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Oak Grove Newsletter - August 20, 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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Library News

OG Families, Library books will start coming home next week, August 23-27. Look for them in your child’s backpack and please carve out some time to read at home.
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Meet Ms. Summey, 5th Grade Teacher

Hi there, I am Ms. Summey! I am new to the Oak Grove building but this is my 6th year teaching. I graduated from Lawrence High School and went on to get my bachelor’s degree at Emporia State University! I am engaged to get married in March, and we have 3 “fur-babies” Athena, Magnus (dogs) and UA (cat). I love spending time outside, you can usually find me hiking or kayaking. I am so excited to be a part of the Turner community!


Schoology is the LMS that all Turner schools, students, teachers and families will use to communicate about academics, celebrations, assignments, etc. If you have not signed up yet, please reach out to your child's teacher and they will give you their Schoology information.

Schoology is a necessity to ensure families have communication regarding at home lessons for attendance requirements.

School Pictures

School pictures will be on Monday, September 20th this year. Please watch for additional information in the next few weeks.


See below for directions on how to setup Weekly Activity Summary emails of your child’s activity in Schoology as well as how to setup Overdue Assignment emails in the Schoology app.
Turning on Schoology Notifications for Parents
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Transportation Information

Parents who have not yet downloaded and registered for the Ride 360 app are encouraged to do so before the school year begins. Instructions for how to sign up the app can be found here. Bus routes will be available in Ride 360 in the days before school starts. You can contact TUSD Transportation with questions at 913-288-3700.

Students will get their first bus card for free, but replacement ones will be $5 each.

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Did you know TRC offers before and after school care at your child’s TUSD elementary school? Before and After School care begins at each school at 7:00 AM until school starts and after school from dismissal time until 6:00 PM. For more information and pricing click here!


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!


PTA loves being able to help Oak Grove each year with classroom grants, school equipment, special learning supplies, carnivals and events, etc. This year will be no different! To accomplish this, we need the help of the parents, grandparents, staff and community to please join PTA so we are able to help our students and teachers and try to make this year feel as normal as possible! This year, you are able to join and pay online through our MemberHub website below. Thank you in advance for supporting Oak Grove PTA! 💚


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