Oak Grove News
Weekly Update ~ May 4, 2020
Happy Monday Oak Grove!
happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Today, we begin National Teacher Appreciation Week. Never in the history of education has our community, state, country, but our WORLD experienced such a common crisis. Never in my 37-year career have I ever witnessed a group of teachers, administrators, and the myriad of support staff it takes to run a school district, band together in such remarkable fashion. I hope you agree, as parents and guardians, that what the Oak Grove staff has done has been nothing short of remarkable. They completely changed how we teach children--of all ages--in four days. A year ago, if someone told us that we had to do this, we'd say, "give us a year, and we can probably pull it off." We had three days, and were teaching on the fourth. Earlier today, I shared with the staff that I hope...and I hope it is soon...that all of us will look back on what the teacher's accomplished. What you, as parents and guardians don't see, is that they did it without question, and without complaint. They just got it done.
Please know that they couldn't have pulled this off without your support. Together, we have adapted, made changes along the way, and worked to improve our Remote Learning. You, too, are playing a huge role. You are helping our teachers by making sure their students are attentive and engaged. You are helping them co-teach, for which they are grateful.
Although we are focused on getting through these challenging times healthy and safe, I don't want to forget that up until May 16th, we were experiencing another great school year at "The Grove." It was business as usual and we were doing many great, and fun, things. Don't forget to remember them!
I hope you, or your children, can find a moment this week to thank their teachers and support staff. We have four weeks remaining. The weather will turn nice, temptation to be less focused will be there, but we need to finish the year strong. We can do this...Together.
With Oak Grove pride,
From the Principal's Desk
Greetings Oak Grove families,
While we know that we are bound to our devices more than ever, we are continuing to monitor student devices to help support responsible decision making. It is important to ensure that the devices are being used for educational purposes and used during times of the day that are not detrimental to their health. Even during our remote learning, we want to support healthy habits for our students. To that end, we have taken the step of restricting student access to the internet on Oak Grove owned devices starting at 10:30 PM each evening. Student access to the internet will be available each morning starting at 6:00 AM. This would be hours that the students should completely shut down their devices and restart them the following day.
Leaving the District?
Noetic Math Contest Has Finished
Today’s Virtual Assembly with Taste Buds Kitchen
Let’s get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Join us this afternoon to make Churro Bites from scratch… This recipe mainly uses kitchen staples so it should be easy and low-stress for parents to be excited & for their kids to participate. Check out the virtual backpack for a list of ingredients.
K-3rd: 1:00-2:00 pm
4th-8th: 2:15-3:15 pm
Please log in for only one assembly. A recording will be shared afterwards if you miss!
To learn more about Taste Buds Kitchen, visit www.tastebudskitchen.com/bannockburn
Let’s Thank Our Teachers!
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Now more than ever we need to take the time to thank our dedicated educators. We miss you all!!
Please take a moment to have your child write a note, draw a picture, and/or email their teacher a message with something they have learned from them this year and why that teacher is important to them.
May 6th PTO Meeting - Cancelled
Due to the current circumstances, the PTO’s May 6th meeting has been cancelled. Please watch for an email this week with details on a virtual meeting later this month.
PTO 2020-2021 Committees
The PTO is looking for a few more Committee Chairs for next school year! This is a great way to get more involved and have fun supporting OGS. These events can’t happen without your help!
- Family Fest
- Kids Holiday Gift Shop
- Daddy/Daughter Dance
- Grades 6-7 Social
- Boy Scout Liaison
The majority of work can be coordinated from home and attendance at PTO meetings is not mandatory. Feel more comfortable working with someone? Grab a friend or we can look for Co-Chairs! Please contact Katrina Treutelaar at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.