OPES WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 15, 2021

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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

4th Grade CogAt Testing - Tuesday 10/12 and Wednesday 10/13


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.

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THANK YOU DIANE BURGE FOR SUPPORTING OPES AS A GOLD PIONEER PARTNER!

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SPARTAN ACADEMY MMA, THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OPES AS A PLATINUM PIONEER PARTNER!

OPES PIONEER PARTNERS

Please contact Melissa Shelton, PTO President, (OPESPTOEMAIL@GMAIL.COM) if you are interested in becoming an OPES Pioneer Partner!

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CANDY DRIVE OCTOBER 5-22!

FEED THE TEAM MONSTERS! PTO 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.

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Schedule your Parent Conference with your child's teacher this month!

OPES is excited for Parent Conference Time!

Parents, please make it a priority to schedule your teacher conference! OPES wants to keep you in the know and ensure we partner with you to provide the best educational experience possible for your child! Teachers will be reaching out soon to schedule your child's conference.

Covid Tracking-Form

If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19. Please use this OPES Covid Information Form to report any Covid-19 positive cases, direct contacts, or symptoms.


Screening Checklist

OPES Covid Information Form


Questions contact Mrs. Kim Flaherty, OPES School Nurse- kluoma@lexrich5.org

COVID Support Team!

COVID Support Team Continues!

OPES teachers will continue to be assigned to quarantined students to support academics during the student's quarantine period. This virtual support will be offered Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3-4 pm. The COVID student Support Team member's role is to support students by answering questions and/or serving as the liaison between the student/family and the classroom teacher and school. Communication will come via email after the student receives the quarantine letter from the school nurse. The OPES team consists of

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.

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Cafe News- OPES Menu

https://tinyurl.com/OPES-OCTOBER-MENU


*Due to circumstances beyond our control, the menu may change according to food deliveries being delayed*

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

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