OTE Star Staff News

April 8 - April 19

Our Next Week...

Monday, April 8

Mya’s Coaching Day

Happy Birthday Annie Durham!

Tuesday, April 9

Minor’s Coaching Day

Progress reports due to go home

PTA- Faculty Luncheon

Mya off campus for Principal’s Mtg

Wednesday, April 10

Mya's Coaching Day

5th grade Outdoor School Field Trip

SLT Mtg 3:00pm

Thursday, April 11

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

5th grade Outdoor School Field Trip

Friday, April 12

SSTs K-2

RRISD 100 Year Celebration Parade 8:30am!

CAT Mtg 10:00am (tentative)

Saturday, April 13

Empty Bowl Festival @ Cedar Ridge HS 11:00-2:00


Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun

Out & About...

Star Gazing...

Congratulations to Mackie Flansburg, star Kindergarten 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, Mackie!


GINORMOUS APPRECIATIONS to Minor, Kelly and Angela for all of your hard work and preparation for our 4th and 5th grade STAAR administrations! BIG THANKS to all of our test administrators for your part in helping this first round of testing run so smoothly! HUGE APPRECIATIONS to our primary teachers for the snacks and for all of our amazingly quiet student transitions! Your flexibility and patience were awesome!


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 Tips of the Week...

Here's a sample from webinar series by NAGC held on Wednesdays. The spring series is entitled "Planting and Growing Differentiation in the Classroom" http://www.nagc.org/WOW.aspx

Tech Tools...

Check Out...

http://gws.ala.org/ Great websites for Kids - all in one place - from the Association for Library Service to Children. An unbelievable amount of websites arranged by discipline!!

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

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The Week After...

Monday, April 15

Mya’s Coaching Day

Math CBA Opens 2nd

ELA Combo CBA Opens 2nd

Fire Drill 8:15am

Tuesday, April 16

Minor’s Coaching Day

Volunteer Appreciation Day! (Science Lab)

DAC Mtg 4:30pm

Wednesday, April 17

Mya's Coaching Day

Popcorn Day

Vertical Team Mtg 3:10pm

Thursday, April 18

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Principal’s Coffee 8:00am

Kg Texan Tours 12:50pm

Friday, April 19

Math CBA Closes 2nd

ELA Combo CBA Closes 2nd

CAT Mtg 8:50am

SST’s 3rd – 5th

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

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