Our biennial Spring Gala will take place on February 24, 2018 at Independence Grove. The Gala is OGSEF’s biggest fundraising initiative and we need the support of our community, parents, faculty and students to make it a great success. Plus, it is a great opportunity to network and socialize with your community…not to mention a ton of fun! The event features food, drinks, entertainment, auctions and more. This is an event you will not want to miss!
The Grove Gala 2018
February 24, 2018
6:30 PM to 12:30 AM
Independence Grove, Audubon Hall
Project Spotlight: Next Generation Science Standards
The Gala supports funding for teacher-driven grants that focus on innovative and differentiated curriculum. This year we have a spotlight project we are funding: Next Generation Science Standards. Funds raised at the gala will support enhancements to the science curriculum in grades K-8.
Thank you to all of the Oak Grove families, staff and community friends that supported the Grove Gala 2016! It was truly a fun and charitable evening. We danced, we ate, we bid and at the end of the night, we laid the foundation for many future educational programs at Oak Grove School. Thanks again for making this a truly record setting year!
Together, we achieved OVER:
230 Tickets Sold
150 Auction Items
$5,000 Raised for the Soaring Eagle Scholarship
$25,000 Raised in the Auction
$40,000 Total Raised
800 Happy Oak Grove Students with exciting new educational experiences to come!
Project Spotlight: The Oak Grove Green Screen Room
The Gala supports funding for teacher-driven grants that focus on innovative and differentiated curriculum. This year we have a spotlight project we are funding: The Oak Grove Green Screen Room. The Green Screen Room offers our students a unique opportunity to intersect creativity, technology, science, math and communications.
The Grove Gala 2014
The Grove Gala 2014 took place on March 1, 2014 at Independence Grove. Over 250 of our parents, teachers, staff, friends and local community joined in to raise funds for the Oak Grove School Education Foundation…and have a lot of fun! We had a fantastic silent auction with mobile bidding that featured the treasured classroom gifts and lots of amazing trips, sporting events, experiences and much, much more. We also had a wide variety of casino games and an open bar to keep everyone entertained. All in all, we raised over $30,000 to invest in students at Oak Grove School by funding teacher-driven initiatives focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs and more. Thank you all for your support! We have an amazing school and community!
You can view event photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121509408@N03/.
FALL FEST 2012
On Sunday, September 30th, the Oak Grove School Education Foundation and the Oak Grove PTO hosted a Fall Festival for Oak Grove students and their families. The afternoon was filled with fun events such as a DJ with dancing and singing contests, face painting, pumpkin decorating, Baggo games and a dunk tank where students could dunk their teachers! Local firefighters brought fire engines for the kids to tour and OGSEF platinum business partner, Slammers, hosted a home run derby and other baseball activities. Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the event and to all the volunteers who helped make the day possible!
See Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/YNvf1XyPbIc
The Grove Gala 2010
The 2010 Grove Gala was held at the Ivanhoe Country Club on March 6, 2010. With the generous support of Oak Grove parents, families, students, staff, local businesses, and the PTO, over $24,000 was raised and will be directed toward improvements to the Elementary and Junior High Cafeterias.