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Frank Otis Elementary
OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER
October 15th, Monday
October 18th, Thursday
-PTA Meeting, 7:00pm, Media Center
October 19th, Friday
-Movie Night! 6:00-8:30pm, MPR (Hotel Transylvania 3)
October 23rd, Tuesday
-Dine & Donate Event at Chipotle (South Shore Center), 4pm-9pm
October 24th, Wednesday
-Equity & Inclusion Meeting, 5:00-6:00pm, Media Center; babysitting in Room 102
October 26th, Friday
-Minimum Day for all grades (dismissal at 12:30pm)
-Coffee Talk with Principal Harris, 8:30am, Blacktop (Round Green Tables)
October 27th, Saturday
-Fall Carnival, 11:00am-2:00pm, Blacktop
November 1st, Thursday
-School Board Candidate Forum, 6:30pm, Phoenix Alameda (2315 Lincoln Ave.)
November 12th, Monday
-Veteran's Day, NO SCHOOL
November 14th, Wednesday
-Fall Break - NO SCHOOL
-Fall Teacher Conferences with Parents/Guardians
Dear Owl Families,
I want to take thank those of you who were able to come to our Bullying Awareness event and Soul Shoppe volunteer trainings. We have additional parent workshops scheduled for the winter and spring. Again, thank you for being a part of our efforts to create a peaceful and inclusive school community.
Through the leadership of a third grade student at Bay Farm Elementary, the AUSD Board of Education has reversed the ban on Halloween. Students may wear costumes and participate in Halloween activities during school hours. Individual schools will coordinate Halloween for their sites. At Otis, the student council will have an active in role in planning school-wide Halloween activities. For classroom activities, please contact your child's teacher.
Costumes must comply with AUSDs' dress code and cannot:
Health and Wellness
Thank you for helping to keep all of our Owls emotionally and physically healthy!
PTA Meeting on Thursday
October 18 at 7:00pm in the Media Center
Please join us for the next PTA meeting on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00pm in the Media Center. We will have a presentation on upcoming ballot measures, vote on some budgetary issues, hear updates on the Carnival, and hear updates from our Principal and teacher liaison. Please join us!
Free childcare in Room 102.
Alameda School Board Candidate Forum
Thursday, November 1
Phoenix Alameda (2315 Lincoln Ave.)
ELECTIONS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
DO YOU KNOW WHO YOUR SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES ARE?
On November 1st, you'll have a chance to meet the AUSD School Board candidates, hear their positions, and ask them questions about issues that concern you. School Board members help shape the priorities and direction of our school district. Make sure you come to the ballot box informed and confident about your decision for school board!
Join families from across Alameda for an enlightening evening!
IMPORTANT SCHOOL NEWS
Carnival is right around the corner! It's going to be a fun day full of bounce houses, face painting, food, games, prizes, a Haunted House, music and MORE! Wear your costumes and get ready for a super fun day.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00 ALL Games + Activities + Food begin!
11:30 Costume Parade led by the LMS Marching Band
11:45 LMS Marching Band Performance
12:30 Music & DJ at the Krusi Park Gathering Space
SKIP THE TICKET BOOTH LINE!
Buy your Carnival tickets HERE by OCT 15 and skip the ticket booth line! Tickets will be delivered to students' Wednesday envelopes on Oct 24. All proceeds benefit our Otis Owls via the PTA.
We need loads of volunteers to make this event a success. Please click HERE to sign up. We have special need for the following:
Have or know LMS students who want to volunteer at Carnival? Here's the LINKto the sign-up sheet. All middle school students earn volunteer hours for their work!
Movie Night Hosted by 5th Grade Class
October 19th - 6:00pm in the MPR
Paper forms are available in the school office (cash only please).
All proceeds go to fund the 5th Grade Class promotion activities and ceremony.
Turn In Your Box Top$!
There are collection containers in every classroom for your Box Top$. The class that collects the most Box Top$ will earn a reward of their choice worth up to $50, and more importantly, will have their class added to the Box Top$ trophy! We aim to earn $1,000 each year through Box Top$ so please bring yours in!
Classroom containers will be picked up after Thanksgiving break.
Thank you for all you do to support Otis! If you have questions or expiring Box Top$, please contact Box Top$ Coordinator Claire Legas at email@example.com.
BUY YOUR OTIS YEARBOOK ONLINE
To Order a yearbook for the 2018-19 school year, visit:
Enter CODE: 32685M All orders due by February 1, 2019
OPTIONS AND PRICES:
Orders Due: April 18, 2019
Full-Color Personalized Yearbook....................$
This includes your student's name and photo on the yearbook cover!
