A bit of advice from the children today! 😆
14 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
whiteboard with children’s writing “Happy Tuesday! Do not mess with werewolves"
The April Bikes for Books Challenge sheet will be sent home with your student today, Monday, April 1st. The directions are as follows: Fill in the spaces under each section with the book title you reads to fulfill each challenge. Read books of all kinds to get a chance to win a new bike! If you do not need a new bike, other prizes will be awarded. Check out your library and your librarians will give you book suggestions! There will be a special prize for the classroom who checks out the most books in April! Bikes and other prizes will be given out during the Reading Assembly in May for all those putting forth a great effort in this challenge!
16 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
OTES Bikes for Books Sheet
YMCA Healthy Kids Day April 20, 2024, 10-2
16 days ago, Dr. Jon Doty
YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2024
This evening event is open to all RSU 34 elementary families. Plan to join us on Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:30-7:00 to explore, think, create, and build!
18 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
RSU 34 Elementary STEM Night flier
Be you, BOLDLY! A handful of RSU 34 fifth grade girls traveled to Colby College with school counselor Mrs. Wilcox to participate in the Hardy Girls Conference. They ran into some great LMS people as well. This group ignites curiosity, promotes thinking critically, builds coalitions, and challenges the status quo.
20 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
A group of fifh grade girls poses standing in front of a few sixth grader girls sitting
A group of fifth grade girls poses in a photo booth holding a frame saying "This is what an activist looks like: Hardy Girls
Did you receive an extra author visit book? If so, please return it to school. Are you missing a book you ordered? If so, please email michelle.reesman@rsu34.org.
21 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
This past week, we have been treated to small ensemble performances along with the morning announcements! Here are the trombones performing last Monday.
23 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
three boys play trombones with their teacher into a phone receiver
three boys play trombones with their teacher into a phone receiver
Don’t forget the book fair is coming this week! Monday, March 25-29th 7am-3pm Students will shop during their library class and families are welcome before and after school for shopping fun! Saturday, March 30th from 9am-noon there will be a Family breakfast and shopping! Come have some breakfast, shop the book fair, and enjoy some fun literacy activities! Checkout the website for information on eWallet setup and more! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/oldtownelementaryschool2 If you’d like to volunteer during the book fair or to bring something for the breakfast, click on this link and add your name! https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=1016803780101#anonymous_invite_page Here is a fun video some 5th graders created to get you excited about the book fair! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L6PmYG1CUlHoud9H4h_UAsxwFa8Q8JvI/view?usp=drivesdk
24 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
Book Fair this Week on pink, yellow and white background
Mrs. Palmer is excited to remind families that OTES will be welcoming Maine artist Kim Bernard to our school starting Monday, April 22nd. Kim is a sculpture artist and champion of the environment. During her week-long visit, students will work with Kim to create a collaborative art sculpture for our school made out of recycled plastics. WE NEED YOUR HELP! To prepare for Kim Bernard's visit, we need to collect clean and clear #2 plastics (e.g. milk or water containers). Please send these plastics in with your student or drop them off during school hours. Thank you in advance for your support of the arts! If you would like to learn more about Kim Bernard's work, visit her webpage at https://www.kimbernard.com . A huge thank you to our PTC for sponsoring this week-long artist visit!
27 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
flier for #2 plastic jug collection for OTES visiting artist
portrait of artist Kim Bernard in her studio
Don’t forget the book fair is coming next week! Monday, March 25-29th 7am-3pm Students will shop during their library class and families are welcome before and after school for shopping fun! Saturday, March 30th from 9am-noon there will be a Family breakfast and shopping! Come have some breakfast, shop the book fair, and enjoy some fun literacy activities! Checkout the website for information on eWallet setup and more! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/oldtownelementaryschool2 If you’d like to volunteer during the book fair or to bring something for the breakfast, click on this link and add your name! https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=1016803780101#anonymous_invite_page Here is a fun video some 5th graders created to get you excited about the book fair! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L6PmYG1CUlHoud9H4h_UAsxwFa8Q8JvI/view?usp=drivesdk
27 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
Come to our Book Fair with Dog Man and Cat Kid holding hands in front of a blue background with hearts and stars
Mrs. White's class is hosting a community service project. All OTES families are welcome to contribute. Thank you!
27 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
pet food drive flier
A reminder that we go outside in all types of weather! Please plan to send boots, snow pants, jackets, mittens/gloves and a hat over the next week or so as spring in Maine seems to bring snow!
27 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
clip art of various children dressed for winter with a large snowball
We would love some help with our upcoming Book Fair. This is a fun event to volunteer for and support will be provided! Check out the options here: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/1016803780101/false#/invitation
28 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
Scholastic Book Fair in red with stacks of books underneath, Volunteers Needed
Important Reminder: No school tomorrow, Friday, March 15th for a staff in-service day. Enjoy the long weekend!
about 1 month ago, Maggie Mitchell
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS on a green chalkboard background with wood frame
Help your child get ready for baseball or softball and support the OTHS Coyotes at the same time! Win-win!
about 1 month ago, Maggie Mitchell
OTHS baseball and softball clinic flier
Shared from our community: local blood drive
about 1 month ago, Maggie Mitchell
OT United Methodist Church Blood Drive flier
RSU 34 Elementary World Culture and Language Teacher, Kristen LePard, as well as volunteer garden coordinator and school board member, Christina Lannan, presented at the annual Educators for a Multilingual Maine conference on March 8. Their session, entitled Cultivating a Sense of Community Through Language, Food, and Art was well received. Check it out here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PwC7aB8AouprrEqfbrwy_QNm6rw5xracILFoDZMJzww/edit?usp=sharing
about 1 month ago, Maggie Mitchell
Christina Lanaan  presents on double screens at the front of a classrooom to adults seated at tables
Kristen LePard poses in front of screens with presentation cover and a table of food and language resources
A teacher poses with her notebook and a corn husk doll
Kristen LePard presents on double screens at the front of a classrooom to adults seated at tables
Mark your calendars and get your fun socks ready for our upcoming RSU 34 Spirit Day on Friday, March 29th. Donations will be collected for Courageous Steps.
about 1 month ago, Maggie Mitchell
Lots of Socks flier
Check out what has been going on in the OTES Art Studio this Trimester!
about 1 month ago, Maggie Mitchell
OTES Winter 2024 art studio newsletter
Weekly Schedule for March 11-15
about 1 month ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Weekly Calenar March 11-15