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Parent Update – March 20, 2013

OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOLS AMONG “BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION IN AMERICA” FOR 7TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

BCME Logo 2013For the seventh year in a row, Olmsted Falls School District has been named one of the “Best Communities for Music Education in America” through a national survey sponsored by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.  The school districts named by the NAMM Foundation demonstrate an unwavering commitment to providing music education for their students – even during these challenging economic times.  To read the full press release and view the list of all recognized schools, please click HERE.

Congratulations to the staff, students, parents and community members who help make our music program a nationally recognized success!

DISTRICT BUS MECHANIC ROGER URBANEK RECEIVES FIRST-EVER DAVID E. DRUM SCHOOL BUS MECHANIC OF THE YEAR AWARD

RogerUrbanek-Bus Mechanic of the Year1Congratulations to Olmsted Falls school bus mechanic Roger Urbanek (pictured in center) for being the first-ever recipient of the David E. Drum School Bus Mechanic of the Year Award.  The intent of this state-wide award, to be presented annually by the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation (OAPT), is to recognize mechanics who exhibit outstanding cost-saving measures, cooperation and working relationships with school bus drivers and fellow employees, sets high shop standards, and has implemented a preventative maintenance program.  The award also recognizes mechanics who have contributed to the advancement of pupil transportation as a profession.  Roger received his award this past Monday evening during a special ceremony in Columbus.

According to District Transportation Supervisor Heath Krakowiak, who nominated Roger for this award, “experienced and knowledgeable is an understatement when speaking of Roger Urbanek, the head mechanic for Olmsted Falls City Schools.”  Roger has been an automotive mechanic for over 40 years.  In that time, he has amassed 36 different ASE certifications and the title of “World Class technician” by ASIA/ASE, a title held by only 750 mechanics out of 350,000 who have been certified to receive such a distinction.  This is an honor that places his name in the Automotive Hall of Fame in Midland, Michigan.

Olmsted Falls School District is truly fortunate to have Roger Urbanek on our transportation team!  Congratulations again to Roger!

SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE

spring clip artSpring break is next week!  Spring break week begins this Monday, March 25th and runs through the following Monday, April 1st.   School will resume on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Please note that there will not be a District blog post next week. (As you will see, today’s blog is overflowing with plenty of exciting Bulldog news to last you for two weeks!  There are great things happening all around us at Olmsted Falls Schools!) 

Regular weekly blog posts will resume on Wednesday, April 3rd.  Have a safe and enjoyable break!

OFHS SCIENCE TEACHERS TRAIN AT NASA

DSC_5756Five teachers from Olmsted Falls High School attended a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Workshop titled, “Spacefaring: The Radiation Challenge,” at N.A.S.A. Glenn Research Center last Friday.  Science teachers (pictured from L to R) Carla Wible, Janet Gregg, Lynette Bock, James Yandell and Andrew Hoslar had the opportunity to explore N.A.S.A.’s educational resources and receive training on how to access them online for use in their classrooms.  The workshop also provided hands-on and inquiry-based learning activities related to Radiation, Planetology, Remote Sensing and Spacefaring.

The activities and N.A.S.A. educational websites introduced our teachers with new curriculum ideas to assist in reaching project-based learning goals for the critical STEM areas.  Kudos to the OFHS science department for reaching out to N.A.S.A. to coordinate this important professional development opportunity!  To view additional photos of our teachers at NASA Glenn, please click HERE.

OFHS JUNIOR ADVANCES TO BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Tim GrajzerOFHS junior Tim Gajzer competed in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference through the Computer Networking Technology (CNT) program at Polaris.

Tim took first place in the PC Service & Support contest and has qualified to advance to BPA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL this May.

Congratulations and best of luck to Tim!  Outstanding work!

MORE THAN 190 OFHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT 33ND ANNUAL ACADEMIC HONORS BANQUET

DSC_5741More than 400 people were in attendance to recognize OFHS students for their academic achievements last Thursday evening at the 33rd Annual Academic Honors Banquet. A record number of students were honored at this year’s event! Students were joined by their families and other special guests for a dinner and awards ceremony held at Baldwin Wallace College. To be recognized at this special event, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 4.0 for freshmen, 3.9 for sophomores, 3.8 for juniors, and 3.7 for seniors.

