Otsego Elementary Extra
Principal's Weekly Update - November 20, 2015
5th Grade Music Program - Rock n Roll Forever. Great job 5th graders and Mrs. Spicer!
2nd graders focused on learning using sensory seats
1st graders making and eating their own butter
Spirit Day - November 24th
K-2 OES Breakfast Club
Spirit Wear is here
We are officially up on going with spirit wear store online. The link is otsegoelementary.itemorder.com
You can start ordering right away! Some items have logos on the back so be sure to click on specific items and it will display the front and back. There are size samples available in the school office. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Karen Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepare for Outdoor Recess
Students will be going outside for recess everyday unless it is raining/sleeting/snowing in excess or below 20 degrees with wind chill. As the weather is starting to get colder, please make sure your child has a coat for recess. Students that we feel are not dressed properly will be kept inside. If it is below 50 degrees, students can NOT go outside with only short sleeves.
D.A.R.E. Graduation Information for families of 5th Graders
Parents, Grandparents and Families of Otsego 5th Grade Students,
You are cordially invited to the Otsego 5th grade D.A.R.E. Graduation. This special event will be held on Friday, December 4th at 1:00 pm in the Auditorium of Otsego High School. Cake and punch will be provided to all students and guests following the ceremony. After the reception, students will return to the elementary for regular school release.
-Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl
Third Grade Musical Date Change
An updated letter from Mrs. Rehbein was sent home earlier this week with additional information about costumes and when and where students should meet that night. It is also available HERE
Parent Survey Information
Thank you to those of you who completed our Parent Survey already (either from the link provided here or at Parent Teacher Conferences)! If you have not already completed this survey - please tell us how we are doing!
It is time to collect additional data to determine if the district is meeting needs of our families. Your feedback will help to ensure that we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of the children of the Otsego Local School District. All individual survey responses are confidential. Your feedback will provide valuable information for us as we make decisions for the future. Please take time to complete the survey listed below. Please complete all electronic surveys on or before Friday, December 11th. Results will be shared through this weekly update and will be made available on the website.
4th graders using Google Slides to create Ohio Indian projects
Kindergarteners taking turns and learning in centers
3rd graders presenting their Local Government posters
OSU / Michigan Food Drive
Our annual OSU/Michigan food drive for the Otsego Food Pantry took place this week. OSU was the winning team but overall we collected many, many donations! Thank you to all who donated. The Otsego Food Pantry relies on our donations right before Thanksgiving!
If you are interested in assistance from the Otsego Food Pantry, you can contact them at (419) 832-4214.
Our first Career Cafe took play last Friday during lunch. The Sheriff's department was our first speaker! While not every student will get to see every speaker, they will get to go at least once throughout the year. Our next Career Cafe is scheduled for Friday, December 11th.
I am still looking for interested individuals who would like to come to our school and share their jobs with our students. If you are interested, please click here to submit your information.
Nov. 24 - Spirit Day - Wear the colors of your favorite sports team
Nov. 25-27 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 1 - PTO Meeting - 6:30pm
Dec. 2 and 3 - 3rd Grade State Test in ELA
Dec. 4 - D.A.R.E. Graduation - 1pm - 5th Grade
Dec. 8 - 3rd Grade Music Performance - 7pm
Dec. 11 - PTO Drop and Shop 6-9pm
Dec. 14 - 4th Grade Music Performance - 7pm
Dec. 15-16 - PTO Christmas Store
Dec. 18 - Spirit Day - Wear Orange & Black
Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Jan. 4 - School Resumes
Jan. 5 - PTO Meeting - 6:30pm
Jan. 14 - End of 2nd Quarter
Jan. 14 - Spirit Day - Wear Orange & Black
Jan. 15 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
Jan. 18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 22 - Report cards go home
Feb. 2 - PTO Meeting - 6:30pm
Feb. 12 - NO SCHOOL - PD for Teachers
Feb. 15 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Feb. 19 - PTO Drop and Dine - 6-9pm
Mar. 1 - PTO Meeting - 6:30pm
Mar. 16 - 2 Hour Delay - Teacher Inservice
Mar. 18 - End of 3rd Quarter
Mar. 22 - 2nd Grade Music Performance - 7pm
Mar. 24 - Report cards go home
Mar. 25 - April 3 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
April 4 - School Resumes
April 5 - PTO Meeting - 6:30pm
April 20 - 2 Hour Delay - Teacher Inservice
April 26 - 1st Grade Music Performance - 7pm
May 3 - PTO Meeting - 6:30pm
May 11 - 2 Hour Delay - Teacher Inservice
May 16-17 - Field Day
May 19-20 - Field Day Rain Dates
May 24-25 - Air Extreme Behavior Reward
May 27 - Last Day for Students
Check out our new App!
Otsego Elementary School… There’s an app for that!
Otsego Local Schools in partnership with SchoolInfoApp announced today the launch of the Otsego Local Schools app by SchoolInfoApp which is now available for iPhones®, iPads®, Android™, Blackberry™ and Windows™ devices. The Otsego Local Schools app by SchoolInfoApp enables parents, students, alumni, faculty and staff to quickly access all of the who, what, when and where for Otsego Local Schools. Click on the links below or search OTSEGO LOCAL SCHOOLS within your device’s online store. There are basically 4 apps in 1. In the menu bar there is a button called My Schools. Click there to add all of the schools.
The Otsego Local Schools app by SchoolInfoApp is free and gives parents and students quick access to:
· Keep up with all of the latest news, information and announcements
· Find out about events and activities
· Contact teachers, staff and administration
· Access school menus, the online gradebook system and more
· Get important documents, picture galleries & other media
The Otsego Local Schools app by SchoolInfoApp also provides students with valuable tools, including:
· A TipLine to promote campus safety that allows students to anonymously report tips related to instances of bullying, academic integrity concerns or possible on-campus criminal activity
We will work to keep the app up to date and we will always be looking to make improvements.
SAVE ALUMINUM CAN TABS
Please help our students by collecting tabs from aluminum cans. Each tab is easy to remove and can be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. The tabs help fund various projects for Ronald McDonald Houses and its visitors. Send the tabs in a bag to the school and our students will do the rest!
SAVE BOX TOPS AND CAMPBELLS SOUP LABELS
You can help the school earn money for supplies by collecting Box Tops and Campbells labels from soup, juices and snacks. Our PTO collects and counts them and puts the money straight back into the school.