• 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! 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

50th Anniversary Celebration

It is with great pride that we announce the 50th anniversary of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School!  A 50th anniversary celebration was held on Saturday, August 22, to celebrate this milestone golden anniversary.  Many former students and staff members participated in the event.  We are very proud of the rich history our school and the inclusive environment we promote.  We believe all stallions are champions!

Business Partner Appreciation

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!

Enrolling at Oscar J. Pope Elementary School

In order to enroll at our school, you must live within our geographic attendance zone boundary or your child must have an IEP designating OJP as his/her flow school.  To check to see if you are zoned for our school, please go to http://www.polk-fl.net/schools/schoolsinyourarea.htm and search your address.

If you are zoned or flow to our school, your child will need birth date verification, immunization record, a physical dated within one year, and two proofs of residence.  Your child will not be enrolled or assigned to a homeroom class until all paperwork is received and verified by school personnel.  If you have questions about this paperwork, please call the school and speak with Gladys Delabastide.

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.

August is Student and Family Appreciation Month

Each month, we recognize a stellar group of Oscar J. Pope Elementary stakeholders.  For the month of August, we show our appreciation and gratitude to the students and families of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School.  We are honored to serve the students and parents each year.

Upcoming Events

Date Activity Notes
August 24 First Day of School  
September 7 Labor Day Holiday School Closed
September 10 Open House 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
September 16 Early Dismissal Day Students will be dismissed from school at
12:30 P.M.
September 23 First Nine Weeks Interim Reports Distributed to Students Please check your child's Wednesday folder for his/her interim report.
September 28 Student/Non-Instructional Staff Holiday Teacher Workday