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Parent Update – October 19, 2011

October 19, 2011

** ATHLETIC ALERT:  TONIGHT’S VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME MOVED TO AVON LAKE **

Due record-breaking precipitation that has caused unplayable and unsafe field conditions the varsity football team’s Friday night contest vs. Avon Lake has
been moved to Avon Lake. The game will still kickoff at 7pm.

As a result
of this change, Senior Night has been postponed until a later date that will be determined.

Directions to Avon Lake’s football field can be found by clicking here.  Pre-sale tickets will continue in the high school office Friday from 8am until 3pm. 

EVENTS PLANNED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT HOME VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME

This Friday, October 21st, come and be a part of the exciting events planned and help Second Harvest Food Bank:

Parent Night: In addition to some great football, come see our seniors who participate in Football, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country, and Cheerleading and their parents get recognized at 6:15 pm.

Two Raffle Drawings: Also occurring at the game will be the announcement at halftime of two lucky winners, one who will win Pizza for a Year from Angelina’s Pizza, and the other will be the proud new owner of the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs Corn Hole Set! There is still time to purchase raffle tickets, but do so early in the game. Tickets for the pizza raffle are $2 each while tickets for the corn hole raffle are $1 each. Good luck!

WEOL Sponsored Canned Food DriveCanned foods will be collected in a Ford F-150 specially marked with big Second Harvest Food Bank logos on the doors. The food donated by generous people like you will benefit Ohio families in need. Please support this effort by bringing canned goods to the game and placing them into the truck as you enter the game. Second Harvest serves approximately 10,200 people with emergency food assistance each week. Thanks in advance for supporting this effort!

* GAME OF THE WEEK contender:  Olmsted Falls has been nominated as a contender for the Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week!  To be choose the High School Game of the Week, please click HERE now and vote for the Avon Lake vs. Olmsted Falls football matchup.  Be sure to scroll down and look for the brown box titled, “FAN POLL.”

If chosen, we have the chance to win $1,000 for our football program!  The poll will be open until TONIGHT at 5PM. The chosen Game of the Week will be covered by the Browns, video highlights will appear on ClevelandBrowns.com, and the winning Coach and MVP will be honored during a Browns home game.

PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE:  For a matter of convenience, student ($3.00) and adult ($6.00) pre-sale tickets will be sold on Thursday and Friday at Olmsted Falls High School (Student Office) from 8:00am – 3:00pm. 

3RD ANNUAL HERITAGE DINNER AT OFHS

The 3rd Annual Heritage Dinner took place on October 11th with over 300 students and parents in attendance.  Hosted by the Multicultural Club, French Club and the Foreign Language Classes, foods from all over the world were represented and a great time was had by all.

The highlight of the evening was a presentation given by Orest Firsov, who is a foreign exchange student attending Olmsted Falls High School from the Ukraine.

As the students, teachers and parents enjoyed their eclectic meal, they also had the opportunity to listen to Orest talk about and show pictures of his country and the Ukraine culture.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BULLDOG STARS OF THE WEEK

A bulldog star has shown exemplary Bulldog Spirit either academically or socially within our school community. The following students were selected for this honor:

Cameron Klonowski, Chase Filicko, Josh Lambert, Emily Waugh, Nicole Jones, Marina Snow, Ally Perez, Celina Hayes, Alex Kho, Garrett Bakos and May Alhashash.

Congratulations to these students!

FALLS-LENOX/ECC PTA INVITES ALL PARENTS TO A SPECIAL PTA SPEAKER SERIES THIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH

PTA Speaker Series:  Making Sense of the Educational Jargon  presented by Dr. Jim Lloyd, Assistant Superintendent.

Session 1: What is a year’s worth of learning…for the student, for the parent and for the school district?

Specific presentation topics for this session include:  How does the state, district and school measure a year’s worth of learning?  What’s my child supposed to know and who determines that?  How do the administrators and teachers use all of this test information to help my child?  What happened to our “Excellence with Distinction?”

Please join us this Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Falls-Lenox cafeteria.  Free babysitting is available – two $25 gift card raffle for all who attend.

SAVE THE DATE:  MIDDLE SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSION ON TEEN DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE

The Middle School PTA will be hosting an informational session on the topic of Teen Depression and Suicide Risk Factors on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7pm in the middle school library media center.  The session will review the symptoms of youth depression and warning signs of suicide.  One of the school counselors will be present to address this topic.

MR. SCHAFER’S 5TH GRADE CLASS ONLY 500 VOTES AWAY FROM FIRST PLACE – PUBLIC VOTING UNDERWAY NOW!

Congratulations to Mr. Schafer’s 5th grade class on being selected as a finalist in the nationwide Box that Rocks Design Contest sponsored by TerraCycle!  They are now only about 500 votes away from achieving first place.  Please click HERE to vote so that these creative Bulldogs are named the Grand Prize Winner in this national competition

BEREA ROTARY CLUB DONATES DICTIONARIES

THANK YOU BEREA ROTARY CLUB!  Last week, members of the Berea Rotary Club visited Falls-Lenox 3rd Grade classes to donate brand new dictionaries.

Enjoy pictures from this event:

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT INSTRUCTS ECC STUDENTS

Last week, members of the Olmsted Township Fire Department visited the ECC to teach the students fire safety tips.  As you can see from the photo below, the students were very attentive while watching a full gear demonstration.  For more photos, please click HERE.

