Old Town Star Staff News

May 4th through May 15th

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Our ROCK STAR of the Week Is...

Nicole Woirhaye, one of OTE's Rock 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 Ms. Woirhaye...

How many years have you been an educator?

6 years

Tell us about your family....

I am an only child to my parents but am blessed with a wonderful step sister and step brother. I have a boyfriend named Nick and we have two dogs named Raven and Brodie.

What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy spending time with friends, hiking the greenbelt with Nick and our dogs and decorating especially for fall and the holidays!!

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

Watching a student grow in their learning. There is no better feeling than helping a child feel successful.

Tell us about one strength you possess.

I would say a strength of mine is building relationships. I love talking to people and I think people find it easy to talk to me as well.

*If you haven't already done so, please tell us a little about yourself here! You could be our next Teacher of the Week to be recognized!

Weekly Reminders...

A friendly reminder to..
  • Affirm someone today!
  • Update your hallway displays...they are looking a bit bare! Go ahead and show off your students learning these last few weeks of school!
  • For the safety of our students, if you let visitors in through the back doors, you must escort them to the office. Also, remind your students to not open the back doors for strangers or anyone not wearing an RRISD badge!!
  • Print Services requests will be approved on Monday mornings only. Please plan accordingly!
  • Have a wonderful weekend!

Our Next Week...

Sunday, May 10

Happy Mothers Day!!

Monday, May 11

Mya’s Coaching Day

Tuesday, May 12

5th grade Reading & Math STAAR Retest

Wednesday, May 13

Mya’s Coaching Day

Popcorn Day!

Employee Service Awards 6:30pm

Thursday, May 14

Mya off campus to District Meetings

ARD Mtgs (see separate schedule)

Science CBA 3rd and 4th

Stare Store Kg-2nd

Happy Birthday Sunny Bonnecarrere!

Friday, May 15

SST’s – Academic Danger Meetings, 3-5

CAT Mtg 8am

Author PJ Hoover visit with 3rd – 5th grade

2nd grade presentation Ronald McDonald House 2pm Café

Kona Ice 2:45pm

Link of the Week!

Flipquiz is a tool to create game-show like boards for online classroom reviews. There are tons of pre-made quiz boards ready to use or remix. You can make your own quiz boards as well. You can optionally set an automatic timer for questions, share your boards on Twitter or Facebook or use the generated link for your website or to share with students and teachers. Kids could make their own and challenge each other as well. They can connect via their Google account, so there’s no need for a separate sign-up.


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

Kudos to this Week's Staff Stars...

What another full and exciting week!!!

Be sure to thank a PTA Member, Office Team Member, and Third Grade Team Member when you can for their contributions and the AMAZING generosity they have shown during this Teacher Celebration Week!!!

Many, many thanks to Karen Fincher and Julia Powers for another wonderful music performance. Our 3rd grade students shined so brightly and the Maypole was beautifully done!! And to Keri Rabe, Julie Hudson for coordinating another successful Scholastic Book Fair! BIG THANKS also to Clifford the BIG Red Dog for stopping by to help promote the Fair!!

KUDOS to Kristina Cox and her fifth grade students for their research, planning and securing donations for their new and brain compatible classroom seating! Way to Go!!!

As always, THANK EACH OF YOU for your hard work and your commitment to delivering world class instruction to our Texans each day!!

Have a FABULOUS Weekend!!!

The Week After...

Monday, May 18

Mya’s Coaching Day

On Demand Writing Prompt (Narrative)

Universal Screening 1st-5th (see separate schedule)

Tuesday, May 19

Universal Screening Kg & 1st (see separate schedule)

Mya off campus to Principal’s Mtg AM

OTE Staff Movie Night 6:30pm

Happy Birthday Jyl Gibson!

Wednesday, May 20

Mya’s Coaching Day

Universal Screening Kg (see separate schedule)

All Library Books Due Today

SLT Meeting 3:00pm

Thursday, May 21

ARD Mtgs (see separate schedule)

Universal Screening make-ups

Stare Store 3rd – 5th

2nd grade Market Day!

RRISD Board Mtg 6pm

Plantation HOA Mtg 6:30pm

Friday, May 22

CAT Mtg 8am

4th grade field trip to The Long Center 9:45am

EOY BAS Kg-2nd closes

Kona Ice 2:45pm

Spirit Night at Round Rock Express!

Old Town Elementary Mission

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