Friday, January 13, 2023


See News & Notes on the website: Go to the CALENDAR & NEWS page here (under the ACADEMICS tab):

Calendar dates: January 16-21

Monday, January 16

  • Bowling match vs Elkhorn North @ Maplewood Lanes; 1:00 PM

Tuesday, January 17

  • 2nd & 3rd grade MAP Testing; 12:30-2:00 PM
  • Bowling practice; 3:30-5:30 PM
  • Basketball @ Whiting; 5:30 (Junior Varsity Boys), 6:30 PM (Varsity Boys)

Wednesday, January 18

  • Elementary & Secondary Chapel: TBA
  • 4th-6th grade MAP Testing; 9:00-10:20 AM

Thursday, January 19

  • PS & PK Field Trip to PE 101; 8:45-11:00 AM
  • 4th-6th grade MAP Testing; 9:00-10:20 AM
  • 2nd & 3rd MAP Testing; 12:30-2:00 PM
  • Basketball vs Boys Town @ OCA; 6:30 PM (Varsity Girls)

Friday, January 20

  • 100th Day of School (elementary only)
  • MS & HS MAP Testing; 1st-4th periods
  • Bowling match vs Elkhorn High @ Maplewood Lanes; 3:30 PM.

Saturday, January 21

  • Basketball Frontier Conference Tournament - 1st round (VG); Time and Location TBA
  • Basketball @ Mead; 9:00 (Junior Varsity Boys)

Looking ahead: January 23-28 and beyond

Monday, January 23

  • Elementary MAP Testing Make-Up; 8:15-10:45 AM in the cafeteria
  • Basketball Frontier Conference Tournament (Varsity Boys) - 1st Round - Time & Location TBA

Tuesday, January 24

  • MS & HS MAP Testing Make-Up; 8:05-10:45 AM in the cafeteria
  • Bowling practice; 3:30-5:30 PM
  • Basketball Frontier Conference Tournament (Varsity Girls) - Semi-Finals @ College View Academy; Time TBA

Wednesday, January 25

  • Elementary & Secondary Chapel: TBA
  • Elementary Early Out; 2:15 PM dismissal. Parents must register a spot for students in After School Care with Mrs. Buckingham.
  • Bowling practice; 3:30-5:30 PM

Thursday, January 26

  • Basketball Frontier Conference Tournament (Varsity Boys) - Semi-Finals @ College View Academy; Time TBA

Friday, January 27

  • BOCH Festival Honor Band @ UNO; 3:00 PM. Honor Band students will leave at 2:00 PM.

Saturday, January 28

  • Basketball Frontier Conference Tournament (Varsity Girls/Varsity Boys) - Finals @ Southeast Community College in Lincoln; Times TBA
  • BOCH Festival Honor Band @ UNO

Other upcoming dates to note

  • Wednesday, February 15 & Thursday, February 16: Parent Teacher Conferences; 1 hour early dismissal both days
  • Friday, February 17: No School - Teacher Inservice
  • Monday, February 20: No School - Presidents Day

Save the Date 2023:

  • Thursday, February 2 - Pack the Gym- Neon Night (OCA vs. Whiting)
  • Tuesday, February 7 - Senior Night (OCA vs. Heartland Christian) - Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading seniors will be recognized
  • Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Tuesday, March 7 - Chipotle Fundraiser Night
  • Thursday, April 27 - Spring Gala (6:30-8:30 pm)

After School Care Reminder:

Elementary Early Out; 2:15 PM dismissal. 

Parents must register a spot for students in After School Care with Mrs. Buckingham (email her at [email protected]).

You will know your place is reserved when you receive a confirmation email from Mrs. Buckingham.



Book Character Day

Senior Night - February 7th


Parents are invited to join their Senior students on Tuesday, February 7th, to be recognized in Cheer, Bowling and Basketball.

  • Girls basketball and bowling will be recognized during half-time of the girls game.
  • Boys basketball and cheer will be recognized during half-time of the boys game.

Invitations will be mailed home and emailed to Senior families. 

OCA vs Heartland Christian:

  • Varsity Girls: 6:00 PM
  • Varsity Boys: 7:30 PM

Pack the Gym - Neon Night & Chili Feed

Come out and support OCA’s girls and boys basketball teams on Thursday, February 2nd. 

OCA vs Whiting

5:30 p.m. Girls Varsity

7:00 p.m. Boys Varsity 


  • Chili Feed in the Cafeteria 
  • OCA’s Cheer Team Half-time Performance
  • Junior Class Bake Sale
  • Free Face Painting
  • Free Balloon Art
  • Glow sticks at the door
  • Free admission wearing OCA’s Pack the Gym T-shirt.

Raffle Basket Fundraiser to benefit Yearbook.


  • 1 for $5
  • 3 for $10
  • 7 for $20

Purchase raffle tickets at the game.

Pack the Gym Neon T-shirts

New Design This Year

Sizes: Youth (XS-XL) & Adult (S-4XL)

Price: $13

Colors: Safety Pink, Safety Orange and Safety Yellow

Two Ways to Order:

  • PAPER FORM: Return paper order form to the office by Thursday, January 19. Paper order forms will come home with students on Friday.


Orders Due: January 19th. No late orders will be accepted.

Delivery: Orders will be delivered to students at school before February 2nd.

Thank You

Parents, grandparents, and friends of OCA!

Thank you for giving during the Christmas concerts in December.

The amount collected was distributed to the teachers just before Christmas.

Your gifts were a great encouragement to them!

Gala Silent Auction Items Needed


Donations are being accepted for OCA’s Spring Gala.

Examples would be sporting event tickets, gift cards, sports memorabilia, gift baskets, etc.

Contact Amber McCoy at [email protected] if you have a contribution.

Lunch Menu

Snow Days


In the case of snow/inclement weather, school closures and 10 AM late starts will be communicated through...

  • Text message
  • Email
  • Three major TV networks

On days we dismiss from indoors due to weather, calling numbers and picking up students may take longer.

Thank you for your patience!

Questions or Concerns?

Share your comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions with the OCA school board!

You can email: [email protected] (all current board members, including the principal, will receive your email).

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