LS Announcements

OCS Lower School Newsletter 12-4-17

Lower School Christmas Program – Tues., December 5 – 7:00 pm

All students will be dropped off at the main campus (1300 W. Maitland Blvd.) Tuesday morning between 7:55-8:10 AM for practice. We plan to have an all school caroling before rehearsal begins so please plan to have your child there promptly by 8:10am. Students will then be transported back to the Lower School by OCS buses. Please see the attached details and a permission slip about the day. Link

Harlem Globetrotters at the Amway – OCS Choir to sing December 9th 12:00pm

Come see the OCS High School Choir sing the National Anthem at the Amway Center on Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 pm! Group tickets are available for $20.50 through the OCS Choir. Contact Laura Nelson Kelly at

"Beauty and the Beast Jr." Meeting Monday, December 11th

We are inviting LS students to participate in two songs, "Be Our Guest" and "Human Again" in our MS play, "Beauty and the Beast Jr." There will be a meeting on Monday, Dec. 11th, 3-3:30pm in the Media Center for LS students and parents to receive information and to sign-up. No audition is necessary. Students in grades K-6 are welcome to participate. Rehearsals will be Wednesdays 3-4pm starting Jan. 10th. Performances are Feb. 28, Mar. 1 & 2, 2018 at 7pm. Students will only be allowed one excused absence from rehearsal. There will be a $30 participation fee due by Jan. 10th to cover costumes. Questions? Email Mrs. Bartell at


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

Faculty/Staff Birthday link

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.

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).

Playground Calendar

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

December: link


Important Dates:

Tuesday, December 5 Lower School Christmas Program – 7pm
Saturday, December 9 OCS Choir sings at the Harlem Globetrotters event at the Amway – 12 pm.
Thurs. Dec. 14 and Fri. Dec. 15 Full Days (Hurricane Make up days)
Wednesday, January 3 Classes resume