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, two 30-minute sessions beginning at 5:30

July 27          First day of school for Tr. 4

Aug. 13          Parent Information Night, Tr. 4, two 30-minute sessions, beginning at 5:30

NEW SCHOOL YEAR INFO.

2014-2015 Otter Splash Newsletter from the Principal

June 26

Dates to Remember:

June 30         Fifth grade Promotions, 9:30 for Tr. 4, 12:00 for Tr. 2 and 3, last day of school 

Staff members will park on the grass so parents may use the parking lot for Promotions.

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, two 30-minute sessions beginning at 5:30

July 27          First day of school for Tr. 4

Aug. 13          Parent Information Night, Tr. 4, two 30-minute sessions, beginning at 5:30

Classroom Assignments and Meet the TeacherTeacher assignments for the next school year will go home in report cards on the last day of school, June 30.  Class lists have been completed and we are not taking specific teacher requests.  Please note that July 2nd  from 3:00-4:30 is the date for Meet your Teacher for kindergarten through second grades only.

Bus changes for 2015-2016Please be sure to check out the NEW Oak Grove Bus Route lists that are currently posted on our website. Beginning July 7th, we will only have seven bus routes instead of nine. This means that your route may have changed for the new school year. If you have not received an automated phone call from WCPSS detailing your bus services for next year, you may not be on our school bus roster. Your student’s school assignment determines whether neighborhood or express busing is available. This availability was stated on your student’s official school assignment letter for the 2015-16 school year and can be viewed via the WCPSS Address Look-up Tool . It is also important to check out the new bus loading procedures for all WCPSS buses. To demonstrate the new loading procedures, a Youtube video is posted on our website and available on the WCPSS site as well. 

New Walker Agreement for 2015-2016Our efforts to provide a safe and secure dismissal for every child will include a revised walker agreement and procedures for the new school year.  Please refer to the sample agreement below.

Oak Grove students who live in the neighborhoods surrounding our school are welcome to walk or bike to school. We ask that students who walk or ride a bike to school follow the following procedures. 

  1. Students in grades K-3 should meet a parent/responsible adult at the benches/bicycle rack under the shelter (Otter Grove), and leave campus with them.  Parents are asked to escort students across the crosswalk.
  2. Students in grades 4 and 5 who are walking or biking home alone should complete the Walker Agreement and return it to school with a parent’s signature.  Those students will receive a “Waller Pass” which should be attached to their book bags at all times.  
  3. When your child walks to school in the morning, he or she walks from home and is not dropped off in an area other than the carpool lane.  When your child leaves school as a walker at 3:45, he or she will be walking home, not to a waiting car.
  4. When you need to pick up your child in a car, you will follow carpool procedures.
  5. Students in grades 4 & 5 who are walking or biking home alone should complete the bottom portion of this form and return it to school with a parent’s signature. Those students will receive a “Walker Pass” which should be attached to their book bags at all times. *We will not allow students to leave campus alone unless they are wearing a walker tag. 

Parents, please complete the form below only if your 4th or 5th grade student walks or rides a bicycle without a parent or other responsible adult.  Your signature below tells us that you agree to follow these school procedures and that your child understands how to get to and from school safely.  Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

This form is for informational purposes only for parents with students in grades K-3.

2015-16 Walker Tag, 4th & 5th graders onlyStudent:____________________    Student Signature:___________________
Address:_______________________________________________   Office Signature: __________________
Classroom Teacher:___________   Date Issued: ________________
Parent Signature:_____________*Walker tags are designed for 4th & 5th grade students who leave campus without a parent/responsible adult.    

 

 

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

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)

2nd-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 www.marbleskidsmuseum.org

 

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 www.marbleskidsmuseum.org.

2015 Teacher of the Year Banquet

Oak Grove Announces Events for the New School Year

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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

POG

 

 

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

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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

 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

 2015/2016

 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.

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Registro de Kinder

 2015/2016

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

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LAST TOUR OF THE YEAR….March 24th!

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