Eagle Express | 12.16.22

Orchard Park Elementary

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Important Dates

Wednesday, December 21 | Early Dismissal @ 11am

December 22 - January 3 | NO SCHOOL - Winter Holiday

Wednesday, January 4 | Students return to school

Monday, January 16 | NO SCHOOL - MLK Holiday

Friday, January 27 | Early Release @ 12pm

Saturday, February 4 | PTO Winter Dance

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Calling all Travelers!

We are planning for an event this Spring. We need your help. We are looking to highlight different places around the world to compare similarities and differences between global communities.

Video Needs: Would you be interested in sharing your experience living/traveling extensively outside the US? We are looking for people who would be willing to record a brief Flipgrid to be shared with students about a particular country. You can record at home or Mrs. Pollack can help you record in the school library. Here is an example for you to view: Where in the World is Opie? Ideas

Specific questions that we would like answered include everyday things like:

  • Cultural Foods

  • Languages Spoken

  • Length of School Day or Interesting/unique class topics during school

  • Famous landmarks or places to visit

  • Your favorite memory or personal experience to share from this place

Please fill out this Interest Form and you will be contacted.

Postcard Project: We are also in need of postcards from locations around the world. These could be blank or sent directly to our school with messages to our school community. They will be used as decorations as we get closer to our event.

Flat Opie: We want our mascot Opie the Eagle to enjoy some travel. You can print out a copy of Flat Opie here: Flat Opie (4 to a Page). Send photos to pollackr@fortmillschools.org. We plan to post photos of our students, family friends, etc. on the screens outside the front office.

Please contact Mrs. Pollack at pollackr@fortmillschools.org if you have questions.

PTO Corner

We have an amazing OPES community!

Thank you for all of the support throughout our recent events, including ThanksGIVEing, the Angel Tree, the Holiday Shop, and The Gift of Time. Thank you to those that donated to The Angel Tree and ThanksGIVEing for both their donations and their time. The teachers were also appreciative to all the volunteers who gave them a little extra time by covering some lunchroom, recess, and car line duties!

We hope everyone has a wonderful Winter Break!

We are looking forward to the activities planned in the new year and hope you can join us!

Quick Preview

Parent Information Meeting: Wednesday, January 11th at 7 p.m. (Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month)

Winter Dance: Saturday, February 4th

One School One Book Family event: April, more details soon!

Spring Book Fair- April, more details soon!

End of Year Family Celebration- Sunday, May 21st

OPES spirit wear is now available to be purchased online!

Visit the website to order a school shirt, sweatshirt or gear for students, parents and staff.

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2022 OPES School Report Card

See the recent school report card for our EXCELELNT school!