OTE Star Staff News

May 20- May 31

Our Next Week...

Monday, June 3

Staff Development

Last Day for Teacher Sign-Out

Tuesday, June 4

Superintendent's Mtg 2:00pm

Wednesday, June 5

1st Day of Summer School

Principal’s Mtg 9:30

ESL Administrator’s Training 12:00pm

Thursday, June 6

Friday, June 7

Sunday, June 9

Happy Birthday Andrea Rummel!

Out & About...

"No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship"-James Comer

Star Gazing...

Way to Go Ms. Sullivan, Ms. Ybarra, Ms. Warner, Ms. Rummel, Ms. Flansburg, and Ms. Robinson for another successful Splash Day! What a great time to be had by all!!


I can't thank each of you enough for your dedication, service and commitment to helping each of our students achieve academic and social success! Your hard work, late nights, early mornings, You truly embody the district's motto of "Every student will learn...whatever it takes!" You are amazing!!!


Remember to appreciate a colleague today!


Have an absolutely fantastic summer break! See you in August!!!


"The greatest sign of 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 really short, but powerful article about the resiliency barriers that gifted kids face due to their internal thinking and intense emotions.

http://christinefonseca.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/understanding-resiliency/

Tech Tools...

Professional Library: Resource of the Week!

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"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." -JFK

The Week After...

Upcoming Events:

Monday, June 10

Principals/APs attend Lead 4Ward Session

Tuesday, June 11

Mya, Minor, Shannon & Kleymer’s last day!

Mya's off campus to SmartSchool Training (AM)

Happy Birthday Melissa Tidwell!

August 2013

8/7-8/8 Teaching with Poverty in Mind Workshop

8/14-8/16 PBL Training

8/20 Job Alike

8/22 Staff photo’s 8:00am & Team photo’s

8/22 Welcome Walk 4:00-8:00pm

8/23 Texan School Supply Drop Off

8/26 First Day of School

Summer Birthdays:

June 12 - Kristina Cox

June 15 - Rachel Jones

June 17 - Julie Hooper

June 18 - Alyssa Barrera

June 18 - Carol Murray

June 21 - Barbara Starnes

June 22 - Lisa Kungle

June 22 - Amy Looks Twice

June 27 - David McConnell

July 12 - Janet Westphal

July 29 - Chris Gieringer

Aug. 4 - Debbie Murray

Aug 4 - Nicole Woirhaye

Aug. 10 - Leslie Long

Aug. 12 - Debbie Clifton

Aug. 15 - Valorie Hillerich

Aug. 19 - Emily Littleton

Aug. 22 - Lori Mustain

Aug. 24 - Kelly Peters

Aug. 28 - Mary Leal

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

Old Town Elementary Vision...

Old Town will be a positive place that challenges all students to achieve success through learning opportunities that promote critical, creative, and global thinking within a climate of mutual respect and high expectations.