Eagle News 11.3.17

Orchard Park Elementary

Important Dates

November 6 - 10 | Fall Book Fair

November 7 | Picture Retakes

November 8 | Nailed the Future Spirit Day

November 9 | Internet Safety event

November 10 | Veterans Day Parade @ 8:45

November 10 | Family Night at the Book Fair

November 15 | Pick a Feather Deadline

November 17 | Battle of the Books

November 22-24 | NO School - Thanksgiving Holidays

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Picture Retakes

If a student did not have his/her picture taken earlier this year, it will be taken on Tuesday.

If a parent has interest in having their child’s picture retaken, this can be done on retake day. The student should bring the original photo package, including envelope and all picture products, to turn into the photographer when they come to sit for a new picture.

Fall Book Fair

The Fall Book Fair will be next week - November 6-10.

  • Visit and shop at the Online Book Fair (closes November 26).
  • Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down the book fair and helpers are needed in the mornings to help our younger students make selections within their budget.

Nailed It! and Katy Loo Spirit Day

Nailed It! and Katy Loo Spirit Day is this Wednesday, November 8th 11am - 8pm. A portion of sales will be given back to OPES. This is the perfect time to create that holiday project, find a new outfit, or shop for gifts! Preregistration is required.

Visit http://www.naileditdiy.com to select wood size and design. Then follow this link

https://timetonailedit.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentType=4043385 to schedule your project time.

Questions? Contact Nailed It at naileditdiystudio@gmail.com or call 803.470.4665

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Family Night at the Book Fair

Family Night at the Book Fair is Friday, November 10th 6:00 - 7:30pm in the Library. We will have Milk and Cookies for all to enjoy. Students can come in their PJ's and listen to story time courtesy of our friends from Fort Mill High School.

Pick a Feather

Pick-A-Feather is an annual program which helps provide a Thanksgiving Meal to OPES via a grocery gift card. Monetary donations from our community make this possible. Checks may be sent to school (in any amount), made out to OPES PTO and please include your phone number.

New this year...donate online via the PTO Website. Click the link on the Home Page, make your donation and your receipt will instantly be emailed to you. Deadline November, 15th.

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.

Volunteers Needed!

JA in a Day will be held Monday, December 18. It will be a day dedicated to teaching children (k-12) about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills. Volunteers are needed to present the JA curriculum to students – giving students the opportunity to benefit from the volunteer’s background and experience. Please complete this form if you are interested in serving as a volunteer for JA in a Day.

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.

Internet Safety Event - NOV 9

Please join us for a FREE informational session on Thursday, November 9 led by staff from the FBI.

Digital Citizenship

“The digital world that our kids are learning and growing up in is incredibly exciting. Through technology, kids have access to new tools, to an incredible range of resources, and to stimulating opportunities to participate in novel ways. At the same time, parenting kids who are immersed in so many different technologies and apps can be daunting.” Common Sense Media

Our school is already working to make sure students cultivate the 21st century skills they need to thrive in an increasingly digital world. Students participate in Common Sense Media created Digital Citizenship lessons once a quarter in Technology Lab.

Next week, your child will bring home information to support ongoing discussions about Digital Citizenship and Cybersafety. It is one more way we can all work together to ensure our children are safe and prepared in a rapidly growing technology-driven world. Be sure to check your students' Tuesday folder for this information.

To learn more about Common Sense Education’s tools and resources, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/guide/essentialbooks

PTO Registration

If you haven't registered on the OPES PTO website, please take a moment to do so. The site offers a variety of pertinent information including a calendar of events, club information, directory, volunteer sign ups and much more.