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


National School Psychology Week

Happy National School Psychology Week Mr. Walton!
This year’s theme is “Let’s Get in GEAR”. Mr. Walton helps our students and staff grow, engage, advocate, and rise. He assists in a variety of ways and we are fortunate to know and work with him!

Veterans Day

Polk County Public Schools and district offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.  Students and staff will return to campus on Friday, November 12.

Fall Back

Don’t forget to fall back this Sunday, November 7.

Early Dismissal Day

Wednesday, November 17, is the next early dismissal day.  Students will be released 2.5 hours early at 12:30 PM.  Please make plans accordingly.

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!

Dress Code Update for 2021 - 2022

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