OTES Bedtime Story Hour for families grades PreK to 2nd is tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 28 from 6:00-7:00. There will be stories, music, snacks, and free books! Come to the cafeteria dressed in cozy pjs with a stuffy and blanket to sit on. Younger and older siblings are welcome!
Check out this article about kids and social media, recommended by our school counselor, Vicki Wilcox: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/social-media-smarts.html
From the OTES Art Studio: Fourth grader, Melvin, showing off his Maine pinecone made out of modeling clay.
Here are a few important reminders from Mrs. Reesman about the Book Fair: 📚 Students will browse and create their wish list during their library time this week. 📚Families can add money to their student's eWallet here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/oldtownelementaryschool1 Students can also bring cash. 📚 The Book Fair is open daily 7am-3pm and families can shop before or after school with a Visitor Pass from the office. 📚 Join us this Saturday, March 25th from 9am-12pm for Breakfast with Books- shopping, fun and snacks. ALL are welcome!
TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 21st is Lots of Socks in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. Wear your favorite, crazy, or mismatched socks!
Happy Spring from OTES! You can see some green coming up through the soil, the new seasonal poem is out front, and our maple trees are tapped and producing pails of sap!
The focus of our 4th grade social studies (and beyond) curriculum is the State of Maine. On Wednesday, these classes celebrated Maine's 203rd birthday by dressing up in Maine themed outfits, enjoying whoopie pies, meeting Box of Maine founder and owner Dan Finnemore, and much more. We have partnered with Box of Maine have monthly deliveries of Maine products to enhance our students' learning. What a fun day! Happy Birthday Maine!
A reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Friday March 17th due to a staff in-service day. We will see you back here on Monday at 7:25am!
World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st. The purpose of this day is to create public awareness of Down Syndrome. We celebrate this day on the 21st day of the third month to represent the triplication or trisomy or the 21st chromosome. This year, the RSU #34 Civil Rights Team will be participating in the Lots of Socks Campaign to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. It is the mission of the Civil Rights Team to decrease non-biased behaviors and create an environment where all people feel safe, welcome and respected. Please join us on Tuesday, March 21st for the #LotsOfSocks campaign. All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed - they might be mismatched socks or your craziest and most colorful socks, whatever takes your fancy!
This month's RSU #34 districtwide spirit day is a Hat Day on Friday, March 24th. Wear a hat and donate to North Florida Rescue of Maine, a dog rescue organization.
The RSU #34 Resource Center, located at OTES, is open tomorrow, Thursday, March 15th from 2:30-4:00pm. The RSU #34 Resource Center is open to all district families in need of food or basic household supplies. The Center is located at OTES and is open on the first and third Thursday of each month from 2:30-4:00 pm. If you have questions or an emergency food insecurity outside these dates, please contact our School Community Coordinator Jenn Goodwin at 207-370-8564 or email@example.com.
The OTES Library Book Fair is coming soon! The Book Fair will be set up from Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24th, 7:00am-3:00pm daily. New this year, we will also host a special shopping event on the morning of Saturday, March 25th from 9:00am-12:00pm. Students will visit the Book Fair during their library time at school and shopping will be open before and after school for families to accompany their student or to shop without them. We are in need of support for two hour shifts during the school day or you can support by donating breakfast/snack items for the Saturday event. Click the link to sign-up to volunteer for our Book Fair and Book Fair Parent Event. https://signup.com/go/VoQxfWJ . See the OTES Family Update for details. Thank you for your support of our Library Book Fair!
RSU #34 (Alton, Bradley, Old Town) will have a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15. All scheduled bus runs and start times are delayed 2 hours. OTES will open its doors at 9:25 and arrival after 9:50 will be considered tardy. Morning pre-k at OTES is cancelled.
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We have some extra copies of Jarrett Lerner books for sale! If you wish to purchase a book to have signed on Thursday when Jarrett Lerner visits, email Michelle.Reesman@rsu34.org to secure your copy and send check (OTES) or cash into the library! Geeger the Robot books-$6, Enginerds-$8, Give the Book activity books $14, Hunger Heroes-$8
All RSU #34 schools will be dismissing 2 hours early tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14. All end of day dismissal procedures will shift up by 2 hours. This means that OTES will dismiss at 12:15. There I'll be no afternoon pre-k. If this early dismissal changes your student’s dismissal plan, please contact their teacher as early as possible. Please remember that if you choose to not send your student to school due to weather, you need to call in to report them absent at 207-827-1544 or email their teacher. Thank you!
Shared from our community: FREE COMMUNITY SUPPER TO GO Friday, March 31st 5:00 PM Old Town United Methodist Church 726 Stillwater Avenue, Old Town Enjoy homemade baked ziti, coleslaw, garlic bread and dessert. All are welcome! FREE
Book Character Day is TOMORROW, Friday, March 10th! We love to read at OTES and Book Character Day has become an annual favorite. Pick out a favorite book, plan your costume, and walk the red carpet during the school day on Friday, March 10th. Costumes do not need to be elaborate. The only rules are that the costume must be school appropriate and to have fun!
Fifth grader Spencer dressed up like the President of the United States on Tuesday, which just happened to be his art day. He spent his time in the art studio drawing the presidential seal to complete his outfit.
The OTES Library Book Fair is coming soon! The Book Fair will be set up from Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24th, 7:00am-3:00pm daily. New this year, we will also host a special parent shopping event on the morning of Saturday, March 25th from 9:00am-12:00pm. Students will visit the Book Fair during their library time at school and shopping will be open before and after school for families to accompany their student or to shop without them. We are in need of support for two hour shifts during the school day or you can support by donating breakfast/snack items for the Saturday event. Click the link to sign-up to volunteer for our Book Fair and Book Fair Parent Event. https://signup.com/go/VoQxfWJ . See the email from OTES for details. Thank you for your support of our Library Book Fair!