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Parent Update – May 29, 2015

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end of school year sunglassesSUMMER COUNTDOWN:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS THIS TUESDAY, JUNE 2ND

The last day of school for all students in preschool through 11th grade is NEXT TUESDAY, JUNE 2ND.

OFCS Triple A LogoCongratulations to our Class of 2015 seniors, who have now officially become alumni of Olmsted Falls Schools!  OFHS held its Commencement Ceremony last evening at CSU Wolstein Center, where a total of 281 Bulldogs officially celebrated the end of their education in Olmsted Falls Schools.

To view news coverage of the event, please click HERE.  For parents of seniors interested in ordering official photos taken at Commencement, please see the announcement below.  Also, please watch for next week’s blog post which will feature a gallery of additional snapshots from last night’s Commencement Ceremony.  Congratulations again to the Class of 2015 and their families!

COMMENCEMENT PHOTOS AVAILABLE ONLINE

graduation cap 2015Lifetouch was on site to photograph each graduating senior as they came off the stage with their diploma at last night’s Commencement Ceremony.  These photos will be available online at www.events.lifetouch.com 10 days after the ceremony for those who wish to purchase them.  To view details about purchasing photos, click HERE.

EIGHT BULLDOGS HONORED WITH EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARDS

2015 Peer Achievement AwardsA total of eight Bulldogs – four Olmsted Falls students and four Olmsted Falls staff members – were honored earlier this month at the Annual Excellence in Education Program held in Independence, OH.  This annual awards program, which the Ohio Department of Education/State Support Team and the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County partners to sponsor, acknowledges the outstanding achievements of students with disabilities, as well as the contributions of peers and educators.  Nominations are submitted each spring by individuals at the school buildings.

It is with great pride that Olmsted Falls School District extends congratulations to the following Bulldogs who were received these prestigious awards this year:

Students: Sophia Krall, Falls-Lenox; Mia Marsico, OFMS; Carly Neely, OFHS and Triston Thompson, OFHS.

Staff Members: Martha Candow, Falls-Lenox; Franca DeMuth, Falls-Lenox; Kelly Fissel, Early Childhood Center and Mike Yurmanovich, OFHS.

Kudos to all of these outstanding Bulldogs!  Family members, teachers and district administrators were also able to join these award winners for the special event.  To view additional photos from the 2015 Excellence in Education Awards, please click HERE.

BOARD OF EDUCATION HONORS MIDWEST ACADEMIC TALENT SEARCH STUDENTS

OFMS Midwest Talent Search honorees stand with Olmsted Falls Board of Education President Jim Weisbarth, left, Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd next to him and Middle School Principal Mark Kurz, far right.

OFMS Midwest Talent Search honorees stand with Olmsted Falls Board of Education President Jim Weisbarth, left, Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd, second from left and Middle School Principal Mark Kurz, far right.

Six Middle School students were honored for their achievements in Northwestern University’s Annual Midwest Academic Talent Search competition at last week’s Board of Education meeting.  The Midwest Academic Talent Search enables students to participate in ACT and/or SAT tests that are typically taken by college-bound juniors and seniors in high school. Middle school students who achieve a score of 21 or above on the ACT and/or a score of 980 or above on the SAT are recognized as top performers.

OFMS students recognized in this year’s national competition are: Lauren Gumeny, Eric Hanna, Sofie Iwamasa, Lauren Kane, Lillian Beatty and Megan Stohmenger.

Congratulations to each of these students and to their families!

We also want to recognize our teachers who worked with these exceptional students along their path to this point.  It is the great education provided at each level, coupled with support in the home, that prepared these students for this achievement and that will continue to help them thrive in the future. Congratulations, again!

THREE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS PEN AWARD-WINNING ESSAYS ON PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Board President Jim Weisbarth, Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd and OFMS Principal Mark Kurz are pictured here with the award-winning students.

Board President Jim Weisbarth, Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd and OFMS Principal Mark Kurz are pictured here with the award-winning students.

Essays written by three OFMS students were among the winners in this year’s Elks Americanism Essay Contest.  The theme of this year’s contest was: “What The Pledge of Allegiance Means To Me.”  Last fall, more than 433 students submitted essay entries locally to Elks Lodge #1815 based in Berea!

Congratulations to Katrina Bongiovanni and Katie Cutts, who were local winners in the 7/8th grade division; and to Caroline Gardner, whose essay went on to win at the district level in the 5/6th grade division.  To read a copy of Caroline’s essay, please click HERE.

Each winner was invited – along with their families – to attend the annual Youth Appreciation Dinner at the Berea Elks Lodge earlier this month.  Additionally, the Olmsted Falls Board of Education acknowledged these students’ award-winning essays at the May Board of Education meeting.

 

BE A MYTH BUSTER:  KNOW THE FACTS!

Fact CheckMYTH:  Olmsted Falls School District is now requiring students to identify specific career pathways at very young ages.  The District has implemented a program that forces students to make choices about future careers as early as the elementary school level.  At OFHS, students are required to choose a career path before graduation.

 FACT:  Olmsted Falls School District has placed a priority on exposing students to the idea that there are many careers and opportunities available to them in the world beyond Olmsted Falls Schools, and that they have choices when it comes to future career pathways.  Olmsted Falls School District has existing and expanding programs that allow students to research and gain exposure to careers that may be of interest to them.  Programs and exploration vary by grade level, and opportunities increase as students reach the middle and high school levels.  Career Day events featuring parent and local community volunteers are one example of such exposure at the elementary levels.  As students progress into the middle and high school level, more sophisticated guidance and exploration is available.  Interest surveys and identification of academic strengths allow students to learn about and explore different directions that may be of interest to them as they prepare for the world beyond Olmsted Falls Schools.

While none of this is really new, Olmsted Falls School District has started to be more targeted in recognizing that students could be exposed to many more connections and opportunities to their particular set of career interests, and dedicating resources toward those efforts.  To meet the goal of better preparing our students for their futures, a College & Career Counselor was put in place at Olmsted Falls High School this year.  This position has already had a significant impact on resources available for our high school students, and will expand to more actively engage at the middle school level next school year.

About Myth Busters:  With continuing and significant changes underway in public education – from the implementation of the Common Core State Standards to the launch of new required state assessments – it is important that parents have the facts.  Knowing the real facts can help Bulldog parents spot a myth when they hear one – and there are currently a number of myths out there.

Olmsted Falls School District will feature periodic “Myth Busters” on our Weekly Blog Post.  We hope parents will find this new feature informative and, as always, we encourage you to contact your child’s school building or the Board of Education office with any questions.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BIG HIT FOR STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS

special olympics 1A big Congratulations and Thank You to all who participated in the May 19th Special Olympics Track & Field Day, which the Elyria City School District hosted at Ely Stadium. Students with moderate-intensive needs from 15 local school districts competed at the event. Students competed in events such as running, long jump and softball throw. Our Bulldog students practiced hard all year and their enthusiasm and sportsmanship were second to none! Many athletes came home with first, second and third place ribbons! This year’s torch runner was OFHS student Jeff Laird.

special olympics 2Olmsted Falls had 35 students participate. They were Colbie Krakowiak, Anthony DiDonato, Mya McNamara, Emmy Sheldon, Cormac Hannon, Emily Heine, Jonny Clemons, Alexis Andren, Sarah Gaughan, Jacob Siwek, Owen Novak, Yohanna Amoah, Gabe Marrero, Caden Celesky, Mason Mowery, Brooke VanArnhem, Kennedy Smith, Madelyn Truscott, Liam McIlwee, Ian Kody, Preston Brown, Russell Brown, Sarah Stevens, Heather Grant, Lillian Mustafa, Taylor Pettiti, Maeve Leonard, Jeff Laird, Rebekka McElroy, Brionna Lewis, Jakob Belohlavek, Aaron Oehlstrom, Matthew Matzelle, Triston Thompson, and Javier Vargas.

A huge thank you goes out to 40+ Olmsted Falls staff members who attended and helped the students have a fun and safe day and also to the high school students who volunteered to attend the event and help! A very special ‘Thank You’ to the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters for the use of its tent and flag. To view a gallery of photos from this event, please click HERE.

OF KIWANIS RECOGNIZES SENIOR KEY CLUB MEMBER

Mareena Gentry is flanked by her grandparents on the left and her parents on the right.

Mareena Gentry is flanked by her grandparents on the left and her parents on the right.

The Contributors Club is an honorary organization that the Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club established. Working in conjunction with OFHS administration, the Boys & Girls Committee of Kiwanis developed the club as a means of recognizing outstanding contributions made by students to school, community or humanity. These contributions should come in the form of time or work in a volunteer setting in either the school or community, but should focus on efforts outside the classroom. Any student in grades 9-12 is eligible to be considered for this honor and nominations are made by the faculty and staff of the high school.

