OFCS Update – September 29, 2016
OFCS RELEASES NEXT VIDEO IN SERIES PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT ISSUE #117
Many people have questions about the Zero Additional Taxes Bond Issue on the November 8th ballot. So Olmsted Falls City Schools has put together a series of short videos (about 60 seconds each) related to this important issue.
Be sure to watch OFCS Treasurer Emily Dales in this latest video as she explains how the Zero Additional Taxes Bond Issue works.
To view the new video now, please click HERE.
MINI CHEERLEADERS HELP LEAD BULLDOGS TO VICTORY
“Everybody do the Bulldog rumble . . . “ Yes!
That was one of the many cheers our mini cheerleaders chanted to help lead our varsity football team to victory over Amherst last week. A special thanks to the OFHS cheerleaders for working with ECC, F/L and OFIS students.
Everyone did a super job!
To view additional photos from the event, please click HERE.
OLMSTED FALLS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
The Olmsted Falls Basketball Association (OFBA) will hold tryouts for its 2016-2017 Travel Teams beginning this Saturday, October 1st at Olmsted Falls High School. Please see the tryout schedule below:
SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2016
10:00 – 11:30 AM BOYS TRYOUTS – GRADES 3-4
10:00 – 11:30 AM MAKEUP TRYOUT FOR ALL GIRLS WHO COULD NOT ATTEND OCT. 1
11:30 – 1:00 PM BOYS TRYOUTS – GRADES 5 – 6
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016
6:00-7:00 PM MAKEUP TRYOUT FOR ALL BOYS WHO COULD NOT ATTEND OCT. 8
*Third grade girls may try out for the 4th grade team and 2nd grade boys may try out for the 3rd grade team.
*Please report for registration 15 minutes before your scheduled tryout time.
*Parents will not be permitted in the gym during tryouts.
*Rosters will be posted on the OFBA website: bit.ly/OFallsBA
OFCS will host its next luncheon for senior citizen residents of the school district on Wednesday, October 12th. The event will take place at Olmsted Falls High School and starts at 12:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy lunch as well as entertainment provided by our talented music students.
Please share this event flyer with any senior citizen family members, neighbors and friends living in the OFCS district. Please note that an advanced RSVP is required to attend.
To download a copy of the event flyer, please click HERE.
PARENTS/STUDENTS: SEVERAL COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
The OFHS guidance counselors invite parents to this year’s Coffee & College informational sessions about the college application process. The morning sessions are from 8-9 a.m. October 10th and November 7th in the OFHS Media Center. The next evening session is from 6-7 p.m.* on October 24th in OFHS Room W3. (*Please note change in start time for evening events.) All are on Mondays. To see an informational flyer, click HERE.
Parents and students: Learn the ins and outs of applying for financial aid at the October 17th Financial Aid Night that College Now of Greater Cleveland will present in the OFHS Auditorium. Topics for the 7-8 p.m. meeting include helping file FAFSA and other financial-related forms; personalized financial aid guidance, NEW deadlines and resources. OF students also may apply for scholarships who meet eligibility requirements. Contact the Guidance Department, 440-427-6116, to set up an appointment. A flyer is available by clicking HERE.
The Greater Cleveland West Suburban College Fair will be from 6:30-8 p.m. October 3rd at Baldwin-Wallace University’s Lou Higgins Recreation Center. Representatives from 140 colleges and universities will be at this event.
Baldwin Wallace University will present a College Essay Writing Workshop from 9-11 a.m. on Saturdays, October 15th and 29th, in the OFHS Media Center. This two-part workshop will help perfect your college entrance essay. BW personnel will present information and students are encouraged to bring their essays for critique from the admissions point of view. Sign up for this event in Naviance.
The PSAT will be administered at OFHS on Wednesday, October 19th. College-bound sophomores and juniors are encouraged to sign up. The cost is $15. Students should sign up in the guidance office. Seats are limited.
Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website for upcoming dates and important information by clicking HERE.
