Friday, April 27, 2012

It has been an intense week with all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders taking the STAAR test.  On testing days, there are no special areas except for PE for all students.  So not only does it make a long day for students taking the test but all students.  But it is Friday and we have made it through the test.  I am confident that all the hard work by teachers and students leading up to this day will prove worth it when we see the results. 

We did get to have some fun today when Spike from Round Rock Express visited OHE during assembly. For the past several years, OHE has won the Newspaper in Education Award and received $500.  Hopefully this summer will be no exception.  Look for more information in the next few weeks.

The Student Council also hosted movie night and those that came out watched Percy Jackson and the Olympians:  The Lightning Thief.  Thank you for supporting the OHE Student Council and the playground fund.

Friday, April 20, 2012

We continued with Silent Auction Winners. Brooke and Devin won "Eating with a Sheriff's Officer" (my husband). Not sure who had more fun him or the students. They loved asking questions about everything on his uniform.

For the Principal's Coffee this week, Mark Williams, School Board President came to speak and take a tour of the campus. It was also a tour and Q&A with incoming 1st grade parents.

More Silent Auction winners at assembly today. Sam read the names of Eagle of the Day. I must say he did a much better job than I do.

Will and Jonathan were our Silent Auction Mascot winners. They were great performers on stage.

Then of course, we recognized our wonderful OHE volunteers. Please go to the website and checkout the video. Our volunteers do so much for us. Thank you!

Friday, April 13, 2012

We continued this week celebrating silent auction winners. Below are the kindergartners who won a pizza lunch with their teachers and a friend.

Mrs. Lumbreras' class for the past few weeks has been studying the life cycle of chickens.

The class began with 17 eggs in the incubator and documented the temperature and humidity levels. (It was hard to take a picture but hopefully you can see one of the chicks.)

Then this week, 17 baby chicks were hatched. For the next week, the class will continue to observe the chicks. But stayed tuned because next they are studying the life cycle of butterflies!

We also celebrated Librarian Week and recognized both Ms. Underwood and Mrs. Lynch. Please checkout our website for their video. We appreciate all they do for us.

Many things are happening next week. Monday is a general PTA meeting and the topic will be on how to keeps students engaged in learning while having fun over the summer.

Tuesday at 6:00 in the OHE cafeteria will be the next Dual Language meeting. Please join us to learn more about the program.

Wednesday at 8:00 is the next Principal's Coffee. Mark Williams, the school board president, will be here. There will also be a tour of the school and an introduction to 1st grade for kinder parents. Come join us.

Lastly if you haven't seen the website, OHE can now earn money when you shop with Check the website for details.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

We have had a fun spring week. The 2nd graders performed their 18th annual Fairy Tale play. It was great to see the personalities of the students when they are on stage. There are some awesome performers, singers and dancers in the grade.

If you haven't ever seen the Fairy Tale performance, make sure you come next year.
The week was also spent trying to schedule some of the silent auction items. One item was to record the message on my office phone. Drew, one of our kindergartners won. He had lots of fun and couldn't believe it was him on the phone.

Remember this is a long weekend and we are off Friday and Monday. Have a great Easter break and see you back on Tuesday.