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Kindergarteners learning about the different food groups.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support! As end of the year activities and performances approach us, it reminds me that not only do we have talented staff who organize and plan such events, but we also have parents behind the scenes who are supporting in other ways. I know that you are motivating your son or daughter and encouraging him/her to have fun, practice and do their best! Our Strings and Chorus concerts really displayed such vigor and motivation over the last two weeks! I hope you might make plans to catch our last musical performance of the year on June 5th as our band will be performing in our café at 7pm.

Just a reminder that schools will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.  Enjoy this 3-day weekend with family and friends.  Wherever you are, be safe and be happy!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child's learning and experience at Oak Hill.  My door is always open!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Schools and Offices Closed on May 27

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

SOL Testing 2019

Students in grades 3-6 have been taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests.  The schedule can be found here.  Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child's testing day. Most testing begins at 9:00 am.  Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests. 

Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 3 through June 7.

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Their has been an increase in unsafe behavior.  To ensure student safety during arrival and dismissal we ask that parents abide by the following procedures. 

Kiss and Ride

 8:20-8:45 a.m. and 3:20-3:40 p.m.

  • Discharge/load children only in the “kiss and ride” area of the parking lot.  For your child’s safety, please do not discharge or pickup your child on the street. Crossing the street is legal at crosswalks only.
  • Pull your car as far forward as possible, following staff directions.
  • Please remain in your car while in the kiss and ride area.
  • Children should be ready to leave/ enter as quickly as possible, using the vehicle door(s) closest to the sidewalk.
  • Please turn right when exiting the “Kiss and Ride” area, to avoid interaction with buses and cars turning left into the parking lot.
School Supply Ordering

PTA is once again sponsoring an online option to order school supplies for next year.   A flyer is coming home with your child today.  Orders will be accepted through June 30th.  Click here to access the website.  Enter the school ID OAK249 and then follow the directions to complete your order.   For any questions about ordering online, please email merricarna@hotmail.com.

If you prefer to buy your supplies independently, you may check the Oak Hill website for the list.  

Summer Resources

With summer right around the corner, please be aware we have grade level kits with most of the needed supplies for next year and will have them ready for pick up the week before school starts.  If you would like to access these supplies for your child or children, please contact Kim Gallagher at kagallagher1@fcps.edu by Friday, June 7th. If your child is a rising seventh grade student, please contact the student services office at the middle school (Franklin or Carson) before the start of the school year for supplies.

 *In addition, there are a limited number of partial scholarships to Rec-PAC, a six week structured summer recreation program.  Please note that Oak Hill is NOT listed as a Rec-PAC location this summer.  If you would like to inquire about a partial Rec-PAC scholarship, please contact Christy Ryder at clryder@fcps.edu.   For more information, please visit:  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac/

**Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services offers summer meals for kids.  For more information, call 703-704-6704. 

***The Fairfax County Health Department offers school required immunizations free of charge. For more information, call 703-246-2411.  

STEAM Camp

STEAM Camp will be held this year at McNair Elementary, with focus on Robots and Rollercoasters.  Please join Mrs. Cosgrove and Ms. Payne for a week of amazing times as your child thinks like an engineer to design and build solutions to real world problems, works with robots such as Ozobots to expand programming skills using scratch and other languages.  In addition, students will design and build a variety of roller coasters, (the sky is the limit)!

Campers must be rising 3rd - 6th grade.  Camp will be held the weeks of July 15, 22, and 29 - pick one!  To sign up please register here.

Chess Tournament Results

We are excited to share the news of another victory by Oak Hill students.  At the May Mayhem chess tournament on May 11th, Shaurya Ahuja (5th grade), Nihal Gorthi (3rd grade),  Vignesh Karumathil (1st grade), and Rishi Rajmanna (2nd grade) helped Oak Hill earn a 2nd-place Team trophy.  This makes back-to-back Team trophies!  Congratulations to the team and coaches.

RCMS 101

Rachel Carson Middle School will hold an optional, fee-based, summer orientation program for rising 7th graders who will attend RCMS this Fall.  This two day program will offer students a brief overview of middle school life at Carson.  For information about dates, registration, and cost please click here.

Fifth grade landscape projects created in Chinese classes.

Chinese News

Planting season is here! It’s an exciting time for the 4th graders as they are helping 2nd graders to grow more milkweed for their butterfly garden. They will design their green house for milkweed seedling and make sure to have everything milkweed seedlings need in their green house.

The 5th graders just finished their landscape project. They worked in groups to design different landscapes for houses, apartments, or even community parks. They have different formats for their projects; some are making posters, some are using the computer, some even made 3D models. We have some of the models displayed in the library.

PTA News PTA Summer Book Exchange

The Oak Hill PTA’s annual Summer Book Exchange—a great way for students to trade books they have read and enjoyed—will be held during school on June 4 and 5. Books are being collected now through Monday, June 3. Students may bring in gently used books, leave them in the Summer Book Exchange bin in the lobby, and take a receipt good for an equal number of books (up to 15 books). On June 4 (grades 4 – 6) and June 5(grades pre-K – 3), each class will have time at the book exchange when students who submitted books can bring their receipts and “shop” for their selections. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Faye Morrison at fayelunn@gmail.com.

Spring Carnival

Oak Hill PTA will be hosting the Spring Carnival 2019 on Friday, June 7th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Oak Hill ES Fields. There will be several tables and booths for kids. The entry is free to this event.  What will be there at the carnival?

There will be tons of games for all: Moon Bounce, treats, prizes, food, popcorn, ice cream, face painting,  girls salon, photo selfie booth and lots more!  We’re
inviting you all for a fun filled family evening out at Oak Hill.  Sales for game tickets will start soon.  Click here to sign up to volunteer to make this event a success!  Thanks to those who have already volunteered. In appreciation of your efforts, volunteers will be getting free tickets to the carnival games.

VASO Division A

Virginia Science Olympiad (VASO) is a non-profit which seeks to engage and challenge students in science,technology, engineering, and mathematics through various levels of team-based competitive tournaments in Virginia. For more information, please visit their website here.  Rising third to fifth grade students will be participating in Division A. The tournament will
be in October/November 2019.

Key Calendar Dates

May 27: Memorial Day, no school

May 29: 1st Grade Field Trip to George Mason University

May 31: 3rd Grade Recorder Showcase, 9am

May 31:  All Oak Hill Library books DUE

June 3: Chantilly HS Senior Walk, 2:45pm

June 4: 3rd Grade Picnic, 11:30am

June 5: 5th Grade Picnic, 12:30pm

June 5: 5th & 6th Grade Band Concert, 7pm

June 7:  Kindergarten Field Trip to Franklin Farm Shopping Center, 9:45am

June 7: 1st Grade Picnic/Carnival at 11am, 2nd Grade Picnic at 11am. Preschool Picnic at 12:30pm,

June 7: PTA Carnival at 5:30pm

June 10: Talent Show Family Performance, 6:30pm

June 11: Kindergarten Picnic at 11am, 4th Grade Picnic at 12pm

June 12: 6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony in Gym, 9am

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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Rotational Barbecue

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Rotational Barbecue

FCPS Food and Nutrition Services is hosting a Barbecue at Oak Hill tomorrow.  During lunch the county will be grilling entrees.  The cost for this special lunch will not change, $3.00 for students and $4.25 for adults.  The Barbecue entrée menu consists of the following.

