OCCS News and Announcements
September 25, 2019
August/September Hymn: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
Verse: "Be joyful in hope, patient in afflication, faithful in prayer." Rom. 12:12
Morning Drop-off
Thank you for everyone who has helped make the afternoon pick up so successful. The car line is finished in 3-5 minutes. 

We need to extend that to the morning drop off as well. Buses will drop off the students in front and ALL CARS should drop off students in the back. There are many benefits to this arrangement and hopefully we provide a safer environment for the students coming to school. 

In order for this to work, we need the cooperation of everyone. Mornings can be chaotic and many have business to take care of at school. Please during the times 8:00-8:15 keep the front clear for bus traffic.
Directory Contest Winners
Congratulations to Kyra Van Schouwen, 7th grade for drawing the 2019-2020 Parent Directory cover design! Additional designs featured in the directory are Back Cover: Jaelye Woudstra, 7th grade; Front Inside: Deacon Vogel, 4th grade; Back Inside: Lily Bonnema, 6th grade. Thank you to all the students that shared their time and creative talents to enter the contest!
Society Meeting Results
Last evening the society met to elect three new board members. Elected were: Luke Perry, Melanie Van Grouw, and Brady Goslinga. A big thank you to the three board members who have completed their years of service: Jon Pontier, Jennifer Mulder, and Jesse Hofmeyer. In a board meeting following the society meeting, the following board members were elected as officers: Ethan Huizenga, President; Bert Reinders, Vice President; Marlin Vollink, Treasurer; Heather Hofmeyer, Secretary; and Melanie Van Grouw, Vicar. If you were unable to attend and would like to receive a financial report, please stop by the office to pick one up.
Staff years of service recognition
The following staff were recognized for years of
service at OCCS: Sue Siemonsma and Melanie Witt for 30 years; Jason Alons, Mary Beth Breen, and Travis De Jong for 5 years.
See You At The Pole
On Wednesday, September 25, OCCS will be participating in the ‘See You At The Pole’ time of prayer. This is a time for students, teachers, and parents to gather around the school flag pole for a time of prayer. We will be joining thousands of others at schools across the country in praying for our world, nation, state, and local area. We will begin at 8:20am and conclude at approximately 8 :35am .
Request from Preschool
Please save your paper towel rolls and old Birds & Blooms or Country magazines for the preschool classroom. You can drop these items off in the office if you have them. Thank you!