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Red Ribbon Week ~ October 22-26
This week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week!! The week will be dedicated to saying NO to anything unhealthy in order to focus on improving ourselves. The following is the schedule we will be celebrating as a campus.
MondayKick off Red Ribbon Week. Wear as much RED as possible.
TuesdayLove Yourself Day. Students wear their favorite outfits, expressing their individuality.
WednesdayYour Choices are the Key to your Dreams. Students wear their pajamas to school.
ThursdayYou Have the Power to Say NO! Wear your favorite superhero outfit or shirt.
Friday Our School is Happy to be Healthy. Wear your OTE attire.

Spirit Night ~ October 25th
It’s time for our first spirit night being held at two locations! Freebirds and The Yogurt Experience on Thursday, October 25th from 4-8 pm. Both places will be donating a portion of their sales back to Old Town! How can you beat dinner and dessert all while supporting OTE in the process?! 1st, 4th, and specials teachers will be there to hang out with you!  More Information

TAG Information Night ~ October 25th
If you are interested in referring your K-5 child for Talented and Gifted testing, please consider attending the informational meeting in the Old Town Library at 6:00pm on October 25th.  The Round Rock ISD Programs for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students provide instructional opportunities and other services designed to meet the unique needs of students with significantly advanced general intellectual ability and/or specific subject matter aptitude in language arts, science, social studies and/or mathematics. These programs provide an appropriately differentiated curriculum and ensure the students are instructed in all essential elements and demonstrate an acceptable degree of mastery.  TAG classes and/or services are available in kindergarten-12th grades.

Save the Date ~ November 2nd
Old Town is turning 30!  Celebrate with a totally rad 80’s dance party! Friday, Nov. 2 from 6-8 pm! More Information

Multicultural Night ~ Nov. 8th
Old Town will be hosting our 3rd annual Multicultural Night, and we would love for you to share your unique culture!  Create your own exhibit with cultural artifacts and information – even fun things for visitors to do! Some ideas that could represent your individual country/culture could be music, food, clothing, books, flags, games, etc. You are welcome to partner with a fellow OTE family to create an exhibit!  If you choose to showcase your culture, you will need to stay with your exhibit throughout the evening. Your booth will need to be set up and ready by 6:00 p.m. We will provide a table for your exhibit. Here is the link to sign up!

News from PTA
It’s PTA Reflections time!  This year’s theme is Heroes Around Me. The deadline for entries is Friday, October 26th at 2:30 pm. Learn More

Volunteer Information
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!

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.

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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

WatchD.O.G.S. Sign Up

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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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