• Otter Splash News & Reminders

    Posted by Stephanie Bias on 9/23/2022

    Principal’s Otter Splash 9/23/2022 Versión en español aquí

    Hello, Oak Grove family! We hope you had a nice weekend!

    We finished up the Apex Leadership Remix on Friday, September 23! Everyone had a wonderful time, and the students learned important leadership traits. Ms. Tysor and Ms. Bias had a BLAST getting slimed by the winning teams. In all, our school raised so much money that will support our staff and students.

     

    We have two big events coming to Oak Grove this week: The Scholastic Book Fair and PTA Movie Night. You can see more information about both events below.

     

    Scholastic Book Fair is coming to OGES!:

    Oak Grove PTA is sponsoring the Scholastic Book Fair, September 26-October 7! We’re so excited that PTA is providing students this opportunity to explore and purchase books. For more information about the Book Fair, please check out these letters:

    Principal Letter     

    Carta principal en español

     

    PTA News (UPDATED 9/16/22):

    Notes from the PTA:

     

    Book Fair Committee Needs Your Help!- The book fair committee is looking for a couple volunteers to help raise money for the All for Books Fund.  Volunteers will be connecting with our local community to raise money for the Fund.  The Fund allows those in our community that are unable to purchase a book, to leave the fair with a special book.  If you are interested in helping out, please connect with our Book Fair Chairs, Tandy Kauffman and/or Lauren Knudson.



    If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the book fair please visit the sign-up genius at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0448a8a928aa8-book2



    OGES Family Movie Night- Join us on September 30th for our first movie night! 

    Who: All Oak Grove Elementary School Families

    What: OGES Outdoor Family Movie Night Featuring, Bad Guys

    When: Friday, September 30, 2022. Store Doors open at 6:00pm, Movie Showtime at 7:45pm

    Where: Location on the field behind the school.

    How: Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. In addition, bring cash for concessions!

    How Much: Admission is FREE!

    Details:

    • This is NOT a drop off event.
    • You may bring blankets and lawn chairs and outside food, but alcohol is not permitted.
    • You can pre-order cheese pizza for $12 at:  https://oakgrove.memberhub.com/store/items/754610  Deadline for Pizza order is September 27th.
    • Shop the Book Fair from 6-7:30

     

    Upcoming events- Want to know more about these events and others? Make sure you follow us on:

    Website- https://ogespta.wixsite.com/ogespta

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/oges_pta/ 

    Twitter- @PTAOakGrove

     

    Apex Public School Foundation - Health & Wellness webinar for parents

    • The APSF is excited to announce that we will be hosting another Health & Wellness webinar on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 pm. We are partnering with WakeMed to bring relevant and helpful information to parents and caregivers.
    • It’s hard to know how your child is impacted by a traumatic event in our nation or community unless you talk to them. But what’s the best way to start the conversation? Laura Politte, MD, a psychiatrist with WakeMed Mental Health & Well-Being helps parents navigate those difficult conversations with children of all ages. Join us for this FREE webinar for parents and caregivers. Affiliation with Apex-area schools is not required, webinar is open to all. Spanish translation will be provided.

    Registration is required to receive Zoom link https://fb.me/e/3IR8Uk9QD

     

    Older Splash Reminders:

    Reminders for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

    • Morning carpool begins at 8:45 and ends by 9:10. Please try to arrive on campus between 8:45-9:00. As a reminder, students need to be inside the building by 9:15 or they will be considered tardy.
    • Afternoon carpool begins at 3:40 and ends by 4:00. During the first few days of a track change, the carpool line may take a little longer than 4:00. If our families arrive on time and ready, we should be able to complete the carpool around 4:00.
    • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
    • Please have your carpool number displayed during dismissal
    • Please practice carpool numbers with your student
    • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly. If they are able, they can open the car door on their own. Our staff is there to help if needed.
    • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
    • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
    • Say goodbye or hello quickly
    • You can pull off by the Oak Grove track to the right as you exit if your Otter needs help buckling up before leaving our campus

     

    Eating Lunch with Your Otter:

    Families can arrange to eat lunch with your student again. It is important that you arrange this with the teacher via Talking Points or email. At this time, parents have 2 options: 

    • Eat lunch with only your child at the outside lunch tables. You must let your teacher know in advance. Please check the weather before coming to eat outside. If it’s too hot and we have to restrict outside activities, that will include outside lunch.
    • Registered and approved volunteers can arrange with your teacher to watch the whole class during outdoor lunch. You can bring a special lunch for your child during this volunteer time.

     

    22-23 Updated Student, Parent, and Family Handbooks

    WCPSS and Oak Grove have updated handbooks for the 22-23 school year. You can find this information on the Oak Grove website. Click this page: Student/Parent Handbooks

     

    Family Academy Opportunities:

    WCPSS offers the Family Academy Parent Workshops to the WCPSS community to provide parents with the tool to help their children with their academic success. Parent Academy Workshops are offered in a multitude of languages including English, Spanish, and Arabic. Find out about the workshops by exploring the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WCPSSFamilyAcademy

     

    Volunteer Registration UPDATE:

    Current Volunteers – Volunteers who registered and were approved in the 21-22 school year do not need to register again during the 22-23 school year. We apologize for any miscommunication earlier this school year. We received clarification this week that you are considered a current volunteer. If you are unsure of your volunteer status, please contact Ms. Wellborn at awellborn@wcpss.net.

    New Volunteers – If you have never registered as a volunteer, we will have opportunities for you to register by appointment. Please reach out to Ms. Wellborn by calling the main line or sending an email. She is happy to set up a time for you to come in and register.

     

     

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Tysor or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.

     

    All my best,

     

    Stephanie Bias, Principal

     

    Reminders:

    • September 26-October 7: Scholastic Book Fair
    • September 30: Track-out Day (Track 4)
    • September 30: End of Quarter 1 (Tracks 2, 3, 4)
    • September 30: OGES PTA Movie Night
    • October 3: Track-in Day (Track 1)
    • October 10: Teacher Workday (Tracks 1, 2, 3), No school for students
    • October 11: Quarter 1 Report Cards go home (Tracks 1, 2, 3)
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  • Otter Splash News & Reminders

    Posted by Stephanie Bias on 9/16/2022

    Principal’s Otter Splash 9/16/2022 Versión en español aquí

    Hello, Oak Grove family! We hope you had a nice weekend!

    On Monday, September 12, we welcomed back Track 2! On Tuesday, we kicked off the Apex Leadership REMIX event for Tracks 2&3. International Dot Day was on Thursday, September 15. Ms. Tysor and Ms. Bias had the opportunity to read The Dot by Peter H. Reynold to some classes. We had a great time reading with our Otters. Friday was our celebration of our wonderful Instructional Assistants. We simply would be lost without them!

     

    PTA News (UPDATED 9/16/22):

    Notes from the PTA:

     

    Book Fair Committee Needs Your Help!- The book fair committee is looking for a couple volunteers to help raise money for the All for Books Fund.  Volunteers will be connecting with our local community to raise money for the Fund.  The Fund allows those in our community that are unable to purchase a book, to leave the fair with a special book.  If you are interested in helping out, please connect with our Book Fair Chairs, Tandy Kauffman and/or Lauren Knudson.



    If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the book fair please visit the sign-up genius at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0448a8a928aa8-book2



    OGES Family Movie Night- Join us on September 30th for our first movie night! 

    Who: All Oak Grove Elementary School Families

    What: OGES Outdoor Family Movie Night Featuring, Bad Guys

    When: Friday, September 30, 2022. Store Doors open at 6:00pm, Movie Showtime at 7:45pm

    Where: Location on the field behind the school.

