With so much media and information coming at us through the television, phones, social media, and more, it's more important than ever for kids to understand the basics of media literacy. When kids can identify different types of news and media and the methods and meanings behind them, they're on their way to being critical thinkers and smart consumers. Throughout the month, we will be sharing a set of five tips to help your children become critical thinkers of news and media. Here is a short video to get those conversations started! bit.ly/OlyNMV5
about 14 hours ago, EdTech@Oly
SpotFakeNews
OSE students names were pulled from the PBIS bucket to have an Out of the Blue hot chocolate party on this chilly Friday afternoon! Love celebrating the positive choices our students make.
6 days ago, STACEY ROGERS
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The Olympia National Honor Society is hosting a Princess Tea Party on February 12th from 1-3 PM at Olympia High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. RSVP to amanda.hapgood@olympia.org by February 6th to reserve your seat!
7 days ago, Lisa Steve
2023 Princess Tea Party
First graders in Mrs. Hutcherson’s class at Oly South had a special visitor this morning! This year, they “adopted” a cow from the Schoenberg Dairy Farm in Missouri. A representative from the St. Louis District Dairy Council came and talked to the class about their cow, Oreo, and the awesome farm she lives on!
9 days ago, Amanda Gray
Miss Monica talks to the class!
Dairy Work!
Everyone received a free sticker and lots of goodies added to our treasure chest!
We loved our visit!
First graders in Mrs. Hutcherson’s class at Oly South had a special visitor this morning! This year, they “adopted” a cow from the Schoenberg Dairy Farm in Missouri. A representative from the St. Louis District Dairy Council came and talked to the class about their cow, Oreo, and the awesome farm she lives on!
9 days ago, Amanda Gray
Miss Monica talks to the class!
Dairy Work!
Everyone received a free sticker and lots of goodies added to our treasure chest!
We loved our visit!
Dr. O’Donnell was the mystery reader today in Ms. Canzolino’s pre-k class!
14 days ago, Lisa Steve
mystery reader
On Friday, Oly South honored our Super Spartans for December. These students know how to Collaborate with their peers and make it look easy! We celebrated with a parade before they enjoyed a donut party! Check out the link to the parade video below: http://bit.ly/3Xe2mwC
17 days ago, Olympia South Elementary
December Super Spartans
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.
17 days 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!
21 days ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
Thursday crew
Olympia South students were selected “Out of the Blue” for glow bingo! Mrs. Duggins and Mrs. Rogers set up a glow-in-the-dark bingo game with fun glow prizes! Students selected have all done a great job of following school-wide expectations!
27 days ago, Lisa Steve
Out of the Blue Glow Bingo
Out of the Blue Glow Bingo
Out of the Blue Glow Bingo
Out of the Blue Glow Bingo
First graders in Mrs. Gray’s class ended Friday with a New Year’s countdown, seeing what celebrations for NYE look like around the world and solving problems found on their team’s color confetti that was sprinkled all Over the Classroom floor! Teams practiced with addition and subtraction problems and put their phonics skill to work!
27 days ago, Amanda Gray
Finding their team’s confetti!
Working hard!
Countdown…celebrating around the world!
Fun night at the Spartan Swim!! Thanks to everyone that came out!
about 1 month ago, Michelle Maris
 pool party
Spartan Swim tonight 6-8 PM for all elementary students and families! Join us!
about 1 month ago, Michelle Maris
pool party
Families, join us for some winter fun! Free event for ALL Oly students, families and staff. Mark your calendar!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 4
First graders at OSE enjoyed their Jolly Jersey turned “Reindeer Games” Day! Today’s activities included making reindeer ornaments, reindeer ABC ordering, writing about pet reindeer, making reindeer food and the day’s two favorite activities: reindeer games and root “deer” floats! The kids gathered in the cafeteria this morning so practice not only their game playing skills but also their ability to collaborate, this month’s Spartan skill! They played games like Guess Who, Trouble, Memory, Connect Four as well as the reindeer version of BINGO, VIXEN! Lots of fun was had throughout the day, and we are excited for the fun to continue tomorrow!
about 2 months ago, Amanda Gray
Root “deer” floats to end a fun-filled day!
Reindeer food ready to be sprinkled in yards on Christmas Eve!
Reindeer Games!
Excited first graders!
:: 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.
about 2 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?
about 2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Family Tip 2
First graders at OSE arrived to school to find that the Grinch had made a visit and redecorated their rooms! Throughout the day, they worked on tasks reviewing skills and concepts they have learned throughout the first semester including writing conventions, parts of speech, addition and subtraction, number ID and counting. Some students had time today to also complete a STEM task of creating a new tree for Cindy-Lou Who and her family with their morning tub materials. We are happy to report that the Grinch did not steal Christmas at OSE!
about 2 months ago, Amanda Gray
STEM Challenge - Create a tree for the Who’s
ELA and Math tasks
He redecorated our rooms!
Grinch Yoga & Freeze Dance