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Oak Grove Newsletter - September 10, 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

September 17th - No School for Students

September 20th - Picture Day

School Picture Day

Photographers from LifeTouch will be at Oak Grove on Monday, Sept. 20 to take yearbook portraits. Pictures will be taken between 9 am and 1 pm. Picture day order envelopes were sent home earlier this week. Mark your calendars to make sure your child attends school on Sept. 20!

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Meet Ms. Earl, Art Teacher

Ms. Earl is the Art Teacher at Oak Grove Elementary School, as well as at Junction Elementary school on Thursdays. She is originally from Chicago, and moved to Kansas City to get her bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts, Art History, and her license in teaching! She has been teaching elementary art for seven years! Ms. Earl recently graduated with her master’s degree from Kansas State University in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on ESL. She loves to travel and has been to South America and Europe many times. Some of Ms. Earl’s favorite things to do are watch movies, play video games, and read with her significant other, Jon and her step-son, Greyson. She also loves going on walks with her three dogs, Bean, Luna, and Salem, and watching the Chicago Blackhawks play hockey. And, of course, Ms. Earl loves learning new ways to create art.

Oak Grove Day at Papa John's

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Oak Grove Fundraiser

This Monday, Aug. 30, we sent home our fall online fundraiser packets with all students. Your child can earn a prize just for signing up and returning the prize envelope with their online code. All parents need to do is enter some information online, write your child’s prize code on the packet envelope, and have them return the to the office next week. There is no obligation to purchase anything; however if you or your friends and family members decide to shop online at major vendors through this program, your child (and their teachers) can earn more prizes. Thank you for your help with our online fundraiser through!

The link to get more information is:


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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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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