Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Gordan

     August 2021

    Greetings Oak Grove-Bellmeade Elementary Families, 

    This is Principal Gordon, 

    We are excited about the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Our theme this school year is "We're Coming Out!" 

    I am thankful to begin my fourth year as the principal of this outstanding school. 

    Thank you to every faculty, staff, student, parent, guardian, and community partner who has supported us along the way. 

    Here are some important dates for you to plan to join us: 

       * Open House @OGBES on August 31st from 5pm to 6:30pm. 

       * Back to School Night @OGBES on September 21st from 5:30pm to 7pm. 

    Stay tuned for our OGBES Family Handbook/Guide that will be shared online by Augus 15th. 


    Principal Gordon

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    Saludos a las familias de la escuela primaria Oak Grove-Bellmeade 

    Este es el director Gordon,

    Estamos entusiasmados con el inicio del ano escolar 2021-2022. Nuestro tema este ano escolares "Vamos a salir!"

    Estoy agradecido de comenzar mi cuarto ano como Director de esta destacada escuela. Gracias a todos los profesores, personal, estudiantes, padres, tutores y socios de la comunidad que nos han apoyado en el camino. 

    Estas son algunas de las fechas importantes para que planee unirse a nosotros: 

      *Open House @OGBES el 31 de agosto a partir de las 5pm a las 6:30pm. 

      *Noche de Regreso a Clases @OGBES el 21 de septiembre a partir de las 5:30pm a las 7 pm. 

    Este atento a nuestro Manual/Guia familiar de OGBES que se compartira en linea antes del 15 de agosto. 


    Director Gordon 




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