    How: Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. In addition, bring cash for concessions!

    How Much: Admission is FREE!

    Details:

    • This is NOT a drop off event.
    • You may bring blankets and lawn chairs and outside food, but alcohol is not permitted.
    • You can pre-order cheese pizza for $12 at:  https://oakgrove.memberhub.com/store/items/754610  Deadline for Pizza order is September 27th.
    • Shop the Book Fair from 6-7:30

     

    Apex REMIX event fundraiser and leadership program-

    𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆! Our Apex REMIX Fitness event fundraiser and leadership program begins this week! We love the amazing leadership and character-building portion of the Apex program as it focuses on developing student self-control and interpersonal skills that are vital for school and life success. With this year’s #ApexXFACTOR theme, students and staff will be immersed in an epic two-week adventure where they will discover the mystery of the X-Factor and reveal the true leader that lives within them! These quick, engaging lessons tie in with our schools’ vision and mission, encourage students to create a positive environment, and inspire them to lead by example. 

     

    SAVE THE DATE: The Apex REMIX event will be held on Friday, September 23rd for Tracks 2 & 3.  More info on how to make a pledge to support our school went home last week!

     

    Upcoming events- Want to know more about these events and others? Make sure you follow us on:

    Website- https://ogespta.wixsite.com/ogespta

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/oges_pta/ 

    Twitter- @PTAOakGrove

     

    Apex Public School Foundation - Health & Wellness webinar for parents

    • The APSF is excited to announce that we will be hosting another Health & Wellness webinar on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 pm. We are partnering with WakeMed to bring relevant and helpful information to parents and caregivers.
    • It’s hard to know how your child is impacted by a traumatic event in our nation or community unless you talk to them. But what’s the best way to start the conversation? Laura Politte, MD, a psychiatrist with WakeMed Mental Health & Well-Being helps parents navigate those difficult conversations with children of all ages. Join us for this FREE webinar for parents and caregivers. Affiliation with Apex-area schools is not required, webinar is open to all. Spanish translation will be provided.

    Registration is required to receive Zoom link https://fb.me/e/3IR8Uk9QD

     

    Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser:

    Apex is a local company that provides a fun 2-week program where students will learn about important leadership habits and good character traits. Then the program wraps up with a celebratory, high energy fitness event: The Apex REMIX Fitness Event. It’s going to be a TON of FUN! The funds raised from this event will go towards: “Out with Old, In with the New” - Technology Enhancements, Cultural Arts Programs, Community Engagements, Teacher Appreciation, Continued Advocacy to OGES Families and so much more…Our Apex leadership program and fundraiser starts on September 13 for Tracks 2 & 3!

    You can read more about Apex Remix here: Oak Grove X-Factor Newsletter

    Apex Leadership has also provided an FAQ document to answer any of your questions: Apex Leadership FAQ

     

    Scholastic Book Fair is coming to OGES!:

    Oak Grove PTA is sponsoring the Scholastic Book Fair, September 26-October 7! We’re so excited that PTA is providing students this opportunity to explore and purchase books. For more information about the Book Fair, please check out these letters:

    Principal Letter     

    Carta principal en español

     

    Older Splash Reminders:

    Reminders for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

    • Morning carpool begins at 8:45 and ends by 9:10. Please try to arrive on campus between 8:45-9:00. As a reminder, students need to be inside the building by 9:15 or they will be considered tardy.
    • Afternoon carpool begins at 3:40 and ends by 4:00. During the first few days of a track change, the carpool line may take a little longer than 4:00. If our families arrive on time and ready, we should be able to complete the carpool around 4:00.
    • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
    • Please have your carpool number displayed during dismissal
    • Please practice carpool numbers with your student
    • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly. If they are able, they can open the car door on their own. Our staff is there to help if needed.
    • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
    • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
    • Say goodbye or hello quickly
    • You can pull off by the Oak Grove track to the right as you exit if your Otter needs help buckling up before leaving our campus

     

    Eating Lunch with Your Otter:

    Families can arrange to eat lunch with your student again. It is important that you arrange this with the teacher via Talking Points or email. At this time, parents have 2 options: 

    • Eat lunch with only your child at the outside lunch tables. You must let your teacher know in advance. Please check the weather before coming to eat outside. If it’s too hot and we have to restrict outside activities, that will include outside lunch.
    • Registered and approved volunteers can arrange with your teacher to watch the whole class during outdoor lunch. You can bring a special lunch for your child during this volunteer time.

     

    22-23 Updated Student, Parent, and Family Handbooks

    WCPSS and Oak Grove have updated handbooks for the 22-23 school year. You can find this information on the Oak Grove website. Click this page: Student/Parent Handbooks

     

    Family Academy Opportunities:

    WCPSS offers the Family Academy Parent Workshops to the WCPSS community to provide parents with the tool to help their children with their academic success. Parent Academy Workshops are offered in a multitude of languages including English, Spanish, and Arabic. Find out about the workshops by exploring the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WCPSSFamilyAcademy

     

    Volunteer Registration UPDATE:

    Current Volunteers – Volunteers who registered and were approved in the 21-22 school year do not need to register again during the 22-23 school year. We apologize for any miscommunication earlier this school year. We received clarification this week that you are considered a current volunteer. If you are unsure of your volunteer status, please contact Ms. Wellborn at awellborn@wcpss.net.

    New Volunteers – If you have never registered as a volunteer, we will have opportunities for you to register by appointment. Please reach out to Ms. Wellborn by calling the main line or sending an email. She is happy to set up a time for you to come in and register.

     

     

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Tysor or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.

     

    All my best,

     

    Stephanie Bias, Principal

     

    Reminders:

    • September 13-September 23: Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser (Tracks 2&3)
    • September 26-October 7: Scholastic Book Fair
    • September 30: Track-out Day (Track 4)
    • September 30: End of Quarter 1 (Tracks 2, 3, 4)
    • September 30: OGES PTA Movie Night
    • October 3: Track-in Day (Track 1)
    • October 10: Teacher Workday (Tracks 1, 2, 3), No school for students
    • October 11: Quarter 1 Report Cards go home (Tracks 1, 2, 3)
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  • Otter Splash News & Reminders

    Posted by Stephanie Bias on 9/9/2022

    Principal’s Otter Splash 9/9/2022 Versión en español aquí

    Hello, Oak Grove family! We hope you had a nice weekend! On Friday, September 9, we held a Moment of Silence for the National Day of Service and Remembrance as a tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to an attack on our country in 2001.

     

    On a lighter note, Friday, September 9, was the conclusion of our Apex Leadership Remix for Tracks 1 & 4. The grade levels participated in the Remix fun in the gym during the day. That afternoon, Ms. Tysor and Ms. Bias were “slimed” as part of the Principal and Assistant Principal challenge winners’ prizes. Congratulations to Ms. Wentz’s class and Ms. Hayes’s class! We will begin our Apex Remix for Tracks 2 & 3 on Tuesday, September 13. You can learn more about Remix by reading the PTA News update below.

     

    Friday, September 9, was Track-out Day for Track 1. It was also the last day of the first nine weeks for Track 1. We’re so proud of your hard work during the first quarter. We will see you back on October 3. Your first report cards will go home on October 11.

     

    Monday, September 12, is Track-In Day for Track 2. We welcome you back and hope you enjoyed your break!

