Owl Notes

May 3


*18 days and counting...5 to STAAR Math and 6 to STAAR Reading.

*TEACHER/NURSE APPRECIATION WEEK - We will be celebrating you this week! See the schedule below for more details!

* TEAM LEADER MEETING - Is Monday. We are going to finish out this year and shift our thinking to next year.

* BAD WEATHER INFORMATION - Thank you so much for your help today when we had to shelter in place. We appreciate all of your willingness to make room for an extra class, take your students back, or a variety of other tasks you were called upon for.

* MUFFINS WITH MOM - Friday will be Muffins with Mom. Students will be sent directly to class upon arrival so please be prepared for them.

* DR. PHILLIPS VISIT - Dr. Phillips was very impressed with the teaching she saw going on in the classrooms we visited. Thanks for being so amazing!!!

* CLOSED CAMPUS - Please help us remind parents that we will be a closed campus on May 13, 14 & 15 for STAAR Testing. Parents will not be allowed to have lunch during those days. Wording - we ask that parents refrain from coming to lunch on these three days to offer our testing students optimal testing opportunities.

* OUTDOOR CLASSROOM - I am in need of a group of interested folks to work on putting together fundraisers to help us reach our goal to build an outdoor classroom in memory of Mr. Wardrup. If you are willing to work hard and serve on this extra committee, please email me.

* STAAR - Please help us remind parents of all ages that we are a closed campus for STAAR testing the week of May 13. We will close the campus for Monday, Tuesday AND Wednesday of that week. Monday and Tuesday for testing and Wednesday for make ups. If parents want to come for lunch that week, they need to come Thursday or Friday.

* RECESS - We need to be diligently monitoring recess from now till the end of the year. We are already seeing an increase in physical behaviors where students are getting hurt by each other. Make sure you have at least 4 teachers outside and that you each take a duty station to monitor.

* SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING - Will be on Thursday, May 9 right after school.

* GUIDED READING LIBRARY - STAAR has arrived so the bookroom is now open only when Rachel, Kara or myself are in there. If you need in for books, please do not hesitate to find us!


Monday - Have your cake and eat it, too!!

Tuesday - Cart service treats just for you!

Wednesday - Surprise

Thursday - PTO Luncheon

Friday - Surprise


Diana, Lisa L, Kim D, Elsy, Kaitlin, Raquel, Maria, Macy, Second grade teachers and Angel - for allowing an extra class of students into your rooms as we prepared for severe weather. Thankful we didn't need to "hunker down" but we were ready just in case! - Tami

Jan, Ginger, Claudia, Dakota, James, Shelby, Dena, Mendy, Chelsea and Shephanie - for being prepared to move quickly and without issue! - Tami

Goals for 18-19

1. By December, all math teachers will be trained and will have implemented Poster Method twice a month.

2. Starting in January, teachers will focus on aligning two anchor stations with current learning in the classroom.

3. By the end of the school year, reading and writing teachers will be trained in the conferring process and create their own documentation of conferences.

Upcoming Dates


29 - Faculty Meeting

30 - Kim Dooley and Tami Miller's birthday, Dr. Phillips campus visit


1 - Principals' Day

2 - Second grade program

6 - Team Leader

6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

8 - Samantha Hier's brithday

9 - Teacher Appreciate Luncheon

9 - TOY/HOY/RISING STAR reception

10 - Muffins with Mom

11 - Rachel Miller's birthday

13 - STAAR Math

14 - STAAR Reading

15 - Chanda Hernandez's birthday

15 - SOURCE meeting

16 - Second grade math benchmark

19 - Jeff Dye's brthday

20 - Faculty Meeting

21 - Fourth grade to War Eagle Challenge

22 - Principals' Meeting/5th grade math placement test

24 - Fun Day

26 - Erin Ryan's birthday

27 - Memorial Day Holiday/Jeanie Wyatt's birthday

28 - Kinder Graduation/ORHS graduation

29 - Fourth grade graduation

30 - Last day of school/early dismissal

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