EAGLE SCOUTS TO BE RECOGNIZED AT WEEKEND CEREMONY

On Sunday, October 23rd, four OFHS students will be honored for achieving Eagle Scout status at the Eagle Court of Honor held at Olmsted Falls Middle school.

Since only 2% of Boy Scouts obtain Eagle Scout status, this is a tremendous achievement.

Congratulations to Chris Fox, Phil Lesiak, Taylor Weber and Jack Sullivan for this outstanding accomplishment.

OFHS GRADUATE IS MEMBER OF OSU MARCHING BAND

Patrick Laycock, Class of 2010, is a member of The Ohio State University Marching Band.  Congratulations Patrick!

OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER – ONE-DAY PICK-UP – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 FROM 3:00-7:00P.M.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the OFIS cookie dough fundraiser!  Your support will help pay for field trips, assemblies, field day, right-to-read-week, the 5th grade luau and the many other activities sponsored by the OFIS PTA.  Our pick-up day for the cookie dough is scheduled for ONE DAY ONLYWednesday, November 9 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the OFIS cafeteria.  This date was purposely chosen to make it easier for pick-up as it coincides with our first Parent-Teacher Conference night.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vickie Lofton at tigmic1@sbcglobal.net.

SWIM AND DIVE TEAM CANDLE FUNDRAISER

From now until Monday, November 7th, the Swim and Dive team is selling Candle Time candles.  These candles have wonderful, long lasting fragrances and come in a variety of scents.  They make great gifts for any occasion such as birthdays, teacher’s gifts, and the holidays and candles are appreciated by just about everyone.  Cost is one for $10, two for $18 and three for $25.  To download an order form, please click HERE.  For more information, please contact Swim and Dive team President Ellen Dregalla at 440-235-1364 or email dregalla5@sbcglobal.net.

OFMA FALL FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS MUSIC EDUCATION

The Olmsted Falls Music Association is currently raising funds to support District music programs through Krispy Kreme Donut Sales at all the home football games. 

Thank you for your support of Bulldog Music!

DON’T MISS OFHS POST PROM COMMITTEE EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS 

Attn:  High School Parents!  Post Prom is off to a great start and the committee needs your help!  Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

TONIGHT!  Wednesday, October 19, 2011:  Next Post Prom MeetingCome vote on this year’s theme!

Thursday, November 3, 2011:  Annual Powder Puff Game – Students, Alumni, Friends and Families – Come support the seniors vs. juniors – OFHS Football Stadium at 7:00 PM

* Reminder to All Mini-Cheerleaders:  Please come in your cheer shirts and cheer on our teams!! All girls meet inside the gate for the Powder Puff Game at 6:45 PM!!

Friday, November 11, 2011:  Wing Night at Slim & Chubby’s  (12492 Prospect Road) in Strongsville from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a night out with good food, drinks and friends. Tickets are $20 per person and includes food and drink. Please contact us for pre-sale tickets at OFHSpostprom2012@gmail.com.

OFMS PTA SPIRITWEAR ON SALE NOW

Olmsted Falls Middle School PTA is currently selling Spiritwear.

The 2011-2012 collection can be viewed on-line by visiting the OFMS PTA Spiritwear page on the website. Order forms can be downloaded there as well.

Spiritwear order deadline is November 11th!  Show your Bulldog spirit today!

All proceeds from the OFMS PTA Spiritwear sale benefit OFMS PTA and its activities and scholarships.

ABSENTEE VOTING NOW UNDERWAY!

REMINDER:  Applications to vote by absentee ballot are NOT being automatically mailed for the November 8th election.

HOWEVER, the applications are still available from the Board of Elections both on-line and at various public locations such as libraries.

For parents and residents who are interested in voting by mail in the November 8th election, following is the link to the application on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website:

Absentee Application

You can also pick-up Absentee Ballot Applications at the local library branch.  Vote by mail or vote at the polls – just please be sure to vote!

“YES FOR SCHOOLS” YARD SIGNS

November 8th is just around the corner….and voting has already begun.  Please help the Pride In Olmsted Schools Committee keep the campaign momentum going for the P.I. Levy by displaying a “Yes for Schools” yard sign!

To get yours delivered to your home, please e-mail prideinolmstedschools@gmail.com with the subject “Yard Sign.”

Please include your street address and a “Yes for Schools” sign will be placed in your yard by one of our volunteers.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FINAL LEVY EFFORTS

“Walk and Talk!” – Important efforts to reach out to voters with information about the 5-year P.I. Levy will continue and volunteers are needed to maximize the number of voters reached.

Please consider joining this important effort to inform the Olmsted community about the importance of the upcoming 5-year Limited Permanent Improvement Levy!

Volunteers are needed for “Walk and Talk” efforts this Saturday, October 22nd and the following Saturday, October 29th.  A quick briefing/training session will take place each Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at the Board Office, followed by the “walk and talk” from 10:45 a.m. to Noon.  It’s quick.  It’s easy…some might even say fun!  And, most importantly, it makes a difference!  Please e-mail thoadley@ofcs.net if you are available to help.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Thursday, October 27th – 5:30 p.m. – Annual Trick or Treat Party at Village of the Falls Please click here  for event flyer.

Monday, October 31st – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Cans for Good Food Drive.  Trick or Treat for food to benefit the Olmsted Falls Food Pantry!  Please click here for more information.

Monday, October 31st – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Community Trick-or-Treating for both Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township.

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