     

    PTA News (UPDATED 9/9/22):

    Notes from the PTA:

     

    Coffee Time with the PTA- Come get yourself a cup of coffee and join us on the Java Jive Patio. 

    September 12, 9:20 AM – 10:20 AM | 

    Java Jive Patio

     

    Book Fair Committee Needs Your Help!- The book fair committee is looking for a couple volunteers to help raise money for the All for Books Fund.  Volunteers will be connecting with our local community to raise money for the Fund.  The Fund allows those in our community that are unable to purchase a book, to leave the fair with a special book..  If you are interested in helping out, please connect with our Book Fair Chairs, Tandy Kauffman and/or Lauren Knudson.



    If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the book fair please visit the sign-up genius at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0448a8a928aa8-book2



    Apex REMIX event fundraiser and leadership program-

    𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆! Our Apex REMIX Fitness event fundraiser and leadership program begins this week! We love the amazing leadership and character-building portion of the Apex program as it focuses on developing student self-control and interpersonal skills that are vital for school and life success. With this year’s #ApexXFACTOR theme, students and staff will be immersed in an epic two-week adventure where they will discover the mystery of the X-Factor and reveal the true leader that lives within them! These quick, engaging lessons tie in with our schools’ vision and mission, encourage students to create a positive environment, and inspire them to lead by example. 

     

    SAVE THE DATE: The Apex REMIX event will be held on Friday, September 23rd for Tracks 2 & 3.  More info on how to make a pledge to support our school will go home this week!

     

    OGES Family Movie Night- Join us on September 30th for our first movie night! 

    Who: All Oak Grove Elementary School Families

    What: OGES Outdoor Family Movie Night Featuring, Bad Guys

    When: Friday, September 30, 2022. Store Doors open at 6:00pm, Movie Showtime at 7:45pm

    Where: Location on the field behind the school.

    How: Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. In addition, bring cash for concessions!

    How Much: Admission is FREE!

    Details:

    • This is NOT a drop off event.
    • You may bring blankets and lawn chairs and outside food, but alcohol is not permitted.
    • You can pre-order cheese pizza for $12 at:  https://oakgrove.memberhub.com/store/items/754610  Deadline for Pizza order is September 27th.
    • Shop the Book Fair from 6-7:30

     

    Upcoming events- Want to know more about these events and others? Make sure you follow us on:

    Website- https://ogespta.wixsite.com/ogespta

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/oges_pta/ 

    Twitter- @PTAOakGrove

     

    Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser:

    Apex is a local company that provides a fun 2-week program where students will learn about important leadership habits and good character traits. Then the program wraps up with a celebratory, high energy fitness event: The Apex REMIX Fitness Event. It’s going to be a TON of FUN! The funds raised from this event will go towards: “Out with Old, In with the New” - Technology Enhancements, Cultural Arts Programs, Community Engagements, Teacher Appreciation, Continued Advocacy to OGES Families and so much more…Our Apex leadership program and fundraiser starts on September 13 for Tracks 2 & 3!

    You can read more about Apex Remix here: Oak Grove X-Factor Newsletter

    Apex Leadership has also provided an FAQ document to answer any of your questions: Apex Leadership FAQ

     

    Scholastic Book Fair is coming to OGES!:

    Oak Grove PTA is sponsoring the Scholastic Book Fair, September 26-October 7! We’re so excited that PTA is providing students this opportunity to explore and purchase books. For more information about the Book Fair, please check out these letters:

    Principal Letter     

    Carta principal en español

     

    Older Splash Reminders:

    Reminders for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

    • Morning carpool begins at 8:45 and ends by 9:10. Please try to arrive on campus between 8:45-9:00. As a reminder, students need to be inside the building by 9:15 or they will be considered tardy.
    • Afternoon carpool begins at 3:40 and ends by 4:00. During the first few days of a track change, the carpool line may take a little longer than 4:00. If our families arrive on time and ready, we should be able to complete the carpool around 4:00.
    • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
    • Please have your carpool number displayed during dismissal
    • Please practice carpool numbers with your student
    • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly. If they are able, they can open the car door on their own. Our staff is there to help if needed.
    • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
    • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
    • Say goodbye or hello quickly
    • You can pull off by the Oak Grove track to the right as you exit if your Otter needs help buckling up before leaving our campus

     

    Eating Lunch with Your Otter:

    Families can arrange to eat lunch with your student again. It is important that you arrange this with the teacher via Talking Points or email. At this time, parents have 2 options: 

    • Eat lunch with only your child at the outside lunch tables. You must let your teacher know in advance. Please check the weather before coming to eat outside. If it’s too hot and we have to restrict outside activities, that will include outside lunch.
    • Registered and approved volunteers can arrange with your teacher to watch the whole class during outdoor lunch. You can bring a special lunch for your child during this volunteer time.

     

    22-23 Updated Student, Parent, and Family Handbooks

    WCPSS and Oak Grove have updated handbooks for the 22-23 school year. You can find this information on the Oak Grove website. Click this page: Student/Parent Handbooks

     

    Family Academy Opportunities:

    WCPSS offers the Family Academy Parent Workshops to the WCPSS community to provide parents with the tool to help their children with their academic success. Parent Academy Workshops are offered in a multitude of languages including English, Spanish, and Arabic. Find out about the workshops by exploring the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WCPSSFamilyAcademy

     

    Volunteer Registration UPDATE:

    Current Volunteers – Volunteers who registered and were approved in the 21-22 school year do not need to register again during the 22-23 school year. We apologize for any miscommunication earlier this school year. We received clarification this week that you are considered a current volunteer. If you are unsure of your volunteer status, please contact Ms. Wellborn at awellborn@wcpss.net.

    New Volunteers – If you have never registered as a volunteer, we will have opportunities for you to register by appointment. Please reach out to Ms. Wellborn by calling the main line or sending an email. She is happy to set up a time for you to come in and register.

     

     

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Tysor or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.

     

    All my best,

     

    Stephanie Bias, Principal

     

    Reminders:

    • September 12: Track-in Day (Track 2)
    • September 13-September 23: Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser (Tracks 2&3)
    • September 26-October 7: Scholastic Book Fair
    • September 30: Track-out Day (Track 4)
    • September 30: End of Quarter 1 (Tracks 2, 3, 4)
    • September 30: OGES PTA Movie Night
    • October 3: Track-in Day (Track 1)
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  • Otter Splash News & Reminders

    Posted by Stephanie Bias on 9/2/2022

    Principal’s Otter Splash 9/2/2022 Versión en español aquí

    Hello, Oak Grove family! We hope you had a nice long weekend!

    We appreciate all the families that supported our staff on Friday, September 2, by remembering the Early Release Day. Our wonderful PTA also gave the staff some afternoon treats while they worked on LETRS training. Oak Grove Elementary family is truly the best!

    Tracks 3 & 4 should have received Quarter 1 Interim Reports on Friday, September 2. Please check with your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

     

    Monday, September 5, is Labor Day holiday, and there will be no school for students. We will see everyone from Tracks 1, 3, & 4 on Tuesday, September 6.

     

    Friday, September 9, is Track-out Day for Track 1. It is also the last day of the first nine weeks for Track 1. We’re so proud of your hard work during the first quarter. We will see you back on October 3. Your first report cards will go home on October 11.

