OCCS News and Announcements
October 8, 2019
Spiritual Theme: "Devoted to Prayer"
Theme Song for the School Year: "Before the Throne of God Above"
Coin Challenge
The students are participating in a coin challenge this week. Here are the rules:
  • All coins collected will count towards a positive total for the homeroom.
  • All bills/checks dropped in other bins will count as negative for that homeroom.
  • The contest will run the week of October 7-11.
  • Homerooms may connect with matching gifts that will count towards that homeroom's positive total. Matches can come from parents, grandparents, friends, and businesses
  • The homeroom with the highest positive total per student will be rewarded with a lock-in with Mr. Alons on Friday, October 18.
Directory Update
Please update the phone number for the Rob & Heather Hofmeyer family. It should be 712-441-6914. Heather is listed on the Board of Trustees. Please make the change on that page as well.
Pictures Retakes
You should have received your picture package recently. If you would like to have your child’s picture retaken, the photographer will be doing retakes Thursday, October 11 at 8:30 am. You must turn in the package you received from the first sitting. If there is not a valid reason to have the picture retaken, you will need to pay your package price again and then you may keep both packages. Students absent the first time are expected to have their pictures taken. Order envelopes are available in the school office.
Estate Planning - Barnabas Foundation
UPDATE - Jim Prichard's planned visit to our area on October 8 & 9 has been cancelled. We will keep you updated if a new date is scheduled.
TRIP News
  • Bonus: Bath & Body Works - 5% bonus (17%) through October 18.
  • Bonus: Coldstone - 4.75% bonus (15.75%) through October 25.
  • Bonus: Outback - 1.75% bonus (9.75%) through October 18.
  • Bonus Fest is coming! Shop with Scrip will offer different bonuses every day from October 19 - 25. Each bonus will be available for 24 hours.
  • TRIP hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00am - 12:30pm. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00am - 3:30pm.
  • Find information about the OCCS TRIP program on our website by clicking the following link: OCCS TRIP Website
  • Need help on how to use the Shop with Scrip Website or My Scrip Wallet? Click here for step by step instructions: Family Ordering Guide