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Posted November 25 at 3:40pm

Third grade students at Otisville Elementary School gathered to give thanks for the people and things that have influenced their lives. Students shared a Thanksgiving snack while they listened to each other's presentations.  Kayla in Ms. Pason/Paglia's class wrote about being thankful for her brother who is a US soldier.  "I am thankful for many things.  I am most thankful for soldiers because soldiers keep us safe and sound in our country.  My brother is in the army and I am very proud of him.  Soldiers are keeping people safe to protect the people they love and the world.  Soldiers are the people that help you and keep you and our country safe.  I miss my brother..."
The Otisville Elementary School administration, faculty, and staff wish our Otisville community a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


Posted November 20 at 11:24am

To celebrate a successful quarter, fourth grade students in Mrs. Wippel's class teamed with Mrs. Ellert's second grade students to create feathers for a turkey.  Students wrote a sentence about something for which they were thankful.  They colored and cut out the feathers which are on display on the OES cafeteria windows. 


Posted November 17 at 11:22am

Minisink Cares is a community organization which provides food and other necessities to families within the immediate community who need a helping hand.  Currently, Minisink Cares is collecting non-perishable food and personal care items. Contributions are being accepted at each building until November 19.  Any contribution, large or small, is greatly appreciated and helps to make our community strong.


Posted November 17 at 10:55am

The Otisville Elementary School community and our BOCES partners are working together to collect pajamas.  The collected pajamas will be sent to Scholastic Books where each set of pajamas will be paired with a story book, then sent to children in group homes or homeless shelters.  On December 4, Otisville Elementary will commemorate this drive with "Pajama Day" when everyone will enjoy milk and cookies.  Your pajama donations are greatly appreciated.  The pajama drive will end on December 18.  It is important that donated pajamas are brand new, complete sets and flame retardant.  All children deserve a warm pair of pajamas and a book before they close their eyes to go to sleep.  Thank you for your pajama-participation. 


Posted November 13 at 12:15am

Parents and guardians of Otisville students are welcome to attend the Otisville PTO meeting on Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm in the OES Library.  Free childcare is available.  Come and meet fellow OES parents and enjoy participating in activities that support the Otisville Elementary learning community.


Posted November 3 at 12:00am

The Otisville Elementary School learning community raised over $12,000 to support research to cure type 1 juvenile diabetes.  Students learned about diabetes then collected and combined pledges.  The OES learning community will continue to work together to support research until a cure for diabetes is found!  Special thanks to Mrs. Giuffre who worked hard to lead this effort.  


Posted November 2 at 11:46am

Students and community members enjoyed a day of fall festivities at OES.  Students in grades K-2 showed off their Halloween costumes in a costume parade.  Students in grades 3-5 celebrated the season by participating in various fall activities.  Students were treated to pumpkins in a special jack-o-lantern shaped pumpkin patch.  Thanks to the OES PTO and community members for their generous donations of pumpkins and snacks.  A special thanks to Building and Grounds staff Scott Tonnessen and Dennis Devine who created the artful pumpkin patch.


Posted November 2 at 9:57am

Students in Mrs. Louey's class met with spooky success as they created ghosts from cheese cloth and sugar water.  Science and Math topics were addressed throughout the project.  Students culminated the project with a narrative writing piece in which their ghost is the main character.  


Posted October 30 at 3:13pm

Officer Anna, from the Mount Hope Police Department, visited Otisville Elementary School.  She spoke with Otisville students about personal safety.  Students learned important rules that are designed to keep them safe when they enjoy Halloween activities:

  • Never go out alone.  Be sure to have a "buddy system" in place.  Trick or treating in small groups is a good way to stay safe.
  • Ask for help from a trusted adult if you get lost and never get into a stranger's car.
  • Be sure to have parents inspect candy before it's eaten. 
  • Make safe and smart behavior choices.

Thank you, Officer Anna!  We are glad that you are part of our Otisville Elementary School community.  


Posted October 26 at 2:08pm

On Friday, October 30, Otisville Elementary School will be having the annual Halloween Parade for K – 2 students and Fall Festival activities in the afternoon for 3-5 students.

Please note that the Halloween Parade will begin at 10:15 am.  Students will walk along the sidewalk from the intermediate wing side doors, around the front of the school to the doors located in the rear of the building.

Parents will receive information from their child's teacher for any classroom activities talking place after the parade.  Please keep in mind that no children or adults should include masks or any type of "weapon" as part of their costume.

Due to the early start time of the Halloween parade, we encourage parents/guardians to keep your child(ren) in school so that they can participate in classroom activities throughout the school day.

With safety as a priority, parents/guardians will not be permitted in the building unless your name has been given to the main office by the classroom teacher prior to the day's events or you are picking up your child(ren).

In the event of inclement weather, all scheduled outdoor events will be canceled.  Please feel free to contact the main office at (845)355-5850 if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you, as always, for your support.

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