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Parent Update – April 25, 2012

ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION FORM DEADLINE FOR 2012-2013: FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH

For those parents needing to designate a single, alternate pick-up / drop-off address for their student for the 2012-2013 school year, the deadline for submitting Alternate Transportation Forms is Friday, June 15, 2012.

Please click here for additional information and to access Alternate Transportation Forms for the 2011-2012 school year.

PRESCHOOLERS TAKE WALKING FIELD TRIP TO NEW OLMSTED TOWNSHIP FIREHOUSE

The ECC preschoolers, personally escorted by Olmsted Township Police Chief John Minek and Olmsted Township Trustees Sherri Lippus and Jeanene Kress, walked to the new Olmsted Township firehouse last week for a very special tour of the new facility given by the firemen.  The students will return to the new complex next week to tour the Olmsted Township Police Station! 

OFMS PRESENTS GODSPELL JR.TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY APRIL 25th – 27th

Students at the Middle School have been busy rehearsing for the spring musical, Godspell Jr. 

Performances begin tonight, April 25th and run through Friday, April 27th. 

All three evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School cafetorium.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children, students, and seniors. 

For a sneak peak into yesterday’s dress rehearsal performance of the musical, please click HERE!

SUCCESS FOR THE OLMSTED FALLS  ACADEMIC TEAM

It was a very good weekend for the Olmsted Falls Academic Team! On Saturday, April 21st, Olmsted Falls hosted the OAC (Ohio Academic Competition) Regional Tournament for the newly added North Coast Region. Teams qualified for the Regional Tournament by winning their league or a tournament in the State of Ohio. This is the OAC, “Ohio Format” of quiz bowl that is only played in the State of Ohio. Our A Team, consisting of captain Sohan Vartak, Marty Mendenhall, Brad Sevcik, Nathan Seese, and Julie Wu went 5-0 on the day winning the North Coast Regional and securing one of only 12 spots at the State of Ohio OAC Championships on May 5th.

The matches included a heart stopping overtime win over Solon 56-55, with Olmsted Falls pulling off the win on the last question of OT by senior captain, Sohan Vartak!   Congratulations to the entire Academic Team!

On April 23rd, WEOL Radio will broadcast the Academic Team’s match against Keystone on the Scholastic Games of Lorain County at 6:05 pm.  Sohan Vartak, Marty Mendenhall, and Brad Sevcik represent Olmsted Falls on this award winning program.  The team will tape the semi-finals against Avon Lake on April 29th at the Elyria Ramada Inn at 1:00.  We wish the Academic Team the best of luck and continued success.  Spectators are welcome and thank you for your continued support of the Academic Team!

CONGRATULATIONS TO LES EXCELLENCE, HONOR & MERIT ROLL STUDENTS AT OFMS

Congratulations to our Middle School students whose academic achievement earned them a place on the Les Excellence, Honor or Merit Roll for the 3rd Quarter.  To view the 3rd Quarter Academic Review Lists for Olmsted Falls Middle School, please click HERE.

NEW ECC INTERACTIVE PLAYGROUND TO BE BUILT WITH VOLUNTEER HELP

It’s been two years in the making and the day has finally come to build our new adaptive playground at the ECC! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be a part of this exciting project and may ask you to bring tools if you have them.  Our hope is that volunteers will stay until the project is finished.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please click HERE to download the volunteer form.  Volunteer forms should be turned in to the  ECC Office, Attn:  Mrs. Melinda Brunner. 

When:    May 12, 2012

Where:   Early Childhood Center

Time:      8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

BULLDOG SUMMER SPORTS CAMP INFORMATION & REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE ON DISTRICT WEBSITE

A listing of 2012 Bulldog Summer Sports Camps put on by the Olmsted Falls Athletic Department has just been added to the District website.  The list includes camp dates, registration deadlines, contact information, and links to individual camp information and registration forms.

