Re-Register as a Volunteer

8/11/2022 3:52 pm

In order to serve as an OP volunteer, in a classroom, field trip or PTA setting, you must be a registered CMS Volunteer. It can take a few days for your registration to be approved, so please do it now and then you'll be set for the whole year! We would hate to turn you away and it's for the safety of our children.


*If you registered as a volunteer for a previous school year, you still need to renew your volunteer status each school year!

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Spirit Rock Signup

8/9/2022 8:07 pm

The 2022-2023 Spirit Rock Signup is here! If you're new to painting the rock, please read the directions carefully before signing up.
After securing your spot, we ask that you consider making a voluntary donation for the rock. 100% of Spirit Rock donations go directly into our Helping Hands budget and supports OP students in need all year long! Thank you!
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PJ’s on the Playground

8/7/2022 2:34 pm

Calling all Kindergarteners! Join us on Thursday, August 25th for PJ's on the Playground!

Meet us at the kindergarten playground at 8:30am for donuts and time with your new schoolmates. Kindergarten teachers will visit with families from 8:30-9am. PTA will be selling spiritwear and memberships.

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DCRI at Home

7/21/2022 11:22 am

Every little bit helps! CMS has created a helpful digital tool that provides your child with access to many literacy activities.
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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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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


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2022-2023 Committee Signups

5/12/2022 4:40 pm

Open form here:


Committee List with Current Signups:
Committee Descriptions:


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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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