Friday, April 21, 2017

SAGE Testing

Volunteer Opportunity: OPA has been given a stretch of the Odgen Trail System to maintain. We have been invited to meet at 1790 Lake Street Trailhead at 8:00am to hike and clean our stretch of trail. Look for The Front Climbing Gym's Tent.

OPA LIA and AVID kids have been invited to meet at the 29th Street Trailhead specifically.

Ogden City Public Works is providing a free breakfast and lunch at Fort Buenaventura at 7:00 am, 12:00 pm for volunteers. Everyone is invited and we are excited to be given this service opportunity for Ogden!

Birthday Celebrations in the Classroom:
The desire to celebrate a child's birthday is a family tradition and specific to your family. At OPA, student birthdays are announced and each teacher has their own tradition of recognizing a birthday. Outside food or snacks are NOT a part of the Birthday tradition at OPA. We have a board approved Wellness Policy that states: "Food in the classroom will be limited to only that food which goes along with approved lesson plans" (OPA Board Wellness Policy 4.03, d). This policy is based on the Federal Child Nutrition recommendations. I have attached a link to provide information on food as a reward provided in the federal policy. 
Please do not pressure teachers, administrators or staff to allow Birthday Food Treats in your student's classroom at OPA; this practice is a violation of the policy. Teachers want to highlight children and celebrate them, it just can't be done with food. 

OPAPO Nomination forms have been sent home (hardcopy, English, Spanish and electronically)!  OPAPO is OPA's Parent Organization that provides several services to the students, teachers and community. The Fall Carnival, Day of the Dead Celebrations, Spring Fiesta and the funding of classroom supplies and trips at OPA are provided by the OPAPO. These activities continue to grow and that means we need YOU. Parents come volunteer with OPAPO, it is a great way to meet your parent volunteer hours requested in the OPA Parent Compact.

OPAPO Nomination forms were late in getting out, so we have extended the return date to May 5th, please turn them in to the school at either front desk. Then a ballot for OPAPO officers will follow for voting through an electronic form. OPAPO Officers will be announced in the end of MAY.

OPAPO SPRING FIESTA: April 28th, 4:30pm
Come enjoy authentic Mexican food and drink, face painting, Pinatas for sale and for breaking, balloon animals, bumper balls, bouncy slide, giant sandbox, cotton candy, Luchadores (wrestlers), and a Dance at the Jr High (for Jr. High students only). Funds raised at this event will be donated to this year's Spain trip and to OPAPO.

Young Runners FUN RUN 5K: April 29th, 9:00am meeting at the Botanical Gardens.
Registration is open until 15 minutes before the race begins. Runners can register at the OPA Elementary front desk, Library or at the race site on race day.
The cost is:
$15.00 per person
$45.00 per family of 4, $10 for each runner over 4.
A Swag Bag is provided for every registered runner and non-runners can purchase one for $5 dollars.
Volunteers are still needed for the event, if you would like volunteer hours please contact Kim Briggs at or come see her in the Elementary Library.
All proceeds go to the Young Runners Race Fees in the Ogden Marathon Events!

Car Wash/Bake Sale: April 29th at 9:30 am in the OPA Parking Lot.
All proceeds will go to the Spain Trip.


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