Friday, January 20, 2023


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

Calendar dates: January 23-28

Monday, January 23

  • Middle School & High School MAP Testing; 1st-4th periods
  • 100th Day of School Celebration (elementary only)
  • Basketball Frontier Conference Tournament - 1st Round - Varsity Boys vs Heartland Christian @ Parkview Christian Academy; 7:30 PM
  • Bowling practice; 3:30-5:30 PM

Tuesday, January 24

  • Elementary MAP Testing Make-Up; 8:30-10:45 AM in the cafeteria
  • Bowling practice; 3:30-5:30 PM
  • Basketball Frontier Conference Tournament (Varsity Girls) - Semi-Finals @ College View Academy; Time & Opponent TBA
  • Board Meeting; 6:30 PM in the Library

Wednesday, January 25

  • Elementary Chapel: Mrs. Cochran
  • Secondary Chapel: Mr. Parsons
  • B Day
  • 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

  • Middle School & High School MAP Testing Make-Up; 8:15-10:45 AM in the cafeteria
  • Basketball Frontier Conference Tournament (Varsity Boys) - Semi-Finals @ College View Academy; Time & Opponent 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

Looking ahead: January 30 - February 4 and beyond

Tuesday, January 31

  • Basketball vs Omaha Nation @ OCA; 4:30 (Junior Varsity Boys)/6:00 (Varsity Girls)/7:30 (Varsity Boys)

Wednesday, February 1

  • Elementary & Secondary Chapel: Andrew Meyer (Omaha Bible Church)

Thursday, February 2

  • Basketball vs Whiting @ OCA; 5:30 (Varsity Girls)/7:00 (Varsity Boys). PACK THE GYM NIGHT!

Friday, February 3

  • UNL Winterwinds Music Festival

Saturday, February 4

  • Basketball vs Cornerstone @ Kroc Center; 2:00 (Junior Varsity Boys)/3:30 (Varsity Girls)/5:00 (Varsity Boys)

Other upcoming dates to note

  • Wednesday, February 15 & Thursday, February 16: Parent Conferences; 1 hour early dismissal. Conferences 4-8 PM.
  • Friday, February 17: Teacher Inservice; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Monday, February 20: NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
  • Wednesday, February 22: Elementary Early Out; 2:15 PM dismissal
  • Thursday, February 23: 4th-7th grade Science Fair in the OCA Gym

Save the Date 2023:

  • Tuesday, March 7 - Chipotle Fundraiser Night
  • Thursday, April 27 - Spring Gala (6:30-8:30 pm)

After School Care Reminder:

Wednesday, February 22: Elementary Early Out - 2:15 PM dismissal

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

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



Valentine Gift Order Form is Here

Parents, grandparents, and friends of OCA

The annual Valentine's Day Order Form has finally arrived!  

If you'd like a Valentine delivered to your student, a teacher or if your student would like to send a friend a Valentine, simply fill out the attached form and return it with payment by February 6th.

Just so the new families know...this a big a deal!  

Everyone enjoys supporting this Senior class fundraiser.


Pack the Gym - Neon Night & Chili Feed

Come join us on Thursday, February 2 for our annual Pack the Gym Neon Night & Chili Feed!

OCA vs Whiting

5:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Basketball

7:00 p.m. Boys Varsity Basketball

  • Chili Feed opens at 4:00 p.m. in the cafeteria
  • $5 Chili Feed
  • Junior Class bake sale
  • Free face painting
  • Free balloon art
  • Free glow bracelets at the door
  • OCA's Pep Band
  • OCA's Cheer Team half-time performance
  • Free admission to the games wearing OCA's Pack the Gym T-Shirt

Raffle Basket Fundraiser. Purchase raffle tickets at the game:

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

 All proceeds benefit the Yearbook Class.

Chili Feed Contestants Needed

We are looking for Chili Cook-Off contestants!

  • Free Entry
  • Senior Class Fundraiser
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes
  • Register by 1/26
  • Bring a large pot (crock pot) of your best chili by 3:00 pm on 2/2
  • Bring the Heat!!!

Questions? Contact Mrs. McCoy at or or Mrs. Isaacson at


Pack the Gym Neon T-shirts

New Design This Year

If you didn’t pre-order your Pack the Gym T-shirt, you can purchase one at the door the night of the event!

Select quantities available.

First come first serve basis.  

Price: $16 Cash or Check Only

Colors: Safety Pink, Safety Orange and Safety Yellow


Senior Night - February 7th


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

Students will be recognized during these times:

  • Bowling - Half-time of the girls basketball game
  • Girls & Boys Basketball - Before the boys basketball game
  • Cheer- Half-time of the boys basketball 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

Chipotle Restaurant Night

Help us Raise Money for OCA by buying Chipotle

WHEN: March 7, 2023 - 5:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE: 3605 N 147th St Ste 111, Omaha, NE 68116-8237 


Show the cashier a digital flyer prior to paying


Show the cashier a paper flyer prior to paying


Order online and pickup Chipotle for your fundraiser by using the

Promo Code KV77D4Q on the Chipotle app or website

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 if you have a contribution.

Parent/Teacher Conferences


Parent/Teacher Conference Dates:

Wednesday, February 15th (4:00-8:00) AND Thursday, February 16th (4:00-8:00)

Elementary Parents:

Only sign up for a conference with your student’s “homeroom” teacher (not their “specials” teachers)

Sign-Up Location:

Parents, sign in to your Sycamore Education account.  The link is located in the top right corner of the homepage.

Amazon Smile Ending

The Kitchen could use your help serving meals during lunchtime!

Please click button below to sign up to help...


Amazon Smile Ending


A message from Amazon...

In 2013, we launched AmazonSmile to make it easier for customers to support their favorite charities. However, after almost a decade, the program has not grown to create the impact that we had originally hoped.

With so many eligible organizations—more than 1 million globally—our ability to have an impact was often spread too thin.  

We are writing to let you know that we plan to wind down AmazonSmile by February 20, 2023.

We will continue to pursue and invest in other areas where we’ve seen we can make meaningful change—from building affordable housing to providing access to computer science education for students in underserved communities to using our logistics infrastructure and technology to assist broad communities impacted by natural disasters.

A message from Tim Neal, OCA Development Director

Thanks to those who supported OCA through Amazon Smile. 

We can still use TAGG!  (Together a Greater Good) .

With TAGG! local businesses donate money to OCA when you upload your receipts from participating businesses to the TAGG! app. Please reach out to Tim at with any questions on how to use TAGG!

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: (all current board members, including the principal, will receive your email).

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