Calendar of Events 2017 - 2018

KINDERGARTEN-8th STUDENTS: SCHOOL BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 7:30 A.M.
Students arriving at school after 7:45 a.m. are considered tardy.
PRESCHOOL STUDENTS MUST BE AT SCHOOL BY 8:00 A.M.
Parents should contact the school office to report absence due to illness.
PROPER SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE REQUIRED DAILY.
SHOES MUST BE ALL BLACK. See parent handbook for details.
MANDATORY SERVICE HOURS ARE 30 PER FAMILY. ELSE A PAYMENT OF $100.00 IS DUE.
 

AUGUST 2017:

Tuesday, 8th Preschool Parent Orientation at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, 10th Kindergarten-8th Parent Orientation at 6:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 2017:

Tuesday, 5thSchool begins. First day of school - Full day - Uniform required for all students - Preschool – 8th.
Wednesday,6thChapel (Wednesdays - No Shorts/No Polo)
Dress - Shirt and tie are required. Chapel for 4th-8th begins at 9:00 a.m.
Bible required (new international version) daily.
Chapel for K-3rd begins at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, 18thFundraiser kickoff - 38th year anniversary
Each family is responsible for selling a total of $100.00 worth of items from the holiday catalog due by December 1st.
Monday, 18thHomework assistance/tutorial program is conducted between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Fee is $25.00 per week - Monday through Thursday.
See teacher/office for application.

OCTOBER 2017: CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - Celebrate a drug-free life.

Thursday, 5th“Back-to-school night - Kindergarten-8th - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 6thSpirit wear begins for preschool through 8th grade. Students who do not have spirit wear must wear the required school uniform.
Monday, 9thCOLUMBUS DAY. The entire facility will be closed.
Tuesday, 10thProgress Report #1 - Kindergarten-8th grade.
Tuesday, 10thP.T.S.G. meeting at 6:15 p.m. for all parents. Earn a free dress pass for your child and 1 service hour.
Thursday, 12thPreschool department - Open house - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 17thIn-house science fair kickoff field trip 3rd-8th grades.
Saturday 21stParent empowerment seminar #1 at 10:00 a.m. - Kindergarten-8th grade. Mandatory participation/attendance - Earn 2 service hours. Penalty of $50.00 will be applicable for those who do not participate.
Friday, 27thReport card conference #1. Advance sign up required to meet with your child’s teacher. No classroom instruction for K – 8th grade students. Day care provided for students enrolled in the day care program. All other students will be charged $20.00 for the day. Free dress for all students, preschool through 8th grades.
Monday, 30thPicture day - Preschool through 1st grade.
Tuesday, 31stPicture day - 2nd through 8th grades
All students taking pictures may wear non-uniform clothing for their personality pictures, but must bring school uniform for class picture. See office for picture packets and prices.

NOVEMBER 2017:

Wednesday, 1stCanned food drive begins for needy families.
Friday, 3rdPreschool Harvest Banquet and Program at 3:00 p.m. Immediate family only. Bring a dish for 15 people.
Tuesday, 7thScience fair project title due (#1) 3rd-8th grade
Wednesday, 8thAwards ceremony Kindergarten-3rd at 8:00 a.m. and 4th-8th at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, 10thVeteran’s day. Entire school closed.
Thursday, 16thScience fair project question due (#2) 3rd-8th grade
Friday, 17thKindergarten-8th grade - Harvest banquet and program at 3:00 p.m.
Immediate family only. Bring a dish for 15 people.
Tuesday, 21stScience fair project research due #3 3rd-8th grades
Wednesday, 22ndDay of Thanksgiving - 9:00 a.m. Combined chapel Kindergarten - 8th. Parents are welcome.
Wednesday, 22ndScience fair project hypothesis due #4 - 3rd – 8th Grades.
Thursday, 23rdThanksgiving day - Entire facility closed.
Friday, 24thDay after Thanksgiving - Entire facility closed.
Tuesday, 28thScience fair procedure due #5 - 3rd-8th grade.

 

DECEMBER 2017: LAST MONTH FOR UNIFORM SHORTS AND FREE DRESS SHORTS

Friday, 1st Onesie day fundraiser. Students may wear their onesie pajamas for $3.00.
Monday, 4th Progress report #2 - Kindergarten-8th grade.
Friday, 8th Preschool Christmas program at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 12th P.T.S.G. meeting at 6:15 p.m. for all parents. Earn a free dress pass for your child and 1 service hour.
Thursday, 14th Christmas program 4th-8th grade at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 15th Last day of instruction before winter day care and break.
Monday, 18th through
Friday, 22nd
Day care available - 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 25th through
Friday, 29th
Entire facility closed

JANUARY 2018: PRAISE GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS!!

Monday, 1stEntire facility closed
Tuesday, 2ndClass instruction resumes.
Monday, 8thCookie dough fundraiser kickoff
Friday, 12thReport card conference #2. Advance sign-up required to meet with your child’s teacher. No classroom instruction for Kindergarten-8th grade students. Day care provided for students enrolled in the day care program. All other students will be charged $20.00 for the day. Free dress for all students, preschool through 8th grade.
Monday, 15thMartin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Entire school closed.
Tuesday, 16thScience fair project data due #6 - 3rd-8th grade
Wednesday, 24thAwards ceremony Kindergarten - 3rd grade at 8:00 a.m. and 4th-8th at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, 26th Daddy/Daughter Donut Day. Preschool through 8th grade in the cafeteria for dads and their daughters.


