Parent Update – September 25, 2014

OFHS SENIOR SEES ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

HSBioMedMareena Gentry saw firsthand the challenges and joys toward her goal of an OB-GYN career.

She is a student in the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science program at OFHS, a curriculum devoted to preparing students to be innovative and productive leaders in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Polaris Career Center funds the program.

As a junior, she shadowed a doctor and spent an 11-hour work day from labor to delivery in an OB-GYN hospital wing. She gathered with doctors and interns to discuss patient statuses and did rounds with them. She viewed – and assisted – in the first childbirth of the day and saw her first C-section in an operating room. She dressed from head to toe in scrubs and a mask, standing 5 feet away from the surgery. She even witnessed the birth of twins.  The eight babies that day all arrived healthy into the world.

As she said, “I was amazed by what I was given the chance to do by the PLTW Biomedical Science program here at Olmsted Falls High School.  I will never forget this day as it was not only a great learning experience, but it reinforced my career plans to go into the medical field. I truly recommend taking full advantage of every opportunity because you never know how much it can change you until you experience it!”

What an amazing experience she saw as a high school student.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI HALL OF FAME WELCOMES NEWEST INDUCTEES

alumni induction 2Guests gathered at the German-American Cultural Center last week for the OFHS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner.  Six new inductees were formally welcomed into the OFHS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. They were Art Gibel, class of ’68; Debbie Koeppen Berry, class of ’87; Scott Highhouse, ’82; Lora Hirschbert, ’81; Dave Schuster, ’70 and Craig Barbee, educator.   Congratulations to each inductee!alumni induction classroom 2

In addition to the formal ceremony, the inductees gave presentations to OFHS students last Friday. Students from two classes participated and senior Michael Doherty, senior class president, facilitated the presentations.  Plaques of these outstanding alumni and all Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame members are on the walls outside the OFHS media center.

To view a gallery of the induction ceremony and the school visit, CLICK HERE.

visionDISTRICT NURSES TO BEGIN ROUTINE SCREENINGS

The school nurse will perform screenings for hearing, vision and postural/scoliosis over the next two months. The Ohio Department of Health guidelines will be followed.

Pre-K and K screenings will begin Wednesday, October 1st and grades 1-3; from October 13-17th for vision and hearing. Grade 5 will be in November/December for vision, hearing and postural screening. Grade 6 will take place in February/March 2015 for postural screening. Grade 7 will be March/April 2014 for vision, hearing and postural screenings. Grade 9 will occur in March/April 2015 for vision and hearing. All new and transferred students also will be screened.   Any child that a teacher or parent refers may be screened regardless of grade. If a child fails the first screening, he or she will be re-screened in about four  weeks.  If a child fails both screenings, his or her parent/guardian will be notified in writing.

Be sure to remind your children to wear their glasses for the vision screening. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s health clinic.

VOLUNTEERS REJUVENATE OFHS BAND TRUCK

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Drum roll, please.

A big Thank You to Olmsted Falls Music Association parents who revitalized the band equipment truck. They not only cleaned up the corroded aluminum, painted the wheels and undertook other details, but placed new decals on all three sides of the box.

A special thanks to Mark Hannah and his company Full Color Resources for providing the decals and application of them!

To view a few more pictures, CLICK HERE.

 

music-notesOFMA MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

The next meeting of the Olmsted Falls Music Association is this coming Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Choir Room.

To visit the OFMA Facebook page, please click HERE.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in becoming a substitute teachers for Olmsted Falls Schools, please contact our substitute teaching service provider, Renhill, for more information.  In addition to a bachelor’s degree, applicants must have a strong desire to work with and inspire students, be able to communicate well, have flexibility and adapt to change, and exhibit patience, kindness and fairness.  If interested, please contact:

Rose White, Marketing & Selection Specialist

Renhill Group

(216) 986-2745

www.renhillgroup.com

The next recruiting day for Olmsted Falls School District is currently scheduled for October 8th.

VARSITY FOOTBALL PRESALE TICKETS 

football-clip-artVarsity football presale tickets will be on sale Fridays at Olmsted Falls High School – Student Office,

Student presale tickets will be on sale the day of every football game, at ALL school buildings for $4.00.  Adult presale tickets will be available for home games only, at Olmsted Falls High School (Student Office) from 8 am. to 2:30 p.m. for $6.00.

Home games are October 3rd, Berea-Midpark; October 10th, Amherst, Homecoming and October 31st, Parent Night

OFIS PTA COOKIE DOUGH ORDER DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY

cookie-dough-truffles-5005You still have time – but only through this Friday, September 26th – to order cookie dough through the OFIS PTA’s only fundraiser this year. Proceeds help support field trips and many programs that its students enjoy. Forms are available from any OFIS student, from the school office or by emailing kristiepatton@cox.net.

 

OFHS POST PROM COMBINES REVERSE RAFFLE AND CLAMBAKEclambake

Enjoy some clams and maybe luck at the OFHS Post Prom’s Reverse Raffle and Clambake on October 19th at the West Side Irish American Club. The cost is $35 for a full meal, which includes clams, chicken, corn, yams, a refreshment, etc., and $7 for a kid’s meal of hot dog, chips, drink and dessert. Extra clams are $9. The event runs from 3-7 p.m. at the center on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township. See a Post Prom member for tickets or contact Beth Kopycinski at 95kopy@gmail.com.

GET YOUR TICKET BY OCTOBER 1ST IN THE CHEVY CRUZE OR $10,000 CONTEST!

OFAB fundraiser carWin a Chevy Cruze LS or $10,000 in the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters fundraiser.

Tickets are available for $10 each from various athletic teams and organizations including: baseball, football, tennis, boys/girls basketball, bowling, fast pitch, golf, boys/girls soccer, track, volleyball, wrestling, Athletic Boosters, Hockey Association, Masquers, Swim Association, Volleyball Association and Music Association.

In addition tickets will be available in the board office, at all home football games, or by contacting OFAB President Jim Polcar at (440) 724-3454.

Tickets are $10.  There will be a drawing of 10 people at the October 10th football game.  October 31st football game will bring those winners to  see who the ultimate winner is.  Winner will select from a 2014 Chevy Cruze or $10,000.  Winner  must be 18 years or older to win.  More rules on the OFAB website.

Help support your local organizations also involved in the fundraiser by buying a ticket!

ofma sample decalOFMA SELLS WINDOW DECALS TO SHOW BULLDOG PRIDE

Order forms were distributed last week for the Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Decal fundraiser. The window clings are $5 each and available to middle and high schools’ choir, band and Golden Bullettes/Majorettes members. Each student may choose a customized cling with their name on it and which choir vocal part or an image of a band instrument they play. The Bulldog Note clings are available to all – parents, grandparents, anyone – who wish to show Bulldog Pride.

Check with your student about the form sent home. If you did not receive one, contact Tracy Corrigan at thetracyvines@yahoo.com or call her at 440-427-8222.

AUDITIONS TO OFHS PTA TALENT SHOW ARE NEXT MONTH

talent-show1Attention: ALL OF dancers, singers, comedians, musicians, jugglers, bands and magicians, kindergarten through grade 12! Is there a talent you have? Well, get your act together. Why not bring it to the 28th annual OFHS PTA Friday Night Talent Show auditions that will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 25th in the OFHS auditorium. Start preparing for your audition now. The key is practice.

Watch this weekly blog, look for posted flyers in your school and check your school’s website for more details. Contact Mrs. Ferrini or Mrs. Knaggs with questions at 440-427-0894.

frostyENJOY A FREE WENDY’S JR FROSTY THROUGH OFMS PTA’S FUNDRAISER

The OFMS PTA kicked off its Free Wendy’s Jr. Frosty card fundraiser. For $1, you will receive a card for unlimited free Jr. Frosty’s from Wendy’s with any purchase. The cards are good for one year of unlimited use.  They also are great gifts for grandparents, co-workers and siblings.

To view a purchase form, CLICK HERE, and return it to school.

 

resale photoOECPTA AUTUMN ATTIC RESALE IS THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH

The annual Autumn Attic Resale is September 27 at the OFMS.  This resale event is for gently-used infant, children, teen and maternity clothing, furniture, décor, bedding, strollers, activity baby gear, safety, toys, games and other miscellaneous for all ages of children.

The Early Bird hours are 8-9 a.m. with a $5 admission.  General sale is 9 a.m. to noon with a $2 admission. Sellers manage their own tables.

Post Prom Fundraiser information sheet revised (1)

OFHS POST PROM NECKLACE FUNDRAISER RETURNS

Back by popular demand is the OFHS Post Prom customized and personalized necklaces. There are three designs, two different chain lengths and various add-ons available with each purchase.

To view a flyer and order form, CLICK HERE. For more information, contact laurieshand@hotmail.com or 95kopy@gmail.com

 

falls lenox OECPTA logo PTA YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER ENDS THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH

The Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA Yankee Candle fundraiser will run through September 29th.

Simply visit its website by CLICKING HERE and enter group #990050451 in the “start shopping” box. All online orders will be shipped immediately and directly to the address requested.

COMMUNITY

cuyahoga-logo-footerScratch Video Game Creation Workshop

Date: 10/1/2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

 Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710Description:

Interested in making video games? In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to make a basic interactive game using Scratch online software. Bring your creativity and imagination!  (Grades 6-12) Registration Required. Release form required for photographs.  Visit http://cuyahogalibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=33105 to sign up.

 

OFHS BAND TO PERFORM AT FALLS DAY IN THE PARK

falls day in park 3The community is invited to attend the 1-4 p.m. October 5th Falls Day in the Park at East River Park on Lewis Road.

The event includes crafts, vendors, food, refreshments, games, music and, of course, an appearance by the OFHS Bulldog marching band. The event is free and open to all.

 

VENDORS NEEDED FOR OCC’S HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

crafts4The Olmsted Community Center is accepting applications for its Holiday Home & Craft Shoppe on November 15th.  The price for an 8-foot space is $35.  Last year the show saw more than 500 attendees.

To download a space application form, CLICK HERE.  To view a flyer of the event, CLICK HERE.

CELEBRATE OLMSTED BICENTENNIAL WITH A MURDER MYSTERY

mystery murder pix

 

Continue to enjoy this year’s Olmsted Bicentennial celebration at the Dressed to Kill: Murder at the Costume Ball murder mystery October 25th. It is at the Donauschwaben’s German-American Cultural Center. The cost is $47 and includes a light hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinner, cash bar, interactive professionally-produced murder mystery entertainment, music and dancing. The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at T & S Mower, 25438 Sprague Road or by CLICKING HERE.

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Parent Update – September 19, 2014

MOTHER GOOSE AND FRIENDS VISIT ECC

ECC 1

Mother Goose, Gus the Goose, BaaBaa Black Sheep, Penelope PomPom, Whootie the Know-It-Owl and others encouraged ECC youngsters to enjoy books through reading skills.ECC 2

The Sandusky State Theatre presented Mother Goose and Friends, which PNC Bank sponsored as a part of its Right to Read program.

Mother Goose and Friends is geared towards teaching youth ages 3-5 Mother Goose nursery rhymes and basic literacy and reading skills through the use of rhyme, song, dance and puppetry.

The program is part of the theatre’s mission statement, which is to work with other arts organizations to serve surrounding communities by providing quality educational programs dedicated  to lifelong learning in and through the arts.

OFHS GRAD WORKS WITH FASHION MOGUL @ NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Anastasia Souris

Anastasia Souris, 2011 OFHS graduate, has done internships with Steve Madden in New York City and BCBG in Los Angeles as a fashion major senior at Ohio University.

This month she volunteered for BCBG Max Azria Group fashion shows during the fall Fashion Week in New York City. To view the story a Delta Gamma sorority sister wrote about her experience there, CLICK HERE.

