Old Town Star Staff News

9/2/2013-9/13/2013

Our Next Week...

Monday, September 2

Labor Day (no school)

Tuesday, September 3

Minor’s Coaching Day

Universal Screening- Reading:

  • 3rd 8:00am
  • 5th 8:40am
  • 4th 9:15am
Review 360 Training/Refresh 3:15pm in Portable 4

Wednesday, September 4

Mya’s Coaching Day

Rainbow Folder Party in Portable 4

SLT meeting 3:10pm.

Happy Birthday Marlene Hicks!

Thursday, September 5

Minor’s Coaching Day

Universal Screening:

  • 1st 8:00am – Aimsweb
  • 2nd 9:00am - Reading

Vertical Team Leader Mtg 3:10pm

Join the Scouts Night 7:00pm

Happy Birthday Delia Contreras!

Happy Birthday Kelly Dorman!

Friday, September 6

CAT mtg. 8:50am

Grandparents Day Lunch

SST’s Kinder – 5th (see separate schedule)

The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon - Our Favorite Quotes

Out & About...

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

Engaging the Brain...

Try throwing colored balls for grouping and rearranging of students!

An Eye On the Gifted...

As we begin the new year, you may find that some of your students exhibit gifted qualities. Please remember that Jyl Gibson and Sunny Bonnecarrere are here to help you plan and differentiate! Keep in mind that not all gifted learners look the same. Check out Ian Byrd's blog about the unexpected gifted kid at http://www.byrdseed.com/calvin/?icn=best


Star Gazing...

On behalf of all teachers in grades K-2, we appreciate the assistance each of our instructional and para support staff provided in the primary classrooms this first week! Whether you were hugging a sweet crier or helping students navigate transitions your help was so greatly appreciated!!


BIG THANK YOU to Ms. Guevara for sharing your character lesson on the power of words with all of first grade! What a gift! GINORMOUS APPRECIATIONS to Shannon, Kleymer, Marie, Kasey, Elizabeth, and Angela for all of your great work in meeting staff and student needs this week! We have a truly amazing Office Staff!


"WARMEST" THANK YOU to Mr. Baker for standing in as Crossing Guard until we get that position filled! You rock!!!


Smoothest first of the year fire drill...ever!


I can't thank each of you enough for such a smooth opening to school!


Remember to affirm someone today!

Have an absolutely fantastic long weekend!

Tech News

Looking for tons of math websites that are interactive? Check out this list of activities that would be perfect to use with our SMART Slates...

http://www.ipadsammy.com/interactive-math-websites/


Remember to get your name on the August PD Sign-in sheets!


Don't forget to pick up your printed sheets from the laser printers and reduce your carbon footprint by "going green" whenever possible!

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

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"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." -JFK

The Week After...

Monday, September 9

Mya’s Coaching Day

Universal Screening 1st grade Aimsweb TEL

Remote Print Shop Training 3:00pm.

Tuesday, September 10

Minor’s Coaching Day

Mya Off Campus (Principal’s Mtg)

Universal Screening 1st Aimsweb TEN

General PTA Mtg 6:15pm.

Curriculum Night 6:30pm.

Wednesday, September 11

Mya’s Coaching Day

Vertical Team Mtg. 3:10pm.

Thursday, September 12

Minor’s Coaching Day

Mya Off Campus -AM (PTA Council Luncheon)

PBL Implementation Team Mtg. 3:10pm

Happy Birthday Mya Mercer!

Friday, September 13

CAT Mtg. 8:50am

SST’s 3-5 (see separate schedule)

Old Town Elementary Mission & Vision...

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