     

    PTA News (UPDATED 8/26/22):

    Notes from the PTA:

     

    Apex REMIX event fundraiser and leadership program-

    GET READY! Our Apex REMIX Fitness event fundraiser and leadership program begins this week! We love the amazing leadership and character-building portion of the Apex program as it focuses on developing student self-control and interpersonal skills that are vital for school and life success. With this year’s #ApexXFACTOR theme, students and staff will be immersed in an epic two-week adventure where they will discover the mystery of the X-Factor and reveal the true leader that lives within them! These quick, engaging lessons tie in with our schools’ vision and mission, encourage students to create a positive environment, and inspire them to lead by example. 



    SAVE THE DATE: The Apex REMIX event will be held on Friday, September 9th for Tracks 1 & 4 (September 23rd for Tracks 2 & 3).  More info on how to make a pledge to support our school will go home this week!

     

    Upcoming events- Want to know more about these events and others? Make sure you follow us on:

    Website- https://ogespta.wixsite.com/ogespta

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/oges_pta/ 

    Twitter- @PTAOakGrove

     

    Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser:

    Apex is a local company that provides a fun 2-week program where students will learn about important leadership habits and good character traits. Then the program wraps up with a celebratory, high energy fitness event: The Apex REMIX Fitness Event. It’s going to be a TON of FUN! The funds raised from this event will go towards: “Out with Old, In with the New” - Technology Enhancements, Cultural Arts Programs, Community Engagements, Teacher Appreciation, Continued Advocacy to OGES Families and so much more…Our Apex leadership program and fundraiser starts on August 30 for Tracks 1 & 4 and September 13 for Tracks 2 & 3!

    You can read more about Apex Remix here: Oak Grove X-Factor Newsletter

    Apex Leadership has also provided an FAQ document to answer any of your questions: Apex Leadership FAQ

     

    Older Splash Reminders:

    Welcome our new Art Teacher:

    We are so excited to announce that we have a new art teacher at Oak Grove. Hopefully your Otter has come home talking about the wonderful experiences they’ve had this week. Teacher Granger has provided a letter of introduction to help you get to know them better. Please find the letter here: Introduction Letter.

     

    Otters in the News:

    We have an exciting news story about our Oak Grove Family during the past couple of weeks. This news story involves our amazing school counselors, Ms. Michot and Ms. Schira, and the Backpack Buddies program they have organized. You can find the video here: https://www.cbs17.com/my-carolina/kid-friendly-pre-packed-meals-for-the-weekend-with-the-help-of-backpack-buddies/

     

    Reminders for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

    • Morning carpool begins at 8:45 and ends by 9:10. Please try to arrive on campus between 8:45-9:00. As a reminder, students need to be inside the building by 9:15 or they will be considered tardy.
    • Afternoon carpool begins at 3:40 and ends by 4:00. During the first few days of a track change, the carpool line may take a little longer than 4:00. If our families arrive on time and ready, we should be able to complete the carpool around 4:00.
    • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
    • Please have your carpool number displayed during dismissal
    • Please practice carpool numbers with your student
    • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly. If they are able, they can open the car door on their own. Our staff is there to help if needed.
    • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
    • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
    • Say goodbye or hello quickly
    • You can pull off by the Oak Grove track to the right as you exit if your Otter needs help buckling up before leaving our campus

     

    Eating Lunch with Your Otter:

    Families can arrange to eat lunch with your student again. It is important that you arrange this with the teacher via Talking Points or email. At this time, parents have 2 options: 

    • Eat lunch with only your child at the outside lunch tables. You must let your teacher know in advance. Please check the weather before coming to eat outside. If it’s too hot and we have to restrict outside activities, that will include outside lunch.
    • Registered and approved volunteers can arrange with your teacher to watch the whole class during outdoor lunch. You can bring a special lunch for your child during this volunteer time.

     

    22-23 Updated Student, Parent, and Family Handbooks

    WCPSS and Oak Grove have updated handbooks for the 22-23 school year. You can find this information on the Oak Grove website. Click this page: Student/Parent Handbooks

     

    Family Academy Opportunities:

    WCPSS offers the Family Academy Parent Workshops to the WCPSS community to provide parents with the tool to help their children with their academic success. Parent Academy Workshops are offered in a multitude of languages including English, Spanish, and Arabic. Find out about the workshops by exploring the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WCPSSFamilyAcademy

     

    Volunteer Registration UPDATE:

    Current Volunteers – Volunteers who registered and were approved in the 21-22 school year do not need to register again during the 22-23 school year. We apologize for any miscommunication earlier this school year. We received clarification this week that you are considered a current volunteer. If you are unsure of your volunteer status, please contact Ms. Wellborn at awellborn@wcpss.net.

    New Volunteers – If you have never registered as a volunteer, we will have opportunities for you to register every Tuesday in August (8/16, 8/23, and 8/31). The times the computers will be set up are: 7:30-8:30AM, 9:30-2:30, 4:15-4:45PM. The computers will be in the front lobby for you to register.

     

     

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Tysor or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.

     

    All my best,

     

    Stephanie Bias, Principal

     

    Reminders:

    • August 30-September 9: Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser (Tracks 1&4)
    • September 5: No School, Labor Day Holiday
    • September 9: End of Quarter 1 (Track 1)
    • September 9: Track-out Day (Track 1)
    • September 12: Track-in Day (Track 2)
    • September 13-September 23: Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser (Tracks 2&3)
    • September 26-October 7: Scholastic Book Fair
    • September 30: Track-out Day (Track 4)
    • September 30: End of Quarter 1 (Tracks 2, 3, 4)
    • October 3: Track-in Day (Track 1)
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  • Otter Splash News & Reminders

    Posted by Stephanie Bias on 8/26/2022

    Principal’s Otter Splash 8/26/2022 Versión en español aquí

    Hello, Oak Grove family! We hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    We are excited to have Track 3 back from your break.  Thank you to all of our Track 3&4 families that attended Curriculum Night on Tuesday. We appreciate your participation. We are so happy to have our families back in the building again. It feels wonderful to rebuild those in-person relationships.

     

    Monday, August 29, is the first day of school for traditional calendar schools. As we do every year, we anticipate an impact to our arrival and dismissal schedule. There will be more cars and school buses on the road next week. Families will need to have time getting used to their new routines. Please be patient with Wake County transportation next week. Also, your understanding and grace is appreciated when you call the school with transportation concerns. We all want the same goal of making sure students arrive and dismiss safely.

     

    As another reminder, Friday, September 2, is an Early Release Day. Oak Grove students will be dismissed at 1:45 on Friday. Please make plans for this early dismissal. Our teachers will be continuing the important work of LETRS training.

    Monday, September 5, is Labor Day holiday, and there will be no school for students. We will see everyone from Tracks 1, 3, & 4 on Tuesday, September 6.

     

    PTA News (UPDATED 8/26/22):

    Notes from the PTA:

     

    Apex REMIX event fundraiser and leadership program-

    GET READY! Our Apex REMIX Fitness event fundraiser and leadership program begins this week! We love the amazing leadership and character-building portion of the Apex program as it focuses on developing student self-control and interpersonal skills that are vital for school and life success. With this year’s #ApexXFACTOR theme, students and staff will be immersed in an epic two-week adventure where they will discover the mystery of the X-Factor and reveal the true leader that lives within them! These quick, engaging lessons tie in with our schools’ vision and mission, encourage students to create a positive environment, and inspire them to lead by example. 



    SAVE THE DATE: The Apex REMIX event will be held on Friday, September 9th for Tracks 1 & 4 (September 23rd for Tracks 2 & 3).  More info on how to make a pledge to support our school will go home this week!

