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OPE Scholastic Book Fair starts October 25!

Hello OPE families!
We’d like to welcome you to our peace, love, books OPE Scholastic Book Fair, which starts October 25! That’s right, support Ocean Palms, while stocking up on books for the holidays.

The fall book fair is in person, but parents will not be able to attend the fair with students. However, the book fair will be open to everyone during Fall Family Night on October 28. See the schedule below to learn what day your child will attend the fair with their class. You can send cash, a check, or sign up for E-Wallet (see attached), so that your child has money to spend at the book fair. Please note that when using E-Wallet, the amount you choose will not be given back if it is not spent. Instead, it will stay in your child’s E-Wallet account for future purchases.


Look for your child’s flyer, which should come home soon. And don’t forget, you can further support your child’s class by contributing to your teacher’s E-Wallet account (look for an upcoming e-mail from your room parent). Teacher wish lists will only be available to parents during Fall Family Night.


Why Participate?

  • Ocean Palm’s Scholastic dollars raised at the book fair purchase Sunshine State Books for our upper-grade classrooms and early readers for our younger grades each year!
  • Scholastic dollars raised during the fair help teachers build their classroom libraries by covering a percentage of all books purchased at the fair by teachers and staff.
  • Our yearly subscription to BookFlix is funded with Scholastic dollars.
  • Our Scholastic dollars provide hundreds of dollars to our school’s library each year.


Thank you for supporting OPE! We look forward to seeing your child at the book fair!


Your Book Fair Committee Chairs

Jessica Sellers, Abby Wilcox and Lisa Farese

Please join us and/or volunteer at the Fall Family Night!

Please join us for a night of fun on Thursday, October 28, including Slime party, Inflatables, Face painting, Candy walk, Carnival games, Tikis Shaved Ice, DJ & the Book Fair! Flyer is below.

We also need volunteers to help make our event a success! Or, if you can’t volunteer, you can still help by donating candy for our popular candy walk or pumpkins to decorate our school. Thank you for your support!

Sign up to volunteer:
Fall Festival 2021: Fall Family Festival on October 28th, 2021, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (signupgenius.com

Sign up to donate:
Fall Festival 2021: Candy and Pumpkin Donations – Fall Festival 2021 (signupgenius.com

Earn $ for OPE with Box Tops

As the new school year gets rolling, please remember that you can be earning money easily for OPE with Box Tops!
It’s easier than ever with the new Box Tops app (available in the app store )! The video below has helpful hints if you’re not sure how to get started.

You can also still be sure your earnings go to the class of your choice by using the “give credit” (star icon) button after you’ve scanned your receipt.

Thanks and happy shopping!

Have you completed your school access form?

Have you filled our your school access form?

As per school district policy, parents and visitors must be approved volunteers prior to entering the school building.

The application is available on the OPE or school district website at https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/volunteer/.

If you are unsure if you have current clearance, please call the school at 904-547-3760.

Please encourage all family member who wish to attend events to complete the application process, too. Exceptions will not be made for visiting friends and relatives for any reason.

And don’t forget, photo ID is required every time you sign in at the front office or check your student out, no exceptions.


Please support our Mabels Labels Fundraiser

Introducing a new and easy way to earn money for OPE!

Mabels Labels is the best known brand of durable labels for families, making them perfect for summer camps and more! Even better, they ship for free and OPE earns 20% on every sale!

Please visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com to get started on ordering your personalized labels. Be sure to click support a fundraiser and type in Ocean Palms Elementary before you start your order. PTO has already registered our school.

Thank you in advance for your continued support for OPE!