Old Town Star Staff News

January 18th through January 29th

Our ROCK STAR of the WEEK is...

Name: Jyl Gibson

Current Gig: Math TAG Specialist

Personal Life: I have been married for 23 years, and have three children. My oldest is 20, and my two youngest are 9 and 6. They will be in 4th and 1st at Old Town this year. They love OTE as much as I do!
One word to describe yourself and why:
dependable - I love what I do, and am dedicated to my job and students. It's great to have a job that you enjoy coming to every day!

Most interesting job: I worked at Clothes Time in college, which was fun, but didn't last long after I realized I spent my paychecks before I even got them! Yea, it was bad! I love to shop!

Favorite hobbies away from school: I love swimming, reading, shopping, movies, family time, riding bikes and being outside.

Favorite song: That's a hard one. My husband & oldest son both play guitar, drums and piano. They write songs, so I love anything they play/sing. I like country and hip hop. I'll listen to just about anything, and my students love listening to music too! So I like to play music that they like.

If I wasn't at Old Town, I'd..: I love being at Old Town. It's a great school to be at! The parents and students are amazing!!
Joey Alexander: An 11-year-old prodigy performs old-school jazz

This Week's Reminders....

  • January is School Board Appreciation Month!!! Please be ready to turn in those cards, banners, posters, and affirmations to Shannon or Marie on or before Tuesday, January 19th. Our Board Trustee this year is President Paul J. Tisch!

Next Week...

Monday, Jan 18

MLK Day/General Holiday

Happy birthday Kaylyn Gustafson!

Happy birthday Lauren Glover!

Tuesday, Jan 19

STAAR Ready window opens- 5th reading

Jessica to AP Mtg

Turn in School Board Trustee Appreciation Items!

Unique Week - No Place For Hate (Snooze Tuesday)

Environmental Art Club Mtg 3pm

Wednesday, Jan 20

Unique Week - No Place For Hate (Wacky Wednesday)

Popcorn day

Mya to PTA Luncheon (PM)

SLT 3:05pm

Thursday, Jan 21

Unique Week - No Place For Hate (Throwback Thursday)

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

OTE’s Chili Cook Off 3:05pm

Friday, Jan 22

Unique Week - No Place For Hate (Football Friday)

CAT Mtg. 8am

3rd - 5th SST’s - Academics
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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 each of the members of our Family Fit Night Special Committee: Alicia, Tracie, Amy, Linnea, Erin, Haillie, Keri, Sarah, Mary, Jim Nasium, and Olympia Decathlon!!! What another fun-filled event for the entire family and a HUGE turnout!!! We had close to 380 participants this year!!! Way to Go!!!


Special THANKS to Andrea, Kathryn, Annie, Emilie, Haillie and David for being gracious hosts to our Cy-Fair ISD visitors today! They shared many compliments not only about what they saw in science instruction, but also noted how much they were energized by the levels of engagement they saw, the positive and specific feedback they heard being given to students, and how the classrooms really promoted safe risks in learning. They also expressed how welcoming and inviting the school they felt our school is! Way to shine OTE!!!!


Hi Fives to Jessica for organizing her very first Spelling Bee!!! It was an AMAZING event to behold for all of us...up to the last spelling of "pulchritude" by Treasa F.!!! And to each of the Specials Teachers and Interventionists who contributed to making this Spelling run so smoothly!


Warm appreciations again to our UIL Sponsors: Kasey, Melissa, Haillie J., Kelly P. Sadia, Erin, and Emily!!! You have truly gone above and beyond to bring this experience to our Star Texans this school year. Good Luck to your students at this Satuday's competition!!!!


Have an AWESOME weekend everybody!!!

The Week After....

Monday, Jan 25

MOY BAS Window opens Kg

Amy Privott is off campus today

Fall Semester Awards (3rd 8am & Kg 9am)

Tuesday, Jan 26

MOY BAS window closes 1st-5th

Mya’s to TASA Conference

PTA Executive Team Mtg 8:15am

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

4th grade PBL planning PM

Student Council Mtg 2:45pm

Happy Birthday Kathy Callaway!

Wednesday, Jan 27

Fall Semester Awards (4th 8am & 2nd 9am)

Vertical Team Mtgs. 3:05pm

Thursday, Jan 28

Fall Semester Awards (5th 8am & 1st 9am)

Author visit Bridget Heos - Kg-2nd

Friday, Jan 29

STAAR Ready window closes - 4th writing & 5th reading

Mya off campus

Kg-2nd SST’s - Behavior

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Old Town Elementary Vision & Mission

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