Important Otis Yearbook Announcement

Wed, Jun 6 3:24pm

Please check your student's yearbook for printing error! Some parents have found that their yearbooks include 16 pages from a different school. Please check your copy and let Suki Gear know ASAP if yours does. 

Read the June 6 Outlook - Dance Party TONIGHT (6/6)

Wed, Jun 6 3:19pm

Dance Party TONIGHT in the MPR CLICK HERE to read the full June 6 Outlook CALENDAR JUNE 2018 Wed, June 6: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Wed, June 6: End of Year Dance Party, 6:30-8:30 in the MPR   JULY 2018 Fri ... [More]

Read the May 30 Outlook - Last Movie Night is THIS Friday (6/1)

Wed, May 30 10:50am

Last Movie Night is THIS Friday! CLICK HERE to read the full May 30 Outlook IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES Fri, June 1: Last Day to Buy "Battle of the Bay" Tickets  Fri, June 1: ... [More]

Get Fingerprinted This Summer + other Volunteer Reminders!

Fri, May 25 1:09pm

     GET FINGERPRINTED THIS SUMMER!  Summer is a great time to get your Live Scan Fingerprint Clearance completed. You only have to be fingerprinted by the district once, and then you are cleared to b ... [More]

Read the May 23 Outlook - Lego Build-A-Rama is TONIGHT (5/23)

Wed, May 23 11:59am

Lego Build-A-Rama is TONIGHT (5/23)! CLICK HERE to read the full May 23 Outlook IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES   Wed, May 23: Student Soul Shoppe Workshop Wed, May 23: Volunteer ... [More]

Read the May 9 Outlook - Thank you Otis Teachers & Staff!

Sat, May 19 7:43am

IT'S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Click here to read the full May 9 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES   Mon-Fri, May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week Wed, M ... [More]

Read the May 16 Outlook - Open House THIS Thursday (5/17)

Wed, May 16 12:12pm

OPEN HOUSE IS THIS THURSDAY (5/17)! CLICK HERE to read the full May 2 Outlook IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES   Thur, May 17: Bike To School Day Thur, May 17th: Step Up Live Show ... [More]

Read the May 2 Outlook - Next Week is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Wed, May 2 5:12pm

NEXT WEEK IS TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Click here to read the full May 2 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES     Mon-Fri, May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation W ... [More]

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Galactic Gala a Stellar Success!

Tue, May 1 2:24pm

- MISSION ACCOMPLISHED -   I am over the moon to report that the Otis 2018 Galactic Gala grossed an astounding $90,065!!! This makes the Galactic Gala the highest earning fundraiser EVER in Otis histo ... [More]

We need your help with Teacher Appreciation Week!

Fri, Apr 27 6:01pm

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK (May 7 - 11)     We need YOUR help to honor our wonderful teachers and staff!  Otis teachers and staff work tirelessly every day to plan and prepare their classrooms, teach o ... [More]

Read the Apr 25 Outlook - Keep Reaching for the Stars!

Wed, Apr 25 10:35pm

KEEP REACHING FOR THE STARS! Click here to read the full April 25 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES   Wed, April 25: Lincoln Middle School Open House AT ... [More]

Read the Apr 18 Outlook - The Galactic Gala is THIS Saturday (4/21)!

Wed, Apr 25 9:48pm

THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN! Click here to read the April 18 Outlook for Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES   April 16 - 20: Otis Earth Week Wed, April 18: 5th Grade Promotion ... [More]

Party Spots Available Online!

Mon, Apr 23 1:16pm

PARTIES & Gifts from the Heart that did not fill at Galactic Gala are now available in the online auction catalog! Spots are available in Moms Cocktails & Crafting, Beer Making Party/Class, Yoga Party ... [More]

2018 Class Art Collaboration Pieces going on live auction announced!

Fri, Apr 20 2:04pm

ART DOCENT ANNOUNCEMENT! This just in from the Art Docent Galaxy! The Art a la Mode ballots have been counted, the public has spoken! The collaborative pieces going on live auction at the Galactic Gal ... [More]

Galactic Gala ONLINE Auction is open!

Thu, Apr 19 2:38pm

ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO...TIME TO GET BIDDING!  The Galactic Gala Online Auction Catalog is now open and this year it's full of incredible items from Otis community members, Alameda businesses and beyond. ... [More]

Read the Apr 11 Outlook - Next week is Earth Week, Art a la Mode and the Galactic Gala!

