O’Brien Expectations

  • Respectful
  • Organized and Ready to Learn
  • Always safe
  • Responsible

Mission Statement

To provide a high quality education for all students.

Campus Hours

  • Our campus is closed to the public.
  • Please call the school between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM if you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment.


Home of the Lions

Our Mission:

To provide a high quality education for all students

2019 - 2020 POBE Yearbook

The 2019 – 2020 Philip O’Brien Elementary yearbook has arrived! If you ordered your yearbook online, school staff will call this week to let you know your yearbook is ready for pickup. You will be able to schedule a pickup during the phone call.

If you did not order your yearbook online and would like to purchase one, please call the school to set up an appointment for purchase and pickup. Each yearbook is $15. We accept cash, check, or money order. Checks and money orders must be made payable to Lifetouch. We cannot accept checks or money orders made out to Philip O’Brien Elementary.

As a reminder, our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Call the school at (863) 499-2950 if you have any questions.

Device Password Assistance

If you are experiencing an issue where you receive a message that your password has expired on a Polk County Public School device, please following the instructions below to resolve the issue.

1. Take the device to a PCPS school site (The BusWiFi locations will not work, it must be a school site).

2. Get close enough to a building that you can connect to the PCPS-Secure network (This should occur automatically).

3. With the device powered on, REBOOT the device using the button located in the bottom right hand corner, shutting the device down or putting the device to sleep will not work.

4. Once the device reboots, it should clear the change password message and you will be able to login. If this does not work, repeat the reboot step until it does.

Please call the school at (863) 499-2950 if you have any questions. We are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM during the summer.

Summer Learning

Summer learning materials have arrived and are ready for pick up. We have materials for students who just completed Kindergarten through fourth grade as well as our new incoming Kindergarteners. This is also a great time to stop by and pick up student belongings and drop off library books. Fifth graders going to middle school should also return digital devices. Please call the school for a time to stop by Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM for pick up.

Kindergarten Roundup

We are looking for new Kindergarten students for the 2020 – 2021 school year!  Philip O’Brien Elementary School is now registering new Kindergarten students.  Call the Philip O’Brien Elementary office at (863) 499-2950 if you have any questions and to set up an appointment to collect your registration paperwork.

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Distance Learning Check In

2020 Census

The next census count is happening this year. Residents will begin receiving mailers for the 2020 census in March. Please read the card, participate and be counted!