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Back-To-School Blog Update – August 9, 2011

BACK-TO-SCHOOL

We hope that everyone is enjoying the summer break.  With just two weeks left before the start of the new school year, we wanted to take the opportunity to provide a summary of important back-to-school information.

BLOG UPDATE / PARENT E-MAIL DATABASE

Beginning with the first week of school, Olmsted Falls School District will again publish this blog on a weekly basis – each Wednesday that school is in session.  Please be sure to review the e-mail address that appears on the Student Emergency Medical Card.  This is the e-mail address that will be confirmed/updated in the District’s main database and pulled to use for this year’s weekly blog alerts, as well as periodic building specific information.   If you have any questions about your e-mail address, please contact Kim Petrina at 427-6020 or via e-mail at kpetrina@ofcs.net.

SUPPLY LISTS

2011-2012 Supply Lists for students in grades Pre-K to 8 are currently available on the respective building web pages on the District website:

For Early Childhood Center Supply Lists, please click here.

For Falls-Lenox Supply Lists, please click here.

For OFIS Supply Lists, please click here.

For OFMS Supply Lists, please click here.

CLASS LIST POSTING DATES

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School – August 12th

Early Childhood Center – August 17th

Falls-Lenox Primary School – August 17th

IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES

Aug. 15th

OFMS 6th Grade Student WEB Orientation (8 am – 12:30 pm)

Aug. 16th

Falls-Lenox New Parent Information Night (7 pm)

OFHS 9th Grade/New Student Orientation (9-11 am)

Aug. 17th

OFHS Schedule Pick-Up for 10th, 11th & 12th Grades (9 am-1 pm)

6th Grade Open House (5:30-7 pm)

Aug. 19th 

Falls-Lenox Visitation Day (1st Grade @ 9 am / 2nd Grade @ 10 am / 3rd Grade @ 11 am)

OFIS Visitation Day (1-3 pm)

Aug. 20th

Athletic Boosters Fall “Meet the Teams” Night (5 pm)

Aug. 23rd            

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Grades  1-12)

Kindergarten Orientation for Students & Parents (A-L/AM @ 8:30 am; A-L PM @ 12:30 pm)

Aug. 24th   

Kindergarten Orientation for Students & Parents (M-Z/AM @ 8:30 am; M-Z PM @ 12:30 pm)

4th Grade Open House (7-8:30 pm)

Aug. 25th    

FIRST DAY FOR KINDERGARTEN (Students Only)

5th Grade Open House (7 pm)

Aug. 26th  

Preschool Orientation (AM Students & Mrs. Doick’s Students @ 9am; PM Students @1 pm)

Aug. 29th 

Falls-Lenox Open House for West Learning Community (7 pm)

Aug. 30th   

Falls-Lenox Open House for East Learning Community (7 pm)

7th Grade Open House (7-8 pm)

Aug. 31st

High School Open House (7 pm)

Sept. 1st 

Falls-Lenox OPEN HOUSE for South Learning Community

8th Grade Open House (7-8 pm)

Sept. 14th

Early Childhood Center Open House (AM Preschool/Kindergarten @ 6:45 pm; PM Preschool/Kindergarten @7:30 pm)

“COME HELP” MEETING – THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 15TH @ 7:00 P.M.

All parents are invited and encouraged to join Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley and members of the Pride in Olmsted Schools Committee this Monday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Falls High School Library Media Center.   Our District is again at a critical cross-road and we need your help.   Get informed and get involved!

The passage of the 2.8 Mill 5-Year Permanent Improvement (P.I.) Levy on the upcoming Nov. 8th ballot is an important component to the District’s ability to renovate aging facilities and stretch out the length of time before the next operating levy is needed.  Passage of this 2.8 Mill 5-year P.I. Levy in November will NOT increase the current level of taxes paid by residents.

Absentee voting has changed the face of elections.  The first two weeks of school will be critical in getting the word out.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend:

“Come Help” Meeting

Monday, August 15th

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Olmsted Falls High School (Library Media Center)

Meeting agenda will include brief overview of November P.I. levy, opportunity for questions and information on how you can help.

SAVE THE DATE!  SEPTEMBER PTA MEETINGS

Sept. 8th               OECPTA Meeting

Sept. 13th             OFMS PTA Meeting

Sept. 20th             OFIS PTA Meeting

Sept. 26th             OFHS PTA Meeting

Sept. 27th             Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA Meeting

LATEST SCHOOL REPORT

The July/August Back-To-School Issue of Our School Report will be arriving in all community homes and businesses within the next few days.  The special back-to-school edition includes information on building start/end times, lunch fees, school fees, transportation and more.  To access a PDF file of this important issue, please click here.

