2019 Alameda Firefighters Toy Program

Wed, Dec 4 10:41am

OTIS HAS A COLLECTION BIN OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE We are happy to announce the launch of the 2019 Alameda Firefighters Toy Program, which ensures that all low-income Alameda families who sign up at the ... [More]

Special Order Adult Black Otis T-Shirts NOW Through Tuesday 12/10

Tue, Dec 3 1:10pm

Get your Otis swag NOW! Otis swag makes great gifts! https://aglschoolspirit.com/collections/otis-elementary-school A special order of adult black Otis T-Shirts is happening NOW through Tuesday 12/10! ... [More]

Art Across The Island: Featuring Art By Ms. Johnson's 3rd Grade Class

Tue, Dec 3 10:38am

Lilac Dress Boutique - 1918 Encinal Ave - Alameda, CA 94501

PTA Newsletter 12/2/2019

Mon, Dec 2 7:54am

  PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER December 2019 December 2nd, Monday -Strong Schools for Alameda Volunteer meeting, Christ Episcopal Church, details here, 7-8 pm December 3rd ... [More]

Otis PTA Mini-Grants Program

Mon, Dec 2 5:39am

The Mini-Grant Program is here! Teachers, staff, students and family members are encouraged to apply for PTA funds to support classroom learning or enrichment activities that take place outside of the ... [More]

A Message From Principal Harris

Fri, Nov 29 10:57am

Dear Owl Families, I am sorry to have to let you know that we discovered a considerable amount of graffiti on our new building yesterday and that the graffiti included a swastika. The Alameda Police D ... [More]

Alameda Little Leagues Registration Now Open

Sat, Nov 23 7:52am

PTA Newsletter 11/18/2019

Tue, Nov 19 4:44pm

  PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER November 2019 November 18th - 22nd, Monday - Friday -Family-Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal, 11:40 Kinder, 12:30 1st-5th grades -Book F ... [More]

Box Top$ Bins Being Collected Tomorrow, Wed 11/20/2019

Tue, Nov 19 9:58am

The Box Top$ bins are being collected tomorrow - Wednesday the 20! Please bring in any remaining clips you may have and add them to your class bin.  For anyone who has been scanning receipts and "givi ... [More]

Good Eggs Fundraiser

Mon, Nov 18 9:30am

Good Eggs Fundraiser - help us earn cookies for Otis teachers! Keep up your orders on Good Eggs! Through the end of November, Otis earns 5% on all purchases. Bonus for this week: If just 2 new familie ... [More]

The Book Fair is Open!! Info and Volunteer Sign-ups

Sun, Nov 17 8:37pm

    The Book Fair is Here!    Mark your calendars for Nov. 15-23   We had a terrific opening  on Friday the 15th and will extend the week-long fun to culminate with Cocoa & Coffee on Saturday the 23rd ... [More]

URGENT NEED for BOOK FAIR Volunteers!

Wed, Nov 13 3:49pm

1-2 volunteers needed each day: Tuesday, Nov. 19, morning shift 7:45-noon, split shift? M-F Nov. 18-22 after school 12:30-4pm, esp first hour Take-down on Saturday, Nov. 23, 12:15-1:15pm Volunteers ea ... [More]

A Message From The Otis Office Regarding Parking And Drop-Off

Wed, Nov 13 10:11am

Along Fillmore St. in front of Otis Elementary, there are several signs that drivers need to be more aware of. From the entrance to Otis down to the Kinder yard, the curbs are painted and have specifi ... [More]

Good Eggs Fundraiser

Tue, Nov 12 9:28am

Keep up your orders on Good Eggs! Through the end of November, Otis earns 5% on all purchases. Bonus for this week: Place an order to be delivered on Thursday and you will be entered to win $100. What ... [More]

PTA Newsletter 11/12/2019

Tue, Nov 12 8:14am

     OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER November 2019 November 14th, Thursday -All About the Birds & the Bees: Keeping Our Kids Healthy & Safe, Parent Education Presentation, Media Center, 6:30 ... [More]

PTA Newsletter 11/4/2019

Mon, Nov 4 9:13am

  PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER November 2019 November 7th, Thursday -English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting, Media Center, 5-6 pm -Equity & Inclusion Meeting, M ... [More]

The Otis Fall Carnival Was A Huge Success!