To view the event program, including the list of students honored, please click HERE. (Note: the number of asterisks (*) following a student’s name indicated how many years they’ve been invited to attend the event.)  To view photos taken at the event, please click HERE.

Congratulations to all of these outstanding students and their families!

OFHS MUSIC PROGRAM DEMONSTRATES OUTSTANDING MUSIC ABILITY AT DISTRICT CONTEST

music-notesThe OFHS Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Treble Choir, and Symphonic Band all competed at the Ohio Music Education Association District Large Group Competition this past weekend. It is a difficult task at best to have that many groups from one school earn the top rating. What makes it all the more unique is that all four groups earned “straight superior ratings” also known as “Straight Ones” which is the highest rating possible, earning each group the opportunity to compete now at the State level held on May 3 and 4.

Congratulations to all of our talented High School musicians, and their outstanding teachers!

THE OFHS ACADEMIC TEAM BEATS THE COMPETITION…AGAIN!

2013 SWC ChampsThe Academic Team has done it again!  For the 6th year in a row, the Bulldog Academic Team has swept the SWC in both the Dual Matches and the SWC Tournament.  The team was awarded the traveling trophy at the SWC Tournament.  Those participating at the SWC Tournament were:  David Graham, Zach Buchta, Xavier Riviera, Andy Nageotte, Marty Mendenhall, Nathan Seese, and Emily Burland.

The Academic Team also swept the NEOAL this year for the 6th year in a row as well.

OHIO BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES BULLDOG ATHLETES

bulldog_leftThe OFHS boys and girls basketball teams had the 2nd most combined student athletes in the state of Ohio to be awarded Gold and Silver Certificates by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association. The criteria for the award is any junior or senior who has a GPA over a 3.2 and who has exemplified the highest ideals of citizenship and sportsmanship. Seniors receive Gold certificates and juniors receive Silver certificates.  The OFHS girls Gold recipients were Alison Gerycz and Jessica Koch.  Silver recipients were Samantha Buck, Erica Corley, Hannah Hammeren, Melissa Holcomb, Marie Jacobs, Heather Mueller, and Salina Salamah.  OFHS boys recipients of the Gold certificate were Kenny Hanna, Brandon Friedrich, and Steve Johnson.  Silver recipients were Joe Atkinson, Evan Burnell, Brian Kurz, James Sabatka, Patrick Hynes, and Adam Asadorian.  Congratulations to all of you!  Go Bulldogs!

MEET MRS. SPARKS!

SparksHannahMrs12-13Mrs. Hannah Sparks, a Bulldog alum, teaches Language Arts I and III at OFHS. She also serves as a class officer and the Forensics coach. She decided on a career in education because of the countless teachers she had who inspired and pushed her to achieve.

Mrs. Sparks loves being a Bulldog because no matter what the request, there is some group, parent, or faculty member willing to give whatever it takes to contribute to the success of our students in the district.

In her spare time, Mrs. Sparks enjoys playing and exercising with her dog, reading, and learning about and carrying out home improvement projects with her husband Tyler.

OFMS POWER OF THE PEN STUDENTS RECEIVE MANY AWARDS INCLUDING PRESTIGIOUS SWEEPSTAKES TROPHY!

Power of the Pen Regionals 2013-001Once again, Olmsted Falls did extremely well in the regional Power of the Pen tournament at St. Joseph Academy on Saturday, May 16th.  The combined 7th and 8th grade teams came in first place out of 46 schools to receive the large prestigious Raymond Dix Sweepstakes Trophy!  Furthermore, the 8th grade team took home the 2nd place trophy!  Four 8th graders and two 7th graders received individual awards as follows:  Maggie Backus (8) - 1st place; Erika Ratcliff (8) - 8th place; Nathan Loepp (8) – 9th place and  a “Best of Round” award; Zach Zdanowicz (7) – 11th place; Abby Gaba (7) - 16th place; Molly McCafferty(8) – “Best of the Best” Award for her piece written at Districts. She will be published in The Book of Winners.

