K-5 Summer Resources

6/10/2022 11:58 am

Looking for summer resources and activities? Look here! Our teachers and counselors have put together a resource list and activity bank for K-5 students! CLICK HERE TO OPEN


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New Cougar Day

6/8/2022 11:05 am

New Cougar Day & EPICC Night 2022 — Carmel Middle School

We are pleased to invite our rising-6th grade students to New Cougar Day on August 15th from 8:30am-12:30pm! This half-day event will allow our rising-6th graders an opportunity to meet their new teachers, counselors, and administrators. Students will also get acquainted with their new school. Students will receive their schedules, tour our campus, take part in icebreaker activities and ask any questions they have leading up to Open House and the start of school.
If your child will attend New Cougar Day, please R.S.V.P. at http://bit.ly/NewCougarDay22
On the evening of August 15th from 5:30pm-7:30pm, we invite Carmel parents to our very first E.P.I.C.C. Night! EPICC stands for Every Person Inspires Carmel Cougars. This evening will be tailored to middle school parents and in alignment with Carmel's efforts to create a holistic, school-family-community partnership. We will discuss how to best support learning at home, communication, progress monitoring your child's achievement, field trips, daily processes, and athletics for 7th and 8th grade families. This evening you will also hear from our PTSA. 

New Cougar Day & EPICC Night 2022 — Carmel Middle School
¡Nos complace invitar a nuestros estudiantes de sexto grado al New Cougar Day el 15 de agosto de 8:30 am a 12:30 pm! Este evento de medio día les permitirá a nuestros estudiantes que van al sexto grado la oportunidad de conocer a sus nuevos maestros, consejeros y administradores. Los estudiantes también se familiarizarán con su nueva escuela. Los estudiantes recibirán sus horarios, recorrerán nuestro campus, participarán en actividades para romper el hielo y harán cualquier pregunta que tengan antes de la jornada de puertas abiertas y el inicio de clases.
Si su hijo asistirá, por favor R.S.V.P. en http://bit.ly/NewCougarDay22
En la noche del 15 de agosto de 5:30 p. m. a 7:30 p. m., invitamos a los padres de Carmel a nuestro primer E.P.I.C.C. ¡Noche! EPICC son las siglas de Every Person Inspires Carmel Cougars. Esta noche se adaptará a los padres de la escuela intermedia y se alineará con los esfuerzos de Carmel para crear una asociación holística entre la escuela, la familia y la comunidad. Discutiremos cómo apoyar mejor el aprendizaje en el hogar, la comunicación, el seguimiento del progreso de los logros de su hijo, las excursiones, los procesos diarios y el atletismo para las familias de los grados 7 y 8. Esta noche también tendrá noticias de nuestro PTSA.
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Summer Reading Challenge

6/1/2022 12:00 am


Reading over the summer is important for your student to continue to grow and it is fun! Join the Summer Break Reading Challenge to earn prizes from the library and OP! All you have to do is sign-up (the link is on slide 6), read for 20 minutes a day or 600 minutes total, and complete fun summer activities like playing outside, star gazing and creating art. Students who complete the challenge will get a book or water bottle from the library and a prize when they return to school this fall.

Click on this link for more information and to sign-up: Summer Break Reading Challenge



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A Message from Principal Johanson

5/25/2022 12:00 am

Dear families,

The heartbreaking tragedy that occurred in Texas yesterday is unfathomable and difficult to comprehend. Our most important role in the next few days is to support our students and ensure their emotional well-being.

Children have more access to information than ever before, and parents have less ability to filter. We recognize that many students will come to school today needing reassurance, while others will have no knowledge of what has occurred. Our staff members have experience responding to students with different needs in many situations.

