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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

NYS GRADE 4 SCIENCE TESTING

Posted May 24 at 3:10pm

• New York State Science Performance Exam: Wednesday, May 31, and June 1
• New York State Science Written Exam: Monday, June 5


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

PRESCHOOLERS LEARN ABOUT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

Posted May 24 at 8:11am

Student safety starts with getting our students safely to and from school. To that end, Minisink Valley’s department of transportation is currently offering bus safety workshops to preschool students slated to enter kindergarten in the fall.

 

Minisink bus drivers train for the program and work in small teams. Students are engaged through questions, illustrations, a children’s video on bus safety, and ridership exercises with a school bus, in the pre-school’s parking lot.

 

Instruction topics include the importance of sitting straight on the bus, learning bus driver signals for stopping and going, danger zones, crossing safety, respecting the bus and the driver, respecting each other, and helping others to be safe.

 

Students take home an activity book and a handout for parents to help reinforce bus safety at home.

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CONGRATULATIONS FIFTH GRADE BAND

Posted May 18 at 3:35pm

Congratulations to all fifth grade band students, and director Stacey Barnes, for an outstanding spring concert performance on Wed., May 17.

In addition to their talent, the students' hard work and preparation was unequivocal.

Many thanks to our guest performers -- the Middle School Honor Band directed by Megan Shafer -- for opening up a memorable musical evening in our school.  

OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SPRING BAND CONCERT TONIGHT, MAY 17, AT 7PM

Posted May 17 at 12:36pm

Otisville band students have worked hard on their musical instruments and sheet music to bring you their best performance during tonight's spring concert.

Enjoy a delightful musical evening, and show your support to our students and their director, music/band teacher Stacey Barnes.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

OTISVILLE STUDENTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Posted May 11 at 1:56pm

Since 1984, the first week of May has been designated National Teacher Appreciation Week – a time to acknowledge the unique role teachers play in shaping the future of our children and our communities.  

Students at Otisville School were eager to say "thank you" to their teachers. We join them in celebrating each of our educators for their invaluable work and dedication.  

OTISVILLE'S GRADES 4 & 5 CHORUS PERFORMING TUE., MAY 9

Posted May 8 at 3:00pm

The Otisville Elementary School Grade 4 and 5 Chorus will hold three concerts on Tuesday, May 9.

Concert times: 9:30am • 2:30pm • 7:00pm. 

Under the direction of Megahn Hughes, music/chorus teacher, students will perform selections from Stephen Sondhiem, John Rutter, Toto and Meghan Trainor. All are welcome! 

OTISVILLE STUDENTS DESIGN YEAR BOOK COVER AND FIELD DAY “T”

Posted May 8 at 3:00pm

Congratulations to all finalists and winners of this year’s design contests for Otisville's Yearbook Cover and Field Day T-Shirt.

 

• Yearbook Cover Design Winner: Taylor Jennings • Finalists: Emily Bartels and Arielle Gomez

• Field Day T-Shirt Design Winner: Paula Lian • Finalists: Emma McCafrey, Ethan Serbetzian, Joseph Simpson, Kaeda Becker, Emily Ketcham, Emily Bartels and Toni Maurizzio

All winners and finalists received gift-certificates to the PTO's Scholastic Book Fair in June.

Thank you to all of the participating students!

OTISVILLE'S K-1 STUDENTS KNOW NO OBSTACLES / PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS WEEK: MAY 8-12

Posted May 5 at 11:21am

Otisville’s K-1 students conquered a myriad obstacles in the first week of May. Their physical education teachers, Stephanie Giufre and Thomas Uhrig, set up a series of obstacle courses across the school gym to help students work on abstract skills and concepts such as balance, over, under, around and through. They could have practiced all day!

 

COMING UP: Physical Education and Sports Spirit Week, May 8-12

Students are encouraged to join the fun and express themselves around each day’s theme, as follows:

• Monday: Favorite Sports Team • Tuesday: Sneakers Day • Wednesday: Athletic Wear • Thursday: Youth Team Day • Friday: School Spirit Day

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UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT CONCERNING CIRCULATED RUMORS

Posted May 4 at 6:31pm

As reported this morning, New York State Police (NYSP), in close collaboration with school officials, has been conducting a thorough investigation since last night to assess the credibility of rumors circulated among high school students.

 

NYSP has investigated every aspect of this alleged threat, and the district has been informed that there is no credible information or evidence to substantiate the circulated rumors.

 

Out of an abundance of caution, we will retain a police presence on campus throughout the day tomorrow.

 

We want to recognize NYS Troopers for their tireless efforts and assistance to ensure the safety of our entire school community.

SHARK SIGHTING AT OTISVILLE'S PTO SCIENCE FAIR

Posted May 4 at 4:11pm

Otisville’s PTO Science Fair attracted scores of inquiring minds on Friday, April 28. They found everything they came for and more.

Otisville students set up their science projects and were happy to present and discuss them with visitors. Mad Science offered fun and fascinating hands-on experiments—like making a bouncing ball from a combination of liquids.  


The middle school science club invited visitors to see more than meets the eye through their microscope. And then, they dissected a shark! 


It was an exciting night of discovery for our students and their families. Thank you, Otisville PTO!


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