Ottumwa Community Preschool News

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...

Parents and students are invited to attend the Ottumwa Community Preschool Open House on Thursday, August 24 from 4-6 p.m. or Friday, August 25 from 9-11 a.m. The open house p...

Preschool Registration

July 21, 2017

There will be a preschool registration for anyone who is interested in the 2017-18 preschool year on Monday, August 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Preschool Supplies

July 10, 2017

Preschool starts on Monday, August 28.

Preschool students had the opportunity to ride the city bus, many for the first time. Miss Young's class used the bus service to ride downtown to examine the buildings as ...

Learning about worms made preschool students wiggle, giggle and squirm. Worms are now part of every Ottumwa preschool classroom, thanks to a lesson by Food Corps on how worm...

The Ottumwa Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the design development documents for the construction of a new preschool as presented by Dave Bridan with FRK. The...

Even before construction on the new state-of-the-art preschool building begins, Ottumwa will begin to expand opportunities for preschool families. Starting this fall, parent...

The Ottumwa Community Schools’ Preschool Registration will be held Thursday, March 9 in the Ottumwa Community Preschool gym (former Agassiz Elementary School) at 608 E. ...

Preschool Floor Plan Shared

February 14, 2017

The Ottumwa Board of Education saw the latest rendition of the district's new preschool facility at Monday's meeting. The plans and construction documents will be appr...

The Ottumwa Public Library is excited to announce their participation in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. This is a free program which encourages children to read ...

Preschool students and staff wore their pajamas to school on Thursday, December 22, to celebrate the upcoming break. The day also featured a concert by the Evans Middle School...

Thanks Hy-Noon Kiwanis

December 7, 2016

The local Hy-Noon Kiwanis club recently donated funds to the preschool to purchase 10 new trikes. The trikes are used  to support gross motor development in the gym durin...

Pajama Party

November 30, 2016

Students may wear pajamas to school on Thursday, Dec. 23. All classes will also enjoy a holiday concert with Evans Middle School choir.