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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR PARENTS OF SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN: THU., MAY 24, 7PM

Posted May 21 at 11:23am

What community supports and state-based services are available for special-needs children and their families? How do you navigate adult services for your special needs youth? What is the state eligibility criteria for support services? When is the right time to apply for adult services?

To answer to these and other, related questions, Minisink Valley’s Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education is hosting a parent meeting on Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m., in the high school library.  

Heather Rajnert, an education advocate with Independent Living, will present and moderate a question-answer period. Independent Living works to maximize the potential of persons with disabilities and enhance their quality of life. 

OTISVILLE BAND SPRING CONCERTS: TUE., MAY 22, 9:30AM & 7PM

Posted May 21 at 9:48am

The Otisville Concert Band and The Otisville Pops Band invite you to their spring concert on Tuesday, May 22, with daytime performance at 9:30 a.m., and evening performance at 7 p.m. 

Students have worked hard preparing some challenging music, including "Hey Jude" by the Beatles, "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk The Moon, and Star Wars' "The Force Awakens," composed by the infamous John Williams.

HIGHLIGHT:
The program will feature nine chamber pieces composed by the performers themselves! We hope to see you there! 

NATIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT WEEK MAY 21 - 25

Posted May 18 at 6:43am

As part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Otisville will be kicking off "Get Active" week starting on Monday, May 21. Parents and guardians are encouraged to help their children explore a variety of physical activities and participate in our theme week. The School-wide "get active" themes for each day is as follows:  

 

Monday, May 21 -Favorite Sports Team Day (wear something from your favorite team)
Tuesday, May 22 - Sneaker Day (wear those sneakers!)
Wednesday, May 23 - Athletic Wear Day (wear comfortable exercise clothes)
Thursday, May 24 - Youth Team Day (wear your team's t-shirt or jersey)
Friday, May 25 - School Spirit Day (wear green and white...Go Warriors!)

PHONE/INTERNET SERVICE: UPDATE FROM PRINCIPAL VINCENT BIELE

Posted May 16 at 8:15am

1:50 p.m. UPDATE: Phone service at Otisville Elementary has been restored. Internet service is slower than usual.

8:15 a.m. — Due to the storm last night, Otisville Elementary's phone and internet services are currently down. This issue is being diligently worked on so that these services are restored. Despite this issue, there is constant communication between Otisville and the main campus and we retain the ability to, if necessary, call any and all services in case of an emergency. We will continue to update the website as we receive information.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: THURSDAY, MAY 17, IS A HALF CONFERENCE-DAY

Posted May 15 at 10:36am

As previously announced, on Thursday, May 17, New York State Trooper Craig Vedder will be providing security training to all our faculty and staff. As such, May 17 will be a half conference-day, and dismissal times will be as follows:

• Elementary and Intermediate Schools (K-5): 11:20 a.m. 
• Middle School: 9:50 a.m.
• High School: 10:10 a.m.

This is also a reminder that the district will hold a regular day of instruction on Friday, May 25, before Memorial Day weekend. These calendar changes were announced in a previously posted letter from Superintendent Brian C. Monahan.

SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE: TUESDAY, MAY 15, NOON - 9PM

Posted May 11 at 2:07pm

On Tuesday, May 15, voters in the Minisink Valley Central School District will decide on a $99.9 million proposed budget for the 2018-19 school year. This budget increases spending by 2.65 percent, or $2.6 million from the current year, and includes a 2.60 percent tax levy increase.

 

The proposed 2.60 percent increase in the tax levy — the total amount of money to be raised through property taxes — is 0.56 percent below the district’s 3.16 percent tax cap calculation, as defined by the state’s tax levy limit law. As a result, the budget can be approved by a simple majority (50 percent plus one).

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OTISVILLE CHORUS SPRING CONCERT: TUE., MAY 8, 7PM

Posted May 8 at 12:54pm

Otisville's choral program is proud to present its spring concert tonight, May 8, at 7 p.m.

Our students have worked hard all year to improve their voice skills, and they are eager to delight and entertain you. Bring the family, enjoy the singing, and celebrate our students' talent and effort. ALL ARE WELCOME!

MINISINK CHORUS STUDENTS REPRESENTED AT ALL COUNTY FESTIVAL

Posted May 3 at 1:54pm

Minisink Valley's choral program was proudly represented by twenty students in grades 3-5 at the All County Festival on Saturday, April 28. Joining the best of Orange County's elementary choruses, Minisink's group was part of a combined performance featuring favorite selections, such as "When I Close My Eyes" and "Get on Board."

Congratulations to our students and music/chorus teachers Megahn Hughes, Danielle Cornacchio and Pasqua Ventre. 

NEW YORK STATE MATH ASSESSMENTS, GRADES 3-8

Posted April 30 at 9:57am

Math Exams Schedule

  • Grade 3: May 1-2 (Tue. – Wed.)  
  • Grade 4: May 3-4 (Thu. – Fri.)  
  • Grade 5: May 7-8 (Mon. – Tue.)   
  • Make ups: May 9-11 (Wed. – Thu. – Fri.)

Computer-based 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.

FACTS SHEET: Seven Things Families Should Know about the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA & Math State Exams

OTISVILLE STUDENTS HAVE FUN WITH POETRY

Posted April 26 at 3:55pm

As they walked into school this morning, students found denim pockets full of poems hanging from a couple of easels set up by school librarian Candice Sheerer. And so began Otisville’s celebration of National Poem in Your Pocket Day.

Poem in Your Pocket Day is but one way of celebrating National Poetry Month, in April, and it works just like you picture it: You pick and print a poem, stick it in your pocket, and share throughout your day.

In related activity earlier this month, fifth grade students read free verse poetry and created their own by combining words cut out from magazines.


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