Old Town Star Staff News

September 29th through October 10th

Our ROCK STAR of the Week Is...

Congratulations to Nikki Weisensel, star Resource Teacher...OTE STAR Teacher of the Week! You are entitled to a week long jeans/shorts pass and designated parking!


A little about Nikki Weisensel...

Nikki is married to her personal comedian, supporter and best friend Matt. They have 2 wonderful children. Adalynn, 2 years old, is very independent and has an extremely outgoing personality. Beau is 8 months old and loves to laugh and tends to go with the flow. They also have 2 dogs named Marley and Juniper. Nikki and her family currently reside in Pflugerville, TX.


When she's hard at play, Nikki enjoys DIY projects and crafts, listening to music, trying new food, being outdoors, and loves being near water!


Nikki has been in education for three years and really finds great joy in her students capacity for being so accepting of others.


One of Nikki's many strengths is her flexibility!



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Monday, Sept 29

Mya’s Coaching Day

Annual LPAC Training for ESL Teachers 3:10pm in Library

Tuesday, Sept 30

Donuts for Dads (Watch DOGS Promotion)

Minor’s Coaching Day

PTA Mini Grant Apps Due Today!

Cub Scout Pack 165 Mtg 7:00pm

Wednesday, Oct 1

Mya’s Coaching Day

Popcorn Day

STAR Store Grand Opening (K-2): 7:20-7:45

CIP Due Today

SLT Meeting 3:05pm

Thursday, Oct 2

ARD Mtgs. (see separate schedule)

OTE Bike Club 5:00pm

Friday, Oct 3

CAT Mtg 8:00am

BAS Window Closes 1st-5th

ARD Mtgs. (see separate schedule)

SST Kg – 2nd

Happy Birthday Keri Rabe!

Saturday, Oct 4

Happy Birthday Haillie Johnson!

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

Innovating with Technology!

Click the link below to learn how to organize your research using Google slides...


http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/02/using-google-slides-to-organize-research.html?m=1

Weekly Reminders...

A friendly reminder to...


  • Greet your students each day!
  • Pay your Social Dues: $20 to Shannon by 9/26/14
  • Complete your Compliance Trainings by 9/26/14
  • PTA Mini Grant Applications by 9/30/14
  • Take your attendance by 9:10am
  • Check the Professional Learning and Events Calendar regularly for updates! Also, email Shannon any dates and events you would like to have added!

We can give ourselves confidence by being enthusiastic-and showing it. Courage rests on self-confidence, as does the ability to profit from adversity. ~D. Carnegie

Aiming for the Stars...

What another full and exciting week!!! BIG THANKS to Angela Schaack, Counselor, for her hard work in coordinating another successful EGGI Week! Thank each of you and your students for participating!!!


GINORMOUS APPRECIATIONS to each of you for your preparedness and dedication to each student's progress and performance during your Parent Teacher Conferences!


One way to say "Thank You" to our amazing PTA is by joining the PTA!!! Membership dues are only $5.50 and the incentives that come with membership AWESOME! Join today by making your check out to Old Town PTA and placing it in their lock box here in the office by 10/1/2014!


Thank each you for your hard work in preparing to deliver world class instruction to our STAR Texans! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!


I hope you have an awesome week this week! Enjoy your weekend!

The Week After...

Monday, Oct 6

Mentor Breakfast

Principal’s Coffee 8:00am

Mya’s Coaching Day

OLSAT 2nd opens

Principal’s Coffee 8:00am

Minor’s off campus

Tuesday, Oct 7

Minor’s off campus

Grade level team planning

Writing CBA 3rd

2nd PBL planning PM

Environmental Art Club 3:00pm

Texas National Night Out Against Crime

Wednesday, Oct 8

Mya’s Coaching Day

Minor’s off campus

International Walk / Bike to School Day!

OLSAT 2nd closes

Kona Ice 2:45pm

Special Committee Mtg 3:05

Thursday, Oct 9

Fall Picture Day (see separate schedule)

ARD Mtgs. (see separate schedule)

Fire Drill 1:15

OTE Bike Club 5:00pm

General PTA Mtg 6:00pm

Reading Under The Stars 6:15pm

Friday, Oct 10

CAT Mtg 8:00am

SST 3rd – 5th

Happy Birthday Jeanette Pratz!

Old Town Elementary Mission

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