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Friday, May 5, 2017

Keeping You in the Loop

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

8th Grade Promotion is right around the corner
8th grade families, if you have not made your $10 promotion donation please do so today through InTouch or in the office. The committee chairs are working diligently to plan a wonderful 8th grade promotion for our students.  The promotion ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. and is immediately followed by a cookie reception, and then an 8th grade student-only dance.  The celebration wraps up with a special lunch for 8th graders on Wednesday, May 24th.  If you’d like more information or want to volunteer see sign-ups below or contact Galena Robinson jandgrobinson@msn.com.  Thank you!

-8th Grade Dance: 6th & 7th grade parents needed! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49adac2daa8-8thgrade

Order school supplies for next year now!
Dread the back to school shopping trips?  Feel rushed after your vacation to get your student’s school supplies in order?  This year we hope to make that easier and cheaper for you!  We have partnered with EduKit to package your student’s supplies based on the teacher supply lists and deliver these to the school in time for our Pick Up and Unpack event in August.  You can simply order online by going to the following link: https://www.edukitinc.com/page.asp?id=15&schoolid=1726.  Note that you should purchase a kit based on your students grade next year. There is also a donation option to help students in need and our wonderful teachers. All money donated will be used to support kids and the supplies needed school wide.

Looking ahead to next year


Your FFO Board for 2017/18:

President – Gina Mehmert
Past President- Galena Robinson
Secretary – Jessica Brandt
Treasurer – Becky Swift
Direct Donations Chair – Blythe Edmondson
Grants Chair – Anne Gruber


If you are interested in getting more involved in the FFO and would like more information about what is available, please contact Gina Mehmert at gmehmert@gmail.com or Galena Robinson at jandgrobinson@msn.com. There are many committees that need volunteers for next year.
If you are available to help with our Pick-Up and Unpack event in Aug, please email us so that we can send you the SUG as it gets closer.

And last but not least….
As this is my last “Keeping you in the Loop” for the year, I’d like to thank my executive board members for all of their work this year:  Linda Gee, Jessica Brandt, Anne Gruber and Cindee Reynolds.  Thank you to Cris Algeo and Anne Morgan for keeping everything together in the front office with smiles, no less!  Thank you to all the FFO committee chairs and members who worked to appreciate the staff, bring treats to FFO meetings, attend CFSD Foundation meetings, support families in need, organize book fairs, work with students on community service projects, manage PE uniform orders and sales, arrange dine-outs, pulled off another great color run, and put together a memorable 8th grade promotion.  Thanks to the tireless lunch duty volunteers and everyone else who did their part to make our year a great one.  You know who you are!  J 

A special thank you to Mrs. Rosenthal! Your presence will be missed next year but know that you have left Orange Grove Middle School a happier, brighter place! Thank you for all your years of service in our wonderful district. It’s teachers and administrators like you that make this community so special and unique. THANK YOU!

Happy summer!

Galena Robinson, FFO President, jandgrobinson@msn.com