Parent Update – October 23, 2013
IMPORTANT REMINDER: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
There will be no school for students on Tuesday, November 5th — Election Day. The Olmsted Falls School District will be holding the first of three Staff In-Service days scheduled for this school year on Tuesday, November 5th.
The two remaining Staff In-Service (Non-Students) days are scheduled for: Friday, January 24, 2014 and Friday, February 14,2014.
MIDDLE SCHOOL EVACUATION FOLLOW-UP
Please click HERE to view the message sent out last night via email by Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd to all District parents regarding yesterday’s late afternoon evacuation of Olmsted Falls Middle School. Thank you again to our administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents for your calm cooperation during yesterday’s incident. Thank you also to our local safety forces for their partnership and quick response.
‘MEET THE CANDIDATES’ NIGHT — TONIGHT, OCTOBER 23rd @ 6:30 p.m.
The “Meet The Candidates” Night is at 6:30 p.m. tonight. It is hosted jointly by the Olmsted Falls PTAs, Olmsted Falls Education Association (OFEA) and Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE). This event will take place in the Olmsted Falls Middle School cafetorium and all residents are invited to attend.
THE OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL RIDES WITH BULLDOG STUDENTS
Olmsted Falls School District Transportation Department had a special guest on its routes Tuesday morning to celebrate National School Bus Safety Week. The Ohio State Highway Patrol rode along with Bulldog students and monitored traffic, bus and pupil safety.
As part of this week’s observance, the city of Olmsted Falls passed a resolution recognizing National School Bus Safety Week for the district’s Transportation Department.
TODAY IS LAST DAY TO ORDER OFMS PTA SPIRIT WEAR
Please help support OFMS PTA by sporting around an “Olmsted Falls Middle School” T-shirt or show your Bulldog spirit by wearing a “Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog” T-shirt/sweatshirt. The PTA also is selling Bulldog nylon drawstring bags and Bulldog flannel pants.
Orders placed will be available at the OFMS parent-teacher conference November 4th and 7th. Click HERE for order form.
OF STUDENTS REMIND COMMUNITY TO VOTE NOVEMBER 5th
The OFHS marching band raised awareness during a special half-time performance by spelling the word “Vote” on the football field to remind the community of the importance of voting. The District has a 1.8 Mill Bond Issue on the November 5, 2013 election ballot. The bond issue will pay for the construction of classrooms, renovation of common spaces, and upgrades to security systems (including security cameras) at OFHS needed to address overcrowding and improve safety/security for students and staff.
Any parent or resident with questions about the Bond Issue for OFHS (Issue #86) is encouraged to contact the Board of Education office at (440) 427-6000.
SPICE UP YOUR HOME WITH A FUNDRAISER CANDLE
The Olmsted Falls High School Swim & Dive Team offers the community a Mason Jar candle fundraiser through November 3rd. The items are great gift giving for family, friends and tEachers. They will be available before Thanksgiving.
The 13-ounce jar has specifically blended soy and paraffin wax with lead-free wicks. It offers 100 hours of burn time, which is more than four days worth. They have fun holiday colors and scents.
The cost is $10 for one, $18 for two and $25 for three. Find a swimmer to place your order or email Sharon Gentry at email@example.com.
ECC STUDENTS LEARN THE ABCs OF FIRE FIGHTING
Kindergartners took a walking field trip from the ECC to the Olmsted Township Fire Station at the corner of Cook and Fitch roads. The firefighters gave them a tour of the station and showed the youngsters all the emergency vehicles. They also learned many new facts, such as firefighters have a rescue boat available to them and classroom in which they learn.
A Bulldog thank you to the firefighters. Click HERE for a photo gallery of their visit.
OFMS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS THE PLAY HONK! JR. THIS WEEK
The OFMS Drama Club’s cast and crew of more than 50 students have been working hard to prepare this hip retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Ugly Ducking. The club is ‘egg-cited’ to perform the play for the community. Show time is 7:30 p.m. October 24th, 25th and 26th at the school. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3, students.