Furthermore, students Alex Enczur, Joseph Calabrase, and Morgan Finau also wrote very well in the tournament and competed against 150 other students.  Coaches Scalley and Gulden are very proud of these Power of the Pen students!

OFIS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN 2013 SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

photo (3)Seventy fourth and fifth graders from Olmsted Falls Intermediate School signed up to become Bulldog Scientists on the Science Olympiad Team this year.  They practiced, studied and competed in nine different events from Anatomy to Weather.  The most popular events were the hands-on building/problem solving events; Bridge Building, Catapult, Egg Drop and Aerodynamics.  Students practiced on Monday and Friday mornings for six weeks to prepare for the competition which was held at OFIS on March 4th and 8th.  Team members formed new friendships, collaborated to solve problems and stretched their creative thinking to come up with different ways to face a challenge.

Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Rodgers and Mr. Morris coached students during the morning practice sessions.  Former Science Olympiad team members Noah Le, Eric Sobera, Claudia Schuh, Mallory Witt, Natalie Partin and Anthony Thompson came over from the Middle School to lend a hand as coaches and judges.  OFIS staff members Mrs. Pilko, Mr. Moore, Mr. Englehart, Mr. Vormelker and Mrs. Venecek helped to judge events on the competition days.  Special thanks go out to Mr. Workman for his help to set up the gym and cafeteria and to Mr. Svec for his support of the team.

Congratulations to all the Bulldog Scientists!  Final event results and photos are posted on Mrs. Morris’ Moodle site @ http://www.moodledog.com/course/view.php?id=286.  For pictures of this event, you can also click here.

OFIS STUDENTS VISIT CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

cma 9The Intermediate School Resource Room students were very fortunate to take part in a pilot project for student learning at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The 20 4th and 5th graders traveled to the Cleveland Museum of Art on Thursday, March 14th.  The newly renovated, interactive educational space, Gallery One, was their classroom that morning.  The “Ratio and Scale,” lesson challenged students to estimate, measure and think on a deeper level about the scale used in paintings, sculpture and textile art.  Interactive touch screens and the new ArtLens app for the iPad told the background story for each piece of art they considered in the lesson.  What a great connection to the math classroom study of fractions and ratios!  For more photos, please click here.

AUTHOR SHELLEY PEARSALL VISITS 5TH GRADE

P1590324Ohio native and award-winning children’s book author Shelley Pearsall visited with 5th grade students at OFIS earlier this month.  In addition to large group presentations led by Ms. Pearsall in the cafeteria, the author also hosted two special writing sessions and enjoyed lunch with a group of students.  Thank you to OFIS PTA for making this exciting visit possible. To view additional photos from Shelley Pearsall’s visit to OFIS, please click here. To learn more about author Shelley Pearsall, please click here.

FALLS-LENOX CELEBRATES RIGHT TO READ WEEK

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFalls-Lenox was transformed into the S.S. Falls-Lenox last week as the children celebrated Right to Read week by “Cruising through the Islands of Books”!  The week kicked off with an assembly by authors, the JJ Brothers where the students learned how to create and write stories.  A special thank you to PTA for sponsoring this event!  In addition to the assembly, we had many guest readers visit including, central office personnel, principals from OFCS, Township Trustees Jeanene Kress, Scott Ross and Sherri Lippus, Police Chief Minek, and Mayor Blomquist!  Throughout the week, the students were challenged to read as many minutes as possible and broke the record by reading a total of 67,522 minutes!  A very special thank you to the library staff at Falls-Lenox for planning this tropical week of reading!  For more photos, please click here.

INVENTION FAIR AT FALLS-LENOX DISPLAYS 2ND GRADERS’ CREATIVITY

inventionfair2013The West Community at Falls-Lenox recently held an invention fair.  In class, the students studied inventions and the role they play in our daily lives.  The students then worked with their parents to “invent” a device that will make our lives easier, solve a problem or make something work better.   During the invention fair, the students explained to their classmates and parents how their invention would be helpful and how the invention was made.  The parents and students both had a lot of fun creating and viewing all of the awesome inventions!

For more photos of the second graders’ cool inventions, please click here.

