Weekly News

OCS Lower School Newsletter 3-11-19

Congratulations to our Math Olympics Winners!

On March 1st, some of our Lower School students participated in the ACSI Math Olympics and we would like to congratulate the following winning students:

3rd Grade Computation - Tyler Thompson - 4th place
3rd Grade Reasoning - Jacob Bhullar - 2nd place, Maxwell Miller - 5th place tie, Claire Rutland - 5th place tie
4th Grade Reasoning - Matthew Pinckard - 3rd place, Matthew Giedd - 4th place
5th Grade Computation - Ella Holland - 2nd place, Avery McDonald - 5th place
5th Grade Reasoning- Amelia Baker - 1st place, Isabel Baker - 2nd place
6th Grade Computation - Jonah Boardman - 2nd place, Josiah Powell - 4th place
6th Grade Reasoning - J.T. Fowinkle - 1st place

Scholastic Book Fair – April 8-12th

OCS will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair at the Lower School media center. We are in need of volunteers to help set up on Friday, March 5th and volunteers to help run the fair and tear down when we are finished at the end of the week. There will be a popcorn and snow cone Family event on Wed., April 10th. If you are interested in helping please contact Anne Lewis at alewis@ocsrams.org or go to the sign up link.

Spirit Days –March 11th-14th, March 29th

The week of March 11th - 14th we will have 4 days of Spirit Week. That means we can wear our OCS Spirit Wear for all 4 days.

Spirit Day Guidelines:

Students may wear a solid red shirt or an OCS shirt. No tank tops, halter tops, camis or spaghetti straps. Shirts, blouses, and dresses must have either collars or sleeves. No midriffs showing. Athletic or closed shoes only (sandals or backless shoes are not permitted). Shorts/skorts/skirts/dresses must be longer than 4 inches above the middle of the knee. Jeans or uniform style pants are permitted (no holes, rips, or frays). Skirts, shirts, and pants must be hemmed. Jeans must be loose fitting. Jeggings are not allowed. Leggings must be worn only underneath approved uniform bottoms.

1st and 2nd Grade Pastors’ Appreciation Breakfast – March 14th • 8:30 AM Link

It is our privilege to host a Pastors and Ministry Partners’ breakfast on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 on our Lower School campus. Please give the attached invitation to your church pastor, Sunday school teacher, or children’s ministry director and encourage them to join us that morning at 8:30 AM for some good food and fellowship with our students. We are asking that they RSVP by Friday, March 8th. Invitations should have come home with your student last week.

No School Friday, March 15th to Monday, March 25th • Spring Break

We are offering Spring Break Camp on March 15th and 18th-22nd. Camps are open to K-6th-grade students and the registration deadline is March 7th. The fee is $65 per student per day and includes an off-campus field trip each day.  Camp hours run from 7:30am-5:30pm.  For more information or to register, contact Sarah Powell at spowell@ocsrams.org.



Summer Spotlight 2019:  June 3-August 2, 2019, 7:30am-5:30pm.

Summer Spotlight 2019 registration is now open!  Click here to log in and register your student: https://summerspotlight.campbrainregistration.com/

Orangewood's Summer Spotlight program includes camp choices in athletics, the arts, and academic enrichment for rising PK4-8th graders.  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Powell at spowell@ocsrams.org.

Fees:  Camp fees start at $100 for half day camp weeks and $200 for full day camp weeks.  

***Camp Champ Special:  Register your student for 6 or more full day camp weeks and receive camp pricing starting at $175 per week!***


Playground Volunteers: March Link


Lower School Lunch schedule:
11:00 –11:30…2nd & 3rd grades
11:30-11:50….K4/TK, K, 1st grades
12:00-12:30…..6th grades
12:15-12:35…..4th & 5th grades
If a child does not have a lunch, parents will be contacted.

Important Dates

Thurs., March 14th       1st and 2nd Grade Pastors’ Appreciation Breakfast
Thurs., March 14th       End of 3rd Quarter
Fri., March 15th to Mon., March 25th  No School – Spring Break
Sun., March 17th          Happy Birthday Mrs. Hagy
Wed., March 20th         Happy Birthday Mrs. Dana Miller
Tues., March 26th        Lower School Spring portraits
Sun., March 31st          Happy Birthday Ms. Gendreau and Mrs. Poppell
Tues., April 2nd            Feliz cumpleaños Senora Sepulveda
Wed., April 3rd             Happy Birthday Mrs. Binkley
Thurs., April 11th          Young Author’s Day
April 29-May 3            MAP testing