ALICE - Tune Up Tuesday-
Tuesday, September 8th- All teachers will review the ALICE protocol withe their classes.
Providing a safe and secure learning environment for students is of paramount importance in the Olathe Public Schools. The district has numerous practices, procedures and protocols in place each day to ensure a safe learning environment.
The district has trained staff, students and parents on a safety protocol program called ALICE. ALICE is a protocol that enhances current lockdown procedures. The U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other educational leadership and governmental agencies have recommended that school districts develop a protocol that provides options to students and staff when facing threat or harm from an aggressive intruder.
ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. ALICE empowers staff to exercise options in the event of such a critical incident, based on real-time information gathered during the incident. This enhanced protocol does not dictate to staff or students how they should react, but merely provides options for actions in addition to just lockdown.
"As a school district we are continuously in a mode of improvement," said Assistant Superintendent Erin Dugan. "This is true in the area of safety and security as well. ALICE is an improvement to our current lockdown protocol as current best practice supports a lock down protocol that provides options to staff."
PTO Restaurant Card Sales
Ravenwood Night at Panda Express- Saturday, September 5th
Papa John's Night~ Wednesday, September 9th
Outdoor Movie Night
Welcome to the Ravenwood Library! Mrs. Fox~ Librarian
This will be valuable time that we can give your child for more reading strategies and research /technology time.
3rd-5th grade students will be coming to library for one 60 minutes period a week. They are checking out 3 books and the expectation is that they read the books and return them at their next library day. If they need to, they may renew one book that they didn’t finish to keep for an additional week.
1st -2nd grade students will be coming to library 2 times a week for 30 minutes each session. They are getting 2 books each time they come in for a total of 4 books allowed out at once. Their expectation is that each time they come to library they will return 2 books in order to check out 2 more.
Kindergarten also comes in twice a week and they get one book each time for a total of two books out at once. If you have a Kindergarten student, please help them to store the books in their backpacks so that they are always at school on library day. Library is so much more enjoyable when each student can check out a new adventure.
Jared Coones Pumpkin Run- Mr. Pitcher~ PE Teacher
SWEET STAMINA BUILDING UPDATE- The goal is 4 ice cream scoops is the goal! One ice cream scoop equals 5 minutes of reading stamina!
Mrs. Cigich's class practicing their reading stamina! (sorry it it sideways)
Fire Safety Poster Contest
Crystal clear lakes, snow-capped mountains and rainy forests await fourth graders across the country. The National Park Service is waiving annual year pass fees ($80) for all fourth graders and their families. Kids will be able to experience and explore the lands that belong to all of us, including you.
Any fourth grader can easily get a 2015-2016 school year pass online before planning their next trip to a national park. What are you waiting for? Start this Labor Day weekend visiting as many as you can! (please share in your newsletters)