March 2014 Newsletter

Greetings Trailblazers!

I hope everyone enjoyed their time off for spring break and had an opportunity to spend time with their families and friends. I know the students and staff were ready for the little break to recoup and are now feeling prepared to blaze through the remainder of the academic year!
 
We are now in testing season and are preparing for STAAR testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I am very proud of our students and staff as they have been extremely hardworking and meticulous in preparing for state testing this year. Please be aware of and mark your calendars for the following critical testing dates:
 
April 1st:
Writing – 4th grade
Math – 5th grade
 
April 2nd: Writing – 4th grade
Reading – 5th grade
 
April 22nd:
Math – 3rd and 4th grades
 
April 23rd:
Reading – 3rd and 4th grades
Science – 5th grade
 
We will have a closed campus on these days. Parents and visitors will not be allowed on campus. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of our students on these testing days. If your child is testing please help prepare them to be as successful as possible by having your child get a good night’s rest the night before their test and by having a healthy breakfast the morning of their tests. We appreciate you supporting your child!
 
Please join us Tuesday March 25th at 6:00 p.m. for our PTA Meeting in the cafeteria. There will be a presentation on the NISD Bond 2014. We highly encourage parents and community members to attend. You can also visit the district website for more information at http://nisd.net/bond/2014/ regarding the bond proposal. Early voting runs from April 28th – May 6th and Election Day is scheduled for May 10th.
 
Our wonderful Ott PTA has received numerous awards recently and we are extremely proud of their amazing efforts this year! Not only were they highlighted by the NISD PTA Council in
Northside Independent School District • www.nisd.net their recent newsletter for our PTA’s fantastic events and programs they have implemented this year, they were also recognized for a 16% membership increase from last year, 100% teacher/staff membership, and for receiving the MARS (Men Are Really Super) award for having more than 50 Dads enrolled as members. Thank you to our dedicated PTA Executive Board for all of your hard work. We truly appreciate all you do for Ott! Way to go PTA!!

Mark your calendars for another fantastic event brought to you by the fabulous Ott PTA! April 8th at 6:00 p.m. the PTA will be hosting a Healthy Living Expo. We encourage you to join us in supporting this beneficial and enjoyable event. Shotokan Karate, Power House Gymnastics, Bexar CSO, Momentum Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, and HEB for a healthy cooking demo are several vendors who have already confirmed they will be attending the event. You will not want to miss this fun family evening! Hope to see you there!
 

Just a reminder that Friday March 28th will be an Early Release day. Dismissal will be at 11:45 a.m.
As always thank you for supporting your child’s academic success!
 
Have a fantastic month!
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