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Parent Update – November 28, 2012

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ECC CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING

Students at the ECC celebrated Thanksgiving early with an educational re-enactment of the feast of the first Thanksgiving.

Students dressed as Indians and Pilgrims and enjoyed learning about the origins of the holiday.

To view additional photos, please click here.

THIRD GRADE FALL CONCERT A HIT WITH AUDIENCE

Third grade students did an outstanding job Tuesday, November 20th at their Fall concert “How Does Your Garden Grow?”  Students sang, danced and had the audience laughing along as they performed.  Music teachers, Eileen Wallace and Kelly McClellan should be commended for their wonderful instruction and kudos to art teachers Renee Wagner and Jason Skocdopole for their work helping students to make the beautiful sets and colorful headpieces.  Great job by everyone! 

OFMS WEB REUNION

On Tuesday, November 20th, 8th grade WEB leaders invited over 350 6th grade students to participate in our 2nd annual reunion!  During this time, 6th graders shared their favorite classes, information about how they are feeling as a middle school student and all while enjoying breakfast with their original WEB Leaders.

Thank you to the Music Boosters for their help with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, OFIS Cafeteria Staff and OFMS Cafeteria Staff, The  Transportation Department and OFMS teachers for all of your help! 

OFHS STUDENT COUNCIL BLOOD DRIVE COLLECTS MUCH NEEDED SUPPLY

The Olmsted Falls High School Student Council recently sponsored a blood drive for the American Red Cross.  As a result of their efforts in organizing, the American Red Cross was able to collect 50 pints of blood for needed patient care.  Of the 71 individuals who donated, there were 32 first time blood donors!  A considerable amount of work goes into every blood drive and precious lives have been saved or sustained as a direct result of the dedicated support of the students and District Nurse Carol Meszaros, RN.  In a thank you letter from the American Red Cross, OFHS volunteers were praised for coordinating a very organized blood drive and for doing a great job helping out and recruiting blood donors prior to the event.  Kudos to all who were involved! 

OFMS HONORS VETERANS

BM1 Kevin Morran, 8th Grade US History teacher Sandra Cibulskas, and Commander Mark Bobal (retired)

Eighth grade students were able to enjoy presentations from Coast Guard and Army veterans for Veteran’s Day.

The speakers explained the nature of their jobs and highlights from their military careers.

Major Raymond Benisek, one of the special guest speakers, graciously gifted the school with a flag that flew over Afghanistan in appreciation for our support in honoring the military.

For more details and photos about all of these special visitors honored at the Middle School, please click here.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SPEAKER VISITS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Pictured with Mr. Zeih is Kyle Erickson

This is Mr. Dave Zeih’s 9th year presenting to the students of Olmsted Falls Middle School about the life of a British soldier in the 13 American colonies prior to the American Revolution.  His presentation ended with the much anticipated musket blast!   Mr. Zeih is retired from the teaching profession, but continues to educate through his revolutionary presentations!  Mr. Zeih is a former Fairview High School teacher.

FETCH! VISITS OFIS 5TH GRADE STUDENTS

Earlier this month, some of the 5th grade students had visits from local CPA’s through a program called FETCH! Many of the 5th graders are currently studying economics and this program was a perfect supplement to their studies.  FETCH!, which stands for Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits®, is a classroom-based game that teaches students critical financial skills like budgeting, saving and spending using a concept every student can relate to – taking care of a pet! Targeted to 5th and 6th grade students, FETCH! is led in the classroom by a team of OSCPA volunteers that share their financial knowledge and expertise to help students understand financial literacy concepts that are the foundation of a healthy financial future.

Learning how to manage money and make responsible financial decisions is important for everyone. For students, it’s even more important. Understanding how to use and manage money early in life paves the way for a lifetime of financial success. Mr. Ken Ellis, an OFIS parent, was able to be one of the CPA’s for his son Stephen’s class.  To view more photos, please click here.

OFHS STUDENTS SELECTED FOR AREA HONORS BAND

Dr. Rodney Dorsey from the University of Michigan was the guest conductor for 104 music students from the Northeast area this past Saturday. Five students from Olmsted Falls High School were chosen by the committee to represent our school. Melissa d’Aliberti, Oboe, Megan Doherty, Flute, Joe Fudale, Clarinet, Nick Mier, Percussion and Bradley Stricklen, Trombone rehearsed all day on Friday and for an hour and a half on Saturday before presenting a very demanding program in Cleveland State’s Watjen Auditorium that evening.

Congratulations to all of our students who were nominated and participated!  Please click here for more photos.

ATTENTION ALL OLMSTED FALLS DANCERS, SINGERS, MUSICIANS, JUGGLERS, BANDS AND MAGICIANS!!!

Do you think you’ve got talent?  The 26th Annual Olmsted Falls Friday Night Talent Show Auditions will be held THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST  from 9 am to Noon in the High School Auditorium.  Get your act together and start preparing your audition.   The key is practice!  Please watch this weekly blog, look for posted flyers in your school and check your school website for more details.  Contact Mrs. Ferrini with questions at 440-427-0894.

ANNUAL PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST UNDERWAY – LOCAL DEADLINE THIS MONDAY

REFLECTIONS is back and projects are due to your building’s chairperson by THIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 3rd.  The theme for this year’s Reflections content is:  “The Magic of a Moment.”  OECPTA will be having a Reflections workshop.   Watch for a possible workshop at ECC and Falls-Lenox as well.  Information has already gone out at OFIS; and flyers will be available in the office at the MS and HS for your student to pick up.

Important Notes:  The paperwork is different this year, so please make sure you read it carefully, fill in all the information, and include a parent’s signature.  Entry forms provided at building levels contain contact information specific to that building.  Should you need to make corrections to the form you received, or just need a blank form, please click here.  Also, for a handy tool of rules to reference to make sure your project isn’t shut out for not following the new guidelines, please click here.  You can enter something in each and every category if you desire.

UPCOMING HELPING HANDS EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES!

