Box Top Submission Time

 
Bring in your boxtops. Our next submission date is coming up on 2/27/18! There is a box in lobby or have your child give to their teacher. Thanks for clipping!
 


Welcome and a big thank you to our new Gold Sponsor...


FNO-Brooklyn Pizza & TCBY on 1/17/18

Come join the OP family for a night out at Brooklyn Pizza and TCBY. Be sure to let the cashier know that you are with OP, and a portion of your purchase will go back to OP. Take a night off from cooking and support your child's school! See you there!


Lacrosse After School @ OP

This Spring, TEAM Lacrosse Academy will be offering boys and girls in 1st-5th grade an opportunity to join our Lacrosse After School Program at Olde Providence. The idea behind TEAM is to educate and mentor student-athletes through the game of lacrosse. Our TEAM of energetic, fun-loving, and experienced coaches will provide elementary school children with eight weeks of skills geared towards beginners and enhance skills for those who have experience.

Practices will take place on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15pm, Feb. 21-April 18th (and no session during Spring Break 4/4). Cost is $175/player (please inquire for sibling discounts). Click here to register. Email andrea@teamlacrosseacademy.com if you have any questions! 
 


OP Spirit Night with the Charlotte Checkers

Charlotte Checkers Olde Providence Elementary Spirit Night is on Sunday, March18, 2018!
2:00 PM PUCK DROPS
1:00 PM DOORS OPEN
$16 Tickets

Everyone gets a free Checkers Hat and $5 from every ticket will go back to Olde Providence Elementary. Questions may be directed to Kelli Fay
 
Click here to buy tickets for OP's Spirit Night with the Charlotte Checkers.


Teacher Workday - January 22nd

 
Teacher Workday on
January 22nd.
No School!
 


Introducing Olde Providence Elementary's Corporate Sponsorship Program

If you are a business owner or if you frequent a business that you think would like to support our school as well as advertise to the entire OP community, please go to PTA's website, www.op.my-pta.org and click on the "Sponsors" tab to sign up or learn more. Click here to print a letter for a local business that you'd like to recruit for our corporate sponsorship program. Thank you for your help in making OP the best it can be!


PTA hosts Families Managing Media: Kids' Brains & Screens Seminar -Smart Parenting in the Digital Age

What: Kids' Brains & Screens Seminar – Smart Parenting in the Digital Age
When: Tuesday, January 30th, 5:45pm-7:30pm
Where: OP’s Media Center
Join us for an introductory 90 minute seminar designed to equip you to make healthy choices for your children’s screen use. It covers the brain science behind screen use during all developmental stages, from toddlers to teens. You’ll look into your child’s world of video games, smartphone and social media use, and discuss the latest medical research, and signs and symptoms of overuse. We will conclude with easy tips and solutions for your home, and a 30 minute Q and A session. Don’t miss this informative event!

Melanie Hempe, is the founder of Families Managing Media, a non-profit organization providing education in the areas of brain development, gaming & social media addiction, cell phone management, and healthy non-tech play. With an RN degree from Emory University, Melanie draws upon her medical background to demystify the questions of why technology has such a strong grip on our kids and why it is replacing normal childhood activities. She provides practical solutions for children of all ages, and stresses the importance of “Real Life” connections in a digital world. For more info: www.familiesmanagingmedia.com

All are welcome, but if you’d like to join the PTA, membership is $5 and will be sold at the door.


Bike Club on hold until February 15th

 
Hey Parents! Because of winter temperatures bike club will not be held until February 15th!
 
 


PTA hosting Melanie Hempe of Families Managing Media

Please join us on 1/30/18 at 5:45pm in the Media Center for a brief PTA meeting followed by Melanie Hempe's presentation: Kids' Brains & Screens Seminar – Smart Parenting in the Digital Age. 
A 90 minute seminar designed to equip families to make healthy choices for children’s screen use. It covers the brain science behind screen use during all developmental stages, from toddlers to teens. You’ll look into your child’s world of video games, smartphone and social media use, and discuss the latest medical research, and signs and symptoms of overuse. We will conclude with easy tips and solutions for your home, and a 30 minute Q and A session. Don’t miss this informative event!

Melanie Hempe is the founder of Families Managing Media, a non-profit organization providing education in the areas of brain development, gaming & social media addiction, cell phone management, and healthy non-tech play. With a RN degree from Emory University, Melanie draws upon her medical background to demystify the questions of why technology has such a strong grip on our kids and why it is replacing normal childhood activities. She provides practical solutions for children of all ages, and stresses the importance of “Real Life” connections in a digital world.


School tours @ OP for Prospective Families

School Tours are starting for prospective families interested in hearing and seeing more of what Olde Providence is all about! We will start on October 13th, and from then on have a tour about every two weeks. To register for a tour, please call Olde Providence Elementary at 980-343-3755. For more information, please contact Joanna Purgason or Patti Chisholm.


OP School Store

The OP School Store is open daily from 7:45a-8:15am. The grade schedule is
 > Monday - Kinergarten & 1st Grade
 > Tuesday - 2nd Grade
 > Wednesday - 3rd Grade
 > Thursday - 4th Grade
 > Friday - 5th Grade
Please let your kids know so they can come visit on their assigned day! If you are interested in volunteering in the store, please contact Angie Faulk. Thanks!


Lunch Schedule

Interested in joining your child for lunch? Click here for the lunch schedule. Remember, you must be a registered volunteer and must check in and out at the front desk.


Spirit Rock Signup/Donations for Helping Hands

Hey Parents!

You may have noticed the giant OP Spirit Rock sitting in the grassy area in front of the school. This 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. You may reserve the rock through our sign up genius by clicking here.
 
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.
 
*Please consider making a donation for using THE OP ROCK using the School Store


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.

Volunteers Needed at OP

If you are interested in getting involved at OP, please consider volunteering for any of OP PTA's 39 committees. We can always use more help in continuing our programs and traditions at OP. It's the volunteers and community involvement that continue to make "OP the place to be!" Please click here to find a list of committees and committee chairs. Contact committee chairs directly to get more information. Througohout the school year, we will also have signup geniuses posted by committee chairs listed to the right of this home screen for specific volunteer opportunities, so check back often!


Want to share information on the PTA Website, Knight Writer, or Facebook?

We have a new way to submit your information for the PTA website, the weekly Knight Writer, 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 Knight Writer is Monday at 12 noon
 
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