New Link under For Parents Tab


Check out our Donors Choose projects going on right now at Oak Grove!

Click on the For Parents tab for more information or click here!

Classroom Feature: Socratic Seminar in Ms. Edsall’s Class

AIG Fall Nomination Window


Window Opens July 7th:  ALL TRACKS

Nomination Window Closes:

Track 1:          Monday, August 24, 2015

Track(s) 2, 3, & 4:          Monday, September 24, 2015

Teachers or Parents may nominate:

  • High achieving 5th grade students who are not already identified
  • High achieving 5th grade students who wish to add a second area of identification
  • High achieving 4th grade students
  • High achieving new 4th or 5th grade students who are new to

Wake County Schools

Nominations received after closed dates will be considered the following semester.

Parents please send nominations to

Karen Jordan-Jarrett, M.Ed., NBCT – AIG Teacher

2014-2015 Otter Splash Newsletter from the Principal

July 28

We are happy to welcome back Tr. 4, and hope that Tr. 3 enjoys a well-deserved track out – we are glad you are here!

I cannot say enough about the wonderful children that fill Oak Grove Elementary.  They are bright and eager to learn!  We appreciate their efforts in helping us have a great opening by walking in the halls in an orderly manner, using good manners, participating in their classrooms, and working together to create classroom agreements.  Thank you to our students, parents, and staff for making this a great school beginning.  You make it all look so easy!  Look for great things to happen at Oak Grove this year.

Carpool RemindersWe have reviewed our safety procedures as a staff and wish to share reminders and procedures, especially when we have new families in place. Please help us make our carpool another area that we show PAWS, our school wide behavior expectations.

  • Have a Positive Attitude (Positive Attitude)  Be patient, kind and friendly to other drivers and OGES carpool helpers.
  • Be a Distraction Free Driver (Appropriate choices) – Put away your cell phone or digital device, secure your pet, and no children driving in your lap.
  • Honor the Procedures (Work Hard) – Post your number, mind the cones, release and load children out of the passenger side of your car.  If you need extra time loading and/or buckling, kindly pull forward to the Assisted Area to keep the line moving.
  • Model Safety with Your Children (Stay Safe) – Keep children buckled up and go slow!

Volunteer RegistrationWe value the time that you are able to give to our Oak Grove students.  If you are planning to volunteer in any capacity this year, please register as a volunteer.  You may visit the Media Center Monday through Friday to complete the online volunteer registration through October 30.  Once you have received your clearance, you will receive your new 2015-2016 badge.  It can take several weeks so please go ahead and register.  If you have a badge from last school year, it is valid through October 30, but you still need to register again for this school year.  After October 30 the registration system is only available on Mondays.  Thank you for volunteering at Oak Grove!

We are glad that you and your child are a part of our Oak Grove community.  We are here for every child, every day!


To read more editions of our Otter Splash and to view the latest news from the Principal’s desk click here!

Art Showcase of the Week

Weekly Pawsitive Learning Spotlight- Ms. Edsall’s Class, Ms. Byars’ Class and Ms. Vernet’s Pre-K Class





Track 4 Kindergarteners start MONDAY, AUGUST 3rd. See you then!


Important Dates

July 2            Meet the Teacher for Kindergarten – 2nd grade only, 3:00-4:30

July 7            First day of school for Tr. 1, 2, and 3 Staff members will park on the grass so parents may use the parking lot if they choose to walk in with their child(ren) on the first day.

July 23          Parent Information Night, Tr. 1, 2, and 3, GRADES 1-5th ONLY, two 30-minute sessions beginning at 5:30

July 27          First day of school for Tr. 4

Aug. 13          Parent Information Night, Tr. 4, GRADES 1-5th ONLY– two 30-minute sessions, beginning at 5:30


Spanish Class- Please make sure your student has what they need for 2015-2016

2nd-5th graders: 1″ White View Binder with Round Rings for Spanish Class (see above picture)

3rd-5th graders: Dividers – (2-3 sets for a total of 16 tabs) for Spanish Class

Kindergarten students: 4 orange 2-Pocket Folders for Spanish Class (business card insert tabs NOT NEEDED)

1st grade students: 4 Blue 2-Pocket Folders for Spanish Class (business card insert tabs NOT NEEDED)

Celebrating Dads at OGES!

