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OFCS Update – December 20, 2016

December 20, 2016

winter_breakIT’S WINTER BREAK!

The Olmsted Falls City School District’s winter break officially began with the end of today’s classes.  Classes will resume Tuesday, January 3rd.

This is the final blog for the 2016 calendar year.  Look for the next one appearing during the first week of school in January 2017.

Happy Holidays and best wishes in the New Year to our students, staff, administration and community.  Enjoy the break!


CONGRATS! FALLS-LENOX IS FOX 8’S COOL SCHOOL

cool-schoolsFalls-Lenox Primary School was the winner in last week’s Fox 8 Cool School voting. Thanks to all of those who personally voted and helped spread the word to others!

The Falls-Lenox Cool School story will be the first Cool School featured in the new year. It is scheduled to air Thursday, January 5th, between 6:30-6:50 a.m It will run again that Thursday afternoon during the Fox 8 4 p.m. newscast. It also will be posted on the Fox 8 website. Be sure to mark your 2017 calendars to tune in!


POLARIS WILL HAVE CLASSES TOMORROW – 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.


2 OFHS STUDENTS HIGHLIGHTED IN LOCAL NEWSPAPER

2016-12-20-15_01_38-t3-performance-performers-of-the-week-for-dec-16OFHS students Sarah Balfour and Eric Hanna were recently featured in the Morning Journal’s T3 Performance Performers of the Week.

Sarah, a junior, scored 14 points against Avon and had two assists and four rebounds.  She also scored 27 points in the victory over Westlake, including the guard’s game-tying and winning free throws.

Eric, a sophomore and also a guard, scored 32 points, including six 3-pointers, four assists, three rebounds and four steals against conference rivals Westlake and Lakewood.

To view the newspaper article, click HERE.


MANY FAMILIES PARTICIPATED IN ECC’S LITERACY NIGHT

20161208_184500The Early Childhood Center sponsored a Literacy Night December 8th.  Those participating included 80 families, preschool and Kindergarten, who joined us for the following activities:

  • Supporting New Readers with Mrs. B
  • Tech Talk and Tips with Mrs. Carlin
  • Sue Grame’s resource table from the Olmsted Falls Public Library
  • Gingerbread Playdough
  • Shared reading of the Gingerbread Boy story followed by retelling bracelet
  • Gingerbread poems and songs eccimg_00371
  • Literacy Games to practice letters, sounds and sight words
  • Make-and-Take gingerbread book and games
  • Sensory Trail – Run! Run! As Fast as you Can!\
  • Gingerbread photo opportunity with gingerbread house and cut-outs for faces

Everyone enjoyed such an educational and fun evening!  To view more photos from the ECC Literacy Night, please click HERE.


OFCS TEACHER CHOSEN AS TEACHER OF THE WEEK

asher_brianCongratulations to OFHS Intervention Specialist Mr. Brian Asher!

Mr. Asher was nominated by a student and was chosen to be the featured WEWS Teacher of the Week.

The newscast will air his segment during the 5 p.m. show January 2nd.

Be sure to tune mark your calendars and tune in to channel 5!  Also, if you see Mr. Asher, be sure to congratulate him!


ofeadriveBULLDOG TEACHERS LEND SUPPORT TO LOCAL FOOD PANTRY

The Olmsted Falls Education Association (OFEA) recently organized a toiletry and paper products drive to benefit the food pantry in Olmsted Falls.

Teachers across the district participated and collected 350+ items.

These donations will last the pantry until early spring!


MEET THIS MONTH’S ECC HEALTHY HERO

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ECC student Lauren Kunkle is this month’s Healthy Hero.

The Healthy Hero program teaches students healthy habits, such as power hand washing, eating properly, daily exercise, sleeping well and coughing/sneezing in one’s sleeve.  Each student recognized receives a Healthy Hero certificate and a $5 gift card to an area store.  Congrats, Lauren.

Pictured here with Lauren are her parents, nurse Carol and Principal Melinda Brunner.


OFHS BUSINESS STUDENTS ENJOY SURPRISE PIZZA PARTY

pizzapicOFHS Teacher Dena Kotz’s Business Principles class received a surprise lunch Monday.

They recently participated in the Young Entrepreneur “Teen Pitch Tank contest.”  Its director contacted a local eatery and ordered pizza for the entire class during their final exams Monday!

Their teacher is proud they accomplished so much in a very short semester class.


TODAY – TUESDAY – IS LAST DAY TO ORDER YOUR HELPING HANDS 3ELOVE SHIRTS

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 TODAY, 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.


THE ANNUAL OFHS BASEBALL WINTER SKILLS CAMP IS THIS THURSDAY

baseball2cjpg-9e254f0fa2cc45ad_largeCome join the Olmsted Falls Varsity Baseball program for a day of valuable baseball knowledge and fun. This ONE DAY skills camp will consist of fundamentals in hitting, fielding, throwing, pitching, catching, and base­ running. Campers should wear tennis shoes and bring their baseball gloves, bats, helmets, etc. (if they have them).

Instructors will include the High School Coaching Staff, current players and former Bulldog players. If you have any questions, contact the Olmsted Community Center office at 440­427­1599 or email Office@olmstedcc.com.

Date: THURSDAY December 22nd (GRADES 3-8)

Time: 12:00 ­ 3:30

Where: Olmsted Falls High School
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Cost: $35.00 (includes Dri­Fit T­-Shirt)

To Register Online: at www.olmstedcc.com

To Register by Mail / In person: FILL OUT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE and return to Olmsted Community Center, 8170 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
Make checks payable to: Olmsted Community Center

NO Deadline: HOWEVER, register by December 12th to guarantee T­shirt and size availability. Late registrants will ALWAYS be accepted but T-shirt & size not guaranteed.

PLEASE CHECK TWITTER.COM/OFBASEBALL for updates!!!


WEAR SUPPORTING COLORS DURING ‘CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES WEEK’

difference-weekEach day of the district’s “Celebrating Difference Week,” which is set for January 9th through January 13th, will focus on various differences, which have a color theme. The week is also known as disAbility Awareness Week.  The kick-off event begins at the OFHS varsity boys basketball game January 6th.

The following are the days and their designated colors:

Monday – Purple to support Rett Syndrome, ADHD, & Anti-gay bullying.

Tuesday – Blue to support Downs Syndrome, Autism, & Anti-Bullying.

Wednesday – Red/Maroon to support Rare or Misdiagnosed Diseases. Thursday -Teal/Green to support Anxiety disorder & Mental Health disorders.

Friday- Bulldog wear/3elove wear to support all of our bulldogs with differences!

There also will be specific events/activities occurring in each building that week. Go the calendar found HERE to see each building’s plans.


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.

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



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 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.


 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.


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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