Executive Director Weekly Update 3/24/2019

Dear OPA Families,

Spring Break is around the corner. All OPA school sites and school offices will be closed from April 1 through April 5, 2019. The YMCA will continue to offer childcare at both sites Monday – Friday, 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Childcare is available for OPA students that currently attend the OPA YMCA program.OPA-ED-Message-for-3-24-19

As usual, our OPA schools bustled with activity last week and we have much to look forward to this week. On Wednesday, March 20th, OPA-SV students in grades 4 – 8 participated in Rise Against Hunger, packing 10,000 meals for those in need. Developing a spirit of unselfishness and volunteerism through service learning is key to OPA’s mission and our goals for students.

Saddleback Valley capped off the week with International Day. Students “journeyed” across the globe, stopping to get their passports stamped in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America, learning about the cultures and cuisine that are part of our global fabric. Thank you to all who volunteered so much of their time and energy to make this event a wonderful and delicious learning experience. This week the Living Museum is coming to campus. Watch history come alive as OPA-SV students recreate and interpret important moments from the past.

We are very excited to be having the public hearing for our Charter Renewal, this Wednesday, March 27th, at the Capistrano USD Boardroom, at 6:00 pm. We would love to have our OPA families come out to support the renewal. If you plan to attend, please remember to be polite and professional. You may wear your OPA teal, but please do not bring any signs or make a lot of noise. This is a Board meeting, so we want to be respectful and positive. We will be showing a short video and we have several staff, parents, and students that will be speaking. This should be a great way to show all of the amazing things happening at OPA! The District is impressed with the school’s record of student achievement, family support and demonstration of stability and transparency. A link to the agenda can be found here.

I am looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday and hope you have a wonderful Spring Break.




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