A “Specials” Moment

Thought it would be nice to share about the wonderful way God is blessing the school through special classes this year.  Did you know that the entire school reached their goal of 100 books read (a challenge issued in library with Mrs. Minor)?  Tomorrow, each class is celebrating with a party during library time.  Did you know that Mrs. Blake is working hard to prepare the students for a Christmas program on Saturday, December 6th?  There will be singing, drama, and the message of redemption through Christ.  Did you know that the students have gym class every Tuesday?  Mr. Winters has been having a great time with the kiddos during the first quarter.  Mr. Fred Lettelier is stepping into the role of gym teacher for the second quarter.  Lastly, did you know that students are enjoying regular time in the computer lab with Mrs. Crystal Constant each week?  The older students will all be starting keyboarding classes and tracking their progress through an online program.

Praise God for the many ways he blesses us at OVCS!

Middle School Retreat!

Check out our first “Headmaster’s Desk” of the school year!

Fall Testing and Family Day

woman-computer-drawing1The time is fast approaching for our annual fall testing!  Starting Monday, students will spend time in the computer lab doing achievement testing.  Time will also be spent in class each day.  Please help your children to get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast and healthy snack, and to arrive at school with plenty of time to prepare.  Following the completion of testing week, teachers will be contacting each parent to go over the results.

Friday will be a day spent away from the classroom — a day for families to come Portland-Headlighttogether and enjoy fellowship — a day filled with good times — our annual Family Day at Fort Williams.  Be sure to mark your calendars and come prepared for a great day!

Information for testing week and Family Day has been sent home via e-mail to all school families.   Hard copies are available in the office by request.

PTF Meeting, Pee Soccer, and Library

Hello School Families!  The year is off to a wonderful start!  Today was the first GYM class and students (and Mr.Winters) looked like they were having a very good time.  Thanks for sending your children prepared to learn and grow each day.   

Please mark your calendars — we are having our first PTF meeting THIS Friday, September 5th, at 3:00.  Meeting don’t always have to be on Friday afternoons, so we will discuss future meeting times and dates at this meeting.  The primary agenda item will be the Cornish Apple Festival at the end of the month.  Teachers will organize these meetings until the time comes when officers are selected.  Minutes will be taken and available shortly after each month’s meetings.  

Pee Wee Soccer — I am putting out a request.  If you are reading this and interested in being involved with the coaching of Pee Wee Soccer, then please contact Mr.Weirick via e-mail or make an appt.  We are looking for someone who is willing to spearhead the coaching of the team.  Typically, Pee Wee meets once per week until Mid-October for 1hr.  Students in grades K-3 are eligible to play.  A few have expressed interest in helping, which is appreciated.  However, we are specifically looking for someone who will run the Pee Wee Program.  

Lastly, I am very pleased to tell you that Mrs. Minor is ready to begin library THIS Friday, September 5th.  This means that all specials will officially start this week;

Gym Tuesday / Chapel Wednesday / Drama Thursday / Library Friday. 

Thanks, again.  Have a great week.  


Mr. Weirick