OTE Star Staff News

May 6- May 17

Our Next Week...

Monday, May 6

Mya’s Coaching Day/Evaluations

Teacher Appreciation Week:

PTA staff appreciation BBQ lunch &

wear your favorite (professional) jeans week! :-)

Library closed today (prep for book fair)

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Happy Birthday Sharon Taylor!

Tuesday, May 7

Minor’s Coaching Day/Evaluations

Park Ranger from Pedernales Falls visits Third grade

Teacher Appreciation Week:

PTA Banana Split Bar for Staff

    Book Fair 7:30am-6:30pm

    Wednesday, May 8

    Mya's Coaching Day/Evaluations

    National School Nurse’s Day! Let's show Ms. Clawson some love!

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    PTA staff appreciation fried chicken lunch

    Book Fair 7:30am-3:30pm

    SLT Mtg 3:10pm

    RRISD Service Awards RRHS Café 6:30pm

    Thursday, May 9

    ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

    Mya’s off campus (CPI Training)

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Library closed (pack up book fair)

    Friday, May 10

    CAT Mtg 8:50am

    ACChaos Hands-On Science with 3rd Grade!

    2nd grade field trip to Twin Lakes YMCA 9:00-2:00

    Teacher Appreciation Week:

    PTA staff appreciation breakfast

      OTE Talent Show 6:00-8:00pm


      Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

      Out & About...

      Star Gazing...

      Congratulations to Tracie Johnson, star first grade teacher...our STAR Teacher of the Week! We appreciate all you do for your students and our learning community! You are entitled to a five-day jeans pass and an opportunity to park in the space designated all next week! Thank you for all you do for our Star Texan community, Tracie!


      Thank each of you so much for your dedication, service and commitment to helping each of our students achieve academic success! You truly embody the district's motto of "Every student will learn...whatever it takes!" You are amazing!!!


      Remember to appreciate someone today!


      Hope you take time to do something for you this weekend! See you Monday!

      "The greatest sign of a success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." -- Maria Montessori

      Enrichment Tip of the Week...

      This is a short article on myths of a student engagement. Sometimes higher level learners can be engaged, but not show the typical signs, like acting excited.

      http://www.mindstepsinc.com/2013/04/five-myths-about-student-engagement/?utm_source=April%202013&utm_campaign=AprNewsletter%202013&utm_medium=email

      Tech Tools...

      Check Out...

      The top 10 apps for Apple and Android for use in Education!!

      http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/04/26/new-10-of-the-best-apple-and-android-apps-for-education-in-


      Another really great resource...

      http://www.theteachertoolkit.com/

      Got Skype? Have Web Camera...Will Travel!

      Mrs. Mustain's class skyped with their penpals from Ireland this morning - each of their students were waving Texas flags for us when we first connected with the video. It was beyond heart warming.


      Then an hour later, the camera and I traveled to Mrs. Collier's class who skyped with her daughter to talk about free enterprise and how we do things in the United States compared to China where she has traveled.


      Fun day!


      So AWESOME! Thanks for sharing Leslie!

      Professional Library: Resource of the Week! Check your copy out today!

      The Week After...

      Monday, May 13

      Mya’s Coaching Day/Evaluations

      Retirement Reception for Barbara & Sharon 3:00-5:00pm

      Tuesday, May 14

      STAAR Retest-Math

      Harlem Globetrotter Assembly

      • Kg – 2nd 8-8:45am
      • 3rd – 5th 9-9:45am

      SAC Mtg 4:30pm

      Happy Birthday Sunny Bonnecarrere!

      Wednesday, May 15

      STAAR Retest Reading

      Popcorn Day

      Vertical Team Mtg 3:10pm

      Thursday, May 16

      STAAR Retest Make-ups

      Mya Out-CPI

      ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

      SBAC Mtg 3:10pm

      Friday, May 17

      CAT Mtg 8:50am

      3rd grade field trip to Austin Zoo 8:00-2:00

      Maturation presentation 4th & 5th during Specials

      Dowser Dan assembly 2nd grade 9:00-10:00am

      DRA testing ends Kg – 2nd

      All Library books are due today!

      Saturday, May 18

      RRISD Job Fair 9-4:00pm SPHS

      Sunday, May 19

      Happy Birthday Jyl Gibson!


      Our Virtual Suggestion Box Has Arrived! Please share your thoughts by clicking the google doc link below!

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