Otsego Elementary Extra

Summer Edition

This is a special summer edition of the newsletter. I have included some summer community activities, as well as educational options to keep your child(ren) learning over the summer!


I will not be sending out weekly newsletters over the summer, but please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.


Have a safe and wonderful summer!

ESpark over the summer

Dear parents,


We’re excited to provide your student with the opportunity to continue accessing eSpark over the summer for supplemental standards-aligned blended learning and practice. eSpark is a personalized Math and Reading Program with activities and games students love. Because eSpark is personalized, this is a great way for students to receive extra support tailored to them.


Your students will continue to use the same credentials they used during the school year. This linked resource contains several helpful links and FAQs for supporting your child with eSpark over the summer. Access is open until August 1st.


To login, students will use their graduation year, first initial, last name as their user ID. Their password is their lunch code. For example, if I just finished kindergarten, my login would be 33kbaughman.


For more resources or if your student’s login credentials don't work, please contact eSpark’s support team at support@esparklearning.com.


Thanks,


Katrina Baughman

Other Summer Resources

An article with links to websites and activities for students going into grades 1-3:

https://learningattheprimarypond.com/blog/websites-for-summer-learning-activities/


An article with links to 8 free learning resources for the summer:

https://www.nwea.org/blog/2018/8-resources-for-parents-to-promote-summer-learning/


An article with 25 activities to share and enjoy with your children over the summer:

https://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/profdev073.shtml


Creative Summer Learning Ideas from Scholastic:

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/creative-summer-learning-ideas/

2021-2022 School Calendar

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School Supply Kits for Sale Now

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Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Attention parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before August 1st: It is time to register your child for KINDERGARTEN.


Kindergarten registration paperwork will be available on our website or in the elementary office beginning March 1st. Forms can be printed off the Otsego website (otsegoknights.org) under the Parent tab on the elementary page, or picked up in the office M-F between 8 am - 4 pm. Completed forms can be turned in to the office after March 1st or emailed to jhelberg@otsegoknights.org.


PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS THROUGH FINAL FORMS


All incoming kindergarten students must have the forms completed (even students currently in our preschool program). In addition, all kindergarten students MUST attend a screening on June 1st or 2nd.

Parents may sign up for a screening date and time when completed forms are dropped off at the office.


Forms from the packet that we must have completed to register a student include:

1. Registration form **please be sure to include a current email address so your child will be set up with a Final Forms account

2. Home Language survey

3. New Student Transportation


4. Dr. Physical/Immunization **please note this form needs to be completed by August 20th

5. Alternate transportation (if the child will be dropped off or picked up at an address different than home address)


Items that we must have a copy of to register a student include:

1. Birth Certificate

2. Proof of residence (utility bill, rental agreement, real estate tax form)

3. Custody Paper, please refer to the 2nd page in the packet to verify if we need custody papers

If you are unable to bring these items in when you drop off completed forms, please bring them to your child's kindergarten screening.


If you have any questions regarding kindergarten, please contact Mrs. Baughman at kbaughman@otsegoknights.org. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Helberg at jhelberg@otsegoknights.org.

Summer Extended Care Information

It is that time to enroll your child in the Extended Care Program for the Summer/School year of 2021-2022. We will be running the program as we did for the school year 2020-2021. So, if you are interested in using OES Extended Care during the Summer/School year of 2021-2022, please visit the website listed below after May 10th. The Registration packet and fee can not be signed or turned in until after May 16th.


https://elementary.otsegoknights.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=382480&type=d&pREC_ID=868128


Summer Extended Care begins June 7th thru August 13th, with the hours of 7am-6pm. In July we will be closed on the 1st, 2nd, and 5th, to recognize the 4th of July.

Start of School year Extended Care for 2021-2022 will be August 25th, 2021 with the hours of 6:30am - 6pm.


All of the registration materials are available on the website, after May 10th for 2021-2022. If you are unable to print the forms, hard copies are available in the Elementary Office, after May 10th.


A few things to remember:

  1. Students must be at least 5 years old to attend Extended Care.

  2. A $10 deposit is required for all families and must be turned in before using the program.

  3. A packet needs to be filled out for each student every year (paperwork expires each year on June 1st).

  4. All parts of the packet must be filled out completely before a student can start using the program.



If you have any billing or registration questions or concerns, please contact Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@otsegoknights.org or 419-823-4381 ext 4401.

Cross Country is Back!

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Otsego Youth Girls Basketball Camp

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Punt Pass and Dribble Camp

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Youth Football Information

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Mintonette Volleyball

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PTO Officer Opening

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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!

These funds are not for routine expenses such as utilities, bills, rent, etc. It is designed for assisting community members in an emergency situation. This can include, but is not limited to unforeseen medical expenses, medical related travel expenses, and household emergencies such as a fire, water leaks, etc. Please keep this in mind when submitting a nomination.

Please refer to this link at any point during the year as a need arises, and KISA will do their best to help out!

https://goo.gl/forms/mG7IctP7q8ZAaQOX2

Extended Care Information

We are able to operate at normal ratios for the start of the school year. So, if you are interested in using Extended Care during the 2020-2021 school year for before and/or after school care, please visit the website listed here:

https://elementary.otsegoknights.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=382480&type=d&pREC_ID=868128


All of the registration materials are available on this website. If you are unable to print the forms, hard copies are available in the Elementary Office.


A few things to remember:

1. Students must be at least 5 years old to attend Extended Care.

2. A $10 deposit is required for all families, and must be turned in before using the program.

3. A packet needs to be filled out for each student every year (paperwork expires each year on June 1st). So, if you did not use the program this summer, you need to fill out a packet for each of your children that will be using the program.

4. All parts of the packet must be filled out completely before a student can start using the program.


If you have any billing or registration questions or concerns, please contact Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@otsegoknights.org

Community Events and Information

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BGSU Summer Academic Enrichment Camps


Our virtual Academic Enrichment Camps are back for 2021 and have been redesigned to meet the needs of students in grades 3 through 8.


Every day for two weeks, students will be engaged in online interactive learning in a variety of content areas. Students can select to enrich their learning in mathematics, reading, science and now social studies. These courses are taught and designed by trained teachers who are experts in their content. During the camps, students will work directly with their camp instructor and same-age peers, enjoying a variety of activities to peak their interest in learning and deepen their knowledge.


Dates

Session 1: June 14-25, 2021

Session 2: July 12-23, 2021


For all of the latest updates and camp information, visit the Academic Enrichment Camps website.

Keep Scanning Those Box Tops!

You can now just scan your receipt and our school will earn money! Please see the information below regarding the new Box Top App and Procedures for the 2020-20201School Year!


There are two types of Box Tops this year - electronic (must scan your receipt with the new app to get the money to the school), and the original Box Tops (can cut them out and send them in with your student!)

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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

Principal: @kbaughman723

Assistant Principal: @buchman_becky

STEM Teacher: @jemartinez714

PE Teacher: @AmyKonoff

School Nurse: @nursejaneots

Otsego Food Service: @Otsego_Cafe

Heard a rumor or have a question?

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

Kirsten Martinez

School Counselor

Bonnie Armitage

Administrative Assistant

Jenny Helberg

Administrative Assistant

Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl

School Resource Officer