Please click HERE for the latest 2012 Bulldog Summer Sports Camp information.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT TITANIC WITH SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ITS SINKING

Bill Eickenberg,  a retired teacher from St. Brendan’s in North Olmsted, presented the 6th graders the history of the Titanic and what they now feel caused it to sink.   This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy.

Mr. Eickenberg did an amazing job and also has  a Titanic display at the North Olmsted Public Library.   Thank you Mr. Eickenberg for sharing your wealth of Titanic  information with us and our community!

SENIOR SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT

Nolan Brandt

Nolan Brandt signed his commitment letter to play football at Baldwin Wallace in the Fall.  Nolan and fellow senior and teammate, Mike Sauvey, also were named to the East West All-Star game this summer.

OLMSTED FALLS JUNIOR WINS GOLD MEDAL IN CULINARY STATE COMPETITION

Congratulations to Olmsted Falls junior, Yesenia Figueroa, and her Polaris Career Center Junior Culinary Team  (Vanesa Sanchez, Berea High School and Allison Shoemaker, North Olmsted High School)!  They competed and won the gold medal in last week’s 2012 State Culinary Chef Competition at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio.

OFMS MOONDOG ASSEMBLY

Moondog, the Cavalier, and the Scream Team Dancers were here to perform an entertaining show for OFMS students.  To attend the event, students had to sell just ONE magazine subscription during the annual fall magazine drive.  181 students qualified for it, with approximately 75% of the students attending. The two mascots performed crazy antics shooting baskets with students on their respective teams.  The dancers also performed, along with three student volunteers, strutting their stuff.

The kids were very responsive this year and truly seemed to enjoy the assembly.  It was a nice way to end the week! For more photos of the assembly, click HERE 

NEW 9th GRADE ADVANTAGE EVENT GIVES STUDENTS A SNEAK PEEK AT POLARIS

Freshmen interested in attending Polaris as juniors are invited to the 9th Grade Advantage event along with their parents on Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. By attending this fun, interactive session freshmen will:

  • Gain bonus points toward their Polaris enrollment application for 2013-2014.
  • Take part in hands-on program demonstrations.
  • Discover their career interests and talents using career survey results.
  • Submit an “Early Interest Form” and gain access to exclusive news and updates (and earn another application bonus point for 2013-2014!).
  • Enter to win 1 of 5 awesome door prizes valued at $450 each!

5th GRADE PARENT MEETING AT OFMS – 6th GRADE ORIENTATION – NEXT WEDNESDAY!

All parents of 5th graders are invited to attend an orientation meeting NEXT Wednesday, May 2nd from 7:00-8:30 PM at Olmsted Falls Middle School in the Cafetorium. This program is designed primarily for parents. The agenda for our time together will be as follows:

6th Grade Teaching Teams

  • Typical 6th Grade Schedule
  • Tour of Building
  • Question & Answer Session in Cafetorium
  • 6th Grade Parent Night: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 (Parents Only)
    • 7:00-8:00 PM
    • OFMS Cafetorium

Please feel free to contact Mr. Kurz, 440-427-6201 or mkurz@ofcs.net, in the event you have any questions regarding the middle school.  To download the informational  flyer, please click HERE.  Thank you!

DON’T MISS THE FINAL OFAB MEETINGS OF THE YEAR

Be sure to mark your calendars for the final two Olmsted Falls Athletic Booster meetings of the year:  Monday, May 7th & Monday, June 11th.

OFAB meetings are held the first Monday of each month throughout the school year.  All meeting start at 7:00 p.m. and are held in the High School library.  Attending is a great way to learn about and get involved in the great contributions being made throughout the year by OFAB!

INFORMATION FOR OFHS SENIORS!

Cedar Point Tickets for May 20, 2012 (day after prom) will be available in the Guidance Office until tomorrow, April 26, 2012. Cost is $35, cash or check made payable to OFHS.