Last week, Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club recognized senior Bulldog Mareena Gentry who has been in Key Club for four years and this past year organized and administrated a project called Dawg Pound. It is a project in which Key Club sold snacks after school to students waiting for buses or engaging in after-school activities.The $1,500 proceeds went to the Eliminate Project, the worldwide Kiwanis International project to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus. Mareena personally volunteered more than 70 hours during this school year to Key Club. Jenelle Hughes, co-advisor of Key Club, nominated Mareena.

BULLDOG ALUMNI HITS INTO TOP 10 AT KSU

Kim Kirkpatrick is pictured her in her final game as a Bulldog senior.

Kim Kirkpatrick is pictured her in her final game as a Bulldog senior.

Bulldog 2011 grad Kim Kirkpatrick had a banner career as she graduates from Kent State University next month. The varsity softball team member played her last regular season game Sunday.  In her second at bat, she hit a home run over the centerfield fence.

As a player, Kim finishes her career in the Top Ten players in hits, runs scored, doubles, and stolen bases.  She started in 185 games of the 187 the team played.  KSU also  participated in the MAC Conference playoffs.

While an OFHS player, Kim is the only 3-time All-Ohio Player.

Congratulations and continued best wishes to former Bulldog Kim Kirkpatrick!

 

LOOKING AHEAD:  FREE & REDUCED MEALS APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR 

school foodOlmsted Falls School District families participating in the National School Lunch Program for free and reduced meals will be able to apply for the benefit online beginning with the 2015-16 school year.  The United States Department of Agriculture will make the application available online this summer, and Olmsted Falls School District will be including a link to the online version of the application within its annual online student information update process.   The content of the application will remain essentially the same, however parents will now be able to complete and submit their application online.

By completing the National School Lunch Program application process online, parents will receive immediate confirmation of their applications status.  This will allow students with approved applications to begin receiving benefits on the first day of school.  Parents will no longer need to wait until the first day of school to receive a paper application to get started, and then wait for confirmation of status.  The online application will help streamline and expedite the entire process.

For those families without access to a computer and/or the internet, assistance will be available as needed from school building offices and/or the Food Services Department.  Please watch for additional information in early August.

FALLS-LENOX CELEBRATES ITS VOLUNTEERS

volunteer breakfastFalls-Lenox honored its volunteers May 19th with a ‘Thank You Breakfast.’ The volunteers enjoyed a variety of breakfast items and a music performance by several of Mrs. Wallace’s third-grade classes.  Several second-grade classes made placemats and Mr. Skocdopole’s art classes created centerpieces and decorations for the event.

A special thank you to all of our volunteers for their hard work and dedication to helping the students and staff at Falls-Lenox!

BULLDOG BUDDIES PROGRAM APPRECIATES VOLUNTEERS 

_full_dscn1083Falls-Lenox Primary School had another successful year with its Bulldog Buddies mentoring program.  This mentoring program to students is provided with the help of the Renaissance Retirement Community residents, OFCS alumni and dedicated community members.

We appreciate all the time, dedication, support and kindness our volunteers have shown throughout this year meeting weekly with their Little Buddies. Words cannot express how much we appreciate you and we hope you received as much out of this program as did our students. To view a photo gallery of this program, click HERE.

OFIS CLASSES SHARE THEIR ANCESTRY IN WORDS, FOOD

cultural day 5Students from Teachers Harb/Atkins/Schafer 5th Grade Team celebrated “Cultural Day” May 18th in great style. Throughout May, they studied immigration, naturalization and immigrants’ reasons for coming to the United States. They explored their families’ ancestry and shared it with their class. The 85 students represented more than 30 countries!cultural day 12

Mrs. Harb created a slide show for the finale celebration that included maps, pictures of the country’s landscape, clothing, food and money of every country that students represented. This allowed students and their families to see parts of their ancestors’ countries and culture.

Children either made a food or provided information for their classes and their guests, which they shared on Cultural Day. They did an amazing job! Many students spoke about the experience of spending an afternoon with their grandparents, learning some history and traditions.

About 200 guests attended the celebration. Many grandparents attended, happy to provide their wisdom to the children, along with stories of immigration.  Students walked away with a greater understanding and respect for different cultures. To view a photo gallery of the event, HERE.

COOKIES PROVE VALUABLE IN HANDS-ON LEARNING

social studies cookies 5Teacher Sharon Stanczak’s social studies classes took their education to the oven where they baked their knowledge on economics.

The students sold chocolate-covered chocolate chip cookies as part of an economics unit. They studied economic concepts, such as entrepreneurship, production, consumption, human and capital resources.

The profits they received will go to a charity, which has not yet been determined. To view a photo gallery of their work, click HERE.

ATTN: ALL BULLDOG PARENTS – PLEASE HAVE YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT LOGIN INFORMATION READY FOR THE NEW YEAR

PowerSchool LogoAs the current school year draws to a close, Olmsted Falls School District is already busy preparing for NEXT YEAR (2015-2016).  ALL BULLDOG PARENTS WILL NEED TO BE PREPARED WITH THEIR POWERSCHOOL USERNAME AND PASSWORD in order to update information and forms for their student(s) for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.  Parents will receive an e-mail notification with instructions in early August when the online system is opened and ready for parents to make the required annual updates to student health information, emergency contacts, back-to-school forms, etc.

Making sure that you have the correct PowerSchool parent login information available NOW will make this annual process much simpler and smoother.  If needed, we invite you to download and print this “Bulldog Password Keeper,” which you can use to record your PowerSchool Parent Account login informationalong with any other school related logins you might want to keep handy in one place.

All Bulldog parents should have existing PowerSchool parent accounts.  Please note that you will not be able to access the online student information update system using a student PowerSchool account; you must have your PowerSchool parent account username and password to access the necessary link from within PowerSchool.

Please plan to contact your child’s school building prior to June 12th if you need assistance with your PowerSchool Parent account login information:

OFCS Triple A LogoEarly Childhood Center  #440-427-6360

Falls-Lenox Primary School  #440-427-6400

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School  #440-427-6500

Olmsted Falls Middle School  #440-427-6200

Olmsted Falls High School  #440-427-6100

Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping get the 2015-2016 school year off to a great start!

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HOT DOGS, HAMBURGERS HIGHLIGHTS OFMA PICNIC – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3RD

The Olmsted Falls Music Association invites all to its end-of-the-school-year picnic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 3rd, at East River Park on Lewis Road. Just bring a side dish or dessert.

To view a flyer of the event, click HERE.

POST PROM APPRECIATES DONORS

58thanksThe Olmsted Falls High School 2015 Post Prom Committee would like to THANK the Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Township and surrounding businesses – and all the Class of 2015 parents and families – who donated money, their time and their talents to help make this year’s event a success.

Thank you!

REMEMBER TO SUBMIT ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS BY JUNE 15TH

bus2Parents needing to designate a single alternative pick-up / drop-off address for their students for the 2015-16 year must submit an Alternative Transportation Form by June 15th. Each year new forms are needed even if your requested site is the same. Please click HERE for additional information and to access Alternative Transportation Forms for the 2015-2016 school year.

PLEASE NOTE:  NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

ATTENTION: COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS STUDENTS

College_Credit_PlusStudents planning to take a CCP class at a college campus should meet with a school counselor before the end of the school year to ensure that their high school schedule is organized in a way that will allow for time to attend their college classes. Counselors will be available through June 10, 2015 to make high school schedule changes.

Questions or concerns, contact Aimee Caldrone, College & Career Counselor at 440-427-6152 or acaldrone@ofcs.net.

JuniorCOJune1SUPPORT OLMSTED FALLS CLASS OFFICERS CHICK-FIL-A FUNDRAISER ON JUNE 1ST

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for a tasty way to support the OFHS Class Officers!

OFHS class officers will host a fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A on Monday, June 1st from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Mention OFHS Class Officers when you place your order and they will receive 20% of your sale.

ATTN: OFHS STUDENTS/ PARENTS – COUNSELORS’  CORNER: END-OF-SCHOOL-YEAR NEWS

CalendarGraphicParents: You may view the list of courses your student scheduled for the 2015-16 school directly in Power School. Click on the CLASS REGISTRATION link on the left of the screen when logged into it.  Be sure to contact your student’s school counselor should you have any questions. Counselors are available through June 10th to discuss your student’s course selections for the next school year.  Evening appointments are available on June 9th and daytime appointments are available on June 10th.  Please call 440-427-6116 to schedule an appointmentTHE DEADLINE TO MAKE ANY COURSE ADJUSTMENTS/CHANGES IS JUNE 10TH.

FRESHMAN OPEN HOUSE: Incoming ninth graders for the 2015-16 school year are invited to a Freshman Open House at OFHS from 9-11 a.m. Friday, August 14th.  A copy of the student’s schedule will be available to pick up and guided tours of the building will be given by Student Ambassadors.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS:  Student Ambassadors are meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 12thin the OFHS media center.  Ambassadors will make welcome posters for the incoming ninth-grade class and call new students to invite them to the Freshman Open House on Friday, August 14th.  Ambassadors are also invited to help us welcome the Class of 2019 at the Freshman Open House from 9-11 a.m. August 14th..

