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OFCS Update – March 17, 2017

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!  SPRING BREAK IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!  Just a reminder that spring break for OFCS is just around the corner.

Spring break will be the week of  March 27th-31st.  Students and staff will return from break on Monday, April 3rd.


OFHS JUNIOR CHOSEN TO ACCOMPANY VETERANS TO IWO JIMA

Sgt. Major Michael Dulin, a junior at Olmsted Falls High School, has been selected to accompany a group of veterans on a trip to Iwo Jima next week!

To read local media coverage on Cleveland.com about his amazing upcoming journey, please click HERE.

Congratulations on this great honor!


OFMS GRADE 8 STUDENTS GIVE SPECIAL GIFTS TO SENIORS

The Pay-it-Forward by Connecting with Others Grant Team in January organized an eighth grade-wide effort to give decorations and cards to spread goodwill and cheer among the residents of Riverview Pointe Care Center in Olmsted Falls and O’Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville. The entire eighth grade came together to create decorations and cards to give to the senior citizens to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The senior citizens were ecstatic and appreciative about receiving the decorations and even invited the eighth grade students to visit them.

All of the members of the committee contributed their hardest efforts by putting their many talents to work in creating these amazing cards and decorations to bring cheer to senior citizens this Valentine’s season.

This was one of many outreach activities created and completed by the “Paying it Forward by Connecting With Others” Committee of eighth-grade students.  Just another amazing example of our students exhibiting kindness and compassion toward others and reaching out to others in the community.


SUBMIT ITEMS FOR OFMA’S NEWSLETTER SOON

There is never a shortage of news to report on our outstanding music programs throughout the district. Be sure to share music news for the OFMA’s April issue before the deadline!
Submissions for the April newsletter should be sent to Kathy Harris Green no later than Friday, March 24th, which is just prior to Spring Break.
Haven’t had a chance to read the March issue yet?  No problem!  Click HERE to read it now.

ANNUAL HELPING HANDS BOWLING BENEFIT A HUGE SUCCESS!

The Bowling Benefit for Helping Hands and OFCS Special Olympics was a huge success due to the generous support of the Bulldog community through donations and participation. There were close to 200 participants that bowled this year!

Close to $4000 was raised and this will allow Helping Hands to continue to:

-Offer grant money for special needs classrooms to purchase supplies like books, sensory tools, field trip opportunities, and specialized programs like music therapy and yoga.

-Provide sensory friendly social experiences for special needs students and their families for minimal or no cost to them.

-Offer a scholarship to a graduating Helping Hands volunteer.

-Cover the participation costs for all Special Olympic athletes.

Congratulations to this year’s raffle winners:

50/50 Raffle: Amy Ryan
Vitamix: Jessica Sedlacek
Indians Tickets: Jim Kelley
Family Fun Pack: Mason Ceruvas
Wine-O: Rose Cortimilia
Special Needs Photo Session: Kelley Shiltz
Family Portrait Session: Amanda Balewski
Handmade Treasures: Judy Koenig
Shaker’s IGA Basket: Vicki Cooper
Dining Around Town: Mary Grace Simbeck
Technology Package: Julie Kancler
On the Go and Relax: Jeff Moyer
Disney Basket: Sean Connelly
Kids Fun Basket: Chapman Family
Bulldog Superfan: Chris Kemock
Lottery Basket: Parkowski Family
Movie Night: Mason Mowery
Spring Flowers: Pam Manas
Ryco Sports Bulldog Gear: Logan Connelly

To view a MORE PHOTOS from this event, please click HERE for the online gallery.


OLMSTED FALLS 2017 SAFETY TOWN REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

If your child will enter Kindergarten next fall, don’t forget to sign up for Safety Town. It is a child accident prevention program for incoming kindergarteners.  The program introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to the children.

The registration deadline is May 15.  See Olmsted Early Childhood PTA’s website at oecpta.org for the sign-up form and more details.


