Weekly update - November 11th

News of the Week - November 11th - 15th, 2019: 

Good evening Champion families. This is Mr. Bridges and Mrs. Merlette with a look at the week ahead!

Last Friday, our Champions enjoyed the Kona Ice truck that visited our school for our Rainbow Run’s $15,000 school-wide prize! Our Champions have already raised over $20,000 and the next school-wide prize is a pancakes and pajamas day, which will be Friday, November 22nd. Thank you to all those who have donated to support Honour Society’s Rainbow Run, which is this Wednesday! We are very excited for the Rainbow Run and cannot wait to see our Champions run!

November is the last month for a discount when purchasing a yearbook.  Please click on the yearbook flyer link below to order your yearbook today. Also, the November lunch calendar is attached to the end of this message. 

Please carefully review the schedule for this week.

Monday, November 11th:

  • No School - Veteran’s Day

Tuesday, November 12th:

  • Regular uniform day. White or Teal polos with uniform bottoms or formal wear. 
  • Marching Band Club (for 4th-8th graders) in the Band room #101 from 7:30am - 8:15am.
  • Honour Choir Club (for TK-5th graders) in the Band room #101 from 3:30pm - 4:15pm.
  • Honour Society sponsored Drama Club will meet from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. 
  • NED Growth Mindset Assembly for grades K-5
  • Science Club - Session 1 - from 3:20-4:20pm in the Science Lab - See Mrs. Peterson for the session 1 roster.   Science Club - Session 2 will be Tuesday, Nov. 19th.

Wednesday, November 13th:

  • Honour Society Sponsored Rainbow Run! Champions may wear white shirts, athletic bottoms, and sneakers! It is recommended that our Champions bring a change of clothes and a water bottle. 
  • Please contact Homeroom professors to find out when your Champion will be participating in the Rainbow Run. 
  • Cleared volunteers may assist with splashing our Champions with “color” and handing out orange slices
  • All Spectators/Visitors must sign in at the front office on the day of the event.  
  • Jazz Band Club (for 4th-8th graders) in the Band room #101 from 3:30pm - 4:15pm.
  • Math Olympiad (for 4th-8th graders) in Ms. Carnovale’s room #8 from 7:30 am - 8:25am 
  • E-Sports Club (for 3rd - 5th graders) in Honour Hall from 3:30pm - 5:00pm.  

Thursday, November 14th:    

    • Regular uniform day. White or Teal polos with uniform bottoms or formal wear. 
    • 1st grade Field Trip
    • 4th Grade Tae Kwon Do board breaking ceremony.  
      • Nye’s homeroom at 8:30 am, Speicher’s homeroom at 9:10am, and Saller/Bate’s homeroom at 10:20am. 
    • PBIS Raffle Cart will be coming around during first recess and middle school break. Champions may enter Scholarships for a weekly drawing that will take place on Fridays!
    • Marching Band Club (for 4th-8th graders) in the Band room #101 from 7:30am - 8:15am.
    • Art/Game Club (1st-5th graders) will meet at first recess on Thursdays at the lunch tables 
    • Art/Game Club (6th-8th graders) will meet at the lunch tables during middle school lunch
    • Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Club (for 6th-8th graders) in the Band room #101 during middle school lunch/recess at 12:45pm -1:15pm 
    • Kammermuski/Intermediate Strings Club (for 3rd-8th graders) in the Band room #101 from 3:30pm - 4:15pm.
    • Academic Pentathlon Club Meeting (for 6th-8th graders) in room #25 from 3:30pm -4:15pm. This club will meet weekly on Mondays & Thursdays.
  • Town Hall: Charter Renewal Update Q&A at 5:00pm - 5:30pm in Honour Hall
  • Honour Society Meeting/Friendsgiving at 5:30pm in Honour Hall 

Friday, November 15th:     

