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Olson Middle School Welcomes You!

 

Panther Park and Pick-Up Events!
Friday, October 23, 2020 10:40 AM

Hi Olson families -

Please join us next week for our "Panther Park and Pick-Up" events! We will have a variety of supplies available for students and families. We will also make sure your contact information is up to date, as well as show you a few resources to stay informed about your student's progress.

-6th grade - Tuesday, October 27th, 2:00 - 5:00

-7th grade - Wednesday, October 28th, 2:00 - 5:00

-8th grade - Thursday, October 29th, 2:00 - 5:00

(If you cannot attend on the grade level day for your student, please come any day).

When you arrive at the school, you will be directed to a parking spot and a staff member will come to your car.

(If you plan to walk to the school, that is also fine:)

Please be prepared to be at the school for 15-30 minutes.

Finally, we know that Halloween is coming so your student is welcome to dress up - you may see some teachers in costumes as well!

For more information, visit this page on our school website under the Distance Learning section.

 

 
Site Council - today!
Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:50 AM

Hi Olson families - 

Just a reminder that we have our online Site Council meeting TODAY at 4:30! The link will be posted here shortly before 4:30. If you plan to access the link through a phone, you may need to have a Gmail account and install the Google Meet app. If you will be joining on a desktop, laptop, Chromebook, or tablet, just click on the link.

For questions about site council, please e-mail our principal or assistant principal - steven.emerson@mpls.k12.mn.us or latiesha.bogar@mpls.k12.mn.us

We hope to see you at 4:30!

Here is the live link!

Site Council and more!
Monday, October 19, 2020 10:00 AM

Greetings Olson families - 

We will hold our 1st Site Council meeting online this Thursday, Oct. 22nd, at 4:30. It will last until 5:30 or 6:00. All parents and guardians are welcome! We will be having our annual "State of the School" presentation, along with updates on our academic programs, Distance Learning feedback and questions, and an overview of how the Comprehensive District Design will impact Olson next year. We look forward to seeing you! Please check the website on Thursday for the link to the Google Meet.

Also, next week we will be having another round of supply pick-up events, similar to what we had in August with our back-to-school events. Please continue to check the website and Olson Facebook page for more info!

Finally, if you have not already taken the district survey regarding your family's preferences for returning to in-person learning, please do so at this link. It is very important for the district to hear from as many families as possible.

Conferences and MEA break!
Monday, October 12, 2020 10:10 AM

Greetings Olson families - 

Just a reminder that students do not have school on Wednesday, October 14th - Friday, October 16th due to conferences and MEA break. Distance Learning will resume on Monday, October 19th.

If you have not yet scheduled a conference with your student's Advisory teacher, please feel free to reach out to them by e-mail using the staff directory found here.

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Updated Fall conference information!
Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:30 AM

Greetings, Olson Families! Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming soon. They are scheduled for Tuesday, October 13 from 4:30-8:00 PM and Wednesday, October 14 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. We are doing conferences differently this fall than we have in the past. Our conferences will be student-led and held with the student’s advisory teacher. The student will be talking about how (s)he is doing in each class and what goals they are working on this year. The advisory teacher will contact parents and students to set up a 15-minute student-led conference. Parents will also have the opportunity to talk with content teachers as well. 

You should expect to hear from your student's Advisory teacher this week. You can also e-mail your student's Advisory teacher any time to set up the conference. You can find a list of staff e-mail addresses here.

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After-school classes!
Monday, September 28, 2020 9:30 AM

Greetings Olson families - 

MPS will be offering online after-school classes this fall, starting on Monday, October 19th. Options for middle schoolers include robotics, architecture, roller coaster design, and more.

Visit this link to register!

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6th grade Hopes and Dreams!
Friday, September 25, 2020 12:30 PM

Last week in 6th grade Science with Ms. Shaheen, students made comic strips about their hopes and dreams.

On our Celebrations page, you can see a few examples from students who volunteered to share publicly.

Way to go, 6th grade Scientists!