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Spring Break – March 18-22 – Classes resume on Monday, March 25.

Empty Bowls Food Drive ~ March 11 – April 10
The Round Rock Empty Bowls Festival is held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11am-2pm at Cedar Ridge High School. Since 2010, the Festival has been involved in hunger relief, funding and awareness for The Round Rock Serving Center.

Most Needed Items to Collect
Canned vegetables – corn and green beans are the most popular• Canned fruit• Canned soup• Top Ramen• Peanut Butter• Macaroni ‘n cheese• Canned meat and tuna• Pasta – spaghetti, macaroni• Rice and pinto beans• Cereal• Toilet paper• Diapers

It’s coming!
OTE PTA Spring Carnival ~ Friday,  April 5th  4:30 – 7:30pm

Come enjoy the fun! New this year – buy your tickets online and avoid the line! A Carnival packet is coming home this week in your child’s folder with all the info. Copies of this packet are also available on the OTE PTA website, under the Carnival tab. Please consider volunteering at this fantastic event and/or donate baked goods to continue the fun for the kids! Everyone loves the Carnival!

Purchase wristbands/tickets: http://oldtown.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=6
Volunteer/Donation sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fada82ba4fd0-2019

Federal Report Cards for State, RRISD and all District’s Campuses Federal Report Cards for the state, Round Rock ISD, and each of the District’s campuses are now available on the District’s Performance Indicators website and are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website.  If you have difficulty accessing the information from the websites, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office.

Volunteer Information Any person wishing to volunteer in Round Rock ISD is required to complete a Volunteer Application each school year, for the safety of our students and staff. All volunteers MUST complete the online volunteer application and be approved in order to accompany the class on any field trip or to volunteer / work with children on campus here at Old Town.  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 for verification and to be scanned. **You must submit this application every school year.**

Don’t forget to check PeachJar for electronic flyers!

Round Rock ISD has partnered with eSchoolPLUS to release a new mobile app, eSchoolPLUS Family. The app allows parents and students who are registered with the Round Rock ISD home access center to stay connected using a smartphone. The eSchoolPLUS Family mobile app offers the convenience of immediate access to a student’s class work, schedule, grades and attendance from anywhere a smartphone or tablet can attain mobile service. The eSchoolPLUS Family mobile app is a free application available for Apple devices, Android, and Kindle Fire and Fire Phones and uses the same login and password as Home Access Center. The application can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play or the Amazon app store. More information, including device guides.

Sing Up Link:  WatchD.O.G.S.

Surveys:  English EOD Survey or Spanish EOD Survey

WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) is a nationally recognized program of the National Center for Fathering. The mission is about creating a safer atmosphere in our schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father figures. Official WATCH D.O.G.S. Website At Old Town, Watch D.O.G.S. can provide another set of eyes and ears on campus to help maintain a safe and positive learning environment for our kids. We are here to serve the whole school and to help make an extra special day for our own kids.

How Do You Get Started?

Step 1: Complete the Round Rock ISD online volunteer registration: (Note: It takes about 48 hours to clear their system and approve you as a volunteer.)

Step 2: Contact our OTE Watch D.O.G.S. Coordinator, Dane Larson – to get connected to the OTE WatchD.O.G.S. Group. Step 3: Pick a time when you can serve and notify your student’s teacher, the office Administrator, or your OTE WatchD.O.G.S. Coordinator To sign up for a day to volunteer: Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) SignUp on SignUp.com

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Why should you join?
WatchD.O.G.S.are dads, grandfathers, uncles and other significant father-figures in our student’s lives. And whether it’s in the hallways, cafeteria or on the playground, having responsible men volunteering on campus has been shown to have a positive effect on all students. They see WatchD.O.G.S. as leaders, peacekeepers and helpers. Teachers and Administration also appreciate WatchDOGS providing another level of support and accountability for our Old Town students.  Plus, your own kids will think you’re pretty cool!

What Kind of Jobs Do WatchD.O.G.S. Do?
WatchD.O.G.S. can serve a variety of different jobs—no shift will ever be the same or boring! Depending on when you’re able to serve, WatchD.O.G.S. assist with traffic duty, patrolling the hallways, opening milk cartons in the cafeteria, refereeing a football game at recess, reading a story in classroom, feeding the fish, carrying boxes, changing sign, escorting a sick student to the nurse’s station and exchanging hundreds of high-fives. WatchD.O.G.S. may also get a proud hugs from their kids for sharing the day at their school.

How Much Time Does It Take?
Here’s what’s really great about the WatchD.O.G.S. program: You get to set your own schedule! You can spend an hour or a whole day. It’s up to you to set a schedule that works for you. Here are some suggested short shifts to help you plan your day:

  • AM Drop off (7:20a-8a)
  • Lunch Duty (10:25a – 12:20p)
  • Lower El recess (9:30a-10:45a)
  • Upper El recess (5th – 11:15a, 4th – 1:30p, 3rd – 2:15p)
  • Reading in classroom (Per Teacher’s discretion)
  • Special events (TBA)
  • Regular tasks; moving boxes, updating signs, posting artwork (Contact Administration before coming)
  • PM Dismissal (2:30-3:15p)

Talk to your boss or work supervisor and tell them that you want to volunteer in your local school. They might give you some bonus time to spend serving!

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