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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

OTISVILLE CELEBRATES PAJAMA DAY WITH CREATIVE CHALLENGE

Posted December 5 at 2:44pm

As part of Otisville Elementary’s Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive, students celebrated a Pajama Day on Friday, Dec. 1, with milk and cookies—Thank you, Otisville PTA and BOCES PTO!

Activities included holiday stories read by BOCES Assistant Principal, Mrs. Santiago, and a Pajama People Contest. Students used their imagination to create pajama gingerbread people. Two students in each grade level were recognized for “most creative design.”

Learn more about Otisville’s Pajama Drive. Donations are accepted through Friday, Dec. 15. 

OTISVILLE'S PAJAMA DRIVE: GIVE A GIFT OF COMFORT

Posted November 28 at 12:36pm

Every child deserves a warm pair of pajamas and a bedtime story before drifting into dreaming. Some need it desperately. 

This holiday season, join Otisville Elementary and our BOCES partners to bring comfort and security to a child with the gift of a brand new set of pajamas. As part of the annual, nation-wide Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive, our donations will be sent to Scholastic Books to be paired with a story book and given to children and youth living in shelters and group homes. 

  • Important Guidelines: complete pajama sets (2-piece or nightgown), in all sizes; must be brand new, and flame-retardant
  • Drive Timeline: Donate now through Friday, Dec. 15
  • Pajama Day Celebration: In commemoration of our Pajama Drive, wear pajamas to school on Friday, December 1st and everyone will enjoy milk and cookies!

We thank our school community for supporting this thoughtful effort. Sweet dreams! 

REMINDER: HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, DEC. 1

Posted November 28 at 11:17am

To accommodate parent-teacher conferences, Friday, Dec. 1, is a half-day for students. Athletic programs and late bus runs will go on as scheduled. Dismissal times are as follows:

  • Middle School - 11 a.m.
  • High School - 11:15 a.m.
  • ES / OE / IS - 12:20 p.m.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM SUPERINTENDENT MONAHAN

Posted November 22 at 9:50am

In this season of thanksgiving, it is my great joy and privilege to thank you for your expressed and indispensable support, and your manifold contributions to the wellbeing of our school community.

It takes all of us to create a safe, nurturing, and forward-thinking environment in which to grow and prepare our students to thrive in a fast-changing world. We are mindful of the professionalism and dedication of our administrators, faculty and staff; of our students’ drive to learn and achieve; of our students' families for their engagement; and of our community members for their support and investment in our educational mission.

On behalf of our Board of Education, district administrators, and my own family, please accept our sincere thanks, and our warm Thanksgiving wishes for a happy and safe celebration with your loved ones. 

GIVE TO OTISVILLE'S FOOD DRIVE, THROUGH TUE., NOV. 21

Posted November 20 at 8:00am

Otisville Elementary School is participating in a district-wide food drive to benefit Minsink Cares. We invite you to share your bounty this holiday season with less fortunate families in our midst.

 

WHY IT MATTERS:

─ 1-in-6 children in America may not know where they will get their next meal.

─ 20 percent of Minisink students experience some form of food insecurity.

 

Let’s pull together to take care of our own. Let’s contribute to our school food drive to make sure all Minisink families are provided for this holiday season. (Continue reading for details.)

 

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GOOD LUCK OTISVILLE'S "GIRLS ON THE RUN"

Posted November 16 at 4:06pm

Otisville's Girls on the Run team will take on a 5K challenge this Saturday, November 18 at Rockland Lake State Park in Valley Cottage, NY. Coaches, Judy Faust, Denise Davis, Kayleigh Crawford, and the girls' parents along with more than 2000 runners, volunteers and spectators will make this event one to remember!


A life-changing, non-profit organization for girls in grades 3-8, Girls on the Run empowers girls to recognize and activate their full potential and boldly pursue their dreams. Girls are inspired be joyful, healthy and confidence through a fun program that creatively integrates running.

CELEBRATING "TEN YEARS AND STILL A PERFECT FIT” WITH HONORED GUESTS

Posted November 16 at 12:41pm

The marking of our school's 10th anniversary is more than a time to celebrate. It’s a time to recognize those who played a critical role in making Otisville Elementary a great place to grow and learn. And so it was that, during a birthday celebration on November 14, our school hosted and honored two very special guests: former Principals Mrs. Alice Reh and Dr. Mary Bonen (also a former MVCSD Superintendent).

Following a birthday breakfast and cake in the company of Superintendent Brian Monahan, Principal Vincent Biele, Assistant Principal Julia Downey, faculty and staff, students in K-5 presented our honored guests with cards, poems, posters, and flowers.

This festive and thoughtful event was made possible by the coordinated, school-wide efforts of our PBIS team. Sincere thanks to our visitors and volunteers! 

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REMINDER: HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, NOV. 17

Posted November 16 at 9:21am

Marking the first day of parent-teacher conferences, Friday, Nov. 17, is a half-day for students. Athletic programs and late bus runs will go on as scheduled. Dismissal times are as follows:

Middle School 11:00 am
High School  11:15 am
ES / OE / IS  12:20 pm

MVCSD SCHOOLS CLOSED FRIDAY, NOV. 10, FOR VETERANS DAY

Posted November 9 at 10:01am

Minisink Valley Schools will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in honor of Veterans Day.

We salute our Veterans and thank them for their service and sacrifice.

NEW LIFE ON OTISVILLE'S KINDERGARTEN PLAYGROUND

Posted November 6 at 2:03pm

Come spring of 2018, Otisville’s kindergartners can cool down from their outdoor play under the shade of three new trees.

 

The planting of three red maples on Friday, Nov. 3, is the result of a six-year, cooperative fundraising effort between our PTO and Recycling Club (grades 4-5). Congratulations on your vision and perseverance, OES PTO, Laura Bendlin, Tara Frawley, and Recycling Club!

 

Special thanks to our buildings and grounds staff! They prepared the ground, planted the trees, and will provide the extra care needed to help establish the roots of our young maples.

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