FALLS-LENOX HOSTS FINAL 3RD GRADE LITERACY NIGHT

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe final fun Literacy Night was held on Thursday, March 7th when third grade students and their parents Sailed Through the Islands of Books!  The students had a great time practicing reading skills and strategies while making and playing fun activities, such as Beach Blanket Bingo, and Fin-tastic Fiction.  The theme for the evening connected with the theme for Right-to-Read-Week.  This wraps up our cruises through the islands, however students are encouraged to continue reading at home each night!  For more photos, please click here.

CONCERT REVEALS MUSICAL TALENT OF OUR FALLS-LENOX FIRST GRADERS

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFalls-Lenox students proudly present “Children’s Songtales” at the First Grade Concert on Thursday, March 14th.  The students have been working very hard on learning the songs and movements for the concert.  They sang classic songtales, such as “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain” and “The Farmer in the Dell”.  A special thank you to Mrs. McClellan, Mrs. Wallace, and student teacher Miss Schumaker for all of their hard work preparing the students for this enjoyable evening of singing and performing!  For more photos, please click here.

THE ECC RECEIVES A SPECIAL VISIT AND SPECIAL MUSIC

DSC03392On Thursday March 14, the ECC welcomed 2 members of the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums.  Pat Logan (piper) and Bob Stack (drummer) played several songs including traditional Irish, Scottish and American music.

The music was very much enjoyed by students and staff alike.  For more photos, please click here.

ECC REGISTERS KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS FOR NEXT YEAR

DSC_5720The Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center registered more than 200 incoming kindergarten students during the three-day, in-house registration event held last week.  For the first-time ever, parents were able to complete a portion of their child’s registration process on-line.  Kudos to the ECC staff and PTA volunteers who worked hard to ensure that the in-house registration appointments went smoothly!  And welcome to our newest Bulldogs who will join us in the 2013-2014 school year.

If you have an incoming kindergarten student who still needs to be enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact Loretta McClelland at the ECC at 427-6360 as soon as possible to get the enrollment process started.  

ECC/FALLS-LENOX STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AS HEALTHY HEROES

photo(1)The Healthy Hero Program is designed to teach kids in grades pre-K to 3rd healthy habits such as eating healthy, exercising every day, power washing your hands, coughing and sneezing in your sleeve, and sleeping well.  Students earn a small prize for doing healthy tasks at home. Each month, participants were entered into a drawing to win a $5 gift card from Toys-R-Us.

Congratulations to February’s winner, ECC student, Dominic Umpbleby, pictured with his parents and Mrs. Doyle. A BIG THANK YOU to the Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA for donating the gift cards used for this important program.

PTA TALENT SHOW HIGHLIGHTS OUR TALENTED STUDENTS

imagesOn Saturday March 16th, the 26th Annual High School PTA Talent Show was held at Olmsted Falls High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit the class of 2013 OFHS graduating seniors.  Thank you to the Olmsted Falls community for supporting the show.  OFHS PTA would also like to recognize and thank our judges for the evening: Mr. Kevin Gulden, Mr. Mark Hannah, Miss Isabela Moner and Ms. Renee Musat.  A special shout out and thank you to our local business partners Angelina’s and Ameriprint for their support as well.

Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding performances:

In the K-5 Grade Category:
ECC, Heidi McCullar- Third Place for “Heidi’s Dance”
Falls-Lenox, Grace Wright and Madison Podojil – Third Place for “Ghouls Rule” performing “Take a Hint”
Adrianna Lakota – Second Place for “The Happy Hula Hooper”
OFIS, Neil Spooner – First Place for his Hip Hop dance performance of “Cruizin'”
In the 6th – 8th Grade Category
OFMS, Rachel Hoadley – Third Place for a Piano instrumental “Canon in D”
Amanda Holt – Second Place for a Vocal & Guitar performance of “I Won’t Give Up”
Melanie Campbell – First Place for her contemporary dance performance of “Defying Gravity”
Melanie was also our Overall Winner of the Talent Show having received the highest score among all performers.
In the 9th – 12th Grade Category
OFHS, Kyle Thompson – Tie for 3rd Place for his Vocal & Piano performance of “Let it Be”
Kailey and Kelsey Dewar also known as “Guaranteed Wednesday” – Tie for Third Place with their Vocal & Guitar performance of “Locked Out of Heaven”
Jason Frank Jr. – Second Place for a self composed piano instrumental “An Original Song”
Tricia Kushen – First Place for her vocal performance of “Glitter in the Air”
Tricia was also the recipient of the Dara Hosta Vocal Memorial Award presented by the Hosta Family.

