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  • A: Accepting Responsibility
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Latest News

FCAT Assessments

Students in grades three, four, and five will participate in FCAT Assessments starting April 14.  All students participating in the FCAT have received parent information letters which were sent home with Wednesday folders on April 2.  Superintendent LeRoy also sent a Blackboard Connect message and has posted a video on the school district's Web site (www.polk-fl.net).  If you have any questions regarding FCAT Assessments, please call Mr. Huntley at 499-2992.  All students need to be at school and on time each day during testing.  If your child is at school and on time each day during the FCAT Assessments, he/she can wear her favorite shirt on Friday, April 25.

Assessment Schedule:

Monday, April 14 - Reading - Grades 3, 4, 5

Tuesday, April 15 - Reading - Grades 3, 4, 5

Wednesday, April 16 - Mathematics - Grades 3, 4

Thursday, April 17 - Mathematics - Grades 3, 4

Monday, April 21 - Science - Grade 5

Tuesday, April 22 - Science - Grade 5

Wednesday, April 23 - Mathematics - Grade 5 - Computer Based Assessment

Thursday, April 24 - Mathematics - Grade 5 - Computer Based Assessment

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

We have a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers at Oscar J. Pope Elementary.  On Friday, May 2, the staff and students will present an appreciation brunch and celebration of our volunteers and their tireless dedication to our school.

Click here for the invitation.

Crazy Hat and Sock Day

Students that have earned twenty horseshoes or more between April 14 and May 2 may wear a crazy hat and/or pair of socks to school on Friday, May 2.  Hats and socks must be appropriate for school.  Students must be in a uniform shirt and shorts/pants.  Students that do not follow these guidelines will be asked to change clothes.  We encourage all OJP staff to participate in this fun PBIS event!

Please call Mr. Huntley at 499-2992 if you have any questions about Crazy Hat and Sock Day. 

Report Card Distribution

Report cards and the report card newsletter were distributed on Thursday, April 17.  Click here for the electronic version of the report card newsletter.

Young Authors' Conference

The fifth annual Young Authors' Conference will be held on Friday, May 23, from 8:45 A.M. to 2:15 P.M.  Please make plans to join us and share in the literary achievements of the students of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School.  Please call Mrs. Register at 499-2992 and RSVP today!

April is Administrative Professionals Appreciation Month

Each month, we recognize a different group of people that impact our school in a positive way.  For the month of April, we recognize our awesome administrative professionals.  Our administrative professionals assist in a multitude of ways.  Each day, Mrs. Toward assists in placing substitutes in positions, provides parents with important information, and ensures that the school's facilities are properly maintained.  Ms. Martin assists parents enrolling new students, delivers medication in the clinic in the absence of the nurse, and works to ensure students receive busing as soon as possible.  Mrs. Drawdy assists all Headstart families with paperwork, provides community based resources, and assists the teachers in the classrooms.  Our administrative professionals are valued members of the Oscar J. Pope Elementary family!

Upcoming Events

Date Activity Notes
April 22 FCAT 2.0 Science Assessment 5th Grade
April 23 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Assessment 5th Grade
Computer Based Assessment
April 24 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Assessment 5th Grade
Computer Based Assessment
April 24 iMom Breakfast 7:00 - 8:00 A.M.
April 30 Baseball Education Days Field Trip to Tigertown 3rd Grade
May 2 Crazy Hat and Sock Day 20 Horseshoes to Participate
May 2 Volunteer Appreciation Brunch 9:00 A.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
May 6 PBIS Committee Meeting 2:55 P.M.
Data Room
May 7 Interim Reports Distributed  
May 7 Early Release Day Students will be released at 12:15 P.M.
May 8 PTO Parent Night 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Dining Room
May 8 Art Showcase 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Dining Room
May 9 K-5 Field Day with Coach Stanley 8:45 - 10:15 A.M.
May 9 Fine Arts Showcase 6:00 P.M.
Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College 
May 13 3 - 5 Concert Performance 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Dining Room
May 14 Grades K, 2, 4 Field Day with Coach Stephens All Day
May 15 Grades 1, 3, 5 Field Day with Coach Stephens All Day
May 16 Legoland Field Trip 2nd Grade
Students must be picked up at school when the buses return at 5:00 P.M.
May 17 Books Bridge Open Media Day:  Pirates, Princesses, and Poetry 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Jay W. Erwin Media Center
May 23 Young Authors' Conference 8:45 A.M. - 2:15 P.M.
May 26 Memorial Day Holiday School Closed
We remember our veterans with gratitude!
May 28 - 29 Third Grade Lesson Study
May 28 Explorations V Field Trip 1st Grade
May 30 OJP Science Showcase All Day
May 30 Big Brothers & Big Sisters End of the Year Celebration 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.
Dining Room
May 30 PBIS Water Carnival 45 Horseshoes to Participate
12:30 - 1:15 P.M.  (K-2)
1:30 - 2:15 P.M.  (3-5)
May 30 Pre-Kindergarten End of the Year Awards Program 1:30 P.M.
Dining Room
June 2 First Grade End of the Year Awards Program 8:30 A.M.
Dining Room
June 2 Second Grade End of the Year Awards Program 9:30 A.M.
Dining Room
June 2 Third Grade End of the Year Awards Program 12:30 P.M.
Dining Room
June 2 Kindergarten End of the Year Awards Program 1:30 P.M.
Dining Room
June 3 Fourth Grade End of the Year Awards Program 8:30 A.M.
Dining Room
June 3 Fifth Grade End of the Year Awards Program 9:30 A.M.
Dining Room
June 3 Fifth Grade Luncheon 11:30 A.M.
Dining Room
June 4 Action 100 End of the Year Celebration 1:15 P.M.
P.E. Pavilion
June 5 Staff vs. 5th Grade Kickball Game 9:00 A.M.
Softball Field
June 5 Last Day of School for Students  
June 6 Teacher Workday