Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Thank you to our Residents at the River House for donating back to school supplies to our students and families
2 days ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Maggie Mitchell
Afternoon Schedule Clarification 2:15 Bus students are dismissed 2:20 Pickups are dismissed All students must depart at 2:15/2:20 unless they are signed up for a designated after school activity. There will not be an offering every day for every grade. We plan to begin 3rd-5th grade after school programming and the second bus run the week of September 30th. Various after school options will be offered during the school year. For example, band, 5th grade musical, homework help, and after school clubs will be offered, but again, there will not be an offering every day for every grade. 3:15-3:30 Late bus pickup This schedule is subject to slight changes due to bus schedule adjustments.
4 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
Morning Schedule Clarification 7:30 am Doors open for all students 7:40 am Official start of the instructional day (3rd-5th students move from their morning activity to their classroom) 7:45 am Arrivals after this time will be considered tardy, unless arriving by bus K-2nd grade students will go right to their classrooms when they arrive at school. There will no longer be a morning recess for K-2. Breakfast will be served in the classrooms. Note: K students will meet their teachers in the gym for the first week as they adjust. 3rd-5th grade students will go down the main hallway where they can choose to go outside or stay inside to participate in board games and/or have breakfast. Grab and go breakfast will also be offered for students to take to their classrooms. This schedule is subject to slight changes due to bus schedule adjustments.
4 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
New Opportunities for Students, New School Start and End Times, New Bus Routes! The back-to-school issue of Community Connections is off to the printers, and will arrive in mailboxes in about a week! Much thanks to staff and community members who contributed pictures and articles. As we shared in the May issue, this school year will see a big shift in schedule and bus routes to yield new opportunities for students at no extra cost to taxpayers. In total this will yield up to 1,700 extra hours of opportunity to each child over the course of their K-12 journey, and also brings school start/end times to the time recommended by expert groups such as the American Association of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association. The digital issue of Community Connections can be reached here: https://5il.co/9hnk School start and end times are on page 3, and September bus routes are on pages 20-23. Bus routes will be adjusted on October 1st as new enrollments are finalized and as Cyr Bus and RSU #34 identify any unanticipated changes in traffic patterns. Please carefully check your school start and end times, and September bus routes! Thank you in advance for your patience and support as many in the community adjust to the new times and routes. Please don’t hesitate to contact school and district staff with any questions as we roll out the changes and iron out the wrinkles. Contact info can be found at www.rsu34.org
8 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
Here are the school supply lists for fourth and fifth grade. As always, if purchasing school supplies is a hardship for your family, do not worry! All students will be provided the materials they need and will not be singled out! We do have a limited amount of donated supplies in the office as well. If you have questions, please contact your student’s teacher or call 827-1544.
8 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
Here are the school supply lists for third grade by teacher. As always, if purchasing school supplies is a hardship for your family, do not worry! All students will be provided the materials they need and will not be singled out! We do have a limited amount of donated supplies in the office as well. If you have questions, please contact your student’s teacher or call 827-1544.
8 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
Here are the school supply lists for kindergarten through 2nd grade. As always, if purchasing school supplies is a hardship for your family, do not worry! All students will be provided the materials they need and will not be singled out! We do have a limited amount of donated supplies in the office as well. If you have questions, please contact your student’s teacher or call 827-1544.
8 days ago, Maggie Mitchell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Don't forget our Family Breakfast tomorrow starting at 7:00am. This is a wonderful PTC event and we welcome our families to join us for this free breakfast! Parking is tough, so if you can park over at the YMCA and walk over using the path in back of the Y, this would help with limited parking!
3 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Here's our NEWSLETTER for the week of May 20-24
3 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Here's our weekly newsletter! Don't forget our Band Concert next week at 6:30 pm
4 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Our weekly newsletter is ready! Please be aware our Spring Clean UP Day and Art Fair has been rescheduled from Saturday to Sundy on April 28th from 9 am to Noon
4 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Maggie Mitchell
There is no school in RSU #34 today, Monday, April 8, 2019.
5 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
A message from Superintendent, David Walker: “...can’t trust that day.“ For those of you old enough to remember the Mamas and the Papas that might make sense. It appears we are not done with winter just yet. While the track of the impending storm is not completely clear, it is clear we will deal with snow or a snow/rain mix tomorrow morning. We will be using the new notification system linked with Apptegy, our website provider, for the first time. We had hoped to have the opportunity to use the new system with some low impact notifications for testing, but it appears we will not have that opportunity. Please monitor our website and WABI TV as a sure way to know the status of schools opening on Monday. Please share this information within your social media network to help spread the word!
5 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
Our school is now open. Thank you for your cooperation.
5 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Newsletter for March 18-25: Thank you to our PTC for providing snacks for testing week for 5th Graders!