In this photo, Anastasia is with Lubov Azria, American fashion model and chief creative officer with BCBG Max Azria Group.

Kudos to our former Bulldog!

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS ABOUT EV-D68

You have likely been hearing stories in the news recently about a new respiratory virus affecting children in Ohio as well as other states.  The Ohio Department of Health has compiled information about Enterovirus D68.  To access the latest information on EV-D68 on the ODH website, please click HERE.

CITY, TOWNSHIP, SCHOOLS MEET RECREATION NEEDS OF COMMUNITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIP

Olmsted Recreation LogoThe City of Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Olmsted Falls School District have partnered to establish a joint recreation entity that will oversee all athletics and other recreation activities in the Olmsted community.  The new partnership was launched in July. Its first task is coordinating all youth sports offerings in the community under the Olmsted Recreation umbrella to provide parents registering their children for sports programs a central, online registration system.  The online resource will also serve to provide an overview of available programs and registration and fee payment capabilities.

While existing athletic programs – whether privately run or school district run – will maintain their operational structures, Olmsted Recreation will serve to gather all of these outstanding athletic resources under one roof for the purpose of information and registration.  Olmsted Recreation initially will enter into a 6-month agreement with the privately maintained Olmsted Community Center to serve as the registration site for both online and in-person registration for all local youth sports programs participating in the new partnership.  A nominal built-in registration fee will help establish a funding stream to support the ongoing initiative.

Olmsted Recreation also will seek new partnerships for additional recreation opportunities for residents of all ages. For example,  a memorandum of understanding with Brook Park was approved that will provide Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township residents access to that city’s John A. Polonye Community Center, including its water park, at reduced rates.  It hopes to expand recreational offerings beyond just school-age youth to those for all ages from pre-school to senior citizens.

To read more, please click HERE.

Bulldog yearbook cover

 REMINDER:  BULLDOG YEARBOOKS ARE IN!

The 2014 OFHS Yearbooks are available for pick up and purchase at the school.

Also available are previous years’ books as well.

Please contact Publications at 427-6050 or publications@ofcs.net with questions.

 

football-clip-artVARSITY FOOTBALL PRESALE TICKETS 

Varsity football presale tickets will be on sale Fridays at Olmsted Falls High School – Student Office,

Student presale tickets will be on sale the day of every football game, at ALL school buildings for $4.00.  Adult presale tickets will be available for home games only, at Olmsted Falls High School (Student Office) from 8 am. to 2:30 p.m. for $6.00.

Home games are October 3rd, Berea-Midpark; October 10th, Amherst, Homecoming and October 31st, Parent Night

clambakeOFHS POST PROM COMBINES REVERSE RAFFLE AND CLAMBAKE

Enjoy some clams and maybe luck at the OFHS Post Prom’s Reverse Raffle and Clambake on October 19th at the West Side Irish American Club. The cost is $35 for a full meal, which includes clams, chicken, corn, yams, a refreshment, etc., and $7 for a kid’s meal of hot dog, chips, drink and dessert. Extra clams are $9. The event runs from 3-7 p.m. at the center on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township. See a Post Prom member for tickets or contact Beth Kopycinski at 95kopy@gmail.com.

LAST FEW CHANCES: GET YOUR TICKET IN THE CHEVY CRUZE OR $10,000 CONTEST!

OFAB fundraiser carWin a Chevy Cruze LS or $10,000 in the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters fundraiser.

Tickets are available for $10 each from various athletic teams and organizations including: baseball, football, tennis, boys/girls basketball, bowling, fast pitch, golf, boys/girls soccer, track, volleyball, wrestling, Athletic Boosters, Hockey Association, Masquers, Swim Association, Volleyball Association and Music Association.

In addition tickets will be available in the board office, at all home football games, or by contacting OFAB President Jim Polcar at (440) 724-3454.

Tickets are $10.  There will be a drawing of 10 people at the October 10th football game.  October 31st football game will bring those winners to  see who the ultimate winner is.  Winner will select from a 2014 Chevy Cruze or $10,000.  Winner  must be 18 years or older to win.  More rules on the OFAB website.

Help support your local organizations also involved in the fundraiser by buying a ticket!

frostyENJOY A FREE WENDY’S JR FROSTY THROUGH OFMS PTA’S FUNDRAISER

The OFMS PTA kicked off its Free Wendy’s Jr. Frosty card fundraiser. For $1, you will receive a card for unlimited free Jr. Frosty’s from Wendy’s with any purchase. The cards are good for one year of unlimited use.  They also are great gifts for grandparents, co-workers and siblings.

To view a purchase form, CLICK HERE, and return it to school.

 

resale photoOECPTA AUTUMN ATTIC RESALE IS SEPTEMBER 27TH

The annual Autumn Attic Resale is September 27 at the OFMS.  This resale event is for gently-used infant, children, teen and maternity clothing, furniture, décor, bedding, strollers, activity baby gear, safety, toys, games and other miscellaneous for all ages of children.

The Early Bird hours are 8-9 a.m. with a $5 admission.  General sale is 9 a.m. to noon with a $2 admission. Sellers manage their own tables.

Post Prom Fundraiser information sheet revised (1)

OFHS POST PROM NECKLACE FUNDRAISER RETURNS

Back by popular demand is the OFHS Post Prom customized and personalized necklaces. There are three designs, two different chain lengths and various add-ons available with each purchase.

To view a flyer and order form, CLICK HERE. For more information, contact laurieshand@hotmail.com or 95kopy@gmail.com

 

falls lenox OECPTA logo PTA OFFERS YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER

The Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA Yankee Candle fundraiser will run through September 29th.

Simply visit its website by CLICKING HERE and enter group #990050451 in the “start shopping” box. All online orders will be shipped immediately and directly to the address requested.

COMMUNITY

cuyahoga-logo-footerScratch Video Game Creation Workshop

Date: 10/1/2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

 Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710Description:

Interested in making video games? In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to make a basic interactive game using Scratch online software. Bring your creativity and imagination!  (Grades 6-12) Registration Required. Release form required for photographs.  Visit http://cuyahogalibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=33105 to sign up.

olmsted community center building

JOIN SATURDAY ACTIVITY NIGHTS IN SEPTEMBER

Olmsted Community Center invites students in grades 2-6 to attend its 7-10 p.m. Saturday Activities Nights. The cost is $8 for the fully supervised dance party, crafts, games and fun in the gym. Each must have a signed registration form, which is found by CLICKING HERE. The flyer also lists the September activities.

September 20th is Backyard fun with ladder golf, corn hole, Frisbee toss and more.  It’s Inflatable Night September 27th.

VENDORS NEEDED FOR OCC’S HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

The Olmsted Community Center is accepting applications for its Holiday Home & Craft Shoppe on November 15th.  The price for an 8-foot space is $35.  Last year the show saw more than 500 attendees.

To download a space application form, CLICK HERE.  To view a flyer of the event, CLICK HERE.

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Weekly Update – September 12, 2014

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OLMSTED FALLS ROBOTICS TEAMS PLACE 3rd IN THE NATION

Robotics teamTwo teams of students competed at the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City after qualifying by placing first in mobile robotics and robotics and Automation Technology at state competition last April.

Both teams battled to win third place in the nation in their respective competitions!

Robotics teamIn the mobile robotics competition, teams designed a robot to do specific tasks at their home school, keeping documentation so when they arrived at nationals they had eight hours to rebuild the robot from scratch. In the first 60 seconds, the robot operates autonomously. Using sensors and preprogrammed instructions, the robot must try to strategically move the balls across the playing field and over the bump into the scoring area. Then drivers take control of the robot.  Teams score points for each ball scored over the bump or if their robots are in the red tile at the end.  Students Lucas Schilling and Matt Seman were OFHS team members.

To view a photo gallery of the event, CLICK HERE.  To view a view of the contest, CLICK HERE.

The robotics and automation technology teams had to solve a task using a vertically articulated five-axis robot and additional peripherals used to create a work cell, which was judged on hardware layout, wiring, power and external devices, such as sensors and pneumatic actuators.  OFHS team members were Stephanie Schroth and Joselyn Rabbitt. CLICK HERE for a video of their contest.

Bulldog yearbook coverBULLDOG YEARBOOKS ARE IN!

The 2014 OFHS Yearbooks are available for pick up and purchase at the school.

Also available are previous years’ books as well.

Please contact Publications at 427-6050 or publications@ofcs.net with questions.

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2014-2015 ACTIVITIES CALENDARS NOW DISTRIBUTED

The 2014-2015 PTA Activities Calendar was sent to homes with the youngest student in your household this week.

The calendar lists various events and activities occurring throughout the school year.

Extras are available in building offices or the Board office for anyone who may not have received one.

GIVE US A B-U-L-L-D-O-G-S CHEER!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMini Cheerleaders add spirit and fun to last Friday’s football game!  Students from ECC, Falls-Lenox and OFIS joined with the high school cheerleading squad to cheer the Bulldogs to victory!  Many thanks to the cheerleading squad for practicing with the younger girls and making it a very special night.  Everyone did a great job!

The Bulldog spirit certainly was noticed along the sidelines.

To view a photo gallery of the event, CLICK HERE.

BULLDOGS CROSS FINISH LINE WITH 1ST OLMSTED CUP IN CROSS COUNTRY

team champs olmsted cup 1Congratulations to the Bulldogs cross country team on its sound defeat of North Olmsted in the first  Olmsted Cup dual meet.

The girls set the tone for victory by going 1-2-3 with Sarah Makari, Liz Neudeck, and Stormie Kadar, taking the lead with a half mile to go. Alexis Phillips and Kaylee Gomez rounded out the girls scoring, giving the team a 17-point lead going into the boys race.

In that competition,  Emilio Irizarry and Erik Pfisterer took 3rd and 4th place, solidifying the Bulldogs victory. A solid effort from Caleb Prante and Drew Ade ensured the win.

Congrats on winning the Cup, Bulldogs, and good luck at Galion this Saturday!

FALL MAP TESTING UNDERWAY IN OLMSTED FALLS

Olmsted Falls School District is pleased to announce the implementation of a new diagnostic tool that will be used across the district to enhance our evaluation of student knowledge and skill levels to further inform our classroom instruction.  MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing is an online, no-risk program from Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) that our District will use to provide information on our students’ strengths and weaknesses in both reading and math.  This testing tool is for diagnostic purposes only and does not impact students’ classroom grades.

typing-on-laptop-10064916Starting this month, some students in grades 9 and 10 have already begun our initial Fall MAP Testing. Moving forward, MAP testing will be used for students across the District in grades K through 10.  MAP testing will occur three times a year with testing periods in fall (during September), winter (during January) and spring (during April). Each test takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. The power of MAP testing is that the students receive questions based upon how they answer the previous questions. For example, if a student gets the answer correct, then the next question is slightly harder. This continues until the student is given questions above their current ability level. If a student struggles, then they are given questions of lower difficulty. This process continues until we receive a RIT score. This score is a comparison of where they fall upon the national K-12 grade curriculum continuum.

Important Things for Parents to Know About MAP Testing:
1) All students are supposed to struggle at some point. This is not a test of proficiency or grade level mastery. Some students will be given questions at a high school level to see how far they can go. They are not expected to answer them correctly.
2) This score does not affect their grade. We use it to plan interventions and enrichment.
3) We do NOT want this to become a competition. This testing tool is for diagnostic purposes only and we do not want the students to feel they need to reach a certain score.
4) We DO want the students to take it seriously since we want to find out where they truly fall, but not at the expense of unneeded stress. Quality data and a true effort will help the teachers tailor instruction for all his/her students. Half-hearted effort may give a false indication of their true needs.

