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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

OTISVILLE LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS

Posted July 10 at 4:27pm

The Otisville Elementary School will be having hours throughout the summer that students can come in and take books out to read from our library.  
The hours are from 10:00am - 1:00pm on the following dates:
July 11, 18 and 25
August 1,8, and 15

All students must be accompanied by an adult while visiting the library.  Happy Reading!

5TH GRADERS SENT OFF WITH KICKBALL AND PBIS CELEBRATION

Posted June 23 at 2:47pm

Moving up ceremony was not the last tribute to our fifth graders for a job well done during their years at Otisville Elementary. 

Two days later, as part of a PBIS celebration, our graduates faced off faculty—and Superintendent Monahan—in an intense game of kickball. 

This festive send off also featured music and guest speakers to congratulate and honor a hard-working and talented group of students who made a positive impact on their school. 

We wish them a strong start at the Middle School and much success in their future endeavors.  

MVCSD AND SUNY ORANGE PARTNER IN STEM-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Posted June 23 at 2:21pm

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) design challenges were at the forefront of the conversation in a professional development collaboration between SUNY Orange and Minisink Valley CSD. 

SUNY Orange Professors Elizabeth Tarvin and Katie Sinsabaugh came to Otisville Elementary to give a workshop based on the book, “Making and Tinkering with STEM: Solving Design Challenges with Young Children,” by Cate Heroman. 

Teachers explored STEM centered literature, learned about design challenges and engaged in hands on activities to test their engineering skills. Our students are in good hands with these pioneering faculty.

CONGRATULATIONS OTISVILLE KINDERGARTEN CLASS OF 2017!

Posted June 21 at 10:43am

Looking scholarly in their white caps and fine dress, Otisville’s Kindergarten Class of 2017 marched into the school’s gym for their graduation ceremony, on June 20.

 

Teachers Ms. Brennan, Ms. Hewlett, Ms. Jennings, Ms. Galligan and Mr. Gronner introduced each of the 100 graduating students. Graduates accepted their diplomas from Principal Vincent Biele and Assistant Principal Julia Downey, and they took their bows or curtsied to the generous applause of family members.

 

The audience enjoyed a slide show of the students’ first year at Otisville, proudly prepared by their teachers.

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OTISVILLE'S 5TH GRADERS ARE MOVING UP

Posted June 20 at 2:07pm

Four Otisville 5th grade classes celebrated their Moving Up to the middle school in the school’s gym on June 11.

 

Cheering for their growth and accomplishments were family members, faculty, staff, and school and district administrators.

 

School Principal Vincent Biele offered words of praise and appreciation for the 97 graduating students. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Victoria Melton, Recycling Club president. Jenna Friedle, Kiwanis K-Kids president, delivered the farewell speech on behalf of her graduating class.

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THIRD GRADERS TAKE A TRIP TO THE HUDSON HIGHLANDS NATURE MUSEUM

Posted June 19 at 8:35am

Otisville's third graders recently took a field trip to the Hudson Heritage Nature Museum in Cornwall where they enjoyed two programs of exploration and discovery.

They participated in the "Aquatic Adaptations" program and gained hands-on knowledge about aspects of the work of a marine biologist. Related activities included learning to identify the myriad living organisms that can be found in a pond's ecosystem.  

The "Paleontology" program gave students the opportunity to dig for fossils and dinosaur bones. They measured and drew their findings to scale.

The students had an exciting and stimulating time experiencing hands-on learning in the beautiful natural setting of the museum. (Additional Photos)

OTISVILLE'S GRADES 3-5 FIELD DAY ROARS!

Posted June 15 at 9:20pm

In bundles of bold color, they filed onto the school’s field where twelve fun and challenging game stations, a fueling station and dunk tank awaited.

Games combined physical, language and social skills, among others. Competition was fierce, but so was the team spirit and the cheering.  

Special thanks to PE teachers, Mr. Uhrig and Mrs. Giufre; the PTO; and parent and faculty volunteers. 


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MAKING ART AND RECYCLED PAPER FROM SCRAPS

Posted June 15 at 1:23pm

Otisville students do more than celebrating Earth Day with Earth friendly advice. In Mrs. Welsh’s art class, students saved leftover scraps of collage paper throughout the year and turned it into recycled paper. The process goes a bit like a recipe, and you can DIY at home, if you have a food blender and two remnants of fine, window-type screen:

 

1. Sort paper scraps by color.

2. Soak the paper in water till saturated.

3. Place paper in blender, add more water, and make paper pulp.

4. Pour pulp over a fine screen and spread evenly.

5. Allow water to drain.

6. Lay a second screen on top of pulp and use a sponge to squeeze out any remaining water.

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OTISVILLE CELEBRATES NATIONAL FLAG DAY

Posted June 14 at 1:49pm

Proudly sporting her colors, waving paper flags and flag-themed crafts, the Otisville school community filed around the flag pole to celebrate National Flag Day.

Led by Ms. Hughes on guitar, students sang patriotic songs they had practiced in music class and recited the pledge together – as the stars and stripes flew proudly across the sky.

HAPPY NATIONAL FLAG DAY!

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GIRL SCOUTS BEAUTIFY OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY

Posted June 9 at 12:08pm

Girl Scouts from Troop 144 created a beautiful garden in front of Otisville Elementary as part of their Bronze Award.  The girls had to think of a service project and the school was honored to be part of their effort to give back to their community.  The scouts painted rocks and had some assistance from their parents to plant the flowers and make the signs that read, "Great Minds Grow Here."  The girls planted perennial flowers in the hopes that Otisville will enjoy the garden every year.  Thank you to Troop 144 scouts Jenna Friedle, Abigail and Rebecca Skye, Julia Schrufer, Victoria Melton, Samantha Rose, Olivia Loeven, Arielle Gomez, Emily Bartels, Lara Devine and Maya Vaentin, along with scout leaders Anne Friedle and Corrina Schrufer for helping to beautify our school. 


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