Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ February 1, 2021

Chess Club

REGISTER NOW for the Spring Session 2021 of Chess-Ed's Virtual Enrichment Program!

Chess-Ed is pleased to offer VIRTUAL chess lessons to our students this Spring.

The 10-week Spring session is offered Monday through Friday at a variety of times (4, 5, and 6 pm) with Beginner, Novice, Continuing, and Advanced program levels. The chess program runs from 2/22/21 to 4/30/21 and is taught by Chess-Ed instructors using Zoom, lichess.org, and other chess software. Please refer to the Eventbee registration site for chess level guidelines.

To register, students must have a FREE username at lichess.org so they can be paired by the chess instructor during the game playing portion of the lesson. Winter classes end the week of 2/15/21. Register for the Spring Session NOW at http://www.r-spring-virtual-chess-ed.eventbee.com. Be sure to register early to take advantage of EARLY FEE pricing. For more information about the program, please refer to the program flyer in the Virtual Backpack and the Eventbee website.

Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this Spring!

Curriculum Corner

Last week, we shared a "SAVE THE DATE" for IAR testing the weeks of March 29th and April 5th.


At this time, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is requiring that all schools conduct these tests in-person. We wanted to share our most up-to-date plans with our parent community and will confirm these plans as we get closer to these dates. While we shared our initial planning with you, we are still awaiting to hear any updates from ISBE that may cause us to move into a different direction or change the plan. Please know this situation remains fluid. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as these dates may change.


Also worth noting - Even though the scheduled tests are specific to Grades 3-8, all K-8 Eagles@school students will be switching to remote learning for this week in order to decrease the number of students within the building during the Eagles@home testing window. This allows the students in grades 3-8 who have been Eagles@Home the opportunity to be in the building with the least amount of other students present.

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From the Principals Desk

8th grade families,

We are in the beginning stages of thinking about plans to celebrate the 8th graders, including activities and graduation possibilities. We will get a meeting in the books for a small, mixed committee (staff, parents, students) to meet by mid February. We want this year to be as special as possible as we also follow all the health and safety protocols.


Stay tuned!

PTO News

PTO Meeting This Wednesday

Our next PTO meeting is this Wednesday, February 3rd at 11:30am. Please find the Agenda HERE and Meeting Minutes from January HERE.

Join Zoom Meeting

Dial In: 1 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 875 1287 7124

Passcode: 468399

5th Grade Boys Night - Save the Date

Save the date for a 5th grade boys night with their father or special guest! It will be held on Tuesday, March 9th @ 6:30pm via Zoom. The evening will include an SEL infused class taught by a Candor Health Educator and is designed to help students understand puberty. Topics to be covered include puberty, proper nutrition, personal hygiene, and positive self-image. More information and registration details will be emailed to 5th grade parents. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Reutzel @ sandersL7@hotmail.com.

5th Grade Tea

Attention all 5th grade girls & mothers/special guests: Please save the date for the Virtual Mother/Daughter Tea: Wednesday, March 3rd 2021 6:30pm - 8pm. There will be more information to follow soon.

6th Grade Tea

Due to CoViD, the 5th grade tea last spring had to be canceled. 6th grade girls & their mother/special guest are being invited to participate in a virtual event hosted by a Candor Health Educator on understanding & navigating the changes of puberty. In order to keep the topics relevant, a more in-depth program designed for 5th-6th graders is being considered. Please save the date for Monday, March 15th from 6:30-8pm. More details on content and registration coming soon. Email the pto@ogschool.org with questions.

Eagles @Home Library Book Drop Off

Don't forget to swing by the main office any day this week to drop off any library books or other supplies. Drop off times are as follows:


  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

School Improvement Day February 10th

Happy Monday! We wanted to remind our families of our February 10th School Improvement Day. Our Eagles@home and Eagles@school will have a typical school day until 11:30am. At 11:30, our Eagles@home and Eagles@school students will have completed their day. Please be advised that our Eagles@school will not have lunch on this day and dismissal will begin at 11:20am. Thank you and have a great rest of the week.

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view the flyers in our virtual backpack. Flyers are updated weekly, so please check back often so you won't miss any of the events going on in our community.

Oak Grove School Board of Education

Click HERE to view Board Agenda and Minutes