OTES Family Update December 18, 2020 ❄️Holiday Break Holiday Break begins Wednesday, December 23rd. School resumes Monday, January 4th. 🍪Holiday or Anytime Treats Many families like to send in treats with their students to celebrate the holidays, birthdays etc.. This year, there are two important reminders. 1) Please make sure the treats are store bought. We cannot currently share homemade items. 2) Please check with your student’s teacher about allergies or other considerations for their class. 🚗Out of State Travel If your student is travelling out of state during the holidays or at any time, you must notify OTES. Please be prepared to share your student’s return to Maine date so that we can discuss the quarantine timeline or test results requirement and return to school date with you. Given enough notice, students can be provided with some work to complete during their quarantine. Remote or hybrid students should still participate in remote learning during quarantine. 🏠Quarantine Requirements for RSU #34 Students For someone who had close contact with COVID positive person: 1) Stay home for 10 days after your last contact with someone with COVID 19 and monitor closely for symptoms. 2) If any symptoms develop, call your PCP to get tested. 3) If you remain asymptomatic, a COVID test must be done between day 5-7 from the last exposure in order to return to school after a 10 day quarantine (RSU #34 district procedure). 4) If you remain asymptomatic and choose not to get tested, you must quarantine for 14 days (RSU #34 district procedure). 5) If no symptoms develop, even though you are out of quarantine restrictions at 10 days, you need to monitor for symptoms for a total of 14 days. 6) A negative test result does not get you out of quarantine early. 7) For out of state travelers: Stay home for 10 days upon entering Maine or until you receive negative COVID test results. Continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days. 8) For someone awaiting test results when symptomatic: If negative, then you can leave quarantine 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If positive, then you will need to go into isolation. 9) Given enough notice, students can be provided with some work to complete during their quarantine. Remote or hybrid students should still participate in remote learning during quarantine. This is of course if your student is feeling well enough to complete work. 📆 Important Reminder for 4th and 5th Graders On Monday and Tuesday December 21st and 22nd, Cohort B Thursday/Friday students will be in-person. Cohort A Monday/Tuesday students will be remote. All other students follow their regular schedule. 📦Food Assistance Available and Thank You for Participating in the One Hand, One Heart, One Community Food Drive Thank you to all of our students and families who contributed to our December food drive! As a reminder, boxes are available for drive through pick up at OTES today, Friday, December 18th from 3-5pm. If you can’t make it, please call us at 827-1544 to reserve a box. Food assistance is available throughout the year by contacting our school-community coordinator, Jenn Goodwin at email@example.com or calling 827-2508.
OTES Family Update November 20, 2020 🦃Thanksgiving Break There will be no school Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th. We hope all our families enjoy a safe, healthy and relaxing Thanksgiving! 🚗Out of State Travel If you plan to travel out of state, please be in contact with our school office at 827-1544. Any staff or students who travel to any state other than New Hampshire or Vermont (no restrictions for these two states only as of 11/16/20; subject to change), will be required to either: - Quarantine for 14 days upon return to Maine, or - Quarantine until receiving a negative test result. The test must be taken either: - In the state you are visiting and no more than 72 hours prior to your return to Maine, or - Once you return to Maine. Any staff or students who have travelled to restricted states will not be permitted inside the school building until either the negative test result or 14 days has occurred. This is not dependent on the length of time spent within the restricted states, meaning that a day visit still requires any person to quarantine for 14 days or until a negative test result is confirmed. All members of the household who travel must test or quarantine if over 12 months old. Any person who is quarantining should stay home, and not have in-person contact with others unless there is an emergency. 🗓December Break and Schedule Change for 4th and 5th Hybrid Students In order to balance the number of in-person days, we have made the following change: Monday, December 21st and Tuesday, December 22nd will be IN-PERSON days for our THURSDAY/FRIDAY cohort of 4th and 5th graders. Monday, December 21st and Tuesday, December 22nd will be REMOTE LEARNING days for our MONDAY/TUESDAY cohort of 4th and 5th graders. All other students, kindergarten through 3rd grade, will follow their regular in-person schedule on these days. Holiday break begins Wednesday, December 23rd and students return to their regular schedules on Monday, January 4th. 📚Holiday Book Fair to Benefit the OTES Library It’s almost Holiday Book Fair time! The holidays are the perfect time to buy books—books make wonderful presents!! From November 20th-December 4th, the OTES Library will be hosting an Usborne Holiday Book Fair to stock up on great books! The library will earn 50% of dollars spent to purchase books for the library with Usborne. Here is the link to the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/152123586602111 Here is the link to the shopping site: https://z9460.myubam.com/1916489 More information will go home with your child! Great books=happy readers! ✉️Trimester 1 Report Cards Trimester 1 ends Tuesday, November 24th and report cards will be sent home on Friday, December 4th.
