Weekly News

Lower School Newsletter | November 18, 2019



Monday, November 25 – November 30 | Thanksgiving break
Saturday, December 7 | Winter Park Christmas Parade - 4th Grade
Tuesday, December 10 | Practice for the Lower School Christmas Program (please drop your student off at the high school no later than 8:10 AM)
Tuesday, December 10 | Lower School Christmas Program and Art Show


All School Chapel – Wed., Nov. 20th - DROP OFF AT UPPER SCHOOL!

It is our joy to gather the whole student body together each year in worship. Please drop off all students to the Upper Campus at 1300 W. Maitland Ave. by 8:10 AM. Early morning care will be provided at that campus.


Computer: Typing Goal Deadline

We just wanted to remind you that the Typing Club goals are due November 22nd! Students have been doing a great job typing in class and we want to encourage students to continue working on their typing at home to help meet goals. If  2nd-3rd grade students are in need of their log-in's, parents, please email Anne Lewis at alewis@ocsrams.org. 4th-6th grade students can access their typing club accounts using their OCS Google email and password. 

Remember that students need to go to https://ocsrams.typingclub.com to access their accounts!


6th Grade Parents –  7th Grade Preview Night | THIS THURSDAY

ALL 6th grade parents are invited to Join Mr. Austin, Middle School Principal, and the Middle School Faculty on Thursday, November 21, for our "7th Grade Parent Preview Night" at 6:30pm.  We'll meet in rooms 260/261 at the Upper Campus (directional signs will be posted).  Come hear about the exciting opportunities that await your child in Middle School at OCS!  We're looking forward to sharing information about our programs and initiatives with you!  Use this LINK to RSVP with your family's name and number attending.



Basketball | TK-5th grade

We will team up with Winter Park YMCA for basketball this season. Early registration begins late November.  The season begins 1/7/20-3/2/2020. We can register as a team! We will need volunteers to coach each team. Practices can be at the lower school pavilion or at the Winter Park YMCA based on coaches schedule. Details to come.



Auditions for Frozen, Jr. | THIS MONDAY & TUESDAY


Auditions for the Middle School Musical will be held on Monday and Tuesday, November 18 and 19, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in Middle School Room 211.   All students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to attend. Students should prepare a song from the show and come ready to do a cold read from the script. A Character Breakdown is posted on the call-board across from Room 210. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, January 6, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  Performances will be February 27-29, 2019.  Mandatory dates:  February 18 - 21 and 24 - 29.  Backstage crew opportunities are available as well.  Email mbrightman@ocsrams.org for links to audition songs and more information. 


Holiday Camps 2019-2020 | Spots are still available

We are pleased to offer the upcoming Holiday camp days which are scheduled for November 25-27; December 19, 20, 23, 27, 30; January 2-3.

Camp hours are from 7:30am-5:30pm and include an off campus field trip.  The cost is $65 per student per day.  To register, please contact Sarah Powell at spowell@ocsrams.org.


After School Lower School Clubs | LINK

New after school clubs at the Lower School campus will be starting soon. Please see the attached link for more information.

Please contact Posey Stitcher at pstitcher@ocsrams.org if you have questions.



Lower School Helping Hands | LINK

Please let us know if you are interested in helping at the OCS Lower School campus. Whether you have a few hours a day or only an hour or two a month, OCS would be blessed to have you help in any way. Please see the attached form to fill out if you are interested in volunteering and return to the front office.


Playground Duty Calendar |  November - LINK December - LINK

Each month parents are asked to volunteer on the Lower School playground from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. If your family cannot be here to help, please call another family to see if they can fill in for you. Thank you to everyone for helping to make our students safe.

Beginning in January we will be implementing a sign up genius format to fill our volunteer playground assistance spots. Please use this LINK if you would like to help!



Lower School Lunch Schedule

11:00 – 11:30 | 2nd & 3rd grades

11:30 – 11:50 | K4/TK, K, 1st grade

12:00 – 12:30 | 6th grade 

12:15 – 12:35 | 4th & 5th grade

***If a child does not have lunch, parents will be contacted.



Moms In Prayer 

Come and experience the joy of praying for your child and our school. Moms In Prayer gathers to pray every Tuesday Morning, 8:00 – 9:00 am.  Our regular MIP prayer time  is 8:00 am- 9:00 am in the Lower School Conference Room.  We follow the “ACTS” pattern — Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (Intercession). 


Do I need to sign up every week?  No, please attend whenever you are available.
Do I have to pray out loud?  No

Questions?   E-mail: mitorangewood@yahoo.com

The Lower School contacts are Diane Langmo 407 625-0180 & Robin Hudspeth 407 467-3125