Come Rock Climbing with Us!

Sunday, March 8th from 6pm-8pm, Triangle Rock Club Raleigh is hosting a “Otter Night!”

Exclusive access to TRC for your event:
– Admission-$15, harness rental, staffing for the duration of the event
– 75% of the proceeds from the event go right back to Oak Grove Elementary!

Please register here to climb: Register.

Otters, come reach new heights with us Sunday!

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3rd Grade Cultural Arts Workshop

Thank you Living Rhythms for coming to teach our 3rd graders some drumming skills!


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PTA Meeting and Family Snowball Fight — Tomorrow, January 28th!


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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

The PTA has several meetings and events scheduled for the winter months.  Please mark your calendars and join us!

Tuesday, January 28th at 4:15pm
General PTA Meeting (media center)
Followed by family snowball fight!

Monday, February 17th at 10:00 am
School’s out play date (NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Museum of History in downtown Raleigh)

Sunday, March 8th 6-8pm
Triangle Rock Club climbing fun (Triangle Rock Club, 6022 Duraleigh Road)

Monday, March 9th at 10:00 am
Play date and hike (Swift Creek Bluffs on Holly Springs Road)

Wednesday, March 18th at 9:30 am
Otter Caretaker Coffee (Waverly Place Playground)

Saturday, March 28th 11am-3pm
Ollie Fest (Oak Grove Elementary)
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Science Fair Tuesday January 7th

The science fair is almost here!  Students who completed an entry form may begin dropping off their projects TODAY after school.

Stop by Tuesday night, 5:30-6:30 to view student work and find out who won!

For the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who are going to have their Science Fair projects judged on Tuesday morning, here are a few tips about talking to the judges:

Remember, the judges are just regular people who are interested in learning about your project. They want you to do well and are rooting for you to succeed.

Questions commonly asked by judges

“Tell me about your project.”
“What did you find out?”
“Why did you do your project this way?”
“What does that word mean?”
“Why do you think your results turned out as they did?”
“If going to study this more, what would you do next?”

The best way to prepare is to practice explaining your project to others. You should be able to explain your project in about 2 minutes. Talk clearly and simply. You can use your display board as reference but do not simply read your board to the judges.

Practice answering the questions above as well. Get others to ask you questions and learn answers to questions that you do not know.

On the day of the fair you will probably have to speak to two or more judges, sometimes in small groups and sometimes individually. Smile, don’t rush and let them know how excited you are about your project!

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Master Chang’s Special 2-Week Taekwondo Program with all proceeds to benefit Oak Grove Elementary

Master Chang’s Martial Arts is offering a special 2-week Intro Taekwondo program for new students only (new Master Chang’s student). All proceeds will benefit Oak Grove Elementary School. Dates and further information to follow.


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Science Fair Entries Due December 13th

The annual science fair will be held on January 7th, but entry forms are due this Friday, December 13th!
Science Fair 2020 forms

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5th Grade Otter Wishes Due Tomorrow!

Fifth grade families, Otter Wishes for the 2019-20 yearbook are due tomorrow, Friday, December 6th!  Payment can be made online,

Don’t forget to fill out the Otter Wishes form and email your pictures!

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THANK YOU to all who came out to have some fun learning last night! 
A HUGE THANK YOU to the following businesses for participating in STEAM NIGHT last night:
~Art of Stem
~ BASF scientists
~ Code Ninjas
~Green Hope HS Robotics team
~NIEHS scientist Jacqui
~Stem for Kids
And Johnny’s Pizza for feeding all these great volunteers!
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Join us TONIGHT for some fun at STEAM NIGHT!  6-8pm in the gym and cafeteria.  You can come for the whole time or just some of it.  The whole time is filled with experiments, fun and learning! Come see what is in store for YOU! #itsbetterinthegrove @otterbias

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