Read the Apr 18 Outlook - The Galactic Gala is THIS Saturday (4/21)!
Wed, Apr 25 9:48pm
Frank Otis Elementary
THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!
Click here to read the April 18 Outlook for Otis News
IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK
UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES  
April 16 - 20: Otis Earth Week
Wed, April 18: 5th Grade Promotions Photos 
Thur, April 19: Step Up Live! Showcase
Thur, April 19: Art a la Mode
Sat, April 21: The Galactic Gala 
Wed, April 25: Lincoln Middle School Open House AT LMS
Thur, April 26: Adolescent Sleep & Mindfulness AT WMS
Fri, April 27: SCHOOL SPIRIT!Space/Galaxy Day
Sat, April 28: AEF Salute to Education
Mon-Fri, May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week
PTA CORNER  
IT'S EARTH WEEK!
- Earth Week, Sneaker Drive, Beach Clean-Up     
CELEBRATIONS !
- Great accomplishments to celebrate!
OTIS COMMUNITY & BEYOND  
- News and events from around Alameda and AUSD 
THE REGULARS  
- Support Otis, Stay Connected, Stay Informed
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FROM THE PTA - The Galactic Gala Is Finally Here!
The Galactic Gala Crew has been working hard at putting on an event that will celebrate and support our incredible Otis community. How exactly does the Galactic Gala support our Otis Owls? This annual fundraiser raises more than 1/3 of the Otis PTA's annual fundraising target of $192,000.  T hese funds support an array of programs and curricula at our school including: 
  • Otis' STEAM Lab  
  • Soul Shoppe, our social-emotional curriculum
  • The Art and Garden Docent programs
  • Small group learning, including reading intervention
  • Recess supervision
  • Books & technology
  • Field trips & assemblies
  • Parent education workshops
  • Math & Science Night, and much much more!
Watch this amazing  video of our STEAM LAB  to see how it benefits our students and school. Many thanks to Katy Nasitka for creating this beautiful video. 
 
Our school is extremely fortunate to have an active parent community that gives so generously. There are so many ways to participate in this collective effort and help Otis reach past the stars! You can attend the event, bid online or make a donation. Read the Galactic Gala FAQs for more information.  
 
Finally, don't forget to attend Art a la Mode on Thursday! Not only will you be amazed at all the amazing art our kids have created with our talented Art Docents, but you will get a sneak peek at the Collaborative Art Projects created by each class that will be auctioned off at the Galactic Gala! 
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IT'S LAUNCH TIME!    
Get your moon boots on -  the Galactic Gala is ready for lift-off! We look forward to celebrating and supporting Otis with you on Saturday, April 21 at the Grandview Pavilion at 6:00pm. BE ON TIME! The silent auction closes promptly at 7:20pm before dinner is served. Be sure to study the launch sequence above so you are prepared for your space adventure. 
 
Stay tuned...the Galactic Gala ONLINE auction opens TOMORROW on April 19.
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ART A LA MODE

Come to Alameda's premier art event, Art a la Mode!   GAZE  in wonder at the bright colors of our new watercolors,  BE MOVED  by the subtle grace of our self-portraits,  EAT  delicious ice cream sandwiches from Tucker's (bring cash!) and CELEBRATE the creativity of each and every one of our Otis owls.  This family event is not to be missed!

Every student will have a piece of art on display. In addition, the 2018 Collaborative Art Pieces made by each class will make their debut at Art a la Mode before being auctioned at Spring Fling on April 21.  Art a la Mode is your one and only chance to get a sneak peek at these must-have priceless art pieces.  See you there!