Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ April 22, 2019

K-5-Bingo for Books

Wednesday, April 24

6:30-7:30 pm in the Elementary Cafeteria

The book fair will be open from Monday, April 22 through Thursday, April 25. This event will be run during the book fair's evening hours. Prize winners will receive book fair cash! Winners can take their prize money to the book fair and pick out their prizes! Buy one and get one free!

From Ms. Alghini's Class

First graders in Ms. Alghini's class discovered ways to tell if an estimate is reasonable during a place value lesson. Without counting, students were able to organize popsicle sticks and eliminate unreasonable estimates before deciding how to count them.
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Calendar Pictures

We need your pictures! All OGS related events are welcome. When uploading, please comment on the picture with your child's grade and school event, if possible. We'll be collecting them through the end of June, so save the link to add more later in the year. Thank you for sharing your 2018-2019 memories!


Ice Cream Socials

The PTO would like to thank Melissa Thoune and the volunteers that helped with the ice cream socials: Kate Byers, Ponni Nainar, June O'Donnell, Aaron Osterman, Sarah Palmberg, Tabitha Rubash, Emily Savino, Jennie Schlitt, Eve Wallin and, Beth Zender.

Variety Show

When: Friday, May 3rd at 4pm & 7pm

Where: Jr. High Gym

How much? Tickets are $8 through May 2 and $10 at the door. No paper tickets; they will be available at will call. Seating is first come, first served.

How do I get tickets again? Tickets are available NOW on Revtrak!!! through May 2

Thanks for supporting the Oak Grove PTO and all of our talented 5th-8th grade acts!

Oak Grove Track & Field


Great job at the meet last week! Here are the links to access results:

2019 Boys Track and Field Results

2019 Girls Track and Field Results


Next week's meet on April 29th has be rescheduled for April 30th @ LHS.

The season calendar below will reflect all changes:

2019 Track and Field Calendar

Parents and Athletes, make sure you sign up for REMIND in order to receive important announcements and communicate Coach Jasmine.

  1. Enter this number: 81010
  2. Text this message: @2019oakg

Athletes can sign up for Track and Field on Google Classroom. Guardians can be invited to receive updates through email: Join Code: bwe9s4


MONDAY: Practice 3:30-4:45

TUESDAY: Practice 3:30-4:45

WEDNESDAY: Meet @ North Chicago HS, Neal Hosts, 4:30

Athletes Sign Up Below (Parents can also view the sign-ups)

BOYS 4/24/19 @ North Chicago HS (Neal Hosts) Tr...

GIRLS 4/24/19 @ North Chicago HS (Neal Hosts) T...

THURSDAY: Practice 3:30-4:45

FRIDAY: No Practice

Curriculum Corner

As part of our Talented And Gifted (TAG) placement procedures, we will be holding our spring session of Advisory Council. During the spring 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 flowchart (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 must be completed and emailed to Sarah Cacciatore at cacciatore@ogschool.org no later than May 17th 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.

Annual Boys vs Girls Eagle Volleyball Scrimmage

Who: 7th/8th Boys & Girls on the 2018-2019 Volleyball Teams

When: Friday, April 26, 3:35-6:00

Where: Patt Gym

What to bring: Good sportsmanship, lots of laughs, a snack to eat after school, water bottle, kneepads, and whatever attire your team wants to wear--you can pick a theme, wear your spiritwear, or wear any athletic clothing. This is a casual event, purely for fun and bragging rights. Friends and family are welcome to join as spectators.

Tournament Schedule:

Warmups: 3:35-3:55

Match 1 (4:00): 7th Boys vs 7th Girls

--> 1 minute between games, 3 minutes between each match

Match 2 (4:30): 8th Girls vs 8th Boys

Match 3 (5:00): 3rd/4th Place Game: Losers from Game 1 and 2

Match 4 (5:30): 1st/2nd Place Game: Winners from Game 1 and 2

Each match will consist of two games to 21, win by 2, cap of 23.

Summer Camps and Clubs

There are numerous camps and clubs available throughout the summer in Lake County. District 128 provides some great summer camp opportunities. Click the link below for more information about camps offered at LHS.

LHS Summer Athletic Camps

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