Elementary Families, Spartan Swim returns this Friday, Jan. 20th 6-8 PM. Please use the southeast doors at the high school. Please contact michelle.maris@olympia.org with questions.
2 months ago, Michelle Maris
spartan swim
5th grade band started this week for 35 Olympia elementary students. The kids are thrilled and so is Mr. Spencer! An exciting addition to our music program!
2 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Thursday crew
Fun night at the Spartan Swim!! Thanks to everyone that came out!
3 months ago, Michelle Maris
 pool party
Spartan Swim tonight 6-8 PM for all elementary students and families! Join us!
3 months ago, Michelle Maris
pool party
Families, join us for some winter fun! Free event for ALL Oly students, families and staff. Mark your calendar!
3 months ago, Michelle Maris
winter wellness event
Families, looking for something to do over break... Spartan Swim returns January 3rd, 6-8 PM at Oly High School Pool. Adult must stay with students for this FREE event.
3 months ago, Michelle Maris
pool party
:: Develop their instincts :: Help kids trust their guts so they can exit iffy or inappropriate online conversations. Discuss different scenarios and ask how they would feel and what they would do.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 4
:: Help kids navigate online friendships :: In the beginning, you might limit all communication with strangers online. As kids get older, you can monitor any online chatting. And once they're more independent, you can discuss which methods of communication are appropriate as well as which types of information to keep private from online-only friends.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 3
:: Play a game of telephone :: Discuss how a message can change depending on the person delivering it or the delivery method. Read a question like "What are you doing?" with different tones of voice. How do emoji and punctuation help communicate tone and emotion in texts?
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 2
Oly North students took a break from our SEL curriculum today and practiced a new coping tool. Miss Dierker led students through a mindfulness activity where they were encouraged to imagine themselves inside a snow globe. Students then thought about something that may bring chaos to their lives and imagined that shaking up their snow globe. Finally, they thought about different things that bring them peace and calm as they imagined the snow in their globe settling back to the bottom. Ask your student to share this new coping tool and what helps bring them peace and calm!❄️
3 months ago, Allison Dierker
Snow Globes
Snow Globes
Phone outages from yesterday (12.12.22) have been resolved. Thank you for your patience!
3 months ago, Sean Mullins
Video: bit.ly/olyRCv3 Games, social media, and other online spaces give kids opportunities to meet and chat with others outside the confines of their real-life communities. But how well do kids actually know the people they're meeting and interacting with? Help students consider whom they're talking to and the types of information they're sharing online.
3 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Chatting Safely Online
Oly North third graders think it is a perfect day to cozy up with a good book. Thank you, Mrs. Boots!
4 months ago, Alyssa Jones
Fifth Grade Baby Photos are due to Mrs. Boots by December 16! Please see the flyer for additional information.
4 months ago, Stacey Boots
Baby Photos
Social interaction is part of what makes online gaming so popular and engaging for kids. Of course, online communication can come with some risks. Show your kids how to keep their gaming experiences fun, healthy, and positive. Video: bit.ly/olyRCv1
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Keeping Games Fun and Friendly
Wednesday, December 7th is an Early Release Day for Olympia students. OHMS will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. and elementary schools will dismiss at 12:00 p.m.
4 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
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:: Give them the right words :: Kids learn about appropriate verbal and physical communication from watching you. But online conversations can be invisible. Occasionally, narrate as you're writing texts or social media comments when your kids are in earshot.
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 1
:: Help Kids Make Friends and Interact Safely Online:: Soon after kids start reading and writing, they often begin interacting with others online. Whether they're chatting within games or texting family members, kids need the skills to interact respectfully. These skills will help kids -- and the people they're communicating with -- have positive experiences online. Throughout December, be on the lookout for these 4 Family Tips for elementary families who are looking to build a strong foundation for online relationships and communication!
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tips
My kid seems addicted to her phone. What do I do? It may seem like your kid is addicted (and may even "feel" addicted) to the phone, but it's more likely normal teen behavior. Read more: bit.ly/Oly_QA2
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Phone Addiction
Help kids identify healthy behaviors. Practice talking about feelings -- both physical and emotional -- during screen and non-screen activities.
4 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 5