Helping Hands Parent Meeting THIS MONDAY:

Monday, December 3, 6:30-7:30pm

Room W5 at the HS (Enter through the west side gym entrance and follow the signs to W5.)

HH Holiday Party and Fundraiser:

Friday, December 14, 5:30-8pm

OFMS Cafetorium.

$10- Ages 12 – Adult

$8- Ages 4-11

FREE- Ages 0-3

Dinner, Dancing, and Games

Feel free to bring a friend (even from another district)!

Forms and money must be returned back to Mariel Krakowiak at OFHS by Friday, December 7!! Please click HERE to download registration form.

OFMS STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN MATHCOUNTS

MathCounts is back at OFMS and students can participate in the local Cleveland competition, if qualified move on to the State and National Championship rounds.  Mathcounts is a national middle school program open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  For more information and registration (due by December 3, 2012),  please click here

ANNUAL NHS POINSETTIA SALE

Get your poinsettias for the holiday season. OFHS National Honor Society Members are now selling poinsettias and will make weekly deliveries through December 19th starting November 28th. The available poinsettias range from 4″ to 10″ and come in red, pink and white. Funds from the sale go to defray costs of NHS inductions and to support service efforts in the community including Relay for Life. Please print this form and return your order with ayment to the high school main office. Thank you for your support!

OFMA 2012 CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

Fraser Fir Trees, All Fresh Cut

8’ and Under – $45, Over 8’ – $55

When:    December 7th – 6pm to 9pm / December 8th – 9am to 7pm /

December 9th – 12p to 5pm

 Where:  Olmsted Falls High School

Present this Coupon Friday, December 7th and receive $5 off the tree of your choice!

3RD ANNUAL OLMSTED FALLS BASEBALL WINTER SKILLS CAMP

WHEN: December 27th for 2nd thru 4th Graders / December 28th for 5th thru 8th Graders

WHERE:       Olmsted Falls High School

COST:            $25 includes a dri-fit shirt

Please click here for the registration form.

For more information please visit www.ofbaseball.com and twitter.com/ofbaseball (use to check camp updates, weather, etc.)

THANK YOU FROM THE OFMS MEDIA CENTER

I would really like to give thanks to our wonderful parents, staff and PTA volunteers who helped and supported the OFMS Scholastic Book Fair. Our fall book fair made slightly over $7,500.00 of which our Media Center will receive 60% of that total for purchasing new books! This will allow us to update our collection with new and exciting titles. Hosting these book fairs would not be possible without our amazing parent volunteers. The following parents gave up their time during this busy season to make our fair such a success:  Susie Asadorian, Rich Bowman, Katie Fidler, Laraine McCafferty, Cindy Purdy, and Rinda Vas.  Again, thank you and have a blessed holiday season. – Terri Tantanella, OFMS Media Center.

OFAB’S ANNUAL BULLDOG APPAREL CHRISTMAS SALE – NEXT SATURDAY!

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!  Come support one of OFAB’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  The holidays are here. Get some shopping done with us!  There’s something for everyone on your list including your children, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers…even your pets! Give yourself a gift too…you deserve it!  MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW TO ATTEND!

Where: Olmsted Falls High School Cafeteria

When: Saturday, December 8

Time: 9am-1pm

Items for sale include everything from t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, jackets, hats, and blankets to stadium seats, umbrellas, flags, car decals and so much more.  Items at all price points. Apparel in infant to adult sizes.  Plenty of children’s apparel sizes (4 to 18) in stock too this year!

For more information on new items for this year, special highlights and the “Feed the Bulldog” Food Drive Effort, please click here.

OFHS SWIM & DIVE ANNUAL HONEYBAKED HAM SALE UNDERWAY!

OFHS Swim & Dive Team is again bringing the HoneyBaked Ham Store to your door!  You can order delicious Spiral Sliced Hams, Glazed, Roasted & Smoked Turkey Breasts, Boneless Hams, Combinations, Desserts, and Gift Certificates for your holiday entertaining.

Place your order between now and December 8th and enjoy the convenience of picking up your holiday entertaining needs at Olmsted Falls High School. SAME PRICE AS IN THE STORE – NO MARK UP.  15% of your purchase will go to the Olmsted Falls Swim and Dive Team.  Orders available for pick up on Friday, December 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the side band entrance, Olmsted Falls High School.

Please click HERE to download the order form attached.  For more information call Carrie Higginbotham at 440-243-8512.

OFHS POST PROM COMMITTEE FUNDRAISER

An OFHS Post Prom Committee fundraiser is currently under way. “Pick-3 Lottery”.  You can purchase a lottery ticket for $5.  If the numbers on your ticket come up any time during the month of December 2012 Ohio Lottery drawings, you will win $50.  You can win more than once during the month.

To purchase a lottery ticket please contact Wendy Yako at yakot@sbcglobal.net.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

The books at the following link have been handpicked by Cuyahoga County Public Library staff as the best books of 2012 for kids ages 0-18.  Please click here to access the Great Books for Kids website.  To download the flyer, please click here.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:

