Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ May 15, 2017

Communications Survey

This week, every Oak Grove family will receive a communications survey from the District. We are hoping that you will take 5 minutes to provide us with feedback about your experience this year. We sent a similar survey last year and received great feedback from nearly 300 of our families.

You will receive the survey via email. We ask that you complete it by May 31st. Please only fill out one survey per family. The Board of Education and administrative team will use the information as we plan for next year. Thank you!

2017-18 Registration is Open

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Online registration is now open for all students returning to Oak Grove School in 2017-18. We have worked hard to make this process as quick and easy as possible. To register, you will login to our registration system using the student number and 4 digit password for any returning student in your family. Just in case you've misplaced this information, we will be sending you an email with instructions and login credentials.

Once logged in, you will be able to verify or modify the data we have on file for all students in your family, select some optional purchases, and go through the PTO registration process for your family. Once complete, you will be presented with a balance that you can pay online or by check.

IMPORTANT: We ask that all registrations be completed by June 3rd. It is very important that we know who to expect back at Oak Grove so we can create balanced schedules over the summer.

If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the Elementary Office.


Proof of Residency

Only students who are residents of the District may attend Oak Grove School. A student's residence is the same as the person who has legal custody of the student. We will have open registration on June 5, from 9 am - 1 pm for the following:

  • new families
  • kindergarten students who have not registered yet, and
  • families who need to update paperwork, ie. expired lease, etc. (Parents will receive a letter from Kathy Azzato regarding an expired lease)

Please do not send paperwork in with your student.

Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

Beginning this week, students will take part in the spring STAR assessment. Our window for spring testing will conclude May 26th. The STAR assessment is a computer-adaptive assessment, adjusting the difficulty of the test based on a child's previous responses.

Students in kindergarten will take the Early Literacy Test. In grades 1-8, students will take the Reading and Math STAR assessments. Results will be shared with parents in the weeks following the conclusion of the testing window.

As always, a good night's rest, a healthy breakfast and arriving on time for school are important to help students do their best.

Additional information related to the STAR assessment can be found on the district website, under 'About' and 'Curriculum & Instruction'. Then, select 'Assessment Information' along the left side. On this webpage, you will find two links with information about the STAR assessment.

Renaissance Faire at Oak Grove Extended Day

Hear ye, hear ye... Lords and Ladies!!!

Upon request of the King in Extended Day Kingdom, a Knighting ceremony took place before the Jousting competition & a celebratory village rejoiced with excitement as the festivities, joy and laughter spread throughout the Kingdom!!

Spring PTO Assembly Reminder

Tomorrow, Tuesday May 16th, Hot Ground Gym will be creating obstacle course fitness sessions for each grade level during P.E. classes.

All students should be dressed in comfortable clothes to participate, with gym shoes.

Students in grades 6-8, will not be changing into P.E. uniforms for the day, so students should dress appropriately to participate.

This event will be outside, depending on the weather for May 16th.

Thank you to Oak Grove's PTO for organizing this event.

Attention 8th Grade Parents

Everyone should have received a letter explaining all the details regarding Graduation Night at LHS, June 1, 2017. Please notify Kathy Azzato if you have not received this information.

Tickets are not needed for this event; there is plenty of seating in the main gym at LHS for you and your family. Remember, there will be a reception immediately following the ceremony in the LHS cafeteria, hosted by the 7th grade parents.

Reserve handicap seating by calling Kathy at ext. 2029.

Please let Mrs. Azzato know if your student is not attending LHS next year.

Extended Care available During Camp Invention Week!

Go on the Oak Grove website - click "about" - click "Extended Day" -

type "SUMMER" at the top of the registration form.

And we will see you then!

Student Council

Final Fridays

Two Fridays left in our Final Fridays countdown! Junior high students, it's time to celebrate the end of another year. Each May, student council counts down the last Fridays of school.

May 19: Pajama Day
May 26: Celebrate summer in your cheesiest summer attire! Black socks and sandals, anyone?

(Don't forget that we still need to follow school rules!)

Election Day
Election Day was Friday. We had seventh grade Student Council members run for an office. Congratulations to all who put in the effort to run a campaign.

Our results were:

President – Reece Wiatrowski

Vice- President – Ethan Jun

Treasurer- Kajsa Hawkinson

Secretary- Grier Glaisner

Have a wonderful summer and get ready to work hard for our school and our community in 2017-2018!

PTO News

PTO Meeting

Our final PTO meeting will be next week, Wednesday, May 24th at 9AM in the teachers lounge. The date was incorrect on our last agenda. All are welcome!

Marla's Brown Bag Lunch

We are proud to introduce our new lunch provider for next year - Marla's Brown Bag Lunch. Lunches will be offered 5 days a week starting on the first day of school and go through to the last full day of school. Similar to this year, you will order and pay for lunches online and be able to make changes to your lunches. Online ordering will open up on August 1st. More information will be sent out at a later day.

Pre Packs
Help the PTO raise money for Oak Grove School by ordering your school supplies through EPI. You can save time and money by letting EPI do the work. Get all of your supplies for next school year put together and sent directly to your home. Online ordering ends June 21st.

Place your order at www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

Enter our school ID: OAK039


6th / 7th Grade Social - RSVP Needed by TODAY, Monday, May 15th

Don't forget to RSVP to the 6th/7th grade social today. The 6th and 7th grade social will be held Friday, May 19th from 12 - 1:30 pm at the Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills. There is no cost for this event and pizza and drinks will be provided. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dana Huennekens at dlfranz@yahoo.com or by cell 847-867-8120. Please RSVP here.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Social - RSVP Needed by Wednesday, May 17th

The Kindergarten & 1st grade social is on Friday, May 19th from 12:45-3 pm at the Libertyville Sports Complex. There will be supervised activities such as volleyball, basketball, climbing wall, etc. You will need to sign in a permission slip when you arrive and sign your child in and then you can be on your way! Please note that this is for Kindergarten and 1st grade students only, no siblings please. This is a free event provided by the Oak Grove PTO. If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Willis at jkwillis@sbcglobal.net. Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 17th here.

Track & Field

Congratulations to all of the track and field athletes who participated in the Sectional Meet at North Chicago on Saturday. Oak Grove had 9 athletes qualify for the IESA Track and Field State Meet in East Peoria this weekend. A special congratulations to the 7th grade boys team who scored 61 points and earned 1st Place Overall at Sectionals!

Congratulations to the following Eagles:

Claire Arnold, Lyann Tam, Faith Roberts, and Jane Arnold - 4x200 Meter Relay

Joshua Sears - Discus
Shane Wimmer - Discus
Reagan Kuypers - High Jump
Andrew Brooks - 800 M Run
Christian Roberts - 110 M Hurdles, 200 M Dash

Good luck at State!

Click here for the Sectional Meet Results

Click here for the State Meet Time Schedule

Retirement Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate

Kathy Mackinnon's

35 years of dedication to teaching at OGS!

Thursday, May 25

2-3 pm Open House

Elementary Cafeteria

Please make sure to check in at the Elementary Office before you come down.

Thank you,
Krista Sorensen

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