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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

MVSCD SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY, JAN. 21, FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Posted January 18 at 4:07pm

Minisink Valley schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On Nov. 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill in the White House Rose Garden designating a federal holiday honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to be observed on the third Monday of January. A leader of the 1950s-1960s civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. King advocated for nonviolent civil disobedience to racial segregation, and was instrumental in the movement's most momentous achievements (Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965). He was also recognized internationally with the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.

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

Posted January 17 at 8:50am

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 cultures.

 

 

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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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CHANGE TO SCHOOL CALENDAR --- MONDAY, JAN. 28 IS NOW A HALF-DAY FOR FACULTY/STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Posted January 3 at 3:28pm

Parents and Guardians:

 

The district is making a change to its school calendar for the purpose of an additional Professional Development day for faculty and staff.

 

Monday, Jan. 28 will now be a half-day of school for students and classes will dismiss as follows:

 

• Middle school: 10:45 a.m.

• High school: 11 a.m.

• Intermediate/elementary schools: 11:45 a.m.

 

Thank you for your understanding, your continued support and for making arrangements for your children to arrive home early on Monday, Jan. 28.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact your school's principal.

 

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REGISTER NOW FOR MINISINK VALLEY GIRLS BASKETBALL INSTRUCTIONAL CLINICS

Posted January 2 at 2:04pm

Registration is taking place for the 2019 Minisink Valley Girls Basketball Instructional Clinics Open to all Minisink girls in grades 5-8, to be held Saturdays in February (Feb.2, 9, 16 and 23) from 1 to 3 p.m. in Intermediate Gym C.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BRIAN C. MONAHAN

Posted December 21 at 12:36pm

We have received a number of phone calls today regarding an incident that took place on social media, in which a high school student made racially-charged comments about a fellow classmate.


Please know that we have been aware of this matter since it occurred. The incident was immediately reported to law enforcement agencies at the time. The ensuing external and internal investigations, and collaboration between the district and law enforcement, resulted in disciplinary action for the offending student. The district legally cannot discuss any resulting student disciplinary actions, including this one, for any reason.


The district has no tolerance for hateful language or any type of conduct that endangers the physical or emotional sense of safety and security of our students and staff. Those who choose to test these boundaries will endure the consequences outlined by the district’s code of conduct, and/or those under the law.  


We encourage parents and guardians to have conversations with their children and reinforce these messages at home.

STAGED LITERARY CLASSIC REINFORCES CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND LANGUAGE SKILLS

Posted December 20 at 2:20pm

“When a child loves you for a long, long time [...] then you become Real.” If you remember little else from the age-old tale of The Velveteen Rabbit, these few, evocative words might still resonate. They are sure to endure for Otisville students in grades K-2 who heard them straight from the Skin Horse’s mouth, as spoken to the Velveteen Rabbit, on the school’s stage earlier this week.

 

Sponsored by Otisville’s PTO, The Velveteen Rabbit production by Bright Star Touring Theatre promotes character development with a strong anti-bullying message, while supporting foundational language skills in reading, speaking and listening.

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MINISINK KIWANIS MEMBERS DONATE 100 DICTIONARIES TO OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY THIRD-GRADERS

Posted December 20 at 10:37am

Is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis really a word?

 

Yes, it is! Otisville Elementary third-graders confirmed this when they were challenged to look up different words, including being told what the dictionary’s longest word is.

 

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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY THIRD-GRADERS ARE VIRTUAL CANOERS!

Posted December 18 at 10:04am

Third-graders --- representing each third-grade class at Otisville Elementary --- were recently chosen to participate in a virtual canoe race sponsored by the Delaware Rivershed Network.

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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES PAJAMA DRIVE SUCCESS WITH 'MILK AND COOKIES PJ DAY'

Posted December 7 at 2:28pm

Who wouldn’t want to wear their cozy and/or holiday pajamas to school PLUS have a break for milk, cookies and a holiday story?

 

It was all for a great cause! Today, Dec. 7, Otisville Elementary students held a Pajama Drive Celebration to acknowledge the many pairs of donated pajamas which will be given to needy children.

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