OFCS Update – February 3, 2017
OFMS STUDENTS COMPETE IN ANNUAL SPELLING BEE
Congratulations to all Olmsted Falls Middle School students who competed in the school’s annual Spelling Bee. Top winners are Lauren Burch, first place; Sanat Subhash, second place and Megan Nguyen, third place.
Pictured here are the students who earned awards as well as Molly Laubert, grade 8 math and science teacher/OFMS cross-country coach.
The three top winners holding their awards in the front row are, from left, Megan, Lauren and Sanat.
Congratulations to five OFHS senior student-athletes who signed official letters of intent this week to continue their athletic careers at the college level next year during a special signing event at OFHS. Students were joined by family members, coaches and teammates as they officially signed letters of intent to participate at the college level.
Skyelar Alstadt will play soccer @ Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.
Brittany Chapman will play soccer at Mount Union College in Ohio.
Lexi Gomez will play soccer at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Cameron Robinson will play soccer at Gannon University in Pennsylvania.
Sam Vas will play football @ Valparaiso University in Indiana.
Stay tuned for additional letter of intent signing news!
Congrats again and best of luck to these outstanding athletes!
Olmsted Falls City School District Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd participated in a discussion with State Senator Peggy Lehner last week, which aired locally on WVIZ and can also be viewed online HERE. (Note: The graduation discussion begins at approx. the 10:00 minute mark in the program.)
The segment, discussing high school graduation requirements, was featured on “The State of Ohio” program which also airs on The Ohio Channel.
Follow Dr. Lloyd on Twitter @OFCSSuper.
MANY WINNERS – AND VOLUNTEERS – AT THE ANNUAL PTA TALENT SHOW
In the K-4 Grade Category – Falls Lenox
Sully Murray – First Place tie, vocal performance of “House of Gold.”
Kylee Kosar and Isabella Muñoz – Second Place, vocal performance of “Beautiful Day.”
Steven Demchak – Third Place, piano solo of “The Star Bangled Banner.”
In the K-4 Grade Category – OFIS
Isabella Goldshmidt – First Place tie, piano solo medley of songs by Nancy and Randy Faber.
In the 5-8 Grade Category – OFIS
Lindsey Smits – First Place, vocal performance of “Sing Your Own Song.” Lindsey was also the Overall Winner of the Talent show, having received the highest score of all performers in the show.
Adam Dempsey – Third Place, freestyle dance performance of the medley “Can’t Stop This Feeling; What Ya Working With and Hair Up.”
In the 5-8 Grade Category – OFMS
Rachel Korba – Second Place, contemporary dance to “Too Good.”
In the 9th – 12th Grade Category – OFHS
Elisabeth Helmick – First Place, vocal of “Can’t Let Go.” Elisabeth was also the recipient of the Dara Hosta Vocal Performance Award given by the Hosta Family.
Jack Surtman – Second Place, piano solo of “Canon in D Major.”
Amanda Holt – Third Place, vocal and guitar performance of “Drops of Jupiter.”
Congratulations to all of the Talent Show winners and to all the students who shared their talents in the show. A special thank you to Dan Fidler, Brynn Hanratty, Nico Humphrey and Carson Moore from Golden Expressions who performed the National Anthem to open the Talent Show. Congratulations also to the program cover design winner Claire Rosen, OFHS grade 12, Graphic Arts student from Polaris whose original artwork appeared on the Talent Show program cover. Great and creative design Claire!! The program cover is shown here on the right.
And what would a Talent Show be without a Master of Ceremonies? Thank you Danny Doherty, OFHS Junior. Many thanks as well to the OFHS Stage/Sound/Lighting Crew Gabe Gulla and Jack Corrigan. A very special shout out to Dave and Jessica our special musical performers who entertained the audience while participant scores were tallied.
Our most sincere gratitude to Fonda and Bruce Hosta for their continued support of the Talent Show through donation of trophies and the prize for the Dara Hosta Vocal Performance Award. Many thanks to our PTA volunteers who helped make this event a success and thanks to our wonderful audience. All proceeds from the show will benefit Class of 2017 graduates with scholarship awards.
It was a great show! We hope that our K- 11 performers will return again next year. We can’t wait to see what talents you will share with us!
SUPER BOWL HOAGIE ASSEMBLING – AND BUYING – TOMORROW, SATURDAY FEB. 4TH
Parent and student volunteers are gathering at Shaker’s MarketPlace at 9 a.m. TOMORROW – Saturday, Feb. 4 – to assemble more than 1,000 sandwiches for the annual Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Super Bowl Hoagie Sale. Any additional volunteer support is appreciated! Just show up at 9 am to help! NO experience required!!
Students will deliver pre-ordered hoagies on Saturday for those wishing to save them for Super Bowl LI on Sunday. Students who have been selling hoagies need to plan to pick up their orders for their deliveries Saturday.
Music students have been working hard gathering orders, and some hoagies will also be sold at the store. Hoagies are $5 each.
HELP RAISE FUNDS DURING OFIS PTA READ-A-THON THROUGH FEB. 15TH
Help the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School PTA raise money while promoting reading skills and education. OFIS PTA launched its local Read-a-Thon this past Monday holding various reading sessions to help raise funds. Supporters may donate money toward the program – and leave a word of encouragement – for students during this time.
Simply log on to the reader dashboard by clicking HERE and donate. You may view it several times to check the fundraising amount and view donors commitment to reading. As one entry reads: “Reading is the most important thing you can do at school and at your leisure. It helps you to develop a great vocabulary, helps with your spelling and is needed in every subject in school and in so much of your life.”
PLAY BINGO WHILE RAISING FUNDS FOR HELPING HANDS
Enjoy some friendly games of Bingo this Wednesday, February 8th at Tony K’s with proceeds benefiting Helping Hands.
Doors open – and shopping with participating vendors – at 6:30 p.m. with bingo starting at 7. The cost is $10 for a set of bingo cards. Prizes will be awarded each round from participating vendors.
Why not dine out and have fun doing so playing Bingo. Reserve your spot by emailing email@example.com by Tuesday, February 7th.
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.
More information coming soon!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- 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.
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.
FEB. 11TH LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS
Olmsted Falls Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is February 11th. Two sets of Cavs floor seats 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
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 download the OCSL flyer, please click HERE. 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 – FEBRUARY 8th
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 email@example.com. The preschool is located at 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls.
SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL
To see an informational flier, click HERE. Register online at olmstedcc.com.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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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- Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
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