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October 17, 2017

Chicken BBQ

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OPTO’s Annual Chicken Dinner is being held at School #64 on Friday, November 3rd. The dinner is $10 Pre-sale and there is a limited number of dinners available at the door [...]



Yearbook Early Bird Special

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Dear Parents, This is a reminder that The Yearbook  will be on sale for one week only at early-bird pricing this week, from Monday the 16th to Friday the 20th. Students can find [...]



Booster Club Fall Social

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Click here to download the order form.



September 15, 2017

Back to School Night 2017

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September 15, 2017  Dear Parents/Guardians, Thursday September 21st, from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. is Back-To-School Night at Olmsted #156. At this time you will have an opportunity to meet your [...]



September 13, 2017

National Arts in Education Week

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It’s National Arts in Education Week! Celebrate with the Buffalo Public Schools Art Education Department tomorrow, Thursday, September 14 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM, at 333 Clinton Street, Building #187. We will unveil [...]



September 11, 2017

Back to School Night

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Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Thursday September 21st from 6:15-8:15 p.m. At this time parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teachers. More information will follow.



September 1, 2017

Principal’s Welcome Letter for 5th and 6th Grade Parents

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Dear Parents/Guardians of 5th and 6th Grade Students, Welcome back to a new school year. School begins on Tuesday September 5th. As you know Buffalo schools have a longer school [...]



August 31, 2017

Principal’s Welcome Back Letter September 2017

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September 1, 2017 Dear Parents/Guardians, It is my pleasure to welcome you back for the new school year. I know my fellow administrators as well as the entire Olmsted school [...]



July 21, 2017

BPS Diving Informational Meeting

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This message is for all Girls in Grades 7-12 There will be an informational meeting at City Honors on Tuesday July 25th at 4 pm (Room 116)for all girls in grades 7-12 [...]



July 18, 2017

Freshman Orientation

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  July 20, 2017   Dear Parents and Guardians, The Buffalo Public School District is hosting a Freshman Orientation for incoming ninth grade students. Your child is expected to attend [...]



Change in School Ending Time

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July 17, 2017   Dear Parents/ Guardians, This letter is written to inform members of the Olmsted school community that the school ending time will change for the 2017-2018 school [...]



June 13, 2017

Summer Reading Lists

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Summer reading is an essential activity for children to maintain and expand their literacy skills. Below, you will find our 2017 summer reading list, quality literature and non-fiction chosen by [...]



School Supply Lists for the 2017-2018 School Year

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Please click the links below to view, download or print the School Supply Lists for the 2017-2018 school year Grade 5  Grade 6  Grade 7  Grade 8  Grades 9-12   [...]



May 16, 2017

OAK Field Day

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April 26, 2017

AP and Regents Exam Schedules

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June 2017 New York State Regent Exam Schedule Please note start time for Regents exams is 8:15 June 13 TUESDAY June 14 WEDNESDAY June 15 THURSDAY 8:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 8:15 [...]



April 18, 2017

Prom Tickets Now on Sale!

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Prom tickets are on sale now! Here are the details: Olmsted Junior-Senior Prom Friday, May 12th from 7-11 Acqua Restaurant Tickets are on sale now for $50 each. The last day [...]



Congratulations, Ashley Latchford!

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We extend our Congratulations to Ashley Latchford, an 8th grade student at Olmsted #156, who recently returned from the US Synchronized Swimming National Championships and Team Trials in Tucson, AZ [...]



April 7, 2017

UB Stem Expo for students in grades 5-9

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April 4, 2017

Olmsted Schools Color-a-thon 3K Walk/ Run

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Dear Olmsted Families: We’re holding an Olmsted Schools Color-a-thon 3K walk/run the morning of Saturday, May 20th at Delaware Park.  This is a fundraiser benefitting schools #64 and #156 sponsored by the [...]



March 22, 2017

Senior Graduation Fees due

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Attention Parents of Graduating Seniors, The final installment of the Senior Graduation fee is due March 30th. The Graduation Fee is $170.00. Letters pertaining to this were sent in the [...]



March 15, 2017

Olmsted Booster Club Fish Fry

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Please Click Here for the Fish Fry order form and for more information.



March 14, 2017

Creativity In Bloom Rescheduled

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Due to weather conditions Creativity in Bloom originally schedule for Wednesday March 15th will be re-scheduled for Wednesday March 22nd from 5:30-7:30 p.m.



March 13, 2017

Creativity in Bloom

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February 28, 2017

Internet Safety Presentation

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    Do you know how to keep your children safe in a 24/7 digital world? Please Join us for a free presentation on March 8th from 6-7Pm



February 27, 2017

OPTO Spaghetti Dinner & Basket Raffle

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The Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Raffle sponsored by the Olmsted Parent Teacher Organization is Friday March 10th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. An order form has been e-mailed to all parents. You may also click here for [...]



February 14, 2017

BPS Office of Parent and Family Engagement Survey

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The Buffalo Public Schools’ Office of Parent and Family Engagement (OPFE) is interested in receiving feedback from parents and community members to help develop activities and programs to enhance parent involvement in [...]



February 8, 2017

February’s Parent Center Community Presentations

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Please click here to be directed to a catalog of Parent Presentations hosted by the Parent Center



February 7, 2017

Olmsted Band Boosters Happy Hour

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February 1, 2017

Art Exhibition

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The following students have their artwork hanging at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr., Library for a Black History Month Art Exhibition.  Their work is reflective of African Art themes relating [...]



OPTO Coffee Fundraiser

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Students, Parents & Staff OPTO will be selling gift cards and OPTO coffee Friday mornings 8am-8:30 in the main hall starting 2/3/17. We will have ground Kornerstone coffee for sale: [...]



February 2017 Principal’s Letter

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Dear Parents/ Guardians, The second semester has started. Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for next Thursday February 9th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Please come and meet with your child’s teachers and find [...]



January 31, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences

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Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday February 9th from 5-7 p.m



Community Arts Academy

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The Community Arts Academy (CAA), is a division of the Buffalo State School of Arts and Humanities. Our mission is to nurture student creativity, critical thinking, and applied skills through [...]



January 24, 2017

Olmsted Winter Carnival

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December 23, 2016

December 2016 Principal’s Letter

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Dear Parents, Soon 2016 will come to an end. The passing of a year is often a time to reflect on the past and think about and make plans for [...]



December 15, 2016

OPTO Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

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The Olmsted Parent Teacher Organization is sponsoring a Book Sale at The Barnes and Noble on Niagara Falls Blvd on the weekend of December 16-18th. A flyer is being sent to [...]



December 8, 2016

Spots still available for 5-12 OAK Ski Club

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Spots are still available for students grades 5-12 to join the Olmsted at Kensington Ski Club at Kissing Bridge. Olmsted Ski Club runs Sundays beginning in January. The bus will [...]



December 1, 2016

OPTO News and Fundraisers

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  Dear Olmsted Families: Can you believe we have made it through the first quarter of school and are headed in to the holiday’s! OPTO has a lot going on [...]



November 30, 2016

Olmsted Winter Sports Schedules

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We have updated the Winter Sports Schedules under our Athletics tab on our homepage. For a comprehensive list of our Winter Sports and Rosters, please click here.



December 2016 Principal’s Letter

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Dear Parents/ Guardians, December is a very busy month for us at Olmsted. Students are involved in a variety of activities both in and out of school throughout the month. [...]



November 29, 2016

For Parents: Buffalo Employment and Training Center

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The Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC) brings together a variety of workforce development organizations and partner agencies with a primary goal of assisting residents of Buffalo and Erie County to gain [...]



November 22, 2016

Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Dear Parents/ Guardians, Parent-Teacher Conferences are set for next Tuesday November 29th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please come and meet with your child’s teachers. Report cards will be available for parents. [...]



Olmsted Ski Club 2017

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OLMSTED SKI CLUB!  2017 Dear Parents and students. We will be doing Ski Club again this year through Kissing  Bridge. Sorry for the late notice, but it will run as usual on Sundays [...]



Letter Regarding OTC and Prescription Drug Abuse in BPS Students

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Dear Parent/Guardian: I am concerned about recent events at our schools involving the use of over the counter and prescription drugs by young children. Yesterday, the district experienced a third [...]



November 8, 2016

OPTO Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser

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  Olmsted Families: We are pleased to once again participate in the OPTO’s Gift Card Program, the fundraising program that works while you shop. Commonly called “Scrip” it is simply [...]



November 2, 2016

November 2016 Principals Letter

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  Dear Parents/ Guardians, The Chicken/Rib Dinner sponsored by the Olmsted Parent-Teacher Organization is Friday November 4th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The dinner will be held at Olmsted #64. Pertaining to [...]



November 1, 2016

Welcome Message from the Olmsted Parent Teacher Organization

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  Great news! If you have a child at Olmsted, you’re already a member of the OPTO! YOU CAN PARTICIPATE! What, when, and how is up to you. So get [...]



October 31, 2016

Olmsted at Kensington would like to congratulate…

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The Olmsted at Kensington Community extends its sincerest Congratulations to: 1).NyJohn Washington who was selected as a semi-finalist in the New York State Senate Youth Program. Nyjohn will travel to [...]



October 30, 2016

OPTO Calendar of Events

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The Olmsted Parent Teacher Organizations works hard  to enhance and enrich the educational and social development of the students, faculty, and families of the Frederick Law Olmsted School. The Olmsted [...]



October 26, 2016

Lead in the Water

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Dear Parents, Students and Staff, On September 6, 2016, New York State passed a law requiring public school districts to test their water outlets, both faucets and fountains, for lead [...]



October 12, 2016

Say Yes to College Workshops

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  Click here to download the flier.



Junior/Senior and Parent College Process Night

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The Olmsted at Kensington Guidance Department will be hosting a Junior/ Senior Student and Parent College Process Night on Thursday, October 20th from 5:30 -6:30 PM in the Olmsted at [...]



Olmsted Yearbook Now on Sale

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The Olmsted School Yearbook, Parliament, is on sale. An email was sent with the sales flyer. The discounted price of the book is only $50.00 until this Friday, the 14th of [...]



Parent Workshop on Anxiety

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October 6, 2016

Help Needed for Spirit Week

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Hi Olmsted at Kensington Families, Next week is Spirit Week for grades 5-12, culminating in the 2nd Annual LipDub school wide video filmed the morning of Friday, October 14th. The Student [...]



October 3, 2016

October 2016 Principal’s Letter

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Dear Parents/ Guardians, The school year is off to a great start. It’s hard to believe it’s already October. Thank you for all of your support in helping us have [...]



September 23, 2016

Octoberfest at Essex Pub

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 Please click here to download and print the order form.



September 19, 2016

United Way Funds for Olmsted

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Here’s a great way to help support our schools. The Olmsted School Foundation has been designated a United Way choice donor. The next time you’re asked to donate to United Way, please [...]



September 8, 2016

Parent Orientation

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Parent Orientation  September 13, 2016 6:45Pm- 7:45Pm Olmsted at Kensington Auditorium Find out about School Programs, Safety and Security, Wellness. Clubs, Sports,  OPTO, Olmsted School Foundation, and the Booster Club



September 6, 2016

September 2016 Principal’s Welcome Back to School Letter

  Dear Parents/ Guardians, On behalf of myself, my fellow administrators and the entire Olmsted school team I want to welcome you back for the start of another school year. [...]



2016-2017 Student-Parent Handbook

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Please click here to view and download the 2016-2017 Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington Student- Parent Handbook



September 3, 2016

Shuttle Bus Numbers for High School Students

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The following busses will be used for the Rail Shuttles; Route 356 AM Location: Main Street @ LaSalle Ave, bus will leave at 7:47 AM Route 694 AM Location: E. Delavan [...]



