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OFCS Update – August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017 Comments off

WELCOME BACK BULLDOGS!

OFCS Triple A LogoIt’s been a great start to the new school year so far!  OFCS would like to thank our Bulldog families for your help in achieving a smooth opening to the 2017-2018 school year.  We know it takes time to get your students prepared for a new school year.  From completing the required online registration updates to shopping for school supplies, thank you for all that you do!

Jim Lloyd - Cropped for WebsiteOFCS will again be publishing regular updates to our District Blog, which you can visit anytime at https://ofalls.wordpress.com.

New this year, OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd will also be publishing a blog of his own with information on topics related to our school district as well as things happening in the broader education arena.  To read Dr. Lloyd’s first post and follow his blog, please visit http://ofcssuper.wordpress.com.

We also invite you to follow our district and building Twitter accounts for periodic announcements, reminders and an ongoing glimpse into all the great things going on in our classrooms, buildings and departments throughout the district!

twitterFollow us on Twitter:

@OFCSDistrict (Olmsted Falls City School District)

@OFCSSuper (OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd)

@ofhsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls High School)

@ofmsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Middle School)

@ofisbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Intermediate School)

@FLBulldogs (Falls-Lenox Primary School)

@ECCBulldogs (Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center)


NO CLASSES THIS FRIDAY AND MONDAY, LABOR DAY

labor day clip artJust a reminder there will be NO SCHOOL for students tomorrow – Friday, September 1st  – due to the district’s scheduled staff development day.  There will also be NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 4th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

To view the 2017-2018 school year calendar online, click HERE.


DISTRICT TWITTER PAGE RECEIVES 1ST SCHOOL DAY PHOTOS

#OFBULLDOGSDAY1   Thanks to all who shared first day of schools photos via Twitter with @OFCSDistrict.  It was fun seeing all the smiling faces ready for school!

To view our gallery of first day photos, please click HERE.

Would you like your first day pics added to our gallery? It’s not too late! Simply Tweet your first day photos to @OFCSDistrict and include #OFBulldogsDay1.


VOTE NOW!  BULLDOGS UP FOR FOX8 “FRIDAY NIGHT TOUCHDOWN” GAME OF THE WEEKgameoftheweek

Let’s go Bulldogs! Tomorrow night’s OFHS Varsity Football match-up against Avon has been nominated for Week #2 of “Friday Night Touchdown’s” Game of the Week.

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Voting is still underway!

Click HERE NOW to cast your vote for Fox8 to feature extended coverage from Bulldog Country!


YOUNGER BULLDOGS INVITED TO MINI CHEER CLINIC / CHEER UNDER THE LIGHTS – DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS TOMORROW, SEPT. 1ST

The OFHS cheerleaders invite all Olmsted Falls students in Kindergarten through grade 5 to attend a Cheerleading Clinic and then cheer under the lights at the Friday, September 15th Bulldog vs Lakewood varsity football game.

The high school cheerleaders will instruct clinics that are scheduled for Tuesday, September 12th (6:30-8:30 p.m.) for grades 3-5 and Thursday, September 14th (6:30-8:30 p.m.).  Both clinics take place in the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School gym.

The cost is $25 for the first child, then $20 for each additional one in your immediate family.  Hurry, the deadline is this FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST.  Each participant will receive a T-shirt, free admission to the game, a snack at the game and a picture with the Bulldog and the varsity cheerleaders.

For more details on registering, click HERE.


OFHS BAND PREVIEW NIGHT INCLUDES LITTLE MUSICIANS, CHEERLEADERS

20953581_10214379212738218_6132663387396534519_nThis year’s OFHS Marching Band Preview Show – held Saturday, August 19th – helped kick off the new school year with LOTS of BULLDOG SPIRIT and BULLDOG PRIDE!

The Pride of Olmsted Falls Marching Band dazzled the crowd as usual with their preview performance!  As has become a treasured tradition, the band also invited all younger Bulldogs to help them kick the night off.  Many young Bulldogs joined the Olmsted Falls High School Marching Band on the practice field ahead of the big event and then headed on over to the Charles A. Harding football stadium. All had great fun – especially the little ones!

Please click HERE to view a photo gallery of the event.


WELCOME NEW BULLDOG TEACHERS!

Please join us in welcoming our newest Bulldog teachers to the buildings!

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Pictured above are new elementary teachers working in our Early Childhood Center, Falls-Lenox Primary and Olmsted Falls Intermediate buildings. Front Row (L to R): Lauren Payne (3rd grade); Chelsea Simpson (Kindergarten); Virginia Shroka (1st Grade); Bethany Timas (3rd grade); Joelle Honroth (Long-term substitute, Falls-Lenox); Emily Dame (Long-term substitute, Falls-Lenox); Elizabeth Roberts (Intervention Specialist, Falls-Lenox).  Back Row (L to R): Nancy Becker (Tutor, ECC); Anissa Pletcher (Long-term substitute, Falls-Lenox); Antonette Clancy (Art, Falls-Lenox); Jennifer Pinzone (Kindergarten); Marissa Redden (Kindergarten); Allison Benson (Tutor, Falls-Lenox); Jacob Percival (Physical Education, ECC); Joanna Barnard (Speech-Language Pathologist, ECC); Miranda Oltmanns (2nd Grade).

