Eagle News 10.20.17

Orchard Park Elementary

Important Dates

October 23 | SIC 5:30pm

October 25 | Identa Kid Photos

October 27 | Spirit Day

October 30 | Regular Student Day (Make up Day)

October 30 - November 3 | Personal Care Drive

November 6 - 10 | Fall Book Fair

November 8 | Nailed the Future Spirit Day

November 9 | Internet Safety event

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 size personal care items for the undeserved senior population of York County the week of October 30 - November 3. See this Smore Newsletter for more information.

Please make note of the Book Character Dress Up Day on October 31.

Lost & Found

After the recent cool weather, we are seeing an increase in the number of jackets and sweaters that have been collected around our school. Please remind your child to check the lost and found area on the ramp to the stage in our cafeteria if he/she has a missing item.


Thank you for your support of the OPES Boosterthon Fun Run! The students had a blast and we met our goal! We will be purchasing new literary resources for the school and funding our other efforts throughout the year.

Harris Teeter Vic Card

Link your Harris Teeter VIC card! Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program donates a percentage % of Harris Teeter product sales back to our school.

Your VIC card must be linked to OPES in order for our school to benefit. Simply go to Harris Teeter.com/together-in-education and link your card. OPES code is 4654.

Chess Club

4th Grade Chess Club is currently meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:10 am in the Cafeteria. No need to sign up, just show up. All levels welcome.

Holiday Angel Tree

If you would like to be a volunteer to help with our Holiday Angel Tree, please contact opespto@gmail.com and we will be happy to provide more info and details.

Field Trip Scholarships

Would you like to support students and families that can not afford field trips we offer? We have created a payment button for “field trip scholarships” in the amount of $10 located on the $ Pay Fees page of our school website. This will be spread across grade levels to provide scholarships for those in need. If you would like help, we would appreciate your donation.

Fall Book Fair

The Fall Book Fair will be the week of November 6-10. Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down the boom fair and helpers are needed in the mornings to help our younger students make selections within their budget. More details and a volunteer signup coming soon.

Nailing the Future Spirit Day

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 11am-8pm

1642 South Carolina 160

Fort Mill, SC

Bring your creativity and let Nailed It guide you step by step to create a beautiful piece for your home. Enjoy some craft time by yourself or bring the kids after school. Ages 5+ are welcome with adult. Don’t have time to craft? Come take a look at the extensive retail selections- fabulous pieces already finished for you!

Preregistration is required.

Visit Nailed It DIY to select wood size and design. Then follow this link to schedule your project time. Questions? Contact Nailed It at naileditdiystudio@gmail.com or call 803.470.4665

Get started on your holiday shopping or treat yourself in KatyLoo’s pop up shop! Choose from the latest fashion trends in women’s clothing and jewelry at affordable prices.

A portion of all sales from Nailed It and Katy Loo will be donated back to OPES!

Internet Safety

Thursday, Nov. 9th, 6:30pm

1691 Springfield Parkway

Fort Mill, SC

Please join us for a FREE informational session presented by FBI Agent John Letterhos with the Charlotte Division. All parents and staff members in Fort Mill School District are welcome and encouraged to attend. This event is hosted by FMSD Elementary School Counselors. Please see the following flyer for more details.

Family Night at the Book Fair

Friday, Nov. 10th, 6-8pm

474 3rd Baxter Street

Fort Mill, SC

Students invited to wear PJs

Special Read Alouds will be scheduled

Milk & Cookies will be served

Families can shop for new books