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


First Week Meal Menu

Week 1 Meal Menu

Visiting Campus Update

Please click here to view procedures for visiting campus this year.  Photo ID is required.

ID Camera

Technology Information

Please click the link below to view technology information for the new school year.

Technology Information for Parents

Orientation Information

Join us for orientation on Tuesday, August 9. We have two orientation times to help our families! Morning orientation is from 9 – 11 AM, and afternoon orientation is from 4 – 5 PM. Please pick one that best fits your family’s schedule.
Student schedules/teacher assignments will be available on Parent Portal Monday, August 8. If you do not have access to Parent Portal, see a staff member who will assist you.
Stop by the dining room for new student registration, parent portal registration/updates, tags for car riders/bus and van riders/walkers, purchase school t-shirts, and sign up to be part of the PTO and School Advisory Council (SAC).
The clinic will be open if you need to drop off any medication with the Medical Authorization Form.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!
Click here for a downloadable copy of orientation information.  Orientation Information for Parents

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

Register New Students Now

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

Student Orientation

We look forward to seeing you for student orientation on Tuesday, August 9!  We have two times available to assist our families with scheduling.  Stop by and see us during the morning orientation from 9 to 11 AM, or visit us during the afternoon orientation from 4 to 5 PM.  Please call the school at (863) 499-2950 if you have any questions.

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

Lakeland Rotary Supports Philip O'Brien Elementary

On June 28, 2022, our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Vicky Adams, and our Principal, Mr. Charlie Huntley, attended the Lakeland Rotary Club luncheon and meeting. The Lakeland Rotary Club is the generous sponsor of the Know & Grow program at Philip O’Brien Elementary, Crystal Lake Elementary, and Highlands City Elementary for the past two years.

In addition to the iPads presented as part of the Know & Grow event, the Lakeland Rotary Club presented a $7,000 donation to Philip O’Brien Elementary! It is with a most grateful heart that we accept this donation and work to build an outdoor classroom focused on hands-on science teaching and learning for all students.
Thank you Lakeland Rotary!

2022 - 2023 Supply List

Please click the link below for the 2022 – 2023 school supply list.

2022-23 Supply List

5th Grade Kids Tag Art

Check out the wonderful Tag Art from our talented fifth-grade Lions! Thank you for supporting the arts at Philip O’Brien Elementary!


Dollar General Donation

Thank you, Dollar General Stores, for your generous donation of school supplies! These supplies will go directly to students as we continue to ROAR to Success! We appreciate your support.

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!


Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures

Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures