Otsego Elementary Extra

Principal's Weekly Update - January 22, 2016

Report Cards

Report Cards are being sent home with your students today, so be sure to be on the look out for them. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student's report card, please contact your child's teacher.

Wood County Youth Olympics

This morning at 7am Wood County Youth Olympics Registration opened. This is a great event that focuses on competition without conflict. Go to www.woodcountyprosecutor.org and scroll to the bottom of the webpage to see Register for Youth Olympics. The event is open to all 4th & 5th grade students in Wood County. The first 550 students that register will receive a spot. A form with detailed directions on how to register went home with all Otsego 4th & 5th graders Wednesday!

Check out our new look

www.otsegoknights.org will look a little different today. We're pleased to unveil our new look, with a sleeker design and easier to find information. The new Otsego Local Schools site will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. The new website layout uses responsive design, meaning that it will adjust for tablets and mobile devices. We will still be working on the finishing touches to our new site, so check back regularly for content updates.

We will keep the building sites and district sites updated with pictures, news articles, and other important information regarding the Otsego Local School District.

If you have any questions, please do hesitate to contact us.

Community Forums

Members of the Otsego Team will once again be conducting community forums this spring. Otsego parents, staff, and community are invited to attend one of the informational sessions below. We need to hear from parents and community members on the things we are doing right and what needs improvement. We will update the community on key initiatives that we have implemented this year and look ahead to the next school year. We will also provide a financial overview of the past several years and will discuss the financial forecast. You will have the opportunity to ask the team questions and make suggestions on how we can strengthen the Otsego Local School District. “Our Students, Our Community, Our Success”

Wednesday, March 2nd

5:30PM at Haskins Town Hall (former site of Haskins Elementary)

7:30PM at Otsego High School Library

Wednesday, March 9th

5:30PM at the Weston Library (13153 Main Street)

7:30PM at the Grand Rapids Branch of the Weston Library (17620 Bridge Street)

We hope to see you there!

Otsego PTO

“There’s a Minion reasons to join PTO”

Check out the PTO on Facebook and follow on Twitter @OtsegoPTO


Don’t miss the next meeting February 2 at 6:30 pm.

4th Grade Needs Volunteers

The 4th graders could use some volunteers to assist in glass mosaic art projects from 9:15 – 10:15am the week of February 22nd.

Interested? Email Tina Helle:thelle@otsegoknights.org

Thanks to Animal House Glass for helping with this project!

Counselor's Corner


This month and into February I will be visiting every classroom to meet with each student for about a minute. The purpose of these mini-meetings is (1) for me to be able to meet with every student and build rapport, (2) to check in with each student and see how their school year is going, (3) to catch any students who may need help but are afraid or won't ask for help and (4) to gather data for the school counseling program.

There are no school-wide programs for the counseling program this month.

For more information on school-wide programs & the Elementary Counseling program, visit Miss Mikesina's Website at http://oesknightscounselor.weebly.com/

From the Desk of Emily Cornish

Important Dates

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 17 - Kindergarten Graduation - 7pm

May 19-20 - Field Day Rain Dates

May 24-25 - Air Extreme Behavior Reward

May 27 - Last Day for Students

Follow Us on Twitter

Preschool: @OtsegoPreK

Kindergarten: @OtsegoK

1st Grade: @OtsegoFirst

2nd Grade: @OtsegoGrade2

3rd Grade: @OtsegoGrade3

4th Grade: @OtsegoGrade4

5th Grade: @OtsegoGrade5

School Counselor: @OEScounselor



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!


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.

Heard a rumor or have a question?

Please send me an e-mail or give me a call!

Bonnie Armitage

Administrative Assistant

Jenny Helberg

Administrative Assistant