Dear Oak Grove Families and Friends,
As October comes to a close, we celebrate our second month in school and all of the learning that has taken place. We thank our parents for their hard work on Parent Work Day... Our campus is dramatically enhanced! Your commitment makes this school possible and we are all blessed for it. This week launches the Day of Reading. Don't forget to wear your jammies on Launch Day, Wednesday, November 3rd. See more information below.
| Dates to Remember|
Please note the following events:
Monday, November 1 - 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Bike Day.
Also visit the Dia de los Muertos display in the Main House Courtyard on Monday and Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 2 - 8:00AM - Parent Forum meeting in the Main House.
Wednesday, November 3 - Day of Reading Launch! WEAR YOUR JAMMIES! See more details below.
Thursday, November 4 - 6:00 - 7:00PM - 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade parent meeting with specialists in the Pavilion.
Saturday, November 6 - 1:00PM - Open House! During the Open House, The girls' volleyball team plays a home game against Besant Hill School.
Here is your chance to bring your friends, family, grandparents, etc. to see your (our!) school Please download the pdf invitation and mail it to the special people in your life. You may also pick up a postcard in Main House.
High School Showcase - Friday, December 3rd
Boys' Soccer schedule begins December 11.
| Important Information|
The Day of Reading launches Wednesday, November 3rd - Wear Your Jammies!
The Day of Reading
is the ONE opportunity for our students to raise money to support their school. In the past, our students have purchased many needed items through this annual fundraiser including: our silver van, instruments for the music programs, LCD projectors for our classrooms, water fountains, and much, much more. Our goal this year is to raise enough money to entirely upgrade the Mac Lab, add a new entrance to the ECP and provide new computers for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade teachers. Each student may begin gathering sponsors on Wednesday, November 3 and continue until the actual Day of Reading on November 24. Students may collect sponsorship donations in the envelopes we will send home this week and through their own personal Day of Reading webpage on the Oak Grove Website.
What you need to know:
1. All students, teachers and staff will wear their jammies on Wednesday, which is the DOR Launch Assembly Day. We are wearing our jammies twice this year, once on Wednesday November 3rd and again on the actual Day of Reading - Wednesday, November 24th.
2. Check out your student's personal Day of Reading webpage when it launches on Wednesday.
3. Your student's folder will also come home on Wednesday! Please check the backpack.
4. Begin getting sponsors this week!
To learn more about the Day of Reading and to learn about year's goals, please visit Day of Reading on our website beginning Wednesday.
| Moments at Oak Grove School|
We are introducing this new section of This Week @ Oak Grove to share some of the powerful moments that happen on our campus. If you have a story you would like to share it, please email us. Thank you! Below is an account from Troy Sumrall of the KFA:
I happened to be at Oak Grove during the small kids' lunchtime. Aron, the lower school music teacher, was watching over the first graders getting their lunch and I stopped to tell him something. He said he wanted to write it down, so my job was to watch the kids while he went to get a piece of paper.
I had five little ones staring up at me. I'd learned from Joy to stoop down to their eye level to talk, so I did. One of them asked me, "Do you know what day it is?"
I said, "No, I don't. What day is it?"
She said, "It's Hug Day."
I answered, "Well that's a very good thing."
Then she said, "Have you had a hug today?"
I answered, "No, I haven't."
And she instantly gave me a big hug.
Such incredible thoughtfulness created one of the very finest moments of my life.
I don't know her name, I only know she's seven because today is her birthday.
I don't know who her teacher is, or who invented Hug Day, but thank you.
| Krishnamurti Foundation of America|
2011 Krishnamurti Winter Study Intensive and Retreat Program
with Prof. Satish Telegar & Richard Waxberg - Pine Cottage, 1098 McAndrew Rd., Ojai, California - January 9-16, 2011