Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ February 6, 2017

Dear 8th Grade Parents/Guardians:

Just a reminder that payment is due soon for the eighth grade Chicago trips (May 4th and May 11th). The tour price was based on 110 registration forms. The price is $375 which includes roundtrip transportation, all admission fees, lunches, taxes, tips and tour guides. The tour company also has offered a Refund Guarantee Program for an additional $39.

Payments can be made via RevTrak on our website under field trips. Payment is due February 15, 2017.

Thank you so much! The kids are excited and appreciate all of your sacrifices for them.


Kathy Mahoney

Honor Society

Quinn Kurland, Sebastian Ingino, Jack Regan, and Pavan Acharya created “Quarter Quarrels”, a friendly fundraiser between 4th and 5th grade classrooms to raise money for local PADS homeless shelters. This took place on Monday, December 19th through Thursday, December 22nd. The rules were simple. If the students brought in change for their homerooms, they earned positive points. If the students brought in dollar bills for other classrooms, that classroom received negative points. The classroom with the most points won. The fundraiser was very successful and the 4th and 5th grades were able to raise $813.17. The winning homeroom was Mrs. Fillinger’s classroom. Pavan, Jack, Sebastian, and Quinn would like to thank the 4th and 5th grade classrooms for their tremendous effort to raise money for the PADS shelter!

PTO News

The Oak Grove School Daddy Daughter Masquerade Ball was a huge success! We had just over 180 girls and their dads in attendance. A big thank you to Anik Obourn and Jaime Cotts for the amazing job they did on the decorations. Also, thank you to Lisa Perrone, Mia Hughes, Christine Merrild, Tracey Ward, Diana Servatious, Wendy Loffredo, Tabitha Rubash, Karen McConnell, Lisa Strons, Debbie Greer, Carlene Lichter, Jamie Evans, Shannon Bilcox, Jennie Schlitt, Jen Sahagian, Carrie Siebert, Dawn Kasten, Krysia Ressler, Kelli Kuypers, Ashley Wilson, Julie Hedlund, Melody Lyon, Nakita Sindermann, Becky Sims, Melissa Sallmann, Susan Brooks, Andrea Haan, Katrina Treutelaar, Pablo Hernandez, Beth Hughes & Jill Kalicki for your help in creating a special night for the girls and dads. It was so much appreciated!


Variety Show

4pm & 7:30pm Friday, April 21st

An informational meeting will be held during recess in Mrs. McCarty's room (room 514, across from Dr. Meltzer's) on Thursday, February 16th. Tryouts will be held after school on Tuesday, March 14th & Wednesday, March 15th.


Recycling Volunteers

Just a friendly reminder that lunches can only be distributed by Kiddo's Catering.


5th Grade Guys Night

"Michael" Presentation will be held on March 1 at 6:30 in the Junior High cafeteria. Please RSVP to Kirsten Willis at jkwillis@sbcglobal.net with the name of your 5th grader and Dad/Important Male!

The show is open to all 5th-8th graders.

3rd & 5th Grade Parents - TAG Reminder

Join us this Wednesday, February 8th in the Patrick Patt Gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.


3rd and 5th Grade Parent Information Night: Talented And Gifted (TAG) Program


  • This event is for parents who have students in grade(s) 3 and/or 5

  • All students in grades 3 and 5 are reviewed for TAG placement, including those currently in our 5th grade TAG program

  • This parent information night will provide an overview of the TAG program and placement process


Please, RSVP here!

Oak Grove School Education Foundation

Check out some of the projects the OGSEF has supported recently by viewing our new video located on our home page at www.ogsef.org. The video reviews:

  • The Green Screen room which offers our students an immersive educational experience – from Kindergarteners reading to their classmate to in-depth multimedia, programming and digital broadcasting projects. The Green Screen room has impact across all curriculum as Common Core emphasizes student-created projects integrating multimedia and visual displays, creative and scientific writing, and more collaborative projects.
  • Our Oak Grove 5th-8th grade students enjoying a visit by award winning Author Helen Frost, funded in partnership with the PTO
  • Stability Ball ‘active seating’, which was brought in to bring focus & concentration to our third graders. Brain research has shown that there is a link between movement and academic performance.

The Foundation is here to help our teachers and students incubate and create out of the box learning opportunities that expand the horizons and minds of our young learners. Thank you to Dr. Meltzer for creating the video and thank you to all our supporters!

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

Working on getting your summer fun planned? Check out this one week camp that is being held here at Oak Grove School! Camp Invention is for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade, June 12-16th from 9 am to 3:30 pm. This week long experience will challenge your child’s creativity, innovation, and problem solving skills in fun and exciting ways. Children are presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage teamwork and entrepreneurship. Please see the flyer in the virtual back pack for additional details or go to the Camp Invention website: www.campinvention.org


Would you be interested in having your child participate in this camp if there was an Extended Day option? Please click here to record your interest. Extended day options may be available based on parent need.

Erin Merryn Assemblies

Oak Grove students were respectful and well prepared for Erin Merryn's assemblies. If you or your child have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Thank you again to the PTO & OGSEF for bringing Erin to Oak Grove to reinforce the importance of always telling the truth; and asking an adult for help if anyone tries to lure or sexually abuse us. Thank you for your continued support!

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view the flyers in our virtual backpack.

Oak Grove School Board of Education

Click HERE to view Board Agenda and Minutes