Oak Grove News
Weekly Update ~ October 12, 2021
7th Grade Girls Basketball
Tryouts for the upcoming 7th grade girls basketball season will be held on Thursday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 19th from 3:30-5:00 pm. Players must attend both tryout dates and a current physical must be on file with the nurse in order to be eligible to participate. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Coach Kurtz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
8th Grade Girls Basketball8th grade girls basketball season is about to begin! The information meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 13th during recess in Room 204. We will talk about tryouts, schedules, and team expectations. If you have any questions, email Mr. Potter at email@example.com.
ATTENTION 5-8 SCIENTISTS!
If you signed up for Science Club, you should have received an email invitation to join our Google Classroom. We will be meeting this week on Wednesday, from 3:30-4:30 PM, in Mrs. Edelson's Science Lab (Room 305).
Here are the meeting dates for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year:
Fall Wednesdays: 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15
Winter Fridays: 1/21, 2/4, 2/18
Student Council News
President: Aafiya Mohammed
Vice-President: Matthew Brown
Secretary: Lucy Giovannetti
Treasurer: Vik Tijunelis
Now it is time to begin asking for our volunteers who wish to join this club. No email will be sent out to parents. Please read the weekly Oak Grove News for announcements. Students: We also place information in the school announcements.
Any 6th, 7th, and 8th grader interested in joining student council this year, we have 3 informational meetings this week. You should choose one to join. All will be google meets held during I/E time.
Option 1: Wednesday, October 13 2:50-3:10
Option 2: Thursday, October 14 2:50-3:10
Option 3: Friday, October 15 2:50-3:10
Google Meet Code: ogsleaders
After this week's meetings, students will be asked to complete a form if they choose to join this group.
Final Week to Submit Videos For the We Are Eagles Dance Challenge
This is the final week to submit videos for the We Are Eagles Dance Challenge! Submit early, submit often! Students can earn one point for their grade for EACH video they submit, and the grade with the most entries will win a frozen treat party from the PTO! Here’s the submission form: https://forms.gle/kaGv5U9jkpcc8RMo7. If you need additional information or the links to the dance instruction, visit the PTO website: https://www.ogschool.org/pto/index
Caramel Apple Pickup
If you ordered caramel apples from the PTO sale, please remember to pick them up on either Friday, October 15th or Saturday, October 16th between 10am-9pm at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Libertyville (541 N. Milwaukee Ave.). If you have any questions, please contact Jill Procop at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Margelos at email@example.com.
Save The Date: OGS Winter Market
Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 4th for the OGS Winter Market! Additional details will be shared in future editions of the OG News, but please plan to join us OUTSIDE for what is sure to be a frosty and fun event for the whole family!
Hello Oak Grove families,
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Oak Grove School Education Foundation (OGSEF) for their continued support. This fall, 24 mini-grants were approved and funded to support our students and teachers. Flexible seating in classrooms, opportunities for STEM activities, Apple pencils,as well as many other wonderful opportunities are being supported by these grants. The OGSEF also offers other grant opportunities to fund innovative and creative projects throughout the school year as well.
From Mrs. B. and Mr. Murray
REMINDER: Virtual OGS Community Health and Safety Night
Wednesday, October 13th from at 6:00 - 8:00pm
Elyssa’s Mission- Grades 7 and 8
October 19th- 8th Grade
October 26th- 7th Grade
Medications (including homeopathic)
Please be sure to send all medications to our nursing staff and not with your child. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact Callie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jen Liu at email@example.com.
The homework blog is up and running! Here’s how to access:
Go to our website
Choose "5-8 Homework Blog" from the "For Parents" or "For Students" menu.
October 22 is Illinois Bus Driver Appreciation Day
While our bus service has offered its challenges this year, our drivers have been doing their best to abide by our health and safety mitigation practices and to get our children home safely. We will continue to work with Durham on health and safety procedures, as well as any options for improving the efficiency of both morning and afternoon routes. If you and your child/ren have time to create a card of appreciation for their efforts, I know the driver/s will appreciate hearing from you.
Parent Teacher Conferences
In preparation for November’s Parent Teacher Conferences, we would like to hear from parents and guardians about the preference between meeting with teachers virtually or in-person. As we would like to accommodate your preference, our scheduling process requires that we create blocks of time for each type. Please complete this short survey by October 22 to help us learn more about how much time we should plan to block out for both in-person and virtual conferences.
Many of you have asked for a wooden Oak Grove yard sign. We heard you and the student council is coming through!
If you are interested in purchasing a sign for your yard, we are offering this as a pre-sale as these are made to order. The yard signs are made of solid wood, measure 16” x 12” are painted OGS blue with white lettering. The cost for the sign is $35 and can be ordered on our RevTrak payment system using this direct link: https://ogs.revtrak.net/student-council/
The sale is open now and will close on Friday, November 5. All orders will be ready on or before our week of parent/ teacher conferences during Thanksgiving week. When yours is ready for pick up, we will contact you.
If you have any questions, please email Ashley Douglass at firstname.lastname@example.org .
SEL at Oak Grove
October is National Bullying Prevention
Mental Health Awareness (Oct. 4th - October 8th)
The theme for the month of October is creativity
Please click here to access the Oak Grove SEL website.
Mental Health Minute
Dates to Keep in Mind
Oct. 13: Virtual Health and Safety Parent Night - a recording link will be shared next week
Oct. 18: ALICE Active Intruder Drill
Oct. 25 - 29: Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 29: Gr K-4 Halloween Class Parties
Nov. 3 (UPDATED): Picture Retakes - Click here to order.