LS Announcements

OCS Lower School Newsletter 10-16-17


OCS RAMS 4on4 Dad and Kid Basketball – November 11, 9am-1pm

Please see the attached link for more information and the registration form for the OCS Rams Dad and Kid 4 on 4 Basketball event.


Collection Drive for the needs of Puerto Rico

Our 5th and 6th grade Student Auxiliary Corps is collecting donated supplies for the citizens of Puerto Rico. We will be accepting the following items through Friday, October 20th: bottled water, diapers, baby wipes, powdered formula, baby food, first aid supplies such as band-aids, Neosporin, medical tape, etc. Please do not donate items that will expire before January 2018 as the need will certainly extend beyond that time. Thank you for being the healing hands and showing the love of Christ. All donations may be dropped off in the Lower School Front office.


National Writing Day – October 20th – Incredible Kid Day

Thank you for sending your students’ letters to us for the upcoming United States National Day of Writing.


Trunk or Treat – October 29

It sure would be sweet if you’ll help with Trunk or Treat! This huge community event on October 29th is entirely free, and Orangewood Church, PCA needs your generous candy donations to give away 30,00 pieces of candy. Candy donations can be dropped at the lower and upper school campuses during the week. If you would like to host a decorated car trunk and hand out treats, contact Marie Cardinali to sign up at


ACYS Flag Football and Cheerleading

Registration is now open for Flag football and cheer squad. Please see details in the link if you are interested. If you are interested in helping coach a flag football team please contact Posey Stitcher



Yearbooks are now on sale and the cost of the book is $70. Don't miss out on purchasing our 2017-18 book of memories. Order online at Also, our yearbook staff needs pictures of students on mission trips. If your child went on a mission trip this past summer and would be willing to share his/her experience with us, please send pictures and information to as soon as possible.


Faculty/Staff Birthday link

Please help us celebrate our staff on their birthdays or ½ birthdays. If a birthday has passed and you would like to still celebrate that staff member, please contact them as soon as possible to let them know you will be celebrating their special day on their ½ birthday.


Boxtops Program

The next Boxtops Collection day will be November 9th.



Coffees – in-home grade level gathering


Our in-home grade level coffees for K4 – 6th grades are continuing again this year. We plan to have 2 to 3 for each grade level throughout the year, with the possibility of offering one of these in the evening. If you are willing to open your home for a coffee and you live close to the school, please contact Dawn Miller ( at your earliest convenience. These gatherings are a great way to keep parents informed of what is happening here at school, and they also provide a wonderful opportunity to get to know other parents in your child’s classroom.


*CANCELLED - Tuesday, October 17, K4 and TK – Maniscalco home at 477 Bottlebrush Loop, Sanford at 6:45 PM. Link


*Monday, October 23, Kindergarten – OCS Lower School Media Center at 8:00am. Link


*Monday, November 6, K4/TK – OCS Lower School Media Center 8:00 AM


MOMS in Prayer

MOMS in Prayer Group Meets each Tuesday 8 - 9 AM in the lower school conference room. Drop your child off school Tuesday mornings, park and come help support the school during this prayer time.

"Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children." Lamentations 2:19


Do I need to sign up every week? No, please attend whenever you are available.
Do I have to pray out loud? No
How is the prayer time run? We have a list of prayer requests. We follow the "ACTS" pattern - Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (Intercession).


Parent Prep

Would you like to get to know the Orangewood parents? Would you like to help the teachers with their evening and weekend prep work? Would you like to have a look behind the scenes of what is happening in the classroom? We bind books, create pop-up books, turn grocery bags into Indian vests, laminate, cut and paste - no experience necessary. We have fun, share ideas and observations on life/parenting/latest shopping deals! We get to know each other better and serve the Lord helping with our children’s Christian education. If you would like to volunteer please contact Amanda Classon at



Playground Calendar

Please see the attached links to view the Lower School Playground Duty calendar. Thank you to everyone who helps in this way!


October: link

November: link


Important Dates:

Friday, October 20                       National Day of Writing – Incredible Kid Day
Friday, October 20                       Spirit Day
Monday, October 23                    Kindergarten Parent coffee/gathering – OCS Lower School Media Center at 8:00 am.
Monday, October 30                    Accelerated Reading (AR) First Quarter Deadline (2nd – 5th grades)
Monday, November 6                   K4/TK Parent Coffee – OCS Lower School Media Center at 8:00 am
Friday, November 17                   1st Goal Deadline for Typing Club