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.”
Did you know that the 7th and 8th grade class at OVCS is starting a weekly Good News Club for K-5 students in SAD 55? Well, we are! The first club will be on Wednesday, November 2nd from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in the Horizon’s Building. For more information contact Joy Hayes at email@example.com or by calling 793-4005.
I am blessed by the incredible chapel line-up we have over the coming months. As always, family and guests are welcome to join us. Chapel is on Wednesdays from 9:20 am to 10:00 am.
Today — Armond Tardiff spoke on behalf of the Gideons. He brought an excellent message with staggering statistics on the number of Bibles that are distributed by the Gideons world-wide — 2 Bibles are given out by the Gideons EVERY SECOND. That equals 120 Bibles per minute — 7200 Bibles per hour — 172,800 Bibles per day — over 63 million Bibles per year. Amazing!
October 19th — Kevin Lambertson — Southern Maine Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship (the ministry behind Good News Club)
October 26th — School Pics (a possible chapel is TBD)
November 2nd — Our very own 7th and 8th grade students — Good News Club “Dress Rehearsal”
November 9th — Jim Duran — Executive Director for Bible Society of Maine
November 16th — Pastor Dan Ahern from Calvary Bible Church in South Hiram
November 23rd — TBD
November 30th — Clark Carter — Director of the Root Cellar in Portland
Hello OVCS Families! I know as August approaches you will all begin to make your plans, mark your calendars, do your school shopping, etc. Packets are going home next week with paperwork, calendars, classroom letters, and supply lists to help you prepare. However, I thought I’d put a few upcoming dates on the website to get you started.
For all PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES — we are still accepting new students in grades Prek-8. Please contact the school office at 793-4005 or e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Orientation BBQ — Thursday, August 25th @ 6:00pm
First Day of School for Grades K-8 — Tuesday, August 30th