7th Grade Update


2/11-2/14 — 7th Grade Traffic Duty 

2/11-2/14 — Heart Felt Donations

2/14 — Valentines Day

2/15 and 2/18 — Presidents Day Holiday (No School)

To continue our commitment as a Heart Safe School, and to increase awareness of a healthy life style, next week we will be handing out “felt” hearts in exchange for “heart felt” donations of a minimum of $1.00. These hearts, cut from felt by the students, will help us sustain AED supplies and ongoing heart hero education for the students. Cash will be accepted at morning drop off an afternoon pick up starting Monday February 11 through Thursday, February 14th. Thank you for joining in our celebration as a heart safe school.

Next Thursday, February 14th is Valentines Day. We will have a relaxed flex period in which students can enjoy candy, refreshments, and kind words before the long Presidents Day Weekend. 

7th grade has traffic duty next week 2/11-2/14. Please sign up for at least one day. Remember, we need parent and student support to keep traffic flowing and the crosswalk safe. 

Thank you in advance! 



StandUp For Kids Dinners

Every year the middle school families of OTA take an active part inn community outreach by providing meals for the homeless kids at StandUp For Kids Center here in San Diego.We are committed to providing a home cooked meal for the kids once a month during the school year.At this time we need volunteer families to provide meals for the following dates: Feb. 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, and May 23. I ask you to seriously consider volunteering your family to provide one of the meals. The meal you provide needs to feed approximately 20 kids.If your family can provide a meal for one of these dates, or you would like more information before making a decision, please email me at [email protected]
Thank you for helping your kids help other kids who desperately need our help.

Sock Drive!










7th Grade Parents,

Our annual OTA Sock Drive is taking place this week. Please encourage your student to participate in this worthy cause! Remember, all sock donations must be new and unused. If we collect at least 100 pairs of socks, the class will earn a free dress day!!

Thank you,
Mr. Watts

Week 4 Social Studies update

Weekly newspaper updates have changed. Each week 5 students will present and everyone else will take notes and reflect. If students are absent on Fridays, they will complete the regular news update form.

  • News Update due 12/7: Alex P, West, Joshua, Jonah, and Grant
  • This Day in History: 12/4-Tyler, 12/5-Liesl, 12/6- Aleks L, 12/7- Annika
  • Country Research paper due by 12/18

*Reminder: When students are absent, please check googleclassroom. All Do nows and missed assignments need to be completed or students will receive a “0”

Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held next week from November 7th-9th. Your child is encouraged to join the conferences. All middle school core teachers will be in the media center and you will rotate to each during the time you sign up for. Report cards and MAP scores will be handed out during the conference. If you are unable to attend, they will be mailed home. Please click HERE.