OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

GETTING READY FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Posted August 10 at 12:45pm

The start of a new school year is just around the corner!  The administration, faculty, and staff of Otisville Elementary School are excited to welcome our students back to school.  As your family prepares for another school year, consider the following "Ten Tips for Your Child's Success in School" as outlined by healthychildren.org:   

 

  • Enforce Healthy Habits - Early bed times, healthy food, plenty of exercise and limited tv/computer/video time all contribute to a healthy environment.
  • Stick to a Routine - Structure the day so expectations for what to do and when to do it are clear.
  • Create a "Launch Pad" - Choose a place in which your child puts any school related items.  
  • Designate a Workspace - This is where the homework and the projects happen!
  • Read Read Read -  Young students learn to read.  By fourth grade they are reading to learn.  Learn and read together!
  • Learn Always -  Look for opportunities to incorporate newly learned skills in everyday life.  For example, talk about fractions while baking.
  • Take the Lead - Allow your child to see you reading or doing other tasks while they are working on homework.  This demonstrates a strong work ethic.
  • Show Interest - Attend open house and other school functions.
  • Talk Often -  Ask lots of questions about the school day.  Questions that cannot be answered with "yes" or "no" will yield lots of information.
  • Expect Success - No one child can be expected to be the best at everything.  But every child can be expected to do their best.  

MRS. WIPPEL'S CLASS TIES THE KNOT!

Posted June 15 at 4:23pm

US Coast Guard serviceman Kevin Wippel demonstrated how to tie a square knot for Mrs. Wippel's fourth grade students.  After the demonstration, students tried their hands at knot tying. Thank you Coast Guardsman Wippel for teaching this important skill!  Knot wisdom from the past:  


When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

GIRL SCOUT BRONZE AWARD PROJECT

Posted June 15 at 4:14pm

Girl Scout Junior Troop 105 dedicated a "Buddy Bench" to Otisville Elementary School. The scouts scraped and painted a bench near the playground as part of their Bronze Award project. A Buddy Bench is intended to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Thanks to Troop 105 for donating time and creating a friendly environment for Otisville Elementary School.

GIRLS ON THE RUN

Posted June 15 at 4:06pm

Students from Otisville Elementary school ran a 5K at the Goshen Historic Track.  The run was a culmination of their Spring training for Girls on the RunGirls on the Run is a non-profit after-school program that encourages pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.  All of our students finished the 5K.  Congratulations girls!  

FLAG DAY CELEBRATION

Posted June 12 at 2:56pm

The Otisville Elementary learning community honored the flag of the United States of America. The ceremony was begun by the recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance. Riley Grainger, Sydney DuPlessis, Rebecca Milby, and Bonnie Crowe-Bailey led the students in song, as the Star Spangled Banner, You're a Grand Old Flag, and Yankee Doodle were sung.  Special thanks to Mrs. Fenfert and Ms. Daigle for organizing the ceremony.

IMPORTANT END OF THE YEAR DATES

Posted June 9 at 9:52am

The end of the 2014-2015 school year is fast approaching. Here are some important dates to remember as the school year comes to the close:

 

  • Thursday, June 18 - PTO Sponsored School-wide Field Day Barbecue
  • Thursday, June 18 - Field Day Grades 3-5
  • Friday, June 19 - Field Day Grades K-2
  • Friday, June 19 - Grade 5 Moving Up Day Celebration - 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday, June 22 - Grade 5 Moving Up Day Ceremony - 9:30am
  • Tuesday, June 23 - Kindergarten Graduation - 9:30am
  • Wednesday, June 24 - Last Day of School - 12:20pm dismissal

OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY BAND STUDENTS ARE RATED "OUTSTANDING"

Posted June 5 at 3:48pm

Otisville Elementary Band students performed at the NYSSMA Festival.  The musicians prepared solos and their hard work paid off. The students brought back 14 "outstanding" ratings, which is the highest grade at the festival.  Seven students received "excellent" ratings; the second highest ranking at the festival. Eight of the participants received perfect scores.  Congratulations to these talented musicians and to Mrs. Fenfert, the Otisville Band Director!

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.


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