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Parent Update – January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012

OFMS IS THE FOX 8 “COOL SCHOOL” THIS WEEK! DON’T MISS FOX 8 NEWS TOMORROW MORNING!   

Congratulations to Olmsted Falls Middle School for being voted “Cool School of the Week” by Fox 8 viewers! 

Tune in Fox 8 TOMORROW MORNING – Thursday, January 12th at 6:40 a.m. to see the special profile on Olmsted Falls Middle School, which was taped earlier this week. 

Also, watch OFMS students Alex Kho and Zach Buchta play the Coffee Quiz live in studio.  Go Bulldogs!

OFMS WEB leader Matt Fox (pictured at right) was interviewed by Fox 8 News reporter Annette Lawless during filming at Olmsted Falls Middle School this past Monday. 

For additional photos from Monday’s taping, please click here.

OLMSTED FALLS BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTS 2012 OFFICERS, WELCOMES NEWEST MEMBER

Last week, the Olmsted Falls Board of Education held its Annual Organizational Meeting.  At the Organizational Meeting, Mr. James Weisbarth was elected to serve as Board President for calendar year 2012; and Mr. Joe Bertrand was elected to serve another year as Board Vice President.  Board Member Ms. Michelle Theriot will serve as the Board’s legislative liaison for 2012.  We extend both congratulations and thanks to these individuals for taking on these additional responsibilities in the coming year.

The Board of Education also welcomed new Board member Mr. Greg Surtman, who was elected in November 2011.  Mr. Surtman was officially sworn in by District Treasurer Mr. Mark Hullman. 

To learn more about our newest Board member, Mr. Surtman, as well as the other members of the Olmsted Falls Board of Education, please click here.

 Congratulations to Mr. Surtman as well as to Mr. Weisbarth, who was re-elected in the November 2011 election to serve another term! 

 2012 Olmsted Falls Board of Education

Front row: Board President Mr. Jim Weisbarth (17th year of service) and Board Vice President Mr. Joe Bertrand (8th year of service).  Back row:  Board Members Mrs. Rhonda McCrone (15th year of service), Mr. Greg Surtman (1st year of service) and Ms. Michelle Theriot (20th year of service).

MINI BULLDOG CHEERLEADERS NIGHT – REGISTRATION DEADLINE TODAY!

The Olmsted Falls High School Cheerleaders will present a mini cheer clinic and cheer night for Olmsted Falls students in 3rd through 5th grades – January 26th -27th.  Registration deadline NO LATER THAN Wednesday, January 11th.  For detailed information and registration form, please click here.

FIRST SEMESTER EXAMS; ANNUAL “COCOA & CRAM” EVENT FOR FRESHMAN JAN. 12TH

To download a copy of the OFHS 1st Semester Exam Schedule for all students (grades 9-12), please click here.

ATTN:  PARENTS OF FRESHMEN – All freshmen students will be receiving an invitation flyer this week about the Annual “Cocoa & Cram” study session scheduled for Thursday, January 12th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Student Ambassadors will host the event providing study strategies and cocoa to prepare for the exams.  Location:  Olmsted Falls High School Cafeteria. 

To download information on studying strategies and test taking tips, please click here.

DEADLINE FOR O.F. WINTER BASEBALL CAMP IS TOMORROW- THURSDAY, JAN. 12TH

This year’s Olmsted Falls Winter Baseball Camp is scheduled over two dates: MLK Day (Mon., January 16th) and Presidents’ Day (Mon., February 20th).  The camp takes place at Up to Bat Brooklyn (new location!).  Registration deadline is tomorrow, Thursday, January 12th!  For additional information, including registration forms, please visit:  www.ofbaseball.com

MIDDLE SCHOOL BULLDOG STARS OF THE WEEK

A bulldog star has shown exemplary Bulldog Spirit either academically or socially within our school community. 

Please click here for this week’s Stars of the Week.

SAVE THE DATE!  OFHS MASQUERS AND FORENSICS PRESENTS COMEDY NIGHT

Bring your sense of humor to OFHS Masquers and Forensics’ COMEDY NIGHT on Friday, January 20th at 8:00 p.m.!!  It’s a hilarious, fast-paced, improvised comedy based entirely on audience suggestions and made up right before your eyes!  Click HERE for the informational flyer.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER CURRENTLY SCHEDULING TYPICAL PEER PLAY DAYS FOR JANUARY 20TH & 27TH

If you have a child who will be 3 by 8/1/12 and will not turn 6 before 12/1/12, please consider making an appointment for him/her to participate at one of our play days to meet potential “typical peers.”  To make an appointment for January 20th or January 27th, or to ask questions, please contact Mrs. Loretta McClelland, ECC secretary, at 440.427.6360 or lmcclelland@ofcs.net.  For additional information on the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center preschool program and the upcoming play days, please click here .

NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24TH FOR OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AND HELPING HANDS PTA AWARDS

Do you know a PTA volunteer or school staff member who has been an outstanding part of your child’s school year so far? *Would you like the opportunity to recognize the contributions and special qualities of one of your child’s teachers or a fellow educator?

Please click here to learn more about how to nominate a deserving Olmsted Falls staff member and/or volunteer for the prestigious Ohio PTA Outstanding District Educator Award and Helping Hands Award.  DEADLINE EXTENSION:  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24TH.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT A SUCCESS; ADDITIONAL PARENT INFORMATION OPPORTUNITIES PLANNED BY HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICE

Approximately 85 high school parents attended last night financial aid presentation held in the Olmsted Falls High School auditorium.  Numerous appointments are still available in February and March with the high school’s College Now advisor for parents who may be seeking assistance with their financial aid concerns for their seniors next year.  Interested parents should contact Mrs. Laut in the Counseling Office to set up an appointment; her phone number is 440.427.6116.

SAVE THE DATE – On Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the HS Auditorium, an information meeting has been scheduled for parents and students interested in learning more about the Post Secondary Option program (for current 8th-11th grade students interested in taking college courses while they are in high school).

JANUARY 30TH HIGH SCHOOL PTA MEETING FEATURES DISABILITY AWARENESS DISCUSSION

Are you a parent of a student with a disability? Would you like your student to be involved and/or participate in an organized school group/club? Are you looking for a support group to help answer your questions, give potential suggestions, and possibly socialize with? If you are interested in discussing similar topics, please plan to attend the High School PTA meeting on Monday, January 30th in the High School Library Media Center at 7:00 p.m. High School Counselors Sherry Davis and Lisa Meinhardt, and High School art teacher Mariel Krakowiak, will speak to the group on this important topic.  Parents of students with disabilities as well as parents of typical students are encouraged to attend.  Parents of younger students not yet in high school are also invited and encouraged to attend.  If you cannot attend the meeting please contact Mariel Krakowiak, high school teacher and a parent of a child with special needs (mkrakowiak@ofcs.net).  For additional information, please click here.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA FUNDRAISER WINNERS

Just before the winter break, 22 middle school students were treated to a limo lunch ride for a pizza party at Ace’s Grille in North Ridgeville.  These students earned the limo ride by selling at least 18 items in the Middle School PTA’s 2011 bulldog mug fundraiser.  The fundraiser was a success with $4,000.00 being earned to use toward PTA sponsored scholarships, teacher grants and student activities at the Middle School.  A big thanks to all the participants and to PTA for their continuing support of Olmsted Falls Schools!  

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD PTA BARGAIN BONANZA

Bargain Bonanza, Early Childhood PTA’s annual resale of gently used children’s clothes, toys, gear and maternity wear, is the group’s biggest fundraiser. The money raised from this public event allows the PTA to offer parties, programs and outings at minimal or no cost to its members.

The sale will be at Olmsted Falls Middle School on March 10, 2012. The registration deadline is February 15, 2012. If you want to sell an item, please return the FORM as soon as possible. Remember, you do not need to be a member to be a seller. Please review the information SHEET  for additional guidelines.  Visit Early Childhood PTA’s WEBSITE for even more information.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES/EVENTS:

LACROSSE SEASON IN OLMSTED FALLS BEGINS SOON – INFORMATION MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT!

TOMORROW, Thursday, January 12th, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. the Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Association will be holding its Information and Registration Night at the Middle School Cafetorium. The Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Association is excited to kick-off its third season!  In the first two seasons the program has grown from 22 boys playing lacrosse to 95 boys and girls learning and participating in the fastest growing sport in the United States.  In addition to the same programs offered last year, we are pleased to offer a 10 week developmental program for 1st and 2nd grade boys and girls.   Join us for one hour and learn about the sport of  LACROSSE — the Fastest Game On Two Feet —and decide if the non-stop action and excitement is worth a try!   Find out more online at olmstedfallslax.com or email at olmstedfallslacrosse@yahoo.com.  To download the informational flyer click HERE.

SPRING SOCCER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Olmsted Falls Soccer Association has OPENED soccer registration for the Spring Session. The cost is $60.00 for the first player, $50.00 for the second player and $40.00 for the third player. You can register by either attending our in person registration on Wednesday, January 25, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Olmsted Falls High School cafeteria or by going to our website http://olmstedsoccer.wordpress.com/ . We have improved the online registration and encourage you to use it. You can use your PayPal account to pay for your registration.   The cut off for registrations is Feb 28th. Any registrations received after that date will be charged an additional $10.00, please don’t be late.

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