Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to a few questions regarding the PTA, EEF and general info at OPE.

What should my child bring on the first day of school?
A backpack, a snack, a lunch, and a water bottle.
What time does school start and end?

7:45 am Gates Open and students can play on the playground

7:57 am Line-Up Bell

8:00 am School Start Bell and Gates Shut

2:20 pm Dismissal Monday-Thursday (Kindergarten gates open at 2:15 pm) and 12:45 pm Fridays

What time is lunch?

Monday-Thursday 11:30-12:10 (1-3rd) and 12:00-12:40 (K, 4th-6th)

Fridays 11:00-11:40 (1-3rd) and 11:30-12:10 (K, 4th-6th)

Do I need to purchase school supplies for my child?
No. The PTA purchases and distributes school supplies for all children based on a list their teacher provides.
What time is morning recess?
Monday-Thursday 9:40-9:55 (K-3rd) and 10:00-10:15 (4th-6th)

Fridays 10:00-10:15 (all students)

Is there a music program at OPE?

Yes, we are very fortunate to have a full-time Music Enrichment Teacher funded by EEF at OPE with the music PROGRAM funded by the PTA.

What is Grandparents Day?

A very special morning honoring Grandparents (or a special non-parent in your child’s life) with two all-grade concerts, reception and classroom visit time. Watch the 2016 Grandparents Day concert. Grandparents Day is always the Friday before Memorial Day. The students and parent volunteers dress up for the annual theme.

What time does school start and end?

7:45 am Gates Open and students can play on the playground

7:57 am Line-Up Bell

8:00 am School Start Bell and Gates Shut

2:20 pm Dismissal Monday-Thursday (Kindergarten gates open at 2:15 pm) and 12:45 pm Fridays

What is a Spirit Day?

Days where the students are encouraged to show their OPE Spirit and wear their OPE logo t shirt or sweatshirt. Frequently on these days, there will also be an all school assembly at the lunch area in the morning. The PTA’s Spirit Wear sale is at the beginning of the school year.

What is the Olivenhain Pioneer School Song?

Olivenhain Pioneer (clap, clap, clap)
Elementary School is where we go (clap, clap, clap)
Up on the hill, our mission we fulfill
Pioneers, leaders of tomorrow
Children learning, (clap)
Children growing, (clap)
Children showing that we care
We’re creating, (clap)
Investigating, (clap)
Collaborating everywhere
Olivenhain Pioneer (clap, clap, clap)
Elementary School is where we go (clap, clap, clap)
Up on the hill, our mission we fulfill
Pioneers, leaders of tomorrow
O P E Eagles! We Soar!

What is Gold Rush Day?

On Gold Rush Day in March, the 4th grade takes over the ball field and runs a simulated 1850s mining camp town after weeks of preparation. Parents are also very involved in the event day and dress up too! This event is a grade level program and is not funded by the PTA.

What is the Room Parent Fund?

Room parents request money per student at the beginning of the year to be used for Staff Appreciation Week, grade level treats for the staff (each grade provides treats once per school year), and class parties. These funds are separate from the PTA Programs.

What is the annual school musical?

The annual school musical is put on by the 6th grade classes of Mr. Dickenson and Mrs. MacGregor in June. Always an amazing production not to be missed!

What is the Makerspace?

A DIY room where students gather to create, invent and learn.

What is the School Site Council?

The School Site Council develops a plan and budget to allocate the supplemental funds EEF raises through parent contributions to fund POSITIONS. The board is comprised of administrators, teachers, and parents. Their focus is to provide our children with the best education possible. The School Site Council holds a monthly meeting listed on the calendar open to the school parent population.

How do new families get involved in the community?

Join the PTA and EFF. Stay informed by signing up for the Weekly eBlast Newsletter (located in the footer) & sync to OPE’s google calendar.

What is S.T.R.E.A.M.?

Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art and Math

What are New Student Play Dates?

Over the summer a number of play dates are planned for incoming kindergartners, students and families that are new to OPE. This is a great opportunity to become acquainted with other students and families at our school. All play dates are at SUN VISTA PARK playground on Avenida La Posta at Rancho Santa Fe Road (across RSF Road from OPE). Please note there are no public restrooms at the park. Check the PTA website calendar or contact the PTA New Parent Liaison for the current summer dates.

What are the fundraisers for PTA and EEF at OPE?

August – PTA Membership Drive

September – EEF Invest in Your Child Pledge Drive

October – PTA Book Fair (supports the Media Center)

Winter – PTA Jog-A-Thon

Spring – EEF Bid for Kids Auction and EEF Pancake Breakfast

How can I join the PTA board or lead a program?

Contact our PTA President (matthewbosse@hotmail.com) or Parliamentarian Jon Buneta.

How can I volunteer for a PTA event?

Contact Matt Bosse at admin@ptaatope.org or Signup on the Signup Genius that will be posted before many events.

Contact Us

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Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary

8000 Calle Acervo,
Carlsbad, CA 92009

760-943-2000

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