  • BOY SCOUT TROOP 201 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE  DECEMBER 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th, SCHUSTER’S GREENHOUSE, 9165 COLUMBIA ROAD –  Hours are Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Please stop by, support Scouting, and pick up a Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, White Pine, or other tree.  Questions?  Call Mike Knaggs at 440-610-8465 or email msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net.
  • POLAR PENGUIN NIGHT, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. AT THE OLMSTED COMMUNITY CENTER, 8170 MAPLEWAY DRIVE – the Saturday Activity Night program kicks off the month of December with some Polar Fun! Parents grab a night out, kids ages 8-13 come by and chill with your friends and have a blast at basketball, dodgeball, our snow ball toss with prizes, crafts, Penguins & more!  Cost: $8.00 includes all the fun!  Visit: www.olmstedcc.com for more information.  To view the flyer which shows all the fun December activity nights, please click here.
  • SANTA’S SECRET SHOP, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL – At Santa’s Secret Shop, kids can shop for presents for family and friends with the help of our elves. Most items are $1-$10. Also, visit with Santa, purchase bake sale items and buy tickets for our huge holiday raffle of great items including an Apple iPad Mini.  All proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102.
  • ST. MARY OF THE FALLS 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR CRAFT & GIFT SHOW – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST – 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. IN THE PARISH HALL – Find unique gifts from local crafters & vendors.  Enjoy Christmas Carols by the St. Mary of the Falls Youth Choir.  Photos with Santa and Create Your Own Nativity Photos from 11 am – 12;30 p.m. and 1:30 – 3 p.m. Food, fellowship and more!  Please click HERE to download event flyer.
  • 24TH ANNUAL SEARCH FOR THE CHRIST CHILD, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 & 2 – 5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., FIELDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 34077 LORAIN ROAD, NORTH RIDGEVILLECome anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to experience what it may have been like on that first Christmas so long ago in Bethlehem.   “Search” is a live in-door presentation of the First Christmas story. You will be greeted at the Friendship Inn when you arrive and led by a shepherd guide on an interactive trip following the star in the East and sharing in the experiences of the people of that time. Shepherds, heralding angels, local villagers, Innkeepers, a street scene, King Herod in his palace, and the manger scene are all presented LIVE. Refreshments will be provided before your journey.  Admission is free. Donations of non-perishable food items and money brought to the manger will be distributed to North Ridgeville Community Care.
  • ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AT THE VILLAGE GREEN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND AT 5:00 P.M.  –  There will be caroling by the  OF Middle School choir, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa!  Non perishable food donations are being accepted for the Olmsted Community Church Food Pantry.   Sponsored by the Olmsted Falls Parks & Recreation Department.
  • OLMSTED TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT BLOOD DRIVE – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 FROM 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.  – The Olmsted Township Fire Department has partnered with the American Red Cross to sponsor a community blood drive at the new Fire Station on Fitch Road (just north of Cook Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 22nd.  Call 235-3746 to schedule a convenient appointment time to come donate blood.  Walk-ins okay too.  Donors age 16 and under will need parental consent.  Tour the new fire station while you’re there!  All welcome!
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY WILL BE PERFORMED AT OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS MAIN STAGE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 7:00 p.m., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 AT 2:00 p.m. – Performances will be in the 1,200 seat theater at Journey Church, 6941 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls. Tickets are $18 (Orchestra A), $15 (Orchestra B), and $12 (Reserved). Advance tickets will go on sale on October 7th at www.olmstedperformingarts.com, and will be available through noon on December 6th, or call 440-465-3355 to check the hours for our box office… Tickets may also be available at the door.
  • TCHAIKOVSKY’S CLASSIC AND MOST FAMOUS BALLET, THE NUTCRACKER, WILL BE PERFORMED BY THE OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS DANCE ACADEMY ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 AT 7:00 p.m., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 2:00 p.m. – Performances will be in the 1,200 seat theater at Journey Church, 6941 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls. Tickets are $18 (Orchestra A), $15 (Orchestra B), and $12 (Reserved). Visit www.olmstedperformingarts.com for information about the preshow event, and to purchase advance tickets which will go on sale on October 14th. Advance tickets will be available through noon on December 13th. Call 440-465-3355 to check the hours for our box office. Tickets may also be available at the door.

 

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Parent Update – November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012 Comments off

**THANKSGIVING BREAK REMINDER**

There will be NO SCHOOL next Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd. (Please Note: There will also be no District blog update for next week due to the holiday.) School will resume on Monday, November 26th.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

VETERAN’S DAY ACTIVITIES AT THE ECC

The ECC remembered our Veterans with special activities on Veteran’s Day.   Here, students in the  “Apple Room” painted  flags for our Veterans.

VETERAN’S DAY ACTIVITIES AT FALLS-LENOX

On Monday, November 12, Falls-Lenox celebrated Veteran’s Day.  Three separate programs were held; one for each community.  We were honored to have nine veterans attend our ceremonies:  two Falls-Lenox staff members, Dave Weeks and George Elioff,  as well as community members Jim Carroll, Don Cunningham, Jerry Gobble, Hal Hastwell, Pete Kathrein, Paul Knapp and Rich Lini.  Veterans were treated to lunch and dessert in between programs.  Students shared info about Veteran’s Day, led the pledge and sang “God Bless America”. Guest musician, Miss Emily Laycock, played “Taps” on her bugle.  Having these programs, was one way staff and students can show our appreciation for our veteran’s service and for their sacrifices.  Please click here for more photos.

OFMS COULD BE SELECTED AGAIN AS THE COOL SCHOOL OF THE WEEK – VOTE TONIGHT!

OFMS won Cool School of the week 1/9/12

Who is the coolest school in Northeast Ohio? It’s your turn to vote. Each week, there are three nominees.

OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL is one of the nominees this week!

Voting began at 5 a.m. on Monday and ends at 5:59 a.m. on Thursday.  The winner will be revealed on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com after the poll is closed.

Please click here to vote for OFMS!!

OFHS SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT TO CHARTER CHAPTER OF RHO KAPPA NATIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES HONOR SOCIETY – APPLICATIONS DUE THIS FRIDAY, NOV. 16TH

The Olmsted Falls High School Social Studies Department is preparing to charter a new chapter of Rho Kappa National Honor Society.  Honors Social Studies students interested in becoming an inaugural member of the new chapter must submit their applications by this Friday, November 16th.

Applications may be turned in to Mr. Mercer, Mr. Pellerite or Mrs. Wendling.  Watch for more news to come about this new Rho Kappa chapter.

5TH GRADE SCIENTISTS SHINE AT 12TH ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR

The students in Mrs. Atkins, Mr. Schafer, and Mrs. Harb’s 5th Grade OFIS Science Classes have worked hard over the past month collecting data for their experiments and displaying their work!  They were given the opportunity to “show off” their work for their fellow classmates, teachers, and family members at the 12th Annual Science Fair held in the OFIS Cafeteria on November 2nd!  After several hands-on classroom experiments, all 78 students chose some great experiment topics!  Well done to all of our ‘Young Scientists’!  To view more photos from this event, please click HERE.

