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Friday, August 5, 2016

Keeping you in the Loop at Orange Grove

Keeping you in the Loop at Orange Grove

I’m sure you will all agree that the summer flew by! Ready or not, here we go!  It is a busy time for everyone and I hope you and your student will transition back to school smoothly.   I’d like to say thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that have helped to make our Pick Up and Unpack days run smoothly.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

For those of you new to OGMS, welcome!  As a parent at Orange Grove, you are already a member of our Family Faculty Organization (FFO), and we invite you to learn more about our group by attending the first meeting of the school year on August 26th at 8:30 a.m. in the school library.  We realize that it isn’t possible for everyone to make these meetings, especially working parents, but it isn’t the only way for you to find out about what’s going on at school.  The FFO has a website where you can learn about our fundraisers, the various opportunities to volunteer, and read the minutes from our meetings.  You can always look to the monthly blog, or contact any member of the executive board if you have questions or want to know more about our group:  http://orangegroveffo.com/contact-information/. 

We had many volunteers sign up for lunch duty at Pick Up and Unpack, but we can always use more help.  During the lunch periods, parents are needed to help supervise students so teachers and staff can take their lunch break or be available to work in other areas of campus.  Please consider visiting the sign up genius to see if there is a day/lunch time that works for you to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48aba729a31-lunch

THANK YOU to all of you that have already contributed to the Direct Donation Campaign!  We want you to know that every donation counts, whether it is $5 or $500, because it all goes toward supporting our students and teachers.   This campaign continues throughout the year, so if you’d like to make a donation, look for the orange envelopes in the office, contact Linda Gee at lsgee@comcast.net, or use the paypal option on our website: http://orangegroveffo.com/fundraising/panther-pride-direct-donations/.

Save the date for the Parent Open House on Thursday, September 1st at 6:00 p.m.  This is a time for parents to follow their child’s daily schedule, meet their teachers and learn more about a day in the life at Orange Grove. 

Looking forward to a GREAT year at Orange Grove.  Thank you from your FFO!

Galena Robinson, OGMS FFO President
jandgrobinson@msn.com