LS Announcements

Week of August 14, 2017

IMPORTANT:  Handbook Link

Please review our Lower School Handbook and return the Acknowledgement Form immediately. 6th grade parents & students MUST sign the B.Y.O.D student agreement. Thank you, as we still have some parents that have not returned these forms.

ALL NEW STUDENTS

All Florida Immunization and Health forms are NOW DUE, as well as birth certificate copies.

Lower School Open House for K4 - 4th Grades is Thursday, August 17
5:30 - 6:30 PM K4 - 1st Grade Open House
7:00 - 8:00 PM 2nd - 4th Grade Open House

This is a parent only event. You will be meeting in your respective child’s homeroom classroom.

ACYS (Association of Christian Youth Sports): Link

Soccer registration is now open! If your child is interested in playing soccer this season, please see the attached link for details! To register go to www.acys.org or call 407-521-2243. Your child will be on the same team as the students in their grade. We are looking for coaches to help coach this season. If you are interested in coaching and/or have questions please call or email pstitcher@ocsrams.org.

All School Gathering

Please join us for the all school gathering! It has been changed from the first of the year to Sunday, August 20 at 5pm. It will be a time of Praise and Worship at the Main campus Upper School gymnasium.

Bible Quizzing Team

We are beginning a Bible Quizzing Team for 2nd through 6th graders. Please email Sarah Powell at spowell@ocsrams.org if you are interested in your child participating, or if you, as a parent, would like to help with this program. There will be competitions against other schools.

Bible Verse- Colossians 3:23-24

Our chapels, morning devotionals, and Bible verses this year will be centered on the essential things that we should know and cherish in our salvation. With this year’s theme of stewardship, we will be learning ways we can be stewards of God’s gifts to us. Stewardship is defined as taking care of something that belongs to someone else. That is putting our faith in action!

Boxtops Program

We have begun the boxtop collection program! Incentives will not only be for the classroom, but for individual students and teachers as well! **********DON’T FORGET*********** Have all of your relatives *MAIL* you their BoxTops! Bring in the envelopes with the BoxTops inside and your name printed somewhere on the outside of the envelope. We will include those in your classroom totals and your name will be entered into a drawing for a surprise!!

Extended Care Form for 2017-2018: Link

If you choose to take advantage of our extended care on a daily basis, you will save money by completing this application and returning it to the office. It must be completed and returned no later than August 31, 2016.

Coffees – in-home grade level gathering

Our in-home grade level coffees for K4 – 6th grades will continue 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 (dmiller@ocsrams.org) 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.

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.

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 aclasson80@gmail.com.

Important Dates

Thursday, August 17- Lower School Open House- 5:30 - 6:30 PM - K4 - 1st  7:00 - 8:00 PM- 2nd - 4th Grade
Sunday, August 20 OCS All Family Worship and Prayer Night 
at the Upper School Gym 5:00PM
Monday, August 21 Solar Eclipse – End of school day event
Wednesday, August 23 Lower School Picture Day