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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

EVERY STUDENT PRESENT: IF THEY’RE NOT HERE, THEY CAN’T LEARN

Posted September 18 at 12:21pm

September is National Attendance Awareness Month.

 

"Every Student Present" is a public awareness campaign developed by the New York State Council on Children and Families. It is intended to help families, school leaders and communities understand the importance of consistent school attendance and the impact of absences on children's learning, especially young students.

 

Parents/guardians, you can go to everystudentpresent.org for helpful resources, including short videos on these important topics: boosting your child's confidence; keeping your child on track with school work; keeping your child healthy; and protecting your child from bullies. Go to the full article for resource links.

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GOING, GOING....GOLD!

Posted September 17 at 12:26pm

Start checking in your children’s closets now for gold/yellow clothing and please encourage them to wear gold/yellow attire to school on Friday, Sept. 28, when the Minisink Valley School District marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Your children will join Minisink’s faculty and staff who will wear gold to spotlight just how important raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer remains.

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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY BIDS FOND FAREWELL TO JOHN HOLMBERG

Posted September 13 at 3:52pm

After almost four decades of providing custodial services to the Minisink Valley School District, Otisville Elementary School Custodian John Holmberg retired on Sept. 12, with school staff hosting a farewell reception for him.

 

Staff sang “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” as Mr. Holmberg entered Otisville’s faculty dining lounge. He seemed genuinely surprised at seeing the retirement cake waiting for him to cut. He teared up slightly as he thanked everyone for their good wishes.

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GRADES 3-5 OPEN HOUSE: THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

Posted September 13 at 8:34am

What is your child's daily experience in Otisville Elementary's learning environment? 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. 

  • Grade 3:  6 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Grade 4:  6:35 - 7:05 p.m.
  • Grade 5:  7:10 - 7:40 p.m.

IMPORTANT: The AIS informational meeting will be rescheduled in for early October. Details will be announced in the weeks ahead.

Research has consistently shown that home-school communications and family engagement are among the strongest predictors of student academic success. We look forward to meeting you tonight and to forging strong partnerships on which to build your children's education. 

BUS SAFETY DRILLS WED., SEPT. 12; INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Posted September 11 at 4:29pm

School is on and school buses are back on our roadways, with our most precious cargo on board. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 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 riding to help us maximize the safety of our students and community.

2018-19 OPENING DAY: WELCOME BACK, FACULTY AND STAFF!

Posted September 4 at 3:28pm

They are back and ready to welcome your children to our buildings, classrooms and fields tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 5!

 

Early today, Tuesday, Sept. 4, Minisink Valley’s faculty and staff filed into the middle school cafeteria amid hugs and cheers for the Opening Day of the 2018-19 school year. They enjoyed their reunion over breakfast, before gathering in the school auditorium for the Superintendent’s Conference.

 

Superintendent Brian C. Monahan offered thanks to the district’s workforce, with a special mention for buildings and grounds, transportation and technology teams, administrative staff, and everyone who gave part of their summer to engage in curriculum work and professional development.

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SCHOOL STARTS SEPT. 5: IS YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS PLAN UP TO DATE?

Posted August 31 at 4:07pm

Parent-school communications impact students' social and emotional development, their engagement in learning and academic achievement. The school year is fast approaching. Are you connected? 

• Is your current contact information—including phone/email—on file with the school district? To be sure, login to your SchoolTool/Parent Portal account and review your contact information. 
Parents of NEW STUDENTS: Have you enrolled in the SchoolTool Parent Portal to view your student’s information throughout the school year? To learn more and sign up, go to the Parent Portal page.
• Do you have the SchoolTool mobile app to receive push-notifications? For complete information and to download, go to the Parent Portal page, or download directly from the Apple's iTunes store or the Google play store.

Let's stay connected throughout the school year using every tool available. And remember to stay on top of school and district news by checking in at minisink.com, or opening the news feed of our mobile app, and following us on Facebook

CAPITAL PROJECT: PHASE I CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

Posted August 31 at 4:05pm

The first phase of the $36.9 million capital project approved by voters in February 2017 has been underway since June 25 and is scheduled to conclude on August 31.

 

This summer’s construction has focused on the elementary and intermediate school buildings at the Minisink campus. Earlier in the summer, construction crews removed original vinyl asbestos tile from 25 classrooms at Minisink Valley Elementary School and have been replacing them with bright, new vinyl (non-asbestos) tile.

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MINISINK VALLEY WELCOMES NEW FACULTY

Posted August 31 at 4:00pm

Minisink Valley Central School District is excited to welcome 16 new faculty members to the 2018-19 school year!

 

On the first day of their new-teacher orientation on Aug. 30, some expressed their excitement for their new beginnings.

 

Ross Potter, a Class of 2010 Minisink graduate, returns to the district as a physical education teacher for grades K-5, at the main campus. While this is his first teaching job, Mr. Potter accrued experience in district by subbing and coaching wrestling in 2017-18. “I’m very excited and happy to be part of the Minisink family and district again,” Mr. Potter said. He is also serving as a coach for the reinstated freshman football program.

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SWIMMING/DIVING CAMPERS SHOW THEIR PROMISE

Posted July 31 at 3:02pm

All 54 participants in the Swimming & Diving Camp underway this week are off to an impressive start. "We had some of the fastest times on day one!” said Brian Golden, head coach for the camp and the boys varsity swimming program. “These kids are serious swimmers, ready to go! The outlook is very promising."

 

Among campers, first grader Gavin loves swimming and hopes to get a lot better at it by week’s end. His sister Bernadette, a fifth grader, looks forward to swimming with her friends every day. Eight grader Brandon appreciates the coaching staff and their instruction, and third grader Page loves diving and making new friends.

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