General News

Family Fun Day - Friday, September 30


Bring the whole family and enjoy carnival games, giant inflatables, rides, music, face painting, contests, food, and more.  Read more...


PRE-SALE ORDERS DUE NOW.


BE A SPONSOR.
We need your help!  Check out what is still available for sponsorship.

Family Fun Day - OCS Family Sponsorship Form Family Fun Day - OCS Family Sponsorship Form (157 KB)

Family Fun Day - Business Sponsorship Form Family Fun Day - Business Sponsorship Form (93 KB)

2011 Family Fun Day Sponsors 2011 Family Fun Day Sponsors (11 KB)


ORDER FOOD AND TICKETS IN ADVANCE.
Receive bonus tickets by ordering your tickets in advance.  This year we will have 4Rivers Smokehouse, Chick-fil-a, and Qdoba as our food vendors.  Purchase meal tickets in advance.  Vendors will have limited supplies.
 

Family Fun Day Pre-sale Food Order Form 2011 Family Fun Day Pre-sale Food Order Form 2011 (273 KB)

Family Fun Day Pre-sale Ticket Order Form 2011 Family Fun Day Pre-sale Ticket Order Form 2011 (149 KB)


OCS Spirit Merchandise

Show your spirit! Purchase shirts, jackets, cups, etc. Use the form below to order merchandise.

OCS Spirit Merchandise Order Form 2011 OCS Spirit Merchandise Order Form 2011 (174 KB)


Athletic Booster Club

Save the Date:  The Orangewood Christian School Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, November 11 at the beautiful Alaqua Country Club.  

Join the Booster Club. Sue Lowrey, slowrey@cfl.rr.com or 407-492-8918.  Go Rams!

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


School Picture Retakes

Student and class pictures have been taken.  If you did not return the pre-order form sent home with your child it is not too late to order pictures.  Call LifeTouch at 407-982-1278 or 1-800-892-0150.  Students needing retakes or those that missed picture day can have their picture taken on Monday, October 17th


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. 

Share your photos with the yearbook staff.  
We want you to be a part of our yearbook this year.  Although we have a fantastic yearbook staff, we can’t be everywhere at all times. We have two great new ways for you to share pictures that you have taken at school events/field trips/class parties.  Please consider helping us to cover events at our school.

To share your photos: (follow link below for more instructions)
1 - Free iPhone App:  Herff Jones eShare
     (School code: 9066987)
2 - eShare online:  www.hjeshare.com.com
     (School code: 9066987

Instructions for Sharing Photos with Yearbook Instructions for Sharing Photos with Yearbook (26 KB)


PTF - Be A Volunteer

If you would like to get plugged in there's no better way than to volunteer!  Fill out the form below and send in to your school's office or contact your school's coordinator to find out more specific ways to get involved.

Lower school coordinator - Michelle Denney at mdenney@cfl.rr.com
Middle school coordinator - Debbie Pughe at dpughe@aol.com
High school coordinator - Anne Hemmert at annehemmert@cfl.rr.com

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


Commemorative Brick Paver Program

Create a permanent legacy for your child and your family by purchasing a brick paver.  These funds will be used to improve our athletic facilities.

All pavers ordered to date have been laid.  Be sure to check out your paver at the lower school or at the newly renovated athletic field. 

Commemorative Brick Paver Order Form Commemorative Brick Paver Order Form (60 KB)


New Substitute Teacher Orientation and Training

There will be a new substitute teacher orientation and training on Wednesday, September 28th for all those interested in substitute teaching at Orangewood Christian School. The orientation will take place from 8:15 – 9:00 AM in the Lower School Media Center (1221 Trinity Woods Lane, Maitland, FL 32751).

Come receive forms, learn the application process, tour the campus, meet peers and receive answers to any questions you may have. We ask that all those who are interested in substituting for the first time in the upcoming 2011-2012 school year be present at this orientation. You will be able to choose the days you work as well as the campus and grade of your choice.

Flu Shots

Centra Care will be providing flu shots at OCS on Wednesday, October 5th from 11:30 AM-5:00 PM. The cost is $25.00. This is open to anyone. Faculty, students, parents, siblings, etc. Students must be accompanied by a parent.

Eat Out and Give Back

4Rivers Smokehouse, 2103 W. Fairbanks Ave., has kicked off its giveback program.  Eat at 4Rivers the first Monday of each month and they will donate 10 percent of their sales to OCS.

Orangewood Presbyterian Church Upcoming Activities and Events

DivorceCare - Classes start Sunday, September 25
13-week group for men and women going through separation or divorce.  The classes start on September 25th and meet from 6:30-8:00 PM.  Read more...

