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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT OTISVILLE'S SCIENCE FAIR, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 6-8PM

Posted April 25 at 11:35am

“Did you say FREE, educational and interactive FUN for the whole family?” Yes! You'll find all that and more just around the corner, at Otisville Elementary School’s PTO Science Fair, this Friday, April 26, from 6-8 p.m.

 

Our youngest scientists-in-residence will showcase the results of their brainy research, display and explain the use of scientific instruments, demonstrate eye-popping experiments, and answer all your scientific inquiries.

 

For some hands-on excitement, make sure to visit the Slime Station, STEM Project Station, and the Middle School’s Touch & Feel Station. And there’s more: All participants will be entered into a drawing of 20 science-themed DOOR PRIZES!

 

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MINISINK'S OUTSTANDING MUSIC PROGRAM REPRESENTED AT NYSSMA FESTIVALS THIS SPRING

Posted April 16 at 8:20am

Students from Minisink Valley's Middle School, Intermediate School, and Otisville School had an outstanding showing at the NYSSMA festival on April 5-6, at Monroe Woodbury Middle School. Several students will also take part in additional festivals later in the season.

 

Each spring, the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) hosts festivals across the state where students perform prepared solos and scales before a judge and receive a score. Students don't compete against other students, but rather against themselves as they try to achieve the highest score possible, while improving their musicianship.

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“RESILIENCE”: FREE SCREENING, DISCUSSION ON CHILDHOOD STRESS AND HEALTH, APRIL 30

Posted April 15 at 11:49am

It’s been over 20 years since the country’s largest investigation into the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences, namely childhood abuse and neglect. More recently, scientific research has conclusively linked toxic levels of stress during childhood with specific health and social impacts that can last a lifespan. Now, creative and concerned pediatricians, educators and communities are seizing on this knowledge to help break the cycle of adversity and related diseases. To learn more, and help make Minisink Valley a stronger community, the Orange County Parenting Coalition invites you to a free screening and facilitated discussion of "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope," Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m., Minisink Valley Middle School auditorium.

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PUBLIC BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETING: THURSDAY, APRIL 11

Posted April 4 at 3:03pm

Officials of the Minisink Valley School District will hold a 2019-20 budget development session on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m., in the middle school auditorium.

 

At the meeting, district officials will update the community on the latest state aid projections, budget development and factors contributing to budget challenges for 2019-20.

 

As always, the budget development process is open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend. Time permitting, community members wishing to comment on the budget process will have up to four minutes each for their remarks.

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MVHS CHEERLEADERS PRESENT FREE "CHEER SOCIAL" FOR GIRLS K-8, ON APRIL 11

Posted April 4 at 11:15am

Minisink Valley High School Cheerleaders invite girls in grades K-8 to a FREE "Cheer Social" on Thursday, April 11, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., in the HS cafeteria.

Enjoy ice-cream, games, baked-goods, and learn about the cheerleading program.

Register now online. Pre-registration is required and ends April 10, or at 70 registrants, whichever comes first. 

We hope to see you there! 

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM CHRISTIAN RANAUDO, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION, ON THE STATUS OF NYS ELA ASSESSMENTS

Posted April 2 at 2:46pm

A revised assessment schedule for New York State ELA assessments is now in place as a result of technical issues facing ALL Orange County schools for the assessments planned for today, April 2. Please review the new schedule.

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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY DRAMA PROGRAM PRESENTS 'LION KING JR.' ON APRIL 4 AND 5

Posted April 2 at 11:53am

Things will definitely get wild when the Otisville Elementary Drama Program presents "The Lion King Jr." on April 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. at the school.

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GUEST READERS REINFORCE IMPORTANCE OF READING DURING THE 'GREAT OTISVILLE READ-A-LOUD'

Posted April 1 at 9:56am

Otisville Elementary’s recent “Great Otisville Read-A-Loud” was an outstanding opportunity to reinforce the importance of reading, with students being treated to guest readers visiting the school to read them some of their favorite books.

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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAM INTRODUCES THE WONDER OF CREATIVE THINKING TO SCHOOL'S YOUNGEST STUDENTS

Posted March 28 at 1:19pm

It’s never too early to introduce the creative wonder of Odyssey of the Mind to future participants!

 

The Otisville Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team recently presented its solution to the problem it performed at the New York State Regional Odyssey of the Mind competition at Orange-Ulster BOCES to the school’s kindergarteners and first-graders.

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A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BRIAN MONAHAN REGARDING UNUSED SNOW DAYS

Posted March 27 at 3:01pm

As a result of unused snow days, the Minisink Valley Central School District has declared Tuesday, April 23, and Thursday, May 23 as "give back" days.

 

School will now be closed for students on these two additional days.

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