Free and Reduced Meals Application Deadline

The annual enrollment deadline of October 7th is quickly approaching for free and reduced priced meals. Prior year qualified families must complete an application every year to remain enrolled.

School Lunch Reminder flyer2015-2016

School Lunch Reminder flyerSPAN2015-16

Greg Fishel Visits Oak Grove

Annual Project Enlightenment Book Drive Starts Soon!


Project Enlightenment is partnering with  Oak Grove Elementary School, September 28, 2015 through October 9, 2015 to collect books for boys and girls that may not have books in their home.

How you can help? Bring donations to your school and look for the collection boxes in the lobby!

NEEDED books:






See our FLYER for more information!

Oak Grove Elementary Announces Participation in the National Geographic Bee


Love to learn about the world we live in? Please read the information below about the National Geography Bee coming to Oak Grove.

What is a Geography Bee?

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to inspire students to be curious about the world. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition. National Geographic Bee will be conducted similar to Spelling Bee, where a winner from the school may have an opportunity to qualify for the state championship. One state champion will represent the state at the National level

Next Steps

Once we have 6 students signed up, we will send communications on the details and timeline for school competition dates. Please email  BY OCTOBER 10th to register for this opportunity!

Click NationalGeographicBee2015-2016 to learn more.

2014-2015 Otter Splash Newsletter from the Principal

Dates to Remember:

Sept. 28-Oct. 9   Project Enlightenment Annual Book Drive

Week of 10/05    Lockdown drill

Oct.5                   Wear a blue shirt to support World Day of Bullying Prevention

Oct. 6                  Oak Grove is a polling site for municipal elections

Oct. 15                Curriculum Night, 5:30-6:45; PTA Sports Night at 7:00.  School Spirit     Wear items will be on sale from 6:30-7:30 by the PTA.

Oct. 16                ERD #3, dismissal at 1:15

Oct. 19-29          Book Fair – Family Night will be Thursday 10/22.  Dress as your favorite         book character

Nov. 7                 Grounds Beautification Day sponsored by PTA


Carpool Tags:  Thank you for helping us to ensure the safety and security of your child and every child at Oak Grove by keeping your tag visible as you pick up in the loading area.

Project Enlightenment Book Drive:  Oak Grove is participating in Project Enlightenment’s Book Drive from Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 to collect books for boys and girls who may not have books in their home.  Please bring your donations to the collection bins in the lobby at Oak Grove.

Bullying Prevention Month:  October is Bullying Prevention Month and Oak Grove will participate in various events.  Please plan to wear blue on Monday 10/05 to support World Day of Bullying Prevention.

LOCKDOWN DRILL: Safety is of utmost importance at Oak Grove, and students and staff practice following standard procedures for emergencies. For example, we have monthly fire drills and periodic severe weather drills.  During the week of October 5, we will have a Lockdown drill.


Schools may actually go into lockdown after conferring with Wake County Public School System Security staff and/or local law enforcement agencies. When law enforcement officials determine that events near a school warrant a lockdown, they notify WCPSS Security staff and the school and recommend a lockdown.


In a community lockdown, all exterior doors of the school are locked and no one is allowed to enter or exit the building until the all-clear announcement is given. The school operates as usual, except that there are no outside activities.


A higher-level lockdown is used when an intruder is thought to be on campus. Students are moved to a safe place within their classroom, classroom doors are locked, and lights are turned off.


We are notifying you in advance of our lockdown drill so that you may talk with your child(ren) about it. Teachers will also prepare their students in advance; the students will know that it is practice and that they are safe.



We want to make sure all qualified families are enrolled for free and reduced-price meals. The application for meal benefits must be completed annually. If your family qualifies and you have not completed an application for the 2015-16 school year, we ask that you complete an application now.

For families who qualified for the 2014-15 school year, we have continued to provide school lunches for students this school year. On October 7th any student without an approved application for 2015-16 will be expected to pay full price for breakfast and lunch.

Application forms are available at all school sites. You can get information on the Meal Benefits Program online at or talk with your school. You can reapply at any time throughout the school year.


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Registration:  We 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.  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 making a difference 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!

Mrs. Singletary, WE LOVE YOU!

singletWe honor Lisa Singletary on her last day working! Congratulations on your retirement! You always have a home at Oak Grove Elementary!