Ottobine Elementary School

Home of the Otters

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Welcome

Welcome to Ottobine Elementary School! The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start, and it is exciting for each of us to welcome the many smiling faces as they return to OES. If you are a new parent at our school, I want to invite your family to a very special community. We welcome you as partners in your child’s education, and I look forward to the opportunity to get to know each of you personally. Our school has been serving the Briery Branch and Clover Hill communities for 61 years, and we are proud of our legacy of educational innovation. While we are surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape, our school has long been home to innovative instructional practices. Over the summer, each of our classrooms has been retrofitted to accommodate 65” interactive panels to replace SMART Boards. These are versatile and interactive instructional tools that will soon be commonplace throughout Rockingham County. At Ottobine, our mission is to provide your child with the best individualized instruction you would expect from a smaller community school, while simultaneously preparing them with the skills that will be necessary in a rapidly changing world. Please feel free to join your child for lunch, chaperone fun fieldtrips throughout the year, or contact your child’s teacher about opportunities to volunteer in the classroom. Our parent community is our greatest resource, and we want you to feel welcomed as an integral part of the dynamic learning environment at OES.

Best wishes!