Oak Grove Newsletter - September 15, 2023
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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September 18th - No School (Professional Day)
September 19th - Red Card KC Assembly (wear your Sporting KC gear)
September 19th - Trash Bag Fundraiser Kick-Off
September 27th - Pastries with Parents (6:00 PM)
October 3rd - Skate City Night (6:00 - 8:00 PM)
Red Card KC Campaign
The program kicks off with an assembly Tuesday morning. We will be joined by special guests from Children's Mercy and Sporting Kansas City. Students are encouraged to wear their Sporting Kansas City gear on Tuesday.
Friendship Project for Anti-Bullying Awareness
Meet Miss Madison Vincent, Special Education Teacher
This is my second year working in special education. Last year I worked in a classroom with grades 1-5. This year I am super excited to be working with young students in kindergarten and 1st grade. I grew up in Turner but have been working in other locations for the last six years. I am excited to be back in my hometown working with amazing students. I have my bachelor’s in psychology from Baker University and am currently working on my masters in child and adolescent psychology as well as my masters in special education. I have a cute black lab puppy and two cats and like to spend time with my nephews.
Student Birthday Celebrations
Due to time constraints and to minimize disruption to instruction, birthday celebrations will be limited to no more than 15 minutes and occur after 3:00 PM. Up to two parents or adults may attend the celebration with 24 hours notice to the teacher and prior approval from administration. Due to limited space and supervision, siblings are not able to attend. In addition to birthday celebrations, parents may eat lunch with their child within the designated areas. As a reminder, all visitors must provide official identification and be run through our background check system.
As indicated in the district’s student handbook, we follow Health Department recommendations and only allow food which is commercially prepared to be brought to school parties and special occasions. All treats must be store bought and sealed in original containers to be served at classroom parties and school activities. No homemade items may be served at school.
Introducing this year's library helpers: Allison Salas Sosa, Sylas Luttrell, Jimmy Cruz Espinoza, and Audrie Schmidt. These awesome students report every morning to the library. They pick up and deliver all kinds of library materials. They also shelve books and keep the library looking great. I so appreciate them, and I could not do my job without them.
I'm proud to say, for another week, no reports of water bottle and book accidents! I'm so impressed OG!
(Water bottles and library books do not mix! Please remind your child, when loading their backpack, to keep their water bottle in a separate location from their library books. Nobody likes paying for damaged books.)
Save the date: Our first Book Fair is October 18-19 during conferences.
Library Media Specialist
BIST Virtual Parenting Series
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As part of ongoing support for families, your child’s school is offering a series of classes for parents and guardians through a partnership with the Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST). These training sessions are designed to provide ways you can support your child’s developing academic and behavior skills, as well as increase consistency between home and school.
BIST Virtual Parenting Series
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM Enter Zoom Room
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Informational Session
6:45 PM – 7:00 PM Questions and Answers
September 19th: Punishment vs. Protection
September 26th: Enabling vs. Equipping
October 3rd: Cultivating Accountability to Grow Seeds of Empathy
These classes are designed to:
· Create consistency between school and home
· Provide language for adults to use when redirecting children
· Share ways to problem solve to increase your child’s success
· Increase generosity and kindness in your children
· Bring a sense of calm to your home
Please join us for any or all three sessions!
How to Register for Free Training
These virtual classes are provided free of charge, however, we do ask that you please register through our website on or before Friday, September 15th, 2023.
To register for this class:
- Go to http://BIST.org
- Use the dropdown menu “My Account.” Click Log In/Log Out.
- Create a username by clicking “Click Here” under the large LOG IN heading. If you already created a username by previously enrolling in a BIST class, just log in.
- Enter your information (Name, Email, and a Password). This will register you on the website, but not for the class.
- Select the class you wish to attend. Click “Register” to the right of the class name.
- Follow the instructions.
- Be sure to select “Pay Later via PO” under the Payment Method. This Parent Class is free, but you must select the “Pay Later via PO” option in order to register.
- Select your child’s District and School from the dropdown menus.
- Select your position as a Parent unless you are a school staff member. If you are both a parent and a school staff member, you may select either.
- Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link for the training sessions.
- If you do not receive a confirmation email by noon on Monday, September 18th, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Marty Huitt, Director
Behavior Intervention Support Team/Cornerstones of Care
8150 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114
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! You are able to join and pay online through our MemberHub website by clicking the button below. Thank you in advance for supporting Oak Grove PTA! 💚