August 29, 2016

Student Schedules now online through Parent Portal

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Schedules for students in grades 7-12 can now be accessed through Parent Portal. After entering the Parent Portal, parents should click on their child’s name and then click on schedule. [...]



August 11, 2016

Try outs for Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball

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Try-outs for Girls’ JV and Varsity Volleyball begin next week and are from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the school auditorium. Registration forms should be sent to Olmsted’s Athletic Department. [...]



July 27, 2016

Freshman Orientation

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The Buffalo Public School District is hosting a Freshman Orientation for incoming ninth grade students. Your child is expected to attend the Freshman Orientation at Frederick Law Olmsted School at [...]



July 20, 2016

JV and Varsity Tryouts

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For those exceptional 7th and 8th grade students that want to try out for a JV or Varsity program at your school, they will need to participate and pass  the Athletic Placement Process (APP).  Here is [...]



July 12, 2016

Youth Empowerment Summit

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On Friday- July 15, 2016  (10am-3pm City Campus) Erie Community  College will  host a Youth Empowerment Summit in collaboration with Buffalo Public Schools Health Related Services. This  FREE event is  designed to [...]



June 28, 2016

Grades 5-12 School Supply Lists

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Please click the links below to view, download or print the School Supply Lists for the 2015-2016 school year Grade 5  Grade 6  Grade 7  Grade 8  Grades 9-12   [...]



Summer Reading Lists Grades 5-12

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Reading and being well-read are important components of the Olmsted at Kensington program.  The summer reading list complements books read by Olmsted students during the school year. Assessment of summer [...]



June 27, 2016

Dr. Gruber’s Graduation Address 2016

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Graduation Address 2016 Parents, Family Members, Faculty, Staff, Guests and Graduates – Welcome to Olmsted’s 5th Commencement, There’s a small plaque on the shelf in my office that reads “Produce [...]



End of the Year Message from Dr. Gruber

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Dear Parents, Last Wednesday evening 57 outstanding seniors graduated at Olmsted’s 5th Graduation. This was a small class who accomplished a lot. Each graduate was accepted to college and as [...]



June 8, 2016

OPTO Meeting and Ice Cream Social

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May 23, 2016

Foundation Field Day 2016

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Please click here for the order form.



May 19, 2016

Wanted: Girl Swimmers for the Fall 2016 Season!

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WANTED: GIRL SWIMMERS FOR THE FALL 2016 SEASON! The BPS Athletics department is looking for incoming 7th-12th grade girls for the first ever Section VI BPS Girls Swim Team. All swimmers [...]



May 16, 2016

Booster Club Social

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Please click here for more information



May 10, 2016

NYS Regents Exam Schedule

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The University of the State of New York THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Office of State Assessment Albany, New York 12234 Frederick Law Olmsted School   EXAMINATION SCHEDULE: JUNE 2016 June [...]



May 4, 2016

Congratulations to Mrs. Castine’s Invention Convention Participants

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Congratulations to Mrs. Castine’s 5th grade class for putting their creativity and innovations skills to good use during their participation in the 2016 WNY Invention Convention.



April 29, 2016

Boom Days, A Free Family Event

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BUFFALO MANUFACTURING WORKS FIRST 3D PRINT COMPETITION!

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BUFFALO MANUFACTURING WORKS FIRST 3D PRINT COMPETITION! Buffalo Manufacturing Works is proud to announce it will be hosting the first WNY 3D print competition this Spring. Please join us for [...]



National Summer Transportation Institute 2016

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The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) will host our 4th National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI), a transportation engineering summer camp, from July 11-15 2016 on UB north campus. The goal of this summer camp [...]



April 27, 2016

BUFFALO NIAGARA CONCERT BAND TO PRESENT “LUMINOSITY”

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BUFFALO NIAGARA CONCERT BAND TO PRESENT “LUMINOSITY” Featuring Paul M. Furlong, Contrabassoonist and Buffalo Public School Students FRIDAY, MAY 6th, 2016 @ 7PM   Buffalo, N.Y. April 11, 2016 – [...]



April 20, 2016

Buffalo State College Announces Summer Camps and Classes

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Buffalo State College Community Arts Academy  2016 Summer Camps and Classes Taught By Buffalo State Faculty! Please click here to download the flier.



Spring 2016 Olmsted Wisdom is now online

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The Spring 2016 Edition of Olmsted Wisdom, the quarterly newsletter of Olmsted at Kensington,  is now available to read and download by clicking here.



April 5, 2016

Olmsted at Kensington Science Day

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Olmsted at Kensington Science Day, April 11, 2016. 8:30am-11:30am. Presented by The Buffalo Museum of Science and the staff/Science Club students of OAK. Workshop choices are due: Weds. April 6th, [...]



April 1, 2016

Olmsted Drama Club presents “PlayFest”

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On Thursday, April 7th, the Olmsted Drama Club will present “PlayFest,” an evening of one-act plays.  Nine talented actors have been working on five short pieces, ranging from absurdist comedies to [...]



Owl Squad’s Moonlight Bowling

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  Olmsted’s 2nd Annual all-Olmsted Bowling Night at Kenmore Lanes 1691 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo Wednesday, April 20th from 8PM-10:30PM Tickets can be purchased starting April 11th in lunches and in [...]



March 18, 2016

Music in Our Schools Celebration

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March is Music in Our Schools Month. Music In Our Schools Month® or “MIOSM®” is NAfME’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country [...]



March 15, 2016

Host Family Needed

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Dear Olmsted Families, Olmsted participates in the very rewarding Rotary Student Exchange program. OAK currently has a 16 year old boy from Denmark that still needs a placement for the [...]



March 11, 2016

Western New York Writing Project Summer Program

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Please click here for the Young Writers Workshop brochure and application.



March 9, 2016

School Spirit Week

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School Spirit Week will take place March 14-18th Here are the themes for this year’s Spirit Week: Monday 3/14 PI Day & Class Color Eat a piece of pie Don’t forget [...]



Important information about NYS ELA and Math Tests

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Every spring, the Grade 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students across New York State. Below you will find information on the changes that the [...]



March 7, 2016

Olmsted High School Student Will Perform with All-County Band

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Olmsted ninth Grade student Mikeya Nesbitt was one of only 3 students in the entire district who auditioned for and made the Erie County Music Educators Association (ECMEA) All-County Band.  She will be rehearsing Friday night and Saturday morning [...]



March 4, 2016

Fundraising Night at Panera

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Help support Olmsted PTO Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the Panera Bread bakery-cafe at 765 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 Bring the flyer when you [...]



Enrichment Opportunities for Students

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Please see below for some upcoming educational enrichment opportunities for students: Great Lakes Student Summit The Great Lakes Student Summit (GLSS) on May 9th, 2016 at the Buffalo Museum of Science. This [...]



March 2, 2016

Save the Date: Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Raffle

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  SAVE THE DATE: Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Basket Raffle will be held Friday March 11, 2016 4:30-7:30 at OAK 156. Pre-sale order forms are available and due this week [...]



February 28, 2016

Come Cheer on OAK’s Boys’ Basketball Team!

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The Olmsted Boys’ Basketball Team won the Class C1 Championship Friday night. On Tuesday, March 1st, the team will face Middle College for the right to advance to the Class C Far West [...]



February 24, 2016

Congratulations to the Boys’ Basketball Team!

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Congratulations to the Boys’ Basketball Team and their coaches on winning the C-1 Semi- Finals against Tapestry.  The Olmsted High School Boys’ Basketball Team moved to its first basketball championship [...]



February 8, 2016

Tech Savvy Conference for Girls Grades 6-12

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Attention, parents & guardians of girls in grades 6 through 12. The annual Tech Savvy conference will be held on Saturday, March 19, at UB’s North Campus. The conference features fun [...]



February 6, 2016

February 2016 Principal’s Letter

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Dear Parents/ Guardians,  Monday marked the beginning of the second semester. The school year is moving along very quickly. February will be a very busy month with a number of [...]



February 2, 2016

Fish Fry for Olmsted Booster Club

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The Olmsted Booster Club Fish Fry Fundraiser helps to support the sports teams and clubs of Olmsted at Kensington. Please click here for the Olmsted Booster Club Fish Fry order [...]



Hats for World Cancer Day

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This Thursday we will be wearing hats to promote World Cancer Day.  Students may wear a hat in school and will be asked to give a $1.00 to homeroom teachers, for [...]



January 26, 2016

BPS Modified Lacrosse Team looking for 7th & 8th grade athletes

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Please click here for a pdf flier regarding Buffalo Public Schools Modified Lacrosse Team.



January 19, 2016

Olmsted’s 2nd Annual Canalside Ice Skating

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January 15, 2016

Fowlers Chocolates Fundraiser

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OPTO FOWLERS CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER 2016      WHO:                 OLMSTED STUDENTS AND FACULTY   WHAT:              ANNUAL SPRING CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER  – FOWLERS!                             WHEN:              STARTS FRIDAY JANUARY 15th                               ORDERS [...]



January 11, 2016

Olmsted senior, Brandon Roach’s stellar basketball career

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On Friday, the 8th of January, Brandon Roach became the first boys basketball player in Frederick Law Olmsted history to reach the 1000 point milestone.  Brandon began his varsity career [...]



Free Dental Services for Youth

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The UB School of Dental Medicine is very excited to host Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, February 5, 2016.   They are offering FREE DENTAL SERVICES to youth ages 1-18. Please click here [...]



FAFSA Completion Project

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We are very excited to announce that thanks to our partners at UB, D’Youville, and Say Yes’s Religious Leaders Task force, the FAFSA Completion Project (led by Dr. Nathan Daun-Barnett) [...]



December 24, 2015

Fundraisers for Emmett Jakubowski

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We are having a series of bake sales and nacho sales to raise money to support our 5th grader Emmett Jakubowski. The dates are: Friday Jan 8th - BAKE SALE Friday Jan [...]



Last chance to sign up for Ski Club

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LAST CHANCE! ABSOLUTE last day to enroll, Wednesday, January 6th  Olmsted Ski and Snowboarding Club for Middle AND High School  Join the club and go to Kissing Bridge every Sunday, [...]



December 18, 2015

Middle School Winter Dance Fundaiser

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December 10, 2015

Generous students make fundraising effort a success

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Due to the generosity of Olmsted families, the school raised $4.000 to help the Rowland family. Lucy Rowland, a 10th grader at Olmsted, has been diagnosed with lymphoma, and the [...]



December 9, 2015

Olmsted Wisdom December 2015 Newsletter

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The December 2015 issue of Olmsted Wisdom, Olmsted at Kensington’s quarterly newsletter,  is now available to view and download. In this issue: Olmsted Foundation News, OPTO News, Principal’s Letter, Green [...]



December 8, 2015

Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

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OPTO’s Barnes and Noble Fundraiser Friday December 11 – Sunday December 13   Barnes and Noble Store: 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14228 This year it is easier than ever [...]



December 2, 2015

Please Join Us for Our Holiday Concert Series

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Olmsted at Kensington #156  Olmsted HS Concert Band, Olmsted HS Chorus and Olmsted HS Orchestra Will be Performing: Dec 15th-12:00 PM: Broadway Market Dec 16th-10:00 AM: NFTA METRO Headquarters, Ellicott [...]



Scrip Gift Card Holiday Shopping

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Holiday Shopping Made EASY! Do you give gift cards for the holidays? Maybe to the babysitter, mail man, teachers, your hair dresser, or even the neighbors…Give a gift card and [...]



