Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ October 11, 2016

Missing Your iPad?

Egg Harbor Cafe called us last week after finding an iPad with OGS inventory tags on it. The iPad had been sold during our previous Tech Sale and was no longer part of our active inventory.

If you lost an iPad, please contact Eric Hackl at hackle@ogschool.org to claim the device.

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

This week, we would like to share information regarding an opportunity for our students in grades 6-8. We are looking forward to the MAA, Mathematics Association of America, AMC 8 Math Contest. Please, see the flyer in the virtual backpack.

What is it?

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The contest is held in November every year. All USA, USA embassy, Canadian, and foreign school students in grade 8 and below are eligible to participate as long as they are under 14.5 years of age on the day of the contest.


  • A Certificate of Distinction is given to all students who receive a perfect score

  • An AMC 8 Winner Pin is given to the student(s) in each school with the highest score

  • The top three students for each school section will receive respectively a gold, silver, or bronze Certificate for Outstanding Achievement

  • An AMC 8 Honor Roll Certificate is given to all high scoring students

Who can participate?

Any 6th-8th grade student registered at Oak Grove

When is the contest?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 3:30 pm

How do I register?

Sign up with your math teacher by Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Nurse Reminder

The exclusion date for immunizations to the nurse is Oct. 17th @ 8:20am (or when school is officially started). Per state requirements, students who do not have their immunizations by this date will be sent home until immunization records are received. Thank you.
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Student Council News

Thank you for participating in our catalog fundraiser! To those of you who would still like to turn in your orders, we ask that all orders be turned in by Friday, October 14th to ensure orders arrive ahead of our Thanksgiving break. Extra catalogs are in both offices, too!

The School Store will be open in the Junior High cafeteria this Friday during the lunch periods for 5th-8th grade.

PTO News

Kiddos Catering

Great news, Luke’s is adding a baked potato to their menu! Once it’s available we will let you know in the OGS News or through an email.

Grafitti Grill will be bringing 10 hamburgers for any interested parents to try during this Thursday’s lunch. They will be available during the 6th grade lunch only!

Don't forget, orders are due by 11 AM Monday for the following week. All ordering is done on the Kiddo's website: http://www.kiddoscatering.com/

Questions or suggestions for Kiddos? Please feel free to email them at support@kiddoscatering.com

Jr. High Book Fair

The Jr. High Book Fair was a huge success. Thank you to those that purchased books to support programs for our school. A big thank you also goes to those that helped run a terrific week of book sales:

Clare Michelotti, Julie Goodman, Beth Williams, Maria Roberts, Julie Perry, MiaHughes, Lisa Perrone, Bev Sears, Melinda Warren, Jennifer Hutchins, Vicki Engfer, Marilyn LaCrosse, Samantha Sirivol, Renee Tam, Jennifer Lopez, Krista Sorensen, Kirsten Stuteville, Becky Rynes, Lisa Parker, Tiffany Buffico and Krishna Puppala.

The PTO gives big thanks to Dave Huber, Kathy Azzato, Susan Gilbert and Ozzie Suarez and his awesome staff for their generous help.

Box Tops
Our first collection date for Box Tops will be this Friday, October 14th. Please make sure you turn them in to your child's teacher by Friday so we can see which classroom is in the lead for the contest! Junior High Families, Faculty and Staff... please turn your Box Tops in to the Jr. High Office. Please remember we only collect Box Tops for Education coupons. Your support is appreciated!

Fannie May Candy Sales

The Oak Grove PTO Fannie May Candy fundraiser is going on again this year. Order forms are due no later than October 21st. Return the white and yellow copies of the order form with your payment. All orders will be shipped directly to your home the week of November 14th. Fannie May will be giving away FREE CANDY to those with the highest sales. Please contact Cristina Buelow at 224-430-3295 or Carlene Lichter at 847-816-3925 with any questions.

Red Ribbon Week Candy

During Red Ribbon Week, students are given a piece of red licorice, (week of Oct. 24). In keeping with the Oak Grove Food Awareness Policy, we want parents to be aware of the ingredients in Twizzlers red licorice. Please contact Gayle Timlin at timlin@ogschool.org if you do not want your child to receive a piece of licorice or you are sending in a replacement.

The ingredients are as follows:



Halloween Costumes

As many of you know, there is an unfortunate phenomenon across the United States and in our own region. Persons are dressing as clowns and, for a lack of a better term, attempting to scare others—especially children.

We still have many students who are anxious, if not scared. Some continue to verbalize this with our faculty and staff. Fortunately, Oak Grove faculty is doing a great job to ease their anxiety.

To help with the situation, we are asking that students do not wear clown outfits/costumes this year to school during our Halloween party/parade. We feel it is important that we continue to make every effort to alleviate our students’ fears. We wanted you to know this as soon as possible as you make plans for your child’s costumes.

Thank you.

Oak Grove School Education Foundation

Thank you for a successful Culver’s Night!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Culver's last week to support Oak Grove - it was a fun and memorable night! We had a huge crowd and were able to raise additional funds for our differentiated curriculum programs and Soaring Eagle Scholarship. We would like to extend a special thanks to our awesome teachers and staff who volunteered - it was a definite treat for the kids!

· Mrs. Taylor

· Mrs. Poore

· Mrs. Miller

· Mrs. Saia

· Mrs. Thompson

· Mrs. Schmidt

· Dr. Lemon

· Mrs. Osterman

· Mrs. Pinsel

· Ms. Alghini

· Mrs. Jakubowski

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