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MLK Day Celebration 2021

We are always honored to be part of this important community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who said, “Change does not roll on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

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Talking About Confusing World Events

As educators and parents, we have an important role in contextualizing disturbing world events like the recent violent takeover of our country’s capitol. After a year of challenge after challenge, this will require reaching into our deepest reserves of energy and resilience. But we must do what we can to provide a sense of understanding and stability amid chaos. We are obligated to take an active role in building a healthier, more just future.

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Importance of Touch

From the time we are in the womb through our elderly years, touch plays a primary role in our development and physical and mental well-being.

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Final Moments of a Contentious Presidential Election

There is a palpable feeling of uneasiness as we find ourselves in the final moments of a contentious presidential election, while continuing to navigate the fallout of the ongoing pandemic. Even with our best efforts to shield our concerns from our children, they feel it.

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Happy Halloween!

The Friday before Halloween, we had a lively campus full of creative costumes, storytelling, decorating pumpkins, pizza, candy, and a high school scavenger hunt! Enjoy this short Halloween video.

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Dia De Los Muertos

Continuing with what has become a yearly tradition, elementary and middle school Spanish teacher Eva has created a colorful Día de los Muertos altar by the Main House. This week, students have decorated sweets to add to the altar and are also placing photos there of loved ones who have passed away. Also displayed is student artwork created in commemoration of this tradition.

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Why We Rock

Why does Oak Grove have so many rocking chairs around campus? The benefits of rocking chairs are not just for lulling infants to sleep or helping the elderly gently relax. All people benefit from rocking. Research shows that the rocking motion engages the parasympathetic nervous system and releases endorphins to self-regulate the brain state.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

As we enjoy our three-day weekend, it is important to think about what it is we commemorate and celebrate on Indigenous Peoples Day. Historically, Americans have not learned much that is authentic about the people who lived on these lands before, during, and after the arrival of the Europeans, and we seek to change this narrative at Oak Grove.

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Parent Education Workshops Continue on ZOOM

Our first Parent Education workshop in the series of the year looked a little different, but the content was equally  impactful. Organized and facilitated by High School history teacher Will Hornblower, Parent Education Workshops have been an incredible resource, and have recently been made available to the greater community.