Hamburger on Bun

Cheeseburger on Bun

Turkey Hot Dog

Turkey Half Smoke

Black Bean Burger

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Wolf News May 15

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Oak Hill students enjoyed meeting the therapy dog Butch during Stress Less, Laugh More week.

Thank you!

The Oak Hill Staff would like to thank our wonderful PTA and all of the parents at Oak Hill for showering us with appreciation and gratitude last week.  We enjoyed the kind notes from students and parents.  We all feel honored to work at Oak Hill with your children! 

SOL Testing 2019

Students in grades 3-6 have been taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests.  The schedule can be found here.  Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child's testing day. Most testing will begins at 9:00 am.  Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests. 

Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 3 through June 7.

SCA Elections

We are excited to announce a new format for Oak Hill Elementary’s student government! In an effort to provide equal representation to all classes, we will have a governing student council rather than having four elected officers. In the fall, each sixth grade classroom will elect a student council officer. This student council will provide the leadership for our SCA which will be made up of representatives from classes in grades 3-6. Elections for each classroom council member will be in the fall.

Career Switcher Information Session

The FCPS Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Tuesday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1000A. This event will give military veterans, community members, and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the four approved Virginia Department of Education career switcher programs: Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, and Shenandoah University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to military veteran attendees.

A panel of FCPS educators will share information with attendees in a question and answer format, followed by an opportunity to network with panel members, the FCPS licensure team, and the substitute office. Parking is available in the parking garage next to building 8270.

Registration is limited and available online

Summer Resources

With summer right around the corner, please be aware we have grade level kits with most of the needed supplies for next year and will have them ready for pick up the week before school starts.  If you would like to access these supplies for your child or children, please contact Kim Gallagher at kagallagher1@fcps.edu by Friday, June 7th. If your child is a rising seventh grade student, please contact the student services office at the middle school (Franklin or Carson) before the start of the school year for supplies.

 *In addition, there are a limited number of partial scholarships to Rec-PAC, a six week structured summer recreation program.  Please note that Oak Hill is NOT listed as a Rec-PAC location this summer.  If you would like to inquire about a partial Rec-PAC scholarship, please contact Christy Ryder at clryder@fcps.edu.   For more information, please visit:  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac/

**Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services offers summer meals for kids.  For more information, call 703-704-6704. 

***The Fairfax County Health Department offers school required immunizations free of charge. For more information, call 703-246-2411.  

School Supply Ordering

PTA is once again sponsoring an online option to order school supplies for next year.   A flyer is coming home with your child today.  Orders will be accepted through June 30th.  Click here to access the website.  Enter the school ID OAK249 and then follow the directions to complete your order.   For any questions about ordering online, please email merricarna@hotmail.com.

If you prefer to buy your supplies independently, you may check the Oak Hill website for the list.  

Money Camp

Mrs. O'Malley and Mrs. Henry will be hosting Money Camp this summer.  The camp is open to rising 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th graders. Camp begins the week of July 8th with three sessions offered. The cost is $265 for the week and the sessions run from 8:30am - 3:30pm.  Click here to get more information and to register.

Summer Camps in FCPS

This summer, Career and Technical Education (CTE) will be holding its annual enrichment camps, STEM Camp and Tech Adventure Camp, at Fairfax High School.

STEM Camp is a one-week camp for students currently in grades 3-5 from June 24-28 or July 8-12. Topics this year include: Everyday Engineering, Newtonian Motion, Exploring Electricity and Medieval Machines. Registration is currently $275.

Tech Adventure Camp is a two-week camp for students currently in grades 5-7 from June 15-26th. Topics this year include: Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Solar Cars, Hover Crafts, Criminal Justice and more. Registration is currently $425. Click on each link, for registration information.  

Library News

On Thursday, June 6th librarians from the Chantilly Branch of the Fairfax County Public Library will visit Oak Hill to meet with every class to kick-off the library's summer reading program.  This year’s theme is It’s Showtime at your Library. They will share all the information that your child needs to know to participate in this summer reading incentive. And back by popular demand… the librarians will share book talks to highlight popular reading choices to motivate and guide your child’s book picks. Program materials will be available in June at the Chantilly Branch of the Fairfax County Public Library.

FCPS sets the due date for all student library books 10 days before the close of the school year.  Therefore, ALL student library books are due by Friday, May 31st.  (The last day for students to check out books is Thursday, May 30th, but then they must return those books the very next day).  Tumble Books, MyOn, and all other FCPS ebooks and Online Databases will be available throughout the summer.  

Please contact the Oak Hill Library with any questions you may have by reaching out to Jenny Henry at 703-467-3511 or at jlhenry@fcps.edu . 

PTA News PTA Summer Book Exchange

The Oak Hill PTA’s annual Summer Book Exchange, which is a great way for students to trade books they have read and enjoyed, will be held during school on June 4 and 5. Books are being collected now through Monday, June 3. Students may bring in gently used books, leave them in the Summer Book Exchange bin in the lobby, and take a receipt good for an equal number of books (up to 15 books). On June 4 (grades 4 – 6) and June 5 (grades pre-K – 3), each class will have time at the book exchange when students who submitted books can bring their receipts and “shop” for their selections. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Faye
Morrison at fayelunn@gmail.com.

Spring Carnival

Oak Hill PTA will be hosting the Spring Carnival 2019 on Friday, June 7th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Oak Hill ES Fields. There will be several tables and booths for kids. The entry is free to this event.   

There will be tons of games for all: Moon Bounce, treats, prizes, food, popcorn, ice cream, face painting,  girls saloon, photo selfie booth and lots more!!! We’re
inviting you all for a fun filled family evening out at the Oak Hill ES play
grounds! Sales for the game tickets will start soon.  Sign up to volunteer and make this event a success here.

Key Calendar Dates

May 16: Chorus Concert, 7pm

May 21: Pedal It Out, Dogfish Head Alehouse, 11:30am - 11pm

May 27: Memorial Day, no school

May 29: 1st Grade Field Trip to George Mason University

May 31: 3rd Grade Recorder Showcase, 9am

May 31:  All Oak Hill Library books DUE

June 4: 3rd Grade Picnic, 11:30am

June 5: 5th Grade Picnic, 11:30am

June 5: 5th & 6th Grade Band Concert, 7pm

June 7: 1st Grade Picnic/Carnival, 9:30am, Kindergarten Field Trip to Franklin  Farm Shopping Center

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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REMINDER! Class placement forms are due!

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Last Call for Parent Input Forms

With the end of the school year approaching, it is time for the Oak Hill Staff to start preparing for the 2019-2020 school year.  Building a classroom of students is no easy task! We must take many considerations into account such as heterogeneous groupings and balancing academic abilities.  We also consider how to maximize the support our resource teachers can provide students.  Classroom teachers have input into the recommendations for next year, as will our counselors and specialists.  We also value YOUR input! 

Every effort will be made to place your child in the environment you request, but please know that due to staff changes over the summer and new student registrations, all requests cannot be granted.  If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success for the upcoming school year, please complete this google form by May 15, 2019 to ensure it is used for end of the year tentative class placements.  We look forward to your input.

