Friday, February 27, 2015

Such an eventful week!  Benchmark testing, late start due to bad weather, school assemblies, and CARNIVAL have all created lots of excitement.  Dr. Rangwala, Allison, Lisa and Katherine from Dr. Mary Kay Becher's dentist office spoke with PreK, Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade about proper dental care! They talked to kids about how to brush and floss and why it's so important to do so!!!! We also heard from the Austin Symphony.  And, we ended the week with our annual carnival.  Even with the extreme cold weather and rainy conditions, students still found ways to have lots of fun.The petting zoo... Home Depot crafts.... Face painting.... And of course the money collectors...Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers that help make this awesome event happen and especially for coming out in the cold and rain.  Stay warm and safe.  

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hope each of you had the opportunity to meet with your child's teacher this past Monday.  If not, it is never too late.  Just let you child's teacher know you want to schedule a conference.  

This morning during assembly we had lots to celebrate.  Mr. Gerber, last year's Teacher of Promise, announced this year's Teacher of Promise.  This recognition goes to a teacher in their first year of teaching.  The 2015 OHE Teacher of Promise is Ms. Emily Kittredge.  

OHE also participated in the surprise marriage proposal of our wonderful music teacher Ms. Tobias.  I don't think there was a dry eye in the crowd.  The students went crazy when her fiance went down on one knee and pulled out the ring!
 We are counting down for our wonderful OHE Carnival next Friday.  Staging has already begun for silent auction items.  The creativity this year is amazing.  Stop by the office for a sneak peak.

But before carnival, is our final round of benchmark testing.  3rd - 5th graders are testing next Monday - Wednesday.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, February 13, 2015

I can barely even think what to write because I am on such a sugar overdose!  It is always great seeing so many family members on campus.  Thank you all for all the goodies.  Not sure how many bowls of ice cream and pieces of candy I had today.

But it was a great way to celebrate a week of testing.  Not only did all the 4th and 5th graders take part in round one of MOY II testing, but even the primary students have been given their MOY reading assessments.  For those having conferences with teachers on Monday, make sure you ask how your child did on their MOY tests.

I did want to brag on some of our students in Mrs. Perteka's class. They noticed how the play ground has had an influx of trash, so they started a trash pick-up team.  It makes me proud when students see a need and device a plan to help resolve it.  Way to go!

Monday is a student holiday and a parent conference day for teachers.  These conferences are not mandatory unless the teacher has a concern about a child.  However, if you would like to meet with your child's teacher, just let them know.  

We are in count down mood for the OHE Carnival.  I saw volunteers out all day selling tickets.  Remember they are cheaper now then on that day.  We are also still in need of items for that day.  What each grade is expected to bring is on the school website, along with times to sign-up to work.  Please check out the site.  

Last day for Box Tops is Tuesday.  As of right now, 4th grade is in first place.  

Have a great Valentine Weekend and see you next week. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

It was a great week celebrating Counselor Appreciation Week.  Ms. Ahumada does an outstanding job and OHE is grateful for all she does for us.

Our Pre-Kindergarten and PPCD students took their first field trip.  Their first stop was the fire station.  They even got to tour the 'sleeping quarters' for the firemen.

Wednesday we celebrated the 100th Day of School.  This is a great elementary school tradition and the student enjoy finding ways to make 100.  I decided to celebrate the day by eating 100 pieces of candy!  

Ms. Siller class made smoothies...
100th Day T-shirts....

Mrs. Rolls class made a 100 cake...

Snack packs....

Counting by 10s to 100...

Next week begins our second round of benchmarks for 4th and 5th graders.  Monday is writing for 4th graders and math for 5th graders.  Tuesday is the second day of 4th grade writing, and 5th grade Reading.  

It is also Green Apple Deposit Day on Tuesday and Valentine Parties Friday.  

Have a great weekend.