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Parent Update – November 6, 2014

OFHS STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE ENGINEERING SKILLS AT CONFERENCE

engineering demoOFHS/Polaris Career Center students Stephanie Schroth and Joselyn Rabbit attended the Industrial and Manufacturing Conference at Lorain County Community College, which the Cleveland Engineering Society sponsored.

The two demonstrated how to program and use the Articulated Robot Arm that they used to win third place at SkillsUSA competition last summer.

Very impressive – great job!

OFIS 5TH GRADE SCIENCE FAIR HAD AMAZING EXPERIMENTS

science fair 3Students in Mrs. Atkins, Mr. Schafer and Mrs. Harb’s 5th grade science classes showed their experiments at the annual OFIS Science Fair. They applied what they learned about the Scientific Method after completing several classroom experiments and then chose one of their choice. The students wrote hypotheses, step-by-step instructions, collected data in charts and created graphs and wrote a conclusion based on their results and hypothesis. Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who came to OFIS to support our young ‘scientists!’

To view the Science Fair photo gallery, click here.

powder puff football pinkSUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL TEAM – TONIGHT

What: Seniors versus Juniors @ Powder Puff football game

When: 7 p.m. – Thursday, November 6th

Where: OFHS

Cost: $5

BIDDING CLOSES AT 9 TONIGHT FOR OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT ON-LINE SURPLUS AUCTION 

Olmsted Falls School District is participating in an oOFCS Triple A Logon-line auction to sell no longer needed equipment and supplies.  This on-line auction is open to the public.

For information on how to access the auction site, please click HERE.

Bidding Closes:  Thursday, November 6th at 9:00 p.m.

College and Coffee_Fall 2014FINAL OFHS COFFEE & COLLEGE SESSION FOR PARENTS IS TOMORROW, NOV. 7TH

Confused about what is needed to get your student ready for college? The last session of OFHS’s Coffee & College is set for this Friday, November 7th in the OFHS media center. The time is 8-9 a.m.  For more details, contact Aimee Caldrone, college & career counselor, at 440-427-6152 or acaldrone@ofcs.net.

To view a flyer of the schedule, CLICK HERE.

OFHS STUDENTS INVITED TO ATTEND COLLEGE LUNCH BUNCH

Graduates Lifting MortarboardsOFHS students, do you have questions about college decision-making and the application process? Now through November 25th, you may join the College Lunch Bunch on Tuesdays during lunch/study hall in the Guidance Office.  Sign up in the Guidance Office.  Contact Mrs. Caldrone at 440-427-6152 or acaldrone@ofcs.net with questions.

To view a flyer, including dates, click here.

Copy of Donuts for Dads 002FALLS-LENOX BREAKFAST BUDDY EVENT FOR DADS, GRANDPAS & OTHERS SET FOR NOV. 12TH & 13TH

The Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA invites Falls-Lenox dads, grandpas and other important men in the lives of the school’s students to share some time together this month.  The Breakfast Buddy dates are as follows:

Wednesday, November 12 (for last names that begin with A-L)

Thursday, November 13 (for last names that begin with M-Z)

The Breakfast Buddy event is in the Falls-Lenox Cafeteria from 7:00-8:00 a.m. on those mornings.  Donuts, coffee and juice will be served.  We hope to see you there!

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MORE PHOTOS/VIDEO OF OFHS ROBOTICS CLUB COMPETITION

The Robotics Club competed against 36 other teams in the qualifying rounds to come in 1, 4, 5, 11 and 13.  Two of the teams competed in the finals and took second.  Members of the 2nd place team are Brian Dougher, Zach Basso, Kristen Zakel, Logan Petruziello, Logan Klink and Bobby Illig. A photo gallery is available here.  A video of the final round may be viewed by clicking here.  Again, congrats!

OHIO MEANS JOBS OFFERS FREE CAREER DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

Ohio Means Jobs may be best known as the state’s premiere job and resume bank. However, beginning this fall, Ohio Means Jobs is including FREE career development tools for students, parents and teachers. Students may utilize Ohio Means Jobs to determine career interests, explore in demand careers, search for college and training programs, prepare for college admissions exams, locate scholarships, develop a future budget and more! To access Ohio Means Jobs, click here and click on the K-12 Students icon.

OF SCHOOLS CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN IN COSTUME

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStudents – and teachers – dressed for the Halloween spirit in some of our OF schools.  Whether dressed as a skeleton, Princess Elsa, crayon or cowgirl, they enjoyed the day:

To view the ECC photo gallery, click here.

To view a Falls-Lenox photo gallery of costumes, click here.

To view a photo gallery of OFIS, click here.

To view Cleveland.com photos of those in costume attending the Oct. 31 Bulldog football game, click here.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR AT MIDDLE SCHOOL – THIS WEEK

book _fairThe OFMS Media Center has its Scholastic Book Fair running from now until Wednesday, November 12th. The fair is open TONIGHT during conference evening from 4:00-7:30 as well.

Be sure to stop by!  Great opportunity to start your holiday shopping early!

 

FINAL WEEK TO MEET COLLEGE REPS

Friday is the final day college representatives will visit OFHS to meet students. All visits are at 2:20 p.m. in the OFHS media center. Be sure to schedule your visit through the Guidance Office. 

ornamentsHELPING HANDS INVITES ALL TO ITS HOLIDAY PARTY

Helping Hands annual Holiday Party is Friday, December 5th from 5:30-8 p.m. in the OFMS Cafetorium. This family-friendly event includes dinner, dancing, crafts and games. Tony K’s is catering the event with cookie decorating as the dessert!

