Oconee County Primary School

Home of the Little Chiefs

Message from the Principal

As we quickly approach the upcoming holiday season, I would like to share with you a few of the many reasons I am thankful to call OCPS home.


  • Teachers and staff that are not only capable and confident but truly care about their students and families.
  • Students who strive to do their best each day and are eager to learn.
  • Families who value education and all of the extras our school offers their children.
  • A highly active and involved PTO and countless parent volunteers.
  • The Board of Education and Superintendent that support our school so we can remain focused on providing students with an excellent education.
  • Local businesses that always look for ways to get involved and give back to our school.


We are continuing to seek parent feedback on a state survey that will be used to calculate our school climate score. The Georgia Parent Survey will only be administered electronically. It has 24 questions and it should take no more than a few minutes to complete. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please access the survey using the following link: http://gshs.gadoe.org/Lists/Parents/NewForm.aspx


Thank you for ALL that you do to support our school. I wish each of you a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!


Sincerely,

Jennifer Whitaker

Principal

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Each year, families in our school join together to make the holidays a little merrier for our students through our Secret Santa program. Items that are still needed can be found on the Sign Up Genius. Donations are due Friday, December 7.
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Our Lost and Found is full of sweatshirts, jackets, hoodies, water bottles, etc. If your child is missing an item, stop by during Night with Santa or during Holiday parties to see if it has been placed in Lost and Found. Any unclaimed items will be donated on January 2.
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Speak Up Survey

Speak Up is the only national education research project that provides your stakeholders a voice in national education policy AND you with valuable feedback that can be used in your own local planning and decision-making. We value your feedback and would appreciate you taking time to complete the Speak Up survey.
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Partners in Education

Congratulations to Charlotte Chromiak, Maria Koch, and Jennifer Miller who were awarded EmPOWERment Grants from Walton EMC! We are excited to see these projects in action.

No Sell Fundraiser Update

Our new playground equipment was installed December 3. Your generosity made this possible! Our Little Chiefs are excited to have something new to explore during recess! THANK YOU!
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Parents,

It's never too early to start planning for field day!! This year field day is May 10, and if you plan to volunteer you will need to complete the OCS volunteer training. Training can be done in person at OCPS on January 11 at 8 am or through the online course located on our school website. Thanks for all you do for our Little Chiefs!

Paige Bowen

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At OCPS, we understand that teaching students about behavior is just as important as what we do to support their academic growth. At our school, we use Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to identify student needs, to develop instructional strategies for supporting positive behavior, and to evaluate our practice in building a positive school culture.


We would love your input to help us determine how effectively we are implementing the PBIS framework at OCPS. Please take a few moments to answer our survey questions so we can include your feedback in our conversations about how to improve the work that we do every day to teach positive behaviors to our Little Chiefs.

https://goo.gl/forms/etFn6SYiLYuZqxR92

PTO Information

Stay updated on Family Fun events and volunteer opportunities by joining the OCPS Little Chiefs PTO Facebook Group.

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Reminders from the Office

Checking your student out early before the end of the day will be recorded as an "early checkout" and is treated the same day as a "tardy." It is important for students to arrive to class on time and to stay the entire school day. If you need to check your child out between 2:00 and the end of the day, we kindly ask that you arrive before 2:00 so that office staff are available to you assist you before they begin end of day dismissal procedures.


Please remember that all transportation changes should be made before 2:00 each day so we can ensure all students get home safely.

Mark your calendar!

December 5 Class Picture Day

December 12 Grinch Day (wear green)

December 14 Sing-A-Long (9:00 AM)

December 17 Holiday Break Begins

January 3 Students Return to School
January 4 Report Cards

January 11 Volunteer Training (8:00 AM)

January 21 MLK Holiday

January 24 Kindergarten Parent Breakfast--Barrett, Ellspermann, Gambrell (7:45 AM)

January 25 Kindergarten Parent Breakfast--Rogers, Willis, Pearson (7:45 AM)