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OFCS Update – November 30, 2016

UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHOOL PERFORMANCES BEGIN TOMORROW

ofcsd-2016-holiday-performancesThe following is a list of holiday musical programs within the OF school district:

  • Thursday, December 1st, Falls-Lenox 3rd grade program, 6:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., This Old Gingerbread House.
  • Monday, December 5th, OFHS Choral Ensembles, 6:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 6th, OFMS 6th grade choirs, 8th grade boys and girls choirs, Golden Harmonies, 7 p.m. OFMS cafetorium
  • Wednesday, December 7th & Thursday, December 8,OFHS Instrumental Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. each night
  • Tuesday, December 13th, OFIS 5th grade beginning band, OFMS 6th grade bands, time to be announced.

Please join us as we celebrate this season and our students musical talents.


BOARD OF EDUCATION HONORS OFMS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS, PRINCIPAL MARK KURZ

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Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd and Board President Joe Bertrand join OFMS volleyball players and coaches for a photo as the group was honored during the November Board of Education meeting.

At the regular monthly meeting for November, the Olmsted Falls Board of Education honored OFMS volleyball players for their efforts in raising more

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Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd (left) and Board President Joe Bertrand (right) congratulate OFMS Principal Mark Kurz at the November Board meeting.

than $1,000 for breast cancer awareness during the month of October through their enthusiastic sale of pink paper volleyballs.  The girls went above and beyond with this year’s fundraiser, taking the group’s annual effort to support breast cancer awareness month to a whole new level. Well done lady bulldogs!

The Board was also proud to acknowledge OFMS Principal Mark Kurz for his recently receiving the 2016 Ohio Middle Level Regional Award for Student Advocacy.  Principal Kurz was recognized by the Ohio Middle Level Association during the organization’s annual conference in late October.  Olmsted Falls is truly fortunate to have Mr. Kurz at the helm of our middle school!  Congratulations!


L.E.A.D. GROUPS @ OFMS HELP WITHIN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

olmsted-falls-middle-schoolThe L.E.A.D. organizations at Olmsted Falls Middle School started the year off strong helping within our  schools and community. So far this year, members have:

  • attended the Berea Animal Rescue Monster Mutt Dash to help the organization raise the most money it has ever raised in its annual Dash.
  • hosted a new student breakfast to welcome all new OFMS students into the Bulldog community. During this breakfast, members, along with new students, decorated pumpkins and made cards for residents living at Village of the Falls Assistant Living Community.
  • spent a Saturday afternoon personally delivering the pumpkins and the cards to each resident of Villages of the Falls Assistant Living Community.
  • catered and cleaned at Kiwanis’ Annual Pancake Breakfast.
  • worked with Cub Scout members to rake leaves for community members needing assistance.
  • held a fundraiser during OFMS student led conferences to raise $638 for Berea Animal Rescue.
  • held a joint fundraiser with OFIS, where students paid $1 to wear pajamas to school and raised $898 to support the No Kid Hungry Organization that provides food for kids all over the world.
  • catered and cleaned at Kiwanis’ Annual Thanksgiving dinner.

Continue reading the blog to find out about L.E.A.D. organizations’ upcoming community service involvement.   If your child would like to be involved in L.E.A.D., it isn’t too late.   L.E.A.D. (Lead, Educate, Advocate, Do) consists of three student organizations: Builders Club, Helping Hands and Student Council.  If your middle school aged child is interested in joining, please have them join us at our next meeting @ 7:45 a.m. December 6th the OFMS Media Center.


BOARD MEMBERS LEARN MORE ABOUT FUNDAMENTALS INTERVENTION CLASS AT OFMS

img_8227img_8229OFMS School Psychologist Dr. Shannon Goss (left) and Fundamentals Teacher Mrs. Pam Madak (right) made a presentation to Board of Education members at the regular monthly Board meeting in November and shared information about the Fundamentals Intervention Class available for students at the middle school.  The class provides support to students needing extra assistance with their class load and provides valuable intervention and skill building opportunities that help students be more successful all around.

Each month, the Board of Education hears a presentation about different district and building level programs and initiatives.  Thank you again to Dr. Goss, Mrs. Madak and Principal Kurz for sharing information about the Fundamentals Intervention Program this month!