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National Children's Mental Health Day

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National Children's Mental Health Day

Dear Families,  

Today is National Children’s Mental Health Day. Please click on the following links to learn more about how you can support your child’s mental health,

 3 to Succeed

and  Mental Health and Resiliency

In addition, tomorrow concludes our 5th annual Stress Less, Laugh More Week at Oak Hill. The theme will be, “Get Your Zzz’s” and students and staff are encouraged to wear appropriate pajamas.  Our goal is to remind students that being rested usually equates to less stress and a better mood.  

Thank you for your support!  -The Oak Hill Student Services Team

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Oak Hill's Awesome Staff enjoying painting as part of Staff Appreciation Week.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank yous are in order to my fabulous staff at Oak Hill!  As you know, our teachers, specialists, instructional assistants, itinerants, assistant principal, custodians, food workers and office staff work hard every day to support the students at Oak Hill.  Their day doesn’t end at dismissal.  They are taking professional development classes to learn new instructional strategies, they are meeting in collaborative learning teams to plan instruction or having rich discussions over students who are needing more opportunities to learn standards.  Many are firing up their computers at home to assess student work in Google Classroom or to work virtually with teachers across the county and the state to work on lessons together.  But don’t forget that each evening the mom and dad hats have to go on as well! 

So, I ask that you pause for a moment and let someone at Oak Hill know what it is that you have recognized and appreciated this school year.  One thank you goes a long way!  And finally thank you to our wonderful PTA and all the parents who donated items or sent a monetary donation to be used this week.  The Oak Hill teachers and I are so appreciative for the thoughtfulness shown this week.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child’s learning and experience at Oak Hill.  My door is always open!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

SOL Testing 2019

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 7 - June 1. The schedule can be found here.  Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child's testing day. Most testing begins at 9:00 am.  Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests. 

Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 3 through June 7.

Congratulations to Oak Hill's SEPTA Winners Julia Bradt and Eileen Glass (Best Co-Teaching Team), Cammy McCleskey (Outstanding Counseling Staff), Samita Arora (Outstanding Special Education Teacher), and Christy Ryder (Outstanding Counseling Staff).

Special Education Award Winners

Congratulations to the numerous members of the Oak Hill Elementary community who were honored by the Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA) at their recent awards night.  Winners from Oak Hill Elementary include:

Aviva Loggia: PTA reflections award

Cammy McCleskey and Christy Ryder: Outstanding Counseling Staff

Julia Bradt and Eileen Glass: Best Co-Teaching Team

Samita Arora: Outstanding Special Education Teacher, Elementary 

Also congratulations to Oak Hill Elementary parent, Michelle Cades, for being elected to the position of President of SEPTA for 2019-2020 school year!  For a full listing of all award winners, please click here.

Back-to-School Night and Open House Information

For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, we will be changing the format of our Back-to-School Night and Open House.  Teachers and parents have requested to receive information prior to school starting in order for students to be successful starting on day one.  Also, both of these events provide a similar purpose, so in an effort to make things more streamlined and efficient, we will be combining the events. We are joining many of our Chantilly Pyramid schools, as well as many FCPS schools in doing so.  We would love some feedback from parents on the best format to combine these two events.  Our Open House and BTSN will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019.  We are  resending a flyer listing the options in your student's Wednesday folder today.  Please take a look at the flyer and scan the QR code to give us feedback via a google form by Monday, May 13, 2019.

Pedal It Out

Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax is hosting Pedal it Out on May 21 from 11:30am - 11:00pm.  Dogfish will donate 15% of all proceeds to Pedal it Out.  This will benefit Osteosarcoma Collaborative in support of Reed Morgan and families experiencing Childhood Cancer through The Nancy Smith Kabance Grant.  For more information visit www.dogfishalehouse.com.  We will send the flyer home on May 14th in case you are interested in supporting this fundraiser.

Fifth graders playing Ring Robbers during PE.

PE News

Physical Education is wrapping up their Fitness Unit. We were testing the children on their Cardiorespiratory Endurance, their Muscular Strength and their Muscular Endurance. Testing ended with their Flexibility tests.

Since the weather is getting nicer, our last unit is outdoors and features cooperative games. We will be spending a lot of time in the field during class. Sunscreen is not required but recommended to protect the skin.

PTA News Family Movie Night at Oak Hill

Oak Hill staff, students, and their families are invited to enjoy a fun evening at the school for a Family Movie Night.

Movie: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Show Time :  Friday, May 10, 6:30-8:30PM

Admission is free and food and drinks will be on sale. ​​​​​​​Every child must be accompanied and supervised by a parent.  We need volunteers for the event. If you interested in volunteering, please send an email to events@oakhillpta.org.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours for middle and high school students!

PTA Summer Book Exchange

The Oak Hill PTA’s annual Summer Book Exchange—a great way for students to trade books they have read and enjoyed—will be held during school on June 4 and 5. Books are being collected now through Monday, June 3. Students may bring in gently used books, leave them in the Summer Book Exchange bin in the lobby, and take a receipt good for an equal number of books (up to 15 books). On June 4 (grades 4 – 6) and June 5 (grades pre-K – 3), each class will have time at the book exchange when students who submitted books can bring their receipts and “shop” for their selections. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Faye Morrison at fayelunn@gmail.com.

Spring into Summer

Mark your calendars for Oak Hill Carnival!  The Oak Hill PTA will be hosting the Spring Carnival 2019 on Friday, June 7th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Oak Hill ES Fields. There will be several tables/booths, food, prizes and lot more activities for kids.

We are in in the process of forming a volunteering committee to plan/organize the event to make it a fun filled day for our kids! If you are interested to be part of the volunteering committee and enhance/build your event planning skills, please send an email to events@oakhillpta.org

Thanks to those who have already volunteered. In appreciation of your efforts, volunteers will be getting free tickets to the carnival games.

Key Calendar Dates

May 9: Spirit Day: Students and staff are invited to wear beach or tropical attire

May 9: 4th Grade (Bennett & Dolenc) Field Trip to Planetarium 

May 10: Spirit Day: Students and staff are invited to wear school appropriate pajamas. 

May 10: PTA Movie Night, 6:30pm

May 16: Chorus Concert, 7pm

May 21: Pedal It Out, Dogfish Head Alehouse, 11:30am - 11pm

May 27: Memorial Day, no school

May 29: 1st Grade Field Trip to George Mason University

May 31: 3rd Grade Recorder Showcase, 9am

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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Lockdown Drill Today

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Lockdown Drill Today

Oak Hill practiced our final lockdown drill of the school year this afternoon.  A lockdown is a procedure designed to protect students and staff members in cases in which there might be a threat within a school. Our students and staff did an excellent job while practicing this important drill.

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Oak Hill's volunteers enjoying breakfast this morning.  Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication!

Staff Appreciation Week 2019

Staff Appreciation Week is taking place next week, May 6-10.  The Oak Hill Elementary PTA has been hard at work planning a week of festivities to honor the teachers and staff of Oak Hill Elementary.  The theme of this year's celebration is "Wellness" and each day there will be small events to help the teachers and staff nourish their minds and bodies, whether its with healthy food, snacks, lunch, or wellness enrichment workshops including yoga and painting. 

We are still in need of a few parent volunteers to help execute the events on-site during the week of festivities.  To volunteer, please sign up via this link: Parent Volunteers for Staff Appreciation Week

SOL Testing 2019

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 7 - June 1. The schedule can be found here.  Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child's testing day. Most testing will begins at 9:00 am.  Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests. 

Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 3 through June 7.

Back-to-School Night and Open House Information

For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, we will be changing the format of our Back-to-School Night and Open House.  Teachers and parents have requested to receive information prior to school starting in order for students to be successful starting on day one.  Also, both of these events provide a similar purpose, so in an effort to make things more streamlined and efficient, we will be combining the events. We are joining many of our Chantilly Pyramid schools, as well as many FCPS schools in doing so.  We would love some feedback from parents on the best format to combine these two events.  Our Open House and BTSN will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019.  Your child is coming home with a flyer in their Wednesday folder today.  Please take a look at the flyer and scan the QR code to give us feedback via a google form by Friday, May 10, 2019.

Oak Hill's STEAM Night was a huge success!

Bike to School Day

Oak Hill and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will participate in Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools.

May is National Bike Month. Biking helps us feel energized, engage with our neighbors, and reduce our carbon footprint. Not only does biking to school help foster lifelong healthy habits, but it can also encourage active transportation in the early-life stage. Starting the school day with a bike ride, walk, or roll will ensure that students are awake and ready to learn.

A friendly reminder that bicycle helmets must be worn and safety traffic regulations followed. Bicycles can only be stored in the designated bicycle stands on each side of the building and must be secured by a lock provided by the student.

Pedal It Out

Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax is hosting Pedal it Out on May 21 from 11:30am - 11:00pm.  Dogfish will donate 15% of all proceeds to Pedal it Out.  This will benefit Osteosarcoma Collaborative in support of Reed Morgan and families experiencing Childhood Cancer through The Nancy Smith Kabance Grant.  For more information visit www.dogfishalehouse.com.  We will send the flyer home the Wednesday before in case you are interested in supporting this fundraiser.

RCMS 101

Rachel Carson Middle School will hold an optional, fee-based, summer orientation program for rising 7th graders who will attend RCMS this Fall.  This two day program will offer students a brief overview of middle school life at Carson.  For information about dates, registration, and cost please click here.

Ria Singh returned to Oak Hill on College Day to discuss her plans after graduation. She will be attending the United States Air Force Academy. She is pictured here with her former teacher, Ms. Wright, and with her brother Anik Singh who is currently a student in Ms. Wright's class. Congratulations, Ria!!!

Counselors' News Stress Less, Laugh More Week

Oak Hill’s Student Services Department is pleased to announce our fifth annual Stress Less, Laugh More Week starting Monday, May 6th!

Our goal is to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to promote a peaceful, productive, and happy school.  Please see below for a list of the spirit days to coincide with the daily themes.  Back by popular demand, we will also have therapy dogs on site for interested classrooms to visit.  This is a great week to promote stress management, positive relationships, and help-seeking for all of our students. 

For more information on ways FCPS supports wellness, please visit the links below:

Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies

Chantilly Pyramid Mental Health Resources

Spirit Days:

Monday, May 6th: “Let’s Breathe.”  Students and staff are invited to wear comfy clothes.

Tuesday, May 7th: “Be Well and Explore the Outdoors.”  Students and staff are invited to wear their favorite hats.

Wednesday, May 8th: “The Power of Music.”  Students and staff are invited to wear a musical shirt or their favorite color.

Thursday, May 9th: “Imagination Vacation: At the Beach.” Students and staff are invited to wear beach or tropical attire.

Friday, May 10th: “Get Your Zzz’z.”  Students and staff are invited to wear school appropriate pajamas. 

Thank you for your support,

Kimberly Gallagher, Cammy McCleskey, Ginny Phinney, and Christy Ryder

Student Services Department

PTA News Oak Hill PTA Facebook page

To help promote events and encourage more participation and fun for Oak Hill students, we are very excited to re-launch the Oak Hill PTA page.  Please like the above page and we will do the rest to keep you updated on all the PTA events. 

Summer Book Exchange

Now is the time to clean out your bookcases as the annual PTA Summer Book Exchange is right around the corner. This is a chance for your child to exchange books that he or she has read and pick up some great summer reading.  Book collection will start in May and the book exchange will be held in early June during school. We are also looking for parent volunteers to help man the tables at the book exchange or help with set-up the night before. To volunteer, please contact Faye Morrison at fayelunn@gmail.com

Spring into Summer

Mark your calendar for Oak Hill Carnival!  Oak Hill PTA will be hosting the Spring Carnival 2019 on Friday, June 7th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Oak Hill ES Fields. There will be several tables/booths, food, prizes and lot more activities for kids.

We are in in the process of forming a volunteering committee to plan/organize the event to make it a fun filled day for our kids! If you are interested in being a part of the volunteer committee and enhance/build your event planning skills, please send an email to events@oakhillpta.org.  Thanks to those who have already volunteered. In appreciation of your efforts, volunteers will be getting free tickets to the carnival games.

Key Calendar Dates

May 2: 1st Grade Musical, 9am

May 3: 4th Grade (Conlan & DelSignore) Field Trip to Planetarium

May 6-10: Staff Appreciation Week and Stress Less, Laugh More Week

May 8: Bike to School Day

May 9: 4th Grade (Bennett & Dolenc) Field Trip to Planetarium 

May 10: PTA Movie Night, 5:30pm

May 16: Chorus Concert, 7pm

May 21: Pedal It Out, Dogfish Head Alehouse, 11:30am - 11pm

May 27: Memorial Day, no school

May 29: 1st Grade Field Trip to George Mason University

May 31: 3rd Grade Recorder Showcase, 9am

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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Volunteer Breakfast

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Volunteer Breakfast

Oak Hill Staff LOVES our volunteers!  We appreciate ALL that you do for us and our students.  We would like to honor our volunteers with a breakfast to thank you for all that you do…so please swing into the library to enjoy a yummy breakfast provided by staff.  We hope that you will be able to make it!

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Time: 8:15-8:45

Where: Oak Hill Library

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Oak Hill's Fabulous Front Office Staff. 

Principal's Message

Thank you to our wonderful office ladies and the work they do to greet and support our students each morning and the numerous jobs they fill each day!  One hour they may find themselves the clinic aid, waiting with a worried child for parent pickup, finding out information for a worried parent on a delayed bus, or answering general questions about our school programs and schedules.  This is in addition to the registrations, financial bookkeeping, custodial work orders, managing the school’s calendar for daily and community use or assisting classroom teachers with substitute coverage.  They are a small team, but a team who works well together even under pressure!  Happy Appreciation Week to our fabulous office team!  Next time you are in the office, please help me to express gratitude to these hard working ladies.

Thank you for the generosity the Oak Hill Community showed in raising over $27,000 for our outdoor classroom!   We received positive feedback about the run from the many parents who were able to come out and cheer on our students. In addition, we received feedback on areas where we could improve and how we might engage in those conversations with the community. Thank you for all feedback as we consider future fundraisers at Oak Hill.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child’s learning and experience at Oak Hill.  My door is always open!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

STEAM Night is Tomorrow

Oak Hill PTA will be hosting STEAM Night tomorrow from 6 - 7:30 pm in the Oak Hill Cafeteria and Gym. This is a free family event geared to instill an interest in STEAM. In the cafeteria, you will be able to participate in STEAM related hands-on activities.  In the gym you will be able to see students showcases on some of the awesome project-based learning projects (PBLs) they have created this year.

