March Newsletter

  • Decrease Text Size
  • Increase Text Size

McLane School Logo
March 2018 NEWSLETTER  




Conferences are Tuesday, March 27th through Thursday, March 29th from 12:45 pm to 4:05 pm. 

Student release time is 12:10 on Tuesday, March 27th through Friday, March 30th.

McLane's On-Line Conferencing will begin scheduling using Skyward's Family Access.

Families with more than one student at McLane sign up starting March 9th.


March 12th conference scheduling is open to everyone. Scheduling will be open through March 23rd.

This will ensure that those who require more than one conference can schedule them back to back.  Each conference time is only 20 minutes long. Please arrive and leave on time, this is essential to allow time for teachers to prepare for the next conference. Thank you, our teachers are looking forward to meeting with you! Please do not hesitate to contact McLane office at (360) 596-6600 if you are having trouble with scheduling a conference.

No Preschool on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during conference week.



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

Cost is $150.00 per student. If you need to make payments, please call Wilma in the office to set up a payment plan.

If your student needs to take a prescription or over-the-counter medicine, they require a OSD medical form signed by a doctor.   Medicine and doctor signed permission form needs to be at school by Friday, March 30th.



Wednesday, March 14th– College Spirit Day

Friday,  March 16th - Every Shade of Green Day



Tuesday, March 27th to Friday, March 30th

No Preschool Tuesday March 27th, Thursday, March 29th and Friday, March 30th



Friday, March 2nd - Dr. Seuss Day

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.



Friday, March 16th 2:00 - 2:45



 Monday, March 26th 2:00 - 2:45



MULAN Gr. 3-5



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 3:30pm – 5:30pm - Early Release Wednesday 2:40pm – 4:40pm



Thursday, March 29h - 3-5 Theater Performance 6:30pm

Friday, March 30th - 3-5 Theater Performance 6:30pm



Registration for students entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018 begins on March 5th!

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.  More information to come during registration week.



Washington State Department of Health requires all children entering sixth grade or who are 11 years old to show proof of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis) and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations. If your child has a check-up this spring, see if you need these vaccinations. Call the office or send a note with the date so that we can update your child’s health record. 


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 3-5 - Frindle, Tuesday, March 20th at 10:00am

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

Admission fee for 2 plays and transportation is $14.00. Each student must have an OJP envelope signed in order to attend. The signed envelope is your student’s ticket into the performances.



In case of emergency keeping your contact information up to date is vital. When your child has been injured at school or is sick, the office needs to have accurate contact information for parent/guardian and also emergency contacts. It is also necessary for teachers to have up to date contact information to keep you informed regarding your child’s progress. Please send a note in with your child if you have a change to your phone number(s), address, or email information.




Your student may still be marked absent if you only email the teacher.

Emails are not always checked in time or sent to the office so please remember to call the Attendance Line at 360 596-6603 to report any absences or late arrivals. The office needs to know as soon as possible. This is a 24-hour recording phone line. Please feel free to call this number at any time that you are aware that your child will be late or absent.



