Olympic Champions 10-19-18


Reading: Makenna Taylor-Kinney; Slater Register; A.J. Stevens; Riley Hubley;

Trenton Weber; Elizabeth Jordan; Kailyn Hartshorn;

Math: Braylon Cherry; Connie Brown; Erandi Murillo; Gracie Sterner; Ava Luther;

Jackie Chen; Kayley Sage; Kelidon Jackson; Ella Stanley;

Writing: Olivia Johnson;

P.E.: Jasmin Reyes; Oscar Arano Vazquez;



Respectful: Abbi Elkinton; Melody Johnson;

Safe: Troy Collins;

Responsible: Khloee Miller; Dominic Monroy; Krissha Cervantes; Sariah Jarret;

Emma Queener;

Cooperate: Sirus Estrada; Jannet Cabrera; Jayden Sweet; Ximena Araiza;

Kindness: Joshua Broderius; Chloe Long-Kisto; Andy Ramirez Cifuentes;

Striving for Excellence: Chloe Cadwell; Honey Norbury;

2018-10-19T18:00:00+00:00October 19th, 2018|

Elks Lodge #1482

Thank you for gifting our 3rd Grade students with  dictionaries!

2018-10-19T17:48:36+00:00October 19th, 2018|

Olympic Champions 10-12-18


Reading: Christopher Gomez; Joey DeRidder; Maiya Kinney; Jasiah Chavez;

Math: Viviana Tovar Carino; Allison Valdovinos-Velasquez; MaryKate Walliby; Maribel Morales; Steven DeRidder; Jacob Davis-Eck; Alicia Richardson; Kevin Ruiz-Juarez; Jayden Fairman; Aidan Peters; Kira Morgan; Axel Curtis; Daxton Cronin;


Responsible: Wyatt Shepherd; Raine Morgan; Marlishia Dungawin; Lindsey Buring; Megan King; Felipe Murillo Anguiano; Tiana Chen Zeng;

Cooperate: Brian Davis; Gram Brown;

Kindness: Maliyah Brown; Ava Childs-Vuong; Alex Ferguson; Ismael Garcia Padilla;

Striving for Excellence: Elizabeth Rogers; Andrea Ramirez-Chavez; Conner Hunt;

2018-10-15T16:18:55+00:00October 15th, 2018|

Principal’s Notes

October 10th, 2018

Hello Olympic families,

We are off to a great start to the 2018-19 school year!!  Teachers have been sharing expectations with students to create a positive climate in classrooms, playground teachers are encouraging fun and safe choices during recess and support staff and I are evaluating how we can help teachers, students and families to make Olympic great.

We could use your help with safe drop-off and pick-up at the curb each day.  Please remember to stay in your car when at the curb.  If you choose to leave your car, we ask that you park in a parking space.  Crossing at the crosswalks helps keep everyone safe and the flow of traffic moving at dismissal time.  Please avoid crossing the drive through lane coming from the porch or Kindergarten pick-up.  We appreciate your help with these safety procedures.

Families – If you ever hear a concerning report from your child, please contact the teacher by phone or e-mail.  We have found this is the quickest and best way to address the issue.  Our teachers are extremely helpful when questions or concerns arise.

Has your child told you about our morning announcements?  Every morning Mrs. Sharer or I welcome everyone back to school over the intercom.  We share attendance information, interesting facts, inspirational quotes, an Owl trait of the day and celebrate student and staff birthdays.  It’s a fun way to start our day together and helps us feel like a community.

Our first big family event of the year is called Math University and it takes place on Thursday, November 8th from 5:00 – 6:30.  Come play math games and learn about our new Math curriculum – Ready Math.  I hope to see you there.


Mike Mendenhall

Principal, Olympic Elementary School


2018-10-11T00:45:05+00:00October 11th, 2018|

Olympic Champions 10-5-18


Reading: Lydia Hodges;Thatcher Register; Slater Register; Shyla Brannan; Joey Hoyt; Emma Person; Zada Hancock;

Math: Jose Gutierrez Rocha; Alicia Richardson; Ting Huang;

Writing: Liam Baker;



Respectful: Nicholas Rogers;

Responsible: Morgan Brown; Carrington Highley;

Cooperate: Karson Crigger; Kianna Palow;

Kindness: Robert Koon; Anthony Herrera; Treesje Harris; Eli Courtney; Peyton Boyd;

Striving for Excellence: Victor Chen; Owen Goetz; John Nieto-Ortiz;

2018-10-05T20:32:47+00:00October 5th, 2018|

Olympic Champions 9-28-18


Reading: Samantha Montgomery; Madison Person; Sam Pomerinke; Vickey Chen; Marc Rasmussen; Kaitlyn McElroy; Treasure Swanson;