November 24, 2015

Hour of Code for Girls

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SUNY Buffalo State’s Women in Computing Club Presents Hour of Code for Girls Learn how to program! Get a head start on your future! Meet new people! Have fun! For [...]



November 17, 2015

SBMT Meeting Minutes

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The Site-Based Management Team  is the shared decision-making body composed of Olmsted administrators, staff, parents, and community representatives. Discussions at monthly meetings focus on academic, social, facility and safety issues [...]



November 16, 2015

School Spirit Week

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OLMSTED AT KENSINGTON SPIRIT WEEK! November 16-20, 2015 Monday, Nov. 16 – Olmsted black out day Show our unity! Dress in black. Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Win with a twin [...]



November 6, 2015

Parent Network of WNY Upcoming Workshops

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Parent Network of WNY is a not-for-profit agency that provides education and resources for families of individuals with special needs (birth through adulthood) and for professionals. Parent Network of WNY [...]



October 29, 2015

Your invitation to Celebrate Olmsted

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  There are 3 ways to register! RSVP by November 9th! Tickets are $25 per person. Cash or check accepted. Upon your reply, please send your payment into your child’s [...]



October 19, 2015

Tinkering School Presents: Pumpkin STEM

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Olmsted School Foundation partner,Tinkering School Buffalo, presents:              Pumpkin STEM           A ghoulishly crafty workshop!             Use [...]



October 16, 2015

Order Your Yearbook Today

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Olmsted at Kensington’s yearbook, Parliament 2016, is now on sale. This is your chance to preserve the great memories of the 2015-2016 school year. Olmsted produces one of the best [...]



October 14, 2015

CTE Students Selected for Additive Manufacturing Course

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A total of sixteen students from Hutch Tech and Olmsted have been accepted and will be attending an Additive Manufacturing Class on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus this year. They [...]



October 9, 2015

Junior/Senior College Night for Parents

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  Attention Parents of Olmsted Juniors/Seniors, please join us on Wednesday, October 14th from 6-7:30PM for College Night for Parents.  A representative from Say Yes will discuss scholarships and the director [...]



October 8, 2015

Save the Date: Celebrate Olmsted 2015

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OAK Fall Fest 2015

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Admission $1  Includes admission to all activity stations. Students should report to the cafeteria on the day of the event to get checked in and pay admission. Permission slips will [...]



October 4, 2015

OPTO Chicken BBQ

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Please click here for the order form.



Peer Tutoring 2015-2016

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Dear Families, We are pleased to offer the Peer Tutoring Program again this year for students in 9th -12th grade. The Peer Tutoring Program will run after school from October [...]



October 2, 2015

BEAM Girls Engineering Day

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BEAM is a program for minorities and young women interested in exploring careers in engineering and other technical fields. Programs are designed for academically qualified students who want to discover [...]



Update:Afterschool Academic Program at Olmsted

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  The Afterschool Academic program for students in grades 5-8 will not begin on October 5th as originally stated. The program will begin on Wednesday October 14th. The delay in [...]



September 28, 2015

OPTO Kornerstone Coffee Fundraiser

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  Olmsted families and friends can purchase Olmsted’s own Kornerstone Coffee throughout the year! 40% of all sales will go to the OPTO. Click here to download an order form. Orders can [...]



September 21, 2015

Bring Your Kids to the School Board Meeting

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An important message from the Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization (BPTO) For over a year, School Bd. Members Larry Quinn and Carl Paladino have continually hurled attacks and insults toward speakers and the [...]



September 17, 2015

Booster Club Oktoberfest

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  Please Join the Booster Club for Oktoberfest at Essex Pub Parents/Friends/Coaches/Teachers Come for a night of fun, food & drinks to support Olmsted’s Clubs & Sports  Essex Pub 530 [...]



Honors for Parliament 2015

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Olmsted at Kensington’s yearbook, Parliament 2015, was awarded a Silver Medal in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s professional judging in the yearbook category.  Olmsted teacher Joseph Montante and his yearbook staff put in many [...]



September 16, 2015

Olmsted School Foundation, a United Way choice donor

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Here’s a great way to help support our schools. The Olmsted School Foundation has been designated a United Way choice donor. The next time you’re asked to donate to United Way, please [...]



Olmsted Student-Parent Handbook

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Please take a moment to review the Student-Parent Handbook. It provides a snapshot of expectations, guidelines and policies for Olmsted at Kensington families. Please click here to read and download [...]



September 8, 2015

SEPT 2015 Olmsted Wisdom

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The September 2015 edition of the Olmsted Wisdom, the quarterly newsletter of Olmsted at Kensington, is now online. Please click here to view or download. It is a light issue [...]



OAK Fall Candy Bar Fundraiser

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The OAK Fall Candy Bar Fundraiser will take place 9/8-9/21. We are asking that each family sells one box. You can request more boxes if you wish. In order to [...]



September 3, 2015

OAK Admissions Testing Information

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Click here to download and print the Admissions Testing flier.



August 31, 2015

OAK Apparel

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  Please click here to be directed to our OAK Apparel page.



September 2015 Principal’s Letter

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Dear Parents/ Guardians, On behalf of myself and Olmsted’s administration, faculty and staff I welcome you to the start of another school year. It’s hard to believe summer is over. [...]



July 29, 2015

Freshman Orientation

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Freshman Orientation will be held on August 18th and 19th from 8:45Am-11:45AM. More information to follow.



Rotary Youth Exchange Committee Needs Your Help!

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Last year, Olmsted #156 began a partnership with the Rotary Club of Buffalo, fostering intercultural awareness for our students through inbound foreign exchanges. Rotary is currently looking for three month [...]



July 28, 2015

Please Help Support Our Girls Volleyball Team

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The Olmsted at Kensington JV & Varsity Girls Volleyball is asking for your support! We looking for donations to help get our girls to volleyball tournaments! Ms. Sheehan has set [...]



June 26, 2015

Summer Reading Lists and School Supply Lists

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The 2015-2016 Summer Reading Lists are now available. Please click here. And the 2015-2016 School Supply lists can be found here.   We will add a quick link button on the [...]



Olmsted Foundation June 2015 Letter

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The Board of the Olmsted School Foundation would like to thank the Olmsted community for a great year.  Your generous support of our fall event, Celebrate Olmsted was record-breaking.  And [...]



June 23, 2015

Congratulations to Olmsted Middle School Baseball Teams

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Congratulations to the Olmsted 5th/ 6th grade and 7th/8th grade Baseball teams for making their respective Championship games of the NICYO League. The 7/8 team won their Championship game beating [...]



June 18, 2015

BPS Summer Camp Registration Is Open!

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Registration is now open for students who attend Buffalo Public Schools, grades Pre-K (age 5) – 6, to enroll in FREE neighborhood-based summer camps. Registration closes on THURSDAY, JUNE 25, [...]



June 12, 2015

Tinker- UB Engineering Camp for HS Girls

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Tinker – A UB Engineering Day Camp for High School Girls August 10-14, 2015 | Davis Hall First Floor | North Campus More information and application details at:  http://engineering.buffalo.edu/tinker Join us this summer [...]



June 11, 2015

UB GenCyber Camp- Only 4 spots left!

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The UB School of Management is offering a week-long camp from July 6 – 10th  at the University at Buffalo for children ages 13 – 17 who are interested in learning more about [...]



June 9, 2015

Community Summer Program Resource Guide

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Please take a moment to browse the 2015 Community Summer Program Resource Guide. You’ll find instructional programs, cultural attractions and camps. summer camps, recreation and athletic programs, programs for children [...]



May 26, 2015

ASCEND Program for 11-12th grade students

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Xi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Amherst, NY is offering an exciting new program that is open to minority 11th-12th grade high school students. The ASCEND [...]



May 15, 2015

OAK Field Day FUNraiser

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May 12, 2015

High School Journalism Workshop

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Summer Workshop for High School Journalists Aug 17-21, 2015 Open to all high school students going into their junior or senior year. The Communication Department at Bufalo State offers this [...]



May 5, 2015

Buffalo Schools Career Fair

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Buffalo Schools Career & Technical Education will be sponsoring a career fair every Wednesday Night during the month of May. From 5-7p.m. on May 6th we will be at School 8, formerly the Follow Through School [...]



May 2015 Principal’s Letter

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Dear Parents, As we enter the last two months of the school year, there are a number of activities happening that involve students and their families. Middle school students will [...]



Middle School Orientation

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Dear Parents and Students, Welcome to Olmsted at Kensington!!! I am happy that you will be joining us as part of our middle and high school family. This letter is [...]



April 29, 2015

Save the Date: Food Truck Fundraiser at Olmsted 64

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This year there will be even more Food Trucks than our first event:  RnR BBQ   Lloyd’s Taco  Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs Taffy’s  Amy’s Truck  The Whole Hog Thai Me [...]



April 25, 2015

Support the Booster Club at Hydraulic Hearth

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COME JOIN THE OLMSTED BOOSTER CLUB FOR DINNER! MAY 6TH  FROM 6-8PM at the  Hydraulic Hearth Enjoy brick oven pizzas & delicious drinks $25 per person (Adults Only Please) 716 [...]



April 16, 2015

YOUTH POLICE ACADEMY FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS.

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ANNOUNCING The Buffalo Police Department’s 20th. YOUTH POLICE ACADEMY FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS. ATTENTION 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS! Come to the Buffalo Police Department’s 20th Annual Youth Police [...]



March 27, 2015

June Regents and AP Exam Schedules

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Please click here to view the  AP and June Regents Exam Schedules.  



March 20, 2015

BEAM Summer Program

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BEAM Summer Programs are for minorities, young women, and students interested in exploring careers in engineering and other technical fields. These enrichment programs are designed for academically qualified students who [...]



March 17, 2015

ECC Summer College for High School Students

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ECC is pleased to announce the 2015 Summer College for High School Students program. This is a great way for your students to gain college credit and to explore a [...]



Reminder: Booster Club Fish Fry

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Olmsted at Kensington Booster Club Fish Fry Fundraiser (Take Out Only) Friday, March 27th Olmsted at Kensington 319 Suffolk St Buffalo, NY 14215 $10.00 Dinner Includes: Krolick’s Fresh Fish (cooked [...]



March 14, 2015

Creativity in Bloom Exhibition

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    Creativity in Bloom Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington Itinerary 5:30-7:30pm Student Art Exhibition 5:30-7:30 Grades 5-12 artwork displayed on the first floor by Mrs. Arnone’s, Miss Chutko’s, [...]



March 13, 2015

Buffalo National College Fair

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Join us for the Buffalo National College Fair This event is free to students and parents! Wednesday, March 18 9AM-12PM; 6PM- 8:30PM Thursday, March 19 9AM-12PM Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, [...]



March 8, 2015

Proposal #1212—Appointment of DPCC President to the Board of Education

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Dear Olmsted Parents: There is a proposal to appoint a parent representative to the Board of Education as a non-voting member.  The full proposal can be read on the Buffalo [...]



March 4, 2015

Girls on the Run for Grade 5-8

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Olmsted at Kensington is excited to participate in the Girls on the Run program again this year. The Girls on the Run program inspires girls in grades 5-8  to be joyful, [...]



March 3, 2015

Booster Club Fish Fry

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Olmsted at Kensington Booster Club Fish Fry Fundraiser (Take Out Only) Friday, March 27th Olmsted at Kensington 319 Suffolk St Buffalo, NY 14215 $10.00 Dinner Includes: Krolick’s Fresh Fish (cooked [...]



February 28, 2015

Night Owl Canalside Skate

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Owl Squad is hosting an ALL OLMSTED skate night at Canalside! Thursday, March 5th  From 5-7PM You and your families are invited to enjoy ice skating in the outdoors! The [...]



