General News


Yearbooks on Sale

The 2012 RamPages yearbook is on sale now.  Order now through October 28 and receive the early bird price of $60.  After October 28 the books will be sold at their regular price of $70. 

Orders may be placed on-line or over the phone.  Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com or call 866-287-3096.  Our job number is 1115.  After the order is placed, please make sure you keep your receipt in a safe place until distribution day. 


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Athletic Boosters

The OCS Athletic Booster Club is gearing up for another great year of athletics!  We're currently looking for new board members to help support athletics at OCS.  Volunteers are needed now with the golf tournament, banners, and merchandise.  New and innovative ideas are always welcome!  If you are interested in getting involved with athletics, please contact Sue Lowrey at slowrey@cfl.rr.com or 407-492-8918.  Thanks and Go Rams!

Athletic Booster Membership Form 2011-2012 Athletic Booster Membership Form 2011-2012 (145 KB)


Moms in Touch

Moms in Touch meets each Tuesday to pray for our students, school, teachers and administrators.  The first meeting will be Tuesday, August 23 for the upper school and Tuesday, September 6th for the lower school.  Everyone is invited-  mothers, grandmothers, extended family, or anyone who wishes to join us in prayer.
  
Lower school - Meets 8-9:00 AM in the enrichment room, A-105
Facilitators:  Mary Naugle and Monica Hanna
Upper school - Meets 8:00-9:00 AM in the main office conference room
Facilitator:  Cathy Morell and Sherri Walls

Frequently Asked Questions:
- Do I need to attend every week or sign up?  No, you can attend whenever your are available.
- Is childcare provided? No, however young children can attend if they can entertain themselves quietly during the meeting.
- Do I have to pray out loud?  No.  
- How is the prayer time run?  We have a list of prayer requests from the schools.  We follow the “ACTS” pattern– adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication (Intercession).


Health/Medication Information

If your child needs to take medication during the school day, please pick up an authorization form in the school office or download the form on ParentsWeb. Students may be given medication at school by a staff member only if the office has written permission from a physician and if the parent has supplied the medication in the original bottle. This applies to both prescription and non-prescription medication, and to medications that are taken on an “as needed” basis. You are always welcome to come to school and administer medication to your child yourself. These are Seminole County Health Department regulations and OCS is not permitted to make exceptions.


Target Take Charge of Education Program

It's super‐easy, and all you have to do is use your Target Credit Card® Target Debit Card®or Target®Visa®Credit Card and designate OCS as the school recipient.

Orangewood will receive a percentage of the amount of each purchase you make! (You also receive 5% off your purchase immediately for using a Target card.) Grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors are all welcome to participate in the program. The more people we involve, the more funds we will receive. If you're already participating, thank you!

To designate Orangewood Christian School, just visit target.com/tcoe, or call 1‐800‐316‐6142. ORANGEWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL MAITLAND, FL 32751‐3159. School ID: 19628


Box Tops For Education

Have you noticed the Box Tops for Education symbols on some familiar products? Did you know that Orangewood receives CASH for every Box Top sent in?

How does it work? 1)Buy your favorite Box Top product. 2)Cut out the Box Top. 3)Send your Box Tops to your school.

Box Tops Marketplace
You can also shop on-line and earn up to 15% back for our school. Over 100 participating retailers give eBoxTops to our school with every qualified purchase you make online. Click on any store's logo at the Marketplace, make a purchase on their website as you normally would, and eBoxTops will be credited to our school's earnings. Our school can earn up to 15 eBoxTops for every $10 spent. When you do this, you'll become a Box Tops Online Power Earner. As an Online Power Earner, you will receive 10 Bonus Box Tops for every 100 eBoxTops you earn. Don't miss out on this online bonus earning opportunity for our school! Make sure you bookmark the Marketplace and go back every time you want to shop online."

Box Tops Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.boxtops4education.com/common/Faqs.aspx


News from the HIGH SCHOOL


Senior Yearbook Ads

Senior recognition ad discount deadline is quickly approaching.  The deadline for the discounted price is Monday, August 29th.   After that date, the cost will increase $20.  Purchase a full page, ½ page, or quarter page to honor your senior with pictures and a special message for him/her in our school's yearbook.  It is wonderful way to celebrate your student and his/her accomplishments.

To purchase a senior recognition ad- fill out the attached form, include payment made to OCS, and drop off at any school office.  Once payment is received, you will be emailed instructions on how to send the content for your ad.  Pictures and personal messages are due in October.

Senior Yearbook Ad Form 2011 Senior Yearbook Ad Form 2011 (108 KB)


Baby pictures for yearbook are needed by September 9th for all seniors. A close-up picture works best, somewhere between the age of 6 months and 2 years.  Color or black and white.  These pictures will be used in the senior section of the yearbook as well as the senior video.