Commencement:  Photos of commencement will be available after the ceremony at www.Events.Lifetouch.com for about 10 days.

A BIG ‘THANK YOU’ TO OFMS BOGO VOLUNTEERS

thank_youThe OFMS Scholastic BOGO sale was very successful. Students and staff had a great time shopping the fair and purchased tons of books for some great summer reading.

A huge thank you to the following volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to help with the fair: Kristie Patton, Nicole Humphrey, Katie Fidler, Donna McKee, Tracy Sharp and Shelby Sharp.

2015 BULLDOG SUMMER SPORTS CAMP INFO ON DISTRICT WEBSITE

color bulldog headWhen school is out for summer, Bulldog students will have many opportunities to stay active with a variety of 2015 Bulldog Summer Sports Camps that begin in June.  The OF Athletic Department has posted a list of sports camps available to students this summer – including camp dates, registration deadlines, contact information and links to individual camp forms and registration details.  

Please click HERE for the latest 2015 Bulldog Summer Sports Camp information.

STUDENT HEALTH CARE PREPARATIONS FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR

health clinic clipartHealth Care Action Plan: If your child has a medical condition that may require treatment at school, such as asthma, diabetes, seizures or severe allergies, etc., you will receive a Health Care Action Plan from your child’s clinic staff.  The forms will be sent home prior to the end of this school year. These action plans, which the parent and physician will complete, provide staff with detailed care information should your child become ill at school. The forms should be completed over the summer and returned to the clinic in August during the first week of school.

If your child will need to take medication at school, a medication order form is available on the district’s website.

Medication Pick Up: If your child has medications at school, please arrange for an adult to pick them up prior to the end of this school year.  You will receive a notice from your clinic as to days/times.  Medications not picked up by Friday, June 12th will be discarded.

New grade 7 students: Ohio law requires a Tdap booster vaccine given prior to entry into the seventh grade. Please bring in your documentation that this is completed to your health clinic in August during the first week of school.

 

 

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1995 CLASS REUNION DETAILS

The OFHS Class of 1995 will celebrate its 20th class reunion June 20th at the West Side Irish-American Club. The event is from 6-11 p.m.  For more details, contact Carly at ofhsclassof1995@gmail.com. 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL JOHN SANDERS GOLF OUTING – MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR JULY 25TH! 

Bulldog_Animated_GolferThe 20th Annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing is Saturday, July 25th!   This event is open all golfers and “want to be” golfers and will be held at Creekwood in Columbia Station.   Please join us for a fun day that includes 18 holes of golf (shotgun format), riding cart, lunch, BBQ Ribs and Chicken dinner, golf favors and a chance to win prizes – all for only $85.   Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Don’t miss this great event and an opportunity to support the Alumni Association and its scholarship programs.  If you would like to receive a registration form or have questions, please contact the Alumni Office via e-mail at ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or call us at 440-427-6030.  Please click here for the registration form. http://www.ofcs.net/docs/Golf%20Registration%20Form%202015.docx.

 

COMMUNITY

 RELAY FOR LIFE OFFER HEALTH INFO & PRINCESS/HERO PARTY

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life event in the community is June 6th and 7th at the Olmsted Falls High School football stadium.  It begins at 1 p.m. with a Survivor’s Lap and includes 18 hours of fun, games, live entertainment and fireworks.

Some of the day’s highlights include a special ‘Health Promotions’ area with information about colon and prostate cancer awareness and prevention inside a ‘Strollin’ Colon’ and ‘Elvis the Pelvis.”  Also, CERT will offer instructions in ‘Hands Only CPR.’  Click HERE for details about these promotions.

It also will offer a Princess/Super Hero Party from 3-4:30 p.m. Click HERE to view a flyer.

Don’t miss the Luminaria Ceremony – candle remembrance – at dusk, followed by a fireworks display and more fun throughout the night. Hungry?  Join us for another famous Kiwanis Breakfast at 6 a.m. Sunday morning.  There will be teams and participants in the thousands at the event. Come and see how you can make a difference and make more birthdays!

SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM AVAILABLE @ NORTH OLMSTED SITES

BreakfastThe 2015 Summer Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Program is available to all children and students free of charge to those ages 1-18 in the Olmsted Falls community. It begins June 8th and runs through August 21st. The location at Horizon Center begins  June 16th, however. Breakfast is available only at Horizon Center; lunch at seven locations and the afternoon snack at two sites. All food must be consumed on site. This is a USDA program.

To view a detailed flyer that includes all locations, click HERE.

 FallsSTRONG sand volleyball tournament regSAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The 3rd annual FallsSTRONG Sand Volleyball Tourney will be Friday, June 5th at Razzles on Bagley Road.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with games following at 10.  The cost is $20/player with a 6-person team minimum.

FallsSTRONG is raising money for 2016 senior scholarships.  Email jkanaba@gengraphics.net with any questions.

OPA OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS  – APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 29TH

opa-logoThe Olmsted Performing Arts has a new scholarship program to begin or further one’s education of the arts. It will offer two need-based and one desire-based scholarship each year. The application deadline is June 29th. To view a flyer with detailed information, click HERE.

CITY SUMMER CONCERTS SET FOR JUNE, JULY

summer concertOlmsted Falls’ Parks and Recreation Board offers the community two concerts – June 28th and July 26th.  The Sunset Country Band will perform in June and Paradise Sunset, July.  Both run from 6-8 p.m. at East River Park on Lewis Road. To see a flyer, click HERE.

BROADWAY ACTING CAMP COMES TO OLMSTED FALLS

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REGISTER NOW …  A Class Act NY and Voice Variations hosts Broadway Stars, Natalie Gallo (JERSEY BOYS, MAMMA MIA) and Halle Morse (MAMMA MIA) for a 6 day NYC Broadway Camp In Olmsted Falls in June. A few spots are still available. Click Here to Register! Download flyer for additional details HERE.

OF SOCCER ASSOCIATION/KSU SUMMER CAMP READY FOR PLAYERS, CLINICS JUNE 22nd-26th

Register now for the official OFSA camp For players ages 3-14 set for June 22nd through June 26th. This summer camp at the Schady Road complex is designed for two levels – Soccer-Tots, ages 3-7 that is a development-level clinic for new players or recreation level players and a Travel/Club for ages 7-14, which is a technique and skill-focused clinic for travel players. It features NCAA coaches and players. For more details and a registration form, go to olmstedsoccer.com and click on ‘Camps and Clinics.”

OLMSTED FALLS LACROSSE 2015 SUMMER CAMP

The Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Association will hold its 2015 Summer Camp July 13-15 at OFMS campus.  Open to boys and girls grades K-8. Beginner and advanced breakout groups.  $45 (includes t-shirt).  Register online at www.olmstedfallslax.com.  To view flyer, click HERE.

OCC OFFERS SUMMER BASKETBALL, TENNIS CAMPS

Girls and boys going into grades 1 through 8 may attend Olmsted Community Center’s Summer Basketball Camp.   The sessions are from July 14 through August 6. Sessions are $75. Register online at olmstedcc.com or stop by the center.  To view a detailed flyer, click HERE.

The center’s Tennis Camp is for those going into grades 5-9.  Participants will be divided into beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The five-day camp is $60, which includes a water bottle. To view a flyer, click HERE.  Register at olmstedcc.com or at the center.

SUMMER ART AND FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAMS OFFERED THROUGH OLMSTED RECREATION

Olmsted Recreation LogoYoungsters in kindergarten through grade may enjoy a week of creating art programs from June 15th through the 26th at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School.  The program is through the Olmsted Rec.  The activities include silk screening, watercolor portraits and hanging mobiles.  The cost is $40 per student. A detailed flyer is available by clicking HERE.

Flag football is a recreational and FUNpetitive league. It is open to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through grade 4. Games will be played at OFIS, with practices beginning the week of Aug. 31. To view a flyer, click HERE.

 Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710Writing Workshop

Date: 06/25/2015 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM

Description: Attention writers! Engage in some quick and fun writing activities to get your creative ideas going with Rhonda Helms, author of Promposal.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Register at: http://cuyahogalibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=64427

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Parent Update – May 22, 2015

ATTN: ALL BULLDOG PARENTS – PLEASE HAVE YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT LOGIN INFORMATION READY FOR THE NEW YEAR

PowerSchool LogoAs the current school year draws to a close, Olmsted Falls School District is already busy preparing for NEXT YEAR (2015-2016).  ALL BULLDOG PARENTS WILL NEED TO BE PREPARED WITH THEIR POWERSCHOOL USERNAME AND PASSWORD in order to update information and forms for their student(s) for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.  Parents will receive an e-mail notification with instructions in early August when the online system is opened and ready for parents to make the required annual updates to student health information, emergency contacts, back-to-school forms, etc.

