Book Fair & Intent to Re-Enroll

OTA Scholastic Book Fair is next week, March 19 and March 20!

Book Fair Schedule

Book Fair eWallet

OTA Book Fair Home Page

Take advantage of the eWallet feature, and put money in an account for your student to spend at the Book Fair. In addition to the classroom visits on the schedule above, the Book Fair will also be open on Wednesday, March 20, from 3:15-4:15 for parents to shop. Kudos to our 8th graders, Shyla Ciampa and Jaclyn Anning who are our OTA Book Fair Coordinators!

Don’t forget to Re-Enroll by Friday, March 15th!

Social Studies Update

Due Dates:

  • 3/7- Travel Guide Project Due
  • 3/8- Revolutions in Latin America Test
  • 3/8- Newspaper Update
  • This Day in history: 3/5-Sarah, 3/6- Alyssa, 3/7- Jonah, 3/8-Carson

OTA News:

  • 6th Grade Traffic Duty this week. Please pick up your child at 3:15 on days they have traffic duty.
  • Intent to Re-Enroll:

    On MondayMarch 4th, 2019, all forms will be available for you to re-enroll at Old Town Academy.  This is only for returning students, and if you have a sibling that you would like to enroll, please submit a new applicationThe deadline to complete and submit re-enroll forms will be FridayMarch 15th, 2019. Below are the instructions:

    Please access the SchoolMint website with the URL link . All registered OTA families should have an account with your chosen primary email address, so go ahead and login.  If you have forgotten your user information, please follow the prompts for “Forgot Username” or “Forgot Password”.  From your “Student Dashboard” select “Re-Enroll” and Complete Forms.

    We look forward to having your child/children for another great year at Old Town Academy! Should you have any questions or issues, please contact our office at (619) 574-6225

  • Book Fair: 3/19 & 3/20 More information coming soon

Social Studies Updates

Congratulations! We’re halfway done with 6th grade 🙂 We’ve begun the Unit on Latin American Revolutions. Students are working as a group to create a Travel Guide to one of the Latin American countries (Due in March).

  • Q2 Report Cards have been mailed. If you would like a copy of the MAP test scores, please let me know.
  • Ch. 3 (in class reading/questions) due by Thursday 2/14
  • Extra Credit News update due Thursday 2/14
  • This Day in History: Isabelle (2/13), Rachel (2/14)
  • Valentines Party during Flex 2/14 (if participating, please bring a Valentine for everyone in the class and please NO PEANUTS). Names of students can be found on google classroom. Sign ups to bring items for the party is HERE.
  • NO SCHOOL Friday 2/15 and Monday 2/18 in observance of Presidents Day.

Heart Felt Donations:
To continue our commitment as a Heart Safe School, and to increase awareness of a healthy life style, this week we are 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.

Sherlock Holmes/Forensic Science Podcast Showcase

The sixth grade class will be presenting their podcasts on Friday, February 8th from 11:10 – 12:05  in the ELA room. Students will be advertising their new podcasts through an advertisement poster and samples of the audio. Students will be showcasing the reviews of their podcasts and will even give guests the opportunity to leave a review themselves! Please stop in if you get a chance. 


Middle School ELA Update

1/28 – Sherlock Holmes Podcast Outline

1/30 – Record Podcast  

1/31- Vocabulary Quiz (Study Weeks 7 & 8) / Podcast Due 

2/1 – Minimum Day Schedule (Pajama Day) 

Don’t forget to turn in your gala donation request letters today. Have a good week! 

End of Q2 Social Studies Updates

Q2 is winding down! Thank you to everyone who is continuing to put in the effort and work hard as we approach the end of the quarter 🙂

  • Friday 1/18: News update due & FREE DRESS
  • Monday 1/21: NO SCHOOL 
  • Wednesday 1/23: Timeline Due
  • Friday 1/25: News update due
  • Tuesday 1/29: Test
  • Friday 2/1: Time Capsule Due & Test Re-Takes (Last day of Q2, 12:00 dismissal) NO News update this week.

StandUp For Kids

Every year the middle school families of OTA take an active part in 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.