Hello OVCS Friends and Family,
As you may know, the 5th and 6th grade class at OVCS has started a new ministry this school year called The Foster Closet. We began the year developing a mission and vision statement.
To love and serve foster and adoptive families in need in Southern Maine by receiving and distributing physical items (ie. diapers, clothing, and toys), as well as offering home visits and various acts of service (ie. yard work, childcare, and meals).
To see every child in Maine have a forever home with parents who are properly equipped to provide for their needs.
The beginning of the year involved a lot of behind the scenes planning, but in recent weeks we’ve begun to put “feet to our faith.” Students had their first home visit last Thursday, which proved to be a blessing to all involved. Mr.DeLapp wrote,
I am writing to provide you with information regarding two upcoming opportunities involving Maine politics. The first is an opportunity to “Meet Your Candidates.” Heidi Sampson is a candidate for State Representative for District 21. David Woodsome is running for State Senate. Towns represented are Newfield, Limerick, Parsonsfield, Cornish, Shapleigh, Waterboro, Sanford, and Alfred. They will be using OVCS as a meeting location from 12:00pm – 1:30pm this Sunday, October 23rd. They invite you to bring your thoughts, concerns, and questions. This is not a school sponsored event. I have simply made the building available and am sharing this opportunity with you.
Heidi Sampson expresses that “Christian Education is paramount to your student receiving an education of academics, not just behavior modification.” She has offered to meet specifically with OVCS friends and families on Tuesday, November 1st from 6:30pm to 7:30pm (followed by a Q+A) to share some of the “recent deceptive strategies pressing down on students at every level.” Heidi is a veteran homeschooler and current member of the Maine State Board of Education (the first in nation homeschooler to be appointed to this position). She also says, “Your student’s data is now the new gold and the rush is on to collect it. The question is: Why?” I want to provide each of you with the opportunity to join us for what Heidi refers to as “eye-opening discussion.”