Otsego Elementary Extra
Principal's Weekly Update - November 2, 2018
Conferences are next week. NO SCHOOL on Thursday or Friday!
November 6 - PTO Meeting, 6pm, Elementary Commons
November 7 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm-8pm
November 8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL
November 9 - NO SCHOOL
November 14 - Annual Family Knight
November 14 - PTO Restaurant Night - Chowders 'N Moor
November 15 - 4th Grade Music Performance, 7pm, HS Auditorium
November 21-23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
December 4 - PTO Meeting, 6pm, Elementary Commons
December 6 - 3rd Grade Music Performance, 7pm, HS Auditorium
December 22-January 4th - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Get real time calendar on our website!
Important Food Service Information
Monday, November 12th there will be NO Salads available for anyone.
Also on Monday November 12th there is a menu change, we will be having Sloppy Joes, French Fries, Broccoli, Applesauce choice and milk
Thanksgiving meal will be Wednesday November 14th. There will be NO second choice or Salads
The menu for that day is as follows: Sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing, juice, roll & butter, milk and a brownie.
Monday November 26th there will be NO salads
- Lunch Menu
- Elementary - Lunch Menu
- Breakfast = $1.10, $0.30 for students who qualify for reduced lunches
- Lunch = $2.75, $0.40 for students who qualify for reduced lunches
PTO Spirit Wear is on Sale Now!
Otsego Biddy Wrestling Registration 2018
Preschool is in need of Field Corn and Old Phones
Additionally, preschool is looking for some old flip phones of old cordless phones for their dramatic play areas. If you have any of these still laying around, please consider sending them in to the school for preschool!
Theo's Theatre Reminder to Parents
If your student has signed up for Theo's Theatre, and is planning to stay after school for it, please write a note to the classroom teacher to let them know. There are a lot of students signed up for Theo's Theatre, and they do not all go every week. We have no way of knowing which students are planning to stay or not, so parents need to send a note in letting the school know that their child is staying after school for Theo's Theatre. Please call the Elementary School Office if you have any questions.
Thank you for your assistance and understanding!
Powerschool Parent Access
Parents can access student grades and attendance through the Otsego website.
www.otsegoknights.org, students tab, online grades
All students user ID is their lunch number and all passwords are the first 3 letters of the student's FIRST name with the first letter being capitalized (Jane would be Jan).
If you have any trouble logging on, please call the office at 419-823-4381, option 4.
OES Parent Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures
Please use the entire length of the drop off zone (even past the crosswalk) to keep the line moving. If all cars pull up as far as they possibly can we can fit more vehicles along the sidewalk and more students can exit at a time. This will make drop-off go quicker while maintaining safety.
Students should only be let out on the side of the car that is next to the curb. This is to avoid students being hit by a moving car in the lane farther away from the curb. If your student needs to get out on that side of the car, please park in a parking spot and have your student walk into the building using the crosswalk.
Please do not stop in the crosswalk. If you are dropping a student off, please do not stop your car in the crosswalk. This is a safe place for students to cross, and when there are cars in the crosswalk it creates a safety concern.
The second lane is for driving only. No students should be let out of the car in the lane farther from the curb. Students should only be exiting cars onto the sidewalk so that we can ensure their safety.
Please remember to NOT park your car in front of the school! The line needs to keep moving to efficiently get students into the school in a timely manner, and when there is a parked car in the drop-off line, the whole process gets backed up. If for some reason you need to leave your car, please use the available parking spaces.
Please use the entire length of the pick-up zone (even past the crosswalk) to keep the line moving. If all cars pull up as far as they possibly can we can fit more vehicles along the sidewalk and more students can get into their vehicles. This will make pick-up go quicker while maintaining safety.
Please do not stop in the crosswalk. If you are picking a student up, please do not stop your car in the crosswalk. This is a safe place for students to cross, and when there are cars in the crosswalk it creates a safety concern.
The second lane is for driving only. No students should get into their car in the lane farther from the curb. Students should only be entering cars from the sidewalk or by using the crosswalk so that we can ensure their safety.
Please remember to NOT park and leave your car in front of the school! The line needs to keep moving to efficiently get vehicles out of the pick-up zone in a timely manner, and when there is a parked car in the line, the whole process gets backed up. If for some reason you need to leave your car, please use the available parking spaces. If you are parked while you are waiting for your student (and you are IN the car), that is fine.
