OFCs Update – April 8, 2016
The OFHS baseball team will play at Progressive Field at about 8 p.m. April 22nd against St. Ed’s as the nightcap game of the annual Cleveland Indians Charities HS Baseball triple header. The rainout date is April 29th, if needed.
Pre-sale tickets are $5 each. Cash or check are acceptable, with the latter to be made out to “Dan Largent.” Tickets will be available for pickup the week leading up to the game. Tickets also will be at the gate, but at a higher price. Complete the form by Sunday, April 10th, which is available by clicking HERE.
Come out and see the Bulldogs play where the pros play.
The Stanczak/Pilko/Judson Team at OFIS celebrated Culture Day on Friday, March 18th. Students shared stories, traditions and food from the different cultures their families represent. Pictures shown here display some examples of what the classes experienced in Guatemalan, Dutch, Irish, Chinese and Italian traditions.
Kudos to our teachers, students and families for collaborating together on this hands-on learning experience!
Fun was had by all!
A REMINDER to those who have RSVP’d for tonight’s Helping Hands Movie & Game Night! It will be from 6-8:30 p.m. this Friday, April 8th in OFHS. The sound during the night will be low and the lights, dimmed. The movies will be short films so students can feel comfortable changing scenery from auditorium to cafeteria as needed. All are welcome to this free event.
Games will be in the cafeteria and you may bring your own to share with others that night. Helping Hands will provide the pizza, snacks and water.
Please contact Mariel Krakowiak at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
OFHS Masquers will perform Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th.
Performances will be in the OFHS auditorium.
The cast, crew and faculty involved in the musical invite the community to attend the production.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7, students/seniors. For tickets call: (440) 427-6077.
The Media Center purchased $1,300 in new books and has additional profit to use for new books as they are released. Also, a huge thank you to the following PTA volunteers for all their help with the fair. Our fairs would not be as successful without their help and support. These volunteers do a tremendous job and go above and beyond by making sure there is coverage throughout the fair to help with sales and restock the fair as needed. In addition to the fair, the volunteers also helped sell raffle tickets and shamrocks on behalf of the LEAD organization to benefit the MDA 2016 Campaign.
The PTA volunteers are Donna McKee, Kerrie Kruichuk, Tracy Knierim, Nicole Humphrey, Joanna Barnard, Denise McCray and Patty Voisinet.
OFHS DRILL TEAM INFO MEETING AND TRYOUTS – APRIL 19TH
Parents are welcome. The clinic runs from 6-8 p.m. April 25th-28th with tryouts at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29th.
To view a detailed flyer, click HERE.
The Fill the Truck Donation Drive II earned OFMA $2,310 from Easter Seals. The grand total of the two drives was $5,260. This amount benefits the music programs and students of Olmsted Falls school district. Thank you to all who participated.
To view more photos from the latest Fill the Truck event, please click HERE.
See what else Olmsted Falls music students have been doing. View OFMA’s latest Musical Notes April newsletter by clicking HERE. Read about the many outstanding students who are in the various music programs!
Also – support the next OFMA fundraiser at North Olmsted’s Bob Evans on April 18th, with the restaurant donating 15 percent of sales. Click HERE to download the fundraiser’s flyer, which must be presented when ordering.
A tale of good vs. evil, friendship, forgiveness, and bravery, the BTC’s staging of this classic has everything you could possibly want from a night out: Dragons, sword fights, goblins, precious jewelry, and so much more.
With a cast, crew, and orchestra of over 90 hardworking and dedicated students, this is an epic performance not to be missed.
Performances are Thursday, April 21, Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23 in the Middle School Cafeteria. All performances start at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students (4th grade and up), and Free for senior citizens and children 3rd grade and under.
If you would like to enter artwork, please complete the entry form found by clicking HERE. All work must be registered by Friday, May 6, with forms completed and returned to Mariel Krakowiak. Dates for drop off and pick up are included in the entry form. Any questions should be directed to Mariel, email@example.com.
Students enjoy seeing the work of their teachers, administrators, bus drivers, custodial staff, alumni and community members. Please consider entering your work.
DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Are you ready for some fast, competitive dodgeball play? This year’s Dodgeball Tournament is at 7:15 p.m. April 21st in the OFHS main gym. Student, staff and the community are invited to attend and cheer on the teams. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students/seniors.
There is also a need for volunteers and referees. Email Annette Glover, firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go to OFHS Post Prom Committee, which provides a complimentary event after Prom on Saturday, May 21st, that provides a fun/safe environment for students. It runs from midnight until 4 a.m.
To view a tournament flyer, click HERE.
REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR SAFETY TOWN – DEADLINE IS MAY 11TH
Do you have a child starting Kindergarten in the fall? If so, Safety Town is a child accident prevention program for incoming kindergarten students. It is a program that introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to the children. They will practice safety “out in the town,” enjoy visits from local police, fire and bus departments as well as field trips to the Police and Fire departments. Safety Town is organized through the Olmsted Early Childhood PTA. Please go to www.oecpta.org for registration forms. Sign up deadline is May 11th.
Safety Town also needs student volunteer instructors to help during the classes. Students in grades 7-12 are welcome to complete an application, also available at the OECPTA website. Forms should be returned by May 11.
CAMP INVENTION OFFERS SUMMER FUN FROM JUNE 6-10
Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary. Olmsted Falls educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for those in grades 1-6. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat and taking apart electronics to assemble something new. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.
Early registration discounts are available. REGISTER NOW WITH THE PROMO CODE “SPRING” AND RECEIVE $15 OFF! This year the camp is from June 6-10. Visit campinvention.org, call 800-968-4332 for more information or Michelle LaGruth, email@example.com.
