Dates to Remember:
April 2 World Autism Day – wear BLUE
Aiprl 3 Good Friday holiday, no school Week of 4/06 Lockdown Drill
May 16 Inclement weather make up day, dismissal at 12:45
May 30 Inclement weather make up day, dismissal at 3:45
Ollie Fest: What a wonderful time we had on Saturday at Ollie Fest! Thank you for coming out to support Oak Grove and to enjoy the fun games, great food, and raffles. We really appreciate the work of the PTA, and especially the Ollie Fest Committee. Mrs. Nasim and Mrs. Capozzi worked very hard, thank you!
SSA for 2015-2016: Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. Only students who are enrolled and attending WCPSS schools during the Nomination and Testing Windows will be eligible to participate in SSA during the 2015-2016 school year. Nomination forms will be available only during the specified Nomination Windows during Spring 2015. Accelerative services will commence at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. For more information, please refer to www.wakeacceleration.weebly.com.
Track Nomination Window Testing Window
Track 1 4/7-4/20 4/28-5/4
Track 2 4/15-4/28 5/6-5/12
Track 3 4/10-5/18 5/27-6/2
Track 4 5/5-5/18 5/27-6/2
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 4/06, we will have a Lockdown drill. We are notifying you in advance of our lockdown drill so that you may talk with your children about it. Teachers will also prepare their students in advance; the students will know that it is a practice and that they are safe.
Oak Grove PTA Food Drive: We are running a food drive to help families at Oak Grove have food over track out. It’s as simple as bringing in one item! We are partnering with Grow Our Kids and Little Bellies who will package and deliver the food to Oak Grove families in need. Please help if you can! We have assigned certain foods to each grade. You will have until 4/02 to bring it in to your classroom. Let’s all work together to make this a success! If you would rather send in a gift card to a grocery store or superstore (Walmart/Target), please feel free to do that as well. Those will be used to purchase fresh fruit the day before delivery.
Kindergarten – Cereal and Oatmeal (Instant/Individual Packs in a box)
1st Grade – Canned Fruit, Fruit Cups, and Canned Vegetables
2nd Grade – Peanut Butter and Jelly, Rice
3rd Grade – Spaghetti/Pasta and Pasta Sauce
4th Grade – Cereal Bars, Granola Bars, and other non-perishable healthy snacks
5th Grade – Soups, Canned Tuna/Chicken, Mac-n-Cheese
We are glad that you and your child are a part of our Oak Grove community. We are here for every child, every day!
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