Parent Update – December 12, 2014
OFHS Inducts Newest Members To Société Honoraire de Français
Congratulations to the eight newest members of the Société Honoraire de Français (aka French Honor Society) at OFHS. An induction ceremony was held on Monday, December 8th in the High School Library Media Center. The Société Honoraire de Français is a national organization, sponsored by the American Association of the Teachers of French (AATF), which honors and celebrates the achievements of the top French scholars. This year’s OFHS inductees are seniors Melania Linderman and Julia McFadden and juniors Jennifer Bertrand, Caleb Budic, Jack Hyneman, Michael Iler, Jeffrey Sommer and Brianna Wojtowicz.
Congratulations to these outstanding French students!
Congratulations to Joey Haas, the November ECC’s Healthy Hero. He is pictured here with his father, Mrs. Strawser and his grandmother, Mrs. Haun.
The Healthy Hero Program helps teach kids in grades pre-K to 3rd healthy habits, such as eating properly, daily exercise, power washing hands, coughing and sneezing into the sleeve and sleeping well. Students earn a prize for doing healthy tasks at home. Each month, participants are entered into a drawing for a Toys-R-Us $5 gift card.
‘TIS THE SEASON – IMPORTANT TIPS TO HELP PREVENT SPREAD OF ILLNESSES!
Flu and cold season are here. Your School Health Care Team is aware that it is sometimes difficult to decide when and how long to keep an ill child home from school. The timing of the absence is often important in order to decrease the spread of disease to others and to prevent your child from acquiring any other illnesses while his/her resistance is lowered.
Please remember that if your child has any flu-like symptoms — such as a fever, chills, vomiting, general aches and pains — to keep her/him home from school. If you are called to pick up your child because of illness, please try to pick up her/him as soon as possible. Students must be kept home for 24 hours after any fever and any episode of vomiting or diarrhea without help of any medication. Please keep in mind that following these policies, as well as practicing proper hand washing techniques, will significantly cut down on the spread of illness to others.
The school clinic has provided a one-sheet summary of guidelines to cover the more common childhood illnesses and the usual recommendations for keeping children home from school and daycare. Please click here to download the guidelines. Also, please click here for additional information on cold and flu season. Thank you for your attention to this important health matter.
TOYS FOR TOTS DONATIONS CONTINUES THROUGH DECEMBER 12TH
OFMS Student Council teamed up with Olmsted Falls Kiwanis, Builders Club and Friends of Rachel in running a Toys for Tots drive that ends THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12TH. The drive accepts any new, unwrapped toy during that time. If you would like to donate, please send any toys to the middle school. If you have questions, please contact middle school Student Council advisor, Mrs. Radigan at email@example.com or at 440-427-6338.
POST PROM TO RAFFLE AUTOGRAPHED CLEVELAND BROWNS HELMET
Please contact any post prom committee member or Beth Kopycinski at 440-668-0368 to purchase squares.
REMINDER – OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOLS OFFER DAILY BREAKFAST FOR STUDENTS
Research shows children who eat a nutritious breakfast are healthier, more attentive, more social and perform better in school. Eating a healthy breakfast not only fuels children for the day, but it also allows children to learn lifelong healthy eating behaviors.
Breakfast in OF schools consists of an entrée (i.e. cereal, toast, eggs, burritos, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast pizza, etc.), fruit and milk. An entire month’s breakfast menu is on the our website by clicking here.
Breakfast times vary per school:
Early Childhood Center: 7:50 – 8:10 am Cost: $1.25
Falls-Lenox Primary: 7:30 – 7:55 am Cost: $1.25
Intermediate School: 7:40 – 8:00 am Cost: $1.25
Middle School: 7:50 – 8:19 am Cost: $1.50
High School: 6:50 – 8:20 am Cost: $1.50
Also available is “Breakfast in a Bag”. If your student arrives at school too late to eat breakfast in the cafeteria, they may eat their breakfast in the classroom during announcements. This breakfast is available to all children for the same cost as a breakfast in the cafeteria. Also, at the OFMS, is a Breakfast Kiosk where the students may grab a breakfast bag and eat in their classroom.