NWEA’s MAP program provides data that is sound, nationally normed comparisons, great exposure to online tests (which student will continue to see everywhere from driving exams, certification programs and college), and a wealth of information that helps us help your child.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher, school principal or Assistant Superintendent Kelli Cogan at kcogan@ofcs.net or (440) 427-6000.

REMINDER: PAY SCHOOL FEES VIA EZPAY SYSTEM

myEZpayLogoPlease note that school fees for all students (grades K-12) for the 2014-2015 school year are available for payment using the EZPay system.  This includes any applicable fees for individual courses at Olmsted Falls High School.

New this year for OFHS parents is an integration between EZPay and PowerSchool, which will automatically show individual course fees connected to your student’s schedule.  We hope our high school parents will find as a significant improvement over past years when parents had to search and select individual course fees manually.

As always, funds can also be added to student lunch accounts using the EZPay system at anytime.

To access the EZPay website, please click HERE.

To contact EZPay directly by phone for assistance, please call (866) 693-9729.

Thank you in advance for paying your child(ren)’s school fees in a timely manner.

Reminder:  Olmsted Falls School District no longer has the capacity to process credit card payments in school offices or over the phone.  Parents can use their credit card to pay for school fees and school meal accounts using EZPay.  Parents choosing to pay school fees with cash or check can continue to do so by visiting the respective school office.

 

College and Coffee_Fall 2014OFHS HAS PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS ON COLLEGE

Confused about what is needed to get your student ready for college? OFHS offers several dates for parents to meet together for coffee and discuss the college application process, senior timeline and financial aid.

The times are 8-9 a.m. on September 19th, October 3rd, October 24th and November 7th in the OFHS media center.  For more details, contact Aimee Caldrone, college & career counselor, at 440-427-6152 or acaldrone@ofcs.net To view a flyer of the schedule, CLICK HERE.

 

 

football-clip-artVARSITY FOOTBALL PRESALE TICKETS 

Varsity football presale tickets will be on sale Fridays at Olmsted Falls High School – Student Office,

Student presale tickets will be on sale the day of every football game, at ALL school buildings for $4.00.  Adult presale tickets will be available for home games only, at Olmsted Falls High School (Student Office) from 8 am. to 2:30 p.m. for $6.00.

Home games are October 3rd, Berea-Midpark; October 10th, Amherst, Homecoming and October 31st, Parent Night

Masquers LogoOFHS MASQUERS & FORENSICS PATRON PARENT MEETING

All are invited to attend the Monday, September 15th OFHS Masquers and Forensics Patron Parent meeting that starts at 7 p.m. in Room W3, the choir room.

OFMFP is a nonprofit booster group charted to support performing arts, speech and debate at the school.  Performers need support in their endeavors.  Please attend to see how you can help.

OFHS POST PROM HOLDS FIRST MEETING SEPTEMBER 17TH

Post_Prom_Generic_BannerEver wonder what Post Prom entails?  It’s a committee of senior parents who plans the party after Prom.  It provides a safe and fun night of entertainment for seniors.  If you would like to become involved, join the group at its September 17th meeting at 7 p.m. in the OFHS media center.  If you would like to receive information from the group, contact Beth Kopycinski at 95kopy@gmail.com.

GET YOUR TICKET IN THE CHEVY CRUZE OR $10,000 CONTEST!

OFAB fundraiser carWin a Chevy Cruze LS or $10,000 in the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters fundraiser.

Tickets are available for $10 each from various athletic teams and organizations including: baseball, football, tennis, boys/girls basketball, bowling, fast pitch, golf, boys/girls soccer, track, volleyball, wrestling, Athletic Boosters, Hockey Association, Masquers, Swim Association, Volleyball Association and Music Association.

In addition tickets will be available in the board office, at all home football games, or by contacting OFAB President Jim Polcar at (440) 724-3454.

Tickets are $10.  There will be a drawing of 10 people at the October 10th football game.  October 31st football game will bring those winners to  see who the ultimate winner is.  Winner will select from a 2014 Chevy Cruze or $10,000.  Winner  must be 18 years or older to win.  More rules on the OFAB website.

Help support your local organizations also involved in the fundraiser by buying a ticket!

oecpta_logoSELLERS/VENDORS NEEDED FOR OECPTA SEPTEMBER 27 RESALE

Do your dressers, attic and garage need cleaning of children’s and maternity items?  Let Olmsted Early Childhood PTA help you.  Its annual Autumn Attic Resale is September 27 at the OFMS.  This resale event is for gently-used infant, children, teen and maternity clothing, furniture, décor, bedding, strollers, activity baby gear, safety, toys, games and other miscellaneous for all ages of children.  Please do not sell car seats or cribs or any recalled items. Vendors also are invited to sell their products.

Sellers manage their own tables and keep ALL their profits.  The cost per space is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Set up is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The registration deadline is next Wednesday, September 17.

bulldog hockeyOLMSTED FALLS HOCKEY INVITES ALL TO HIT THE GREENS SEPTEMBER 20

The 22nd annual OF Hockey Golf Outing is September 20 at Emerald Woods Golf Course, 12501 S. Boone Road, Columbia Township. The four person scramble shotgun event includes continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, steak and potato dinner and refreshments for $75. The games pay out all funds paid in – $20/team skins, $1/closest to pin, $1 longest drive.

For more details/tickets, contact Brian Thompson, 216-470-2822 or email brianethompson@sbcglobal.net. To view a flyer of the event, click here.

SIX TO BE INDUCTED INTO ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

OF distinguished hall of fameThis year’s inductees into the Olmsted Falls Schools Endowment and Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame are Art Gibel, class of 1968, business; Dave Schuster, ’70, business/science; Lora Hirschberg, ’81, entertainment; Scott Highhouse, ’82, health/education; Debbie Koeppen Berry, ’87, science/math and Craig Barbee, educator.

The induction ceremony is Thursday, September 18th at the German American Club.  The community is invited to attend the ceremony and its dinner. Tickets are $25.

CLICK HERE for a reservation form. To view a photo gallery of the inductees, CLICK HERE.

The association is on facebook and you can “friend” it by CLICKING HERE.

Contact Jenny McKeigue, alumni director, 440-427-6030 or ofhsalumni@yahoo.com for more details.

Post Prom Fundraiser information sheet revised (1)OFHS POST PROM NECKLACE FUNDRAISER RETURNS

Back by popular demand is the OFHS Post Prom customized and personalized necklaces. There are three designs, two different chain lengths and various add-ons available with each purchase.

To view a flyer and order form, CLICK HERE. For more information, contact laurieshand@hotmail.com or 95kopy@gmail.com

Bulldog_Animated_GolferOFAB TO BENEFIT FROM USP GOLF OUT SEPTEMBER 20

An Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters golf outing that United Parcel Service will sponsor is set for Sept. 20 at the Springvale Golf Club, 5871 Canterbury Road, North Olmsted.

The cost is $80 a person or $25 for dinner only.  It includes a four person scramble 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner, contests for the best score by a foursome, longest drive (women and men) closest to the pin and basket raffles.  All money is due Friday, September 12.

Contact Brian Fritz, 216-337-4422 or b6fritz2003@yahoo.com to reserve your foursome or to sponsor a hole. This UPS-sponsored event also will benefit United Way.

 

falls lenox OECPTA logo PTA OFFERS YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER

The Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA Yankee Candle fundraiser will run from September 12th -29th.Online orders will be accepted through December 2014.

Simply visit its website by CLICKING HERE and enter group #990050451 in the “start shopping” box. All online orders will be shipped immediately and directly to the address requested.

 

COMMUNITY

THIS SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 14TH – ROBBY’S VOICE RACE IV AWARENESS RUN/WALK

 Robby's-Voice-2014-Poster-print-no-crops3rd Annual Robby’s Voice Race IV Awareness 5K Run/1 Mile Walk with Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, September 14th at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School –  For additional information,

please click HERE to download the event flyer, or visit:

http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/robbysvoice.asp to register online.

 

 

boy scoutSIGN UP FOR BOY SCOUTS

Couldn’t make it to this week’s Open House to meet the Packs, Troops, and Venturing Crews of Olmsted Falls?  It’s not too late to sign-up. Scouting is a great way to do a ton of fun things with your children! The Pack is for boys 6-11 or first grade to 5th. The Troop is for boys 11-18 or 6th grade to 12. The Crew/Venturing is for boys AND girls 14-21.  We hope it is something you’d love to do.  To sign up and get started, or for additional information and questions, call Sandra Graham 235-2588.

 

SIGN UP FOR PARENT/CHILD ADVENTURES

Native Sons & Daughters logoThe Native Sons & Daughters program offers parents the chance to create lifelong memories with their children. Our local chapter is called the Crooked River Longhouse. New families with children in grades K and older may now sign up.

There are two Recruiting Rally & Cookouts Wednesday, September 17th and Thursday, September 18th from 5:30-8 p.m. at the William J. Green Picnic area in the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Reservation.

Parents and their children are free to come anytime during these events. Hot dogs, drinks and desserts will be provided. The group’s officers will give a brief presentation about the program. Music, activities a craft, rocket launch and displays will highlight the events. To view the club’s website and flyer, CLICK HERE.

olmsted community center building

JOIN SATURDAY ACTIVITY NIGHTS IN SEPTEMBER

Olmsted Community Center invites students in grades 2-6 to attend its 7-10 p.m. Saturday Activities Nights. The cost is $8 for the fully supervised dance party, crafts, games and fun in the gym. Each must have a signed registration form, which is found by CLICKING HERE. The flyer also lists the September activities.

Say ‘farewell’ and ‘thank you’ to Miss Amy who was the program’s director for 14 years – and enjoy opening night September 13th.

September 20th is Backyard fun with ladder golf, corn hole, Frisbee toss and more.  It’s Inflatable Night September 27th.

VENDORS NEEDED FOR OCC’S HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

The Olmsted Community Center is accepting applications for its Holiday Home & Craft Shoppe on November 15th.  The price for an 8-foot space is $35.  Last year the show saw more than 500 attendees.

To download a space application form, CLICK HERE.  To view a flyer of the event, CLICK HERE.

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Weekly Update – September 4, 2014

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Battelle for kids honoreeFALLS-LENOX TEACHER HONORED AS TOP TIER TEACHER

Congratulations to Falls-Lenox third-grade teacher Leslie Sparks. Battell for Kids recognized her as one of the top-tier of effective teachers in Ohio as part of its Celebrate Teaching initiative. Celebrate Teaching is Battelle for Kids’ commitment to identify highly effective teachers, celebrate their achievements, learn from their practices and share the lessons learned with teachers.

State Superintendent Richard Ross and Dr. Jim Mahoney, Battelle’s executive director, presented Mrs. Sparks with her award.

We are fortunate to have her as an outstanding district teacher!

O.F. BUS DRIVERS BENEFIT FROM CONTINUOUS TRAINING & LOCAL SAFETY PARTNERSHIPS

photo 4photo 1As teachers and administrators prepared for the start of a new school year inside the buildings, Olmsted Falls School District bus drivers used their professional development time wisely as well with a number of beneficial in-service trainings.  The transportation department hosted Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Hirsch who provided a presentation for all drivers and mechanics on the importance of school bus safety specifically as it relates to pre-trip inspections, proper operation and procedures.  Olmsted Falls School District OBIs (On the Bus Instructors), who train and re-certify District bus drivers, organized a bus inspection competition with the help of mechanic staff by photo 2producing a list of defects for the mechanics to create on two separate school buses.  Bus drivers (in teams) then took turns inspecting the buses and identifying the defects.  Finally, Olmsted Township Fire Department Lt. Joseph Fudale provided all drivers with a demonstration lesson on how to handle and fire an extinguisher.  As part of this training session, each of District bus drivers had the opportunity to extinguish a small contained fire on the back lot of the bus garage property.  Kudos to our transportation department for continually providing these beneficial trainings for all drivers; and thank you to the Olmsted Township Fire Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol for partnering with Olmsted Falls Schools to facilitate these enhanced training sessions!

