Oak Grove News
Weekly Update ~ May 9, 2016
Online Registration for Returning Students
Parents, online registration for the 2016-17 school year will open next Monday, May 16th, at 8:00 am. Registration will remain open until Friday, June 3rd at 1:00 pm. Registration will open again in August, but a $25 late fee per student will be assessed at that time.
Registration is quick and easy - you will not need to pick any lunch options at this time. To register, all you need is the student number and 4 digit password for any returning student in your family. This is the same information you would use to get into PowerSchool or to sign up for parent teacher conferences. Please contact the office if you need a student number and password for your child.
You will find the link to online registration on our school website, www.ogschool.org starting next Monday, May 16th. We ask parents to do this ASAP to get it off your to-do list!
Hello Oak Grove Community,
Recently, our family spent an afternoon rolling dice. The person who had rolled the larger number earned a point and the first person to 10 won. Apparently, this was “the best game ever” according to my 3 year old. Remember, as the weather gets nicer, it’s still important to keep our students engaged during these last few weeks of school.
Here are several tips to keep those mathematical minds working through the end of the school year and all summer long.
Play math or logic games. Puzzles are a great way to work on spacial awareness and perseverance with challenges.
Always be encouraging and supporting their thinking. Ask, “How did you get that answer?” or “Can you explain your thinking?”
Don’t focus on speed, focus on accuracy. Learning is not a race but an opportunity to expand your skill set. You don’t start running races until you learn the proper technique and start with a nice jog.
Encourage a growth mindset. Instead of only praising a child when they get something right, praise them for their efforts and ability to keep going in the face of struggle. This will show them that it’s about the learning and not about the right answer.
For additional tips, see Jo Boehler’s parent link here.
May 9, 2016
Lunches this week
Monday – Quesadilla/Hot Dog
Tuesday – Panera
Wednesday – Pasta
Thursday – Panda Express
You will be able to start ordering lunches in August from our new lunch provider, Kiddo's catering. Please see the virtual backpack for more information or you can visit the link below to see how the program works:
Pre Pack School Supply Orders
Don't forget to order your school supplies for next year. You can do so on EPI's website at www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks using school ID OAK039 for your 2016-2017 school supplies. The pre-packs will be delivered to your home before school begins in August. The deadline for ordering is June 10th. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Jennifer Liu- firstname.lastname@example.org. See the Virtual Backpack for prices and details.
End of the Year Medication Pick Up
Please email us authorization to send your child’s medication home with them on the last day of school. Otherwise, you may pick up medication between June 2nd-7th in the Elementary office from 8am-4pm. For safety reasons, we will dispose of any medication that is left at school after June 8th.
Student Council News
Thank you to the PTO for helping the Oak Grove Student Council raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Through the Variety Show, the PTO was able to donate $2 per ticket sold, which allowed a $1,472 donation. The concession stand added $750 to that and the Student Council was able to put $2,222 into their fund in one night alone. Thank you to the PTO and everyone who came out to enjoy the evening.
And 5th-8th grade- Don't forget to join us for Final Fridays. Please see the schedule for the upcoming fun!
- Friday, May 13 Twins, Triplets, Quadruplets - dress exactly like your friends!
- Friday, May 20 Pajama day (early release day at 11:30)
- Friday, May 27 Show your school spirit - wear your OGS clothes or colors!