Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ May 1, 2017

17-18 Class Placement Reminder


Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for class placement input is this Friday, May 5. Click here for more information from Mr. Fenton.

Camp Invention

Attention Incoming Kindergarteners - 5th graders:

Summer break is only a month away! Sign up for a week of Camp Invention - here at Oak Grove School, June12th- June 16th!


Attention - 6th - 8th graders:

Looking for a great way to spend one week of your summer? Be a counselor-in-training at Camp Invention here at Oak Grove June 12 -16th! CITs will enjoy a week of creativity & hands-on fun while gaining:

  • Leadership training
  • Experience becoming a positive mentor and coach
  • Collaboration and team building skills
  • Knowledge on how to encourage and inspire children to push the limits of their imagination

It is also a great extracurricular to include on a college resume. Each CIT will receive program certification and an official recommendation letter. So register now!


PTO Spring Assembly Reminder - Hot Ground Gym

Forms are due by Friday, May 5th for participation in the PTO's Spring Assembly.

Hot Ground Gym Waiver

**Important ** Students are not able to participate without the completion of the form.

PTO News

Our next PTO meeting is this Wednesday, May 3rd, at 9:00 am. We meet in the Junior High teachers' lounge. All are welcome.

BOGO Book Fair -Thank you to everyone who participated in the BOGO Book Fair. We sold over $12,000. This means Oak Grove students walked away with over $24,000 in summer reading!! We also earned $1,142 in scholastic dollars for our library to spend on new books!! Way to go Oak Grove!!

Congratulations to our guessing jar winners: Olivia Van Heirseele, Gus Swanson, Lilly Frantz, Joshua Braus, Shishir Rajendran, Jessica Hedlund, Maryah Karim, Asmi Wadehra, and Dimitri Raic.

Congratulations to the winner of our big Family Night raffle basket: Jack Ford.

Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help. Students, teachers, and the Book Fair committee appreciate your help in making things run smoothly.

A special thank you to the Book Fair committee. With the help of Lisa Perrone, Melissa Thoune, Jen Sahagian, Becky Rynes, Sarah Roe, Maria Roberts, Jenny Mayer, Nikki Krakowski, Raabia Khan, Mia Hughes, and Ruby Bennett we were able to experience another successful fair. A last but not least, a huge thank you to Jennifer Liu for organizing another successful book fair.

Ice Cream Socials -Thank you to Beth Zender, Leah Parr, Randi Muzumdar, Mia Hughes, Lilly Treutelaar, Eve Wallin, Barb Davoux, Melissa Sallmann, and Becky Rynes for all your help handing out all those delicious ice cream treats at the Ice Cream Socials during the open houses. A huge thank you to Melissa Thoune for organizing everything.

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

This week, we would like to share two important updates with you:

#1-Thursday, May 4th Parent Presentation to be rescheduled

We will be rescheduling the presentation, Building Emotional Courage: Fostering Gratitude and Compassion, with Dr. Michele Kane for next fall. Please, look for information regarding date and time next school year.

#2- May 12th for TAG Placement Appeal

As part of our Talented And Gifted (TAG) placement procedures, parents have the right to request an additional review of student placement into Oak Grove’s TAG program through a placement appeal, reviewed by the Advisory Council. This process is discussed on pages 11 and 12 of the TAG Handbook.

If you are interested in pursuing a placement appeal*, the Parent Inquiry Form must be completed and emailed to Dr. Cacciatore at cacciatore@ogschool.org no later than May 12th for consideration at the spring 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.

Student Council

Final Fridays!

Junior high students: It's time to celebrate the end of another year! Each May, Student Council counts down the last Fridays of school. Join us to help spend our final weeks together in a fun way.

May 5: Backwards Day

May 12: Twins, Triplets, Quadruplets Day - Find a friend or two or three!

May 19: Pajama Day

May 26: Celebrate summer in your cheesiest summer attire! (Black socks and sandals, anyone?)

Remember, that we still need to follow school rules!

Join Cub Scouts

Oak Grove Cub Scout Pack 194 is inviting your son to our spring informational night. Join the over two million families around the world involved in scouting and learn how scouting can make a difference in your child’s life.

Discover fun, adventure and learning through scouting in our year round program. Pack 194 Cub Scouts, offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program as we learn and enjoy outdoor activities, STEM experiments, camping, teamwork, family values all while earning personal achievements and peer recognition. Scouting is a family oriented organization. Scouting develops leadership, communication skills and good citizenship.

If you would like to learn more about Cub Scouts, come to our scout rally:

Who: Boys in grades K-5

Where: Junior High Cafeteria

When: Wednesday, May 9th, 2017

Scout membership sign-ups onsite from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

For information about Cub Scout Pack 194 visit: pack194.com

Contact one of our leaders below for more information:

Cubmaster - Homer Benavides, 847-561-7524, homerbenavides@gmail.com

Committee Chair - Kevin Fitzpatrick, 847-927-2840, fitzpakm@hotmail.com

Camp Duncan Pickup

Parents, we expect the students to arrive back at Oak Grove at approximately 7:45 pm. Please pick up your 7th grader in the Junior High parking lot.

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