OCCS News and Announcements
September 4, 2019
August/September Hymn: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
Verse: "Be joyful in hope, patient in afflication, faithful in prayer." Rom. 12:12
Student Pictures Coming
School pictures will be taken this Thursday, September 5. Order envelopes should have come home last week. Preschool students will bring their envelope home today. All students, Preschool-8th grade, will have their picture taken. Parents who are interested in having younger children‘s picture taken, please contact the office.
Directory Cover Contest
Parents, please encourage your 4-8th grade students to consider participating in the Parent Directory Cover Contest! The theme for 2019-2020 is Devoted to Prayer. Mrs. Siemonsma will be giving details during art classes. Designs will be due Friday, September 13.
Devoted to Prayer - Theme Kickoff Event
During the afternoon on Wednesday, September 11, OCCS will be having a special Devoted to Prayer activity. Because this involves all the staff
and student body, the office will be closed from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
~ All students and staff, please wear your theme t-shirt.
Fall Society Meeting Scheduled
The Fall Society Meeting for Orange City Christian School will be held on Monday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. Election of new board members will take place. Please reserve this date! Everyone encouraged to attend!
Fun Night
The annual OCCS Family Fun Night will be held on Saturday evening, September 21 from 5:00-8:00pm at the school. The middle school students and their parents are again in charge of this activity. Enjoy supper with your family along with many family friendly activities. Generous support and donations will be greatly appreciated!
Middle School Fundraiser
The OCCS Middle School students are doing a fundraiser to offset costs of field trips, athletic events and other things that happen here at OCCS.

The 5th and 6th graders are going to be selling Koated Kernals popcorn. The flavors are Cheddar Cheese, White Cheddar, Jalepeno Cheddar, Sioux City 50-50, Classic Caramel, Chocolate Drizzled Caramel, Cinnamon Roll, Sea Salt Caramel and Birthday Cake. They are available in a snack size bag (7 cups) for $8 and family bag (20 cups) for $20.

The 7th and 8th graders will be selling the fan favorite, Butterbraids. The flavors available are Cinnamon, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Apple, Cherry, Raspberry, Caramel Rolls and Four Cheese and Herb. The butter braids are available for $13.

Both orders are due with payment on September 9 and will be delivered on September 20. To order you can contact a Middle School Student, email Erin Driesen at edriesen@occhristian.pvt.k12.ia.us or stop in the office. Thanks for your support!
Silage Pile Fundraisers
OCCS will participate in covering silage piles again this fall. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the OCCS School Board. Last year, we were able to earn over $40,000 for this fundraiser. We encourage all families to participate.

We will also start collecting chips and drinks for the silage pile workers. All items can be dropped off in the office. Use the attached link to signup: https://signup.com/login/entry/1119366588021
TRIP News
  • TRIP hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00am - 12:30pm. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00am - 3:30pm.
  • Shop with Scrip is now accepting credit cards as a form of payment. You will need to place an order online in order to use this function. There will be a 2.6% fee per transaction.
  • Through September 15, every order for $50.00 or more will enter your family into a sweepstakes to win $5,000 in Disney gift cards.
  • Thank-scriping-day is September 12. For 24 hours, earn extra bonuses on ScripNow and when reloading physical cards.
  • Find information about the OCCS TRIP program on our website by clicking the following link: OCCS TRIP Website
  • Need help on how to use the Shop with Scrip Website or My Scrip Wallet? Click here for step by step instructions: Family Ordering Guide