Old Town Star Staff News

9/9/2013-9/20/2013

Our Next Week...

Monday, September 9

Mya’s Coaching Day

Universal Screening 1st grade Aimsweb TEL

Remote Print Shop training 3:00pm.

Tuesday, September 10

Minor’s Coaching Day

Mya off campus (Principal’s Mtg)

Universal Screening 1st Aimsweb TEN

Curriculum Night

-Grades 1-2 5:15-6:00pm

-General PTA Mtg 6:15pm.

-Grades 3-5 6:45-7:30pm

Wednesday, September 11

Mya’s Coaching Day

Vertical Team Mtg. 3:10pm.

Thursday, September 12

Minor’s Coaching Day

Mya off campus (PTA Council Luncheon)

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Science & Social Studies Contact mtg.

PBL Team mtg. 3:10pm.

Happy Birthday Mya Mercer!

Friday, September 13

CAT mtg. 8:50am

SST’s 3rd – 5th grade (see separate schedule)

JDRF Presentation during Specials



*Be sure to check out our Professional Learning and Events Calendar regularly as revisions/additions are made often...

http://goo.gl/u8peV

Weekly Reminders...

  • For student and staff safety, please be sure to grab your "walkie talkies" for recess! We need a consistent way to reach you in the event of an emergency and also when parents need to pick students up early!

Out & About...

"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

Engaging the Brain...

Draw the problem and draw the learning. This key strategy helps with labeling of the problem, classifying the content and understanding key relationships. The research is building that this strategy helps many who are not very good at teasing apart the facets of a problem. Students should do two drawings: 1) preliminary, just as they starting to get an understanding, and 2) once they have a more complete understanding.


An Eye On the Gifted...

Are you looking for ways to differentiate in your classroom? Come see your friendly TAG teachers for resources on menus in all subject areas!


Remake Your Class Part 1: Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment

Star Gazing...

Warmest thanks to Shellie Burton for making a safe zone for one student in particular at recess! You apparently have a good right hand throw!


Awesome job collaborating in SSTs today! Social contracts were established and we believe great outcomes are ahead!


Thanks for another great week of teaching and learning!


Remember to affirm someone today!


Have an absolutely fantastic long weekend!

Tech News

10 free tech tools that can easily be integrated into your classroom!

http://tinyurl.com/lv5fzff


Don't forget to pick up your printed sheets from the laser printers and reduce your carbon footprint by "going green" whenever possible!

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

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The Week After...

Monday, September 16

Celebrate Freedom Week!

Mya’s Coaching Day

Start Date for Teacher Self Report, Part I

Walsh MS open house 6:00pm.

Tuesday, September 17

Minor’s Coaching Day

Minor’s off campus AM (AP meeting)

Celebrate Freedom Day!

Happy Birthday Genna Percefull!

Wednesday, September 18

Mya’s Coaching Day

Lock down drill 9:00am.

Fire drill 9:15am.

Special Committee’s Mtg. 3:10pm.

Thursday, September 19

Minor’s Coaching Day

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Friday, September 20

CAT mtg. 8:50am

SST’s 1st & 2nd grade (see separate schedule)

Pinwheels for Peace Celebration 8:00am. on blacktop

Happy Birthday Shannon Ridley!


*Be sure to check out our Professional Learning and Events Calendar regularly as revisions/additions are made often...

http://goo.gl/u8peV

Old Town Elementary Mission & Vision...

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

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." -JFK