If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda Yetman at ryetman@orangewoodchristian.org or 407-339-0223.


Varsity Football Parent Meeting

Monday, August 22 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. At least one parent from the team must be present in order for your athlete to play this season. If your player cannot be represented at this meeting by at least one parent, please contact Coach Gierke at bgierke@orangewoodchristian.org.


Girls Volleyball Parent Meeting

Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This is for all girls in all levels. At least one parent must be present at this meeting in order for your athlete to participate. Please come prepared to pay your players participation fee.  If you need to order any additional equipment you may do so at this meeting. If you are unable to attend, you must contact Diane Langmo at dlangmo@orangewoodchristian.org.


Varsity Boys Golf

All prospective varsity boys golfers meet Tuesday, August 23 at 3:15 PM in room 260-261 with Coach Alex Barley. Varsity golf is open to all golfers in grades 6-12, with qualifying matches to determine participation in tournaments. Due to course requirements at the facilities where we practice, we will only be able to carry 6 to 10 golfers. For more information, please contact Coach Alex Barley at 407-619-7197 or abarley9503@hotmail.com.


Varsity Girls and Boys Cross Country

Varsity girls and boys cross country runners (grades 9-12), meet Coach Andy Sarasty on the baseball field Tuesday, August 23 at 3:15 PM. You must be ready to run and have all your athletic paperwork approved by the athletic department. Contact Coach Sarasty at 407-718-5038 or asarasty@orangewoodchristian.org for more information.


Lunch Information

OCS utilizes Kris D’s for our lunch program. Please send your lunch order forms directly to Kris D’s. Student lunch order forms can be accessed below or on ParentsWeb.

MS/HS Lunch Letter to Parents MS/HS Lunch Letter to Parents (59 KB)

MS/HS Lunch Order Form MS/HS Lunch Order Form (204 KB)


Senior Retreat

Wednesday, August 31 – Friday, September 2 – Seniors will leave campus for Camp Kulaqua after school on Wednesday and return Friday at approximately 3:00 PM.

Student Parking Decals

Students driving to school will need to purchase a student parking decal.  Parking permits must be renewed every year.  Priority will be given first to seniors, then to juniors, then sophomores, then to freshman. The cost is $30.00 per decal or $50.00 per family. Please fill out the application and return it to the HS office, along with the fee, to receive the student parking decal.

High school parking application High school parking application (72 KB)


Community Service Hours

Community Service provides an opportunity for the Orangewood Christian School student body to interface with local communities for the sake of Christ’s Kingdom. Students at Orangewood are required to complete service hours every year.  Freshman and Sophomores must complete 5 hours per semester or 10 hours per year.  Juniors and Seniors are required to complete 6 hours per semester or 12 hours per year. Service hours for first semester are due by Friday, January 6 . Service hours for second semester are due by Friday, May 25.
 
Students should choose activities that serve the COMMUNITY at large rather than family members. All community service must be completed with a serving organization. We strongly encourage service with the local church. Organized and supervised service with a team, group, or business may also be acceptable. It is the responsibility of the student and the student’s parents to arrange safe and appropriate opportunities to complete service hours. Students who have participated in a mission trip or service event over the summer (beginning with June 2011) may use that to fulfill their service hour’s requirement after submitting the proper paperwork to Guidance.

Return completed service hour forms to Jeff Johnson in the High School Guidance Office.

Service Hours Form Service Hours Form (12 KB)


Parent Teacher Fellowship

Mrs. Anne Hemmert has graciously volunteered to be the PTF High School Coordinator for the upcoming school year. Anne has been a tireless volunteer for OCS for many years and we are excited that she is continuing to use her gifts to help OCS students and staff.  If you would like to get plugged in there's no better way than to volunteer! Please contact Anne at annehemmert@cfl.rr.com for more specific ways to get involved.

PTF Volunteer Form 2011-2012 PTF Volunteer Form 2011-2012 (135 KB)


Picture Day

Individual and class pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 8th. ALL students will have their picture taken for their student identification badge and group class picture. There is no cost for the badge or class picture.

Schedule Changes

If your student would like to change any of his/her scheduled classes, please have him/her see Elizabeth Miller in the Guidance Department. Students should continue to go to their scheduled classes until they have been notified that a change has been made. Questions regarding scheduling should be directed to Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, the Guidance Department Assistant, at emiller@orangewoodchristian.org.


High School Chapel

The first high school chapel will be Friday, September 9th. Jeff Jakes, senior pastor of Orangewood Presbyterian Church will be speaking.