Greater Maitland 5K - Saturday, October 8
Sign up now for Orangewood's "Greater Maitland 5K Run & Walk".  All ages welcome.  Read more...

Grace & Men Conference - January 20-21
OPC is hosting the Orlando conference "Grace & Men Conference". Register now!   Read more... 

News from the HIGH SCHOOL


Community Service Opportunity

Be a volunteer at Family Fun Day on Friday, September 30th! Students can sign up in the high school office to volunteer for this fun event.

Chapel

Vicki Taylor will be speaking at the high school chapel on Thursday, September 29th.  Vicki is the choir teacher at OCS and she also is on the worship team at Orangewood Presbyterian Church. 

See You at the Pole

Wednesday, September 28 at 7:15 AM - Parents, students, and staff are invited to pray for our school, community, and nation. Meet at the courtyard. (next to the baseball field)

Senior Yearbook Ads

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 a 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)


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


Juniors and Seniors Attending Play

Friday, October 7, juniors and seniors will be attending the play, The Importance of Being Earnest, at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.  All students must complete and turn in the required permission form.

The Importance of Being Earnest Permission Form The Importance of Being Earnest Permission Form (21 KB)


College Visits

Juniors and seniors may sign up to attend college information meetings on Naviance. Schools visiting this week are Samford University, University of North Florida, University of Alabama, and Furman University.

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)


News from the MIDDLE SCHOOL


Soul'd Out MS Leadership Program

We had a great turn out for our Soul'D Out Leadership kickoff last Wednesday! Forty-seven of our middle school students listened to the outline of our leadership program for 2011-2012.  The application and information are located below for all those who missed the meeting or need an extra copy.  Our next meeting is this Wednesday, September 28, at 7:30 AM in high school room 260-261. Please contact Mr. Kenne Brown at kbrown@orangewoodchristian.org if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support!

Soul'd Out Leadership Program Guide Soul'd Out Leadership Program Guide (385 KB)

Soul'd Out Application Soul'd Out Application (119 KB)

Soul'd Out Credit Form Soul'd Out Credit Form (178 KB)


See You at the Pole

Wednesday, September 28 at 7:15 AM - Parents, students, and staff are invited to pray for our school, community, and nation. Meet at the courtyard. (next to the baseball field)

Student/Class Pictures

Student and class pictures are coming home with your child today- Monday, September 26.  Please be on the lookout!

Middle School Football

Change of date and venue. Game is now scheduled for Thursday, September 29 at Foundation Academy at 6:00 PM.

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Middle School Football Highlights

Watch video highlights of our first two games of the season.
View video




National Honor Society Tutors

OCS’s National Honor Society students are available for tutoring students for free. If you are interested in finding a tutor for your student, please contact our NHS sponsor Patti Shivers at pshivers@orangewoodchristian.org. She will help connect you with a student that best suits your child’s needs.


Parent/Student Handbook Contract

If you have not already done so, please print and sign a copy of the Parent/Student Contract.  Return with your child to the MS office. It is very important that a signed contract is on file for each student.

Parent/Student Contract - Upper School 2011-2012 Parent/Student Contract - Upper School 2011-2012 (437 KB)


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 9/26/11

 Monday Tuesday
 Wednesday Thursday
 Friday
 C. Vaughan
D. Kent
 K. Thurmond
D. Habicht
 B. Tato
 D. Paulette
J. Eidson
 C. Ascough
J. Story
 
 
M. Korbin
 C. Del Fiol
K. Walker
 


News from the LOWER SCHOOL



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Kindergarten Healthy Heart Day

Kindergarteners learned through eating healthy and exercising they can keep the body God gave them strong.

Read more and view photo gallery



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Family Fun Day Poster Contest Winners Breakfast

Congratulations to our Family Fun Day poster contest winners! Winners were treated to a delicious breakfast at First Watch with Mrs. Pond for all their hard work.

Read more and view photo gallery


Fall Book Fair

Get ready for this year’s Christian Book Fair coming to our school September 26th – 30th in the lower school Media Center! There will be something for everyone at this event—from preschool through adult—biographies, novels, videos, coloring and activity books, self-help and parenting books and much more!

The first days will be “looking days” for the students. As each class visits the book fair, the students will complete a book wish list to take home to their parents. September 29th – 30th are “buying days”. Send the book list and a check made payable to Sonshine Harbor Books (please remember to include 6.5% sales tax) to school with your child on any buying day. Parents are welcome to visit the library to buy books any day between 8:00 and 4:30. Remember, our school receives 50% of the Sonshine Harbor Book Fair sales for our library. What better way to get good reading materials to improve your child’s reading skills and contribute to our library at the same time.