Why not take advantage of our breakfast program. Breakfast at school provides your child with approximately 25% of their daily nutrient needs. It is a wonderful way for your child to get a healthy start to the school day and save you time and money.
Remember, if your student currently receives a free or reduced price lunch, they are also entitled to receive a free or reduced price breakfast. The cost of the reduced breakfast meal is $ .30. Students receiving free lunch may come into school and also receive a free breakfast.
If you have any questions, contact Denise Tabar at 427-6440.
Please follow this link to register ONLINE for the 5th Annual OFHS Baseball Holiday skills camp Dec 22-23.
COST IS $35 and includes a Dri-fit shirt!!
OF STUDENT COMPETES IN NFL PUNT, PASS AND KICK
Hailey Graham, a Falls-Lenox second grader, competed in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition via the Cleveland Browns organization. She originally competed at the Browns headquarters in Berea and progressed to the First Energy Stadium.
At the competition Hailey, in the age 6-7 group, had only one try at punting, throwing and kicking the ball. The measurement was by distance and accuracy in feet. Although she finished fourth, she raised her personal best by almost 30 feet from her sectional scores.
Under the program, she attended Sunday’s game. She and the rest of the PP&K participants showed off their skills. Congratulations, Hailey!
KIDS’ CAREER DAY OPPORTUNITY FOR GIRLS IN GRADES 1 -6
Do you know any elementary aged girls interested in science, math or hands-on projects? Then they may be interested in signing up for the 16th annual Kids’ Career Day sponsored by The University of Akron, Lockheed Martin and Margaret Donovan on February 28th, 2015! Kids’ Career Day is a ½ day program that is designed to involve children in first through sixth grades in interactive activities related to occupations in engineering, science, technology, and math. Each activity at Kids’ Career Day is led by and showcases professional women who are currently employed as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. The program is held at the University of Akron Campus, Student Union and registration is limited and often closes prior to the registration deadline.
Cost is $9.00 per girl and includes continental breakfast and snack. In addition each child will get to take home what they build and a bag filled with mementos of the day. Registration forms can be found by going to www.wiep.uakron.edu and clicking on the link for Summer Camps/Kids Career Day or by filling out a Kids’ Career Day registration form attached. Forms can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Heidi Cressman @ Auburn Science and Engineering Center, 201 Akron, OH 44325-3901. Credit card payment is accepted online at www.wiep.uakron.edu and clicking on the link for Kids Career Day or participants may pay by check made out to “The University of Akron, Women in Engineering Program”. Registration will not be accepted on the day of the event. Payment is non-refundable. The program is able to accommodate 300 girls and the event fills up almost every year, so register early to save your spot! Registration begins on December 15th, 2015 and ends on January 31st, 2015 (no exceptions).
PSAT RESULT INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR HS STUDENTS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY
Two information sessions are available for students to attend on Wednesday, January 21st at 7:05 AM and 2:20 PM in the library. Students should plan to attend ONE of these sessions to receive scores and find out how to improve scores for the SAT. If students are unable to attend either session, please contact Mrs. Caldrone 440-427-6152 or email@example.com
POLARIS ANNOUNCES ACT PREP CLASSES
Please click HERE for schedule of upcoming ACT Prep classes being offered by Polaris Career Center – on campus and online options available – for January and February 2015.
HONEYBAKED HAMS/TURKEYS ORDER DEADLINE IS TODAY
The 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 Friday DECEMBER 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. Here is the direct link to our sale on the HoneyBaked website: http://www.honeybakedfundraiser.com/f-781-olmsted-falls-high-school-swim-dive-team.aspx
Pick up is Tuesday, December 23rd from 5-7 p.m. at OFHS.
COCOA & CRAM STUDY SESSION SET FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 15
Come to the Cocoa & Cram Study Session from 2:16-3:30 p.m. Monday, December 15th in the OFHS Café. Learn study strategies and test-taking tips. To view some of those tips and online resources, click here.
Remember: exams are 20% of your semester grade. The grade calculator is online at the OFHS homepage to help calculate your semester grade.
NHS POINSETTIA SALE ENDS DECEMBER 16TH
The National Honor Society Poinsettia Sale runs through December 16th. Please consider supporting National Honor Society through a poinsettia purchase. Simply complete the attached form and return it to the high school with your preferred method of payment. Funds earned from this sale help support NHS inductions, Chapter scholarships and Relay for Life. Thank you in advance for your support! To download an order form, please click HERE.
All interested parents are welcome to attend the OFHS Masquers/Forensics meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, December 15th in the HS Room W3.
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Support the OFHS Junior Class officers as they raise money to reduce the price of prom tickets. Dine in or order carry-out food at Great Northern’s Applebee’s Restaurant between 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 17th. Please bring the flyer, which is available by clicking here.
DISTRICT LAUNCHES VALUABLE NEW INFORMATION RESOURCE FOR PARENTS
Keeping Bulldogs parents informed is a top priority for Olmsted Falls School District. The District is pleased to announce the launch of a new website designed to provide parents and community members with information on Olmsted Falls curriculum, instruction and assessment (CIA). This specialized website (http://olmstedfallscia.weebly.com) will continue to evolve as additional information and resources become available.
Parents and community members interested in learning more about curriculum, instruction and assessment including Common Core Standards, PARCC Assessments, Instructional Strategies and many other topics of interest will find a wealth of information on the new site. As districts throughout the state and across the country move forward with implementation of the updated standards, it is important that parents have the latest and most accurate information available.
Parents who may have questions about the information on the new Olmsted Falls CIA website, or any curriculum areas that may not yet be included on the website, are invited and encouraged to contact Assistant Superintendent Kelli Cogan at 427-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you enjoy exploring this new information resource and encourage you to check back regularly for new information.
The calendar for the 2015-2016 academic school year for Olmsted Falls Schools has been approved by the Board of Education and is now available on-line. To access the 2015-2016 calendar for NEXT school year, please click here.
A download of this calendar (as well as the current school year calendar) can also be accessed from the homepage of the District’s website at www.ofcs.net. (See right side of page, below monthly calendar.)
STILL TIME TO ORDER OFHS POST PROM NECKLACES AS GIFTS
The OFHS Post Prom’s necklace fundraiser is in its final weeks of ordering a one-of-a-kind Bulldog necklace. The group will take orders through December 20th. After that date, you will not be able to obtain them. They make great Christmas gifts. To view a flyer and order form, CLICK HERE. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFHS POST PROM SELLING BAKLAVA FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Order 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.
CHEER THE OFHS HOCKEY TEAM AT QUICKEN LOANS ARENA – DECEMBER 20TH
Buy your tickets now as the OFHS Hockey Team plays Cleveland Heights’ team at Quicken Loans Arena Saturday, December 20th. Their 4 p.m. game is played prior to the Lake Erie Monsters who will compete against Grand Rapids Griffins at 7 p.m. All players, coaches and fans will need a valid Monster ticket to enter the youth event, plus the first 5,000 fans will receive Lake Erie Monsters ear warmers.
Click here to order tickets, which are discounted to $12 from the usual $24. For questions about the game, contact Coach Brian Thompson.
KIWANIS SPAGHETTI DINNER WITH SANTA – TONIGHT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12TH – 5 to 7:30 P.M.
Olmsted Kiwanis will again host the popular Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner with Santa on Friday, December 12th from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the OFHS Cafeteria. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, roll, beverage & dessert. Adults (13 & over) $8; Children (6-12) $6; Seniors (60 & over) $6; Kids 5 & under eat free! Visit with Santa! Door prizes and crafters! Make attending this fun evening a holiday tradition for your family! Hope to see you there!