April 2015  
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PRINCIPAL'S Message      March 23, 2015  

Dear Olive Families, 

I have to write this article before this Saturdays Sharks and Shamrocks Fundraising Auction, so I want to thank everyone ahead of time for the tireless efforts that have been put in to make this event happen. The benefit to Olive students is immense. Fundraising efforts support fieldtrips, school activities, school based counseling and the big winner this year and last year- technology. Add to that, we have great food and beverages, great friends and great music. Thank you in advance again to Olive School PTA and all the community donators.

San Francisco/Marin Food Bank will begin Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00 under the shade structure. We welcome any Olive School family and community members to access the food bank.

LCAP Survey results are in.  The district results are available here.  The results from the Olive school community are also available in both English and Spanish.

All my best, 
Elizabeth Sesma-Olinyk


Practice Test  Smarter Balanced State Assessment Information
Olive Elementary students in Grades 3-5 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessments April 27 - May 15.  Information for parents and students about these assessments are available in English and Spanish.  Additionally, parents and students can view the practice tests here.

 Donors Choose
Support Our Classrooms Through Donors Choose!
We have two Olive classroom projects on Donors Choose.  If you are looking to support a local classroom, please consider one of these projects:  
      Mrs. Lunde's Donors Choose Project
      Mrs. Brown's Donors Choose Project

Olive Auction 

Olive Elementary's Online Auction 2015
If you were not able to attend our live Sharks & Shamrocks auction on March 21st fear not! Starting on Friday, March 27 at 9am, Olive Elementary's PTA will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items that remain from the large number of donations we kindly received for our live auction. There are lots of gift certificates for local restaurants, stores and services.  Log-on to Bidding for Good this Friday, start the bidding and in doing so, support our kids and Olive Elementary. 

 School Fuel It’s Time to Get Rolling for the Tour of Novato!
The Tour of Novato has kicked off and we want to make this another great year! Now’s the time to register and start fundraising.  If you register before April 1, the fee is discounted to $25 per participant/registrant for the Novato Classic, Family Ride and Downtown Walking Adventure; and $50 for the West Marin Metric Century.  If you don't feel like riding or walking, please consider supporting one of our students or teachers who has signed up to support our school!   

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