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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

OTISVILLE’S K-1 STUDENTS PRACTICE SAFE BUS RIDING

Posted September 12 at 11:29am

“This is a very good idea,” first grader Collin said of today’s bus safety exercises at Otisville. Collin doesn’t take the bus to school, but he sees the value in learning bus safety rules. “In case my Mom can’t drive me to school,” he explained.

 

London was happy to be outdoors but carried himself as a veteran rider: “I’ve been learning these rules for three years,” he said, hands in his pockets.

 

This week, first graders were the first to engage in the annual transportation department’s K-1 bus safety training. Covering all aspects of safe ridership, with an emphasis on crossing safety, this review and reinforcement of safety rules is especially critical for younger students who have little or no experience in bus riding.

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PARENTS/GUARDIANS INVITED TO OPEN HOUSE NIGHTS: SEP. 12 & 13

Posted September 7 at 8:15am

What is your child's daily experience in Otisville Elementary's learning environment? Our upcoming Open House events are your first opportunity to share in that experience, and to begin the all-important home and school communication this academic year.

 

OPEN HOUSE FOR GRADES K-2: Tue., Sep. 12

• Grade K: 6 - 6:30 p.m.

• Grade 1: 6:35 - 7:05 p.m.

• Grade 2: 7:10 - 7:40 p.m.

• AIS Information in the Library at 5:30 p.m.

 

OPEN HOUSE FOR GRADES 3-5: Wed., Sep. 13

• Grade 3: 6 - 6:30 p.m.

• Grade 4: 6:35 - 7:05 p.m.

• Grade 5: 7:10 - 7:40 p.m.

• AIS Information in the Library at 5:30 p.m.

 

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IMPORTANT: BUS SAFETY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Posted September 6 at 10:43am

School is on and school buses are back on our roadways, with our most precious cargo on board. Today, students in all grades will participate in a School Bus Safety Drill, as required by the State Education Department.

To help parents/guardians reinforce these safety procedures and integrate them in our students’ daily bus routines, the MVCSD Transportation Department is offering a review of the drill and helpful safety tips for each school.

We encourage all school families to review and discuss safe bus ridding to help us maximize the safety of our students and community.

A MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL BIELE: WELCOME BACK!

Posted August 31 at 11:46am

It is my great pleasure to welcome Otisville students and families, faculty and staff to the 2017-2018 school year!

 

It’s always exciting to see our school return to full activity and feel the energy of new beginnings.

 

This year marks our tenth anniversary in our beautiful school building and grounds, and we are starting off with an Otisville Birthday Party to kick off the celebrations!

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PTO WELCOME-BACK LUNCHEON FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: SEP. 1

Posted August 29 at 8:57am

Otisville Elementary Parent Teacher Organization invites all teachers, administrators and staff to a welcome-back luncheon on Fri., September 1, at 12 noon, in the school cafeteria.

Food donations and volunteers are needed. For additional details and to sign up please click here.

We hope to see you there for a warm start to the new school year. 

 

MINISINK/OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AS COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS

Posted August 14 at 12:17pm

For a moment in time, Benjamin Sinsabaugh, a third grader at Minisinsk Valley, and William Monahan, a second grader at Otisville Elementary, stole the stage at Middletown’s Paramount Theater, during Toro College’s annual White Coat Ceremony, on July 26.

 

Their small stature notwithstanding, Ben and Will stood out among Toro’s Class of 2021--and many distinguished physicians--when they were vested with a white coat and and stethoscope of their own.

 

Minisink’s students were selected to represent the community connection that defines the transition each freshmen class undertakes at the Toro College of Osteopathic Medicine: from medical students steeped in book knowledge, to student physicians working with people and communities.

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OTISVILLE LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS

Posted July 10 at 4:27pm

Otisville students are encouraged to read and learn throughout the summer. Come to your school library and check out favorite reads to take you places, imagine adventures--and become a stronger reader. 

Our school library awaits you 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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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