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OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY HOSTS BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

Posted October 19 at 2:54pm

Cheers to Otisville Elementary school bus drivers!

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STAY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE FLU WITH THESE FACTS AND TIPS

Posted October 19 at 11:09am

The first documented cases of influenza, or the “flu,” often begin in October.

 

Please consider these facts and tips to help prevent the spread of flu, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. (NCIRD).

 

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WALK FOR DIABETES AWARENESS WITH OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY ON OCT. 25

Posted October 18 at 1:48pm

Do you know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? If you have a child at Otisville Elementary school, ask them!

 

For the eleventh consecutive year, Otisville is holding its annual diabetes awareness campaign with school assemblies and a walk on Thursday, Oct. 25.

 

During K-5 assemblies with physical education teachers on Tuesday, Oct. 16, students watched a video about the role of the pancreas in converting food into energy and regulating blood sugar; they read the children’s book, “Taking Diabetes to School”; and they learned about the importance of a healthy diet and physical activity in preventing diabetes.

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THEATER COMPANY BRINGS FAMOUS DETECTIVE TO THE OTISVILLE STAGE

Posted October 16 at 3:26pm

The world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes himself, came to the Otisville Elementary School to take on a mysterious case with the help of students, including our own Dr. Watson!

 

Three pages from the 300-year-old childhood diary of Queen Elizabeth I have gone missing. What might those pages reveal and whom might benefit from the information? Using his legendary powers of deduction, the great detective solved the case right before the students' eyes. And since there is no pausing or rewinding in theater, the audience was captivated.

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FIREFIGHTERS VISIT MINISINK AND OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO MARK FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AND MONTH

Posted October 12 at 2:29pm

Area firefighters visited Minisink and Otisville elementary schools this week as part of activities highlighting October as Fire Prevention Month.

 

Fire Prevention Month (and week) raises awareness about fire safety and home safety to help ensure your home and family are prepared in the case of an emergency.

 

 

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PARENT PORTAL: CHANGES TO CONTACT INFORMATION MADE SIMPLER

Posted October 4 at 3:09pm

Parents/guardians, you can now request changes to contact information (phone/email) and contact rights directly through the SchoolTool Parent Portal. Find out how to submit a request online and learn about the approval process. You can also access this information from the Parent Portal page. Find the question, "Do you need to change your contact information," and select it. 

FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 'COOKING UP' NEW OFFERINGS IN ALL BUILDING CAFETERIAS

Posted September 28 at 3:07pm

It’s all about the food!

 

How many times have parents heard their children tell them this as meals are planned and parties are organized?

 

Minisink Valley’s Food Service Department knows how important it is to prepare not only a nutritionally balanced meal, but one that’s appealing and enjoyable to eat.

 

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY

Posted September 24 at 1:58pm

Otisville Elementary School students and faculty gathered today, Sept. 24, to mark International Peace Day (a few days late due to inclement weather) with an outdoor assembly to reinforce the concept of peace and its connections to kindness.

 

 

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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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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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