OCCS News and Announcements
December 3, 2019
Spiritual Theme: "Devoted to Prayer"
Theme Song for the School Year: "Before the Throne of God Above"
Hearing Screening
Hearing screenings will take place at OCCS on December 16 & 18 for students in grade PS-5th & 8th grade. If you would not like your child to be tested, please fill out the attached form and return it to the office: Click here for Form .

If you would like to have your child tested who is not in one of these classes, please contact the OCCS office (737-2274).
Christmas Appreciation Project - Due December 4
Kindergarten thru 8th Grade Parents: The Grade Level Coordinator Committee and Monica would like to announce the kick-off of an exciting and voluntary Christmas Appreciation Project. This project provides families with an easy system to gift the OCCS teachers & staff that have blessed your children's lives.

This project does not replace the student gifts already given to teachers & staff which are provided through the OCCS General Fund / student registration fees. Participation in this program is voluntary and the amount of participation is up to you.

Please read the details by clicking here . This form will give you all the directions and make participation easy! When you’ve completed the online form, please send your payment into the school office. (See the complete directions by clicking on the link.) Hard copies will be available in the school office.  Please return forms to the school office by Wednesday, December 4 at noon.

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Zuiderveen at czuiderveen@gmail.com or Tracy Cleveringa at tracycleveringa@hotmail.com.
Weather Alerts / Changes in Schedule
As we head into winter, please be aware of how we share information on early dismissals, late starts, and cancellations.
  1. We will send a text and/or email message to all our families.
  2. We will have a message on the school website.
  3. We will send information on changes to the following radio stations: KDCR, KSOU, & KLEM.
  4. We will send information on changes to the following TV stations: KTIV & KCAU.

Please talk to your children about what will happen if there is an early dismissal. Make sure your child knows ahead of time what the plan is for those days.
  • Christmas is coming quickly! Please plan ahead to guarantee you receive the cards you need for Christmas. See the attached file for some ideas for smaller denomination cards (please be aware that not all of these cards are stocked in the office). Smaller gift card link
  • Bonus: Applebees - 3% bonus (11%) through December 13.
  • Bonus: Arby's - 2% bonus (10%) through December 13.
  • Bonus: Cabela's - 3% bonus (13%) through December 13.
  • Bonus: Pizza Ranch - 2% bonus (10%) through December 13.
  • Bonus: Shutterfly - 2.75% bonus (11.75%) through December 6.
  • Bonus: Starbucks - 1.75% bonus (8.75% bonus through December 6.
  • On December 5 & 6, Shop with Scrip will waive the credit card fees. If you are using the credit card payment method, this will be a great time to stock up on gift cards and pay $0.00 in credit card fees.
  • Main Street Theaters update: Our local theater, Holland Plaza, has been sold and is under new ownership. They will continue to accept the Main Street Theater gift cards through December 31.
  • 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