Elementary School

 6486 State Highway 29, St. Johnsville, NY 13452
Principal: Jeanine Kawryga, jeanine.kawryga@oesj.org
(518) 568 - 2014, ext. 101
(518) 568 - 2941 (fax)

Secretary to the Elementary Principal: Julie Taylor, julie.taylor@oesj.org
(518) 568-2014 ext. 117

POSTED 5/16/2018

28th Annual Oppenheim Rock Ceremony

The OESJ Elementary will be hosting their Annual Rock Ceremony on Thursday, May 24th at 9:00 am. All Veterans and community members are invited. You can read the invitation here.

POSTED 5/16/2018

Herkimer Diamond Mines present:  ROCK & STEM Camp 2018

Please come and join the Herkimer Diamond Mines & KOA Resort in their inaugural year of a refined science and recreation summer camp.  Open to children ages 6-13 years of age, with both beginner and intermediate level camp experience. Camp will operate on a weekly basis from July 9th - August 15th.  Camp capacity is 40 campers per week. For more information and the enrollment application, please click on the link here.

POSTED 5/12/2018

6th Graders Study Ancient Egypt

Sixth grade Social Studies students at OESJ recently ended their study of ancient Egypt with an “Egypt Fair.”  Students learned how to write a formal research paper, complete with bibliography. Students were able to choose topics of their interest to research.  They also produced an art project to display with their paper at the Egypt Fair. Mummies were made out of paper mache, paint, and even a Barbie wrapped in iodine stained bandages!  The Egyptian wall art was painted on a Plaster of Paris base and modeled after hieroglyphics and Egyptian tomb paintings. Materials for pyramids ranged from wood, clay, cardboard, sand, and paint, to the edible--Rice Krispies, chocolate, and marshmallows completed several step pyramids!

What is a Mummy’s Favorite Kind of Coffee?.............. De-coffin-ated!

Egypt- 6th grade

POSTED 5/4/2018

Augmented Reality

Students in grades K-6 learned about Augmented Reality in Technology Class. Students used the QuiverVision app on iPads to make their two dimensional drawings spring from the paper. Grades K-2 have been learning about animals and colored animals. Grade 3 and 4 have been studying the 7 continents and colored maps. Grade 5 discussed the meaning of the symbols on flags and then created a flag to represent themselves. Grade 6 has been studying animal and plant cells and colored parts of the cell.  After coloring their pictures, the students focused their ipads on their paper and their pictures seemed to come alive and become three dimensional. Students had a magical time using Quiver to create a 3D Augmented Reality. You can view more pictures here.

POSTED 5/2/2018

XtraMath Fact Master

Fifth Grader, Zachary Young is the second student at OESJ Elementary to ever complete the XtraMath program. XtraMath is an online program used to help students master their math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Zachary has mastered all his facts and was able to complete each fact in 1.5 seconds. Congratulations Zachary, our Fact Master!

POSTED 4/30/2018

Spirit Week at Elementary School

The Elementary School will be having Spirit Week starting May 7th.

May 7th - Hoodie Day

May 8th - Wear Blue Day

May 9th - Sneaker Day

May 10th - School Colors Day

May 11th - Dress for Success

POSTED 4/30/2018

Animal Research in First Grade

Students in First Grade learned so many interesting and cool facts about animals. The students did animal research online in Technology Class. In ELA, they wrote sentences using the facts they discovered about their animals. During their next Technology class, they created Google Slides with animals images and they typed in their sentences. Please check out their beautiful and informative Google Slides about animals here.

POSTED 4/22/2018

Kindergarten Turn Themselves into Caterpillars

In the library this week with Ms. Russo and Ms. Johnson, Kindergarten library classes read the classic Eric Carle book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. Students put together their own caterpillar costumes as a follow up activity to reading the book. They were very excited to turn themselves into caterpillars!


POSTED 4/17/2018

Class of 2021 Hosting a Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance

The OESJ Class of 2021 will be hosting this year's Father/Daughter, Mother/Son Dance for all PreK-6th grade students and families on May 11, 2018. The theme is "
A Night in Candyland."  If you have a smartphone you can sign up online using the QR code on the form. For more information see the attached flyer.

POSTED 4/17/2018

Pre-K Applications are Available for 2018-2019 School Year

Applications for Pre-K are now available. Students who live in the OESJ school district and will turn 4 years old on or before December 1, 2018 are eligible to attend. Contact Julie at 518-568-2014 ext. 117 for an application.

POSTED 4/17/2018

OESJ Elementary Honor Roll & High Honor Roll Announced

Congratulations to the many OESJ Elementary students that have made Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 third quarter. To view students from the Elementary School, click here.

POSTED 4/15/2018

OESJ Elementary Wolf Awards

The March Wolf Award recipients are:

Kindergarten: Dylan Williams, Kahlan Crozier, Ryan Clifford

1st Grade: Magdalene Young, Kamryn VanValkenburgh, Penelope Clauson

2nd Grade: James Thomas, Brooke Foote, Kamirynn Guyer-Baker

3rd Grade: Rebecca Johnson, Kendall Christman

4th Grade: Karyn Castellano, Mira Norris, Jordan May

5th Grade: Andrea Manners, Maddison Simonds, Lily Johnson, Jahdia Austin

6th Grade: Zoe Eakin, Kendra Breton, Ashlyn Strobel

P.E.: Kale Brownell

Art: David Doxtader

Band: Elizabeth Wilmot

Music: Delton Keba, Mahala Pratt, Kenneth Calabrese

Library: Trenton Cook

POSTED 4/10/2018

XtraMath Fact Master

Fifth Grader, Collin Eakin, is the first student at OESJ Elementary to ever complete the XtraMath program. XtraMath is an online program used to help students master their math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. First, Collin was able to complete all his math facts in 3 seconds. Next, he was put in the advanced level, and he was able to complete all his facts in 2 seconds. Collin was then put in the top level of XtraMath. Collin has mastered all his facts and was able to complete each fact in 1.5 seconds. Congratulations Collin, our Fact Master!

POSTED 4/9/2018

March Math Madness

Students in grades 1-6 competed in March Math Madness. On day 1 of the competition, all students took a timed addition test. Students with the highest scores continued in the competition. Students who continued in the competition, were given fact tests with different operations and facts that were more difficult. We had an “Elite 8”, “Final 4”, and “Top 2” in each bracket. You can read more here.

POSTED 4/3/2018

Math & Movement Family Fun Night

On Wednesday, March 28th, the OESJ Elementary School sponsored a Math and Movement Family Fun Night. Math and Movement is a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to teaching math that incorporates physical exercise, stretching, cross-body movements and yoga. The program uses visually pleasing floor mats that allow children to practice basic skills while using visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning modalities. The floor mats allow children to jump and move as they learn. Math and Movement is unique because it shifts the normal teaching perspective by allowing the students to become the math manipulative on the floor mat! This large visual allows students to have fun "playing a game" while learning and practicing math and reading concepts. Find more information about the program by going to www.mathandmovement.com.

This event and other enrichment activities were made possible by funding from the Capek Family Foundation.

Math & Movement

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