OCCS News and Announcements
October 14, 2020
October Hymn: "Jesus Calls Us; O'er the Tumult""
Verse: "By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going." Heb. 11:8
Kitchen Help Needed
OCCS is looking for part-time help in the kitchen. Submit a resume to the Mr. Alons by October 23 if you are interested.
Flu Shots - Notice from Community Health Partners
The COVID-19 pandemic makes preventing the spread of influenza more important than ever. Influenza and COVID-19 share many symptoms. Preventing influenza means fewer people will miss work, school, or other important events, and fewer people will need to seek medical care or testing for possible COVID-19 or influenza.

See www.siouxflu.org for flu clinic locations in Sioux County. Get a flu shot to protect yourself as well as those around you!
NICSTO Donations
Northwest Iowa Christian School Tuition Organization (NICSTO) is still receiving contributions to provide tuition assistance to those who qualify. Anyone who contributes will receive a 65% tax credit up to the total amount of Iowa income tax that he/she pays. For example, if you donate $2,000 to NICSTO, your state income tax liability will be reduced by $1300 while NICSTO uses your contribution to help qualified students attend a Christian school. Our school still needs close to $160,000 before the end of the year. We encourage you to participate. It’s a win-win situation, for those who give and to those who receive! What a privilege to be able to use some of our state tax dollars for non-public education! You may also donate non-cash items such as grain, stocks and securities. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Kramer at Unity 737-4114 (NICSTO Treasurer) or Mr. Alons at 737-2274 or stop by the school office. The donation forms are also available on the school website under "About Us", "Support Us", then "NICSTO Contribution Form."
Scholastic Book Fair
We are planning to have a Scholastic Book Fair on November 2, 3 & 5 in the evening. Two of these nights will coincide with Parent/Teacher Conferences. More details coming soon.
Shirts for Sale
There are extra shirts from the Monica apparel sale that are available to purchase in the office. All shirts are $15.00.
Appropriate Clothing for the Weather
With the colder weather approaching, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the day's weather. Children are required to go outside for recess. Students should have a warm coat, gloves/mittens and something to cover their head. A sweatshirt does not qualify for winter outerwear. When riding on a bus or in a car, a winter coat is needed. There is always the possibility of break downs. Snow pants are required for younger students in grades K-5 once the snow flies, but snowpants can be worn to keep your child warm even without snow. All students must have appropriate snow boots. Boots are required when the “Boot Sign” is posted by Mr. Kroese’s janitor’s closet. If the temps are in the 50’s students are required to wear long sleeves, 60’s short sleeves. If the temps are below 50, students are required to have an extra layer to wear. Remember that the temps forecasted for the day are not the temps at our morning recess time. Please make sure your child comes with appropriate layers.