Read the Mar 14 Outlook - Happy Pi Day, tonight is Math & Science Night!
Sat, Mar 17 5:26pm
Frank Otis Elementary
HAPPY PI DAY, TONIGHT IS MATH & SCIENCE NIGHT!
Click here to read the March 14 Outlook for more Otis News
IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK
UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES 
 
Wed, Mar 14: Math & Science Night
Wed-Fri, Mar 14-16: Spring ConferencesEARLY DISMISSAL! 
Thur, Mar 15: Step Up Live Showcase
Thur, Mar 15: PTA Meeting - 2018-19 PTA Board elections
Mon, Mar 19: ELAC Meeting
Wed, Mar 21: Screening of Angst - A Documentary at AHS
Thur, Mar 22: Soul Shoppe Parent Night; "Empathy, Restorative Justice & Mindfulness"
Mon - Fri, Mar 26-30: Ability Awareness Week, 8:20-2:50pm, Media Center
Wed, Mar 28: Taming Your Inner Procrastinator Workshop at LMS
Thur, Mar 29: Parent Education Talk with Ronit Matabuena-Lev: Nuturing a Positive Sense of Self in our Kids - Body Image, Gender Sexual Identity
Sat, Apr 21: 2018 Galactic Gala
MESAGE FROM PRINCIPAL HARRIS
- Recess and Before School Policies
PTA CORNER  
- 3/15 PTA Meeting, Ways & Means SurveyGalactic Gala Tickets ON SALE!
OTIS COMMUNITY & BEYOND  
- News and events from around Alameda and AUSD 
REMINDERS
VOLUNTEER CORNER
THE REGULARS  
- Support Otis, Stay Connected, Stay Informed
 
FROM THE PTA - 
PTA Meeting - Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center
Please join us on Thursday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Media Center for our next PTA meeting. We will vote to approve amendments to the bylaws, get the Principal's Report from Principal Harris, review and discuss the very important Ways & Means Survey, get an update on the Galactic Gala (our big spring fundraiser), and discuss open PTA Executive Board roles. Please join us for this important meeting.  Board elections for the 2018-19 will be held during the April PTA meeting when all roles are (hopefully) filled. 
Speaking of open PTA Executive Board roles, we are still looking for a PTA President for next school year. Each board position has a 2-year term limit, and sadly my two years are up. We need someone to fill the President role and continue the strong tradition of PTA leadership at Otis. I will stay on the Board as the Executive Vice President for a year to help with the transition and mentor the  noble parent who steps up for this gratifying position. If you have any level of interest, please contact me directly at beth.f.aney@gmail.com
 
Each year the Ways and Means Committee distributes a survey to the school community to elicit feedback on PTA fundraising and activities. We need parent and teacher responses to help guide PTA priorities, fundraising and spending for next school year. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. See details below.  Click here to take the Ways & Means survey now!
 
Thank you for supporting Otis and the PTA!

Beth Aney
PTA President
 
GALACTIC GALA TICKETS - ON SALE NOW!
SEATS ARE LIMITED
Prices increase after 3/26 

Read the Galactic Gala FAQs  to learn more about how
this fun event helps Otis reach past the stars!