SAVE THE DATE FOR OFHS PICTURE DAY!

Olmsted Falls High School Picture Day is Thursday, September 11th.

Please mark this date on your calendar.  Parents interested in ordering portrait packages in advance online, please click HERE.

The OFHS Picture Day ID is WP924453Y0.

IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES, BY BUILDING

put_this_on_calendar_clip_art-285x300HIGH SCHOOL

September 11  OFHS Underclass Picture Day

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6-8)

September 4   8th Grade Parent Night (7 pm) **TONIGHT**

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL (Grades 1-3)

September 12  Falls-Lenox Picture Day

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Grades: PreK – K)

September 9  Open House for A.M. Preschool/Kindergarten (6:00-6:30 pm)

September 9 Open House for P.M. Preschool/Kindergarten (7:00-7:30 pm)

If you have questions about any of the above back-to-school activities/events, please contact the building office directly. For your convenience, below please find the main line phone numbers for each building:

Olmsted Falls High School (440) 427-6100

Olmsted Falls Middle School (440) 427-6200

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School (440) 427-6500

Falls-Lenox Primary School (440) 427-6400

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center (440) 427-6360

polaris CSIPOLARIS STUDENTS INVESTIGATE CRIME SCENE

This year’s Principles of Biomedical Science Class at Olmsted Falls High School is solving the crime!  As part of the PLTW curriculum, students will be investigating the crime scene and learning how to analyze DNA, hair samples, finger prints, powders, food and trying to solve the case of Anna Garcia!

“This scene really brings “to life” the field of forensic science”, says Pete DuBois, teacher of the program.

2014-2015 Activities Calendar - COVER IMAGE2014-2015 PTA ACTIVITIES CALENDAR COMING SOON!

The 2014-2015 PTA Activities Calendar will arrive in District tomorrow, Friday, September 4th.  Thanks in advance to our PTA volunteers who will be helping to label and sort calendars within the next few days, in order to provide one calendar for each family.  Attn:  All Bulldog Parents – Watch for calendars to come home with the youngest student in your household early next week!

DOWNLOAD UPDATED 2014-2015 CALENDAR

CalendarGraphicPlease be sure you have the current one-page 2014-2015 school year overview calendar for Olmsted Falls School District by downloading a PDF file HERE.

(Please note this calendar was updated with changes in April 2014, so versions downloaded prior to that will not have the most up-to-date schedule of dates for the school year.)

REQUIRED BACK-TO-SCHOOL FORMS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS PAST DUE

Parents of returning students who have not yet accessed the InfoSnap portal through their PowerSchool parent accounts to verify student information, make changes (if needed), and submit all required start-of-the-year forms (Emergency Medical Authorization, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.) electronically for the 2014-2015 school year are urged to contact your child’s school building today for assistance.  It is very important that we have the most current information on file for all students. 

If you are actively using your PowerSchool parent account and are ready to access your returning student’s information now, please click HERE to download more detailed instructions, if needed.

To proceed directly to the PowerSchool parent account log-in page, please click HERE.

Please Note:  Olmsted Falls School District no longer uses paper forms. Any parents/guardians needing access to a computer or assistance with the annual online registration process are encouraged to contact your child’s school building for assistance.

football-clip-artVARSITY FOOTBALL PRESALE TICKETS 

Varsity football presale tickets will be on sale Fridays at Olmsted Falls High School – Student Office,

Student presale tickets will be on sale the day of every football game, at ALL school buildings for $4.00.  Adult presale tickets will be available for home games only, at Olmsted Falls High School (Student Office) from 8 am. to 2:30 p.m. for $6.00.

Home games are September 5th against Canton South; October 3rd, Berea-Midpark; October 10th, Amherst, Homecoming and October 31st, Parent Night

217745-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Stick-Cheerleader-Girl-Using-A-MegaphoneMINI CHEERLEADERS TO CHEER THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH

The OF kindergarten through grade 5 students who are attending the mini cheerleading camp will participate with the OFHS cheerleaders at the 7 p.m. football game this FRIDAY.  Cheerleaders and families should arrive no later than 6 p.m. in the HS cafeteria Friday.

While the grades 3-5 clinic was earlier this week, the K-2 clinic is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 4th.

Only those who attended the clinic may cheer with the OFHS cheerleaders at the game.

specialed_helping-hands-1HELPING HANDS  TO TAILGATE @ THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME

All participating in Helping Hands’ tailgate at the Bulldog varsity football game this Friday, September 5th, should gather from 6-7 p.m. for food and fun, then sit in a designated set of bleachers at the south end of the stadium for the 7 p.m. game.

Contact Mariel Krakowiak with any questions at mkrakowiak@ofcs.net.

Masquers LogoOFHS MASQUERS & FORENSICS PATRON PARENT MEETING

All are invited to attend the Monday, September 15th OFHS Masquers and Forensics Patron Parent meeting that starts at 7 p.m. in Room W3, the choir room.

OFMFP is a nonprofit booster group charted to support performing arts, speech and debate at the school.  Performers need support in their endeavors.  Please attend to see how you can help.

PARENTS: NEW SCHOOL MEAL REQUIREMENTS NOW OPERATING IN O.F. SCHOOLS 

veggies

There are additional new requirements for school news this school year due to the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

The Olmsted Falls Food Service Department has already been gradually making some of these changes so it wouldn’t be such a shock to the students when they were finally required.

The Bigger Changes:

-   Students now will be required to have l/2 cup of fruit or vegetables on their breakfast tray for it to count as a full meal. Anything less than a full mean is charged at a la carte prices. Purchasing items a la carte will be expensive, so we encourage students to buy the full meal as that is the best deal. We plan to offer a variety of fruits and vegetables daily to give students more from which to select.

- 100% of all grains offered must be whole grain rich. This means all bread, pasta, and cereal products must be whole grain rich. Due to this, you will see some changes in the menu offerings.

- The first sodium targets for both breakfast and lunch must be implemented this year.

 Breakfast < 540mg

  • Lunch K- grade 5 < 1230 mg. sodium
  • Lunch grades 6-8 < 1360 mg. sodium
  • Lunch grades 9-12 <1420 mg. sodium

Most entrees are anywhere from 400-1000 mg of sodium.  White milk is 120 mg of sodium and chocolate milk, 240 mg of sodium.  One slice of bread contains about 120 mg of sodium.  Regular condiments contain anywhere from 100-400 mg or more of sodium

Keeping all this in mind, it was a juggling act to meet this requirement.  Because of this new 2014-15 school year mandate on sodium, all condiments will be pre-portioned and the amount a student can take will be limited to keep within the new requirement.  This applies to all salad dressings, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, hot sauce etc.

To help meet this requirement we are also purchasing some low sodium products.

How You Can Help:

-   Encourage your children to try new things at home and school.

-   If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.  We’re here to help!

The Food Services Department phone number is 440 427-6440.

A CHANCE TO WIN A CHEVY CRUZE OR $10,000!

OFAB fundraiser carWin a Chevy Cruze LS or $10,000 in the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters fundraiser.

Tickets are available for $10 each from various athletic teams and organizations including: baseball, football, tennis, boys/girls basketball, bowling, fast pitch, golf, boys/girls soccer, track, volleyball, wrestling, Athletic Boosters, Hockey Association, Masquers, Swim Association, Volleyball Association and Music Association.

In addition tickets will be available in the board office, at all home football games, or by contacting OFAB President Jim Polcar at (440) 724-3454.

Tickets are $10.  There will be a drawing of 10 people at the October 10th football game.  October 31st football game will bring those winners to  see who the ultimate winner is.  Winner will select from a 2014 Chevy Cruze or $10,000.  Winner  must be 18 years or older to win.  More rules on the OFAB website.

Help support your local organizations also involved in the fundraiser by buying a ticket!

oecpta_logoSELLERS/VENDORS NEEDED FOR OECPTA SEPTEMBER 27 RESALE

Do your dressers, attic and garage need cleaning of children’s and maternity items?  Let Olmsted Early Childhood PTA help you.  Its annual Autumn Attic Resale is September 27 at the OFMS.  This resale event is for gently-used infant, children, teen and maternity clothing, furniture, décor, bedding, strollers, activity baby gear, safety, toys, games and other miscellaneous for all ages of children.  Please do not sell car seats or cribs or any recalled items. Vendors also are invited to sell their products.

Sellers manage their own tables and keep ALL their profits.  The cost per space is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Set up is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The registration deadline is September 17.

All are invited to attend the OECPTA’s first meeting of the new school year Thursday, September 11th at 7 p.m. in the OFMS media center.  The group is for families with children ages 6 and under. Membership is open to anyone in the Olmsted communities interested in enriching the lives of our preschoolers, toddlers and infants.  For more details, go to oecpta.org.

To view a flyer of all the details, CLICK HERE.

bulldog hockeyOLMSTED FALLS HOCKEY INVITES ALL TO HIT THE GREENS SEPTEMBER 20

The 22nd annual OF Hockey Golf Outing is September 20 at Emerald Woods Golf Course, 12501 S. Boone Road, Columbia Township. The four person scramble shotgun event includes continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, steak and potato dinner and refreshments for $75. The games pay out all funds paid in – $20/team skins, $1/closest to pin, $1 longest drive.

For more details/tickets, contact Brian Thompson, 216-470-2822 or email brianethompson@sbcglobal.net. To view a flyer of the event, click here.

SIX TO BE INDUCTED INTO ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

OF distinguished hall of fameThis year’s inductees into the Olmsted Falls Schools Endowment and Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame are Art Gibel, class of 1968, business; Dave Schuster, ’70, business/science; Lora Hirschberg, ’81, entertainment; Scott Highhouse, ’82, health/education; Debbie Koeppen Berry, ’87, science/math and Craig Barbee, educator.

The induction ceremony is Thursday, September 18th at the German American Club.  The community is invited to attend the ceremony and its dinner. Tickets are $25.

CLICK HERE for a reservation form. To view a photo gallery of the inductees, CLICK HERE.

The association is on facebook and you can “friend” it by CLICKING HERE.

Contact Jenny McKeigue, alumni director, 440-427-6030 or ofhsalumni@yahoo.com for more details.

Bulldog_Animated_GolferOFAB TO BENEFIT FROM USP GOLF OUT SEPTEMBER 20

An Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters golf outing that United Parcel Service will sponsor is set for Sept. 20 at the Springvale Golf Club, 5871 Canterbury Road, North Olmsted.

The cost is $80 a person or $25 for dinner only.  It includes a four person scramble 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner, contests for the best score by a foursome, longest drive (women and men) closest to the pin and basket raffles.  All money is due Friday, September 12.

Contact Brian Fritz, 216-337-4422 or b6fritz2003@yahoo.com to reserve your foursome or to sponsor a hole. This UPS-sponsored event also will benefit United Way.

COMMUNITY

  Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710OF BRANCH LIBRARY OFFERS FALL PROGRAMS

Youth, teens and adults will find various programs at the Olmsted Falls Library.  This fall they range from Coffee 101, Welcome to Medicare to teens learning how to make interactive video game or sharing their writing and children enjoying finger play and rhymes with their families.

The Library’s fall flyer with its program listing is available by CLICKING HERE.

boy scoutBOY SCOUT OPEN HOUSE / SIGN-UP EVENT

Thursday Sept  11th 7-9 pm; Falls Gym closest to Kids first; Enter at side door.  Scouting is a great way to do a ton of fun things with your children! The Packs, Troops, Crew of Olmsted Falls will be there.  The Pack is for boys 6-11 or first grade to 5th. The Troop is for boys 11-18 or 6th grade to 12. The Crew/Venturing is for boys AND girls 14-21.  Come out and see what it’s all about! We hope it is something you’d love to do.  Sign up and get started.  Information and questions? Call Sandra Graham 235-2588.

