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 Backpacks for the Remainder of the School Year

From Polk County Public Schools:
Reminder: Beginning Monday, May 22, 2023, no backpacks will be allowed at all PCPS school sites for the remainder of the current school year. The last day of school for students is Wednesday, May 31. For the remainder of this month, students may carry bags no larger than a small purse. Lunchboxes will still be permitted.
This is simply a precautionary measure. It is not uncommon for schools to implement such a security change during the last days of the school year, when it is no longer necessary for students to carry backpacks or large purses.
If you feel that child needs accommodations regarding this change, please contact the office.

Kindergarten Summer Readiness Camp

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!



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May 29, 2023 - 8:59 am