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.
  • Visits are limited to the office lobby area at this time.


Home of the Lions


5th Grade Curriculum and FSA Night

Student Holiday - October 18

Students will not have school on Monday, October 18, in observance of the teacher workday.  Students will return to campus on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  Please call the school at (863) 499-2950 if you have any questions.

Red Ribbon Run

Keep our winning streak going by registering for free and participating in the Red Ribbon Run this Saturday, October 16.  Check in starts at 7 AM and the first race begins at 8:15 AM.  Families may run with their children in the family run event, a first this year!  Families who want to run in the family run must sign up for $5 online at redribbonrun.com.  The Red Ribbon Run is free for students to sign up and participate if you sign up before Friday, October 15.

If we win the participation trophy again this year, Coach Justis promises to shave off his beard!

Picture Day - October 12

Fall picture day is coming on October 12.  Students must be in uniform.  In the spring, students that purchase an individual portrait package may dress out of uniform for picture day provided their outfit meets PCPS dress code guidelines.  If your student is absent on October 12, a retake day will occur on November 18.  Order forms have been sent in the Wednesday folder.  Please call the school at (863) 499-2950 if you have any questions.  Thank you.


Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Caren Hiam, Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. Marie Sagnella, School-Related Employee of the Year.  Ms. Hiam currently teaches students in grades K-5 who receive ESE services.  She is the ESE grade level chairperson and also serves on the PBIS committee.  Ms. Hiam is an alumni of Philip O’Brien Elementary School and has taught here since 2014.

Mrs. Sagnella is a Title One and Family Involvement paraeducator.  She can often be found pulling small groups of students to accelerate them to success.  She plays a vital role in increasing family and community involvement at Philip O’Brien Elementary.  Mrs. Sagnella has been a Philip O’Brien Lion since 2019.

Congratulations ladies!  You ROAR!

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Please click below to read and review Philip O’Brien Elementary arrival and dismissal procedures.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Dress Code Update for 2021 - 2022

Dress Code Update 202122

Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures

In the event of a rainy day dismissal, please be aware of our procedures for each dismissal group.

Students, staff, and guests are reminded to maintain social distance.  As a reminder, early student check outs should be done prior to 2:30 PM.

Car Riders

  • Car riders will exit their classrooms at 2:50 (Grades K and 1) and 3:00 (Grades 2 – 5) and proceed down the main sidewalk to the dining room and music room maintaining social distance.
  • Car line signs should be on the dashboard of the vehicle. This is critical in keeping the line moving quickly and safely.  If you need a car line sign, please stop by the office with photo identification.
  • Pull through the east gate by the fire rescue building and proceed up the gravel driveway to the dining room. Stay in your vehicle at all times.
  • Pull up to the staff member calling car numbers on the walkie talkie. Your child/children will exit the dining room and will be loaded into your vehicle.
  • As you leave campus, please be careful going home.

Bus Riders/Day Care Vans

  • Bus riders and day care vans will exit their classrooms when their bus/day care van is called and proceed down the main sidewalk maintaining social distance.
  • Bus riders and day care vans will load buses/day care vans under the covered sidewalk in front of the school.
  • Please give buses a few extra minutes to get to their bus stops during rainy weather.

Walkers/Bike Riders

  • Walkers and bike riders will exit their classroom and proceed down the main sidewalk maintaining social distance.
  • Walkers and bike riders will exit the campus through the front gate.
  • Walkers and bike riders will not be dismissed if weather conditions are unsafe. Students will remain in their classroom until it is deemed safe to dismiss.  Please understand the decision to hold students is for the safety of your child/children.

Please call the school at (863) 499-2950 if you have any questions regarding rainy day dismissal procedures.  Thank you.