Author Archives: Kara Ulgenalp

Spring Fling and Silent Auction 2018

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It’s nearly here-The annual Spring Fling is sure to be another huge success! Chock full of activities for students and parents, the event brings lots of fun to our school family.  The Silent Auction is always a hit within the community because of the vast selection of items to bid on.  As always, we need your help! If you or someone you know would like to donate an item/service/experience to help our school raise money through our auction, please go to the Documents page on this website to print a “Request for Donation” letter. You may also contact Kara Ulgenalp at for further information.


Take Action! Education Bill SB926/HB549

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Legislators in Tallahassee promised to reduce the excessive testing that plagues Florida students but now they are stalling.  

The Senate passed a bipartisan education bill that will provide much needed relief for students and teachers. However, the House has NOT adopted the language that would:

  • Eliminate 4 state EOC’s: Geometry, Civics, US History and Algebra II state exams would be eliminated.
  • Substitute National Exams for the FSA:  Students who take and pass the SAT, ACT, AP, IB, or AICE would NOT have to take the FSA.
  • Improve Teacher Evaluations:  VAM (the teacher evaluation model) would be decided by school districts eliminating unneeded testing.
  • Allow paper pencil option for state tests for all grade levels.
  • Restore Teacher Autonomy: The word “uninterrupted” would be removed from the 90-minute reading block mandate.
  • Recess:  Will provide 20 minutes of daily unstructured play for elementary students.

Please call or email your Representative today and tell Tallahassee to keep their promise to reduce the over testing of our students and to give our students and teachers a much needed break!

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Spring Fling and Silent Auction

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Don’t miss our annual

Wednesday, March 15th
5:00 – 8:00 pm

Spring Fling Flier

Don’t miss out on this FREE help! Join us at Mathnasium of Dr Phillips for State Math Practice Test & Practice Sessions

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This event is open to all students – students DO NOT need to be enrolled in a Mathnasium program to attend. Please take advantage of these FREE sessions!


Math Practice Test (Grades 6-8/Alg1/Geo/Alg2)  –
February 11, 2017

Study Skills for your Student

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Come to the Study Skills Seminar Series at The Tutoring Center of Dr. Phillips.

Friday, Feburary 10th at 5:30 pm.

OCCPTA Community Meet & Greet

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Join us tonight for the OCCPTA Community Meet & Greet with Pam Gould, District 4 School Board Member!

This is your opportunity to discuss your views on school issues, such as, school start times, school choice, recess, etc.

When:  Tonight, 2/1/17 at 6:30 pm
Where:  Olympia High School


STEM Event this Wednesday

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Don’t miss our first

STEM Event
Wednesday, November 16th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Pinot’s Pallette Paint Night Out

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Join the PTSA at Pinot’s Palette for a Paint Night Out:

Tuesday, November 29th

7:00 – 9:00 pm

$40/per person

This fundraiser will benefit the Angel Tree Drive

Register Here

Order the 2017 Chick-fil-A Coupon Calendar

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Support the Chain of Lakes Mentor Program by purchasing a 2017 Chick-fil-A calendar for $8.00 each.

Each month includes a special offer.

At least 60 Mentors are needed for academically or socially at risk students.

  • How to become a Mentor: Please contact Mrs. Gregory and let her know your interest.
  • How to purchase a Chick Fil A 2017 Calendar: Please contact Mrs. Schweitzer and let her know how many calendars you want.

Calendars are $8.00 each and make great holiday gifts.

Cash or checks (made out COLMS PTSA) please.


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