February 24, 2015

Celebration of Black History Month

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The first Annual “Celebration of Black History” will take place this Friday, February 27th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the school Auditorium. Our beloved teachers aide, Mrs. Harris and School [...]



February 23, 2015

Basket Raffle Ticket Sale

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February 21, 2015

BPTO February Meeting

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February 10, 2015

Winter Carnival

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Due to predicted bone-chilling temperatures on Friday, school administrator’s have decided to scale back this year’s Winter Carnival. As a result, the entire event will be held indoors this year.  [...]



February 2, 2015

Parent Teacher Conferences

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Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday February 12, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. Report cards will be mailed out Monday February 8th.



February 1, 2015

Niagara Chocolates Orders Due!

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This is a reminder that Niagara Chocolates orders are due tomorrow, February 2nd. Please have your child hand his orders to his homeroom teacher. If you have any questions, please [...]



January 31, 2015

Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Basket Raffle

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Please join us for  OPTO’s 10th Annual SPAGHETTI DINNER & BASKET RAFFLE Sponsored by: Marco’s Italian Restaurant, Barilla, Minio & Sapio, Sorrento Cheese, and Luigi’s & Kenmore Village Restaurant Feb. [...]



January 27, 2015

Important Board of Education Meeting Tomorrow!

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Attention Olmsted Parents! January 28, 2015, is a very important Board of Education meeting that will decide the fates of Lafayette, East, Bennett and Martin Luther King Schools.  These schools [...]



Save the Date: Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Raffle

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Save the Date: The Annual OPTO Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Raffle will take place on February 27th. OPTO will be selling tickets for the Basket Raffle at Olmsted 64 on February [...]



January 15, 2015

OPTO Niagara Chocolate Fundraiser

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OPTO NIAGARA CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER 2015          WHO:             OLMSTED STUDENTS AND FACULTY WHAT:           ANNUAL NIAGARA CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER                         [...]



January 2015 Principal’s Letter

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Dear Parents/Guardians, Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their time off with family and friends. There are two programs available for students needing assistance with their school work. There [...]



Regents Examination Schedule

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Please click here to view  the January Regents Examination Schedule



January 5, 2015

OPTO General Meeting: All Families are invited

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Attention Olmsted Families: You are invited to attend a general meeting of the Olmsted Parent Teacher Organization. It will be held on January 20th from 6:30-8PM at Olmsted at Kensington (319 Suffolk Street) [...]



December 16, 2014

Important: BPTO Resolution and Petition

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The Buffalo PTO approved two important resolutions at the membership meeting, on December 9. The first resolution is in Support of Public Control of Buffalo Public Schools and an endorsement for the [...]



December 15, 2014

Winter Break Build and Create

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Looking for something for your kids to do over winter break? Consider registering them for Tinkering School of Buffalo’s Winter Break Build and Create. Tinkering School of Buffalo is a [...]



December 12, 2014

Faces of Olmsted Card Fundraiser

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December 11, 2014

Congratulations and Best Wishes Mr. Schmidt

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December 11, 2014 Dear Members of the Olmsted School Family, Mr. Jordan Schmidt, our Dean of Students, will be leaving Olmsted to take up an assistant principal position at Edward [...]



December 10, 2014

Say Yes Site Facilitator Dan Cross Viola

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December 10, 2014 Dear Parents, Our Say Yes Buffalo facilitator Dan Cross-Viola is leaving Olmsted at the end of the year to assume a supervisory position overseeing Say Yes’s work [...]



December 9, 2014

Last Chance for Yearbook Orders

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Friday December 12th is the last day to order your copy of Olmsted’s outstanding yearbook, Parliament 2015.  The 176-page, hard cover publication features all students in grades 5-12.  The cost [...]



Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

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It is time for the annual Barnes and Noble Book Fair! December 12-14 in store;  December 12-19 online. 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228 On Saturday the 13th, OPTO will be manning the [...]



December 8, 2014

Important: Public Meeting Regarding Admissions Policies

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The Buffalo Public Schools will host a public discussion with Dr. Gary Orfield of the UCLA Civil Rights Project on Wednesday, December 10th, 6-8:00 p.m. at the Stanley M. Makowski [...]



December 4, 2014

December 2014 Olmsted Wisdom now online

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The December 2014 issue of Olmsted Wisdom is now available to read and download. Please click here to view the newsletter.  



November 21, 2014

Middle School Winter Dance

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OLMSTED MIDDLE SCHOOL WINTER DANCE Grades 5-8 December 5th, 2:35-4:30PM $5 includes admission, a slice of pizza and a juice box. More food, if there is extra, may be purchased at an [...]



November 13, 2014

Exciting Silent Auction Items at Celebrate Olmsted

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Come join us tomorrow night, Friday, November 14th from 6:30-9PM at Olmsted at Kensington for the annual Celebrate Olmsted party and enter for a chance to win Exciting Silent Auction [...]



November 10, 2014

Reminder: Celebrate Olmsted Party

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You are invited to an evening of food and fun benefitting the Olmsted Schools presented by the Olmsted School Foundation and our sponsors: Gold Sponsor: Delaware Pediatrics. LLP, Blue Cross Blue Shield [...]



November 5, 2014

November 2014 Principal’s Letter

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  Dear Parents/ Guardians, This Friday November 7th marks the end of the first marking period. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday November 20th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Awards assemblies [...]



November 3, 2014

Varsity Cross Country News

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Congratulations to our Olmsted Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country teams on a great season!  You may view their scores and standings by clicking here.  Two of our Section 6 [...]



Tree House Toy Store Fundraiser

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 Easy Fundraiser with Tree House Toy Store November 10th – 14th. Just mention OLMSTED when you check out, and The Tree House Toy Store will donate 10% of the total sales to [...]



October 27, 2014

Your invitation to Celebrate Olmsted

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You are invited to an evening of food and fun benefitting the Olmsted Schools presented by the Olmsted School Foundation and our sponsors: Gold Sponsor: Delaware Pediatrics. LLP, Silver: Lehigh Construction Group [...]



October 21, 2014

Annual Chicken BBQ at Olmsted 64

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Please click here to download the order form.



October 15, 2014

Reminder: Fall Fest on Friday

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Reminder: Fall Fest will be taking place on Friday, October 17th from 2:30-4:30 at Olmsted at Kensington for Olmsted students in grades 5-12. Food trucks will also be serving food [...]



October 14, 2014

BPTO needs your support on Wednesday

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The BPTO (Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization) is calling on parents, educators, and community members, to join us on the steps of City Hall, this Wednesday (October 15) at 4:00 p.m., to rally in support [...]



October 12, 2014

Olmsted Ski Club News

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Olmsted High School Ski Club will once again be skiing with City Honors School Friday nights at Holiday Valley. Please click here for the application. Olmsted parent Mike Deely is organizing high school [...]



October 6, 2014

Save the Date: Celebrate Olmsted

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Save the Date Friday, November 14, 2014 CELEBRATE OLMSTED 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM   Olmsted  at Kensington 319 Suffolk Street Buffalo, NY 14215   olmstedschoolfoundation@gmail.com _________________________________ Restaurants A delectable sampling [...]



October 3, 2014

Olmsted Varsity Cross Country News

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Olmsted’s Varsity Cross Country team is having a stellar season so far! Coach Kelly and Coach Skrabucha report that both the Boys’ and Girl’s teams are now 9-0 in the [...]



October 2, 2014

Principal’s Letter, October

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  Dear Parents/ Guardians, Friday October 3rd marks the end of the first five weeks of school. Progress reports will be mailed to parents October 20th. Olmsted has added to [...]



October 1, 2014

Fall Fest

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For all Olmsted at Kensington students in Grades 5-12 Friday, October 17 Activities from 2:30- 4:30PM Tinkering School of Buffalo Green Technology Department Engineering Station Olmsted Science/ National Honor Society [...]



September 26, 2014

Olmsted Admissions Testing Information

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Please click here for the Admissions Testing flier.



September 24, 2014

Order Your Yearbook Now for Discount

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 Please click here for order form.



September 23, 2014

Olmsted Foundation September Newsletter

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Please mark your calendars for the evening of Friday, November 14th and join us for the Olmsted Schools Foundation Celebrate Olmsted Party, to be held at Olmsted at Kensington #156.  [...]



Important Dates from the Guidance Department

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The following is a list of important dates for high school students from the Olmsted at Kensington’s Guidance Department. Please frequently check our website for more information and updates about [...]



September 15, 2014

Olmsted Booster Club Night

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  Wednesday, October 1st 6-8PM Essex Street Pub, 530 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, 14213 This adults only event is a great opportunity to meet other parents, enjoy good food and [...]



Girls JV & V Volleyball Schedules

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Jv & Varsity Volleyball Schedule  ◄ August ~ September 2014 ~ October ► Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat   1   2   3   4   5   6 [...]



September 11, 2014

OPTO Fall Candy Bar Fundraiser

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Hello, Parents, We have begun our Fall OPTO Candy Bar Sale.  Parents who attended the Parent Orientation on Tuesday night were able to pick up chocolate bars.  Permission slips were given to [...]



OPTO Calendar 2014-2015

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Please click here to view, download and print the OPTO 2014-2015 School Year Calendar. Please also frequently check the interactive calendar at the bottom of this page as new events are added [...]



September 10, 2014

Student- Parent Handbook 2014-2015

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Please take a moment to review the Olmsted at Kensington Student- Parent Handbook. Within it, you will find useful information about our policies and procedures. You may view and download [...]



September 4, 2014

Olmsted 5/6 and 7/8 Fall Soccer

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    Hello to all Olmsted at Kensington new and returning families.  We are very excited to offer a co-ed 5 / 6 and coed 7/8 grade parent-run soccer teams for the fall.  We [...]



September 3, 2014

Transportation Information Grades 9-12

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Olmsted at Kensington students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to take morning tripper buses (yellow bus) which are located in two separate locations. The buses are comprised solely of [...]



Principal’s Letter, September 2014

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September 3, 2014 Dear Parents/ Guardians, On behalf of myself and Olmsted’s administration, faculty and staff, I welcome you to the start of another school year. Summer flew by and [...]



September 2, 2014

Parent Orientation

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Olmsted at Kensington will be holding a Parent Orientation for all 5th-12th grade parents and guardians on Tuesday, September 9th from 6:45-7:45 in the Auditorium. Come learn about our programs [...]



September 1, 2014

Transportation Information Grades 5-8

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Drop off and Pick Up information for students who are driven to school. The school doors open at 7:55 AM Dismissal is at 2:25 PM Students in grades 5-8 may [...]



August 5, 2014

JV and V Girls Volleyball Tryouts

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  Dear Parents/Guardians: The 2014 Fall Sports Season will be here before we know it. Please make sure if your daughter plans on trying out for JV or Varsity Girls [...]



July 14, 2014

Summer Crew Camp at West Side

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ROW at WEST SIDE Summer Rowing Scholarships Now Available for Erie County Youth July 28-August 14, 2014 Scholarships are limited and are available on a first come basis, so apply now! [...]



July 8, 2014

Summer reading lists now online

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Click here to view Olmsted at Kensington summer reading lists and reading projects.



July 1, 2014

Great season for Olmsted MS baseball

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The inaugural season of Olmsted Boys Middle School baseball club ended with the 5th/6th grade team taking home their division trophy and celebrating an undefeated season. The NICYO League Banquet [...]



School Supply Lists Now Online

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  The 2014-2015 School Supply Lists are now online. Please click here to view the lists by grade.



