Otsego Elementary Extra

Principal's Weekly Update - December 11, 2015

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

When students are being dropped off in the morning, please use the entire length of the drop off zone (even past the cross walk) to keep the line moving. Thank you for you assistance in keeping these busy times running smoothly!

Additionally, If you pick up or drop off your child, please, remember to NOT park your car in front of the school! The line needs to keep moving to efficiently get kids in and out of school in a timely manner. If for some reason, you need to leave your car, please use the available parking spaces.

December 22nd Pajama Day

December 22nd will be Pajama Day. Please be sure that students are dressed warm enough and appropriately for recess. Also, slippers can be worn in the classrooms, but shoes must be worn to lunch, recess and specials.

Holiday Parties

On Tuesday, December 22 at 2:45 (unless otherwise notified by your child’s teacher) the classrooms will be having various types of celebrations. Volunteers must be preapproved by the classroom teacher and stop in the office for a visitor’s badge.

Prevention Newsletter

Candid and Group Pictures

Life Touch will be coming in January to do candid pictures and take some group pictures. Teams and organizations outside of school will not be taken, if you would like team, club, troop pictures inlcuded in the year book, please send me an electronic copy. This can include, but is not limited to, scouts, drama clubs, choirs, sports teams, etc. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Baughman if you have questions about sending pictures or what can be included for the yearbook.

5th Grade Dare Graduation

3rd Grade Music Performance

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 January 5 at 6:30 pm.

Tonight: PTO Drop & Shop

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Counselor's Corner

Career Cafe

Career Cafe took place today! We had a couple of our very own teachers as our guest speakers! 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.

Thank you!

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

Important Dates

Dec. 14 - 4th Grade Music Performance - 7pm

Dec. 15-16 - PTO Christmas Store

Dec. 18 - Spirit Day - Wear Orange and Black

Dec. 22 - Pajama Day

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

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