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Parent Update – February 1, 2012

POST SECONDARY OPTION INFORMATION MEETING FOR HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS – TOMORROW NIGHT!

Don’t miss this important information meeting for parents and students TOMORROW, Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the HS Auditorium.  Learn about the Post Secondary Option program for students interested in college courses for credit while in high school.  (For current 8th-11th grade students.)   Please contact the OFHS Counseling Department at 427-6116 with questions.  We hope to see you there!

FREE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP / FINANCIAL AID ADVICE AVAILABLE FOR OFHS PARENTS & STUDENTS

Is college just around the corner for your student?  If so, OFHS is providing the opportunity for parents to meet individually with financial advisor Mr. Dave Minich from College Now of Greater Cleveland.  Mr. Minich has more than 40 appointments available to personally meet with parents/students to help connect them with different college scholarship and funding opportunities.  Mr. Minich can also help with filing for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Parents are highly encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity!  Below please find the dates and time frames for scheduling appointments with Mr. Minich:

Feb 14  (OFHS Guidance Office) 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Feb 28  (OFHS Guidance Office) 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

March 3  (Saturday – OFHS Library) 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

March 13 (OFHS Guidance Office) 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

April 10 (OFHS Guidance Office) 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please call Ms. Tommye Laut in the HS Counseling Department at 427-6116 to schedule your appointment today.

Parents are also encouraged to visit the Counselor’s Corner of the OFHS website for additional scholarship resources.  Visit the OFHS Counselor’s Corner by clicking here, and look for “Scholarship Information” under the Forms section about half way down the page on the right-hand side.

2nd GRADERS PRESENT PATRIOTIC & AMERICAN FOLK SONGS DURING CONCERT
Last Thursday, the 2nd Graders entertained a large audience in the High School auditorium with old favorites such as “Yankee Doodle,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “This Land is Your Land,” and “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”  Mrs. Eileen Wallace and Mrs. Kelly McClellan directed the talented group of students and Mr. Lawrence Wallace, Mrs. Wallace’s son, accompanied the students on the piano.  The students sang “God Bless America” for the big finale and signed the last verse while Mr. Wallace sang.  This was a wonderful night thanks to the hard work and talent of the Music Directors, musicians, and students!

FALLS-LENOX FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT FOR FIRST GRADE IS TOMORROW NIGHT

ATTN:  Falls-Lenox Families!

Mark your calendars for the following Literacy Nights:

First Grade – Thursday, February 2nd

Second Grade – Thursday, February 23rd

Third Grade – Thursday, March 15th. 

All Literacy Nights will take place from 6:00-7:45 p.m.  and promise to be fun and engaging evenings for the children and their families.  We hope to see you there!

NEW BATTING CAGES INSTALLED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL

Two 70 foot batting cages were installed by Ohio’s own Victory Athletics over Winter Break, and the players have taken full advantage of using them during open cage sessions.

The cages, a result of a generous gift from the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters, operate on two separate motorized winches/pulleys so that they can be stored at ceiling level when not in use.  A vinyl flooring system was also purchased to prevent any damage to the gymnasium floor.

3 baseball teams and 2 softball teams will be able to occupy these cages year-round for both open cage and in-season sessions.  In the past, all 5 teams shared one cage, that was only able to be put up during the months of March, April and May.

Many thanks to the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters for the generous support of Bulldog athletics!

REMINDER FOR SENIORS:  LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH

For seniors interested in applying for the Local Scholarship Program, applications are due to the HS Counseling Office by next Friday, February 10th.  Last year, the OFHS Local Scholarship Program awarded nearly $125,000 through 234 scholarships for members of the Class of 2011.  Please contact Ms. Tommye Laut at 427-6116 with any questions.

BATTLE OF THE SCHOOLS IS ON: FALLS-LENOX/ECC TEAM SHIRTS ON SALE NOW!

