Old Town Star Staff News

October 12th through October 23rd

Our ROCK STAR of the Week Is...

Name: Lauren Glover

Current Gig: Art Teacher
One word to describe yourself and why: Fun! I like having fun, and I like making things fun for others. I think it's one of the things that appeals to my students!

Personal life: I'm married to my husband Jarred who is a chef and drummer. He's another creative person like me! We live in a 100 year old home near downtown Taylor. We do a lot of home improvement projects together, but we love our little house! No children yet...maybe one day? We have 1 German Shepherd mix who's 18, so she needs a lot of extra care right now. We also have 1 cat, 1 kitten, and one outdoor cat who just showed up on our porch one day. My husband and I like traveling, exercising, and gardening together.

Most interesting job: Many moons ago, I was a barista. I worked at Starbucks, then at a small independent coffee shop. You meet a lot of different people and no two days were ever the same!

Favorite hobbies away from school: I like drawing- there's a sketch club in my town that meets once a week that's fantastic! My husband's been teaching me how to play drums lately, so it's been really fun learning and playing music with him! I also like exercising- riding bikes, doing yoga and we like watching movies together. Plus we hang out with friends. It's a good life
Favorite song: Well, it's really hard to pick just one....but I like "Do You Realize?" by The Flaming Lips

If I wasn't at Old Town, I'd...: I would be traveling the world. I'd also make jewelry and handmade soaps and things and sell them at art fairs. Plus teach art lessons

Above And Beyond

Weekly Reminders...

A friendly reminder to...
  • Greet your students at the door with enthusiasm and excitement each and every day! You never know what kind of morning they have had!
  • Bring in those Box Tops!
  • Celebrate that above and beyond positive behavior with the Positive Referral slips located in the Staff Lounge!
  • Sign up for your Technology and PBL 1/2 Day Planning Days
  • Bring your Social Dues to Shannon ($20)
  • Complete Compliance Training through eCampus by October 9th.

This Week...

Monday, Oct 12

Columbus Day/Student Holiday

Staff Dev - PBL Fall Support

Cub Scouts Mtg 6:30pm

Tuesday, Oct 13

PBL Support During Team Planning

Mya’s off campus to Principal’s Mtg

2nd grade OLSAT

I9 Sports Community Ed Class - Gym

PTA Mtg & Reading Under the Stars 6pm

Wednesday, Oct 14

Mya’s off campus to TASA Conference

Student Council trip to TEPSA Leadership Workshop

2nd grade OLSAT

SOS Meeting for new staff Portable 4 @ 3:05pm

Happy Birthday Karen Fincher!

Thursday, Oct 15

Mya’s off campus to TASA Conference

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

Student Picture Day (please see separate schedule)

Popcorn Day

Kg Field Trip to The Thinkery

Karate Community Ed Class – Gym

RRISD Board Mtg 6pm

Friday, Oct 16

CAT Mtg. 8am.

PLC Kg-2nd Math Data Monitoring Meetings
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Super Star Shout Outs!

Warm appreciations to Lauren Glover, Andrea Rummel and Karen Fincher for leading our Star Texans in the Chalk Walk festivities this past Saturday!


GINORMOUS THANK YOU to all of you who donated during the Employee Giving Campaign! We increased Star Staff participation this year by nearly 50%!!!! Your selfless and generous giving will have a far reaching and positive impact in the lives of students!


What another fast paced, full and exciting week! Thank each you for your hard work in delivering world class instruction and making a positive difference in the lives of our Star Texans each day.


Remember to post a brag or two for your colleagues in the staff lounge and have an AWESOME weekend!

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The Week After....

Monday, Oct 19

Picture orders due today!

Fire Drill 9:30am

UIL Practices Begin Today @3:00pm

Tuesday, Oct 20

Jessica’s off campus to AP Mtg

1/2 day planning 2nd AM & 4th PM

I9 Sports Community Ed Class - Gym

Environmental Art Club 3pm

Nurturing Parents Class 6pm

Wednesday, Oct 21

Character Ed Awards Kg-2nd 7:45

PTA Staff Luncheon - lasagna

Vertical Team Mtg 3:05

Thursday, Oct 22

Character Ed Awards 3rd-5th 7:45

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

Principal’s Brown Bag (Kinder/1st Grade Parents) 12pm

Friday, Oct 23

CAT Mtg. 8am.

Field Day/Cook Out!

1st 9 weeks ends

PTA Family Appreciation Movie Night 6:30pm

Saturday, Oct 24

OTE Campus Clean Up Day 8:30am

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Old Town Elementary Vision & Mission

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