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Otis Outlook - Parent Newsletter

To contact Otis PTA Outlook, please send an e-mail to otisoutlook@gmail.com 

Contact the Otis School Webmaster

Parent Talk at Otis? Join the Otis PTA YahooGroups.

A casual online setting where you can ask fellow parents questions, and a few teachers too.

To subscribe, send an email to: 


Calling all volunteers!

Please remember to sign-in at the office and wear a visitor/volunteer badge EVERY time you come to help!  The staff and I will ask all adults to do this, even if you're a "regular" on site.  Please understand that we're doing this for everyone's safety!  Thank you


Our Mission: To work collaboratively with parents, students and community members to provide a caring, inclusive, safe and engaging learning environment that promotes high achievement and personal best for all students as life-long learners.

Otis News & Notes

Otis Directory
The directory is a hugely helpful resource for organizing play dates, getting to know other parents, sending invites to birthday parties, and more. Please fill out this online form today if you haven't already.

Here is the link: http:/... Continue
Posted by: Paul Fogel
Published: 9/17/14

Fingerprinting for Volunteers

If you have not already been fingerprinted to volunteer at Otis, mark down this date: September 26, 2014, 2-5PM.  

That's when AUSD and UPS will both be sending repre... Continue
Posted by: Paul Fogel
Published: 9/10/14

School Photo Day
LifeTouch Photographers will be at Otis Monday, September 22nd to take student school portraits.  

All students will have their photos taken for the Otis yearbook and class photo. (There is ... Continue
Posted by: Paul Fogel
Published: 9/3/14

District Volunteer Fingerprinting Procedures

Eager to join your child's class on the fun field trip their teacher has scheduled?  Want to volunteer as your child's class's Art Docent?  

Don't forget that you need to be registered with Livescan beforehand.  Any volunteers who may supervise students outside the presence of certified staff must go through this procedure.

Click here to read AUSD's Livescan Procedures for Volunteers and remember that it will take some time, so don't leave it for the last minute!


AEF Back To School Information

The Alameda Education Foundation offers a world of educational opportunities outside of the classroom to support your student’s
academic, creative and social growth.  You can find out more below or visit them at www.alamedaeducation.org

AEF Back To School 2014-2015

AEF Adopt A Classroom program

AEF & Alameda Municipal Power's Power Up 4 Learning program

Support AEF!  


Spring Fling a huge success!

Thank you so much to everyone who donated items to auction, volunteered before and during Spring Fling 2014 to make it happen, and to everyone who attended Saturday night. Together, we were able to raise over $53,000 for our school! 

Special thanks are due to organizer Brenna Young for all of her hard work coordinating this fun event.  Way to go Otis!

2013 Walkathon a HUGE success!

Otis Owls have once again broken the previous Walkathon record with this years total of $40,728.80 raised!!! 
Students also logged a whopping 10,245 laps around the 500 yard course which equals nearly 3,000 miles...amazing!!!
Everyone deserves a big round of applause!

     Download Your Otis Event Pictures Here   

Otis Yearbook Lifetouch site:
Enter Access Code: GPJYNN


Or send pictures or questions directly to 
Amy Stewart-Deaker and Marlem Bueno at yearbookotis@gmail.com.
Thank you!      


Today: 9/19/14


School Office Hours: 8:00AM to 4:00PM  

Grade 1-5   8:20 - 2:50

Wednesday dismissal time is 1:50

Kindergarten hours :

8:20 -1:40 - 2 days a week

8:20 - 12:40 - 3 days a week


Alameda Education Foundation

Alameda Island Kids

AIK offers before and afterschool on-site daycare at Otis.  


Fundraising Opportunities

  • Free Money With a Clip!  Clip BoxTops for Otis!
    Please read the flier that was in your 1st Day Envelopes about clipping BoxTops for Otis.  This is an easy way for you to donate, and the kids have fun with classroom contests too!
  • A reminder to sign-up for eScrip so shopping at Safeway benefits Otis
    As part of eScrip's Back to Schools program, Safeway will donate 10% of select purchases to the Otis PTA, at no additional cost to you. 
    It's so easy!  Go to: http://www.escrip.com/
  • eScrip Flyer
  • Nob Hill Q Card Flyer