OP Art Contest

Hi OP Families!

The Foundation Board is excited to announce our first OP Art Contest!

We are missing our school now more than ever…so what better way to celebrate our Staff, Teachers and Classmates than with a friendly Art Competition?!

2020 Olde Providence Elementary School Art Contest

“What OP Means to Me”

Any OP student may participate.

Judging and Winners
• A panel of judges will review entries by grade level.
• A finalist will be selected from each grade.
• A Best‐in‐Show winner will be named out of the grade‐level finalists.
• All finalists’ artwork will be displayed at the school, on the Foundation Facebook Page and in the PTA Blast.

Media and Technique Requirements
Any of the following media or techniques may be used:
• Paint (watercolor, tempera, poster, acrylic, etc.)
• Drawing materials (pencil, charcoal, colored chalk, pastels, oil pastels, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
• Collage materials (cut & glued papers, such as construction paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, etc.)
• Prints (handmade stencils, gadget printing, collographs, block prints, etc.)
• Original digital illustration
• Photography

Students are encouraged to use bold colors and strong lines.

Judging Criteria
A selection committee will review artwork submissions based on the following criteria:
• Interpretation of the theme
• Technical skill
• Originality

Copyright Law
Any artwork that depicts copyrighted images will be rejected. For example, no artworks depicting characters from television shows, movies, video games, or books will be accepted. All artworks must be original ideas and created entirely by the student.

Multiple Entries
One entry per student.

1. Create a digital image of your artwork (keep the original!)

2. Save your digital image as a .jpg using the following file name and type:
[your last name]_[teacher]_grade.jpg
Example: Smith_Barne _K.jpg

3. Email your digital file to art@opesfoundation.org. Give us a brief description of your artwork. Your artwork must be uploaded no later than April 27th to be eligible for the competition.

4. Keep your original artwork. Winners art will be displayed at the school.

5. There is not an entry fee for this art contest. If you would like to donate to the OPES Foundation, you may do so by clicking on the Fundraising tab and selecting the PayPal button. Thank you for your continued support! Go Knights!


Additional $1500 for OP Teacher Grants


The OPES Foundation hosted a drive thru BBQ dinner on Saturday, April 22, 2017 raised $1500 for OP Teacher Grants and other projects for our school.

If you would like to make a donation to the OPES Foundation, please click the button below and enter any amount.  Thank you!

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2016 Gigglin Pig BBQ-333


Why have PTA and a Foundation?

The idea for our Foundation came from a PTA playground committee in 2009.  OP desperately needed a new playground, but CMS did not have funds to repair or replace the rusting, splintered structure.  At that time our PTA had to follow strict North Carolina PTA statutory restrictions on how a PTA raises and spends its funds, and guidelines for when it must spend them.   They could not raise the $60-90,000 needed to replace the playground.  The PTA recognized the need for a separate organization focused exclusively on fund raising to meet the considerable gap between school resources and school needs.
The Olde Providence Elementary School Foundation pursues private/public grants and donations unavailable to PTA organizations. The existence of our own 501(c)(3) organization allows us to strategically raise and invest money as the Foundation deems appropriate and over a time period that best serves the students and staff of Olde Providence Elementary School as well as the community.

How is the Foundation aligned with the PTA?

The Foundation and PTA work as strategic partners. Each serves a specific role and is completely aligned to serve the best interests of our school. The PTA remains a critical organization that provides many core programs that enhance the school experience such as funds for classroom books and supplies, Teacher Appreciation Week, and classroom programs like math, reading and science volunteers.
The Foundation will continue its mission of providing a healthy, challenging and enriching environment for all students of Olde Providence Elementary School by making funds available to satisfy our community’s expectations of an exemplary education for every student.