Pickwick Early Childhood Center News

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW

November 25, 2018

No Classes, WRAP is Open

District to Test Alert System

November 19, 2018

The Ottumwa Community School District is planning to send a test message out to parents on Tuesday, November 20 at 6 p.m. via a text. This will allow the district to test the ne...

Bus Schedule for Wednesday

November 19, 2018

Due to the holiday, classes will be released early on Wednesday, November 21. See the bus schedule below: Bus # 30 – James @ 1:20 PM Hmann 1:30 PM Eisenhower ...

Evans Middle School will host their annual Veterans Day program on Wednesday, November 7. All area veterans are encouraged to attend this event as an honored guest. The event...

Thanks to a Branching Out grant from Trees Forever, Pickwick four-year-olds planted 20 new trees on Thursday. The trees will provide beauty and shade to the new school campus. T...

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...