Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ September 11, 2017

No Hot Lunch Friday, September 15th

Please note that on Friday, September 15th there will be no hot lunch option from the PTO. We do have a 1pm dismissal that day, but students will be eating lunch at school.

Please remember to send a lunch with your child on Friday.

Band News

The bands are looking & sounding great! Many teachers have commented how nice it is to have music filling the halls once again.

Lessons during the day start this week for grades 5-8. Students will be given a lesson schedule for their folders and the lesson schedule is updated on the web page. http://ogschoolband.weebly.com/lesson-schedule.html

Students in each band need a lesson book. Here is a link to show you which book to get. http://ogschoolband.weebly.com/which-book-will-my-child-need.html

Tonight, Monday, September 11th, is the Beginning Band parent meeting held in the band room next to the junior high office. One parent per family should plan to come to the meeting. It will be about 45 minutes in length and will answer questions you have, and get you and your child on the path to success as they begin their journey in music! Remember, this is a parents only meeting. Space is limited. Students that do come should have a book, coloring book, or tablet to keep themselves occupied outside the room.

We hope to see you there!

Oak Grove School Education Foundation

OGSEF: Four Things You Need to Know!

It is an exciting time at the Oak Grove School Education Foundation – we have a ton of opportunities to raise funds for differentiated curriculum for the kids of Oak Grove, volunteer and connect with your community! Here are four current initiatives you need to know about:

1. NEW FAMILIES - Leave your Mark at Oak Grove with a Playground Paver!
Our children's memories of their time at Oak Grove will last a lifetime, so take this opportunity to leave a permanent mark with a custom brick paver in our Elementary Playground and support innovative curriculum enhancements for your children at the same time! Order by October 6th for installation this year. Go to http://www.ogsef.org/playground-pavers.html for more information and to place your order.

2. Employer Match

The Oak Grove School Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, making your donations tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law. Additionally, many area employers such as AbbVie, will match employee contributions which will double or even triple the value of your contribution. The OGSEF Tax Identification Number is 20-2588681. Visit http://www.ogsef.org/make-a-contribution.html to donate.

3. Volunteer for the OAK GROVE GALA ‘18

Our biennial Spring Gala will take place on February 24th, 2018 at Independence Grove. The Gala is OGSEF’s biggest fundraising initiative and we need the support of our community, parents, faculty and students to make it a great success. The event features food, drinks, entertainment, auctions and more.

The Gala is also a great time to volunteer! If you are interested in participating in the planning committee, donating to the silent auction or volunteering, please contact Shellie Fahy at shelliefahy@att.net. All talents and skills are welcome (and needed)!!

4. SHOP to EDUCATE at no cost to you!

Start your online shopping through the Merchant Portal on our website and your favorite stores will contribute a percentage of your purchases directly to the Oak Grove School Education Foundation. Simply click the "Support Us" tab at the bottom of our website (www.ogsef.org) and then “Shop to Support” to view over 150 great merchants in the gallery.

PTO News

Mother/Son Night

Calling all moms with boys! It's back by popular demand...the Oak Grove School mother/ son evening! This year we are going to a luau! Date for this event is Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 in the Jr. High gym. There will be a DJ, photo booth, entertainment, snacks and raffle prizes. Grab your favorite little men, your grass skirt and come join us! You won't want to miss it! Dance and raffle tickets available now at the link below!

Amazon Smile

You can support the Oak Grove PTO when you shop on Amazon! Just go to Smile.Amazon.com and select OAK GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT PTO, INC as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization at no cost to you.

Lunch Ordering Reminder

Deadline to order school lunches for the next week is 9:00 a.m. Monday the week before.


Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

As part of our Talented And Gifted (TAG) placement procedures, we will be holding our fall session of Advisory Council. During the fall Advisory Council meeting, the committee will review placement appeals. Parents have the right to request an additional review of student placement into Oak Grove’s TAG program, through a placement appeal which would be reviewed by the Advisory Council. This process is discussed on pages 11 and 12 of the TAG Handbook.

In addition, please see the TAG Handbook for the matrix used to make placement decisions (p. 10) as well as the placement flow chart (p. 13) for additional information.

Parents requesting participation in the appeal process are required to complete the Parent Inquiry Form beginning on page 22 of the TAG Handbook. The Parent Inquiry Form, located on the OG website- click on Parent Inquiry Form, must be completed and emailed to Sarah Cacciatore at cacciatore@ogschool.org no later than October 6th for consideration at the fall Advisory Council meeting. Parents will be notified via email regarding the final committee decisions.

*Please note, appeal process may only be utilized once a calendar year.

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