OPES WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 15, 2021
OPES ANNUAL PUMPKIN CONTEST Time
Let’s Get Creative!
As part of our District-Wide United Way Campaign, OPES will hold its annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest beginning Monday, October 25th. 100% of the money collected will be contributed to the United Way Campaign on behalf of OPES.
A flyer was sent home with your student this week. Please send $5 cash in an envelope marked "Pumpkin Contest" with your child's name, by Friday, October 22nd.
Get creative, get busy, and bring your pumpkin to school on Monday, October 25th! Be sure to write your name on the bottom of your pumpkin! If we don't know who made it, we won't know if you won!
Our pumpkins will be on display inside the commons area for all students and staff to enjoy. Students will vote for their favorite pumpkin on Wednesday. The top 3 winners will be announced on Thursday and the winning pumpkins will be on display for all to see at our Fall Crawl that evening.
Can't wait to see what this year's contest brings!
**All pumpkins must be picked up by the end of the day on Thursday, October 28th. All remaining pumpkins will be disposed**
CogAt Testing Dates for 2nd and 4th Grade
2nd Grade CogAt Testing- Monday 10/18, Tuesday 10/19 and Thursday 10/21
The State of South Carolina has established three dimensions of giftedness as criteria for placement in the academically gifted program. In order to qualify for placement in gifted/talented programs, a student must meet the eligibility criteria in TWO out of the following three dimensions: Dimension A-Aptitude, Dimension B- Achievement and Dimension C- Academic Performance.
The CogAT Aptitude test will be administered to students in grade 2 and grade 4, in October to fulfill the requirements of Dimension A- Aptitude. Students may be eligible for placement on the basis of aptitude scores alone if they score at or above the 96th national age percentile on the composite score.
THANK YOU DIANE BURGE FOR SUPPORTING OPES AS A GOLD PIONEER PARTNER!
SPARTAN ACADEMY MMA, THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OPES AS A PLATINUM PIONEER PARTNER!
CANDY DRIVE OCTOBER 5-22!
The TEAM with the most donated candy by weight will win a POPSICLE PARTY!
ALL candy donations will be used at the Fall Crawl on Thursday, October 28th.
Schedule your Parent Conference with your child's teacher this month!
OPES is excited for Parent Conference Time!
Questions contact Mrs. Kim Flaherty, OPES School Nurse- firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Support Team!
COVID Support Team Continues!
Dr. Scott, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Meadows, and Ms. Alston. Students are randomly assigned based on certification level.
We hope this service will support the student and family during an already difficult time.
DISTRICT 5 CALENDAR 2021-2022
DATES TO REMEMBER:
October 5-22 Candy Drive
October 21 - End of First Nine Weeks
October 22 - Turn in $5 for Pumpkin Contest
October 25 - Bring your creative Pumpkin to school
October 28 - Fall Crawl
October 29 - FALL Break for Students
November 1 - FALL Break/School Closed
November 9 - Makeup and Retake Picture Day
"SNAPSHOTS" IN THE HALLWAYS AT OPES
First grade had fun learning about the color wheel with our Art Teacher, Ms. Fowler
Students created monsters after reading the book "Love Monsters"
They also learned about primary and secondary colors and made complementary color monsters
Fourth and fifth grade students learned about Pablo Picasso with Ms. Fowler in Art
Pablo Picasso was our artist of the week. We talked about his style of art and cubism
The students recreated with self portraits!