OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS VISIT OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Posted May 14 at 11:52am

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

NATIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT WEEK MAY 11-15

Posted May 11 at 1:37pm

As part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month the National Association for Sport and Physical Education is kicking off National Physical Education and Sport Week.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to help their children explore a variety of physical activities.  Otisville Elementary School students are encouraged to get active and stay active!  School-wide "get active" reminders:  

 

Monday, May 11 -Favorite Sports Team Day (wear something from your favorite team)
Tuesday, May 12 - Sneaker Day (wear those sneakers!)
Wednesday, May 13 - Athletic Wear Day (wear comfortable exercise clothes)
Thursday, May 14 - Youth Team Day (wear your team's t-shirt or jersey)
Friday, May 15 - School Spirit Day (wear green and white...Go Warriors!)

THE IMPORTANCE OF NAVIGATING OBSTACLES

Posted May 7 at 10:41am

Kindergarten and first grade physical education classes participate in obstacle course activities.  These activities allow young students to use their motor skills and balance to solidify abstract concepts such as on, off, over, under, around, and through.  Physical education plays an integral role in helping young children understand their world.

OTISVILLE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Posted May 5 at 11:56am

Otisville Elementary School took a moment to celebrate the Earth.  Students read poems, participated in presentations, sang "We're going Green," and took an Earth Day pledge in which they promised to take care of the Earth.  Thanks to the Otisville school community for participating.  Special thanks to the Recycling Club, Mrs. Frawley, and Mrs. Bendlin for spearheading the Earth Day celebration efforts. 

EARTH DAY POETRY

Posted May 5 at 11:26am

Mrs. Wippel's fourth grade class teamed up with Mrs. Ellert's second grade class to write poetry.  The poems centered around Earth Day.  Matthew and Abigail wrote the following:

Environment is the place around you.  
Air is needed to live.
Recycle and reuse things.
Trees make oxygen to breathe.
Help clean up garbage.

Don't litter.
Appreciate animals.
Yard work is important.

ANIMATIONS ABOUND

Posted April 24 at 4:02pm

Some of Otisville's youngest students worked to create animations.  Students read, Animation-ish by Peter Reynolds, then used software to create animations.  These young creators learned that they could be creative contributors to the world of animation.  Kindergarten students used three frames to animate the sight word, "look."  First grade students used three frames to animate numbers.  Second grade students used multiple frames to animate a small moment in time.  Enjoy animations from Ms. Hewlett, Ms. Ruoti, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Krogslund, and Mrs. Berger's classes by clicking the link below. 

Creations and Animations 

APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

Posted April 15 at 12:30pm

The faculty, staff, and students in Otisville Elementary School partnered with Otisville's Orange Ulster BOCES satellite program to help raise awareness of Autism.  The school community wore blue to support fellow members who have Autism and to mark the beginning of Autism Awareness Month. The OES learning community recognizes that we are strongest when we understand each other. 

GETTING WIRED WITH CIRCUIT BOARDS

Posted April 9 at 12:00am

Mrs. Wippel's class used their knowledge of electric circuitry to create circuit boards.  Students wrote questions and answers on their circuit boards.  Only the correct answers were wired with a closed circuit. This type of "hands on" activity shows students the connection between Science and its application in their world.  

HELPING THE COMMUNITY

Posted April 7 at 4:27pm

Otisville Elementary's 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students embraced the PBIS school wide theme of helping the community.  These students wrote letters to veterans in Castle Point V.A. Hospital and soldiers serving over seas.  Honoring the men and women of our Armed Services with the gift of a letter helps our students become aware of the sacrifices that our community members have made. 

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS FIND GOLD!

Posted March 20 at 12:00am

Students in Mrs. Jennings Kindergarten class enjoyed a St. Patrick's Day adventure.    Students went on a hunt to find a leprechaun.  The little green man left clues around the building as to his whereabouts.  Finally, students ended up back in their classroom where the leprechaun left of trail of green glitter along with a special treat... pieces of good luck gold!


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