April Newsletter

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Friday,  April 13th - Bow Tie  Day



Fifth Grade will be attending  outdoor school at Cispus Environmental Center in Randle, Washington, April 11th, 12th & 13th

Parents will need to bring luggage and bedding to school on Tuesday, April 10th in the morning to drop it off by 9:30am.   On Wednesday, April 11th, students will need to be to school by 8:15.  They will only be allowed to take their backpacks with them on the bus. On Friday, April 13th, students will return around 2:00pm.



The following is the schedule for our students to attend the OJP at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Students will depart the school 30 minutes prior to show time and will arrive back at McLane approximately two hours later.  Please schedule appointments for after school time on these days!

Grades 1 & 2 & Life Skills - Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Tuesday April 17th at 10:00am



Please be courteous when using handicapped parking at McLane.  Please do not use the handicapped parking as a quick spot to park unless you are authorized to use it.  Thanks for your consideration!



Packets will be available in the front office. Students must be five years old before September 1st in order to register. A birth certificate and proof of immunizations are required to register. Please tell your neighbors and friends to come in!  Upon returning the completed packets, we will sign up parents and student for our “A Taste of Kindergarten” event on Friday, June 8. 

CLASS OF 2025 (6th Grade 2018-19)

Tuesday April 12th at 6:30: Parent Information Night - presentation and tour at MMS

Thursday, April 19th at 1:30: Enrollment/Registration visit to McLane from Marshall Middle School

Tuesday, April 24th: Enrollment forms returned to 5th grade teacher

Friday, June 8th at 9:30 - 11:00: Fifth grade Move-up Day, 5th grade students from Hansen, McLane and Lincoln visit MMS (This is a ½ day of school for elementary and middle schools in Olympia)



Congratulations to Sanjay Chandra and Saisamanyu Marrapu. They participated in the Washington State Science Fair and each of them won first place in their category.



Missing school every now and then doesn’t seem like such a big deal. But being absent even part of a day can affect a student’s academic achievement in many ways, resulting in:


• Lower grades. Students who arrive after class begins miss important elements of a lesson.

• Missed information. Tardy students often miss hearing announcements and updates from the teacher. They may miss hearing about homework assignments and important test dates.

• Loss of valuable learning time for all. A student’s late arrival affects everyone in the classroom as the teacher takes time to get the tardy student caught up.


If your child is frequently tardy:


• Monitor your child’s sleep. If your child frequently oversleeps, you may need to establish an earlier bedtime.

• Make mornings go smoothly. Give your child an alarm clock. Put it across the room so they will have to get up to turn it off. Allow plenty of time for using the bathroom, getting dressed and eating a healthy breakfast.

• Ask for help. If family circumstances interfere with getting your child to class on time, make an appointment with your child’s teacher.



March Owl Recognition-Caring


Mrs. Burney- Cason Miller, Derrick Sanchez Mora

Mrs. Caranci- Karthikeya Dasari, Miranda Green

Mrs. Mellum- Aarav Kommareddy, Scarlett Lasley

Mrs. Walker- Miles Blocher, Isaac Gall

Mrs. Shapley-Concetta Ullrich, Roger Thompson

Mrs. Wendling-Joyce Kodapare, Jude Gotschall

Mrs. Hamilton- Valeriano Andres Gaspar, Nolan Potts

Ms. McLaughlin- Jordyn Thornton, Aidan Sudduth

Mr. Oas- Kirra Hallwirth, Jaselle Carney

Mrs. Brock - Parker Mondau

Mrs. Jensen-Kayde Kvarnberg, Liam Gilbert

Ms. Gordon- Grace Ballard

Ms. Thrasher- Tasha Rice, PJ Mulkey



March Golden Ruler Award


Mrs. Burney- Daniel Gravatt

Mrs. Caranci- Taetyn Hainer

Mrs. Mellum- Allison “Emma” Okos

Mrs. Walker- Tastin Wood

Mrs. Shapley- Nathan Rothman

Mrs. Wendling- Landon Albone

Mrs. Hamilton- Lianna Gagner

Ms. McLaughlin-Joe Hoffman

Mr. Oas- Whole Class Recognition for U5 Math

Mrs. Brock- Gaige Jaques and Josie Wynecoop
Ms. Gordon- Emma Wennergren



So many things going on in the library!  Here are the highlights:

     Battle of the Books for 4th & 5th grade was a HUGE success.  4th Grade Champions are the Reading Racers and 5th Grade Champions are the Thunder Books. 

     Barnes & Noble Book Fair brought over $600 for McLane’s library!  Thank you all.

     Scholastic Book Fair during conference week brought $3 475 for McLane’s library!

     Getting ready for the library remodel.  Packing, sorting, and searching for books.  More information coming in the next newsletter.



To celebrate and engage our students and community around real-life Math Applications, the Thurston County Chamber Education Committee is promoting our 8th annual “Math for Life” event for students across Thurston County ​March 24 – April 8, 2018 *Students in K-12 are eligible to participate Maps are due back by April 22, 2018


Upcoming Events


2nd to 6th Spring Break -  No School

9th - PTSO Meeting 6:30pm - 7:30pm

11th - Early Release 2:37pm

11th to 13th - 5th Gr. CISPUS

12th - MMS Parent Information Night at 6:30pm

13th - Bow Tie Day

17th - Olympia Junior Program Gr. 1-2 & Life skills

18th - College Spirit Day

18th - Early Release 2:37pm

19th - MMS visit to McLane

22nd- Swim Sunday

24th- MMS Enrolment forms due to 5th Gr. teacher

25th - Early Release 2:37pm

27th- Owl Recognition Assembly 9:15am – 10:00am

27th- Owl Store 1:15pm – 3:00pm



2nd - Early Release 2:37pm

5th - PTSO Auction

7th - Rosie the Riveter Assembly 2:00pm-2:45pm

7th - 9th - Teacher Appreciation Week

7th - PTSO Meeting 6:30pm - 7:30pm

9th - College Spirit Day

9th - Early Release 2:37pm

11th - Sports Spirit Day

14th - McLane Board Meeting 6:30pm

16th - Early Release 2:37pm

18th - PTSO Movie Night

23rd - Early Release 2:37pm

25th- Owl Recognition Assembly 9:15am – 10:00am

25th- Owl Store 1:15pm – 3:00pm

28th- NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

30th - Early Release 2:37pm



McLane website

Skyward/Family Access

Volunteer Application form. Forms must be renewed every year.

OSD Transportation 360 596-7700

Emergency Information

Alternate Bus Routes & Snow Bulletin


OSD 2017-18 Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Olympia School District will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.


The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, reports of alleged sexual harassment, concerns about compliance, and/or grievance procedures:

     Jeff Carpenter, Title IX Officer, jcarpenter@osd.wednet.edu, (360) 596-8544


     Ken Turcotte, Section 504 and ADA Coordinator, klturcotte@osd.wednet.edu, (360) 596-7542


     Steve Rood, Director of Career and Technical Education, srood@osd.wednet.edu, (360) 596-6109


     Scott Niemann, Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, sniemann@osd.wednet.edu, (360) 596-6193.


All four individuals may also be contacted at 1113 Legion Way S.E., Olympia, WA, 98501.