     

    Upcoming events- Want to know more about these events and others? Make sure you follow us on:

    Website- https://ogespta.wixsite.com/ogespta

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/oges_pta/ 

    Twitter- @PTAOakGrove

     

    Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser:

    Apex is a local company that provides a fun 2-week program where students will learn about important leadership habits and good character traits. Then the program wraps up with a celebratory, high energy fitness event: The Apex REMIX Fitness Event. It’s going to be a TON of FUN! The funds raised from this event will go towards: “Out with Old, In with the New” - Technology Enhancements, Cultural Arts Programs, Community Engagements, Teacher Appreciation, Continued Advocacy to OGES Families and so much more…Our Apex leadership program and fundraiser starts on August 30 for Tracks 1 & 4 and September 13 for Tracks 2 & 3!

    You can read more about Apex Remix here: Oak Grove X-Factor Newsletter

    Apex Leadership has also provided an FAQ document to answer any of your questions: Apex Leadership FAQ

     

    Older Splash Reminders:

    Welcome our new Art Teacher:

    We are so excited to announce that we have a new art teacher at Oak Grove. Hopefully your Otter has come home talking about the wonderful experiences they’ve had this week. Teacher Granger has provided a letter of introduction to help you get to know them better. Please find the letter here: Introduction Letter.

     

    Otters in the News:

    We have an exciting news story about our Oak Grove Family during the past couple of weeks. This news story involves our amazing school counselors, Ms. Michot and Ms. Schira, and the Backpack Buddies program they have organized. You can find the video here: https://www.cbs17.com/my-carolina/kid-friendly-pre-packed-meals-for-the-weekend-with-the-help-of-backpack-buddies/

     

    Reminders for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

    • Morning carpool begins at 8:45 and ends by 9:10. Please try to arrive on campus between 8:45-9:00. As a reminder, students need to be inside the building by 9:15 or they will be considered tardy.
    • Afternoon carpool begins at 3:40 and ends by 4:00. During the first few days of a track change, the carpool line may take a little longer than 4:00. If our families arrive on time and ready, we should be able to complete the carpool around 4:00.
    • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
    • Please have your carpool number displayed during dismissal
    • Please practice carpool numbers with your student
    • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly. If they are able, they can open the car door on their own. Our staff is there to help if needed.
    • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
    • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
    • Say goodbye or hello quickly
    • You can pull off by the Oak Grove track to the right as you exit if your Otter needs help buckling up before leaving our campus

     

    Eating Lunch with Your Otter:

    Families can arrange to eat lunch with your student again. It is important that you arrange this with the teacher via Talking Points or email. At this time, parents have 2 options: 

    • Eat lunch with only your child at the outside lunch tables. You must let your teacher know in advance. Please check the weather before coming to eat outside. If it’s too hot and we have to restrict outside activities, that will include outside lunch.
    • Registered and approved volunteers can arrange with your teacher to watch the whole class during outdoor lunch. You can bring a special lunch for your child during this volunteer time.

     

    22-23 Updated Student, Parent, and Family Handbooks

    WCPSS and Oak Grove have updated handbooks for the 22-23 school year. You can find this information on the Oak Grove website. Click this page: Student/Parent Handbooks

     

    Family Academy Opportunities:

    WCPSS offers the Family Academy Parent Workshops to the WCPSS community to provide parents with the tool to help their children with their academic success. Parent Academy Workshops are offered in a multitude of languages including English, Spanish, and Arabic. Find out about the workshops by exploring the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WCPSSFamilyAcademy

     

    Volunteer Registration UPDATE:

    Current Volunteers – Volunteers who registered and were approved in the 21-22 school year do not need to register again during the 22-23 school year. We apologize for any miscommunication earlier this school year. We received clarification this week that you are considered a current volunteer. If you are unsure of your volunteer status, please contact Ms. Wellborn at awellborn@wcpss.net.

    New Volunteers – If you have never registered as a volunteer, we will have opportunities for you to register every Tuesday in August (8/16, 8/23, and 8/31). The times the computers will be set up are: 7:30-8:30AM, 9:30-2:30, 4:15-4:45PM. The computers will be in the front lobby for you to register.

     

     

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Tysor or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.

     

    All my best,

     

    Stephanie Bias, Principal

     

    Reminders:

    • August 30-September 9: Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser (Tracks 1&4)
    • September 2: Early Release Day, Track 1, 3, & 4, 1:45 PM
    • September 2: Q1 Interim Reports go home (Track 3 & 4)
    • September 5: No School, Labor Day Holiday
    • September 9: End of Quarter 1 (Track 1)
    • September 9: Track-out Day (Track 1)
    • September 12: Track-in Day (Track 2)
    • September 13-September 23: Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser (Tracks 2&3)
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  • Otter Splash News & Reminders

    Posted by Stephanie Bias on 8/19/2022

    Principal’s Otter Splash 8/19/2022 Versión en español aquí

    Hello, Oak Grove family! We hope you had a wonderful weekend! We wanted to thank everyone for participating in our first PTA Meeting of the 22-23 school year. We had a great turn-out and everyone seemed excited to hear all the updates. We were happy to announce the arrival of our new Promethean interactive boards. These boards are enhanced technology that new WCPSS schools have already received. Oak Grove was considered a high priority school, and we were top of the list to receive this technology. We will be working with our wonderful PTA to begin the process of removing the old SmartBoards that are no longer supported by the district.

    On Monday, August 22, we welcome back Track 3 families. We are excited to have you back. Track 2 tracked out on August 18, and we will see you back on September 12.

     

    Welcome our new Art Teacher:

    We are so excited to announce that we have a new art teacher at Oak Grove. Hopefully your Otter has come home talking about the wonderful experiences they’ve had this week. Teacher Granger has provided a letter of introduction to help you get to know them better. Please find the letter here: Introduction Letter.

     

    Otters in the News:

    We have an exciting news story about our Oak Grove Family during the past couple of weeks. This news story involves our amazing school counselors, Ms. Michot and Ms. Schira, and the Backpack Buddies program they have organized. You can find the video here: https://www.cbs17.com/my-carolina/kid-friendly-pre-packed-meals-for-the-weekend-with-the-help-of-backpack-buddies/

     

    Curriculum Night Coming Soon:

    Tracks 3, 4:  August 23rd

     

    We will have 2–30-minute information sessions:  5:30-6:00 and 6:05-6:35. There will be 5 minutes between sessions (6:00-6:05) for transition.  We encourage this to be a “Parent Only” event.  Front doors will be closed until just before the event, and families will be allowed down to classrooms starting at 5:25. 

     

    PTA News (UPDATED 8/19/22):

    Notes from the PTA:

     

    Monthly Park Playdate- Join us after school on August 26th at Jack Smith Park for our monthly playdate.  

     

    Support from our Community- Over The Moon Play Space is offering play-based STEM and Art track-out camps this fall for K-5th graders. They are going to donate 10% of all camp revenue booked with code OGES between now and the end of August to the Oak Grove PTA! Go to https://www.overthemoonplay.com/camps

     

    Upcoming events- Want to know more about these events and others? Make sure you follow us on:

    Website- https://ogespta.wixsite.com/ogespta

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/oges_pta/ 

    Twitter- @PTAOakGrove

     

    Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser Coming Soon!:

    Apex is a local company that provides a fun 2-week program where students will learn about important leadership habits and good character traits. Then the program wraps up with a celebratory, high energy fitness event: The Apex REMIX Fitness Event. It’s going to be a TON of FUN! The funds raised from this event will go towards: “Out with Old, In with the New” - Technology Enhancements, Cultural Arts Programs, Community Engagements, Teacher Appreciation, Continued Advocacy to OGES Families and so much more…Our Apex leadership program and fundraiser starts on August 30 for Tracks 1 & 4 and September 13 for Tracks 2 & 3!