THANK YOU so much for your understanding and compliance with these procedures to ensure our students’ safety. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Katrina Baughman, Elementary Principal.
Important Transportation Information
Elementary Bus Passes: We will no longer be able to accept bus passes for grades PK-5 for your child to ride home with a friend on another bus route. We have seen our transportation numbers increase over the past several years and in order to continue to operate the most efficient way possible, we will no longer be able to accept bus passes in the elementary.
If you have any questions, please contact the elementary school office or Eva Vasher.
Sign up to receive text messages from our Transportation Department!
Using the directions below, sign up for one or more of the notification groups.
You may opt-out any time by texting ‘unsubscribe’ to the appropriate group.
High School & JH Buses (Bus Routes for grades 6-12 & Penta)
Text: @otsbus6-12 to 81010
Elementary Buses (Bus Routes for grades PK -5)
Text: @otsbuspk-5 to 81010
If you have any questions about bus routing information, please contact me at email@example.com or 419-823-4381 ext. 3156
Red Ribbon Week
Knight in Shining Armor Nominations
Knight In Shining Armor Nominations
Please use the following form to inform OHS Student Council about a family in need within the school district. While the family does not need to have students in the district, we do ask that they are a member of the Otsego Community. Use this form to share information about their current situation as well as how they can best be assisted.
Please be sure to understand that while Knight in Shining Armor (KISA) would love to help all community members in need, we are still a new program, and may not have the funds to do so. With that being said, we will consider each request on a case by case basis. Filling this form out does not guarantee that we will be able to assist the family, but we will try our hardest to do so!
Here are some things that we have done with KISA funds:
- School supplies were purchased for multiple families.
- Gas money has been provided to get to and from medical treatment.
- Food cards have been provided to help families afford meals while going through medical treatment.
- Cash donations have been made to families to help assist in paying bills during medical treatment.
- Gift cards and supplies have been provided to help make ends meet after housing emergencies have occurred.
We now have TWO ways that you can nominate a family in need. Bookmark the link below to use as the need arises. You can also find this link on the Otsegoknights.org webpage under the "District" tab.
Please do not hesitate to nominate a family in need, and KISA will do their best to help out!
Thank you to everyone who participated or helped with Red Ribbon Week. It was great to see our community come together to support our students in making healthy choices and saying no to drugs. Please check out our pictures from the week on Twitter. You can search @OEScounselor to find the Otsego's Elementary counseling timeline.
Looking ahead to conferences, I will be out of the building to attend my own conference during that week. So if there is anything you would like to meet or talk with me about please feel free to call or email me and we can set up a time to discuss your concerns.
The week after conferences we will be hosting our Annual Ohio State vs. Michigan food drive. The food drive will start on Monday, November 12th and run through Tuesday, November 20th. Please label all non perishable food donations with either OSU or M, so it can be added to the proper team's total. Any food we collect during this time will be kept right here at Otsego schools. Starting this year, and moving forward, we will be using the donated food to help Otsego students through the Knights Have Your Back program. Through this program we are able to provide food to over 50 students and families at the Elementary, Junior High, and High School levels. Your donations will help continue to support Knights Have Your Back, and continue to grow the program.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your students or programs being offered through the counseling department, please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Have a great weekend.
Community Events & Information
The Crush Fastpitch Softball Organization is looking for any 8u,10u or 12u girls interested in playing in the upcoming 2019 season. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Follow Us on Twitter
Preschool: @OtsegoPreKKindergarten: @OtsegoK
1st Grade: @OtsegoFirst
2nd Grade: @OtsegoGrade2
3rd Grade: @OtsegoGrade3
4th Grade: @OtsegoGrade4
5th Grade: @OtsegoGrade5
School Counselor: @OEScounselor
Assistant Principal: @PrincipalWiley
STEM Teacher: @jemartinez714
PE Teacher: @AmyKonoff
School Nurse: @nursejaneots
Otsego Food Service: @Otsego_Cafe
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
You can help the school earn money for supplies by collecting Box Tops. Our PTO collects and counts them and puts the money straight back into the school. (We earn 10 cents per Box Top). If you are able to collect a lot of these, it would be great if you could turn them in in groups of 50, but we will take them even if they are not grouped together.