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OFCS Update – December 14, 2016

December 14, 2016

HAVE YOU VOTED YET?  VOTING FOR FALLS-LENOX AS FOX 8 ‘COOL SCHOOL’ CLOSES TOMORROW AT 5:59 A.M.

cool-schoolsFalls-Lenox Primary School is one of three area schools competing for Fox 8 Cleveland AM Show’s “Cool School” of the week!

The contest ends at 5:59 a.m Thursday! That is TOMORROW A.M.!! 

Help Falls-Lenox hold on to its current first place spot by voting NOW – TONIGHT!!  

Click HERE to vote for Falls-Lenox as this week’s Cool School!


WINTER BREAK  BEGINS NEXT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

winter_break_headerWe will soon say “goodbye” to  2016 and “hello” to 2017.

Winter Break starts next Wednesday, December 21st and runs through Monday, January 2nd.

School resumes Tuesday, January 3rd.


POLARIS WILL HAVE CLASSES WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

school busStudents attending Polaris Career Center will have classes Wednesday, December 21st although OFHS will be closed that day to begin winter break.

Only transfer buses will run to and from Polaris that day. Polaris students will receive a handout with the schedule.  The transfer bus schedule is as follows:

A.M. – Transfer #89 departs from OFHS at 7:05 a.m.  Bus #85 will return them to OFHS at 11:10 a.m.

P.M. – Transfer #88 departs from OFHS at 10:50 a.m. Bus #89 will return them to OFHS at 2:40 p.m.


MANY RETIREES ATTEND OFCS RETIRED STAFF HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

retired-staff-holiday-3retired-staff-holiday2The Olmsted Falls Retired Staff Holiday Luncheon was celebrated December 6th at OFIS. Many former staff members came out to enjoy a delicious meal that the OFCS Food Service staff prepared.

The fifth-grade choir performed some holiday favorites and the fourth- and fifth-grade Ambassadors acted as greeters and servers for the event.  OFHS students from Mr. Yurmanovich’s and Ms. Stanton’s classes also helped to serve lunch to our special guests. All of the student helpers did a great job!  Schuster’s Westview Gardens  provided the poinsettias for this annual holiday tradition.

Thanks to all who helped make it so special each year.  To view a photo gallery of the event, click HERE.


SPECIAL THANKS TO SUPPORTERS OF OFHS STUDENT COUNCIL FOOD DRIVE

ofhs-food-drive-home-roomThe annual OFHS Student Council Holiday Food Drive collected 4,957 items, raising the overall 11-year total to 27,110. The items were donated to the Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Township food bank.

Congrats to the classes of Ed August, Katrina Muzingo and Matt Celaschi who won the Panera breakfast with the highest average-per student of 12.1 collected.  Sean Pellerite’s class was second, 1,640 items and a virtual tie for third – Justin Zrenner class, 888 and Jenell Hughes’, 868. They will all receive Dunkin Donuts next month.

A special thanks to Chris Kemock for allowing the storage of food in the Media Center and John Stover, who found tons of empty boxes and extra tables to hold the items.

Student Council members helped load and then unload the food at the Food Bank.


CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART GIVES KITS TO GRADE 3 STUDENTS

create-it-kitFalls-Lenox third graders received “Create It Kits” from the Cleveland Museum of Art as one of the final celebrations of the museum’s centennial.

The kits are in partnership with Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the city of Cleveland and United Way of Greater Cleveland and given to all county grade 3 students.

Research shows art can teach children problem solving, creative thinking and literacy skills.  Each kit, which is designed to inspire students to discover their ‘inner artist,’ includes:

  • A free children’s “Art Explorer” membership to the museum
  • Art supplies
  • Get Creative, a custom-made sketchbook with art-making prompts
  • Five Collection Cards designed to engage students with objects in the museum’s collection
  • DIY green glasses inspired by the museum’s beloved “Portrait of Nathaniel Olds” by Jeptha Homer Wade.

ACADEMIC TEAMS GATHER @ OFMS FOR ANNUAL TOURNAMENT

academic-team-1academic-team-2 This past weekend, the Academic Team hosted the annual T.R.A.S.H. (pop culture) tournament at the OFMS.

There were 36 schools that participated in the event, including OFMS and OFHS Academic Teams.  OFHS made it to the playoffs.  The winning team was Streetsboro High School.

A huge thank you to the Academic Boosters and parents for reading and running concessions.  Thank you to Mrs. Carlin, Mr. Vas, Mr. Gaba, Ms. Hawks, Ms. Byndas, Mrs. Benn, and Ms. Stanton for running a great tournament.


STUFF THE BUS FOOD DRIVE RECEIVES MANY DONATIONS

stuff-bus-2stuff-bus-3The Transportation Department finished its annual “Stuff the Bus” event this past Saturday at Falls-Lenox.

More than 1,900 items in total were donated from our staff along with donations from local community members who graciously contributed to the drive. The cache was delivered to our local Christians in Action and will be made available to local families as needed throughout the year.

It was great to have a large number of the Transportation staff participate in this annual event offering donations, printing flyers, painting signs, organizing/collecting food, and making our final delivery.


