Ottumwa Community Preschool News

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.

Learn About GOLD Assessment

November 10, 2016

Click on the PowerPoint link below to learn more about how four-year-olds are assessed using the GOLD assessment tool. This is required for all preschools participating in the...

Parent- Teacher Conferences

October 24, 2016

Parents will be meeting with teachers on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 17. Each conference will last about 15 minutes and translators will be available to help parents ...

Another piece of pumpkin news!

CHANGE IN DATE!!!

October 10, 2016

Our Pumpkin Patch trip which was scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, has been changed to Friday, October 14. 

School Pictures

September 25, 2016

Photographs will be taken at school on Tuesday, October 11. Teachers will be sending order forms home if parents wish to order pictures of their child. If you have questions, ...

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

September 25, 2016

Field Trip

The Ottumwa Community Schools’ preschool program has filled most of the slots available for the 2016-17 year. Parents interested in sending their four-year-old child to ...

Grandparents Day Celebrated

September 9, 2016

Several grandparents visited Kelly Young's preschool classes on Thursday. National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 11. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaim...

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...