We want families to be aware of our response plan today. School staff will be monitoring students and actively listening to conversations to understand where support and reassurance are needed. Below is our approach to assuring all students feel safe at school:

  • We will support our students by listening and reassuring them of the ways we keep them safe.
  • We will actively monitor children while arriving and getting settled in the morning. Younger kids (especially)
    can't hold in pressing thoughts for long.
  • If students mention the situation, the teacher will call them away and ask how they are feeling about what they
  • Teachers and staff will affirm students’ feelings as a natural response and let them know that we understand if
    they are scared, sad, mad, anxious or have other emotions.
  • We will reassure them that they are safe and remind them of the many safety measures we have in place:
    secured classrooms, screening adults/visitors before entering campus and requiring a sign-in and a badge, adults
    monitoring hallways, police officers and security associates on campus or nearby.

Below are resources for talking with children about violence and responding to tragedy in the news. We are here to support your children and take safety very seriously. Please be assured students will be monitored and nurtured, as needed, during this difficult time.

Please email your child's teacher, grade level counselor, or me if your child needs additional support or reassurance to feel safe at school. We are here to support you. Your child’s well-being and safety are our top priority.


Patricia M. Johanson
Patricia M. Johanson, principal

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Order Your Edukit

5/24/2022 12:14 am


Olde Providence Elementary School offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order your student’s school supplies for the 2022-2023 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by our school. Your student's order will be in the classroom at Open House.


Extended ordering is available from June 21 - July 27 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.


Order without worry!  We have a 100% money back guarantee on your purchase if you are not satisfied.  If you no longer need the EduKit you ordered, no problem.  If you want to cancel a kit before the order has shipped to the school or your home, we will issue a prompt credit.  If your order has already shipped to your home or school, we can still take care of you with no hassles and no extra fees!  Any concerns, please visit www.edukitinc.com


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2022-2023 Committee Signups

5/12/2022 4:40 pm

Open form here: https://forms.gle/B8FoMbEaLU2hCCM28


Committee List with Current Signups: https://tinyurl.com/OPPTA2223
Committee Descriptions: https://tinyurl.com/OPcommdescriptions


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HH Closet Clothing Drive

5/11/2022 5:48 pm

Help us kick off our newest committee - the Helping Hands Closet!
We ask for gently used spring/summer clothes, shoes and new underwear and socks in a variety of sizes (5 - 12). We will have another one in the fall to build a fall/winter wardrobe. We hope the HH Closet will be utilized all year as needs arise from families.

In addition Nurse Dixie can use new underwear and smaller unisex pant/short sizes (5-7).

Our sister school Idlewild can use new uniforms:
khaki pants
navy pants
white polo shirts (long or short sleeves)
navy polo shirts
light blue polo shirts

Please drop clothing and donations off:
6707 Summerlin Place
Saturday May 21 from 1-3p
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Help ASEP at OP

5/11/2022 10:31 am

Attention parents with kids waitlisted for ASEP! There is still hope but we need to rally together to advocate for the ASEP program and Mrs Johnson.

They need staff.

— 4 assistants (must be 18)

— 1 teacher (18 & have an early childhood education degree)

— Hours are 2:30-6pm

Please contact the ASEP program director to advocate for our program so they can accept more students! OP has an EXCELLENT program and more kids deserve to be a part of it! If everyone on the waitlist contacts Mr. Hall, he will see the need!

Stephen Hall, Director
Phone: 980-343-5567
Fax: 980-343-3250
Email: stephen.hall@cms.k12.nc.us


Interested applicants need to apply online at the CMS website.  www.cms.k12.nc.us
— ASEP job postings are under Non-Instructional.
— Applicants must be able to work teacher workdays and early release days.
— ASEP will interview applicants once they apply.
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5/10/2022 12:51 pm

This Thursday, 5/12, is the last PTA meeting of the school year! Please join us at 7pm on Zoom as we vote in our new board members for the 2022-2023 school year. We will need a quorum of at least 20 PTA members to do this, so please pop in! We'll make it short and sweet.

The nominees are:

  • Janae Britt, President
  • Jackie Timmons, Vice President
  • Jennifer Adkins, Treasurer
  • Danielle Edwards, Secretary
  • Chantal Otelsburg, Communications Member At-Large
  • Sarah Gass, Audit

*Zoom link will be sent out on Thursday


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Join us on the PTA Board next year!

4/26/2022 9:01 am

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