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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

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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

Individual pictures will be taken on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in the Jay W. Erwin Media Center.  Picture packages must be pre-paid.  Checks are to be made payable to Lifetouch.

Students must be in school uniform for picture day.  This is the official school photo which will be used in the yearbook.  Students will be allowed to wear an outfit that is not a school uniform when we take individual pictures in the spring.

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

Wacky Wear Day and October OSCARbration

All students and staff are invited to participate in the annual "Wacky Wear Day" on Friday, October 31.  Students and staff may dress out of uniform in wacky outfits.  Although students do not have to wear uniforms, outfits must meet dress code requirements as it relates to length and appropriateness for the school setting.  If your child's outfit does not meet dress code requirements, he/she will be asked to change clothes.  No horseshoes are required to participate in Wacky Wear Day!

On that same day, we will celebrate the students who made positive behavior choices and earned at least forty horseshoes to attend October's OSCARbration, "Pumpkin Time".  Students can decorate paper pumpkins in classrooms, read stories about pumpkins, watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and create arts/crafts projects related to pumpkins.  Students that do not earn forty horseshoes will work on an alternative activity in a different classroom.

If you have any questions about Wacky Wear Day or OSCARbration, please call the school at 499-2992. 

Teacher and School Related Employee of the Year

Congratulations 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!

Ms. 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.

October is Foodservice Professionals 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 our phenomenal foodservice professionals.  Our foodservice professionals are here before the sun comes up preparing nutritious breakfasts for the students.  Throughout the day, they work to prepare meals not only for students at Oscar J. Pope Elementary but also for Bill Duncan Opportunity Center.  Our foodservice professionals are the cream of the crop!

Upcoming Events

Date Activity Notes
October 1 - 31 Foodservice Professionals Appreciation Month  
October 13-17 FTE Week  
October 17 School Advisory Council Meeting 7:30 A.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
October 20 Student/Paraeducator Holiday  
October 20 Teacher Workday  
October 22 End of the First Nine Weeks Grading Period  
October 22 Individual Picture Day All portrait packages must be pre-paid.
October 24 Accelerated Reader Award Celebration Are you working hard to meet your points and percentage goals?
October 27 - 31 Red Ribbon Week We're proud to be drug free at OJP!
October 27 Red Ribbon Distribution All students will receive red ribbons to show they are committed to a drug free life.
October 28 "Red All Over" Day Students and staff are encouraged to wear as much red as possible.
October 29 "Surprise Wednesday" Random prize drawings will occur throughout the day for students who pledge to live a drug free life.
October 30 "Put a Cap On Drugs" Day Students may wear their favorite hat provided it is appropriate for school.
October 31 Wacky Wear Day All students and staff are encouraged to participate!  Students may wear a "wacky" outfit, but all outfits must meet dress code requirements.
October 31 OSCARbration:  Pumpkin Time
40 Horseshoes to Attend
Wear your "We Are OSCAR" shirts to show your school spirit!
November 4 Report Cards Distributed  
November 4 Election Day  
November 6 Report Card Conference Night 3:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
November 7 Your AP Reads to First Grade  
November 11 Veterans Day Holiday
We are grateful to all veterans for their sacrifices for our great country!
School Closed
November 14 Paraeducator Appreciation Dessert Day 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
November 19 Early Dismissal Day Students will be dismissed at 12:30 P.M.
November 19 Individual Picture Retake Day  
November 19 Great American Teach-In  
November 21 School Advisory Council Meeting 7:30 A.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
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