Welcome to our 5-2-1-0 Blog

To encourage physically active and healthy lifestyles, OTES families and students are encouraged to participate in the 5-2-1-0 program. The purpose of this program is to increase physical activity and healthy eating in the school environment and at home. Use this site to support your efforts at home and see what we're doing to encourage healthy choices at school

Monday, October 7, 2013

Printed a few weeks ago at the start of school

Walk to School Day October 9th

I hope everyone will join us at Perkins Street Park for our first ever walk to school day. We have asked the buses to drop off students that want to participate in this event. We will have some police officers there as well. We know this can be an exciting start to the day and follow our healthy lifestyles plan for our students. We will walk the .7 miles on the bike path directly to our school's playground. Come, join the fun! 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy Summer!

Happy summer, friends! Wishing you and the children in your world lots of play-filled, sunny days and wondrous starry nights, perfect for catching fireflies, roasting marshmallows, and making memories!!!  -Kara

Tuesday, May 21, 2013



Every child in the United States should be well-nourished, physically active, healthy and ready to learn. Sadly, they’re not. According to ActionforHealthyKids.org, one in three kids in this country is either overweight or obese. But they don’t have to be. Schools are a big part of the solution and you can be too.

It’s going to take a nation of moms, dads and other caring individuals – people just like you – to raise their hands and lend their voices to the fight against childhood obesity so every kid can be healthy and ready to learn. Working together, we can give kids the keys to health and academic success, one school at a time. So take the Every Kid Healthy Pledge and ask your friends and family to do the same. It takes just 10 seconds.

You can take the pledge at: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/support-healthy-kids/take-the-pledge

Friday, May 10, 2013

Outside Play Bucket List

The National Trust has launched a campaign to bring back some old fashioned values to today's children. It has produced a list of 50 activities to do before the age of 12.


The full list is as follows:
1. Climb a tree
2. Roll down a really big hill
3. Camp out in the wild
4. Build a den
5. Skim a stone
6. Run around in the rain
7. Fly a kite
8. Catch a fish with a net
9. Eat an apple straight from a tree
10. Play conkers
11. Throw some snow
12. Hunt for treasure on the beach
13. Make a mud pie
14. Dam a stream
15. Go sledging
16. Bury someone in the sand
17. Set up a snail race
18. Balance on a fallen tree
19. Swing on a rope swing
20. Make a mud slide
21. Eat blackberries growing in the wild
22. Take a look inside a tree
23. Visit an island
24. Feel like you’re flying in the wind
25. Make a grass trumpet
26. Hunt for fossils and bones
27. Watch the sun wake up
28. Climb a huge hill
29. Get behind a waterfall
30. Feed a bird from your hand
31. Hunt for bugs
32. Find some frogspawn
33. Catch a butterfly in a net
34. Track wild animals
35. Discover what’s in a pond
36. Call an owl
37. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
38. Bring up a butterfly
39. Catch a crab
40. Go on a nature walk at night
41. Plant it, grow it, eat it
42. Go wild swimming
43. Go rafting
44. Light a fire without matches
45. Find your way with a map and compass
46. Try bouldering
47. Cook on a campfire
48. Try abseiling
49. Find a geocache
50. Canoe down a river

I call it the Outside Play Bucket List! How many of these activities have you done with your family?  How many would you like to do?  Get out there and play!   

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rules of the Road

Hello everyone.  Since May is National Bike Month, I thought you might appreciate a quick review of some great rules of the road before getting out there and riding.  :)

Rules of the Road

The League's six Rules of the Road will prepare you for a safe and fun bike commute this bike month.

1. Follow the law.

Your safety and the image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.

2. Be predictable.

Make your intentions clear to motorists and other road users. Ride in a straight line and donĂ¢€™t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes.

3. Be conspicuous.

Ride where drivers can see you; wear bright clothing. Use a front white light and red rear light and reflectors at night or when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with drivers. DonĂ¢€™t ride on sidewalks.

4. Think ahead.

Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other bicyclists will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and utility covers. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.

5. Ride Ready.

Check your tires have sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release wheel levers are closed. Carry repair and emergency supplies appropriate for your ride. Wear a helmet.

6. Keep your cool.

Road rage benefits no-one and always makes a bad situation worse.

For more information about National Bike month check out http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Kids in the House

This website is an excellent resource for Parents, Teachers, Grandparents, or anyone supporting kids and their development. Many videos, articles, and good tips to raising healthy kids. The site is bookmarked on our blog page for your easy access too.