Congratulations to all of the Talent Show Winners and to all the students who shared their talents in the show.  Many thanks to our Sound, Lighting and Stage Crew who made the show happen:  Ashley Belohlavic, Becci Boesken Kat Karolak, Debbie Oberc and Colton Wargo.   And a huge round of applause for Ed Gorski who was our outstanding and thoroughly entertaining Master of Ceremonies…..superb job Ed!!  A Standing Ovation for All of You.  With Many Thanks, Mrs. Ferrini

OFHS MASQUERS PRESENTS GREASE, THE MUSICAL!

Olmsted Falls High School Masquers presents GREASE: School Version

OFHS GREASE Poster MatOlmsted Falls High School

April 19 @ 7:30pm

April 20 @ 3:00pm & 7:30pm

Call 440-427-6070 for tickets – $7 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.  Click here to see the flyer.

SAVE THE DATE – FALLS-LENOX BOOK FAIR!

Mark your calendars for the annual Falls-Lenox book fair being held the week of April 15th – 19th.  The fair will take place in the library during the times listed below:

book _fairApril  15-19 from 11-12:45 pm (during lunch periods)

April 15 and 17 from 3-4 pm  (Monday and Wednesday)

April 16 and 18 from 6-8 pm  (Tuesday and Thursday)

April 16th will be the family night event including an ice cream social!  Stop by and purchase a bowl of ice cream before you shop!!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lori Surtman at lorisurtman@att.net.  Thank you!

SEEKING ENTRIES FOR OFHS ART SHOW IN MAY

imagesThe Annual OFHS May Show is Friday May 10, 2013. Again, we are looking for work for the show from Olmsted Falls Alumni, OFCS Faculty and Staff, and Olmsted Falls Community Members.  Please complete the entry form and return it to Mariel Krakowiak, at Olmsted Falls High School, by Friday May 3.  Contact Mariel Krakowiak with any questions: mkrakowiak@ofcs.net.  To download the entry form, please click here.

OLMSTED FALLS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS’ ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RACES EVENT – SAT., APRIL 20TH!

NightAtTheRacesNavyA fun-filled night is in the works….OFAB’s annual Night at the Races. This year’s event will be held at the German American Club on Saturday, April 20. Food, drink, prizes and horse racing are the evening’s highlights. All the fun begins at 6 p.m. Tickets to attend are $30/person (sold in tables of 8).  To inquire about tickets, contact Dave Kurz at dktribe@cox.net or call 440-263-0051.  Act fast, this event traditionally sells out!

A successful Night at the Races is contingent upon the support of our families, community and surrounding businesses.  Here’s how you can help make one of OFAB’s biggest fundraisers a huge success:  Donate Merchandise, Purchase an Advertisement for our Program,  and/or Purchase a Horse.  For additional information on how you or your company can get involved in supporting this event, please visit www.ofathleticboosters.org.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT! SEE YOU APRIL 20TH!

APPLEBEE’S POST PROM FUNDRAISER – THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH!

supporter_applebeeslogoIf you don’t want to cook on Wednesday, March 27th, just order from Applebee’s in North Olmsted between 11 am and 9 pm.  Click here  for the flyer, print it out, and BRING IT WITH YOU! They will donate 15% to Post Prom.  You can eat in or carry out but you must have the flyer when you arrive.  Please pass this to anyone and everyone.  It’s a great way to help out the Olmsted Falls High School Post Prom committee with their fundraising efforts.