SIGN UP FOR PARENT/CHILD ADVENTURES

Native Sons & Daughters logoThe Native Sons & Daughters program offers parents the chance to create lifelong memories with their children. Our local chapter is called the Crooked River Longhouse. New families with children in grades K and older may now sign up.

There are two Recruiting Rally & Cookouts Wednesday, September 17th and Thursday, September 18th from 5:30-8 p.m. at the William J. Green Picnic area in the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Reservation.

Parents and their children are free to come anytime during these events. Hot dogs, drinks and desserts will be provided. The group’s officers will give a brief presentation about the program. Music, activities a craft, rocket launch and displays will highlight the events. To view the club’s website and flyer, CLICK HERE.

Girl scouts logo

LEARN ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS @ SEPTEMBER 11TH OPEN HOUSE

Girl Scouts provide many opportunities to girls  – to show they can anything they ever dreamed of or imagined.  Visit its September 11th Open House at Falls-Lenox School.  CLICK HERE to view a flyer about Girl Scouts and the event.

VENDORS NEEDED FOR OCC’S HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

The Olmsted Community Center is accepting applications for its Holiday Home & Craft Shoppe on November 15th.  The price for an 8-foot space is $35.  Last year the show saw more than 500 attendees.

To download a space application form, CLICK HERE.  To view a flyer of the event, CLICK HERE.

donutsBECKER’S OF COLUMBIA STATION ANNIVERSARY RAFFLE TO BENEFIT LOCAL AREA FOOD PANTRIES – SATURDAY, SEPT. 6TH – 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Becker’s Donuts of Columbia Station and help raise funds for local area food pantries.  Raffle drawing (1 ticket for $1 / 8 tickets for $5) for prizes including Handmade Quilt by Sharon Sew & Sew; Gift Certificate for 1 Free Large One Topping Pizza from Sundae Funday’s; Gift Basket from Pampered Chef; Bracelet from Keith Jewelers; Sunoco Gas Card; Becker’s Gift Basket.  All proceeds benefit local area food pantries.

 Robby's-Voice-2014-Poster-print-no-crops3rd Annual Robby’s Voice Race IV Awareness 5K Run/1 Mile Walk with Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, September 14th at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School –  For additional information,

please click HERE to download the event flyer, or visit:

http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/robbysvoice.asp to register online.

 

 

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Weekly Update – August 28, 2014

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REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS TOMORROW, AUGUST 29TH – EXCEPT FOR POLARIS CAREER CENTER/OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM WILL BE IN SESSION (BUS SCHEDULE PROVIDED BELOW).

Tomorrow, Friday, August 29th is a staff-only professional development day for the Olmsted Falls School District.  There will be no school for students tomorrow – EXCEPT FOR OFHS STUDENTS ATTENDING POLARIS CAREER CENTER OR OMDUSMAN, WHICH WILL BE IN SESSION. 

Buses this Friday will run ONLY to and from OFHS for Polaris and Ombudsman students in the morning, midday and afternoon. Students should be at the high school 5 minutes prior to the designated departure time.

Please CLICK HERE to see the bus schedule for Polaris and Ombudsman students for this Friday ONLY.

If you have any question about the buses to Polaris and Ombudsman for this Friday, please call the Bus Garage,  440-427-6350.

DISTRICT ALSO CLOSED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

School will resume Tuesday, September 2nd, due to Monday being the Labor Day holiday.

VOLUNTEERS HELP PROVIDE EXTRA WARM WELCOME BACK FOR STUDENTS!

The opening of the 2014-2015 school year brought smiles to faces of students and staff members alike last week as 1st – 12th graders returned to the buildings last Thursday, August 21st. To see first day of school coverage from Falls-Lenox Primary School on cleveland.com, please click HERE.

DSC_8716DSC_8709Kindergarten students arrived for their first official day of school at the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center this past Monday, August 25th.  Our littlest Bulldogs were greeted at the door by plenty of volunteers with friendly faces – many thanks to PTA and Central Office staff who were on-site to help guide arrivals!

Best wishes to all Bulldog students and staff for an outstanding 2014-2015 school year!

ALERT RE: SCHOOL FEES / EZPAY 

myEZpayLogoPlease note that school fees for all students (grades K-12) for the 2014-2015 school year have been uploaded and are now available for payment using the EZPay system.  This includes any applicable fees for individual courses at Olmsted Falls High School.

New this year for OFHS parents is an integration between EZPay and PowerSchool, which will automatically show individual course fees connected to your student’s schedule.  We hope our high school parents will find this to be a significant improvement over past years when parents had to search and select individual course fees manually.

As always, funds can also be added to student lunch accounts using the EZPay system at anytime.

To access the EZPay website, please click HERE.

To contact EZPay directly by phone for assistance, please call (866) 693-9729.

Thank you in advance for paying your child(ren)’s school fees in a timely manner.

Reminder:  Olmsted Falls School District no longer has the capacity to process credit card payments in school offices or over the phone.  Parents can use their credit card to pay for school fees and school meal accounts using EZPay.  Parents choosing to pay school fees with cash or check can continue to do so by visiting the respective school office.

IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES, BY BUILDING

put_this_on_calendar_clip_art-285x300HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)

August

28  Open House (7 pm) **TONIGHT**

September

11 Underclass Picture Day

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6-8)

September

2   7th Grade Parent Night (7 pm)

4   Picture Day

4   8th Grade Parent Night (7 pm)

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Grades 4-5)

September

3   5th Grade Open House (7 pm)

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL (Grades 1-3)

August

28  1st Grade Open House (7 pm)  **TONIGHT**

September

12  Picture Day

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Grades: PreK – K)

September

3  First Day for Preschool Typical Peers

9  Open House for A.M. Preschool/Kindergarten (6:00-6:30 pm)

9  Open House for P.M. Preschool/Kindergarten (7:00-7:30 pm)

If you have questions about any of the above back-to-school activities/events, please contact the building office directly. For your convenience, below please find the main line phone numbers for each building:

Olmsted Falls High School (440) 427-6100

Olmsted Falls Middle School (440) 427-6200

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School (440) 427-6500

Falls-Lenox Primary School (440) 427-6400

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center (440) 427-6360

REQUIRED BACK-TO-SCHOOL FORMS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS PAST DUE

Parents of returning students who have not yet accessed the InfoSnap portal through their PowerSchool parent accounts to verify student information, make changes (if needed), and submit all required start-of-the-year forms (Emergency Medical Authorization, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.) electronically for the 2014-2015 school year are urged to contact your child’s school building today for assistance.  It is important that we have the most current information on file for all students. 

If you are actively using your PowerSchool parent account and are ready to access your returning student’s information now, please click HERE to download more detailed instructions, if needed.

To proceed directly to the PowerSchool parent account log-in page, please click HERE.

Please Note:  Olmsted Falls School District no longer uses paper forms. Any parents/guardians needing access to a computer or assistance with the annual online registration process are encouraged to contact your child’s school building for assistance.

OFHS COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

Attention: High School Parents

For your reference, following please find the OFHS Counselor assignments for the current school year:

Aimee Caldrone - College and Career Counseling

Maridi Gurtsak - 9th Grade + 12th Grade (Last Names A-F)

Lisa Palmison - 10th Grade + 12th Grade (Last Names G-M)

Lauren Peterson – 11th Grade + 12th Grade (Last Name N-Z)

This information, along with a wealth of other valuable information, can always be found on the “Counselors’ Corner” page of the OFHS website.

DOWNLOAD UPDATED 2014-2015 CALENDAR

CalendarGraphicPlease be sure you have the current 2014-2015 School Year Calendar for Olmsted Falls School District by downloading a PDF file HERE.

(Please note this calendar was updated with changes in April 2014, so versions downloaded prior to that will not have the most up-to-date schedule of dates for the school year.)

NEW SCHOOL MEAL REQUIREMENTS NOW OPERATING IN O.F. SCHOOLS 

veggies

There are additional new requirements for school news this school year due to the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

The Olmsted Falls Food Service Department has already been gradually making some of these changes so it wouldn’t be such a shock to the students when they were finally required.

The Bigger Changes:

-   Students now will be required to have l/2 cup of fruit or vegetables on their breakfast tray for it to count as a full meal. Anything less than a full mean is charged at a la carte prices. Purchasing items a la carte will be expensive, so we encourage students to buy the full meal as that is the best deal. We plan to offer a variety of fruits and vegetables daily to give students more from which to select.

- 100% of all grains offered must be whole grain rich. This means all bread, pasta, and cereal products must be whole grain rich. Due to this, you will see some changes in the menu offerings.

- The first sodium targets for both breakfast and lunch must be implemented this year.

 Breakfast < 540mg

  • Lunch K- grade 5 < 1230 mg. sodium
  • Lunch grades 6-8 < 1360 mg. sodium
  • Lunch grades 9-12 <1420 mg. sodium

Most entrees are anywhere from 400-1000 mg of sodium.  White milk is 120 mg of sodium and chocolate milk, 240 mg of sodium.  One slice of bread contains about 120 mg of sodium.  Regular condiments contain anywhere from 100-400 mg or more of sodium

Keeping all this in mind, it was a juggling act to meet this requirement.  Because of this new 2014-15 school year mandate on sodium, all condiments will be pre-portioned and the amount a student can take will be limited to keep within the new requirement.  This applies to all salad dressings, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, hot sauce etc.

To help meet this requirement we are also purchasing some low sodium products.

How You Can Help:

-   Encourage your children to try new things at home and school.

-   If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.  We’re here to help! The Food Services Department phone number is 440 427-6440.

actor masksOFMS DRAMA CLUB MEETING TONIGHT – THURSDAY, AUG. 28TH

An informational parent meeting for the Bulldog Theatre Company, OFMS’s drama club, is Thursday, August 28th from 7-7:30 p.m. in the OFMS cafeteria. The meeting will include information about the company’s two shows for this school year, as well as free after-school workshops for students in grades 6-8.

Any questions?  Contact Eric Bartkowski, ebartkowski@ofcs.net.

217745-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Stick-Cheerleader-Girl-Using-A-MegaphoneDEADLINE FOR MINI CHEERLEADERS CAMP IS THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH

OF kindergarten through grade 5 students are invited to attend a mini cheer clinic, then cheer the varsity Bulldogs to victory at the team’s September 5th game against Canton South High School.

The clinic for grades 3-5 is from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 2nd and for K-2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 4th. The OFHS cheerleaders are sponsoring this event with the clinics at  OFIS. To view a flyer with more details, CLICK HERE.

OFHS PTA IS LOOKING FOR SUPER HEROES!

superheroTo download an OFHS PTA membership form, CLICK HERE.  The letter has great reasons why you should join PTA. Senior parents especially are encouraged to do so.  For your child to be eligible for college scholarship money from the OFHS PTA, parents need to be members.  If you join by Thursday, August 28th, you will be entered into a gift card raffle.

Visit PTA at the OFHS Open House August 28th in the cafeteria or turn in your membership form to the school’s office.  Please join, come to a meeting and see what we are all about!! For a list of OFHS PTA meeting schedule, CLICK HERE.

OFAB THANKS ALL FOR PAST HELP AND ENCOURAGE CONTINUED AID

Bulldog shirt Olmsted Falls Athletic boostersOver the last five years, the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters, through the community’s help, has contributed $408,569 in various projects and items.  This funding helps the OF school district continue to be the only conference school without pay-to-play fees or support transportation costs. For a list of projects, CLICK HERE.

Volunteers are still needed to work concessions. You also may become a patron. The group’s meetings are the first Monday of the month starting at 7 in the OFHS media center.  For more details about OFAB, CLICK HERE.

