Kindergarteners recently created faces out of recycled objects found in the art studio.
10 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
kindergarten student shows his face made of recycled materials
kindergarten student shows her face made of recycled materials
 face made of recycled materials
ace made of recycled materials
RSU #34 will be closed today--Thursday, January 26.
10 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
We have some fun interactive bulletin boards and games in the library, and conversations with Mac, that keep us engaged beyond books!
10 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
students complete a Would You Rather bulletin board
a student shows the library turtle a toy turtle
students complete a Words With Friends bulletin board
students play a game at a table in the library
Join School Counselors Mrs. Lunn and Mrs. Wilcox on Thursday, February 2nd from 6-7pm in the OTES Library for this informative and supportive session. Virtual option and childcare available. RSVP to the emails listed in the flier.
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
coping with stress and anxiety parent group flier
Yea! Snow!
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
student in snow gear with others playing in a snowy field in the background
students building a snowfort
students playing in the snow
an landscape image of the sky and playground field with students playing
The RSU #34 Resource Center is restocking the shelves and putting together some take and make macaroni and cheese kits for our families. They could use the following donations: pasta, shredded cheese, Ritz or similar crackers, small bags of flour and disposable 9x13 or 8x8 pans. The Resource Center is always open for donations of food, hygiene and household supplies, which can be dropped off during school hours at OTES. Thank you!
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
macaroni and cheese in an aluminum pan on a wood surface
Tuesday, January 17---RSU #34 (Alton, Bradley, Old Town) will have a 2-hour delay this morning. Morning 1/2-day PreK in Old Town is cancelled. All scheduled bus runs and start times are delayed 2-hours.
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
There is no school tomorrow, Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
photos of two fourth graders with handwritten speech bubbles containing their responses to “I have a dream…"
The K-Kids will continue to collect can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House all year long! Drop off your tabs anytime the school is open or send them in with your student. Thank you!
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
first grade girl holding two gallon bags of can tabs
Tomorrow, Friday, January 6th, and Saturday, January 7th from 4:30-7:30pm are the last two nights to come visit the Sparkle and Shine light display at OTES, enjoy some fun activities, and have a cookie and cocoa. Join us for the final nights of this great event!
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Greenhouse and garden with lit holiday lights
“Coach Rhoads” was the winning bidder on PE Teacher for the Day during the Online Auction. After today, we think teaching is in his future!
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
student leads a PE group
PE staff and student pose together
PE “Teacher for a Day” student wearing customized T-shirt (back)
PE “Teacher for a Day” student wearing customized T-shirt (front)
Here is the January lunch menu for OTES.
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
OTES January Lunch Menu
Lunch tomorrow, January 4th, at OTES is chicken nuggets, fries, pineapple and chickpeas.
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Don’t forget to complete your Holiday Break challenge! All information and links are available on the OTES Library website as well: https://sites.google.com/rsu34.k12.me.us/rsu34-library/home?authuser=0
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Holiday Break challenge flier front
Holiday Break challenge flier back
Art Program Donations: The OTES and Alton Elementary Art Departments, in partnership with the OTES Garden Committee, are in need of wood donations for an upcoming outdoor sculpture installation. We are in need of wood boards approximately 1-3' in length. All donated wood must be unfinished, no paint or stain, and free of any metal (screws, nails, staples, etc.). No logs please. If you have wood to donate, please do not drop it off without contacting Tiffany Palmer at tiffany.palmer@rsu34.org first. The OTES art room is also in need of donations of cardboard tubes of any size. Students have been busy making, making, making here in the art studio and cardboard tubes are in high demand. Donations can be dropped off in the school vestibule until December 30 or anytime after that. Thanks so much for your support of the arts!
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Cardboard tubes of different sizes
clean, unfinished wood boards of different sizes
Holiday Break Challenge: Are You Bored? Let Us Help You With That! This week, all students will be sent home with our Holiday Vacation Challenge. There is a flier with links to the read aloud and ideas for card games. Each student will come home with a deck of cards as well. Over this holiday break, beat the boredom blues by picking up a game and playing with the people around you! Title 1 Family Engagement funds has provided each student with a deck of cards. Mrs. Reesman has recorded “Barnacle is Bored” for you to listen to online and enjoy. There are so many fun things to do, there’s no reason anyone is bored over break! Send a photo of you playing a card game or other game to Mrs. Reesman (michelle.reesman@rsu34.org) for your chance to win a fun book. Please include your student's name and teacher in the email. The challenge is posted on the library website and Facebook https://sites.google.com/rsu34.k12.me.us/rsu34-library/home?authuser=0
12 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Winter Break Challenge flier front
Winter Break Challenge back
Join us TONIGHT, Thursday, December 22nd from 4:30-7:30 before the storm washes all the snow away tomorrow. We would also love some setup help 2:30-4:30!
12 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Playground structure decorated with multicolored lights
What a comfy, cozy PJ Day! Join us tomorrow for our RSU#34 Sparkle Day! Wear your sparkly or bright clothes and bring a personal care item to help those in need sparkle.
12 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
first graders and their teacher in pjs
Did you know that OTES is a Santa-approved gift storage location? Thank you to all our community partners including Old Town Police, Fire and Rescue, Old Town Canoe, Rotary, Daughters of Isabella, Dead River, OTHS girls basketball, Old Town Housing Authority, Holy Family Parish, Walgreens, and individuals for making our families’ holidays brighter!
12 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Old Town police, fire, and rescue personnel pose with gifts in front of a fire truck
Old Town police, fire, and rescue personnel unload gifts from a fire truck
conference room at OTES full of wrapped presents
A terrific tinsel Tuesday! Join us tomorrow, Wednesday 12/21 for PJ Day!
12 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
second graders dressed in holiday festive outfits
kindergartners dressed in holiday festive outfits
second graders dressed in holiday festive outfits