Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ September 16, 2019

Band News

Symphonic Band

Attention 8th grade band parents…this Friday is LHS Football Night! Students will need a phone to contact you after halftime for pick up. Everyone should dress for the weather and be prepared to have a super time cheering on the Wildcats at Homecoming!

Symphonic Band students, please remember to bring your Essential Technique Book 3 to lessons. (Please see photo below for the lesson schedule)

Concert Band

We are making great progress together as a band! Please make sure your student has the necessary accessories to play their instrument, like fresh reeds, valve oil, and their books.

Parents, please remind your child to bring his/her instruments on their lesson day also.

Beginning Band

Thank you 4th grade parents for coming to the Beginning Band meeting this past Wednesday, despite some scary weather!

The deadline to join is next Friday. Band lessons will begin the week of the 23rd. Don’t let your son or daughter miss out on this amazing activity!

Due to time constraints, Beginning Band enrollment will close after 9/27.

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Student Council News

Any interested 6th, 7th, and 8th grader who attended our informational meeting and would like to join, don't forget to turn in your paperwork to Mrs. Evans this week so we can begin our work together!

PTO News

Calendar Time

Get your 2019-2020 OGS calendar! Calendars are available in the school office for $10, cash or check. Pre-orders have been delivered to your teachers. If you did not receive a calendar and believe you ordered one, please contact Leah Parr at dlparr82@gmail.com .

Help Wanted: PTO Calendar

Do you have experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or other design programs? Do you love seeing the OGS memories every year in the calendar? Are you great at gathering dates and information? If any of these things apply to you, we need your help on the PTO Calendar Committee. Please contact Leah Parr (dlparr82@gmail.com) for more information.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Please save the date for DDD, February 1st, 2020! We are looking for volunteers to help with this amazing event. It wouldn’t be possible without you. We have our first meeting September 30th @ 9:00am. It will be a brainstorming meeting and to organize volunteers to head different areas of the dance. We look forward to seeing new faces and familiar ones, too! Please email Shannon.bilcox@gmail.com to get location details.

OGS Yard Signs

Last chance to get an OGS yard sign until the Holiday Market! Contact the PTO at PTO@ogschool.org, if you are interested in purchasing one.

Lunch Room Volunteers Needed

In order to continue our new, very well received buffet lunches we must have two volunteers in each lunchroom. Buffet lunches are on Tuesdays, typically two times a month. Please consider signing up to volunteer in both the Junior High and Elementary cafeterias.

Elementary Hot Lunch Volunteer Sign Up: https://signup.com/go/DjYnvCq

Junior High Hot Lunch Volunteer Sign Up: https://signup.com/go/MrbPdTa

Honor Society

The Oak Grove Honor Society is collecting money to donate to Project HOPE, specifically to their Hurricane Dorian relief program. Project HOPE delivers emergency relief funds and volunteers work to help those in the Bahamas ravaged by this hurricane. The classroom with the most collected money within K-4th grade and 5th-8th grade will receive a prize of an ice cream party (those with allergies will receive popsicles). Please consider sending in money to donate, as every little bit helps!

Oak Grove School Education Foundation

Fall Fest Winners!

Thank you to everyone for coming out to support Oak Grove at our recent Fall Fest. At the event, the Oak Grove School Education Foundation held a raffle for two FREE tickets to our upcoming Oak Grove Gala ’20 on February 29, 2020 at Independence Grove. We are excited to announce our winners:

Sarah Gotlund
Mike Wechselberger

Our biennial Spring Gala is OGSEF’s biggest fundraising initiative and we need the support of our community, parents, faculty and students to make it a great success. Plus, it is a great opportunity to network and socialize with your community…not to mention a ton of fun! The event features food, drinks, entertainment, auctions and more. This is an event you will not want to miss! More information on the event and tickets will be posted soon on www.ogsef.org.

TAG Appeal Information

Friday, September 20th is the last day to turn in the paperwork for a fall TAG appeal. The Parent Inquiry Form is located on the OG website- click on Parent Inquiry Form and email the completed form to Sarah Cacciatore at cacciatore@ogschool.org. Parents will be notified via email regarding the final committee decisions.

*Please note, appeal process may only be utilized once a calendar year.

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