Making sure that you have the correct PowerSchool parent login information available NOW will make this annual process much simpler and smoother.  If needed, we invite you to download and print this “Bulldog Password Keeper,” which you can use to record your PowerSchool Parent Account login informationalong with any other school related logins you might want to keep handy in one place.

All Bulldog parents should have existing PowerSchool parent accounts.  Please note that you will not be able to access the online student information update system using a student PowerSchool account; you must have your PowerSchool parent account username and password to access the necessary link from within PowerSchool.

Please plan to contact your child’s school building prior to June 12th if you need assistance with your PowerSchool Parent account login information:

OFCS Triple A LogoEarly Childhood Center  #440-427-6360

Falls-Lenox Primary School  #440-427-6400

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School  #440-427-6500

Olmsted Falls Middle School  #440-427-6200

Olmsted Falls High School  #440-427-6100

Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping get the 2015-2016 school year off to a great start!

REMEMBER TO SUBMIT ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS BY JUNE 15TH

bus2Parents needing to designate a single alternative pick-up / drop-off address for their students for the 2015-16 year must submit an Alternative Transportation Form by June 15th. Each year new forms are needed even if your requested site is the same. Please click HERE for additional information and to access Alternative Transportation Forms for the 2015-2016 school year.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

AP HISTORY STUDENTS COVER IMPRESSIVE GROUND DURING 4-DAY TRIP TO NATION’S CAPITOL

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A staff member from Congressman Renacci’s office leads OFHS AP History students on a tour of the Capitol that included the House Gallery.

A group of AP students from Olmsted Falls High School just returned from the annual AP History Trip to Washington, D.C.  During their 4-day journey (May 16th-19th), the group – led by OFHS Social Studies Teacher Mr. John Mercer – visited 18 historical sites – including eight monuments.  Stops included: The Smithsonian, Union Station, Mt. Vernon, Theodore Roosevelt Island, The Holocaust Museum, The US Capitol, The National Zoo, Monuments (Jefferson, Lincoln, Iwo Jima, Vietnam, Korea, FDR, MLK, WW II), Harpers Ferry (WV), Gettysburg (PA) and the Flight 93 Memorial.

OFIS GREEN TEAM BAGS ‘STUFF’ ON SCHOOL GROUNDS

IMG_0561The OFIS fifth-grade Green Team’s clean-up day saw 40 students and three adults with trash bags scour the 5-acre campus to remove any unwanted items on the ground. The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District provided the garbage bags. The students were split into small groups and were surprised by the amount and variety of waste on the school grounds. They didn’t realize how much there was until they got close to it on the ground.

They decided the athletic fields, which are also used by groups outside the school district, need trash and recycling cans to keep those areas clean. They also recommended that all those using the property do a clean-up check before participants and fans leave the grounds.

The Green Team students, who had small trash bags, filled three large ones. They not only made the campus cleaner, but had a blast doing so. To see a photo gallery of the clean up, click HERE.

FIRST GRADE PREVIEW NIGHT SET FOR MAY 26TH
parent and childParents have an opportunity to tour Falls-Lenox Primary School on First-Grade Preview Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26th. Principal Colleen Longville will give a brief presentation that night so parents of first graders will have any questions answered. The final Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA meeting of the year will follow.  Babysitting will be available. With this service, parents may bring their younger children to the tour, and then stay for the PTA meeting that includes refreshments. Invitations to the event were sent home in students’ backpack this week.

MEET THE VOLLEYBALL COACHES NIGHT 

VolleyBall-plainCurrent and prospective volleyball players are invited to the Meet the Coaches Ice Cream Social from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26th in the OFHS cafeteria. Meet some of the 2015 OFHS and OFMS coaches. All current and future players and their parents are welcome.

Please RSVP by May 25th by clicking HERE.

SUPPORT OLMSTED FALLS CLASS OFFICERS CHICK-FIL-A FUNDRAISER ON JUNE 1ST

JuniorCOJune1MARK YOUR CALENDAR for a tasty way to support the OFHS Class Officers!

OFHS class officers will host a fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A on Monday, June 1st from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Mention OFHS Class Officers when you place your order and they will receive 20% of your sale.

ATTN: OFHS STUDENTS/ PARENTS – COUNSELORS’  CORNER: END-OF-SCHOOL-YEAR NEWS

CalendarGraphicParents: You may view the list of courses your student scheduled for the 2015-16 school directly in Power School. Click on the CLASS REGISTRATION link on the left of the screen when logged into it.  Be sure to contact your student’s school counselor should you have any questions. Counselors are available through June 10th to discuss your student’s course selections for the next school year.  Evening appointments are available on June 9th and daytime appointments are available on June 10th.  Please call 440-427-6116 to schedule an appointmentTHE DEADLINE TO MAKE ANY COURSE ADJUSTMENTS/CHANGES IS JUNE 10TH.

FRESHMAN OPEN HOUSE: Incoming ninth graders for the 2015-16 school year are invited to a Freshman Open House at OFHS from 9-11 a.m. Friday, August 14th.  A copy of the student’s schedule will be available to pick up and guided tours of the building will be given by Student Ambassadors.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS:  Student Ambassadors are meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 12thin the OFHS media center.  Ambassadors will make welcome posters for the incoming ninth-grade class and call new students to invite them to the Freshman Open House on Friday, August 14th.  Ambassadors are also invited to help us welcome the Class of 2019 at the Freshman Open House from 9-11 a.m. August 14th..

Commencement:  Photos of commencement will be available after the ceremony at www.Events.Lifetouch.com for about 10 days.

2015 BULLDOG SUMMER SPORTS CAMP INFO ON DISTRICT WEBSITE

color bulldog headWhen school is out for summer, Bulldog students will have many opportunities to stay active with a variety of 2015 Bulldog Summer Sports Camps that begin in June.  The OF Athletic Department has posted a list of sports camps available to students this summer – including camp dates, registration deadlines, contact information and links to individual camp forms and registration details.  

Please click HERE for the latest 2015 Bulldog Summer Sports Camp information.

STUDENT HEALTH CARE PREPARATIONS FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR

health clinic clipartHealth Care Action Plan: If your child has a medical condition that may require treatment at school, such as asthma, diabetes, seizures or severe allergies, etc., you will receive a Health Care Action Plan from your child’s clinic staff.  The forms will be sent home prior to the end of this school year. These action plans, which the parent and physician will complete, provide staff with detailed care information should your child become ill at school. The forms should be completed over the summer and returned to the clinic in August during the first week of school.

If your child will need to take medication at school, a medication order form is available on the district’s website.

Medication Pick Up: If your child has medications at school, please arrange for an adult to pick them up prior to the end of this school year.  You will receive a notice from your clinic as to days/times.  Medications not picked up by Friday, June 12th will be discarded.

New grade 7 students: Ohio law requires a Tdap booster vaccine given prior to entry into the seventh grade. Please bring in your documentation that this is completed to your health clinic in August during the first week of school.

 

 

class reunion1995 CLASS REUNION DETAILS

The OFHS Class of 1995 will celebrate its 20th class reunion June 20th at the West Side Irish-American Club. The event is from 6-11 p.m.  For more details, contact Carly at ofhsclassof1995@gmail.com. 

KIDS TO RAISE FUNDS WITH KICK-IT FOR CANCER EVENTS

kick it for cancerThe OFIS will have its fifth Kick-It for Cancer Field Days on May 26th and 27th.  (The 4th grade Kick-It for Cancer Field Day is May 26th (rain date: May 29th); the 5th grade Kick-it for Cancer Field Day is May 27th (rain date: May 28th). These field days, which K-Kids sponsors, allow children to raise money for pediatric cancer.  Kick-It was founded in Chagrin Falls by Quinn Clarke, 10, during his second battle with cancer. Kick-It partners with medical advisory boards to identify promising research projects and clinical trials. They focus on raising money so the researchers can focus on finding cures.

After a few weeks of raising money, OFIS students will play kickball during field day as a way to celebrate and honor children who are kicking cancer out of their lives.

To donate and support a fifth-grade classroom, click HERE.

To support a fourth-grade classroom, click HERE.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL JOHN SANDERS GOLF OUTING – MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR JULY 25TH! 

Bulldog_Animated_GolferThe 20th Annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing is Saturday, July 25th!   This event is open all golfers and “want to be” golfers and will be held at Creekwood in Columbia Station.   Please join us for a fun day that includes 18 holes of golf (shotgun format), riding cart, lunch, BBQ Ribs and Chicken dinner, golf favors and a chance to win prizes – all for only $85.   Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Don’t miss this great event and an opportunity to support the Alumni Association and its scholarship programs.  If you would like to receive a registration form or have questions, please contact the Alumni Office via e-mail at ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or call us at 440-427-6030.  Please click here for the registration form. http://www.ofcs.net/docs/Golf%20Registration%20Form%202015.docx.