Finally, don’t miss your chance to WIN A 2014 CHEVY CRUZE LS OR $10,000!

OFAB fundraiser carWin a Chevy Cruze LS or $10,000 in the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters fundraiser.

Tickets are available for $10 each from various athletic teams and organizations including: baseball, football, tennis, boys/girls basketball, bowling, fast pitch, golf, boys/girls soccer, track, volleyball, wrestling, Athletic Boosters, Hockey Association, Masquers, Swim Association, Volleyball Association and Music Association.

In addition tickets will be available in the board office, at all home football games, or by contacting OFAB President Jim Polcar at (440) 724-3454.

Tickets are $10.  There will be a drawing of 10 people at the October 10th football game.  October 31st football game will bring those winners to  see who the ultimate winner is.  Winner will select from a 2014 Chevy Cruze or $10,000.  Winner  must be 18 years or older to win.  More rules on the OFAB website.

Help support your local organizations also involved in the fundraiser by buying a ticket!

Helping-HandsJOIN HELPING HANDS TAILGATE @ THE SEPTEMBER 5 VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME

Help cheer the Bulldogs varsity football team to victory at the 2014 Helping Hands Tailgate for the September 5 game at our Charles A. Harding Memorial Stadium.  The group will gather from 6-7 p.m. for food and fun, then sit in a designated set of bleachers at the south end of the stadium for the 7 p.m. game.

Please RSVP for this event by clicking here and submitting your form to Mariel Krakowiak at OFHS by Tuesday, Sept. 2nd.  Contact Mariel Krakowiak with any questions at mkrakowiak@ofcs.net.

oecpta_logoSELLERS/VENDORS NEEDED FOR OECPTA SEPTEMBER 27 RESALE

Do your dressers, attic and garage need cleaning of children’s and maternity items?  Let Olmsted Early Childhood PTA help you.  Its annual Autumn Attic Resale is September 27 at the OFMS.  This resale event is for gently-used infant, children, teen and maternity clothing, furniture, décor, bedding, strollers, activity baby gear, safety, toys, games and other miscellaneous for all ages of children.  Please do not sell car seats or cribs or any recalled items. Vendors also are invited to sell their products.

Sellers manage their own tables and keep ALL their profits.  The cost per space is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Set up is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The registration deadline is September 17.

All are invited to attend the OECPTA’s first meeting of the new school year at 7 p.m. in the OFMS media center.  The group is for families with children ages 6 and under. Membership is open to anyone in the Olmsted communities interested in enriching the lives of our preschoolers, toddlers and infants.  For more details, go to oecpta.org.

To view a flyer of all the details, CLICK HERE.

bulldog hockeyOLMSTED FALLS HOCKEY INVITES ALL TO HIT THE GREENS SEPTEMBER 20

The 22nd annual OF Hockey Golf Outing is September 20 at Emerald Woods Golf Course, 12501 S. Boone Road, Columbia Township. The four person scramble shotgun event includes continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, steak and potato dinner and refreshments for $75. The games pay out all funds paid in – $20/team skins, $1/closest to pin, $1 longest drive.

For more details/tickets, contact Brian Thompson, 216-470-2822 or email brianethompson@sbcglobal.net. To view a flyer of the event, click here.

SIX TO BE INDUCTED INTO ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

161This year’s inductees into the Olmsted Falls Schools Endowment and Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame are Art Gibel, class of 1968, business; Dave Schuster, ’70, business/science; Lora Hirschberg, ’81, entertainment; Scott Highhouse, ’82, health/education; Debbie Koeppen Berry, ’87, science/math and Craig Barbee, educator.

The induction ceremony is Thursday, September 18th at the German American Club.  The community is invited to attend the ceremony and its dinner. Tickets are $25.

CLICK HERE for a reservation form.

The association is on facebook and you can “friend” it by CLICKING HERE.

Contact Jenny McKeigue, alumni director, 440-427-6030 or ofhsalumni@yahoo.com for more details.

Bulldog_Animated_GolferOFAB TO BENEFIT FROM USP GOLF OUT SEPTEMBER 20

An Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters golf outing that United Parcel Service will sponsor is set for Sept. 20 at the Springvale Golf Club, 5871 Canterbury Road, North Olmsted.

The cost is $80 a person or $25 for dinner only.  It includes a four person scramble 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner, contests for the best score by a foursome, longest drive (women and men) closest to the pin and basket raffles.  All money is due Friday, September 12.

Contact Brian Fritz, 216-337-4422 or b6fritz2003@yahoo.com to reserve your foursome or to sponsor a hole. This UPS-sponsored event also will benefit United Way.

OF MUSIC ASSOCIATION STRIKES UP ITS 2014-15 ACTIVITIES

OFMA bulldog and noteThe OFMA is ready for this year’s activities.  Its first meeting is September 3rd at 7 p.m. in the OFHS choir room.  It invites parents and community members to become members and volunteer at various music activities. The band will travel and play at DisneyWorld from Feb. 12-17, 2015.

It has various fundraisers occurring and is offering Spirit Wear, with a Sept. 3 order deadline.  To view the group’s Musical Notes September newsletter, CLICK HERE.  It contains membership and Spirit Wear forms.

 COMMUNITY

  Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710OF BRANCH LIBRARY OFFERS FALL PROGRAMS

Youth, teens and adults will find various programs at the Olmsted Falls Library.  This fall they range from Coffee 101, Welcome to Medicare to teens learning how to make interactive video game or sharing their writing and children enjoying finger play and rhymes with their families.

The Library’s fall flyer with its program listing is available by CLICKING HERE.

wreathVENDORS NEEDED FOR OCC’S HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

The Olmsted Community Center is accepting applications for its Holiday Home & Craft Shoppe on November 15th.  The price for an 8-foot space is $35.  Last year the show saw more than 500 attendees.

To download a space application form, CLICK HERE.  To view a flyer of the event, CLICK HERE.

Labor Day concert signTHANK AMERICA’S SAFETY FORCES @ MONDAY, SEPT. 1 CONCERT      

The community is invited to a special Safety Forces Tribute Concert Sept. 1 at East River Park.

The event begins at noon with a safety vehicle display. Victory Highway will play from 2-4 p.m. There also will be a moment of silence to those police and fire officers who died in the line of duty.

donutsBECKER’S OF COLUMBIA STATION ANNIVERSARY RAFFLE TO BENEFIT LOCAL AREA FOOD PANTRIES – SATURDAY, SEPT. 6TH – 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Becker’s Donuts of Columbia Station and help raise funds for local area food pantries.  Raffle drawing (1 ticket for $1 / 8 tickets for $5) for prizes including Handmade Quilt by Sharon Sew & Sew; Gift Certificate for 1 Free Large One Topping Pizza from Sundae Funday’s; Gift Basket from Pampered Chef; Bracelet from Keith Jewelers; Sunoco Gas Card; Becker’s Gift Basket.  All proceeds benefit local area food pantries.

 Robby's-Voice-2014-Poster-print-no-crops3rd Annual Robby’s Voice Race IV Awareness 5K Run/1 Mile Walk with Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, September 14th at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School –  For additional information,

please click HERE to download the event flyer, or visit http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/robbysvoice.asp

to register online.

 

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Weekly Update – August 20, 2014

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OFMS 6TH GRADERS MET WITH CHEERS, FRIENDLY FACES @ ORIENTATION

OFMS orientation 1OFMS orientation 20The new 6th graders at Monday’s orientation at OFMS ran through a cheering receiving line in the gym, played games and learned their older classmates – and teachers – are willing to help them through every step toward their academic success.

About 70 WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) members greeted the 300 sixth-graders at the start of  the 4 l/2 hour orientation session that begin with music, cheers and happy faces.

They worked in large groups and individually, learning the ins and outs of the school, their new educational environment and strategies to be successful students at OFMS.   They were told it is OK to do things their way, to be different – and that teachers are there to support them.

To view a photo gallery, click here.

What a great way to start the new school year in a new school! Kudos to our Middle School staff and WEB leaders!

WELCOME BACK – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Olmsted Falls School District staff members have been busy preparing for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.  We look forward to the return of students beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 21st.

The FIRST DAY of school is:

Thursday, August 21st for Grades 1-12

Monday, August 25th for Kindergarten

Wednesday, August 27th for Preschool (Special Needs Students)

Wednesday, September 3rd for Preschool (Typical Peers)

NEW SCHOOL MEAL REQUIREMENTS BEGIN THIS MONTH

veggies

There are additional new requirements for school news this school year due to the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

The Olmsted Falls Food Service Department has already been gradually making some of these changes so it wouldn’t be such a shock to the students when they were finally required.

The Bigger Changes:

-   Students now will be required to have l/2 cup of fruit or vegetables on their breakfast tray for it to count as a full meal. Anything less than a full mean is charged at a la carte prices. Purchasing items a la carte will be expensive, so we encourage students to buy the full meal as that is the best deal. We plan to offer a variety of fruits and vegetables daily to give students more from which to select.

- 100% of all grains offered must be whole grain rich. This means all bread, pasta, and cereal products must be whole grain rich. Due to this, you will see some changes in the menu offerings.

- The first sodium targets for both breakfast and lunch must be implemented this year.

 Breakfast < 540mg

  • Lunch K- grade 5 < 1230 mg. sodium
  • Lunch grades 6-8 < 1360 mg. sodium
  • Lunch grades 9-12 <1420 mg. sodium

Most entrees are anywhere from 400-1000 mg of sodium.  White milk is 120 mg of sodium and chocolate milk, 240 mg of sodium.  One slice of bread contains about 120 mg of sodium.  Regular condiments contain anywhere from 100-400 mg or more of sodium

Keeping all this in mind, it was a juggling act to meet this requirement.  Because of this new 2014-15 school year mandate on sodium, all condiments will be pre-portioned and the amount a student can take will be limited to keep within the new requirement.  This applies to all salad dressings, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, hot sauce etc.

To help meet this requirement we are also purchasing some low sodium products.

How You Can Help:

-   Encourage your children to try new things at home and school.

-   If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.  We’re here to help! The Food Services Department phone number is 440 427-6440.

WELCOME NEW BULLDOGS!

Please join us in welcoming some new faces to our classrooms this year!

new staff 2014 2015

Front Row (L to R): Libby Elkhe – 2nd Grade Teacher; Laryssa Byndas – OFHS Math Teacher; Valerie Weimer – Falls-Lenox Tutor; Dawn Carlin – Technology Integration Specialist; Pam Madak – OFMS Tutor; Andrea Porte – Falls-Lenox Tutor; Lauren Kallevig – Speech Language Pathologist for Falls-Lenox, OFIS  & OFMS.

 

Back Row (L to R):  Aimee Caldrone – OFHS Guidance Counselor; Heidi Keppen – Falls-Lenox Music Teacher; Paul Faulkner – OFMS Band Director; Jordan Eaton – OFHS Physical Education Teacher; Danielle Hicks – OFMS Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher; Katrina Muzingo – OFHS Intervention Specialist; Kristen Crawford – 1st Grade Teacher.

 

BULLDOG STAFF MEMBERS HONORED FOR YEARS OF SERVICE

District officials recognized staff members for their years of service to the District during the annual opening day staff meeting to kick off the 2014-2015 school year.  Employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 “Bulldog years” were acknowledged in front of their peers for their contributions to the District’s success.  Congratulations to all! They are listed in alphabetical order.

35 Year Bulldog

“35 Year Bulldog!”

Director of Business Affairs Tim Atkinson helped honor OFHS Cleaner Rose Cortimilia for her 35 years of service to the Olmsted Falls School District during Wednesday morning’s Opening Day Meeting for all staff.  Congratulations and thank you to Rose Cortimilia!

