OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

SCIENCE FAIR: FRIDAY, APRIL 29

Posted April 29 at 3:10pm

Otisville Elementary's PTO is hosting a Science Fair Night on Friday, April 29th from 6 - 8pm in the cafetorium.  We encourage all our students to participate in this wonderful opportunity for scientific inquiry and experimentation.  

Everyone is invited to attend this event even if they did not participate in the fair. There will be other activities for students to enjoy this evening.   Mad Science will be demonstrating hands-on experiments, and our Middle School students will be showing everyone how to use a microscope.  What a enriching way to engage students in learning about Science!   

For more information, click here.

LIGHT IT UP BLUE FOR AUTISM AWARENESS

Posted April 29 at 12:19pm

Otisville Elementary partnered with the Orange-Ulster BOCES satellite program to help raise awareness of Autism.  Many of our students, faculty and staff wore BLUE on Friday, April 29.  The school  "Lit Up Blue" in support for the natural and wonderful gifts children on the autism spectrum have brought to our school community.

OTISVILLE COMPUTER LAB: WHERE ART MEETS TECHNOLOGY

Posted April 27 at 3:51pm

Art teacher, Mrs. Welsh, has been working in the computer lab to show students that art and technology complement each other.  Kindergarten through grade 5 classes used Google forms to register their vote for this year's field day t-shirt design.  After casting ballots, Mrs. Welsh showed students an animation program where students animated their ideas. Art, coupled with technology, allows students to become "content creators" and innovative thinkers. 

STEPPING STONES PARENT WORKSHOP CANCELLED

Posted April 27 at 10:56am

The Stepping Stones Parent Workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at 6pm is cancelled.  It will be rescheduled at a later date.  Please be sure to check the website for updates.  

THE IMPORTANCE OF NAVIGATING OBSTACLES

Posted April 27 at 10:44am

Kindergarten and first grade physical education classes have participated 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. 

ANNUAL PTO YOUNG LADY/ SPECIAL GENTLEMAN'S DANCE: HIGHLIGHTS

Posted April 19 at 10:36am

The annual PTO dance on Saturday, April 16, gathered many girls in grades K-2 and their accompanying special gentlemen at the Otisville Elementary Cafetorium. Participants had a wonderful time eating dinner together, dancing, and playing games with the DJ. Many thanks to all volunteers and donors who made this a night to remember. Click on the post's title for additional photos. 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Posted April 14 at 3:06pm

Please click here to read an important letter from Vincent Biele, Principal of Otisville Elementary School.

CELEBRATING END OF MARKING PERIODS WITH ACTS OF KINDNESS

Posted April 11 at 10:17am

Otisville’s students are engaged in caring for each other, the community and the environment year round. As such, the end of each marking period is reason for celebration and a time for younger and older classes to buddy up and do some good. Activities vary from class to class around the month’s theme, but all themes center on the idea of making a positive difference.

On Friday, April 8, Mrs. Frawley’s 2nd graders met their 5th grade buddies from Mrs. Lynn's class to celebrate the end of the third marking period with a buddy read. Mrs. Amatetti's 1st graders made "friendship" bracelets with 5th grade buddies from Ms. Hagerty's class. 

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PTO YOUNG LADY / SPECIAL GENTLEMAN'S DANCE: APRIL 16

Posted April 6 at 10:05am

The annual PTO Young Lady/ Special Gentleman's Dance will take place on Saturday, April 16 from 6pm - 9pm in the Otisville Elementary Cafetorium for ALL girls in Grades K, 1 and 2.  The young lady can be accompanied by a special gentleman that is 18 years old or older.  All couples will have their pictures taken by a professional photographer starting at 5:30pm.  

The cost of the event is $25 per couple.  Please RSVP no later than Monday, April 11.  All checks should be made payable to Otisville Elementary.  Please do not send in cash.

For registration information, click here

NEW YORK STATE ASSESSMENTS GRADES 3-8

Posted March 31 at 2:40pm

The spring 2016 testing schedule for students in grades 3-8 is as follows:
 

  • English Language Arts (ELA) / Grades 3-8
    This test will be administered on April 5, 6 and 7

  • Mathematics / Grades 3-8
    This test will be administered on April 13, 14 and 15


Tests will be administered immediately following morning announcements.  It is extremely important that your child arrive at school on time. Children who arrive late will be held in the office and will complete the testing on the makeup day.  Once testing begins, it cannot be restarted to accommodate late students.

 

If you know that your child will be absent on one or more of the testing days, please notify the school so alternate arrangements may be made for him/her to make up the test.

 

A healthy breakfast, a full night's sleep, and a word of encouragement will help your child perform his/her best.


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