5 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Don’t forget we will have our Glow Dance on Friday Night from 6 pm to 8 pm. There will be concessions sold at the dance, but the dance is FREE! This is a PTC event sponsored by the D.O.G.S (Dads of great students)
5 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Newsletter for March 11-15
5 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Maggie Mitchell
There is no school in RSU #34 today, Monday, March 4, 2019.
6 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
There is no school today, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in RSU #34.
6 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Free Community Event for Parents and Community Members National Speaker, Heather Forbes will speak on March 7th at 6:30 pm at the Cohen School. She will present how to help children who have experienced traumatic experiences or exhibit behavioral concerns. No registeration needed.
6 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Maggie Mitchell
RSU#34 schools are closed today, Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
7 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
No after school programs at RSU34 today January 9, 2019
8 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
January Calendar Posted for Parents: Go to Documents, Newsletters, and look for the January 2019 Calendar. This is a good resource to post to your refrigerator and keep track of upcoming events.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Check out our newsletter on Facebook or visit our website documents page
8 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Maggie Mitchell
On Thursday, December 13, some of the OTES Civil Rights Team traveled to Brewer to attend the annual training. Eighty-five students from seven elementary schools in the area were present and OTES was able to send 17 students! The mission of the group is make sure all students feel welcome and respected for who they are! The mission of the Civil Rights Team project is, “We help schools think and talk about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender and sexual orientation”. The advisers for the OTES Civil Rights Team are Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs. Moran and Mrs. Lunn
8 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
RSU #34 Schools are closed today, December 17, 2018.
8 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
The K-kids spread their holiday cheer today with their caroling down to the River House, Marsh Island Apartments, and the Meadows. The students were excited to share the carols and small ornament for their trees!
8 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Here is our monthly calendar for December. Hope helps to keep your family organized in this crazy season!
9 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Holiday Bazaar: We are looking for some more volunteers at the Holiday Bazaar on Saturday. Here's the link to support us: http://signup.com/go/aLHXDDJ
9 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Maggie Mitchell
All after school activities are canceled today, Tuesday, 11/20/18, in RSU #34. This includes Library Club at OTPL.
9 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
There is no school today, Friday, November 16, 2018 due to weather.
9 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
This is our weekly newsletter for OTES https://www.smore.com/7mteq
10 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Maggie Mitchell
Here is the latest Counseling Connection from Mrs. Wilcox and Mrs. Lunn.
10 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
The RSU #34 Resource Center is open this afternoon , November 1st, from 2:30-4:00. Along with our regular supplies, there will be carrots, strawberries, apples, bananas, and a limited supply of Cowboy Beans and Rice To Go Meals available.
10 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
Here is the November lunch menu. The menu can also be found on our website and app by going to Old Town Elementary, choosing Menu, and clicking on Dining.
10 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
After studying about farm animals and everything Farm, Kindergarteners took a walking field trip up to UMaine’s Witter Farm to explore the cows, horses and sheep that they have there. Farm staff gave students, teachers and parents a guided tour around the farm where students could see, hear, touch and smell all that the farm had to offer! Students will walk up again in the spring to see the spring babies!
10 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Thank you to Mrs. Wilcox and Mrs Lunn for a great celebration of Red Ribbon Week. We all had so much fun with each dress up day!
10 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
The K-Kids will start their food drive on November 1 and focus on supporting our school's resource center. This year the students decided to have a COMMUNITY FOCUS and have students in those communities bring in items based on the community they are in. For every items your child brings in, they will be entered into a drawing BLUE COMMUNITY Bringing in Snack Items ( Goldfish, animal crackers, pretzels) GREEN COMMUNITY Bringing in Paper Goods and Hygiene items RED COMMUNITY Bringing in Cleaning Items (glass cleaner, trash bags, detergent) YELLOW COMMUNITY Canned Goods or Non-Perishable Items
10 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
The D.O.G.S ( Dads of great students) will be meeting next month on Nov 14 at 6 pm at YAMAS. Typically the group will be meeting on the third Wednesday of the month but moved the date in November to adjust for the Thanksgiving Break
10 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Maggie Mitchell
Today, we had student athletes from the University of Maine group Male Athletes Against Violence visit our kindergarten students to read Hands are Not for Hitting. They also brought along some special gifts. Kindergarten classes who did not get a visit today will on Friday.
11 months ago, Maggie Mitchell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Thank you for supporting our PTC booth at Riverfest. We made $570 at our booth. All the money will go back to our students and activities planned throughout the school year. If you didn't get a school t-shirt yet, please let us know, we have some available at our school.
11 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Traffic Flow: Thank you all for working to support and implement our new traffic plan. We will continue to be outside to help with the transition and hope everyone continues to work together on this issue.
11 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell
Dr. Jeanna Tuell
We were pleased to have Louise Martin visit our school today and share with our 5th grade students what her school experience was growing up. Louise has been a generous contributor to our school over the years.
11 months ago, Dr. Jeanna Tuell