OTE Star Staff News

December 3- December-14

Next Week...

Monday, Dec 3

Mya’s Coaching Day

4th grade Author visit

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

Tuesday, Dec 4

Minor’s Coaching Day

2nd Grade Technology and 1/2 Day Planning

5th grade spinal screening

DAC meeting 4:30pm

Wednesday, Dec 5

Mya’s Coaching Day

1/2 Day Planning (3rd)

Early release day 12:45pm- Creating Rigorous Common Assessments (Reading)

PTA staff luncheon (Science Lab)

Thursday, Dec 6

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

Fire Drill 8:15am

5th grade spinal screening

RRHS Feeder Focus Discussion @OTE 9:30am

SBAC Mtg 3:10pm

SAC Meeting 4:30pm

Friday, Dec 7

CAT Mtg 8:50am

SST Mtg Kg – 2nd (Data Checkpoint-Reading)

The Nutcracker 1st grade 9:00am

Saturday, Dec 8

OTE Schlozsky’s Spirit Lunch

Barnes and Nobles Story Time with OTE Teachers 11:00am

Sunday, Dec 9

Happy Birthday Mackie Flansburg!

Out & About...

Tech Tools...

Leslie's Google Tip of the Week-->http://www.smore.com/ay8c-google-smart-tip


Check out -->http://download.cnet.com/YTD-Video-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10647340.html

(this is on the district's approved list - I can deploy it to your machine if you request it.)

OR

www.keepvid.com

(no software to download, just enter the link)

Both are useful to download YouTube videos - will help with the buffering issue of heavy network traffic.


Thank you Leslie!


Star Gazing...

Congratulations to Coleman Jennings, 5th grade teacher ...our STAR Teacher of the Week! You are entitled to a five-day jeans pass and an opportunity to park in the space designated all next week! Thank you for all you do for our Star Texan community Coleman!!


BIG THANKS from Mr. Baker to Kinder and Second grade teachers for your flexibility with splitting classes this week! HUGE APPRECIATIONS to our school team leaders for the good collaboration, discussion and feedback they've shared to continuously improve our learning community! We saw exceptional STAR Behavior exemplified during our first Star Character Recognition Assemblies! Thank each of you for preparing our to students shine so brightly during this event!


This week we said "Welcome! to Melissa Bodine," our shining new addition to the Intervention Team! We are looking forward to getting to know more about you and your family!


This week we have also bid "Farewell to Myrna Castillo,"one of our shining evening custodians! Berkman is so blessed to have you leading their team! You will be greatly missed at OTE!


What another full week! Thank each of you as always for another great week of teaching and learning!


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The Week After...

Upcoming Events:

Monday, Dec 10

Mya’s Coaching Day

Holiday Shoppe Begins (see separate schedule)

3rd-5th benchmark begins

Secret Santa begins today!

African Storyteller Presentation Kg 8:00am

Happy Birthday Trella Collier!

Tuesday, Dec 11

Minor’s off campus AP mtg AM

Fall Picture Retakes

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

Wednesday, Dec 12

Popcorn day

Mya’s Coaching Day

Vertical team Mtg 3:10pm

Thursday, Dec 13

Holiday Choir Concert (8:15 Kg-2nd & 9:00 3rd -5th )

ARD Mtg (see separate schedule)

PTA Mtg and Holiday Choir Concert 6:00pm

Friday, Dec 14

Holiday Shoppe Ends (see separate schedule)

CAT Mtg 8:50am

SST Mt 3rd – 5th grade

3rd -5th Writing Benchmark ends

Lunch with Dad’s

Walsh performance 5th grade (time TBO)

Secret Santa’s big reveal in the Library 3:10!

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