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OFCS Update – November 3, 2016

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS THIS TUESDAY  ELECTION DAY

election-dayAs usual, there will be no school for students on Election Day, this Tuesday, November 8th.  Teachers, however, will be in the district for their regularly scheduled professional development day.

School will resume Wednesday, November 9th.  Remember to get out and vote in Tuesday’s election; and, for those voting by mail, remember that absentee ballots MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016.


SUPT. DR. JIM LLOYD FEATURED IN FINAL VIDEO OF INFORMATIONAL SERIES ABOUT ISSUE #117

video-image-8_drlloydIn the final video of the district’s informational series on Issue 117 Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd shares why it’s important to the Bulldog community to vote on November 8th.

To view the latest video, as well as previous videos in the series, please click HERE.

This  series of videos have been put together to share information with our community about the upcoming Zero Additional Taxes Bond Issue on this Tuesday’s election ballot.  OFCS extends special thanks to Dave Humpal, Joe Bertrand, Julianne Allen, Tony Budak, and Kevin Ciolek for sharing their thoughts about Issue 117 with the community for this informative video series.

Any community residents with questions about Issue 117 are encouraged to contact Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd or OFCS Treasurer Emily Dales at 427-6000, or by email, jlloyd@ofcs.net or edales@ofcs.net.   


VIDEO FROM OFCS STATE OF THE SCHOOLS IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

dsc_0571dsc_0578Thank you again to all of our talented students and staff who participated in last week’s OFCS State of the Schools event, providing a wonderful first-hand glimpse into just a few of our many outstanding programs.

Thank you also to all of the community members who were in attendance.  We look forward to making this an annual community event to share directly and personally with residents the goals, challenges and successes of our excellent school system.

To view video segments from this special community engagement event, please click HERE.

To read local news coverage about the event, please click HERE.

Questions?  Please contact Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd at 427-6000 or jlloyd@ofcs.net.


COMMUNITY COFFEE CHATS PROVIDE RESIDENTS OPPORTUNITY FOR IN-DEPTH DISCUSSIONS ON SCHOOL ISSUES

thank-you-tan-redCollege and Coffee_Fall 2014Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd hosted the latest in a series of Community Coffee Chats this Thursday afternoon,  November 3rd, providing residents another opportunity to connect personally with Olmsted Falls City Schools.

Thank you to all community members who have taken the time to attend one of the number of coffee chat sessions that took place this fall at The Village Bean.    The OFCS Community Coffee Chats provide a chance for residents to talk to Dr. Lloyd, and ask meaningful questions about what’s happening in our schools today.

Please watch for future Community Coffee Chat dates and locations to be posted. As always, any resident with questions about Olmsted Falls City Schools is encouraged to contact 427-6000 to speak with Dr. Lloyd.


**IMPORTANT** ABOUT ISSUE 117:  BALLOT LANGUAGE

Absentee voting is underway.  Whether you are voting by mail or at the polls on November 8, Olmsted Falls School District wants to ensure residents have all the information you need to cast an informed vote.  The ballot language for Issue 117 features two components, that are combined into a single vote.  These components are 2.2-mills of bond money and 1-mill of permanent improvement dollars for ongoing maintenance and improvements of school facilities.  

Please note that while the ballot language for the 1-mill permanent improvement component of Issue 117 by law must read “additional property tax,” passage of Issue 117 does result in ZERO ADDITIONAL TAXES TO RESIDENTS.  

This is because 5.5 mills of existing permanent improvement and bond millage are coming off the books by the end of 2017.  In fact, five of these mills are actually paid in full in December 2016.

Any parents or district residents with questions are encouraged to contact the Board of Education office at 440-427-6000 before casting your vote.


HALLOWEEN FUN AT FALLS-LENOX

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halloween-blog-2Students and staff at Falls-Lenox School had great fun October 28th celebrating Halloween with a parade of costumes and classroom party.

A big “thank you” to all the parents who helped participate in the fun and help continue this seasonal tradition.

