Summer Updates

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Free and Reduced Price Lunch Applications

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is not expected to continue into the 2022-2023 school year. Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application at least ten days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available in the next few weeks and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact the office at 703-467-3500.

Immunizations

 Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

Please check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to Oak Hill ES as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at 703-467-3500.

Summer Meal Service

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites through August 9th.  Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.  All meals are available at no cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under.  Visit the Meals For Students website for more details

4th of July

Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!  The Oak Hill office will be closed on Monday, July 4th.  Summer hours (Monday - Thursday, 9am-1pm, or by appointment) will resume July 5th.

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Last Day of School Reminders

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Reminder - Early Dismissal Today at 1:30 pm

Today is the last day of school.  Dismissal will be at 1:30 pm.  We wish everyone a safe, happy, and relaxing summer!

Lost and Found!!

Please come by the Oak Hill cafeteria on Monday, June 13th from 9-3 to claim any lost items that may belong to your child(ren)!  We have many, many jackets/sweatshirts, etc.  All leftover items will be donated after that time. 

Summer Office Hours

The school office will be closed on Friday, June 10th from 2:00-3:45 for a staff meeting.  

Starting Tuesday, June 21st through July 29th, school office hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday - Thursday. For appointments at other times, please call 703-467-3500.

The school and office will be closed on Monday, June 20 and Monday, July 4, for the federal holidays.

School Supplies

School Supply lists for the 2022-2023 School Year have been uploaded to the Oak Hill Website under the Academic tab.  If you would like to purchase a pre-packaged kit that will be delivered to school before the start of the year, PTA is offering grade level kits for purchase at the following link:  https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/

Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249 and those orders are due by June 30th.  

If you need assistance with school supplies, please contact  [email protected].

The students pictured above with Mrs. DeVore participated in the Schoology design contest.   Congratulations!

Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program

Attention readers!  Fairfax County Public Library understands the importance of reading during the summer by offering a summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults!  The summer reading program promises to be fun and interactive by offering opportunities to read, participate in fun reading activities, and attend interactive, dynamic programs and events.  Take a look at the flyer, and the links below will take you to FCPL’s Summer Reading Adventure Pages.

FCPL Summer Reading Program

Free and Reduced Lunch

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit the FCPS website for updated information during the summer. 

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Lost and Found - please claim!

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Lost and Found Cleanout!

We have many, many jackets, sweatshirts, and other lost and found items.  Please come by the Oak Hill cafeteria on Monday, June 13th from 9-3 to claim  any lost items that may belong to your child (ren)!  All items not claimed will be donated after that time.

This is only a sampling of what we have.  Please come claim your items!

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Wolf News- June 8th

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our final week of school has been full of joy and celebration here at Oak Hill!  The 6th grade moving up ceremony and celebration went very well and grade level picnics have been lots of fun for all students, staff, and parents.  Thank you to all the Oak Hill parents and family members who attended these events and who have volunteered during the school year.  Your time and effort have been greatly appreciated. 

We hope you enjoy a wonderful summer with your children and make reading and learning an important part of each and every day.

Thank you for a fantastic school year!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Dismissal is at 1:30 on June 10th

The last day of school is June 10th.  Dismissal will be at 1:30 pm.  We wish everyone a safe, happy, and relaxing summer!

Pictured above are Oak Hill's Chantilly Class of 2022 graduates, Oak Hill's South Lakes Class of 2022 graduates, and the Region 5 principals attending Chantilly HS's graduation.

Summer Office Hours

The school office will be closed on Friday, June 10th from 2:00-3:45 for a staff meeting.  

Starting Tuesday, June 21st through July 29th, school office hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday - Thursday. For appointments at other times, please call 703-467-3500.

The school and office will be closed on Monday, June 20 and Monday, July 4, for the federal holidays.

Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program

Attention readers!  Fairfax County Public Library understands the importance of reading during the summer by offering a summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults!  The summer reading program promises to be fun and interactive by offering opportunities to read, participate in fun reading activities, and attend interactive, dynamic programs and events.  Take a look at the flyer, and the links below will take you to FCPL’s Summer Reading Adventure Pages.

FCPL Summer Reading Program

Pictures from the Oak Hill-Lees Corner Basketball Game.  Congratulations on a great game!

Lost and Found

Please come by the Oak Hill cafeteria on Monday, June 13th from 9-3 to claim any lost items that may belong to your child(ren)!  We have many, many jackets/sweatshirts, etc.  All leftover items will be donated after that time. 

Assessment Results

The following assessment results will be posted electronically in Parent Vue by mid-July. If you do not have a Parent Vue account, your child’s results will be mailed home to the home address in late August

  • Standards of Learning Assessments-SOL (Grades  3-6)
  • iReady Reading and Math screener (Grades 1-6)

The following assessment results score report letters with individual student results are centrally mailed to parents/guardians.

  • WIDA mailed with Title III eligibility notices by late September (Students in the ESOL program)
  • Social Emotional Learning Screener results mailed by mid-July (Grades K-6)
  • VKRP mailed by mid-July (Kindergarten)   SOL Score Preview in ParentVUE

    SOL scores will not be sent home with the progress reports this year.  Instead,  preliminary SOL scores will be published in in ParentVUE Test History by Wednesday, June 8.  Parents can access spring overall scores within their Test History tab by logging into ParentVUE through a web browser (not the app). 