See You at the Pole

Wednesday, September 28 at 9:50 AM - Parents, students, and staff are invited to pray for our school, community, and nation. Meet at the pavilion. 

Lil Rams Cheerleading

Sign up your Lil Ram to cheer at a high school football game with our varsity cheerleaders on October 7th. Practices begin October 3rd.


Lil Rams 2011 Flyer Lil Rams 2011 Flyer (143 KB)


Accelerated Reader

Attention all 2nd – 5th grade Rams! It’s time to celebrate reading with another year of AR. This year’s theme is Accelerate your Heart and Mind. What doors will AR open for you? Please see chart below for mapping out points goals and deadlines.

Accelerated Reader Chart 2011 Accelerated Reader Chart 2011 (112 KB)


Box Tops for Education Program

The OCS lower school is once again participating the the Box Tops for education program.  Our goal this year is to raise $2000+ from box tops for playground equipment. 

Box Tops Marketplace
In addition to clipping/collecting Box Tops (worth 10¢ each) we plan to promote shopping on-line stores through the Box Tops Marketplace® (boxtops4education.com/marketplace). Up to 15 eBoxTops™ per $10 spent on qualifying purchases is automatically donated to 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. 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

Labels for Education
The lower school is also collecting UPC Labels for Education.  We receive points for each label that can be redeemed for free merchandise. 

http://www.labelsforeducation.com


Talk Time Speech Screenings

During the week of September 26th we are offering speech screenings for grades K –2nd. Shannon Osborn, owner and speech pathologist, will be on campus to provide this for our student body. This is a FREE screening for students in kindergarten. Typically, the screenings take 15 to 20 minutes. If you do not want your child to participate, please notify your student’s teacher or Megan Wagner in the front office. In grades 1 -2 this screening will be offered for $15.00. Your child’s teacher will be providing a sign up form and developmental questionnaire. Please make checks payable to Talk Time. If you have any questions, please call the front office. Usually feedback is given within 48 hours of the screening.

Talk Time Speech Screenings Enrollment Form and Questionaire Talk Time Speech Screenings Enrollment Form and Questionaire (632 KB)


After School Programs

After school programs will begin this week. This semester, the following programs will be offered. Please see individual flyers on each program posted below or on RenWeb under Resource Documents. Payment will be collected by individual venders at the start of each session, with the exception of Chess club, which can be returned to the Lower School front office.

Chess Club – Mondays 3:15-4:30 PM w/ Bob Earll 407-767-5664 or rtearlljr@orangewoodchristian.org - 12 week session - $150.00

Chess Flyer - Lower School After School Program Chess Flyer - Lower School After School Program (73 KB)


Fencing - Thursdays 3-4:00 PM w/ Stoccata Fencing 321-214-7711 or www.stoccatafencing-orlando.com- 6 week session - $99.00

Fencing Flyer 2011 - Session 2 Fencing Flyer 2011 - Session 2 (279 KB)


Art (Clay, Painting and Photography) - Wednesdays 3-4:00 PM w/ Heidi Lifrage 321-277-5819 or heidilifrage@yahoo.com - Two 6 week sessions - $120.00 each

Art Flyer - Lower School After School Program Art Flyer - Lower School After School Program (596 KB)


Golf - Tuesdays 3-4:00 PM w/ David Sheehan 321-352-4653 or Orlando@golfTGA.com - 6 weeks - $120.00. Fall session has been canceled.  The next session will start the first week of November.

Golf Flyer - Lower School After School Program Golf Flyer - Lower School After School Program (784 KB)


Martial Arts - Tuesdays 3-4:00 PM w/ Michael Hornback 407-260-9279 - Two 6 week sessions (K-3rd grades) and (4th-6th grades) - $120.00 each

Martial Arts Flyer - Lower School After School Program Martial Arts Flyer - Lower School After School Program (86 KB)


ShootNet Basketball - 3-4:00 PM - Mondays (K-3) and Wednesdays (4-6th) w/ Coach Charles Richardson 407-468-3557 or coachcharles@cfl.rr.com - 6 week session - $90.00

ShootNet Basketball Flyer - Lower School After School Program ShootNet Basketball Flyer - Lower School After School Program (49 KB)


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 Menu September 19-October 14, 2011 Lower School Lunch Menu September 19-October 14, 2011 (124 KB)

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


Parent Playground Duty Rotation Schedule for the Week of 9/26/11

Monday Tuesday
 Wednesday Thursday
 Friday
C. Wise
M. Covelli
 L. Giedd
 I. Holmes
 H. Jones
L. Worsham
C. Crowell
 R. Graham
 E. Hussey
 P. Robertson

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