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Oak Grove Newsletter - October 8, 2021

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As always, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help your student(s) be successful and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. The Oak Grove phone number is 913-288-3900.

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Important Dates

October 15th - No School (End of 1st Quarter)

October 20th and 21st - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 21st - No School (Conferences)

October 22nd - No School

Meet Ms. Kirk, 4th Grade Teacher

Hi, I’m Ella Kirk! This is my third year teaching, but my first year here at Oak Grove. My first year of teaching was in 5th grade, and this is my second year as a 4th grade teacher. I graduated from Kansas State University in 2019 and I now live in Overland Park, KS. I have an almost 2-year-old Black Lab German Shepard mix named Marlo. When I am not at school, I love spending time with friends and family, watching sports, and finding fun, new things to do around the KC area!


It is hard to believe that fall parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner. This year conferences will be held October 20th and 21st. Teachers are currently in the process of scheduling conference times with families.

You are also able to schedule a separate conference with any of our specials teachers using the link below. Please let us know if you have any questions about this new format.

OG Specials Conference Sign-Up

Halloween Celebrations

Friday, October 29th


Similar to last year, we will not be having a Halloween Parade; however students may wear costumes to school on the day of their party. The following rules will apply:

  • Students should arrive at school in their costume. They will not be allowed to change into costumes after arrival.
  • The following are NOT permitted:

→ Masks (students will be required to wear their daily facemask)

→ Face paint

→ Violent or inappropriate themes

→ Gory or grotesque costumes

→ Props (no swords, weapons, wands, false teeth, etc.)

  • Costumes may not cause disruption or distraction to the classroom. Costumes may not interfere with students sitting at their desks. Students must be able to wear their costume inside or outside, at recess, at P.E., on the bus, etc.
  • Costumes should not interfere with the ability of a student to go to the bathroom by themselves.
  • Any student that arrives in a costume not appropriate for school will need to be picked up or have a change of clothes dropped off for them.

Class Parties

  • Similar to last year, parents or volunteers will not be allowed in the building for Halloween parties.
  • If you would like to send candy, please be sure that it is pre-packaged and individually wrapped.
  • All items must come to school with students. Parents are requested to not drop items off in the office to be delivered to classrooms.

Picture Retakes

School picture retakes will be November 4th. Look for additional information in the coming weeks.

THS Lil Leaders Cheerleading Clinic

The deadline to sign up for the Turner High School cheerleaders’ Lil Leaders clinic has passed. If you registered for this program, please note that the schedule is as follows:

Mon. Oct. 11 from 6 pm - 7:15 pm – Cheer clinic is in the THS Gym

Tues. Oct. 12 from 6 pm - 7:15 pm – Cheer clinic is on the THS football field

Wed. Oct. 13 from 6 pm – 7:15 pm – Cheer clinic is in the THS Gym.

Fri. Oct. 15 at 6:30 pm – Lil Leaders need to be at the THS football field ready to perform.

Major Savor Fundraiser

Our school is excited to participate in the annual Major Saver fundraiser. All students are able to participate in their “online” campaign to help our school. Please see information below on how you can participate:

  • All cards purchased online will be mailed to customer.
  • Participating students can earn prizes for online sales.
  • Cards may be purchased from other areas.
  • Validation dates vary for each district.
  • Prizes will be delivered to school within two weeks of the campaign closing date.
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Turner 2021 Major Saver Kickoff!

PTA news

Thank you so much for your participation in the PTA September membership drive. Ms. Belinda’s Pre-K class won the ice cream party, Ms. Stone’s 4th grade class won a cupcake party, and Ms. Redelsheimer’s 3rd grade class won a cookie party. Congratulations to the treat-winners!

We had a great response to our trash bag fundraiser, which ended Oct. 6. We expect to have the trash bags here in time for parents to pick up during parent teacher conferences on Oct. 20 and 21. More details about parent trash-bag pick up will be in next week’s newsletter.

Let’s bring back family dinner! Please see the flyer below for information on PTA’s meal delivery fundraiser. Orders are due by Oct. 18!

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Culver’s Fundraiser Night

We have our Culver’s Night fundraiser coming up next week! On Thursday, Oct. 14, please come visit Culver’s on Metcalf Ave. in Mission from 5-8 pm. A portion of the proceeds sold during this time will come back directly to our school! Please plan on having dinner at Culver’s next Thursday, Oct. 14.
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Lunch Menu, October 11th - 14th


Super Nachos or Taco Salad


Pizza Grilled Cheese or Strawberry Chicken Salad


Chili or Chicken Caesar Salad


Chicken Nuggets or Sweet n Sour Chicken Salad

Turner Aquatics Center

The Turner Aquatics Center offers many swimming classes for youth through the American Red Cross as well as opportunities for lap swimming, fitness swimming, water aerobics, and more. Click on the link below to for more information.

Turner Aquatics Center Fall 2021


Turner Recreation Commission offers childcare on the days school is out during the school year! This program is operated at the TRC Community Center and includes daily activities that help develop character and focus on health and wellness. The fee is only $15/day per child. Below are the upcoming days:

September 17th (Deadline to register is September 8th)

October 15th (Deadline to register is October 6th)

October 20th-22nd (Deadline to register is October 6th)

November 1st (Deadline to register is October 27th)

December 20th-23rd (Deadline to register is December 8th)

December 27th-30th (Deadline to register is December 8th)

Click here for more information & registration!


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