Pickwick Early Childhood Center News

The Ottumwa Fire Department shared safety information with three- and four-year-old students at Pickwick on Thursday. The firemen helped students practice stop, drop, and roll. ...

The OHS Student Council is hosting a free Children’s Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for children up to sixth grade...

Homecoming Comes to PECC

September 20, 2018

It's Homecoming Week in Ottumwa Schools and the festivities found their way to Pickwick on Wednesday. The OHS bulldog mascot was on hand to greet students as they arrived. T...

First Fire Drill

September 10, 2018

We had our first fire drill on Monday and it went great! We all worked so hard to practice our building safety procedures and did an amazing job! The kids did an excellent job w...

Great First Week

August 30, 2018

Pickwick principal, Michaela O'Connell, shares a message with parents about the first week of school.  CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Pickwick Kicks off New Year

August 22, 2018

Approximately 50 teachers and associates started their day on Wednesday with a celebration. Michaela O'Connell, principal, with the help of Ashley Brink, Child Developmen...

The first day of preschool at Pickwick Early Childhood Center on Thursday, August 23, will be an Open House format. Parents will attend a half day of school with their child to ...

Parking Lot Procedures

August 17, 2018

Pickwick has released a map and directions for parents to drop-off and pick-up students. Please follow the guidelines to ensure the safety of your child. All parents are asked t...

Shuttle Bus Information

August 17, 2018

Shuttle bus information is now posted on the district's website under Parent Resources. The district will offer a north and south side route to and from each Ottumwa distric...

Parents are being notified that the classroom starting times have been modified at Pickwick Early Childhood Center, starting on Monday, August 27. Starting times are based on th...

A grant award from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation will support Ottumwa’s youngest learners.  The foundation awarded Ottumwa Schools $175,000 per year for t...

End of the Year

May 30, 2018

As teachers and students wrapped up the school year, photos were taken of both the AM and PM groups. This will be the last group of students who attend this school. Starting in ...

Zoo Learning Continues

May 18, 2018

Preschoolers traveled to Blank Park Zoo this week to visit the zoo. The learning has continued with a variety of activies, including drawing animals and creating maps of their o...

Chicks Have Hatched!

April 11, 2018

More than a dozen chicks have recently hatched in Deb Buckingham's preschool classroom. Students have been watching the incubator and counting down the days to hatching. Stu...

The Board of Education approved a 28E agreement with Sieda Head Start to collaborate with the district in providing preschool services at Pickwick Early Childhood Center. The ag...

The Ottumwa Board of Education approved a recommendation to hire Michaela Pirnat O’Connell as the principal of the Pickwick Early Childhood Center earlier this month. She ...

Video Highlights New Preschool

February 21, 2018

With preschool registration on March 1 and the new Pickwick Early Childhood Center opening in August, the district has started promoting the new facility. Click on the link belo...

Ottumwa Schools is excited to open the new Pickwick Early Childhood Center in August in collaboration with Sieda Head Start. This state-of-the-art preschool will provide an earl...

Students Help the Birds

January 19, 2018

Students in Amy Ross' preschool classroom were making bird feeders on Thursday.  The project was part of their snow and winter unit. Students talked about how it is ...

Program Appreciation

January 5, 2018

Several representatives of the local Myanmar (Burmese) community presented two preschool staff with plaques and made a donation to the school. In a letter read during the pre...

The Ottumwa Community Preschool will host a blood drive on Friday, January 5 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. You must be at least 18 years old and weight at least 110 pounds. 

Ottumwa Community Preschool teacher, Kelly Young, was busy taking pictures and talking to families Tuesday morning.  A tradition in her preschool classroom is hosting a ...

New Preschool has a Name

October 10, 2017

Pickwick Early Childhood Center, the name for the new preschool, was approved by the Board of Education at Monday's meeting.  The process of selecting a name&nb...

Students who attend preschool in the morning are able to use a special bus just for preschool. The bus will meet parents in the parking lot of Schafer Stadium on Center Street...

Ottumwa Schools will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new community preschool on Thursday, August 31 at 5 p.m. at 1306 W. Williams. This is the site of...