Parent Update – October 9, 2013
ISSUE 86 INFORMATION SESSION – TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
Parents and residents are invited and encouraged to attend the next Issue 86 information session to learn more about the 1.8 Mill Bond Issue on the November 5th election ballot.
WHEN: **TONIGHT** Wednesday, October 9th @ 7 p.m.
WHERE: Olmsted Falls High School – Library Media Center
WHY: To be fully informed about the scope of and need for this bond issue.
Whether you have a student now at the ECC, at Falls-Lenox, at OFIS, at OFMS, at OFHS, or a little one not yet school age, our current high school building will be the high school they will attend. There are no plans in the near or distant future to construct a new high school facility in our district. Please join Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd and OFCS parents for this important presentation – and bring a friend, family member and/or neighbor along with you!
OLMSTED FALLS PTA COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF ISSUE 86
The Olmsted Falls PTA Council, consisting of representatives from each of the five Olmsted Falls PTA Units (OFHS PTA, OFMS PTA, OFIS PTA, Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA, OECPTA), passed a formal resolution in support of Issue 86 at its monthly meeting Friday, October 4th. In this resolution, the Olmsted Falls PTA Council endorses the passage of Issue 86, the District’s 1.8 Mill Bond Issue, in the General Election on November 5, 2013, and recognizes:
- Issue 86 is critical for Olmsted Falls Schools, our community, our children and our future prosperity.
- The safety and security of the students and staff is top priority of the district.
- Issue 86 shares the desire of the community and the school district to constantly look for ways to improve and maintain school safety.
- State funding has been reduced by millions, so it is up to our local community to protect our school.
- Issue 86 will address the safety, security and overcrowding issues present at Olmsted Falls High School.
Olmsted Falls School District wishes to express sincere appreciation to Olmsted Falls PTA Council for this important showing of support!
PRIDE OF OLMSTED FALLS – THE BULLDOG MARCHING BAND PERFORMS AT FALLS DAY IN THE PARK
The OFHS marching band wowed the crowd that gathered at Sunday’s Falls Day in the Park at East River Park. Band members played several selections and even strutted a bit of their showmanship with a few dance routines.
The cheerleaders also performed and added to the fun. There is a photo gallery available by clicking here.
NEWS CHANNEL 5 HIGHLIGHTS HOLLY TAYLOR AS STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Holly Taylor, captain of the OFHS tennis team, among other accolades, recently was featured on News Channel 5 as its Student Athlete of the Week. She and coach Laura Graham were interviewed in the segment, which may be seen by clicking HERE.
OFHS CHEERLEADERS HAS MAKE-UP MINI CHEER NIGHT FOR GRADES 3-5
This cheering event is for the 3rd through 5th graders who attended the Mini Cheer Night on Friday, September 20th. They are invited to cheer at the OFHS varsity football game against Avon Lake High School at 7 p.m. October 18. They will cheer during the first half of the game. All Mini Cheerleaders will be admitted into the game free.
For time arrival and other pertinent information, click here to view the flyer for the event.
2013 PUPPY BASKETBALL LEAGUE FOR 4TH, 5TH & 6TH GRADE GIRLS – DATES ANNOUNCED / REGISTRATION OPEN
The 2013 Puppy League for all girls in 4th, 5th and 6th grades begins on Saturday, October 26th. Registration forms are currently being accepted. The format of the league will be the same as last year; there will be a 15 minute shoot around time, 45 minutes of skill work each day within each player’s team and then the players will play either 3-on-3 games, 5-on-5 games, competitive contests, or a mixture of all three the last hour. Players from the Varsity and JV teams will coach each team while the coaches of the program will be there to monitor, supervise, and officiate all the games. All sessions will be held at Olmsted Falls High School (HS), but times will vary from week to week. All participants will also be invited to attend a Varsity Girls Basketball game.
For additional information – including complete list of league dates and registration form – please click HERE.
BOYS IN GRADES 4-6 INVITED TO JOIN OLMSTED FALLS BOYS BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE
Registration for the 2013 Boys Development Basketball League is now open to those in grades 4-6. Players will participate in skill sessions and play team games on Saturday mornings and one Wednesday morning during November and December. OFHS varsity basketball coaches and players will instruct the league, which emphasizes basic skills, game rules and teamwork in an atmosphere designed to be educational and enjoyable.
