Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ March 2, 2020

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Student Council News

All 7th and 8th graders are invited to our upcoming dance. So, save the date! On Friday, March 13th, please join us from 7:00-8:30 in the evening for an evening of fun! More information to come!

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) K-5 Conferences

Dear Parents,

Conferences are this Thursday, March 5. I am aware that my schedule fills up quickly with almost 600 students! Please know that I block off time 4:10-5:00 pm & 6:00-6:35 pm for WALK IN visits. This allows you to come in and visit for a quick check in. Also, If you have a conference set up with Señora Loch or Ms. Spector, you'll be able to have a quick visit with me in the Professional Development Room. The three of us set up down there so you can have an opportunity to have a group conference or even just a quick hello. The SEL focus in March for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade has been our Child Lures Protection Unit. You should be receiving explicit information through SEESAW grades K-3 or ClassDojo grades 4 & 5. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Mrs. Kiefer Social Emotional Learning Teacher K-5

Multicultural Committee News

Please watch the video for the 3rd clue about our wonderful, whole school activity planned by our Multicultural Committee! We are so excited that all families, administrators, custodians, teachers, lunch & extended day aides, secretaries and every staff member at Oak Grove will have the opportunity to participate in this fun activity!

PTO News


Please join us this Wednesday at 9am for our monthly PTO meeting. We will be discussing and voting on several funding requests. All are welcome!


The third grade Open House is on Tuesday from 6:30-7:30. The PTO will be providing complimentary frozen treats in the elementary lunchroom. The ingredients and allergy information will be provided near the treats. There will also be a non-dairy option.


Please remember to RSVP for the 5th Grade Father/Son Night on Wednesday, March 11th, from 6:00-8:30, in the Oak Grove Junior High cafeteria. The evening will include an informative presentation of the ‘The Michael Program” by the Robert Crown Center for Health Education. Topics to be covered include puberty, proper nutrition, personal hygiene and positive self-image. Invitation to follow. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Miller at ashleywvu@aol.com.


Show your school spirit this summer with OGS shorts, T-shirts, and tank tops! Orders are due by March 13th. Order HERE.


Sign-ups for all interested 8th graders are this Monday - Wednesday. The sign up sheet is outside Ms. Mann’s door. Emcee tryouts are Tuesday, March 10th after school in Ms. Mann’s room. There is no preparation needed to tryout to be an emcee - you will be given a short script to read before your audition.

Important dates for the Variety Show are:

  • 8th grade emcee tryouts: Tuesday, March 10th from 3:20- 4 in Mrs. Mann’s Room. Sign up sheet will be outside her door March 2-4.
  • Variety Show Act Sign ups: March 11th & March 12th - During lunch hours
  • Tryouts: April 1st & 2nd - You will be assigned a time when you sign-up
  • Pictures: April 9th from 3:20 - 5 - Please be FULL costume ready
  • Dress Rehearsal: April 22nd & April 23rd from 3:20 - 6pm
  • The Show: April 24th at 4 & 7pm

Any questions? Please email us at vshow@ogschool.org.

Curriculum Corner

During the week of April 14th: All students in grades 3 through 8 will need working headphones or earbuds at school to complete the reading portion of the Illinois Assessment of Readiness. To access practice tests that model the technical format of the assessment, click here: https://il.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/

Oak Grove School Education Foundation

Oh, What a Night!

We had a huge turnout for the Grove Gala 2020 last Saturday night and our community definitely knows how to put the FUN in FUNDRAISING! We are still tallying the final results, but early indicators show that this Gala is shaping up to be the best ever & it was thanks to all of you!

We tried a few new things this year and we hope you all agree that it was a big thumbs up! We brought in two additional philanthropic spotlight programs to reach deeper into our community. We brought in Spirits (clearly a crowd pleaser) at our Spirit Toss this year, and even Willy, our LHS Wildcat mascot, showed up to get the spirit out of your paddles at the Live Auction. Thank you for all of you who raised your paddle in the Live Auction and made bids in Silent Auction in the name of literacy!

The Oak Grove School Education Foundation would like to extend our sincere thanks to our teachers, administrators, sponsors, donors, bidders, volunteers, community and of course, our kids, who inspire this entire event! OGSEF thanks you one and all!

Thank you to our event sponsors: https://www.ogsef.org/gala-2020-sponsors.html

Thank you to our auction donors: https://www.ogsef.org/gala-2020-auction-donors.html

Thank you to our event volunteers: https://www.ogsef.org/gala-2020-event-volunteers.html

Look for more details soon on total funds raised, the photo gallery and more. Thank you again for a wonderful night!

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Rotation Schedule K-3

March 2 - D

March 3 - E

March 4 - F

March 9 - A

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view the flyers in our virtual backpack. Flyers are updated weekly, so please check back often so you won't miss any of the events going on in our community.

Oak Grove School Board of Education

Click HERE to view Board Agenda and Minutes