Parent Update – May 18, 2011
ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION FORM DEADLINE FOR 2011-2012: WED., JUNE 15TH
For those parents needing to designate a single, alternate pick-up / drop-off address for their student for the 2011-2012 school year, the deadline for submitting Alternate Transportation Forms is Wednesday, June 15, 2011.
Please click here for additional information and to access Alternate Transportation Forms for the 2011-2012 school year.
OFHS STUDENTS PLACE FIRST IN ENGINEERING COMPETITION
Congratulations to Olmsted Falls Pre-Engineering students Matt Bender and Connor Bailey! Last Friday, May 13th, they competed in the 1st Annual Polaris PLTW competition and won 1st place. Matt and Connor competed in the IED competition, where they were given the assignment to design four objects that could be used in a fish tank and make an oral presentation about their products. Matt and Connor competed against teams from Berea, Midpark, Brooklyn, Fairview, and Polaris.
6TH & 7TH GRADE PARENT & STUDENT ATHLETIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING TONIGHT
All parents of potential 6th and 7th grade student athletes are invited to attend an informational meeting TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 18th from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Olmsted Falls Middle School Cafetorium. This program is designed for potential student athletes and their parents. The agenda will be as follows:
– Sports Seasons (Fall, Winter, & Spring)
– Season Start & End Dates
– Tryout Information
– Academic Eligibility Requirements
– Physical on File Requirements
– Athletic Boosters Membership
– Question & Answer Session
Please feel free to contact Mr. Kurz at either 440-427-6201 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, in the event you have any questions regarding this informational meeting. Thank you!
OFMS STUDENTS LEND A HAND TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Several seventh graders were willing to act on their knowledge of environmental problems by participating in the Rocky River Reservation garlic mustard pull – even though the event took place on one of the few sunny Saturdays we’ve seen lately!
Garlic mustard is an invasive species that reproduces rapidly thus crowding out native wildflowers.
The students learned that just pulling the plant out by its roots and leaving it on the ground wasn’t sufficient since the seeds will grow into new plants the following year. All of the pulled plants had to be bagged in order to completely remove the invasive species.
Garlic mustard is endemic throughout Ohio – you can find it in your own backyard, on school grounds (we are always on the look-out!), at soccer fields, the Cleveland Art Museum – it’s everywhere! If you see it, pull it out and throw it in a trash bag – you will be saving our native plants!
MAY ART SHOW – THIS FRIDAY, MAY 20TH
The May Show features work from visual arts, photography, product manufacturing, O.F. alumni, O.F. staff, and O.F. community members.
All welcome. Free admission.
SUPPORT THE 8TH GRADE D.C. TRIP FUND AT COOKOUT FOR A CAUSE – THIS SATURDAY, MAY 21ST
Help support Olmsted Falls 8th Grade D.C. trip fund. Stop by Drug Mart at the corner of Bagley & Columbia THIS SATURDAY, May 21st between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to enjoy hot dogs, chips and pop! All proceeds go to the 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip fund. To download the official flier, please click here.
BULLDOG FOOTBALL PLAYERS VOLUNTEER AT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Last Sunday, May 15th, a group of 48 Bulldog Football Players and coaches volunteered their time at the Ronald McDonald House in Cleveland. The players were responsible for duties that included a number of outdoor tasks from pulling out the hedges in the front of the complex to weeding and spreading mulch. A great effort was made by all to help out for a very worthy cause.
Please click here to see pictures of our players and coaches at work! Great job Bulldogs!
OLMSTED SAFETY TOWN: SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE
Spots are open in the following classes:
Session 2 (June 20 – 24): afternoon (12:30 – 3pm) & evening (6 – 8:30pm)
Session 3 (June 27 – July 1): morning (9-11:30am) & afternoon (12:30 – 3pm)
To access the registration form, please click here.
2011 Safety Town Registration/Payment Deadline: June 1st.
For additional information on Olmsted Safety Town and the OECPTA, please visit the OECPTA website at www.oecpta.org.
OFIS CAREER DAY SUCCESS – THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
Many thanks to the 22 parents and relatives of both current and former students who volunteered their time yesterday, Tuesday, May 17th, to participate in the OFIS Career Day Event. The following volunteers shared information about their careers with students in the classrooms:
Mr. Brookbank (Financial Services)
Mrs. Klypchak (Social Work)
Mr. Kimbro (Fireman)
Mrs. Vas (Attorney)
Mrs. Brindisi (International Student Director of Walsh University)
Mrs. Haviland (School Nurse)
Mr. Stillman (Notre Dame College Football Coach)
Miss Leach (Dietetic Intern)
Mrs. Musto (Horse Trainer)
Mr. Urry (U.S. Army)
Mr. Dingfelder (Police Officer)
Mr. McCormick (Metro Parks Trail Monitor)
Mr. LaRosa (Ad Sales)
Mr. Wilkinson (Photo Journalist)
Mr. Funari (K-9 Police Officer)
Mr. Veres (Aerospace Engineer)
Mr. Green (U.S. Navy Chief)
Mr. McQuillan (Restaurant Owner)
Mrs. Baker (Dance Instructor)
Mr. Atherton (Electrician)
Mr. Pinchek (Recreation Director for Fairview Park Recreation Center)
Thank you again to all of our volunteers! The students and staff very much appreciated your time and effort!
To view additional photos from the OFIS Career Day event, please click here.
GRANT FROM TARGET SUPPORTS LIFETIME SPORTS UNIT FIELD TRIP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
The physical education department at Olmsted Falls Middle School was awarded a $700 grant to help pay for all 6th grade students, as well as adapted physical education students, to attend a bowling outing at Buckeye Lanes earlier this spring. This special field trip was part of the lifetime sports unit, in which students were taught how to keep score without the use of technology. Kudos to OFMS physical education teachers Brigid Radigan, Laura Sheldon and Steve Hunter for securing these grant funds to enhance the curriculum integration of math and physical education with a hands-on experience for their students!
SUMMER SPORTS CAMP INFORMATION
The Olmsted Falls Athletic Department will offer a variety of Summer Sports Camps for students in grades 3 to 12. All information and registration forms have been collected and posted together on the District website.
Please click here for a link to the Bulldog Summer Sports Camp information page.
BULLDOGS IN THE NEWS
Olmsted Falls students are making headlines in the local media.
We invite you to click on the links below to read last week’s Sun Post Herald coverage of:
BORDER’S OFFERS SUMMER READING INCENTIVE FOR STUDENTS
Encourage your child to read 10 books and they get a free book from Borders! Simply click here to print the form.
Your child tracks his/her summer reading and turns it in at Borders. Enjoy!
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS
OLMTED FALLS RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT – Saturday, June 11, 2011 from noon to noon Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Olmsted Falls High School. It is never too late to join this great cause and register as a survivor or to start your own team. For questions, please call Co-Chairs Michelle LaGruth at 440-476-4697 or Lisa Brady at 216-870-8256.