5th Grade Details

5/27/2022 11:33 am

There's a lot happening for 5th graders right now as we wrap up their time in elementary school! Email questions to hillary.serwatka@gmail.com or janae.britt@gmail.com.

 

BLAST: June 7th

The 5th grade end-of-year party will be a BLAST! We have a fun and exciting day planned for our big kids' last elementary school party! Please join us as we celebrate them! We need volunteers for setup, manning stations and clean up. *Must be a CMS approved volunteer
View signupgenius here — https://tinyurl.com/OPblast22

 

Memory Video:

Please click on the Memento link sent by your child's teacher to create your very own video message for your child. Each homeroom has its very own link and the Memento will be played in its entirety in homeroom the morning of 5th grade Blast. This is a surprise so PLEASE do not tell your kids. Click on the link and you can upload a video from your phone. We would like a message from your family expressing how proud you are of your child completing elementary school and moving on to middle school. Get the whole family involved, be creative and have fun!  The kids are going to LOVE your messages!
You are welcome to submit more than one video if families cannot be together or siblings are away in college. Once the video is shown in the classroom, we will forward the link to you as a keepsake.
 
Virtual Talent Show:
If you missed the email last week, Mrs. Allen is putting together another Virtual 5th grade Talent Show Video this year and she's hoping to be overloaded with submissions! If your 5th grader would like to participate, please send a video or photo(s) of their talent(s) to Mrs. Allen via email, Dropbox or Google Drive!
Guidelines:
- Submissions do NOT have to be a video! Photos of any and ALL student accomplishments including medals, artwork, etc. are encouraged!
- Videos need to be horizontally-oriented(we'll do our best with vertical videos, but horizontal is best!)
- Video length of less than a minute per entry preferred(2 minute maximum)
- INCLUDE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST and LAST NAME and their TEACHER'S NAME with your submission
- ALL submissions due this Friday May 27th so she can create the video over the long weekend.
 
Please email Mrs. Allen if you have any questions, need extra time or any assistance!
 
Promotion Ceremony: June 8th
8:45-10:30am in the gym*
*After the promotion ceremony, most families choose to take their child with them to celebrate their
accomplishments with a special lunch or event.
 
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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
    know.
  • 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.
Resources:

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.

 

Sincerely,
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.
 

ORDER BY JUNE 20, 2022 FOR BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING.

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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5th Grade Virtual Talent Show

5/23/2022 12:00 am

ATTN 5TH GRADERS!
If you missed the email last week, Mrs. Allen is putting together another Virtual 5th grade Talent Show Video this year and she's hoping to be overloaded with submissions! If your 5th grader would like to participate, please send a video or photo(s) of their talent(s) to Mrs. Allen via email, Dropbox or Google Drive!
 
Guidelines:
- Submissions do NOT have to be a video! Photos of any and ALL student accomplishments including medals, artwork, etc. are encouraged!
- Videos need to be horizontally-oriented(we'll do our best with vertical videos, but horizontal is best!)
- Video length of less than a minute per entry preferred(2 minute maximum)
- INCLUDE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST and LAST NAME and their TEACHER'S NAME with your submission
- ALL submissions due this Friday May 27th so she can create the video over the long weekend.
 
Please email Mrs. Allen if you have any questions, need extra time or any assistance!
 
We're looking forward to celebrating and showcasing our wonderfully talented students!
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Memory Bricks Sale

5/22/2022 10:48 am

The Olde Providence Elementary School Foundation is selling Memory Bricks! Personalized bricks are a great way to honor your student(s), graduating 5th grader, alumnus or favorite teacher! Bricks are $100 each with an optional symbol for an additional $25.

LAST DAY TO ORDER IS JUNE 8TH!

Order on the OPES Foundation's website: https://www.opesfoundation.org/op-memory-bricks

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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:
KIDS SIZE 8 AND UNDER ONLY
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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FINAL MEETING!

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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