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OFCS Update – March 24, 2017

SPRING BREAK IS HERE! 

Spring break begins this Monday, March 27th, through Friday, March 31st.  Students and staff will return from break on Monday, April 3rd.

Have a very safe and enjoyable Spring break.  See you in April!


OFMS STUDENT ADVANCES TO STATE GEOGRAPHIC BEE CONTEST

Congratulations to David Vidovich, an OFMS sixth grader, who qualified for the Ohio National Geographic Bee. The Bee will be held March 31st at the Fawcett Center at The Ohio State University.

David will be competing with other students from grades 5-8 who qualified from across the state of Ohio! The winner from this contest will then participate at the National Bee next month in Washington D.C!

Good luck, David!


 

FOUR OFMS STUDENTS TO LAY WREATH IN ARLINGTON CEMETERY

Congratulations to the students who entered an essay contest to earn the honor of laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. They are Chad Boskovitch, Shreya Desai, Allison Milligan and Katie Gareau. 

Students will visit Arlington on Thursday, April 6th, during their three-day trip to Washington D.C.


OFHS BULLDOG TO DROP CEREMONIAL PUCK DROP @ MONSTERS GAME

Cam Wilson was chosen to represent the Baron Cup champions Bulldog hockey team to perform the ceremonial puck drop last Friday, March 17th at the Cleveland Monsters game.

Cam joined other captains from the Baron Cup championship teams who also attended.

Way to represent Bulldog Country!


DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT PRODUCES NEW CHAMPS

The OFHS PTA Dodgeball tournament on March 10th saw lots of highlights between dodgeball, free throws, face painting and 50/50 winner. A big thank you to Lindsey Smith for a great job in singing the national anthem.

Defending champions OFIS was unable to hold onto the trophy as it returned to OFHS.  However, OFHS could not hold on against the OFMS student team, The Shuns. The players are the first student team to beat a staff team.   Congrats.

Thanks to all who participated in some way. Thanks also to all who volunteered. Everyone’s help and support make OFHS PTA scholarships possible.  To view an online photo gallery of the action, click HERE.

Our next fundraiser is underway now.  It is the Spring Carnation sale during high school lunch periods this week.  They are only $2 each or $5 for three. Share some Spring with your favorite student or staff member. The funds raised will also go to high school scholarships.


THANKS TO SUPPORTERS – ECC BOOK FAIR HUGE SUCCESS

Thank you so much to all who made the ECC Book Fair such a success!  About 618 books were purchased, which provides about 111,299 reading minutes to our students. We had many wonderful Bulldog families who attended the family shopping night and students were also able to shop with their classes. It was so wonderful to see all the excitement in the children about buying books!

A very big THANK YOU to the fabulous Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA. Janelle Prada, the book fair chairperson, and all the wonderful volunteers – Michelle Smith, Brandi Phillips, Jennifer Pinzone, Dawn Frazier and Erika Singleton. Without all their generous and selfless giving of their time and talent, the book fair would not have gone so well.


OBVIOUSLY, BULLDOGS LOVE TO READ WITH ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BOOK FAIR

The Middle School Scholastic Spring Book Fair was very successful, thanks to our awesome staff and students who continually support our book fair.  New books of all genres were purchased for our Media Center with profits earned from the fair.

In addition, a big Thank You to the following PTA members who volunteered their valuable time to help: Sharon Knaggs, Lori Surtman, Erika Singleton, Amy Staley, Katie Chapman, Nicole Linden, Donna McKee, Julie Clum and Rinda Vas.



FOOD DRIVE WILL BENEFIT LOCAL INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES

Falls-Lenox recently had a food drive that ran for two weeks. Each classroom had one specific item they were collecting.

Due to our community’s generosity, there will be many families that will benefit from these donations! Thank you to everyone who sent in any items!


OFHS SWIM & DIVE TEAM’S HONEYBAKED HAM SALE ENDS MARCH 31ST

The HoneyBaked Ham Store is now open, courtesy of the OFHS Swim & Dive Team. From now until March 31st, you may order HoneyBaked ham or turkey PLUS gift certificates.

There is no price mark up or standing in lines. To view the order form, click HERE.

Pick up is from 5:30-7 p.m. April 13th at the band entrance of the OFHS.  For more information, Call Anita Greller, 440-793-6405.


HELPING HANDS PRESENTS FREE MOVIE & GAME NIGHT SET FOR APRIL 7TH

Join together for a fun night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 7 in the OFHS Cafeteria and auditorium. Enjoy pizza, salad, popcorn, cookies, drinks and organized games and crafts in the cafeteria prior to the sensory-friendly experience with the movie Zootopia where the sound is controlled and the lights are dim. The event is FREE.

RSVP via email by Wednesday, April 5th to helpinghands@ofcs.net.  

Be sure to include name, number of adults and numbers of students (include grade level).  List any food allergies/restrictions, also. Students in grades PK-5 should have a responsible adult in attendance.


OLMSTED FALLS 2017 SAFETY TOWN REGISTRATION CONTINUES

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.

 


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.


OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE EACH YEAR THANKS TO COMMUNITY SUPPORT – ALL INVITED, ALL WELCOME TO GET INVOLVED – NEXT MEETING APRIL 5TH

Each year OFMA gives $10,000 in grants to support the music programs in all of Olmsted Falls School District schools; three (3) $1,000 scholarships to graduating music seniors and up to a total of $3,000 in scholarships to students to attend summer music camps. OFMA is able to provide these funds because of the generous financial donations and successful fundraising events such as the upcoming Fill The Truck and Bob Evans Dine and Donate (see next blog item for details).

OFMA’s next monthly meeting will be the Wednesday, April 5th at 7 p.m. in the high school choir room.  (That’s the first Wednesday back after spring break!) All are welcome to come. 


OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION HAS 2 UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS

Another “Fill the Truck” opportunity will be at the OF Board of Education parking lot April 8th and 9th. It is again partnering with the Easter Seals Northern Ohio with this clothing drive. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 8th and 1-4 p.m. April 9th. Acceptable items include clothing; shoes; accessories such as purses, scarves, gloves, hats, book bags, cloth lunch boxes; linens; curtains; draperies; towels; bedding and fabric.  It will not accept household items, toys or any items that are not cloth.  All donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt. To see a flier that explains how to bring them to the drop off and other details, click HERE.

Dine in or out at North Olmsted’s Bob Evans and help raise money for the OFMA.

Present the OFMA’s flier from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 10th and the group will earn 15 percent of your purchase. Bob Evans is at 25853 Lorain Road.

To download the flier, click HERE.

 

 


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 at 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 – Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a customized T-shirt Quilt!  What a great graduation present for your son/daughter! (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

April 18, 2017 (5-8 PM) – Come Accessory Shop for Prom & Mom @ Olmsted Falls High School, Media Center (Click HERE for flyer with details)

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

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee  

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com 

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

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


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/


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.


 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



 GREATER CLEVELAND YMCA “HEALTHY KIDS DAY” AT QUICKEN LOANS ARENA – THIS SATURDAY – 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 activities 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!


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.


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.

 


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.


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.


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.

 


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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