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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

Bullying Prevention Week

During the week of November 17-21, 2014, students and staff at Oscar J. Pope Elementary will focus on bullying prevention.  During this week, we will focus on ways to increase peace and safety at our school.  During this week, students will be engaged in fun activities in addition to classroom discussions on decreasing bullying.

Monday, November 17:  Classes create a slogan or anti-bullying pledge

Tuesday, November 18:  Practice giving compliments to others

Wednesday, November 19:  Make new friends

Thursday, November 20:  All staff and students wear blue for peace and safety

Friday, November 21:  Students report positive behaviors in class

Wacky Wear Day and October OSCARbration

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Students and staff celebrated a day of school spirit on Friday, October 31.  This month's theme for OSCARbration was "Pumpkin Time".  Students decorated pumpkins, read stories about pumpkins and Halloween, worked on spooky math activities, and were delighted with the chance to wear wacky outfits for the day. 

We are building a culture of excellence at Oscar J. Pope Elementary, and every student counts!

OJP PTO on Facebook - Like Us!

The Oscar J. Pope Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) now has a Facebook page.  Like us to keep in touch with PTO updates.


Individual Picture Day

If your child was absent on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, he/she missed picture day.  Photographers will return to our school on Wednesday, November 19, to retake photographs.  Students must be in school uniform as this is the official school photo.  If you have any questions about picture day, please call the school at 499-2992.

Teacher and School Related Employee of the Year

Teacher of the YearCongratulations to Cheris Williams and Louise Camacho for being nominated by their colleagues as the Teacher and School Related Employee of the Year.  Mrs. Williams began her career with Polk County Public Schools as a Title One paraeducator.  Through the years, she transitioned into a student specific paraeducator role before being hired as a first grade teacher at Oscar J. Pope Elementary in 2011.  Mrs. Williams consistently leads her grade level in activities which promote school spirit and family involvement.  Congratulations Mrs. Williams!

School-Related Employee of the YearMs. Camacho has been a member of the OJP family since 1997!  Ms. Camacho is a child of deaf adults which greatly impacted her role here at the school.  Ms. Camacho serves as an American Sign Language interpreter, and can often be found assisting deaf or hard of hearing parents during parent nights, meetings, and at other school functions.  Ms. Camacho is also fluent in Spanish and assists Spanish speaking guests frequently.  We are very lucky to have Ms. Camacho as part of our OJP family.

November is Paraeducator Appreciation Month

Each month, we recognize a stellar group of Oscar J. Pope Elementary stakeholders.  For the month of November, we show our appreciation and gratitude to our phenomenal paraeducators.  Our paraeducators work diligently to build a culture of excellence.  From car or bus duty in the morning, to supporting teaching and learning during the day, to dismissal duty in the afternoon - our paraeducators prove they are an integral part of the success of OJP! 

Upcoming Events

Date Activity Notes
November 17 United Way Campaign Kickoff  
November 17 - 21 Bullying Prevention Week Be a Buddy, Not a Bully!
November 19 Early Dismissal Day Students will be dismissed at 12:30 P.M.
November 19 Individual Picture Retake Day  
November 21 United Way Choice Shirt Day Students that contribute at least $1 today can wear their "choice shirt".  The top earning class in each grade level will earn a popsicle party!
November 21 OSCARbration: 
Specials Choice
35 Horseshoes
Students can choose one activity from the following:
Outdoor games, music activity, art activity, or computer activity
November 21 Staff Thanksgiving Luncheon 10:20 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
November 24-25 Storm Make Up Days
(if needed)
November 24 - 28 Thanksgiving Holidays School Closed
December 3 Interim Reports Distributed
December 11 Walking Through a Reading Wonderland 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
December 12 Your AR Reads to Second Grade  
December 18 Winter Concert 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
December 19 Last Day Before Winter Break  
December 20 - January 4 Winter Break School Closed