Virtual Peer Mediation Group at this time.  You will be invited to attend (Grades 4-6th) if you are chosen to be part of this group.  We usually meet Fridays at 3:15.  Our first one will be Sept. 18 with a virtual to Pines Nursing Home at 3:30 pm.   
    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 ________ (stay tuned) 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.


    This year's blood drive was scheduled for Thursday, November ________2020 (stay tuned) 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




    November-No Bullying






    May-Tolerance of Differences



    Updated: 9/2020