OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2525 Mount Hope Rd., Otisville, NY 10963 (845)355-5850 / fax (845)355-5853

RECYCLE CLUB HELPS TO BEAUTIFY OUR SCHOOL

Posted May 26 at 8:37am

Members of the Recycling Club stayed after school on May 25 to weed and beautify the school's front garden.  The students pulled up weeds, raked the beds and placed hand painted rocks around the perimeter of the bed.  We would like to extend a special thank you to the recycling club students for volunteering their time and also the coordinators, Mrs. Bendlin and Mrs. Mynders for enhancing the look of our front entrance.  

WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM TEACHES 4TH GRADERS ABOUT A MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE

Posted May 25 at 3:28pm

How much water makes up planet Earth? How much water per minute comes through your shower head? How much water does it take to make a chocolate bar? Fourth grade classes at Otisville elementary found surprising answers to these and other questions during a week-long program on water conservation, May 16-20.

 

Facilitated by the Orange County Water Authority (OCWA), the water conservation program is specifically designed for fourth grade students and uses a variety of engaging learning activities. On day one, students were introduced to the elements of the water cycle and discussed how water is constantly being recycled on Earth. They learned that the water we drink and use today was around millions of years ago – it may even be the same water the dinosaurs drank!

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OES HOSTS AIDES RECOGNITION DAY

Posted May 23 at 11:02am

Second grader Raeanne Napolitano loves school and she notices all the different people who help make her school a happy and safe place. For Raeanne, that includes the many school aides who guide students throughout the day in every school setting, from the classroom to the lunch room, from the hallways to outdoor activities. She felt so strongly about the important role of school aides, she asked Otisville school administrators to declare a special day to recognize them.

 

OES hosted Aide Recognition Day on May 13 with a festive breakfast and class presentations and activities to celebrate school aides. Some classes performed songs, others created cards and posters to thank school aides for all they do to keep students safe and assist them throughout the school day.

OTISVILLE BAND CONCERT, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

Posted May 17 at 3:40pm

Under the direction of Ms. Elise Daigle, the Otisville Elementary School Band will perform on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm.  Concert goers will be treated to multiple ensembles including the 5th Grade Concert Band, the 5th Grade Pops Band and the 6th Grade Band.  Concert selections include student compositions, themes from Star Wars, and Timothy Loest's Trash Cancerto.  Enjoy an evening of instrumental music at Otisville Elementary School.  

SCHOOL CLOSED: THURSDAY, MAY 26 - MONDAY, MAY 30

Posted May 16 at 12:05pm

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Thursday, May 26, through Monday, May 30. Thursday, May 26, was declared a "give back" day due to unused snow days.  Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, marks the observance of Memorial Day. This important holiday commemorates men and women who have given their lives in military service to our country. Please join us in remembering our brave soldiers by joining the community at the annual Memorial Day parade in Unionville on Monday, May 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Our middle school band, high school band, AJROTC (Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps), and several other youth groups will be marching, as they do each year. Classes will resume Tuesday, May 31.

INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS VISIT OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Posted May 13 at 12:39pm

Incoming Kindergarten students spent the morning at Otisville Elementary School.  These new learners explored movement activities in the gym with Mrs. Giufre and created a technology infused Matisse styled art project with Mrs. Welsh and Mrs. Parker.  These students were well behaved, creative, and excited about learning.  Bravo!  Welcome to the Otisville Elementary School learning community!

STEPPING STONES TO SCHOOL SUCCESS: PRE-K WORKSHOP

Posted May 10 at 2:55pm

Stepping Stones to School Success, a workshop for parents of Pre-Kindergarten children, is scheduled for Thursday, June 2 @ 6:00pm in the Otisville Elementary Library.  For more information, please click here.

PTO MEETING: SUPERINTENDENT VISIT

Posted May 6 at 12:00am

Parents and guardians of Otisville students are welcome to attend the Otisville PTO meeting on Monday, May 9 at 7pm in the OES Library.  Our Superintendent, Brian Monahan will present the 2016 - 17 school budget information.  Free childcare is available.  Come and meet fellow OES parents and enjoy participating in activities that support the Otisville Elementary learning community.

KINDERGARTENERS CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY

Posted May 5 at 9:47am

Kindergarten students learned about trees from arborist, Mark Beamish from Orange and Rockland utilities. Mr. Beamish spoke to the classes about the history or Arbor Day which has been celebrated in the United States for 144 years.  He showed the students many different leaves from small to very large that we have in NY State.  All students went home with a poster, bookmark, and a tree to plant so they can be an arborist too!

OES STUDENTS HAVE THEIR FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH LACROSSE

Posted May 5 at 12:00am

May is Physical Education and Sport month and students are encouraged to try new and different activities to see what might be a good fit for them.  This week, Otisville students are getting an opportunity to try lacrosse.  Students are learning the fundamentals of lacrosse, such as passing, cradling, scooping and shooting.  Lacrosse is the largest growing sport in the country and we are happy to be adding it into the physical education curriculum.


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