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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

NEW YORK STATE ASSESSMENTS: GRADES 3-8

Posted March 21 at 12:17pm

The spring 2017 testing schedule for students in grades 3-8 is as follows:

 

  • English Language Arts (ELA) Grades 3-8
          This test will be administered on March 28, 29 and 30 

  • Mathematics Grades 3-8
          This test will be administered on May 2, 3 and 4

Tests will be administered immediately after morning announcements. It is extremely important that your child arrive at school on time. Children who arrive late will be held in the office and will complete the testing on the makeup day. Once testing begins, it cannot be restarted to accommodate late students.


If you know that your child will be absent on one or more of the testing days, please notify the school so alternate arrangements may be made for him/her to make up the test.

A healthy breakfast, a full night's sleep, and a word of encouragement will help your child perform his/her best.

PARENT FACT SHEET: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NYS EXAMS, GRADES 3-8

OTISVILLE STUDENTS JUMP FOR HEALTHIER HEARTS

Posted March 20 at 11:05am

Otisville Elementary is all heart! Every year, under the guidance of Thomas Uhrig, physical education teacher, our students participate in a Jump for the Heart event to fundraise for the American Heart Association.

 

Students jump rope during gym classes, and tug at the heart strings of their families and neighbors at home to help support the fight against heart disease, and life-saving medical research.    

 

Together, the Otisville school community raised $7,352 this year. Many thanks to all our generous participants, and a special round of applause to our top fundraiser, Ryan Johnson.

 

As it is traditional, the campaign ends with the "Jump the Donut" Championships. Congratulations to the winners in each grade: 

  • 5th Grade - Mackay Lynch
  • 4th Grade - Elijah Beamon
  • 3rd Grade - Rogan Lynch
  • 2nd Grade - Sophia Gerace
  • 1st Grade - Sebastian Rudnick

OTISVILLE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS: EXPLORE, CREATE AND PLAY

Posted March 13 at 12:20pm

Since early February, and through the end of April, Otisville Elementary has been offering an array of after-school enrichment programs with a wide range of appeal and skill-development.

 

Students can learn typing skills, practice the scientific method, crochet their own scarf, stretch body and mind with yoga, learn old and create new card-games, advance math skills or learn to build simple machines with Legos, use puppets to improve storytelling and creative writing, or learn the basics of volleyball and team-playing. Two additional programs involving ancient history and world geography ended in early March.

 

Recently, in Mrs. Downey’s program, students learning to build simple machines with Legos were moving from levers to axles and wheels. Rogan, a third-grader, signed-up for this course because he loves to build things. Molly, a fourth-grader, has built a Lego world at home, and liked the sound of machine-building.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OTISVILLE'S ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAM

Posted March 7 at 12:10pm

A warm round of applause to our Odyssey of the Mind team for a great performance at the regional tournaments on Saturday, March 4. 

 

Odyssey of the Mind is a very challenging program requiring an array of skills. In addition to a hefty time commitment, it takes good teamwork, the ability to listen to and accept other ideas, creativity, problem-solving, and the will to persevere.

Congratulations Aaron, Ethan, John, Kameryn, Nicholas, Patrick, Tommy, and Mr. David Gronner, the team's adviser. 

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MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH BEGINS WITH THIRD-GRADE MINI-MUSICAL, TUE., MAR. 7

Posted March 2 at 12:18pm

Otisville’s third-graders will lead the celebration of Music in Our Schools Month with "A Little Bit of Showbiz," a mini-musical in concert. Under the direction of Mrs. Megahn Hughes, the students will perform for the community on Tues., March 7, at 7 p.m.

The musical tells the story of a grandma and grandpa who were Broadway actors in their youth. Come and find out what happens when they leave out their trunk, full of theater props and costumes, for their grandchildren to find.

Daytime performances will take place on Mon., March 6, at 2:30 p.m., and Tues., March 7, at 9:30 am.

OTISVILLE STUDENTS TO COMPETE AT ODYSSEY OF THE MIND REGIONAL TOURNAMENT: SAT., MAR. 4

Posted March 2 at 8:51am

Seven Otisville students in grades 3-5 will be competing in Odyssey of the Mind’s regional tournament this Saturday, March 4, in Goshen.

 

Only one student, fifth-grader Ethan, has previous experience with the Odyssey program. He returned because he enjoys thinking creatively. Nicholas, a fourth grader, was encouraged to audition by his teacher. She told him he was smart, creative and would be a valuable team member. Kameryn, a fourth grader, learned about it from a friend who recommended it. Patrick, a third grader, wanted to act. He auditioned for Odyssey and the school musical.

 

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OTISVILLE CELEBRATES 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL

Posted February 22 at 3:02pm

Otisville’s students celebrated 100 days of learning with school pride and fun activities on Wednesday, February 15. 

 

Students who did not miss one of all 100 days were acknowledged in the morning announcements and received commemorative certificates.

 

Kindergarten classes celebrated with activities inspired by the big number. They made 100-day crowns and hats, 100-bead necklaces, 10X10 snack mixes--and they created portraits of themselves at the age of 100! 

  

Happy 100th Day Anniversary to our students and teachers! (Additional photos

ARTWORK OF OTISVILLE STUDENTS TO BE FEATURED IN SLIDE FORM AT COUNTYWIDE ART EXHIBIT, FEB. 25

Posted February 21 at 3:09pm

For the first time this year, the artwork of elementary school students from across Orange County, including Otisville, will be featured in the form of a slide show during a one-day art exhibit designed for high school students.

 

Sponsored by the Orange County Arts Council, “The Arts Build Confidence Showcase” will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the center court of Middletown’s Galleria at Crystal Run.

 

Otisville will be represented in the slide art-show with works by 45 students in Mrs. Welsh’s art classes. Minisink Valley Elementary School students in Mrs. Begle’s art classes are also participating. Ten Minisink Valley High School art students will exhibit actual artwork.
 

Congratulations to all our students and their art teachers! (ARTWORK PHOTO GALLERY)

OTISVILLE RECOGNIZES “STAR” STUDENTS FOR THE 2ND MARKING PERIOD

Posted February 13 at 10:14am

Otisville’s PBIS team started a new recognition program for students who excel in showing Otisville PRIDE throughout their school day. Each marking period, teachers will nominate students whose behavior consistently demonstrates Respect, Responsibility and Readiness to learn—the “Keys to Success.”

 

Nominated students for each grade will be announced at the end of each marking period and recognized with a certificate and a STAR Student backpack clip. 

 

Photo gallery of second marking period STAR recipients. Additional recipients are EJ Gonzalez, Howard Powlus and Joshua Thibodeau.

NEW PERFORMANCE DATES FOR 101 DALMATIANS

Posted February 8 at 9:52pm

Due to the upcoming inclement weather, Otisville Elementary's play, 101 DALMATIANS has been rescheduled to the following performance dates:

  • Friday, February 10 at 2:15pm and 7:00pm 
  • Monday, February 13 at 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, February 14 at 7:00pm

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