Science Olympiad

9/20/2022 12:05 pm

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Chess Club

9/19/2022 3:12 pm





Chess Club meetings are held on Mondays at 7:30am in the Media Center and Science Lab, starting Oct. 3. Chess is a game which helps students build concentration, confidence and creativity. Students of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to participate! For grades K-2, we ask that you consider if your child has a demonstrated interest in the game. 


An optional informational meeting will be held virtually over Zoom on Tuesday, Sep. 27 at 7pm.

*Zoom link will be sent out the day of the meeting.

Click here to register your interested students!


For parents: Sign up to Volunteer | Sign up to be an instructor
Optional Club Dues


Please email any questions to

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Fall BBQ Time!

9/19/2022 3:02 pm

OPES Foundation Fall BBQ

The Olde Providence Elementary School Foundation is hosting its annual Fall BBQ, partnering with The Q Shack to bring you mouth-watering Family Meal options. Pre-Order your BBQ today for pick up at The Q Shack - Charlotte on Sunday, October 9th!

Click here for more info: I WANT SOME BBQ


















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Scarecrow Donation Request

9/19/2022 2:47 pm



 It's that time of year again at OP! Third and fourth graders have planted their gardens, and OP students will need to build some scarecrows to protect their gardens. Please consider cleaning out your closets and donating to help our gardens. We need button down shirts, pants with belt loops, and pillow cases. You may send donations in with your child, or if you plan to be in the building you can drop items off in the donation bin in the lobby. Thanks in advance for your help!  


If you have questions, please contact Heather.





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Picture Day is Coming!

9/12/2022 2:09 pm



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Green Team Volunteers Needed

9/4/2022 5:29 pm

Are you an avid recycler and interested in a rewarding experience working with OP students to collect recyclables from classrooms? This is a great way to kick off your day!


Our students love this opportunity to be industrious leaders in their school while making the world a better place. We are looking for at least 4 volunteers to supervise and manage OP's Green Team. Green Team meets on Wednesday and Friday mornings, so we will need 2 adults for each day. Each volunteer will have approximately 4 students to instruct and supervise while they collect recyclables from classrooms and take them to the dumpster.


Volunteers must arrive by 7:55am and sign in with lobby guard, so they are ready to start at 8:00am. Students should complete tasks by 8:30am, so they can return to their classroom for instruction at this time. Your teacher contact will be Mrs. Sebo.


Please contact Heather Bullock( if you are interested or have questions. Thank you in advance for helping our students do the greatest good for their community!


*MUST be a CMS registered volunteer.

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Attention: Second Grade Parents

8/31/2022 12:52 pm


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Second grade parents! Do you have questions about the CMS gifted testing and identification process? Our Talent Development teacher, Ms. Hoerning, is inviting you to come to an information session! This meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 6th at 3:30 in the Media Center. You received communication about this meeting in your child's Open House envelope (green paper, which can also be accessed here). She is looking forward to reviewing the steps in the process and answering questions!  

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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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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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2022-2023 Committee Signups

5/12/2022 4:40 pm

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Committee List with Current Signups:
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