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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

MEMORIAL DAY SCHOOL CLOSING: THURSDAY, MAY 23 - MONDAY, MAY 27

Posted May 22 at 9:02am

Minisink Valley schools will be closed Thursday, May 23, through Monday, May 27. Thursday, May 23, was declared a giveback day due to unused snow days. Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27, marks the observance of Memorial Day. This important holiday commemorates men and women who have given their lives in military service to our country.

In remembrance of our brave soldiers, the American Legion George Smith Post 1607 will host the annual Memorial Day parade in Unionville on Monday, May 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m. MV Middle School Band, the High School Warrior Marching Band, JROTC (Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps), and several other youth groups will be marching, as they do each year. All community members are encouraged to participate. 

Classes will resume Tuesday, May 28.

OTISVILLE CONCERT BAND AND POPS BAND WILL PRESENT THREE SHOWS ON MAY 21 AND 22

Posted May 22 at 8:00am

The Otisville Concert Band and The Otisville Pops Band, under the direction of Maria Fenfert, will hold their Spring Concert, “A Tribute To Heroes” on Tuesday, May 21 at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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INAUGURAL DISTRICT K-12 ART SHOW A HUGE SUCCESS!

Posted May 20 at 9:38am

Minisink Valley's first-ever K-12 Art Show, Scholarship Silent Furniture Auction, Fashion Show, Video Production presentation AND Empty Bowls Fundraiser was a phenomenal success, with hundreds of people seeing the tremendous artistic talent of our students!

 

If you weren't able to attend the art show, visit the district's Facebook page to see photos from the evening: Minisink Valley Central School District

 

Thank you to all the teachers who played a role in the success of the evening!!

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IT'S GETTING CLOSE! PLANS ARE PROGRESSING FOR MINISINK VALLEY'S 'RELAY FOR LIFE' ON JUNE 1

Posted May 16 at 9:35am

Here's some additional useful information about Minisink Valley's "Relay for Life" to support the American Cancer Society, which is taking place on June 1.

 

Everyone in the district is invited to participate and be part of this event to promote cancer awareness, celebrate survivors and caregivers and fund cancer research and treatments. Be part of this great cause and make a difference!

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A QUARTER SAVED IS 25 CENTS EARNED....OTISVILLE FOURTH-GRADERS LEARN THE VALUE OF SAVING MONEY FROM ORANGE BANK & TRUST CO.

Posted May 13 at 12:59pm

Otisville Elementary fourth-graders received practical knowledge and advice about not just U.S. currency, but financial planning and management from Cynthia Fusillo and Laura WongSing of Orange Bank &Trust Co. on May 10 as part of the school’s annual banking program.

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MEASLES UPDATE: PLEASE BE ALERT AND REVIEW THE DIRECTIVES FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Posted May 3 at 9:10am

Parents and guardians: Orange County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman is advising school districts that as of April 30, there are 23 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County.

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OTISVILLE SECOND GRADERS DISCOVER THE SCIENCE OF ROLLER SKATING ON FIELD TRIP

Posted May 2 at 4:00pm

Today’s learning environments prioritize creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving. Referred to as 21st-century skills, they are essential in STEM education and begin with asking questions.

 

Second graders at Otisville Elementary practiced these essential skills during a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field trip to The Castle Fun Center in Chester, on Wednesday, May 1.

 

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OBSTACLE COURSE TEACHES ABSTRACT CONCEPTS TO K-1 STUDENTS

Posted May 2 at 11:38am

This week K-1 students at Otisville got a full workout moving every which way through a maze of obstacles set up in the school’s gym.

 

Physical education teachers, Stephanie Giufre and Thomas Uhrig, used obstacle courses to help students work on abstract skills and concepts such as balance, over-under, up-down, on-off, and through-around.

 

“Sometimes with intangible concepts the best way to learn is by putting them into practice--and having fun in the process,” Mrs. Giufre said.

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UPDATE YOUR DISTRICT APP FOR NEWS AND NOTIFICATIONS

Posted April 30 at 8:05am

The Minisink Valley CSD app has been updated. 

  • Current users: Please update your app and follow indicated steps to ensure the receipt of push-notifications and customize your preferences. Note that the old version of the app is no longer supported.
  • Don't have the MVCSD app yet? Download it today: iOS devicesAndroid devices.

The MVCSD app gives you mobile access to MVCSD news, calendars, lunch menus, student/parent resources, and more. To receive information about school closings, early dismissals, and other district or school-specific events, please make sure to allow for push-notifications in your preferences.  

MUCH TO LEARN AT OTISVILLE'S SCIENCE FAIR

Posted April 29 at 3:44pm

Over 50 young scientists presented their research at Otisville Elementary PTO Science Fair on Friday, April 26.

Students used the scientific method to pursue pressing questions in a broad range of fields, from Earth science to the science of baking. Families came out to support them and learn from them, while having fun with hands-on experiments.

All presenters were entered into a special prize drawing and recognized with certificates for their hard work. The future of science is in the capable hands! 

HIGH SCHOOL TO HOLD 'RELAY FOR LIFE' FUNDRAISER ON JUNE 1; IT'S TIME TO ORGANIZE YOUR TEAM!

Posted April 29 at 9:24am

Minisink Valley High School will host a Relay for Life event on Saturday, June 1 from noon to 9 p.m. on the high school’s track.

 

Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society fundraiser with a mission to promote cancer awareness, celebrate survivors and caregivers and fund cancer research and treatments.

 

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