2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

Please click here to download a copy of the 2011-2012 Academic Year Calendar for Olmsted Falls Schools.

DISTRICT SEEKING SPECIAL EDUCATION FAMILY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE

Family Council is a monthly meeting at the State Support Team facility (in Valley View) of parents and caregivers of students with disabilities receiving special education services in Cuyahoga County. Members are appointed by the Superintendent of their school district. The purpose of Family Council is to provide a forum for families to exchange information and study various topics relating to the education of their children with disabilities. Each month an educational update, along with a specific presentation topic is offered.

At this time, Olmsted Falls has a vacancy on the Family Council.  If you are the parent or caregiver of a child receiving services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and are interested in serving on this council, please contact Merritt Waters, Director of Student Services, at 440-427-6530 or mwaters@ofcs.net for additional information.

OLMSTED FALLS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR NAUTICA CHARITY POKER FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 1-4

The Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Club has been chosen to run the downtown Cleveland Nautica Charity Poker Festival on September 1-4.  This is a huge opportunity for the Athletic Boosters to raise a substantial amount of money, which will be placed into a reserve account and be used to benefit Bulldog athletic programs and athletes.  Past organizations have raised up to $40,000 running a Nautica Charity Poker Festival!

To be successful – Athletic Boosters need your help! 
40+ volunteers are needed for each shift and all volunteer slots must be filled by August 15th!  Please note that this is not a request for money, just for volunteer time.  So, please take a look at the following schedule below and email ofholdm@att.net with your preferred time slot:

Thursday, Sept 1:

Shift 1—4:00 – 8:00pm

Shift 2—8:00 – 12:00pm

Friday, Sept 2:

Shift 1—4:00 – 8:00pm (** This Shift already covered thanks to Volleyball team!**)

Shift 2—8:00 – 12:00pm

Saturday, Sept 3:

Shift 1—2:00 – 7:00pm

Shift 2—7:00 – 12:00pm

Sun, Sept 4:

Shift 1—2:00 – 7:00pm

Shift 2—7:00 – 12:00pm

All volunteers will receive a confirmation e-mail.  All volunteers will receive training at the OFHS on August 29, so they know what do to during their shift.  Plus, volunteers receive free refreshments during their shift(s) and an OFAB volunteer t-shirt.  Do not worry if you do not play cards. That is NOT a requirement.

All volunteers must be secured by August 15th. So please check schedules and advise OFAB as to availability as soon as possible.  Family and friends who are 18 or older are invited to volunteer too. There is a big volunteer number to hit, so maximizing volunteer outreach is crucial!

If you have any questions at all about the event, please contact OFAB President Jim Polcar or one of the following event chairs:

Jim Baldwin: ofholdm@att.net

Brian Fritz: b6fritz2003@yahoo.com

Pete Marsico: r3girls1@cox.net 

Thanks in advance for your participation! It’ll be a great time for a great cause!

RESEARCHER SEEKING BULLDOG GRADUATES FROM CLASSES OF 2008, 2009 AND 2010 WITH HISTORY OF AP AND/OR PSO COURSES

Mr. George Wachowiak – a local resident of Olmsted Township, Bulldog parent and teacher in a nearby school district – is conducting research in order to complete requirements for his doctoral degree in education with Capella University.  The research study is called “Dual Enrollment Experiences: Perceptions of Readiness for Postsecondary Education.”

He is looking for Bulldog alumni that graduated in 2008, 2009, and 2010, and who participated in AP (Advanced Placement) or PSO (Post secondary Option, college classes) courses while attending Olmsted Falls High School.  Participation in this study simply involves the completion of a questionnaire that may be filled out and submitted online.

If you know an Olmsted Falls graduate who meets the above criteria and may be interested in participating in this study, please pass along the following contact information for them to get in touch directly with Mr. Wachowiak:  440-233-6313 (phone),  george.wachowiak@clearviewschools.org (school e-mail), or gmwach5922@sbcglobal.net (personal e-mail.)  Thank you.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

HERITAGE DAY PARADE – NEXT THURSDAY, AUGUST 18th – 6:30 p.m. – Don’t miss this annual community event!  Parade will step off from Falls-Lenox School and follow traditional route.  Don’t forget your candy bags!

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  1. Darcy Pfisterer
    August 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    For the 9th Grade Orientation is that something the parents and the students attend?
    Thank you
    Darcy Pfisterer

  2. Dr. Bob Hill, OFHS Principal
    August 10, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Thank you for your inquiry in regards to the freshman open campus. Parents are encouraged to attend this event with their student. While the structure of the event is informal, parents are encouraged to tour the building with their student to obtain a general sense of the facility layout, as well as helping their student explore the location of each class and their locker.

    If you require additional information, please feel free to contact the high school office at any time at 440.427.6100.

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