Oak Grove Elementary
As the energy levels rise and the temperatures drop, it is a sure sign that winter vacation and the Holidays loom around the corner. The excitement and enthusiasm that builds in an elementary school is amazing! It serves as a great reminder to all of us about the innocence, passion and promise of our kids. They are a true gift to all of us.
December is a fun and busy month at Oak Grove. The Book Fair will be held in the library from December 4–10. The new Math Olympiad Club, for 4th and 5th grade students, will meet for the first time on Thursday, December 5 after school. The PTC meets Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00, with the annual Burgerville fundraiser taking place the next evening from 5:00–8:00. The 4th and 5th grade Honor Choir will perform in our community on Friday, December 6, followed by an evening concert at the school on Monday, December 9 at 6:15 PM. The school is participating once again in a board game drive. A goal of 150 donated new games has been established, with the donations going to less fortunate children and their families in our community. The final day of the game drive is Friday, December 13. The week prior to winter break (Dec. 16-20) is filled with many exciting activities for our students. Primary students will spend part of the week participating in winter-themed activities, culminating with an activity related to the book The Polar Express. Intermediate grades will participate in our annual “Holidays Around the World” celebration. Among the holidays highlighted this year will be Kwanza, Hogmanay (Scottish New Year), Winter Solstice, Bodhi Day, and Hanukkah. The week will end with a school-wide holiday sing-a-long at the end of the day in the gym, complete with genuine South American Reindeer (or llamas with fake antlers!).
I sincerely hope that you can participate in one of our many events this month. As always, your volunteer efforts and support in general are much appreciated! Thank you for the honor of serving your children!
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