Safe Walk to School 5/30

Walk to School on 5/30/2018

Cash Sale for Yearbook

Did you forget to purchase a yearbook? We ordered a few extras just in case. Please bring $15 cash (no change provided.) I will be in the lobby near the desk to reserve your copy. Yearbooks will be distributed June 1 with all other pre-ordered copies.

Aren't sure if you ordered a yearbook? Please email for any questions or concerns.

Summer Reading with the Charlotte Public Library

Enjoy Summer Break with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, June 1 - August 12, 2018! Pre-registration begins May 21, 2018. Fill your summer with adventure and track your activities online for a chance to win prizes.

OPES Foundation Annual Brick Sale - due May 31

The OPES Foundation annual brick fundraiser is now until May 31. Bricks are $100-125 and are installed around the flag pole in front of the school. It is a great way to honor a graduate or teacher.

Click here to order yours today

The Olde Providence Elementary School Foundation is a separate nonprofit established for the benefit of our school. We work with school administration and the PTA to improve OP. Our projects have included increasing school safety and additional teacher professional development.

Save the Date - Carmel Middle School


August 14th 8:00am-12:00pm Cougar Crawl - Come participate in a "mock" school day, taking a tour of the building, meeting some teachers, and being able to ask questions about what to expect at Carmel.

August 22nd 4:30pm-6:00pm Open House to meet your teachers

September 13th 6:00pm-8:00pm Curriculum Night - For parents only

PARENTS, WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK! Please take a few minutes to complete our annual Olde Providence School Leadership Team (SLT) Parent Survey. This survey provides a valuable data point to help evaluate the SLT's strategic priorities which drive our overall school improvement plan.
Please complete your survey today! CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of the SLT team. Thank you for your time and assistance.

No School - May 28th

There is no school on
May 28th
in observance of Memorial Day.

School Supplies 2018-2019

Attention Parents: Order your 2018-2019 Edukit school supply kit ONLINE now! Everything your student needs comes packed in one convenient box customized by your child’s teacher requests! Online orders only! Please order yours by June 20th for the best pricing! Questions? Email or call (704)906-9719


Our students in grades 3-5 will be participating in EOG testing and we need your help! Proctors are required by the state and help to ensure a secure and positive testing environment. Please review the following criteria and respond ASAP if you can help.

Proctors are needed from 8:30am-12:30pm on Friday, May 25th and Wednesday, May 30th. If you can help, please sign up here:

Proctors must be 18 years or older and attend a 30 minute proctor training. *Proctors are no longer required to be registered CMS volunteers!

Proctor training will be held in the OP media center on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 15th from 3:30-4:00 pm
  • Friday, May 18th from 8:00-8:30 am
  • Friday, May 25th from 7:45-8:15 am
  • Wednesday, May 30th from 7:45-8:15 am

School Supplies for 2018-2019 - Order online now

Attention Parents: Order your EduKit school supply kit ONLINE for the 2018-2019 school year now! Everything your student needs for the school year comes packaged in one convenient box, customized to your teacher’s requests!

Click here to order online now. If you would like to pay by check, order forms will be coming home soon in your child’s backpack. Questions? Contact Amy Strasser or (704) 906-9719.

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.

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 
Deadline for the weekly Knight Writer is Monday at 12 noon
OP PTA Communication Form