Oak Grove News
Weekly Update ~ March 14, 2016
We emailed information last Tuesday about the BOE-approved laptop take-home program for students in grades 6-8. This information was also posted on the website, and we provided handouts during conferences.
If you’d like to participate, we ask that you fill out our 2-question survey by Wednesday of this week. This will allow us time to order necessary materials before Spring Break.
Information about the laptop take-home program can be found at the links below:
Overview Video: http://bit.ly/1M2b1fm
General Info PDF: http://bit.ly/1RhVqEs
Survey to tell us you want to participate: http://bit.ly/1M2bWwd
Agreement Form to be filled out and turned into the Junior High office: http://bit.ly/1SMPdWH
You Be the Chemist Challenge
Congratulations to 8th grader Nathan John, 7th grader Desi Nainar, and 6th graders Brandon LaCrosse and Nikhil Patel on their performance at the Regional You Be the Chemist Challenge. All four made it into the top ten. Brandon LaCrosse made it all the way to the semifinals, and Nikhil Patel made it to the final round. In the end, after twelve playoff questions, Nikhil took second place and earned a spot at the state competition in Romeoville.
March Book Madness
We started with the top 16 books checked out to name our Sweet 16. 4th-8th grade students voted for their favorite books last week to determine the Elite 8. This week's voting will decide the Final 4. Students are encouraged to discuss the books and vote during homeroom and study hall. The Champion will be named on Friday, April 1.
4th & 5th Grade Drama Club
Extended Day Program Field Trip
Oak Grove School Education Foundation
Gala 2016 Photos
Thank you again to all of the Oak Grove families, staff and community friends that supported the Grove Gala 2016! It was truly a fun and charitable evening. To view & download photos of the evening, please:
- Go to www.dotdotdotphotography.com
- In the tab Clients-Client Galleries you will see the link to OGS Gala 2016 gallery
- Password: Gala2016
Thank you to Svetlana Laegeler of Dot Dot Dot Photography for capturing the spirit of the evening with her beautiful photos!
Did you miss our videos at the event? Visit www.ogsef.org/gala-2016 to view:
- Adventures at Oak Grove
- Tricia O'Kelley and Alex Horner, who play the "Meanie Moms" on the New Adventures of Old Christine "visit" the Gala
Last Chance: Apply for the Soaring Eagle Scholarship by March 16th
As support from our community has grown, so has the OGSEF’s ability to support our Oak Grove students as they move through elementary and junior high -- and even past high school. We are excited to announce the inaugural Soaring Eagle Scholarship to support a deserving student in their post-secondary studies. This $1000 scholarship is open to graduating Libertyville High School Seniors who are Oak Grove Alumni. Applications are available in the LHS Career Resource Center and responses are due by March 16, 2016. The scholarship will be presented at the LHS Awards ceremony in May.
March 14, 2016
A Message from PTO Co-Presidents Lisa Perrone and Mia Hughes:
Lunches This Week:
Monday – Jersey Mikes
Tuesday – Panino/Potato
Wednesday – Pizza
Thursday – Culvers
Save the Dates:
The Kindergarten & 2nd Grade Ice Cream Social is this Thursday, March 17th, in the Elementary Cafeteria. Stop by during the Open House for a complimentary frozen treat. It promptly ends at 7:30!
Just a friendly reminder that RSVP’s for the 5th Grade Mother Daughter Tea are needed by tomorrow, March 15th. RSVPs and pictures of your daughter should go to Jennifer Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org. This year’s tea is on March 29th from 6:30-8:30.
This year’s Father Son Night is on Wednesday, March 30th. RSVP to Krista Sorensen at email@example.com by this Friday, March 18th.
Thank You Corner
Teacher Appreciation Dinner – Thank you to Joanie Sauers, Kim Konigseder, Beth Williams and Cami Vandixhorn for hosting a tasty dinner for our teachers last Thursday. The staff was treated to Donati’s during their break from Parent/Teacher Conferences. Thank you to our wonderful Eagle Bakers for making the delicious desserts.
Fannie May Candy Sales: Thank you to all of you who purchased candy from the Fannie May Candy Sale Fundraiser. It was a huge success. Many thanks to Cristina Buelow and Carlene Lichter for organizing this.
6th-7th Grade Social Night Fun
Thank you for the great turnout & the great attitude of our OGS 6th & 7th graders. Thanks to Glacier Ice Rink for making the event so easy to execute. A special thank you to Principal Fenton for lacing up with a smile! A huge high five to Heather Moller, Renee Muehling & Katie Griffith for all your help on & off the ice!
Thank you OGS PTO for all you do for our kids!
Don't forget, preschool screening will be held this Thursday, March 17th from 1-3 pm for students who are three or four years of age. Please contact Julie Waehner at (847) 996-1426 with any questions. (This screening is not the screening for students who are age appropriate to start kindergarten in August.)