June 17, 2014

Read to Fly this summer

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Qlovi’s Read to Fly is a free online summer reading program for k-12 students. Read to Fly provides a curated collection of books for each grade completely free of charge. [...]



June 16, 2014

Community Summer Program Guide

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The 2014 Community Summer Program Resource Guide is now available online. The guide is a directory of summer programs in and around the City of Buffalo. The guide lists instructional [...]



June 4, 2014

June 2014 Olmsted Wisdom now online

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The June 2014 issue of Olmsted Wisdom is now online. In this issue:  Green Technology Students Participate in Alfred State College Technology Competition Say Yes Update on the Class of [...]



Tomorrow’s Leaders Camp

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Join us for the Tomorrows’ Leaders Camp (TLC) June 30th – July 11th TLC is a fun, yet educational camp that provides interactive, hands-on experiences that will teach and enhance [...]



May 19, 2014

Olmsted Foundation Spring Fundraiser

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Our students and staff have been working hard all year.  So, to help show our pride in our Olmsted School Community, the Olmsted School Foundation is proud to be announcing a new Spring Fundraiser.  Owl Nation [...]



May 16, 2014

Girls on the Run 5K Race

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Come cheer on the girls of Olmsted 156 Girls on the Run. The Girls on the Run 5k Run is a public 5k that is open to all runners in [...]



May 13, 2014

Booster Club Kick-Off Event

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PLEASE JOIN THE OLMSTED BOOSTER CLUB’S KICK-OFF EVENT Here’s a great opportunity to have a fun night  while  supporting  Olmsted’s growing sports and club program. Our school’s booster club is planning [...]



April 25, 2014

Spring Clean Up

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It’s Spring Clean Up Time!! Our Olmsted at Kensington Gardening Committee is kicking off the planting season with a spring clean-up, and is looking for as many people are possible [...]



April 22, 2014

Food Truck Fundraiser

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Please join us on Friday, May 9th for an exciting new fundraising event. The Food Truck Fundraiser will take place in the parking lot of Olmsted 64 (874 Amherst Street, [...]



April 15, 2014

Free Swimming Lessons

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  Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Programs and West Side Rowing Club are offering free swimming lessons for our Buffalo and Erie County youth, 12-15 years of age. The [...]



April 10, 2014

Green Tech Students Win 2nd Place in Alfred State College Technology Competition

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Green Technology Students Win Second Place in Alfred State College Technology Competition which took place,  Friday April 4, 2014 . Alfred State College, located in Wellsville, New York, hosts an [...]



Grill and Chill and Career Fair

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  High School Students are INVITED to hang out with the CAO for their 2nd annual “Grill and Chill” Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm CAO Edward [...]



April 9, 2014

Gowns 4 Proms

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Your Special Dress Awaits You! WHAT:  Prom Dress Distribution         FOR:   Frederick Law Olmsted   WHERE:  Shea’s Performing Arts Center                   (Enter Backstage Entrance  on Pearl Street)    WHEN:  Monday• April 21, 2014  [...]



April 7, 2014

Updated AP Exam Schedule

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Please take note that due to snow days this winter, the AP Exam schedule has changed. Please find the updated schedule below. You may also download and print a copy [...]



April 3, 2014

Olmsted Wisdom April/ May 2014

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The April/ May 2014 issue of Olmsted Wisdom is now online. Please click here to read and download the issue. Some of the highlights: Olmsted high school Costa Rica trip [...]



April 1, 2014

Buffalo YouthWorks Career & Job Fair

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Buffalo YouthWorks Career & Job Fair Who’s Invited: Area businesses and Buffalo residents 16 to 21 years of age What to do: Contact us at 856-8139 ext. 3172 to get [...]



BPS FAFSA Completion Project

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Our BPS FAFSA Completion Project, staffed by volunteers from UB, is moving into Phase 5 – Financial Literacy.  Our Olmsted Volunteer, Devin, is here on Friday mornings from 9 – 12 to [...]



March 31, 2014

Kaleida Health Connecting Kids to Coverage

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  Dear Families,   Kaleida Health’s mission is to advance the health of our community. In that vein, Kaleida Health has entered into a partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools, [...]



March 16, 2014

BPS Technology Survey

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Parents, please take a moment to fill out the Buffalo Public Schools Technology Survey.  The Buffalo Public School District (BPS) is in the process of completing a Technology Planning project. [...]



March 11, 2014

NYS ELA and Math Assessments

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** Please note that due to a bug in the OAK website calendar, we are unable to add the start date on the Events Calendar for the NYS MATH ASSESSMENTS. [...]



AP and Regents Exam Schedule

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Please click here to download the exam schedule. 2014 Advanced Placement Exam Schedule May 7 Wednesday May 8 Thursday May 9 Friday May 12 Monday May 14 Wednesday May 15 [...]



March 6, 2014

OAK Spring After School Program

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Dear Families, We are pleased to offer an afterschool program this spring for 5th-12th graders. Students have the opportunity to enroll in a club of their choosing. Please see below [...]



NYS Assessment Night

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Please join us for an informational and interactive meeting regarding the NYS Common Core Math and ELA Assessments for Grades 5-8. You will receive: Testing Dates Test Format and Design [...]



February 25, 2014

Rally for Smarter Schools

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Please join the Partnership for Smarter Schools, along with Senators George Maziarz and Tim Kennedy, and Assemblymen Sean Ryan and John Ceretto as we rally for : -Saving arts, music, [...]



February 23, 2014

Buffalo Mini Maker Faire

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The Olmsted School Foundation is a proud in- kind sponsor of the first Buffalo Mini Maker Faire which will be held on Saturday, March 1st from 10AM to 4PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science (1020 Humbolt [...]



February 20, 2014

Basketball Playoffs

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The Olmsted Parent Teacher Organization and the Olmsted School Foundation congratulate our Olmsted Varsity Basketball teams on a stellar season. Their teamwork, dedication, skill and focus is exemplary. We extend [...]



February 13, 2014

Candy Orders Due Tomorrow!

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Reminder: Niagara Chocolate Candy orders are due tomorrow, Friday, February 14th. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Verni: cverni@roadrunner.com



February 11, 2014

Youth Police Academy

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ATTENTION 7th AND 8th GRADERS!  Come to the Buffalo Police Department’s 19th Annual Youth Police Academy on Saturday, March 8, from 8:30am – 3:30pm at 74 Franklin Street. Learn about [...]



February 10, 2014

Tech Savvy Conference for Girls

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Attention, parents & guardians of girls in 6th through 12th grades: The annual Tech Savvy conference will be held on Saturday, March 15th at UB’s North Campus. The conference features [...]



February 9, 2014

Important! Conferences Rescheduled

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The Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled for this Thursday, February 13th will be rescheduled for Tuesday, February 25th from 5:30-7:30PM. Due to the spectacular work of Olmsted’s  fabulous Boys Basketball team [...]



February 7, 2014

9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

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Please join us for  OPTO’s 9th Annual SPAGHETTI DINNER & BASKET RAFFLE March 7th from 4:30-7:30PM at Olmsted at Kensington | 319 Suffolk St, Buffalo (Enter through back door) Dinner [...]



February 4, 2014

February Olmsted Wisdom

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The February 2014 Issue of Olmsted Wisdom, the quarterly newsletter of Olmsted at Kensington,  is now online. Please click here  to view and download the issue. In this issue: Olmsted Winter [...]



January 29, 2014

Passport to Success College Fair

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Passport to My Success! BPS College Career & Scholarship Expo Passport to My Success! is the theme of this year’s Buffalo Public Schools College Career & Scholarship Expo set for February 8, [...]



January 28, 2014

Give Kids a Smile Day

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Give Kids a Smile is a ONE DAY national event where children without dental insurance are able to receive FREE dental services! It is for children ages 1- 18 who [...]



January 22, 2014

OPTO’s Gift Card Program

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Dear Olmsted Families, We’re pleased to share some exciting news about a fundraising program for our organization. OPTO’s Gift Card Program, the fundraising program that works while you shop. Sometimes called [...]



Niagara Chocolate Fundraiser

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OPTO NIAGARA CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER 2014   Catalogs will be sent home with students        WHO:             OLMSTED STUDENTS AND FACULTY WHAT:           NIAGARA CHOCOLATE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER       [...]



January 21, 2014

Say Yes Survey

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Parents, please take a moment to complete our Say Yes Survey for students in grades 5-11. The survey is intended to better inform Say Yes and the school of the [...]



January 14, 2014

2nd Annual Winter Carnival

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Olmsted at Kensington will be holding its 2nd Annual Winter Carnival on Friday, January 31st from 2:30- 5:30PM. $5 in Advance/ $7 Day of Event. Food and refreshments will be [...]



January 8, 2014

Architecture + Education Reception

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Please join us to celebrate our students’ work Opening Reception January 10, 2014 5:00-8:00PM The exhibit runs through January 24th   CEPA Gallery 617 Main Street in the Market Arcade [...]



January 6, 2014

Solutions for Smarter Schools Cancelled

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The Solutions for Smarter Schools summit scheduled for this evening has be cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. Please stay tuned for updates from the Partnership for Smarter [...]



OPTO General Meeting at OAK

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You are invited to attend the January Olmsted Parent Teacher Organization  General Meeting on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 6:30- 7:30PM at Olmsted at Kensington #156 319 Suffolk Street, Buffalo, NY 14215  Come [...]



December 30, 2013

Partnership for Smarter Schools Events

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The Partnership for Smarter Schools is sponsoring two important events which will address the next steps in bringing about changes in state testing and ensuring that education is equitable for [...]



OAK Ski Club News

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Our high school students have joined the City Honors ski club that goes Friday nights to Holiday Valley. There are extra seats on the bus this year; and, on a first come [...]



December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays from Olmsted School Foundation

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The Olmsted School Foundation would like to thank everyone who helped make our fall fundraisers our most successful ever!     Gold Donor:  Delaware Pediatrics, LLP Silver Donors:  Mine Dosluoglu Lehigh [...]



December 18, 2013

After School Movie Tomorrow!

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OAK Students are invited to stay after school on Thursday, December 19th from 2:45-4:00 for a special screening of How the Grinch Stole Christmas  Admission is $2 and includes a [...]



OAK Middle School Ski Club Opportunity

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Olmsted has the opportunity to have a Wednesday night Ski Club for Grades 5-8.  The club time would include lessons and weekly time for skiing/snowboarding at Kissing Bridge in Colden, NY. Students participating in Ski Club [...]



December 17, 2013

FAFSA Completion Project

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Through the FAFSA Completion Project, coordinated with the University at Buffalo, we will be having a FAFSA class on January 13th in school. The FAFSA Completion Project works in the [...]



Senior Year College Courses at Bryant and Stratton

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Dear Seniors, Bryant & Stratton is once again offering college credit bearing courses for high school seniors.  These courses are for the Spring 2014 semester, are tuition-free, and bear college [...]



December 13, 2013

College Prep Open House

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Community Action Organization of Erie County College Prep Open House Are you a High School Junior or Senior? Are you thinking about college? Need some help getting there? Let Us [...]



December 10, 2013

BPS Parent Involvement Documents

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The Buffalo Public Schools believes that education is a partnership among the student, parent/guardian, school, and community.  The academic achievement and success of our students depend on the actions, relationships, [...]



December 5, 2013

Order Olmsted Spirit Gear

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Olmsted Spirit Gear is now on sale. Be a part of Owl Nation and order your gear now. Order forms must be turned in by Friday, December 13th. Click here [...]



December 3, 2013

Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

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Olmsted SchoolBarnes and Noble Bookfair Fundraiser December 6, 7, & 8 Barnes & Noble 1565 Niagara Falls Boulevard  Amherst, NY 14228 • Listen to the Olmsted 64 choir perform! • Story time [...]



