Updates

Check this page daily for current news and information regarding Odessa Christian School's Remote Learning Plan (RLP) and other updates. 

May 15, 2020

 

Survivor: Mummaus at War - Episode 1

 

Join us this week to see alliances made and broken, and ultimatey, which Mummaus make it to the NEXT tribal council!

 

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May 14, 2020

 

Art with Mrs. Nast: Draw a Cute Chameleon!

 

It's time for your weekly art lesson! Get out your paper and supplies and create your own version. For some extra fun, enjoy a read-aloud of The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle: CLICK HERE FOR READ-ALOUD ON YOUTUBE

 

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May 13, 2020

 

Nature is Neat: Butterflies!

 

Butterflies are everywhere! Check it out with Mrs. Ciulla and then go see what you can find in your own yard!

 

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May 12, 2020

 

Where's Coach? Episode 3

 

Coach is found, but now there's even MORE trouble! Coach and Professor need YOUR help to figure out the next step in finding their way to safety! Comment on social media or send Coach or Professor an email to give them your input!

 

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May 11, 2020

 

Bible Memory Fun!

 

Enjoy this montage of Bible memory scholars!

 

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Remote Learning Plans: 5/11/20 - 5/22/20

May 8, 2020

 

Update: Last 2 weeks of school, happy Mother's Day, Department of Education survey, and more!

 

Dear OCS,

 

Happy Friday! We have now experienced and conquered approximately 7 weeks of remote learning, and we only have 2 weeks left to go before emerging victoriously through this little snag in learning.  As awful a situation as this is for our world, nation, communities, and families, when it comes to school, I can say I am exceedingly grateful for such a wonderful group of faculty, students, and families. On the news, social media, and pretty much...

 

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May 8, 2020

 

Survivor: Mummaus at War

 

Three sisters. Only one will emerge victorious. Who will it be? 

 

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May 7, 2020

 

Where's Coach's Class? Episode 5

 

Coach is still on the hunt for his class, and now something is chasing him! Will he make it out alive???

 

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May 6, 2020

 

Art with Mrs. Nast: Pop-Up Cards

 

Create a special pop-up card for Mother's Day, or any day!

 

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May 4, 2020

 

Nature is Neat: Carolina Wrens

 

See who stopped by Mrs. Ciulla's office to visit in Episode 3 of our nature series!

 

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May 1, 2020

 

Update: Attendance Reminders, Teacher Appreciation Week!

 

Dear Students and Parents, 

 

We are in the HOME STRETCH!!! May has arrived, and, before we know it, school will be out for the 2019-2020 school year. I think we will all rejoice in that to one degree or another! 

 

I would like to revisit the protocol for attendance for a moment. Please be sure you (your students) are ACTIVELY working in IXL (elementary students) or Khan Academy (middle and high school students) every week day during school hours, and no later than 4:00 pm. We run attendance at 4:30 pm, and from here forward, we will not revisit any attendance claims for after 4:30 pm. Everyone has a lot to juggle right now, and this keeps things simple and streamlined for all. 

 

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May 1, 2020

 

It's Tia Time! Newton's Third Law

 

Splash into science with a fun experiment at home demonstrating Newton's Thurd Law of Motion!

 

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April 30, 2020

 

Where's Coach? Part 2

 

Coach is nowhere to be found and Professor is hot on his tracks to make sure he is ok! Things are starting to look ominous!

 

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April 29, 2020

 

Where's Coach's Class? Episode 4

 

Coach's search takes him into the wildnerness across Lake Hiawatha! 

 

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April 28, 2020

 

Encourage Our Veterans! 

 

Mrs. Nast provides a great idea to encourage our veterans during the COVID-19 isolation. Please send encouraging letters and cards to:

 

Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home

6919 Parkway Boulevard

Land O' Lakes, FL 34639

 

 

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Remote Learning Plans: 4/27/20 - 5/8/20

April 24, 2020

 

Make Your Own Smoothie with Mrs. James

 

Mrs. James shares a simple, fun way to create delicious, refreshing snack or lunch with wholesome ingredients. 

 

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April 23, 2020

 

It's Tia Time! Episode 3

 

Miss Tia explores Newton's Second Law of Motion at - where else? - the playground! 

 

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April 22, 2020

 

Where's Coach???

 

First Coach's class, and now Coach himself has gone missing! Does Marshmallow the goat hold the secret to finding Coach and his class?

 

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April 21, 2020

 

Where's Coach's Class? Episode 3

 

Help Coach hunt down his class as he continues to comb the campus!

 

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April 20, 2020

 

Art with Mrs. Nast: Draw a Puppy

 

Enjoy this time with Mrs. Nast as she teaches you how to draw a puppy. Make it your own and share it with us via email or social media! #ocsisawesome

 

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April 17, 2020

 

Nature is Neat with Mrs. Ciulla - Episode 2

 

Check out a momma turtle on campus and learn about some turtle basics! Keep exploring at home!

 

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April 16, 2020

 

It's Tia Time! Episode 2

 

View some cool tests of Newton's Laws of Motion with Miss Tia!

 

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April 15, 2020

 

Quarantine Cut!

 

Get a haircutting lesson from Professor; maybe don't take his advice! 