FEBRUARY 2018: CAREER MONTH (DOUBLE SERVICE HOURS)

Thursday, 1stScience fair solution/results due #8 - 3rd-8th grade
Tuesday, 6thP.T.S.G. meeting at 6:15 p.m. for all parents. Earn a free dress pass for your child and 1 service hour.
Tuesday, 6th Science fair project report due #9 - 3rd - 8th grade
Wednesday, 7thCareer Day - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Parents sign-up and earn double service hours. Educate students in the various career fields available after college. Encourage students to stay in school, reach for the sky and pray.
Friday, 9thMother son sweetheart date. Preschool through 8th grade in the cafeteria for moms and their sons.
Monday, 12thLincoln’s Birthday. Entire facility closed
Tuesday, 13thProgress report #3 - Kindergarten-8th grade
Thursday, 15thScience fair project boards due #10 - 3rd-8th grade
Saturday, 17thP.T.S.G. pancake breakfast - 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Each family is required to sell 5 tickets totaling $35.00.
Monday, 19thWashington’s Birthday. Entire facility closed.
Thursday, 22ndScience fair presentation #11 - 4th-8th grade
Friday, 23rdBlack history program - 3:00 p.m. - Kindergarten-3rd grade

MARCH 2018: REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS

Preschool through 8th grade. Register early. Register now.

Thursday, 1stScience fair presentation #12 - 3rd grade
Saturday, 3rdParent empowerment seminar #3 at 10:00 a.m. Kindergarten - 8th grade
Mandatory participation/attendance. Earn 2 service hours.
Penalty of $50.00 will be applicable for those who do not participate.
Thursday, 15thPreschool department spring concert - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 16thReport card conference #3. Advance sign-up required. Final conference for the school term. No classroom instruction. Day care provided for those enrolled in the day care program. All others will be charged $20.00 for the day. Free dress for all students from preschool through 8th grade.
Friday, 30thCesar Chavez Day. Entire school closed.

APRIL 2018: REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR ALL STUDENTS​

Monday, 2nd through Friday, 6thStandardized test week - 3rd - 8th grade
Tuesday, 10thP.T.S.G. meeting at 6:15 p.m. for all parents. Earn a free dress pass for your child and 1 service hour.
Wednesday, 11thDay of Praise - 9:00 a.m. - Combined chapel – Kindergarten-8th grade.
Parents are welcome.
Friday, 13thGood Friday. Entire school closed.
Monday, 16th through Friday, 20thSpring break. Day care available - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Free Dress for all students. There will be a $20.00 charge for those who need child care but are not enrolled in the day care/extended day care program. Refer to handbook or see office for details.
Monday, 23rdTeacher/Staff Appreciation Week begins. Parents and students can show appreciation and gratitude in special ways. Praise god for our teachers and support staff. Thank you parents for your support.
Friday, 27th Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day. Kindergarten-8th Grade Teachers will be off.
No classroom instruction. Day care will be provided from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for students enrolled in the day care/extended care program. All other students will be charged $20.00 for the day.

MAY 2018: MANDATORY SERVICE HOURS ARE DUE MAY 31st​

Friday, 4thProgress report #4 due - Kindergarten - 8th grade
Thursday, 10thMeet-the-Teacher Night - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Parents of preschool through 7th grade students can come and meet their child’s teacher for the next school term.
Saturday, 12thOptimal Christian Academy Concert 2017 featuring Signs in Motion, Angels in Praise, Heavenly Angels, Optimal Choir and Princess Feet Dancers at 1:00 p.m. Lynwood High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door for all seats. Each dancer is responsible for selling 5 tickets at $12.00 each, totaling $60.00, due by Monday, April 24, 2017.
Friday, 18thP.T.S.G. Fish Fry and Brown Bag Day. The kitchen will be closed after breakfast is served. Students may bring a sack lunch from home or purchase a P.T.S.G. fish fry lunch for $5.00. Parents can earn double service hours. Sign up to volunteer.

JUNE 2018:

Wednesday, 23rdFinal Chapel – Combined Kindergarten-8th grade - 9:00 a.m.
Monday, 28thMemorial Day. Entire school closed.
Tuesday, 29th through Friday, 31st
Finals week begins for 6th-8th grade.
Friday, 1stFinals week continues for 6th-8th grade.
Tuesday, 5thPreschool Department Awards Ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, 12thP.T.S.G. closeout meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, 13thPre-Kindergarten graduation exercise at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, 14th8th grade graduation exercise at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, 15thLast day of school term. Pick up report cards and Stanford test results. Report cards/transcript will not be released until all balances are paid in full.
Graduation/promotion participation will be denied without all balances paid in full.

DAY CARE WILL BE PROVIDED DAILY FROM 6:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.
BEGINNING MONDAY, JUNE 18TH THROUGH AUGUST 31ST FOR ALL
PRESCHOOL THROUGH 8TH GRADE STUDENTS.
SUMMER SCHOOL/DAY CAMP BEGINS MONDAY, JULY 2ND, 2018
THROUGH AUGUST 17th FOR ALL INCOMING KINDERGARTEN, NEW AND TEACHER RECOMMENDED.
THE NEW TERM BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2018
HAVE A SAFE AND BLESSED SUMMER
Possible Movie Days in 2018:

February 2nd
March 23rd.
May 4th
May 25th