Food and drinks will be on sale.

We need volunteers for the event. If you interested in volunteering, please send an email to events@oakhillpta.org.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours for middle and high school students!

Student’s Intention for the Next School Year

We need your help in letting us know if your child will be returning to Oak Hill next year.  This will help us in projecting our total enrollment for the next school year.  Student’s Intention for the Next School Year forms were sent home on March 27, 2019.  If you have returned your form already, thank you.  If you have not completed the form, please complete it (directions are on the back of the form) and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher by April 30, 2019.  If you need another form, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

Volunteer Breakfast

Oak Hill Staff LOVES our volunteers!  We appreciate ALL that you do for us and our students.  We would like to honor our volunteers with a breakfast to thank you for all that you do…so please drop your child off at the gym and swing into the library to enjoy a yummy breakfast provided by staff.  We hope that you will be able to make it!

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Time: 8:15-8:45

Where: Oak Hill Library

Please RSVP by Monday, April 29, 2019

School Food Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

Spring Pictures Update

Spring pictures were sent home earlier this month.  All pictures must either be paid for or returned to school.  If you have decided to keep your pictures and haven’t already paid, you may do so at mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: HJ248126Q0.  Please return any pictures you decide not to purchase.  If you have questions please email Denise Russ at doruss@fcps.edu.  Thank you!

College Day

Please mark your calendars!  The Chantilly Pyramid will celebrate our annual College Day this Friday, April 26th!  Staff members will wear clothing from their alma mater and will speak with students about their college experience.  In addition, Chantilly High School seniors will be interviewed on our morning news show and will visit classrooms to talk more about the importance of college and to answer any questions students may have about college. 

Your child is invited to wear clothing from a college of his or her choice or wear Oak Hill spirit wear.     

The earlier a child knows and believes he or she can go to college, the more likely he or she will attend.  Our pyramid’s goal is to start the college conversation with our students and families.  We encourage you to ask your child or children about this fun event and let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support! 

Fabulous art work from Oak Hill students at the Chantilly Pyramid Art Show.

Art News

Some incredibly talented Artist and their work was on display this month at the Chantilly Pyramid Art Show. We are so proud of all our students.  In the weeks to come we will be starting a textile unit where students will experience fabric art, coil basket weaving, and stitching. Typically a favorite of elementary Artists!

PTA News Summer Book Exchange

Now is the time to clean out your bookcases as the annual PTA Summer Book Exchange is right around the corner. This is a chance for your child to exchange books that he or she has read and pick up some great summer reading.  Book collection will start in May and the book exchange will be held in early June during school. We are also looking for parent volunteers to help man the tables at the book exchange or help with set-up the night before. To volunteer, please contact Faye Morrison at fayelunn@gmail.com

Spring into Summer

Mark your calendars for Oak Hill Carnival.  The Oak Hill PTA will be hosting the Spring Carnival 2019 on Friday, June 7th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Oak Hill ES Fields. There will be several tables/booths, food, prizes and lot more activities for kids.

We are in in the process of forming a volunteer committee to plan/organize the event to make it a fun filled day for our kids! If you are interested in being part of the volunteer committee and enhance/build your event planning skills, please send an email to events@oakhillpta.org.  Thank you to those who have already volunteered. In appreciation of your efforts, volunteers will be getting free tickets to the carnival games.

Volunteer Opportunity – Food Rescue

Be a part of the community who cares for the neighborhood. Oak Hill Elementary participates in a food recycling program. The PTA is looking for volunteers to deliver rescued food to the Neighborhood resource center. Volunteers are expected to check-in to Oak Hill Elementary cafeteria any time on Wednesdays & Fridays and collect the rescued food items and deliver it to Cornerstones.  Please sign up using this link.

Key Calendar Dates

April 25: STEAM Night, 6-7:30pm

April 26: Chantilly Pyramid College Day

April 26: 4th Grade Colonial Day

April 30: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture, 2pm

April 30:  Strings Concert at Franklin MS, 7pm

May 1: Volunteer Breakfast in library, 8:15am

May 1: 4th Grade (Djuric, Payne, & Wagner) Field Trip to Planetarium

May 2: 1st Grade Musical, 9am

May 3: 4th Grade (Conlan & DelSignore) Field Trip to Planetarium

May 6-10: Stress Less, Laugh More Week

May 9: 4th Grade (Bennett & Dolenc) Field Trip to Planetarium 

May 10: PTA Movie Night, 5:30pm

May 16: Chorus Concert, 7pm

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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Fun Run

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Dear Parents,

What an amazing day we had today with our students! Our Fun Runs were a huge success despite the slight drizzle we had during the K-2 run. We did have to stop that run early to ensure students remained safe.

Thank you to the parents who helped pour water and pass out cups and all the parents who came to cheer on our students. In addition, thanks to you, we have raised $27,000 so far for our outdoor classroom! We truly appreciate your support!! Here are just a few snapshots from the day!

Have a wonderful Spring Break everyone!

Mrs. DeVore and Mr. Credle    

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Fun Run is Tomorrow

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Oak Hill Families

The Oak Hill Fun Run is Tomorrow! Tonight is the Last Night for Pledging! 

Over the past two weeks, Oak Hill Elementary has been raising funds for an outdoor classroom! Families have been able to get pledges for every lap their student(s) run (30-35 laps) in the Fun Run. We will all celebrate with the Fun Run tomorrow on Friday, April 12th! 

All families are invited to come out and cheer on their student at the Fun Run!  Due to the threat of rain, the run for Grades K-2 has been moved to 12:25pm.  We apologize if this is an inconvenience. 

The schedule is as follows: 

3rd & 4th Grade | 9:00 AM 

5th & 6th Grade | 10:15 AM 

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade | 12:25 PM 

It’s not too late to support Oak Hill: We are 78% of the way to our fundraising goal of $30,000! We are also very close to completing our 50 state challenge. We need a pledge from all 50 states to see our principal work from the roof of the school. We only need 16 more states. You can find which ones by registering on funrun.com by searching for Oak Hill Elementary Fun Run. Thank you so much for your support!

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Wolf News April 10

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Oak Hill's new "Kindness Rocks" garden.

Chantilly Pyramid Art Show Tonight!

The Chantilly Pyramid art show will take place tonight from 6-8:00 PM at the Chantilly High School. Please join us in celebrating our Oak Hill artists. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and numerous kids activities will take place. Oak Hill's art work will be on display just beyond the library (turn left after entering the main entrance). Be sure to say hello to Mrs. Hewko and Mr. Monaghan.  We hope to see you there!

Calendar Reminder: Spring Break is April 15-19

As a reminder, spring break will be next week, April 15-19. The Oak Hill office will also be closed starting at 4:30pm on Friday, April 12 and will reopen on Monday, April 22 at 8am.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 22. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar.

Fun Run Water Volunteers

Oak Hill's Fun Runs will be held this Friday, April 12.  We need your help passing out water at this event.  To volunteer click here. Below is the schedule of the runs.

Grades 3 & 4: 9-10am
Grades 5 & 6: 10:15-11:15am 
Grades K-2: 1:45-2:45pm

SOL Testing Schedule 2019

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 7 - June 1. Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child's testing day. Testing begins at 9:00 am (except 6th grade, which will test at 10am).  All tests are untimed. Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests. 

Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests.  Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 3 through June 7.

3rd grade: Thursday, May 16: Reading, Part 1; Friday, May 17: Reading, Part 2; Thursday, May 23: Math, Part 1;  Friday, May 24: Math, Part 2.

4th grade: Tuesday, May 14: Reading, Part 1; Wednesday, May 15: Reading, Part 2; Tuesday, May 21: Math, Part 1; Wednesday, May 22: Math, Part 2; Wednesday, May 29: VA Studies.

5th grade: Tuesday, May 14: Reading, Part 1; Wednesday, May 15: Reading, Part 2; Tuesday, May 21: Math, Part 1; Wednesday, May 22: Math, Part 2; Wednesday, May 29: Science.

6th grade: Thursday, May 16: Reading, Thursday, May 23: Math.

Ramadan and SOL Testing

The SOL testing window is during Ramadan this year. If your son or daughter is in grades 3-6, and will be fasting during this time, please contact Oak Hill's Assistant Principal, Cliff Credle at cmcredle@fcps.edu to further discuss options and considerations.

Advanced Academics News

Screening for school based services can happen at anytime during the school year, but is done school wide in the spring to determine services for the next school year.  For more information about that process and the timeline please click here.  If you have questions, please contact Jane Wheeler, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at jgwheeler@fcps.edu

College Day

Please mark your calendars!  On Friday, April 26th, the Chantilly Pyramid will celebrate our annual College Day!  Staff members will wear clothing from their alma mater and will speak with students about their college experience.  In addition, Chantilly High School seniors will be interviewed on our morning news show and will visit classrooms to talk more about the importance of college and to answer any questions students may have about college. 

Your child is invited to wear clothing from a college of his or her choice or wear Oak Hill spirit wear.     

The earlier a child knows and believes he or she can go to college, the more likely he or she will attend.  Our pyramid’s goal is to start the college conversation with our students and families.  We encourage you to ask your child or children about this fun event and let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support! 

Oak Hill's fourth grade Odyssey of the Mind team.

Oak Hill's Odyssey of the Mind to the Worlds!

Oak Hill's fourth and sixth grade Odyssey of the Mind teams participated in the Virginia State Tournament this past weekend.  The fourth grade team won first place against eleven other teams.  The team performed a skit about Fruits versus Veggies, with Junk Food trying to split them up.  Congratulations to both teams.  The coaches of the fourth grade team were Mrs. Learned and Mrs. Wagner and the team consisted of the following members: Mehreen Gandhi, Ameya Haldankar, Joshua Learned, Uma Sarkar, Ava Grace Satterfield, Keya Shah, and Jack Wagner.  The team is now off to the Worlds at Michigan State University between May 22-25  Best of luck there! 

STEAM Camp

STEAM Camp will be held this year at McNair Elementary, with focus on Robots and Rollercoasters.  Please join Mrs. Cosgrove and Ms. Payne for a week of amazing times as your child thinks like an engineer to design and build solutions to real world problems, works with robots such as Ozobots to expand programming skills using scratch and other languages.  In addition, students will design and build a variety of roller coasters, (the sky is the limit)!

Campers must be rising 3rd - 6th grade.  Camp will be held the weeks of July 15, 22, and 29 - pick one!  To sign up please register here

Lost and Found

Over the past few months our lost and found has continued to grow.  Now that winter is almost over, please check your closets to see if you are missing any of your children’s coats.  There are other items such as water bottles, lunch boxes, umbrellas, etc.  Please remind your son or daughter to check here if they are missing any items.  We plan to donate any items not picked up by April 12.

Sixth Graders collaborating to design a wind turbine.

STEAM Lab/Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons

Students at all grade levels are busy using their POG skills to problem solve, collaborate, and share their thinking!  Kindergartners have been looking at the alphabet in different ways and finding letters hidden in their environment!  They will be taking pictures of some hidden letters and we’ll turn them into a poster!  First graders will be talking about our garden and will use their creative thinking to invent “Plantzilla!”  Second graders have been learning about monarch butterflies and are working on a DeBono’s Hats activity, in which they consider different types of thinking about monarchs.  To go along with their soil unit, third graders have considered the beach as a system and how we can help prevent erosion at the beach (and we will do some problem solving for the erosion on the hill by our basketball court!).  Fourth grade is working on a couple of activities, with some students working on a PBL combining their knowledge of wattle and daub houses and storms, and some students working on designing a prototype of a maglev train.  Fifth graders have just completed designing and testing submersibles, to go along with their ocean science unit.  Sixth graders are in the process of designing and testing a mini wind turbine!  Students are loving the hands on experiences and their enthusiasm is amazing!

PTA News STEAM Night / PBL Showcase at Oak Hill

Oak Hill will be hosting a STEAM Night and PBL Showcase on Thursday, April 25th from 6-7:30pm in the Oak Hill Cafeteria and Gym. In the cafe, you will be able to participate in STEAM related hands-on activities and come see our students showcase some of the awesome project-based learning projects they've created this year.  

Food and drinks will be available for sale.

PTA needs volunteers for the STEAM event. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to events@oakhillpta.org, great opportunity to earn service hours for middle and high school students!

Key Calendar Dates

April 10: Chantilly Pyramid Art Show at Chantilly HS, 6-8pm

April 11: 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

April 11: AAP Orientation, 4:15-5:15pm

April 12: Fun Run Race Schedule
               Grades 3 & 4: 9-10am
               Grades 5 & 6: 10:15-11:15am
               Grades K - 2: 1:45-2:45pm   
 
April 15-19: Spring Break, No school, Office closed

April 25: STEAM Night, 6-7:30pm

April 26: Chantilly Pyramid College Day

April 30: 6th Grade Panoramic, 2pm

April 30:  Strings Concert at Franklin MS, 7pm

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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Fun Run News

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Oak Hill Families

Thank you so much for supporting our Oak Hill Fun Run. As of today we have already profited $14,000 toward a new outdoor classroom! 

New this week, we are excited to work together as a school (not individual classrooms) to reach our overall goal of $30,000. Each classroom teacher has fun, special incentives for his/her students that we will work toward as an entire school. If Oak Hill reaches $18,000 by tomorrow, then each classroom will get their next class incentive! Some of those incentives include fun things like crazy sock day, switch seats day, and even extra recess. 

This Friday, we will have our Fun Run where ALL students will be participating and receiving a custom t-shirt! All of our Oak Hill families are invited to the Fun Run on Friday to cheer on their students!  

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Family Engagement Survey Reminder

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Family Engagement Survey Reminder

We value your opinion so much that we are sending out a special reminder for you to complete the FCPS Family Engagement Survey.

 On March 24th, you received an FCPS Family Engagement Survey!

Please complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of

  • communicating,
  • providing you opportunities to partner,
  • developing positive relationships,
  • ensuring student success and more.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email for an invitation sent with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school iPads or computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

For a direct link to the survey click HERE

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

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Wolf News April 3

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Oak Hill was well represented at the FCPSOn night at Franklin Middle School.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

A few weeks ago Megan Murphy, founder of the Kindness Rocks Project, visited Oak Hill. She spoke to our school about the importance of kindness and how one message at the right moment can change someone’s day, their outlook, and their whole life. After this assembly, students were able to write their own message on a rock. We are excited to announce that Oak Hill will be starting our own Kindness Rocks Garden. Tomorrow, we will be holding a Kindness Train ceremony at 2:30pm in front of the school.  At this ceremony, students will take one rock and place it in a planter. You are invited to join us for this ceremony.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child’s learning and experience at Oak Hill.  My door is always open!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Kindergarten Orientation

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within the Oak Hill Elementary School’s boundary is this Friday, April 5 from 9–10am with doors opening at 8:45 for check-in.  The program will start promptly at 9.  All parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2019 are invited to attend.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the FCPS website.

