Oak Grove Elementary
It has been a great start to spring here at Oak Grove! We have been enjoying the sunshine and warm weather as the students get a chance to play on the equipment and in the grass field. Please remind them to wear appropriate clothes and shoes for classrooms, recess and PE.
Our state testing sessions have started! Fifth grade students took the OAKS science test this week. Next, our third, fourth and fifth grade students will begin practice tests for the Smarter Balanced language arts and math test. These tests will be taken on the computers in our lab. I know our students will do well. Please watch for additional information from the teachers on specific dates. You can help out by making sure they get enough sleep, have a good healthy breakfast, are here at school on time, and encourage them to do their best and take their time.
Spring is a crazy time of year with many of our classes going on field trips, having guest speakers, doing classroom celebrations and so much more! We have a printmaking class with an artist in residence from Corvallis coming in April too. Please watch for all the fun activities in our weekly newsletter and in teacher communications coming home.
Be on the lookout for a registration packet coming home after spring break with your child. We will need you to complete the forms and return them to us by Friday, April 17th so we can confirm your spot for next year. If your child/ren will not be returning to The Groves next fall, please return the packet confirming that they will not return.
Kindergarten orientation will be held on May 5th, 6:00pm, at Oak Grove. Parents are invited to bring the registration paperwork that was received in the mail—or pick up new packets to complete. You will have a chance to learn about what all day kindergarten will look like next year.
Speaking of next year, we are happy to hear that FIR GROVE will be reopening next fall as a Kindergarten and First Grade sister school to Oak Grove. We will once again be known at “The Groves” and will share our very important Parent Teacher Club, Principal and our wonderful Groves families. This will be an exciting adventure for us all. Thank you for helping to make this transition smooth for everyone!
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