OLMSTED FALLS WINTER BASKETBALL PROGRAM FOR BOYS AND GIRLS IN 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD GRADES – REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH

The Athletic Department of Olmsted Falls Schools is offering an opportunity for primary school students to play basketball this winter. Information and registration forms for the Winter Basketball Program are available on-line. Please click HERE to visit the Falls-Lenox website to download the registration information.

Registration and money is due as soon as possible and should be returned to the Falls-Lenox school office NO LATER THAN Friday, November 16, 2012.

If you have any questions after you have reviewed the information available on-line, please contact Mick Mental via e-mail at mic1616@aol.com.

PRE-ENGINEERING STUDENTS ATTEND CLEVELAND ENGINEERING SOCIETY CONFERENCE

Brian Jones, Tim Knaggs, Matt Bender, Lily Perkins, and Mr. Haydn

On Thursday November 8th, Pre-Engineering Instructor Mike Haydn and four of his students attended the Cleveland Engineering Society Conference.  The theme this year was “Engineering Solutions To Energy and Environmental Challenges.”  Our students revealed their engineering abilities by discussing  and demonstrating  the various robots they created and programmed.  In addition, the students listened to speakers discussing the changing environment  and the current outlook of jobs in Ohio.  Four other schools attended the Conference — Polaris, Beaumont, Avon Lake, and Max S. Hayes. There are more pictures of this event on the Polaris Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PolarisCareerCenter.

BREAKFAST BUDDIES AT FALLS-LENOX 

Thursday and Friday, November 8th and 9th, were fun mornings for Falls-Lenox students!  Dads, grandfathers, older brothers, and men who support our students were invited to join us for donuts, juice and coffee.  Students get so excited when the important people in their lives come to school.  It shows how they value school and that schools and families work together.  A HUGE thank you to the PTA for organizing and sponsoring this annual favorite event!  Please click here for more photos.

OFMS WEB REUNION – THIS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

Attention all 6th graders… We are excited to announce that our second annual WEB Reunion will be hosted in the Middle School Cafetorium on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Please arrive to the middle school at 8AM. For those of you who take the bus – come in as soon as your bus arrives! We cant wait to see you and catch up on your school year!  Click here for the flyer.

OFHS STUDENTS SHARE POLARIS EXPERIENCE WITH LOCAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Kudos to Olmsted Falls High School students Anthony Fanara (pictured seated at far left) and Sammie Thompson (pictured seated third from left and holding microphone) who represented both Olmsted Falls School District and Polaris Career Center very well at a recent joint meeting of the Olmsted, North Olmsted and Fairview Park Chambers of Commerce. This joint Chamber lunch meeting was held at Polaris Career Center and featured a panel of student presenters sharing information about their experience as students of Polaris Career Center.  Both currently seniors, Anthony Fanara is a student in the Polaris Baking & Pastry program and Sammie Thompson is a student in the Polaris Cosmetology program. The presentation was interesting and engaging, with an opportunity for Chamber members to ask questions of the student panelists at the end.  Well done Anthony & Sammie!

UPCOMING HELPING HANDS EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES!

Helping Hands Parent Meeting:

Monday, December 3, 6:30-7:30pm

Room W5 at the HS (Enter through the west side gym entrance and follow the signs to W5.)

HH Holiday Party and Fundraiser:

Friday, December 14, 5:30-8pm

OFMS Cafetorium.

$10- Ages 12 – Adult

$8- Ages 4-11

FREE- Ages 0-3

Dinner, Dancing, and Games

Feel free to bring a friend (even from another district)!

Forms and money must be returned back to Mariel Krakowiak at OFHS by Friday, December 7!! Please click HERE to download registration form.

MEET MRS. PALMER!

Mrs. Christine Palmer has been working at OFMS as a guidance counselor for the past three years. Overall, this is her 12th year in education. Additionally, Mrs. Palmer serves as a  WEB coordinator and middle school girls basketball coach.
Mrs. Palmer decided on a  counseling career  to help students achieve the success they are capable of and to support them academically as well as socially and emotionally.  She  loves being a Bulldog because she feels that we are a supportive community where everyone from the students to their parents are  involved in making Olmsted Falls a great place to live.In her spare time, Mrs. Palmer  loves spending time with her husband and three small children.

ANNUAL PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST UNDERWAY – LOCAL DEADLINE DEC. 3RD

REFLECTIONS is back and projects are due to your building’s chairperson by Monday, Dec. 3rd, 2012.  The theme for this year’s Reflections content is:  “The Magic of a Moment.”  OECPTA will be having a Reflections workshop.   Watch for a possible workshop at ECC and Falls-Lenox as well.  Information has already gone out at OFIS; and flyers will be available in the office at the MS and HS for your student to pick up.

Important Notes:  The paperwork is different this year, so please make sure you read it carefully, fill in all the information, and include a parent’s signature.  Entry forms provided at building levels contain contact information specific to that building.  Should you need to make corrections to the form you received, or just need a blank form, please click here.  Also, for a handy tool of rules to reference to make sure your project isn’t shut out for not following the new guidelines, please click here.  You can enter something in each and every category if you desire.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR AT OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

OFMS is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair through this Friday, November 16th.    The book fair will also be open late during Thursday’s parent/teacher conferences.  This is a great time to do some holiday shopping!

ATTENTION ALL OLMSTED FALLS DANCERS, SINGERS, MUSICIANS, JUGGLERS, BANDS AND MAGICIANS!!!

Do you think you’ve got talent?  The 26th Annual Olmsted Falls Friday Night Talent Show Auditions will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 9 am to Noon in the High School Auditorium.  Get your act together and start preparing your audition.   The key is practice!  Please watch this weekly blog, look for posted flyers in your school and check your school website for more details.  Contact Mrs. Ferrini with questions at 440-427-0894.

OFHS SWIM & DIVE ANNUAL HONEYBAKED HAM SALE UNDERWAY!

