Weekly News

 OCS Lower School Newsletter 5-20-19

 
Order your school supplies ONLINE for 2019-20!  Link
We have partnered again this year with EPI to offer school supply kits for next year. This is optional.   The kits include school supplies teachers would like for students to have by grade level. You can order the kits online and they will be in your child’s homeroom classroom for orientation in August . There are a few personal items (listed at the bottom of the flyer) that you will need to get for your child if you order a supply kit. A detailed list of school supplies needed for next year is on RenWeb if you prefer to purchase your own school supplies. Link.
Please refer to directions on how to order on line in the flyer. If you have any questions please contact Posey Stitcher at http://pstitcher@ocsrams.org . The deadline to order is June 16th.
 
Fine Arts t-shirts for sale
The OCS Fine Arts Department is selling OCS fine arts t-shirts and they are $10 each. They are offered in Youth Small, Medium and Large and Adult Small, Medium, Large, 2XL and 3XL. A sample is hanging in the front office window at Lower School. These t-shirts benefit our fine arts department and may be worn on Spirit Days! Please visit our OCS website online Spirit store for additional OCS spirit wear: https://stores.inksoft.com/Orangewood_Christian/home
 
SAVE the DATE - Lower School Awards Ceremony – May 30th
Come one and all to the OCS Lower School Awards Ceremony at the Greek Church Thursday, May 30th ! Times will be as follows:
 
9:00 – 9:40 am           K4-2nd grade (3rd through 6th grades will stay in their classes)
10:00 – 11:00 am       3rd-5th grade (K4-2nd grades will stay in their classes)
 
**Due to limited space at the Greek Church, we will not be signing students who are siblings out to attend either award ceremony. Only students who are in the award ceremony will be attending. Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend.
 
Spirit Days –May 24, May 27-May 31
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.
 
Summer Overnight Camps

If your child will be attending summer overnight camp, please email Mrs. Miller at http://dmiller@ocsrams.org  the week they are attending and the address of the camp several weeks in advance. She had the opportunity to live at a Christian summer camp all her life and knows how exciting it is to receive mail. She would love to bless your child in this way! Thank you in advance.

Summer Reading and Math Required Academic Work
Please see the following links to find and print the summer reading and math work that is required for students entering OCS in the fall.
Summer Math:
Link for students entering First Grade
Link for students entering Second Grade
Link for students entering Third Grade…………Answer Key Link
Link for students entering Fourth Grade……….Answer Key Link
Link for students entering Fifth Grade………….Answer Key Link
Link for students entering Sixth Grade………..Answer key Link
Link for students taking 7th Grade Math…….Answer key Link
 
Summer Reading:  Link
All grade level summer reading requirements are found on the link; please scroll through to find your student’s grade level requirements.
 
 
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 http://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:     May 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:
Fri., May 24th             OCS Graduation
Mon., May 27th          Memorial Day – No School
Thurs., May 30th        Lower School Awards Ceremony
Thurs., May 30th        Half day of school – dismissal at 11:55.
Aftercare will be available.
Fri., May 31st            Half day of school – LAST DAY!!! No aftercare DISMISSAL at 11:00 am