"Our Students, Our Community, Our Success"
First, I would like to start by thanking everyone for welcoming me to the Otsego Community. We are off to a great start and I can not wait to see what the rest of the year holds! With the completion of 5th grade camp, our older students (grades 3-5) are now completing the Color Quiz. As the year goes on, students will learn more about their color and how it relates to different skills they have and potential career paths. Students will begin to meet with various members of the community to learn about their line of work during monthly Career Cafes. This will start in November.
Also, be on the lookout for some returning school-wide programming such as, Dear Nick, the OES Postal Services, and Be the Change Club. Videos for Dear Nick will start in October, with information being sent home during the second week of each month. Students will be encouraged to share their written responses with Miss Syrowski. The Postal system will also be starting back up in October. Students will be able to send letters to anyone at OES, with the help of our 4th Grade postmen and women. If your 4th grade student is interested in being a member of our postal team, please check their folder for the applications. Applications will be sent home by Monday, September 25th and must be returned no later than Monday, October 2nd. Finally, our 5th graders are eligible to participate in the Be The Change Club. Applications and information for this program will also be sent home by September 25th, and must be returned by October 2nd to Miss Syrowski. Please contact Miss Syrowski with any questions you may have about these programs and the school counseling program.
As we wrap up the Donation Drive for individuals impacted by the recent hurricanes, I would like to take a moment to thank all those who have participated. From the people who donated, to the students who collected items, and the staff that helped to organize this project, I hope you know that you make a difference everyday in our community and our world. Thank you for making Otsego great.
Learn about Miss Syrowski. Pictured above, Miss Syrowski with Miss Mikesina at their goodbye dinner. No promises that there wasn't crying.
Catch what's going on at OES & the counseling program on Twitter!
"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be."
-Rita Pierson, Educator