COMMUNITY

SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM AVAILABLE @ NORTH OLMSTED SITES

BreakfastThe 2015 Summer Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Program is available to all children and students free of charge to those ages 1-18 in the Olmsted Falls community. It begins June 8th and runs through August 21st. The location at Horizon Center begins  June 16th, however. Breakfast is available only at Horizon Center; lunch at seven locations and the afternoon snack at two sites. All food must be consumed on site. This is a USDA program.

To view a detailed flyer that includes all locations, click HERE.

PAWS FOR SOME FUN AT BARK FOR LIFE THIS SATURDAY

bark for life photo about eventOlmsted Falls Relay for Life will host its annual Bark for Life fundraiser this Saturday, May 23rd in front of the OFMS. Registration begins at 10 a.m., including $15 registration fee at the door.  Pre-register for a $10 fee per dog and $5 for a second canine.  Dogs will receive a Bark for Life bandana. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 1-mile walk. Afterward, there will be games, activities, food, treats and fun. For more details or to register, contact Vicky Presnell, 216-392-6030 or email vpresnell@sbcglobal.net To see a flyer of the event, click HERE.

CANCER SURVIVOR/CAREGIVER?  JOIN 1ST LAP @ BULLDOG’S RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoLocal cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life on June 6th at Olmsted Falls High School stadium. The Survivors Lap will start at 1 p.m. Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer may participate in this honorary lap around the track.  Survivors also will be honored with a free lunch from Chick-Fil-A, a T-shirt and a “goody” bag, which includes free coupons. The five-year survival rate for all cancers has risen to 68 percent. There are an estimated 14 million Americans alive today who have been diagnosed with the disease.

If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Olmsted Falls/Township event, visit www.relayforlife.org/olmstedfalls  or call the American Cancer Society, 888-227-6446, Ext. 1212.

SUMMER CONCERTS BEGIN IN JUNE

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The Sunset Country Band is the featured group for the first monthly concert that Olmsted Falls’ Parks and Recreation Board annually sponsors.

The concert is from 6-8 p.m. June 28th at East River Park.

The Brunch Box will be parked at the concert with several food selections.

BROADWAY ACTING CAMP COMES TO OLMSTED FALLS

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REGISTER NOW …  A Class Act NY and Voice Variations hosts Broadway Stars, Natalie Gallo (JERSEY BOYS, MAMMA MIA) and Halle Morse (MAMMA MIA) for a 6 day NYC Broadway Camp In Olmsted Falls in June. A few spots are still available. Click Here to Register! Download flyer for additional details HERE.

OF SOCCER ASSOCIATION/KSU SUMMER CAMP READY FOR PLAYERS, CLINICS JUNE 22nd-26th

Register now for the official OFSA camp For players ages 3-14 set for June 22nd through June 26th. This summer camp at the Schady Road complex is designed for two levels – Soccer-Tots, ages 3-7 that is a development-level clinic for new players or recreation level players and a Travel/Club for ages 7-14, which is a technique and skill-focused clinic for travel players. It features NCAA coaches and players. For more details and a registration form, go to olmstedsoccer.com and click on ‘Camps and Clinics.”

OLMSTED FALLS LACROSSE 2015 SUMMER CAMP

The Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Association will hold its 2015 Summer Camp July 13-15 at OFMS campus.  Open to boys and girls grades K-8. Beginner and advanced breakout groups.  $45 (includes t-shirt).  Register online at www.olmstedfallslax.com.  To view flyer, click HERE.

OCC OFFERS SUMMER BASKETBALL, TENNIS CAMPS

Girls and boys going into grades 1 through 8 may attend Olmsted Community Center’s Summer Basketball Camp.   The sessions are from July 14 through August 6. Sessions are $75. Register online at olmstedcc.com or stop by the center.  To view a detailed flyer, click HERE.

The center’s Tennis Camp is for those going into grades 5-9.  Participants will be divided into beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The five-day camp is $60, which includes a water bottle. To view a flyer, click HERE.  Register at olmstedcc.com or at the center.

SUMMER ART AND FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAMS OFFERED THROUGH OLMSTED RECREATION

Olmsted Recreation LogoYoungsters in kindergarten through grade may enjoy a week of creating art programs from June 15th through the 26th at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School.  The program is through the Olmsted Rec.  The activities include silk screening, watercolor portraits and hanging mobiles.  The cost is $40 per student. A detailed flyer is available by clicking HERE.

Flag football is a recreational and FUNpetitive league. It is open to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through grade 4. Games will be played at OFIS, with practices beginning the week of Aug. 31. To view a flyer, click HERE.

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Parent Update – May 15, 2015

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STOP BY THE OFHS ART SHOW TODAY

The annual OFHS May Art Show is officially OPEN TODAY and runclipart arts until 8 p.m. TONIGHT, Friday, May 15th, in the high school’s main gym.

It features artwork from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members in various forms. It is free and open to all. This year’s art class seniors also will have personalized booths showcasing their creations – these are always must-see exhibits!  Be sure to stop in this afternoon or evening!

WORK CONTINUES ON OFMS ENTRANCE

OFMS interior work

Constructing a new OFMS entrance to improve building security continues at the school. Pictured here is interior work to the school’s new entry vestibule.  Once completed, the new entry way will have visitors entering the building directly into the main office rather than the hallway, making it more secure for students and staff.

OFHS SPRING BAND CONCERT FEATURING SMALL AND LARGE GROUP MUSIC

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The OFHS bands performed an evening of band favorites and many popular favorites May 7th. All five bands, including Concert Band 7/8, Concert Band 15/16, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz 1, were featured.  Jazz Band played combo music that highlighted Golden Expression members.  Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble played entries from OMEA State Contest. They also performed fun hits from the movies.  Other music included hits from Chicago, Old Time Rock and Roll, Bon Jovi medley, selections from Pirates of the Caribbean and then concluded with a John Williams collection.  Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker also made a surprise appearance for the evening as well!   To make the evening a little more memorable, seniors introduced each piece and made the concert their own.

All bands performed beautifully, and the concert was a wonderful end to a musically successful year.   Congrats OFHS for making so many wonderful musical stride this year!  To view a photo gallery of the concert, click HERE.

ATTN: OFHS STUDENTS/ PARENTS – COUNSELORS’  CORNER: END-OF-SCHOOL-YEAR NEWS

CalendarGraphicParents: You may view the list of courses your student scheduled for the 2015-16 school directly in Power School. Click on the CLASS REGISTRATION link on the left of the screen when logged into it.  Be sure to contact your student’s school counselor should you have any questions. Counselors are available through June 10th to discuss your student’s course selections for the next school year.  Evening appointments are available on June 9th and daytime appointments are available on June 10th.  Please call 440-427-6116 to schedule an appointmentTHE DEADLINE TO MAKE ANY COURSE ADJUSTMENTS/CHANGES IS JUNE 10TH.

FRESHMAN OPEN HOUSE: Incoming ninth graders for the 2015-16 school year are invited to a Freshman Open House at OFHS from 9-11 a.m. Friday, August 14th.  A copy of the student’s schedule will be available to pick up and guided tours of the building will be given by Student Ambassadors.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS:  Student Ambassadors are meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 12thin the OFHS media center.  Ambassadors will make welcome posters for the incoming ninth-grade class and call new students to invite them to the Freshman Open House on Friday, August 14th.  Ambassadors are also invited to help us welcome the Class of 2019 at the Freshman Open House from 9-11 a.m. August 14th..

Commencement:  Photos of commencement will be available after the ceremony at www.Events.Lifetouch.com for about 10 days.

RETIRED STAFF GATHER FOR ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON

retired staff luncheon 4retired staff luncheon 7Olmsted Falls Schools Endowment and Alumni Association hosted its annual Retired Staff Spring Luncheon this month.   Retired Bulldog staff members attended the annual event at Moosehead and enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with former colleagues.  The Alumni Association also hosts a holiday luncheon event for retired staff each December.

Retired staff members were commended by the Alumni Director for their continued contributions to a scholarship fund benefiting graduating OFHS seniors.  Retired Bulldog staff members have generously contributed more than $15,000 to this scholarship fund since its inception in 2007.  The Alumni Association will award a total of 29 scholarships, including the Retired Staff Scholarship, in the amount of $25,925, to 28 graduating seniors and one outstanding junior this year.

Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd also joined retired staff members at the luncheon, providing the group with an update regarding the District’s new Strategic Plan which features four core areas of focus including:  Student Success, Technology Enabled, Aligned Resources and Community Partnerships.  The District’s new Career Exploration Volunteer Database – to which Alumni Association members will soon receive a link – was among several items highlighted.  Dr. Lloyd also updated the group on the District facilities, including the challenges that continue to face the high school campus.

