Read the Nov 29 Outlook
Fri, Dec 1 3:28pm
Frank Otis Elementary
 
WED NIGHT WAS FAMILY GAME NIGHT!
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THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK
OUTLOOK CALENDAR  
PTA CORNER 
-Updates and news from the PTA
UPCOMING EVENTS
- Book Fair, Family Game Night, New Sock Drive and More...  
VOLUNTEER CORNER
- Volunteers needed for the Book Fair and Gingerbread Shoppe
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
Welcome back from the Thanksgiving break! I hope everyone enjoyed time with friends and family. Our next PTA meeting is January 18, 2018.
 
LAST CALL FOR WALK-A-THON DONATIONS
We are collecting Walk-A-Thon donations through Friday, December 1. Please get donations in by Friday so your student receives credit and is eligible for the fundraising prizes. We will have an awards assembly once everything is in and counted. We need to meet or exceed our goal of $53,000 to ensure that PTA sponsored programs at Otis continue through this year and into the future. We are getting close but aren't there yet - please ask family, friends, neighbors, and Otis alum to make a donation for our kids. 
Every little bit helps, so please turn in all envelopes or make an online donation at: otispta.schoolauction.net/walkathon
 
We have already hit almost 75% of our Walk-A-Thon goal of $53,000 which is almost 1/3 of the annual PTA budget. If we hit our goal we will celebrate with a school-wide ice cream party for the students!
 
REMINDER OF WALK-A-THON INCENTIVES  
  • Classrooms with 100% participation will get a special classroom prize.
  • Highest earners per grade receive gift certificates to local Alameda businesses.
  • Highest overall earner will get their name on the Otis Marquee and get to be "Principal for the Day!"
 
MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS
The deadline to submit a mini-grant request from the PTA is November 30, 2017. Students, parents, teachers and staff may apply for specific purchases, projects or activities that will benefit or enrich the Otis community. Grants will be awarded in amounts between $20-$500.  Click  HERE  for the application form and instructions. Questions? Please contact Beth Aney at  beth.f.aney@gmail.com .  
 
SYNC YOUR KONSTELLA CALENDAR 
To increase calendar consistency, beginning Jan 1, 2018, the 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.