Senior class T-shirts will also be available in the guidance office until April 26, 2012. Cost is $10,  cash or check made payable to OFHS.   Check out the design on the front of the shirt below:

Senior parents who would like to volunteer to help with the senior cookout at the High School on May 29th from 11am-4pm should contact Mrs. Laut in the Guidance Office at tlaut@ofcs.net or 440-427-6116.

ALL-U-CAN EAT WINGS, PIZZA & DRINKS TO SUPPORT OLMSTED EARLY CHILDHOOD PTA – THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 28th!

Come out to Razzles/Rockers Café (27128 Bagley Road, Olmsted Twp.) THIS  Saturday, April 28th from  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  for a great night of good food, loads of fun, and lasting friendships.  Ticket price is $20/each and includes ALL YOU CAN EAT WINGS/PIZZA, limited beverages, 50/50 raffles, Chinese Raffle and DJ!  For additional information or tickets contact Sandy Price @ 440-236-6088. Tickets are also available at the event.  21 and over please.

OLMSTED FALLS POST PROM COMMITTEE FUNDRAISER – THIS SATURDAY!

Fundraiser/Raffle:  THIS SATURDAY! April 28th, 2012 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. @ Slim n Chubby’s (12492 Prospect Rd., Strongsville, OH.   All you can eat Wings, Boneless Wings, Hot Dogs, Meatballs, Rigatoni and Cheesy Potatoes, BBQ meatballs.   All you can drink Draft beer, Wine, Well mixed drinks, Pop, Coffee and Juice.  Over 25 Chinese raffle baskets, 50/50 side boards.  Tickets are $20.00 each.  All proceeds will benefit 2012 Post Prom event.  Please contact Teri Petro @ 236-6482.
 
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.

5TH ANNUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA CALENDAR RAFFLE – GET YOURS TODAY!

Help support the Middle School PTA by purchasing an entry in our 5th Annual Calendar Raffle.  For $5.00 you are entered for a chance to win 31 days of great prizes. We will pull a different winner every day and a list of winners will be posted weekly on this blog. You may enter as many times as you like.

Entry forms and cash or a check (made out to MS PTA) can be turned in at any of the school main offices.  Take a chance.  We have Indians and Monsters tickets, along with many other great prizes.   The calendars will be coming home with the K-8th grade students this week.   You can also download a copy of the calendar by clicking HERE.

Entry form must be returned with money to your school office by April 29th in an envelope marked OFMS PTA Calendar Raffle to be eligible.  Checks should be made payable to OFMS PTA.  Thanks for your support!  This is the final week to get your entries in for a chance at some great prizes!

OFHS ART DEPARTMENT SEEKING ENTRIES FOR ANNUAL MAY ART SHOW

The Olmsted Falls High School Art Department would again like to invite alumni, district staff, and community members to participate in the Annual May Show. This year the show is on Friday, May 11th.  We have plenty of space to accommodate 2-D work as well as some 3-D work. Please limit your entries to 3 pieces max (a series counts as one piece).  Please keep in mind this show is viewed by students, district staff, and community members. We reserve the right to reject any entries that are deemed inappropriate.

If you are interested in participating, please click here to download an entry form.  Completed forms should be sent back to Mariel Krakowiak at Olmsted Falls High School (mkrakowiak@ofcs.net).  Thank you.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY LIBRARY SEEKS YOUR FEEDBACK

Cuyahoga County Public Library is starting its next strategic plan.  The process is being called, “The Next Chapter @ Your Library.”  All residents are invited to participate in an online survey and, if possible, library focus groups.  Please click HERE for more information.

Focus group dates and times @ the North Olmsted Branch are as follows:

Focus Group for everyone Friday, April 27th/ 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Focus Group for Parents Thursday, May 3rd/4:00 p.m.

Focus Group for New Americans Friday, May 4th /11:00 a.m.

TRAFFIC ALERT!

Great Lakes Construction will be closing Fitch Road between Cook and Bagley on Tuesday, May 1st.  Drivers will still have access to Cranage Road from Fitch Road. 