To view photos from this year’s Retired Staff Spring Luncheon, click HERE.

REMINDER: FLIP-FLOPS FOR THE POOL, NOT SCHOOL

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Just a reminder that ECC and Falls-Lenox students are not allowed to wear flip flops to school. There are several good reasons, including health-related ones.

For additional information, please clicking HERE to read an article on WebMD about their dangers.

OHSAA PHYSICALS FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR BEING OFFERED AT OFHS – MAY 21ST!

Attention: All Bulldog Athletes!  You will need an OHSAA Physical Evaluation for the 2015-2016 school year.  Avoid making a separate appointment with your doctor, or waiting in line at the local clinic.  Get your physical right at Olmsted Falls High School!

color bulldog headWhen:  Thursday, May 21st from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

How Much:  The cost is $20.  Cash or checks made payable to “OFAB” or “Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters” will be the only forms of payment accepted.

Bring:  (1) Money (Cash or Check), and (2) an OHSAA Physical Form* with ALL of your information filled out to save time!

* Please note that there are two separate links to download the form packet for Middle School and High School athletes.  

To download the OHSAA Physical Form for Middle School athletes, please click HERE.

To download the OHSAA Physical Form for High School athletes, please click HERE.

(**If you are under 18, parents MUST sign the form before your physical.)

This is a great option for O.F. athletes because:  1. It is cheap!  2. It is convenient! 3. It is a fundraiser for OFAB!

TO SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PERSONAL APPOINTMENT SLOT TODAY, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

NO HELPING HANDS PARENT MEETING THIS MONTH

There is NO Helping Hands Parent meeting Wednesday, May 20.  Check our website at https://helpinghandsofcs.wordpress.com/ for summer events.

book _fairFALLS-LENOX BOGO BOOK FAIR IS NEXT WEEK

The Scholastic BOGO Book Fair at Falls-Lenox runs from May 18th to the 20th. It is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. All items include this special package – buy one, get one free.

Books make great birthday and Christmas gifts, thank you items and just great reading.

MEET THE VOLLEYBALL COACHES NIGHT 

VolleyBall-plainCurrent and prospective volleyball players are invited to the Meet the Coaches Ice Cream Social from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26th in the OFHS cafeteria. Meet some of the 2015 OFHS and OFMS coaches. All current and future players and their parents are welcome.

Please RSVP by May 25th by clicking HERE.

MEET FALLS-LENOX’S LATEST HEALTHY HERO

Kindergartner Mia Suchan was April’s Healthy Hero at Falls-Lenox.

She is shown here with her parents and Mrs. Heinrich.

The Healthy Hero program teaches kids healthy habits, such as eating properly, power washing hands, daily exercise, coughing and sneezing into one’s sleeve and sleeping well.

The Hero earns a prize for doing healthy tasks at home, too.

Each month one Healthy Hero from ECC and Falls-Lenox is selected from a drawing and receive a Toys-R-Us $5 gift card.

STUDENT HEALTH CARE PREPARATIONS FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR

health clinic clipartHealth Care Action Plan: If your child has a medical condition that may require treatment at school, such as asthma, diabetes, seizures or severe allergies, etc., you will receive a Health Care Action Plan from your child’s clinic staff.  The forms will be sent home prior to the end of this school year. These action plans, which the parent and physician will complete, provide staff with detailed care information should your child become ill at school. The forms should be completed over the summer and returned to the clinic in August during the first week of school.

If your child will need to take medication at school, a medication order form is available on the district’s website.

Medication Pick Up: If your child has medications at school, please arrange for an adult to pick them up prior to the end of this school year.  You will receive a notice from your clinic as to days/times.  Medications not picked up by Friday, June 12th will be discarded.

New grade 7 students: Ohio law requires a Tdap booster vaccine given prior to entry into the seventh grade. Please bring in your documentation that this is completed to your health clinic in August during the first week of school.

KIDS TO RAISE FUNDS WITH KICK-IT FOR CANCER EVENTS

kick it for cancerThe OFIS will have its fifth Kick-It for Cancer Field Days on May 26th and 27th.  (The 4th grade Kick-It for Cancer Field Day is May 26th (rain date: May 29th); the 5th grade Kick-it for Cancer Field Day is May 27th (rain date: May 28th). These field days, which K-Kids sponsors, allow children to raise money for pediatric cancer.  Kick-It was founded in Chagrin Falls by Quinn Clarke, 10, during his second battle with cancer. He asked his parents if he could have a kickball game with his friend, Ava Harb, to raise money for research. He was shocked when more than 500 people came to support  them. That afternoon inspired people from across the country – as far away as Hawaii and Australia – helped to save the lives of children with cancer. Kick-It partners with medical advisory boards to identify promising research projects and clinical trials. They focus on raising money so the researchers can focus on finding cures.

After a few weeks of raising money, OFIS students will play kickball during field day as a way to celebrate and honor children who are kicking cancer out of their lives.  The OFIS staff is extremely proud of the students for their ability to think of others, raise much-needed awareness and fund research for children with cancer.

To donate and support a fifth-grade classroom, click HERE.

To support a fourth-grade classroom, click HERE.

2015 BULLDOG SUMMER SPORTS CAMP INFO ON DISTRICT WEBSITE

color bulldog headWhen school is out for summer, Bulldog students will have many opportunities to stay active with a variety of 2015 Bulldog Summer Sports Camps that begin in June.  The OF Athletic Department has posted a list of sports camps available to students this summer – including camp dates, registration deadlines, contact information and links to individual camp forms and registration details.  

Please click HERE for the latest 2015 Bulldog Summer Sports Camp information.

class reunion1995 CLASS REUNION DETAILS

The OFHS Class of 1995 will celebrate its 20th class reunion June 20th at the West Side Irish-American Club. The event is from 6-11 p.m.  For more details, contact Carly at ofhsclassof1995@gmail.com.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS ANNUAL JOHN SANDERS GOLF OUTING – MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR JULY 25TH! 

Bulldog_Animated_GolferThe 20th Annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing is Saturday, July 25th!   This event is open all golfers and “want to be” golfers and will be held at Creekwood in Columbia Station.   Please join us for a fun day that includes 18 holes of golf (shotgun format), riding cart, lunch, BBQ Ribs and Chicken dinner, golf favors and a chance to win prizes – all for only $85.   Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Don’t miss this great event and an opportunity to support the Alumni Association and its scholarship programs.  If you would like to receive a registration form or have questions, please contact the Alumni Office via e-mail at ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or call us at 440-427-6030.  Please click here for the registration form. http://www.ofcs.net/docs/Golf%20Registration%20Form%202015.docx.

COMMUNITY

FLOWERS, VEGGIES GALORE AT OF BOY SCOUTS LAST FLOWER SALE DAY –  MAY 16TH

boy scouts flower sale Flower baskets, flats and vegetable flats are available from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16th at the annual Olmsted Falls Boy Scout Troop Flower Sale @ Jenkins Center, corner of Columbia Road and Mill Street, across from Olmsted Community Church.

Saturday, May 16th is the last day of the sale!

BROADWAY ACTING CAMP COMES TO OLMSTED FALLS

a class act workshopsIn conjunction with local Voice Variations/Amy Hanratty, A Class Act NY will bring its Broadway Camp to Olmsted Falls June 15-20. Students work closely and personally at this six-day camp with Natalie Gallo of Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia and Halle Morse of Mamma Mia. Other Broadway pros include Deborah “Ingy” Ingersoll and our own, Amy Hanratty.

The sessions are for ages 7-17, but only 30 applicants will be accepted. Campers will take workshops in dance, improvisation, stage combat, musical theater audition and on-camera work. All students will be featured and have solos in the showcase finale. The sessions will be at the Olmsted Community Center, 8170 Mapleway Drive.

For more details and to register, go to eventbrite.com and search for A Class Act.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES AT OLMSTED COMMUNITY CENTER

Sept 11 flyer photoThe Olmsted Rec and Olmsted Community Center have many activities scheduled for area seniors this month. To view a calendar of May events, click HERE.

A special event at Olmsted Community Center is retired U.S Air Force Lt. Col. Angelo Nuzzo’s discussion of his being at the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001 – the day terrorists attacked the U.S. and that facility. His appearance is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19. Reserve your spot for the talk by calling 440-427-1599 soon.  To view a flyer of the event, click HERE.

PAWS FOR SOME FUN AT BARK FOR LIFE MAY 23RD FUNDRAISER

bark for life photo about eventOlmsted Falls Relay for Life will host its annual Bark for Life fundraiser May 23rd in front of the OFMS. Registration begins at 10 a.m., including $15 registration fee at the door.  Pre-register for a $10 fee per dog and $5 for a second canine.  Dogs will receive a Bark for Life bandana. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 1-mile walk. Afterward, there will be games, activities, food, treats and fun. For more details or to register, contact Vicky Presnell, 216-392-6030 or email vpresnell@sbcglobal.net To see a flyer of the event, click HERE.

