OTE Star Staff News

April 29- May 10

Our Next Week...

Monday, April 29

Mya’s Coaching Day

DRA Testing begins Kg – 2nd

Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 3:00-5:00pm

Tuesday, April 30

Minor off campus AM (AP Mtg)

1st grade Field Trip to Crowe’s Nest Farm 9:30am

PTA Executive Board Mtg 6:00pm

Happy Birthday Sheerin Ager!

Wednesday, May 1

Mya's Coaching Day

DRA Testing begins 3rd – 5th

Early Release Day (Begin in Library at 1:00)

Popcorn Day

Attendance Hearings (see separate schedule)

Happy Birthday Kathryn Warner!

Thursday, May 2

Administrative Professional's Day! Show some love to our office ladies :-)

Mya Off Campus 7:45am-9:15am

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Fire Drill 1:15pm

Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 3:00-5:00pm

Friday, May 3

CAT Mtg 8:50am

5th Art Club field trip to Blanton Museum 10-12:00

2nd grade Author’s Visit 8:00-9:00am (Café)

Walsh MS Brown Bag Lunch 12-1:00pm (Science Lab)

Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School

Out & About...

Star Gazing...

Congratulations to Rachel Jones, star second grade 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, Rachel!


GINORMOUS KUDOS to our fifth grade team, Ann Barlow and all instructional support staff! Because of your amazing hard work and dedication, 90% of our students achieved met standard on STAAR Reading and 85% of our students achieved met standard on STAAR Math, first administration! Thanks for equipping our students to shine so brightly on such rigorous test! We can only soar higher!


Huge THANKS to Minor, Kelly, all STAAR test administrators, monitors, relief personnel, K-2 teachers and students, and our office staff for making our STAAR test administrations go so smoothly this week! Special appreciations to second grade, specialists and office staff for the yummy treats!


BIG THANKS to our Kinder students who well represented OTE on their field trip to Zach Scott Theatre and also to our first grade team for the yummy birthday social goodies!


Thank each of you so much for your dedication, service and commitment to helping each of our students achieve academic success! You truly embody the district's motto of "Every student will learn...whatever it takes!" You are amazing!!!


Remember to appreciate someone today!


Hope you take time to do something for you this weekend! See you Monday!

"The greatest sign of a success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." -- Maria Montessori

Enrichment Tip of the Week...

This is a short article on myths of a student engagement. Sometimes higher level learners can be engaged, but not show the typical signs, like acting excited.

http://www.mindstepsinc.com/2013/04/five-myths-about-student-engagement/?utm_source=April%202013&utm_campaign=AprNewsletter%202013&utm_medium=email

Tech Tools...

Check Out...

http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/


You can create your own types of music to accompany projects you or your students make. Remember that using more than 10% (about 30 seconds) of a "popular" song is considered a copyright violation unless you have permission from the music company!


More on PBL...

http://smartblogs.com/education/2013/04/19/dispelling-misunderstandings-about-pbl/

Professional Library: Resource of the Week! Check your copy out today!

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The Week After...

Monday, May 6

Mya’s Coaching day

Teacher Appreciation Week:

PTA staff appreciation BBQ lunch

Library closed today (prep for book fair)

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Tuesday, May 7

Minor’s Coaching Day

Park Ranger from Pedernales Falls visits Third grade

Teacher Appreciation Week:

PTA Banana Split Bar for Staff

Book Fair 7:30am-6:30pm

Happy Birthday Sharon Taylor!

Wednesday, May 8

Mya's Coaching day

National School Nurse’s Day! We appreciate Ms. Clawson J

Teacher Appreciation Week:

PTA staff appreciation fried chicken lunch

Book Fair 7:30am-3:30pm

SLT Mtg 3:10pm

RRISD Service Awards RRHS Café 6:30pm

Thursday, May 9

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Mya’s off campus (CPI Training)

Teacher Appreciation Week

Library closed (pack up book fair)

Friday, May 10

CAT Mtg 8:50am

ACChaos Hands-On Science with 3rd Grade!

2nd grade field trip to Twin Lakes YMCA 9:00-2:00

Teacher Appreciation Week:

PTA staff appreciation breakfast

OTE Talent Show 6:00-8:00pm

Our Virtual Suggestion Box Has Arrived! Please share your thoughts by clicking the google doc link below!

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