Read the June 6 Outlook - Dance Party TONIGHT (6/6)
Wed, Jun 6 3:19pm
Frank Otis Elementary
Dance Party TONIGHT in the MPR
CLICK HERE to read the full June 6 Outlook
CALENDAR
JUNE 2018

Wed, June 6: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Wed, June 6: End of Year Dance Party, 6:30-8:30 in the MPR

 
JULY 2018
Fri, July 20:  A's vs Giants Baseball Game, 6:35pm @Oakland Coliseum
 
AUGUST 2018
Fri, August 17: Back to School BBQ
Mon, August 20: 1st Day of School
 
Stay tuned for more information about the Back to School BBQ and other fun summer activities, including playdates for incoming kinders and rising 1st graders!
 
Click HERE to see the AUSD calendar for the 2018-19 school year. 
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2018!
The MPR was filled with pride, tears of joy, laughter and song on Tuesday morning for the 5th Grade Class Promotion Ceremony. In addition to presenting awards and diplomas, the 2018 5th Grade Class Legacy Gift to Otis was announced. This year our 5th Graders raised money for this gift through Movie Nights and the Owlapalooza Chilli Showcase. The 2018 5th Grade Class is proud to announce that their legacy gift will be a WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION for the MPR ! Click HERE  to learn more about the 2018 5th Grade Gift. 
 
- Class of 2018 -
We are so proud of you as you spread your owl wings and fly off to middle school! 
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SUMMER SCHOLARS FOR STUDENTS
BE AN OTIS SUMMER SCHOLAR! This summer, keep learning alive and GROW your child's skills. Participate in the Otis Summer Scholar Program!
 
Reading, Writing and Math are the name of the game - hands-on activities, worksheet or online practice - do what is right for your child to be successful. For details on the program and to download the form, click here: Summer Scholar Form . Return the completed form and student work to your child’s teacher within the first weeks we return to school. 
 
Awards, honor, pizza party and treats will be given to our Summer Scholars at each grade level in the Fall.
 
Let’s celebrate learning!!!
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SUMMER SCHOLARS FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES
Show your child that learning doesn’t stop when you graduate! Continue YOUR education alongside your child this summer and earn incentives for yourself and Otis.
 
Ed100 is a free, self-paced online course that prepares parents, families, school staff, PTA members – everyone – to be informed, confident community members.
 
Ed100 provides lessons that cover:
  • How California schools are funded
  • Making sense of Prop 13 and Prop 98
  • Measuring California’s School Performance
  • What motivates students
  • How teacher pay has changed over time
  • And MUCH more!
Ed100 has 10 chapters that provide a practical way for parents, teachers and community members to learn about local and state issues and be ready to advocate on behalf of our schools and our children.
 
Click HERE to sign up to get started And enter Otis in a contest to win money. By finishing chapters, you can help Otis win up to $1,000! For completing the entire course, you also deserve a prize! Anyone who completes the course will win a prize TBD...
 
Stay informed! Be an advocate for Otis and schools across California! Get your questions answered! Sign up for Ed100 NOW!
 
Questions? Contact Katie de Vries, PTAC VP of Advocacy and Mom of Otis & Lincoln kids, at nkbird@sbcglobal.net 
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YEARBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
Please check your student's yearbook for printing error! Some parents have found that their yearbooks include 16 pages from a different school. Please check your copy and let Suki Gear know ASAP if yours does. 
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LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES TICKETS
On Sale Now in The School Office- $10 for 10 Movies - Alameda Theater & Cineplex 
All proceeds benefit Otis School
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KONSTELLA ARCHIVE THIS SUMMER
The week before school starts, Konstella information from the 2017-18 school year will be archived so that we are able to start the new year fresh and ready to join new classrooms. All past information in Konstella will still be available but you won't be able to access classroom information or materials from prior years. We recommend downloading any desired photos or other information early this summer to avoid losing access to anything important.
 
When you get your teacher assignment in August, don’t forget to select the classroom for each of your students selecting the current school year (2018-19) and teacher from the drop down menu in the search box. Please join your new classrooms as soon as possible so that you can see who will be in your student's class and can hear from the teacher and/or room parent.  Also, don’t forget to update your Committee sign-ups and check to see see if there are any new committees you would like to join!
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EQUITY & INCLUSION
Join members of the Equity & Inclusion Committee on June 7 at 7:00pm at the Islamic Center of Alameda.
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SHOP AT AMAZON!
When you shop at Amazon this summer, please remember to use the link konstella.com/amazon instead of amazon.com . That way, Otis receives money donations from Konstella for every purchase you make on Amazon in addition to Amazon Smile money. Thank you!
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THE REGULARS
SUPPORT OTIS
Click  here  to learn about the many ways that  you can support Otis .
 
STAY CONNECTED 
 
STAY INFORMED 
The  Otis 101  is a helpful resource and reference guide to all things Otis.  
 
ARCHIVED NEWSLETTERS
The Outlook Newsletter is archived in both  Konstella's "Files & Links"  and on the Otis Website PTA Page .