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Pictured above are new teachers working in our Olmsted Falls Middle School and Olmsted Falls High School buildings. From L to R:  Emma Bailey (Speech-Language Pathologist, OFMS); Talia Magestro (Long-term substitute, OFMS); Natalie Castrigano (Science, OFMS); Michelle Kenney (Language Arts, OFMS); Katelynn Bunevich (Counselor OFMS); Liana Culley (Long-term subsititute, OFHS); Alan Evangelista (Intervention Specialist, OFHS); Taylor Wharton (Science, OFHS); Ashley Harrington (Language Arts, OFHS). Not pictured: Alexander Lintner (Counselor, OFHS) and Nicole Mack (School Psychologist, OFMS).


PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVES UNDERWAY ACROSS DISTRICT!

PTADon’t miss the PTA membership currently underway way in all of our school buildings!

Several of our PTA units are offering the opportunity to complete your membership on-line this year!  To complete your PTA membership online now, please click on the appropriate building(s) below:

Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA

OFIS PTA

OFMS PTA

To view additional information for all PTA Units, please click on the following links for 2017-2018 PTA Membership Brochures for each building:

Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA

OFIS PTA

OFMS PTA

OFHS PTA

OECPTA (Olmsted Early Childhood PTA for our community’s youngest bulldogs who are not yet in school)


 

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS INVITES NEW MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS FOR ITS PROGRAM

The Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters is conducting its annual membership drive. This group helps raise funds for Bulldog athletic programs for grades 7-12.

The school district has 65 teams in 22 interscholastic sports. The club helps defray that program’s operating costs through various volunteer opportunities and fundraisers. Being a member will help these efforts and improve the excellent athletic program. Patron memberships start at $15 with several levels available.  A $35 or more contribution will list a business name.

To view the membership letter, click HERE.

To download a patron application form, click HERE.

The club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the Olmsted Falls High School Media Center.


KEEP INFORMED ABOUT OFMA – MEETINGS AND FACEBOOK PAGE
musical-noteThe Olmsted Falls Music Association’s first meeting of this new school year is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 6th, in the OFHS choir room.  It’s a great way to get involved.
You also may keep up to date with OFMS’s events on its facebook page by clicking HERE.  Keep an eye out for the association’s new website – coming soon!


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OF BRANCH LIBRARY OFFERS AFTER-SCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP

The Cuyahoga County Public Library offers free after-school homework help to students in grades K-8. Students may receive assistance in language arts, math, reading, science, social studies and other subjects from the Library’s trained staff at no cost.  Stop in to meet the homework mentor and see if this professional free assistance is the answer for your family.

The Homework Mentor Open House is from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 20th at the OF Library on Mapleway Drive.


OPA OFFERS COMMUNITY A ROOTIN’ TOOTIN’ GOOD TIME – SEPT. 9TH & 10TH

The Olmsted Performing Arts presents “Woody’s Roundup” that features a breakfast or dinner at Wagners in Westlake.  The meal and meet and greet will occur after the performance.  The event is set for 10 a.m. breakfast on Sept. 9 and 10 and 6 p.m. dinner on the same dates. For more details, go to olmstedperformingarts.com.


CUB SCOUT OPEN HOUSE IS SEPTEMBER 12TH @ FALLS-LENOX

Boys in grades 1-5 and their parents/guardians interested in Cub Scouts are invited to attend the Cub Scout Open House from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, September 12th. It is in the Lenox gym at Falls-Lenox Primary School.  Meet representatives from Cub Scout packs 102 and 252 in Olmsted Falls, learn about the scout program and find out how your son may join the fun!  For more information, email Pack 102 at OFallsPack102@gmail.com or Pack 252 at jrobinson@legalimages.biz.


 

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Important Back-To-School Dates for 2017-2018

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OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

August 15th – Student Schedules Available In PowerSchool

August 21st – First Day of School:  Freshman Orientation (Freshman ONLY 7:26 a.m. – 9:16 a.m.) / Grades 10-12 LATE START @ 9:16 a.m.

August 28th – OFHS Open House @ 7:00 p.m.

September 7th – Individual School Picture Day

 

OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 14th – 6th Grade WEB Orientation (8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.); 6th Grade Open Campus (12:30 – 3:00 p.m.)

August 16th – 6th Grade Parent Night (6:30 p.m.)

August 18th – Orientation Program for 7th / 8th Grade Students NEW to OFMS (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.)  This event is for new students only, not for all 7th/8th grade students.

August 18th – Open Campus for all 7th / 8th Grade (12:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

August 21st – First Day of School

September 5th – 8th Grade Parent Night (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

September 6th – 7th Grade Parent Night from (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

September 15th – Individual School Picture Day

 

OLMSTED FALLS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

August 18th:   Open Visitation (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

August 21st:   First Day of School

August 22nd:   4th Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 24th:   Individual School Picture Day

August 29th:   5th Grade Open House  (7:00 p.m.)

 

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL

August 10th – New Parent Information Night

August 16th – Class Lists Posted OnLine and On Front Doors (3:30 p.m.)

August 17th – Open House & Classroom Visitations: 1st Grade Visitation (5:00-5:45 pm); 2nd Grade (6:15-7:00 pm); 3rd Grade Visitation (7:15-8:00 pm)

August 21st – First Day of School

September 8th:  Individual School Picture Day

 

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

August 21-23: Kindergarten Orientation (as assigned)

August 24th:  First Day of Kindergarten

August 28th: Preschool Orientation

August 29th:  First Day of Preschool for Students with IEPs

September 5th: First Day of Preschool for Typical Peers

September 13th:  Individual School Picture Day

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