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TAG Testing Window
If you are interested in referring your child for Talented and Gifted (TAG) testing this year, please fill out the referral HERE and print and turn in the permission form prior to December 7th. You should receive an email receipt from either Mrs. Bonnecarrere or Mr. McConnell within three days of submitting both the online form and returning the printed permission to test form. If you would like a Spanish version of the referral, please see Marie in the office. Thank you for advocating for your child!
We are needing your help! If you would like to help with popcorn for technology we have lots of different jobs for you! On Tuesday we need someone to deliver folders to teacher boxes and put bags in the totes. On Wednesdays we need help popping popcorn, bagging popcorn and delivering popcorn to the classrooms! It’s a great way to make new friends!
Old Town Marathon Kids Running Club
When: Every FRIDAY beginning November 9!!
Time: 7:15–7:35 am (Please do not come into the building any earlier than 7:15.)
Where: We will meet inside the gym then we will head to the Old Town Track
Who: K – 5th grade
Students commit to running a Marathon (26.2 miles) from November 9 – February 15 during the Texan Marathon Kids running club time. After turning in this form, Mrs. Hicks (Old Town PE Teacher) will keep a log to record the students’ progress. On February 15, during running club time, all students who completed the marathon will receive a medal for their accomplishment!
Permission for to participate
Any person wishing to volunteer in RRISD 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!
Bluebonnet Author Donna Bowman will be visiting Old Town for grades 3-5! If you would like to order a book, please fill out and return the form by Friday, October 12th.
Library News – Coins for Coats
Texans, let’s support the Round Rock Area Serving Center. Coins for Coats is a district wide fundraiser to purchase coats for students in need in Round Rock. Class coin jars are in the library. The class that earns the most for our coin drive will earn a set of books for their classroom! We will have a PreK – 2 winner and a 3-5 winner.
Monday – Bring your Pennies!
Tuesday – Bring your Nickels!
Wednesday – Bring your Dimes!
Thursday – Bring your Quarters!
Friday – Bring anything you find under your couch or in your car! We will even accept checks made out to RRASC: Keep Round Rock Warm.
Program runs October 15th- 19th
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.
Click Here for more info: Official Website
At Old Town, WatchD.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.
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!
How Do You Get Started?
Step 1: Complete the RRISD online volunteer registration: https://roundrockisd.org/departments/community-partnerships/volunteer-application/ (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
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