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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

THEATER COMPANY BRINGS FAMOUS DETECTIVE TO THE OTISVILLE STAGE

Posted October 16 at 3:26pm

The world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes himself, came to the Otisville Elementary School to take on a mysterious case with the help of students, including our own Dr. Watson!

 

Three pages from the 300-year-old childhood diary of Queen Elizabeth I had been torn off and gone missing. What might those pages reveal and whom might benefit from the information? Using his legendary powers of deduction, the great detective solved the case right before the students' eyes. And since there is no pausing or rewinding in theater, the audience was captivated.

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FIREFIGHTERS VISIT MINISINK AND OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO MARK FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AND MONTH

Posted October 12 at 2:29pm

Area firefighters visited Minisink and Otisville elementary schools this week as part of activities highlighting October as Fire Prevention Month.

 

Fire Prevention Month (and week) raises awareness about fire safety and home safety to help ensure your home and family are prepared in the case of an emergency.

 

 

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PARENT PORTAL: CHANGES TO CONTACT INFORMATION MADE SIMPLER

Posted October 4 at 3:09pm

Parents/guardians, you can now request changes to contact information (phone/email) and contact rights directly through the SchoolTool Parent Portal. Find out how to submit a request online and learn about the approval process. You can also access this information from the Parent Portal page. Find the question, "Do you need to change your contact information," and select it. 

FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 'COOKING UP' NEW OFFERINGS IN ALL BUILDING CAFETERIAS

Posted September 28 at 3:07pm

It’s all about the food!

 

How many times have parents heard their children tell them this as meals are planned and parties are organized?

 

Minisink Valley’s Food Service Department knows how important it is to prepare not only a nutritionally balanced meal, but one that’s appealing and enjoyable to eat.

 

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY

Posted September 24 at 1:58pm

Otisville Elementary School students and faculty gathered today, Sept. 24, to mark International Peace Day (a few days late due to inclement weather) with an outdoor assembly to reinforce the concept of peace and its connections to kindness.

 

 

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EVERY STUDENT PRESENT: IF THEY’RE NOT HERE, THEY CAN’T LEARN

Posted September 18 at 12:21pm

September is National Attendance Awareness Month.

 

"Every Student Present" is a public awareness campaign developed by the New York State Council on Children and Families. It is intended to help families, school leaders and communities understand the importance of consistent school attendance and the impact of absences on children's learning, especially young students.

 

Parents/guardians, you can go to everystudentpresent.org for helpful resources, including short videos on these important topics: boosting your child's confidence; keeping your child on track with school work; keeping your child healthy; and protecting your child from bullies. Go to the full article for resource links.

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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY BIDS FOND FAREWELL TO JOHN HOLMBERG

Posted September 13 at 3:52pm

After almost four decades of providing custodial services to the Minisink Valley School District, Otisville Elementary School Custodian John Holmberg retired on Sept. 12, with school staff hosting a farewell reception for him.

 

Staff sang “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” as Mr. Holmberg entered Otisville’s faculty dining lounge. He seemed genuinely surprised at seeing the retirement cake waiting for him to cut. He teared up slightly as he thanked everyone for their good wishes.

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GRADES 3-5 OPEN HOUSE: THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

Posted September 13 at 8:34am

What is your child's daily experience in Otisville Elementary's learning environment? Open House events are your first opportunity to share in that experience and to begin the all important home and school communication this academic year. 

  • Grade 3:  6 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Grade 4:  6:35 - 7:05 p.m.
  • Grade 5:  7:10 - 7:40 p.m.

IMPORTANT: The AIS informational meeting will be rescheduled in for early October. Details will be announced in the weeks ahead.

Research has consistently shown that home-school communications and family engagement are among the strongest predictors of student academic success. We look forward to meeting you tonight and to forging strong partnerships on which to build your children's education. 

BUS SAFETY DRILLS WED., SEPT. 12; INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Posted September 11 at 4:29pm

School is on and school buses are back on our roadways, with our most precious cargo on board. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, students in all grades will participate in a School Bus Safety Drill, as required by the State Education Department.

To help parents/guardians reinforce these safety procedures and integrate them in our students’ daily bus routines, the MVCSD Transportation Department is offering a review of the drill and helpful safety tips for each school.

We encourage all school families to review and discuss safe bus riding to help us maximize the safety of our students and community.

2018-19 OPENING DAY: WELCOME BACK, FACULTY AND STAFF!

Posted September 4 at 3:28pm

They are back and ready to welcome your children to our buildings, classrooms and fields tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 5!

 

Early today, Tuesday, Sept. 4, Minisink Valley’s faculty and staff filed into the middle school cafeteria amid hugs and cheers for the Opening Day of the 2018-19 school year. They enjoyed their reunion over breakfast, before gathering in the school auditorium for the Superintendent’s Conference.

 

Superintendent Brian C. Monahan offered thanks to the district’s workforce, with a special mention for buildings and grounds, transportation and technology teams, administrative staff, and everyone who gave part of their summer to engage in curriculum work and professional development.

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