December 2018 Eagle's Nest

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December 2018 Newsletter

December Upcoming Events:
12/5 Wednesday Early Dismissal @ 2:37pm
12/5 Books Before Bed Family Reading Event @ 6:00pm
12/11 4th & 5th Grade Battle of the Books – Introduction to the book titles
12/11 PTO Cookie Exchange
12/12 Wednesday Early Dismissal@ 2:37pm
12/12-12/14 Spirit Week!
12/13 Winter Music Assembly @ 10:00am
12/18 All Star Assembly @1:10pm
12/18 Little Red Schoolhouse Picks Up Lost & Found Clothing
12/19 Winter Break Begins
January 3rd School Resumes

Books Before Bed Family Reading Event
Snuggle up in your pajamas and bring your family to LP Brown to join us for a fun-filled evening of stories read by Firefighters and First Responders. We’ll also have cookies, cocoa, and snowflake & card making. What a great way to start off the month of December! December 5th at 6:00pm

Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a competition for fourth and fifth grade students. Teams will compete to see who can answer more questions correctly after reading the assigned titles. The titles will be revealed to students at an assembly on Dec 11 and will be available to check out after that.
The reading level of the 12 books varies and titles come from a variety of genre. The battle will take place in March, so teams will have plenty of time to become experts on the books.

Spirit Week
Wednesday 12/12 Crazy Hat/Hair Day
Thursday 12/13 Crazy Sweater Day
Friday 12/14 PJ Day

Winter Concert
Our Winter Concert will be held on Thursday, December 13th at 10:00am. There will be performances by the 4th & 5th grade band & orchestras’. Come and enjoy the music.

CISPUS Outdoor School
Mark your calendars for CISPUS! Our fifth grade students will be attending Outdoor School at the CISPUS Environmental Center in Randle, WA from April 10th through April 12th. This is a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday trip.

Holiday Giving Program
Starting December 3rd, tags will be on display in the main office with gift card suggestions for families in the LP Brown Community. We expect to have over 100 tags, so we need your help! Please sign your name and phone number on the list in the office. Return the gift (with the tag securely attached) to the office by December 12th so gifts can be distributed to families prior to winter break.

MONDAY MORNING COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL
Are you interested in feeling a closer connection with LP Brown School? Starting in January, every Monday morning, parents and volunteers are welcome to stay and visit with Principal Hayes over coffee from 9:15 – 9:45am.

Lost & Found
The racks are full again. Please check out the Lost & Found for missing items. All items will be donated to the Little Red Schoolhouse at the beginning of Winter Break (pick up on 12/18).

SCREENAGERS VIEWING:
As part of the district’s commitment to providing awareness and education around digital citizenship and digital health & well-being, OSD families and staff are invited to watch ‘Screenagers’, a film about the impact of the digital age on children and strategies to find balance with it. This film follows a Seattle doctor and her teenage daughter as they navigate their way into and through the digital age.
The film is appropriate for students in grades 6-12 and is approximately 50 minutes long. There will be an opportunity for a short discussion after the film ends.
Viewing Schedule:
• Tuesday, December 4th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the CHS Performing Arts Center
• Tuesday, December 11th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Knox Administrative Center Board Room
All of the screenings are open to OSD staff and families at no cost.

From the Health Room:

Flu activity is increasing in Washington and so are hospital visits for flu-like symptoms. Health officials urge that anyone over 6 months of age who hasn't been vaccinated this year to get a flu shot now to protect themselves, and others.
Flu vaccine (flu shot) is now available across the state for everyone aged 6 months and older, including pregnant women. Flu shots are readily available at most pharmacy locations, clinics and from many other medical providers and locations.
Annual flu vaccination is the best method of prevention against illness, followed by covering your cough, proper hand washing and staying home from school or work when you are sick. The flu shot takes up to two weeks to provide full protection and is now available at pharmacies and clinic locations throughout the state.
All children in Washington receive vaccines at no cost through age 18. The provider may charge a fee to give the vaccine, called an administration fee. You can ask for this fee to be waived if you cannot afford it.
Protect yourself and your family by getting vaccinated as soon as possible, using proper respiratory etiquette and staying home when you are sick.

OSD DRESS CODE POLICY & REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK:
The Olympia School Board is seeking input from OSD students, families, employees and community members about a proposed district wide student dress code policy and procedure.

While individual schools have rules around student dress code, currently there is no district wide policy or procedure.

Written comments about the proposed policy and procedure may be submitted through Friday, January 4 on a brief online feedback form. The form includes a complete version of both the policy and procedure.

The school board held a first reading of the newly proposed student dress code policy and procedure on November 19, 2018. Board members plan to review input received between now and January 4 before they hold a second reading of the policy and procedure at the January 22, 2019 board meeting. That meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at LP Brown Elementary School, 2000 26th Ave. N.W. in Olympia.

Any policy that comes before the school board requires a minimum of two readings (reviews) by the board before it can be considered for approval. Board action may follow the second reading on Tuesday, January 22.

In addition to the online feedback form, comments about any policies before the school board may be emailed to boardpolicyreview@osd.wednet.edu. Links to the proposed student dress code Policy 3224 and procedure 3224P are included on the district website Board Policy Review webpage.

January Upcoming Events:
1/3 Return from Winter Break
1/4 Boys & Girls Club Closed
1/9 Wednesday Early Dismissal @ 2:37pm
1/10 Reptile Man Assembly @ 1:15pm (for students) & 6:30pm for students & families
1/16 Wednesday Early Dismissal @ 2:37pm
1/18 Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly – Time TBA
1/21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
1/23 Wednesday Early Dismissal @ 2:37pm
1/30 Wednesday Early Dismissal @ 2:37pm
1/31 All Star Assembly @ 1:10pm