Owatin Creek Elementary School’s enrollment is approximately 550 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Our K-4 building is the largest of the three K-4 elementary schools in the Exeter Township School District. The K-4 structure has enabled us to participate in many enjoyable and creative primary learning activities. Our students, staff, parents and community members have positively collaborated to consistently maintain and further develop our wonderful elementary school.
Members of our professional learning community have helped create a safe and secure school environment where there are high academic, social, and behavioral expectations. Owatin Creek Elementary has the following classes and support programs to assist our students in achieving to the best of their abilities:
5 Full day Kindergartens
4 First Grade Classrooms
4 Second grade Classrooms
1 Multi-age Classroom of First and Second Grade
5 Third Grade Classrooms
5 Fourth Grade Classrooms
1 Learning Support Classroom
2 Itinerant Learning Support Classroom
1 Life Skills Classroom
1 Multiple Disabilities Classroom
Our school operates on a six day cycle which affords students the opportunity to participate in Art, Music, Physical Education, Library, Research or Health each day. We also provide for individual student needs through our Guidance Counselor, Intervention Specialist, Challenge Teacher, Reading Specialist, Physical Therapists, ESL Teachers, Speech Therapist, and Itinerant Learning Support Teachers. Classroom teachers also have some instructional aide time available to support classroom instruction primarily for language arts and math. Additionally, we have school volunteers and APT Homeroom Helpers to help with special projects throughout the school year.
Some of the school activities have included the holiday sing-a-long, “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, "Readers Win", and “Curl Up with a Good Book” for Dr. Seuss’s birthday, "One Book, One School", the annual "Battle of the Books" and "Eco-Fair". The spring musical showcases the aspiring talents of third and fourth graders involved with strings and recorders. This year we are adding ukelele instruction for fourth grade! The Art Show in May enables all parents to see a wide variety of top-notch art work. Additionally, there are multiple opportunities for field trips, assemblies and special events sponsored by our Association for Parents and Teachers. In addition to the annual Halloween Parade and special parties, the APT organizes and supports events such as Fall Fun Day, “Gingerbread Craft Night”, Bingo Night, Movie Night and Field Day. We are also very proud of our "Eco-Kids Club" which meets after school once a month to create "eco-friendly" art work.