Old Town Star Staff News
February 22nd through March 4th
Our ROCK STAR of the WEEK is...
Name: Simone Garza
Current Gig: Crossing Guard
Personal Life: I've been married to my awesome husband Darron for almost 18 years. We have three incredible children. Mason is a sophomore at RRHS and is an avid parkour fan and freerunner. Maia is a 7th grader at Walsh and plays the oboe and softball, loves theater and serves in the one-year-old class at church. Aviana is our youngest in 2nd grade right here at OTE. She just was invited to join the gymnastics team and loves all activities outside. I love to garden and read when I'm not driving kiddos from one place to another. I also love to cook and be at home with my family and friends :)
One word to describe yourself and why: organized - Have to be in order to get everything done that I want to do :)
Most interesting job: Before I was married and had children, I was in Marketing and Physician Relations. I had the opportunity to meet many interesting people.
Favorite hobbies away from school: Gardening, reading, cooking.
Favorite Song: Too many to pick from....but my top three would be Hold the Line by Toto; Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones; Hotel California by The Eagles.
If I wasn't at Old Town, I'd..: be reading in my hammock in the backyard :)
Monday, Feb 22
Engineering Week- School Wide STEM Project Launch
Mya to Executive Leadership Team Mtg AM
Dyslexia Parent Info Night 6pm
Tuesday, Feb 23
Mya to VLT Mtg @RRHS
Thomas Edison Assembly (8am - 5th & 9am - 3rd)
PTA Executive Board Mtg 8:15am
5th grade to Walsh 9am
Student Council Mtg 2:45pm
Wednesday, Feb 24
Engineering Career Day! (3-5) see separate schedule for times
Character Ed Awards Kg-2nd
Jessica to TELPAS Training
Happy Birthday Michelle Martinez!
Thursday, Feb 25
ARD Mtgs. (see separate schedule)
Leslie to iPad Next Generation Training
Fire Drill 9:15am
Discovery Girl’s Engineering Assembly (3rd-5th girls only) 1:00pm
Variety Show Dress Rehearsal
SBAC Mtg 3:15pm
Friday, Feb 26
STAAR Ready window closes (3rd & 4th Reading / 5th - Science)
CAT Mtg 8:00am
SST’s Kg-2nd (academics)
OTE Variety Show 6pm
Friendly Reminders To...
- Remember you can subscribe to receive online textbook updates and info specific to the textbooks you're using in your classroom. http://eepurl.com/bPYwa9.
- Don't forget to complete your STaR Chart if you haven't yet!
- Sign up for Monday's PBL Staff Development on E-Campus!
- Get your Security Awareness and Suicide Prevention Compliance Modules completed by March 24th!
- Here is the ELA Just In Time Schedule for March!
- Please remind parents that no video/photos are to be taken during classroom events as a courtesy to all families who have not given video/photo permission. However, photos may be taken of their own children!
- T-TESS Teachers: The window for completing your T-TESS Goal Setting document in eduphoria is a two- week window that will open Monday, March 21st and close April 1st. We share this information early to give you the time needed to gather the evidence you used to support attaining your goal! We are here to support you throughout this process, so please let us know if you need help with anything.
From Debbie Miller's Teaching with Intention...
From all the ways we put our thinking and theirs on display to what we say and do to foster and find significance in student thinking, we’re letting kids in on who we are, what we expect from them (and ourselves), and what we believe about teaching and learning.
Super Star Shout Outs!
Warm appreciations to each of you for your time and attention during our PBL Spring Support Visit! We can't wait to see how much further our students will be able to go through our implementation of using Learning Targets to focus our instruction!
WAY TO GO Leslie and the entire ACCHAOS team for another WONDERFUL time of engaging hands-on science activities!!!
As always, thank each of you for another fantastic week of teaching and learning!
Have an AWESOME weekend everybody!!!
The Week After....
Monday, Feb 29
STAAR Ready window opens - 3rd & 4th math
SLT to Herrington AM, Gattis PM to observe BDL Programs
Next Gen Pilot Applications due today by 5pm
Tuesday, March 1
Mya to DL Mtg AM
Environmental Art Club Mtg 3pm
PTA Mtg/4th grade Choir Performance/ Primary Open House 6pm
PD in Your PJ’s 8pm
Wednesday, March 2
Jessica to STAAR Training AM
Early Release day 12:45
STAAR Training - Collaborative planning 1pm
Thursday, March 3
ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)
5th grade Team planning PM
Kona Ice 2:45pm
Happy Birthday Rachel De La Pena!
Friday, March 4
CAT Mtg 8:00am
SST’s 3rd-5th (academics)
Maturation - 4th & 5th (during Specials)
Sunday, March 6Happy Birthday Bonnie Ybarra!