OFCS INFORMATION RE: WEATHER-RELATED SCHOOL CLOSURES / NOTIFICATIONS

upside down snowmanEach year, with the arrival of winter, we receive a number of questions regarding the cancellation of school due to inclement weather conditions (“snow days”).  To review an outline about some of the guidelines and procedures used by Olmsted Falls City School District when determining if schools should be closed due to inclement weather, please click HERE.

NOTIFICATIONS School closure information for OFCS will be communicated in this order:  1) via Twitter (follow @OFCSDistrict and @OFCSsuper), 2) via the OFCS voice/email/text alert system*, 3) via OFCS blog/Facebook/website, and 4) via local tv/radio news stations.

alertsolutions* REMINDER:  The OFCS alert system (powered by Alert Solutions and PowerSchool) will automatically call the home and cell phone numbers associated with each student, and automatically send emails as well.  Text messages are only sent to those who have opted-in to receive them.  OFCS Parents have the ability to set personal preferences as to how they would like to receive communications regarding school closures.

To review and, if needed, adjust your parent communication settings specifically for school closures, please follow these simple steps: 

  1. Login to your existing PowerSchool Parent Account.
  2. Click on the “Alert Solutions 2” link located in the lower left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the “Contact Preference” tab, then scroll down to the “School Closure” section to adjust communication preferences accordingly. (To delete a contact:  Click on the “x” by any contact number or email to delete from “School Closure” category. To add a contact: Drag and drop from available Phone/Email/Sms(text) contact information at the top of the screen.)

Please Note:

  • In order to receive TEXT (SMS) messages from OFCS, parents must opt-in by first adding the phone number(s) for texting under the “Subscriber Information” tab. You can then return to the “Contact Preferences” tab to drag and drop the phone numbers for texting (SMS) down into the School Closure section.
  • Also, communication preference changes need to be made separately for each individual student linked under your PowerSchool parent account.  Once you have completed the preference updates for your first student, simply click on the name of your next student at the top of the screen and follow above outlined steps again for that student.

ORDER YOUR HELPING HANDS 3ELOVE SHIRTS NOW

elove-new-logoThe annual Helping Hands 3elove shirt fundraiser is open and accepting orders.  Choose items with the NEW DESIGN or choose ANYTHING from the website to contribute to the fundraiser.

Orders are being taken online only through Tuesday, December 20th. Orders will be delivered in time for “Disability Awareness Week,” which is January 9, 2017. Go to www.3elove.com/ofcs to place your order.

Use the code OFCSFreeShip to ship your order free to Mariel Krakowiak.  Include your name and building on the “company” line when you place your order, i.e., Krakowiak-IS. Using the code OFCSDirect means you pay for shipping directly to your home.

NOTE: You will be asked to enter your own address during checkout, but the code you enter will let them know where to ship it!  Thank you.


LATEST NEWS FROM POST PROM:  

Post Prom 2017 graphicPlease participate in these awesome fundraisers if you can and share these opportunities with your family and friends:

t-shirt-quilt-raffleT-shirt Quilt Raffle

Take chances to win a quilt made from your child’s school/athletic/vacation T-shirts. It would make a great birthday or graduation gift. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The winner has a choice of a quilt chosen from various sizes that would include from nine to 12 shirts. To buy tickets, text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145. To see a flier, click HERE.

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’S FINAL DELIVERY IS THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

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. The final delivery date is December 15th.

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



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



FREE COMMUNITY SOFTBALL CLINIC FOR GIRLS AGES 5-12 – DECEMBER 28TH

softball girlOlmsted Falls High School and OGFPA will present a FREE softball clinic for current 5yr-12yr girls in the Olmsted Falls School District.  The clinic will take place Wednesday, Dec. 28th from 12-2 pm, with pizza served after.  The clinic will be held in the Olmsted Falls High School Gym.

Please sign up through Sign-up Genius at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548aeac23a4f58-free
or type in search bar: http://bit.ly/2h7IIP7.

Come out and learn age appropriate fundamentals of pitching, hitting, fielding and teamwork, meet current program players and learn about upcoming opportunities. Bring a bat and glove if you have one –if you don’t, we do! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO ATTEND!  To download the official clinic flyer, please 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.


OLMSTED FALLS LACROSSE INFO NIGHT IS JANUARY 5TH

Lacrosse Bulldog logoLearn more about the growing sport of lacrosse at the Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Information Night & Registration for Girls & Boys grades K-8. It is set for 6-7 p.m. January 5th in the OFMS cafetorium.

The meeting will cover the program’s mission and goals, practice and game schedules, registration fees and fundraiser. Indoor sessions begin in February and the outdoor Spring Season begins in mid March. To download the Information Night flier, click HERE.

You can also register by clicking HERE.  Send questions to olmstedfallslacrosse@yahoo.com or call 440-724-5727.

For details on the girls program, call Joe Wagner, 440-458-2991 for those in grades 4-6 and Mark Heinrich, 216-246-3809 for those in grades 7-8.


baseball_glove_or_mitt_with_baseball_and_a_baseball_bat_0071-0901-2001-1623_SMUSIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

The Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


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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