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    2- hour Delay Peer Mediation will be cancelled.
     
    Peer mediation is a special opportunity to learn constructive ways of dealing with the 
    conflicts that students are faced with everyday. Students often have disagreements. 

    Sometimes disagreements result in pushing, shoving, and fighting. Teasing and name
    calling are other ways that students may express anger and frustration. Peer mediators
    learn new ways to deal with conflicts so that no one gets hurt. They participate in a
    special training program where they learn and practice listening skills, problem solving,
    and negotiating skills. As the school year continues, peer mediators will help their
    classmates solve problems peacefully, under the supervision of Mrs. Turpin-Orgetas.

    Mrs. Turpin-O will hand pick 15-20 students. Letters went out in September if you child was chosen.

      
     
    We will be going to the Luthern Nursing home on Rt. 44 (past Adams)  on Dec. 14 from 10:15-11:00 
    One of the goals of the Oak Grove Peer Mediation Club is to reach out to the
    community and help those in need.  There is a severe shortage of blood in
    our area, and that 350 pints of blood are needed everyday.  Unfortunately,
    only 2% of the population donates blood. The Peer Mediation Club decided
    that they would like to help alleviate the blood shortage.   Our peer
    mediators made our
    blood drive successful by escorting donors to the
    registration booth, to the canteen for
    juice and cookies, babysitting, and
    greeting at the main door. 

    Thank you for your support of our school and the New York Blood Center.

    (SEE BLOOD DRIVE ICON FOR MORE INFO)

    This year's blood drive was scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 1:00-7:00 pm.  Our record before this year was 69 pints of blood, this year was 95 pints.  Great job!

    We are currently working on a video of the month, all ready completed the Respect, Responsiblilty and No bullying Videos.  The teachers are showing these videos during lunch monitor time to their students attached with a coloring sheet with the character trait.  

    Ten Virtues of Character Education at Oak Grove

     

    Ten Virtues ofCharacter Education

     

    September-Respect

    October-Responsibility

    November-No Bullying

    December-Trustworthiness/Honesty

    January-Fairness

    February-Caring/Kindness

    March-Integrity

    April-Perseverance

    May-Tolerance of Differences

    June-Courage

     

    Updated: 12/11/2019