Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd and 4th Grade at OPES. Students read books and come together with their teams during weekly meetings to discuss the books they are reading and to prepare for the culminating Book Battle. The student competition will allow teams to demonstrate their understanding of the texts they have read and build a joy for reading in themselves and others.
For more information about the Battle of the Books, please contact Ms. Pollack at firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls on the Run
Orchard Park Elementary School is proud to support a Girls on the Run team!
The OPES library is a wonderful place, and Junior Librarians help to make it even better!
Junior Librarian Club is open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who have a desire to help out in the media center in the mornings before school. Junior Librarian Club students check books in, process library holds, assist students with open check out, and work on various other daily tasks to keep the media center in great shape. Applications are taken in both the Fall and the Spring semesters.
Safety patrol is for 5th grade students only. We have patrol on duty every morning and every afternoon. Safety patrol responsibilities include raising and lowering the flags each day, encouraging and enforcing safety at all times, assisting drivers by opening and closing doors in the car line, helping with our younger OPES students during drop off and pick up.
Detailed information on applying to be a part of safety patrol will be given to 4th grade students in the spring.
Soarin’ Sounds is a music club comprised of 4th and 5th grade students who share a desire to perform music together. This group is a collage-style ensemble, which means the students have opportunities to sing and play various instruments, such as recorders, xylophones, and hand-held percussion.
Soarin’ Sounds performs at school and community events, such as restaurant spirit nights, college and professional sporting events, and the Fort Mill Strawberry Festival.
For more information about the OPES Soarin’ Sounds music club, please email Ms. Cutler at email@example.com.
STOP Club (Students Thinking of People)
S.T.O.P. (Students Thinking of Other People) Club is looking for 4th and 5th grade students who enjoy doing kind things for others and volunteering at OPES and in the community. Some activities may require nights and/or weekend commitments a few times throughout the school year.
A S.T.O.P student is a person who:
Is easy to get along with
Wants to help others
Has a positive attitude towards peers, school and adults
Is dependable and will commit to attending meetings and following through on assigned tasks
Has satisfactory conduct and grades in all areas
Responsibilities may include:
Acting as a positive role model for other students
Participating in service projects that benefit the school and community
Attending all scheduled meetings
Maintaining satisfactory classroom grades
If your student is interested, please have them complete an application. Completed applications should be turned in to the Guidance Office ASAP.