    You can read more about Apex Remix here: Oak Grove X-Factor Newsletter

    Apex Leadership has also provided an FAQ document to answer any of your questions: Apex Leadership FAQ

     

    Older Splash Reminders:

    Reminders for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

    • Morning carpool begins at 8:45 and ends by 9:10. Please try to arrive on campus between 8:45-9:00. As a reminder, students need to be inside the building by 9:15 or they will be considered tardy.
    • Afternoon carpool begins at 3:40 and ends by 4:00. During the first few days of a track change, the carpool line may take a little longer than 4:00. If our families arrive on time and ready, we should be able to complete the carpool around 4:00.
    • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
    • Please have your carpool number displayed during dismissal
    • Please practice carpool numbers with your student
    • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly. If they are able, they can open the car door on their own. Our staff is there to help if needed.
    • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
    • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
    • Say goodbye or hello quickly
    • You can pull off by the Oak Grove track to the right as you exit if your Otter needs help buckling up before leaving our campus

     

    Eating Lunch with Your Otter:

    Families can arrange to eat lunch with your student again. It is important that you arrange this with the teacher via Talking Points or email. At this time, parents have 2 options: 

    • Eat lunch with only your child at the outside lunch tables. You must let your teacher know in advance. Please check the weather before coming to eat outside. If it’s too hot and we have to restrict outside activities, that will include outside lunch.
    • Registered and approved volunteers can arrange with your teacher to watch the whole class during outdoor lunch. You can bring a special lunch for your child during this volunteer time.

     

    22-23 Updated Student, Parent, and Family Handbooks

    WCPSS and Oak Grove have updated handbooks for the 22-23 school year. You can find this information on the Oak Grove website. Click this page: Student/Parent Handbooks

     

    Family Academy Opportunities:

    WCPSS offers the Family Academy Parent Workshops to the WCPSS community to provide parents with the tool to help their children with their academic success. Parent Academy Workshops are offered in a multitude of languages including English, Spanish, and Arabic. Find out about the workshops by exploring the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WCPSSFamilyAcademy

     

    Volunteer Registration UPDATE:

    Current Volunteers – Volunteers who registered and were approved in the 21-22 school year do not need to register again during the 22-23 school year. We apologize for any miscommunication earlier this school year. We received clarification this week that you are considered a current volunteer. If you are unsure of your volunteer status, please contact Ms. Wellborn at awellborn@wcpss.net.

    New Volunteers – If you have never registered as a volunteer, we will have opportunities for you to register every Tuesday in August (8/16, 8/23, and 8/31). The times the computers will be set up are: 7:30-8:30AM, 9:30-2:30, 4:15-4:45PM. The computers will be in the front lobby for you to register.

     

     

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Tysor or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.

     

    All my best,

     

    Stephanie Bias, Principal

     

    Reminders:

    • August 22: Track-In Day (Track 3)
    • August 23: Curriculum Night, Track 3 & 4, 5:30-6:35
    • August 30-September 9: Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser (Tracks 1&4)
    • September 2: Early Release Day, Track 1, 3, & 4, 1:45 PM
    • September 2: Q1 Interim Reports go home (Track 3 & 4)
    • September 5: No School, Labor Day Holiday
    • September 13-September 23: Apex Leadership Remix Fundraiser (Tracks 2&3)
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  • Otter Splash News & Reminders

    Posted by Stephanie Bias on 8/12/2022

    Principal’s Otter Splash 8/12/2022 Versión en español aquí

    Hello, Oak Grove family! We hope you had a wonderful weekend! For Tracks 1 & 2, Quarter 1 Interim Reports went home on Friday, August 12. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

     

    As a reminder, we have our first PTA Meeting of the year coming up this week.

    1st General Membership PTA Meeting- August 16th, 4:15 PM, OGES Media Center- Mark your calendars for our first general membership meeting for the year!  Bring your children, we will have entertainment for them.  We look forward to seeing everyone and kicking this year off to a great start!

     

    Friday, August 19, is a Teacher Workday. There is no school for students. Our teachers will be engaged in LETRS training on Friday.

     

    Family Academy Opportunities:

    WCPSS offers the Family Academy Parent Workshops to the WCPSS community to provide parents with the tool to help their children with their academic success. Parent Academy Workshops are offered in a multitude of languages including English, Spanish, and Arabic. Find out about the workshops by exploring the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WCPSSFamilyAcademy

     

    Volunteer Registration UPDATE:

    Current Volunteers – Volunteers who registered and were approved in the 21-22 school year do not need to register again during the 22-23 school year. We apologize for any miscommunication earlier this school year. We received clarification this week that you are considered a current volunteer. If you are unsure of your volunteer status, please contact Ms. Wellborn at awellborn@wcpss.net.

    New Volunteers – If you have never registered as a volunteer, we will have opportunities for you to register every Tuesday in August (8/16, 8/23, and 8/31). The times the computers will be set up are: 7:30-8:30AM, 9:30-2:30, 4:15-4:45PM. The computers will be in the front lobby for you to register.

     

    PTA News (UPDATED 8/5/22):

    Notes from the PTA:

     

    1st General Membership PTA Meeting- August 16th, 4:15 PM, OGES Media Center- Mark your calendars for our first general membership meeting for the year!  Bring your children, we will have entertainment for them.  We look forward to seeing everyone and kicking this year off to a great start! 

     

    Morning Coffee Time- Join us for our first coffee time on August 9th. We will meet at the cafeteria picnic tables at 9:20 am. Let us know you are coming by RSVPing at: https://ogespta.wixsite.com/.../event.../coffee-with-the-pta

     

    Upcoming events- Want to know more about these events and others? Make sure you follow us on:

    Website- https://ogespta.wixsite.com/ogespta

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/oges_pta/ 

    Twitter- @PTAOakGrove

     

    Support from our Community- Over The Moon Play Space is offering play-based STEM and Art track-out camps this fall for K-5th graders. They are going to donate 10% of all camp revenue booked with code OGES between now and the end of August to the Oak Grove PTA! Go to https://www.overthemoonplay.com/camps to learn about the camps and book a spot.

     

    Reminders for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

    • Morning carpool begins at 8:45 and ends by 9:10. Please try to arrive on campus between 8:45-9:00. As a reminder, students need to be inside the building by 9:15 or they will be considered tardy.
    • Afternoon carpool begins at 3:40 and ends by 4:00. During the first few days of a track change, the carpool line may take a little longer than 4:00. If our families arrive on time and ready, we should be able to complete the carpool around 4:00.
    • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
    • Please have your carpool number displayed during dismissal
    • Please practice carpool numbers with your student
    • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly. If they are able, they can open the car door on their own. Our staff is there to help if needed.
    • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
    • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
    • Say goodbye or hello quickly
    • You can pull off by the Oak Grove track to the right as you exit if your Otter needs help buckling up before leaving our campus

    Eating Lunch with Your Otter:

    Families can arrange to eat lunch with your student again. It is important that you arrange this with the teacher via Talking Points or email. At this time, parents have 2 options: 

    • Eat lunch with only your child at the outside lunch tables. You must let your teacher know in advance. Please check the weather before coming to eat outside. If it’s too hot and we have to restrict outside activities, that will include outside lunch.
    • Registered and approved volunteers can arrange with your teacher to watch the whole class during outdoor lunch. You can bring a special lunch for your child during this volunteer time.

