Old Town Star Staff News

December 22nd through January 16th

Our ROCK STAR of the Week Is...

Emily Littleton, one of OTE's Star 3rd Grade Teachers!!! You are entitled to a week long jeans/shorts pass and the "traveling parking space trophy!!!" CONGRATULATIONS to you!!!!


A little about Mrs. Littleton...


How many years have you been an educator?

6


Tell us about your family....

My amazing husband Shane, and my dog kids Malibu and Jack!


What do you like to do for fun?

I love to crochet and craft!


What's the one thing you enjoy most about working with students and/or families at Old Town?

I love how everyone is willing to help and there is a lot of support for the teachers!


Tell us about one strength you possess.

I love science and have a lot of knowledge to share about it!


*If you haven't already done so, please tell us a little about yourself here!

Mother Ginger - December 7, 2014

Weekly Reminders...

A friendly reminder to..


  • Not think about work during your well deserved break!!!!!

Our Next Week...

Winter Break, Dec 22 – Jan 1/2/15

12/20 Happy Birthday Wendy Sanchez!

12/24 Happy Birthday Kasey Baize!

12/27 Happy Birthday Tracie Johnson!

Monday, Jan 5

Student holiday / Staff Development

PTA Welcome Back Breakfast 7:30

Happy Birthday Angela Schaack!

Tuesday, Jan 6

Minor’s Coaching Day

Last day for PTA Mini Grant Applications

BAS Window Opens 1st – 5th

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Clawson!

Wednesday, Jan 7

Mya’s Coaching Day

Popcorn day

TAG Testing

8:00 – 9:00 Grade 1 Aimsweb TEL/Fluency

9:00 – 10:00 Grade 2 Aimsweb Reading Fluency

Kg – 5th loading for report cards due by 10pm

Special Committees Mtg. @ 3:05

Thursday, Jan 8

Mya’s Office Day

8:00 – 10:00 Grade 1 Aimsweb TEN

ARD Mtgs. (see separate schedule)

OTE Times Mtg 3pm

Friday, Jan 9

CAT Mtg 8:00am

SST’s 3rd – 5th

“Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses” -Marilyn vos Savant

Links of the Week!

Magisto can be a good tool to use when you want to create a short video to serve as a promotion for a school event or to summarize the highlights of a school event. Magisto is also a good tool for students to use to create book trailer videos.


http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/10/how-to-quickly-create-video-on-magisto.html?m=1

Aiming for the Stars...

What another full and exciting week back!!! A GINORMOUS THANK YOU Minor, Keri, Interventionists, Specialists, Leslie and 4th and 5th grade teachers for your help with running another smooth Spelling Bee season for our STAR Texans!!! HUGE APPRECIATIONS to Debby Murray and Kaylyn Gustafson for your extra flexibility this week!!!


As always, THANK YOU for your hard work in preparing to deliver world class instruction to our STAR Texans! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!


ENJOY YOUR WELL DESERVED HOLIDAY BREAK!!!

The Week After...

Monday, Jan 12

Mya’s Coaching Day

TaG testing begins

Universal Screening – Kg (see separate schedule)

Principal’s Dessert & Chat 5-6pm

Tuesday, Jan 13

Minor’s Coaching Day

Mya’s off campus AM – Principal’s Mtg

TAG Testing

Horizontal Science planning w/ Dr Jackson

Universal Screening – Kg (see separate schedule)

Report cards go home today

Student Council Mtg 2:45

Environmental Art Club 3:00

Family Fit Night 6:30-7:30

Wednesday, Jan 14

Mya’s Coaching Day

Minor off campus AM –AP Mtg

3rd grade field trip to Bob Bullock Museum 9:30

Fire Drill 1:30

SLT Mtg. @ 3:05

Thursday, Jan 15

ARD Mtgs. (see separate schedule)

Stronger Than A Bully Assembly

8:00 – 2nd, 4th & 5th

9:00 – Kg, 1st & 3rd

OTE Times Mtg 3pm

Friday, Jan 16

CAT Mtg 8:00am

SST’s Kg – 2nd

Sunday, Jan 18

Happy Birthday Lauren Glover!

Happy Birthday Kaylyn Gustafson!

Old Town Elementary Mission

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