SCHOOL SPIRIT TASTES GREAT!!
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support LP Brown Elementary PTO. Come in to the Chipotle at 625 Black Lake Blvd. Suite J-22 in Olympia on Thursday, March 23rd between 10:45am and 10:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to LP Brown Elementary PTO.
Dr. Seuss Night
Join us on Tuesday, February 28th from 5:30-7pm for a fun-filled Dr. Seuss night! 112 years ago the beloved author of The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and so many more of our favorite books was born; so LP Brown is throwing him a reading and math party! Help us celebrate LP Brown and one of our favorite authors with a night of fun!
PTO Cookie Fundraiser
We will be kicking off a cookie dough fundraiser on Friday, February 3rd. Please write your child’s name and teacher’s name on the order form. PTO will collect order forms on Feb. 16th, please do not turn forms in prior to this date. PTO will do a second round of collections on Feb. 23rd. Feb. 23rd will be the last and final collection date due to high additional costs for late orders.
LP Brown will earn 40% of the total sales which goes towards activities and events which include the artist in residence, music, PE, community events, field trip scholarships.
The items will be available for pick up in mid-March, so it’s a great time to order cookies and treats for Easter!! The date for distribution will be announced a few days before.
A message from Superintendent Cvitanich
I have been asked by a number of community members how our district will respond to any new executive order from President Trump and accompanying court decisions regarding immigration status, and how these decisions may affect the students and families served by the Olympia School District. With more than twenty different languages spoken in our school district, and 200+ English language learners, we are mindful of our responsibilities to the students and families we serve. We also know students work best in an atmosphere that is perceived as safe and supportive. As such, I have shared with staff the importance of our district's role in creating a safe and positive work environment for all students. All means all.
Learn about elementary school choice programs
Will you have a student in grades K-5 in the 2017-18 school year? If so, are you interested in learning more about our optional programs? We invite you to attend one of our Elementary School Choice Program nights:
- Lincoln Options (213 21st Avenue SE) - Wednesday, February 22 from 6-8 p.m.
- ORLA (2400 15th Avenue SE) - Wednesday, March 1 from 6-8 p.m.
- Lincoln Options (213 21st Avenue SE) - Thursday, March 2 from 6-8 p.m.
- Hansen ES (1919 Road Sixty-Five NW) - Thursday, March 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Hansen ES (1919 Road Sixty-Five NW) - Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Spotlight on Success - February 14, 2017
In this edition of 'Spotlight on Success'; Madison students show appreciation with ‘Valentines for Veterans’, Learn All About Kindergarten Day is a whopping success, Jefferson MS students become playwrights/performers/set designers, Construction on “Mini-Buildings” is underway...and much more!
Learn about middle school choice programs
Olympia School District Middle School Choice Programs Information Nights are March 7 and 9, 2017. Will you have a student in grades 6, 7 or 8 in the 2017-18 school year? If so, are you interested in learning more about our optional programs? We invite you to attend one of our Middle School Choice Program nights:
- Tuesday, March 7, Reeves MS, 2220 Quince St NE - 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 9, Jefferson MS, 2200 Conger Ave NW - 6:30 p.m.
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.
OSD Night at the Rainiers set for April 15
Saturday, April 15 is the third annual Olympia School District Night at the Tacoma Rainiers. The Rainiers will take on the Albuquerque Isotopes beginning at 5:05 p.m. at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.
All students, families, teachers, staff and the Olympia School District community are invited to join us for this fun-filled district event. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and show support for the Rainiers and our schools. Last year we sold more than 200 tickets. Let’s see if we can surpass that this year!
Be sure to arrive on time to watch Superintendent Dick Cvitanich throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Then stick around after the game for “Kids Run the Bases.”
School calendar has been updated for 2016-17
The Olympia School District has extended the 2016-17 school year calendar in order to make up three school days that were missed this year due to inclement weather.The revised final day of school will be Friday, June 23, with all schools operating on a half-day schedule on June 23. The calendar may be revised again if there are any additional school closure days.
Learn about the role of a school board member and open seats in November
Learn about the role of a school board director and get information about the three board seats open in the November 2017 General Election during a community meeting on March 8.
People interested in vying for a seat on the school board, as well as those who want to learn more about the role, are encouraged to attend the meeting. The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia.
Superintendent search update: job announcement posted
Northwest Leadership Associates, the consulting firm assisting the Olympia School District in its search for a new superintendent, has posted an online job announcement for individuals interested in applying for the leadership position. Dates have also been set for daylong interviews with finalists, including an opportunity for community input.
The deadline to apply for the Olympia School District superintendent position is March 7, 2017. The individual selected will replace Dick Cvitanich, who retires effective June 30, 2017.