Mon, Nov 4 5:35am

The Otis Fall Carnival was a another huge success this year!! We had great turnout, our kids had a fantastic day, and all of the donated baked goods & cakes were incredible this year!   As you may or ... [More]

PTA Newsletter 10/29/19

Tue, Oct 29 10:45am

PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER   October 2019 October 30th, Wednesday -School Site Council Meeting, Media Center, 3:15-4:15 pm -Dad's Club Meeting, McGee's, 8:30-10:30 pm Oc ... [More]

Air Quality Watch

Mon, Oct 28 8:57am

From Principal Harris: Air quality watch - As of 8:50 this morning, the Air Quality Index in Alameda was at 152, which is in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category.   As a result, students will b ... [More]

District Releases Otis Gate Schedule

Sun, Oct 27 7:08am

I have some big news about the fence. The Alameda Unified School District has released a gate schedule for the fence, and key details are below. I was not aware this schedule was in the works at the d ... [More]

Carnival Breakdown Help Needed!

Sat, Oct 26 2:04pm

If anyone can help break down Carnival, it just ended and they could really use the help right now. Thanks!

Air Quality Watch

Fri, Oct 25 11:51am

As of 11:06 this morning, the Air Quality in Alameda was at 57, which is in the Moderate category.  However, with smoke from the Kincade fire expected to enter the Bay Area throughout the day today, w ... [More]

PTA Newsletter 10-22-19

Tue, Oct 22 3:36pm

PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER October 2019 October 21st - November 1st -Used Sneaker Drive October 23rd, Wednesday -Picture Day Makeups October 25th, Friday -Spring Auction ... [More]

Carnival Volunteers

Mon, Oct 21 9:06pm

Hello Otis Families, We still need more volunteers for the Carnival happening this Saturday! We would love to have at least one more person in ticket sales and a few more in pumpkin patch sales. There ... [More]

Good Eggs Fundraising

Mon, Oct 21 5:32am

Place a Good Eggs order this week to help us win fall treats for our hardworking teachers! If 10 orders are placed by 10/27, we will unlock this prize. Shop for groceries, dinner kits, and more (free ... [More]

SSC Candidate

Thu, Oct 17 4:07pm

Great News! Emilly Nurthen, a second and fifth grade super mom, has stepped up as SSC parent representative.  Emilly brings an executive management and global lens to the team. She is also a dedicated ... [More]

Otis Girls Inc. (GEMS) Full

Tue, Oct 15 5:29am

Otis Girls Inc. (GEMS) groups for 1st - 5th Grade girls are now full. Any new applications turned into the office will be waitlisted.

PTA Newsletter 10/14/19

Mon, Oct 14 11:49am

  PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER October 2019 October 16th, Wednesday -Family Game Night Hosted by Dad's Club, MPR, 6:30 - 8 pm October 18th, Friday -Bake Sale Hosted by 5th ... [More]

OTIS FALL CARNIVAL PRE-SALE TICKETS!!

Thu, Oct 10 11:47am

ONLINE TICKET PRE-SALE: https://otispta.schoolauction.net/carnival2019 SKIP the lines and buy your tickets ahead of time! Online Ticket pre-sale will close on OCT 18. Tickets will be delivered to stud ... [More]

Lost & Found Items To Be Donated

Wed, Oct 9 5:33am

THE LOST & FOUND is full. Please come and collect items. I looked through all 150+ jackets, water bottles, leggings, hats, etc and could only find 5 things with names written l on it. I will be lookin ... [More]

Good Eggs Fundraiser

Tue, Oct 8 5:48am

A new way to earn money for Otis: Otis is part of the Good Eggs Fundraiser, and we are now in week 2! Otis earns 5% on all purchases in October and November. Bonus: if we get 8 orders from Otis in the ... [More]

PTA Newsletter 10/7 - Dine and Donate Tonight!

Mon, Oct 7 5:27pm

PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER October 2019 October 7th, Thursday - TONIGHT! -Dine & Donate at Chipotle October 11th, Friday -No School, Staff Development Day October 16th, ... [More]

The Yearbook Needs Your Photos!

