Old Town Star Staff News

March 30th through April 10th

Have your favorite cookies this weekend!

Cookie Monster, Life Coach

Our ROCK STAR of the Week Is...

Erin Franks, one of OTE's Star 4th Grade Teachers!!! You are entitled to a week long jeans/shorts pass and the "traveling parking space trophy!!!" CONGRATULATIONS to you!!!!


A little about Miss Franks...

How many years have you been an educator?

This is my first year!


Tell us about your family....

I'm an only child. I have 2 dog babies, Annie and Rambo.


What do you like to do for fun?

Take my dogs to the lake!


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

All the smiles! I love the positive vibe throughout the whole school!


Tell us about one strength you possess.

I like to think I'm a good cook : )


*If you haven't already done so, please tell us a little about yourself here!

Weekly Reminders...

A friendly reminder to..
  • For the safety of our students, if you let visitors in through the back doors, you must escort them to the office. This week we had one strange man allowed through the back doors who apparently had the wrong location. Also, remind your students to not open the back doors for strangers!
  • Be extra quiet in the hallways during your transitions on STAAR Testing days!
  • Print Services requests will be approved on Monday mornings only. Please plan accordingly!
  • Have a good cookie this weekend!

Our Next Week...

Monday, March 30

STAAR Testing – 4th Writing Day #1

Tuesday, March 31

STAAR Testing – 4th Writing Day #2 & 5th Reading

Report cards go home today

PTA Executive Board Meeting 6pm

Wednesday, April 1

1/2 Day Planning 4th Grade (Think Tank) AM

TaG testing placement letters go home today

Faculty Mtg 3:05pm

Thursday, April 2

ARD Mtgs. (see separate schedule)

4th grade Field Trip to the Alamo 7:00am

Last day to turn in items for Backpack Project

Old Town Times 2:45pm

Friday, April 3

Student & Staff Holiday

Happy Birthday Julie Hudson!

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

Link of the Week!

Need teaching ideas with an emphasis on educational technology and creative thinking? Check out the 15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers at the bottom.


http://ditchthattextbook.com/2015/02/19/15-free-google-drawings-graphic-organizers-and-how-to-make-your-own/

Kudos to this Week's Staff Stars...

What another full and exciting week!!!


WAY TO GO!!! Claire and team for another motivational Camp Write A Lot for our 4th grade Star Texans! Because of your dedication, guidance and leadership, we know they will ROCK the STAAR Writing!!!


BIG THANK YOUs to all grade levels for meeting the report card completion deadline and to Kelly and Georgia for taking care of all of our STAAR preparations for the BIG two days!!!


As always, THANK EACH OF YOU for your hard work and your commitment to delivering world class instruction to our Texans despite some of the challenges we may face along the way!


Have a FABULOUS Weekend!!!

The Week After...

Monday, April 6

Mya’s Coaching Day

Principal’s Brown Bag 12pm

Tuesday, April 7

Georgia’s Coaching Day

Mya’s off campus to District VLT Meeting

Happy Birthday Erica Thweatt!

Wednesday, April 8

Mya’s Coaching Day

Star Store Kg-2nd

SLT Mtg 3:05pm

Happy Birthday Annie Durham!

Thursday, April 9

ARD Mtgs. (see separate schedule)

Fire Drill 8:15am

Old Town Times 2:45pm

Friday, April 10

CAT Mtg 8am

SST’s Kg-2nd

Teachers eat in classrooms today

PTA Spring Carnival 4-8pm

Saturday, April 11

RRISD Empty Bowl Festival 11-2

Envrionmental Art Club working on Boot Mosaic 9am-12pm

Old Town Elementary Mission

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