Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 16-20th

FUN RUN: The annual OPA Fun Run is Saturday at 10:00am starting at the Dinosaur Park. Costumes are encouraged!

Mon. Oct. 16 - Thurs. Oct. 19
Mon., Tues., Wed. 7:30-8:00 am
Mon. - Tues. 2:45-4:30 pm
Wed. 12:45 - 7:00 pm

Thurs. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volunteers are needed! If you are able to volunteer in the book fair, please sign up for a time slot at:

Wed 18th: Early Release for students, dress down day for $1.00. Conferences from  
       1:15pm-5:00pm, and 5:30pm-7pm
Thurs. 19th: No School for Students, Conferences at 8:00am-12:00pm
Fri. 20th: No School 
Elementary teachers have shared the link to sign up genius for conference scheduling. If you are unable to sign up, please contact your student's teacher directly to get scheduled. 

Ogden Nature Center:
This Friday and Saturday night is the Nature Center’s famed Halloween event — CREATURES of the NIGHT!  The education team at the Nature Center is going ALL OUT to make it a spectacular event.  Educational, non-scary, fun!
Held both Friday and Saturday nights from 5-8:30 pm.  $6 per child / $7 per adult.
Please come AND pass this along to anyone else you think would enjoy.
Hope to see you this weekend!

OPAPO VOLUNTEER OF THE SEPTEMBER: Bill Davis is absolutely fabulous.   He is a priceless asset to OPA.    His contributions of time and money are generous beyond measure.   Not only is he unbelievably generous with time and money, he is also consistently pleasant, upbeat, humble and helpful.    He never cashes in on the fact that he had donated a lot of cash and never acts like his donations entitle him to special privileges.   Just the opposite, in fact.  He is ever ready to serve, eager to learn, and willing to lend a helping hand with whatever is needed.   Following is an incomplete list of contributions Bill Davis has made to OPA:
  • On the farm field trip we were several lunches short; there simply were not as many sack lunches as there were students.   Bill went to a fast food restaurant and bought lunches for the lunch-less students
  • When the students on the Dominican Republic trip found themselves stranded in NYC, Bill put them up in a nice hotel, bought play tickets for them, financed new clothes for them to wear to the play, and rented a limo to get them to the play.
  • On the Southern UT trip, Bill and another father bought ice cream for all the participants.
  • Bill sponsored several students who did not have sufficient funds to pay for the Redwoods trip.
  • He contributed his gas receipts from the Redwoods trip to the AVID trip.
  • On both the Oregon Coast and Redwoods trips Bill rented a 15 passenger van and drove over 100 hours with 13 8th and 9th graders in his van.   This alone should assure him a spot in heaven!!
Bill Davis has been a constant supporter of OPA trips and OPA students since the day I met him.   He encourages and models service, humility, hard work and gratitude and is deserving of recognition for his significant contributions to the OPA family. Bill will receive a gift card to Harley and Bucks for being the OPAPO Volunteer of the Month. Thanks Bill!

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