Eagle News 10.19.18

Orchard Park Elementary

Important Dates

October 22 | NO School - Teacher Workday

October 23-26 | Red Ribbon Week

October 24 | Identa-Kid

October 29 | Turn in Literacy-O-Lanterns

October 29 - November 2 | Book Fair

October 29-November 2 | Personal Care Drive

October 31 | Book Character Dress Up Day

November 6 | NO SCHOOL - Election Day

November 9 | Veterans Day Parade


Red Ribbon Week

Next week (October 23-26), OPES will be participating in National Red Ribbon Week! Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Each day we will have a “theme” on how kids can say “no” to drugs. See below for our list of themed days!

  • Tuesday – Mix it Up at Lunch Day & Tacky Day – Wear mismatched clothing because Drugs are Tacky!

  • Wednesday – Be on a Drug free Team! – Wear your favorite team shirt/jersey

  • Thursday- Dream of a Drug Free World! - Wear Pajamas

  • Friday – Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week Spirit Day! (All classes will receive a pledge to sign)

See this SMORE Newsletter link for more details: https://www.smore.com/4yaqt

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Pinwheel Project

In the next few weeks, we would like families to work together to create a pinwheel to honor veterans. Students will bring in their completed pinwheels to school by November 7th and their teacher will send their pinwheel to the office to be planted on the hillside for decoration during our Veteran’s Day Parade. This project is meant to unify our school and reinforce the 5 C’s of STEAM, these include Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Caring.

We have listed resources below, but encourage you to be creative in finding ways to create your pinwheel and to honor veterans. You can choose to honor a family member or symbolize what Veteran’s Day means to you.

Please keep in mind these pinwheels are considered a donation to our Veterans Day Parade. We look forward to celebrating and honoring our veterans with you during our parade on Friday, November 9th.

Optional resources for creating your pinwheel:

Printable Pinwheel Designs

Pinwheel template

Pinterest PDF Template

Thank you!




We will be hosting staff from Ident-a-Kid on Wednesday, October 24. If you are interested in purchasing a Photo ID card for your child, please be sure to send your order form on that date.

The Book Fair is Coming

Our Fall Book Fair will be held October 29th thru November 2nd. We are excited to host our first ever Treehouse Book Fair! All students will have a chance to visit the fair either with their class or during open shopping hours.

The book fair will be open daily Monday thru Thursday, 7:10am-3:00pm. In lieu of a Family Night event, we will keep the book fair open until 6pm on Thursday, November 1st. Friday, November 2nd, the book fair will close down at 11:00am.

​All purchases will benefit our school library, and we look forward to seeing you there. Thank you for supporting the OPES Media Center!

Personal Care Drive

In partnership with the Baxter Community and the York County Council on Aging (YCCOA), students and staff at Orchard Park will be collecting full sized personal care items for the underserved senior population of York County! This donation drive will be held October 29th – November 2nd . We will also have a Community Packing day from 9-10 am on Saturday, November 3rd! Be on the lookout for additional details!

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