Old Town Star Staff News

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Our Next Week...

Sunday, November 3

Daylight savings time

Happy Birthday Monica Baldini!

Monday, November 4

Mya’s Coaching Day

Minor off campus – Jury duty

Happy Birthday Kleymer Savina!

Tuesday, November 5

Minor’s Coaching Day

Report cards go home today!

Election day – Don’t forget to vote!

PTA mtg 6:15pm.

STAAR Info Night 6:30pm.

Wednesday, November 6

Mya’s Coaching Day

Popcorn day

Special Committees Mtg. 3:10

Thursday, November 7

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Principal Today

Mya off campus PM

Friday, November 8

CAT mtg. 8:50am

SST’s K– 2

Art Blanton Museum trip 5th Art Club 9:00am

Happy Birthday Alicia Guevara!


Teacher motivation - Justin Tarte

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see"~ Mark Twain

Weekly Reminders...

  • Don't get locked out! Please take your attendance by 9:11 each day! Window opens at 8:50am.
  • We are in need of more Principal Hall of Famers! Be sure to stop by the lounge to pick up some Positive Referrals for Star Texan behavior!
  • *Be sure to check out our Professional Learning and Events Calendar regularly as revisions/additions are made often...http://goo.gl/u8peV

The Bus Stop...

Sometimes we have to see what we don't want, to know what we do want...Jon Gordon, The Energy Bus


Star Gazing...

Congratulations to Genna Percefull, star Teacher 2nd Grade Teacher...our STAR Teacher of the Week receiving the most nominations!


Her colleagues write:

  • She is an amazing teacher! She provides clear and consistent expectations for her students that allow them to grow and thrive.
  • She is very solution and student driven. If there is a "situation" that arises she looks past that and is always wondering how she can improve that situation if it arises again. She is very flexible with all her students and can genuinely tell she cares about everyone's needs in class.
  • She continues to remain calm and professional even when things around her are difficult.
  • She has taken an organized and calm approach to supporting all students. Regardless what is thrown her way, she remains calm cool and collected, while constantly looking for solutions to move the class forward academically and socially.


I absolutely enjoy getting to read all of the ToW nominations! Be sure to share your affirmation with your star nominee!


You have our greatest gratitude for helping us pull off a beautiful school wide 25th Anniversary photo! Although it's not in its final form, you can see glimpse of your AMAZING work below!


A BIG THANK YOU to our Kindergarten team for another fun Book Character Parade! This is always such a memorable event for our Star Texan community!


Thank each of you for another great week of teaching and learning!


Have a well deserved enjoyable weekend!

An Eye On the Gifted...

If you are interested in finding new, no-prep ways to extend learning for your high level students, check out Moby Max. "With the help of diagnostic placement tests, MobyMax is able to create a unique curriculum for each student. Moby targets areas where students are struggling and doesn't waste time reteaching concepts that students have already mastered. Student data is continually updated as students progress, so you know exactly how each student is performing on all standards." This site can be linked as a free app on Edmodo or found at http://www.mobymax.com/signin

Engaging the Brain...

Students do relaxation breathing before we begin a test or challenging lesson. Students report that they feel calmer, more alert, and more focused—and they do understand and remember more.


Instructional Tech News


The activities found at the site below work great with your SMARTslate for whole group or small group instruction or in the computer lab for individual learning.

Choose from fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for math, English language arts, science, social studies, brainteasers, music, art, holidays and more!

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/


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

The Week After...

Monday, November 11

Mya’s Coaching Day

Veteran’s Day Program-Blacktop 8:00am

Bring Your Dad to School Week!

Tuesday, November 12

Minor’s Coaching Day

Mya’s off campus (Principal’s Mtg)

Wednesday, November 13

Mya’s Coaching Day

Faculty Mtg 3:10pm.- PTA providing snacks, EB Rule #5 (5th Grade), Science

OTE 25th Anniversary Celebration 6:00:pm.

Thursday, November 14

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Friday, November 15

CAT mtg. 8:50am

SST’s 3rd – 5th grade

Classroom Spelling Bee’s

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