CANCER SURVIVOR/CAREGIVER?  JOIN 1ST LAP @ BULLDOG’S RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoLocal cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life on June 6th at Olmsted Falls High School stadium. The Survivors Lap will start at 1 p.m. Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer may participate in this honorary lap around the track.  Survivors also will be honored with a free lunch from Chick-Fil-A, a T-shirt and a “goody” bag, which includes free coupons. The five-year survival rate for all cancers has risen to 68 percent. There are an estimated 14 million Americans alive today who have been diagnosed with the disease.

If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Olmsted Falls/Township event, visit www.relayforlife.org/olmstedfalls  or call the American Cancer Society, 888-227-6446, Ext. 1212.

BALDWIN WALLACE OFFERS SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAMS

BWUlogoColorApplications are now being accepted for Baldwin Wallace University Summer Music Programs.  For students in grades 4 – 9 (application deadline: May 1) String Camp, June 13 – 18 Piano Camp, June 13 – 18 Band Camp, June 20– 25 Music Theatre Camp, June 20 – 25 For high school students (application & audition deadline: April 1) International Guitar Festival, May 16 – 17 CSI: Conservatory Summer Intensive, July 12 – 25 Music Theatre Overtures, July 19 – 24 Go to www.bw.edu/summer-music-programs for more details and applications.

SUMMER CONCERTS BEGIN IN JUNE

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The Sunset Country Band is the featured group for the first monthly concert that Olmsted Falls’ Parks and Recreation Board annually sponsors.

The concert is from 6-8 p.m. June 28th at East River Park.

The Brunch Box will be parked at the concert with several food selections.

DANCE TO FITNESS AT OCC

zumba-dancer-clipart-Dance_Fitness1Cardio Dance, a new fitness activity, is now offered at Olmsted Community Center.

The sessions focus on arms, legs and core to music and songs that you request. It burns calories, builds muscle and you perform movements that are comfortable to you based off of your own ability, style and workout goals.

Classes, which are $6 each, are from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and 7-8 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays at the center.  For more details, contact Holly, 330-371-9396 or hn17809@ohio.edu. She also is on facebook at Fitness with Holly. To view a flyer, click HERE.

OCC OFFERS SUMMER BASKETBALL, TENNIS CAMPS

Girls and boys going into grades 1 through 8 may attend Olmsted Community Center’s Summer Basketball Camp.   The sessions are from July 14 through August 6. Session are $75. Register online at olmstedcc.com or stop by the center.  To view a detailed flyer, click HERE.

The center’s Tennis Camp is for those going into grades 5-9.  Participants will be divided into beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The five-day camp is $60, which includes a water bottle. To view a flyer, click HERE.  Register at olmstedcc.com or at the center.

SUMMER ART AND FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAMS OFFERED THROUGH OLMSTED RECREATION

Olmsted Recreation LogoYoungsters in kindergarten through grade may enjoy a week of creating art programs from June 15th through the 26th at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School.  The program is through the Olmsted Rec.  The activities include silk screening, watercolor portraits and hanging mobiles.  The cost is $40 per student. A detailed flyer is available by clicking HERE.

Flag football is a recreational and FUNpetitive league. It is open to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through grade 4. Games will be played at OFIS, with practices beginning the week of Aug. 31. To view a flyer, click HERE.

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Parent Update – May 6, 2015

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SENATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON TESTING ISSUES RECOMMENDATIONS

Ohio State SenateThe Senate Advisory Committee on Testing – which was convened following the rollout of the new State assessments this past February – has completed its recommendations to improve state testing for next year.  In an effort to keep our Bulldog parents informed on these latest developments, Olmsted Falls School District is providing a link below to information from State Senator Peggy Lehner regarding these recommendations.

Olmsted Falls School District is hopeful that these very solid recommendations will indeed make their way into the administration of State assessments for next year.  We will continue to keep you updated with further developments.

Please click HERE to read the overview of components to be featured in the formal written recommendations of the Senate Advisory Committee on Testing.

GRADE 5 PARENTS – PLEASE REVIEW – PARENT ORIENTATION TONIGHT @ OFMS

parent meetingAll parents of fifth graders are invited to an orientation meeting from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6th at OFMS’s cafetorium.  The program is designed primarily for parents, as students will have their orientation in mid-August.

The agenda includes:  grade 6 teaching teams, typical grade 6 schedule, building tour and a questions and answer session.

Although you will not be able to make a specific team request, you may send a note or an email to Mr. Kurz – mkurz@ofcs.net – describing your child in terms of learning style preferences and personality traits so that we may be able to match him/her with the best possible fit in terms of our grade 6 teaching teams.  Please send your note or email by May 8 or we will not be able to consider your request. Please understand our need to finalize our class lists in a timely manner.  If you have any questions regarding the middle school, please contact Mr. Kurtz, 440-427-6201 or mkurz@ofcs.net.

VEHICLES WHEELED FUN INTO ECC

ECC vehicle day 2ECC vehicle dayA motor home, 1948 Buck Roadsters, box truck, ambulance, construction vehicles, fire truck, police bike, truck car and SUV were part of ECC’s Vehicle Day April 30th.  Added fun included the American Limousine Service and a 1930 Ford Model A from Grandma and Grandpa Mansell!

The Itty Bitty Bulldogs met various community helpers and explored the world of work in a unique and “hands-on” way.  A big thank you to all who helped make this day extra special.

OFMA MEETING IS TONIGHT – MAY 6TH

OFMA bulldog and noteOFMA’s monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. May 6th in the OFHS choir room.

The association’s May newsletter, which is available by clicking HERE, includes such information about various upcoming contests and concerts, a list of OFMS students and their performance ratings received at the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Tri-West and details about the Olmsted Falls Summer Music Program for current grades 5-7.

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS ENJOYED NIGHT AT THE RACES

boosters 1A large crowd enjoyed the festivities at the recent OF Athletic Boosters’ Night at the Races.

A special thank you to sponsors, patrons, attendees and donors.

To view a photo gallery, click HERE.

NEW VERSION OF EZPAY WILL SIMPLIFY TRANSACTION FOR PARENTS

EZPayLogoThis Friday, May 8th, Olmsted Falls School District parents who use EZPay for student lunch account and school fees will notice a new look and functionality on the EZPay.  This change is being applied free of charge to all school districts who partner with EZPay for its online payment service.

The updates to the EZpay website make it easier for parents to complete multiple transactions from a single page, and also make it easier to use EZPay from a tablet or smart phone.  All account login / password information will remain the same.  Please contact 866-MY-EZPAY (866-693-9729) with any questions on the new website.

OHSAA PHYSICALS FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR BEING OFFERED AT OFHS – MAY 21ST!

Attention: All Bulldog Athletes!  You will need an OHSAA Physical Evaluation for the 2015-2016 school year.  Avoid making a separate appointment with your doctor, or waiting in line at the local clinic.  Get your physical right at Olmsted Falls High School!

color bulldog headWhen:  Thursday, May 21st from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

How Much:  The cost is $20.  Cash or checks made payable to “OFAB” or “Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters” will be the only forms of payment accepted.

Bring:  (1) Money (Cash or Check), and (2) an OHSAA Physical Form* with ALL of your information filled out to save time!

* Please note that there are two separate links to download the form packet for Middle School and High School athletes.  

To download the OHSAA Physical Form for Middle School athletes, please click HERE.

To download the OHSAA Physical Form for High School athletes, please click HERE.

(**If you are under 18, parents MUST sign the form before your physical.)

This is a great option for O.F. athletes because:  1. It is cheap!  2. It is convenient! 3. It is a fundraiser for OFAB!

TO SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PERSONAL APPOINTMENT SLOT TODAY, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

AUDIENCE SEES TALENT DISPLAYED AT OFMS PLAY

MS play 21The OFMS Drama Club presented the play, “The Games People Play.”

Performances were last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Congratulations to all those involved in the play.

To view a photo gallery, click HERE.

KINDERGARTNERS GIVE ADVICE TO GRADUATING SENIORS

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Michelle Romanowski, with cap and gown, preps the kindergartners to share their advice with graduation seniors.

For the fourth year, graduating seniors will receive advice from kindergartners at their practice commencement.

The youngsters at ECC are given the prompt: “The most important think I learned in Kindergarten. . . “

They then write and illustrate their responses on a sheet of paper.

Each response is rolled inside a laminated copy of Robert Fulghum’s “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”

It is tied with blue ribbon and used by OFHS as diplomas during the graduating seniors’ commencement practice.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN OFMS PTA CALENDAR RAFFLE

MAY CALENDAR (2015)_Page_1The following is a list of winners in the OFMS PTA Calendar Raffle.

