Eagle Express | 12.9.22

Orchard Park Elementary

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Important Dates

Wednesday, December 14 | PTO Meeting @ 7pm

Wednesday, December 21 | Early Dismissal @ 11am

December 22 - January 3 | NO SCHOOL - Winter Holiday

January 4 | Students return to school

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Order your Yearbook Now!

Go to the $PayFees on the OPES website to order your yearbook now.

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

Give the Gift of Time to OPES Staff

In the spirit of celebrating the holidays, we want to give the teachers some time to prepare in their classrooms during this busy time of year. There are still some spots available next week for parent volunteers to cover recess, lunchtime, and car line duties! If you can gift an hour (or less!) of your time to help out our amazing teachers, please sign up using the link below:


PTO meeting

Please join us Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm as we discuss our planned activities and events for the second part of the year! As always, childcare will be provided by Beta Club in the gym.

Holiday Shoppe

Thank you to all of the students and families who joined us at the Holiday Shoppe! We hope your child created wonderful memories shopping at school. We believe everyone will love the treasures they picked out for their loved ones and friends! Thank you for your patience and support as we figured out this new fundraiser. A BIG THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteers who have made it such a success! We look forward to bringing the shop back next year!

OPES spirit wear is now available to be purchased online!

The NEW Orchard Park Elementary School Sideline Store is now LIVE! To help celebrate, take 15% off all Sideline purchases with code SPIRIT15 until December 16. Visit the website to order a school shirt, sweatshirt or gear for students, parents and staff.

A Huge Thank You goes out to the Baxter Chic-fil-a for donating and providing lunch for our OPES teachers and staff this week!

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2022 OPES School Report Card

See the recent school report card for our EXCELELNT school!