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

  • The school office will be closed Monday, August 3, and Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  If you need assistance, please call the school at (863) 499-2950.  Phones will be monitored to provide assistance.  The office will reopen Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
  • Beginning Wednesday, August 5, 2020, the office hours will be 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.


Home of the Lions

Our Mission:

To provide a high quality education for all students

Enrollment and Updating Addresses

Parents/Guardians:  Make your appointment now to enroll your child and/or update your address.  If your address has changed or you need to complete an affidavit of residence for the 2020 – 2021 school year, please do not wait until orientation (August 20) or the first day of school (August 24) to complete these processes.  Students will not be added to class lists and will not be enrolled in school until all paperwork is received and approved.  In accordance with social distancing guidelines, we cannot have groups of people in the office.  You must make your appointment ahead of time.

Acceptable proofs of residences include:

  • Current apartment rent receipt of home lease agreement, mortgage document, or property tax record
  • Current utility bill (electric, gas, water), cable, or home phone bill
  • Current Florida driver’s license, automobile registration, or automobile insurance
  • Current voter registration document or State of Florida identification card
  • Proof of current government benefits (disability, Medicare, food stamps or Department of Children and Families (DCF) correspondence)

*Each proof must include the name and current address (dated within 60 days or unexpired).  Post office boxes, private mail box addresses or commercial establishment addresses are not sufficient.

Affidavit of Residence documentation requires that the parent/guardian have one proof and the homeowner or lease holder have a separate proof of residence.  Please call the school at (863) 499-2950 to schedule an appointment today!

School Supply List

Please click the “School Supply List” link to access the 2020 – 2021 school supply list for Philip O’Brien Elementary.  Please call the school at (863) 499-2950 if you have any questions.

School Supply List

Digital Device Return

All digital devices and chargers checked out to students were due back in the office by July 16 unless your student is participating in the virtual summer learning program.  Please return digital devices as soon as possible in preparation for the upcoming school year.  We are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Please call the school at (863) 499-2950 if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Reopening Update

The start of the 2020 – 2021 school year has been delayed until August 24, at the earliest, depending on the spread of COVID-19.  See the revised 2020 – 2021 school year calendar here Revised Tentative 2020-2021 Calendar.  Polk County Public Schools will offer three learning formats for the 2020 – 2021 school year:  Campus Learning, Campus School, and Polk Virtual School.  Campus eLearning students will stay enrolled at POBE, and Polk Virtual Students will not.  Families must select a learning format by August 2.  Learn more and make your selection at www.polkschoolsfl.com/reopening.

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.

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!