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OFCS Update – November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016

THANK YOU VETERANS!

flagsOlmsted Falls School District extends sincere appreciation and thanks to our country’s veterans for their service on this Veterans Day.

Bulldog students and staff across the district participated in a variety of different activities and events to honor and pay special tribute to our country’s veterans.  We look forward to sharing a recap of this year’s Veterans Day activities in next week’s blog post.

Thank you again to all veterans for your dedication and service to our country!


OFCS ISSUE 117 PASSES IN EVERY PRECINCT IN OLMSTED FALLS & OLMSTED TOWNSHIP

thankyouOlmsted Falls City School District extends sincere and grateful appreciation to our community for the passage of Issue 117, the zero additional taxes school improvement issue on this past Tuesday’s election ballot.

Passage of issue 117 protects the district’s teaching and learning budget while allowing the OFCS to upgrade facilities and staying ahead of vital repairs – without raising taxes to residents!

The unofficial vote totals were:  6,691 FOR and 4,568 AGAINST.  Issue 117 passed in EVERY precinct in Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township!  To view detailed election results by precinct, please click HERE.

OFCS Triple A LogoTo read election coverage from cleveland.com, including quotes from OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd, please click HERE.

Thanks to our voters, OFCS can keep our schools strong and maintain the excellent quality of education for our students.  We look forward to keeping you informed on building upgrades and facilities maintenance projects made possible by the passage of Issue 117 in the months and years ahead.

THANK YOU AGAIN BULLDOG COUNTRY!


OFMS GOLDEN HARMONIES SHINE AT MONSTERS’ GAME

The Olmsted Falls Middle School Golden Harmonies Choir recently performed the National Anthem before a Cleveland Monsters’ hockey game at Quicken Loans Arena.  Our talented singers impressed the crowd with their outstanding rendition of our nation’s song.  Click HERE to view their performance!

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TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS – THIS 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.


book _fairOFMS BOOK FAIR CONTINUES THROUGH NOVEMBER 14TH

The Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center is sponsoring the Fall Scholastic Book Fair now 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.


SAVE THE DATE:  NOVEMBER 18TH & 19TH FOR OFHS MASQUERS FALL PLAY

school-poster-with-ffl-logo-enchated-aprilThe Olmsted Falls High School Masquers will present Enchanted April as its fall play this year. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. November 18th and 19th in the high school auditorium.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

The play is based on Elizabeth Von Arnim’s novel of the 1920s. It is considered a ‘gentle’ and romantic comedy of manners against the backdrop of England still reeling from World War I.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see our talented Masquers in this classic!  Call (440) 427-6183 for more information.


FALLS-LENOX HOSTING BOOK FAIR IN CONJUNCTION WITH PARENT CONFERENCES

bookfaircomingsoonFalls-Lenox Primary School will be hosting a Book Fair during conferences on Thursday, November 17 and Monday, November 21!

Parents are invited to stop by the Falls-Lenox Library before or after their scheduled parent/teacher conferences.  Students should be bringing home flyers soon!

If you are unable to attend this event or would like to shop from the comfort of your home, check out our new online book fair:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/fallslenoxprimaryschool1


ANNUAL HELPING HANDS HOLIDAY PARTY IS DEC. 2ND – RSVP WITH FORM/PAYMENT BY 11/22

Don’t miss the Annual Helping hands Holiday Party!  Enjoy dinner, dancing, crafts and games.  Dress is casual.  “Holiday wear” is always welcome!  There will be music all night.

2016-hh-holiday-party-invite-blog-graphicDinner will be catered by Tony K’s including pizza, pasta, meatballs, bread and salad. Cookie decorating is dessert!

Annual Helping Hands Holiday Party
Friday, December 2, 2016
5:30-8pm
OFMS Cafeteria
Dinner, Dancing, Games, and Crafts!!!
Form and payment due by Tuesday 11/22.
Click HERE to download  invite & form with RSVP instructions.

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY TO HOST “INSTANT DECISION” DAY @ OFHS

Attention Seniors! Would you like to get a college admissions decision within 15 minutes and apply to a college for free?
Cleveland State University will be hosting an Instant Decision Day at OFHS on December 1st. A representative from CSU will be meeting with students interested in attending the college and give them a college admission decision on the spot.  Interested students should make an appointment in the guidance office in person or by calling 440-427-6116.
We hope to see you there!

MUSIC TRIVIA FUNDRAISER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS SATURDAY’S EVENT

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 SignUp Genius 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

Post Prom 2017 graphicSenior Parents – Please join us at our regular monthly meetings which are held at 7PM in the Media Center at Olmsted Falls High School on the third Wednesday of each month. We look forward to seeing you on November 16, 2016!

CURRENT FUNDRAISERS:

Yankee Candle Fundraising – OLMSTED FALLS POST PROM 2017
Direct to Home Selling Program – Online Web Sales – *Fundraiser runs November 8- November 22!

  • We are very excited to partner with Yankee Candle Fundraising this fall. You can shop online from the comfort of your home by simply going online to: www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and place an order using our group number listed above.
  • Please share this with your friends and family to help our organization reach its goals. Olmsted Falls Post Prom will receive 40% profit on all items purchased. All online orders are processed as they are received and normally ship in 2-3 days. Orders will ship directly to your home.
  • Please support Olmsted Falls Post Prom 2017 by shopping the wide range of quality candles, fragrances and décor items.
  • Visit: www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter our Group #990107623

One Stop Holiday Shopping at Vendors Night – Hosted by the 2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee
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.com

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: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com


MARK CALENDAR FOR OFHS SWIM/DIVE CHIPOTLE DINING – THIS MONDAY, NOV. 14TH

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



GRADE 6 GIRL SCOUTS FINAL FOOD DRIVE DATE

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 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.


 

EXPERT TO GIVE ADVICE TO YOUNG TALENT

sklar-principleThe 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.


OCC’S HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW – THIS SATURDAY

craft-fairThe Olmsted Community Center Holiday Home & Craft Shoppe is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, at the center.

Last year the show saw more than 500 attendees.  Be sure to come early to find those special gifts for family and friends.


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SANTA’S SECRET SHOP
On Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cub Scout Pack 102 presents Santa’s Secret Shop at Falls-Lenox Primary School.
Kids can shop for holiday gifts for family and friends with the help of friendly “elves.” Most items are under $10. A holiday raffle of terrific items including Xbox One gaming system and Vitamix blender, plus crafts, photo booth, and food are available as well.
Admission is free; all proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102 in Olmsted Falls.

Tree SaleBOY SCOUT TROOP 201 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

Reasonable Prices – Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, White Pine & more.
November 26th & 27th AND December 3th, 4th, and 10th.
Saturdays 9am-5pm; Sundays 11am-5pm at Schuster’s Greenhouse 9165 Columbia Rd (Between Bagley and Sprague).

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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

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.

VALUES

  • 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
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