OFHS Swim & Dive Team is again bringing the HoneyBaked Ham Store to your door!  You can order delicious Spiral Sliced Hams, Glazed, Roasted & Smoked Turkey Breasts, Boneless Hams, Combinations, Desserts, and Gift Certificates for your holiday entertaining.

Place your order between now and December 8th and enjoy the convenience of picking up your holiday entertaining needs at Olmsted Falls High School. SAME PRICE AS IN THE STORE – NO MARK UP.  15% of your purchase will go to the Olmsted Falls Swim and Dive Team.  Orders available for pick up on Friday, December 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the side band entrance, Olmsted Falls High School.

Please click HERE to download the order form attached.  For more information call Carrie Higginbotham at 440-243-8512.

OFHS POST PROM COMMITTEE FUNDRAISERS

OFHS Post Prom Committee will be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, November 17.  A taco/nacho bar night at Tony K’s from 8:00 to 12:00.  Tickets are $20 and include all the tacos/nachos  you can eat as well as beer & soda.  The evening will include basket raffles, side boards, and a 50/50 raffle. To purchase tickets contact Meg Fox at megmfox@cox.net.  Hope to see you there.

Another OFHS Post Prom Committee fundraiser is currently under way. “Pick-3 Lottery”.  You can purchase a lottery ticket for $5.  If the numbers on your ticket come up any time during the month of December 2012 Ohio Lottery drawings, you will win $50.  You can win more than once during the month. To purchase a lottery ticket please contact Wendy Yako at yakot@sbcglobal.net.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:

  • OLMSTED FALLS LACROSSE ASSOCIATION NIGHT-OUT FUNDRAISER, @ THE UPPER DECK, 375 BAGLEY ROAD – THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH AT 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. – Includes unlimited beer, pop, pizza, wings, and rigatoni!  There will be $2 and $5 50/50 raffle boards,  over 20 gift basket prizes (including a large ‘stock your bar’ basket), an Olmsted Falls Bulldog Lacrosse corn hole (designed and constructed by Olmsted Falls ’53 Alumni Bill Haar), and a Magnavox 32″ LCD HDTV giveaway!!  All make great Christmas gifts!  Come out and support the newest sport for  girls and boys in Olmsted Falls!!  Please click here for ticket information.
  • SANTA’S SECRET SHOP, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL – At Santa’s Secret Shop, kids can shop for presents for family members with the help of our elves. Most items are $1-$10. Also, visit with Santa, purchase bake sale items and buy tickets for our huge holiday raffle of great items including an Apple iPad. All proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102.
  • ST. MARY OF THE FALLS 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR CRAFT & GIFT SHOW – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST – 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. IN THE PARISH HALL – Find unique gifts from local crafters & vendors.  Enjoy Christmas Carols by the St. Mary of the Falls Youth Choir.  Photos with Santa and Create Your Own Nativity Photos from 11 am – 12;30 p.m. and 1:30 – 3 p.m. Food, fellowship and more!  Please click HERE to download event flyer.
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY WILL BE PERFORMED AT OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS MAIN STAGE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 7:00 p.m., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 AT 2:00 p.m. – Performances will be in the 1,200 seat theater at Journey Church, 6941 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls. Tickets are $18 (Orchestra A), $15 (Orchestra B), and $12 (Reserved). Advance tickets will go on sale on October 7th at www.olmstedperformingarts.com, and will be available through noon on December 6th, or call 440-465-3355 to check the hours for our box office… Tickets may also be available at the door.
  • TCHAIKOVSKY’S CLASSIC AND MOST FAMOUS BALLET, THE NUTCRACKER, WILL BE PERFORMED BY THE OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS DANCE ACADEMY ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 AT 7:00 p.m., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 2:00 p.m. – Performances will be in the 1,200 seat theater at Journey Church, 6941 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls. Tickets are $18 (Orchestra A), $15 (Orchestra B), and $12 (Reserved). Visit www.olmstedperformingarts.com for information about the preshow event, and to purchase advance tickets which will go on sale on October 14th. Advance tickets will be available through noon on December 13th. Call 440-465-3355 to check the hours for our box office. Tickets may also be available at the door.

 

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Parent Update – November 7, 2012

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OFHS BASEBALL PLAYERS HELP COMMUNITY RESIDENTS WITH STORM CLEAN-UP

More than 20 Bulldog baseball players stepped forward to volunteer their time and strength to help a number of local families who experienced extensive basement flooding during last week’s storm.  Under the coordination of Coach Dan Largent (who is a Social Studies teacher at OFMS and also a resident of our community), the crew ripped up carpet, carried out furniture, and used a shop vac to clean up water.  The efforts of these players helped expedite clean-up for these families as well as provide them with a little peace of mind after all of the damage.

The group received great praise and expressions of appreciation from the families they helped, and we are all very proud!  Kudos to these boys who truly demonstrated what Bulldog Pride is all about!  The storm clean-up crew consisted of two coaches (Coach Dan Largent and Asst. Coach Bob Englehart), two fathers (Mr. Rivera and Mr. Yako), and the following Bulldog baseball players:  Wes Allen, Travis Baldwin, Lucas Banhidy, Zach Basso, Nick Buchta, Evan Burnell, Thomas Cobb, Jack Grimm, Kenny Hanna, Ryan Hanna, Collin Lebanik, Scott Lemin, Tim May, Richard Rader, Isaac Rivera, Xavier Rivera, Anthony Savarino, Jordan Smith, Rick Store, Ryan Strodtbeck, Alex Thiedemann, Jack Thur, Ryan Yako and Zach Yako.  For photos of these great Bulldogs in action, please click here.

IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION REMINDER – IN EVENT OF DISTRICT CLOSURE

When Olmsted Falls School District is closed due to inclement weather, there will be no routes or transfer buses running at all – this includes transfer buses to Polaris Career Center and/or local non-public schools.  Therefore, in the event that Olmsted Falls School District is closed while Polaris and/or local non-public schools remain open, students/parents will need to provide their own transportation.

