OTE Star Staff News

April 22- May 3

Our Next Week...

Monday, April 22

Earth Day!

Mya’s Coaching Day

Tuesday, April 23

STAAR testing 3rd & 4th math

Closed campus due to STAAR testing

Happy Birthday Carly Boeselt!

Wednesday, April 24

STAAR testing 3rd & 4th reading

Closed campus due to STAAR testing

Thursday, April 25

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

STAAR Testing 5th science

Closed campus due to STAAR testing

Kg field trip to Zach Scott Theatre 9:15am

Friday, April 26

CAT Mtg 8:50am

STAAR make-up testing

SST 1st, 2nd

Kg field trip to Zach Scott Theatre 9:15am

Five-Year-Olds Pilot Their Own Project Learning

Out & About...

Star Gazing...

Congratulations to Kathy Callaway, star fifth 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, Kathy!

GINORMOUS APPRECIATIONS to Shannon Ridley all teachers for your help and generosity in making our Volunteers feel so appreciated!

Special thanks to Ms. Page for cleaning up the Science Lab in advance of the event and to Ms. Morrow, Ms. Sullivan and Ms. Thrift for your flexibility in sharing your space with our YMCA students!

Huge THANKS to Eddy Piwetz for your consistent help with student and staff safety at dismissal! We even had a parent share his appreciations for the safety practices he has observed firsthand here at OTE!

Bighearted appreciations to each of you who donated your time and talent to our students for the Silent Auction!!

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...

Are you looking to add some creative, rigorous ideas to your current lessons? Check out Inductive Learning at Byrdseed! The link below will walk you through how to include inductive learning with minimal work - what a great reward! http://www.byrdseed.com/inductive-intro/

Tech Tools...

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It is what the name says....one stop shopping for all your favorite websites! Bookmark this one!

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

The Week After...

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)

Thursday, May 2

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)

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

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