Ottumwa Community Preschool News

The Ottumwa Community Preschool will host an open house on Thursday, August 25 from 3-6 p.m. at the school, located at 608 E. Williams (the former Agassiz Elementary building)...

First Day of Preschool

August 17, 2016

The first day of preschool is Monday, August 29. Teachers will be contacting parents before then about open house and classroom assignments. The only supplies needed will be a...

In May, all four-year-old preschoolers had the opportunity to travel to Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines. The trip was funded through a Bright Ideas grant from the Ottumwa Regiona...

Summer Reading List

May 25, 2016

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has released their 2016 Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles!&nbs...

Preschool Conferences

May 22, 2016

Parents are invited to meet with teachers on Friday, June 3, between 8:30 and 2:45 to discuss their child's progress during the year. No appointment is needed and parents ...

Preschool Graduation

May 19, 2016

Preschool graduation is coming up! It will be held, Thursday, June 2 in the gym.

The Ottumwa Community Preschool is hosting an Open House on Thursday, May 19 at the preschool location, 608 E. Williams.  Parents of children who will be four-years-old o...

Preschool students in Ms. Gardner's class created a recycling truck as the culminating activity in their recycling unit. Students used a variety of recycled materials to c...

Learning About Recycling

March 30, 2016

Students in Miss Gardner's and Mrs. Porter's classes are learning about recycling in their "Reduce Reuse Recycle" unit. Staff from Bridge City Sanitation bro...

Books to Checkout

February 19, 2016

Reading with young children is a great way to foster a love of words, books and reading. The books listed below were designed to deliver a great story while they build specifi...

From Footprint to Snowman

January 21, 2016

Students in Kelly Young's class have been learning about snow. They read the book, "Snowballs" by Lois Ehlert and decorated snowmen using different scrap items...

You can use these everyday phrases to instill confidence, self-respect, and thoughtfulness in your children. 1.  Thank you. It's important to acknowledge your child...

If your child loves to read, visit the International Children’s Digital Library website, where you’ll find nearly 5,000 books in more than 50 languages, all availa...

Building Literacy Everyday

October 8, 2015

Every time you read a book, write a note, sort the laundry, check the TV listings, or recount the day’s happenings, you are using skills young children need to have to b...

As the parent of a preschooler, you probably enjoy experiencing the world through your child’s eyes (and hands and feet!) as he or she explores and learns with great ent...

Ottumwa Community Schools still has openings in their free four-year-old preschool program, housed at the Ottumwa Community Preschool on E. Williams (formerly Agassiz Elementa...

The Ottumwa Community Preschool begins morning and afternoon classes on Monday, August 31.  Children must be four-years-old by September 15, 2015 to attend the preschool....

Kids and Chicks

May 1, 2015

Six pullets are now living in Mrs. Buckingham's preschool classroom. Each spring, Buckingham incubates eggs, keeping a chart for "hatch day." Students learn abou...

Dizzy Promotes Dental Health

February 24, 2015

Ottumwa's Dizzy the Clown will be promoting dental health with preschool students on Wednesday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The program is part of Dental Healt...

Target Reads Across America

February 19, 2015

Ottumwa Target employees will help preschool students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2. Employees will be guest readers in two preschool classrooms throughout th...

Preschool Picture Retakes

November 12, 2014

Preschool Picture Retakes will be held on November 12, 2014.  If your child did not receive a picture on the previous picture day, please come at class start time to the ...

Open House on Thursday

August 20, 2014

The Ottumwa Community Preschool, formerly the McCarroll Early Childhood program, will host an Open House for parents and four-year-olds on Thursday, August 21 from 5-6:30 p.m....

Preschoolers heard peep peep sounds during their classes in early May. Preschool teacher, Mrs. Buckingham, brought in 32 eggs in an incubator. By the end of the day on a Mon...

IPTV to Visit Preschool

April 4, 2014

Martha Speaks from Iowa Public Television is coming to Ottumwa on Friday, April, 11 at 12:15 p.m. Ottumwa has been selected as a Ready for School Community this year. Thr...

Choir to Perform

December 16, 2013

The Evans Middle School choir will perform for preschool students on Thursday, December 19 at 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Students will listen to the choir perform selections fr...