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Oak Grove Newsletter - October 15, 2021

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As always, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help your student(s) be successful and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. The Oak Grove phone number is 913-288-3900.

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Important Dates

October 20th and 21st - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 21st - No School (Conferences)

October 22nd - No School


It is hard to believe that fall parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner. This year conferences will be held October 20th and 21st. Teachers are currently in the process of scheduling conference times with families.

You are also able to schedule a separate conference with any of our specials teachers using the link below. Please let us know if you have any questions about this new format.

OG Specials Conference Sign-Up

Meet Mrs. Burgess, Kindergarten Teacher

Hi, I’m Mrs. Burgess! This is my 15th year teaching at Oak Grove. I taught 3rd grade for 11 years before switching to Kindergarten. Kindergarten has my heart. I love teaching it! I have 5-year old-twins, Lucy and Violet. I love watching my kids play sports, read and travel! I love that I’m able to be a part of the Oak Grove family!

Halloween Celebrations

Friday, October 29th


Similar to last year, we will not be having a Halloween Parade; however students may wear costumes to school on the day of their party. The following rules will apply:

  • Students should arrive at school in their costume. They will not be allowed to change into costumes after arrival.
  • The following are NOT permitted:

→ Masks (students will be required to wear their daily facemask)

→ Face paint

→ Violent or inappropriate themes

→ Gory or grotesque costumes

→ Props (no swords, weapons, wands, false teeth, etc.)

  • Costumes may not cause disruption or distraction to the classroom. Costumes may not interfere with students sitting at their desks. Students must be able to wear their costume inside or outside, at recess, at P.E., on the bus, etc.
  • Costumes should not interfere with the ability of a student to go to the bathroom by themselves.
  • Any student that arrives in a costume not appropriate for school will need to be picked up or have a change of clothes dropped off for them.

Class Parties

  • Similar to last year, parents or volunteers will not be allowed in the building for Halloween parties.
  • If you would like to send candy, please be sure that it is pre-packaged and individually wrapped.
  • All items must come to school with students. Parents are requested to not drop items off in the office to be delivered to classrooms.

School Pictures

If you have questions about your school picture order, please contact LifeTouch at 800-505-9496. As soon as we receive orders at the school, we will send them home with students.

School picture retakes will be November 4th. Look for additional information in the coming weeks.

Lunch Menu, October 18th - 20th


Hamburger Mac or Popcorn Chicken Salad


Super Nachos or Taco Salad


PB&J Sandwiches or Italian Chef Salad

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Major Saver Fundraiser

Major Saver card fundraiser packets were sent home this past Wednesday. Please have your child bring their envelope and money to the office first thing in the morning next week. Collection dates are Monday, October 18 through Wednesday, October 27. A Major Saver rep will visit the office each day to collect money and give out the discount cards and student prizes.

Turner 2021 Major Saver Kickoff!

PTA news

We had a great response to our trash bag fundraiser, which ended Oct. 6. Trash bag pick-up will be during conference hours next week in the gym. After your child’s conference, you may stop by the gym to pick up your trash bag order. They will be available from 5 to 8 pm on Wednesday, October 20 and from 8 am to 8 pm on Thursday, October 21. Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!

We had a delay with the spirit wear order. Spirit wear will be distributed to students the week of October 25. Again, we thank you for all your support!

Let’s bring back family dinner! Please see the flyer below for information on PTA’s meal delivery fundraiser. Orders are due by Oct. 18!

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Culver’s Fundraiser Night

Thank you to everyone who went to Culver’s Thursday evening! Please mark your calendars now for our spring Culver’s Night on Tuesday, April 12! Update

Our online fundraiser has been going strong and we thank you for your support! We have had over $6,000 donated to our teachers in the form of Caring for Classrooms gift cards. Our students continue earning prizes throughout the year as their friends and family members shop online via the program. We are thrilled with the success of this program and how it goes directly to benefit our teachers and students. Thank you!

Turner Aquatics Center

The Turner Aquatics Center offers many swimming classes for youth through the American Red Cross as well as opportunities for lap swimming, fitness swimming, water aerobics, and more. Click on the link below to for more information.

Turner Aquatics Center Fall 2021


Turner Recreation Commission offers childcare on the days school is out during the school year! This program is operated at the TRC Community Center and includes daily activities that help develop character and focus on health and wellness. The fee is only $15/day per child. Below are the upcoming days:

September 17th (Deadline to register is September 8th)

October 15th (Deadline to register is October 6th)

October 20th-22nd (Deadline to register is October 6th)

November 1st (Deadline to register is October 27th)

December 20th-23rd (Deadline to register is December 8th)

December 27th-30th (Deadline to register is December 8th)

Click here for more information & registration!


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