November 19, 2013

Come Ski With Us

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Olmsted is joining with City Honors this year to offer a High School ski club. High School Ski Club will be held Friday nights at Holiday Valley during January and February. All [...]



November 14, 2013

November 2013 Olmsted Wisdom

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The November 2013 issue of Olmsted Wisdom is now available.  Please click here to read and download.



November 4, 2013

Principal’s Letter, November

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Dr. Michael Gruber, Principal                                 Mr. James Fredo, Asst Principal Mr. Jordan Schmidt, Dean of [...]



October 31, 2013

Faces of Olmsted Fundraiser

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The Olmsted School Foundation has partnered with Faces of Buffalo for a unique fundraiser. Our students participated in a community art project, Faces of Olmsted, where they created self-portraits which [...]



October 30, 2013

Italy Trip Informational Meeting

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The Olmsted Traveling Owls are in the beginning stages of planning a 10 day trip to Italy in April 2015 for a select group of High School students (who must [...]



October 27, 2013

Your Invitation to Celebrate Olmsted

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CELEBRATE OLMSTED You are cordially invited to an evening of food and fun benefiting the Olmsted Schools presented by the Olmsted School Foundation and sponsored by our Gold Sponsor, Delaware [...]



October 16, 2013

College Information Night for Parents

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On Tuesday, October 22nd from 6-8PM, Olmsted at Kensington will host  a College Information Night for Parents of juniors and seniors in the OAK auditorium. Guest speakers include Dan Tramuta, Admissions [...]



October 8, 2013

Annual Chicken Dinner

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Annual Chicken Dinner Sponsored by your Olmsted Parent Teacher Organization Friday, October 18, 2013 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm School 64, 874 Amherst St., Buffalo 14216 $9.00 presale before Oct. [...]



October 7, 2013

Principal’s Letter, October

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Dr. Michael Gruber, Principal         Mr. James Fredo, Assistant Principal Ms. Leslie Potempa, Assistant Principal        Mr. Jordan Schmidt, Dean of Students   October 8, [...]



October 2, 2013

Save the Date: Celebrate Olmsted Party

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Save the Date November 15, 2013 CELEBRATE OLMSTED 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM Olmsted 64 874 Amherst Street Buffalo, NY $20/ individual     $30/ couple olmstedschoolfoundation@gmail.com _________________________________ Music will be [...]



September 26, 2013

Order your Olmsted yearbook

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Olmsted’s yearbook, Parliament 2014, is now on sale.  This is your chance to preserve the great memories of the 2013-14 school year.  Olmsted produces one of the absolute best yearbooks [...]



September 20, 2013

Save the Date:Chicken BBQ

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The Annual Olmsted Chicken BBQ will be held on Friday, October 18th at Olmsted 64.  More information will be announced soon. All Olmsted families are invited to attend. This is an [...]



September 19, 2013

Ways to Help Olmsted Foundation

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Please mark your calendars for the evening of Friday, November 15th and join us for the Olmsted Schools Foundation Celebrate Olmsted Party, to be held at the beautifully renovated Olmsted Elementary School #64 [...]



September 13, 2013

Important:SUNY College Fair 2013 this Sunday

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A SUNY College Fair is being held this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at the UB Alumni Arena North Campus http://www.suny.edu/student/event_listing/  from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. The following link will bring you to the [...]



September 10, 2013

Olmsted Admissions Testing Dates 2013

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CITY HONORS SCHOOL and OLMSTED MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL will again offer a combined admissions testing during the fall of 2013 for students seeking entrance for the 2014-2015 school year.   FALL 2013 TESTING DATES SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 Grade 5 [...]



September 6, 2013

Summit for Smarter Schools

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SAVE THE DATE! Summit for Smarter Schools* Hosted by Senator Tim Kennedy, Assemblyman Sean Ryan and the Partnership for Smarter Schools Wednesday, October 2 6:30 PM Kleinhan’s Music Hall  Please [...]



September 5, 2013

September 2013 Principal’s Letter

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Dr. Michael Gruber, Principal                                                Mr. James Fredo, Asst Principal   September 5, 2013 Dear Parents/Guardians,   Welcome back to Olmsted at Kensington for another school year. There will be [...]



Fall Candy Bar Fundraiser

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OLMSTED PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES Fall Candy Bar Sale A Fundraiser for Olmsted at Kensington September 10th-September 24th •Goal: to raise $7000 to help with the sponsorship of After School [...]



August 27, 2013

College Open Houses

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Olmsted Juniors and Seniors, as the leaves begin to change with a new season, it is time to turn over a new leaf in your academic lives and move forward [...]



August 19, 2013

Transportation Information

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Drop off and Pick Up information for students who are driven to school. The school doors open at 7:55 AM Dismissal is at 2:25 PM Students in grades 5-8 may [...]



July 17, 2013

BPS Summer Athletic Camps

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2013 Summer Camp Information Buffalo Public Schools Soccer Camp FREE Summer Soccer Camp Announced!! Robert E. Rich All High Stadium (behind Bennett High School) Monday through Friday, July 22-August 2, [...]



July 8, 2013

Student Spotlight: Xavier Drayton

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Congratulations on a job well done to Olmsted at Kensington sophomore Xavier Drayton who is featured, along with his fellow dancers from the Future Dance Center in Hamburg, NY, in [...]



July 1, 2013

Freshmen Orientation

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The Freshmen Academy will be held at Olmsted at Kensington the first two weeks of August (5-9, 12-16) from 8:30-11:30 AM. There are three very important dates to keep in mind: [...]



June 21, 2013

Summer Reading Lists

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Reading and being well-read are important components of the Olmsted at Kensington program.  The summer reading list complements books read by Olmsted students during the school year. Students are expected [...]



June 20, 2013

Workshops for Young Writers

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Our Olmsted Writing Lab partner, Canisius College, is hosting Summer Writing Workshops for students in grades 3-12 July 8-18th. Please click here for the registration form. Teen Writing Workshop Grades [...]



June 19, 2013

Letter from Olmsted Foundation

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Thank you for a wonderful year Olmsted Families! 2012-2013 was one of the most exciting years in the history of the Olmsted School Foundation.  We started the year with the [...]



Thank you from OPTO

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Olmsted Parent Teacher Organization Spring 2013 Letter Thank you for your continued support Olmsted families!  We are pleased to say that through your fundraising and volunteer efforts this year we [...]



June 7, 2013

Wisdom June 2013

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Click here to read and download the final issue of the Olmsted Wisdom for the 2012-2013 school year. Here are some of the highlights from this issue: Congratulations Olmsted at [...]



May 21, 2013

Summer Resource Guide

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The BPS has published a 126 page Summer Resource Guide which contains a myriad of program offerings around the city. Please click here for the Summer Resource Guide.



OPTO Meeting & Ice Cream Social

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All Olmsted Families are Invited to Attend the OPTO General Meeting and Ice Cream Social  Monday, June 10th 7 PM at Olmsted at Kensington 319 Suffolk Street, Buffalo, 14215 The [...]



May 20, 2013

Seat at the Table Fundraiser

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As we near the end of the school year, we want to invite you to join the Olmsted School Foundation’s Seat at the Table campaign. Everyone is invited to help [...]



May 16, 2013

Reminder: Dare2Play Celebration

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Tomorrow, Friday, May 17th from 3-6PM the  Olmsted School Foundation will hold a new spring fundraiser, the Dare2Play Celebration. Admission is $5 Food will be available to purchase. Hot dogs [...]



Congratulations OAK Girls Track and Field

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Congratulations to the Olmsted Owls Girls Track and Field team on finishing 15-0 in the regular season. Please click here for the Buffalo News Sports page highlighting an awesome season for the [...]



May 13, 2013

2013 Regents Exam Review 2.0

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Regents Review 2.0 is a series of test-prep programs for high school students who plan to take New York State Regents exams in the June of 2013. The 2013 Regents Review 2.0 programs are streamed on the web at www.regentsreviewlive.net, where you’ll find [...]



May 6, 2013

Reminder: Gramma Mora’s Fundraiser

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OPTO Fundraiser for Olmsted Schools May 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Gramma Mora’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant 1463 Hertel Avenue 716-837-6703 Piñata raffle drawing on May 8th The OLMSTED PARENT TEACHER [...]



May 1, 2013

Supplies needed for Dare2Play

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On Friday, May 17th from 3-6PM the Olmsted School Foundation in partnership with Tinkering School of Buffalo will be hosting the first ever Dare2Play Celebration at Olmsted at Kensington for [...]



April 29, 2013

Olmsted Apparel Orders

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For a limited time, Olmsted at Kensington T-shirts and short sleeved polo shirts will be available for purchase through our order form.  For apparel options and order form, please click [...]



Principal’s May Letter

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  Dr. Michael Gruber, Principal                              Mr. James Fredo, Asst Principal April 30,  2013 Dear Parents/Guardians, A [...]



April 23, 2013

Dare 2 Play Celebration

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  The Olmsted School Foundation is holding a new spring fundraiser on Friday, May 17th- after school from 3-6PM  for students in grades 5-12. The Foundation is excited to be [...]



April 16, 2013

Gramma Mora’s Fundraiser

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OPTO Fundraiser for Olmsted Schools May 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Gramma Mora’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant 1463 Hertel Avenue 716-837-6703 Piñata raffle drawing on May 8th The OLMSTED PARENT TEACHER [...]



March 26, 2013

OPTO General Meeting

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Please join us for an OPTO General Meeting on Monday, April 15th  at 6:30 PM  in the Olmsted at Kensington cafeteria 319 Suffolk Street Buffalo, NY All members of the Olmsted [...]



March 25, 2013

Important! Exam Schedules

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Please take a moment to review the following Important Dates for New York State Assessments, Regents Exams and AP  Exams. New York State Assessment Schedule April 16 – 18 Grades 5 [...]



March 18, 2013

Math Common Core Standards

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On Thursday, March 14th, Olmsted at Kensington held an important Math Night for families of students in grades 5-12. School administrators discussed the new Common Core Standards in Mathematics which [...]



March 12, 2013

GOTR: 5 spots left!

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Girls on the Run (GOTR)  still has 5 spots open for Olmsted at Kensington 5th-8th grade girls. To register, visit: www.gotrbuffalo.org Registration closes on March 22nd at 5PM.  Financial assistance is available. [...]



March 1, 2013

Help for the King family

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Tragedy has struck a member of the Olmsted family. Last Thursday night, 6th grader Shamar King and his family (mother and ten month old sister) lost everything they owned in [...]



March 2013 Wisdom

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The March 2013 issue of the Olmsted Wisdom, the quarterly newsletter of the Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington, is now available to read and download. In this issue: School [...]



February 28, 2013

Olmsted Math Night

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On Thursday, March 14th, 2013, we will be holding a Math Night for families of students in grades 5-12. As a parent this is a great opportunity for you to [...]



Junior Class Rings

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A representative from Jostens will be at Olmsted on March 7th  from 11 AM – 1 PM to measure juniors for their class rings if the student desires to purchase [...]



February 25, 2013

Girls on the Run Registration

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Reminder: Girls on the Run registration for Olmsted 5th-8th grade girls will open on Wednesday, February 27th at 7 AM sharp. Enrollment is limited to 15 girls. Financial assistance is [...]



February 21, 2013

Come cheer on the Lady Owls

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Please join us on Saturday, February 23 @ 2:00PM in the Olmsted at Kensington gym to cheer on the Olmsted Girls Varsity Basketball team as they advance to sectionals. Wear [...]



