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5/22/20 Remote Learning Science Kits Pick-up

“Hello Olympic families! We have take-home science kits for your students this week. All you have to do is come pick them up at the school on Friday May 22nd. Please try to come during the following times if you are available.

  • 11am-12pm if your last name starts with A-E
  • 12-1pm if your last name starts with F-H
  • 1-2pm if you last name starts with I-Q
  • 2-3pm if your last name starts with R-Z

Splitting up the time slots this way means the shortest wait times but if this schedule does not work for you, feel free to come during a different time slot.  We will also distribute both learning packets and science kits from 5-6:30pm if this time is more convenient for you.

In order to get the science kits distributed as quickly as possible we will have a station set up right on 30th avenue under the Olympic greeter board.  Please come down 30th facing North, toward Fred Meyer, and just pull to the curb. We will ask you your students names and grade levels and hand you the appropriate kits. Then you can drive on and turn into the parking lot to get your weekly learning packet if you are not doing all of the school work online. There may be a short line that has formed along the curb in front of the school but it will move quickly.

We look forward to seeing your on Friday!”

2020-05-20T00:06:00+00:00May 20th, 2020|

Rotary Club book distribution / Grab and Go meals

Dear Olympic families,

The Longview Rotary Club has generously donated a large number of books for Olympic students. If you are interested in a couple of free grade level books, come to the school tomorrow, Friday May 8th from 11:00 to 3:00 and pick them up. There is a limited number of books and they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The books are organized by grade level and in small bags. Unfortunately, there isn’t a process to choose books due to the current safety practices we all are exercising. Therefore, a staff member will hand out a bag of two books for each student in the family. Please follow our procedure listed on the signs for car and in-person pick-up.

Mike Mendenhall/Principal

“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” – Mason Cooley.


Another additional bit of news: Olympic school has recently been added as a Lunch Meal ‘Grab and Go’ location. The bus will be in the Olympic parking lot Monday through Friday at 11:25 a.m. Any child, from birth to age 18, can pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch each weekday. You don’t need to qualify or register to receive meals – the kids just have to show up. Be ready at the bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled arrival time. Students must be visible at the bus stops to receive meals and please remember to practice social distancing. Bus delivery meal service will continue through June 19, 2020.

2020-05-07T22:38:47+00:00May 7th, 2020|

School Supplies and Learning Packet pick-up letter

Dear Olympic Families,
We have developed a plan for students and their families to pick-up belongings and school supplies left in classrooms prior to Governor Inslee’s Stay-at-Home order.  Packets for students to complete next week will be in the bag with your child’s belongings and school supplies.  The safety of our students, families and our staff is the top priority as we go through this together.  Therefore, it is crucial that everyone follows social distancing guidelines throughout the process.  The following information is the procedure we will use as families and students arrive on campus:
Date and time:  Friday, April 17th  – 10:00 a.m -3:00 p.m. – Families will come to school at designated times based upon the last name, first initial, of the oldest student in the family. (See below)
Where:   Report to the location on campus where your student is dismissed after school.
How:  Para-educators and support staff will escort students to and from classrooms, one at a time.  Social distancing guidelines will be posted and monitored for everyone’s safety.  Distances of six feet will be marked with X’s on sidewalks at all pick-up locations.  All staff will wear masks and gloves.  We strongly recommend students and family members do the same.  Please refrain from hugs, handshakes, high-fives, fist bumps, etc.
Station location:
       Kindergarten – On the porch near the parking lot
       1st Grade – At the fence opening next to the large gate and crosswalk
       2nd Grade – At the fence opening next to the porch
       3rd Grade – The front doors of the main building (near the flagpole)
       4th Grade – The south end of campus, the gate 4th/5th grades exit for dismissal
       5th Grade – The south end of campus, the gate near the gravel parking lot
Scheduled time:   (by the first initial of last name)
10:00 – 11:00 –A-C
11:00 – 12:00 –D-H
12:00 – 1:00 –I-M
1:00 – 2:00 -N-R
2:00 – 3:00 – S–Z
Grade level teachers may be working in classrooms during the pick-up times and will be able to say hello to students, following social distancing practices.
Student medications, epipens, inhalers, etc. will be signed-out to parents/guardians at the front doors of the main building, near the flagpole on Friday the 17
Student and parents, if you have any school library books out, please return them on Friday.
Please contact your classroom teacher or me for any questions you have before or after Friday.
Mike Mendenhall
Principal, Olympic Elementary School
2020-04-15T19:28:56+00:00April 15th, 2020|