Writing: Madison Taylor’forest;

Math: Jian Li; Kash Kilde; Steven Reddington; Vincent Hoyt; Bridegt Woodruff; Campbell Saavedra;

P.E.: Liliana Martinez; Daniel Castro Celis;



Respectful: Quin Kochis; Krystopher Richmond; Isla Catlin; Shoshana Robeson;

Responsible: Gracelyn Dykstra; Cooper Duncan;

Cooperate: Lilly Barto Anderson;

Kindness: Cassidy McGowan; Jasmin Reyes Zepeda; Zeke Tyler; Bailey Goetz; Caroline Nielsen;

Strive for Excellence: Reuben Robeson; London Schenck; Ryan Moore; Olivia Sorenson;

2018-09-28T21:20:43+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Site Based Management Team Purpose

The role of the Site Based Management (SBM) team is to:

  1. Write, review and submit site action plans and form Ad-Hoc committees
  2. Monitor and assess the progress toward our goals/plans
  3. Assume responsibility for decisions

-Bringing up new business using staff input forms

-Making decisions on agenda topics that do not require an Ad-Hoc


-Commissioning Ad-Hoc committees

(Example:  commissioning Site-based Bylaws Ad-Hoc)

-Following through on the work of existing Ad Hoc committees by

accepting, rejecting, or modifying their proposals or otherwise deciding on their proposals

  1. Facilitate decisions and monitor progress


2018-09-20T14:58:08+00:00September 20th, 2018|

Striving for Excellence at Olympic – 2018

Dear Olympic Families,

For those who are returning to Olympic, welcome back!  If this is your first year at our school, we look forward to meeting you and sharing all there is to know for a successful year.


You should be receiving a welcome letter from your child’s teacher in the next day or two, if you haven’t already had it arrive in the mail.  This allows families to get to know their child’s teacher before the first day of school.  If you don’t receive a letter by August 23rd, please contact the office at (360) 575-7084.

We are excited to continue a tradition at Olympic by holding our Back to School BBQ on Tuesday, August 28th from 1:00 – 3:00.  The purpose of this event is to allow parents and students to meet their teacher, see where their classroom is and drop off supplies before the first day of school.  Families can come anytime between 1:00 and 3:00, it isn’t intended to be a two hour event that everyone stays for the whole time.  Our wonderful PTO will be providing a complimentary hot dog lunch as a way to welcome students and families back from the summer and allow for some time together as a school community.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 29th and the hours are from 8:30 – 3:00.  Breakfast is served from 7:45 – 8:10, in the gym.  In fact, all students report to the gym before school and line up in class lines marked by cones with teachers names listed on them.  We ask parents to drop their child off at the doors to help us keep everyone safe and secure.


Our handbook provides students and their parents with important information about our school.  It will come home with your child on the first day of school.  We ask that all parents read through the handbook to be familiar with our policies and practices at Olympic.  Please sign the top page and have your child do the same before he/she returns it to the classroom teacher. We would like to receive all signature pages back at school by September 7th and thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.

Wednesday Early Release

One of the ways we are working hard to help all our students reach their potential is by allowing teachers to meet together, weekly, to look at how students are progressing and make plans for meeting all students learning needs.  This weekly meeting happens from 2:30 – 3:30 on every Wednesday (except the first and last days of the school year).  So, we dismiss students at 2:00 on Wednesdays.


We have an OWLstanding PTO at Olympic and their first Meet and Greet of the year will be held on Thursday, September 6th at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting is held in our library with dinner and childcare provided at no cost to families.  We welcome more parents to get involved with fundraising, family nights, helping in the classroom and more for the 2018-19 school year. Flyers will be going home each month to announce the date and times of PTO meetings.  They are also listed in the Longview School District calendar.

Explorer’s Club

Youth and Family Link provides a granted-funded after school program at Olympic that runs from 3:00 – 5:30 Monday through Thursday (Wednesdays  2:00 – 5:30).  This is not a drop-in program where students can come some days, but not others.  One of the grant requirements is regular attendance to see how much of a difference it makes for students’ progress in school.  Registration forms are in the main office and space is limited to 60 children.  So, you will want to fill out and return a form as soon as possible, if you are interested in your child(ren) attending this program.

Family Partnerships

At Olympic, we believe that students succeed when families and teachers work together and communicate, when necessary.  Please call, e-mail, message on Classroom Dojo or write letters to your child’s teacher whenever you have questions and/or concerns.  This clears things up quickly and helps everyone involved take care of issues in a timely and effective manner.

If you have questions about our school, have ideas for improvements, or would like to be involved in some way, please call me at 575-7084.


Mike Mendenhall
Principal, Olympic Elementary School

2018-08-16T20:12:35+00:00August 16th, 2018|
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