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
Safety Patrol in Action
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Our Mission: To work collaboratively with students, parents 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
No School - Staff Development Day - Monday October 12
Early Release Friday Ocober 23 - Teacher Collaboration Day
K @ 11:40, Grades 1-5 @ 12:30 Continue
New FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps May Impact You!
Linked below is a press release from the City of Alameda about the new FEMA floodplain maps. Based on new modeling techniques, they have identified properties in Alameda that may be affected by the 100 year flood or 500 year flood. These loca... Continue
On Friday, October 30, 2015, the PTA will host one of our largest fundraising events at Otis School!
Last year, we raised more than $50,000 and this year we're hoping to meet or exceed that mark. We are asking each student try to raise a minimum of $100. The money we raise is used for art and garden docents, books, technology, small-group reading and math instructors, assemblies, lunchtime supervisors, kinder music, and much, much more.
Envelopes will be sent home this week. Students can collect cash or checks (made out to Otis PTA), or you can ask donors to make their donation online at otispta.myschoolcentral.com and choose the "Walk-a-Thon" option.
Students who raise money for Walk-a-Thon will have a chance to win amazing prizes. Every $20 raised earns a raffle ticket, and there are special prizes for top earners. The classroom that raises the most money wins a special pizza party, and if we meet our $45,000 goal, the whole school gets ice cream sandwiches and bonus recess time!
Here are some of the special prizes this year:
Every $20 raised earns a raffle ticket, and thanks to the hard work of parent volunteer Deirdre Freeman, our prizes this year include gift certificates for "Kid and Parent" dates at places like Cinema Grill/Alameda Theater, Capone's Restaurant, C'Era Una Volta, Trabocco, Linguini's, Subpar Mini Golf, Artistic Home, and other spots. Plus we'll be giving away gift certificates to local favorites like High Scores Arcade, Lauren's Closet, Honour Brand, Rocket Reuse, Soccer Post, Alameda Bicycle, Loard's Ice Cream, Color Me Mine, Tucker's Ice Cream, Monkey Bars, Pedal Beach, and Toy Safari. We have more than 50 prizes in all!
Students will arrive to school, go to classrooms, and begin walking according to the schedule:
Don't Miss This Year's School Picture!
School portraits are on their way (or have been delivered), but it isn't too late if you haven't ordered yet!
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!
Common Core Test Resources
Looking for information about the Common Core tests your students took last spring? AUSD’s "Common Core Assessments" web page offers a wealth of information on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), also known as the "Common Core Test" or "Smarter, Balanced Test." Please visit the page to find an FAQ about CAASPP, links to layperson-friendly websites about the assessment, and updates on when the results from last spring's test will be released. Families will also be receiving information about understanding the test results in the mail when the individual student reports are sent out in September.
Otis PTA Web Store
Want to make a direct donation to the Otis PTA, sponsor a child for the Walkathon, or buy Fall Carnival tickets?
Visit the Otis PTA Store at https://otispta.myschoolcentral.com.
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
Enrichment Class Flyer for Fall 2015 - coming soon!
Alameda Island Kids
AIK offers before and afterschool on-site daycare at Otis.