Mon, Oct 7 9:27am

Send in your photos!   The yearbook is looking for your amazing candid shots of all the Otis kids and teachers! Please submit any photos you have at plicbooks.com/go/aWahS.   We are currently looking ... [More]

PTA Newsletter 9-30-19

Mon, Sep 30 6:40pm

PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER October 2019 October 2nd, Wednesday -Walk & Roll to School Day, blacktop 8-8:20 am October 3rd, Thursday -First Equity & Inclusion Meeting, Me ... [More]

Join The School Site Council (SSC)

Mon, Sep 30 3:31pm

We are still looking for 2-3 people to join the School Site Council (SSC) and are hoping to have the first meeting at the end of October.

Final Day! Otis Needs Your Support!

Mon, Sep 30 8:54am

Otis Direction Donation drive ends Oct 1! We have $3K to go! Donate Now. Please donate so we can continue to support the great programs that the PTA funds. Every donation, every bit helps! Donate Now. ... [More]

Final 4 Days! We Need Your Support!

Fri, Sep 27 2:50pm

We are still $5K short in our Direct Donation fundraiser ending Oct 1. Donate Now  Please donate so we can continue to support the great programs that the PTA funds. Every donation, every bit helps! D ... [More]

Friday Is School Spirit Day

Thu, Sep 26 1:17pm

Wear Otis gear or red for our first spirit day of the year TOMORROW! Fridays are school spirit days. This Friday, the student council wants all students to wear Otis gear or red for our FIRST spirit d ... [More]

PTA Newsletter 9/23/19

Mon, Sep 23 6:43pm

  PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER September 2019 September 25th, Wednesday -Dad's Club Meeting, McGees, 8:30 pm September 26th, Thursday -PTA Social Night, Alameda Island Bre ... [More]

Hoot Hoot! We Need Your Direct Donation!

Wed, Sep 18 10:24am

Please donate to ensure we can continue to support the great programs that the PTA funds. Every donation, every bit helps! Donate Now. Many thanks to all who have contributed so far. We're over halfwa ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Committee

Wed, Sep 18 9:49am

The Read-A-Thon is coming to Otis! This is a brand new FUND-raising and FUN-raising event for our school! The Read-A-Thon will take place in mid-February and will include many fun features - lots of i ... [More]

LOST & FOUND

Tue, Sep 17 5:33am

It’s officially a month into school and the lost and found rack is overflowing. I also snapped some pics of the outside tables covered with discarded jackets today (soaking wet from morning rain). Ple ... [More]

PTA Newsletter 9-16-19 - Family Celebration Picnic This Friday!

Mon, Sep 16 4:54pm

  PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER September 2019 September 18th, Wednesday -Soul Shoppe Training for Noon Supervisors/Parent Lunch Recess Volunteers, MPR, 9:45-11:15 am Septe ... [More]

Hoot Hoot! Help! Direct Donations

Wed, Sep 11 9:03am

Hoot Hoot! Help! Direct Donations The money raised by the PTA makes it possible for Otis School to have STEAM Lab, Soul Shoppe, Reading Specialists, Educational Assemblies, Music, Art and Garden Docen ... [More]

PTA Newsletter 9/9/19

Mon, Sep 9 7:11pm

PTA OUTLOOK          OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER September 2019 September 9th, Monday -Monday Community Circle (assembly), blacktop 8:20 September 11th, Wednesday -Picture Day September 1 ... [More]

A Few Nuts & Bolts From The Otis Office

Mon, Sep 9 2:07pm

If your student is tardy due to a doctor or dentist appointment, please bring a note from that office in order to be excused. Please inform your student when you are picking them up during lunch, so t ... [More]

The Otis Garden Docent Program needs YOU!

Thu, Sep 5 1:48pm

This program provides outdoor activities & gets kids digging in the Otis garden.  Parents who volunteer as Garden Docents  share prepared lessons about gardening, nature, and science. Only 1-2 hours p ... [More]

A Message From Principal Harris

Wed, Sep 4 11:11am

Contractors will be on site tomorrow, Thursday 9/5, to work on the fence. Because they are installing additional poles there will be jack-hammering. Barricades will be up for safety.