Dear Families of Bus C, Over the past couple of weeks, we have had many more children/families want to ride bus C. Starting tomorrow, we are going to try to do a split run if it’s necessary to get students to and from school. In the mornings, we will have Bus C start Downtown on Main Street and head all the way to Orono line to pick up students. The bus will turn around at the Orono line and head back into town head up Highland Ave to Hamlin, down Brunswick Street to Cooper Street. If the bus is full, the bus driver will head to OTES and drop those students off and return to Jefferson Street to start picking up student on Perkins, Brunswick Street to Cooper Street and down to South Main Street. The bus will head right to school from there. In the afternoon, if the bus is overloaded with students, we will have the students that ride from the Regency to the Orono Town Line, wait at school (supervised) and the bus driver will drop off students on Perkins Street and come back to school to pick up the students for the second run. We know this is a bit more time on the bus for students, but we are trying to accommodate students needing transportation and keep the numbers down for safety reasons. We do not have an exact timeline for pick up and drop off until we experience the run as we have planned. Please be patient as we figure out the timing of the new run. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call school (827-1544) or the bus company (827-2335) for clarification.
OTES Family Update November 6, 2020 🇺🇸No School Wednesday, November 11th🇺🇸 A reminder that RSU #34 schools are closed this coming Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day. No in-person or remote learning will be conducted. 🧤Winter Weather and Clothes🧤 Despite the warm stretch we are currently experiencing, the snow this week was a wake up call! We do a lot of outdoor activities at OTES, please make sure your student is prepared for the coming winter weather with snow pants, a jacket, boots, a hat, and gloves or mittens. Please contact your student’s teacher if this is a hardship for your family. We will not be able to loan out items this year due to COVID-19 regulations, but we do have many donated items to give to students to keep if necessary. A change of clothes and mask in your student’s backpack or cubby is also important if students get wet or dirty! ❄️Snow Days ❄️ We will continue to have storm/snow days this year, if necessary. We will announce storm/snow days through the RSU #34 app and through our website. We know that major storm/snow events often come paired with power outages, internet outages, and other challenges that make a full day of remote learning difficult. When there’s a storm/snow day, we encourage our students to help shovel out a neighbor, build a snowman, play a game, and do other wonderful things. If during the year we begin to accumulate an unusually large number of storm/snow days, we may consider shifting to some remote learning days for moderate storm/snow events. Link to school calendar: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/871751/2020-21_Student_Calendar_Revised.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1P4d8SboZm-zPD_4GutP83H3hv3vMGfbRHl-3zkX1htLClL5-Sl7lbPjg 🦠Continued Vigilance Around COVID-19🦠 ✅Screening for Symptoms✅ All students and staff need to use this home screening tool to determine if they are well enough to attend school each day: https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Pre-Screening%20Tool_11.pdf 📞Reporting Absences📞 Please report your student absent EACH DAY they need to miss in-person or remote learning for any reason. Contact your student’s teacher or the school office attendance voicemail 24/7 at 827-1544 option 3. 📃Make Up Work and Remote Learning📃 When students cannot attend in-person due to symptoms, quarantine, or other reasons, please contact the student’s teacher for make up options. 4th and 5th grade students should still attend their remote learning days if well enough to participate. ☎️COVID-19 Hotline☎️ Please remember to contact RSU #34 with information about a confirmed case of COVID-19, so we can take appropriate action to keep the spread slow and protect our community. You can report a confirmed case 24/7 by calling 827-7171, option 0, or go to www.rsu34.org and click “COVID-19”.