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony Dates

Oak Grove will have 5th grade promotion ceremonies on the following dates:

Track 1: Tuesday, 6/02 @11:15 AM

Track 2 and Track 3: Tuesday, 6/30 @12:00 PM

Track 4: Tuesday, 6/30 @9:30 AM

EOG Tests This Week

Friday, June 12  Science

Tuesday, June 16  ELA

Wednesday, June 17 Math

Thursday- Tuesday, June 18-19, 22-23  Make Ups


Kindergarten Kick Off 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 11.46.07 AMWe would like to invite all of our rising year-round kindergartners to learn what school is like at Kick-Off to Kindergarten at Marbles Kids Museum on Thursday, June 25 from 5pm to 8pm. You and your child will learn valuable information at this session. You’ll be able to practice a lunch line, get moving at recess, hop on a school bus and explore typical Kindergarten activities. This event is free and open to all rising year-round kindergartners and their families. For more information, visit their website at


Con el objetivo de que aprendan lo que es la escuela, invitamos a nuestros niños que van a entrar al Kindergarten en las escuelas de ciclo continuo, al Kick-Off to Kindergarten (lanzamiento del Kindergarten) en el museo Marbles Kids Museum el jueves 25 de Junio de 5 pm a 8 pm. Usted y su niño recibirán información valiosa durante esta sesión. Tendrán la oportunidad de practicar la fila para el almuerzo, moverse durante el recreo, subirse en un autobús escolar y explorar las actividades típicas del Kindergarten. Este evento es gratuito y está disponible para todos los niños que van a entrar al Kindergarten en las escuelas de ciclo continuo y sus familias. Para mayor información, visite el sitio web

2015 Teacher of the Year Banquet

Oak Grove Announces Events for the New School Year



We want to invite you to our official beginning of the year events!

Meet the Teacher for Grades K-2 ONLY on Thursday, July 2nd from 3:00-4:30 PM.

Open House for Grades 1-5 ONLY on THURSDAY, July 23rd from 5:30-7:00 PM for Tracks 1-3 and August 13th from 5:30-7:00 PM for Track 4.


OGES Chorus Students to Perform in 2015 Pieces of Gold




Weather Make Up Days- Important Information

As of right now, we will not be making up school on Saturday, February 28th. However, we invite you to get the specifics straight from the WCPSS website.


Check out the latest make up information by clicking HERE.

Oak Grove Recognizes our School Counselor, Ms. Michot this Week



Help us recognize Ms. Michot by having your child send in a note of thanks!


Kindergarten Registration Information 2015-2016

Oak Grove Base Siblings Only



 Monday, January 12, 2015

8:45 am – 3:30 pm

Your child must be five  years of age by August 31, 2015 to register.

Please bring the following items:

Your child’s Certified birth certificate

  • Immunization records for the child
  • Proof of residence (your utility bill, housing contract, rental agreement)

****A Kindergarten Health Assessment needs to be completed by

August 5, 2015 for tracks 1, 2, and 3 and August 25, 2015 for track 4.  You will receive this form when you register your child at school.


Registro de Kinder


Lunes – el January 12, 2015

 8:45 am – 3:30 pm

 Su niño/a debe tener  5 años por 31 de agosto de 2015 para poder de registrarse en la escuela.

 Favor  de traer los siguientes artículos:

Acta de Nacimiento de su niño/a

  • Certificado de Vacuñas
  • Comprobante de Residencia (cuenta de luz o teléfono recién del mes actual, contrato de compra de casa o contrato de renta de casa con la direción)

Una evaluación medica para niños/as de Kinder debe ser completado el por el 5 de agosto de 2015 para las vías 1, 2 and 3 y por el 25 de agosto de 2015 para la vía 4. Recibirás este formulario cuando te registras su hijo/a en la escuela.


2014-2015 School Tours for Prospective Students



Please click here to sign up for a tour! All tours begin promptly at 10:00 AM.


Oak Grove Recognized for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

49 Wake County Schools Recognized for PBIS

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has officially recognized 49 Wake County schools for implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) during the 2013-14 school year. PBIS is an internationally recognized framework that schools use to establish school-wide expectations and multi-tiered systems of support for students. This promotes a positive school climate and increases the time that students spend academically engaged in learning. PBIS implementation is supported by Intervention Services/Student Support Services. You can learn more about PBIS at: Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports US Dept. of Education

Congratulations to the staff, students, and parents at the following schools

Exemplar Schools:

Apex MS Dillard Drive ES Herbert Akins ES Lake Myra ES Sycamore Creek ES
Briarcliff ES East Garner ES Heritage MS Millbrook ES Underwood ES
Brier Creek ES Farmington Woods ES Holly Ridge ES North Forest Pines ES Wildwood Forest ES
Carroll MS Forest Pines ES Laurel Park ES Oak Grove ES
Cary ES Green Hope ES Lead Mine ES Swift Creek ES

Model Schools:

Apex ES Holly Grove ES Vance ES
Baileywick ES Knightdale ES Wakelon ES
Forestville ES Leesville ES West Cary MS
Fox Road ES Northwoods ES York ES
Holly Springs HS Rolesville MS Zebulon MS

Green Ribbon Schools:

Ballentine ES North Garner MS
East Garner MS Poe ES
River Oaks MS Salem MS
Hunter ES Wake Young’s Men Leadership Academy
Leesville MS Willow Springs ES
Middle Creek ES

Welcome Back, Track 4

Track 4, 1st- 5th graders start on Monday, July 27th. Kindergarteners start school according to their staggered entry date. We look forward to seeing you here at OAK GROVE!