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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC, GRADES 4-6: FEB. 24

Posted February 20 at 8:00am

Coach Ali Colon and the varsity girls basketball team will be hosting a basketball clinic for girls in grades 4-6, Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, in the Middle School gym. The cost of the clinic is $20 per athlete.

For an application and additional information email assistant coach Bruce Guyette at bguyette@minisink.com, or see your physical education teacher.

OTISVILLE'S WINTER OLYMPICS CONNECT SPORTS WITH ACADEMICS

Posted February 13 at 2:23pm

Otisville Elementary doesn’t wait for an even-numbered year to host its own Winter Olympics, but they’re always more exciting when the whole world is in on it.

 

Olympics organizers, Mrs. Giufre and Mr. Uhrig, setup ten different sport stations around the school gym. After rotating through them all, students check off their favorite winter sport on a wall chart. Earlier this week, there was a tie between luge and snowboarding.

 

“I think it’s important that students learn about the Olympics and winter sports that may be unfamiliar to them,” said Mrs. Giufre. “We also encourage them to watch the Olympics at home with their families, and we do a medal count for the USA throughout the games."

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OTISVILLE JOINS NATIONAL SCHOOL RECYCLING CHALLENGE

Posted February 13 at 11:14am

As a Green Star School, Otisville is taking another green leap and participating in the TREX Plastic Film Recycling Challenge this year. The challenge invites schools into a healthy competition to see who can collect and recycle the most polyethylene plastic. The winning schools receive beautiful Trex products and the gratification that comes with going green. (Learn how it works.)

With coordination from our school's Recycling Club, we are collecting plastic film and plastic bags for recycling. They must be clean, dry and free of food residue. (Learn more about recyclable plastic films.) Collection containers have been placed around the school. Recycled content will be weighed, brought to a collector each month, and recorded for the challenge purposes. 

Together, we can make our school greener, protect and preserve our environment—and we might even win a beautiful Trex outdoor bench for our school. 

OTISVILLE ALL COUNTY CHORUS MEMBERS SELECTED

Posted February 9 at 10:21am

Otisville is proud to announce the students that have been selected for All County Chorus this year. The concert will be the last week in April. Congratulations to Jailin Matias-Rivera, Candace Mains, Allison Gerson, Olivia Sierra, Madeline Sierra, Isaiah Johns, Kelyn Johnson and Natalie Deoragh. 

OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY IS A GREEN STAR SCHOOL

Posted February 8 at 12:56pm

Otisville Elementary turned a corner early this year by joining Orange County’s Green Star Schools Program. Starting in January, the school community began practicing recycling in the lunchroom and stacking trays to reduce trash volume.

 

Thanks to the hard work and determination of student members of the Recycling Club, Mr. Scott Tonnessen and custodial staff, the school has reduced lunch garbage by over 50 percent. Read on to watch "Can we recycle it?" — a student-starred video.

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"WILLY WONKA KIDS" COMES TO THE OTISVILLE STAGE: FEB. 8-9

Posted February 7 at 9:30am

“Invention, my dear friends, is 93 percent perspiration,” said the famous candy man. And so is talent! The Otisville Drama Club is giving 105 percent to bring “Willy Wonka Kids,” the musical, to the school’s stage:

 

• Thursday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m.

• Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

• (Snow date: Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.)

• ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

 

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FIGHTING THE FLU WITH FACTS

Posted February 1 at 3:11pm

To help you and your family in this record-breaking flu season, we are sharing a Facts Sheet with tips to help prevent its spread.

The flu — also known as influenza — is a contagious illness that affects the nose, throat, lungs and other parts of the body and can spread quickly from one person to another, according to the New York State Department of Health (DOH). It can cause mild to severe illness and be fatal, especially for those age 65 and older. Across the United States, the flu causes about 12,000 to 56,000 deaths. About 90 percent of these deaths occur in people 65 years or older.

This season, there has been one influenza-associated pediatric death reported to the New York State DOH.

The district has also shared a Fact Sheet specifically designed for teachers and staff. 

OTISVILLE STUDENTS IMAGINE A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CUSTODIAN

Posted January 31 at 1:03pm

At Otisville Elementary, we take great pride in our beautiful building and grounds, so when our school’s PTO declared a Custodian Recognition Day, our students and teachers jumped to it.

 

During a PTO sponsored event on Tuesday, Jan. 30, students showed their appreciation for their school custodians with posters, cards, words of praise, and superhero cutouts. To the delight of their honorees, Mrs. Mynders’s fifth graders produced and performed, “A Day in the Life of a Custodian.” (Exhausting!) Mrs. Amatetti’s first graders spent much of their school day dressed up as custodians, and made custodian hats.

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STAR STUDENTS FOR THE SECOND MARKING PERIOD

Posted January 26 at 10:55am

CONGRATULATIONS to Otisville's STAR students for the 2nd marking period!

STAR students are nominated by their teachers for consistent, positive behavior that demonstrates Respect, Responsibility and Readiness to learn.  All nominees are recognized with a certificate and a STAR Student backpack clip.

 

 

SOUP ON SATURDAYS FOOD DRIVE

Posted January 26 at 10:18am

In conjunction with Minisink Valley Kiwanis, the K - Kids of Otisville are sponsoring a food drive for the needy families in our district until the end of February.  They are collecting canned goods and any non-perishable food items that will be distributed to our local food pantries.  We appreciate the communities support in the past with this “Soup on Saturday” drive.  All items can be sent into the child’s homeroom teacher where it will be collected by Kiwanis.  Each class that collects the most items at the end of each week will win the "Golden Can."  The class that collects the most food at the end of the month will win an ice cream party!  


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