PTA DIRECTORY PROJECTS COMPLETED FOR ECC & OFIS

file-folderFalls-Lenox/ECC PTA has compiled its annual Student Directory for the 2016-2017 school year for ECC and Falls-Lenox. These password-protected student directories are now live and can be accessed by going to www.ofcs.net and selecting the building for which you are looking. Then choose the PTA tab from the Quick Links menu and you will see the links to the directories. Passwords were emailed to those who provided their email addresses for ECC and Falls-Lenox.

If you need the password or have a problem, please email Melissa.schwecke@gmail.com.


ofhshockey2016-17BULLDOG HOCKEY ENCOURAGES INVITES FANS TO CHECK OUT SEASON’S SCHEDULE  

bulldog hockeyOlmsted Falls Hockey invites fans to come to the rink and check our this year’s action on the ice!

Any student who attends a home game (at Brooklyn Ice Arena) will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.

To download the Olmsted Falls Hockey 16-17 Schedule, please click HERE.

Let’s Go Bulldogs!!


OFMS SCHOLASTIC FALL BOOK FAIR WAS HUGE SUCCESS

thankyouThe Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center would like to thank  students, parents and staff for all their help and support with the Scholastic Fall Book Fair.  The fair was very successful and the Media Center will be able to purchase new Scholastic books with the profit earned from hosting the fair.

A huge thank you also to the following PTA members who gave up their valuable time to help with the fair: Kerrie Kruichuk, Lori Surtman, Nicole Humphrey, Cindy Purdy, Becky Milligan, Rinda Vas and Lori Long.


ATTN: OFHS STUDENTS – 2 EVENTS HIGHLIGHTING ENGINEERING IN COLLEGE – 1 IS THIS WEEK

engineer-4_fThe University of Akron offers students and their families two events that feature engineering as a college major.

On December 2nd, it will host a College of Engineering Visit Day and Dec. 10, Women in Engineering Visit Day.  At both events, students will learn more about Akron’s engineering majors, co-op program, tour the College of Engineering with faculty and meet with current students. You also will have a chance to ask questions of advisors and learn more about the support services to help students succeed.

To view a flyer of the engineering visit day, click HERE  and HERE for details on the Women in Engineering event.


CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTING “INSTANT DECISION” DAY @ OFHS THIS THURSDAY

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 TOMORROW, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST.  A representative from CSU will meet 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!

LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA FOR YOUR STUDENT?  THINK CHROMEBOOK

typing-on-laptop-10064916Christmas wrapped presents Over the past few weeks, several parents have been asking for a recommendation in regards to what type of electronic device would be best for students. With the district’s continued efforts to become technology enabled, all students in grades K-12 have access to Chromebooks at some point during each school day. Based upon OFCS students’ familiarity with the device and their affordability, a Chromebook would be a great home device for students.
Please note that Chromebooks do have some functionality limitations. For students highly involved in gaming, you may want to consider a different type of device.  Click here for Chromebook specifications.

DINE ON MONDAY  @ CHIPOTLE DURING  OLMSTED FALLS PTA COUNCIL FUNDRAISER

chipotle sandwichMake dinner a selfless act by supporting the next fundraiser for Olmsted Falls PTA Council .

Come to the Chipotle at 26420 Great Northern Shop Center in North Olmsted between 5-8 p.m. this Monday, December 5th.  Bring the flyer you will find by clicking HERE, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Olmsted Falls PTA Council.


OFCS TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TO HOLD ANNUAL STUFF THE BUS EVENT – SAT., DEC. 10TH

Come and help the Olmsted Falls Transportation Department fill a school bus with non-perishable food items for our local families.

stuffthebusSaturday, December 10, 2016
Falls/Lenox Elementary School
Front (loop) Drive
8 a.m – 1 p.m.

All donations/collections will be donated to a local Food Pantry that provides for all of our community families in need.

To download the official Stuff the Bus event flyer, please click HERE.


LATEST NEWS FROM POST PROM:  

ONE-STOP VENDORS NIGHT HOLIDAY SHOPPING FUNDRAISER TONIGHT!!

