OSD News & Notes: November 21, 2014
In this week’s News & Notes RES teacher-librarian Jean Schuna introduces QR codes to students, Riana Hoagland honored by YWCA as ‘Young Woman of Achievement’, Madison cooking cart makes a appearance in Mrs. Majors class…and much, much more!
Inclement Weather? Here's Where to Find Information
It’s getting to be that time of year when weather incidents can change school schedules. Click below to read our “Snow Bulletin” that includes information about how to find out if there’s a schedule change (page 1) AND snow bus routes (page 2).
Free Tutoring Available for Low-Income Families
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, low-income students attending Title I schools in certain “steps of improvement” are entitled to “Supplemental Educational Services,” meaning free tutoring services for their child. Low-income families at LP Brown Elementary qualify for this service. The sign-up window is open until Dec. 19, 2014. For more information or to apply, click on the links below.
- Informational flyer
- List of approved tutoring companies interested in working with Olympia students
- Tutoring application
L.P. Brown, named after Leland P. Brown, former Olympia teacher, principal and twenty-six year Superintendent of Olympia Schools, is located in the northwest corner of Olympia. It serves approximately 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition, special needs children are served in the building’s autism program, and the Infant Toddler Programs.
The school was originally built in 1965. In 1968, additions were made to the school, which included the library and a six-classroom wing expansion. In 1978, the multipurpose building was expanded, increasing the size of the gymnasium. In 1986, a covered playshed structure was constructed. Separate areas for the bus and parent drop-off, a set of new student lavatories and fire sprinklers for the main building were completed in September 1997. The addition of six classrooms in a new wing and a remodeled music room was finished in January 1998, giving L.P. Brown a total of 18 classrooms.
During the school year, L.P. Brown provides space for the YMCA’s before and after-school childcare, and evenings find the building used for sports activities by the YMCA and Olympia Parks and Recreation, as well as school and community meetings.
Interested in Referring a 2nd-4th Grade Student for Highly Capable Services?
You’re invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6-7 p.m. at the Knox Administrative Center to learn more. Topics will include the student referral/screening/selection procedure, elementary grade level service options, and a review of revisions to state regulations regarding highly capable students. For more information about Highly Capable services, click here. For more information about the meeting, click on the link below.
Elementary Math - Welcome to Bridges!
In 2014 the Olympia School District adopted a new elementary math curriculum called Bridges in Mathematics. The program has a host of tools for families to use at home to support their student(s) in math. To access those resources click on the link below.
Our School Mission
We, the community of L.P. Brown School, work together to create a nurturing, safe and exciting environment where all people are respected, successful and challenged to view learning as a lifelong activity.
- Thursday, November 27
- No School - Thanksgiving Break
- Friday, November 28
- No School - Thanksgiving Break
- Wednesday, December 3
- One Hour Late Start (EXCEPT Lincoln and Avanti)
- Friday, December 5
- Half Day (ES & HS) - Grading
- Monday, December 8
- School Board Study Session