Otsego Elementary Extra

Principal's Weekly Update -August 3, 2018

Important Dates


August 7 - PTO Meeting, 6pm, Elementary Commons

August 8 - Back to School Day, 8am-8pm, HS Commons

August 16 - Open House (Elementary 6-7pm), 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

2018-2019 School Year Calendar

Back to School Information

Back to School Day

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 (8:00am - 8:00pm)

We strongly encourage all parents and their students utilize this.

Parents/Students can:

Have your School pictures taken (No purchase necessary) goes into the yearbook.

Register your student in Final Forms

Pay fees
Get Bussing and Transportation Information
Get information with regards to Cafeteria and Food Service

Pick up School Supplies if they were ordered through the PTO

5th Graders can pick up camp forms

Picture Forms

Sales Tax Holiday

The holiday starts on Friday, August 3, 2018, at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

Sales Tax Holiday Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us at 1-800-304-3211, or e-mail us.

Open House/5th Annual Picnic in the Parking Lot

Open House Information – Thursday, August 16th

Elementary School – 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Junior High – 6:30 to 7:30 pm

High School – 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Community Wide Dinner in the Parking Lot the Night of Open House!

The Otsego Elementary PTO will be sponsoring various food trucks in the parking lot from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. on Thursday, August 16th

Thank you for the support of the Elementary PTO!

The public is welcome. Event proceeds help fund Elementary Field Trips.

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Win a New Car!

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Assistance with School Supplies & Book Bags

The United Way in Wood County is working collaboratively with the Salvation Army in Wood County to hold the third “Back to School Fair” at the Woodland Mall in Bowling Green on Thursday, August 9 from 3 PM to 6 PM. Backpacks with supplies will be distributed at that time.

Parents or guardians can pre-register by calling the Salvation Army at 419-352-2390 or United Way in Wood County at 419-352-2390. We will need the name of the student(s), grade level, school, parent/guardian’s name and phone number.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email Sue Clanton at 419-352-2390 or sue.clanton@unitedwaywoodcounty.org. I hope this can help some of your students in preparing for the school year.

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2018-2019 Online Registration

ALL PARENTS MUST REGISTER THEIR STUDENT(S) for the 2018-2019 school year. Online Registration will begin July 1st through Final Forms. You will be receiving an email from Final Forms around that time, SO PLEASE DO NOT DELETE IT! Follow the instructions in the email to register your child. Information from the previous school year should transfer over to the current year for ease and convenience.

If you do not receive an email from Final Forms please check your SPAM/JUNK folder and then contact Lisa Austin at laustin@otsegoknights.org or 419-823-4381 ext. 1100, as we may have an incorrect email address on file for you.

A New Addition....

Please welcome Beckett Robert Boerst to the Knight family! He was born on July 5th! Congratulations to Miss Sara and her family!

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!


Otsego PTO

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


The next PTO meeting is August 7th at 6:00 in the Elementary Library.

Community Events & Information

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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



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. 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.

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

Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl

School Resource Officer