     

    22-23 Updated Student, Parent, and Family Handbooks

    WCPSS and Oak Grove have updated handbooks for the 22-23 school year. You can find this information on the Oak Grove website. Click this page: Student/Parent Handbooks

     

    Curriculum Night Coming Soon:

    Tracks 3, 4:  August 23rd

     

    We will have 2–30-minute information sessions:  5:30-6:00 and 6:05-6:35. There will be 5 minutes between sessions (6:00-6:05) for transition.  We encourage this to be a “Parent Only” event.  Front doors will be closed until just before the event, and families will be allowed down to classrooms starting at 5:25. 

     

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Tysor or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.

     

    All my best,

     

    Stephanie Bias, Principal

     

    Reminders:

    • August 12: Q1 Interim Reports go home (Track 1 & 2)
    • August 16: PTA Meeting (4:15, OGES Media Center)
    • August 18: Track-Out Day (Track 2)
    • August 19: Teacher Workday (All Tracks)
    • August 22: Track-In Day (Track 3)
    • August 23: Curriculum Night, Track 3 & 4, 5:30-6:35
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  • Otter Splash News & Reminders

    Posted by Stephanie Bias on 8/5/2022

    Principal’s Otter Splash 8/5/2022 Versión en español aquí

    Hello, Oak Grove family! We hope you had a wonderful weekend! We appreciate all the families that attended our Curriculum Night for Tracks 1 & 2 on Tuesday, August 2. We hope you found the evening helpful and informative. Our Curriculum Night for Tracks 3 & 4 will be on August 23.

     

    Family Academy Opportunities:

    WCPSS offers the Family Academy Parent Workshops to the WCPSS community to provide parents with the tool to help their children with their academic success. Parent Academy Workshops are offered in a multitude of languages including English, Spanish, and Arabic. Find out about the workshops by exploring the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WCPSSFamilyAcademy

     

    Volunteer Registration UPDATE:

    Current Volunteers – Volunteers who registered and were approved in the 21-22 school year do not need to register again during the 22-23 school year. We apologize for any miscommunication earlier this school year. We received clarification this week that you are considered a current volunteer. If you are unsure of your volunteer status, please contact Ms. Wellborn at awellborn@wcpss.net.

    New Volunteers – If you have never registered as a volunteer, we will have opportunities for you to register every Tuesday in August (8/9, 8/16, 8/23, and 8/31). The times the computers will be set up are: 7:30-8:30AM, 9:30-2:30, 4:15-4:45PM. The computers will be in the front lobby for you to register.

     

    PTA News (UPDATED 8/5/22):

    Notes from the PTA:

     

    1st General Membership PTA Meeting- August 16th, 4:15 PM, OGES Media Center- Mark your calendars for our first general membership meeting for the year!  Bring your children, we will have entertainment for them.  We look forward to seeing everyone and kicking this year off to a great start! 

     

    Morning Coffee Time- Join us for our first coffee time on August 9th. We will meet at the cafeteria picnic tables at 9:20 am. Let us know you are coming by RSVPing at: https://ogespta.wixsite.com/.../event.../coffee-with-the-pta

     

    Upcoming events- Want to know more about these events and others? Make sure you follow us on:

    Website- https://ogespta.wixsite.com/ogespta

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/oges_pta/ 

    Twitter- @PTAOakGrove

     

    Support from our Community- Over The Moon Play Space is offering play-based STEM and Art track-out camps this fall for K-5th graders. They are going to donate 10% of all camp revenue booked with code OGES between now and the end of August to the Oak Grove PTA! Go to https://www.overthemoonplay.com/camps to learn about the camps and book a spot.

     

    Reminders for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

    • Morning carpool begins at 8:45 and ends by 9:10. Please try to arrive on campus between 8:45-9:00. As a reminder, students need to be inside the building by 9:15 or they will be considered tardy.
    • Afternoon carpool begins at 3:40 and ends by 4:00. During the first few days of a track change, the carpool line may take a little longer than 4:00. If our families arrive on time and ready, we should be able to complete the carpool around 4:00.
    • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
    • Please have your carpool number displayed during dismissal
    • Please practice carpool numbers with your student
    • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly. If they are able, they can open the car door on their own. Our staff is there to help if needed.
    • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
    • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
    • Say goodbye or hello quickly
    • You can pull off by the Oak Grove track to the right as you exit if your Otter needs help buckling up before leaving our campus

    Eating Lunch with Your Otter:

    Families can arrange to eat lunch with your student again. It is important that you arrange this with the teacher via Talking Points or email. At this time, parents have 2 options: 

    • Eat lunch with only your child at the outside lunch tables. You must let your teacher know in advance. Please check the weather before coming to eat outside. If it’s too hot and we have to restrict outside activities, that will include outside lunch.
    • Registered and approved volunteers can arrange with your teacher to watch the whole class during outdoor lunch. You can bring a special lunch for your child during this volunteer time.

     

    22-23 Updated Student, Parent, and Family Handbooks

    WCPSS and Oak Grove have updated handbooks for the 22-23 school year. You can find this information on the Oak Grove website. Click this page: Student/Parent Handbooks

     

    Curriculum Night Coming Soon:

    Tracks 3, 4:  August 23rd

     

    We will have 2–30-minute information sessions:  5:30-6:00 and 6:05-6:35. There will be 5 minutes between sessions (6:00-6:05) for transition.  We encourage this to be a “Parent Only” event.  Front doors will be closed until just before the event, and families will be allowed down to classrooms starting at 5:25. 

     

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Tysor or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.

     

    All my best,

     

    Stephanie Bias, Principal

     

    Reminders:

    • August 12: Q1 Interim Reports go home (Track 1 & 2)
    • August 16: PTA Meeting (4:15, OGES Media Center)
    • August 18: Track-Out Day (Track 2)
    • August 19: Teacher Workday (All Tracks)
    • August 22: Track-In Day (Track 3)
    • August 23: Curriculum Night, Track 3 & 4, 5:30-6:35
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  • Otter Splash News & Reminders

    Posted by Stephanie Bias on 7/29/2022

    Principal’s Otter Splash 7/29/2022 Versión en español aquí

    Hello, Oak Grove family! We hope you had a wonderful weekend! This week we welcomed back our Track 4 students! We’re so happy to see you again! Our Track 4 Kindergarteners will have Meet the Teacher on August 4th at 4:15.

     

    Curriculum Nights Coming Soon:

    Tracks 1, 2:  August 2nd

    Tracks 3, 4:  August 23rd

     

    Both dates will have 2–30-minute information sessions:  5:30-6:00 and 6:05-6:35. There will be 5 minutes between sessions (6:00-6:05) for transition.  We encourage this to be a “Parent Only” event.  Front doors will be closed until just before the event, and families will be allowed down to classrooms starting at 5:25. 

