Otsego Elementary Extra

Principal's Weekly Update - May 6, 2016

THank you

OES Extended Care would like to send out a HUGE thank you to all the families that donated items to their program. Thank you for your generosity. It is greatly appreciated!

OES Extended Care SUMMER 2016 registration open.

The Summer Program will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 and will conclude on Friday, August 12, 2016. Summer hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our program will be closed July 4, 5 and 6 for the 4th of July holiday.

Registration information is available on the Otsego Schools website www.otsegoknights.org , and is also available in the Elementary Office, as well as from Program Supervisors. Registration paperwork must be complete and submitted to the program before your child can participate.

There is a $10.00 per family registration fee and the hourly rates are $3.00 for the first child, $1.50 for the second and $1.00 for the third, with a minimum of one hour per session. All field trip costs are extra and are expected to be paid prior to the date of the field trip. Certain field trips will have a minimum number of registrations required 2 weeks prior to the date of the field trip and will be subject to cancellation if the minimum is not met. The program does not have provisions for students not wishing to attend field trips. If your child is in attendance on a field trip day they will accompany the program on the field trip and you will be billed the hourly rate plus fees. Every effort is made to return to the Elementary Building by 4:00 p.m. on field trip days.

Children enrolled in the program must bring a packed lunch each day and snacks if they choose. No cafeteria service is available during the summer. Children may also bring breakfast to eat upon arrival if they choose.

Please remember that students are active all day long and must wear tennis shoes or sneakers for their safety. Students engage in many activities including: daily reading, journal writing, use of the playground, periodic walks to Centennial Park for lunch and play, board games, card games, science experiments, making silly putty and play-doh, various arts and crafts, weekly swimming at Grand Rapids Pool, weekly library visits , several bowling trips, Imagination Station, the Toledo Zoo, sidewalk chalk and bubbles, and water games in the courtyard, every other Monday is Movie Monday with popcorn, just to name a few. Please see the calendar of activities for more details.

Our trained and qualified staff look forward to helping your child have an enjoyable summer experience.

If you have any questions please email Crystal Stough at cstough@otsegoknights.org or leave a message at 419-823-4381 ext. 4408.

Kindergarten Field Trip to the farm

THird Grade Field Trip to the Zoo

Counselor's Corner

Goodwill Donation Drive (Also benefiting Otsego Clothing Closet) May 2-6

This week we participated in the Goodwill Donation Drive. It was great to see our students wanting to help others and recycle in this unique way! The classroom that donates the most bags will win a pizza party! Official totals will be reported next week.

Yearbook Distribution

Grades 3, 4, & 5 will receive their yearbooks on Monday, May 9th. Grades K, 1, & 2 will receive their yearbooks on Tuesday, May 10th. Preschool will receive them throughout the week.

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

Otsego PTO

“There’s a Minion reasons to join PTO”

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


The next PTO meeting is June 7th, the time is TBD.

Be sure to order your school supply kits for the 16-17 school year by May 31st

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The Family Fun Day at the Mud Hens is Rescheduled for May 15th

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Defiance College Basketball Camp

If you are interested in having your son attend a summer basketball camp at Defiance College, please check out the pamphlet and registration form and registration form. They have a camp for boys age 4 -2nd grade and one for grades 3-9.

Important Dates

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

August 10 - Back to School Days, 2pm-8pm

August 11 - Back to School Days, 12pm-6pm

August 18 - OES Open House, 6pm-7pm

August 22 - First Day of School for students in grades 1-12

August 25 - First Day of School for Preschool and Kindergarten

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