Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ March 1, 2021

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Remote Book Return

Remote student book return is on Monday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 2 from 7 am - 5:30 pm. The deadline to request books for the March 10 and 11 pick-up is Wednesday, March 3

PTO News

PTO MEETING ON WEDNESDAY

Please join us for the March PTO meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd at 11:30. Please find the Agenda HERE and the Meeting Minutes from February HERE.

Join ZOOM MEETING

Meeting ID: 934 5740 5500

Passcode: eVHR9R


MEET THE CANDIDATE NIGHT

One more week to submit questions for the Board of Education candidates. Submit your questions using this LINK. Meet the Candidate Night will be held virtually this year on Thursday, March 11th from 7pm-9pm.


8th GRADE COUNTDOWN TO GRADUATION - PARENT SURVEY

REMINDER - Today is the last day to submit your response! This will be an agenda item at Wednesday's PTO Meeting. The PTO is proposing a "Countdown to Graduation" to make sure the Class of 2021's final year at OGS is still special and ends strong. We know the 8th graders are getting excited for their transition to LHS, but they also want to enjoy every last bit of their time at OGS. We would love your input and creative ideas. Please complete this brief survey by the end of the day today, March 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Kovach and Laura Reutzel at pto@ogschool.org.


8th GRADE PARENT SURVEY


JOIN US FOR THE 1st EVER OAK GROVE FAMILY VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT

This all-ages event will take place in and around your home or wherever you happen to be! Your family will compete with other OGS families by completing fun tasks as a team. Tasks will include answering questions or riddles, taking silly pictures and filming short videos all from your mobile device or computer. It will be a great way to spend time together!

There will be prizes for the top 3 families as well as for the following categories:

Best Dressed (Coordinate what your team is wearing! Get creative and have fun! Costumes, spirit wear, the rainbow-whatever comes to mind!), Goofiest Group Selfie (Get your silly on!), and Most Original Team Name (Be creative!).

This event will be on Saturday, March 13th at 7:00pm and run for approximately one hour. Those that register will receive a detailed email the week of the event with app information, general instructions and rules. Register HERE.


6TH GRADE GIRLS NIGHT

6th grade girls & their mother/special guest are invited to participate in this virtual event on Monday, March 15th, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Hosted by a female Candor Health Educator, the evening will focus on understanding & navigating the changes of puberty. In order to keep the topics relevant, a more in-depth "Puberty II" program designed for 6th graders will be used.

Registrations are needed by Friday, March 5th. View more details and register.

Mark your calendars!

March 19th is a non-attendance date and the start of Spring Break. Please stay safe and we look forward to your return on 3/29.

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,


March 1st starts the beginning of Women’s History Month. This national celebration of women began in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 stating that there would be a “Women’s History Week” beginning on March 7, 1982. In 1987 Congress passed the first “Women’s History Month” but it wasn’t until 1994 that “Women’s History Month” became an annual celebration. There were many proclamations that needed to be passed to recognize the specific accomplishments women have made over the course of American history. Over the last 27 years, Women’s History Month has continued to showcase the many accomplishments of women in history. For more information about this month, click here: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/


While there are many women to celebrate, here are few to learn more about:

Dear Parents,

This is your friendly reminder to take the 5Essentials Survey. The results are very important to future planning for OGS! The state's goal for families is only 20%, but we know we can do better than that. Thank you for your participation!


Here is the link:

https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/

Remember to select Oak Grove School in Libertyville.

Report Cards and iReady Reports Coming Home on March 2nd

Be on the lookout for Trimester 2 report cards on Tuesday afternoon from our BrightArrow messaging system. Also included with the report cards will be your child's winter iReady Diagnostic report. Please contact Lilli Melamed with questions.

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