30 Year Bulldogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“30 Year Bulldogs”

Susan Magnone (OFIS) and Tim Tygart (OFHS)

 

25 Year Bulldogs

“25 Year Bulldogs” 

Tom Gibeaut (OFHS); Blake Johnson (OFHS); John Klembarsky (Falls-Lenox); John Mercer (OFHS); Michael Moore (OFIS); Michael Schafer (OFIS); Charles Smith (OFMS/OFIS); Maria Tessier (OFIS); Donna Tindera (Falls-Lenox); Elaina Tzolakis (OFIS) and Nancy Womack (OFMS).
20 Year Bulldogs

 

“20 Year Bulldogs”

Kristen Gillespie (OFMS); Suzanne Gross (OFMS); Trisha McGhee (OFIS); Diane Metzger (ECC); James Munchick (OFHS); Brian Reid (Transportation); Jayne Reitz (Falls-Lenox); Rhonna Smith (Falls-Lenox); Irene Stoyka (OFHS/Transportation); Teresa Tantanella (OFMS); Lisa Topolski (OFHS) and Marjorie Vormelker (Falls-Lenox).
15 Year Bulldogs

 

15 Year Bulldogs”

Susan Chaplin (OFMS); Michelle Cifranic (Transportation); Robert Coxon (OFHS); Tom Dipert (Central Office); Robyn Eidam (OFIS); Debra Lackey (OFIS); Laurie LaGruth (OFHS); Suzanne Maddocks (OFHS); Janet Messinger (OFHS); Sean Pellerite (OFHS); Debra Pojman (OFIS); Cathy Rachid (OFIS); Kristina Robertson (Falls-Lenox/OFIS); Lucinda Serrani (Falls-Lenox/Transportation); Martin Simon (Falls-Lenox); Jim Smith (OFMS); Mark Tabar (OFIS);  Denise Tabar (Central Office) and Kimberly Urban (OFMS).
10 Year Bulldogs

“10 Year Bulldogs”

Patricia Binggeli (OFHS); Shannon Chichester (Falls-Lenox); William Davis (Transportation); Yvonne Frieg (OFIS); Mark Harbison (OFHS); Diana Hill (OFHS); Heath Krakowiak (Transportation); Dr. Jim Lloyd (Central Office); Breanna Milligan (OFMS); Jamie Myers (OFIS); Martha Pickenheim (OFHS); Benjamin Ricci (OFIS); Robin Scott (Falls-Lenox); Stacie Ware (OFMS) and Erika Wyman (OFMS).

ATTN: PARENTS OF RETURNING STUDENTS – REQUIRED BACK-TO-SCHOOL FORMS / UPDATES MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Olmsted Falls School District uses the online InfoSnap portal for parents to verify information we have on file for their child(ren), make changes if necessary, and submit all required start-of-the-year forms electronically (Emergency Medical Authorization, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.).  IMPORTANT CHANGE:  This year, parents of RETURNING STUDENTS will access the InfoSnap information for their student(s) via your existing PowerSchool parent accounts.  To get started, simply log-in to your PowerSchool account and then click on the new “InfoSnap” link located on the left side of the page.  (No “Snap Codes” will be needed this year due to the integration of InfoSnap directly into PowerSchool.)

More than 2,000 returning students have already been updated/submitted online – THANK YOU!  If you have not yet had an opportunity to complete the online registration for your returning student(s), now is the time.  Please plan to log-in to your PowerSchool parent account to review/update the information for your student(s) and submit the required forms for the 2014-2015 school year electronically BY THURSDAY, AUGUST 21ST.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PASSWORD OR HAVE NEVER ACTIVATED YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL BUILDING FOR ASSISTANCE.   (See phone numbers below.)

2. PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER YOUR STUDENT THROUGH THE “NEW STUDENT” REGISTRATION LINK ON THE DISTRICT WEBSITE; THIS WILL CREATE A DUPLICATE STUDENT DATA FILE INSTEAD OF UPDATING YOUR RETURNING STUDENT’S EXISTING INFORMATION.

3. PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE LOGGING IN TO YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT; ACCESS TO THE INFOSNAP RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION LINK IS NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR STUDENT’S POWERSCHOOL ACCOUNT.

4. IF YOU ARE LOGGED INTO YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT AND RECEIVE AN ERROR MESSAGE WHEN YOU CLICK ON THE INFOSNAP LINK FOR YOUR STUDENT, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL BUILDING RIGHT AWAY. (This is a rare problem that has impacted only three families to dat

While several of our main office staff have been participating in training sessions /  district-wide meetings on and off this week, all offices will be open with all key office staff ready to assist those parents still in need of help.

If you are actively using your PowerSchool parent account and are ready to access your returning student’s information, please click HERE to download more detailed instructions, if needed.

To proceed directly to the PowerSchool parent account log-in page, please click HERE.

Please Note:  Olmsted Falls School District no longer uses paper forms. Any parents/guardians needing access to a computer or assistance with the annual online registration process are encouraged to contact your child’s school building for assistance.

If you have any questions, need assistance with accessing your PowerSchool parent account, or need to schedule a time to come to the school for computer access, please contact your child’s school building directly:

Olmsted Falls High School  (440) 427-6100  

Olmsted Falls Middle School  (440) 427-6200

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School (440) 427-6500

Falls-Lenox Primary School  (440) 427-6400

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center  (440) 427-6360

Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this important task.

IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES, BY BUILDING

put_this_on_calendar_clip_art-285x300HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)

August

21  First Day for Students*

28  Open House (7 pm)

September

11 Underclass Picture Day

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6-8)

August

21  First Day for Students*

September

2   7th Grade Parent Night (7 pm)

4   Picture Day

4   8th Grade Parent Night (7 pm)

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Grades 4-5)

August

21  First Day for Students*

27  Picture Day

27  4th Grade Open House (7 pm)

September

3   5th Grade Open House (7 pm)

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL (Grades 1-3)

August

21  First Day for Students*

25  3rd Grade Open House (7 pm)

26  2nd Grade Open House (7 pm)

28  1st Grade Open House (7 pm)

September

12  Picture Day

 EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Grades: PreK – K)

August

21  Kindergarten Orientation A.M. / A-L (8:30-9:30 am)

21  Kindergarten Orientation P.M. / A-L (12:30-1:30 pm)

22  Kindergarten Orientation A.M. / M-Z (8:30-9:30 am)

22  Kindergarten Orientation P.M. / M-Z (12:30-1:30 pm)

25  First Day for Kindergarten Students

26  Preschool Orientation – A.M. Classes (9-10 am)

26  Preschool Orientation – P.M. Classes (1-2 pm)

27  First Day for Preschool Special Needs Students

September

3  First Day for Preschool Typical Peers

9  Open House for A.M. Preschool/Kindergarten (6 pm)

9  Open House for P.M. Preschool/Kindergarten (7 pm)

If you have questions about any of the above back-to-school activities/events, please contact the building office directly. For your convenience, below please find the main line phone numbers for each building:

Olmsted Falls High School (440) 427-6100

Olmsted Falls Middle School (440) 427-6200

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School (440) 427-6500

Falls-Lenox Primary School (440) 427-6400

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center (440) 427-6360

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

FruitPrinted 2014-2015 Breakfast and Lunch menus will be available to students beginning on the first day of school.  The 2014-2015 menus (for K-5; 6-8; and 9-12) are also available online. 

To view the menus online or download a pdf to print yourself, please click HERE. Printed menus will be sent home with all students (K-8) this week. 

Printed menus will be available in the high school cafeteria for all OFHS students.

New SR CoverPageBACK-TO-SCHOOL ISSUE OF OUR SCHOOL REPORT

To view the current Our School Report, click here.

It has important start-of-the-school-year information and highlights P.I. projects that were completed around the district over summer.

 

 

CalendarGraphicDOWNLOAD UPDATED 2014-2015 CALENDAR

Please be sure you have the current 2014-2015 School Year Calendar for Olmsted Falls School District by downloading a PDF file HERE.

(Please note this calendar was updated with changes in April 2014, so versions downloaded prior to that will not have the most up-to-date schedule of dates for the school year.)


school busIMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bus cards have been mailed out. Any family who has not yet received their bus card(s) in the mail should contact the Transportation Department at 427-6350.

The Olmsted Falls Transportation Department would like to remind parents of the following as we begin the new school year:

* Scheduled pick-up times provided on bus postcards are approximate based on the student roster as of the time the routes were made.

* Pick-up/Drop-off times may vary during the first 2-3 weeks of school due to additional or withdrawn students (and therefore more or less stops).

* Weather conditions, road construction, traffic and train delays can also impact pick-up times.

Routes can run slower for the first week or so of school.

OFHS marching band preschool 2013OFHS MARCHING BAND PRESCHOOL PREVIEW – THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 EVENT

Young Bulldogs aged preschool to grade 5 are invited to join the OFHS marching band on the practice field at 6 p.m. Friday, August 22. Bring your own instrument from home to play along with the Bulldog musicians! After this initial time, participants are invited to march with the band to the football stadium where the Pride of Olmsted Falls will perform a special preview show at 7 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

HERITAGE DAY PARADE HIGHLIGHTS

olmsted falls heritage days 2014 marching bandIn the annual tradition, Olmsted Falls Board of Education members and District administrators joined the OFHS Marching Band and Bulldog athletes on the parade route in the Heritage Days Parade held August 14th.  Building principals had an opportunity to say “Welcome back” a few days early, as they waved to their many students along the parade route.  As always, students, families and community members lined the streets for the annual event…and for the candy.

Please click HERE to view our Heritage Parade photo gallery.  Also, click HERE to view local media coverage of the event.

Helping-HandsJOIN HELPING HANDS TAILGATE @ THE SEPTEMBER 5 VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME

Help cheer the Bulldogs varsity football team to victory at the 2014 Helping Hands Tailgate for the September 5 game at our Charles A. Harding Memorial Stadium.  The group will gather from 6-7 p.m. for food and fun, then sit in a designated set of bleachers at the south end of the stadium for the 7 p.m. game.

Please RSVP for this event by clicking here.  Contact Mariel Krakowiak with any questions at mkrakowiak@ofcs.net.

actor masksIS  YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS INTERESTED IN DRAMA?

An informational parent meeting for the Bulldog Theatre Company, OFMS’s drama club, is set for Thursday, August 28th from 7-7:30 p.m. in the OFMS cafeteria. The meeting will include information about the company’s two shows for this school year, as well as free after-school workshops for students in grades 6-8.

Any questions?  Contact Eric Bartkowski, ebartkowski@ofcs.net. We hope you are able to join us!

bulldog hockeyOLMSTED FALLS HOCKEY INVITES ALL TO HIT THE GREENS SEPTEMBER 20

The 22nd annual OF Hockey Golf Outing is September 20 at Emerald Woods Golf Course, 12501 S. Boone Road, Columbia Township. The four person scramble shotgun event includes continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, steak and potato dinner and refreshments for $75. The games pay out all funds paid in – $20/team skins, $1/closest to pin, $1 longest drive.

For more details/tickets, contact Brian Thompson, 216-470-2822 or email brianethompson@sbcglobal.net. To view a flyer of the event, click here.

Bulldog_Animated_GolferOFAB TO BENEFIT FROM USP GOLF OUT SEPTEMBER 20

An Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters golf outing that United Parcel Service will sponsor is set for Sept. 20 at the Springvale Golf Club, 5871 Canterbury Road, North Olmsted.

The cost is $80 a person or $25 for dinner only.  It includes a four person scramble 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner, contests for the best score by a foursome, longest drive (women and men) closest to the pin and basket raffles.  All money is due Friday, September 12.

Contact Brian Fritz, 216-337-4422 or b6fritz2003@yahoo.com to reserve your foursome or to sponsor a hole. This UPS-sponsored event also will benefit United Way.

