Let Me Run

Calling all boys grade 4th and 5th! Sign up now for the fall season of Let Me Run! Registration closes October 1st.
 
Season begins Tuesday, October 2nd. Practices are Tuesdays and Fridays while school is in session immediately following dismissal until 4:30 pm.
 
The season will end with the Let Me Run 5k November 17th.
 
Click here to register!
 
Go to letmerun.org to learn more!
 
Contact Wendy Rogers with any questions! 610-574-2098
 


Fall Festival

Join us Friday, October 5th from 6-8pm for our annual OP Fall Festival. Enjoy ChickfilA, Libretto’s pizza, Tikiz Ice, laser tag, DJ Jeremy, lawn games, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and more!
 
 Make sure you buy tickets before the event. $10 per family. Click here to buy tickets now!
 
Contact Julie Quill with questions!


Box Tops for Education

Want an easy way to help OP?
Look for these Box Tops on hundreds of products!
 
They come in all shapes and sizes and each one is worth 10¢ for our school. They don’t need to be clipped perfectly... just make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration dates. And remember, expired Box Tops don’t count toward our earnings! After you've clipped your Box Tops, simply put them in the collection box located next to the computer station in the OP lobby!
 


Carmel Middle Family Fun Night

Please join the Carmel Middle community at their annual Family Fun Night on Wednesday, October 10.
This event runs from 4:30-7:00 pm and is fun for the whole family! With a $10 wristband, students get access to unlimited inflatables and field day games. Food trucks will be on site, and spirit wear will be for sale, along with henna tattoos, fortune teller, dunk tank and more. Enjoy a free football game as the Carmel Cougars take on JM Robinson. Some events are cash only, so please bring small bills.
 


Family Night Out With The Charlotte Hornets!



School Store Opens Monday September 10th!

School Store is open!  Store Hours are 7:45-8:15, but students must report to homeroom first and get a pass from their teachers.  Schedule is as follows:
      Monday - Kindergarten/First Grade
      Tuesday - Second Grade
      Wednesday - Third Grade
      Thursday - Fourth Grade
      Friday - Fifth Grade
 
School store has fun school supplies including recorders for 4th and 5th grade students.  You can also purchase recorders at our online store by clicking here or by going to our Store tab above.
 
We need volunteers to man the School Store.  It's a really fun way to get involved and work with students before your work day starts.  If you'd like to sign up, click here or go to our Volunteer tab above. 
 


Here Comes the Bus!

This is a handy tool to track your child's bus.  There is also an app if you have a smartphone.  Click here to get started.  Our district code is 73877.


Art Appreciation Program Needs Volunteers!

Art Appreciation is celebrating its 30th year!
No prior knowledge of art needed.
This is a great opportunity to get into your child's classroom and work closely with his/her friends. 
 
We use artwork to empower students to look closely, think critically, and discuss respectfully. Once a month, a volunteer presents a  20-30 minute lesson and facilitates discussion in each class. The volunteer and the teacher work together to find a time that works for both - great for working parents. The presentation and all materials needed are provided for you. This year's topic will be Art That Tells a Story. We are excited to continue this OP tradition and bring art into each OP classroom. 
 
Classes that still need volunteers: Underwood, Parker, WilkinsonClick here or go to our Volunteer tab to sign up to work with a class.  Contact Marcy Williams with any questions.
 
We will have an Art Appreciation Volunteer Information Session on Tuesday, September 18. It will be in Mrs. Perkins' room at 9:05-9:55.  This is an open session for new discussion leaders as well as seasoned veterans. 
 
 


Goodbye Robocalls, Hello "Remind" Texts!

We will no longer be receiving voicemails from OP administrators. OP is moving to a faster, more efficient service called "Remind", allowing them to text parents and communicate instantly. Sign up by texting "@op1819" to the number 81010, OR by typing "rmd.at/op1819" into your smart phone's browser. Follow instructions and download the app.


OP Spirit Days

Wednesdays are OP Spirit Days. Every Wednesday throw on some OP colors to show your spirit. If you'd like to purchase some OP spirit wear click on the "Store" tab above or click here. Let's GO OP!


OP's Online Directory-Signup today!

Sign up for the OP Parent Online Directory by registering for this website on the top left of your screen. If you already have a login, then you are already included in the directory, but you can modify your information by going to your account settings.
 
To check out the directory, just click on the "Directory" tab at the top of this page, or click here.
 
Please note-this is a change from our old directory. We made a decision to stop paying a fee for an online directory and use the free directory available on our website. Having one website will decrease confusion for our families immensely. Our website is working on security measures to allow folks to search families by child name, but in the meantime room parents will work with teachers to produce a class list that will be sent home by classroom, so that you will be able to reach out to your child's new friends.


Spirit Rock Signup/Donations for Helping Hands

The OP Spirit Rock sitting in the grassy area in front of the school is a fun way for us to show some school spirit! Would you like to celebrate your child’s birthday or a special accomplishment? Then show it by painting THE OP ROCK for everyone to see. Click here to reserve the ROCK!
 
*Please consider making a donation to OP's Helping Hands fund for using THE OP ROCK using the School Store.  
 
While signing up through sign up genius keep in mind, you can sign up for one day per child. The time you have is from 4:00 pm the day before you sign up until 4:00 pm on the date requested. Example: For a birthday that is on the 15th of the month, I would sign up for the 15th, but I could paint the rock on the 14th after 4:00 pm.
 


Register as a CMS Volunteer

OP has many different ways to contribute your time as a volunteer. In order to serve as an OP volunteer, in a classroom or PTA setting, you must be a registered CMS Volunteer. Click here to register as a volunteer. (If you registered as a volunteer for a previous school year, you still need to renew your volunteer status each school year.)
 
Not sure if volunteering is for you? Check out the Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer at Olde Providence below.

Click here to read more.

Want to share information on the PTA Website, OP Weekly eBlast, or Facebook?

To submit your information for the PTA website, the weekly email Blast, and the PTA Facebook page, click on the link below, fill out the form, and it will send it to the three volunteers managing these PTA communication avenues.  
 
Please submit a ready-to-publish paragraph about your event or topic.
Information to include
- Title
- What, who, when, where
-Contact email or phone number, if they have questions
-Links to website or signup genius
 
Logos, graphics, PDF forms, documents or any other attachments to be included can be emailed to op.pta.news28226@gmail.com 
 
Deadline for the weekly eBlast is Monday at 12 noon
 
OP PTA Communication Form