April 2014

Tiger’s Roar

News from Orange Grove Elementary Charter School



Principal: John  H. Clendaniel

Assistant Principal:  Steve Schonveld

Curriculum Specialist: Dr. Laney White                                                                    


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              I am so glad to say that we are officially back in full swing here at ŒThe Grove¹ as we soon close the third nine weeks of the school year. I am still waiting to hear from the district about the make-up days from February. As soon as I receive this information I will pass it along to you. Report cards will be sent home on Monday, March 31st and the awards ceremony will be held on Friday, April 11th.

We have so many things to look forward to this month. Most importantly, Orange Grove is on the Charleston County School District Board Agenda for their meeting at 5:15 this coming Monday, March 10th. The action item is a recommendation to allow us to use the old Oakland Elementary School as a swing space for our middle school. This will potentially allow us to start our middle school during the 15-16 school year (current 4th graders) instead of the 16-17 school year (current 3rd graders). Every family that comes to the meeting will receive a homework pass for each of their children to excuse them from completing their homework that night. We will once again provide transportation via bus from the school. Buses will depart at 4:45. I will extend the hours of the Extended Day program to ensure that parents have the ability to attend. I cannot stress to you how important it is for you all to attend and show your support. I know I can count on the Orange Grove community to pull together for this very important meeting.

              Also, it¹s that time of year again to fill out an Intent to Return form for next school year. It is critical that these are filled out for each of your children that attend Orange Grove by March 31st. This electronic form can be found on our school website under the ŒFor Parents¹ tab. Please also remember that this coming Friday, March 14th is the last day to register CD and siblings of current students for next year.

Finally, our annual Silent Auction is right around the corner! This is our largest fundraiser of the year that enables us to do all of the wonderful things that we do at Orange Grove. We are very excited about some of the items that have been donated. Do any of these seem like something you would be interested in?

€            A trip to Disney World

€            Weekend in Savannah

€            Joggling board for your front porch

€            Hot pink bike to cruise through the neighborhood

€            50² Flat Screen TV

€            Hundreds of Gift Certificates

€            Family fun events around Charleston

€            CD- 2nd grade will provide ³kid created² special items

€            $20.00 tickets on sale for a $5,000 drawing for a trip voucher

As you can see, we have a lot to offer. We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, March 29th from 6-10pm at the Charleston Elks Lodge. Individual tickets are $30.00 and couples tickets are $50.00, please contact your child¹s teacher for tickets or see a 5th grade teacher! Thank you for all your help & support. Without you, this would not be possible.


³Where Great Minds Grow.²



John H. Clendaniel





Orange Grove Elementary Charter School
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Intent to Return Form for the 2014-215 School Year


You will need to complete one for each child. This is not applicable to current fifth graders.

If you are registering a sibling for our 2014-2015 CD CLASS (age 4 by September 1, 2014), please complete the CD-5 Registration form and return it no later than March 14, 2014. Registration forms are located under the FOR PARENT tab on our website. If this is not done by the deadline, March 14, 2014, your child's spot for the 2014-2015 school year is NOT guaranteed. 


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