Hi-Cap Program Parent Information Night

Hi-Cap Program Parent Information Night:  Supporting Highly Capable Students

When: Tuesday, March 10th, 6:00-7:00pm

Where:  Longview School District Boardroom,   2715 Lilac St.



Información  Hi-Cap Programa de Padres Noche:  Apoyo a estudiantes con capacidades

Cuando:  Martes 10 Marzo, 6:00-7:00pm

Dónde:    Longview School District sala de juntas,  2715 Calle Lila


2020-03-06T19:56:48+00:00March 6th, 2020|

Upcoming Book Fair


Olympic Book Fair coming soon!

 Tuesday, February 18th                    3:00-3:30pm

Wednesday, February 19th              7:45-8:15am &

          GRAND EVENT                         2:00-3:00pm

Thursday, February 20th                 7:45-8:15am & 3:00-3:30pm

20/20 Vision for our Future         5:00-7:00pm (Book Fair opens at 4:30)

Friday, February 21st                        7:45-8:15am & 3:00-3:30pm


Visit our ONLINE Book Fair at

2020-02-10T18:54:46+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Replacement Levy Information

Dear Parents and Families,

 A measure which includes important programs related to your child’s education will be voted on in the February 11 special election.   In fact, every school district in Cowlitz County has a replacement levy on the February ballot to fund critical programs that are either not funded or not fully funded by the state.

 School funding is complex and can be confusing. Which is why superintendents from all districts in the Cowlitz County met with The Daily News last week to talk about the need for replacement levies. The article highlights how important local levy funding is to our schools. Read the story here.   You can find more information about the replacement levy for Longview Schools on our website.

 Please remember to vote by February 11 and thank you for your interest in Longview Public Schools!

 Rick Parrish

Communications Coordinator

Longview Public Schools

2715 Lilac Street

Longview, WA 98632

360-575-7019 phone

360-957-6820 cell


2020-01-17T00:42:55+00:00January 17th, 2020|

Friday Fun

Friday, 11/22/19  It’s Sports Team Spirit and Popcorn Day.  Hip Hip Hooray!    Image result for sports jerseys clipart      Image result for baseball

Popcorn .25 bag / limit of 2 bags.                   Image result for popcorn

2019-11-20T01:38:32+00:00November 20th, 2019|

Book Fair Coming


Monday, October 28th             3:00-3:30pm

Tuesday, October 29th                     7:45-8:15am & 3:00-3:30pm

Wednesday, October 30th                7:45-8:15am & Noon-3:00pm (Early dismissal-conferences)

Thursday, October 31st                    8:30-3:00pm (No school-Fair open during conferences)

Friday, November 1st                        8:30-3:00pm (No school-Fair open during conferences)

Open an eWallet account or shop in our Online Book Fair at:

2019-10-22T20:45:45+00:00October 22nd, 2019|

Nut Allergies

Olympic Families,

Due to severe allergies, Olympic is a ‘nut free’ school.  Please check the list of ingredients in items you send to school for snacks, birthday treats, or in your child’s lunch.  Avoid sending foods containing nut products or where nut products may have been processed.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, but please realize how important your assistance is in this matter.  We appreciate your help in keeping our students safe.


Mike Mendenhall-Principal

2019-08-30T00:33:01+00:00August 30th, 2019|