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2014-2015 Otter Splash Newsletter from the Principal

May 20

Dates to Remember:

May 25          Memorial Day holiday, no school

May 28          Awards Assembly, Tr. 1 at 2

May 29          Ottercise, Tr. 1 and 3; Volunteer Tea from 11-1

May 30          Inclement weather make up day, dismissal at 3:45

June 2           5th grade Promotion, Tr. 1 at 11:15

June 4           Ottercise, Tr. 2 and 4; Volunteer Tea from 11-1

June 8-12      Teacher Appreciation Week, Tr. 2 – Thank you for the many gifts of appreciation!

June 12          5th grade Science EOG, Tr. 2, 3, and 4

June 16          Reading EOG, Tr. 2, 3, and 4

June 17          Math EOG, Tr. 2, 3, and 4

Otter Singers’ Spring ConcertWe were thrilled to experience the joy of music from our Otter Singers this past week.  Many hands and hearts contributed to the successful performance of our students.  Thank you to the students, families, staff, and Mrs. Snider for the musical message!

Volunteer RegistrationTo help facilitate efforts at recruiting proctors for upcoming end-of-year tests, the volunteer registration process will be available daily from Thursday May 14 through June 15.

Inclement Weather Make-up dayOur next Saturday make up day for the February weather is coming up on Saturday, May 30 for Tr. 1, 3, and 4. School will begin and end at the regular times, 8:45-3:45.  Breakfast and lunch will be served (see the menu below).  We look forward to working with your children on Saturday!

Breakfast                Lunch

fruit muffin                cheeseburger

cereal                     hot dog

milk                          baked potato tots

juice                         coleslaw

canned fruit               strawberry cup, fresh fruit, and milk

Ottercise:  Ottercise, our Field Day, is coming up soon:  5/29 for Tr. 1 and 3; 6/04 for Tr. 2 and 4.  If you would like to volunteer for this event, please click on the attached link for more information, Ms. Sammons BlackBoard  There is also a link on the school website to the sign up genius.

Volunteer TeaWe would be thrilled to have you drop by our Volunteer Tea in appreciation of your hard work and dedication to education.  You make a difference in all of our children’s lives.  The Volunteer Teas will be held the same days as Ottercise, 5/29 and 6/04, between 11 and 1 in the Learning Commons.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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!

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Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) 2015

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student’s age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course. Click here for additional information. (Attach below as a Word Document or separate page)

What is the process for Single Subject Acceleration?

Parents can nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.

Nomination forms will be available through the online site listed below only during the specified Nomination Windows.

Only students who are enrolled and attending WCPSS schools during the Nomination and Testing Windows will be eligible to participate in the in SSA during the 2015-2016 school year. Schools will offer differentiation as needed for students entering WCPSS after the SSA deadlines.

Parents may nominate students for this accelerative practice ONLY within our school’s specified nomination window.  Our school’s nomination windows are:

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

Testing will ONLY occur during our specified testing window during Spring of 2015.  Accelerative services will commence at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

For more information, including dates and locations of regional Parent Informational Sessions, please refer to www.wakeacceleration.weebly.com or contact Ms. Jarrett. Parents are encouraged to attend one of these regional meetings. Understanding that not all parents will be able to attend one of the evening meetings, the information will also be posted on the internet site above.



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OGES PTA Food Drive

The OGES PTA is running a food drive to help families at Oak Grove have food over trackout.  It’s as simple as bringing one item in!  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 from 3/23 to 4/2 to bring it in to your classroom.  Lets 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.


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

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Wake Up and Read 2015

Thank you for your generous donations for the 2015 Wake Up and Read Book Drive! Last week, we delivered over 650 books to the collection site at Cary Towne Center Mall. We have two more containers full to drop off today. The deadline to bring books to Oak Grove has now passed but please drop off this week at Cary Towne Center if you have more! Click on the website below to view drop off hours!


Thank you!

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2015 Field Day Dates


Please mark your calendars for FIELD DAY/ OTTERCISE 2015!

Track 1 and Track 3: Friday, May 29th

Track 2 and Track 4: Thursday, June 4th

A sign up will be sent out soon to ask for volunteers!

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OGES 2015 EOG TESTING DATES (3rd-5th Grades only)

Track 1:
Tuesday, May 12 – EOG Reading
Wednesday, May 13 – EOG Math
Friday, May 15 – EOG Science
Wednesday, May 27 – 3rd Grade ONLY – Read to Achieve Testing

Track 2, Track 3, Track 4:
Friday, June 12 – EOG Science
Tuesday, June 16 – EOG Reading
Wednesday, June 17 – EOG Math
Tuesday, June 23 – 3rd Grade ONLY – Read to Achieve Testing

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Sample the Rainbow

rainbow fruit

We will be holding our annual Sample the Rainbow event for all of the Oak
Grove Students on Thursday, March 26th (for Tracks 2, 3 & 4) and Tuesday,
March 31st (for Track 1). This event provides a chance for the Oak Grove
students to sample various fruits and vegetables during their lunch hour.
Whole Foods has generously donated all the produce, but we are in need of
parent volunteers to help cut the produce, prepare the sample cups and
serve the students. This is such a fun event as the kids are always excited
to bite into the rainbow! If you are able to volunteer for this event
please click on the sign-up below, Thank you for your help!


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2015-2016 SSA Parent Information Sessions

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student’s age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging opportunities. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course. For example, a parent could nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.

Parents can get a nomination form from Ms. Jarrett or through the site listed at the bottom of this post. Once nominated, you will be contacted by your school to talk further about the assessment process and the program’s logistics.

It is highly recommended that all interested parents attend one of the following regional sessions to learn information about this program. The sessions begin at 6PM and end at 7PM, are in the auditorium and are listed below.

Monday, 3/9/2015 @ Holly Grove Middle School

Wednesday, 3/11/2015 @ Mills Park Middle School

Thursday, 3/12/2015 @ Wakefield Middle School

Monday, 3/16/15 @ North Garner Middle School

Tuesday, 3/17/2015 @ Martin Middle School

Thursday, 3/19/2015 @ Wendell Middle School

If you are unable to attend a session, please visit http://wakeacceleration.weebly.com for all handouts and information.

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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.


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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


We are so excited to see you on Saturday, March 28th between 11:00am- 4:00 pm. Come join in on the fun! Our PTA does an amazing job of planning for games, food and fun! See you there!