CMS Introduces ParentSquare!

8/26/2023 4:09 pm

CMS has implemented a new communication tool called ParentSquare! Please download the app to ensure you receive all communication and keep reading for more info!


How to Activate Your Account

Olde Providence Elementary has your email and/or phone number in their records and they will initiate the setup process. 

You will receive an invitation email and/or text with a link to activate your ParentSquare account. 

Enter the phone number or email address that is on record for your child(ren). 

If your phone number or email address does not work, please make sure your information is up to date with school. To update your information, click on the following link: Parent Information Change Form.

Please allow 24 to 48 hours after your request for change to access the app. 



Activate By Email or Text


Note: Accounts must be activated using a web browser (Google Chrome or Safari) before using the ParentSquare app.


How to activate by email:

Click on Activate your Account from your email invitation. 

Didn't receive an email? Check your junk mail or spam. Make sure your information is up to date with the school.

To update your information, click on the link: Parent Information Change Form.

Please allow 24 to 48 hours after your request for change to access the app.


How to activate via text:

Click on the registration link from the text. 

Didn't get a text? Make sure your information is up to date with the school.

To update your information, click on the link: Parent Information Change Form.

Please allow 24 to 48 hours after your request for change to access the app.


Download pdf here.

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The Summer is for Gardening!

6/5/2023 8:30 am

Come enjoy OP's bounty! Kindergarten, first and second grade classes have concluded their garden investigations, and over the summer, OP's garden becomes a community garden for all of our friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy! Your students have learned about plants, animals and all things garden, and now it is time for your to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Everyone is invited to come harvest whatever is ripe in the garden. We have squash, tomatoes, green beans, peppers, cucumbers, basil, parsley and more. The more you pick, the more the garden will thrive. We only ask that you do not pick flowers. If you don't understand why, ask your student. We welcome families to bring water for the garden and to help weed over the summer. We remind students of lessons learned in kindergarten about wants versus needs. Please pick what you are able to eat and leave the rest for others or come back later. We hope you all have a fabulous summer and that you visit the gardens, so your students can teach you what they've learned and show you a project that they have worked hard on for the last three months. They are so proud of their gardens and would love to show them off! Any questions, please reach out to heather_bullock[at]bellsouth[dot]net.

Huge thank you to Mrs. Bullock for creating such a wonderful garden for our students to learn about and help grow and tend to!


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A New Story in the OP Storywalk!

6/5/2023 8:26 am

Come enjoy Cartolessia and the Magical Garden, a story written and illustrated by OP's kindergarten, first, and second grade classes. This is a result of a creative writing activity students worked on in the garden with Mrs. Bullock. We are so proud of your students' collaborative efforts in creating this. They had tons of great ideas, and their pictures bring the story to life. This story will be installed in OP's StoryWalk. The StoryWalk has fifteen numbered stations. It starts at the flagpole, heads toward the media center and wraps the whole way around the building with the fifteenth station in front of the technology trailer in the back of the building.

Make sure you check it out!


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2023 Edukit

5/1/2023 8:59 pm


Edukit is LIVE & Ready for orders for the 2023-2024 school year!



EduKit Ordering for OP

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OP Principal Profile Meeting

5/1/2023 8:51 pm

Dear Olde Providence Elementary Community,

As you are probably aware, Principal Johanson announced her retirement effective July 1st. We thank Principal Johanson for her leadership and commitment to our students, staff, and families at Olde Providence, and we wish her all of the best in retirement.

The Central Learning Community is requesting your participation in the principal hiring process for Olde Providence Elementary School. We would like to invite you to attend the Principal Profile meeting scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2023 at 6:00p.m via zoomThe Zoom link is provided below.

As a part of the principal profile meeting, the Central Learning Community will present information to you as it relates to the principal hiring process in CMS, and we will also ask you for your feedback regarding the leadership characteristics that you are looking for in the next principal for Olde Providence Elementary.

The process should take about 90 minutes. Your presence at the virtual meeting is voluntary and if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, you will have the opportunity to give your feedback through a survey that will be communicated at a later date. You can find the zoom link information below. Please let the Central Learning Community (980-343-0603) know if you have any questions. Thank you for your time and attention.

OP Principal Profile Zoom Link

Laura Rosenbach, Phd
Community Superintendent
Central Learning Community
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
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OPES Foundation Spring BBQ Orders!

3/24/2023 11:39 am

OPES Foundation Spring BBQ!

The OP Foundation is hosting its annual Spring BBQ, partnering with The Q Shack to bring you mouth-watering Family Meal options. Order your BBQ today for pick up at The Q Shack on Sunday, April 2nd!

  • Pre-orders will be available through Friday, 3/31 at midnight. You cannot order after 3/31, so place your order today!
  • Pick up is Sunday 4/2 from 2-4pm at The Q Shack. Purchase a Family Pack, then select two sides for free when checking out. All orders come with 4 jalapeno deviled eggs.
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Mr. Soler

3/16/2023 10:33 am

Dear Parents,
it is with mixed emotions that I write to inform you that I will be leaving Olde Providence Elementary and retiring this year. As many of you know, my wife Marie has been dealing with very serious health issues. She has been in the hospital since December 7th and is now back in the ICU. This has been hard for my family and me. I have been blessed to be a part of the OP community. In the past 10 years, you have given me the opportunity to teach, get to know your kids, and embrace them as if they were my own. I will miss each one of them, especially our conversations, their laughter, and their growth. June 12th will be my official last working day at OP. I cherish my time spent at OP and will miss you all.

Mr. Soler

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Picture Day is Friday!

3/7/2023 9:38 am


Olde Providence Elementary


Skip the order form and click the

link below to pre-order before picture day:


Please Note:

Pre-ordering will close at 6am on picture day.





(800)869-9515 x112



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Sweetheart Dance 2023!

2/4/2023 9:19 am

You're invited to the Sweetheart Dance on Friday, February 24th, from 6:30-8pm! This is our annual Daddy Daughter Dance, back again after a Covid hiatus, but daughters may instead be accompanied by their grandfather, uncle or other special adult in their life!

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Link to Purchase

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1/23/2023 1:16 pm

OP IS THE PLACE TO READ! Thank you to Mrs. Rearick for this snapshot of the mid-year library stats at OP. So far, your students have checked out 22,144 books! A special shout to our top class, Ms. Laird, as well as Ms. Parker whose students make up half of our top 11! HOW COOL IS THAT?!
As you can see, OP students go through an incredible amount of books each week! Please consider helping Mrs. Rearick reshelve books any time during the school day. Please reach out to Amanda Kedia for more info/instructions at amanda.kedia[@]gmail[dot]com and sign up for a day here: Thanks!
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