Read the Mar 7 Outlook - EARLY DISMISSAL on Friday (3/9)
Thu, Mar 8 4:22pm
Frank Otis Elementary
SPRING FORWARD & CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
Click here to read the March 7 Outlook for more Otis News
IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK
UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES 
Wed, Mar 7: E&I Meeting; Temple Israel Visit 
Thur, Mar 8: Galactic Gala "Parties Party"
Fri, Mar 9: Teacher Collaboration Day, ALL GRADES DISMISSED @ 12:30pm
Fri, Mar 9: Last day to submit photos to yearbook
Mon, Mar 12: Lifetouch Spring Photos - Volunteers NEEDED!
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"
Sat, Apr 21: 2018 Galactic Gala
 
PTA CORNER  
- Galactic Gala Auction Items needed!
OTIS COMMUNITY & BEYOND  
- News and events from around Alameda and AUSD 
REMINDERS
-Submit your photos to the yearbook by March 9!
VOLUNTEER CORNER
THE REGULARS  
- Support Otis, Stay Connected, Stay Informed
 
FROM THE PTA - 
DONATE TO THE 2018 GALACTIC GALA AUCTIONS BY MARCH 24!
Help the Otis PTA reach its spring fundraising goals and donate a high interest or value item to the Galactic Gala Auction. Examples of auction items that are both crowd pleasers and raise lots of money are:
  • Airline miles
  • Vacation homes
  • Theater or concert tickets 
  • Tickets to cultural or sporting events
  • Summer camps
  • Tours and unique experiences
  • A Hosted Party
To donate an auction item by  March 24 contact Spring Fling Donations Chair, Jennifer Yip, at  jenyip76@yahoo.com.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT GALACTIC GALA "HOSTED PARTIES"!
Parents and faculty donate fun, hosted shindigs which are then sold at the Galactic Gala.  Click here to learn more.  Attend the "Parties Party" on Thursday, March 8 @ 8pm at 1341 Versailles Ave to meet with current, past or prospective Galactic Gala party hosts, have your questions answered, share your party wisdom and maybe even hook up with a co-host! There will be drinks and nibbles at this agenda-free gathering. Questions? Contact Katie de Vries at nkbird@sbcglobal.net or Kristan LaVietes at Kristan.lavietes@gmail.com.

To donate a hosted party contact Galactic Gala Party Coordinator, Kristan LaVietes at Kristan.lavietes@gmail.com 
 
KINDER & 1st GRADE PARENTS, NEWCOMERS OR FIRST-TIMERS! 
Wondering what the Galactic Gala is all about? Be sure to read the Galactic Gala FAQs or visit the  Otis website for more information.
 
Our spring auction fundraiser is an adults-only annual event that celebrates our out-of-this-world community, while raising close to 35% of the annual PTA budget. Our celestial theme this year promises to be a stellar evening complete with a sit down dinner, drinks, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Mark your calendars and help Otis reach past the stars! It's sure to be a fabulous event! 
 
Thank you for supporting Otis!
 
Beth Aney
PTA President