Hoot Hoot Herald

October 17-21, 2016


Leadership Team Meeting: Monday October 17 3:15 in the Library

Conferences: Please let us know if you have not be able to schedule a parent/teacher conference with someone. We will assist in getting the parents to respond. it is important the we meet with a parent / guardian from each student- especially struggling learners. If you need assistance with meeting with the parents of our second language learners, please contact Ms. Hill. Please turn your conference forms in to Pat.

Choir Concert: Tuesday night the choir will be performing with the Hill Choir in our cafeteria. Please join us in watching the students as they shine! The concert begins at 7:00 pm.


Coach Mosby will be presenting Safe Routes to School program (an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer) starting on Friday, October 21 and continuing through Tuesday, October 25. This program will be presented during PE class.

Congratulations to Connie Soong!

Texas Foreign Language Association's 2016 TFLA Chinese Teacher of the Year!
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Open Insurance Enrollment through October 31

Open Enrollment for benefit plans started last week and runs through October 31st. All plans will be effective January 1, 2017.

Enrollment is MANDATORY for ALL employees. NO coverage will automatically roll over next year.
You must enroll if you want to be covered for any benefit in 2017.

Three ways to enroll:

  • Online inside the AISD FIREWALL at boltemployee.austinisd.org (USE FIREFOX)
  • Call Center: 1-855-245-1168 (7:00am-10:00pm)
  • Onsite with an enroller when AISD visits your campus on October 24!

Retirement representatives will be onsite with enrollers for you to learn about your
retirement choices outside of TRS.

LIVESTRONG Challenge October 16

The PTA has a Healthy Lifestyles' Event they would love share with the staff.

The healthy lifestyles committee works to provide opportunities for students, teachers, and their families to make heathy choices, participate in healthy activities, and learn healthy behaviors. This year we will be featuring family-friendly events happening around Austin. In October, a Doss Owls team will be participating in the LIVESTRONG Challenge. The event has a 5K option for athletes of all levels. This is a course downtown, and the run supports the LIVESTRONG Foundation. For more information, and to join our team visit: https://www.teamlivestrong.org/events/2091/register/, select 'Join Team', and enter 'Doss Owls'. We can't wait to run with our flock of Doss Owls!

What: LIVESTRONG 5K Challenge Benefitting LIVESTRONG Foundation

To Register: https://www.teamlivestrong.org/events/2091/register/

Join Our Team: Doss Owls

Where: Palmer Events Center

When: Sunday, October 16, 2016; 8:15 AM

Library News

Nov. 4th (a.m.)- Shannon & Dean Hale (Princess in Black) 1st & 2nd

Nov. 14-19- AISD Dome- all classes

Counselor Corner

Take some time for yourself! Recharge, spend time with friends, have fun.

October -


  • Classroom Guidance - focusing on the Difference in Teasing, Mean Moments, Conflict and Bullying
  • World Unity Month - No Place for Hate activity - The book Same, Same, but Different will be read to all classes during library time beginning Oct. 17.
    • You received a schedule from Bonnie. Please communicate with Bonnie if your scheduled time will not work.
      • AND THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Bonnie for working on this amazing schedule!!

  • October 24 - 28 - Wellness Week - Making Healthy Decisions:
  • Safe and Unsafe medications
  • Peer Pressure
  • Taking Care of your Body through hydration, exercise, eating well


If you have a student who is being screened for GT: Oct. 17 - Nov. 11 is the window for Teacher Observation and Collection of work samples. Work samples can be taken from the beginning of school year until Nov. 11.

You will receive in your boxes by Monday, 10/17 a folder for each student being tested with the following:

  • information on how to complete and submit the Teacher Observation Survey
  • information about collecting work samples for portfolio and the common assessments

CogAT online testing in conference room schedule:

  • K-2 - Oct. 18, 19, 20 - 8:30 - 9:30 - I will come get them around 8:20.
  • 3-5 - Oct. 18, 19 - 9:45 - 11:00 - please send students
  • Mrs. Q's and Wiley/Sweeney's students on Oct. 18 and 20 - 9:45 -11:00