Spirit Night at 3 Amigos tomorrow!

Our next Spirit Night is tomorrow at 3 Amigos. Please come out and support Oak Grove!

Where: 3 Amigos Mexican Restaurant (3470 Kildaire Farm Rd – Mill Pond shopping center, next to the dollar store)

When: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm

What: 3 Amigos will donate a portion of sales from all Oak Grove patrons to our PTA. We will also be raffling off a $30 gift certificate for 3 Amigos. Come enjoy great food and drinks, while supporting our PTA and a locally owned business.

Posted in Events, Family Night Out, Fundraising | Leave a comment

Oak Grove Science Fair

You are invited to participate in Oak Grove’s annual Science Fair! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to celebrate science while having a great time!

WHAT: Oak Grove Elementary School Student Science Fair

WHEN: Science Fair Date – Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
(In case of inclement weather we will reschedule for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017)

Project Entry Form Due Date – December 13, 2016

WHERE: Oak Grove Multipurpose Room

WHO: All Oak Grove students – individuals or groups (max 3 in a group). Class projects are encouraged, but are not eligible to be judged. Kindergarten, first, and second grade students may participate as non-judged entries. Third, fourth, and fifth grade students have the option of being judged or non-judged.

HOW: See the entry forms and other links at the bottom of this post. All forms must be signed by a parent and have a legible parent email or phone number.

WHY: To celebrate science and research new information! It’s FUN!

WINNERS: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade Winners will receive a paid entry fee to the 2017 NCSEF Central Regional-3A Science Fair (scheduled for February 11, 2017 at Hillside HS)

Science Fair Entry Form
Science Fair Rules and Guidelines
The Scientific Method

Contact Kim Schneider at OGScienceFair@gmail.com with questions.

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Otter Wishes for 5th Graders

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.

Please submit payment and information for the ad by Friday, December 2nd, 2016 for inclusion in the 2016-2017 yearbook. Cost is $10 and information is being sent home to all 5th grader parents.

See the 5th Grade Parent letter about Otter Wishes for more information. If you have any further questions, contact Becca at 919-380-0600.

Posted in Yearbook | Leave a comment

Oak Grove Family Sports Night

When: November 15, 2016 from 5:30-7:00
Location: the school gym

Please join us for the 3rd annual Oak Grove Sports Night. We will have representatives from Championship Martial Arts and USTA leading demonstrations and getting students in on the activities. We will also have an opportunity for students to do yoga and participate in Zumba with our very own 1st grade teacher Mrs. Mendzef. We are also looking forward to visits from Ms. Wuf and the Athens Band. The best part is this is all free. You can also enjoy dinner that evening with us. Three Amigos will be selling tacos and Little Ceasars will have pizza slices.We will have raffle items from: Alpha Athletics, Three Amigos, Spiritwear, Championship Martial Arts, and Warrior Tech. Students should wear their favorite team jersey to school and to sports night.

Sign up to volunteer!

Posted in Events, Family Night Out, Health & Wellness, Volunteer Opportunity | Leave a comment

Book fair starts today!

fb-parrot-for-book-fairBook Fair is here! Bookaneers, come follow the treasure map and reap the rewards! Pre-orders for the new “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” can be made at the book fair and the book will be delivered to your teacher when it comes out right after the fair. Speak to one of the volunteers to purchase it when you visit the fair! Or order it online from our online store

Posted in Book Fair, Events, Fundraising, Literacy | Leave a comment

Our book fair is coming soon!

twitter_image_hookedBook Fair is right around the corner! Don’t forget that you can visit us at our online store October 12th-25th, 2016!! Christmas gifts abound, me hearties!

This week, we’re running a spare change contest! Teachers have a bucket in their rooms to collect coins. The classroom in each grade who brings in the most change by Friday, October 14th, 2016 will earn a reward!! ((Track 4, you will have your own personal days to collect your bucket money, so never fear!! You get to participate, me hearties!)) The money goes to help make sure EVERY CHILD in our school gets a book from the fair. Any leftover proceeds go to the library.

Volunteers, we still need you! Visit the SignUpGenius to volunteer during the fair.

Posted in Book Fair, Events, Fundraising, Literacy, Volunteer Opportunity | Leave a comment

Get ready for the Oak Grove Spirit Night at Chik-Fil-A!

Chik-Fil-A at Waverly Place is holding a Spirit Night fundraiser for our school on Wednesday, October 27th from 4 PM until 8PM. There will be an ice dream bar (pay for the ice dream and all toppings are free); a Spinning Wheel with prizes ($1 donation to spin the wheel); AND Oak Grove gets a percentage of the sales from all receipts that say they are there for our school. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to stop by, have fun and support our Oak Grove otters!

Posted in Events, Family Night Out, Fundraising | Leave a comment

Coming Soon: Bookaneer Book Fair

twitter-book-fair-imageBook Fair is Coming!! Oak Grove’s 2016 Bookaneer Book Fair event is about to get kicked off.  October 17th-27th, 20169:30am to 2:30pm, in the Media Center. Or visit us at our online store — You can order books online from our book fair beginning October 12th, 2016!

Volunteers are needed, please consider signing up. It’s the most fun volunteer opportunity out there. Visit the SignUpGenius to secure your spot! 

Posted in Book Fair, Donation Needed, Events, Literacy, Volunteer Opportunity | Leave a comment

Please Link Your Harris Teeter Cards


Once again, we have been selected by Harris Teeter to participate as a bonus school in their Together in Education Program.  Harris Teeter is going to match every $100 we earn up to $2000.  This is a great opportunity for Oak Grove!  We need everyone to link (or relink, remember this is something we have to do each year) their Harris Teeter VIC cards to Oak Grove Elementary School.  Even if you have children in another school you can link your VIC card number with up to 5 schools. Our goal this year is to get a minimum of 250 linked cards for Oak Grove Elementary. You can ask neighbors, friends, and family to link their cards; you do not have to be a student to help contribute to our school.

To link your card to our school use this link and enter school code 2674. This can also be done at the store at the customer service desk. This year, we have one more way to link your card. You can cut off the top portion of your receipt that has the VIC number on it and bring it to school. We can enroll your number with our school for you. Please note that you must sign up every year to relink your card. If you haven’t done it since August, you need to do it again!

Posted in Fundraising | Leave a comment

Thank you for your Otterthon support!

Booster_2-ToneStar.tagline-1Thank you so much for supporting this year’s Otterthon Fun Run! The program was a huge success and we know everyone had a lot of fun, but there’s a little more left to do.

As a school, our net proceeds will be over $35,000, if we collect 100% of our pledges! We need your help collecting all our pledges. Our goal is to collect 100% of all pledges by Tuesday, September 27th, 2016.

Please encourage your child to thank all their sponsors. Pledges can be paid by cash, check or credit card online on funrun.com (if available).

If an email address was entered with the original pledge on funrun.com, your sponsor will receive an email reminder to fulfill their pledge. If not, they can mail cash or check to you and you can send it all into the school with your child’s collection envelope.

Thank you again for making our 1st Otterthon Fun Run a huge success!

Posted in Events, Fundraising, Health & Wellness, Otterthon Fun Run | Leave a comment