Serve Project 2017

"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me." (Jesus, in Matthew 25:40)

Servant leadership is the 'gold standard' here at OCS. Learning to serve at home, school, church and community with a willing heart and humble spirit is consistently taught and modeled. Even one of our major fundraisers is one of these 'teachable moments.'

Our Serve Project 2017 takes place on Tuesday, March 14th. Students in grades K - 8 will go throughout our community to serve in Jesus' Name. Younger students visit with the elderly at Family Tree (Cedarburg/Grafton) and Harbor Club (Port Washington). Middle school students serve at Portal (Grafton) and share breakfast at The Gathering (Milwaukee). Letting God live His life through us means loving our neighbors!

  • Name/Address and t-shirt forms by Feb. 15
  • Mailers out by Feb. 28
  • Our school goal is $16,000
  • Our family goal is $475. If 25 sponsors each give $19, you'll easily meet your goal!

NEW THIS YEAR: An online option so that supporting the kids at OCS is a little easier.

WI tuition tax deduction for K - 8 families

Tax Day is coming up on April 18, 2017. Don't forget to claim your private school tuition tax deduction!

Thanks to advocacy by WCRIS (Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, of which OCS is a member), state law allows Wisconsin parents to deduct private school tuition on their taxes.

This is the third year the private school tuition tax deduction has been available, so don't forget to take advantage of this enormous opportunity. Please help spread the word to your friends so that they can take advantage of this financial benefit.

In total, the deduction has the potential to provide up to $30 million in tax relief for taxpayers with children in private schools. In 2014 alone, the first year of the deduction, parents saved $11.2 million, according to DOR reports analyzed by the Wisconsin Tax Payers Alliance (WisTax).

Regardless of income, parents and legal guardians are eligible for a maximum deduction of $4,000 per child in grades K-8 and $10,000 per child in grades 9-12. Students transitioning from eighth to ninth grade are eligible for both deductions.

The form is attached and can also be found on Sycamore. Our Federal ID number is 39-1664111.

Please tell friends about this great news -- Christian schooling IS affordable for families, especially now!!!