Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ January 29, 2018

Elementary Morning Drop Off Procedures

We have noticed an increase in traffic during the morning drop off at the Elementary entrance.

Here are a few reminders to increase efficiency and promote safety:

  • Parents should not be getting out of their cars while in line to let students out. If you need to get out of the car, please park in a legally marked parking space and walk your child safely to the sidewalk.

  • If no cars are in front of you, please pull up to the front of the line before stopping to drop off your children.

  • Don’t let your children out of the car before the marked drop off area.

  • Have children exit on the right side of the car.

  • Remember that cell phone use is illegal on school grounds, whether driving or waiting in line.

We appreciate your patience, and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

"Screenagers" Showing for Parents

Dear Parents:

Oak Grove social workers, in conjunction with the other D128 feeder school districts (Hawthorn, Libertyville and St. Joe’s) would like to invite you to a PARENT ONLY viewing of the highly acclaimed documentary film, “Screenagers”. This is a candid film about what it is like to grow up in the digital age. This film is an important piece of work that highlights for parents, the impact of the digital age on children, their developing brain and how we as parents can help minimize harmful effects and find a healthy balance of screen time to non-screen time for our children.

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Place: Copeland Manor School Gymnasium

801 S. 7th Ave, Libertyville

Cost: FREE

RSVP by February 15th: Kimberly Wesley


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From our School Nurses

Friday, February 2nd is National Wear Red Day!
Have your child wear RED to school to support the American Heart Association and raise awareness for heart disease.

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

In November, we hosted the AMC 8 math contest for Oak Grove students in sixth through eighth grade. This year, we had over forty students participate. Congratulations to all of the students who participated!

Sixth Grade Participants

Mustafa Ehsan

Husnain Haroon

Cameron Huang

Abishai Jaladi

Amal Khan

Kyle Li

Naomi Linde

Tarun Movva

Soren Sethi

William Sims

Marisa Tarica

Eric Vu

Vanessa Zhang

Seventh Grade Participants

Matthew Berner

Jessica Brown

Allison Chung

Nicholas Ingino

Nolan Johnson

Lakshmi Prajna Penmetsa

Eighth Grade Participants

Carson Agee

Ella Baffico

Eshan Baig

Tatum Blacker

William Clifford

Sydney Cooper

Sarah Dowden

Peter Fink

Isabel Furlong

Ethan Jun

Devashish Khatavkar

Reagan Kuypers

Harrison Lakes

Mia Mosconi

Nikhil Patel

Shrivatsa Patil

Willem Roelandts

Annika Singh

Ramanan Srirajan

Connor Stelter

Gabriel Teixeira

Luu Tran

Sara Ulrich

Reece Wiatrowski

Congratulations to our gold, silver, and bronze recipients, for their first, second, and third place scores at their grade level.

Sixth Grade

Eric Vu, Gold

Soren Sethi, Silver

Husnain Haroon, Abishai Jaladi, Kyle Li, & Vanessa Zhang, Bronze

Seventh Grade

Matthew Berner, Allison Chung, & Nicholas Ingino, Gold

Nolan Johnson, Silver

Lakshmi Prajna Penmetsa, Bronze

Eighth Grade

Nikhil Patel, Gold

Ramanan Srirajan, Silver

Eshan Baig, Bronze

Nikhil Patel received the first place score for Oak Grove School. Eric Vu also received the certificate of achievement, which is earned by students in grade 6 who score a 15 or more on the AMC 8.

TAG Program Information Night

Save the Date!

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

We invite parents who have students currently in third or fifth grade to join us on Tuesday, February 13th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Oak Grove School to learn more about the TAG program and placement process. This presentation will take place in the Junior High gym.

Please, RSVP here.

*Please note, all students in third and fifth grade are reviewed for daily replacement TAG services, in ELA and math.

Placement in the TAG program in grades 4 and/or 5 does not guarantee placement into the program for grade 6. Click here for Oak Grove’s TAG Handbook.

Student Council

Get ready for Valentine's Day! Student Council will begin selling our very popular candy grams with delivery to 5th-8th graders on Monday, February 5th. These sell out fast, so come prepared. Each gram costs $1 and will be delivered to homerooms in time for Valentine's Day. Please remember that we do not deliver to K-4 grades, but you are welcome to buy them for your younger friends and siblings. Simply send them to yourself and pass them out after school! This year, our proceeds will benefit Lurie's Children's Hospital.

Oak Grove School Education Foundation

Grove Gala ‘18

We are less than a month away from the Grove Gala ’18! Be sure to secure your tickets soon – we sold out at our last event! Buy tickets and learn more at http://www.ogsef.org/gala-2018.html.

Gala Auction

We are looking forward to a great event and an exciting live and silent auction. A few of our recent auction donations include:

  • An Evening of Murder, Mystery & Mayhem – Enjoy a private murder mystery party for 20 people
  • A Taste of California in Grayslake – Host a private wine tasting for 20 people at Glunz Family Winery & Cellars
  • Fore! – Take advantage of foursomes at some of our areas best courses
  • It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s You – Take to the skies with a Tandem skydiving lesson
  • Heavy Machine Operators Wanted! – Students in grades 6-8 may vie for a chance to drive the school's "Zamboni" around the Junior High
  • Future Rock Stars – Enjoy a month of music lessons from School of Rock

If you have something you would like to donate to the Gala’s silent auction -- such as tickets, memorabilia, fun experiences, merchandise, and more -- please contact Shellie Fahy at shelliefahy@att.net. Thank you for your support!

The Oak Grove School Education Foundation

PTO News

Oak Grove Daddy Daughter Dance

Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the Daddy/Daughter dance held this Saturday, February 3rd from 6:30-9:00pm. There will be no tickets sold at the door. We still need more volunteers, especially for clean up. Please consider signing up to help. You can purchase tickets and sign up to help here: http://howardliz.wixsite.com/daddy-daughter-dance. Any questions contact Liz Howard: howard_liz@hotmail.com

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 February 16th. Return the white and yellow copies of the order form with your payment made out to Oak Grove PTO. All orders will be shipped directly to your home the week of March 12th. 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.

2nd/3rd Grade Social

2nd and 3rd Grade Social will be held Wednesday, February 14, as this is an early dismissal day from school at 1p.m. Please join us afterwards at the "Just For Fun Roller Rink" in Mundelein from 1:30p.m to 3:30p.m. There will be open skating, pizza and lemonade for your child to enjoy with their friends. Skate rental is included (regular or inline skates). This is a FREE Event, and sponsored by the Oak Grove PTO. You will receive an email soon with the link to register your 2-3 grader for the event!

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Carrie Siebert at carisiebs@gmail.com

Marla’s Brown Bag Lunch DEADLINE

Deadline to place orders for the first week of lunches for Session 2: (begins 2/5) is extended until 9am tomorrow, Tuesday 1/30. Session 2 will include new vendors: Meatheads, Fines (baked potatoes and more), McAllisters Deli, Dominos Pizza and Jimmy Johns. To order: Click on the "Spring 2018" Menu tab on your home page, scroll to February, and select the days you'd like to order for! NEW to the hot lunch program and still need to sign up? Go to: Marlaslunchordering.com Enter your school password: OGS1to create an account.

K/1st Social

The Kindergarten & 1st Grade Social was a great success with many kids not wanting it to end! The climbing wall and gaga ball were very popular as was the obstacle course and agility drills runs by former Bears player Antoineo Harris. Thank you very much to Randy Splitt and the wonderful staff of the Libertyville Sports Complex for hosting us and for planning awesome activities for the kids. Many thanks as well to the parent volunteers who manned stations and served snacks including Melissa Sallmann, Dana Huennekens, Bev Smith, Elizabeth O’Neill, Karin Palowski, Melissa Thoune, Beth Loggains and Jen Tippett.

4th/5th Social

Thank you to Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville for hosting a fun social for our 4th and 5th graders. Thank you to Sam Doughty for volunteering during the event. The kids had a great time!

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