• Oscar J Pope Elementary
  • Oscar J Pope Elementary
  • Oscar J Pope Elementary
  • Oscar J Pope Elementary
  • Oscar J Pope Elementary
  • Oscar J Pope Elementary
  • Oscar J Pope Elementary
  • Oscar J Pope Elementary
  • Oscar J Pope Elementary
  • Oscar J Pope Elementary
  • Oscar J Pope Elementary

Welcome to Our Website

Welcome to the Oscar J. Pope Elementary Web site! We are very excited that you visited! We are proud of each and every Stallion!

We are OSCAR!
  • O: On task
  • S: Safe
  • C: Caring
  • A: Accepting Responsibility
  • R: Respectful

Latest News

Donuts with Dad

Our first "Donuts with Dad" for the year was a resounding success!  We had 63 dads come to have donuts with their children and learn about reading and math strategies for the home.  Thanks also to the moms who came to support the event!  Your support of your child's education is vital to their success!

School Spirit Night

Join us on Tuesday, October 6, at Grove Park McDonald's starting at 5:00 P.M. for our first school spirit night of the year.  All students that attend will receive a prize, and a portion of monies made over the daily projected sales will be donated to the OJP PTO which directly benefits your child.  School staff members will be working behind the counter, and we look forward to serving you!

50th Anniversary Celebration

It is with great pride that we announce the 50th anniversary of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School!  A 50th anniversary celebration was held on Saturday, August 22, to celebrate this milestone golden anniversary.  Many former students and staff members participated in the event.  We are very proud of the rich history our school and the inclusive environment we promote.  We believe all stallions are champions!

Business Partner Appreciation

Thank you to S & L Restaurant for sponsoring our back to school teacher breakfast on Monday, August 17, 2015.  S & L employees prepared a delicious breakfast that was enjoyed by all teachers!

Summit Consulting continues to assist with back to school preparations year after year.  Summit's gracious employees donated multiple boxes of school supplies and backpacks for students to enjoy as they return to school in August.  All American Furniture Lakeland donated a box of backpacks filled with supplies to support students this year.

We are grateful and appreciative of the support we receive from our wonderful business partners!

Get Involved at Oscar J. Pope Elementary School

There are many ways you can get involved at Oscar J. Pope Elementary School!  We are actively seeking parents and family members to join our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) to work on special projects such as fundraisers, yearbook, student and staff incentives, and promoting the school in the community.  Your membership in the OJP PTO is free!

Another avenue to explore as you get involved is to join the School Advisory Council (SAC).  The SAC committee meets once a month, usually on the third Friday at 7:30 A.M. in the Jay W. Erwin Media Center.  This committee consists of school staff, parents, and community members.  Monthly SAC meetings focus on the good news of OJP and ways we are moving forward to raise student achievement. 

Have you considered being a school volunteer?  Volunteers help in a multitude of ways such as cutting out laminating for teachers, shelving books in the Jay W. Erwin Media Center, putting up bulletin board displays, assisting on field trips, and mentoring students.  If you are interested in being a school volunteer, please get in touch with Mrs. Grier, our school counselor and volunteer coordinator.

One of the fundraisers we participate in each year is Box Tops for Education.  General Mills provides ten cents to our school for each box top submitted.  Check your child's Wednesday folder regularly for the monthly box tops collection sheet.  Please remember to check the expiration date on the box top before submitting.  If you need additional box tops collection sheets, we will be glad to provide them to you!

Accelerated Information

Information about Academic Accelerated Programs in Polk County (ACCEL) can be found at www.polk-fl.net/staff/teachers/acceleratedprograms.htm.  Parent/Guardian must contact their child's school to submit a Request for Academic Acceleration form prior to June 11th to request acceleration screening for placement the following school year.

Click here to view Superintendent LeRoy's letter regarding ACCEL.

2014-15 Yearbook

We have a very limited supply of yearbooks left for sale.  If you would like to purchase one, stop by the office during summer business hours.  Yearbooks are $10.00.  We will accept cash or money order.

October is Foodservice Appreciation Month

Each month, we recognize a stellar group of Oscar J. Pope Elementary stakeholders.  For the month of October, we show our appreciation and gratitude to the foodservice professionals of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School.  Each day, these ladies work diligently to prepare nutritious meals for our students.  Our foodservice professionals also support the school in a variety of ways such as participating in our PTO and attending parent outreach events.These outstanding stallions take pride in our school, and we are grateful they are part of the OJP family.

Upcoming Events

Date Activity Notes
October 6 Spirit Night at Grove Park McDonald's 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Grove Park McDonald's
1715 Bartow Road, Lakeland
October 7 PBIS Committee Meeting 3:05 P.M.; Front Conference Room
12 - 16
FTE Week  
October 15 Title One Parent Night 6:00 P.M.
October 16 School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting 7:30 A.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
October 19 Teacher Workday Student/Non-Instructional Staff Holiday
October 21 Fall Picture Day Ordering information will be sent home soon.
October 28 End of the 1st Grading Quarter  
October 30 Wacky Wear Day All students may participate by wearing a wacky outfit.  No scary costumes allowed or you will be asked to change.
October 30 OSCARbration Pumpkin Time:  40 horseshoes to attend