This year we are playing DODGEBALL!  Come out and support your school!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

7:00 PM @ Olmsted Falls High School

Tickets are $3.00 for Students & $6.00 for Adults and on sale at the door!

T-SHIRTS FOR FALLS-LENOX/ECC TEAM ON SALE NOW!!  $6.00 a shirt!  Please click HERE for the order form.

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.

OLMSTED FALLS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS UPDATE

Socialize with Us!  We are in the process of developing our social media presence on Facebook and Twitter!  Please “like” our Facebook page.  Go to facebook.com and search for “Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters”.  Please “follow” us on Twitter: @OFallsAB

We look forward to connecting with the community in these new ways!

Also, Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming OFAB Events:

Monday, Feb 6: OFAB Monthly Meeting in High School Library at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 9: Wrestling Open, 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in High School Gym Friday

Saturday, March 10: Wrestling Open, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in High School Gym

Saturday, March 10: Spring Bulldog Card Blitz Day, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in High School Cafeteria

Tuesday, March 13: Gymnastics & Wrestling Banquet, 6:30 p.m. in High School Cafeteria*

Tuesday, March 15: Hockey & Swim/Dive Banquet, 6:30 p.m. in High School Cafeteria*

Tuesday, March 20: Basketball, Cheerleading, Trainers Banquet, 6:30 p.m. in High School Cafeteria*

Saturday, April 21: Night at the Races, 6:00 p.m. in German American Cultural Center

*For Banquets, parents are asked to bring a main course feeding 6-8 people along with a side dish or appetizer to share along with serving utensils. Beverages are provided.

APPLEBEE’S POST PROM FUNDRAISER

If you don’t want to cook next Tuesday, February 7th, just order from Applebee’s in North Olmsted between 11 am and 9 pm.  Click HERE for the flyer, print it out, and BRING IT WITH YOU.  They will donate 15% to Post Prom.  You can eat in or carry out but you must have the flyer when you arrive.  Please pass this to anyone and everyone.  It’s a great way to help out the Olmsted Falls High School class of 2012 with their fundraising efforts.

OFHS KEY CLUB “JEANS FOR TEENS” COLLECTION

The Olmsted Falls High School Key Club is collecting gently used jeans of all sizes, colors and brands for the “Jeans for Teens” drive sponsored by Aéropostale.  The school that collects the most jeans to be donated to homeless shelters will win scholarship money, a celebrity attended party and a pair of designer jeans for every student.  Please consider going through your closets and donating your old jeans.  Collection boxes have been set up in the high school library to collect your donations now through February 12th.  If you have any questions, please contact Jenelle Hughes at the High School.

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.

ANNUAL DINNER & RAFFLE TO SUPPORT OFHS SWIM & DIVE TEAM

SAVE THE DATE!  Olmsted Falls High School Swim & Dive Team present the Annual Dinner and Raffle Tuesday, February 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the OFHS cafeteria.  This year’s event will have a country-western theme!   Raffle:  50+ prizes for adults and children donated by local merchants & swim families.  (Raffle tickets will be available for purchase the night of the event.) Dinner catered by Angelina’s.  To download official invitation flyer / reservation form, please click here.

OFIS PTA PARTNERS WITH OLMSTED COMMUNITY CENTER FOR SATURDAY ACTIVITY NIGHT DONATION PROGRAM IN FEBRUARY

Saturday Activity Nights, a youth program that hosts gym activities, DJ/dance party, craft, games and fun for ages 8-14, from 7-10 p.m. on Saturdays at the Olmsted Community Center (8170 Mapleway Dr., Olmsted Falls) will partner in February with OFIS PTA. All 4th and 5th grade students at OFIS will receive coupons that they can use at each of the Saturday Activity Nights in the month of February. Each coupon allows OFIS Students to receive a free drink. For each coupon used by OFIS students, the Saturday Activity Night program will give $1.00 back to OFIS PTA!  Parents please encourage the use of these coupons and help our PTA earn money for OFIS.

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