We know tomorrow is Thursday, but we are walking to school because there is no school on Friday. Join us at Perkins Avenue Park by 7:05am!
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Walk to School flier with dates and times
As part of their Africa study, Mrs. Beaton’s students wrote their names in hieroglyphs and created self portrait profiles in the style of ancient Egyptian art.
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
student poses next to their Egyptian style self portrait profile and name in hieroglyphs
student poses next to their Egyptian style self portrait profile and name in hieroglyphs
student poses next to their Egyptian style self portrait profile and name in hieroglyphs
student poses next to their Egyptian style self portrait profile and name in hieroglyphs
MENU CHANGE: Wednesday, November 9th will be ham and cheese sandwich not crispy chicken sandwich.
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
LUNCH MENU CHANGE in red on white with red border
Here is one last chance to share your thoughts on the RSU #34 elementary level priorities via our online survey. We invite you to fill out this 5 question form: https://forms.gle/jDBMTuE4Nq5pmpB28
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
What a beautiful Monday morning at OTES!
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
students walking into school with a rainbow overhead
students walking into school with a rainbow overhead
students getting off the bus with a rainbow overhead
A few of our fifth graders joined OTHS Key Club members at the Old Town Public Safety Building to plant tulip bulbs for the Yellow Tulip “Smash the Stigma” project to bring hope to others. Yellow tulips will also be planted around the OTES roadside sign and other community locations.
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Students plant tulip bulbs
Smash the Stigma The Yellow Tulip Project card
Students plant tulip bulbs
Group of students and staff in front of the Ild Town Public Safety building
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the OTES Day of Welcome has been postponed until Friday, December 2nd. Students are always welcome to wear their community color, but we will not be celebrating tomorrow. Each day we focus on making all people feel safe, welcome, and respected, but this celebratory day will take place next month.
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
White background with a green seal saying "POSTPONED"
5th graders and LMS students participated in our “Big Read” project, all reading “When Stars are Scattered during the month of September. Last week, Omar Mohamed, the co-author with Victoria Jamieson who 5th graders met a couple weeks ago, and who the story was actually about, visited our school and spoke to students. 5th graders were star-struck as the main character of the book they’ve been collectively reading during library class, spoke to them about his experiences as a young refugee from Somalia who lived in a refugee camp in Kenya with his young brother for over 9 years. Students have been moved by this riveting story and were eager to ask him questions about the book they’ve loved reading. It was definitely a presentation these 5th graders will remember! As a 5th grade class, along with staff, we raised $275 to present to Omar for his non-profit organization, Refugee Stong. He said with our donation, we will be able to sponsor 2,750 students to attend school in the refugee camp, helping to buy uniforms, backpacks, pencils, paper and books.Thanks to the PTC for funding Omar’s trip to Old Town and LMS Student Council for funding his presentation!
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Omar Mohamed speaks to students sitting around him
Omar Mohamed meets with students
Omar Mohamed gives high fives to students around him
group photo with Omar Mohamed
If you can't join us tonight in the OTES library for PTC, join us via Zoom. See you at 6pm! Join Zoom Meeting https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/89101356863?pwd=MEFSRVlhVlM5RU5pTWI0T2JBWnVZdz09 Meeting ID: 891 0135 6863 Passcode: Pb7vgy
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Parent Teacher Club in white print on a dark green circle with light green background
School Community Coordinator, Jenn Goodwin, along with Dr. Tuell and Mrs. Mitchell, recently visited downtown Old Town business Pastries de’Amor to accept a $500 donation to our Resource Center and Learning Garden. We may have sampled some treats as well! Pastries de’Amor hosted a Multicultural Festival this summer and we were the lucky beneficiaries of the 50-50 raffle proceeds and other collected donations. A huge thank you to this local business and our greater community!
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Four women standing, one holding a check, behind the Pastries de’Amor sign
Fundraiser orders are in! If you had your fundraiser shipped to OTES, it will be sent home with your student, with the exception of kindergartners, today or tomorrow. Kindergarten families, you can come pick up your order or call the office at 207-827-1544 and let us know it is OK to send the order home with your student. Thank you again for supporting OTES!
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Bags of fundraiser items organized on the floor
First graders explored pumpkins and predicted how many seeds they would find inside.
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Students scoop out pumpkins guts
Students scoop out pumpkins guts
Students scoop out pumpkins guts
Students scoop out pumpkins guts
Staff and students alike worked on Tim Burton style self portraits this month.
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Tim Burton self portrait
Tim Burton self portrait
Student working in Tim Burton self portrait
Student working in Tim Burton self portrait
Here is the November lunch menu.
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
OTES November Lunch Menu
We had to take pictures by the foggy swamp during our Walk to School on Spooky Sock Day!
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
group of students and staff standing in front of a foggy swamp
group of students and staff standing in front of a foggy swamp
group of students and staff standing in front of a foggy swamp
group of students and staff standing in front of a foggy swamp
Reminder: No first year band on Monday, October 31 due to Halloween.
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Important Reminders for Tomorrow, Friday, October 28th! Think "walks and socks". Join us for Walk to School at 7:05am at Perkins Avenue Park. Also, wear your spooky or silly socks to participate in our RSU #34 district-wide spirit day. Bring a $1 donation to Toys for Tots if you'd like as well. Happy Friday!
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
A person's legs with tall socks and hiking sneakers standing on the ground
Overheard in third grade this week, “Guess what? I have PE today and I can’t wait!” Mrs. Beaulieu and Mr. Ackley are keeping learning fun and engaging with these Halloween themed physical activities!
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Haunted House scooter riding activity
Skeleton arm volleyball activity
Hit the witches on the wall PE activity
Witch hat ring toss activity
Have you visited the OTES Library Website? If not, you are missing out! Click the link below to check out read alouds, activities, Maine Student Book Award and Chickadee Award books, and other library information. This is a great site for students and families! https://sites.google.com/rsu34.k12.me.us/rsu34-library/home?authuser=0
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Here are some area Trunk or Treats that have been shared with us.
over 1 year ago, Maggie Mitchell
Old Town Trunk or Treat
Cub Scouts Trunk or Treat
UMaine Trunk or Treat
LMS Trunk or Treat flyer