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Friday, January 13, 2017

Keeping You in the Loop

Keeping you in the loop at Orange Grove www.orangegroveffo.com

Big thanks!
The Holiday SAC Project was a huge success!  OGMS students collected and sorted over 2,100 items for The Community Food Bank. Thank you to all who participated by donating, sorting, or allowing your child to stay after school to help.  Special thanks to Amy Bhola, Amy Hernandez, Nancy Loose for organizing the project.  It was another fantastic service project and expression of Panther Pride! Stay tuned for next Student Action Committee (SAC) project coming soon.

Attention 8th Grade Parents
It is time to start thinking about your son or daughter moving on to high school next year?  CFHS is hosting an Open House: January 25, 5:30 p.m. Course & Club Fair (Cafeteria), 6:30 p.m. School Presentation (Auditorium). This event is intended for parents and students. In addition, to help ease your mind about the transition from OGMS to high school, Susan Rosenthal is hosting an 8th grade parent coffee on Thursday, January 26th from 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. in the library.  You should be receiving an invitation in the mail, but put this date on your calendar and stay for the FFO meeting afterward if your schedule allows. 

Dine-Out at Sauce!
Our next dine-out is next Tuesday, January 17th at Sauce on Oracle and Ina.  Sauce has been generous enough to donate 15% of purchases made ALL DAY—just mention you are there to support Orange Grove Middle School, no flyer needed.  Sauce is open from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. for dine-in or take-out. 

Color Run!
Orange Grove is hosting a Color-A-Thon 2-mile fun run/walk on Feb 3rd, 2017 3:30-5:30 p.m.!  This will be a fantastic fun-raising and fundraising event for our school in which your whole family can participate!  Entrance fees are $30, and for parties of 2 or more $25 each (there are other fun items to purchase). Register before Jan 20th to ensure you receive a Color Run t-shirt and a color pack with your ticket price.  The day of the event we’ll have a Color Blast Party with a DJ and food truck to add to the fun. Register now!!  https://orangegroveffo.com/color-run/

Volunteers needed for lunch duty
It is a new semester and we are in need of volunteers for lunch duty.  This is a simple but important job; there are so many students on campus that the staff needs a helping hand to keep everything in order during the lunch periods.  All that is required is that you ask students to be respectful, throw their trash away, push in their chairs and wait in line without cutting. This is an excellent way to help our teachers and staff get a lunch break or help in other areas of the campus. If you can help, sign up at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48aba729a31-ogms3  Thanks!

Upcoming events
-Mon Jan 16th No School MLK day (no late start Wed Jan 18th)
-Tues January 17th Dine-Out at Sauce on Oracle and Ina, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
-Wed January 25th Future Falcon Open House at CFHS at 5:30-8:00 p.m. Parents and Students
-Thurs January 26th, 8th grade parent meeting 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. in the library
-Thurs January 26th FFO Meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the library
-Tues January 31st Panther Pride Land Day / Fly-Up Day (5th graders visit OGMS; 8th graders visit CFHS)
-Fri Feb 3rd Color Run check-in begins at 3:30 on softball field, run will begin at 4:15.
-Wed Feb 15th Open House for incoming 6th grade parents at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR
-Thurs Mar 2nd -8th Grade Portraits-photos will only be taken of students who turn in an order form.

Thank you for all that you do for our school!

Galena Robinson, FFO President, jandgrobinson@msn.com