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Carpool Safety Awareness Week Focus Points:

  • 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 and release children out of passenger side of car
  • Model Safety with Your Children (Stay Safe)- Keep children buckled up and go slow!



Make Up Days- Updated as of 3/25


Make-up days for Year-Round Schools, Track 1

  • Saturday, March 29 (canceled)
  • Saturday, April 26
  • Saturday, May 3

Make-up days for Year-Round Schools, Track 2

  • Friday, March 28 (new!)- No early release. This will be a full day of instruction.
  • Saturday, March 22 (new!)
  • Saturday, April 26
  • Saturday, May 3

Make-up days for Year-Round Schools, Track 3

No make-up days required. Track 3 is using banked hours for missed days in March. March 28, however, will no longer be an early release day. This will be a full day of instruction.

Make-up days for Year-Round Schools, Track 4

  • Friday, March 28 (new!)- No early release. This will be a full day of instruction.
  • Saturday, March 29 (canceled)
  • Saturday, April 26
  • Saturday, May 3

Sample the Rainbow



We are excited to have Whole Foods here on Wednesday, March 26th for Tracks 2,3 & 4 and Monday, March 31st for Track 1 during lunchtime for our Sample the Rainbow event. Whole Foods will provide a “rainbow” variety of fruits and vegetables for the students to sample during their lunchtime. If you can volunteer to help prepare and deliver plates of food to the students, please sign up on the sign up genius at

Oak Grove End of Grade Test Dates


Track 1:

3-5th Grade Reading – Tuesday, May 20

3-5th Grade Math -Wednesday, May 21

5th Grade Science -Friday, May 23

Tracks 2-4:

3-5th Grade Reading -Tuesday, June 17

3-5th Grade Math -Wednesday, June 18

5th Grade Science -Friday, June 20

4 Weeks – 40,000 Books – For Our Kids- For Our Community… WAKE up and READ!



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Attention, all Oak Grove Families and Friends: we need your new and gently used children’s books!

From March 2 – March 29, 2014, WAKE up and Read will collect new and gently-used books for children ages birth-12.

The WAKE Up and Read campaign was launched in 2012 to address one of the most critical junctures to lifelong success, reading on grade-level by 3rd grade.  This unique community collaboration includes education, civic, philanthropic, and business leaders from across Wake County, all working together to help every child develop the necessary skills for success in school and beyond.  Sadly, many Wake County children have no books in their home and arrive for kindergarten without the knowledge and experiences they need to excel.  Our shared goal is to ensure that more children from low-income families have the tools and resources they need to become lifelong readers and learners.  Working together, we can build stronger students and a stronger community.

Oak Grove Elementary Families and Friends can make a difference in our community just by donating books!  Please clear your cluttered shelves of books your kids have outgrown, or bring in favorites of your own, so that we can help Wake county children grow up loving books.

Look for the book collection bins inour front lobby – and please help us fill them!

Even if you don’t have any children’s books to bring in, you can purchase books to support the drive at local retailers, or through the WAKE Up and Read Amazon Wish List (  Donations are also welcome and made be made online at

If you would like to make a donation, volunteer or find out more, please contact Michelle Edgar at  To learn more about WAKE Up and Read, please visit, or  at

Thank you for your help!

What to do when there is a WCPSS delay of school start time or an early dismissal for Oak Grove ES


Since today was the first delay of inclement weather season, we thought this would be a great day to post some reminders for all parents!

When inclement weather causes OGES to run on alternate times, please remember to:

  • Make sure your child’s teacher has a note (emailed or written) from you regarding how your child will get home if it is different than their normal way home. As with all transportation changes, we only send children home a different way than normal if we have a note (see our parent handbook for more details). If there is an emergency change, please call the front office (919)387-4490 before 3:00 pm and let them know of the new arrangements.
  • Make sure you are aware of how after/before school care vans and services (Little Pros, All About Kids, YMCA, etc.) handle inclement weather procedures.
  • Provide your child breakfast at home if they normally eat breakfast at school when there is a 2 hour delay. OGES does not serve breakfast with a delay as when the children get here at 11:15, we start serving lunch!
  •  Check this website often to get the latest information!

Thank you!


2014-2015 Student Assignment/Registration


Oak Grove Elementary has great teachers! Please read below the updates to help you prepare for 2014-2015 Student Assignment/Registration!

  • We will be sending out 2013-2014 assignment strips with current students the first of December.  This will tell parents where their students are slated to attend for the next school year.
  • Rising Kindergartners without siblings already at OGES can be registered for the 2013-2014 school year starting on January 13th.  We are asking Track 1 and 3 parents that will be registering an additional child to OGES for Kindergarten to come on Wednesday, December 4th.  Track 2 and 4 parents can come register on Wednesday, December 11th.  This helps stagger the amount of students to register per day.


  • When enrolling a Kindergartner, the parent needs to bring a certified birth certificate (no mother’s copies), proof of residence (current electric, water, or gas bill in parent’s name), photo ID of parent, and an immunization record.  Children must be 5 years old on or before August 31st to register for Kindergarten for the following school year.


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