The Weekly Star #27

April 5-9, 2021

Principal's Corner

Dear Montessori Academy at Onesimo Hernandez Parents,

In week #27, our 4th grade children will be administered the STAAR Writing assessment. We have 20 children who will participate in the statewide testing during the testing window in April. We will have some children who will receive paper test and all other participants will receive the assessment online. We need all staff hands on deck to administer optimal testing environment for the children. Thank you!

As we prepare for the next round of STAAR in May, we kindly ask our 1st and 2nd grade children to be virtual on May 11th and May 12th to support our 3rd & 4th grade children. We will utilize teachers to administer testing groups on those days. Please help support our testing plan for MAOH. We will send flyers as well to communicate reminders. Thank you!

Thank you for choosing us, believing in us and most importantly, giving us the opportunity to make a difference with your most precious gift- your child!

Your Proud-Dedicated Principal,

Lisa Ann Vega

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We celebrate Ms. Newhouse! AP day was Monday, April 5th and we can not go without saying THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR MAOH!


Coffee n Conversation with Principal Vega & Counselor Conley

Zoom Meeting

  • May 6
  • June 3

Topic: Coffee and Conversations with the Principal and Counselor

Time: 9:00-9:30 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 875 0335 0022

Passcode: 912042

Meditation Club (The MC)

Dear DG-Hernandez,

After Spring Break the Meditation Club (The MC) will begin March 29th!

❤️ Students interested in meditating before class can now meet with me at 7:30 am every Monday and Wednesday both through Zoom and In-person!

❤️ Starting our day with a tranquil and open mindset is important for our social and emotional learning and our health. Please fill out the attached link if interested:


Main Program for Meditation: Head Space


Queridos Padres,

La semana despues del descanso de primavera el Club de Meditación se reunira el 29 de marzo.

❤️ Estudiantes interesados en meditación antes de la clase ahora podran reunirse conmigo a las 7:30 cada lunes y miercoles en persona o por Zoom.

❤️ Comenzar el dia con una mentalidad tranquila y lista es muy inportante para el aprendizaje emocional, social y nuestra salud. Por favor complete el enlace adjunto si esta interesado:


Mrs. Soto


COVID-19 Dashboard

Dallas ISD has launched a COVID-19 dashboard with locations of reported positive cases in the district. The dashboard offers transparency for our teachers and staff and is updated by 5:00 pm daily. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email or text.

Ms. Haywood- Food Services Manager

I would like to publish the menu items for the week. If you have any questions about menu restrictions please contact me at or 972-925-2700.

All menus here

PTO News

Mark your Calendars next PTO Meeting is Thursday, April 15th at 5:30 via Zoom

We are going to start a cookbook for MAOH. Start thinking about the recipe you want to share. Will have a google form out soon to submit your recipes and photos!

Upcoming Events

Look for more information coming soon about the events below.

Bingo Fundraiser - April 29th - 5:30-7:00pm.

Parent Work Day - TBD

Dance Party - June 11th 5:30-7:00pm

Teacher Appreciation - May 3rd - 7th

If you are interested in helping out on Bingo, Cookbook or Dance Party. Please contact the PTO we are looking for Committee members.

Cross ties, Ties, Bowties and facemask are here! Available on our website -

If you are not a member of the PTO please join today. Membership Form

Spirit shirts and other merchandise are available for sale on the website.

Contact us –

Counselor Conley

Mental Health Matters

Virtual Symposium - May 1st, 10AM-2PM

The MHS team has collaborated with several departments within Dallas ISD, in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of mental health as a component of overall health and wellbeing, and share resources about the services available to students and families in the district. The SEL department will present two sessions: "10 Ways to Bring Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Home" and "La Conciencia Plena para Los Padres y Cuidadores" (Mindfulness for Parents and Caregivers/Spanish). Click this link to register.

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Clinic News

World Health Day falls every year on April 7th. The World Health Organization draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. This year's theme is

“Building a fairer, healthier world”.

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National Library Week 2021: Welcome to Your Library

The theme for National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.

We thank you Ms. Rutledge for being the best librarian at MAOH!

Library News

I have started a yoga-themed story time to get the kids moving, focus on their breathing, and allow time to de-stress. These yoga story times have proven quite popular! The children learn simple yoga poses for kids and movements into their regular story times. I choose poses that clearly relate to either what’s happening in the story or what’s illustrated in the story. Our theme this month is fairytales.