To see a flyer of the event and its cost, click here.

OFMA ANNUAL WING/PIZZA NIGHT – THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH @ TONY K’S

Olmsted_Falls_MusicDon’t miss out on a fun evening and great opportunity to support Olmsted Falls Music Association!  This year’s annual Wing/Pizza Night fundraiser will take place at Tony K’s from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, November 8th – featuring OFMA’s popular Music Trivia Contest!  $20 Door Entry per person, includes all you can eat wings/pizza/salad buffet and drinks – plus a chance at a valuable door prize.  Seating is limited, arrive early to secure your seat for the music trivia contest.  Registration for Music Trivia closes at 6:50 p.m.; $15 per person additional entry fee to participate in Music Trivia Contest.  Teams up to 6 players – cash prizes.  Note: You do not need to participate in Music Trivia to attend.

HONEYBAKED HAMS/TURKEYS READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

HoneyBakedThe OFHS Swim and Dive team again offers Christmas HoneyBaked Ham and other items. The team will receive 15 percent of all orders from now through Dec. 12th by those ordered through the flyer by clicking here, which also contains a link to the HoneyBaked Ham’s website where you also may place orders. The price is the same in retail stores – no mark up. Place your order and help the team in this fundraising.

Pick up is Tuesday, December 23th from 5-7 p.m. at OFHS.

OFHS POST PROM HAS BAKLAVA FOR THE HOLIDAYS

baklava pixOrder tasty baklava from OFHS Post Prom in two different pan sizes. The cost is $25 for the 8×8 pan and $35 for the 9×13. Each pan includes baking instructions and syrup. To order or for more details, view the flyer by clicking here.

The order deadline is December 20th.

WINTER BASKETBALL SIGN-UP DEADLINE CLOSE FOR BOYS & GIRLS GRADES 1-3

basketballThe Athletic Department of Olmsted Falls Schools offers an opportunity for primary school students to play winter basketball.

Grades 1-3 will have various playing times. Grade 1’s league is once a week for about 8-10 weeks. Grades 2 and 3 will play in their leagues twice a week – one practice, one game – for 8-10 weeks. The program’s cost is $25 per student.  Information and registration forms for the Winter Basketball Program are online.  Please click HERE to download the registration information.

Registration and money is due NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th to Falls-Lenox school office. Informational half-sheet flyers will be sent home in backpacks to all 1st-3rd graders this week.

ReflectionsATTENTION ALL 6TH, 7TH & 8TH GRADE STUDENTS – ANNUAL PTA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM GETTING UNDERWAY

Each year, the PTA Reflections Program challenges students to CREATE ART inspired by a specific theme. The 2014-2015 theme is “The World Would Be a Better Place If…”

You can create art in any of the following 6 areas:

  1. Dance Choreography
  2. Film Production
  3. Literature
  4. Musical Composition
  5. Photography or
  6. Visual Arts

The top prizes recognize the most creative interpretation of the theme in each of the arts areas.

Entry forms and entry box are located inside the Middle School’s main office. You can also download the required forms from the OFMS PTA web page by clicking HERE.  Deadline for entries is December 1st.

OFHS BLUE & GOLD SCRIMMAGE /ALUMNI GAME IS THIS MONTH

bulldog paw blueCheer on the 2014-15 boys varsity basketball Team – and the grads – at the November 22nd second annual Blue & Gold Scrimmage/Alumni Game.  The Scrimmage is from 3-4 p.m. and the Alumni game, featuring former Bulldog players, is from 4-6 p.m. in the OFHS gym.  Fans, please donate a canned goods item at the door for a local food bank. Contact Coach Kevin Ciolek at kciolek@ofcs.net if you have questions.

 

COMMUNITY

 Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710JOIN THE ROBOTIX BLOX: MOCKINGBOT CHALLENGE @ OF LIBRARY 

When: November 15th

Time:  2-4 p.m. 

Who: grades 5 and up

Description: Tick Tock, program a robot to survive the clock, the clock arena that is from Catching Fire! Help it fight off crazy monkeys, dodge the lighting, and conquer other challenges Katniss and Peeta encounter in the action packed Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.

of-lacrosse-banner_8x4-21OLMSTED FALLS LACROSSE ASSOCIATION HAS NOVEMBER 15th FUNDRAISER

The Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Association Fundraiser is Saturday, November 15th, 7-9 p.m. at the Upper Deck, 375 Bagley Road, Berea. Tickets, which cost $20, include pizza, wings and rigatoni, refreshments and FUN!! There will be raffle boards, 50/50, and as always, great gift baskets! The money raised will help keep registration fees at 2014 levels. Contact Kelly Atkins at bobcatteach@gmail.com for tickets, donations of gift basket items or funds toward the big-ticket item. Attendees must be 21 and over.

OLMSTED FALLS 5TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME & CRAFT SHOPPE

crafts4Crafters and vendors help kick off your holiday season, November 15, 2014 from 9-4 at the Olmsted Falls Community Center located at 8170 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, OH  44138.  Handmade jewelry, soaps, wreathes and much more.  Kids craft corner, swag bags, gift wrapping and refreshments available.  Free Admission.

To view a flyer of the event, CLICK HERE.

Save the Date for Santa’s Secret Shop!

santaMark your calendars for this year’s Santa’s Secret Shop on Saturday, December 6TH from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Falls-Lenox Primary School. This event lets kids shop for holiday gifts for family and friends with the help of our elves. Grownups can buy tickets for our holiday raffle of items including an Xbox One and Vitamix blender. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit Olmsted Falls’ Cub Scout Pack 102.

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