Oak Grove Elementary School


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Peer Mediation-

January 5, 2017

Dear Parents:

    The Oak Grove Peer Mediators are planning to visit the Nursing Home, Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:30 am. (snowdate-January 28)  If your child is interested in participating, please sign the permission slip below and return it to Mrs. Turpin-O on peer mediation day on January 11, 2017.  Note:  Each child must be accompanied by a parent.  Our visit will last for approximately 45 minutes. Please have your son/daughter dress up for this event.  I will meet you in the Lutheran Center lobby at 10:15 am.

Thank you for your support.     


Mrs. Turpin-Orgetas


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.

Permission to join Mediation Club- Applications submitted-Students were chosen based on behavior and 10 students are on a waiting list to join for 2016-2017 year.  Very difficult decision to make 60 applications and only allowed to pick 25 students.   I went around and asked the teachers/staff if they felt these students would represent Oak Grove. 

March of Dimes flyer and info for May 2017
Bully Walk- flyer and info April 2017
Permission slip for the walks 2017
 We will be going to the Luthern Nursing home on Rt. 44 (past Adams) on Dec 17, 2016 at 10:15-11:30.  

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.


Ten Virtues of Character Education at Oak Grove

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May-Tolerance of Differences



Updated: 12/2016