2013 OFHS BASEBALL EARLY BIRD SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL CAMP

1237388302_baseball-clip-art-in-vector1When: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Where: Olmsted Falls High School
Times:  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Grades 2-4; 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Grades 5-8
Cost: $15.00 Check/Cash
YES – WE WILL TAKE ALL WALK-UP Registrations!  The camp will be supervised by the Olmsted Falls Baseball Staff and the Varsity Baseball Team. Basic pitching skills, hitting drills, catching, and fielding skills will be taught. Come and join us and get a jump-start on your upcoming baseball season. All participants should bring the following items: glove, bat, tennis shoes and catchers gear/cup, if you are a catcher. Also bring a jacket/spikes in the event we can go outside!!  GO BULLDOGS!  To view and download the registration form, please click here.

** NEW ** BULLDOG YOUTH FOOTBALL PROGRAM – INFORMATION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3RD

Bulldog helmutThe Bulldog Youth Football League is a new program preparing to start a 5th and 6th grade football program for the students of the Olmsted Falls School District. Olmsted Falls has been accepted to join the Little Southwest Conference for this fall 2013.  Other communities involved in the Conference include: North Olmsted, Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Rocky River, Lutheran West, Fairview Park, and Sheffield.  This opportunity is a great way to help Olmsted Falls Youth learn and play the game of tackle football right here in our community.

There will be an informational meeting for parents and players on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Olmsted Falls High School Cafeteria.   This will give parents the opportunity to have any questions/concerns answered as well as help the organization learn the interest level in the community.  If you have a current 4th or 5th grade child that would be interested in playing in the newly formed 5th and 6th football program this fall, 2013 please try to attend this meeting.  If you cannot attend but would like more information, or if you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please email your name and contact information to OFBYFootball@gmail.com  or visit our website for more information.  You can also able to check us out on Facebook.  We look forward to seeing you on April 3rd.

BLOG DEADLINE REMINDER

Items for the District’s Weekly Blog Update must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. each Friday for the following week’s post.  The Weekly Blog Update will be published every Wednesday that school is in session.  Items should be no more than 125 words and should be sent in paragraph form.  To view the new Content Submission Guidelines information sheet, please click here. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are submitting information about a school or school-connected organization’s fundraising event, you will need to make sure that you have completed and submitted the District’s official Fundraising Form.  Once your event has been approved, we will be happy to post/promote the information on the Weekly Blog Update.  To download a copy of the Fundraising Form, please click here.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:

  • Easter Bunny with TVKIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY – THIS SUNDAY, PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 24th – 8:00 AM TO 1:30 PM – OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA – Pancake breakfast PLUS  a chance to win a 42” LED HDTV, face painting, free pictures with the Easter Bunny, and a Chinese Auction.  Tickets are only $5 each (kids under 3 eat free).  Ticket includes breakfast and each ticket is entered into the drawing for the 42” LED HDTV.  (No need to be present to win, so buy a ticket even if you can’t make it to the event!)  100% of proceeds benefit our local communities.  Tickets will be available at the door and at the First Federal of Lakewood in Olmsted Township (26908 Cook Road) – ask for DeeDee.
  • razzlesOLMSTED FALLS ACADEMIC TEAM (OFAT) FUNDRAISER, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 8:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M., RAZZLES, A fundraiser to support the Olmsted Falls Acadmic Team (OFAT) will be held at Razzles on Saturday, April 13, 8-10 p.m. Raffles with great items from OF merchants, sideboards, and more! Families welcome! Kids under 6 FREE. $20 tickets available from OFAT members, coaches, or at door. Or contact Anne Mendenhall at mendykin@aol.com; 440-234-7964.  Thanks for supporting OF academics! Did you know our academic team has already qualified 2 teams to compete at the National Tournament in Atlanta! They need our help to offset travel expenses. To learn how you or your company can get involved in supporting this event, contact Anne Mendenhall at mendykin@aol.com; 440-234-7964.  Like us! on the Olmsted Falls Academic Boosters Club Facebook page. Post congrats to your student for his/her academic accomplishments.
  • 3shamrocksAMERICAN SOCIETY OF MILITARY COMPTROLLERS (ASMC) SHAMROCK RUN, 5 KILOMETER RACE/1 MILE WALK, SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH, 9:00 A.M. – All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the St. Augustine Hunger Center.  To view the flyer, please click here or click here for the web site.
  • NEW OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF SPRING ACTIVITIES – Check out all the offerings for this spring at our new library branch in Olmsted Falls!  There are activities for children, teens, and adults.  Please click here for more information.
  • Puzzle%20Piece-4OLMSTED COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM REGISTRATION FOR 2013-2014 – Beginning Friday, March 1st – Registration for OCO Summer 2013 Enrichment Camp, and 2013-2014 Kinderday and After School Care programs begins Friday, March 1st.  Olmsted Community Outreach is a 501c3 non-profit organization located within the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center.  OCO contracts to utilize currently vacant space within the ECC building to provide quality school aged childcare services for the community.  OCO operates at NO COST to the school district nor to the taxpayers.  For more information and to access registration forms, please visit www.ocoutreach.org or call (440) 782-1626.
  • 824395710964603133AMAZING MAGIC SHOW BY MAGIC MIKE PRODUCTIONS AT OLMSTED COMMUNITY CENTER  – FRIDAY, APRIL 26th –  6:00 p.m. – Family and Kids Magic & Illusion Show;  8:30 p.m.:  Trick-a-Nosis – Adult Magic, Illusion, Hypnosis & Comedy Show; Doors Open at 5:15 p.m. with kids activities, Interactive Photobooth by inFocus, concessions and more. Get your tickets now! Get more information and order online at www.olmstedcc.com.  To view the flyer, please click here.
  • _full_IMG_02783RD ANNUAL CARNIVAL FOR A CURE, FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH, 6-8:30 P.M. – Save the Date!!  Mark your calendars!! The date for the 3rd annual Carnival For a Cure has been set!!!  It will take place at Falls-Lenox on Friday, April 19th from 6-8:30 p.m.!  All Olmsted Fall’s families and friends are welcome to attend!  Join the hundreds of people who come every year for some old-fashioned fun of carnival games, cake walks, face painting, 50/50 raffle, and Relay style lap walking! More information to follow!  We hope to see you there!
  • mermaid_200x200DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR., OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS YOUTH THEATER, APRIL 12th – 21st, WITH SHOWS ON FRIDAYS AT 7:00 P.M., SATURDAY’S AT 2:00 P.M. & SUNDAYS AT 2:00 P.M. –   Advance tickets are $11-15 at www.olmstedperformingarts.com.   Worlds of Fantasy boutique is open before each show.  Makeover and a snack.  $25 first child; $20 each additional child.  Get details and make a reservation (required) at www.olmstedperformingarts.com.
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  • WORLDS OF FANTASY, MAY 3-11 WITH SHOWS ON FRIDAYS AT 7:00 P.M. SATURDAYS AT 2:00 – 7:00 P.M., AND SUNDAY AT 2:00 P.M. –  Join Olmsted Performing Arts and take a magical journey to Fantasyland for Rapunzel’s coronation.  You will enjoy singing and dancing by Cinderella, Jasmine, Tinkerbell, Belle, Ariel, and more, and then meet the princesses with photo and autograph opportunities.  Tickets $12-18.  Worlds of Fantasy Boutique open before each show.  Makeover and a snack.  $25 first child; $20 each additional.  Details and reservation at www.olmstedperformingarts.com.
Snow White

  • WORLD OF FANTASY BOUTIQUE (AGES 2-12), APRIL 12-21 AND MAY 3-11, SLOTS BEGIN AT 4:30 P.M. ON FRIDAYS, 11:30 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M. ON SATURDAYS, AND 11:30 A.M. ON SUNDAYS – Children will be transformed by their own Fairy Godmother into princesses or knights.  For girls, the experience will include hairstyle shimmering make-up princess sash, face gem, and nail polish.  Boys will enjoy a gel-spiked, confetti-sprinkled hairstyle and a sword and shield.  All children may have sparking juice and light appetizers.  Children must be accompanied by an adult, who may enjoy complimentary coffee or tea.  Advance registration and separate ticket are required for the World of Fantasy Boutique. $25 for the first child, and $20 for each additional child.  Reservations required (www.olmstedperformingarts.com).

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