  • Regularly scheduled minimum day with 12:30pm dismissal. 
  • End of the 1st Trimester
  • Champions may wear their university shirts, White or Teal polos, or formal wear with uniform bottoms 
  • Guitar/Ukulele/Mandolin Club (for TK-8th graders) in Honour Hall from 7:30am - 8:15am 
  • Mileage Club (TK - 8th graders) will meet weekly on the backfield from 8:00am - 8:30 am on Friday mornings.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to walk/jog with their Champion(s)! 
  • PBIS weekly raffle drawing at 12:15pm and prize wheel for winners!
  • Academic Chess Club - from 12:45pm -1:45pm in Rooms 3 and 8. Please see the flyer for pricing and registration information. Academic Chess Flyer
  • Honour Society Used Uniform Sale starting at 12:00 pm at the front of the school 

Shout-outs for last week: 

  • Thank you to Honour Society for our grade 5-8 PE lockers! Our locker room should be ready for our grade 5-8 Champions by the first week of December.  
  • Thank you to Honour Society volunteers who assisted with Candy Buy Back, Pizza Friday, and the Kona Ice truck last week! 
  • Thank you to all OPA families for supporting Honour Society’s Rainbow Run and Chipotle Spirit Night! 

OPA Club Sign in/out Procedures:

To ensure the safety of our Champions, please carefully review and follow the club sign in/sign out procedures below. 

  • All parents/guardians must sign in their Champion(s) for clubs that take place before school 
  • TK and Kindergarten parents/guardians must sign in their Champion(s) for after school clubs
  • All Champions must be signed out of after school clubs from the classroom or location where the club is being held.
  • After school sports teams will be signed out in front of Honour Hall

Scripps’ National Spelling Bee: 

OPA will participate in the Scripps’ National Spelling Bee for the first time this year.  The National Spelling Bee is open to 3rd through 8thgraders.  The first step in the process is a classroom spelling bee.  The top two spellers from each classroom will participate in our school spelling bee on the evening of Wednesday, January 8th. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Williams at leanne.williams@oxfordchampions.com.

2019-2020 OPA-SV Yearbook:

The 2019-2020 Oxford Preparatory Academy-SV yearbook is now on sale. If you order by November 30th,  you will get 5% off of the regular price. This will be a 100-page full color yearbook that includes an option to add personalized pages to create a unique copy of your own personal yearbook.

November Yearbook Flyer

BYOD Chromebook Information:

Any student wishing to bring their own personal Chromebook to school must go through the process of having the OPA management software installed on their Chromebook. If your Champion’s Chromebook has not gone through this process, please bring the Chromebook and the attached form to the front office.

Chromebook Management Software Agreement 

Morning Drop-off and Pick-up Reminder: In an effort to be respectful neighbors to our community, and maintain student safety, we must be steadfast in our drop-off and pick-up routines. Let this serve as a gentle reminder to staff and parents, please do not make left-hand turns into the parking lot or drop-off lanes if you arrive to school from 8:15am-8:30am or during the afternoon for pick-up. Also, please do not park in any red zones or block our neighbors driveways, and follow the directions of school personnel during drop-off and pick-up. We appreciate your cooperation.

Drop-off time is 8:10am or LATER. If you need to drop your Champions off prior to 8:10am, the YMCA is available to watch your children. There is no supervision prior to 8:10 am and children should not be without a parent on campus at that time. All students must be picked up before 3:30 M-TH and before 12:45 on Fridays, unless they have an after school activity.

**Students arriving at school after 8:40am must be accompanied by a parent and signed in at the front office to receive a tardy slip prior to going to class. Students arriving between 8:30am and 8:40am will still be marked tardy, but may report directly to class.

November Lunch Calendar 

Upcoming Events:

  • November 18th:  Make-up Portraits
  • November 18th: 4th grade Field Trip
  • November 18th:  3rd grade Native American Presentation
  • November 19th-22nd: M.A.J.O.R.S. week for grades K-8
  • November 19th:  School Site Council Meeting 5:30 pm
  • November 21st: 3rd grade Field Trip
  • November 21st: Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting at SV - 5:00 pm
  • November 22nd: Pancakes and Pajamas Day as part of the Rainbow Run’s $20,000 school-wide prize. Champions may wear PJs to school and pancakes will be served as a special treat. 
  • November 25-29th: No School - Fall Break

Thank you for ALL you do!

Go Champions! -Mr. Bridges and Mrs. Merlette