The Grove

September 30, 2022

Be Kind, Work Hard, Be Brave

Note From Principal Graham

We are having our Parent/Teacher Conferences next week on Thursday and Friday. Your child's teacher has sent information about signing up for a time to meet with them so we can share successes and our goals for this school year.

Thank you all for your adaptability as we transitioned to an e-learning day Friday based on the weather. I was able to visit a few classrooms and it was great to see the students engaging in online learning. The teachers enjoyed connecting with the students even though we are not in the school building.

We hope everyone stays safe and we look forward to seeing you Monday!

Literacy Night Fun

We had a great crowd join us for last night's Literacy Night. People enjoyed shopping at the book fair, eating ice cream and watching Porkchop Productions. Everyone enjoyed themselves leaving with smiles on their faces and talking to each other about how much fun they had.

Chick-Fil-A (Weather Cancellation)

Due to today's district E-Learning day, Chick-Fil-A biscuit sales will be held again next month on Friday, October 28. For those that have already prepaid, those will be honored on the new date. If you have any questions, please reach out to PTA President, Stephanie Tucker at
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Important Upcoming Events


Monday, Oct. 3-6 - Book Fair (Hours Found Below)

Thursday, Oct. 6 - Parent / Teacher Conferences after school

Friday, Oct. 7 - No School For Students - Parent / Teacher Conferences 8:00-12:00 PM

Monday, Oct. 10 - No School

Tuesday, Oct. 11- 13 - COGAT Testing (Gr. 2 & 4)

Tuesday, Oct. 18-19 - IOWA Testing (Gr. 2)

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - Collaborative Planning Day 11:20 AM Dismissal (Lunch Served)

Thursday, Oct. 20 - End of 1st Nine Weeks

Thursday, Oct. 20 - Virtual PTA Meeting (Sign In Link Coming Soon)

Friday, Oct. 21 - Fall Festival / Trunk or Treat

Monday, Oct. 24 - Red Ribbon Week Begins

Thursday, Oct. 27 - PTA Spirit Night at Menchies

Friday, Oct. 28 - PTA Chick-Fil-A Biscuit Sales (AM Car Line)

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Parent / Teacher Conferences Next Week

Thursday, Oct. 6 - 2:45 - 5:45

Friday, Oct. 7 - 8:00 - 12:00

The school year is going great and it is time to check in with your child's teacher to see how they are progressing. Feel free to reach out to your child's teacher(s) to schedule a parent/teacher conference for either October 6 or 7. They are happy to discuss the great things happening in the classroom involving your child and discuss the next steps to continue a great learning experience for them.

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Mark Your Calendars Now For This Great Event on Friday, October 21!

Click Here to Apply For District Approval To Volunteer.

If you are planning to volunteer this year at Oak Grove, please fill out the application. You must be approved by the district to volunteer in the school.

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Kindergarten Creations

Students in Ms. Fannings Kindergarten class, showed their awesome creations they built during morning time using their fine motor skills!

What Career Lies Ahead?

Ms. Moore visited Ms. Sims's 1st grade students and taught a lesson on introducing yourself with eye contact and confidence. Ms. Moore also discussed interesting, possible future careers! This was a program though the School Counseling Department.

Blankets Donation

The organization, Blanket of Hope-Berks recently donated new blankets to Oak Grove Elementary for students in need. The founder, Mr. Marc Goldstein has always wanted to help others and saw the need for blankets to not only keep someone warm but to feel safe, secure and have hope. We are thankful for this generous donation to help our students.
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Little Patriots

Family Engagement at work with our Little Patriots. So proud of these hard working, fun loving Patriots! They enjoyed themselves as much as their parents did.

Morning Meeting Time

Morning meeting time is important for every class and takes place at the beginning of each day. Ms. Emery visited Ms. Shelton's class during their morning meeting time this week.

Lunch Balance

Does your child need lunch money put on their account?

  • You can add money to your student’s lunch account by visiting
  • The cost for lunch is $3.30.
  • The Family Portal allows you to see your student’s current balance and purchase history.
  • You may also transfer money between student accounts, if you have more than one child.

Please contact 803-821-1231 or 803-821-1373 if you have any questions.

Checks can also be written to Oak Grove Elementary School and can be deposited into their lunch account.

Click Here To Add Money To Your Child's Lunch Account

Need to add money to your child's lunch account? It is so easy, just click here!

Did You Know That.....

  • Doors Open: 7:00 AM
  • Student Instruction Begins 7:40 AM
  • If Arrival is After 7:40 AM, an Adult Will Need to Sign in Their Student With the Front Office and Get a Tardy Pass.
  • Early Sign Outs By 2:00 PM
  • Dismissal: 2:20 PM

Office Hours

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday - Friday

Office Phone: (803) 821-0100

Fax: (803) 821-0103

Fall Fundraiser Update

Thank you for your support throughout our fundraiser with Charleston Wrap. We are so appreciative of your help towards reaching-and exceeding our goal. Our campaign would not have been nearly as successful without you. We raised a little over $13,000!!!

And while we're incredibly grateful, we also have some GREAT news! Even though our set fundraising window has ended – it is still possible to support our organization through Charleston Wrap!

That's right! Now through the end of the season (December 2, 2022), you can continue shopping online using our unique Organization ID, and we will still reap the benefits! Not only is it incredibly easy to continue supporting our cause, but it also gives you a great opportunity to get more of the products you love or cross more off your holiday shopping list.

Thank you for your help!
- Oak Grove Elementary PTA
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When Do I Need My Driver's License?

If needing to dismiss a student or joining them for lunch, a driver's license or photo ID is required for identification purposes. To dismiss a student, that individual will need to be on the child's approved contact list provided by the parent/guardian. Thank you for your understanding.

Reporting COVID

Dear Lexington District One Families:

Lexington District One students and staff continue to learn, work and live with COVID-19 with minimal disruptions. Our schools are operating normally, and DHEC no longer requires close contacts to quarantine.

Please remember that students who are sick with COVID-19 or test positive must continue to isolate, meaning they must stay at home from school.

We recently updated the way to report your student’s COVID-19 positive test results for the 2022–23 school year.

All student reports of a positive COVID-19 test result will be completed through the COVID-19 report form found in PowerSchool Parent Portal. The previous Google form link is no longer accepting responses.

After logging on to Parent Portal, select ‘Forms’ in the navigation bar, then fill out and submit the “COVID-19 Reporting Form.” We will then email you further information on when your student may return to school and school-sponsored events.

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Lexington County School District One’s Nondiscrimination Statement

References to trademarks and brand ownership have been removed for ease of reading but, in all cases, should be taken as read and respected.


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.

Click here for more information.