Oak Grove Newsletter - September 29, 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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October Important Dates
3rd - Skate City Night (6:00 - 8:00 PM)
5th - Culvers Night Fundraiser
6th - Trash Bag Fundraiser Ends
13th - No School, End of 1st Quarter
14th - Turner Days
16th through 19th - Book Fair
18th - Parent Teacher Conferences (5:00 - 8:00 PM)
19th - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
20th - No School
30th - Picture Day
31st - Fall Parties
Fall parent/teacher conferences
You are also able to schedule a separate conference with any of our specials teachers using the link below. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Meet Miss Tanner Willis, Fourth Grade Teacher
Hello! My name is Tanner Willis, I am a 4th grade teacher here at Oak Grove Elementary. This will be my second year teaching. I taught 5th grade in Nebraska last year. I graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, where I got my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I am currently furthering my education and getting my Master's Degree in Educational Administration.
I grew up in Aurora, Nebraska, which is about 4 hours from Turner. When I am not in school I enjoy being around my family and friends. I am very close to family, and we can't forget an important part of the family our yellow lab Tank! This June I got married to my husband Rylan. We moved to Kansas City this summer so he can attend Cleveland Chiropractic School. Some of my hobbies are, being outside, going to the lake, fishing, watching Huskers football (no matter how much they disappoint us), reading books, and listening to music.
Friendship Project for Anti-Bullying Awareness
Congratulations to this week's winners: Don Arzola, Moses Rodriguez, Louis Brock, Malakai Franklin-Hammond, Da'Miyah Jackson, Zavery Jackson, Amayah Flinn, Madison Rivas, Audrey McFarland
Our first book fair is October 18-19, just during conferences. Please visit the book fair in the school library during these times:
Wednesday, October 18: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 19: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Nuestra primera feria del libro será el 18 y 19 de octubre, justo durante las conferencias. Visite la feria del libro en la biblioteca de la escuela durante estos horarios:
Miércoles 18 de octubre: 4:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Jueves 19 de octubre: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Library Media Specialist
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.
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! 💚