DISTRICT HOSTS SAFETY PLAN KICK-OFF MEETING; PLANS SURVEY FOR PARENTS

Over the next several months, Olmsted Falls School District will be working to assess and update all current safety plans throughout the District.  The District has contracted with an outside security company, PLE Group, for this extensive review and update to its existing plans.   Each District building, as required by law, currently has a detailed safety plan in place.  This endeavor seeks to further enhance the existing plans utilizing the expertise of PLE Group in collaboration with local safety forces. A project kick-off meeting was held by the District last Thursday to provide District administrators, local safety leaders, elected officials and parent representatives with an overview of the process the District will be undertaking.

One important component of the process will be a series of safety surveys targeted to parents, faculty and staff.   Please watch for additional information about this important survey to come via e-mail and be posted on the blog.

WHAT IS COMMON CORE?

You are likely hearing the phrase “Common Core” as you talk with educators or read / view media articles on public education.  Several parents have recently asked “What is the Common Core?”  This is a very important question that would require an answer far too long for this blog format.  As such, we encourage you to view this video for a clear and concise answer to “What is the Common Core?”

OFHS INDUCTS NEWEST MEMBERS OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Current and newly inducted National Honor Society members, with OFHS Social Studies Teacher and NHS Advisor Mr. Brian Insley (far left), at October 26th NHS Induction Ceremony at Olmsted Falls High School.

Parents, students and staff were on hand Friday, October 26th as the newest members of the National Honor Society were inducted at a special ceremony held in the newly renovated Olmsted Falls High school auditorium.  Congratulations to the 20 juniors and 16 seniors who formally joined the ranks of this prestigious organization!

To view a copy of the official Induction Ceremony Program, which lists both existing members and new inductees, please click here.

For additional photos from the Induction Ceremony, which was followed by a reception in the High School Media Center, please click here. Congratulations again to all of the OFHS National Honor Society members on this outstanding achievement!

OFIS PTA COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER PICK UP IS TODAY!!!

A big thank you to all of the OFIS families who sold and bought cookie dough!  This fundraiser made just under $10,000 to support all of the great work the OFIS PTA does!  Please pick up your cookie dough in the OFIS cafeteria from 3pm-7pm today, Wednesday, November 7th!

OFMS FALL CHOIR CONCERTS TONIGHT!

Olmsted Falls Middle School hosts its annual Fall Choir Concerts featuring 7th & 8th grade choirs and singers tonight, Wednesday, November 7th.  Two performances:  6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Also – Save the Date – OFMS Fall Band Concert is next Wednesday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m.

ANNUAL POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GAME:  TOMORROW NIGHT! THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012

Tomorrow night  is the Annual Powder Puff Game where the Olmsted Falls High School Senior Girls will take on the Junior Girls in hopes of claiming victory for the second year.  The game will be played at the Olmsted Falls High School Football Stadium. Tickets are $ 5.00  Gates open at 6:30 p.m.  Game starts at 7:00 p.m.

There will be half-time games, raffles, and concessions.  Come and enjoy an evening of girl football.  All proceeds benefit the OFHS Post Prom Committee.

OFHS MASQUERS PRESENT “SPY SCHOOL” THIS WEEKEND – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Olmsted Falls High School presents SPY SCHOOL, a comedy by Don Zolidis.  Performances will be November 9 & 10, 2012 at 7:30pm in the newly refurbished High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Tickets may be purchased at the door the nights of the play, or by calling 440-427-6070.  Click here to view the flyer.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR BREAKFAST BUDDIES AT FALLS-LENOX – THIS THURSDAY (TOMORROW!) AND FRIDAY

Falls-Lenox and Early Childhood Center PTA invites our dads to enjoy donuts, juice and coffee with their children at the FLECC PTA’s BREAKFAST BUDDIES.

Falls-Lenox Cafeteria, 7:15 am – 7:45 am on Thursday, 11/8 – Last Names A-L; Friday, 11/9 – Last Names M-Z.

This special event is open to Dads and other important males in your child’s life who are registered members of the 2012-13 FLECC PTA.  To become a member of the FLECC PTA, send your $6 dues and completed application in an envelope marked “PTA Membership” into school by Tuesday, November 1, or sign-up in person at Breakfast Buddies.  If you are available to help check-in, serve and clean-up at Breakfast Buddies from 7am – 8am either day, please email Jen Chandler at dietzchandler@yahoo.com.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR AT FALLS-LENOX DURING PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES – TOMORROW NIGHT & NEXT TUESDAY

The Falls-Lenox Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair during Parent/Teacher conferences.  This is a great time to do some holiday shopping without the children.  Hours of operation are:

Thursday, November 8th from 3:30 to 7:45pm

Tuesday,  November 13th from 3:30 to 7:45pm

You can also shop on-line by clicking HERE and your purchase will be delivered to the school.  All proceeds benefit our Falls-Lenox Library!

SAVE THE DATE: SPECIAL VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES SCHEDULED AT FALLS-LENOX FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH

A Special Veteran’s Day Ceremony has been scheduled for each Falls-Lenox Learning Community. Parents, family and friends are invited to attend.

Each ceremony will take place in front of Falls-Lenox Primary School and will last approx. 10-15 minutes.

Ceremony times are set as follows:

South Learning Community: 11:45 a.m.

East Learning Community: 12:20 p.m.

West Learning Community: 12:50 p.m.

JOINT MEETING FOR OFIS & OFMS PTAS – THIS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH

Attention All OFIS and OFMS PTA Members:  The November PTA meeting for both OFIS and OFMS PTAs will be a combined meeting on the regularly scheduled OFMS PTA night, this Tuesday, November 13that 7:00 p.m.   Hope to see all our 4th and 5th grade parents there! We will be showing book covering to those who need to learn.  Thanks to all who have already learned and are busy working on it!  (Please Note:  The regularly scheduled OFIS PTA Meeting on November 20th is cancelled.)

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS!

Rain does not dampen Halloween spirits at Falls-Lenox!  Better late than never students and staff had a great parade indoors on Friday, November 2.  Classes paraded through each hall  and in the Lenox gym to show off their many wonderful costumes.  Parents and family members enjoyed the display.  Thanks to all the room helpers for planning and organizing all the terrific parties!  Please click here for more photos from Falls-Lenox.

