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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

*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. bit.ly/OPspiritrock22
 
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! opknightspta.com/ptastore
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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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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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OP Teacher of the Year

1/31/2022 1:25 pm

Congratulations to Mrs. Gath, our OP Teacher of the Year! Thank you for all you do for OP!

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Student Safety Online

1/31/2022 9:27 am

 

Thank you to everyone who attended Thursday's PTA meeting! Mr. Harrison provided a powerpoint with so much useful information on internet safety and we want to make sure everyone has the chance to look through it.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW

 

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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

SIGN UP HERE

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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