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Dear Parents:

Please review the District's attendance policy. Regular attendance is not only required but " encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.


When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Kindergarten.


For example, young elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading. But when students are able to read on grade level by the end of third grade, which is when kids transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they are three to four times more likely to graduate high school and attend college, post-graduate, or professional development classes than their peers who struggle with reading.

As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority." .(absencesaddup.org)


Congratulations to our participants and winners! They all did an amazing job!





Thursday is Fat Boys Eatery Spirit Day! (If you visit Fat Boys, please mention Oliver.)


Gracie Goins is a winner in the Letter to Santa contest for CTVEA! Congratulations, Gracie!


1/4: Students Return to School

1/10: Report Cards Go Home

1/11: School Spelling Bee @ 9:30

1/12: AR/Reading Celebrations

1/12: Subway Day- Please mention Oliver when you pay.

1/16: No School

1/19-1/20: Chalkable Assessments

1/19: Title 1 Parent Meeting @ 8:30

1/24: CSU Performance ($2)

2/7: PTO, Taste of Chocolate, Reading Night @ 5:30


Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Congratulations to sixth grader, Alexa! She won first place in the meaningful Relationship Essay Contest sponsored by the Alabama Gerontological Society. Way to go, Alexa!


Congratulations to two sixth graders, Lilly and Caniya! Lilly won 1st place and Caniya won 3rd place in the Farm City Poster Contest! Way to go, ladies!


Monday, December 5


$5 for one 5X7 photo

$10 for one 5X7 photo and a digital file (please provide email address for the digital file)

Please turn in the money to your child's teacher.


12/1: OES School Night @ Fat Boy's Eatery on 165 (Every First Thursday)

12/5-9: Santa Shop

12/6: PTO at 6 PM (Kindergarten-second graders will be performing.)

12/8: OES School Night @ Subway on 165 (Every Second Thursday)

12/15: Class parties at 1:30 PM

12/15: Tacky Holiday Sweaters

12/16: Half Day- Dismissal at 11:30

12/19-1/3: No School

1/4: Students Return to School

1/10: Report Cards Go Home




Friday, Nov. 18th students will have a half day. Dismissal will begin at 11:30 EST. Please make arrangements to pick up your child at this time or to meet your child's bus.


Students will be out of school Nov. 21st-25th for Thanksgiving Break. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable break!


To kick off your at-home reading routine this year, Book It! has partnered with Candlewick Press and Listening Library to offer you FREE e-book and audiobook downloads specifically chosen for BOOK IT! kids. Parents can choose to download free Kindle copies of Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo and Maisy Goes to the Library by Lucy Cousins. An audiobook version of Mercy Watson to the Rescue is also available for download from Audible. Download them here: http://bookitprogram.com/amazon/


Friday, Nov. 11th students will be out of school to observe Veteran's Day. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable day. Please take some time to thank a veteran!


Daily Events:

· Mystery Book Announcement

· Get Caught Reading!

· Visit the Book Fair

· Surprise DEAR Time

Daily Dress-Up Schedule:

· Monday: Wear crazy socks because "Reading Knocks Your Socks Off"

· Tuesday: Wear clothes/t-shirts from places you have been or want to go because "Reading Takes You Everywhere"

· Wednesday: “Reading is Relaxing” so, wear pajamas.

· Thursday: “Hats on for a Good Book,” Tape the title of your favorite book to your hat.

· Friday: "Oliver Students Love Books!" wear Oliver colors

·  Please remember all costumes should meet the dress code. Thanks!


  • The Book Fair will be open from 8:40 –1:30 on Nov. 14-17.
  • You and your child are invited to visit! Most of the books start at $5.00.
  • Thursday is Family Day and Thanksgiving Lunch. Loved Ones are invited to come and look at the books and shop with their child(ren) before or after lunch. Local relatives or loved ones are invited to join us!
  • Payment forms: Cash or credit cards (with ID).  Gift cards may not be used.
  • Please send your child’s money in a Ziploc bag with their name and the amount.
  • The book fair is a great way to stock up on educational and fun Christmas reading!
  • Thank you for supporting Oliver and a love of reading!



  Oliver's Student Council is sponsoring our annual Canned Food Drive is currently taking place.  This year our canned goods will be donated to the Children & Family Connection of Russell County.  The canned food drive will last from Monday, October 31st- Thursday November 10th.  The class with the most canned goods will win a free movie hour in their classroom!


Iron Bowl/Rivalry Week Fundraiser

November 14th- 18th

Oliver Elementary School’s Student Council is sponsoring a fundraiser to raise money for upcoming school events and activities, and we would love your participation and support!  Show your team spirit by purchasing Auburn or Alabama logos, or a football logo to show support for your favorite team! Each logo purchased by your child will be colored by him/her and then will be posted on the team walls outside of the cafeteria. 

1 logo- $0.25 or 5 logos- $1.00



Yearbook Pictures

The Yearbook Committee is looking for photographs to use in our 2016-2017 yearbook. If you have some pictures of school events we would love to use them. Please submit the pictures by going to http://www.yearbookwizard.com/uploads. The password is 10975D.

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 77 Longview Street

 Seale, AL 36875

 Phone: 706-321-2241

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