NOTRE DAME OFFERS HELP @ ITS 2016 TRANSITION EXPO
Notre Dame College will have its 2016 Transition Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16th. It is for students who may need assistance beyond high school in terms of employment, residential, guardianship, financial planning and other areas. There will be break-out sessions as well as booths with information. There will be more than 80 exhibitors.
It is free and registration is preferred, but walk-ins also are welcome.
To view the flyer, click HERE.
REGISTER ONLINE NOW FOR THE NACAC NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR
The National Association for College Admission Counseling College Fair is from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 17th at First Merit Convention Center of Cleveland, formerly the Cleveland Convention Center, in downtown Cleveland.
To register, go to www.gotomyncf.com. Complete the registration and print out the barcode identification. Bring the barcode identification to the fair. Colleges will scan the barcode to access information and allow more time for one-on-one conversation.
LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS HOST MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY EVENTS – NEXT ONE, APRIL 14TH
Interested in learning more about the application process for the Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies? Join us at one of our informational sessions held across Ohio.
Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Call the Academy Coordinators at 1-800-205-6446 or 1-888-896-8446 then press 1.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
North Central State College, Main Campus
Kee Hall, Rooms 128 A & 128 B
Mansfield, OH 44091
6 – 8 PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2015
Youngstown State University
Kilcawley Center, President’s Suite
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
6 – 8 PM
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Horizon Science Academy
6000 South Marginal Road
Cleveland, OH 44103
10 a.m. to noon
DIVE INTO DINING @ NORTH OLMSTED’S CHIPOTLE – SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 25TH!
Dine at North Olmsted’s Chipotle from 5-9 p.m. Monday, April 25th. Bring in the flyer that is available by clicking HERE, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to ensure that 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the team.
Chipotle is located at 26420 Great Norther Shopping Center.
PURCHASES @ LANDMARK LAWN AND GARDEN LOCATIONS RAISE FUNDS FOR OFAB
Stop by Landmark Lawn and Garden to buy what you need, mention OFAB at check out and the group automatically receives 6% of the purchase. This includes anything you buy to bulk purchases, which include thousands of items from which to choose.
The three Landmark locations in the fundraiser are Strongsville, Avon and Westlake. For location information, please click HERE.
Thank you to Landmark for their support of OFAB this spring!
ALL INVITED TO THE APRIL 29TH CARNIVAL FOR A CURE
Bring the family to this year’s Falls-Lenox School’s Carnival for a Cure that is supporting Owen Timura, a student who is battling a rare form of cancer and the ACS Relay for Life. Have some fun, play games, walk for a cure and challenge the principal! The event, which runs from 6-9 p.m. April 29th, includes a $5 dinner choice of hot dog or pizza, chips and a drink. Walk a mile or more and earn your lap beads. There is face painting and other fun.
Students must be accompanied by an adult. The cost for all this fun is $5 per student/adults: donation. To view more information about the carnival, including purchasing an Owen Strong T-shirt, click HERE.
BOY SCOUTS FLIP FLAPJACKS FOR COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST – THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 10TH
The troop will also have a raffle for an autographed Cleveland Brown’s OL and Pro Bowl player Joe Thomas, #73 jersey. Malley’s Chocolate also will have chocolate bars to purchase. Your donations for this event will help the scouts with gear, Court of Honor events, camp outs and activities. The troop appreciates your support.
When: 7-8 p.m., Wednesdays: 4/20/2016, 5/18/2016
Description: Students in grade 5 and up are invited to join us for monthly free play and mini-challenges using Mindstorms robots! Registration is required by going to the library’s website by clicking HERE.
SPRING SPEED & AGILITY CAMP @ OCC
Participate in the Spring Speed & Agility Camp that is open to boys and girls ages 10-13. It will provide a great opportunity for campers to improve speed, agility, strength, explosive power, balance and coordination, ability to accelerate, decelerate, change directixons; and overall running form and mechanics.
Date: April 19th – May 26th, 2016
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
Where: Olmsted Community Center and outside locations
Cost: $80 for all 12 sessions (six weeks)
For additional information and to register online, please click HERE.
Falls Pointe Swim Team will have its registration from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 16th at the Falls Pointe clubhouse. The team is open to any Olmsted Falls/Township resident between the ages of 4-18.
Members love to have fun as much as they love to swim. Kids will have a blast this summer on the team, with such activities as Donut Fridays, a pancake breakfast, weekly contests with prizes, secret swimmer week and an awards picnic and pool party. It is a low pressure environment for swimmers of all skill levels. The only requirement is you must be able to swim independently across the pool. For more information, go to www.fallspointeswimteam.com.
Olmsted recreation has a full schedule of activities for local senior citizens in the month of April.
Please click HERE to download the April 2016 Senior Activities Calendar.
OLMSTED SPIRIT RACE – May 1st – NOW TAKING REGISTRATION
The annual Olmsted Spirit 5K Race/Walk is set for Sunday, May 1st at the OFHS stadium. The race starts at 9 a.m. , with in-person registration available immediately before the event.
Registration costs $20 for students/military and $25, adults, through Arpril 27th. Registration is available at olmstedspirit.com.
All proceeds go to fund scholarships for OFHS graduating seniors. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, if needed.
Olmsted Falls Garden Club’s Perennial Plant Sale is Sunday, May 1, 11 am to 2 pm at the former Jenkins Center, 7239 Main Street, near the covered bridge in the heart of Olmsted Falls. OFGC service projects include elementary school programs for both Bulldog students and St. Mary of the Falls. The sale includes a large variety of flowering bushes, plants for pollinators, wild flowers, ferns, hostas and herbs.