Old Town Star Staff News

Aug. 31- Sept. 11

Our Star Staff Member of the Week Is...

Name: Jeanette Pratz

Current Gig: Adapted p.e. Teacher for 8 schools.
One word to describe yourself and why: Positive. I always have a positive spin on the adventures I am involved in or hear about. This makes me happy and glad to be a teacher, interacting with the "millions" of humans, I see. I am positive that we can all learn daily. I am also positive that you will Love Old Town.

Personal life: Iam married to the wonderful Mark Pratz. Semi- retired principal from RRISD, whom only had "positive" things to say about you. We live in taylor. Our house is over 100 years old and we love it (most days). Our dog is 15 years old and we are concerned about her health.

Most interesting job: Owned and worked liberty lunch music venue in downtown Austin for 20 years. Voted Best place to hear live music at least 15 of those years. Nirvana to joe ely played there. Great stories.

Favorite hobbies away from school:cooking, eating, gardening, fishing, yard work and every teachers favorite "traveling".

Favorite song: Ouch, there are too many. It depends on my mood. But mainly into pop rock with good guitar licks. Or female singers or bob Schneider or flaming lips or children songs that make you move. Or Al Greene or yoga music for relaxing.
Why did you open this can of worms?

If I wasn't at Old Town, I'd...: Be volunteering in a special unit classroom, increasing the amount of time with my hobbies and hopefully working a part time job that would pay enough that I would only have to work part time.....

Seriously, I love working with the students with special needs and the adults who support them so I would continue doing something in the Special Education field..

Weekly Reminders...

A friendly reminder to...

This Week...

Monday, Sep 7

Labor Day / No School

Tuesday, Sep 8

Jessica’s Coaching day

Team Planning

3rd – 5th Universal Screening

Mya’s off campus to PBL Roundtable PM

I9 Sports Community Ed Class - Gym

Cub Scouts Mtg 6:30pm

RRHS Open House

Wednesday, Sep 9

Mya’s Coaching day

Mya’s off campus to PEIMS Training AM

Leslie Long is off campus today

1st & 2nd Universal Screening

SLT Mtg 3:05pm

Thursday, Sep 10

Dragon Tale’s 3rd grade visit

1st grade Universal Screening

Mya’s off campus to PTA Luncheon PM

Jessica’s off campus to district training

CoolKids Spanish 1 Community Ed Class – Science Lab

Karate Community Ed Class - Gym

General PTA Mtg / Curriculum Night, Kg-2nd 6pm

Friday, Sep 11

CAT Mtg. 8am.

SST 1-5 (Tier 2 Groupings, New SST Profile Sheet)

Day of Caring Volunteers to Beautify Campus

Grandparents Day Lunch

Saturday, Sep 12

Happy Birthday Mya Mercer!

Rock Star Shout Outs!

A GINORMOUS WELCOME again to Crystal Resendiz our new Attendance Specialist/Registrar! You have worked super hard to dive right in! We look forward to getting to know and work with you!


Huge THANK YOUs to Jessica, Angela, SpEd, and Intervention for another very informative and much appreciated Rainbow Folder Party! The treats were an especially nice touch.


Warm appreciations to Kathy Callaway for your AMAZING ability to quickly respond to the needs of our students and staff!!! Thank you also for completing the first round of the Hoosie Martin Foundation Grant! Fingers crossed!! YOU ROCK!!!

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The Week After....

Monday, Sep 14

Mya’s off campus to Executive Leadership Team Mtg AM

Mya’s Coaching Day PM

Fire Drill 1:15pm

Cub Scouts Mtg 6:30pm

Tuesday, Sep 15

Donuts with Dads 7:30am

Mya’s off campus to Principal’s Mtg

Jessica’s Coaching Day

Eduphoria Training w Leslie and Team during Team Planning

I9 Sports Community Ed Class - Gym

Curriculum Night 3rd – 5th Grades 6pm

Wednesday, Sep 16

Mya’s Coaching Day

PTA Staff Luncheon – Tacos!

Faculty Mtg - BAS Data Entry, T-TESS Follow Up 3:05pm

Thursday, Sep 17

TaG Parent Info Night 5:30pm

CoolKids Spanish 1 Community Ed Class – Science Lab

Karate Community Ed Class - Gym

RRISD Board Mtg 6pm

Happy Birthday Genna Percefull!

Friday, Sep 18

CAT Mtg. 8am.

Leslie Long is off campus today

Saturday, Sep 19

Happy Birthday Shannon Ridley!

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Old Town Elementary Vision & Mission

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