Wed, Apr 11 11:23am

NEXT WEEK IS BUSY! Click here to read the April 11 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES   Wed, April 11: Equity & Inclusion Meeting, Books Inc.1344 Park Str ... [More]

Read the Mar 28 Outlook - Galactic Gala Tix selling fast, Take the Ways & Means Survey ASAP - HAPPY SPRING BREAK!

Wed, Mar 28 6:46pm

SPRING BREAK IS NEXT WEEK! Click here to read the March 28 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES     Mon - Fri, Mar 26-30: Ability Awareness Week, 8:20-2:50p ... [More]

Buy your Galactic Gala Tickets TODAY!

Tue, Mar 27 1:37pm

GALACTIC GALA TICKETS - ON SALE NOW! Celebrate Otis' out-of-this-world community and join us for a stellar evening with seated dinner, drinks, and dancing. The Galactic Gala's live and silent auctions ... [More]

It's Ability Awareness Week: Need Volunteers

Mon, Mar 26 11:45am

We're under way for Ability Awareness Week. We have a number of open volunteer slots that need to be filled. Some volunteers have had to cancel due to sickness, and some slots are still not filled. We ... [More]

Take the PTA Means & Ways Survey!

Mon, Mar 26 9:59am

PTA WAYS & MEANS SURVEY: TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT PTA PROGRAMS AND FUNDRAISING! Click here to take the "Ways & Means Survey" TODAY! PTA Expense Breakdown for 2017-18  Each spring, the Otis Ways & ... [More]

Read the Mar 21 Outlook - Ability Awareness Week is Coming; Volunteers Still Needed!

Fri, Mar 23 5:32pm

ABILITY AWARENESS WEEK IS COMING! Volunteers still needed Click here to read the March 21 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES   Wed, Mar 21: Screening of A ... [More]

2018-19 PTA Board Nominations Announced! - Still seeking candidates for PTA President

Tue, Mar 20 8:48pm

2018-19 PTA BOARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED! The annual Nominating Committee announced the following nominees for the 2018-19 PTA Executive Board at the February 15 PTA meeting:   OPEN - President Beth An ... [More]

Read the Mar 14 Outlook - Happy Pi Day, tonight is Math & Science Night!

Sat, Mar 17 5:26pm

HAPPY PI DAY, TONIGHT IS MATH & SCIENCE NIGHT! Click here to read the March 14 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES    Wed, Mar 14: Otis Stands Together Wed ... [More]

Ability Awareness Week Needs YOU

Sat, Mar 17 8:34am

With just over a week to go, we still have a lot of classes that need four volunteers each to run the four ability stations for Ability Awareness Week, March 26th - March 30th. If you have an hour (or ... [More]

Ability Awareness Week (Media Center)

Thu, Mar 15 5:35am

During Ability Awareness Week ("AAW"), students will learn that not everyone has the same abilities that they have. Everyday tasks that seem easy may be a challenge for some of their friends. They'll ... [More]

Read the Mar 7 Outlook - EARLY DISMISSAL on Friday (3/9)

Thu, Mar 8 4:22pm

SPRING FORWARD & CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING EVENTS Click here to read the March 7 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES  Wed, Mar 7: E&I Meeting; Temple ... [More]

Read the Feb 28 Outlook - Donate to the Galactic Gala Auction!

Fri, Mar 2 10:40am

DONATE TO THE GALACTIC GALA AUCTION! Click here to read the Feb 28 Outlook for more Otis New IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES  Thur, Mar 1: 4th Grade Parent Info Night, "An Intro ... [More]

Read the Feb 21 Outlook - Owlapalooza is this Saturday!

Thu, Feb 22 1:57pm

  OWLAPALOOZA IS THIS SATURDAY!  Click here to read the Feb 21 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES  Thur, Feb 22: Soul Shoppe Parent Night - Bully-Proof Yo ... [More]

Read the Feb 14 Outlook - Happy Valentine's Day!

Wed, Feb 14 1:25pm

  HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!  Click here to read the Feb 14 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES    Thur, Feb 15: PTA Meeting Thur, Feb 15: School Spirit!! Spor ... [More]

Read the Feb 7 Outlook - Equity & Inclusion Meeting TONIGHT

Wed, Feb 7 1:01pm

  E&I MEETING TONIGHT!   EQUITY & INCLUSION FOR  STUDENTS WITH ABILITY DIFFERENCES!   Click here to read the Feb 7 Outlook for more Otis News IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES  Wed ... [More]

Read the Jan 31 Outlook - Join the PTA Executive Board

Thu, Feb 1 1:48pm

  JOIN THE PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD Click here to read the Jan 31 Outlook for more Otis News! IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOOL DATES  Thur, Feb 1: Deadline for Owlapalooza Submissions Thur, ... [More]

Read the Jan 24 Outlook - Walk-A-Thon Results, Parent Info Night, Movie Night and MORE!