❄️This week's snow is an indicator that the winter weather season is here! Please read this important district re-post about snow days during the 2020-2021 School Year. ❄️ RSU #34 Calendar & Storm/Snow Days RSU #34 revised its school calendar at the end of the summer; the calendar can be accessed at the link below. That calendar lays out the school holidays, such as Veteran’s Day next Wednesday, November 11th. The last scheduled day of the school year is Monday, June 14th. We continue to guide families to anticipate a typical number of storm/snow days. For example, with four storm/snow days school would end Friday, June 18th. We will continue to announce storm/snow days through the RSU #34 app and through our website. We know that major storm/snow events often come paired with power outages, internet outages, and other challenges that make a full day of remote learning difficult. When there’s a storm/snow day, we encourage our students to help shovel out a neighbor, build a snowman, play a game, and do other wonderful things. If during the year we begin to accumulate an unusually large number of storm/snow days, we may consider shifting to some remote learning days for moderate storm/snow events. Link to calendar: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/.../2020-21_Student...
Progress reports are coming home today if they have not already. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's teacher. Included in the link below are some helpful tips for home-to-school communication anytime. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/559172/RSU__34_Guide_to_Referrals_and_Parent_Communication.pdf
OTES families, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please fill out and return the form linked here or the paper form sent home with some 4th and 5th graders today, Tuesday, and all others starting Wednesday or Thursday. If you believe it doesn't apply to you, just sign the bottom of the form and return it. This information allows us to get extra federal money, and all information will be kept confidential. Forms must be returned to OTES by October 15. Thank you! https://www.rsu34.org/o/rsu-34/browse/171211
🍂Family Update October 2, 2020🍂 🍂Important Reminders Friday, October 9th: RSU #34 Schools In Session Monday, October 12th: No School in Observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day 🍂Remote Learning Expectations for ALL Students - Currently in place for 4th, 5th and remote-only learners Please take some time to review these expectations so you are prepared for your student’s remote learning days or should we need to transition to remote learning for in-person students. This remote learning is different than last spring! All work is required, unless noted, and attendance and grades are being recorded. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher or the office. Expectations are pictured below and linked here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14POhg96xY84oWXrvVMgUBjwZi4DZy31hVCPYCp5XGDQ/edit?usp=sharing 🍂Lost and Found We are beginning to accumulate lost and found items. If you student is missing something specific, please have them ask their teacher for permission to go to the lost and found. You can also communicate this with the teacher or the office as well. We want to do our best to return items to students, but also maintain hygiene protocols. 🍂Fully Shutting Down Devices We have found that many tech issues can be resolved by fully shutting down the device on a regular basis, such as at the end of each school day. This allows the computer to update and restart when necessary, helping with many issues. Please encourage your student to do this! 🍂Parent Teacher Club (PTC) Meeting Our next PTC meeting will be held on October 7th via ZOOM. Here's the link to the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89101356863?pwd=MEFSRVlhVlM5RU5pTWI0T2JBWnVZdz09 Meeting ID: 891 0135 6863 Passcode: Pb7vgy Here is this month’s agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zKOhCW2fydWl7fIHUxOizjLC5YllF0X9N7_kCkA-t2I/edit?usp=sharing and the minutes to the September Meeting: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ykTJdzZwfmpIndPlvq7bG39rRkf1r64baHO4z4bTs0w/edit?usp=sharing 🍂No Broadband Internet or Cellular Service If your family lives in a location where there is no broadband or cellular service, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 827-1544. The State of Maine is seeking information to meet the needs of our student and staff population. 