Oak Grove News
Weekly Update ~ May 8, 2017
Early library hours will end on Friday, May 12
Families of Current K-3 Students
Want to avoid the dreaded “Summer Slide” of math skills while school is out of session? Family Math Night is your solution!
Please join us Thursday, May 25th, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Oak Grove School. Parents and their K-3 child will walk away with some practice (and take home games) that can be played together over the summer.
Please RSVP using this link.
Reminder for Parents of Students in K, 2nd and 6th Grade
You Be the Chemist Challenge
Congratulations to Brandon LaCrosse and Nikhil Patel on their phenomenal achievements in the annual "You Be the Chemist Challenge" sponsored by Honeywell. Both boys finished in the top three for the Regional Competition, and were invited to participate at the State Competition last weekend. Brandon finished in the top 12 of the entire state and Nikhil placed third overall! Great job, future chemists!
Congratulations to the participating players and our entire school chess team!
Problem Solving K-1
Step-Up 2nd/3rd Grade
President – Harrison Lakes, Reece Wiatrowski
Vice- President – Ethan Jun, Maryah Karim
Treasurer- Kajsa Hawskinson
Secretary- Grier Glaisner
Junior High students, don't forget Final Fridays!May 12: Twins, Triplets, Quadruplets Day - Find a friend or two or three!
May 19: Pajama Day
May 26: Celebrate summer in your cheesiest summer attire! Black socks and sandals, anyone?
Hello Oak Grove Community,
Next year, we will be continuing the conversation of standards based grading and reporting at the middle school level. If this is a topic of interest for you, we have a committee for you.
Starting in the fall, we will be facilitating a Middle School SBG committee which will include teachers, parents, administrators and board representation. Topics will include research about SBG, reviewing models from other districts and determining our middle school roll out plan. Our meetings will generally meet monthly from 4-6 pm. Specific dates and times will be determined closer to the start of the committee.
Parent interest will be requested in the first OG news of the 2017-2018 school year. We are looking forward to the conversation.
Camp Invention Needs Your Recycled Items
Oak Grove Camp Invention (June 12-16) is in need of recyclable items. If you have any of the following acceptable items listed, please bring to the elementary entrance and place in the boxes provided.
ACCEPTABLE UPCYCLING ITEMS
- Beads, buttons, fabric and craft supplies
- Boxes (shoe, cereal, etc.)
- Bubble wrap
- Foam trays
- Paper towel tubes
- Containers/lids, oatmeal containers, film canisters
- Game parts, pinwheels, building blocks, CDs
- Miscellaneous paper (magazines, craft, newspaper, etc.)
- Rubber bands
- Sporting goods and balls (no golf clubs or bats)
- Strainers, washers, pulleys, strings, springs
UNACCEPTABLE UPCYCLING ITEMS
- Medicine/Prescription containers
- Packing peanuts
- Soda cans
- Wire hangers
ACCEPTABLE TAKE APART ITEMS
- Boom boxes
- Bread machines
- Candy dispensers
- Cash registers
- Computer keyboards
- Coffee machines
- Wind-up clocks
- CD players
- Corded telephones
- Karaoke machines
- Label makers
- Piano keyboards
- Record players
- Sewing machines (no needles)
- Stereo speakers
- VHS rewinders
- Alarm clocks
- DVD players
- Tape recorders
UNACCEPTABLE TAKE APART ITEMS
- Cell phones
- Game consoles
- Laptop computers
- Rotary phones
Help the PTO raise money for Oak Grove School by ordering your school supplies through EPI. You can save time and money by letting EPI do the work. Get all of your supplies for next school year put together and sent directly to your home. Online ordering ends JUNE 21st. Place your order at www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
Enter our school ID: OAK039
Our last Box Top collection will be THIS FRIDAY, May 12th. Don't forget to turn them in so we can see who this year's classroom winners will be!
6th / 7th Grade Social
The PTO will be hosting the 6th and 7th grade social this year at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills. The cost is free for your son or daughter, courtesy of the Oak Grove PTO. This event will be held on Friday, May 19th from 12-1:30 pm. Pizza and drinks will be provided. We would like to know in advance which students will be joining in on the fun so we know approximately how much pizza and drinks to provide. Please RSVP by Monday, May 15th by filling out the short form found at www.ogschool.org/6-7social
You can register up to three students per form.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Social
The Kindergarten & 1st grade social is on Friday, May 19th from 12:45 - 3 pm. There will be supervised activities such as volleyball, basketball, an obstacle course, climbing wall, gaga ball, etc., for your child to enjoy a couple of hours having fun with friends.
This is FREE Event and sponsored by the Oak Grove PTO. Please RSVP by Wednesday May 17th by filling out the short form at www.ogschool.org/k1social. You can RSVP for up to three students using this form.
You will need to sign a permission slip when you arrive and sign your child in and then you can be on your way! There will be LSC supervision and Oak Grove parental supervision...and of course snacks! Of course if you'd like to stay, you are welcome to. Unfortunately siblings will not be allowed to stay and play!If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any outstanding receipts from PTO events that you need to be reimbursed for, please submit them along with the reimbursement form to Liz Howard (she has a PTO Treasurer mailbox in both the junior high and elementary offices) by May 24th. Below is the link to the reimbursement form.
Just a reminder to all PTO Committee Chairs - please turn in your completed end of the year committee report to Mia Hughes by May 24th. A copy of the form can be found at: