Flags lowered to half-staff through September 30
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, to honor the memory of former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.
Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Friday, September 30, 2016.
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.
Volunteer art docents needed
Volunteers are needed to serve as art docents in an expanded elementary school visual arts program this year.
This is the second year of the visual arts program, which started last year in 10 elementary classrooms and is being expanded this year to 30 classrooms throughout the district’s 11 elementary schools.
Library and district partner to bring students greater resources
Timberland Regional Library (TRL) and the Olympia School District (OSD) have formed a partnership to bring students access to a wider range and depth of information via the library’s vast electronic services collection.
Both organizations met for several months last spring to determine the feasibility of offering TRL materials to K-12 OSD students. From those meetings, the concept of an online-only Timberland library card was born and named “MyTRL.”
The MyTRL program, which launches September 21, provides students in elementary, middle and high schools access to the public library’s large and updated collection of research resources, eBooks, digital magazines, downloadable music, videos, and kids and teen homework help. While the first partnership of its kind for TRL, it is patterned after other similar library/school district partnerships statewide.
In-person school registration starts September 2
Effective today, September 2, families who need to register children for school should visit the school in their attendance area to submit necessary registration forms in person. The district’s online registration is now closed to help schools expedite the registration process before and after school opens.
If you need additional information, please contact the district administrative office at (360) 596-6100.