Hats, Mittens & Glove Drive Success!

1/31/2022 9:24 am

The 4th and 5th grade Student Council mitten drive ended on Friday and they had several boxes of gear to give to those in our community who need it! Thank you, OP families, for always giving so generously, whether it’s for our students, staff or our community!

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UPDATE: 1/18 Curriculum Night

1/18/2022 9:56 am

As school is canceled for today, 1/18, tonight’s K-2 curriculum night has been postponed. Rescheduled date TBD.


Thursday's curriculum night for grades 3-5 is still on. See you on zoom at 5:30 or 6pm!

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Register for Chess Club

1/10/2022 9:51 am


Chess Club meetings are held on Mondays at 7:30 AM in the Media Center. The first meeting will be Jan. 31. At the club meetings, we split into small groups, do a short lesson (5-10 minutes), and students play games against each other for about 20 minutes with some light coaching.

Monday attendance will be limited to 44 students due to COVID restrictions. In respecting this limit, we will prioritize returning members, siblings, and grades 2-5.

If we have more interest than can be accommodated at our regular club meetings, we will look to create additional opportunities for participation. Some possibilities include:

 - Occasional Saturday meetings at the public library
 - Chess Club Jr. sessions for K-1
 - Scrimmages with other elementary schools
 - A "Chess Picnic" at a neighborhood park

These extra events we will usually look to schedule for early Saturday morning, which helps to minimize conflicts with other activities.

This year, instead of a registration fee, we will collect optional donations through the PTA website. We will provide more details after registration.

Sign-up genius links for parents:
  Volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4DADAE2AA5FA7-chess
  Instructor: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4DADAE2AA5FA7-substitute



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Virtual Curriculum Night

1/7/2022 12:56 pm

Virtual Curriculum Night is coming up! K-2 is Tuesday, 1/18, and grades 3-5 is Thursday, 1/20. Each night will have 2 sessions to choose from, starting promptly at 5:30 and then again at 6:00pm. These sessions will be about 20 minutes long and will leave time for questions from parents afterwards. "See" you there!

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Chess Club is starting!

1/7/2022 12:29 pm

Registration for Chess Club BEGINS NEXT MONDAY, Jan. 10! Please come to the info session in the media center Monday morning to learn more and don’t forget your mask. Students can stop by the media center when you arrive at school (7:45) to say hi to Coach Dan and pick up a flyer.
**Please note, parents MUST be approved as CMS volunteers in order to attend this Monday, or any club meeting. It can take 24 hours to be approved so do this TODAY! cmsvolunteers.com
Sign-up will be via a Google form which we will open up on Monday. Check back here and the PTA website on Monday! The club will be open to students in grades 2-5, with meetings to begin Jan. 31. Email opchessclub@yahoo.com with any questions.
Join our members-only facebook group: OP Chess Club
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Media Center Needs You!

12/8/2021 9:11 am

OP Knights Slay Reading! BIG TIME! Mrs. Rearick has a constant flow of books to check back in and reshelve and we could really use your help!
The ideal number of volunteers is 2 parents a day — that’s how full the stacks get! If you have any time throughout the week, we’d love to have you devote a small chunk to our media center.
Please signup here and we will reach out to you about next steps!
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Swoozie's Shopping Day

11/23/2021 11:33 am

Join us on December 1st at Swoozie's at Sharon Corners for the shopping event of the year!!

Swoozie's will be supporting the OP PTA all day with 20% off your purchase PLUS 20% of sales donated to the PTA!!

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Mystery Reader #4 UNLOCKED!

11/22/2021 10:01 am

We are catching up from meeting our 4th weekly goal of raising $35,000 for Together We Grow and unlocked our fourth Mystery Reader! This talented Charlotte reader is a children's book author and illustrator and a few of her books are available to check out in the OP media center!

*We had to shorten the video for the mystery reader clip, but her full video is wonderful and inspiring! Please click here to watch the whole thing. Vanessa Brantley-Newton has the best smile and her spirit is contagious!


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Talent Development - Fall 2021 Video

11/15/2021 4:21 pm

Please watch the Fall 2021 Differentiated Education Plan meeting here to learn more about the curricular resources used in Talent Development! —  Ms. Hoerning

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Talent Development

11/15/2021 4:21 pm

Are you wanting to know more about what your child is learning in Talent Development? Would you like an in-depth look at the programs and curricular resources being used? You are invited to watch a pre-recorded DEP (Differentiated Education Plan) session, available on Friday November 19th. Find it in your child's newsletter under the Talent Development section as well as on the PTA website. There will be a place to record attendance and questions. Thank you!  —  Ms. Hoerning

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