge to perform a flag folding ceremony at our school Veterans Day assembly. Student Council would like to thank Mr. Brownell for taking the time to teach us these valuable lessons.
Veterans Day Assembly is Monday, November 12 from 8:15-9:45 in the Olympia North gymnasium.
Thank you to all of our Veterans! We are grateful for your sacrifice and service!
Socktober will continue the rest of this week. We are nearing our goal, but we need everyone’s help to reach our 1,000 pairs of socks by the end of Friday! Right now we have a little over 600 pairs of socks. We can do it Spartans!
Second Grade Wins the 2018 Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Check out all of the pumpkins here: https://sites.google.com/olympia.org/one-library-media-center/library-info/library-photos
If you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to fill out the Parent Survey. If you don't have access to a computer, laptops will be available in the pods throughout the building. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2VpTq2VkGPpjuiSFpL61AbZXuxOjAQa9HMDGS7rZz9O7TEA/viewform
P/T Conferences tomorrow and Wednesday from 3:00-7:00 pm.
Encouraging students to take their fruits and vegetables can be a challenge on the elementary level. It is our goal in all the elementary cafeterias that the students will try new foods and learn to love them. Some fun in lunch can go a long way to help promote the fruits and vegetables we have available for the students to choose from. At North our Watermelon Man did just that.
School is in session today.
The Scholastic Book Fair during Grandparents Day was a HUGE success! Thank you to the helpers. We couldn’t have done it without you! A very special thank you to the Grandparents for supporting a love of books and reading at our school! Over $9000 of books were sold of which half will go back to the school library!
Grandparents Day is tomorrow from 8:00-10:15 am. We are excited to see everyone!
Apple iOS 12 releases tomorrow with new parental controls. Check out my website for more information & stay up-to-date with the last tech info & trends. https://sites.google.com/olympia.org/one-library-media-center/digital-literacy/tech-tips
Grandparents Day at Olympia North will be held on Friday, September 21st from 8:00-10:15 am.
SAVE THE DATE! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Oly North September 17-21! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=olympianorthelemschool1
Class lists will be available today at 3:30 pm. You can view your student(s) teacher by checking Skyward Family Access (click on the Grades Tab). Additionally, a hard copy list will be posted on the Olympia North front doors.
First day of school is Thursday, August 16th.
Open House will be Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00-6:00 pm.
Kindergarten Orientation will be on Monday, August 13 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Class rosters will be available Friday, August 10th at 3:30 pm.
New Student Walk-In Registration will be Mon. August 6 8:00-12:00 pm and Tue. August 7 1:00 -6:00 pm
Tomorrow is the last day for online registration. If you still need to register your student(s) please do so by Tuesday, July 31. Thanks to all if you that have completed this process.
Online registration closes next Tuesday, July 31! Please register your student soon if you have not done so. Thanks so much!
Looking forward to a great upcoming school year at Olympia North! Please register your student online today via Skyward/Family Access.
Fifth Grade Parents: Please be advised Middle School Oriention is Monday, April 30 from 5:30 to 6:30.
The Oly North online book fair is now open until 4/24. http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3809568&direct=Y
Detailed info will be sent home soon... May 3-3rd grade musical May 15-Science Fair May 17-Awards Day May 21-Field Day
Yearbooks are in and will be distributed this week!
PARCC Testing Begins Tomorrow for 3rd-5th Grades
PARCC testing for 3rd-5th is next week. Please make every effort to be present and on time. Let's rise to the challenge and show what we know!
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