REGISTER TODAY FOR OFHS BULLDOG SPRING TRAINING CLINIC – TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH

Like the Cleveland Indians, OFHS offers Spring Training – a clinic from 9 a.m. to noon THIS SATURDAY, March 18th for students in grades 1-5.

The Olmsted Falls baseball staff and the OFHS varsity baseball team will supervise the camp, which costs $20.  Basic pitching skills, hitting drills, catching and fielding skills will be taught. Get a jump-start on your upcoming baseball season.

All participants should wear cleats and baseball pants/sweatpants and bring tennis shoes, if it needs to move indoors, and ALL baseball equipment (glove, bat, and catchers gear/cup, if you are a catcher, etc). The camp is planned for outdoors, but depending on weather, may have to move indoors – so plan accordingly.

Check twitter.com/ofbaseball in the days leading up to the clinic for any last-minute details, news, etc.  To register, click HERE for Olmsted Community Center’s sign in site.


LEARN MORE ABOUT COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS AT INFORMAL SETTING – THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22ND

Stop by an informal College Credit Plus Scheduling Open House from 6-7 p.m. March 22nd in the OFHS Media Center. Aimee A. Caldrone, OFHS college & career counselor, will host the gathering to answer questions about CCP and how to schedule classes. Students and parents are invited to attend, but this meeting is not mandatory. Just stop by with any questions.

Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website for upcoming dates and important information: https://sites. google.com/a/ofcs.net/hs- guidance/


OFIS GREEN TEAM T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER – ORDERS DUE MARCH 23RD

The OFIS Green Team T-Shirt Sale is currently underway with proceeds to benefit OFIS Green Team Projects and another OFIS student program.

T-shirts are just $10 each for the special “OFCS Bulldogs” edition super soft t-shirts – perfect for proud Bulldogs of all ages.  Youth and adults sizes available.

Order yours today by clicking HERE for information / order form.


IT’S MALLEY’S FUNDRAISER TIME AT OFIS!

malley_chocAll proceeds will be used to offset the cost of our annual class trip to Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan during the spring of your child’s 5th grade year.

· This is an ONLINE only candy fundraiser. Friends and family can order at their convenience 24 hours a day.

· All orders totaling $60 or more to one address receive FREE SHIPPING.

· ONLINE order deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017.

· TO GET STARTED: Go to malleys.com/fundraise. Our group link is https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/olmsted-falls-intermediate/


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

To access the online registration link, please click http://bit.ly/2jw02Cy now, or visit http://www.ofcs.net at your convenience.

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently 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 upcoming 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.


OF POST PROM INVITES ALL TO POST PROM MEETINGS, FUNDRAISERS

Please consider joining us at our remaining Post Prom Committee meetings, all located in the Media Center at OFHS in 7PM:

  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17

Opportunities to support Post Prom at these upcoming and/or ongoing fundraisers:

T-shirt Quilt Raffle (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a customized T-shirt Quilt!  What a great graduation present for your son/daughter! 

Ohio Lottery – Daily Pick 3 Drawing (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

Secure your tickets today for the March drawings!

April 25, 2017 – BINGO at Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill (Click HERE for flyer with contact details) — Contact Stacy to buy tickets presale and receive more BINGO cards and chances to win!!)

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.co m

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


bulldog-sweatSHOW 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.


 SAVE THE DATE: O.F. ATHLETIC BOOSTERS’ ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RACES APRIL 8TH
St. Mary Night at the RacesGet ready for the ride of your live at the April 8th Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Night at the Races.  It will be at St. Demetrios Center in Rocky River.
Tickets are $35 a person or $280 for a table of 8.
Please contact Brian Fritz for tickets at 216-337-4422 or B4421fritz@yahoo.com.
To purchase a horse, please contact Terry Atkins at Terenceatkins22@gmail.com.
 To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



dagilelis_engLITHUANIAN BOYS CHOIR TO PERFORM TONIGHT @ CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

The community is invited to attend a concert of the Boys’ and Youth Choir “Dagilelis’ from Lithuania.  It will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow, March 17th in the Waetjen Auditorium at Cleveland State University. The group has 37 male singers ranging in ages from 10-19. It has won many international awards.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10, children/youth 18 years and younger. Tickets are available by clicking HERE or calling Amanda Muliolis 216-938-7356 or emailing boyschoirconcert@gmail.com.


