OCCS News and Announcements
October 28, 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
Updated Chapel Link
Please use the following link to access chapel this morning: https://youtu.be/UprHxLUSwGo.
Building Access
Please remember that no one is allowed to access the building beyond the office. If you are bringing something to school for your child, please leave it in the office. Thank you!
Homework Pickup
If you need to pickup homework for your child who was absent, please come to school after 3:30. The teacher will bring it to the office at the end of the day. If this does not work, please make arrangements with the teacher for a time that works for both of you.
Scholastic Book Fair
We're again hosting the Scholastic Book Fair during P/T conferences. There will be books on display on November 2, 3, and 5 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the music room if you would like to browse/purchase in person. There is also an option to purchase online by using the link below. Online orders of $25+ will receive free shipping. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. J. Wielenga.


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Lost and Found
There are many items left in the "Lost and Found" already this school year. Please check the tables in the hallway during P/T Conferences to see if you can identify anything that belongs to your family. Items left after Parent/Teacher Conferences will be taken away to a worthy cause.
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 wait outside before school starts and 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. 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.
Reformation Day
OCCS is a “Reformed” Christian school with roots in the Reformation!
Next week, we will once again have an opportunity to celebrate the significance and importance of Reformation Day (October 31). Although the events that brought on the Reformation took place many years ago with
the important work of Luther and Calvin and other reformers, it has had lasting importance to our understanding of God’s Word and our
salvation through Jesus Christ.

  1. Scripture alone: God’s revelation is complete; we don’t need other books to supplement the Bible in order to know the way of salvation and the path of service.
  2. Grace alone: Salvation is wholly and completely a gift of God; there is simply no way we can, or no reason to, contribute to our own salvation.
  3. Faith alone: We acquire our assurance of salvation through the work of the Holy Spirit creating faith in our hearts that the gospel is true and complete in itself.
  4. Christ alone: There is no other name given under heaven among men through whom we must be saved. No other person(s) is (are) necessary to supplement Christ’s atoning work.
  5. To God Alone Be the Glory!