Eagle Express | 1.27.23

Orchard Park Elementary

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Important Dates

Wednesday, February 1 | Identa-Kid card

Saturday, February 4 | PTO Winter Dance

Wednesday, February 8 | PTO Meeting @ 7pm

Friday, February 17 | NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

Monday, February 20 | NO SCHOOL - President's Day

Friday, February 24 | PTO School Store

Friday, February 24 | Wear RED Day

Friday, March 3 | Early Release @ 12pm

Friday, March 10 | One School, One Book Kickoff

Friday, March 17 | NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

Hollywood Winter Dance

There is one more week to purchase your tickets to our Hollywood-themed Winter Dance! You can buy them through the PTO website at

https://orchardparkpto.membershiptoolkit.com/. There will be dancing, music, refreshments, and much more! As a reminder, due to limited space, we are asking that each student only bring one adult. We look forward to seeing you there soon!

Kids Heart Challenge

Our school had so much fun kicking off this year’s Kids Heart Challenge this week! We traveled the globe with this year’s heart heroes, who emphasized the importance of things like helping others, drinking water, getting enough sleep and saying NO to tobacco and vaping. BONUS: your student will get an awesome torch wristband just for joining and start collecting heart heroes while donating at Click Here to Register or using the KHC app.

Postcards Needed

Do you know friends and family living abroad? We are looking for postcards from different places outside the US as part of our upcoming One School, One Book. You can have friends and family send postcards addressed to OPES students. Please include in the postcard how the person is connected to our school. For example, "cousin of student name." We hope to display them around the building and read some on the morning announcements. Please send postcards to Orchard Park Elementary School, 474 Third Baxter Street, Fort Mill, SC 29708 USA. All postcards should be received by March 1, 2023.

PTO Corner

Upcoming PTO Meetings

We have some important meetings and information to share with you. All meetings will be held in the OPES Library and childcare will be provided in the gym!

Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm

We will be discussing all of our upcoming activities and events! There will be many ways to help and participate in the fun, so we hope you can join us to learn about the following:

*Teacher Appreciation Week (more details coming soon)

*Spring Book Fair (April 10th-14th)

*One School One Book Family Event (Sunday, April 16th)

*End of Year Celebration (Sunday, May 21st)

*PTO Leadership Roles open for next year

Wednesday, March 8th at 7pm

School Q&A and Open PTO Opportunities for next school year!

Wednesday, April 12th at 7pm

Executive and Committee Planning Session

Mark Your Calendars

Spring Book Fair: April 10th-14th

One School One Book Family Event: April, 16th

End of Year Family Celebration- Sunday, May 21st

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2022 OPES School Report Card

See the recent school report card for our EXCELELNT school!