OAK POINT NEWS AND EVENTS

Bloodmobile @ OPES

The Bloodmobile has been re-scheduled for Monday, February 12, from 8:30-2:30. With the "Half Pints for Life" program, all donors will receive a t-shirt and their student receives a t-shirt as well! New this time: any class with five donors receives ice cream for the entire class, and the teacher with the most donors will receive a $25 gift card. Most importantly, you can help save three lives with a blood donation. Thanks!

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Title I PAC Night

Thursday, March 1 from 5:30-7:00pm at OPES

Have you eve wanted to make dinosaur fossils or spend time with Marty and Shiloh or maybe make mosaics from Ancient Greece? Well, come explore some magical places with us on Thursday, March 1 from 5:30-7:00pm. There will be crafts and light snacks for the kids. Can't wait to see you there!

Please let us know if you will be attending by completing and returning the form to school by Wednesday, February 21.

BrightArrow Technologies Communications System

Smyth County Public Schools is instituting a phone, email and text message system that will enable school personnel to quickly and easily communicate important information with parents/caregivers. This service is provided by BrightArrow Technologies, which specializes in school-to-parent communications for emergency notifications, informational messages, and a variety of other school-related notifications. In order to get the most out of this technology, we need your most current contact information. Please take a moment and fill out the information request form that was sent home with your student and return it to your child's school as soon as possible.

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Oak Point Elementary will address the needs of the whole child while providing a rigorous learning environment which promotes academic excellence and prepares students for a successful future.

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4th Grade Trip News

The 4th grade Williamsburg and Jamestown trip will be here soon! If your student is going on the trip, please plan to have all trip money in by March 1. Chaperone money is due March 1st also. You may call Mrs. Barton in the office if you have any questions about your balance. All chaperones must be approved with a BIB background check.

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Register your Food City Value Card

Don't forget to register your Food City card with Oak Point Elementary School. You have to make sure your card is associated with the school each year. Food City School Bucks points really add up for our school! You can register your card online or with the cashier at a local Food City store.

OPES Engineers

As part of our Maker Space and STEM activities in the library, students built this rollercoaster with a Knex building set. Students develop team work and collaboration skills through these activities. They have an opportunity to explore concepts of engineering and physics while also following written instructions and diagrams.

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Quit Now Virginia Website

Quit Now Virginia provides free information and coaching by telephone or online to residents who want to quit smoking or using tobacco.

4H Website

Be sure to check the new Smyth County 4H website for student projects and activities.

My School Bucks

In order to better serve our parents and community, Smyth County Schools Food Service Program has invested in a web-based cafeteria application called My School Bucks. This application enables parents/guardians to view their child's lunch account status, including account balance, meals eaten, and a la carte/extra items purchased. Parents will also be able to make online payments. There is no charge to view a student account status; however, the company does charge $2.50 to process each online payment. To create an account, click the My School Bucks link above. You will need your child's six-digit cafeteria ID number to complete the account setup. Registration is free. New students will receive their cafeteria ID number at the time of registration or on the first day of school.