OP Staff Back to School Luncheon

Each year, Olde Providence PTA hosts our teachers and staff to a yummy luncheon as a warm Welcome Back! Nothing says welcome like a table full of yummy food! Please take a moment to look and see how you can help provide our staff with a well deserved luncheon and start our school year off with a bang! The luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, August 23rd from 11:45-12:45. Perishables can be dropped off in the cafeteria starting at 9, non-perishables can be dropped off at any point at one of our homes. Please text or call Joanna or Angela with any questions. Thanks in advance for your donations! Click here for signup genius.


Kindergarten Help!

Kindergartners need help the first couple weeks figuring out the routine...or sometimes they just need a friendly smile or a hand to hold.  Please sign up to help with either morning drop off or lunch.  You will need to be a registered CMS volunteer, and you need to sign in at the computer across from Ms. Hopkins desk before reporting to help.  If you are not a registered CMS volunteer, click here.  Sign ups are under the "Volunteer" tab above.  Click here for sign ups.  


Time to relink your Harris Teeter VIC card

Harris Teeter's Together In Education program is a fund raising program for schools (public or private, preschool through 12th grade) in our communities. When customers purchase select Harris Teeter Brand products using their VIC card, Harris Teeter contributes a percentage of those purchase dollars to the schools of their choice. 
Stop in your local Harris Teeter to link your VIC card to benefit Olde Providence Elementary; our school ID is #1076.  Or click here to link using their website.


Spirit Rock Signup/Donations for Helping Hands

The OP Spirit Rock sitting in the grassy area in front of the school is a fun way for us to show some school spirit! Would you like to celebrate your child’s birthday or a special accomplishment? Then show it by painting THE OP ROCK for everyone to see. Click here to reserve the ROCK!
 
*Please consider making a donation to OP's Helping Hands fund for using THE OP ROCK using the School Store.  
 
While signing up through sign up genius keep in mind, you can sign up for one day per child. The time you have is from 4:00 pm the day before you sign up until 4:00 pm on the date requested. Example: For a birthday that is on the 15th of the month, I would sign up for the 15th, but I could paint the rock on the 14th after 4:00 pm.
 


Worried about Water Quality?

Click here to learn more about what CMS is doing to make sure the water quality at your child's school is safe!


OP's Online Directory-Signup today!

Sign up for the OP Parent Online Directory by registering for this website to the left. If you already have a login, then you are already included in the directory, but you can modify your information by going to your account settings.
 
To check out the directory, just click on the "Directory" tab at the top of this page, or click here.
 
Please note-this is a change from our old directory. We made a decision to stop paying a fee for an online directory and use the free directory available on our website. Having one website will decrease confusion for our families immensely. Our website is working on security measures to allow folks to search families by child name, but in the meantime room parents will work with teachers to produce a class list that will be sent home by classroom, so that you will be able to reach out to your child's new friends.


Uniform Drive to Benefit Idlewild Elementary

The OP-PTA kicks off our 2018 SchoolMates partnership with a Uniform Drive benefitting our partner school, Idlewild Elementary!

COLLECTION DATES: AUGUST 24-31
NEW K-5TH SIZES NEEDED
Pants -navy or khaki/tan
Uniform/Polo-style shirts -navy, white, or light blue

A collection box will be located in the OP lobby. If you prefer to make a monetary donation so that we can do the shopping for you, please visit op.my-pta.org and click on the "Store" tab.


Lunch Schedule

Interested in joining your child for lunch? Click here for the lunch schedule. Remember, you must be a registered volunteer and must check in and out at the front desk.


Register as a CMS Volunteer

OP has many different ways to contribute your time as a volunteer. In order to serve as an OP volunteer, in a classroom or PTA setting, you must be a registered CMS Volunteer. Click here to register as a volunteer. (If you registered as a volunteer for a previous school year, you still need to renew your volunteer status each school year.)
 
Not sure if volunteering is for you? Check out the Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer at Olde Providence below.

Click here to read more.

Want to share information on the PTA Website, OP Weekly eBlast, or Facebook?

We have a new way to submit your information for the PTA website, the weekly Knight Writer, and the PTA Facebook page.  Click on the link below, fill out the form, and it will send it to the three volunteers managing these PTA communication avenues.  
 
Please submit a ready-to-publish paragraph about your event or topic.
Information to include
- Title
- What, who, when, where
-Contact email or phone number, if they have questions
-Links to website or signup genius
 
Logos, graphics, PDF forms, documents or any other attachments to be included can be emailed to op.pta.news28226@gmail.com 
 
Deadline for the weekly eBlast is Monday at 12 noon
 
OP PTA Communication Form