Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ September 13, 2021

From the Desk of the Superintendent

On September 8, the Oak Grove Board of Education interviewed six candidates to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. Amy Frantz, whose family moved out of the district. Mrs. Kim Rihman was selected from the pool of candidates to serve out the remainder of Mrs. Frantz's term, which will expire in April, 2023.

Mrs. Rihman and her husband have two children; a daughter who is a graduate of Oak Grove and a son, who is currently a 7th grader. She works at Sysmex America and has volunteered extensively at Oak Grove.

On September 21, the Board of Education will vote to formally approve Mrs. Rihman's appointment.

PTO News

Back By Popular Demand - Rocky Mountain Caramel Apples!

The PTO is partnering with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to offer delicious caramel apples and gift cards. Longtime Green Oaks residents Pam & Tom Lockowitz, owners of the local Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, generously support the PTO with a substantial portion of the proceeds from this sale. This year we have five caramel apple varieties for sale as well as gift cards in two denominations!

Place your orders starting today through Monday, September 27th using this form. Once your order is placed you will receive an invoice from the PTO PayPal account within 24 hours. Orders will be available for pickup at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in downtown Libertyville on October 8th and 9th.

For any questions regarding ordering or payment, please contact Kate Byers at kateGbyers@gmail.com. For any other questions about this fundraiser, please contact Jill Procop at jprocop@sbcglobal.net.

Can You Help at the Last Minute?

The PTO is looking for last minute lunch volunteers when a scheduled volunteer needs to cancel their commitment due to personal or family illness or other last minute conflicts. If you are often available between the hours of 11:00am -1:00 pm and can help out in one of the cafeterias on short notice, please join our Substitute Parent Volunteer List by emailing PTO Registrar Aayshah Mirza at Aayshahm2@gmail.com. It is with the help of our wonderful parent volunteers that we can ensure the lunch program runs smoothly and efficiently.

Are You a Drone Hobbyist?

The PTO is looking for a volunteer who has a drone with a good camera, who would be willing to help us catch some aerial footage of a new idea we have brewing! If this is you, please contact Beth Zender and Kate Byers at pto@ogschool.org.

Last Call for Spiritwear Orders!

Order your spiritwear now or forever hold your peace! Just kidding...there will be another opportunity later this year, but the styles may not be the same, so don’t miss out on your favorites now. September 14th is the last day to place orders for fall spiritwear.

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Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove families,

We have completed our fall iReady assessments and you will be receiving information next week in regards to your child’s results for both reading and math. This is only one of the assessments we use to help guide our instruction along with informal assessments in the classroom.

U.S Constitution Day is nationally recognized on Friday, September 17th. This day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. On Friday, our teachers will be including activities/lessons to observe this important day in history by providing learning about the constitution and what it means to be a good citizen.

From the Desk of Mrs. B

Early Release Day

Reminder! September 16th is an early release day. Dismissal will begin at 11:15 am. Students will not have lunch on this day.

Arrival and Dismissal

ARRIVAL: Students who are dropped off at school after 8:15 am should enter through the lower lot main entrance door in order to be checked in through the office. We do not want unsupervised students encountering locked doors. For safety reasons, if on the later side, please drop off your child at the main entrance.

DISMISSAL: Please remember dismissal is at 3:20 pm. The Driveline does take approximately 15 minutes each day. If picking up your child through the Driveline, please make sure to arrive between 3:20-3:30.

Athletics Spectators

Students are not permitted to stay after school and wait until 4:15 pm to be a spectator at an athletic event. Any student who wishes to be a spectator must go home first and then return with an adult chaperone. Supervision is not provided after 3:30 pm. Only students with adult chaperones will be permitted to be spectators.

Picture Retakes

October 29th

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SEL at Oak Grove

The theme for the month of September is friendship. Please click here to access the Oak Grove SEL website.

Mental Health Minute

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Please click here for information and resources.

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