Otsego Elementary Extra
Principal's Weekly Update -May 25, 2018
Free Summer Food Service Program
Otsego Local Schools will host our first Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) beginning Monday, June 4th. The nation-wide program is designed to serve FREE meals to ALL students 18 years and under during the summer season. The U.S. Department of Agricultural has designated Grand Rapids and Weston as eligible sites for the summer of 2018. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Weston Library as the lunch sites this summer!
The FREE program is available Monday-Friday and runs from Monday, June 4th until Friday, August 10th. No meals will be served July 2nd to July 6th or Wednesday, July 25th. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to Noon. and has the required five USDA components, which are milk, fruit, vegetable, meat, and bread. All families are encouraged to participate in this program, NO SIGN-UP or REGISTRATION is required. The USDA estimates over 200 million lunches will be served across the country this summer.
Weston Public Library
13153 Main Street
Weston, OH 43569
Grand Rapids Branch of the Weston Library
Times meals are served:
11:30 am to Noon
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jeanne Jeffers, Director of Food Service, firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-823-4381 ext. 1104.
We are once again going to utilize Final Forms for our online student registration starting next school year. We will send out an email July 1st when online registration opens for the school year. We would like everyone to have registration filled out by August 1st.
Follow the instructions in the email and once your account is set up you will be ready to register your returning student(s) with ease!
OES Extended Care
Picture Order Form for Back to School Day - August 8th
Medication Pick Up
If your child has medication/inhaler/epi pen in the school office, please pick up these items by Friday, June 1st. We are required to dispose of any item(s) that are not picked up.
If your child will need item(s) again next school year, we will need new paperwork filled out and the medication returned in August.
Win a New Car!
An Educator's Perspective on Cursive Writing
There are many advantages to knowing how to read and write cursive handwriting. The first is the ability to be disciplined in a universal style of penmanship. The younger generation will, upon graduation and future employment, be working with a generation that used cursive.
If critical research of documents is done, this generation will find that much of the 20th Century papers were completed in cursive, both here in the United States and in other world countries. In the competitive job market, an ability to read cursive could be considered an advantage, like being bi-lingual, for being more employable then other candidates that apply for the same position.
I would suggest that the Otsego School District community give serious consideration as to how it could be implemented as an at home parent-student activity, facilitated by their teacher. This activity would compliment parent's involvement in their child's educational progress, while serving as an educational tool to demonstrate that education does not end when a student leaves the classroom for the day.
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. Please 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.
Please refer to this link at any point during the year as a need arises, and KISA will do their best to help out!
Knights Cross Country Registration Information
Air Extreme - Thank you PTO!
Otsego Knights Girls Basketball Camp
Happy Friday, Otsego family! I can't believe we are wrapping up the school year. It has been such an incredible first year as the elementary school counselor. I truly could not ask for a better community to be a part of. Over the next week or two I will be sharing data about our school counseling program and information about summer programs offered in the area.
Thank you all for participating in the Goodwill clothing drive. As a school we were able to donate over 450 bags of clothing to those in need! The generosity and kindness towards others is what makes Otsego such an incredible community! Thank you all for your help and dedication to our students and for making this year great. Have a great weekend. Also, don't forget to check out the counseling website at: http://oesknightscounselor.weebly.com/
August 1 - Elementary Class Lists posted, 9am
August 8 - Back to School Day, 8am-8pm, HS Commons
August 16 - Open House, Picnic in the Parking Lot
August 20 - 1st Day of School for 1st-5th Graders
August 21 - 1st Day of School for Kindergarteners
August 23 - 1st Day of School for Preschoolers
September 3 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
October 15 - Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL
October 19 - End of the 1st 9 Weeks
November 2 - Professional Development/Work Day - NO SCHOOL
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.