🍂Walk to School Walk to School Days are some of our favorite days here at OTES! Even given our COVID-19 restrictions, we feel we can make this event fun and safe! Join us on these days at Perkins Avenue Park at 7:20am. Students, staff and families wearing masks and observing physical distancing from others are welcome! We have set up two days during each week, so that students in our hybrid model can participate. Join us on these dates: Friday 10/9, Tuesday 10/13, Friday 10/30, Tuesday 11/3, Friday 11/13, Tuesday 11/17. 🍂Remote Learning Assistance with the Old Town-Orono YMCA The Old Town - Orono YMCA is partnering with RSU #34 to offer remote learning assistance free of charge for all RSU #34 students and families that could use help. The YMCA will be staffed from 7:30a to 2:00p everyday with volunteer tutors and staff to support students who require assistance. Working closely with RSU #34 educators and administration, our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for your student. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost by the RSU #34 Food Service Department. There is limited space and priority shall be given to children of essential workers as well as those families with financial need. The funding for this program is provided through a federal grant that is guaranteed through December 30, 2020.For More Information please contact your child's school or Andrew Walker at the Old Town - Orono YMCA at (207) 827-9622 or www.otoymca.org 🍂Thank you for all of your hard work in making the first month of school successful!🍂
At approximately 10:30 this morning, OTES did secure our school briefly, as a precaution. This means that for a short time, students and staff were all brought in the building and remained securely inside. Otherwise, routines and learning went on as normal. At no point was student safety in jeopardy. Please contact us at 827-1544 if you have any questions.
Family Update September 18, 2020 Communication Tools Communication will be critical this year. Here are a few tools to get connected: District/School Website: www.rsu34.org click Sites and Old Town Elementary School Download the free RSU #34 ME app and activate notifications for the district and OTES Connect to the RSU #34 OTES Facebook Page Connect to your student’s classroom Remind app and Facebook group if the teacher sends you information Make sure your student is connected to their SeeSaw (K-3rd) or Google Classroom (4th-5th) page Please make sure we have your updated contact information and reach out to your student’s teacher or the school with any changes or questions! Health Screening and Illness/Symptom Reporting to School It is very important that you are using our at home screener each day. It can be found here on Slide 34. We are asking students if they have had their temperature taken at home and many are answering “no”. At each entry door, we are performing temperature checks daily. When your student is ill, it is very important to accurately report their symptoms to the school. Should you have any specific questions, please reach out to our school nurse, CeCe Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 827-1544 ext. 308 Parent Survey We want your feedback about the start of school! Please take a few minutes to fill out this quick and anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/jMJcMjXMLPHqPU8X8 Extra Masks Please send an extra mask or two in your student’s bag each day. Just like a change of clothes and shoes, this can be helpful in the event a mask gets lost, wet, dirty, or just becomes uncomfortable. Any used masks should be washed before being worn again. Walk to School Days Walk to School Days are some of our favorite days here at OTES! Even given our COVID-19 restrictions, we feel we can make this event fun and safe! Join us on these days at Perkins Park at 7:20am. Students, staff and families wearing masks and observing physical distancing from others are welcome! We have set up two days during each week, so that students in our hybrid model can participate. Join us on: Friday September 25 and Tuesday September 29 Friday October 9 and Tuesday October 13 Friday October 30 and Tuesday November 3 Friday November 13 and Tuesday November 17 4th and 5th Grade 1 to 1 Device Usage Agreement Reminder 4th and 5th grade families, please fill out the 1 to 1 Device Usage Agreement that was sent home, if you have not already. Please fill out the form regardless of your current need for a device. Should you need a device in the future, your student will be able to get one right away if you have signed the agreement.