     

    Reminders for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

    • Morning carpool begins at 8:45 and ends by 9:10. Please try to arrive on campus between 8:45-9:00. As a reminder, students need to be inside the building by 9:15 or they will be considered tardy.
    • Afternoon carpool begins at 3:40 and ends by 4:00. During the first few days of a track change, the carpool line may take a little longer than 4:00. If our families arrive on time and ready, we should be able to complete the carpool around 4:00.
    • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
    • Please have your carpool number displayed during dismissal
    • Please practice carpool numbers with your student
    • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly. If they are able, they can open the car door on their own. Our staff is there to help if needed.
    • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
    • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
    • Say goodbye or hello quickly
    • You can pull off by the Oak Grove track to the right as you exit if your Otter needs help buckling up before leaving our campus

     

    PTA News:

    Message from the PTA:

    Get Involved with the PTA! - Interested in getting involved this year on the PTA?   We are always looking for members to share their talents with us.  Click here to view our committees.   Have an interest in any of these committees or have further questions? Complete this form and let us know!!  The Oak Grove Elementary School PTA is also now accepting membership for the 2022-2023 school year.  Dues are only $5 and go towards supporting our students, teachers and staff.  To join please just click here

     

    Spirit Wear- New Oak Grove Spirit Wear is now on sale through August 3rd.  Items include tie-dye, a new t-shirt design and sport tech-tees! Purchased items will be sent home with your "otter" in late August/early September! To order your new gear, click here

     

    Let's Get Social- Find Oak Grove Elementary School PTA on the following platforms:

    Website- https://ogespta.wixsite.com/ogespta

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/oges_pta/ 

    Twitter- @PTAOakGrove

     

    Eating Lunch with Your Otter:

    Families can arrange to eat lunch with your student again. It is important that you arrange this with the teacher via Talking Points or email. At this time, parents have 2 options: 

    • Eat lunch with only your child at the outside lunch tables. You must let your teacher know in advance. Please check the weather before coming to eat outside. If it’s too hot and we have to restrict outside activities, that will include outside lunch.
    • Registered and approved volunteers can arrange with your teacher to watch the whole class during outdoor lunch. You can bring a special lunch for your child during this volunteer time.

     

    22-23 Updated Student, Parent, and Family Handbooks

    WCPSS and Oak Grove have updated handbooks for the 22-23 school year. You can find this information on the Oak Grove website. Click this page: Student/Parent Handbooks

     

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Tysor or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.

     

    All my best,

     

    Stephanie Bias, Principal

     

    Reminders:

    • August 1, Aug. 2: Kindergarten Initial Assessment Staggered Entry Days (Track 4)
    • August 2: Curriculum Night, Track 1 & 2, 5:30-6:35
    • August 4: Kindergarten Meet the Teacher, Track 4, 4:15-5:00
    • August 5: First Day for ALL Kindergarteners (Track 4)
    • August 12: Q1 Interim Reports go home (Track 1 & 2)
    • August 16: PTA Meeting (4:15, OGES Media Center)
    • August 18: Track-Out Day (Track 2)
    • August 19: Teacher Workday (All Tracks)
    • August 22: Track-In Day (Track 3)
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  • Otter Splash News & Reminders

    Posted by Stephanie Bias on 7/22/2022

    Principal’s Otter Splash 7/22/2022 Versión en español aquí

    Hello, Oak Grove family! We hope you had a wonderful weekend! As a reminder, we have an Early Release Day on Thursday, July 28. Students will be released from school at 1:45 on Thursday. This is also Track-out Day for Track 3. We have planned a Meet the Teacher for our Track 4 (1st- 5th Graders) from 2:30-3:30 also on July 28. Our Track 4 Kindergarteners will have Meet the Teacher on August 4th at 4:15.

     

    On Friday, July 29, we will welcome our Track 4 students to the First Day of School for the 22-23 school year! Kindergarten Track 4 students have the first day of staggered entry. If you’re not sure of your Kindergartener’s staggered entry date, please email Ms. Dahlhoff at adahlhoff@wcpss.net.

     

    On Monday, July 25, families can arrange to eat lunch with your student again. It is important that you arrange this with the teacher via Talking Points or email. At this time, parents have 2 options: 

    • Eat lunch with only your child at the outside lunch tables. You must let your teacher know in advance. Please check the weather before coming to eat outside. If it’s too hot and we have to restrict outside activities, that will include outside lunch.
    • Registered and approved volunteers can arrange with your teacher to watch the whole class during outdoor lunch. You can bring a special lunch for your child during this volunteer time.

     

     

    Reminders for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

    • Morning carpool begins at 8:45 and ends by 9:10. Please try to arrive on campus between 8:45-9:00. As a reminder, students need to be inside the building by 9:15 or they will be considered tardy.
    • Afternoon carpool begins at 3:40 and ends by 4:00. During the first few days of a track change, the carpool line may take a little longer than 4:00. If our families arrive on time and ready, we should be able to complete the carpool around 4:00.
    • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
    • Please have your carpool number displayed during dismissal
    • Please practice carpool numbers with your student
    • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly. If they are able, they can open the car door on their own. Our staff is there to help if needed.
    • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
    • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
    • Say goodbye or hello quickly
    • You can pull off by the Oak Grove track to the right as you exit if your Otter needs help buckling up before leaving our campus

     

    PTA News:

    Message from the PTA:

    Get Involved with the PTA! - Interested in getting involved this year on the PTA?   We are always looking for members to share their talents with us.  Click here to view our committees.   Have an interest in any of these committees or have further questions? Complete this form and let us know!!  The Oak Grove Elementary School PTA is also now accepting membership for the 2022-2023 school year.  Dues are only $5 and go towards supporting our students, teachers and staff.  To join please just click here

     

    Spirit Wear- New Oak Grove Spirit Wear is now on sale through August 3rd.  Items include tie-dye, a new t-shirt design and sport tech-tees! Purchased items will be sent home with your "otter" in late August/early September! To order your new gear, click here

     

    Let's Get Social- Find Oak Grove Elementary School PTA on the following platforms:

    Website- https://ogespta.wixsite.com/ogespta

    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Oak-Grove-Elementary-PTA-Raleigh-NC-320596547987897

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/oges_pta/ 

    Twitter- @PTAOakGrove

     

    FYI for year-round: Families should check bus stop times before Monday
    As transportation finalizes routes, it is possible that some year-round and modified calendar families may see minor changes in stop times. Families can view their most up-to-date stop times by checking PowerSchool or the Here Comes the Bus app.

     

    Early Release Day Coming Soon:

    The first Early Release Day will be Thursday, July 28. Students on Tracks 1, 2, & 3 will be dismissed at 1:45 that day. The WCPSS School Board provided these Early Release Days to give time for our teachers to complete LETRS training. Please make plans for the early dismissal that day.

     

    Curriculum Nights Coming Soon:

    Tracks 1, 2:  August 2nd

    Tracks 3, 4:  August 23rd

     

    Both dates will have 2–30-minute information sessions:  5:30-6:00 and 6:05-6:35. There will be 5 minutes between sessions (6:00-6:05) for transition.  We encourage this to be a “Parent Only” event.  Front doors will be closed until just before the event, and families will be allowed down to classrooms starting at 5:25. 

     

    22-23 Updated Student, Parent, and Family Handbooks

    WCPSS and Oak Grove have updated handbooks for the 22-23 school year. You can find this information on the Oak Grove website. Click this page: Student/Parent Handbooks

     

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Tysor or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.

     

    All my best,

     

    Stephanie Bias, Principal

     

    Reminders:

    • July 26: BOG Testing, 3rd Grade: Track 1, 2, 3
    • July 28: Track-out Day, Track 3
    • July 28: Early Release Day, Track 1, 2, & 3, 1:45 PM
    • July 28: Meet the Teacher, 2022-23 School Year, Track 4 (1st-5th grades)
    • July 29: First Day of School, Track 4
    • July 29, August 1, Aug. 2: Kindergarten Initial Assessment Staggered Entry Days (Track 4)
    • August 2: Curriculum Night, Track 1 & 2, 5:30-6:35
    • August 4: Kindergarten Meet the Teacher, Track 4, 4:15-5:00
    • August 5: First Day for ALL Kindergarteners (Track 4)
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