Post Prom 2017 graphicOur next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center.  Please note this meeting date has been moved up one week due to holiday break.

CURRENT FUNDRAISERS:

TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH from 6-8:30 p.m.

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

  • Location:  Olmsted Falls High School Cafeteria – 26939 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls
  • Join us for some holiday shopping with awesome vendors:  Mary Kay, Keep Collective, Norwex, Thirty-one, Stella & Dot, It Works, Scentsy, The Pampered Chef, Premier Designs, Touchstone Crystals, Tastefully Simple, Moore Images, Jamberry, Yard Party, Handmaiden by Gwen J, Swa-Berry Patch Pastry Chef, Gordana’s Natural Goods, Flip Flop Fun Photography, Lularoe, Gel-Us Body Bath Bombs & Beyond, and more…
  • To view a flier, click HERE.

      Moe’s Southwest Grill moes-ofhs-post-prom

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • 21805 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, OH  44116; (440) 641-0824
  • Present the attached ad and Moe’s Southwest Grill will donate 50% of sales back to Post Prom!  What a generous offer!

Pick 3 Raffle Drawing 

  • daily-pick-3Ohio Pick 3:  Evening drawings, held Monday-Friday, will take place in January, February, and March 2017
  • Exact Pick 3 number will win you $50.00. To see a flyer, click HERE.
  • $10 per month/ticket -or- all three months for $25
  • For information contact Anita Greller at 216-894-0111

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


poinsettiaPOINSETTIA SALE IN FULL BLOOM THROUGH DECEMBER 15TH

The OFHS National Honor Society is now taking orders for its Poinsettia Sale.  Plant sizes range from 4- to 10-inches and prices, $5 to $15.  Colors are red, white or pink, depending upon the desired size. Delivery dates are Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 8 or Dec. 15.

To download an order form, click HERE.  The sale ends December 15th.

 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



SANTA’S SECRET SHOP THIS SATURDAY
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This 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 may 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 Vitamixbblender, plus crafts, photo booth, and food are available as well.
Admission is free;all proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102 in Olmsted Falls

BOY SCOUT TROOP 201 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND AND, DEC. 10TH
christmas-treeReasonable Prices – Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, White Pine & more.
The sale dates are December 3th, 4th, and 10th.  Its hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Schuster’s Greenhouse 9165 Columbia Road, between Bagley and Sprague roads.

ATTN:  SENIOR CITIZENS!  GOT AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER? YOU MAY BE A WINNER @ JENKINS PLACE SENIOR CENTER CHRISTMAS PARTY ON DEC. 16
ugly-christmas-sweaterWin a prize for having the ugliest Christmas sweater at the Jenkins Place Senior Center Christmas Party from noon to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16.  The party includes food, refreshments and fun. Bring a $10 gift and have fun exchanging. Be sure to RSVP by Dec. 12 by emailing jmcnea@olmstedfalls.com or calling 44-427-2519. The Jenkins Place is in the Olmsted Falls City Hall, 26100 Bagley Road.
To download the official event flyer, please click HERE.

ENTER OLMSTED FALLS BRANCH LIBRARY’S HOLIDAY COOKIE WAR

gingerbread-cookieDate: 12/14/2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Description:

For glory and for fun, battle it out to see who can design the best cookies with frosting and toppings!

Release forms must be filled out by parent/legal guardian to work with food.

Open to grades 5 -12.  To sign up, click HERE


OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

crossed bats softballRegistration for the upcoming softball season now is open through January 31st. You may register by clicking on the link below or visiting occ.recdesk.com.  You also may register in person by visiting the Olmsted Community Center during regular business hours.

Olmsted Girls Fast Pitch is open to all girls, ages 8-18, residing within the Olmsted Falls city school district.  Visit olmstedgirlsfastpitch.org for more information.


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

teen-nightSwings-N-Things will be hosting a Teen Dance Night every Friday night in January from 7 – 10:30 p.m. – including an area for chaperones featuring free wifi!

For additional information, click HERE for the event flyer or contact Swings-N-Things at 235-4420, ext. 125 for more details.


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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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