Old Town SSN

December 14th through January 8th

Have a wonderful break filled with the happiest of holidays from the OTE Office Team!!!

Kid President's Holiday Gift Guide

Next Week...

Dec 21-Jan 1

Winter Break

12/24 - Happy Birthday Kasey Baize!

12/27 - Happy Birthday Tracie Johnson!

Monday, Jan 4

Second Semester Begins

Student Holiday

Grades Due Today 8am

PTA Welcome Back Breakfast 7:30am and PD: Winning Culture 8:00am in Library

Tuesday, Jan 5

BAS testing opens 1st-5th

Universal Screening: 3rd - 5th reading fluency

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

PD in your PJ’s 8pm

Happy Birthday Angela Schaack!

Wednesday, Jan 6

Popcorn Day

Universal Screening: 1st grade Aimsweb TEL/fluency

2nd grade reading fluency

Faculty Mtg 3:05pm

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Clawson!

Thursday, Jan 7

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

Universal Screening: 1st grade Aimsweb TEN

Principal’s Brown Bag - 3rd grade parents 12pm

Friday, Jan 8

CAT Mtg. 8am.

3rd - 5th Academic SST’s - review current Tier 2 students

Wells Fargo Commercial: The Stagecoach And The Snowman :30

This Week's Reminders....

  • Be mindful of hitting the "print" button when using our printers. There's still a lot of school year left, and several cartridges have already been replaced! The funds to cover replacement cartridges are dwindling at unprecedented speeds and those funds cannot be replenished. Consequently, once certain printers are out of ink, they become unusable.
  • Staff should walk any visitors you let in through the back doors, to the office AND if you see a back door propped open...please kindly close it!
  • January is School Board Appreciation Month!!! Please be ready to create those cards, banners, posters, and affirmations upon our return from break. Our Board Trustee this year is President Paul J. Tisch!

From Debbie Miller's Teaching with Intention...

From all the ways we put our thinking and theirs on display to what we say and do to foster and find significance in student thinking, we’re letting kids in on who we are, what we expect from them (and ourselves), and what we believe about teaching and learning.

Super Star Shout Outs!

GINORMOUS THANK YOU to Karen Fincher and our Star Texan Choir for leading all of our students in a holiday sing-long! Great way to end a fun but busy week!

And a Special THANKS to Angela for your work with our OTE PTA and Backpack Coalition in getting all of the meals distributed to our families and to the Office Team for your assistance with this as well!!

Congratulations to Emily, Andrea, and Kathryn for getting to showcase the work you have done with Betsy Fulwiler's Writing in Science work during a visit from staff in Cypress Fairbanks ISD!

We cannot celebrate our Emily Weibel, Deborah Ellis, Michelle Martinez, and Sidrah Khan enough for the work you do with our STAR Texans in FCC and the difference you are making in each of their little lives. You are AMAZING!!!!

I also want to express my gratitude and appreciation for all of our Old Town Staff for your hard work in delivering world class instruction each day. You are making such a positive difference in the lives of our Star Texans! Keep up the great work!!!

Have an AWESOME Holiday Break!!!

The Week After....

Monday, Jan 11

On Demand Writing (MOY)

Mya’s to Executive Team Mtg AM

Universal Screening: Kg Aimsweb TEL

Cub Scouts Mtg 6:30pm

Tuesday, Jan 12

Report cards go home today

Mya’s to Principals Mtg

Universal Screening: Kg Aimsweb TEN

1st grade half day PBL & Technology planning

Student Council Mtg 2:45

PTA Mtg & Family Fit Night 6pm

Wednesday, Jan 13

Special Committees Mtg 3:05pm

Thursday, Jan 14

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

Fire Drill 1:15pm

Friday, Jan 15

CAT Mtg. 8am.

OTE School Spelling Bee 8am

Kg - 2nd SST - Academics

Saturday, Jan 16

Elementary UIL District Tournaments 8-4pm

Old Town Elementary Vision & Mission

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