• 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!  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

Thanksgiving Holidays

The school will be closed the week of November 22, 2015, in observance of Thanksgiving.  Students and staff will return to school on Monday, November 30, 2015.  We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Business Partner Appreciation

Thank you to Grove Park McDonald's for hosting our first school spirit night of the year and for you generous donation.  This event raised money for our school PTO which directly benefits students and staff.

We are very excited that Publix Supermarket Charities has joined us in supporting our students and staff this year through a generous donation. 

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.

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 the paraeducators of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School.  Each day, our paraeducators work to support students and other staff members in a variety of ways.  Some of our paraeducators are also licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and provide direct healthcare services in classrooms.  We are also fortunate to work with a terrific group of interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing.  At Oscar J. Pope Elementary School, we appreciate our paraeducators.

Upcoming Events

Date Activity Notes
November 18 Early Dismissal Day 12:30 P.M. Dismissal
November 19 Walk-a-Thon P.E. Field and Pavilion
November 20 Thanksgiving Read-a-Thon  
November 20 Staff Thanksgiving Fellowship 10:20 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
November 20 OSCARbration: 
"Oscar's Special Choice"
2:15 - 2:45 P.M.
35 Horseshoes
Students may choose a specials teacher and activity to participate in for OSCARbration.
November 23 - 27 Thanksgiving Holidays SCHOOL CLOSED
December 2 Picture Retake Day  
December 3 Flu Mist Vaccinations  
December 3 Lakeland Christmas Parade Come support OJP as we make our way through downtown Lakeland in the parade.
December 5 Saturday Tutoring 8:00 - 11:30 A.M.
December 8 Fifth Grade Field Trip to the Imperial Symphony Orchestra Contact Ms. Windle
December 10 Walking through a Reading Wonderland Community Night 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
December 12 Saturday Tutoring 8:00 - 11:30 A.M.
December 18 OSCARbration:
Favorite Holiday Shirt
35 Horseshoes
Students may wear their favorite holiday shirt or their favorite red or green shirt.