“Honk! Jr. is the story of Ugly, an awkward duck whose gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and friends. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms,” wrote Music Theatre International.
FALLS-LENOX TO CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY
On November 11th Falls-Lenox students and staff will be celebrating veterans and active military men and women in a special morning program, which will include a wonderful breakfast for those who have sacrificed so much for our great country.
The Veterans Day Committee is asking students to make a small sacrifice, giving up a pack of gum or a candy bar, and instead bringing in that change to school. The money collected will help defray the cost of the breakfast that is planned. What a great opportunity to help the students make the connection of what it means to sacrifice, as these brave men and women have done.
A letter will be sent home this week to inform the families of Falls-Lenox what is being planned in honor of Veterans Day.
OLMSTED FALLS MASQUERS PRESENTS ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
The OFHS Masquers will present Arsenic and Old Lace November 15th and 16th in the school’s auditorium. Both performances for the comedy are at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3, students and senior citizens. They are available at the door of the performances or by calling 440-427-6070.
OFHS BOWLING TEAM HOLDING OPEN PRACTICES
The OFHS Bowling Team’s official practice season starts November 5th at Buckeye Lanes, 3:30 - 5:15 p.m. The team is currently running voluntary open practices on Tuesdays at Buckeye Lanes 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. Any questions please contact, coach Chuck Carver at 440-590-2469.
IT IS THE ANNUAL OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S WING NIGHT – WITH A TWIST
Tickets are $20 at the door. Admission includes a wings/pizza/salad buffet and beverages. At this year’s Wing Night fund raiser, OFMA will conduct a new event–a music trivia contest. Entry fee for music trivia is $10 per person and participants are encouraged to form teams of up to six players to increase their chance of winning. Come test your musical knowledge and join OFMA for a very fun evening of great food and music trivia! Advance door tickets will be available at this Friday’s football game next to the donut sales tent.
BOY SCOUTS HOLD ADDITIONAL RECRUITMENT NIGHT
Are you interested in scouting, but missed the fall recruitment? Boy Scouts will offer another opportunity from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, October 25th for those in grades 1st-12th to sign up for scouting. The event will take place at Falls-Lenox Primary School in the East Gym.
Come and meet the groups that include the Pack, from grades 1st-5th, the Troop, grades 6th-12th and Venturing Crew, those ages 14 and older. Learn more about this great organization – and sign up!
DISPOSE OUTDATED/UNUSED MEDICATION OCTOBER 26TH
The community may dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 26th at the Olmsted Falls Police Station. Operation: Medicine Cabinet is in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies. It is a confidential program, which removes the medication safely from the home to prevent others using them and possibly overdosing. For the last six years, accidental drug overdose has been the leading cause of injury death in Ohio. Also, flushing such mediation in the sewer system may be discharged into the waterway and create undesirable environmental issues.
OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS OFFERS BOO!-TIFUL EVENT
Families and the community are invited to Olmsted Performing Arts’ Boo!-tiful Halloween Party at 7 p.m. October 27 at OPA’s center, 6941 Columbia Road. It includes a princess show, dance party, trick or treat time with princesses as well as food and crafts. Tickets are $20, with adults, free. For more information, click HERE to view its flyer.
OLMSTED FALLS LACROSSE ASSOCIATION HAS NOVEMBER FUNDRAISER
Support the newest sport for girls and boys in town. The Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Association offers a night out from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, November 16th at the Upper Deck, 375 Bagley Road, Berea. Tickets, which cost $20, include refreshments, pizza, wings and rigatoni. There will be raffle boards, 50/50 and gift baskets, too. This year’s fundraising activities will assist in further growing the program with additional high school uniforms as there will be JV and Varsity boys’ teams and more girls playing as well. The money raised also will help keep registration fees at 2013 levels. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket information or Kelly Atkins at email@example.com with donations of gift basket items or funds toward the big ticket item.