Friday, November 30, 2012

Even though it was a busy week with benchmark testing in grades third, fourth, and fifth, it didn’t stop us from providing other learning opportunities for our students.
Second grade students went to Zachary Scott theater while our first graders went to the Austin Children’s Museum. 

 OHE kicked off book fair week by inviting grandparents to come and share the occasion.  About 180 grandparents participated, many coming from long distances.  Several grandparents specifically came to me just to say “thank you” for inviting them to our school.   This was our first time with this event, and it will definitely be a tradition we continue to have through the years.

Tuesday was our big Book Fair Extravagance Family Night.  The choir performed, student council provided hot chocolate, and pizza could be purchased from Stony’s Pizza truck.  Santa even made an appearance with this tap dancing elf, Matthew.  Matthew collected over $70 in tips and donated all the money to the student council!  Thank you, Matthew.

Today 5th graders were invited to tour the Erwin Center and to watch the Lady Longhorns basketball team. From the pictures, it appears they had lots of fun and the Lady Horns won by over 40 points!

Tomorrow the OHE Lego Robotics Teams are competing.  Teams, we wish them the best of luck.