The plan is for that section of road to not re-open at the railroad tracks, but rather direct traffic on to the overpass during the month of June.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:

Olmsted Falls GIRLS Lacrosse Games – Check out Olmsted Falls’ newest sport for girls!!  Both girls and boys teams competed in the Baggataway Lacrosse Tournament in Medina over the weekend and represented Olmsted Falls well.  In fact, our girl Bulldogs BEAT Medina in their very first tournament game! 

The next HOME lacrosse game for our girls will be NEXT Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. against Wadsworth at the OFIS field.  Come check out the action, or click HERE for the schedule of all the girls’ games.

OLMSTED COMMUNITIES SHREDDING DAY- Saturday, May 5th, 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. at Falls-Lenox Primary School.  This service is brought to the community through the collaboration of Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township.  New Hope Specialized Services and All Ohio Secure Shred will be on site to shred documents between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, May 5, at Falls–Lenox Primary School, 26450 Bagley Road.  Magazines and newspapers will not be accepted for shredding, however, each of the schools in the Olmsted communities have recycle units on site for newspapers and magazine collection and can be dropped off at any time.  Direct questions to:  City Hall at 440-235-5550 or Township Hall at 440-235-3051.

Olmsted Community Summer League (OCSL) –  is still accepting registration forms for boys and girls baseball and softball summer leagues, from T-Ball to 18U.

Please go to our website www.OCSLINFO.org to print out registration forms.

Summer Gedanken Institute for Students 12-17 Years old – July 9th – 13th at Baldwin-Wallace College – In its 11th year, this class is a fun yet intense focus on problem-solving with an emphasis on developing both mental stamina and strength. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. The program is a week-long course that will be conducted from 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m. daily from July 9th through July 13th at Baldwin-Wallace.  (The course will also be offered August 6th through August 10th at Lakeside.)  The course is designed for the intellectually inquisitive 12-17 year old students.  For more information, please visit:  http://gedankeninstitute.com/Abouttheinstitute.html.  Register today!

SAVE THE DATE!  RELAY FOR LIFE 2012 – June 9TH – 10TH AT OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL – Welcome back to another great season of Relay For Life! This year promises to be bigger than ever! We have had such a great turn out in the past, that we have been honored to host a huge research study (CPS3) on site at this year’s event, and again our teams are developing for the big day! Please consider joining us on our 24 hour journey; come for the fun activities, the great entertainment, the moving ceremonies, the fireworks, the mission, and the camaraderie! If you are interested in volunteering or forming a team, visit our website for more information. If you are interested in learning more about the on-site “Cancer Prevention Study (CS3), see the “Cancer Prevention Study 3 in Olmsted Falls” link on our website or e-mail Cps3inolmstedfalls@gmail.com.  Be a part of the “Best Birthday Party Ever…Across the Nation” and make a difference in our own community! To read the latest issue of the Olmsted Relay for Life newsletter including a list of local contacts, please click here.

15th Annual Olmsted Falls Baseball Camp for boys entering Grade 3 through entering Grade 9 – June 11th – 15th at Olmsted Falls High School Fields This year’s camp will have TWO sessions and the camp will consist of fundamentals in hitting, fielding, throwing, and base-running. Come join us for a week of valuable baseball knowledge and fun. Instructors will include the high school coaching staff, current players, and former Bulldog players currently playing in college.  Click HERE for more information.

39th Annual Phil Bova Baseball Camp for ages 7-14 years old – June 18th – 22nd at Westlake Recreation Center Experience your own Spring training!  The camp features an outstanding staff with over 200 years experience providing individual instruction for all age levels.  Our planned daily schedule will have a morning session and then two sessions in the afternoon. You will then be able to apply what you learned at camp to your games afterwards.

For more information, please click HERE for the website or HERE for the flyer.

Kent State Travel-Elite Soccer Camp – June 25th – 29th at Schady Road Fields, Olmsted Township – Designed for current travel and premiere soccer players, the camp emphasizes tactical development, skill building, and having fun!  Click HERE for the flyer or click HERE to download the registration form.

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