The Grove

Oak Grove Elementary School

Note from Principal Graham

B-I-N-G-O!!! It was great to hear this sound last Friday night. Thank you to our PTA and all the families that joined us for our Free Bingo Night. Check out the pictures below. We also appreciate your support as our PTA fall fundraiser has begun. It has been a “jaw-some” week at The Grove. On Thursday, we participated in ROCK YOUR SCHOOL! Where our teachers created an outside-the-box experience for our students by finding new ways to capture their attention. Check out our pictures that show the excitement our students have for learning.

Don’t forget that this coming Wednesday, September 25th is our first Collaborative Planning Day. The school will dismiss at 11:40. Please make sure your child’s teacher knows how they will get home this day.

Thank you to our parents who joined us for our Orientation Night. If you were not able to come, I encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher. Working together, we are stronger to help your child meet their goals.


Collaborative Planning Day - September 25

Wednesday, September 25 is our first Collaborative Planning day of this school year. Dismissal will be at 11:40 am for all students. Lunch will be served. Looking ahead, please mark your calendars for October 30 and March 25. Those are the other Collaborative Planning Days for this school year.

From Your Parent Liaison:

Hello OGES Families!

It has been a great start to our school year! I am in the process of going through Volunteer

Forms and setting up times for people to come in and help! I have been overwhelmed at your

willingness to give of your time to help our students and staff! Remember that you MUST go

online and register to be approved to volunteer in our school. If you have not done that yet,

please go to our school website as soon as possible (, click under the

“Volunteer” tab, then follow the link. If you have any problems doing this please let me know

and I will help you through this process! Thank you!!

On Friday September 13, you should have received a four-page packet with Title I information.

It is very important that you read these forms and sign the one page asking for a signature. You

can send this signature page in with your student to give to their teacher or you can mail this

form in to the attention of Christi Graham. Again thank you for taking the time to do this. If you

have any questions about Title I, please call me or one of our administrators. We are happy to

answer any questions you have.

On Mondays, beginning on September 23 and going through November 18 , the Richland

County Library is offering a workshop for people who are raising children for relatives or

friends. This is a FREE, nine-week workshop where you can be given support, meet other

kinship caregivers, and learn how to help children regulate emotions, feel connected, and build

strengths. Dinner will be provided! If you want to attend this workshop you can register online

at or call and register over the phone with Leah McCleskey at 929-2417.

This is open to all Lexington County people as well as Richland County people. If you are in

this position of helping to raise someone else’s children, I hope you will take advantage of this


As always, if I can be of any assistance to you here at OGES, please call me, email me, or come

see me! I am here to help you!

Marie Lewis


PTA Fundraiser Ends September 30

This has been a "Jawsome" week here at OGE seeing students excited about receiving their sharks for the items they have already sold. Students have also been busy trading sharks with teachers and staff members for the sharks that they may be wearing. Its been fun for all!!! There are great items that are being sold. For example, cookie dough, kitchen accessories, cakes, wrapping paper, and college insulated tumblers. Gifts for all of your upcoming holiday lists.

We have one more week to go as the fundraiser will come to a close and all money in by September 30th. Thank you for your support of the PTA and of OGE.

Book Fair

Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair: SNOW much to read!

October 2nd - 9th


Oct. 2: 7:15am-3:00pm

Oct. 3: 7:15am-3:00pm

Oct. 4: 7:15am-2:00pm

Oct. 7: 7:15am-3:00pm

Oct. 8: 7:15am-3:00pm

Oct. 9: 7:15am-12:30pm

Would you like to volunteer? Please contact Marie Lewis at if you have an hour or two and would like to help. Thank you!

Veterans Day Project

Are you a veteran who has served in any of the branches of the military? Do you have a friend or family member who has? OGE's Art Teacher, Mrs. Rosario would like for you to submit a picture via email or send a photocopy that will be displayed as part of an art installation created by our students. Please note that any copies that you submit will not be returned. Color copies 8x11 are preferred. Pictures can be emailed to or sent in your child’s folder.

Rock Your School

What does Rock Your School mean? It is capturing student's attention, doing something different and creating an outside-the-box educational experience for our students. To deliver ordinary content in an extraordinary way.


Last week's PTA Family Bingo Bash had a great turnout! Students, their families and OGE teachers and staff members had a great time and hopefully several of you were the ones yelling BINGO!!! Check out the pictures below of this great event!

Lexington County School District One’s

Nondiscrimination Statement

Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin or any other applicable status protected by local, state or federal law.

The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out whom to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at