O’Brien Expectations

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

Mission Statement

The mission of Philip O'Brien Elementary is to provide a high quality education for all students.

Campus Hours

  • Office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Breakfast is served 7:30 to 7:50 AM.
  • Campus guests must check in at the office with photo identification and receive a visitor's badge before proceeding onto campus.  No exceptions.


Home of the Lions


No Tardy Party

100th Day of School

Presidents Day Holiday

February Newsletter

To view our February newsletter, please click the link.  https://www.smore.com/xa730 

Early Dismissal Day

Friday, February 17, 2023, is an early dismissal day.  Students will be dismissed 2.5 hours earlier than usual at 12:30 PM.  Please make plans accordingly.

School Choice

The PCPS school choice application window is now open until Feb. 15. This is your opportunity to apply for magnet schools, career academies and other programs for the 2023-24 school year.
We’ll also hosting a series of showcases (starting tomorrow) so you can find out more about your school options, and receive in-person assistance with the application process.
Please see our website for details: https://polkschoolsfl.com/showcase/
Contact information for additional help:
– Career academy applications: 863-519-8438
– Magnet school applications: 863-534-0631 ext. 788
– Parent Portal help: 863-519-7600 (ext. 1 for Pupil Accounting)

Parking Lot Construction

Work has begun on the construction of 36 new parking spaces and the eventual paving of the car rider line.  We are excited about this big project!

You will see construction equipment and workers for the foreseeable future.  The driveway in front of building eight (next to the fire rescue building) will be completely closed and barricaded.

Please help us keep everyone safe by not dropping your child off in the front parking lot.  All students that arrive or dismiss by car should go through the car rider line.  If you want to walk your child to the front gate, please park in a designated space.  We understand parking is limited, and we thank you for your patience as we work to expand our parking lot to accommodate families and staff members.

Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures

Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures

Eating Lunch at School

We are excited to welcome families back on campus to have lunch with their child or children.  Please review our policies for eating lunch on campus by clicking the link.  Lunch Procedures

Free Meals for All Students

For several years now all PCPS schools have been covered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), so there is no charge for students to have breakfast and lunch. Breakfast and lunch are free for all students. This will continue through the new 2022 – 2023 school year. If you have any questions, please contact our food service manager, Michelle Yborra, at (863) 499-2950. Thank you.

CEP Philip O’Brien

Right to Know Letters

These letters inform families of their right to know teacher and paraprofessional qualifications.  If you would like a paper copy, please E-mail or call the school at (863) 499-2950.  These letters will also be included in back to school paperwork that will be available in August.

Right to Know Letter – English 2022-2023

Right to Know Letter – Spanish 2022-2023

Right to Know Letter – Haitian Creole 2022-2023

Dress Code Update 2022 - 2023

Please read our dress code update for the coming school year as you prepare to shop for student outfits and shoes.  Click the link below to view the update.  Crocs shoes are not permitted this year.  Please call the school at (863) 499-2950 if you have any questions.

Dress Code Update 2022-23

Safe Schools for Alex

Safe Schools for Alex is a Web site for an organization that works to promote school safety and provide resources to parents, students, and other stakeholders.  We encourage you to visit the site to learn more!



Site Last Updated

February 8, 2023 - 8:03 pm