• 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!  At Oscar J. Pope Elementary, we are building a culture of excellence.  We are champions!

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

Latest News

Student and Family Orientation Day

Orientation day for students and their families will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M.  Families will receive a postcard with the name of their child's teacher for the 2016-17 school year in the mail prior to orientation. 

Orientation provides students and families opportunities to meet the new teacher, get car or bus rider information, sign up to participate in PTO or SAC, buy school t-shirts, and visit with friends.  We look forward to welcoming you back to school at orientation!

If you have any questions, please call the school at 499-2992.

School Supply List

Please click here for the school supply list.  A link to the supply list can also be found on our online resources page.

Early Dismissal Days for the 2016-17 School Year

Polk County Public Schools have designated the following days in the 2016-17 school year as "early dismissal days" where students will be dismissed from school two and one-half hours early.  Students at Oscar J. Pope Elementary School will be dismissed at 12:30 P.M.  Students should be picked up no later than 12:45 P.M. on early dismissal days.  Please make plans accordingly.

September 14, October 5, November 16, January 25, February 15,

March 15, May 17

Lakeland Beta Sigma Phi Donates to OJP PTO

The ladies of the Lakeland Beta Sigma Phi donated $450 to the Oscar J. Pope Elementary PTO in May to enrich the lives of all students through a general assembly.  The donated funds were used to secure "Dodgeball 2 You" as the final OSCARbration of the year.  All students attended this fun event and had a wonderful time.  We are truly grateful for the generosity of the Lakeland Beta Sigma Phi.

School Public Accountability Report (SPAR)

Please click here to see the latest School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) for Oscar J. Pope Elementary School.

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!

Upcoming Events

Date Activity Notes
August 8 Teachers' First Day
(Staff Development Day)
Welcome Back #1 Teachers!
August 9 Staff Development Day  
August 10 Teacher Workday  
August 11 Teacher Workday  
August 11 Interpreters/Nurses/Paras First Day Welcome Back #1 Staff!
August 11 Student Orientation 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.
August 12 Teacher Workday  
August 15 Students' First Day of School  
August 26 OSCARbration 2:15 - 2:45 P.M.
September 1 Student Assembly K - 2:  1:00 P.M.
3 - 5:  2:00 P.M.
Dining Room
September 5 Labor Day Holiday School Closed
September 7 PBIS Meeting 3:15 P.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
September 14 Early Dismissal Day
Interim Reports Go Home
12:30 P.M.
September 16 School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting 7:30 A.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
September 19 Student Holiday/Staff Development Day