Both field trips for grades Kinder and second grade have been cancelled this week due to inclement weather.
 
Parent Climate Survey Parents - Please take a few moments to participate in the 2014 Parent Climate Survey. Each day staff, students and volunteers at Old Town Elementary School work hard to ensure academic programs and the campus environment meet the needs of all children. You are a critical part of our success!
The survey will only be available until March 16, please participate today! English - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015parentclimate Spanish - https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/2015parentclimatespanish Sincerely, Mya Mercer

Marathon Kids Finisher Information

Marathon Kids Final Mile Celebration will not be rescheduled.  Parents and families are encouraged to pick up Finisher Medals on Tuesday, March 3rd at any of the five local Whole Foods Markets between 2PM and 7PM!  Just look for the Marathon Kids table, staff members and volunteers.

PLEASE NOTE:  Finisher Medals are first come, first serve.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter.  (You can pick up medals from the Domain store and Downtown store between 11AM and 7PM.)   If you have any questions, please let us know at programs@marathonkids.org. National School Breakfast Week

This year National School Breakfast Week is March 2-6, 2015.  We are very fortunate to have support from The Round Rock Express in promoting the benefits of the school breakfast program.

During the week of March 2-6 when students participate in the school breakfast program they are entered to win a Round Rock Express Junior Sluggers package, a $150 value.  The more days a student eats breakfast at school the more chances they have to win.  There will be three grand prizes awarded district wide. 

Additionally, The Round Rock Express has donated a “Breakfast with Spike” event to the top three schools that have the largest percentage of enrolled students participate in school breakfast.  These are exciting and generous packages provided by The Round Rock Express that the students will love.

Old Town Spring Clean Up Day

The spring clean up day has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 18th from 8:00 - 11:00 am to help clean up the campus and Outdoor Classroom. If your child needs volunteer hours, this is a great way to get them!  Bring shovels, rakes and any tools you have. Make sure they are marked with your name. For more information, contact Lisa Spangenberg at lisaspang2828@gmail.com or (512) 565-0164.

Kindergarten Round Up Kindergarten round up will take place on March 9 at Old Town from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and again in the evening from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Please tell your friends and neighbors that have incoming kindergartners! Visit http://goo.gl/ojBWvV for a list of important documents you need to bring to registration, school boundaries/maps, and FAQs.

Backpack Project

Our mission the month of March is to provide food for the Backpack Coalition. The  Backpack Coalition is a program that provides food and snacks for children who don’t receive enough food to satisfy their hunger on days that they are not in school.  The Backpack Coalition is in many of the schools in the Round Rock School District. The grade with the most donated items will win a popsicle party at their recess time. These are the items we are requesting:

Kinder- Family Sized Cereal Boxes (kid-friendly flavors are preferred)

First Grade- Boxes of healthy snacks: nutrigrain bars, peanut butter crackers, etc.

Second Grade- Peanut Butter and jelly  (no glass containers)

Third Grade- Large Protein Items: Stews, Chili, Canned Chicken & Ham, Vienna Sausage, Etc.

Fourth Grade- Soups- Kid Friendly preferred

Fifth Grade- Saltine Crackers

Thank you,

Carol Peeples

OTE PTA

Car Decals on Sale! Show your school pride with an OTE car decal for $10.  Order Form
Old Town’s Facebook Page We now have an official district supported Facebook page for Old Town Elementary!  Visit our page and “like” us!  Remember you can also follow us on Twitter @OTESchool, our school’s web page, and our weekly E-News that is sent to your email!
STAAR Testing Dates

Monday, March 30 - 4th grade writing day #1

Tuesday, March 31 - 4th grade writing day #2 and 5th grade reading

Monday, April 20 - 5th grade math

Tuesday, April 21 - 3rd and 4th grade math

Wednesday, April 22 - 3rd and 4th grade reading

Thursday, April 23 - 5th grade science

Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13 - 5th grade retest for math and reading

Volunteer Application: Any person wishing to volunteer in RRISD is required to complete a Volunteer Application each school year, to improve student safety. Please complete the online Volunteer application as early as possible.  The online application takes less than five minutes to complete and will be processed within 48 hours. It is important to use your legal name and click “Submit” in order for the application to be processed. To complete the process, you must bring your photo id to campus the first time for verification and to be scanned.