 

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April 10, 2020

 

Learning Plans for 4/14 - 4/24 released and new updates

 

Dear OCS,

I hope you are all doing well! In this unusual time I pray we all take some time and brain space to focus on the gravity and joy of this Holy Week. While we may not have our typical events and traditions available to us, we have an awesome Savior who has gone before us and who has “come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10)! 

 

I am writing...

 

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April 9, 2020

 

How to Tie a Palomar Knot with Coach!

 

This is not your average PE class, for sure. Get started with knot-tying and gain a great skill for fishing and more!

 

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April 8, 2020

 

How to Play "Garbage" with Mrs. Nast!

 

Here's a fun game to learn and play between siblings, with friends, and family! 

 

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April 7, 2020

 

Nature is Neat with Mrs. Ciulla!

 

Explore the great outdoors with Mrs. Ciulla as she takes you out into our own backyards to discover amazing life all around. What will you discover today?

 

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April 3, 202

 

It's TIA TIME!!!

 

Guess what time it is??? It's "Tia Time!" As the students in kindergarten and first grade know, "Tia Time" is full of songs, activities, crafts, videos, and more that showcase the world around us, and tonight we ALL get a little "Tia Time" together! Enjoy!

 

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April 2, 2020

 

How to Tie a Tie with Professor!

 

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April 1, 2020

 

Enjoy this quick look at our year so far from Mrs. James!

 

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March 31, 2020

 

Creative Ideas with Mrs. Nast!

 

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Use this fun idea to make practicing vocab, spelling words, handwriting, and even working out math problems for ages 2 to 92!

March 30, 2020

 

Adventure Fitness 101 with Jordyn!

 

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Today's video is produced by and starring OCS sophomore Jordyn Pfister. She was demonstrating how she has tackled adventure fitness (her PE class) in her own way this week! Directed by, drone footage by, and videography by OCS alumnus Jared Pfister of @PfisterFlytography. Have fun!

March 27, 2020

 

Getting Out with Mrs. James!

 

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March 26, 2020

 

Learning Plans for 3/30 - 4/10 released, and catch episode 2 of "Where's Coach's Class?"

 

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Dear OCS Families, 

Good evening! I pray everyone is doing well. You are all VERY GREATLY MISSED! It is time for an update, which includes learning goals and assignments for the next two weeks, which you can read more about here on the school webpage for your convenience. 

Quick note: This is a long email. It has good information, but if you want the short version and don’t really care about the how, what, why, etc., then skip to the end and read the bullet points in the box. That’s the meat!

We have not received any...

 

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March 25, 2020

 

Mrs. Mummau: The Quarantined Teacher

 

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March 24, 2020

 

Enjoy an art project with Mrs. Nast!

 

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March 23, 2020

 

Q3 Report Cards Now Available! Plus, enjoy the video message from Professor!

 

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Dear OCS, 

 

Happy Monday! I pray you are all well and getting into the new normal of academic learning at home. We are working hard to make it as seamless as possible, and have been working on tweaking the current plan to make it even better for our students and families. I will be sure to share that with you once the faculty and I have been able to solidify those updates. 

 

Quarter 3 report cards are now available on Family Portal, and you can access those by logging into Family Portal>Student>Report Card. 

 

If you have any questions or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact me!

 

Blessings, 

 

Mrs. Ciulla

March 20, 2020

 

RLP - Our students can do this! (And probably teach you a few things, too.) Plus, important attendance information. 

 

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Dear Parents,


I pray our students – your kiddos – and you, are off to a great start with our Remote Learning Plan.


I want to send a little encouragement your way this afternoon. First, this is a new schedule for your kids (and probably you, too!) and completely out of the routine, so allow yourselves some grace. That said, don’t let it get away from you, either! Secondly, and probably most importantly, your child has all the tools/skills necessary to access the materials being shared. In most cases, your students have already been using the tech tools and learning processes now being utilized from home


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March 19, 2020

 

Check out the fun video message and recipe with Mrs. Nast!

 

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March 18, 2020

 

Day One Down!

 

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Dear OCS, 

 

Well, as far as I know, we all survived our first day of our Remote Learning Plan! Hooray! 

 

Now let’s just get back to regular school. If only…

 

In all seriousness, you were all sorely missed today! I popped in virtually on “office hours” for Professor and it was nice to see all who took advantage of that. Please feel free to tune in with any questions at all for each faculty member during their office hours...


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March 17, 2020

 

Remote Learning Plan Explained; Campus closed until 4/15/20 at earliest with RLP in full effect

 

Dear OCS Families, 


Tomorrow starts our official Remote Learning Period, and, as much as we would MUCH rather be together in person with our students on campus, we have been working very diligently to make a cohesive, complete, reasonable plan to continue student learning while off site. Learning occurs ALL THE TIME, and our students have already been equipped with many of the tools they need for this...


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March 14, 2020

 

COVID-19 School Closure; Classes continue at OCS via our Remote Learning Plan (RLP)

 

Dear OCS Families, 

 

I apologize in advance for the following long email, but I want to be sure to cover all the bases. Bear with me!

 

The Florida Department of Education has provided the directive for all public school districts in Florida to close schools for the next two weeks due to concerns over the coronavirus. We at OCS have evaluated these concerns and have prayerfully determined to also close campus for the next two weeks, through March 27th, with the plan of school reopening on March 30th...

 

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