New Principal Announced

At last night’s Board of Education meeting, the announcement was made on our new principal.

Stephanie Bias, is assistant Principal at Baucom Elementary School will be our new Principal at Oak Grove beginning February 1st!  Welcome to our “Head Otter!”

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Science Fair

The Science Fair is quickly approaching!!
Students can either bring in their projects after school on Monday, January 7th, in the afternoon from 4pm – 6pm or before school on the day of the fair, Tuesday, January 8th, from 8:45am – 9:15am.  Every student will have an assigned spot on a table with their name.  Please locate the appropriate grade row for your project and then search for your name.  All liquids need to be contained with tops to prevent spills.
Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades whose projects will be judged will find their assigned time slot on the table by their name.  Classroom teachers will also have a list of students and their associated judging times.  Students will be brought down to the MPR in 30 minute time slots (each student judging presentation lasts approx 5 minutes).  Students in Track 4 will be given first priority for the time slot beginning at 9:30am, so Track 4 students and parents should wait outside the MPR after dropping off their projects in the morning.
Science viewing for parents, students, and families will take place on Tuesday evening from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.  Award winners will be announced at about 6:00pm. Please remember to take your project home this evening after the viewing and awards!
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Ollie Jolly Tree

Oak Grove is excited to provide a way for families in need to receive some extra help this Christmas. We are grateful for your assistance in providing gifts for these families.

There are “Ollie Jolly Tree” tags available in the school lobby which lists the item(s) to purchase. To participate, please take a tag and attach to the gift when you bring it to school.

Gift receipts are very helpful if size is not right. Please try to get a gift receipt and attach it securely to the item(s) you purchase.

Try to shop at stores that have multiple locations should a return or exchange be necessary by the family.

Return your UNWRAPPED items in “ready to wrap” condition (e.g. clothes and shoes in boxes that can be wrapped) by Thursday, December 13th.

If you would like to donate wrapping supplies (paper, tape, ribbon, bows, tags), please leave them in the containers labeled in the lobby.

Thank you so much for your help this holiday season!

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Science Fair

Oak Grove’s annual Science Fair – Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 5:30PM – 6:30PM.

Project Entry Form Due DateFriday, December 14, 2018 (entry forms have already been sent home with your students).

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade Winners will receive a paid entry fee to the 2019 NCSEF Central Regional-3A Science Fair (scheduled February 2, 2019 at Hillside HS –

Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade students may participate as non-judged entries.

Contact Kim Schneider at with questions.

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Mark your calenders – December 4th…”STEM” night from 6PM – 8PM.
More info to come!

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5th Grade Otter Wishes

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

Each year we send our 5th graders off to middle school with “Otter Wishes” in our yearbook. The yearbook committee is now collecting these wishes for publication in this year’s yearbook.

The “ad” will be put into a standard format so that all you need to submit is the message and/or picture(s). They will be located in the back of the yearbook and can contain one or two photograph(s) and a message perhaps congratulating the student on graduation, a specific achievement, or just general well wishes.

The cost is $10 and we can allow only one ad per child. See Ad specs on table at right for number of words and pictures. Ads and payment must be received by Friday, November, 30th 2018. No exceptions can be made as we have deadline obligations with the yearbook company. All formatting and sizing of pictures and text will be done by the yearbook staff.

Guidelines for ads:

  1. We strongly suggest that you do not submit hard copy original photographs — especially baby photographs due to the possibility of a lost or damaged photograph. Ideally, digital pictures and text should be emailed to If you do submit a hard copy photo then please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you’d like your picture back. Please turn in the hard copy photo to your child’s 5th grade teacher, c/o “Otter Wishes”.
  2. Parents understand that if you submit low resolution photos, the quality of the printed photo may be poor in the yearbook.

2 Step Process:

  1. $10 payment can be made at the online school store. Go to and select “Spirit Items” at the top right corner. Then click on “Online School Store” and look for “Otter Wishes”. You can also make checks payable to “Oak Grove PTA‟ and give to your 5th grader’s teacher. Please include the child’s name & “Otter Wishes” on the check! Please place check/cash in an envelope and specify “Otter Wishes”.
  2. All wording & pictures should be emailed to: Becca Smith Please only send jpegs – do not send pictures in a word document.
    Please include the child’s name & teacher’s name in the email!

    If you have any further questions, please contact Oak Grove Yearbook Chair, Becca Smith by email at or call at 919-380-0600.

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Farewell Reception

The PTA would like to send Mrs. Jarman off into retirement with a farewell reception for all of her work over the years and especially at Oak Grove.  The reception will be on Tuesday, November 27th from 4:15-5:00 in the media room.  
Teachers, staff, parents and children are invited to attend!   
If your family would be willing to sign up to bring in an item for the reception, you can sign up with the link below. 
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Donations Needed

“Giving is not about making a donation.  It’s about making a difference.”                                      -Kathy Calvin, President United Nations Foundation

Let’s join together to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the Hurricanes…

For the entire month of November we will be collecting donations for the following items:
Book Bags
Pencils & Pens
Colored Pencils
Index Cards
Binders & Dividers
Loose Leaf Paper

This is a great opportunity for our children to give back to their community, their world, and their fellow classmates!

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Retirement Celebration

Come and help us celebrate Ms. Jarman’s retirement!  Tuesday, Novemeber 27th at 4:15-5:00pm in the Media Center.


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Oak Grove parent input meeting

All parents and community members are invited to attend a new principal input meeting on Monday, November 5th at 6 pm in the Oak Grove media center.  Please see the attached letter from Area  Superintendent Dr. Ashlie Thompson for more information.

Oak Grove Input Session – Parents

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