Popcorn has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 28th!

Semester Awards:
Friday, January 30 - 1:00 pm Third Grade; 1:50 pm Kindergarten

Science Fair
Important Dates: **Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - projects due **Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Old Town Science Fair **Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - Family Math and Science Night **Thursday - Saturday, February 18-21, 2015 - Austin Energy Regional Science Festival We could still use some more science fair judges!! There are two shifts....8-10am and 10am - 12pm. No experience is needed - we will have two trainings during the day to help you know what to do. If you are interested, please contact Emily Littleton with your name and time available! Thank you!

Car Decals on Sale!
Show your school pride with an OTE car decal for $10.  Order Form

First Grade Families:

The 1st grade students of Old Town Elementary will be presenting a music program in conjunction with the PTA meeting on the evening of February 3rd at 6:00 pm. Our music selections will be sure to put you in the Valentine's Day spirit!

Please fill out the form (link below) to let the music teachers know if your child will be there to participate. Thank you!

Music Program Form

Family Math and Science Night
Calling all Old Town Mathematicians and Scientists...
Join us for Family Math and Science Night on Tuesday, February 3rd from 6:30 - 7:30 pm (following the PTA Meeting and 1st Grade Music Performance). Come and play exciting math games and do some amazing, hands-on science activities. Science Fair projects will be on display, and the 2nd graders will be presenting the math games they designed for their PBL Project. Have fun and learn at the same time!

District Art Contest for the Student Code of Code Conduct Publication

The district is gathering student artwork for the cover of the 2015-2016 Student Code of Conduct.  It can be from any RRISD student, providing a RRISD teacher supports the student's product, whether or not the student is actually in an art, graphic design, etc. class.  The following are requirements for the work:

1)  The design must be presented as a pdf on an 8' x 11" sheet of paper and able to be copied on a regular 8"x11" white page.

2)  Color is nice for the website presentation, but it should also have a pleasing presentation when copied in black and white.  

3)  Round Rock ISD must be seen on the cover, with the title "Student Code of Conduct" and the year "2015-2016" included.

4)  There will be one version with for schools at all levels, so this artwork will be seen by many.

All entries are due by noon on Thursday, March 12 in a complete set by campus, labeled on top with the name of the contact person.  Entries should be turned in to the Elementary School Office.  Each entry is labeled on the back with the campus abbreviation and a number identifying the student (correlation known only to the campus contact person) in a format such as BBES #3 or RRHS -#8.  

Judging will occur at Central Administration on March 24 in the School Offices Conference Room from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM by whomever wanders in to mark a ballot indicating the top 3 favorites (example:1st  place for 3 points= LOE #10; 2nd place for 2 points= MHS #5, etc.) .  

The winner will be announced no later than April 3.  The winner has the honor of being recognized for his or her work on the inside cover of next year's Student Code of Conduct.

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 Date Change for Math:  TEA (Texas Education Agency) has announced that the date for the STAAR Math tests for grades 5 and 8 have been moved from March 30, 2014 to April 20, 2015.
Our Librarian in Action:

Old Town Times: 
Check out the first publication for the year.
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.