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Welcome to Olympic 2017-2018
Whether you are a returning or a new family, I’d like to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! Teachers are excited and working hard to prepare for the year. One of our priorities at Olympic is to create a supportive learning environment for all students. To that end, we hold a back to school event the evening before the first day of school. This year the Back to School BBQ will run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. I encourage you to come to the gym at 4:00 so you can meet the staff and hear important information about the first day of school through a brief presentation. Then, students and their family members will get to visit their classroom, meet the teacher, drop off school supplies and receive their ticket for the BBQ dinner provided for free by our PTO. I look forward to seeing you there!
Our school motto at Olympic is “Striving for Excellence”. To achieve excellence, we create school goals every year. Those goals are written with the help of input from students, families and staff through a survey call CEE (the Center for Educational Effectiveness). Although our academic goals have not been finished yet, there are some to share at this time. Historically, we have many students who attend school on a regular basis and arrive on time before 8:30a.m. There is, however, another group who miss more than 10 days in a school year and/or arrive at 8:30 a.m. or later. For those students, they miss important learning time that results in less progress, lower grades and test scores . So, to improve as a whole school, we need every student to grow one year in a year’s time and meet their learning goals. To improve learning at Olympic, we have set the following attendance goals:
• Decrease the number unexcused absences by 10%
• Decrease the number of excused absences by 10%
• Decrease the number of tardies by 10%
By reaching these goals, all our students will have the best chance at meeting their growth goals, feel better about school and reach their potential. Thank you, in advance, for helping us reach our goals. The academic and climate goals we set in September will be shared with our families so you can be aware of them and be a part of helping reach them as well.
Olympic Owl Traits
• Owl Be Kind
• Owl Be Safe
• Owl Be Responsible
We are fortunate enough to have a diverse population at Olympic. Sometimes, if a person doesn’t understand someone else’s language or culture it can lead to pre-judgment and disrespectful treatment. Our effort, at school, is focused on teaching children that they don’t have to be best friends with everyone…but they do need to be kind. My hope is that we will all learn more about each other and grow to appreciate each other as we go through this school year.
Please take some time to talk with your child(ren) about the importance of being kind and showing respect. When adults model respect by talking with crossing guards, teachers, food servers, and the secretaries in that manner, it becomes a part of a child’s nature. Thank you in advance for your help. Olympic should be a place where everyone feels safe, supported and valued.
Olympic Elementary School is a community of lifelong learners committed to continual improvement in academic and social leadership. Our staff and parents work in partnership to help students develop the necessary skills and attitudes to become responsible citizens in an ever-changing society. Our students are motivated and empowered to reach their full potential through a variety of engaging and relevant learning opportunities.