OTE Star Staff News

May 13 - May 24

Our Next Week...

Monday, May 13

Mya’s Coaching Day

Retirement Reception for Barbara & Sharon 3:00-5:00pm

Tuesday, May 14

STAAR Retest-Math

Harlem Globetrotter Assembly

  • Kg – 2nd 8-8:45am
  • 3rd – 5th 9-9:45am

SAC Mtg 4:30pm

Happy Birthday Sunny Bonnecarrere!

Wednesday, May 15

STAAR Retest Reading

Popcorn Day

Vertical Team Mtg 3:10pm

Thursday, May 16

STAAR Retest Make-ups

Universal Screening

LPAC Meetings (see separate schedule)

Mya Out-CPI

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

SBAC Mtg 3:10pm (Library)

Friday, May 17

CAT Mtg 8:50am

LPAC Meetings (see separate schedule)

3rd grade field trip to Austin Zoo 8:00-2:00

Maturation presentation 4th & 5th during Specials

DRA testing ends Kg – 2nd

All Library AND LiT Library books are due today!

Saturday, May 18

RRISD Job Fair 9-4:00pm SPHS

Sunday, May 19

Happy Birthday Jyl Gibson!

"No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship"-James Comer

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Out & About...

Star Gazing...

Congratulations to Kim Ryan, star Paraprofessional...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, Kim!


Please give GINORMOUS Appreciations to our PTA Hospitality Team when you see them for all of the goodies this week! Their generosity was truly above and beyond!


BIG THANK YOU to Julie and Keri for another successful Scholastic Book Fair! These ladies also thank each of you and your students for coming out to support this fun book shopping event!


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 a colleague today!


Hope you take time to do something for you this weekend! We're almost there! Have a Happy Mother's Day! See you Monday!

"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

Enrichment Tips of the Week...

Are you looking for a way to challenge your gifted student's vocabulary? Check out Ian Byrd's blog on vocabulary skills to find seven great ways to enhance your lessons! http://www.byrdseed.com/vocabulary-skills-for-gifted-students/



Here's a great article on meeting the needs of our gifted students, while still teaching so our students are accountable for STAAR.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2013/04/part_ii_meeting_the_needs_of_the_gifted_and_being_accountable_too.html

Tech Tools...

Check Out...

Excellent education websites for the summer!

http://www.teachhub.com/14-educational-websites-students-will-want-visit


The top 10 apps for Apple and Android for use in Education!!

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/04/26/new-10-of-the-best-apple-and-android-apps-for-education-in-


Another really great resource...

To record thoughts, create galleries, explore ideas, and collaborate with others visit:

www.popplet.com

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

The Week After...

Monday, Mary 20

Mya’s Coaching Day

Universal Screening

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Verify Gradebooks 3rd – 5th

Spirit Night at Dell Diamond 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 21

Minor’s Coaching Day

Universal Screening

4th grade field trip to The Long Center 10:00-1:30

Wednesday, May 22

Mya's Coaching Day

Universal Screening

Verify Gradebooks Kg-2nd

2nd grade Market Day!

Faculty Mtg 3:10pm

Plantation HOA Mtg 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, May 23

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Universal Screening

PIE Recognition Breakfast 7:30am

Safety Patrol Party 12:30-2:00pm

3rd grade Living Museum 6:20pm

Friday, May 24

CAT Mtg 8:50am

Pre Kg – Splash day 9:00am & 1:15pm

DRA testing ends 3rd – 5th

Class Placement with SLT Members (see separate schedule)

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

Old Town Elementary Vision...

Old Town will be a positive place that challenges all students to achieve success through learning opportunities that promote critical, creative, and global thinking within a climate of mutual respect and high expectations.