College Visits

Visits from college representatives will begin in September. Juniors and seniors may sign up to attend on Naviance. The guidance office will be reviewing this procedure with students within the first couple of weeks of the start of school.

News from the MIDDLE SCHOOL


Girls Volleyball Parent Meeting

Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This is for all girls in all levels. At least one parent must be present at this meeting in order for your athlete to participate. Please come prepared to pay your players participation fee.  If you need to order any additional equipment you may do so at this meeting. If you are unable to attend, you must contact Diane Langmo at dlangmo@orangewoodchristian.org.


Middle School Girls and Boys Cross Country

All middle school girls and boys cross country runners (grades 6-8) meet Coach Sarasty on the baseball field Monday, August 29 at 3:15 PM. You must be ready to run and have all your athletic paperwork approved by the athletic department. Contact Coach Sarasty at 407-718-5038 or asarasty@orangewoodchristian.org for more information.


Middle School Football Meeting

Tuesday, August 23 - room 212 in the middle school at 3:15 PM.  For more information contact Coach Weeldreyer at mweeldreyer@orangewoodchristian.org.


Varsity Boys Golf

All prospective varsity boys golfers meet Tuesday, August 23 at 3:15 PM in room 260-261 with Coach Alex Barley. Varsity golf is open to all golfers in grades 6-12, with qualifying matches to determine participation in tournaments. Due to course requirements at the facilities where we practice, we will only be able to carry 6 to 10 golfers. For more information, please contact Coach Alex Barley at 407-619-7197 or abarley9503@hotmail.com.


Middle School Carpool

In an effort to control the afternoon carpool traffic, please do not begin lining up for after school carpool until 2:55 PM or later. The first car can pull up ALL THE WAY to the white line at the curve past the bell tower…we can fit a few more cars that way. As always, thank you for your assistance!

Schedule Changes

If your child would like to change an elective class, please complete the Add/Drop Form found on ParentsWeb and return it to the MS office. Students should continue to go to their scheduled classes until they have been notified that a change has been made. Questions regarding scheduling should be directed to Mrs. Emily Hammond, MS Guidance Counselor, at ehammond@orangewoodchristian.org.


PTF Middle School Coordinator

Mrs. Debbie Pughe has graciously volunteered as MS Coordinator for the upcoming school year. The Pughe family has been actively involved at OCS for many years and we look forward to Debbie's excellent leadership this school year. If you would like to get plugged in there's no better way than to volunteer! Please contact Debbie at dpughe@aol.com for more specific ways to get involved and assist at OCS Middle School. We love our parent volunteers!

PTF Volunteer Form 2011-2012 PTF Volunteer Form 2011-2012 (135 KB)


OCS Intermission

Orangewood provides a supervised after school program for 7th-9th graders until 4:00 PM daily. Students use the OCS media center and participate in a structured program emphasizing homework completion. Please see the OCS Intermission Information flyer located in renweb/document resources/OCS Inter-mission Information for more specific information.

Picture Day

Individual and class pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 8th. ALL students will have their picture taken for their student identification badge and group class picture. There is no cost for the badge or class picture.

Lunch Information

OCS utilizes Kris D’s for our lunch program. Please send your lunch order forms directly to Kris D’s. Student lunch order forms can be accessed below or on ParentsWeb.

MS/HS Lunch Letter to Parents MS/HS Lunch Letter to Parents (59 KB)

MS/HS Lunch Order Form MS/HS Lunch Order Form (204 KB)


MS Lunch Volunteer Schedule for the Week of 8/22/11

 Monday Tuesday
 Wednesday Thursday
 Friday
 Chris Vaughan
Cathy Morell
 Cyndi Ascough
 Mary Rinehart
 Michelle Filippelli
 Valerie Bowman
Debbie Burkett
 Tracy Lefever
 Denise Habicht
 Carisa Groomes
 Donna Paulette
   Adena Watkins
 Fresia St. John
 


News from the LOWER SCHOOL


4th and 5th Grade Volleyball

Wednesday, August 24 from 4:30-6:30 PM and Friday, August 26 from 5:30-7:30 PM in the upper school gym. This team will be coached by Rebekah Rabon. You must have all the required athletic paperwork completed and filed with the athletic department on the upper school campus before participating. For more information, contact Diane Langmo at dlangmo@orangewoodchristian.org.


4th and 5th Grade Girls Volleyball Parent Meeting

Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. At least one parent must be present at this meeting in order for your athlete to participate. Please come prepared to pay your players participation fee.  If you need to order any additional equipment you may do so at this meeting. If you are unable to attend, you must contact Diane Langmo at dlangmo@orangewoodchristian.org.


Lunch Information

OCS utilizes Kris D’s for our lunch program. Please send your lunch order forms directly to Kris D’s. Student lunch order forms can be accessed below or on ParentsWeb.

