Parent Update – September 27, 2013
BULLDOG MINI CHEER EXCITEMENT
The Bulldog Mini Cheerleaders did an AWESOME job last Friday night cheering on the Varsity Football Team! Thanks to the High School Cheerleaders for the cheer camp and for supervising so many enthusiastic Mini Cheerleaders!
Kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd graders did a super job during the first half. We wish we could have gotten to see more of the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who had to leave the field due to weather.
Great Bulldog Spirit was shown by all! Click HERE for more photos!
BOARD HONORS FOUR OLMSTED FALLS TEACHERS FOR MASTER TEACHER DESIGNATION
Congratulations to 2013 Master Teachers (pictured L to R) Lisa Hawk (OFMS), Jesse Judson (OFIS), Anne Statz (Falls-Lenox) and Lisa Cumming (OFHS)! Each teacher was recognized and honored locally by the Olmsted Falls Board of Education during last week’s Board meeting! These four teachers earned the designation of Master Teacher by participating in Ohio’s Master Teacher Program and demonstrating excellence both inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. Each of these teachers achieved exemplary scores for the rigorous documentation of their instructional practices, leadership roles and professional activities.
The implementation of Ohio’s Master Teacher Program within the Olmsted Falls School District was facilitated by the Olmsted Falls Master Teacher Committee consisting of representatives from all buildings and content areas, including six teachers and one administrator that hold National Board Certification and are therefore recognized by the state of Ohio as Master Teachers.
MRS. ATKINSON’S CLASS PERFORMS SONG ABOUT GOOD LEARNING HABITS
The children learn actively as they play, color, draw, count, build and sing.
Mrs. Atkinson’s AM preschool decided to sing a song about big lines for Miss Loretta, the school secretary!
BOARD OF EDUCATION HONORS STUDENT ATHLETE
This outstanding soccer player and student was also honored by the Olmsted Falls Board of Education at last week’s regular monthly meeting for achieving this regional recognition.
Pictured at left is Leah with OFHS Assistant Principal Mr. Sean Wolanin, who introduced and helped honor Leah for her accomplishments.
FOX SPORTS TIME OHIO HIGHLIGHTS BULLDOGS
The show airs live on Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. The Bulldogs have been part of the program’s weekly “On The Field” segment, filmed on-site at OFHS! Go Bulldogs!
PTA ACTIVITIES CALENDARS ARRIVE NEXT WEEK
One copy will be sent home with the youngest child in each Bulldog family by Friday, October 4th.
In the meantime, parents can click HERE to download the September / October calendar pages.
OFHS SWIM/DIVE PROGRAM NEARS
The 2013-2014 OFHS Swim and Dive Team will have an informational meeting for parents and students for its upcoming season. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the high school choir room. If you are unable to attend the meeting or have any questions, please contact Coach Matt Laughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8TH GRADE WASHINGTON DC PARENT MEETING RESCHEDULED!
OECPTA ANNUAL AUTUMN ATTIC RESALE EVENT – THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH!
Fall Into $aving on Saturday, September 28, 2013, in the Olmsted Falls Middle School Cafeteria, 27045 Bagley Road, for Olmsted Early Childhood PTA’s Autumn Attic Resale Event. Want to sell your gently used baby /kids inventory? Here is your opportunity: $ 25.00 – OECPTA members; $ 30.00 – non-members. Each space purchased includes a 10’ x 10’ space (tables are available at a cost of $10.00/ table). Sellers keep all profits! Spaces are limited, so return your registration today. Registration forms available at www.oecpta.org. Early Bird 8 am- 9am – $5.00; General 9 am- 12 noon – $ 2.00; Children’s Clothes – Toys – Gear –Maternity – Furniture – Décor – Bedding – Strollers – Activity – Baby Gear – Safety Items/Gear – Toys – Games & Other Misc. Items For All Ages.
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – OCTOBER 10TH - SPONSORED BY OECPTA
This FREE information night is a great way to meet local preschools, gather information and get your questions answered. This event is OPEN TO ALL who may have children ready to enter preschool. The Preschool Open House will take place Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Early Childhood Center, located at 7105 Fitch Rd.