Thu, Jan 25 11:17am

  PARENT ED NIGHT TONIGHT (1/25) & OTIS MOVIE NIGHT TOMORROW (1/26)! Click here to read the Jan 24 Outlook for more Otis News! IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Dates  PTA C ... [More]

Important Message from Principal Harris

Sat, Jan 13 1:45pm

Dear Otis Community:   It pains me greatly to report that Friday afternoon one of our parents found a swastika drawn on an outside table located on the blacktop. The swastika is a significant and noto ... [More]

Read the Dec 20 Outlook - Last Outlook for 2017!

Thu, Dec 21 6:37pm

WINTER BREAK!  DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 7 Click here to read the Dec 20 Outlook for more Otis News! OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Dates  A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - Lead Testing Results PTA CORNE ... [More]

Update on Elementary Sexual Health Education Curriculum

Thu, Dec 21 12:35pm

Update on Elementary Sexual Health Education Curriculum                                                                 Dear Otis Community,   A big thank you to those families who were able to make i ... [More]

Read the Dec 13 Outlook - Winter Wonderland on Friday!

Wed, Dec 13 1:29pm

WINTER WONDERLAND SPIRIT DAY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 Read the Dec 13 Outlook for more Otis News! IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Dates  A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE - Addressing AUS ... [More]

A Message from the Front Office - Attendance

Wed, Dec 13 1:11pm

Dear Otis Families:   In an effort to clarify school attendance we are including a link to the updated AUSD Attendance Policy to which Otis adheres. Please take a moment to read it.     In previous ye ... [More]

Read the Dec 6 Outlook - Gingerbread Shoppe is NEXT week

Thu, Dec 7 5:09pm

 THE GINGERBREAD SHOPPE IS NEXT WEEK! Click here to read the Dec 6 Outlook for more Otis news   IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK:  OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Dates  LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL HARRIS  - A ... [More]

Read the Nov 29 Outlook

Fri, Dec 1 3:28pm

  WED NIGHT WAS FAMILY GAME NIGHT! Click here to read the Nov 29 Outlook for more Otis news THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Dates  PTA CORNER  -Updates and news from the PTA ... [More]

Otis Donation Collection for North Bay Fire Victims has ended

Fri, Dec 1 2:58pm

The Otis donation drive for the North Bay Fire Victims has been overwhelming and incredible. We have collected more donations than could be transported! Remaining donations will be brought to the Alam ... [More]

Giving Tuesday - Otis Walk-a-Thon deadline extended to DEC 1

Tue, Nov 28 2:41pm

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, the Otis Walk-a-Thon donations deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec 1. Every little bit helps, so make a donation TODAY at otispta.schoolauction.net/walkathon.    ... [More]

Read the Nov 22 Outlook - DUE NOV 27: WALK-A-THON DONATIONS

Wed, Nov 22 7:43pm

- HAPPY THANKSGIVING! -  WALK-A-THON DONATIONS ARE DUE  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH! Click here to read the Nov 22 Outlook for more Otis news  IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Da ... [More]

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Mon, Nov 20 12:26pm

Tuesday, Nov. 28-Friday, Dec. 1 (During Conferences Week) 7:40 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  and Monday, Dec. 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Media Center   HOT COCOA NIGHT DEC. 1! Enjoy the Book Fair at Otis' fourth annual Hot C ... [More]

Read the Nov 15 Outlook - WALK-A-THON!

Sat, Nov 18 11:00am

WALK-A-THON IS TODAY! Click here to read the Nov 15 Outlook for more Otis news   IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Dates  PTA CORNER  -Updates and news from the PTA    UPCOM ... [More]

Read the Nov 8 Outlook

Wed, Nov 8 1:14pm

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Workshop is TONIGHT    Click here to read the Nov 8 Outlook for more Otis news      IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Dates  PTA CORNER  - Bu ... [More]

Read the Nov 1 Outlook

Wed, Nov 1 3:49pm

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Workshop is Next Wednesday    Click here to read the Nov 1 Outlook for more Otis news      IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Dates  LETTER FR ... [More]

Read the Oct 25 Outlook

Wed, Oct 25 11:14am

Fall Carnival is THIS Saturday!   Click here to read the Oct 25 Outlook for more Otis news     IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Dates  LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL HARRIS - Addres ... [More]

Read the Special Edition Carnival Edition - Volunteers Needed!

