Buchanan Community Schools

Preparing students for life-long success.

Ottawa Elementary

Ottawa Elementary School-an Early Childhood Center

Our Mission

Nurturing hearts, Developing minds, Inspiring dreams.

Our Vision

Growing Little Bucks

Be responsible

Understand and use learning

Creative thinkers and problem solvers

Kind to others


OES Latest Post

KidKare Registration Open!

Dear Buchanan Families,

We will be restarting our before/after school program, KidKare, beginning Monday, January 25, 2021.  KidKare will have limited openings of about 18-22 spots due to current facility limitations.  

Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis from those who have completed an application and provided payment.

Click here for the application.

Applications and payment can be dropped off at Moccasin Elementary beginning Tuesday, January 12.  Please make checks payable to Buchanan Community Schools.

Enrollment confirmation will be provided to parents no later than Thursday, January 21, 2021, if not sooner.



Mrs. Stacey Denison, KidKare Program Administrator

Dr. Michael Dunn, KidKare Program Director

OES Previous Posts

Principal Letter 11-10-2020

Dear Ottawa Families, Thank you for your patience and understanding as we quickly moved to remote learning today and will continue with remote learning through December 4th.  I realize the fast turnaround was not ideal and caused some frustration on many ends, however, I believe in our families, students, and staff, and we always pull through in difficult times.  On behalf of the Ottawa staff, I extend my gratitude and appreciation. Moving forward with remote learning, I am providing some important information. Students who are already remote learning with their remote-learning teachers will continue as usual.  For our in-person learners, teachers will be sending out specific information to their parents. For tomorrow, […]

#BuckStrong – In This Together

Those interested in making financial contributions to fund PPE at Buchanan Community Schools may visit mgcf.org/#_givealways and choose “#BuckStrong” in the drop down. Donors may also call the foundation office at (269) 695-3521, or mail donations to the office at 111 Days Ave. in Buchanan.