Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The 5th graders had a wonderful time at Reunion Ranch. This is an excellent way to end their elementary career.

Don't forget tomorrow is assembly and crazy hair day since 5th grade graduation is Friday morning.

Also, we still have some classrooms looking for parent volunteers for 3 Ring Circus. Check with your teacher if you are interested in helping.

Location:Patton Ranch Rd,Austin,United States

Friday, May 18, 2012

Another Silent Auction Winner, Movies with the Teacher.
Each year the PTA gives three scholarships.  Below are this year's winners: Maria Luisa, Noah, and Tess.

The PTA also recognized Mrs. Brown as a lifetime member.

Ms. Ashorn was recognized for her commitement to OHE students in the Take Flight program.
Of course, Ms. Frances was honored for her commitement of 32 years to OHE!
Mrs. Sasser an existing 5th grade parent was recognized for her support of the Reflections program.

Mrs. Jody, another existing parent, was recognized for her volunteerism.  She volunteers in so many ways here at OHE that I can't name them all!
Last Saturday was the annual Primetime Showcase.  (Primetime is the name of the grant we received that allowed us to have so many afterschool enrichment programs.)  OHE took the LegoRobotics and it was a huge hit - even with school board president, Mark Williams.

Our 4th and 5th graders performed at the symphony this week using their recorders.
 4th graders also went to the LCRA Red Bud Center and learned everything about water.

Congratulations to Addison McKenna for being selected as one of 48 TAGT Summer Scholarship winners for the 2011-12 school year!
Addison is a kindergarten student at Oak Hill Elementary School in the Austin Independent School District.  Addison will be using the scholarship to attend the Summer Wonders Camp sponsored by the ACE Academy.
We were one of the 22 Austin ISD elementary students in grades 4-5 who qualified to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) during the 2011-12 school year.  Congratulations to those students.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Last week, the Student Council Board had the opportunity to visit a Oak Hill Rotary Meeting.  They received plaques recognizing their hard work.  All student council members were recognized last Friday for the contributions they have made here at OHE. 
As many of you have heard, OHE now has a Gaga Pit.  Students have been so excited.  Thank you PTA and Cub Scouts Pack 446!
We began this week by celebrating our moms!  There were moms everywhere.....Music....
.....Walking down the halls...... Art class.....
....even a few dads came... 
The Silent Auction Lunch Winners loved having lunch on stage this week.  Kinder Winner...
1st Grade Winner....
2nd Grade Winner....
4th Grade Winner....
5th Grade Winner
The Silent Auction Winner for "Principal of the Day", Mr. Dhruv, had lots of fun.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Mrs. Lumbreras' class would be learning about the life cycle of butterflies.  This week we had lots of butterflies in the annex.

Today our PTA was presented with the "5 Star Award" and "Extra Mile Award for Outstanding Volunteer Program" from the ACPTA.  I am so proud of our PTA, and all the volunteers that work here at OHE to make all our programs successful for students.   I know the students love working with you.  I also want to mention that out of the 37 schools recognized today, 8 of them were from the Austin High Vertical Team.  What a fabulous vertical team!

Friday, May 4, 2012

It must be getting close to the end of the year because our schools days are packed with extra things happening. Make sure you are reading the Eagle Eye to stay informed.

Tuesday we celebrated our annual Kindergarten Round Up. Over 50 families came to register and tour the school. The students loved seeing their new school.

We continue with silent auction winners. Below the "Bug Guy" allowed students to observe his collection. Although, it wasn't just bugs but snakes too!

Thursday night our wonderful PTA was honored as being one of the top PTAs of the year. Geeta Suggs, our webmaster, was also honored as our Parent Ambassador.

Today was our last Student Council meeting of the year. Do you know what all they did this year? Here are just some of the items: raised over $2500, organized the OHE Giving Tree and helped 10 OHE families, adopted Patton Ranch road, brought back A+ Green Apple days and facilitated the depositing of money, created a monthly spirit day, created a Student Council newsletter, and adopted a school in Mexico and collected school supplies for them. I am very proud of all the hard work they did.

Today was the last day for Dual Language applications. There was lots of interest resulting in a waiting list at each grade level. The district lottery is next week and families will be notified shortly after the lottery.