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Notes from the Principal

Dear Otter River Elementary Families,

We wish all of our ORES families the very best on what would have been the last day of school. This is a sad way to end the year, but we are hoping that we will get to see everyone on time this fall. We also wish our graduating fifth graders the best as they transition to the middle schools. We are certain they will shine next year! We have posted a slideshow tribute to these students on our webpage and the ORES PTA facebook page. Be sure to check out all of their favorite school memories.


If you were unable to come this week to our supply return event be sure to contact the school to come and get your materials (supplies, purchased yearbooks, snap code letters) and return any items still belonging to the school. We are here Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Call us at (540) 586-9210. We will mail snap code letters by the end of the week if we do not hear from you.


We would like to express our deep gratitude to the outgoing PTA Board members (President: Kristen Matzke, Secretary: Pam Hammack, Treasurer: Mary Levesque) for all of their hard work and support this school year. We are appreciative of their willingness to step into these roles even though it was not their inclination at the time. They have spent many hours at school and home helping to plan and organize events. We will greatly miss their dedication to our children and willingness to lead!

New PTA Board Officers were approved at last night’s PTA meeting: President- Kindra Kenny, Vice President- Vacant, Treasurer- Kristen Rodriquez, and Secretary- Jamie Frank. We look forward to partnering with this group of moms to support our school this coming fall. Please consider helping them as we plan events during this upcoming school year. (Many hands make light work!)


We continue to register Kindergarten students for the fall! Any child who is five years old on or before September 30, 2020, may enter Kindergarten. Please contact the school (540-586-9210) if you have a child that will be entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. We would like to send you the forms, answer any questions you may have and set up an appointment for you to bring these to school.

Documents needed for Kindergarten registration:                        

● Birth Certificate

● Updated physical

● Record of immunizations

● Proof of residency (copy of lease agreement, mortgage, or real estate tax statement)

All forms must be completed and returned to the school before the child can begin class in the fall.

You will also need to register online using one of the following links.


NEW KG students who have never been in BCPS before:

PREVIOUS BCPS PK and Head Start students who will be moving up to KG:

Registering for school on time helps every child, teacher, and school to be ready when school begins.


Please contact the school at (540) 586-9210 or email me at if you have any questions. 

Have a great summer, 

Andy Greenough, M.Ed.


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