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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

Safety Patrol in Action

Otis Outlook - Parent Newsletter

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

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: 
otispta-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

  WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL

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.

News

1/26/16

AUSD Student Services is extending the TK (transitional K) & Kindergarten Round-up enrollment appointment window from January 25th – February 19thIf at all possible, PLEASE be sure to book your appointment with Students Services within this window.  The date/time that you meet with AUSD Student Services to go over the enrollment packet/paperwork is your child’s “official” enrollment date.  The sooner the better!!!!  REMINDER – if you are enrolling multiple children you’ll need an appointment for each child.

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1/13/16

Feb. 6, 9:30am-1pm

The 2nd Annual Alameda Spelling Bee will be held in the Otis MPR on the morning of Saturday, February 6. All students in grades 4-9 are eligible to participate. Further information can be found at alamedaspellingbee.org. Last year an Otis student took home the trophy, and we're hoping for a repeat this year! Contact Chuck Kapelke with any questions: ckapelke@comcast.net.

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Owlapalooza!!!

Saturday February 27th 2016 is the 4th annual Otis Owlapalooza!!!

 

Scheduled performers: 

OLD DAN TUCKER (FINALE WITH MS. TOUSEY AND STUDENTS)

MADDY'S FIDDLE MADNESS (WITH VARIOUS GUEST PLAYERS)

THE UP AND DOWN

MS. GILBERT'S 1ST GRADERS

UKEMAMAS

THE SALOONS

THE JILTERS

NATE JONES AND THE SLOE SIPPERS

DINA & EBEN

Walkathon 2015 raises most money ever!

The results are in: the 2015 Otis Walkathon raised a whopping $51,854.51! This was more than our goal - and more than we raised last year - so THANK YOU parents - and thanks to all your friends and family - for all the hard work and generous donations that made this possible.

 

Special thanks to Jeryn Carlisi and Monica Vigil-Dombeck, who put in many hours crunching the numbers and coordinating this year's event and to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make this our most successful Walkathon ever!

 

 

Alameda Education Foundation Enrichment news for school families

Would your children enjoy building some fairy houses and troll dwellings? How about making mosaics and pottery? Maybe some GoPro movies or STEM Photoshop animation is more to their liking? Or could they be ready for competition with KODU game development? These are just a few of the fun and educational after school enrichment classes AEF will be offering this winter/spring. Look for fliers on our website. Registration begins January 7, 2016 at www.AlamedaEducation.org.

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!

  1. Go to mylifetouch.com
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and the Otis Access Code: CB035613Q0

Pedidos en español disponibles por internet. Utiliza tu ID del retrato y el código de acceso de tu paquete del retrato.

To redeem your complimentary digital SmileSafe card, click here.

Parent/Guardian, how was this year’s school picture experience? Take a survey

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundup for the 2016 - 2017 School Year

Will your child be turning 5 soon? Check out the AUSD timeline for enrollment into the Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten programs. Please note, the birthdate cutoffs outlined in California ...more

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.

     Download Your Otis Event Pictures Here   

Otis Yearbook Lifetouch site:
Enter Access Code: FHRPIO

 

Questions can be directed to 
Amy Stewart-Deaker and Marlem Bueno at yearbookotis@gmail.com.
Thank you!      

 

Today: 2/6/16

Schedule

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

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Alameda Education Foundation

Supporting Student Success!

Enrichment Class Flyer for Fall 2015 - coming soon!

Alameda Island Kids

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

510-523-6510

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