Is your name listed here?

May 1st: Brian Mader; 2 – Tony Smits;3 – Pat Brediger; 4: Mary Hechko; 5:Timothy Golden; 6: Laura Kennedy; 7: Patrick Smits; 8: Christine Moore; 9: Laurie Wikle; 10: Sara Kerber; 11: Eve Hollingsworth; 12: Linda Bartos; 13: Mary Goetz: 14: Donna Vanrooy; 15: Ron Katona; 16: Adelyn Blackman; 17: James Tatman; 18: Mark Mader; 19: Bob Baumann; 20: Sandra Graham; 21: Debbie Woods; 22: Patty Voisinet; 23: Angela Andrews; 24: Colin Atkins; 25: Lisa Rahas; 26: Teri Vavro; 27: Altricia Black; 28: Barb Gareau; 29: Jerry Hechko; 30: Jessica Timms; 31: Aaron Strang.

All winners will be contacted by OFMS PTA directly with information on collecting your prize!

Thank you to everyone for your support!

ARTWORK NEEDED FOR OFHS MAY SHOW – DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY, MAY 8TH

clipart artIt’s time to show off your artistic talents. We are looking for artwork entries for the OFHS May Show from various groups – faculty, staff, alumni and community members.  The show is Friday, May 15th.  We are looking also for 2-D and 3-D work.

If you would like to enter work, please complete the entry form found by clicking HERE and return it to Mariel Krakowiak by Friday, May 8th. Dates for drop off and pick up are included on the entry form.  Please email Mariel, mkrakowiak@ofcs.net, with any questions.

STUDENT HEALTH CARE PREPARATIONS FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR

health clinic clipartHealth Care Action Plan: If your child has a medical condition that may require treatment at school, such as asthma, diabetes, seizures or severe allergies, etc., you will receive a Health Care Action Plan from from your child’s clinic staff.  The forms will be sent home prior to the end of this school year. These action plans, which the parent and physician will complete, provide staff with detailed care information should your child become ill at school. The forms should be completed over the summer and returned to the clinic in August during the first week of school.

If your child will need to take medication at school, a medication order form is available on the district’s website.

Medication Pick Up: If your child has medications at school, please arrange for an adult to pick them up prior to the end of this school year.  You will receive a notice from your clinic as to days/times.  Medications not picked up by June 19th will be discarded.

New grade 7 students: Ohio law requires a Tdap booster vaccine given prior to entry into the seventh grade. Please bring in your documentation that this is completed to your health clinic in August during the first week of school.

Masquers LogoMASQUERS & FORENSICS PATRONS TO MEET NEXT WEEK

This month’s Masquers & Forensics Patrons meeting is THIS MONDAY, May 11th at 7:00 P.M.

It is in Room W3, the choir room.

TRI-C’S INFO NIGHT TO HIGHER EDUCATION IS TONIGHT, MAY 6TH05-06-15 College Pathway Programs Opportunity Night Flyer

Cuyahoga Community College will present an Opportunity Night to learn about youth and adult pathways in obtaining a higher education including credit and non-credit programming.  The event is from 5-7 p.m. May 6th in Room 10 at its Metro Campus Center, 2900 Community College Ave., Cleveland. It is free and open to the public. The program will include information table visits, financial aid workshop and Ohio Means Jobs overview.  For more information, call Verna Curry, 216-987-6310.

2015 BULLDOG SUMMER SPORTS CAMP INFO ON DISTRICT WEBSITE

color bulldog headWhen school is out for summer, Bulldog students will have many opportunities to stay active with a variety of 2015 Bulldog Summer Sports Camps that begin in June.  The OF Athletic Department has posted a list of sports camps available to students this summer – including camp dates, registration deadlines, contact information and links to individual camp forms and registration details.  

Please click HERE for the latest 2015 Bulldog Summer Sports Camp information.

REMEMBER TO SUBMIT ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS BY JUNE 15TH

bus2Parents needing to designate a single alternative pick-up / drop-off address for their students for the 2015-16 year must submit an Alternative Transportation Form by June 15th. Each year new forms are needed even if your requested site is the same. Please click HERE for additional information and to access Alternative Transportation Forms for the 2015-2016 school year.

PLEASE NOTE:  NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR SAFETY TOWN

safety town logoAll morning sessions for this year’s Safety Town are closed. Sessions that are available for your child to attend are 12:30-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. June 15th-19th and 12:30-3 p.m. June 22th-26th. They are held at Falls-Lenox Primary School.

The program introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to children who will practice real life situations before being confronted with them on their own.

The cost is $50 per child, which includes the class and a Safety Town T-shirt.  To download the registration form, click HERE. The form must be mailed to Olmsted Early Childhood PTA/Safety Town.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR THE JUNE SAFETY TOWN

olmsted-falls-safety-town-photo-by-joanne-berger-dumoundThe Early Childhood PTA is looking for student volunteers for Safety Town, which it sponsors. Students must be in grades 7-12 and able to help all sessions, which are in June.

For more details and registration forms, click HERE or go to www.oecpta.org.  The deadline is May 11th.

 

COMMUNITY

MARY POPPINS THE MUSICAL POPS ONTO OPA STAGE

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Mary Poppins the Musical runs from May 8-10 and 15-17 at OPA.  Tickets are $18 or $22 and available at opatickets.com. Attend a magical backstage tour 90 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets for the tour are $5.  For more details on all events, go to olmstedperformingarts.com.

Click HERE to view a flyer of the events.

FLOWERS, VEGGIES GALORE AT OF BOY SCOUTS FLOWER SALE – THIS WEEKEND + MAY 16TH

boy scouts flower saleIt’s that time of year again for the annual Olmsted Falls Boy Scout Troop 201 Flower Sale. Flower baskets, flats and vegetable flats will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9th; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10th – Mother’s Day and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16th at the Jenkins Center, corner of Columbia Road and Mill Street, across from Olmsted Community Church.

Hanging baskets make great Mother’s Day gifts. Stop by, support Scouting and shop locally!  All proceeds help the troop purchase tents and other equipment throughout the year. For more details, contact Mike or Sharon Knaggs, 440-463-8106.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES AT OLMSTED COMMUNITY CENTER

Sept 11 flyer photoThe Olmsted Rec and Olmsted Community Center have many activities scheduled for area seniors this month. To view a calendar of May events, click HERE.

A special event at Olmsted Community Center is retired U.S Air Force Lt. Col. Angelo Nuzzo’s discussion of his being at the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001 – the day terrorists attacked the U.S. and that facility. His appearance is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19. Reserve your spot for the talk by calling 440-427-1599.  To view a flyer of the event, click HERE.

PAWS FOR SOME FUN AT BARK FOR LIFE MAY 23RD FUNDRAISER

bark for life photo about eventOlmsted Falls Relay for Life will host its annual Bark for Life fundraiser May 23rd in front of the OFMS. Registration begins at 10 a.m., including $15 registration fee at the door.  Pre-register for a $10 fee per dog and $5 for a second canine.  Dogs will receive a Bark for Life bandana. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 1-mile walk. Afterward, there will be games, activities, food, treats and fun. For more details or to register, contact Vicky Presnell, 216-392-6030 or email vpresnell@sbcglobal.net To see a flyer of the event, click HERE.

CANCER SURVIVOR/CAREGIVER?  JOIN 1ST LAP @ BULLDOG’S RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoLocal cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life on June 6th at Olmsted Falls High School stadium. The Survivors Lap will start at 1 p.m. Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer may participate in this honorary lap around the track.  Survivors also will be honored with a free lunch from Chick-Fil-A, a T-shirt and a “goody” bag, which includes free coupons. The five-year survival rate for all cancers has risen to 68 percent. There are an estimated 14 million Americans alive today who have been diagnosed with the disease.

If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Olmsted Falls/Township event, visit www.relayforlife.org/olmstedfalls  or call the American Cancer Society, 888-227-6446, Ext. 1212.

BALDWIN WALLACE OFFERS SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAMS

BWUlogoColorApplications are now being accepted for Baldwin Wallace University Summer Music Programs.  For students in grades 4 – 9 (application deadline: May 1) String Camp, June 13 – 18 Piano Camp, June 13 – 18 Band Camp, June 20– 25 Music Theatre Camp, June 20 – 25 For high school students (application & audition deadline: April 1) International Guitar Festival, May 16 – 17 CSI: Conservatory Summer Intensive, July 12 – 25 Music Theatre Overtures, July 19 – 24 Go to www.bw.edu/summer-music-programs for more details and applications.

SUMMER CONCERTS BEGIN IN JUNE

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The Sunset Country Band is the featured group for the first monthly concert that Olmsted Falls’ Parks and Recreation Board annually sponsors.

The concert is from 6-8 p.m. June 28th at East River Park.

The Brunch Box will be parked at the concert with several food selections.

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