 

bulldog flag logoOFAB NEEDS HELP AT CONCESSIONS

Volunteers are needed for the fall football concessions.  The funds help keep Olmsted Falls void of pay-to-play fees. All SWC schools, except OF, have these fees. The boosters soon will send out e-blasts about fall high school and middle school football schedules.

The OFAB is raffling off a Chevy Cruze! Tickets are $10.

 COMMUNITY

Robby's-Voice-2014-Poster-print-no-crops3rd Annual Robby’s Voice Race IV Awareness 5K Run/1 Mile Walk with Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, September 14th at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School –  For additional information,

please click HERE to download the event flyer, or visit http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/robbysvoice.asp

to register online.

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Weekly Update – August 16, 2014

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FIRST BLOG OF 2014-2015

We hope that everyone is enjoying the final days of summer break.  As we prepare to open the 2014-2015 school year, we are officially activating our district’s Weekly Blog Update to provide you with a summary of important back-to-school information.  This Weekly Blog Update will be published each week that school is in session throughout the school year.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Olmsted Falls School District staff members have been busy preparing for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.  We look forward to the return of students beginning this coming week.

The FIRST DAY of school is:

Thursday, August 21st for Grades 1-12

Monday, August 25th for Kindergarten

Wednesday, August 27th for Preschool (Special Needs Students)

Wednesday, September 3rd for Preschool (Typical Peers)

Bulldog shirt Olmsted Falls Athletic boostersOF ATHLETIC BOOSTERS GARAGE SALE -TODAY!

The OFAB will have a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16th, at the district’s football stadium booth.

There will be many discounted items to purchase.

Come see the entire new line that will be sold at the home football game. Stop and see what is new!

RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION

Our District will continue to use the online InfoSnap portal for parents to verify information we have on file for their child(ren), make changes if necessary, and submit all required start-of-the-year forms electronically (Emergency Medical Authorization, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.).  This online registration system for RETURNING STUDENTS is now open.  More than 1,500 returning students have already been registered online – THANK YOU!

If you have not yet had an opportunity to complete the online registration for your returning student(s), now is the time.  Please plan to log-in to your PowerSchool parent account to review/update the information for your student(s) and submit the required forms for the 2014-2015 school year electronically BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 21ST.

IMPORTANT CHANGE:  This year, parents of RETURNING STUDENTS will access the InfoSnap information for their student(s) via your existing PowerSchool parent accounts.  To get started, simply log-in to your PowerSchool account and then click on the new “InfoSnap” link located on the left side of the page.  (No “Snap Codes” will be needed this year due to the integration of InfoSnap directly into PowerSchool.)

IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PASSWORD OR HAVE NEVER ACTIVATED YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL BUILDING FOR ASSISTANCE.   (See phone numbers below.)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. PLEASE DO NOT RE-REGISTER YOUR STUDENT THROUGH THE “NEW STUDENT” REGISTRATION LINK ON THE DISTRICT WEBSITE; THIS WILL CREATE A DUPLICATE STUDENT DATA FILE INSTEAD OF UPDATING YOUR RETURNING STUDENTS EXISTING INFORMATION.

2. PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE LOGGING IN TO YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT; ACCESS TO THE INFOSNAP RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION LINK IS NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR STUDENT’S POWERSCHOOL ACCOUNT.

To download more detailed instructions on how to access and update your returning student’s information through PowerSchool, please click HERE.

To proceed directly to the PowerSchool parent account log-in page, please click HERE.

Please Note:  Olmsted Falls School District no longer uses paper forms. Any parents/guardians needing access to a computer or assistance with the annual online registration process are encouraged to contact your child’s school building for assistance.

FOR PARENTS WITH MULTIPLE STUDENTS: Once you have completed the online registration for your oldest student, please follow these steps to complete the 2014-2015 registration for another RETURNING STUDENT in your household:

  1. Return to your PowerSchool parent account main page.
  2. Click on the student tab for the next student you would like to register. (Student tabs are located along the top of your parent account screen.)
  3. Then click the “InfoSnap” link to review, update and submit this student’s information.
  4. Repeat above 3 steps for each student in your household.

FOR PARENTS OF NEW STUDENTS:  If you are a parent of a NEW STUDENT who has been recently registered (for the first time) in Olmsted Falls School District for the 2014-2015 school year, you do not need to review/update your student’s information again at this time.

If you have any questions, need assistance with accessing your PowerSchool parent account, or need to schedule a time to come to the school for computer access, please contact your child’s school building directly:

Olmsted Falls High School  (440) 427-6100  

Olmsted Falls Middle School  (440) 427-6200

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School (440) 427-6500

Falls-Lenox Primary School  (440) 427-6400

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center  (440) 427-6360

Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this important task.

Olmsted Falls high school trainer roomVISIT THE IMPROVED OFHS TRAINING ROOM THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 18THolmsted falls high school trainer room ice machine

The Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters invites the community to its Open House of the updated Training Room.  It is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 18 at the OFHS.

The group made more than $20,000 in improvements to the room and its equipment to make the room a better place for those injured to go. Volunteers completed all the work this summer in preparation of the fall athletic season. Many of the items were repurposed within the room. Click here to see the flyer for more details and share the information with others.

Also meet the trainer from Southwest General Health Center Sports Medicine and the volunteers who made this project possible.

VARIOUS FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES AVAILABLE AT OFHS – TUESDAY, AUGUST 19TH & WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20TH

supplies 3The OFHS Student Council accumulated many barely-used school supplies at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.  They are supplies 4available for anyone in the community whose children attend district schools.  The items will be available in Room G26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August  19 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 20.

The majority of the supplies includes, but not limited to, notebook paper, folders, three-ring binders, locker stands and writing utensils.

Please visit Room G26 on these days and help yourself to the items that will be on desks.

put_this_on_calendar_clip_art-285x300IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES, BY BUILDING

HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)

August

21  First Day for Students*

28  Open House (7 pm)

September

11 Underclass Picture Day

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6-8)

August

18  6th Grade WEB Orientation (8 am-12:30 pm)

18  6th/7th/8th Grade Special Education Parent Night (7 pm)

21  First Day for Students*

September

2   7th Grade Parent Night (7 pm)

4   Picture Day

4   8th Grade Parent Night (7 pm)

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Grades 4-5)

August

21  First Day for Students*

27  Picture Day

27  4th Grade Open House (7 pm)

September

3   5th Grade Open House (7 pm)

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL (Grades 1-3)

August

21  First Day for Students*

25  3rd Grade Open House (7 pm)

26  2nd Grade Open House (7 pm)

28  1st Grade Open House (7 pm)

September

12  Picture Day

 EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Grades: PreK – K)

August

21  Kindergarten Orientation A.M. / A-L (8:30-9:30 am)

21  Kindergarten Orientation P.M. / A-L (12:30-1:30 pm)

22  Kindergarten Orientation A.M. / M-Z (8:30-9:30 am)

22  Kindergarten Orientation P.M. / M-Z (12:30-1:30 pm)

25  First Day for Kindergarten Students

26  Preschool Orientation – A.M. Classes (9-10 am)

26  Preschool Orientation – P.M. Classes (1-2 pm)

27  First Day for Preschool Special Needs Students

September

3  First Day for Preschool Typical Peers

9  Open House for A.M. Preschool/Kindergarten (6 pm)

9  Open House for P.M. Preschool/Kindergarten (7 pm)

If you have questions about any of the above back-to-school activities/events, please contact the building office directly. For your convenience, below please find the main line phone numbers for each building:

Olmsted Falls High School (440) 427-6100

Olmsted Falls Middle School (440) 427-6200

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School (440) 427-6500

Falls-Lenox Primary School (440) 427-6400

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center (440) 427-6360

New SR CoverPageBACK-TO-SCHOOL ISSUE OF OUR SCHOOL REPORT
The August 2014/Back-To-School issue of our School Report will hit homes this week.

For an advanced look at this latest issue – featuring fresh updates to the masthead design – please click HERE.

 

 

CalendarGraphicDOWNLOAD UPDATED 2014-2015 CALENDAR

Please be sure you have the current 2014-2015 School Year Calendar for Olmsted Falls School District by downloading a PDF file HERE.

(Please note this calendar was updated with changes in April 2014, so versions downloaded prior to that will not have the most up-to-date schedule of dates for the school year.)


school busIMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bus cards have been mailed out. Any family who has not yet received their bus card(s) in the mail should contact the Transportation Department at 427-6350.

The Olmsted Falls Transportation Department would like to remind parents of the following as we begin the new school year:

* Scheduled pick-up times provided on bus postcards are approximate based on the student roster as of the time the routes were made.

* Pick-up/Drop-off times may vary during the first 2-3 weeks of school due to additional or withdrawn students (and therefore more or less stops).

* Weather conditions, road construction, traffic and train delays can also impact pick-up times.

Routes can run slower for the first week or so of school.

OFHS marching band preschool 2013OFHS MARCHING BAND PRESCHOOL PREVIEW AUGUST 22 EVENT

Young Bulldogs aged preschool to grade 5 are invited to join the OFHS marching band on the practice field at 6 p.m. Friday, August 22. Bring your own instrument from home to play along with the Bulldog musicians! After this initial time, participants are invited to march with the band to the football stadium where the Pride of Olmsted Falls will perform a special preview show at 7 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

Helping-HandsJOIN HELPING HANDS TAILGATE @ THE SEPTEMBER 5 VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME

Help cheer the Bulldogs varsity football team to victory at the 2014 Helping Hands Tailgate for the September 5 game at our Charles A. Harding Memorial Stadium.  The group will gather from 6-7 p.m. for food and fun, then sit in a designated set of bleachers at the south end of the stadium for the 7 p.m. game.

Please RSVP for this event by clicking here.  Contact Mariel Krakowiak with any questions at mkrakowiak@ofcs.net.

bulldog hockeyOLMSTED FALLS HOCKEY INVITES ALL TO HIT THE GREENS SEPTEMBER 20

The 22nd annual OF Hockey Golf Outing is September 20 at Emerald Woods Golf Course, 12501 S. Boone Road, Columbia Township. The four person scramble shotgun event includes continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, steak and potato dinner and refreshments for $75. The games pay out all funds paid in – $20/team skins, $1/closest to pin, $1 longest drive.

For more details/tickets, contact Brian Thompson, 216-470-2822 or email brianethompson@sbcglobal.net. To view a flyer of the event, click here.

Bulldog_Animated_GolferOFAB TO BENEFIT FROM USP GOLF OUT SEPTEMBER 20

An Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters golf outing that United Parcel Service will sponsor is set for Sept. 20 at the Springvale Golf Club, 5871 Canterbury Road, North Olmsted.

The cost is $80 a person or $25 for dinner only.  It includes a four person scramble 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner, contests for the best score by a foursome, longest drive (women and men) closest to the pin and basket raffles.  All money is due Friday, September 12.

Contact Brian Fritz, 216-337-4422 or b6fritz2003@yahoo.com to reserve your foursome or to sponsor a hole. This UPS-sponsored event also will benefit United Way.

 

bulldog flag logoOFAB NEEDS HELP AT CONCESSIONS

Volunteers are needed for the fall football concessions.  The funds help keep Olmsted Falls void of pay-to-play fees. All SWC schools, except OF, have these fees. The boosters soon will send out e-blasts about fall high school and middle school football schedules.

The OFAB is raffling off a Chevy Cruze! Tickets are $10.

 COMMUNITY

Robby's-Voice-2014-Poster-print-no-crops3rd Annual Robby’s Voice Race IV Awareness 5K Run/1 Mile Walk with Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, September 14th at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School –  For additional information,

please click HERE to download the event flyer, or visit http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/robbysvoice.asp

to register online.

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