Family Update September 11, 2020 Thank you! Thank you to all our students, staff and families for a great first week of school! While we have faced a few challenges, we had a very positive start to the school year! Arrival Times Finalized We wanted to see how arrival would work this week before making a final determination of times. All students can be dropped off between 7:30-8:00 am. Please do not aim for 8:00 as your student will be rushed and late. Students go directly to their community entrance and classroom for activities and breakfast as soon as they arrive. Breakfast is free for all students through December 31st. Students arriving at OTES or their classrooms after 8:05 am will be considered Tardy. At Home Health Screener Families are required to screen their students daily for a fever and signs of illness. Please use the screener document sent home with each student or found here on Slide 34. Many students are reporting they have not had their temperature taken in the morning. Dismissal Times Finalized We also wanted to see how dismissal would work this week before making a final determination of times there as well. Going forward, bus dismissal will begin at 2:00pm with a goal of busses leaving OTES by 2:15. Walkers and pickups will begin to be dismissed at 2:15pm. 4th and 5th Grade Devices 4th and 5th grade families, please be on the lookout for a notice being sent home about the use of school devices at home. Regardless of your need for a device, please read this notice and sign the agreement. This will ensure that we can get a device to you quickly should the need arise. Remote-Only Student Learning Materials Pick Up Materials will be available for pick up on Wednesday the 16th, Thursday the 17th, and Friday the 18th at OTES. Please see information from your classroom teacher for details. Fire Drill Today At 9:30 this morning we conducted a fire drill. At no point was there a real fire alarm or any danger. Students and staff did an amazing job exiting the building safely and quickly. Reminders Gaitors and vented masks are not allowed. Please send a snack and a water bottle with your student daily Please keep a change of clothes, mask, and shoes in your student’s backpack if possible If you have not returned your school paperwork, please do so ASAP
Today at 9:30am OTES conducted a fire drill. At no point was there a real fire alarm or any danger. Students and staff did an amazing job exiting the building safely and quickly.
End of Day Student Pick Up Reminders 🚗Student pick up begins at 2:15 after buses have been loaded. 🚗 Families can park in the front lot and walk to pick up their student. Please wait on the sidewalk or on the grass strip along the front left side of the building away from the gathered students. A mask is required if you are outside your vehicle. 🚗 Families driving up in the pick up loop should have students who are capable of loading and buckling themselves. If your student cannot do this, please park and walk up to get them. Parking is not allowed in the drop off/pick up loop. 🚗 Please talk to your student about what your car looks like so they can keep an eye out for you and encourage them to listen for their name. Teachers will be reminding their students as well. 🚗 Use caution around our crosswalk as it is a very busy area. 🚗Thank you for your patience as we manage this very busy time!
Missed Open House? If you did, then you should be receiving a call from your student's teacher letting you know that their paperwork and first day materials are ready to pick up in the office. This is important for all, but critically important for hybrid students on the Thursday/Friday schedule so that they have what they need for remote learning on our first day of school, Tuesday, September 8th! Materials for students who missed Open House are available: Monday, August 31st 8am-2pm Tuesday, September 1st 8am-2pm Wednesday, September 2nd 8am-6pm Thursday, September 3rd 8am-2pm Questions? Please contact your student's teacher or OTES at 827-1544.
