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


Posted November 6 at 2:42pm

Thank you to the Otisville Elementary School community for supporting the 7th annual Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes.  Students learned about the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  They also learned about healthy eating and exercise habits, for which the walk served as a culminating activity.  Otisville Elementary School raised over $12,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to help fund research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.  In addition to research, the JDRF provides resources to support families who have children living with diabetes. Thank you to the Otisville Elementary School community for their continued support.


Posted November 3 at 3:30pm

Students in Mrs. Wippel, Mrs. Louey, and Mrs. Bendlin's classes gathered to celebrate words in a Vocabulary Parade.  Students were assigned nouns, adjectives, and verbs on which they based a costume that showcased their word.  Various awards were given, none more important than the individual success of each child mastering vocabulary in a creative and memorable fashion! 


Posted November 1 at 12:00am

How did those school pictures turn out?  Crooked smile?  One eye open?  Picture retakes will take place on Thursday, November 6.  If your child is having pictures retaken, please be sure to return picture envelopes to the school.  Say, "cheese!"


Posted October 30 at 10:53am

Officer Anna, from the Mt. Hope Police Department, visited Otisville Elementary School to review Halloween safety with students.  Following some simple rules will help everyone enjoy the Halloween evening:

  • Never go out alone.  Be sure to have a "buddy system" in place.  Trick or treating in small groups is a good way to stay safe.
  • Ask for help from a trusted adult if you get lost and never get into a stranger's car.
  • Be sure to have parents inspect candy before it's eaten. 
  • Make safe and smart behavior choices.


Posted October 21 at 1:52pm

As part of Fire Safety Week, four local fire departments came to visit Otisville Elementary School. Firefighters from Greenville, Otisville, Mount Hope, and Howells fire departments instructed students about the different gear found on fire trucks and how the gear is used. We would like to thank former Otisville student, Firefighter Sarina Bodnar, and the rest of our local firefighters who took the time to teach our students about fire safety.  Your service to our school and community is greatly appreciated. 


Posted October 13 at 12:00am

On Friday, October 31, Otisville Elementary School will be having the annual Halloween Parade for K – 2 students and Fall Festival activities throughout the day for 3-5 students.  

Please note that the Halloween Parade will begin at 10:15 am.  Students will walk along the sidewalk from the intermediate wing side doors, around the front of the school to the doors located in the rear of the building.

Parents will receive information from their child's teacher for any classroom activities talking place after the parade.  Please keep in mind that no children or adults should include masks or any type of "weapon" as part of their costume.

Due to the early start time of the Halloween parade, we encourage parents/guardians to keep your child(ren) in school so that they can participate in classroom activities throughout the school day.  

With safety as a priority, parents/guardians will not be permitted in the building unless your name has been given to the main office by the classroom teacher prior to the day's events or you are picking up your child(ren).

In the event of inclement weather, all scheduled outdoor events will be canceled.  Please feel free to contact the main office at (845)355-5850 if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you, as always, for your support.


Posted October 9 at 2:51pm

Otisville Elementary School will be hosting its 7th Annual Kids Walk To Cure Diabetes on Friday October 24th. Students will be participating in an outdoor walk during school hours. Children should dress appropriately for the day's weather.  Donations and sneakers will be collected on Friday October 24th, as well.  Last year Otisville Elementary School collected almost $7,000 to help children with diabetes.  We hope to meet and exceed that goal this year with your support!  Please contact Mrs. Giufre at 355-5850 with any questions.  Together we can make a difference.


Posted October 8 at 12:59pm

Otisville's Fourth and Fifth grade students worked together to create a rainbow that embodies, Together We Learn, this year's school theme.  Each student wrote their ideas about how we help each other learn on a hand.  The hands were put together to create a rainbow.  We are always better together.


Posted September 29 at 3:36pm

The United Nations General Assembly designated September 21 as United Nations International Day of Peace.   Otisville students honored the day by participating in Pinwheels for Peace. The Otisville school community gathered to learn about, celebrate, and give thanks for peace.  Led by Mr. Voss, fifth grade students opened the celebration by singing, Ev'rybody Say Peace.  Kindergarten students read lines from a book about peace.  The fourth grade, led by Mrs. Bendlin's Class, sang Nothing More.  Mrs. Mynder's class presented information about famous peace makers in history.  The celebration was concluded by a school-wide recitation of The Peace Pledge, led by Mrs. Desplantes' class.  Special thanks to Mrs. Welsh for organizing this successful event.  Peace!  


Posted September 22 at 11:50am

The competition is on!  Otisville Elementary homerooms are collecting Boxtops for Education.  Boxtops for Education is a fund raising program that allows our PTO to earn cash which is used for the students at Otisville.  Simply cut the small Boxtops for Education coupon located on items purchased at the supermarket.  Collect the boxtops then send them to school with your child.  Prizes for top-collecting classes will be awarded.  Thanks to Mrs. Wippel's class who has the daunting task of counting boxtops! 

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