News of the Week - February 17th


Hello OPA Champion families.  This is Mr. Bridges and Mrs. Merlette with some important reminders and a look at the week ahead.  


This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week! At OPA we will be having special Themed Dress Days & special events run by our Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) students & Kindness Club.  For more information please click on the following link:  Kindness Week Flyer 

Additionally, visit for additional activities that you and your Champion(s) can complete at home! 


Kids Run the OC Information:

OPA SV will be participating in Kids Run the OC on May 2nd. Registration is due online by March 1st. Please register your student(s) at . Make sure to select the OPA- Saddleback Valley campus when registering. We will start biweekly morning practices on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:00-8:30am. This is a very fun and exciting event designed to keep kids moving and all grade levels are welcome to join. Our first practice is Wednesday 2/12/20 at 8 am. Email Miss. Penrose with any questions:


Track & Field at OPA: 

OPA Saddleback Valley has been invited to compete against the top runners in the 2nd Annual South Orange County Open Track and Field Meet on March 15th at Mission Viejo High School. This meet is open to participants of all skill levels for ages 6-15 (with proof of grade no higher than 8th).  Track practices will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30- 4:15 PM starting this week. Parent volunteers are necessary to help this program run smoothly. Please email Ms. Penrose at if you are willing to help coach or have any questions regarding the OPA track team.



After you have registered for the track meet, please complete the following Google Form that will provide Ms. Penrose with confirmation of your registration, as well as contact information that will ensure that you receive all information and updates about the track team. 



2019-2020 OPA-SV Yearbook -ORDER DEADLINE APRIL 20th

The 2019-2020 Oxford Preparatory Academy-SV yearbook is now on sale. 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 for a starting price of $24.60. Click on the link below to order yours.   


Monday, February 17th:

  • No school - President’s Day!

Tuesday, February 18th: 

  •  “Dreaming of Kindness” Come to school in your pajamas!  (Or wear your regular uniform.)
  • 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 3:30 pm - 4:15pm.
  • Track Practice on the back field from 3:30- 4:15 PM - open to all TK-8th grade Champions.
  • Garden Club (3:30-4:15) Room 25


Wednesday, February 19th:

  • “Hats off to Kindness” Wear a crazy hat with your spirit shirt and uniform bottoms.  (Or wear a hat with your regular uniform). No Jeans. 
  • Math Olympiad (for 4th-8th graders) in Ms. Carnovale’s room #8 from 7:30 am - 8:25am 
  • Mileage Club (TK - 8th graders) will meet weekly on the backfield from 8:00am - 8:30 am on Friday mornings.  
  • Jazz Band Club (for 4th-8th graders) in the Band room #101 from 3:30pm - 4:15pm.
  • Microsoft E-Sports Club (grades 3-5) in Honour Hall from 3:30pm - 4:45pm 


Thursday, February 20th:    

  • Powered by Kindness. Wear a superhero outfit!  (Or wear your regular uniform.)
  • Marching Band Club (for 4th-8th graders) in the Band room #101 from 7:30am - 8:15am.
  • PBIS Raffle Cart will be coming around during first recess and middle school break. 
    1. Champions may enter Scholarships for a weekly drawing! Champions must write their FIRST AND LAST names on each Scholarship they want to enter. 
  • 5th Grade Walk-Through! 
  • Kammermuski/Intermediate Strings - 3:30 - 4:15 pm Band Room
  • TK/Kinder circus parent information meeting at 5:30 pm in Honour Hall
  • Grab dinner out tonight and support our school! Honour Society Fundraiser at Cafe Rio - 24312 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630


Friday, February 21st:  

  • Be a Rainbow in someone else’s cloud. Find your grade level and wear your designated color to create a rainbowof Champions! Or wear your university t-shirt or wear your regular uniform.
    • TK & Kindergarten: Purple
    • 1st & 2nd Grades : Blue
    • 3rd & 4th Grades : Green
    • 5th Grade : Yellow
    • 6th Grade : Orange
  • 7th & 8th Grade : Red
  • Mileage Club (TK - 8th graders) CANCELLED 2/21
  • Guitar Club - 7:30 - 8:10 am Honour Hall
  • PBIS Raffle Drawing at noon! Selected students will spin the Raffle Wheel. 


Upcoming Events:

  • February 24th: Open Enrollment Starts
  • February 24th: EcoHero Assembly grades TK-4
  • February 26th: Spring Portraits and 8th grade Promotion Photos 
  • February 26th: School Site Council Meeting at 5:30pm
  • February 27th: Board Meeting at SOC 
  • February 28th: OPA Battle of the Books Practice Competition Assembly - grades 3-5
  • March 2nd - 6th: Staff Appreciation Week (Look for information from your University Room Parents) 
  • March 15th:  Track Meeting at Mission Viejo High School - Registration link Track Meet Registration   


        February Lunch Menu



Honour Society Events:

  • Please visit OPA - SV’s Honour Society website for a detailed calendar with all fundraisers, meeting dates, ticket purchasing information, volunteer opportunities, and special events!


Thank you for ALL you do!

Go Champions! -Mr. Bridges and Mrs. Merlette