WE NEED PICTURES!! We need all families to submit pictures of school events and activities like the Alphabet Rockers, Walk & Roll To School, Summer Scholars, Carnival, Soul Shoppe Assemblies, Field Trips, Art Docent, STEAM lab, and even recess. Submitting photos is easy! Just click on the link and start uploading! plicbooks.com/go/
Show your Otis School Spirit and Order by October 15!
Otis T-shirts, sweatshirts and NEW water bottles with the school's new logo are now for sale online through our fundraising partner and local Alameda business, AGL School Spirit. Click HERE to order and show your school pride in style!
LAST DAY TO ORDER IS OCTOBER 15! Orders will be delivered by first week of November - in time for holiday gifts!
Chipotle Dine & Donate Delicious Fundraiser
Tuesday, October 23rd
Enjoy a night out and support Otis at Chipoptle this month! Come in to the Chipotle at South Shore Center on Tuesday, October 23rd between 4:00pm and 9:00pm. Tell the cashier you're there to support Otis Elementary to make sure that 50% of the proceeds are donated to Otis! Watch for the flyer in upcoming Wednesday envelopes.
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE FAMILIES
It's time to start thinking about middle school. If you're interested in exploring options around the island, below are dates for scheduled information sessions for AOA, Bay Farm Middle School, and ACLC. Information about Lincoln and Wood will be available soon.
Each presentation is from 6-7pm in the gym. Parents and students are welcome. Click HERE for more information.
-Wednesday, November 14, 2018
-Thursday, December 13, 2018
-Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Each presentation is in the Multi-Purpose Room from 6:30-7:30 pm. They are intended for parents and their incoming students. Click HERE for more information.
-Tuesday, November 4
-Tuesday, December 6
-Tuesday, January 8
-Tuesday, February 5
-Tuesday, March 5
-Tuesday, April 9
-Tuesday, May 7
Each presentation begins at 6:15pm. School tours available on Thursday mornings by appointment.
ACLC WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING PRIORITY APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16.
Great news Otis Families! This fall, 5% of every grocery order you place on
Good Eggs will go back to Frank Otis Elementary School!
If you haven't tried Good Eggs, it's an awesome grocery delivery service that also offers prepared meals and just about anything you'd want to find in a grocery store. It's super easy to use, so convenient and now it's even better because Otis can earn $$ when you shop!
Here's how you can get started:
*New customers get $15 off with this code, and if 20 new customers join the fundraiser, Otis Elementary will get a $500 fundraising bonus.
If 5 new families join the Frank Otis Elementary School fundraiser this week, Good Eggs will host brunch for our teachers!
REGISTRATION FOR LITTLE LEAGUE IS NOW OPEN!
Alameda Little League offers a recreational and competitive baseball program. You can find most of the information that you need on our FAQ, or in one of the articles on our news page. If you would like to Manage a team, please contact Ron Matthews as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE to register. We offer a money back guarantee if your player decides they don't want to play before they are assigned to a team in late January.
$500 Continuing Ed Scholarships for PTA Members
Did you know that California State PTA offers several scholarships for PTA members? To help school professionals and volunteers continue their educations, California State PTA offers $500 scholarships for credentialed teachers and counselors, school nurses and PTA volunteers.
Click HERE to sign up to receive newsletters and other important information from AUSD.
FAMILY ENRICHMENT SPEAKER SERIES:
AUSD is offering a wide variety of parent enrichment speakers, workshops and events. See below for more information or click HERE.
Marijuana and the Brain
Alameda High School Cafeteria
November 1, 2018 |7:00-8:30 p.m.
Teen Mental Health Wellness: How Parents Can Help
Lincoln Middle School Media Center
November 14, 2018 |7:00-8:30 p.m.
Paden Elementary MPR/GYM
February 7, 2019 |7:00- 8:30 p.m.
Event Information | Official Trailer
Parent University at Lincoln Middle School
November 7, 2018 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Register here: http://bit.ly/
February 13, 2018 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Register here: http://bit.ly/
Sessions begin week of January 15, 2019 at Ruby Bridges, Paden, Earhart and Haight elementary schools. Details coming soon! Schools alternate hosting the program every other year. If your school is not listed, you are still invited to attend your neighboring schools' program.
Ever wonder what a room parent does, what "MPR" means, how the money from PTA fundraising events is used, or what's what at Otis? If so, you will find this guide to be a helpful resource and reference guide. It's also posted on the school website at www.otis.alamedausd.ca.
Questions? Please contact any member of the PTA Executive Board for more information.
OUTLOOK CONTACT INFORMATION
PRINCIPAL: TANYA HARRIS
EDITOR: BETH ANEY
PTA PRESIDENT: JENNY BECK
OUTLOOK EMAIL: OTISOUTLOOK@GMAIL.COM
QUICK LINKS TO OTIS SCHOOL
To contact Otis PTA Outlook, please send an e-mail to email@example.com, or hit reply to this newsletter. These emails will go directly to the Editor's personal in-box.