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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND: FEB. 15-18

Posted February 13 at 1:25pm

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 15, through Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Feb. 19. 

VALENTINE'S DAY PARENTS'-NIGHT-OUT BY JROTC

Posted February 13 at 12:05pm

Wishing you could plan a Valentine’s Day dinner just for two? If you have a child in grades 1-5, JROTC cadets can make it happen!

On Thursday, Feb. 14, they will be in the high school cafeteria from 6-9 p.m., ready to welcome and entertain your kid(s) with arts & crafts, face painting, tug-of-war, soccer, board games, and a movie! Admission is $10 per child.

Parents, please bring driver’s license and cell phone number. Children should eat a meal before getting dropped off.

LEGO ‘SIMPLE MACHINES’ ENRICHMENT PROGRAM OFFERS STEM LESSONS TO OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Posted February 13 at 11:15am

Otisville Elementary Assistant Principal Julia Downey’s January enrichment program, “LEGO Simple Machines” engaged students in investigating and understanding the operation of simple and compound machines found in everyday life using basic LEGO machine parts such as levers, axles, gears and pulleys.

 

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OTISVILLE STUDENTS: OUR CUSTODIANS, OUR SUPERHEROES

Posted February 7 at 3:54pm

OTISVILLE STUDENTS showed their appreciation to their Custodians--their Superheroes--with creative posters, heartfelt thank-yous, and a few humorous moments. 

They made it clear that a sparkling-clean school is also about their health, safety, ability to learn—and school pride! And they know who they owe it all to! 

A special thank you to the school's PTO for organizing this important recognition and adding to the festivities with a Super-cake and gift-bags.  (Additional photos)

OTISVILLE CELEBRATES POSITIVE BEHAVIOR AT END OF MARKING PERIOD

Posted January 30 at 12:19pm

Hats off to Otisville's STAR-students, teachers and staff on the successful completion of their second marking period!

 

The celebration on Friday, Jan. 25, brought older and younger students together to share fun crafts and engaging learning activities.

 

Students were recognized for their efforts with Dr. Seuss-themed STAR-student certificates. They will go places, indeed!

 

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OTISVILLE TAKES THE 'GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE' JAN. 28-FEB. 1

Posted January 30 at 8:49am

Otisville Elementary's "Great Kindness Challenge" will take place Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 and students will participate along with 10 million other students from 15,000 schools in 91 countries!

 

 

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ALL MINISINK VALLEY SCHOOLS ARE LABELED AS SCHOOLS 'IN GOOD STANDING' BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Posted January 28 at 2:50pm

All schools in the Minisink Valley School Central District have been labeled as schools in “good standing" by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), as required by the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 

ESSA is the state’s new school accountability system that replaced No Child Left Behind. NYSED announced the new school accountability designations on Jan. 17.

 

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS AGES 65 AND OLDER: TAKE NOTE OF CHANGES TO NEW YORK STATE ENHANCED STAR TAX EXEMPTION

Posted January 24 at 1:16pm

Because of changes New York State made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption earlier this year, all residents ages 65 and older who are enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit.

 

In Minisink Valley, the deadline to enroll in IVP is March 1.

 

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EXPERT RISHA GRANT TO SPEAK TO FACULTY AND STAFF DURING JAN. 28 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Posted January 24 at 12:45pm

Risha Grant, a diversity and inclusion expert, will speak to Minisink Valley faculty and staff during the district’s Professional Development Day on Monday, Jan. 28, and will focus on building inclusive school cultures.

 

Ms. Grant’s presentation is part of the district’s ongoing kindness and diversity initiatives to cultivate an atmosphere that embraces Minisink Valley’s diversity and supports a learning environment respectful of all students, staff and community members.

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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S TEACHINGS AND LEGACY SEEN IN A MULTITUDE OF WAYS IN MINISINK VALLEY CLASSROOMS

Posted January 18 at 3:52pm

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s important legacy was again highlighted this past week to Minisink Valley students as part of ongoing reinforcement and recognition of Dr. King’s essential place in U.S. and global history, as the civil rights leader’s birthday is marked on Monday’s national holiday.

 

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GET READY FOR GREAT MUSIC: 'MINISTOCK' IS THIS FRIDAY, JAN. 11!

Posted January 7 at 8:38am

Are you ready for some great music?

 

“Ministock” will take place Friday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. Minisink Valley High School.

 

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