OFCS Update – January 27, 2017
OLMSTED FALLS KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT IS THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST
ANNUAL KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT
THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST
AT OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (7105 Fitch Road)
Parents of students who will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2017 and will be entering kindergarten this fall are encouraged to attend this important meeting to learn more about Olmsted Falls School District’s full day kindergarten program. Parents with children who miss the age cut-off of August 1 are also welcome to attend as the consideration process for early entrance will be reviewed.
Earlier this week, Olmsted Falls City Schools announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.
For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.
Kindergarten registration for next year will officially begin this Wednesday, February 1. The first step to registering a new kindergarten student for the 2017-18 school year is to complete the online registration process accessible from the district’s website, www.ofcs.net. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do NOT register your incoming kindergarten student prior to this Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The online portal for the 2017-18 school year will not be available until then.
OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR OFFICER FAHEY
Blue ribbons have been displayed throughout the community including in front of Falls-Lenox Primary School as a local show of support for Officer Fahey’s family. Officer Fahey’s mother, retired Olmsted Township police officer Jackie Ketterer, is a current member of our staff at Falls-Lenox and has previously worked throughout all district school buildings as a School Resource Officer and member of our local Olmsted Township Police Department. Staff members and parent volunteers from Falls-Lenox assisted with the blue ribbon effort, which included sending ribbons home with Falls-Lenox students for their neighborhoods as well. Please continue to keep Officer Fahey’s family in your thoughts during this difficult time.
MATH + FAMILIES = ECC FAMILY MATH NIGHT
Our itty bitty bulldogs and their families had fun visiting various stations around the school, including technology, geometry, algebraic operations, measurement and number sense.
To view a photo gallery of the event, click HERE.
OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW IS TOMORROW – SATURDAY, JAN. 28
Enjoy the evening watching and supporting our talented students – and teachers who will present their talents as well!
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children under age 3. Tickets are available at the door.
HEALTH CLINIC REMINDER: MEDICATION GUIDELINES
- All medication must be delivered by a parent or responsible adult in the container provided by the pharmacy. Please do not send in medications with your child. All Pharmacy labels must be visible on prescription medications All non prescription items must be unopened, labeled and unexpired. Forms may be faxed or hand delivered by an adult
- All medications that a student needs will be locked in the clinic or in a secure location, except for asthma inhalers and epi-pens
- When new medications are started on your child please give the first dose on a weekend or a non school day to make sure there is no allergic reaction or serious side effects.
- Medications for chronic conditions are included in the Health Care Plan. For example: Inhalers and epipen authorizations are included in the asthma /allergy Health Care Plans. So, no additional forms are necessary.
- If bringing in medications for a field trip, please make sure to have child’s name and grade on a Ziploc type bag, name on the medication bottle and Parent / Physician signature for all prescription medications. Only a parent signature is required for all nonprescription medications.
- Please do not at any time send in a bag full of medication with no paperwork or just pills in a bag with no instructions . The clinic will not be able to give this medication.
If you have any questions about the OFCS medication guidelines, please contact District Nurse Carol Meszaros, RN, at 427-6364.
SUPER BOWL HOAGIE ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY – FRIDAY!
To help defray their cost, the OFMA will again have the annual Super Bowl Hoagie Sale that will occur February 4th at Shaker’s MarketPlace. Students will earn funds for each hoagie – about 50 percent – they sell. OFMS students also may participate to start earning funds in their own personal travel account.
Students will collect money from those who order from them. Click HERE for the order form. Click HERE for the envelope form. Envelopes only will be printed for HS students. If more are needed, contact Janet Kollar, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All orders are due to their OFHS music teacher TODAY – JANUARY 27TH. Volunteers also are needed to assemble hoagies February 4th as well as students to place lettuce and tomatoes in sandwich bags February 3rd. If you can volunteer, please click HERE to sign up.
