Orange Middle School

2680 East Orange Road | Lewis Center, OH 43035 | P (740) 657-5300 | F (740) 657-5399

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Family Service Opportunities

 OOMS Family Service Opportunities

Staff and students have begun a service learning initiative school wide! In addition to meeting with students within the school day, OOMS is hoping to continually offer a weekend opportunity once per month during the school year for OOMS families to serve their community. 
 
COMING UP! 
 
MARCH
 
On Saturday, March 11th from 3:30 to 4:40, OOMS students and their families are invited to volunteer at Gallant Farm, which is part of Preservation Parks of Delaware County. Gallant Farm is located at 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road in Delaware. Volunteers should come dressed to be outdoors and to get messy. The volunteers will assist with the following projects:
 
· Paint benches

· Weed the gardens

· Spring cleaning around the outbuildings and within the farm house

 
There is a strict limit of 20 volunteers, please use this link to sign up. If the sign up is full, feel free to check back later for cancelled volunteer spots!
 
Also at 5 pm that day, the volunteer coordinator is leading a Vernal Pool Expedition at Gallant Woods Park, located directly across the road from Gallant Farm. This is a public program and all volunteers are welcome to participate! 
 

APRIL
 
1. Have fun bowling and support the American Association of Zoo Keepers! All proceeds from this family friendly event go to animal conservation in Africa and Southern Asia.
 
Join us on April 8th at: Sequoia Bowling Alley 5501 Sandalwood Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43229. There are two time slots available for you to sign up for bowling: choose either 6:00PM-7:30PM or 7:30PM-9:00PM. Sign up at this link
 
Cost of the event (pre-pay or at the door): $12 per student or child, $15 per adult. T-shirts will also be available, pre-pay only.
 
More information on pre-pay for registration and t-shirts to come. Stay tuned!
 
Door prizes and concessions will be available at the event!
 
***Zoo will provide promotional animals from 7:00PM-8:00PM***

 
2. On Saturday, April 15th, Honor Flight has their first flight of 2017. Join OOMS in honoring our nation's senior veterans by welcoming them home from their day trip to Washington D.C. Students took time in November as part of Veterans Day festivities to write thank you letters to these heroes. Veterans will receive these letters to read during the flight.
 
You are encouraged to make large signs that indicate your appreciation for the Veterans’ service, dress patriotically, bring flags, etc. Be prepared to cheer loudly and shake a lot of hands! We will meet at Port Columbus in the main ticketing area at 8:30PM. ALL ARE WELCOME - no volunteer limit. Use this link to sign up!
 
The Mission of Honor Flight Columbus is to:
  • Honor our nation's senior veterans with a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials at no cost to them
  • Share their stories for the benefits of future generations
  • Celebrate their homecoming, affirming their allegiance and service to our country

More details about Honor Flight are available at their website, here

 

MAY
 

BEAUTIFICATION - BOTH INSIDE AND OUT!

 

Please join us at OOMS on Saturday, May 6th at 1:00PM.  We will be working on a variety of school beautification projects ranging from painting inside the school to planting flowers and creating an outdoor classroom!

 

We ask that you sign up in advance at this link so that we have an idea of how many people will be there to volunteer.  This will help us to better organize and prioritize the projects that we want to complete.

 

If you volunteer, please check in at the table located by the flag pole to report for service this day!  Thank you!

 

SEE WHAT OUR FAMILIES HAVE ALREADY DONE!
 
JANUARY – Agora Christian Services: Sorting clothing that was donated to a free store for those in need.

 

OOMS students, family, and staff braved the cold of January 21st in a warehouse in downtown Columbus to help sort donated clothing by gender and size. OOMS teacher Phil Callaghan set up this partnership with the MoMM Foundation, a charity who collects donated items year-round and distributes to local organizations for people in need. The sorted clothing then goes to a free store, where it is available at no cost for those in need. 

 Sorting 1Sorting 2


FEBRUARY 
 
Our OOMS Service Learning Team's February volunteer opportunity was at the Delaware County Humane Society on Sunday, February 26th from 1:00-3:00.  All parties had a great time - puppies and kitties included!
 
Humane Society Service Day Picture  



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