News and Events

There's always something new going on at Mary A. Otondo Elementary. Stop by this page often for more information on special events and awards as well as informational articles!

Popcorn Sales

We will send flyers for ordering popcorn home on March 27. Please return the appropriate form with money if you would like to order. Popcorn will be delivered on March 31 to classrooms.

21st Century Community Learning Grant

We are applying for a Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant to support academic and enrichment programming before and after school and during the summer. Our grant will be submitted in the very near future and we will keep all families updated on the outcome of this amazing opportunity for our Coyotes! 

First Place
Soccer team behind banner that reads Yuma School District One Reigning 5th Grade Soccer Champions

Otondo took first place in the fifth-grade soccer tournament and currently has the honor of hanging the district banner! Congratulations to our fifth graders and coaches, we are so proud of you!

Science Fair

Congratulations to all of our fifth-grade students who participated in the Science Fair. We know it took a lot of hard work. You should be proud! A special congratulations to our first, second, and third-place winners. Good luck to our first-place winner as they move on to the County Science Fair!

Fifth-grade Science Fair 1st Place WinnerFifth-grade Science Fair 2nd Place WinnerFifth-grade Science Fair 3rd Place Winner
Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Wuertemburg

Join us in congratulating Mrs. Wuertemburg. She is Otondo's Teacher of the Year. We wish Mrs. W the best of luck as she competes for Yuma County Teacher of the Year!

    Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to our School-Wide Spelling Bee winner and runner-up! Good luck at the County Spelling Bee!

    2023 Spelling Bee Winner2023 Spelling Bee Runner Up