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n Salk Middle School assistant principal performs balancing act in transition to Otsego principal post   by Jim Boyle Editor The first few weeks of Todd Van Erp’s 2013-14 school year have been a balancing act. He’s had one foot in his new school as the Otsego Elementary School principal. The other has been at [...]

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by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter Contributing writer Otsego Elementary School’s gym overflowed with great feats of strength at a recent event. But these feats didn’t involve lifting anything heavier than a playing card. Students and their families gathered in the packed gym to flex their math muscles and learn new ways to have fun together. Nearly 500 [...]

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Otsego Elementary School’s fifth-grade students participated in a Youth Frontiers Kindness Retreat Sept. 7.  The day-long retreat, sponsored by the Parent Advisory Council, was designed to empower fifth graders to build a more caring school community by engaging students in activities that demonstrate the powerful value of kindness and the painful effects of bullying.  Students [...]

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by Briana Sutherland Contributing writer Creativity and imagination ran wild at Otsego Elementary School May 4 during the first year of the Hogwarts Showcase. The Hogwarts Showcase is an academy activity for Ms. Matchinsky, Mrs. Garbacz, Mrs. Boyce, Ms. Olson and Mrs. Erickson’s classes in grades three through five. Each class planned an activity for [...]

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by Briana Sutherland Contributing writer Otesgo Elmentary students in kindergarten through second grade participated in their spring academy community outreach event on Tuesday morning. They delivered May Day baskets, read some of their favorite stories and sang songs to residents at two Guardian Angels sites. This is the first time the Fabulous 5 academy has [...]

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Reading program has kids engaged in reading having fun with various themes   Summer vacation means bike riding, camping and swimming for many kids, but reading? Students at Otsego Elementary School are invited to add reading to that vacation schedule this summer through the school’s “Fun in the Sun” reading program. First-grade teacher Shannon Jung [...]

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