PTA Newsletter 9-3-2019

Tue, Sep 3 9:27pm

     Apologies for the duplicate post - there were some formatting issues!        PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER September 2019 September 5th, Thursday -Last day to turn in ... [More]

Summer Scholar Packets Due Tomorrow: Friday 8/30

Thu, Aug 29 5:31am

Summer Scholar packets are due tomorrow, Friday 8/30. Teachers have hopefully reminded your kids as well. Please make sure your student's name and their teacher's name/room number is on their form/pac ... [More]

We Need You! Direct Donation Drive, Volunteer, Join PTA - Important Information

Wed, Aug 28 3:51pm

  We hope everyone is having a great start to the school year! As our returning families know and our new families are learning, volunteers and donations are crucial to sustain many of our wonderful p ... [More]

PTA Newsletter 8-27-19

Tue, Aug 27 10:11am

  PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER August 2019 August 26th, Monday -Kinder Early Release, 11:40am (August 19 - September 6) August 29th, Thursday -Grades 1-5 Back to School Ni ... [More]

A Message From Our Go Green! Committee

Mon, Aug 26 2:33pm

Here is your handy how-to guide for Going Green. This cheat sheet will be coming home with students in the Wednesday envelope, but feel free to print yourselves a copy and bring it to your offices as ... [More]

PTA Newsletter

Tue, Aug 20 2:00pm

  PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER August 2019 August 19th, Monday -1st Day of School, 8:20am -1st Day Coffee with Principal Harris, 8:30am, MPR -Kinder Early Release, 11:40am ... [More]

Speaking Of AEF Classes

Tue, Aug 20 1:40pm

Mandar's classes are not the only AEF classes that are taking registrations Thursday, all AEF classes at Otis start registration Thursday! A message from Willa Jalleh, who is in charge of our AEF prog ... [More]

Special AEF Classes By One Of Our Otis Dads

Tue, Aug 20 12:40pm

Mandar Wagholikar, Otis dad and local artist, is offering two AEF classes this fall, and sign-ups begin this Thursday for both. Please read Mandar's post: After a successful last season, I am coming b ... [More]

Reminder of First PTA Meeting and Budget

Mon, Aug 19 8:47pm

 Welcome New and Returning Owls! Please join us for the first PTA meeting of the 2019-20 school year, from 7-8 pm on Wednesday, August 21, in the Otis Elementary Multi-Purpose Room (MPR). Meet your PT ... [More]

Kinder Mixer & Back To School Picnic - LOCATION CHANGE TO KRUSI PARK

Thu, Aug 15 9:56am

Location change for 8/16 Kinder Meet and Greet and Back-to-School Picnic/Potluck - Krusi Park   Unfortunately, due to the ongoing construction at Otis, the Kinder event from 2-4 and the picnic from 4- ... [More]

Welcome Back Letter - Kindergarten Families

Tue, Aug 13 10:24am

Hello New Kinder Families,   It appears as though several families did not receive the Welcome Back Letter from Otis via email through the Aeries system.  Please see the attachment to read the full le ... [More]

Support for Otis Family

Mon, Aug 12 10:31pm

Please read the important message below from Alyx Brun about support for the Meeks family and how to help:   Hello Otis families, old and new, I am hoping we can continue our support for the Meeks fam ... [More]

PTA Newsletter

Mon, Aug 12 9:26pm

  PTA OUTLOOK      OTIS SCHOOL CALENDAR - DATES TO REMEMBER August 2019 August 16th, Friday -Incoming Kinder Mixer, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Kinder Yard -Back To School Picnic, 4:00pm-6:30pm, Otis Blacktop & ... [More]

Welcome Back Letter

Mon, Aug 12 9:10pm

Hello Otis Families,   It appears as though several families did not receive the Welcome Back Letter from Otis via email through the Aeries system.  Please see the attachment to read the full letter i ... [More]

Data Confirmation Process

Wed, Jul 31 3:23pm

Data Confirmation Process: Login here: https://studentinfo.alameda.k12.ca.us/Parents/LoginParent.aspx Press "Click Here" at the top (in a yellow section) to complete your Data Confirmation; which is c ... [More]