 

 


PARENT/FIREFIGHTER VISITS ECC KINDERGARTEN CLASS

fire-visit-5Matt Draves and his fellow Kindergarten classmates welcomed a special visitor recently.fire-visit-2

Matt’s father, Tim, is a firefighter in Olmsted Falls and Fairview Park.  He brought his gear and explained the reasoning behind the clothing and items firefighters carry and wear.

Everyone had a great time and learned a lot about firefighters and their job.

To see a photo gallery of the visit, click HERE.


NEW ACTIVITY BOARD AIDS GROSS MOTOR SKILLS AT ECC

ecc-activity-board-4Students at the ECC are enjoying their new activity board to support development of gross motor skills relating to Physical Therapy needs. ecc-activity-board-1

The activity board was designed by Dr. Morgan, district PT, and constructed by students, Nicolas Peters and Ethan Williams, from Mr. Kathrein’s tech ed class at Olmsted Falls Middle school.

Thank you to all who were involved in providing this support to our little bulldogs. To view more pictures of this new board, click HERE.


LAST COLLEGE & COFFEE IS THIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

college-and-coffee_-flyer-fall-2016The OFHS guidance counselors invite parents to this year’s FINAL Coffee & College informational sessions about the college application process.

The final session is from 8-9 a.m. this Monday, November 7th in the OFHS Media Center.  To see an informational flyer, click HERE.

Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website for upcoming dates and important information by clicking HERE.


book _fairOFMS HOSTS BOOK FAIR FROM NOVEMBER 4TH – 14TH

The Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center will sponsor the Fall Scholastic Book Fair from Friday, November 4th through Monday, November 14th.

The fair will be open both conference nights, which are Monday, November 7th and Thursday, November 10th, from 4-7:30 p.m. Stop by and check out some great material.


ECC BREAKFAST BUDDIES – IT’S TIME TO EAT SOME DONUTS!
ecc_breakfast-buddies_2016The PTA welcomes ECC students and their Dad, Grandpa, Uncle or other special male in their life to bond over breakfast. Join us on Thursday, November 10 from 7-8 a.m. for donuts and beverages. Please note that the RSVP Deadline has changed to Monday, November 7 (No School Nov.8).
flecclogoBlue forms went home this past Monday, or can also be downloaded by clicking HERE.
This is a PTA event. If you are not currently a member, you can still enroll on the Breakfast Buddies form along with attaching a $7 check made out to FLECC PTA.
Questions can be directed to Katie Pasiak at connellke@yahoo.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!

WHAT’S COOKING? FOLLOW BULLDOG CAFE ON TWITTER

twitterThe OFCS Food Service Department is now on Twitter.  Follow @OFCSBulldogCafe for daily updates on menu and other food service and nutrition information. cafeteria-clipart-cliparts-co-5jhwxf-clipart

Please note that the target audience for this account is middle and high school students. However, @OFCSBulldogCafe will be featuring items from all the cafeterias and including nutrition tidbits that you may find informative and educational.  If you have a twitter account, follow @OFCSBulldog Cafe today!  Feedback welcome!


TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS – SATURDAY, NOV. 12TH

talent-show1Attention ALL Olmsted Falls Dancers, Singers, Comedians, Musicians, Jugglers, Bands and Magicians ages Kindergarten through 12th Grade!!! Is there another talent you have??  We ask you to bring it!!!

The 30th Annual Olmsted Falls High School PTA Talent Show Auditions will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016  from 9 am to Noon in the High School Auditorium.  Our Bulldogs are awesome performers, we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year.

Please watch this weekly blog and look for posted flyers in your school for more details.  The High School PTA Talent Show will be Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Mark your calendars!

For information please contact Mrs. Knaggs, 440-463-8106, or msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net or Mrs. Ferrini at 440-427-0894or claudiaferrini@sbcglobal.net. with questions.


MUSIC TRIVIA FUNDRAISER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

party-djHelp – and enjoy – Olmsted Falls Music Association’s annual Wing Nite/Music Trivia fundraiser from 7-11 p.m. November 12th at St. Clarence Hall.  Volunteers are needed as raffle sellers, side boards handlers, set-up, clean up and much more.  All donations also will be appreciated.  To sign up, click HERE for the SignUpGenius form.

