A list of all our events for the year.


Free Book Swap

What: On Monday, 9/25, and Tuesday, 9/26, drop off books you have outgrown and are ready to part with. On Wednesday, 9/27, our wonderful volunteers will sort the books and on 9/28 and 9/29, parents and kids are free to take home any books they’re interested in.

Where: Drop off books at designated bins around school. Take home books at the tables by the flagpole.

When: 9.25-9.29

Who: Parents, students and siblings.


Spirit Assembly

What: Join the lively company of our mascot, Opie, as we dance with pom-poms and proudly wave our spirit flag, ushering in the excitement of Friday. Remember to don your spirited OPE gear or your game-day jersey!

Where: Flagpole

When: 10.6.23 – 7:30-8:00 AM

Who: Parents, students, siblings and all families welcome

6th Grade camp

10.9 – 10.13

Custodian Day

What: This is not a PTA-affiliated event. We LOVE our custodians. A parent volunteer will collect money through Venmo to be gifted to our custodians in the form of cash with a heartfelt card signed by all of the families who donated.

Where: Venmo @StaciLaw Include the name(s) you want on the card in the memo.

When: Custodians are gifted on 10.2. Gifts are collected 9.18-10.1

Who: Any OPE family who wants to participate

OPE Reads – Superheroes in Action – Photos and Videos

What: We will make a video with still pictures or videos of our students reading in their superhero masks. If you want your child’s picture on this montage, please send videos of children reading while wearing a Superhero mask. If unable to send pictures, our OPE read committee will also work with Mrs. Rohr to take pictures of students in the library reading in superhero masks; parent permission is required.

Where: Email pictures or permission for library photos to Jenessy Wang –

When: 9.15.23 – 9.30.23

Who: Students

OPE Reads – Kickoff – Calling All SuperHeros and BookHeros

What: Gear Up as a SuperHero or Step into the Shoes of Your Literacy Hero Characters: It’s Dress-Up Day!

When: 10.6.2023

Who: Students

OPE Reads – Every Hero Has a Story

What: OPE Reads is a several-month-long program to encourage students to read. Each time your student reads for pleasure, they will record their reading minutes and earn prizes and medals for hitting certain benchmarks. Reading timesheets will be filled out online and submitted weekly to your classroom’s designated volunteer, who will keep track of total reading minutes. A medal ceremony will be held January 19, 2024. This program includes Kindergarteners and those who cannot read yet but are read to!

New this year: To kick off the program, on Friday, 10/6, dress up as a superhero or your favorite character (book hero) from your favorite book!

When: 10.6.23-12.8.23

Who: All OPE Students – Including Kindergartners

Walk or Wheel to School – W.O.W Wednesday

What: On the first Wednesday of each month, we encourage all students to “walk or wheel” (WOW) to school to reduce car congestion and improve the environment. If they walk or wheel to school on a W.O.W. Wednesday, have them stop by the tables at either school entrance and fill out a raffle ticket. Every month one winner is selected from the raffle for a fun prize. Carpooling counts!

Where: Table by flagpole or bike gate.

When: 10.4.2023 – 7:30-7:55 AM

Who: Students who walked or wheeled/carpooled to school

PTA Meeting and Chat with Superintendent Dr. Grey

What: You do not have to be an executive board member to attend a PTA Meeting. During PTA meetings, we review our budget, past and upcoming events, principal updates, teachers’ updates, and more.

Join us at this meeting to hear the latest and most updated events from Superintendent Dr. Grey. She will have a 15-20 minute presentation for us and a Q&A.

Where: In person and on Zoom – In person: Multi-Purpose Room (MPR), Zoom: Email Sally Carpenter for Zoom link

When: 10.12.23 – 12:45 PM

Who: PTA Executive Board Members, PTA Members (Parents who paid the PTA membership dues), Principal, Teacher Liaison, EEF Representative

Book Fair

What: Join us at the School Book Fair, where your child’s love for reading and learning will soar! Parents, you can add money to your child’s scholastic account. Your child will use this credit to shop at the book fair with their classroom.

Also, don’t miss the opportunity to pick up and donate books on your teachers’ wishlist, enriching the classroom library and supporting collective learning. Let’s celebrate knowledge and creativity together as we nurture a lifelong love for reading in our young minds. See you at the book fair!

Where: Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

When: 10.13-10.19 – 12:30-2 PM

Who: Students, Parents

Fall Conference Week

10.16.23 – 10.19.23

Early dismissal @12:45 so teachers can meet with each family. Sign-ups come directly from teachers.

Fall Break


NO SCHOOL – Enjoy your break!

Spooky Trail

What: The trail to school on the corner of Rancho Santa Fe Rd. and Calle Acervo gets decorated by volunteers for one day. Each class gets a designated time slot to experience the spooky fun and encounter age-appropriate surprises. You are welcome to join this adventure with your children; contact your teacher to see when their class will visit the spooky trail.

Where: Trail at the corner of Calle Accervo and Rancho Santa Fe Road

When: October 31st

Who: Students, Parents, Siblings

6th Grade Camp


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Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary

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Carlsbad, CA 92009


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