Please contact our school registrar, Vicki Baron to schedule a registration appointment at vjbaron@fcps.edu or 703-467-3500.

Calendar Reminders

As a reminder, this Friday, April 5, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. The last day of the third quarter is April 4. Classes will resume on Monday, April 8.  Spring Break will be April 15-19.  The Oak Hill office will close for Spring Break on Friday, April 12th at 4:30 and will re-open at 8:00 on April 22nd.  See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar here.

Special Education Conference

The 2019 Special Education Conference will be held this Saturday, April 6, 7:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Lake Braddock SS. The focus of this year’s conference is on building inclusive and postsecondary practices to support the development of 21st century skills and Portrait of a Graduate attributes. Register here.

Chantilly Pyramid Art Show

The Chantilly Pyramid art show will take place on Wednesday, April 10 from 6-8:00 PM at the Chantilly High School. Please join us in celebrating our Oak Hill artists. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and numerous kids activities will take place. Oak Hill's art work will be on display just beyond the library (turn left after entering the main entrance). Be sure to say hello to Mr. Monaghan and Mrs. Hewko. We hope to see you there!

Fun Run Water Volunteers

Oak Hill's Fun Runs will be held on Friday, April 12.  We need your help passing out water at this event.  To volunteer click here. Below is the schedule of the runs.

Grades 3 & 4: 9-10am
Grades 5 & 6: 10:15-11:15am 
Grades K-2: 1:45-2:45pm

SOL Testing Schedule 2019

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 7 - June 1. Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child's testing day. Testing begins at 9:00 am (except 5 Science at 1:00 pm) and are untimed. Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests. 

3rd grade: Thursday, May 16: Reading, Part 1; Friday, May 17: Reading, Part 2; Thursday, May 23: Math, Part 1;  Friday, May 24: Math, Part 2.

4th grade: Tuesday, May 14: Reading, Part 1; Wednesday, May 15: Reading, Part 1; Tuesday, May 21: Math, Part 1; Wednesday, May 22: Math, Part 2; Wednesday, May 29: VA Studies

5th grade: Tuesday, May 14: Reading, Part 1; Wednesday, May 15: Reading, Part 2; Tuesday, May 21: Math, Part 1; Wednesday, May 22: Math, Part 2; Wednesday, May 29: Science, 1pm.

6th grade: Thursday, May 16: Reading, Thursday, May 23: Math.

Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests.  Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 3 through June 7.

VIP Summer Camp at Rachel Carson MS

This year’s Summer VIP (Value in Prevention) Program is open to rising 7th and 8th grade students attending Herndon, Hughes, Carson, Cooper and Longfellow Middle School.  Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Theater, STEAM II (Arduino), and Cooking.  Optional transportation will be provided to and from the VIP Location Site, which will be determined soon.  Breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily.

Registration opened March 1 on My School Bucks. For more information, visit Rachel Carson’s website here.  If you’d like a flyer, please email Oak Hill School Counselor, Christy Ryder, at clryder@fcps.edu. 

Lost and Found

Over the past few months our lost and found has continued to grow.  Now that winter is almost over, please check your closets to see if you are missing any of your children’s coats.  There are other items such as water bottles, lunch boxes, umbrellas, etc.  Please remind your son or daughter to check here if they are missing any items.  We plan to donate any items not picked up by April 12.

Music News

The music department is enjoying a busy spring performance season!  Last weekend, twelve students represented Oak Hill at the Sixth Grade All-County Choral Festival, sharing the spotlight with 900 other auditioned singers!  The result was a phenomenal concert, full of energy and truly fabulous singing.  You made Oak Hill proud!

Coming up, the second grade will be sharing a performance version of Harold and the Purple Crayon on April 9th at 9:00 a.m.  They have been working hard in music class, using songs, instruments, movement, and creativity to make this story come alive.  The spring strings concert is scheduled for April 30th at 7:00 p.m. at Franklin Middle School.  Please come out and support our young, talented musicians!

PTA News STEAM Night at Oak Hill

The Oak Hill PTA will be hosting STEAM Night on Thursday, April 25th from 6 - 7:30 pm in the Oak Hill Cafeteria. We will be having several booths set up with hands-on activities for the kids. This is a free family event geared to instill an interest in STEAM in students. If you are interested in setting up any demonstrations/presentations, which can be by parents, high school/middle school students, etc., please send an email to events@oakhillpta.org with a summary of what you intend to display by April 5th. 

Key Calendar Dates

April 5: Teacher Workday/No School

April 5:  Kindergarten Orientation for rising kindergartners and their parents, 9am

April 9: 2nd Grade Musical, 9am

April 10: Chantilly Pyramid Art Show at Chantilly HS, 6-8pm

April 11: 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

April 11: AAP Orientation, 4:15-5:15pm

April 12: Fun Run Race Schedule
               Grades 3 & 4: 9-10am
               Grades 5 & 6: 10:15-11:15am
               Grades K - 2: 1:45-2:45pm   
 
April 15-19: Spring Break, No school, Office closed

April 25: STEAM Night, 6-7:30pm

April 26: Chantilly Pyramid College Day

April 30: 6th Grade Panoramic, 2pm

April 30:  Strings Concert at Franklin MS, 7pm

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

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Fun Run

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Our Oak Hill fun run program kicked off yesterday with an exciting Pep Rally and we are thrilled about this year’s program where every Oak Hill student can participate! We’ve asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our two-week Fun Run program, making our fundraising simpler and more fun. Our Fun Run includes EVERY student in a fun, fitness event that focuses on character.

This year, our entire school is raising funds for a new outdoor classroom and we NEED YOUR HELP!  All funds raised will go towards purchasing weather resistant tables and benches and an outdoor shade structure for students and staff to access as a learning space and a break area during hot recess days!   

Here’s how you can support Oak Hill:

  • Register your student on funrun.com by searching “Oak Hill”  Then, use funrun.com to log pledges for your child.
  • Reach out to sponsors. And with funrun.com’s smart sharing features, reaching out to sponsors is easier than ever. The easiest way to get pledges is to simply click the Facebook share button on your student’s pledge page. Plus, with a few clicks you can create a custom Student Star video to share on social media. You can also use the Easy Emailer to connect with friends and family. As you gather pledges, be sure to record each sponsor’s e-mail address so they have the opportunity to easily pay for your student’s pledge online via credit card.
  • Ask your child about the MindSpark Mystery Lab Character Lesson of the day! This year’s character program is a S.T.E.A.M theme all about solving problems with character. As they solve mysteries together, five brainy students will encourage our students to live with character. Join along by watching the fun character videos with your child on funrun.com.
  • Come to the Fun Run on April 12th! All students are included in the Fun Run, regardless of financial participation. Remember, students will be running 30-35 laps, and we would love for you to come out and cheer!