🍎Open Houses will be held from 5-6pm this week! TONIGHT, Tuesday 8/25 for grades 1 and 3 Wednesday 8/26 for grades 2 and 4 Thursday 8/27 for grades K and 5 🍎Students and one parent/guardian are invited to attend an Open House event for their grade level. 🍎Students will be able to meet their teacher team, tour their two rooms in small groups, and learn about procedures for the first day of school. If you are unsure of your classroom placement, we will help you at the event. 🍎Parents/guardians will be able to receive and fill out school year forms and information outside. Please bring your own pen if you would like. New parents/guardians or those who feel it is necessary to see the classrooms may also request to do so. 🍎Kindergarten, first and second grade families should park in the bus or parent drop off loops. Third, fourth and fifth grade families should park in the parking lots. Then, head to the front/right side of the school where you will be directed to your community. 🍎 4th and 5th grade hybrid students attending in person on the Thursday and Friday schedule will be able to pick up materials for the first days of remote learning and 4th and 5th grade families who responded that they were in need of a device will be able to pick this up as well. 🍎Remote-Only Students: Your teacher will be scheduling a virtual "Meet the Teacher " event soon. Devices and materials for your students will be available Monday, August 31- Thursday, September 3rd from 8am-2pm daily. Pick up will also be available until 6pm on Wednesday, September 2nd. ❗️The following COVID-19 precautions will be in place: ❗️If you are feeling ill or have traveled to a restricted state within 14 days of this Open House, please do not attend. ❗️Masks/face coverings are required for students and adults ❗️Physical distancing practices will be in place. ❗️Hand hygiene practices will be in place. 📞 Questions? Please call us at 827-1544.
The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Important clarification on OTES student schedules: At OTES, ➡️Students in Kindergarten as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade will attend school in-person 5 days a week. At this point, the hybrid model is not an option for students in grades K, 1, 2 and 3. ➡️Students in 4th and 5th grade will follow a hybrid model and will attend school in-person 2 days a week (either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday) and will participate in remote instruction on the other three days. ➡️Students whose families chose the remote only option will participate in remote instruction five days a week. Families should have received a letter or email notifying them of their student's schedule and teaching team. Please contact us at OTES if you have any questions.
Required parent form for RSU #34 students - Fall 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians of RSU #34 Children, Our district has put together a form through which parents/guardians will inform the schools of their family’s plans and needs for the upcoming start to the school year. Please submit one form per RSU #34 student in order for us to coordinate family plans PreK-12. We estimate this form will take no more than 5 minutes per student to complete. Please submit this form as soon as possible and no later than Friday, July 31st. You can watch the presentation of our planning to the School Board here: https://www.rsu34.org/article/272060?org=rsu-34 RSU #34 anticipates needing to move flexibly between three “lanes” in 2020-2021, depending on things such as community transmission rates of the novel coronavirus and the rates of student and staff illnesses with symptoms similar to COVID-19. These lanes are: fully remote learning, a combination of in-person and remote learning, and in-person learning five days per week. Families that wish to participate remotely all year long may do so. More details and background about the district’s plan can be found here (tinyurl.com/y9o23gmk). Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/qzbHRsjgZQuNAkuNA Any questions should be directed to the building principal of your student. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We thank you for your hard work, patience, and community spirit supporting our children throughout the pandemic. Sincerely, RSU #34 Planning Team
Final Remote Learning Family/Public Update 6/12/20 ✅Attendance Check In Attendance has been taken today for the final time, so please contact your student's teacher about their week if you have not done so already. ⛳️Virtual Field Day If you participated in any Virtual Field Day activities, make sure you submit your scores today! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZAqUP2DS2fcYY4v0Ukv_w0dvC1y0-reSGg60fCs0Yag/present?fbclid=IwAR2_x488Mg9QFehTVTENMRLIVnOsXjWu_8d5ArsRDeMCis3GbfGz28oTH8k&slide=id.p 📩Report Cards Report cards have been issued for the 2019-2020 school year. Students attending their end of year celebrations received their report card in person. Students or additional custodial parents/guardians who were not in attendance will receive their student’s report card in the mail. If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s report card, please reach out to the teacher first, and then Dr. Tuell or Mrs. Mitchell if you have further issues. Typically, your student’s teacher for the following year is listed on the report card, however classroom placements will not be made until August this year and families will be notified at that time. 📝Missed Packets/Make Up Work If your student missed any weeks of remote learning and you would like to cover those packets over the summer, all weeks at all grade levels are available in the OTES vestibule Monday through Friday from 8am-2pm for easy pick up. 📚OTES Library Book Return OTES Library books can be returned at OTES next week Monday through Friday from 8am-2pm. If you have a book to return and cannot make these hours, please contact us here at school at 827-1544. Thank you for returning our school’s books! 🍎Thursday, June 18th Meal Pick Up Free student meals will be available on a first-come-first-served basis on Thursday, June 18th at OTHS from 10am-12pm and a summer meal schedule will be shared soon. Call 827-3908 to reserve your student’s meal or visit www.rsu34.org, our RSU #34 ME app, or follow the RSU #34 Food Service Facebook page for updates. 🌠Coming Soon! Next week, we will post about the launch of our Online Summer Book Fair and summer learning opportunities! These will include a fun school-wide reading challenge, summer activity game boards, and virtual options for K-2 and 3-5. Check out your report card envelopes and watch for those posts. We will also be sharing fun pictures and videos as we look back on our incredible year!
