Falls-Lenox Primary School News

June 2, 2023

Dear Falls-Lenox Families,

It has been a great week at FL!  Although it was a hot one, the students had a blast at Field Day today! Thank you so much to all of our volunteers who helped out.  Also, a big thank you to everyone who donated towards our school fundraiser!  It was a huge success, and we greatly appreciate all of your support!

The last day of school is Tuesday, June 6th.   Parents of third graders are invited to the third grade picnic on Tuesday, June 6th from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Please enter through the front doors and check in with Officer Ketterer upon arrival.  Students should bring a blanket or towel to sit on.  It has been a wonderful school year and such an honor to serve as your child's principal.  Our students have made so much growth academically, socially, and emotionally. It is truly a joy to see how far they have come and all they can do!

I am often asked what parents can do with their children over the summer, and the best thing you can do is have your child read!  The Olmsted Falls library will be starting its Summer Reading Program, which offers a great opportunity for children to earn incentives for reading and get to pick out new books by visiting the library!  The program runs from June 3rd - August 13th.  For more information about the Summer Reading Prgoram, please check out their website:  https://cuyahogalibrary.org/srp

Looking for an educational opportunity for your child for this summer?  Falls-Lenox is hosting Camp Invention the week of June 19th.  Below you will find the registration link.  If you register in May, you will receive a promotional discount!

If at any time you have questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact our main office at (440) 427-6400. Thank you to all of our families for all of your support and for a great school year!  I hope that everyone has a safe and fun summer!


Click HERE for the lunch menu

Please scroll down to see some pictures from the week!


Ms. Lisa M. Williams

Falls-Lenox Principal

Order Your School Supplies for the 23-24 School Year!

We have partnered with 1st Day School Supplies again this year for back-to-school supplies. The kits include the school's requested items by gender/grade level for ECC Kindergarteners and students in grades 1 - 3 at Falls-Lenox, and contain brand names you trust like Ticonderoga, Crayola, Elmer's and Clorox. Pre-order a supply box now through July 1st, and your supply kit will be at the school at open house in August. Purchasing a kit usually allows a savings of about 30% over shopping at Target, Walmart or even on Amazon, and make it easy to order online all your student needs to start the year. 

Place your order here now through July 1st:


ATTENTION: Bulldog Families In Need of Alternate Transportation Service for 2023-2024 School Year

The deadline to submit Alternate Transportation Requests for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year is Thursday, June 15th.  The OFCS Transportation Department uses an online Alternate Transportation Request Form.  A link to this form can be found at the end of this email as well as on the Transportation page of the district website.  

If you have any questions or need assistance completing the online form, please contact the OFCS Transportation Department at (440) 427-6350.



Who Needs One?  What is the deadline to submit?


An Alternate Transportation Request form is FOR ANY STUDENT WHO WILL REQUIRE TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS OTHER THAN FROM THE BUS STOP ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR HOME ADDRESS.  Alternate Transportation Requests must be submitted annually for each child BY JUNE 15TH for the upcoming school year.  Please Note:  Students planning to ride the school bus to and from their home residence each school day DO NOT need to complete this form. 


If you have a student who falls into any of the categories below - INCLUDING CAR RIDERS - please plan to complete an Alternate Transportation Request online by Thursday,  June 15th:   





(3) CAR RIDERS (PreK-8 Only):  For students in grades PreK-8 only who will be DROPPED OFF/PICKED UP DAILY BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN OR OTHER DESIGNATED ADULT IN EITHER A.M. OR P.M., OR BOTH A.M./P.M.  (PLEASE NOTE:  Advising OFCS Transportation of student car rider status helps maximize efficiency of bus routing.  Individual school buildings may still have an additional required form to coordinate dismissal of car riders at the building level.)


IMPORTANT NOTE:  Alternate Transportation arrangements are effective for ALL SCHOOL DAYS. Requests for different arrangements on different days of the week cannot be accommodated.  

To complete an Alternate Transportation Request for your student(s) now, please click this link:




Again, please do not hesitate to contact the OFCS Transportation Department at (440) 427-6350 with any questions.

Thank you for your time and attention.  

OFCS Transportation Department

Camp Invention – May Promo Information

This summer, boost your child's confidence and creativity at Camp Invention! This one-week program, coming to Falls-Lenox Primary School the week of June 19th–23rd, will provide K-6 campers with unique #STEM challenges that encourage them to bring their big ideas to life! Click here to register today using code SUM15 to SAVE $15.

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT to save $15 on your child’s Camp Invention registration! Don’t miss out June 19th–23rd on the all-new activities at Falls-Lenox Primary School as children learn about how inventions have changed the way people create by practicing collaboration, creativity and persistence! Click here to register by 5/17 using SUM15 to save.

in the loop mayjune 2023.pdf

Important Dates ~ Looking Ahead:

Field Day Fun!

Congratulations to Mrs. Cieker who received the "T" in PTA award!

School Times:

School Day:  8:00-2:35

Tardy Bell:  7:55 a.m. (Students must be in their classrooms by 8:00 a.m. Students entering classrooms after 8:00 a.m. will be marked tardy.)

Office Hours:  7:30-3:30 (You can leave a message after 3:30 p.m.)

Note: If your child is a car-rider, doors open at 7:35 a.m. and are open until 7:55 a.m.  The side doors are locked at 7:55 a.m.  If your child is coming to school after 7:55 a.m., they will need to enter through the front doors.  If your child plans to eat breakfast, please have them at school by 7:45.  Students cannot enter prior to 7:35 am.

School Fees:

Grades 1-2:  $90.00 Total

Grade 3: has an additional $25 for a Chromebook Device fee

$7.00 - Art supplies

$16.00 - Field Trips/activities

$25.00 - Technology (Reading A-Z, RAZ Kids, SeeSaw, Compass Learning)

$42.00 - Instructional (Bridges Math Workbook, Science Fusion Workbook, Handwriting workbook, Scholastic News, etc.)

Staff Shout Outs

Is there a staff member that has made a positive impact in your child's life?  Please take a moment to say 'thank you' by submitting a Staff Shout Out!  Shout Outs will be shared with the staff member.  Click HERE to submit a shout out!

Questions to ask your child about their school day, instead of "How was school"?

Clinic Updates -  Please do not send your child to school with a fever, diarrhea, or more than 2 of the following symptoms:  cough, shortness of breath, chills, fever, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, headache, diarrhea.  Students cannot return to school after a fever or diarrhea until they have gone 24 hours symptoms free.  If your child is identified as a close contact, please monitor for symptoms.  Call off your child using our attendance line:  440-427-6411.