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 :)

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Next Week...

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!!!

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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

Popcorn Day

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 6

Happy Birthday Bonnie Ybarra!
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Old Town Elementary Vision & Mission

To highly engage ALL learners in a collaborative atmosphere of critical & creative thinking