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IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK
UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES 
 
Thur, Feb 15: PTA Meeting
Thur, Feb 15: School Spirit!! Sports Day
Fri, Feb 16: Lincoln's Holiday, NO SCHOOL
Mon, Feb 19: Presidents' Day Observed, NO SCHOOL  
Thur, Feb 22: Soul Shoppe Parent Night - Bully-Proof Your Kids
Fri, Feb 23: School Spirit!! Sport Day
Sat, Feb 24: Owlapalooza
Fri, Mar 2: Dr. Seuss Day - Wear Pajamas to School
Sat, Apr 21: 2018 Galactic Gala
 
PTA CORNER  
- PTA Meeting on Feb 15 and join the PTA Executive Board!
LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL 
- Welcome Mr. Wheat!, and a Water Quality Update
OTIS COMMUNITY & BEYOND  
- News and events from around Alameda and AUSD 
REMINDERS
-Last call for Pennies for Patients, Submit your Yearbook photos
VOLUNTEER CORNER
THE REGULARS  
- Support Otis, Stay Connected, Stay Informed
 
FROM THE PTA - 
PTA Meeting - Thursday, February 15, 2018
Please join us for the next PTA meeting on February 15, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Free childcare in room 102.   It will be an action packed meeting with the following items on the agenda:
  • Spring Auction update and fundraising goals
  • Ways & Means survey planning for 2018-19
  • Review current budget and spending through end of school year
  • Announce nominations for 2018-19 PTA Executive Board
  • Presentation by Lincoln Middle School Principal Michael Hans (7:30pm) 
The Nominating Committee is still looking for people to step up and join the PTA Executive Board for next school year. Serving on the Executive Board in any role is an opportunity for you to  connect more deeply with fellow parents, get to know Otis better, a nd support our kids/teachers in a meaningful way. 
 
If you are interested in serving Otis and this amazing community, contact Erica Kolodny for more information.
 
Thank you for supporting Otis!
 
Beth Aney
PTA President
 
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 
February marks Black History Month, a tribute to African-American men and women who have made significant contributions to America and the rest of the world in the fields of science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields. While Black History Month is synonymous with prominent figures such asMartin Luther King Jr.Harriet TubmanRosa ParksMuhammad AliJackie RobinsonLangston HughesMaya Angelou, and President Barack Obama, there are countless other African-Americans who've made a profound impact in history: self-made millionaire Madam C.J. Walker, world-renowned sculptor Edmonia Lewis, carbon filament light bulb inventor Lewis Howard Latimer, open-heart surgeon Daniel Hale Williams, science-fiction writer  Octavia E. Butler, and "Father or Black History" Carter G. 
Woodson , who lobbied extensively to establish Black History Month as a nationwide celebration, among many others. 

Explore biographies, videos and articles that celebrate their historic achievements. This weekend, celebrate by going to see the movie that  is breaking records and making history, Black Panther!
 
And don't miss the wonderful Black Lives Matter bulletin board by the main entrance of the school! 
 
 
Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
March 7th, 7:00pm
Temple Israel Alameda
3183 Mecartney Rd., Alameda, CA 94502
Please join us at Temple Israel to learn about the Alameda Jewish Community.