The evening includes food, beverages, music trivia, karaoke, great company and many chances to win a prize. The event costs $20, which includes food and a chance at a door prize. Fill a table with a party of 6 to receive an additional door prize entry.  Seating is limited, so hurry.

To view the event’s flier, click HERE.


LATEST NEWS FROM POST PROM

bulldog-spirit-bracelets-flyer-nifty-dog-shop3Post Prom 2017 graphicFundraiser – Bulldog Spirit Bracelets – POST PROM COMMITTEE

  • 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.

Chick-fil-A

  • Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • Time:  6:30am – 10:00pm
  • Location:  4779 Great Northern Blvd North Olmsted; (440) 716-0030

Mention organization when placing order & earn up to 25% of sales for Olmsted Falls Post Prom! (percentage earned based on total sales) Dine-in, Carry-out, Drive Thru or Cater! Soliciting for the Spirit Day on Chick-fil-A North Olmsted property is strictly prohibited and will result in any monies raised being forfeited. To download a copy of the flier, click HERE.

Vendor Night (Holiday Shopping)

  • Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Time:  6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Location:  Olmsted Falls High School Cafeteria – 26939 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls. Join us for some holiday shopping with awesome vendors, such as Yankee Candle, 31 Bags, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, The Swa-Berry Patch; Pastry Chef, Premier Jewelry and many more.Questions or want to be a vendor at our event?  Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.

To keep up-to-date on important information:

Join our next meeting:  Wednesday, November 16th @ 7:00 p.m.

Like our Facebook page:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee

Follow our Twitter page:  @OFpostprom2017

Questions can be directed to: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com


MARK CALENDAR FOR OFHS SWIM/DIVE CHIPOTLE DINING

chipotle sandwichDine from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 14 at North Olmsted’s Chipotle and help the OFHS Swim/dive team.

Click HERE to download a flyer to present with your order.  Dine in or take your order home.  If you forgot the flyer, be sure to tell the cashier at the checkout you are there for the fundraiser. Use of an existing gift card with your purchase is permitted. The restaurant is at 26420 Great Northern Shopping Center, North Olmsted. The flyer may be printed or on a cell phone.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS


NEW OLMSTED FALLS 4H CLUB OPEN HOUSE – THIS SATURDAY, NOV. 5TH 

4h-flyer-updatedNew Olmsted Falls 4H Club Open House – Saturday, November 5th, 10am-Noon @ Olmsted Community Center

Come learn about opportunities for 5-18 year olds to become involved in 4H. Members choose from a wide variety of projects from farming to physics to cooking and everything in between!

Participating in 4H helps encourage self-confidence, self-esteem, and leadership abilities. Learn about fundraising and working in the community while making new friends.

For more information contact Trish Lloyd at ptlof4h@gmail.com.


GRADE 6 GIRL SCOUTS FOOD DRIVE DATES

img_42991The Olmsted Falls Sixth-Grade Girl Scouts are having a food drive to support the Olmsted Falls Food Pantry.  Please drop off non-perishable food items Sunday, November 6th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the North Olmsted Rec Center Ice Rink and Saturday, November 19th from 6:30-7:30 or 9:30-10:30 p.m. at the Olmsted Community Center (before or after Saturday Night Activity Night).

All donations will be taken to the Olmsted Falls Food Pantry.


election-dayELECTION DAY CANDY/BAKE SALE

bake_sale clipartPlease stop by to support the Olmsted Falls 12U Boys Travel Baseball Team on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th.  Tables will be set up at OFIS and OFMS from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with candy bars and baked goods.  The team is raising funds for their trip to Myrtle Beach to play in The Cal Ripken Experience baseball tournament this June. Stop by to support the 12U baseball team.


sklar-principleEXPERT TO GIVE ADVICE TO YOUNG TALENT

The Olmsted Performing Arts invites the community to a free seminar by Peter Sklar at 2 p.m. November 12th.

Sklar is considered America’s leading expert on young talent. He will reveal the universals of interviewing for college, business or any job based on his contributions on Broadway, dance, music, film and other experiences. Admission is free. RSVP by calling 440-973-4363.

OPA is at 611 W. Bagley Road, Berea.


VENDORS NEEDED FOR OCC’S HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

craft-fairThe 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.


 

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