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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

Report Card Distribution

Report cards for the second nine weeks grading period will be distributed to students on Friday, January 30.  The next report card conference night is scheduled for Thursday, February 5.  Appointment flyers will come home with students soon.  Check the Wednesday folder or call your child's teacher to schedule a conference to discuss his/her progress.

Books Bridge Open Media Day

We invite all families to join us for the next "Books Bridge Open Media Day" on Saturday, February 1, 2015, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Report Card Conference Night

The next report card conference night will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015, from 3:30 to 6:00 P.M.  If your child's teacher is planning to stay for this conference night, they have already sent an appointment schedule home in the Wednesday folder.  We strongly encourage you to conference with your child's teacher.  If your child's teacher cannot stay for this conference night, she will set up a conference schedule at a later date.  Feel free to call the school if you have any questions.

William S. Brophy, Former AP of OJP Passes Away

It is with much sadness that we inform you that our beloved former assistant principal, Mr. William S. Brophy, passed away on December 23, 2014.  Mr. Brophy fought bravely against cancer.  Mr. Brophy was assistant principal of Oscar J. Pope Elementary from 1972 to 2000.  He is remembered for his love of the Miami Hurricanes, kindness to his staff and students, and willingness to tell a good story.  Mr. Brophy will never be forgotten at Oscar J. Pope Elementary School.

Box Tops for Education

Thank you for supporting our "Box Tops for Education" drive this year.  We have raised $243 so far this year, and our goal is to reach $1,000.  Please take a moment to clip box tops and send them in to the school.  Each box top is worth ten cents, and your donation of box tops directly benefits students!

Yearbook Information

The 2014-2015 Oscar J. Pope Elementary School yearbook is now available for purchase.  Yearbooks purchased after January 1, 2015, are $15.00.  Yearbooks may be purchased by cash or money order through the school.  If you'd like to order your yearbook online, you may pay with a debit or credit card at www.lifetouch.com.  The final day to order a yearbook is March 27, 2015.  Due to production timelines, no yearbook orders can be taken after that date.

This year's yearbook is a full color, sixty page tribute to our fantastic academic year at OJP.  Within the yearbook are activity pages from this year's events such as OSCARbration, Walking through a Reading Wonderland, extracurricular activities, and other special events.  Each classroom will be featured on specific pages with a grade level collage to tie it all together.

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.


January is Community & Business Partners Appreciation Month

Each month, we recognize a stellar group of Oscar J. Pope Elementary stakeholders.  For the month of January, we show our appreciation and gratitude to our outstanding community and business partners.  Our community and business partners support the school in a variety of ways.  Got Candy and Stevi B's Pizza Buffet host parent nights where portions of profits are donated to the school PTO.  Summit Consulting raises funds for the school through "coin wars" at its offices here in Lakeland, and Summit Consulting donates large amounts of office supplies for teacher and student use.  Christ's Promise Church has donated school supplies, clothing, and backpacks for students.  S & L Restaurant donates food each year for the Family Fun Day.  First Baptist Church of Eaton Park has helped donate gifts at Christmas for families in need.  We are grateful and appreciative of our wonderful community and business partners.  Thank you for supporting OJP!

Upcoming Events

Date Activity Notes
January 30 Report Cards Distributed Please see your child's teacher if you have any questions regarding grades or progress.
January 30 Staff "Soup-er Bowl" 10:20 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
January 30 OSCARbration: 
Outdoor Games
2:15 P.M.
P.E. Pavilion and Field
40 Horseshoes to Attend
February 5 Report Card Conference Night 3:30 - 6:00 P.M.
February 9 - 13 FTE Week  
February 13 Your AP Reads to 4th Grade 1:30 P.M.
February 13 Staff "Decadent Dessert Day" 10:20 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
February 13 Mini-OSCARbration:
Favorite Shirt Day
20 Horseshoes to Participate
February 16 President's Day Holiday School Closed
February 18 Early Dismissal Day Students will be dismissed from school at 12:30 P.M.
February 20 School Advisory Council Meeting 7:30 A.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
February 25 Third Nine Weeks Interim Reports Distributed  
February 27 Mini-OSCARbration:
Out of Uniform Day
20 Horseshoes to Participate