Remote Learning Family/Public Update 6/11/20 We have been so busy with celebrations, that we haven't posted an update. Here is the latest information! 🚌 Final Meal Distribution TODAY, Thursday, June 11th! Meal Pick Up Thursday, June 18th Today, Thursday, June 11th, we will distribute a week’s worth of meals via buses for the final time this spring. Meals will be available Thursday, June 18th at OTHS from 10am-12pm and a summer meal schedule will be shared soon. Visit www.rsu34.org, our RSU #34 ME app, or follow the RSU #34 Food Service Facebook page for updates. ⛳️Virtual Field Day Mrs. Beaulieu has launched an amazing virtual at-home field day! Check it out, complete the fun activities, and submit your score card. Questions? Email her at email@example.com https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZAqUP2DS2fcYY4v0Ukv_w0dvC1y0-reSGg60fCs0Yag/present?fbclid=IwAR2_x488Mg9QFehTVTENMRLIVnOsXjWu_8d5ArsRDeMCis3GbfGz28oTH8k&slide=id.p 🏅Gift Certificate Winners Yesterday, we entered all of the OTES students who completed their work last week into an online spinner and found five random winners of gift cards to local businesses. Thank you to the Old Town-Orono Kiwanis as well as the Warren Rand Memorial Fund and Richard May Memorial Fund for sponsoring these gift cards! These gift cards will arrive in the mail soon! We will be holding drawings like this each week, so keep up the good work! This week's winners were: Griffin T. in kindergarten to IGA Quinn C. in kindergarten to Governor’s Logan B. in 5th grade to Pat’s Aubrey S. in 4th grade to OTO Raelynn B. in 1st grade to Hannaford 📚OTES Library Book Return OTES Library books can be returned at OTES next week Monday through Friday from 8am-2pm. If you have a book to return and cannot make these hours, please contact us here at school at 827-1544. Thank you for returning our school’s books! 🎉Drive Through Celebrations Thank you to all the families who have attended celebrations so far and who are planning to attend today. We hope that these drive up visits have provided a sense of closure and celebration with your student’s teacher. While they are not the summer send offs we envisioned, we have been thrilled to see so many students and families! Celebrations remaining are below. Please remember we will all be practicing safe interactions, either staying in vehicles or keeping a 6 foot distance and wearing masks. All of these celebrations are voluntary and a “goodbye” can be arranged with your teacher if you feel uncomfortable attending. 3️⃣Thursday, June 11th Third Grade 2-3pm Red Community (Mrs.Gilbert, Mrs.White and Mrs.Reinzo) 3-4pm Yellow Community (Mrs.Doty and Mrs.Sullivan) 2️⃣Thursday, June 11th Second Grade 4-6pm for Ms. LaBree, Mrs. Vose, Mrs. Sugar and Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Keane has her own celebration scheduled