February 11, 2013

8th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

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Please join us on Friday, March 1st for the 8th Annual Olmsted Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Dinner will be served until 6:30 PM) at OLMSTED AT KENSINGTON [...]



February 3, 2013

ClassLink

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ClassLink allows students to access everything they can at school including their H drives/network storage, Microsoft Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.), and other applications. There are two ways to [...]



Teens for Jeans

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During Olmsted School Spirit week (see Events Calendar) , Olmsted students have an opportunity to help homeless teens. All you need to do is bring in your new and/ or [...]



January 31, 2013

Girls on the Run at OAK

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Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a unique program for 8-13 year- old girls. We teach life skills through dynamic, conversation- based lessons and running games. The program culminates with [...]



Important! FAFSA Checklist

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Parents and students, please click here to download an important checklist for completing the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit www.collegegoalny.org for more information.



January 30, 2013

Congratulations NHS Inductees!

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On January 18, 2013, Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington held an Induction Ceremony for the newest members of the  Olmsted at Kensington chapter of  the National Honor Society. “The [...]



January 18, 2013

Reminder:Middle & HS Parent Meeting

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Reminder: Middle and High School Parent Meeting Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6PM* at Olmsted at Kensington  Please join us for a special  meeting just for Olmsted Middle and High School [...]



January 17, 2013

Attention 9th Grade Parents!

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On January 14th, all of the Freshman received their results from the Readistep assessment they took in the Fall. This assessment is the first of many steps to help prepare students [...]



Important! Say Yes Survey

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Parents are being asked to take part in a SayYes survey to assist in identifying strengths and needs. This information will be used to help with planning and providing the best services [...]



Regents Exam Schedule

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January Exam Schedule Morning Exam begins at 8:30 Afternoon Exam begins at 12:30   Date Time Room Tuesday (C Day) January 22 8:30 Room 408 Wednesday (D Day) January 23 [...]



After School Clubs

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We are pleased to offer our After School Program for students in grades 5 – 8. Grades 9-12 can participate once all spots are filled with 5-8th grade students. Please [...]



January 16, 2013

Candy Sale Reminder

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This is a reminder that the order forms for the Niagara Chocolates Candy Sale are due on Wednesday, January 30th. If you have misplaced your order form, additional forms are [...]



January 9, 2013

BPS College and Career Fair

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Attention Olmsted Seniors! The Buffalo Public School district is hosting a  College, Career and Scholarship Fair Saturday, February 2, 2013 10AM-2PM  BPS 200 Bennett High School (2885 Main Street) Please [...]



January 3, 2013

Say Yes Scholarship Application Available

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The Say Yes to Education Scholarship Application is now available online. Please click here to download the form. High School seniors must turn forms in by April 1st.



OAK Middle & High School Parent Meeting

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Save the Date Olmsted at Kensington Middle and High School Parents and Guardians are invited attend  a Meeting for Olmsted at Kensington Middle and High School Parents and Guardians Wednesday, [...]



January 1, 2013

Buffalo News letter to the editor

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The following Letter to the Editor was written by F.L. Olmsted School at Kensington’s Parent Facilitator, Mike Deely, and was published in the Buffalo News on December 25, 2012.  Buffalo [...]



December 10, 2012

Volunteer coaches needed

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Girls on the Run of Buffalo is a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. The GOTR mission is to educate and prepare girls for a [...]



December 5, 2012

Olmsted School Yearbook

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The last day to order a yearbook is Monday, December 10th.  Paliament 2013 is a hard-cover, full-color, 160-page yearbook (including the 16-page spring supplement) which features all Olmsted students.  Excellent [...]



December 1, 2012

Olmsted to host first Winter Carnival

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Friday, December 14th From 2:30- 5:30PM We will have an outdoor movie, Olmsted Winter Olympics, a raffle, food, and fun! Admission is $5/person Parents and students are welcome. Proceeds support [...]



November 27, 2012

DPCC Parent Assembly

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You are invited to attend a Parent Assembly sponsored by the District Parent Coordinating Council December 11th 5:30-8:30 PM  at Performing Arts School (Masten Avenue) For more information, please contact [...]



November 13, 2012

Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

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OPTO will have a fundraiser at Barnes and Noble (Amherst store: 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd) on  Saturday, December 1st from 10am-6pm.   A proportion of your purchase will be donated to the Olmsted Schools.  [...]



Roundtable Discussion

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Calling all Parents and Community Members You’re  Invited to Attend a Roundtable Discussion with Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Pamela C. Brown  and the District Parent Coordinating Council. Thursday, November [...]



Please help support the 2013 OAK yearbook

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PLEASE SUPPORT THE FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED SCHOOL AT KENSINGTON’S 2013 YEAR BOOK WE ARE ASKING LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT OLMSTED’S GRADUATING CLASS BY PURCHASING AD SPACE IN THE YEARBOOK  BENEFITS [...]



Olmsted at Kensington Ski Club

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It’s time! Winter is on the way and the Olmsted at Kensington Ski Club is getting ready to hit the slopes at Kissing Bridge in Glenwood, NY. We will begin [...]



November 5, 2012

Celebrate Olmsted! fundraiser a success

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Roycroft Artisan Tom Harris speaks with Olmsted 64 parents, Mike and Liz Cambria.  Photo credit: John Hickey/ Buffalo News The Kensington High School Alumni Association joined the Olmsted Community Friday [...]



November 1, 2012

Olmsted at Kensington building featured in Buffalo Rising article

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Paul McDonnell has written a beautiful article for Buffalo Rising about the history and restoration of the Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington building. Click here to read the article.



October 29, 2012

Reminder: Celebrate Olmsted! party this Friday, November 2nd

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The Olmsted School Foundation looks forward to seeing parents, staff,  Kensington and Olmsted alumni, and friends at the Celebrate Olmsted! party this Friday, November 2nd at 6:30 PM at Olmsted [...]



October 20, 2012

Boston Trip gallery

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Thanks to the generosity of student and teacher photographers, we are building our library of Olmsted at Kensington photos.  The following slideshow of the Traveling Owls’ Boston Trip is courtesy [...]



United Against Drugs and Alcohol Red Ribbon Week

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Red Ribbon Week October 23 – 31  United Against Drug and Alcohol October 23: Ribbon Day: Every student will receive a red ribbon and wear red to show you are [...]



October 10, 2012

Reminder: Innisbrook orders due Tuesday

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Help support our schools by purchasing wrapping paper, gourmet food items and gifts from Innisbrook. The catalog and fundraising information was sent home with students on September 27th.  Out-of-town family [...]



October 9, 2012

Say Yes Buffalo FAQs

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Please click here to read important information regarding the Say Yes Buffalo Tuition Scholarship program.



October 7, 2012

Celebrate Olmsted! Party to take place on November 2nd

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Please click here to for the Celebrate Olmsted! Invitation and RSVP form.  



October 6, 2012

Annual Chicken BBQ and Halloween Party

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The Annual Chicken BBQ and Halloween Party  sponsored by the Olmsted Parent Teacher Organization  will be held on  Friday, October 19, 2012 from 4:30-7:30 PM School 78 on Olympic Avenue [...]



October 4, 2012

Dr. Gruber’s Parent Letter, October

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Dr. Michael Gruber, Principal                          Mr. James Fredo, Asst Principal October 5, 2012 Dear Parents/Guardians, The school year is progressing nicely. Our Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was a success. [...]



October 3, 2012

Re-Opening marks new era for Owl Nation

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On Tuesday, October 2nd, the Olmsted community celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of the Olmsted at Kensington building. Students (dressed in Olmsted regalia), parents, faculty, and distinguished members of the community [...]



October 1, 2012

College Process and Say YES Intiative Parent Night

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The Guidance department will be holding a College Process and Say YES Initiative Parent Night on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6:30- 8:00PM . All junior and senior parents are encouraged [...]



BPS October workshops

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There are several workshops occurring throughout the month of October:  -   The Parent Network, in collaboration with the BPS, will host a Workshop Series for parents regarding changes in graduation [...]



September 27, 2012

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

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You are Invited to Attend the Grand Re-Openning of the FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED SCHOOL AT KENSINGTON Tuesday, October 2, 2012 10 AM Olmsted at Kensington 319 Suffolk Street Buffalo, NY [...]



School Yearbook

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Olmsted’s yearbook, Parliament 2013, goes on sale beginning Monday October 1st  for students in grades 5-11.  This year’s book will be bigger and even better than last year’s.  Parliament 2013 [...]



September 25, 2012

Save the Date: Celebrate Olmsted Party

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Save the Date Invitations out soon! November 2, 2012 6:30-9:00PM Celebrate Olmsted! Olmsted at Kensington 319 Suffolk Street Buffalo, NY 14215 Parents of students in grades PreK-12, alumni, faculty, staff [...]



Rain didn’t dampen the spirit of Soccer Field Day

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On Saturday, September 22, the Olmsted Boys Varsity  Soccer team hosted the first ever Olmsted Soccer Field Day at Delaware Park. Despite a very wet morning, students and families from [...]



Thurman Thomas visits 5th and 6th grade students at Olmsted

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Olmsted at Kensington 5th and 6th Grade students received a visit from Bills great, Thurman Thomas, on Monday morning  as part of the NFL’s Play 60 program which encourages children [...]



September 24, 2012

Olmsted Athletics now has a Twitter account

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Do you want to know the latest in Olmsted Athletics news? Olmsted Athletics now has a Twitter account. The account name is @olmstedowls. Follow us to get the latest in [...]



September 14, 2012

Olmsted Foundation News for September

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Please click here to read the Olmsted Foundation’s September 2012 letter.



September 13, 2012

Reminder: United Way Campaign is underway

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Here’s a great way to help support our schools. The Olmsted School Foundation has recently been designated a United Way  choice donor. The next time you’re asked to donate to United [...]



Announcement of 2012-2013 Olmsted Ski Club

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  BECOME A SKIING OWL  JOIN THE OLMSTED SKI CLUB! Students in Grades 5-12 are invited to join. Parent chaperons are also invited to join. The club will be skiing [...]



September 12, 2012

Olmsted Soccer Field Day to take place on September 22

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On Saturday, September 22nd, the Olmsted Boys Varsity Soccer team will host a Soccer Field Day for ALL Olmsted students in grades Pre-K- 12. The event will take place at [...]



September 11, 2012

OPTO general meeting and Ice Cream Social will be held on Monday, 9/17

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What better way to kick off the school year than with an OPTO (Olmsted Parent Teacher Organization) General Meeting and Ice Cream Social? The event will take place on Monday, [...]



September 7, 2012

View our gallery from the production of OAK’s Roycroft furniture

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The following images are from the production of the Roycroft furniture for Olmsted at Kensington’s Alumni Room and Library. You, too, can help give our students a seat at the [...]



Letter to Parents from Dr. Gruber

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Please click here to view Dr. Gruber’s September Letter to Parents.



Reminder: Parent Orientation on Tuesday, September 11

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Parent Orientation for the parents of all students in grades 5-12 will take place on Tuesday, September 11th from 6:30- 8:00PM. The first hour will be the orientation where parents [...]



September 4, 2012

September issue of Olmsted Wisdom now available

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Click here for the September issue of the Olmsted Wisdom, our Back to School Edition.



August 26, 2012

Thurman Thomas to visit Olmsted #156

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Thurman Thomas of the Buffalo Bills will visit Olmsted #156 on Monday, September 24th as part of the Fuel Up To Play 60 Initiative. More information to follow. Taken from [...]



Olmsted at Kensington library receives android tablets

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As our students embark on a new journey in our beautifully renovated Olmsted at Kensington building this school year, they will enjoy 25 new Android tablets which the BPS IT [...]



