Wow, it's hard to believe that the school year is over, as it seems like the last nine months went by in the blink of an eye! However, here we are at the beginning of summer, and I pray that everyone has a very relaxing and enjoyable time with your children, family and friends. Since winter seemed to be extra long this year, I think everyone is eager to soak in the warmth even more than usual.
Thank you so much for a great last month of May! The teachers were very grateful for all of your acts of kindness and generosity during "Teacher's Appreciation week," and we loved having all of our Moms here at the school for "Muffins for Moms." The Preschool and Kindergarten graduation night was a huge success with our students showing off what they have learned this year and being as cute as ever. And then our First-Seventh grade awards night was also a really special evening, as we honored and recognized the academic achievements of our amazing students. God is so faithful, and we are so thankful to Him for His great love and blessings every day!
The school office is open during the summer, so if you need anything we ask that you call or stop by during office hours on Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm.
Registration continues, and if you haven't already done so, please come in and fill out the necessary paperwork to secure your child's spot for next year. Some of our classes are filling up quickly.
Report cards will be available for pick up on Monday, June 9th, unless you have any outstanding balance to the school. This includes paying off any outstanding lunch bill or extended care bill.
DVD's of both of our award ceremonies are available for pre-order for $10.00 each, and we are also still taking yearbook orders for $15.00 each.
We are continuing to interview and seek out the best teacher and aide candidates to fill some teaching spots open for next year, and we ask that you would join us in praying for wisdom in the hiring process.
OCS Garage Sale
One of our awesome parents, Natalie Sefton, is organizing an OCS garage sale here at the school this Friday and Saturday, June 6th and 7th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm both days. Some great items have already been dropped off, but please drop off any additional donations you might have here at the school this week between 9:00am and 1:00pm. She could also use some parent helpers to run the sale, so let us know if you can help. All proceeds will go to benefit OCS!
Board Meeting and Update
We would like to announce that Mike DeWitt, one of our awesome parents, has applied to be on the school board for this coming year. He is the Manager of Auto Zone, and his wife, Julie, has volunteered here at the school all year in our lunchroom. The board will be voting on his application at our next meeting on Monday, June 23, at 4:00 pm. You are invited to attend this meeting as well as all of our monthly school board meetings. The school is in need of additional board members to help lead the school into our 25th year and beyond. Please pray about and/or consider serving on our school board.
I personally want to thank all of you for your prayers and concern for me since my hospitalization last week. I was very sorry to miss the Awards Ceremony and the last day of school, but I heard that everything went really well. I sure appreciate Tracy Dexter stepping in and overseeing everything in my absence. I am still waiting for some test results in order to determine what is going on with my health, but I know that the Lord is my healer and my strength!
Have a blessed summer, and I look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Otsego Christian School Administrator