EVERY child is performing!
Big Congratulations to our Science Fair Winners!
Dates to Remember!
February 9 – Bus Driver Appreciation Week
February 12 – Cultures of Kindness Night, 6-8 p.m.
February 13 – ERD #5, dismissal at 1:15
Wellness: Thank you for following healthy habits during the cold and flu season. If your child has a fever of 100 or higher, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, he/she should stay home. Students must be fever free for 24 hours and free of symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea for 12 hours, without medication, before returning to school. Thank you helping to keep our students and staff well!
“How do you stay healthy?” Submit a digital photo to the PTA Health and Wellness Commit showing us how YOU like to stay active and/or eat healthy for a chance to win one of three great prizes. Please email all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 6th so that the photos can be displayed on the school’s front bulletin board. Be creative and show your teachers and friends what you do to keep yourself healthy!
Bus Driver Appreciation Week: Parents of bus riders: Please join us in celebrating your child’s bus driver during the week of February 9th – 13th. Our bus drivers work hard to keep students safe while transporting them to and from school each day. Please, take a moment to show your child’s bus driver how much you appreciate her hard work and diligence.
Oak Grove Spelling Bee: Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winner, Sylvia Nganga, a 5th grade student on Tr. 1. Sylvia was our top speller on Friday 1/16, along with our runner up, Rohith Madhuker. Congratulations to all participants – you are great spellers!
Boys’ Run Club: The Oak Grove Boys’ Run Club will be up and running very soon! The club for 2nd through 5th graders will meet on Fridays from 4 to 4:30pm from Friday February 20th through Friday April 10th. ( Runners will meet from 1:30 to 2pm on the early release days on Friday March 6th and Friday March 27th.) The club will have a goal of running the Cary Road Race 5K on April 11th. Look for an information sheet to be sent home with students soon. For questions please contact Beth O’Leary at email@example.com.
Cultures of Kindness Night: Travel the world and join us for an evening of CULTURE and FUN on Thursday, February 12th from 6-8! The evening will feature food, art, games, and performances from cultures around the world. Every child will perform during this event. Bring your family and fill up your personal passport!
Project Enlightenment Book Drive: Congratulations to Oak Grove students, staff, and families for collecting 557 books for the “On the Road to Reading” book drive with Project Enlightenment. Thank you for your generous support!
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!
PAGE(Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) of Wake County which serves grades K-8 as a collaborative networking and advocacy group is hosting their bi-annual Super Saturday Event on February 7th at Meredith College. Please visit the following link for details: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/page-of-wake-county-winter-2015-super-saturday-event-registration-14148170559?aff=eac2
Click on the link Stephanie Greene Purchase Flyer to view and print the order form. ALL ORDERS MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14TH to Ms. Clossey.
Spring 2015 Nomination Window
|2nd SemesterThe window is open for ALL TRACKS
Nomination Window Closed:
Tracks 1, 2, and 3: Tuesday, January 13th
Tracks 4: Friday, February 6th
Teachers or Parents may nominate:
Nominations received after closed dates will be considered the following semester.
Read more in the News and Observer by clicking here.
Oak Grove will begin dismissal at 1:15 pm.
Please check out our PARENTS tab for updated information as well as our Homepage!
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
****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
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.
Please make sure your student knows how he/she will be going home.
We will begin holding bi-monthly tours in January for families that are interested in attending Oak Grove.
Please click here to sign up for a tour! All tours begin promptly at 10:00 AM.
Volunteers Needed for the Science Fair
If you have a background in science and are interested in being a judge for the 2015 Science Fair, please contact Kim Schneider at the above email address. Time commitment is on Tuesday, January 13th from 9:00am to around 1:00pm or potentially later depending on the number of entries in the grade level you would be judging.
Dec 1 to Dec 12, Media Center, 9:00-3:30. Shop Late Night, Dec 5, 4:00-6:00.If you cannot make it during our daytime hours, we have an online version of our book fair running from Nov 20 through Dec 10(Track 1 parents, be warned that books are delivered to the school!! Make sure you order before DEC 2 if you want to be able to get them before Track Out — otherwise, you can pick them up from the school before the end of the book fair.)Use this link to get directly to our fair: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/oakgrove2013
|Date/Time:||Friday, November 21, 2014, 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM|
|Notes:||15-20 min presentation
10-15 min questions and answers
Karen Jordan-Jarrett, M.Ed., NBCT
Oak Grove Elementary
We are very excited about installing a new server at Oak Grove on Monday, November 24th. This means that we will be UNPLUGGED/offline/not digitally accessible on November 24th and 25th. All emails and digital documents will be not be seen on these two dates. Please keep this in mind by sending in handwritten notes or making phone calls instead. Thank you!
Congratulations to the Chess Club members below that competed in a local K-12 Chess Tournament at Davis Drive Elementary on Sunday, November 16th. Both Oak Grove teams brought home 3rd place trophies and individual medals!
Ishaan Kamra (2nd grade)
Leighton Catton (2nd grade)
Rohith Madhuker (3rd grade)
Spundun Shevade (1st grade)
Ryan Moore (4th grade)
Finley Hooker (3rd grade)
Drew Shaughnessy (4th grade)
Connor Chiaramonte (4th grade)
Our goal for the 2014 Spelling Bee is to have fun while becoming better spellers!
The dates listed below are the guidelines for this year.
Location: McKimmon Conference Center, NCSU, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606 Bee will have morning preliminary rounds and a championship round in the afternoon.The morning rounds include written spelling and vocabulary exams as well as an initial oral round. Afternoon rounds are all oral.
PARENTS: Download and print the grade level spelling list on the left column for your child. This will be the study list for the CLASSROOM Spelling Bee.
Click on the link to print the 1st-8th Grade Spelling Study List to prepare for the School Bee on January 24th.
In addition, below is another resource for this school year!
Project Enlightenment is partnering with
Oak Grove Elementary
November 3, 2014 through November 14, 2014
to collect books for boys and girls that may not have books in their home.
Please see the flyer posted below for more information.
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
|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|
|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|