The students at OFIS enjoyed their Halloween parade and class parties.  There were many fun and scary costumes, including the ones worn by the teachers!

Thank you to all the parents who helped make this an enjoyable and successful afternoon for students and teachers.  For more photos from OFIS, please click here.

Our itty bitty Bulldogs enjoyed Halloween festivities as well.

For photos of the Halloween parade and parties at the ECC, please click here.

ANNUAL PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST UNDERWAY – LOCAL DEADLINE DEC. 3RD

REFLECTIONS is back and projects are due to your building’s chairperson by Monday, Dec. 3rd, 2012.  The theme for this year’s Reflections content is:  “The Magic of a Moment.”  OECPTA will be having a Reflections workshop.   Watch for a possible workshop at ECC and Falls-Lenox as well.  Information has already gone out at OFIS; and flyers will be available in the office at the MS and HS for your student to pick up.

Important Notes:  The paperwork is different this year, so please make sure you read it carefully, fill in all the information, and include a parent’s signature.  Entry forms provided at building levels contain contact information specific to that building.  Should you need to make corrections to the form you received, or just need a blank form, please click here.  Also, for a handy tool of rules to reference to make sure your project isn’t shut out for not following the new guidelines, please click here.  You can enter something in each and every category if you desire.

HELP PICK A FUTURE REFLECTIONS THEME – CONTEST ENDS THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH!

National PTA is currently seeking a theme for the 2014-2015 Reflections program.  The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100, and his or her theme will be presented at the 117th Annual National PTA Convention and Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio, from June 20-23, 2013.  Be sure to review the past themes list; repeat themes will not be considered.  To download a copy of the Student Entry Form (including past themes list), please click here.

GUEST SPEAKER SHARES TRAVEL EXPERIENCES WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Social studies students at Olmsted Falls Middle School received a first-hand account of life in Egypt and Lebanon thanks to a special visit from an old high school friend of Social Studies teacher Mr. Dan Largent.  Mr. Bryant Eckert, an alumnus of Berea High School, who now resides in Pittsburgh, PA, visited the Middle School on Friday, Oct. 26th to share experiences from his recent travels to Egypt and Lebanon.  Mr. Eckert, who works in the banking industry, traveled to the Middle East region as part of a Rotary ambassador program to share information there about the United States.  During his time in the region, he learned much about the people living there.  Mr. Eckert presented two sessions, which featured an extensive collection of photos.  Students had the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each session, and Mr. Eckert was presented with a Bulldog  jersey as a token of appreciation.  This was the first time that Mr. Largent and Mr. Eckert had seen each other in many years, having only recently reconnected on Facebook!

MEET MRS. DOYLE!

Mrs. Tami Doyle is currently in her 20th year of teaching in Olmsted Falls. She is a kindergarten teacher, and also serves as the kindergarten grade level leader.  Growing up, Mrs. Doyle babysat, worked in the children’s room at the Medina Library, and visited her aunt’s classroom. These experiences made her realize that working with children is what she wanted to do. Her favorite things about being a Bulldog are the supportive parents, the eager and caring students, and the overall Bulldog bond and pride that we have throughout the district.

Mrs. Doyle and her husband Tom have two children, Tim (10th grade) and Katie (8th grade).  She enjoys reading, exercising, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

FALLS-LENOX SECRETARY MAUREEN BROCK RETIRES

Faculty, staff and families recently bid a fond farewell to Mrs. Maureen Brock, who served as a secretary for the building (and for the former Fitch Intermediate building) for the past 26 years.  Mrs. Brock worked with many principals, staff members, students and families over the years.  A true Bulldog, Mrs. Brock is greatly admired for her work ethic and her integrity.  Her knowledge and organization helped keep things running smoothly each and every day.  She was an integral part of so many things at Falls-Lenox. The students and staff will miss her dearly.  Her kindness, warmth and support will not be forgotten. We wish her all the best and hope she enjoys her retirement!

BULLDOG RUNNERS ADVANCE TO REGIONALS

OFHS Principal Mrs. Holly Schafer came out to support Jaime (left) and Brittany (middle) at the meet where they qualified for Regionals.

Congratulations to Bulldog cross country runners Jaime Fossen and Brittany Carson, who recently qualified for and competed in the Division I Cross Country Regionals.  Jaime and Brittany are only the 2nd and 3rd girls in school history to qualify for Regionals in Division I.

They both ran personal lifetime bests in order to advance to the Regionals!  Jaime ran 20:26 and Brittany ran 20:29, finishing 10th and 12th respectively.

Both girls ran well at Regionals – Jaime finished 58th and Brittany finished 67th overall in a field of 131 runners.

Congratulations to these outstanding Bulldog athletes on their amazing seasons!

OFHS GOVERNMENT STUDENTS MAKE CHRISTMAS TREES FOR OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN

Students in one of Mr. Mercer’s government classes spent time decorating Christmas trees to send to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan.   The students made seven mini trees decorated with ornaments and candy that will be shipped in time for Christmas.

Great job and thanks for supporting our Troops!

FIREFIGHTER RIVERA VISITS FALLS-LENOX

Firefighter Rivera visited Falls-Lenox to talk with the children about Fire Safety.  Mr. Rivera explained his job as a firefighter, showed the classes his firefighting equipment, and talked about fire safety.  The children then had the opportunity to ask Mr. Rivera questions about his job and what to do in case of an emergency.  All of the classes really enjoyed his visit and learned a lot of valuable information!  For more photos, please click here.

THE ACADEMIC TEAM DOES IT AGAIN!

This past weekend the Academic Team traveled to Carnegie Mellon University to take part in the ACF (Academic Competition Federation) Fall College Tournament.  They competed against college teams from the Northeastern United States (University of Michigan, OSU, Rutgers, to name a few).  Our A Team that consists of senior captain Marty Mendenhall, junior Andy Nageotte, sophomore Xavier Riviera, and freshman Zach Buchta placed 2nd overall in the tournament!  Marty Mendenhall was the top overall individual scorer at the tournament.  This is the second time that an Ohio High School has competed in a college tournament.  We were the first to do this last year.

