- Monday, July 4
- 4th of July
- Monday, July 18
- Board Meeting
- Monday, August 1
- Board Meeting
- Monday, August 15
- Board Meeting
- Wednesday, August 17
- Office Re-opens
School registration now available
School registration is now available for the 2016-17 school year. Registration assistance will be available at school offices after they re-open following summer break. Middle and high schools will re-open on August 8 and elementary schools will re-open on August 17.
Water samples show district drinking fountains below lead content threshold
Water samples collected last month at each of the Olympia School District’s schools and its Transportation department show lead levels below the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) threshold for school drinking water in all drinking fountains tested.
Summer reading is fun at Timberland Regional Library
Summer reading is fun and helps kids maintain reading skills learned during the school year! The Timberland Regional Library (TRL) summer reading programs for kids and teens are FREE and offer activities, prizes and incentives for kids to read this summer! The theme for this year is the fitness of the body and mind. To keep track of all the special events, check out TRL’s Facebook page with links to fun events!
Summer fun in our community
Numerous nonprofit organizations have fliers posted on our district website sharing information about summer activities, including camps and sports opportunities.
Be sure to visit the district flier page to see the full list of events and activities, which range from Hands on Children’s Museum summer camps and YMCA summer sports, to a Middle School Robotics Summer Camp and Seed to Table camp for youth. Be sure to check back regularly to learn about additional summer happenings as well as opportunities throughout the 2016-17 school year!
Bridges elementary math curriculum achieves highest EdReports rating
The following is a message from the Olympia School District’s K-12 Teaching and Learning Department sharing exciting national news about the Bridges elementary math curriculum. This week marks the end of the second year of the curriculum’s use in elementary schools throughout the Olympia School District.
A huge thank you goes out to all of the teachers who were on the elementary math adoption committee in 2013-14. Another thank you to our elementary teachers and the incredible work they have done with the implementation of Bridges. EdReports recently evaluated Bridges, and the Math Learning Center’s Collin Nelson relays the exciting results in the following report:
“Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition was evaluated by EdReports and met all three major criteria at each grade level. This places Bridges among the very few programs that have achieved the organization’s highest rating."
Summer lunch and kids in parks programs
Olympia Parks and Recreation will facilitate the USDA FREE lunch program this summer at both Garfield and Madison Elementary schools. Lunches are free for children 18 and under. Kids 6-12 years old can also participate in the free SKIPP (Summer Kids in Parks Program) after lunch.