Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ March 7, 2016

Music Man, Jr.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Music Man, Jr. They brought down the house in all four performances. What a talented group of 8th graders. After the final show on Saturday, all the kids involved enjoyed a night of relaxation and fun at a wonderful Cast and Crew party complete with DJ and dancing. Thanks to the teachers and many parents who made all aspects of this Oak Grove tradition a success.

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

The updated ISAT, now commonly referred to as PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of College & Career Readiness) was introduced to our students last year for the first time. This year, the state of Illinois has consolidated the two testing windows into one and lessened the amount of student direct testing time. This is great news for our students and teachers. Our PARCC testing window this year will be April 11th through the 22nd, depending on the grade level of the students. The make-up window for all grades will be the week of April 25th-29th.

During this time, it will be necessary for all students in grades 3 through 8 to have working headphones at school. Portions of the assessment will require students to listen to information and craft a response. If your child does not have working headphones at school, please ensure that your child has a pair for the testing window.

Thank you and have a great week!

Report Cards to be emailed home tomorrow

Parents, please check your inboxes tomorrow after school. All K-8 report cards will be emailed home. Students in grades K-5 should expect to get two messages - one with core classroom grades, and one with Specials grades. Thank you!

Student Council

Ready to show your school spirit? You can pre-order your "Home of an Oak Grove Eagle" yard sign and support Student Council! Signs are $15 each and can be purchased on our school payment system, RevTrac. Simply click the link below, go to the Student Council tab, and purchase your sign.

Signs will be available for pick-up in the school offices during office hours (elementary students will be in the Elementary Office; Junior High students in the Junior High Office). You may also pay cash or check for a sign at conferences. Stop by our table outside the Elementary Office. Get your yards ready for spring!

Oak Grove School Education Foundation

Oh, What a Night!

Thank you to all of the Oak Grove families, staff and community friends that supported the Grove Gala 2016! It was truly a fun and charitable evening. We danced, we ate, we bid and at the end of the night, we laid the foundation for many future educational programs at Oak Grove School. We also extend our sincere appreciation to all of our auction donors, sponsors and volunteers – thank you for the support!

Together, we achieved OVER:

  • 230 Tickets sold
  • 150 Auction items
  • $5,000 Raised for the Soaring Eagle Scholarship
  • $25,000 Raised in the auction
  • $40,000 Total raised
  • 800 Happy Oak Grove students with exciting new educational experiences to come!

Thanks again for making this a truly record setting year!

A Look Back on the Night

Did you miss our videos at the event? Visit www.ogsef.org/gala-2016 to view:

  • Adventures at Oak Grove
  • Tricia O'Kelley and Alex Horner, who play the "Meanie Moms" on the New Adventures of Old Christine "visit" the Gala

We will post all of the evening’s photos when they are available, but here is a quick snapshot of the festivities!

PTO News

March 7, 2016

A Message from PTO Co-Presidents Lisa Perrone and Mia Hughes:

Lunches this week

Monday: Quesadilla/Hot Dog

Tuesday: Panera

Wednesday: Pasta

5th Grade Guys Only Night

Oak Grove Jr. High Cafeteria

Wednesday, March 30

6:30 Pizza

7:00-8:30 Speaker from Robert Crown to Discuss Boys Health Education

8:30 Open Gym

The evening will include an informative presentation of "The Michael Program" by the Robert Crown Center for Health Education. Topics to be covered will include puberty, proper nutrition and personal hygiene and positive self-image.

Please respond via email to Krista.sorensen@gmail.com by Friday, March 18 with Boy's name and Father's (or other adult male's) name.

If you have any questions, contact Krista Sorensen, Monica Goldberg or Jennifer Johnson. For additional information visit www.robertcrown.orgunder "Michaels Program".

5th Grade Mother/ Daughter Tea

Don't forget to RSVP to Jennifer Lopez at jlope@me.com by March 15th for the 5th grade mother/daughter tea which is being held this year onMarch 29 at 7pm. Also, please remember to get your daughter's baby picture in by March 15th as well.

Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Open House

Parents, please remember the K & 2 Open House Night was rescheduled to Thursday, March 17th from 6:30 - 7:30. Hope to see you there!

Youth Arts Month - Art Show

The David Adler Center is celebrating Youth Arts Month by hosting a month long art show at the Adler Center as well as many of the downtown Libertyville businesses. Yesterday was the opening reception and the Oak Grove artists, past and present, were represented. 2014 OGS grads Shannon Long and Jillian Vang had beautiful ceramic pieces on display representing LHS. Congrats to the current Oak Grove representatives:

Jessica Hedlund

Chloe Cashman

Gianni Vargas

Lia Wechselberger

Luke Huffman

Ana Choe

Kendall Brooks

Bailey Max

Josie Thomas

Rebecca Parker

Arianne Berner

Avery Vang

Sam Kallas

Gavin Bennett

Lilly Ressler

Claire Lee

Logan Boggs

Matthew Schinler

Jacob Haan

Elle Klotz

Henry Calsin

Margot Kauffman

Riley Kurland

Riley Brennan

Caitlin Gromacki

Jane Arnold

Ivey Fowler

Zaina Kagzi

Tristan Keegan

Julia Hasler

Anna Heard

Ellie Salton

Olivia Wilson

Annika Singh

Imose Osayimwen

Abby Bennett

Track and Field 2016 Season

Who: 6th-8th grade boys and girls - no cuts :)

When: March 28th - May 21st

Practice: 4 Days/Week, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Coaches: Mrs. Edelson, Ms. Castro, Mr. Russert

You must have a current physical on file in order to participate.

Start working on your preseason conditioning--try to run every day, start doing some push ups and sit ups, and work on stretching and flexibility.

Preschool Screening

Preschool screening will be held on Thursday, March 17th from 1-3 pm for students who are three or four years of age. The screening will examine a child's proficiency in speech/language and motor development, as well as assess pre-academic skills. Parents with questions or concerns about their child's development may schedule an appointment by contacting Julie Waehner at (847) 996-1426. This screening is not the screening for students who are age appropriate to start kindergarten in August.

Engineering For Kids

We welcome new students and hope to see our current students again!!

About Us

Students ages 4 to 14 explore their natural curiosities while being introduced to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through hands-on learning projects that focus on problem solving, critical thinking, and peer collaboration. For more information about Engineering For Kids classes, please see the registration flyer and permission slip in the Virtual Backpack.

Spring Session

New! Junior Space Pioneers with Scratch Coding (Grades K – 2nd)

New! Apprentice Computer Hardware Engineering (Grades 3rd – 5th)

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