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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

OTISVILLE STUDENTS TRY SOME POCKET POETRY

Posted April 27 at 4:06pm

As they walked into school this morning, students found denim pockets full of poems hanging from a couple of easels set up by school librarian Candice Sheerer. And so began Otisville’s celebration of National Poem in Your Pocket Day.

 

There were poems for all tastes and moods: funny, silly, quiet, mysterious, and tongue-twisters too. Among the favorites was the serpent of Loch Ness who ate a whole family to teach them together-ness; the man who lost his head and asked to borrow yours—he’ll have it back by Friday!—and the birthday cake mistake you must chewandchewandchew because mom iced it with glue.

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OTISVILLE PTO INVITES ALL FAMILIES TO SCIENCE FAIR: FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 6-8PM

Posted April 25 at 12:14pm

It’s not rocket science. Otisville’s PTO Science Fair is fun, exciting – and accessible to all!

 

This Friday night, 6-8 p.m., bring the family for a happy brainy time in the Otisville cafeteria. Enjoy chemical reactions that steam, bubble, change colors, create shapes, taste good – or explode! – brought to you by Mad Science of the Hudson Valley. They will be asking for volunteers to participate in the experiments, so be ready!

 

The Middle School Science Club will display scientific instruments, demonstrate eye-popping experiments, and answer all your scientific inquiries.

 

More: If science gives you an appetite, there’s a bake sale, too. Participate and help the PTO raise funds for more events like this.

 

The fair is open to all, so make it an exciting learning opportunity for your family. 

OTISVILLE RECOGNIZES "STAR" STUDENTS FOR THE 3RD MARKING PERIOD

Posted April 21 at 9:41am

CONGRATULATIONS to Otisville's STAR students for the 3rd marking period!

STAR students are nominated by their teachers for consistent, positive behavior that demonstrates Respect, Responsibility and Readiness to learn—the “Keys to Success.” All nominees are recognized with a certificate and a STAR Student backpack clip.

Photo gallery of STAR recipients. Additional recipients who were not available for photos are Khloe Aviles, Peyton Wood, Bryanna Deleon, Gabriella DeNonno, Noah Vincent and Olivia Donovan. 

REMINDER: GIRLS VARSITY SWIM TEAM FIRST “NIGHT OUT” TOMORROW, FRI., APR. 21, 7:30PM

Posted April 20 at 8:21am

WHAT: The first of three "Girls Night Out" fundraising events hosted by the girls varsity swim team

WHEN: Friday, April 21, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Girls ages 6-13 

WHY: To have fun and help raise funds for the girls’ varsity swim team

REGISTRATION: Online registration link. Registration/participation is limited to 65. 

QUESTIONS: Megan Donelly, head coach • mdonnelly@minisink.com • 845-355-5879

UPCOMING NIGHT OUT EVENTS: Friday, May 12 • Friday, June 2

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PTO MEETING: SUPERINTENDENT VISIT

Posted April 18 at 2:42pm

Parents and guardians of Otisville students are welcome to attend the Otisville PTO meeting on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm in the OES Library.  Our Superintendent, Brian Monahan, will present the 2017 - 18 school budget information. Come and meet fellow OES parents. Learn about the upcoming budget and enjoy participating in activities that support the Otisville Elementary learning community.

ROUTE 6 CAMPUS: ENTRANCES AND TRAFFIC PATTERNS RETURN TO NORMAL

Posted April 18 at 12:54pm

We are pleased to announce that the initial portion of the renovation work along the intermediate and elementary school entrances was performed as scheduled, and traffic circulation has returned to normal.

 

We thank all of you for your patience and good cooperation over the last two weeks. The final portion of this paving project will be completed over the summer.

 

Welcome back!

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ANNUAL PROGRAM INTRODUCES FOURTH GRADERS TO BANKING

Posted April 11 at 3:48pm

The annual fourth-grade banking program at Otisville Elementary introduces students to the basics of banking and gives them practical advice on money management.  

 

Students learn the difference between needs and wants and discuss money-saving strategies for things like college, paying bills, and buying a car or a house. 

 

Representatives from Orange Bank & Trust Co., the program sponsor, shared interesting facts about printed money and answered the students’ questions about the banking industry.

 

To encourage students to start saving, our visitors left them with a small piggy bank, with a quarter. It’s a start! 

SCIENTIFIC MINDS GROW IN ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Posted April 10 at 11:16am

Since early February, Otisville Elementary has been offering an array of after-school enrichment programs with a wide range of appeal and skill-development.

 

Students in the Science Kids program, with fourth grade teacher Judy Lynn, completed eight sessions with 12 science experiments and investigations. Fourth and fifth graders explored air pressure, thrust, sound, force, crystals and chemical reactions. 

 

The program develops students’ science literacy, expands vocabulary, acquaints students with the scientific method, and contributes to overall preparedness for future learning challenges.  

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THIRD GRADERS LEARN A VALUABLE LESSON WHILE PERFORMING

Posted April 10 at 9:26am

Students in Ms. Bennington's third grade class have been engaged in learning how to put on a play. They made their props and costumes, learned their lines and performed for their third grade peers and their families. Best of all, they learned a valuable lesson: Be yourself!

Adapted from the book, “If Only I Had a Green Nose,” the play tells the story of the Wemmicks – wooden puppets that kept having their noses painted different colors just to fit in with other Wemmicks. After countless coats of paint on their noses, the Wemmicks forgot what they look like to begin with. 

GREAT OTISVILLE READ ALOUD PROMOTES LIFELONG READING AND LEARNING

Posted April 4 at 1:50pm

It’s the 8th Annual Great Otisville Read Aloud and all through this week our students are being read to by middle and high school students, and special guests, in celebration of reading and books. In person or via Google Hangouts, the readings take place during library classes, under the guidance of school librarian Candice Sheerer.

 

When guests share their passion for reading and books, they also share something about themselves and their story. One’s reading choice, reading interpretation and response to a literary piece are a unique testimony of the impact of words and stories in our lives.

 

“How did you get to be such a good reader?” a fourth grade student asked of a middle school reader. “Reading!” the middle schooler answered.

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