The cost is $50, which includes instruction, admission to a varsity basketball game for the participant and a T-shirt at the end of the league. Registration and fees will be accepted up to and including Saturday, November 2nd. To access the registration form and more details, click here.
POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GAME FIELDS A NOV. 5 COMPETITION
Tickets are $5 or $4 presale at the school for students only. The gates open at 6 p.m.
Don’t miss the fun and festivities, including half-time games, raffles and concessions. All proceeds benefit OFHS Post Prom Committee. Hope to see the community support this fun and beneficial event.
PTA ACTIVITIES CALENDARS ARE HERE
Students should have brought the calendars home in their backpacks already. The calendar’s October page is available online by clicking HERE.
PRIDE IN OLMSTED SCHOOLS COMMITTEE SEEKING YARD SIGN LOCATIONS
In an effort to raise awareness throughout the community about Issue 86, the District’s 1.8 Mill Bond Issue to address overcrowding and improve safety and security at OFHS, the Pride In Olmsted Schools Committee is seeking residents living on heavily traveled roads (i.e. Bagley, Columbia, Cook, Fitch, Stearns & Usher) and/or main arteries into and out of neighborhood developments / sub-divisions, who would be willing to have an Issue 86 yard sign placed on their property. If you are willing to have a sign placed in your yard, please e-mail email@example.com with the subject line “Yard Sign” and provide your street address and closest major intersection. Distribution of yard signs will begin later this week.
8TH GRADE WASHINGTON DC PARENT MEETING RESCHEDULED!
The 8th grade Washington DC Parent meeting, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, at 7:00 PM, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:00 PM, in the OFMS Cafetorium. Click here to view the informational flyer.
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – OCTOBER 10TH – SPONSORED BY OECPTA
OFHS POST PROM MEETING
The OFHS Post Prom will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 15th in the high school library. The meeting will concentrate on creating a theme. Parents and community members are invited to share ideas.
SUPPORT OLMSTED FALLS MASQUERS & FORENSICS PATRONS
The Olmsted Falls Masquers and Forensics Patrons (OFMFP) is the non-profit parent booster group charted to support performing arts, speech, and debate in Olmsted Falls High School, and they need your support!
Please click HERE to download more information on membership and volunteer opportunities this year.
POST PROM NECKLACE SALE
OLMSTED FALLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME DINNER – OCTOBER 17TH!
Introducing This Year’s Inductees! On October 17th, the Olmsted Falls Alumni Association will induct seven outstanding athletes and one coach into the Olmsted Falls High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include: Fred Loepp, ’54, Luke Workman, ’94, Trevor Urban, ’95, Carissa Mahoney, ’96, Jackie Mason, ’00, Kenneth Jones, ’01, Timothy Curran, ’03, and Coach John Winters. Please click HERE for photos of the inductees.
The Induction Ceremony and Dinner will take place at the German American Club, 7370 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls, on Thursday, October 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and all are welcome to attend. The inductees will be introduced at the October 18th home football game right after the FIRST quarter. Pictured at left are the past 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees being introduced at a home football game; they are L-R: Coach Jim Emigh, Kyle Stoffer ’01, Ron Molosky ’61, Abby Jaroscak Latra ’98, Mike Gansey ’01, John Storey ’97, George Fischer ’71.
LIBRARY’S ANNUAL TOUCHDOWN FOR READING PROGRAM UNDERWAY FOR K-8 STUDENTS
Get in the game this fall! Students in grades K-8 can play the 2013 Touchdown for Reading online reading game, presented in partnership with the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Clinic. Visit cuyahogalibrary.org/touchdownforreading.aspx for details. September 3rd through November 22nd!
For a complete listing of the Library’s fall events, please click HERE.
OLMSTED COMMUNITY CENTER OFFERS NIGHT OF BASKETBALL AT OCTOBER 19th BENEFIT
The Hoops 4 Hope/Heroes 4 Hodgkins benefit runs from 3-6 p.m. October 19th at Olmsted Community Center. Please join the Friends of the Hathcock family in support of their fight against Hodgkin’s disease. For more information about the event, click HERE.
OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS OFFERS BOO!-TIFUL EVENT
Families and the community are invited to Olmsted Performing Arts’ Boo!-tiful Halloween Party at 7 p.m. October 27 at OPA’s center, 6941 Columbia Road. It includes a princess show, dance party, trick or treat time with princesses as well as food and crafts. Tickets are $20, with adults, free. For more information, click HERE to view its flyer.