OCCS News and Announcements
October 30, 2019
October Hymn: I Will Extol You, O My God
Verse: "I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever." Ps. 145:1-2
Report Cards
Report cards are scheduled to be sent home on Friday, November 1.
No shorts
No shorts are allowed during the months of November-February. Please refer to the Parent Handbook, p. 26.
NICSTO Donations - Urgent Need
You may have heard about our need for additional NICSTO contributions for the upcoming calendar year. We have 75 families that depend on this aid to lower their cost of tuition due to their income level. Each year we help these families budget out their tuition payments based on the contributions that we get from donors. If we do not receive these contributions, we will be forced to add hundreds of dollars on to the tuition statements for each of these families.

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."

If you plan on donating, we need to know by December 1st for us to be able to distribute funds to our families for this coming spring semester. Donations are due by December 31.
Reformation Day
OCCS is a “Reformed” Christian school with roots in the Reformation!
This 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!
All Kids Can
New to Orange City, All Kids Can is an organization that believes all kids should have opportunities to be involved in organized activities, regardless of financial obstacles. It is available to all kids living within the boundaries of the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District and pays or subsidizes the registration fees and/or equipment costs for families that otherwise couldn’t afford the expense. Please see the attached brochure for all of the details.