Mon, Oct 23 11:25am

  Read the Otis PTA Outlook  - SPECIAL CARNIVAL EDITION - Mark your calendars and come enjoy bounce houses, face painting, food, games, prizes, a Haunted House, music and MORE! Wear your costumes and ... [More]

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Workshop

Sun, Oct 22 9:54am

The Otis Equity and Inclusion Committee presents: BULLYING AWARENESS & PREVENTION WORKSHOP presented by the Anti Defamation League of San Francisco Wednesday, November 8th 6:30-8:30 pm in the MPR (6:3 ... [More]

PTA Storage Needed ASAP

Fri, Oct 20 11:48am

PTA STORAGE NEEDED The PTA is losing our large storage container (located on the blacktop behind the basketball courts), so we have to empty it out very soon. Much of what we keep in there are our Car ... [More]

Read the Oct 18 Outlook

Wed, Oct 18 10:43am

Support Otis. Eat at Chipotle tonight! Read this week's Oct 18 Outlook for more Otis news  EAT AT CHIPOTLE AND RAISE MONEY FOR OTIS   TONIGHT - 4:00-9:00pm Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for ... [More]

Take the 10 Hour Power Volunteer Pledge!

Fri, Oct 13 12:21pm

Dear Otis Families,   We ask each Otis family to take the Otis 10 Hour Power Volunteer Pledge and give just ten hours of their time to our wonderful school.   Otis is a vibrant place with many volunte ... [More]

Summer Scholars Party Rescheduled to Oct. 20 & Notice from AUSD About Air Quality

Thu, Oct 12 2:35pm

Due to air quality issues, the Summer Scholars party scheduled for Oct. 13 is rescheduled to October 20.  I know many parents are concerned about the air quality. Kids are being kept indoors during re ... [More]

No Safety Patrol on Friday

Thu, Oct 12 10:13am

Due to poor air quality, we will not have Safety Patrol student volunteers at our Fillmore Street or High Street drop off locations.   Adults will be there to open doors and help with drop off.  Pleas ... [More]

Check out the Oct 11 Outlook

Wed, Oct 11 10:10am

Movie Night is THIS Friday! See this week's Oct 11 Outlook for more Otis news   IN THIS WEEK'S OUTLOOK... OUTLOOK CALENDAR   - Important School Dates  LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL HARRIS - Addressing school ... [More]

Important School Survey

Wed, Oct 4 12:26pm

All About the Birds and the Bees A Community Survey for Families and Teachers Otis Elementary has the opportunity to partner with Bird and Bee Education to explore how we may bring sexuality health ed ... [More]

Reflections - Explore the Arts for Fun and Recognition

Tue, Sep 19 2:14pm

  REFLECTIONS EXPLORE THE ARTS FOR FUN AND RECOGNITION Submissions Due November 1, 2017  November 1, 2017 is the deadline for students to enter artwork in Reflections. Categories include Dance Choreog ... [More]

From Principal Harris - "Learning about Allergy and Anaphylaxis"

Fri, Sep 8 1:54pm

Dear Otis Families,   Please click here and take the time to read important information from Principal Harris regarding allergies and anaphylaxis at Otis. The information outlined in this document are ... [More]

Bell Schedule Posted Online

Sat, Aug 19 10:34am

Wondering when your student has Lunch? Recess? Instruction blocks? Visit https://otis-alamedausd-ca.schoolloop.com/bells to find out. Your child's teacher can let you know when the class goes to PE, M ... [More]

Teacher Assignments!

Tue, Aug 15 9:53am

August 16th, Wednesday Grades K-2:  Teacher Assignment & Back to School Information Packet Pick Up in School Office from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    August 17th, Thursday Grades 3-5:  Teacher Assignment ... [More]

Plan Your Route to School

Fri, Aug 11 1:30pm

Plan your route to school with our updated Safety Map and Flier!

AUSD Registration For School Year

Mon, Aug 7 11:39am

If you have not received an email from AUSD Registration to register your student for the school year, please send an email to ausdregistration@alameda.k12.ca.us.  The school office does not have stud ... [More]

Welcome to Konstella!

Thu, Aug 3 4:51pm

Welcome to Konstella!   To make sure you are in the Otis loop please do the following things in Konstella right away:   Join the Social Group for your grade, to keep up with grade-specific updates Sig ... [More]