This event is sponsored by Olmsted Early Childhood PTA. Please visit www.oecpta.org for more information.
SUPPORT OLMSTED FALLS MASQUERS & FORENSICS PATRONS
The Olmsted Falls Masquers and Forensics Patrons (OFMFP) is the non-profit parent booster group charted to support performing arts, speech, and debate in Olmsted Falls High School, and they need your support!
Please click HERE to download more information on membership and volunteer opportunities this year.
POST PROM NECKLACE SALE
NATIONAL COOKING CONTEST PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING…AND PROVIDES CHANCE TO WIN SCHOOL CAFETERIA MAKE-OVER!
Bulldog families are invited to enter the “Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest” sponsored by Uncle Ben’s. Simply make a short video of your and your child cooking a rice dish and upload it to www.UncleBens.com.
Click HERE for additional information and complete rules. Top prizes include: $15,000 grand prize; appearance on The Rachael Ray Show; $30,000 School Cafeteria Makeover.
Entries must be submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on October 6, 2013.
OLMSTED FALLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME DINNER – OCTOBER 17TH!
Introducing This Year’s Inductees! On October 17th, the Olmsted Falls Alumni Association will induct seven outstanding athletes and one coach into the Olmsted Falls High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include: Fred Loepp, ’54, Luke Workman, ’94, Trevor Urban, ’95, Carissa Mahoney, ’96, Jackie Mason, ’00, Kenneth Jones, ’01, Timothy Curran, ’03, and Coach John Winters. Please click HERE for photos of the inductees.
The Induction Ceremony and Dinner will take place at the German American Club, 7370 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls, on Thursday, October 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and all are welcome to attend. The inductees will be introduced at the October 18th home football game right after the FIRST quarter. Pictured at left are the past 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees being introduced at a home football game; they are L-R: Coach Jim Emigh, Kyle Stoffer ’01, Ron Molosky ’61, Abby Jaroscak Latra ’98, Mike Gansey ’01, John Storey ’97, George Fischer ’71.
LIBRARY’S ANNUAL TOUCHDOWN FOR READING PROGRAM UNDERWAY FOR K-8 STUDENTS
Get in the game this fall! Students in grades K-8 can play the 2013 Touchdown for Reading online reading game, presented in partnership with the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Clinic. Visit cuyahogalibrary.org/touchdownforreading.aspx for details. September 3rd through November 22nd!
For a complete listing of the Library’s fall events, please click HERE.
OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS PRACTICE ACT TEST WORKSHOP – Saturday, Sept. 28th & Monday, Oct. 7th
Get a head start on college entrance exams by taking the Huntington Practice ACT Test at the Olmsted Falls Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
College-bound high school students developed the test workshop, which is designed to guide students through the college entrance exam process. Participants must attend the follow-up session at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 to learn test results, discuss strategies to improve their score and tips on preparing for the real exam.
PATRIOTIC NIGHT AT THE OLMSTED FALLS COMMUNITY CENTER – THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH – 7 – 10 P.M. – Children in grades 1-6 are invited to join another season of fun at the Olmsted Community Center. Saturday, Sept. 28 is Patriotic Night, with youth invited to wear red, white and blue. The event runs from 7-10 p.m. at the center, 8170 Mapleway Drive. Check its website for more details.
OLMSTED FALLS KIWANIS CLUB SERVES FREE COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST – THIS SUNDAY, SEPT. 29th – Arrive hungry at Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club’s Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Sept. 29 at OFHS cafeteria. the club will serve all-you-can-eat pancakes and French toast with sausage, juice and/or coffee. The breakfast, which is free, will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monetary donations will be gladly accepted.
FALLS DAY IN THE PARK – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6TH at East River Park.– It’s the annual Falls Day in the Park from 1-4 p.m. at East River Park off of Lewis Road. This community day of fun includes a performance by the OFHS marching band,; Music Connections DJ; crafters and other vendors; activities and crafts for kids; jugglers; face painting and refreshments. The Citizen of the Year will be announced. The Olmsted Falls Parks & Recreation Board sponsors this free event.