OTE Star Staff News

February 18- March 1

Next Week...

This Week:

Monday, Feb 18

Staff Development( All staff meet in Library at 8:00am)

Tuesday, Feb 19

Minor’s off campus

DAC Mtg 4:30pm

Wednesday, Feb 20

Mya's Coaching Day

Popcorn day

Vertical Team Mtg 3:10pm

Thursday, Feb 21

Mya's at District Meeting 8-10am

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Kg ½ day team planning

Character Ed Awards 3rd – 5th 7:45am

SBAC Mtg 3:10pm

Friday, Feb 22

CAT mtg. 8:50am

Character Ed Awards Kg – 2nd 7:45am

Fire Drill 8:50am

Regional Science Fair

SST’s Kg – 2nd

Out & About...

Eric Jensen On Teaching Kids In Poverty - Brain-Based Learning
TEDxNYED - Alan November - 03/05/2011

Enrichment Tip of the Week...

Click on the link for the title of books that you can either borrow from Ms. Hall or other libraries with great, ready to use ideas for kids to do when they are done with their math work. Use the table of contents to locate the topic that has already been taught and assign the menu or activity pages that extend a topic. Both books have activities that are meant to take several days to complete, so they can keep it in a Challenge Folder to work on when they are done with classwork.


Tech Tools...

Leslie's Google Tip of the Week...


Also check out...

Education videos, lessons and games for K-12 kids.



Adventure to Fitness! America's Healthy Network...


Thanks Leslie!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill

Star Gazing...

Congratulations to Leslie Long, star Instructional Technology teacher ...our STAR Teacher of the Week! We appreciate all you do for your students and our learning community! You are entitled to a five-day jeans pass and an opportunity to park in the space designated all next week! Thank you for all you do for our Star Texan community, Leslie!

What a great week! HUGE APPRECIATIONS to OTE Staff for your help in making our Valentine's Day parties run so smoothly and safely! GINORMOUS THANKS to Julie Hudson for going above and beyond with running KTEX and our library!!

Did you know we have added six new STARS Mentors to our learning community? Way to go Angela and OTE PTA!!

Thank you so much for all of the work and planning you have put into making the second semester of teaching and learning even better than the first! There's no doubt the work that we do is hard at times, but your relentless efforts and positive attitudes continue to make Old Town shine!

Remember to appreciate someone today!

Hope you take time to do something stress free this weekend!

Professional Library: Resource of the Week!

The Week After...

Monday, Feb 25

Mya’s Coaching Day

Empty Bowls Staff Project@ 3:15pm Rm. 406

Tuesday, Feb 26

Minor’s coaching day

STAAR Ready Reading 3rd & 4th

DAC Mtg 4:30pm

4th Alamo chaperone meeting 5:00pm

Wednesday, Feb 27

Mya's coaching day

STAAR Ready Math 3rd & 4th

Art Club Field Trip to Blanton Museum 10:00am

Faculty Mtg 3:10pm

Thursday, Feb 28

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

STAAR Ready Science 5th

Principals Coffee 8:00am

1st grade ½ day team planning

PTA Executive Board mtg 6:00pm

Friday, March 1

CAT mtg. 8:50am

5th grade choice sheets due to Mrs. Schaack

SST’s 3rd – 5th

Happy Birthday Coleman Jennings!

Saturday, March 2

OTE Campus Beautification Day! 9:00am-12:00pm

Explore UT 11:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, March 3

Happy Birthday Rachel DeLaPena!

Old Town Elementary

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