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Olson Middle Daily Announcements
October 17, 2017

What's For Lunch?

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Hot Dog w/Bun
Baked Beans
Alt: Sub Sandwich or Taco Salad


Chicken Nuggets
Macaroni & Cheese
Steamed Broccoli
Mandarin Oranges
Alt: Tuna Sandwich or Chicken Caesar Salad

Daily Announcements

Do You Often Wish You Could Do More to Help?
You can!  Sign up to go with your OMS familiy to Feed My Starving Children.  All our family members are welcome to join other OMS family memebersspend time creating meals that help families and children who need food! Feed My Starving Children Sign Up

Don't Forget Mr Swanson's "Adventure Book Club"

After school on  Wednesdays in C205. Find out about great stories or survival and adventure and make a walleye fishing spinner every week!

Wear Orange for Unity Day on October 25th
Show your support for other OMS students "we are one"!

OMS Soccer!
Congrats to the Olson Soccer Team on their win over Nicollet Junior High! The team played incredibly well together with lots of scoring chances.  Toni Tuma, Emma Gerten and Brook Wenande each scored one goal, Emelia Lowe scored two and Abby Ziehl had a hat trick!  Way to go girls!

Bloomington Nordic (cross country) Ski Team
Bloomington Nordic Ski Season is just around the corner, with a kick-off meeting for skiers and parents in Jefferson's High School Choir Room on October 30th at 6:30 pm.  Nordic (cross country) skiing is open to all high school and 7th/8th grade students. Captain’s practices start Nov. 6th after school at Jefferson, with the official start of the season on Nov. 13th.
No prior experience is needed!  We have a limited amount of equipment available for rent for the season for a small fee.  Come join the fun and get involved in a great lifetime sport!
Questions can be directed to Coach Collis at:  jcollis@isd271.org

Spirit Week is Coming!
The week of Oct 23rd-27th is our first Spirit Week
Monday-Sports Day
Tuesday-Book or Movie Character Day
Wednesday-Orange for Unity Day (anti-bullying)
Thursday-PJ Day
Friday-Twin Day (MN Twins wear or dress alike with a friend)

Apply to be on the News Team!
Do you like video, technology, and being on camera?  Are you creative, hard-working, and energetic?  The Olson News Team is looking for a few new members!  If you're interested, fill out an application at bit.ly/NewsTeamApplication.  You will also need a Teacher Recommendation and you will need to schedule an audition.  If you have any questions, ask Mr. Beck or Mrs. Garris.

Monster Mash All-School Party!
the Olson Middle School all-school fall costume party and dance, is quickly approaching! The party is on Friday, Oct. 27th from 7:00pm-9:00pm. This event, which will feature a DJ and hosts from the amazing Twin Cities Road Crew, dancing, games, a free photo booth, prizes, drawings and much more! There will also be a concession stand, game room, open gym and costume prizes!   Tickets will be sold on Thursday and Friday Oct. 26 & 27.  Cost is $5 a ticket. Grab your friends, get a costume and get ready to do the MASH!! Buy your ticket early on October 24th and be eligible for a special prize drawing

Girls' Winter Volleyball Team
If you are interested in playing Winter Volleyball here at OMS, with no charge to join!, see Mr Anderson in A201.  Join the team, you'll have a blast! Did we mention it's free?!

October Pageturners!
Pageturners is our book of the month club and meets once a week during student lunches.  No need to sign up, just show up.  Here are our October book picks!
-6th Grade meets in Mr. Swanson's room on Tuesdays during lunch and will be reading Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson.
-7th Grade meets in Mrs. Gillis' room on Mondays and will be reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.
-8th Grade meets in the Media Center on Thursdays and will be reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

Olson Needs..

Do you know someone who needs a little help? A warm coat, dry boots, mittens, food, jeans that fit, school supplies, or something else?  If you or someone you know here at Olson could use some basic needs met click on the link below to let us know and we'll see if we can help.                 


Have an Idea for a News Show Feature?
Do you know of something happening here at OMS in a club, activity or classroom that should be shared?  Is someone at OMS doing something outstanding, like a fabulous volunteer? or an activity that needs recognition?  We'd love to create a feature based on your idea, just let us know and we'll see what we can do.  Just fill out the Feature Idea Form (http://preview.tinyurl.com/show-feature) electronically or stop by the Media Center, fill out the form and drop it in the green feature suggestion box.

Student Handbook
Please take the time to look through the OMS Student Handbook.  It contains information on expectations, consequences and procedures here at Olson Middle.

Lose or Forget Your Ear Buds?  Need a Flash Drive?
Come to the Media Center and buy ear buds for $1 or a 4 GB flash drive for $5

Tech Help

Are You a New Student? Just Need a Little Chromebook Review?
Then you'll want to click here and complete our Chromebook/Google  Self-Paced Tech Bootcamp for new students (or old, if you want to take a look)

Keep Your Chromebook Up to Date
Did you know that your chromebook will run better if its software is up to date? Did you know that you can run updates yourself? Did you know that it's something you should do regularly, like checking Infinite Campus and the Hub? Here's a short video to show you how!