March is here and, Lord willing, sunny days are ahead of us! There is MUCH to look forward to in the days to come. Here are a few up coming events and activities to make note of.
Student entries for the art contest are due this Friday. There is still time to grab some special paper from Mrs. Garnier and submit an entry. Winners will be announced next week!
Auction donations have been really great. Thank you. We have extended the deadline and are still accepting donations. Please touch base with Angela Short THIS week if you have an item you are planning to donate. In the meantime, check out the auction blog at http://www.ovcsauction.com and mark your calendars for April 11th.
We are starting a new chapel series this month on the topic if the “I am” statements made by Christ as recorded in the book of John. Mr. DeLapp will kick off the series on Wednesday, March 11th. Pastor Ken Baratta is up the following week with a look at “I AM the Bread of Life” as found in John 6:35. Mr. Weirick will continue the series at the end of the month in a message on “I AM the Light of the World” from John 8:12. The series will continue into April. Feel free to come and join us — Wednesdays from 9:20-10:00.
Lastly, today is the start to our MARCH CRAZY DAYS with Pajama/Slipper/Stuffed Animal Day. You should all have received a calendar. There will be additional information going home on a few new themes. In the meantime, here is a look at what’s happening this week.
- Tuesday the 3rd — Clashing Clothes Day
- Wednesday the 4th — Praise and Worship Day
- Thursday the 5th — High Five Day
- Friday the 6th — Sledding Party and Jean’s Day!
Did you realize that this Friday marks the end of the 2nd quarter? Wow! Report cards go home next week.
As we start the 3rd quarter, we are also adding a new “special” to our schedule — ART class! Mrs. Garnier will be teaching an art class with each group of students on Fridays. Our other specials are slotted to continue for the remainder of the year, which is good news since the students LOVE the special classes (and the special’s teachers). Specials Include:
Tuesday — Gym with Mr. Lettelier
Wednesday — Chapel with various speakers
Wednesday — Computer Class with Mrs. Constant
Friday — Library with Mrs. Minor
Friday — Art with Mrs. Garnier
Thanks to everyone for the work you have done to make the first half of the school year wonderful!
We have a number of wonderful speakers scheduled over the coming weeks. Please consider this an open invitation to come and join us! Chapel is from 9:20-10:00 am on Wednesdays each week.
January 7th — Jim Duran — Director of the Bible Society of Maine
January 14th — Currently unscheduled
January 21st — Pastor John Libby of Hollis Center Baptist Church
January 28th — Majors Steve and Carol Ditmer from the Salvation Army
February 4th — Currently unscheduled
February 11th — Pastor Jonathan Marshall from White Rock Free Baptist Church (and former OVCS High School Teacher)
February 18th — NO SCHOOL — Winter Break
NEW — February 25th — Jenny Pratt — Executive Director of ABBA
The OVCS Christmas Program is just over 2 weeks away! Today’s drama class has been encouraging to watch — things are coming together. However, there are still a few needs and important dates and times to make note of.
OVCS Christmas Program
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 5:00PM performance time * Arrive IN COSTUME by 4:30
Location: Limerick Free Baptist Church
Theme: “Promised from the Beginning”
NEEDS leading up to the program:
Costumes! In a letter sent at the end of October, Mrs. Blake requested help providing some costumes and volunteers to help hem some that we have. Many of you have touched base with your teacher already about your child’s costume. However, we have not heard from everyone. Please contact your child’s teacher ASAP to confirm that your child has a costume or to ask for help meeting this need. Thanks.
DRESS REHEARSAL – We are aiming to have a dress rehearsal AT the Limerick church on Thursday, December 4th. Mrs. Blake and Mrs. Foss are prepared to run through the program two times. This rehearsal will take place during the morning from approximately 8:30 to 10:30. We could use help from parents with transporting students and staying to monitor students who may not be involved at given moments of the practice. Miss Souza will be organizing rides, so you can contact her if you are willing to help.
Thanks for all you do to make your child’s education the best it can be!