OCCS News and Announcements
October 22, 2019
Spiritual Theme: "Devoted to Prayer"
Theme Song for the School Year: "Before the Throne of God Above"
Moms in Prayer
For the month of October, OCCS Moms in Prayer will meet on Wednesdays from 2:10-3:10 at Sam Winn's house ( 526 Georgia Ave. SW, just south of the school). Look for the flowery Moms in Prayer sign in her front yard. If you have questions, call or text Sam at 712-395-3014. Moms and grandmas are encouraged to attend.

End of 1st quarter
The last day of our first quarter is Friday, October 25. We will have a noon dismissal, no lunch served.
Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up
The fall P/T Conferences will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, November 12 and 14. If you have not signed up, please do so by Thursday, Oct. 24. Make sure you follow the instructions in the email sent to parents to sign up for your child’s parent/teacher conference schedule. If you have questions, please contact the school office.
Honor Band
Congratulations to the following students for being selected to participate in the Northwest Iowa Honor Band.
Flute:
Reagan Noteboom

Clarinet:
Rebecca Philipsen
Callie Karhoff
Tenor Saxophone:
Jaelye Woudstra

Trumpet:
Elliot De Rooy
Mackenzie Huizenga
Caden Oolman
Trombone:
Mikayla Vollink

Percussion :
David Winn
These students will participate in an Honor Band concert on November 9 in Storm Lake.

A special congratulations to Mikayla Vollink for getting first chair on trombone. She will now get to participate in the All Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band in Des Moines in May.
Sickness/Absence Reminders
  • If your child is sick at home, you can pick up their homework at 3:30pm in the office or if there is a sibling at school, we will send the homework with them.
  • Please make sure that if your child has a fever or vomits, they are kept home for 24 hours after the fever or vomiting. Please work with us to keep germs from spreading.
  • Please send a note, email a message or leave a voice message to let the classroom teacher or office know if your child has an appointment or a planned absence. A day prior to the appointment is appreciated.

TRIP News
  • Bonus: Bed Bath & Beyond - 1% bonus (8%) through November 1.
  • Bonus: Coldstone - 4.75% bonus (15.75%) through October 25.
  • Bonus: JCPenney - 1% bonus (6%) through November 1.
  • Bonus Fest is going on this week! Shop with Scrip is offering different bonuses every day through October 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