VIDEO GAME PROGRAM AT OLMSTED FALLS BRANCH LIBRARY

Video Game Creation: Hatchling Defender

Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
End Time: 8:30 p.m.

Description:  Make your very own video games! We’ll build an example game together using GameMaker Studio, free software you can keep exploring long after the class. Bring your flash drive to take your game with you at the end.  Register by clicking HERE.


LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF FAIRY GARDENS WITH THE OLMSTED FALLS GARDEN CLUB – THURSDAY, MARCH 23 @ 7 P.M.

Local businesswoman Dawn Reese of Dolls and Minis will share the history of fairy gardens with the Olmsted Falls Garden Club Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. She will also give tips on how to construct your own fairy garden. The group meets at the Olmsted Falls Baptist Church, 26581 Bagley Road. All are welcome to attend this free program.


GREATER CLEVELAND YMCA “HEALTHY KIDS DAY” AT QUICKEN LOANS ARENA – MARCH 25TH

Join the YMCA of Greater Cleveland for the sixth annual Healthy Kids Day at The Q! There will be activities and fun for the entire family. Make it a play date! It’s FREE and open to everyone!

The following organizations and companies will be in attendance with hands-on activites and giveaways:  – CAVS Entertainment Teams – Northeast Ohio Sewer District – U.S. Coast Guard – Metro Health and Pediatric Injury; Metro Life Flight – Liberty Mutual – Let’s Move/ We Run this city – YMCA Child Care – Natural History Museum – Cleveland Aquarium
– Lakeshore Learning – Children’s Museum – UH Rainbow Babies Safety Squad – Cleveland Division of Water – Zoomfotobooth (Photo Booth) – Cleveland EMS – Girls on the Run – Partnership for Healthy North Royalton – Juice Plus – Canvases for Care
– Zoup! – Cleveland Metro Parks -CAVS Academy – POUND! and Yoga Demonstrations – Cleveland Metroparks – IX Get Fit Expo – National Kidney Foundation – And many more!

Click HERE to register for this fun-filled community event!


FUNDRAISER FOR OFFICER FAHEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – APRIL 5TH @ SUDS MAGUIRE’S

A local fundraiser has been organized to celebrate and honor the life of fallen Cleveland Police Office David Fahey.  On Wednesday, April 5th, Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill will donate 20% of their proceeds to benefit local scholarships for OFHS students in the memory of Officer Fahey.  Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a Chinese Raffle to raise additional funds for this effort.

For additional information, please click HERE to download the event flyer.


HURRY! OCSL REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 31ST

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, however, ends March 31st. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. Registrations after March 31st will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15th. 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, 440-427-1599.


BOY SCOUT TROOP 252 TO HOST PANCAKE BREAKFAST – APRIL 23RD

Local Boy Scout Troop 252 from St. Mary of the Falls will be hosting a community Pancake Breakfast event on Sunday, April 23rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary of the Falls Church.

Click HERE to download the event flyer.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

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, simonbob15@yahoo.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.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe 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.


BULLDOG FLAG FOOTBALL NOW REGISTERING PLAYERS

The Bulldog Flag Football, which the city of Olmsted Falls sponsors, is a recreational and fun positive league that now has open registration through June 30th.

The league is an educational experience open to boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 6. To view a detailed flier and registration form, click HERE.


KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP AT PINOT’S PALETTE THIS YEAR

Kids entering Kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to participate in the Bulldog Summer Art Camp through Olmsted Recreation at Pinot’s Palette, 8051 Columbia Road.

The camp covers 10 one-hour classes over two weeks from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 22.  It is $50 a student for Olmsted Falls residents and $55 for nonresidents. There are morning sessions divided by age.

To view a flier and registration form, click HERE. Have questions? Please call Joelle McNea, Olmsted Recreation coordinator, 440-427-2519, with any questions.


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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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