Read the Nov 15 Outlook - WALK-A-THON!
Sat, Nov 18 11:00am
Frank Otis Elementary
WALK-A-THON IS TODAY!
Click here to read the Nov 15 Outlook for more Otis news
 
IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK
OUTLOOK CALENDAR  
PTA CORNER 
-Updates and news from the PTA   
UPCOMING EVENTS
- Walk-a-Thon, Beyond Everyone Belongs Here, New Sock Drive, Step Up Live Showcase    
 VOLUNTEER CORNER
- Sign up here to volunteer with Walk-A-Thon
REMINDERS & LAST CALL
- If you missed it last time or deadlines hitting before the next Outlook
OTIS COMMUNITY & BEYOND 
- News and events from around Alameda and AUSD 
THE REGULARS  
- Otis Directory, Otis 101, Facebook/Konstella Community, etc...
 
MESSAGE FROM THE PTA
Thank you to everyone who came to the "Bullying Prevention & Awareness Workshop" on November 8 hosted by the Equity & Inclusion Committee. If you missed the workshop and are interested in learning more, click here.  Preventing bullying takes a village and requires us to be thoughtful in how we respond and react. Know the warning signs. Start the conversation. 
 
We had so much positive feedback after the last Soul Shoppe Parent Night that the PTA Board decided to host more of these events to ensure that parents, students and teachers are all talking the same language and getting the full benefit of the amazing social emotional tools that Soul Shoppe brings to Otis. Dates, times and topics will be announced soon. Please stay tuned!   
 
There are no PTA meetings in November or December. The next PTA meeting is scheduled for January 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Media Center.

MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
The PTA is offering mini-grants to students, parents, teachers and staff 
for specific purchases, projects or activities that will benefit or enrich the Otis community. Grants will be awarded in amounts between $20-$500.  The deadline to submit an application is November 30, 2016.  Click HERE for the application form and instructions. Questions? Please contact Beth Aney at beth.f.aney@gmail.com .  
 
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO SUPPORT OTIS
From volunteering, to joining the PTA, to clipping Box Top$, there are many way you can support Otis. Visit this Otis website page to learn more.
 
SYNC YOUR KONSTELLA CALENDAR 
To increase calendar consistency, beginning Jan 1, 2018, last year's Outlook Google Calendar will no longer be updated. Be sure to sync your Konstella Calendar to your digital calendars ASAP so that you never miss an important Otis date.