Thank you for supporting our school’s outdoor classroom. We hope to see you next week at the Fun Run!

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Wolf News March 27

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Mr. Germain and Mr. Herring after shaving their heads in support of Oak Hill Sixth Grader, Reed Morgan.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

The Chantilly Pyramid will be hosting a “Spotlight on Student Learning” this Thursday night at Franklin Middle School from 6-7:30pm.  This event will celebrate student learning in the digital age and Oak Hill will be well represented.  Mrs. Bowers (1st grade) will be a member of the student/teacher panel.   Mrs. Bennett (4th Grade), Ms. Bowe (5th Grade), Ms. Cosby (6th Grade), Mrs. Fredericks (5th Grade), Mrs. Glass (6th Grade), and Ms. Wright (6th Grade), along with students from their classes will be participating in the Share Fair.  We are looking forward to this great event. I am proud of the work that our teachers and students show every day in the classroom.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child’s learning and experience at Oak Hill.  My door is always open!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Spotlight on Student Learning

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Franklin Middle School    

Join us for a Chantilly Pyramid community event where we will celebrate student learning in the digital age. An opening presentation will be followed by a student/teacher panel, choice sessions, and a student/teacher share fair in the gymnasium. Students and teachers will be represented from the various Chantilly pyramid schools, including 7 of our Oak Hill teachers! There will be an opportunity to learn more about these topics:

  • What student learning looks like in our FCPSOn classrooms.
  • How to safeguard student’s health and well being while using devices for learning.
  • Students perspective on learning in the modern classroom.
  • The role of the teacher in the modern classroom.
Please RSVP here! Spring Garden Clean Up

This Saturday, March 30, we will begin cleaning up our garden at Oak Hill to prepare for spring planting!  If you are able to come and help, please respond to the evite link included here.  We will meet by the garden at 9:00 Saturday morning. Click here to view the evite.

Talent Show News

Calling all 4th, 5th and 6th graders.  If you are interested in auditioning for this year’s talent show, the application is now available and can be found here. The audition form is due no later than March 29th at 4:00 PM.  If you are in a group act, ALL members of your group must fill out a separate application.  Please email Mrs. Hood (kshood@fcps.edu) with any questions.

Calendar Reminders

As a reminder, Friday, April 5, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. The last day of the third quarter is April 4. Classes will resume on Monday, April 8.  Spring Break will be April 15-19.  The Oak Hill office will close for Spring Break on Friday, April 12th at 4:30 and will re-open at 8:00 on April 22nd.  See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar here.

Special Education Conference

The 2019 Special Education Conference will be held Saturday, April 6, 7:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Lake Braddock SS. The focus of this year’s conference is on building inclusive and postsecondary practices to support the development of 21st century skills and Portrait of a Graduate attributes. Register here.

Student's Intention Form for the 2019-2020 School Year

We need your help in letting us know if your child will be returning to Oak Hill next year.  This will help us in projecting our total enrollment for the next school year.  Student’s Intention for the Next School Year forms are being sent home today, March 27th.  Please complete the form (directions are on the back of the form) and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher by April 30, 2019. 

Odyssey of the Mind Going to State

Oak Hill's 6th grade Odyssey of the Mind girls team coached by Ginger Hawkins won first place at Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament.  They competed in Division 2 this year against middle school students and still won the 1st place and advanced to the Virginia State Championship.  This is the same team that won 1st place at last year's state tournament too and competed at world championship tournament representing our state.

March Madness Chess Tournament

Over the past weekend several Oak Hill students participated in the March Madness Chess tournament at Floris ES.  Apart from their individual trophies, the students placed second in the tournament. Congratulations to the following students: Shourya Ahuja, Ealbu Nithilaselvan, Salban Nithiaselvan, Abijith Ramesh, and  
Brian Wong

STEAM Camp

STEAM Camp will be held this year at McNair Elementary, with focus on Robots and Rollercoasters.  Please join Mrs. Cosgrove and Ms. Payne for a week of amazing times as your child thinks like an engineer to design and build solutions to real world problems, works with robots such as Ozobots to expand programming skills using scratch and other languages.  In addition, students will design and build a variety of roller coasters, (the sky is the limit)!

Campers must be rising 3rd - 6th grade.  Camp will be held the weeks of July 15, 22, and 29 - pick one!  To sign up please register here.

Kindergarten Orientation

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within the Oak Hill Elementary School’s boundary is on April 5, 2019 from 9–10am with doors opening at 8:45 for check-in.  The program will start promptly at 9.  All parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2019 are invited to attend.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the FCPS website.

Please contact our school registrar, Vicki Baron to schedule a registration appointment at vjbaron@fcps.edu or 703-467-3500.

Lost and Found

Over the past few months our lost and found has continued to grow.  Now that winter is almost over, please check your closets to see if you are missing any of your children’s coats.  There are other items such as water bottles, lunch boxes, umbrellas, etc.  Please remind your son or daughter to check here if they are missing any items.  We plan to donate any items not picked up by April 12.

Literacy News

This quarter students in grades 1-6 worked on Content Area Research in Reading and Writing.  The projects that students did with this were nothing short of amazing!  Choice and research skills were embedded into all units.  Some of the projects included a Virginia PBL in first grade where students are persuading travelers to visit Virginia.  In 3rd grade students did a PBL where they created google sites on any topic of their choosing from their science and social studies curriculum.   6th grade teachers gave students a choice on how to present information learned from science and social studies unit, anything  from writing a paper to teaching the class.  We all learned a lot during this unit!

Key Calendar Dates

March 28: Spotlight on Students (1:1 presentation) at Franklin MS, 6pm

April 5: Teacher Workday/No School

April 5:  Kindergarten Orientation for rising kindergartners and their parents, 9am

April 9: 2nd Grade Musical, 9am

April 11: 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

April 11: AAP Orientation, 4:15-5:15pm

April 12: Fun Run Race Schedule
               Grades 3 & 4: 9-10am
               Grades 5 & 6: 10:15-11:15am
               Grades K - 2: 1:45-2:45pm   
 
April 15-19: Spring Break, No school, Office closed

April 25: STEAM Night, 6-7:30pm

April 26: Chantilly Pyramid College Day, 8:45-10:30am

April 30: 6th Grade Panoramic, 2pm, Strings Concert at Franklin MS, 7pm

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

3210 Kinross Circle Oak Hill, VA 20171  | Main Office: 703-467-3500
Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Spotlight on Student Learning

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Spotlight on Student Learning this Thursday, March 28!

Join us for a Chantilly Pyramid community event at Franklin Middle School on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:00–7:30pm. At this event, we will celebrate student learning in the digital age. Come see Poplar Tree students and teachers share about the learning in their classrooms!

Please RSVP here!

Event Website

Opening 6:00 - 6:30 pm

  • Welcome with video Highlighting learning in our schools!

Teacher and Student Share Fair in gym  6:30 - 7:30pm

Student and Teacher Panel: 6:30 - 7:00pm

  • How does FCPSOn support a balanced approach to student learning?

Choice Sessions: 7:05 - 7:30pm

  • Through the Decades - how has education changed over time?
  • What does learning look like in an FCPSOn school?
  • How can we support students with Technology at home

Baby Sitting area in Family and Consumer Sciences Room (by main staircase)

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