Fall glorious fall!

It is my favorite time of year. Pumpkins, smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, walking in fallen leaves, crisp air, caramel corn (you get the point) all the wonderful things that define this season.

Many exciting things have happened at OCS this fall. It was a pleasure to partner with the church for the fall festival. There were many happy children and families taking part in fun games and great food. A special shout out to Allissa and Brian Bell and Mrs. Jolene Silva for heading up this special event.

In October many of our younger grades visited local pumpkin patches. Our Junior High class took a science based field trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park their they enjoyed hiking, a picnic and learning about volcanoes.

Early November will bring our annual Veteran’s Day Chapel taking place on November 9th at 8:45AM. We value our service men and women and look forward to taking time to honor them and the sacrifices they have made for our country. Please feel free to join us for this special service.

Another fun thing that is scheduled for November is Grandparents Day. Grandparents Day will take place November 16 at 10:30AM. All grandparents are invited to enjoy a special chapel celebrating them! Each class will share special presentation you won’t want to miss! Please join us if it fits into your schedule. I guarantee you will be blessed.

Also, another wonderful opportunity in November is Thanksgiving. Psalm 57:9 says, “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.”

I am thankful for our church family supporting OCS! I am thankful for our School Board Members, our teachers and staff, our students and their families. I am thankful for the opportunity we have as a school to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ on a daily basis.

Looking forward to December we have our annual Christmas Program. We will have our evening performance on Thursday night, December 20 at 6:30PM and then a morning performance on Friday, December 21 at 10:30AM. Each year Mrs. Worthington prepares a special Kindergarten program and Mrs. Alison Phillips directs a musical for the 1-6th grade. Each program proclaims the gospel and provides a excellent opportunity to present Jesus to the community through the work of His children. Every year our sixth graders look forward to the program because they can try out for the speaking parts. There are many talented actors in this group. Mrs. Hammonds (our drama director) will have a difficult time deciding who receives what rolls.

May you have a blessed and fruitful fall!

Blessings~ Miss Ward …

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