BUY FLOWERS FOR WINTER FORMAL TO BENEFIT POST PROM
Attn: OFHS Students! Need flowers for the upcoming Winter Formal scheduled for next Friday, February 3rd? Creations by Lynn of Berea has partnered with Olmsted Falls Post Prom and can assist with wrist corsage, boutonneire or a special bouquet of flowers.
Call Creations by Lynn of Berea at 440-234-1351 and mention Olmsted Falls Post Prom OR visit Creations by Lynn of Berea at 211 Front Street in Berea and bring the official flyer with you. Click HERE for the flyer.
HAVE A BLAST AT THE FEBRUARY 24TH BALLROOM BLITZ
The Olmsted Falls Music Association will present the OFHS Jazz Band and Golden Expressions at the February 24th Ballroom Blitz. It will be at 7 p.m. in the OFHS “Café Ballroom.”
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7, students and seniors 65 and above.
To see a flier of the event, click HERE.
SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS
People of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics. Please note the time and location are different from what is listed on the PTA calendar.
It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma. The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers. Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in. The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th. To see a flier and registration form, click HERE. If you have question, email email@example.com.
OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS
Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to the May 21st Post Prom. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center. The dates are February 15, March 15, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17.
Please mark your calendars for any or ALL of these upcoming Post Prom fundraisers! Thank you for your continuing support!
- Jan, February & March 2017 – Ohio Pick 3 Raffle (Evening drawing, Mon-Fri) FLYER ATTACHED (Contact Anita Greller @ 216-894-0111 or osugreller@ cox.net)
- Need Flowers for Winter Floral? Creations by Lynn of Berea can assist. FLYER ATTACHED
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – Tony K’s Dine-in or Carry-out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)
- February 2, 2017 – Pinot’s Palette (Olmsted Falls) FLYER ATTACHED (Text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145)
- Ongoing until goal is met – T-Shirt Quilt Raffle FLYER ATTACHED
2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee
Facebook: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)
Twitter: @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)
SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS
Parents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school. To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.
SHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR
Hoodies and long and short sleeve shirts are available to purchase during Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s Spiritwear fundraiser. The clothing is available online at Ryco Sports.
To view the online merchandise, click HERE.
LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS
Olmsted Falls Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is February 11th. Once again, two sets of Cavs floor sets will be raffled during the event. It’s easy to win – just purchase a playing card for $10. You will have a one in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the April 12th Cavs vs Raptors game. Indians tickets also are part of a giveaway. Who will be the lucky winners of these special prizes?
Test your luck from 7-11:30 p.m. February 11th at the West Side Irish-American Club on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township. The night includes a big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and others as well as 50/50 raffle, side boards and others. There is a cash bar and refreshments that Angelina’s Pizza will provide.
Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni Office, 440-427-6030 for more details. The event is for anyone age 21 and older. For more details, click HERE to see the event’s flyer.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION ENDS THIS TUESDAY – JAN. 31ST
Registration 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.
For additional information, click HERE for the event flyer or contact Swings-N-Things at 235-4420, ext. 125.
OCSL REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1ST
The Olmsted Community Summer League (OCSL) offers baseball and slow-pitch softball leagues/games for boys and girls ages 4 through 18. We accept kids of all skill levels and require little to no travel. Registration is open from February 1st until March 31, 2017. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. New this year, if you register by February 28, 2017, you will receive $5 off your registration fee. Registrations after March 31, 2017, will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2017. Please like OCSL on Facebook for frequent updates and news about our league. We look forward to seeing you on the ball fields. Any questions please contact the OCC at (440) 427-1599
OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATION @ OPEN HOUSE
Olmsted Community Preschool will have its annual Open House and Registration for the 2017-18 school year from 6:30-8 p.m. February 8th. The preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. For more information, contact Melanie Reynolds, 440-235-3869 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The preschool is located at 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls.
SIGN 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 email@example.com with questions.
SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE
When: June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.
Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium
Theme: When you wish upon a cure
Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay. There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.
If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, firstname.lastname@example.org or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay. To view a flier of the event, click HERE.
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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.
- Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and staff
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- Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
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