Olmsted at Kensington (#156) chosen to be first Cohort of Say Yes to Education Schools

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Olmsted at Kensington (#156) has been chosen to be part of the first Cohort of Say Yes to Education Schools. Please click here for a comprehensive list of schools and their respective [...]



August 17, 2012

Football Cheerleader Tryouts

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Any Olmsted high school girl who is interested in being a football cheerleader should report to Bennett High School at 9 am on Monday August 20th.



August 13, 2012

Help to give Olmsted at Kensington students and alumni A Seat at the Table during the Roycroft furniture fundraiser

Our newly remodeled school is a gorgeous melding of state-of-the-art technology and time-honored architectural achievement. The tradition of quality craftsmanship  and innovation continues in two special spaces in our building: [...]



August 8, 2012

7th and 8th grade girls Classification test to be held at All High Stadium

There will be a Classification test at All High Stadium on August 15th at 2PM for 7th and 8th grade girls who wish to try out for the Girls JV [...]



August 7, 2012

Olmsted at Kensington Tours

Parents and students will have the opportunity to tour the renovated Olmsted at Kensington building on Thursday, August 30th and Friday, August 31st from 12:30 – 2:30 PM. These tours [...]



August 3, 2012

Huge Book Sale, Downtown Central Library

Select from a wide variety of Used Books, Periodicals, VHS Tapes, Audio Books on Cassettes and CDs All items only 25 cents   Thursday, August 9 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 [...]



August 1, 2012

Olmsted Foundation designated a United Way choice donor

Here’s a great way to help support our schools. The Olmsted School Foundation has recently been designated a United Way  choice donor. The next time you’re asked to donate to United [...]



July 31, 2012

Target gift cards for school supplies

Want to help the students of Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington? It’s easy. Our school can receive up to $10,000 in Target GiftCards® for books or any supplies we need. [...]



July 24, 2012

Save the Date, Parent Orientation

The Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington will host a Parent Orientation on Tuesday, September 11 at 319 Suffolk Street, Buffalo, NY 14215. This Orientation is for parents of students [...]



July 20, 2012

Olmsted Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball Tryouts

Tryouts for Olmsted Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball will be on August 20th-24th from 9am-11am at the Olmsted at Kensington gym. Please have shorts, sneakers, a tee-shirt, and a water [...]



July 17, 2012

High School supply lists available

The Frederick Law Olmsted  High School Supply List 2012 – 2013 Please click here to  download the 2012-2013 school supply lists for grades 9-12. doc file: You need the Microsoft Word program, a free Microsoft [...]



June 23, 2012

Commencement Ceremony Picture Gallery

The Class of 2012 Commencement Ceremony photo gallery can be viewed here.



June 22, 2012

Buffalo News article highlights the homecoming of Olmsted’s Class of 2012

Please click here to read the Buffalo News article which highlights the homecoming of Olmsted’s Class of 2012



Congratulations Class of 2012

The graduation of the Class of 2012 is a milestone in Olmsted’s history and marks the fulfillment of a long held dream for an Olmsted High School. As the first [...]



June 13, 2012

8th Grade Luncheon

Moving Up Day is Wednesday June 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of Olmsted at Kensington located at 319 Suffolk Street. There is a luncheon immediately following the [...]



June 12, 2012

BPS Summer Athletic Camps

The Buffalo Public Schools Athletic Department is offering two FREE Athletic Camps for students who attend Buffalo Public Schools. The Soccer Camp, for children in grades K-8, has two sessions: [...]



June 9, 2012

New York Senate Hearing on NY State Testing: Let Your Voice Be Heard

In April 2012, New York State Principals created an important survey regarding New York State standardized tests and NYS Annual Professional Performance Review Legislation.  8,000 parents across New York state and [...]



June 3, 2012

Senior Breakfast

Just a reminder to the parents of graduating seniors that the reservations for the Senior Breakfast are due tomorrow June 4th. The breakfast will be Friday June 8th at Aqua [...]



Olmsted Track & Field Completes Season with League Championships

Olmsted Track & Field Completes Season with League Championships   The Olmsted boys and girls track & field teams wrapped up their regular seasons in historic fashion at the All-High [...]



June 2, 2012

Summer Teen Art Program

Young Audiences WNY is beginning its first ever Summer Teen Art program! Curators of Culture: Buffalo Style! is a 9 week program with hands on art activities. Youth will participate in [...]



May 30, 2012

Canisius College Summer Camps for Students Entering Grades 4-8

If you are looking for something educational and fun for your kids to do this summer, Canisius offers a wide variety of summer camps sure to fit any interest.  For [...]



May 29, 2012

8th Annual Walk for Olmsted Picture Orders Extended

8th Annual Walk for Olmsted Picture Orders Extended to Friday, June 1st Families who contribute $30 to the Olmsted Foundation will receive a 5×7 copy of the school picture on [...]



May 7, 2012

Reminder: Gramma Mora’s Fundraiser on Tuesday and Wednesday

Join OPTO Tuesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 9th at Gramma Mora’s Restaurant on Hertel Avenue. In addition to great food, we will be raffling off pinata’s filled with prizes [...]



May 4, 2012

National Honor Society News

Olmsted’s National Honor Society has been busy this year.  Our fundraisers and drives have been extremely successful thanks to the support of the Olmsted community.  Thanks to everyone’s generosity and [...]



May 3, 2012

May 2012 issue of Olmsted Wisdom now posted

Our third issue of Olmsted Wisdom is now available to read or download. Click here to read the May 2012 issue of Olmsted Wisdom.



April 30, 2012

Olmsted Boys Varsity Baseball to play at Coca Cola field

Come show your Olmsted Pride  and support the boys varsity baseball team as they face East HS on Friday, May 11 @ 3:45 PM and Emerson HS on Saturday, May [...]



April 26, 2012

Buffalo Public Schools Summer School 2012

The Buffalo Public School district is changing its approach to extended- year learning for Summer 2012. Please click here to read Superintendent Amber Dixon’s letter regarding the changes. Please click [...]



April 25, 2012

Peer Tutoring Now Available

Peer tutoring is now available for any high school student needing help in English, Math, Science, or Social Studies. The focus this year will be on exam reveiew. Peer tutoring [...]



April 19, 2012

Survey Regarding NYS APPR Legislation for Parents of Students in Grades 3-8

Parents, Please take a moment to complete a brief survey prepared by New York State Principals regarding NYS Annual Professional Performance Review Legislation. Click here to be taken to the [...]



April 17, 2012

Proposed 2012-2013 District Calendar

The BPS Proposed 2012-2013 District Calendar is ready for public review. Calendar Changes The 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 calendars allowed for a week-long break in February. To meet the requirement for [...]



March 27, 2012

Gramma Mora’s Fundraiser

Enjoy Great Food, Help Our School!   The OPTO Fundraiser for Olmsted Schools at Gramma Mora’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant (1463 Hertel Ave) will take place on  Tuesday, May 8, 4-10 [...]



March 15, 2012

Olmsted Foundation is Expanding its Board of Directors

The Olmsted Foundation provides funding for scholarships and supports student needs through donations from walk-a-thons, dinners, fundraisers and alumni events. Parent volunteers help organize events and manage funds. The Olmsted [...]



March 9, 2012

National Honor Society Blood Drive

The National Honor Society is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Thursday March 29th from 11:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.. Students 17 years of age and older may donate blood, or students [...]



March 8, 2012

OPTO Meeting for Middle and High School Parents

The Olmsted Parent Teacher Association  is holding a general meeting for Olmsted Middle and High School parents Monday, March 19 at 6:00 PM at Lafayette Presbyterian Church, Elmwood and Lafayette [...]



March 7, 2012

Thank You for a Very Successful Spaghetti Dinner

Dear Olmsted Families, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  Over $7000 was raised at the Basket Raffle and Spaghetti Dinner on Friday night.  This money will be used to support [...]



March 4, 2012

Call for Internship Mentors

Olmsted High School students are given many opportunities to explore career paths through field trips, partnerships with local colleges, and workshops. In addition, students in their junior and senior years [...]



February 13, 2012

OPTO Basket Raffle

Please click here for information about the purchase of tickets for the OPTO Basket Raffle.



February 6, 2012

Middle School Dance Permission Slip

OPTO is sponsoring its 2nd Middle School Dance for Olmsted 5th- 8th grade students on Friday, February 10, 2012. This dance is a fundraiser for the 8th graders for their [...]



January 31, 2012

February Issue of Olmsted Wisdom Now Available

Please click here to view the latest issue of Olmsted Wisdom, the quarterly newsletter of the Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington.



January 28, 2012

Spaghetti Dinner Order Form Available

Please click here to view and print the OPTO Spaghetti Dinner form.



January 24, 2012

Buffalo Public Schools School Health Policy Parent Feedback Session

Buffalo Public Schools School Health Policy Parent Review and Feedback Session Thursday, January 26th from 6pm-8pm Stanley Makowski School/ECC #99 1095 Jefferson Ave, 14208 The students and families in the [...]



January 23, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming OPTO Spaghetti Dinner

  On Friday, March 2, 2012, OPTO will be hosting its annual Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Raffle. Due to the renovation of both Olmsted buildings, this year the dinner will [...]



January 19, 2012

4th Annual College, Career and Scholarship Fair

The Buffalo Public Schools will host its 4th Annual College, Career and Scholarship Fair on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM at Bennett High School, 2885 Main [...]



January 16, 2012

Olmsted Lady Owls Basketball Schedule and Events

OLMSTED LADY OWLS HOME SCHEDULE AND EVENTS Date Day/Time Team Event January 12th   Thursday Varsity game starts around 5:30 pm City Honors Opening Night “White Out” Wear ALL WHITE [...]



December 23, 2011

Olmsted Students Participate in New York State Construction Career Days

  Recently, 11th and 12th grade students, along with their teacher, Mr. Kolb, and chaperones, Mr. Leone and Mrs. Philips, participated in New York Construction Career Days. From the New [...]



December 20, 2011

Say Yes to Education College Tuition Guarantee

Buffalo Public Schools announced today that  Say Yes to Education, a New York City based nonprofit foundation, will offer a college tuition guarantee for graduates of traditional public and charter [...]



December 16, 2011

Save Around Books Now on Sale

The Senior Class as well as the Olmsted Ski Club are selling Save Around Books – Buffalo 2012. This booklet has more than $5,500 in value savings with coupons for [...]



December 8, 2011

Winter Concert

You are invited to attend the Frederick Law Olmsted School #156 Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:30 PM at Harvey Austin School #97 Walden and Sycamore Please click [...]



December 7, 2011

Congratulations to Olmsted’s Stellar Seniors

We would like to extend our Congratulations to some of Olmsted at Kensington’s exemplary seniors. Cameron Hall received Olmsted’s first college acceptance to Medaille College. He received a 4 year [...]



December 6, 2011

The Olmsted Yearbook is On Sale Now

The all-new Olmsted yearbook is on sale for $40 from now until December 9th. Completely redesigned for 2012, Parliament (the publication name), will be a 144-page hard-cover yearbook that will [...]



November 29, 2011

Olmsted Wisdom Inaugural Issue

Click here to view the first issue of Olmsted Wisdom, Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington’s new quarterly newsletter.



November 28, 2011

Letter RE: Internships From Mr. Kolb

Click here for a letter from Mr. Kolb regarding high school internships.  



November 23, 2011

Letter from the Principal

Michael Gruber Ed. D., Principal James Fredo, Asst Principal December 1, 2011 Dear Parents/Guardians: You are now receiving the inaugural copy of Olmsted Wisdom a quarterly newsletter sent to you [...]



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