PE News

Hello everyone.

The Dallas ISD on the Move! Physical Activity and Fitness Calendar website is designed for teachers and families to participate in physical activity. This is a user-friendly monthly calendar developed to help ensure there is not a decline in the physical activity and fitness of our students that are receiving face to face or remote learning opportunities.

Health and Academics

Kinder through 3rd grade:

Hello Everyone:

What are we learning?

We are learning the proper way of throwing and catching the ball.

Why is it important?

Because we need to learn how to throw and catch a ball in different activities.

How will I know I learned it?

1. I can give my best effort

2. I can throw and catch the ball 4x on a row.


Watch video and follow underhand throwing lesson. Send me a video of you performing underhand throw and catch at least 4 times on a row.

1. How to throw and Catch:

¿Qué estamos aprendiendo?

Estamos aprendiendo la forma correcta de lanzar y atrapar la pelota.

¿Por qué es importante?

Porque necesitamos aprender a lanzar y atrapar una pelota en diferentes actividades.

¿Cómo sabré que lo aprendí?

1. Puedo dar mi mejor esfuerzo

2. Puedo lanzar y atrapar la pelota 4 veces seguidas.


Mire el video y siga la lección de lanzamiento clandestino. Envíeme un video de usted realizando un lanzamiento y captura por lo menos 4 veces seguidas.

Fitnessgram 3rd and 4th graders:

Great job to 3rd and 4th graders that completed fitnessgram in person and online. I’m still missing a few online students. Third graders please check your Seesaw for instructions. Fourth graders please check your Google Classroom for instructions.

This week's assignment for 4th grade:

What are we learning? The skills of volleyball.

Why are we learning it? Because it is important not only for the sport of volleyball, but for hand to eye coordination.

How do I know if I learned it? When I can volley the ball at least 5x on a row.


1. Watched attached videos.

2. Send me a video of you volleying a ball at least 5 times on a row.

3. Do the attached work out 2-3x this week.

Olympic Moments:

Basic of Volleyball:



Hello everyone! Attached are videos and instructions you can do with the Speed Stacks, Scarfs, and Jump Ropes provided to face to face students by DISD STEM Department. If you are 100% virtual, the please contact the front office to arrange to pick up the materials. Do not worry about turning anything in for assignment. The purpose is to give you options to choose from in order to keep active the recommended minimum 60 minutes a day per the CDC:,doing%20push%2Dups)%20%E2%80%93%203

¡Hola a todos! Se adjuntan videos e instrucciones que puede hacer con los Speed ​​Stacks, Scarfs y Jump Ropes proporcionados a los estudiantes cara a cara por el Departamento de DISD STEM. Si eres estudiante 100% virtual, comuníquese con la oficina de la escuela para coordinar la recogida de los materiales. No se preocupe por entregar nada para su asignación. El propósito es brindarle opciones entre las que elegir para mantenerse activo el mínimo recomendado de 60 minutos al día según el Centro para el Control y la Prevencion de Enfermedades Spanish:


To better understand the five components of AVID(WICOR) we will share weekly ideas on how to use them at home.

W- Writing:

-Quick write ups: make supper conversations and do a quick write about their favorite thing out of the day.

-Challenge word: use a new word in a sentence and throughout the week.

-Therapeutic writing:Provide time for children to write about their feelings regarding a situation, life event,etc.

-Penpal: exchange emails or mail with a friend or relative.

Please share any pictures from the activities, so we can share with families!


Para poder entender los cinco componentes de AVID(WICOR) trabajaremos en ideas que pueden ser realizadas en casa.


-Redacciones rápidas: conversaciones durante la hora de la cena y pedir a su hijo(a) que escriba la parte favorita de su día.

-Palabra de desafío: usar una palabra nueva en un enunciado escrito y durante la semana.

-Escritura terapéutica: Sugerirle a su hijo(a) escribir sobre sus sentimientos en relación a una situación en específico, en un evento de su vida, etc.

-Amigo de correspondencia: intercambio de correos electrónicos o cartas por correo con un amigo(a) o familiar.

Por favor de compartir fotos de las actividades,esto puede ayudar a otras familias!

Correo electrónico:

School Calendar 2021-2022

The link has been added below for the base traditional calendar for MAOH.
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The Work of the Child

Parent Spring Survey

We want to hear from you! The survey will be sent to parents via email as listed in PowerSchool.
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