Feedback needed

Please take a moment and follow the link below to a brief poll about fundraising at our school.  We need your feedback on what we do in our school by October 30th!

Thank you,

OG PTA Board


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Spirit Week!!

Oak Grove Elementary Spirit Week is next week, October 15th through the 19th!  It has an enchanted theme this year to go along with our Enchanted Forest Book Fair.

Toadstool Monday – wear red and white

Tuesday -Crazy Creature Hair Day

Whimsical Wednesday – wear your wackiest clothes or socks

Sleepy Thursday – wear your pajamas to school

Forest Friday – wear your green fun run shirts

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Scholastic Book Fair 2018

The Scholastic Book Fair starts on Monday, October 15th and runs through the 24th.  Look for a flyer that was sent home with your children and an info letter coming via an email from your room parent.

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PTA Meeting & Budget Vote

Hello Members,

Please join us on Wednesday, October 10th at 4:15pm for a special general membership meeting. We will be voting on a budget amendment.  We encourage all PTA members to attend if at all possible. We need at least 20 members present to vote on these changes.

There will also be a guest speaker at the meeting discussing the upcoming election in November.  This should be a great conversation with a lot of valuable information presented.

It’s more important than ever these days to be involved and to advocate for our schools and our children.  We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us next Wednesday.  The media center will be in use so we will be meeting in a classroom.  Signs will be posted pointing the way.

Children are welcome, a PBS movie will be shown. We will also have Athens High School Key Club volunteers who are able to watch children in the next classroom.

Best regards,

OGES PTA Board of Directors

Celeste Smith, President

Ayanna Kozlow, Vice President

Julie Steet, Treasurer

Shanon Douglas, Secretary

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Walk to school day!

October 3, 2018

Meet us at “Montague Lake” off Penny Road/Belgium Drive. (10305 Penny Rd, Raleigh, NC-turn at the lake sign into what looks like a long driveway. Keep driving, pass through the gate and we will be meeting by the picnic shelter).
We will meet at 8am, and start off for school at 8:20am. Bring your “walk to school” signs for the contest! 
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Grounds Beautification Day

We need YOUR help!!

Saturday, October 6th, 10:00am

Grounds Beautification Day! Bring a shovel and rake! 25 Donated azaelas need planted and mulch spread around the music trailer. This shouldn’t take long if we have enough hands to help! Please email if you can help:

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Fun Run Track 2, 3, & 4

Your Otterthon Fun Run will take place tomorrow, September 19!! We can’t believe how fast time has flown during our program with your incredibly smart students! We have thoroughly enjoyed being here with them and have seen them grow with character traits such as: Citizenship, Zest, Teamwork, Growth Mindset, and Integrity. Because the Fun Run is tomorrow that means tonight is the last night to connect your student with pledges before the Fun Run! If you do receive anymore pledges, be sure to register them on tonight! Tomorrow’s Fun Run will be outside at the field in the back of the school.

The times are:

K-2nd / 9:30-10:30am 

3rd-5th / 10:45-11:45am

And thank you for supporting our children and school!

Boosterthon Team


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August 2018

Hello Oak Grove Families!!

We are so excited about the start of this 2018-2019 school year, and wanted to take moment to welcome our newest members of the Oak Grove family, and say welcome back the Otters we already know and love.

We are your new PTA board for this year, and we are thrilled and honored to work with you all.  We have worked hard this summer, planning for this new school year, and cannot wait to share some ideas we have with you all!   These include a number of new events designed to help foster a strong sense of community and the arts, encourage healthy living for all our Otters and their families, and make sure that everyone has the opportunity to feel included in the Oak Grove community.   Of course, we are planning on continuing some of our past favorite events, like Boosterthon and Book Fair, which are coming up soon; as well as Ollie Fest in the spring!

We hope that you will join us on the PTA this year!  You can sign up for a membership at   Our first general PTA meeting is coming up on Tuesday, August 7th at 4:15pm in the media center – we sincerely hope that you can make it!! If the timing of the meeting does not work out for you, that’s okay.  Stay up to date with all the latest events and information at the official Oak Grove PTA website –  You can also keep up with us on Facebook –

There are also a number of ways that you can still help support the work of the PTA, including volunteering or providing donations to different school/PTA events, helping to secure business sponsorships, you name it!  If you have an idea that you want to share with us, or know of a way to help support our children in their school community that we haven’t thought of, please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone of us, and we will be appreciative of anything that you feel you could offer.

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be on your board, and we look forward to working with all our families, teachers and staff to make this the best year it can be!


2018-2019 Oak Grove PTA Board

President: Celeste Smith (

Vice-president: Ayanna Kozlow (

Treasurer: Julie Steet (

Secretary: Shanon Douglas (


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Parent information night

Monday July 23, 2018 is Oak Grove’s parent information night, there will be two time  slots 5:30-6:00 and 6:15-6:45.  Stop by the PTA table to meet us, check out our awesome spirit wear, and meet Ollie.  This is always a great night, we look forward to meeting you.

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Parent info night

Stop by the PTA table Monday 7/23/18 at parent information night.

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