 February Owl Recognition- Fairness


Mrs. Burney- Callen Wynecoop, Patrick Murray

Mrs. Mellum- Katara Van Cleave, Lucas Woodward

Mrs. Walker- Jhanvi Gowda, Cooper Berdin

Mrs. Shapley-Andy Erickson, Julius Kodapare

Mrs. Wendling-Halle Bacon, Jacob Nelson

Mrs. Hamilton-Jaedyn Carney, Memphis Nguyen

Ms. McLaughlin- Brooklyn Miller, Logan Myers

Mr. Oas- Ethan Alston, Mya Allen

Mrs. Brock- Amber Baroma, Julius Nelson

Mrs. Jensen-Westley Graf, Jacob Hoonan

Ms. Gordon - Lila Emmick, Claire Woodward

Ms. Thrasher- Sahirah Shamsid-Deen, Noah Kinn





February Golden Ruler Award


Mrs. Burney- Ian Gosnell

Mrs. Mellum- Sarah Rahimo

Mrs. Walker- Alexander Harris

Mrs. Shapley-Rylan Desamito

Mrs. Wendling-Hayden Kniestedt

Mrs. Hamilton- Tate Gosnell

Ms. McLaughlin-Kyra Fitzpatrick

Mr. Oas- Jaselle Carney

Mrs. Brock- Rachel Kauffman

Mrs. Jensen-Rylee Hall

Ms. Thrasher- Brooke Yackley



 Get Caught Reading ran during the week of Feb. 26-Mar. 2nd.  Students could earn a “Get Caught Reading” coupon from staff members all week.  These coupons can be used to collect prizes at the book fair McLane is hosting at Barnes and Noble Saturday, March 3rd from 11:00-3:00.


Barnes & Noble Book Fair is set for Saturday, March 3rd, from 11:00-3:00.  Come with your Get Caught Reading Coupons for a free prize as well as a chance to win a larger prize from an in-store drawing.  Dr. Seuss Read Across America activities are planned.  All purchases benefit McLane even a purchase at the cafe!  Just mention McLane at the register.  If you can’t make it to the book fair, never fear.  The entire week following is still open to benefit our school.  Just mention McLane at the register.  Not able to get into the store at all?  Still no worries.  On-line purchases during the book fair week will benefit McLane as long as the book fair ID#12315404 is added to the order at check-out.


Battle of the Books Final

4th & 5th grade students will hold the final Battle of the Books on Friday, March 16th at 9:30 in the gym.  These students have been reading eleven titles over the past four months and are showing their detailed knowledge from these efforts.  All teams can be proud of the work they’ve done during Battle of the Books.


Scholastic Book Fair

McLane’s library will host it’s spring Scholastic Book Fair during conference week beginning Monday, March 26-March 30.  The fair will be open Monday-Thursday 9:00-6:00 and Friday 9:00-12:00.



During the 2017-2018 school year, the Olympia School District is providing professional development in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, the Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program, Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports and Foundations of Cultural Responsiveness. The district welcomes any suggestions or comments about teacher and principal professional development from parents and our community members at large.  Please direct any comments to a building administrator or to the OSD office of Teaching and Learning at 360-596-8540. Thank you for your interest in improving our schools!






1st - Class Photos (rescheduled)

1st - Westside Band Festival CHS 7:30pm - 8:30pm

2nd - Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Day

3rd - Barnes and Noble Book Fair

7th - Early Release 2:37pm

8th – String Spring Concert MMS 7:00pm

9th - Spring Conference registration open for families with multiple students at McLane

12th - Spring Conference registration open for all families

12th - PTSO Meeting 6:30pm - 7:30pm

14th - College Spirit Day

14th - Early Release 2:37pm

16th- Every Shade of GREEN Day

16th- Battle of the Books

16th- Ireland Assembly 2:00pm - 2:45pm

20th - Olympia Junior Program Gr. 3-5

21st- Early Release 2:37pm

22nd- 4th Gr. Green Congress

23rd- Owl Recognition Assembly 9:15am – 10:00am

23rd- Owl Store 1:15pm – 3:00pm

23rd- Spring Conference registration closes

26th - Global Heat Assembly 2:00pm - 2:45pm

27th to 29th - Conferences

27th to 30th Half Day Release 12:10pm

27th to 30th Scholastic Book Fair

29th- 3-5 Theater Performance 6:30
30th 3-5 Theater Performance 6:30



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

13th - Bow Tie day

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

18th - College Spirit Day

18th - Early Release 2:37pm

22nd- Swim Sunday

25th - Early Release 2:37pm

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

27th- Owl Store 1:15pm – 3:00pm







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, 596-8544
  • Ken Turcotte, Section 504 and ADA Coordinator, 596-7542
  • Steve Rood, Director of Career and Technical Education, 596-6109
  • Scott Niemann, Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, 596-6193.

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