Lower School Lunch Menu August 22-September 17, 2011 Lower School Lunch Menu August 22-September 17, 2011 (55 KB)

Lower School Lunch Order Form Lower School Lunch Order Form (54 KB)


Parent Teacher Fellowship

Are you ready to get involved with your child’s school this year? We are ready for you! Teachers and students welcome your help in the classrooms, with playground duty, and with special school events this year. Complete a PTF Volunteer Form during orientation or contact the PTF lower school coordinator, Michelle Denney at mdenney@cfl.rr.com.

PTF Volunteer Form 2011-2012 PTF Volunteer Form 2011-2012 (135 KB)



Morning Drop Off

Please pull up all the way to the white line (or as far forward as you can) when dropping off your child in the morning. Encourage your child to have his or her things together and to be ready to leave your vehicle as soon as you come to a complete stop. (There will not always be adults available to open every car door, although adults will always be supervising.) If your child can not exit your vehicle by him/herself, please park and walk him or her in.  Parents should not leave their vehicles to assist students exiting while in the drop off line.

School start - 7:55 AM
School ends - 2:50 PM
Aftercare start - 3:15 PM
Aftercare ends - 5:45 PM


On half days schools ends at 11:55 AM.

Kindergarten Dismissal - First Week Only

Kindergarten dismissal is 1:00 PM for the first week of school Monday, August 22nd—Friday, August 26th. Kindergarten students will begin the 7:55 AM-2:50 PM school hours on Monday, August 29th. If students are not picked up at 1:00 PM, the classroom teacher will supervise until 2:50 PM dismissal.

Afternoon Carpool Procedures

At 2:50 PM, using two carpool lanes, the carpool supervisor will call the student names from your car window sign and move each lane forward 10 cars at a time. The carpool supervisor will alternate between both lanes. In this way, both carpool lanes are moving at an equal rate. If you are the last car in a lane, you will receive a “last car” sign. Give the sign to the carpool supervisor. This will alert the carpool supervisor to call and release the cars from the other car pool lane. Each car must have an OCS hang tag and the names of the students on a green sign in the front right-hand corner of the dashboard.

Overflow traffic will use the Greek Church parking area. This will help us keep traffic moving through the traffic light at Wymore and Oranole. Please do not block the road at the traffic light. If you can not cross into Trinity Woods Lane, please circle around or pull into the parking spaces near the Greek sanctuary. Please refrain from using your cell phone during carpool.

We love your children as you do, and we are concerned about safety as you would expect us to be. Carpool must be safely executed each day by school personnel and parents.

Carpool Hang Tags

Orangewood Christian uses carpool hang tags to identify parents and others that are authorized to pick-up students. This tag is to be hung from your rear view mirror. All new families will receive a carpool tag at New Parent Orientation. At convocation, we will provide returning families with a date label to be placed on your carpool tag. If you would like to purchase an additional carpool tag, please contact the lower school office. In addition to the carpool tag, you must have a green window sign with the names of your children or carpool. See ParentsWeb for Carpool Sign Order Form. Beginning Monday, August 29th window signs must be displayed in front right-hand corner of the dashboard.

Lower School Aftercare Program

Orangewood Christian School provides a structured after school program from 3:15-5:45 PM daily. The program is usually not provided on teacher planning days or school holidays. Students use OCS classrooms and playground facilities and participate in a supervised homework time, indoor and outdoor play. Snack is provided. Students are dismissed by the classroom teachers to the after school coordinators (Jackie Caiazza and Kim Hurst) at 3:15 PM. Parents must sign students out when picked up. Students who are picked up late after school will attend the after school program until parents arrive and will be charged for the day. We will begin with aftercare on the FIRST day of school. There is no need to preregister.

Full day (3:15-5:45 PM) - $20
Early pick-up by 4:00 PM (3:15-4:00 PM) - $10

Half days
Noon-3:00 PM - $20
Noon-4:00 PM - $30
Noon-5:45 PM - $40

Weekly rate is $70.

Late Fees (5:45-6:00 PM) $15, additional $15 for each 15 minute period going forward.

Picture Day

Individual and class pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 7th. ALL students will have their picture taken for their student identification badge and group class picture. There is no cost for the badge or class picture.

Parent Playground Duty Rotation Schedule for the Week of 8/22/11

 Monday Tuesday
 Wednesday Thursday
 Friday
 E. Belflower
E. Crespo
 E. Fitzgerald
 G. Hanna
 S. Henley-Beasley
 C. Clements
K. Drane
 V. Groomes
 A. Killian
 N. Long

Please call the office to let us know if you trade days with someone (407-767-5664). Duty from 11:30-1:00 PM.