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Oak Grove Newsletter - October 1, 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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Important Dates

October 15th - No School (End of 1st Quarter)

October 20th and 21st - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 21st - No School (Conferences)

October 22nd - No School

Picture Retakes

School picture retakes will be November 4th. Look for additional information in the coming weeks.

Meet Krista Lane, Oak Grove’s 2021-22 Kansas Teacher of the Year Nominee

I’m Krista Lane! This is my 11th year teaching, all of which have been here at Oak Grove! My first two years of teaching here were in 5th grade and I have been a 1st grade teacher ever since. I graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2006 and then taught preschool for 4 years. I then got my teaching license from Ottawa University in 2010. My husband Jeff is a firefighter in Kansas City, KS. We live in Piper, and we have 3 kids. Finley is in 3rd grade, Eva is in 1st grade, and Nash is in Pre-K. We enjoy spending all of our free time on a boat at the lake!

Library News

Oak Grove Elementary Library received a donation of 656 books from the Marine Toys for Tots Literacy Program and UPS. The Toys for Tots Literacy Program continues to not only deliver the gift of reading, but also hope of a future of accomplishment. Thank you, Toys for Tots and UPS!
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PTA Trash Bag Fundraiser

PTA’s trash bag fundraiser is still going on and we hope you have been able to get the word out to your family and friends! Trash bag rolls are $12 each, and the office will be collecting order forms and money through Wed., Oct. 6. Please note that the money collection envelope says “World’s Finest Chocolate” on it, but we are selling ONLY trash bag rolls for this fundraiser. PTA will hold the chocolate bar fundraiser in the Spring. If you need another trash bag order form sent home, just contact the office.

We will announce the winners of the PTA membership drive next week! The top 3 classrooms who collected the most new memberships during the month of September will win a PTA treat party. Even though the membership drive is now over, we always welcome new PTA members! Please contact the Oak Grove office if you would like a PTA membership form sent home with your child. It is only $7 to join. Thank you for supporting our kids, staff, and PTA! 💚

The deadline to order Oak Grove spirit wear through the PTA has passed. We should be receiving the T-shirts and hoodies in just a few weeks. Once again, thank you so much for all you do to support our school.

Turner Aquatics Center

The Turner Aquatics Center offers many swimming classes for youth through the American Red Cross as well as opportunities for lap swimming, fitness swimming, water aerobics, and more. Click on the link below to for more information.

Turner Aquatics Center Fall 2021

Lunch Menu, October 4th - 8th


Sloppy Joe or Strawberry Chicken Salad


Beef Burrito or Chicken Caesar Salad


Chicken Strip or Popcorn Chicken Salad


Cheeseburger or Italian Chef Salad


Grilled Cheese or Sweet n Sour Chicken Salad


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!


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