FALLS-LENOX STUDENTS RELEASE BUTTERFLIES

On Thursday, October 25, Mrs.Patay’s first grade class gathered outside behind Falls-Lenox to release their beautiful monarch butterflies during a lesson about life cycles.  As scientists, the students observed, collected and recorded data in their scientific journals.   They raised caterpillars and observed changes as they turn into butterflies.   Each student wrote a letter to the butterflies expressing their wishes for them.  They read their letters aloud and then opened their butterfly enclosure.  Students enjoyed watching the butterflies against the blue sky feeding from the flower.  This is just one of the many great learning experiences that happen daily at Falls-Lenox!  For more photos of this activity, please click here.

OFMS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS VOLUNTEER AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Last month, the OFMS volleyball teams had the opportunity to spend an evening working with special needs children at Special Olympics. The girls spent the night playing tag, parachute games, balloon games, and giving piggy back rides! Coaches Laura Sheldon and Brigid Radigan were extremely proud of their teams when the director stated that the girls from OFMS were the best group they had ever had volunteer there!  Click here for a photo of the volleyball teams.

OFIS FOOTBALL SOCIAL

The 3rd Annual OFIS football social was held Homecoming Week.  Over 100 students attended and had a great time organizing and playing in the HS Tennis court area before heading over to the far end zone.  The students helped greet the Bulldogs by forming the tunnel and cheering them on.  Hotdogs, snacks, and sweets were the foods of choice thanks to the generosity of the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters.  After halftime, the students rounded the track and greeted the Bulldogs.  It was a fun evening cheering the Bulldogs onto VICTORY.  Thanks to all the parent chaperones that helped make it a very enjoyable evening for one and all!  Can’t wait until next year!

PTA DISTRICT CONFERENCE

On Thursday, October 18th the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School really shined hosting the OHIO PTA District Conference.  Over 100 PTA members from 4 Districts were in attendance.  The members had around 12 different topics to choose to attend.  Dr. Lloyd was a speaker in one of the classes titled “Preparing Students for Future Success”, which was full.  The topics weren’t just PTA related, but information you could use at work or at home. The members enjoyed dinner from JoJo’s Italian restaurant in Olmsted Township.  For more photos of this event, please click here.

CHESS CLUB

Chess club is back in full swing at OFIS.  With over 80 students signed up we still have room for more.  A video was shown giving anyone new to chess an overview of the pieces and what they are able to do and not do.   Handouts reinforcing these skills were also available. Chess club at OFIS is every Wednesday morning before school, except K Kids days.  Chess club is starting up soon at OFMS as well.   Mrs. Gulden is your point of contact for middle school Chess.  Make sure to CHECK it out.  Please click here for more photos.

 ATTENTION ALL OLMSTED FALLS DANCERS, SINGERS, MUSICIANS, JUGGLERS, BANDS AND MAGICIANS!!!

Do you think you’ve got talent?  The 26th Annual Olmsted Falls Friday Night Talent Show Auditions will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 9 am to Noon in the High School Auditorium.  Get your act together and start preparing your audition.   The key is practice!  Please watch this weekly blog, look for posted flyers in your school and check your school website for more details.  Contact Mrs. Ferrini with questions at 440-427-0894.

OFHS POST PROM COMMITTEE FUNDRAISERS

OFHS Post Prom Committee will be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, November 17.  A taco/nacho bar night at Tony K’s from 8:00 to 12:00.  Tickets are $20 and include all the tacos/nachos  you can eat as well as beer & soda.  The evening will include basket raffles, side boards, and a 50/50 raffle. To purchase tickets contact Meg Fox at megmfox@cox.net.  Hope to see you there.

Another OFHS Post Prom Committee fundraiser is currently under way. “Pick-3 Lottery”.  You can purchase a lottery ticket for $5.  If the numbers on your ticket come up any time during the month of December 2012 Ohio Lottery drawings, you will win $50.  You can win more than once during the month. To purchase a lottery ticket please contact Wendy Yako at yakot@sbcglobal.net.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:

  • OLMSTED FALLS LACROSSE ASSOCIATION NIGHT-OUT FUNDRAISER, @ THE UPPER DECK, 375 BAGLEY ROAD – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH AT 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. – Includes unlimited beer, pop, pizza, wings, and rigatoni!  There will be 50/50 raffle boards and gift basket prizes which make great Christmas gifts!  Come out and support the newest sport for boys and girls in Olmsted Falls!!  Please click here for ticket information.
  • SANTA’S SECRET SHOP, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL – At Santa’s Secret Shop, kids can shop for presents for family members with the help of our elves. Most items are $1-$10. Also, visit with Santa, purchase bake sale items and buy tickets for our huge holiday raffle of great items including an Apple iPad. All proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102.
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY WILL BE PERFORMED AT OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS MAIN STAGE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 7:00 p.m., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 AT 2:00 p.m. – Performances will be in the 1,200 seat theater at Journey Church, 6941 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls. Tickets are $18 (Orchestra A), $15 (Orchestra B), and $12 (Reserved). Advance tickets will go on sale on October 7th at www.olmstedperformingarts.com, and will be available through noon on December 6th, or call 440-465-3355 to check the hours for our box office… Tickets may also be available at the door.
  • TCHAIKOVSKY’S CLASSIC AND MOST FAMOUS BALLET, THE NUTCRACKER, WILL BE PERFORMED BY THE OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS DANCE ACADEMY ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 AT 7:00 p.m., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 2:00 p.m. – Performances will be in the 1,200 seat theater at Journey Church, 6941 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls. Tickets are $18 (Orchestra A), $15 (Orchestra B), and $12 (Reserved). Visit www.olmstedperformingarts.com for information about the preshow event, and to purchase advance tickets which will go on sale on October 14th. Advance tickets will be available through noon on December 13th. Call 440-465-3355 to check the hours for our box office. Tickets may also be available at the door.

 

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