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March 2018

From the Principal

As we turn the calendar page to March, we have an early taste of Spring with plenty of rain in the forecast, buds on the trees and daffodils ready to bloom. This week, all of our families are invited to attend Chick Fil-A spirit night on Wednesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00. A portion of the proceeds come back to our school to support our Drama Club. On Saturday, March 10, we are proud to announce that we will be hosting our third annual 31 Bingo fundraiser. This event has been a tremendous success in past years, and it has been an important fundraising source for our school's parent organization, the OPTSO. On March 21, from 6:00-8:00, our school will host science night as students and professors from Bridgewater College prepare interesting stations for our families to visit. Finally, as we wrap up the month of March, we are looking forward to a well-deserved spring break from March 26 through April 2. I hope that each of you enjoys a pleasant transition to spring!

Todd Johnson


National School Breakfast Week March 5-9.

Eat Breakfast at school and have a chance to win a prize.

Little Free Library

Have you noticed our new Little Free Library on school grounds, located next to the mailboxes? Little Free Libraries are libraries that are open to the community 24/7 and stocked with books for anyone to borrow. Our library is full of titles that will appeal to all ages, and operates on a “take a book, leave a book” policy. Borrow one for as long as you’d like and return it or another book in its place. Our Little Free Library was funded through a grant by Rockingham Education Foundation, Inc. Stop by and borrow a book. Find us on Facebook: @oeslittlefreelibrary


March 10 is our 3rd OPTSO Bingo. Doors open at 5:30 and games start at 6:30. Activities available for school aged kids. Food and baked good sale and raffle will round out the event. Call the school office to pre-order your tickets.

Drama Club

The 2018 production of Disney's Aladdin Kids is fast approaching! Our cast members are working very hard during practice times and are excited to show you the finished product soon! We would love for you and your family to support and celebrate their efforts by attending one of our two evening performances. Performance dates are scheduled for April 26th and April 27th at 7:00. Ticket information will be coming home in early April.

From the Music Room

Spring is rapidly approaching, and grades three through five are working hard on the OES Spring Concert. We will have a little bit of everything from singing and folk dancing, to recorders and xlophones. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the day and/or evening concert. You will be amazed at your child's accomplishments. The date is Thursday, April 12, 10 am, with an encore in the evening at 6 pm. Come and support your child in music!


Wednesday, March 7th is "Black and White Day"! March 7th is our next Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, and the Chick-Fil-A cow will be at Ottobine to choose the class with the most/creative "Black and White" participation! Come to Chick-Fil-A from 5:00-7:00 on March 7th and enjoy a fun family evening out showing our Ottobine Spirit.

Candy Grams will be on sale March 12th through March 15th. Candy Grams are a spring postcard shaped note with candy attached. Students can send a Candy Gram to family, friends, classmates, teachers and staff, etc. Candy Grams will be on sale each morning in the gym or during regular PE classes. The cost of each Candy Gram is 25¢. If your child would like to send Candy Grams to more than just a few students, it would be helpful to send them to school with a list of each recipient. All Candy Grams will be delivered on Monday, March 19th.

Friday, March 16th is “GREEN DAY!” Show your OES school spirit by wearing as much green as you can to school on that day!

Science Night

Join us for Family Science Night

Wednesday March 21, 6-8 pm

Please join us for six fun-filled science stations presented by the chemistry and phsysics club at Bridgewater College. This event will be a family event for parents and students to experience learning together. Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there!!!

March Events

March 2 Spring Pictures

March 5 Drama Club

March 7 Dress in Black and White

March 7 Chick Fil A Spirit Night

March 8 Otter Kindness

March 9 1 pm Dismissal

March 10 OPTSO Bingo

March 12 Drama Club

March 14 Drama Club

March 14 Spring Pictures

March 15 STAC

March 16 Wear Green

March 19 OPTSO Meeting 6 pm

March 19 Drama Club

March 21 Drama Club

March 21 Family Science Night

March 22 5th Grade Field Trip

March 22 PK/K Field Trip

March 22 Rockingham Festival Choir

March 22 Otter Kindness
March 23 1 pm Dismissal

March 23 End of Grading Period

March 26 thru April 2 Spring Break