OFCS LAUNCHES OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT!
Did You Know? All five Olmsted Falls school buildings are now on Twitter!
Follow any or all of our outstanding buildings on the following accounts:
Olmsted Falls High School @ofhsbulldogs
Olmsted Falls Middle School @ofmsbulldogs
Olmsted Falls Intermediate School @ofisbulldogs
Falls-Lenox Primary School @FLbulldog
Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center @ECCBulldogs
FILL THE TRUCK CLOTHING DRIVE IS NEXT MONTH
OFMA will also sponsor a Fill the Truck fundraiser as it partners with Easter Seals Northern Ohio again.
The clothing drive will be in the Board of Education’s parking lot on Oct. 22nd and 23rd.
For more details, view the flyer by clicking HERE.
Senior Parents – Please join us at our regular monthly meetings which are held at 7 p.m. in the Media Center at Olmsted Falls High School on the third Wednesday of each month. We look forward to seeing you on October 19, 2016!
Dine-in or Carry Out at Tony K’s:
- Wednesday, October 12, anytime from 11a – midnight
- Present a hard copy of the coupon on the date listed above, and Tony K’s will donate 25% of your food & non-alcoholic beverage purchases to Olmsted Falls Post Prom 2017. Click HERE to download a copy of the coupon.
- Tony K’s 841 W. Bagley Road, OH 44017
- Thank you to Nifty Dog Shop (25596 Mill St) in Grand Pacific Junction for having our bracelets for sale. Please stop by anytime, they will be available for the next several months.
To keep up-to-date on important information:
Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017
Questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
ALL INVITED TO FALLS DAY IN THE PARK – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND
The Olmsted Falls Parks & Recreation Board will sponsor the annual Falls Day in the Park from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, October 2nd at East River Park. Come and enjoy an afternoon of free family fun, including music, kid’s activities, jugglers, face painting, crafters and other vendors. Food and refreshments will be available. The Olmsted Falls High School marching band also will perform.
SIGN UP FOR A NEW LIBRARY CARD – WIPE OUT ANY FINES – LAST FEW DAYS OF THE SEPTEMBER PROGRAM
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Kids in grades Pre-k through 12 may redeem a special bookmark at any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch for a free gift (while supplies last), a new library card and fine forgiveness during this month.
All students in grades preschool to 5 will receive the bookmark at school. Bookmarks also will be available in the main office for students at OFMS and OFHS. They then may redeem it at Olmsted Falls branch library or any other in that system.
NEIL DIAMOND-THEMED LUNCH AND LEARN FOR OLMSTED SENIORS – OCT. 5TH @ JENKINS CENTER
The Jenkins PLace Senior Center will host a Lunch and Learn event for senior citizens on Wednesday, October 5th at 11:30 a.m. featuring Dr/ Joel Keller’s Multimedia Talk on “The Life and Music of Neil Diamond.”
Lunch will be provided. Sign-up in required.
To download the event flyer, please click HERE.
CALLING ALL GHOSTS AND GOBLINS
Youngsters and families are invited to a night of safe Halloween fun October 18th at the Riverview Pointe Care Center, 9027 Columbia Road.
You can bob for apples or take a walk in the haunted hallways – if you dare. There will be apples and cider as well as treats at this monster mash. Costumes are a MUST. Help decide the winner of the haunted hallway decorating contest.
Trick and treat will be open from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the October 18th Halloween Bash.
The Hope Community Church offers families a fun, free time at its Tricks & Treats Halloween Party from 1-4 p.m. October 22nd. Inflatables, snow cones, popcorn, a cake walk, balloon artist, face painting and several booths to play games will be included with the fun.
The church is located at 6941 Columbia Road.
The Olmsted Community Center is accepting applications for its Holiday Home & Craft Shoppe. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 12th at the Center. The price for an 8-foot space is $35.
Last year the show saw more than 500 attendees. A space application form can be found at www.olmstedcc.com.
We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.
Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.
- Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and staff
- Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
- Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
- Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
- Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers