Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ October 10, 2017

A Message from the Superintendent

End of the Day Pickup Request

The teaching staff has a request for those of you who congregate on the sidewalk outside the building near door 18 at the end of the day. Unbeknownst to you, our HVAC systems pull fresh air from the outside into each room at all times through vents. They run all the time and cannot be shut down, per law. Unfortunately, they also pull in any noise outside. So, the students and staff can hear any loud music from cars, engines revving, and more problematic, any loud conversations being held on the sidewalk/patio. They are reporting that the “noise” from outside is disrupting class.

We know parents start arriving in large numbers around 3:10 each day. We would ask that you keep this in mind and help protect our learning environment for the sixth grade teaching team until the day ends at 3:20. Again, we understand you would never know this, so we wanted to share and ask for your cooperation. Thank you.

Important Reminder from the TAG Program

RSVP Due Date: Wednesday, October 11th


Building Emotional Courage: Fostering Gratitude and Compassion, with Dr. Michele Kane


  • Oak Grove School, Junior High Cafeteria
  • Monday, October 16th, 2017
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.


*Hosted by the TAG (Talented And Gifted) Committee. Please see the flyer in the virtual backpack for more information. RSVP HERE!

Student Council

The Holiday Wishes Catalog fundraiser is in full swing. If you are planning on ordering, please make a note that all orders are due on Friday, October 13. We will order right away to ensure your items arrive by Thanksgiving break. Thank you for supporting us and the community.


This Friday, October 13, the Student Council will be hosting a special school store at lunch for grades 5-8. All of our proceeds this week will go to a family member of our Oak Grove community who is fighting leukemia. We will have lots to sell, a variety of items, and for the first time, we will also have donation jars available for those who do not want to shop, but will still support the cause. Thank you!

Oak Grove School Education Foundation

Oak Grove Dining Night at Culver’s
Tuesday, October 24th

Between 5 PM- 8 PM

Culver’s

803 E. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048

Join your OGS community for dinner and a little fundraising. A percentage of the proceeds from ALL sales during this timeframe will benefit the Oak Grove School Education Foundation at no additional cost to you. So, after practice or homework – or just to take a break from the kitchen – bring the family by! You will probably recognize some of the faces delivering your food!

PTO News

Fannie May Candy Sales

The Oak Grove PTO Fannie May candy fundraiser is going on again this year. Order forms are due no later than October 20th. Return the white and yellow copies of the order form with your payment, made out to Oak Grove PTO. All orders will be shipped directly to your home the week of November 13th. Fannie May will be giving away FREE CANDY to those with the highest sales! Please contact Cristina Buelow at 224-430-3295 or Carlene Lichter at 847-816-3925 with any questions.


Hot Lunch

Marla’s website is now optimized for ordering from your cell phone! Go to https://marlaslunch.boonli.com/ to place your order. If you haven’t used the system yet, please use the join code OGS1 to create an account. Order weekly, monthly or for the session - weekly order lockout is every Monday at 9 am.


Didn’t order lunch this week? Order by next Monday at 9 am for the week of October 23. Lunches that week include Jersey Mikes, Salerno’s, Culver's and Panda Express. If you are looking for something that’s not ‘fast food’, Marla’s offers amazing bento box options! Check out the sushi, egg protein, yogurt & fruit parfait and turkey wrap boxes featuring local fruits and vegetables from Nichols farm!


Box Top Reminder

This week is our first collection of Box Tops. Please send in your Box Tops to help raise money and to help your child's class win! All K-5 classes will compete for one winner per grade. Classes that bring in the most Box Tops will receive a treat at the end of the year.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

I will not bully others.

I will not stand by while others are bullied.

I will report and deal with bullying whenever I see it...

...because I have the power of one.


Make friends with someone you don’t know at school. If you've ever been isolated from others at school or you were new at school and it took time to make friends, you know what it feels like to be left out. Even if you were never isolated, imagine how it would feel. This week, find someone new to sit with at lunch or play with a new friend at recess. Ask someone on the bus to share a seat and get to know someone new! Make friends with someone at school who you don't know.

Be a leader. Take action and don't let anyone at school be in isolation.

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