Free and Reduced Lunch

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit the FCPS website for updated information during the summer. 

Medication Pickup
  • ALL medications need to be picked up NLT 12:30pm on June 10th .
  • Medication left in the Clinic after 12:30pm on June 10th  cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • Earlier (last week of school) pickup of medications is encouraged during clinic hours: M-F, 8:45am-3:30pm.
  • Extended pickup hours on Thursday June 9th from 8:15am – 4pm.
  • Pick up of medication is restricted to PARENTS ONLY.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each school year.
  • Questions (?) Call: 703-467-3510
School Supplies

School Supply lists for the 2022-2023 School Year have been uploaded to the Oak Hill Website under the Academic tab.  If you would like to purchase a pre-packaged kit that will be delivered to school before the start of the year, PTA is offering grade level kits for purchase at the following link:  https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/

Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249 and those orders are due by June 30th.  

Dates to Remember

June              LGBTQ+ Pride Month
9                    6th Grade Party (1:15 pm)
10                  Last day of School, 1:30 dismissal
13                  Lost and Found, Cafeteria, 9-3
20                  Office CLOSED
July 
4                    Office closed

News From PTA School Supplies

If you would like to order your school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year from EPI and have them delivered to the classroom before the start of the year, please go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/ and order.  Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249.  The deadline is June 30th.  If you prefer to buy your child's school supplies on your own, the school supply lists for each grade are available on Oak Hill's website under the Academics Tab.

 

Welcome to our New PTA Board Members for 2022-2023!

President: Brandan Wilburn-Herbert
First Vice President: Srujana Kannekanti 
Second Vice President: Lindsey Phillips
Treasurer: Marti Londal 
Secretary: Kimberley Stephenson

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Important Reminders

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Important Reminders LOST LAPTOPS OR CHARGERS

We are collecting all FCPS issued laptops AND chargers for the summer. All chargers and computers must be turned in by Friday, June 10th.

If you have lost your laptop or charger, there is a cost for replacement. 

  • Charger: $23
  • Computer: $481

    Payment for lost chargers and/or laptop can be made using MySchoolBucks.  Please follow these directions to make your payment:
    • Sign on to MySchoolBucks
    • Select School Store Payments (School Fees)
    • Select the icon for which you are paying “Lost or Damaged Chargers” or “Lost or Damaged Laptop”
    • Select your child’s name
    • Select the item for which you are paying
    • Follow the process for payment

You may also send a check for the exact amount made out to Oak Hill Elementary School. 

Please contact our TSSPEC, Jaime Bousman-Stanczak at 

[email protected] if you have questions about the technology. 

For payment questions, please reach out to Katherine Andersen, 

[email protected].

EARLY DISMISSAL ON JUNE 10th- 1:30 pm!

Dismissal is at 1:30 on June 10th.  The office will close at 2:00 on June 10th for a staff meeting.

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Wolf News- June 1st

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May was full of concerts.  Thank you to all of our music teachers!

Laptop/Charger Collection Reminder

Laptops and chargers will be collected next week on June 7th & 8th.  

  • All laptops need to be cleaned prior to being returned; stickers removed and residue cleaned- DO NOT remove the barcode.
  • The laptop’s plastic pocket should have the student ID card.  If it is missing please write the student name and ID number on a piece of paper and put this in the sleeve.
  • All power cords must be neatly wrapped.
  • Do not return the laptop case.
  • If you have questions, please contact Ms. Bousman-Stanczak at 

    Jlbous[email protected].

Library Books Past Due!

If you have not yet returned your library books, please return them no later than June 6th.  Books can be returned during the school day in the library or after hours, in the blue library collection box located outside the front door of the school.

If you have questions about your child's library account, please reach out to Melissa Dolenc @ [email protected].  Thank you!

Assessment Results

New this school year across FCPS, the following assessment results will be communicated differently.  Please understand that we have been directed from the central testing office that scores are not to be shared with families until they are made available centrally.  Once the testing window closes, the state and FCPS perform various tasks to verify the scores. See below for the method of communication.

The following assessment results will be posted electronically in Parent Vue by mid-July. If you do not have a Parent Vue account, your child’s results will be mailed home to the home address in late August

  • Standards of Learning Assessments-SOL (Grades  3-6)
  • iReady Reading and Math screener (Grades 1-6)

The following assessment results score report letters with individual student results are centrally mailed to parents/guardians.

  • WIDA mailed with Title III eligibility notices by late September (Students in the ESOL program)
  • Social Emotional Learning Screener results mailed by mid-July (Grades K-6)
  • VKRP mailed by mid-July (Kindergarten)
Free and Reduced Lunch

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit the FCPS website for updated information during the summer. 

6th Grade Basketball Game June 6th at 5:45 pm** (updated time)
  • ***UPDATED TIMEMonday, June 6th at 5:45 pm at Chantilly HS**
  • Doors open at 4:30.  This is not a drop-off event.  Students should be accompanied by an adult.
  • There will be a concession stand outside for snacks (chips/candy/water) as well as Food Trucks available to enjoy a snack or meal outside! 
  • Spirit items and tickets will be sold  on the Oak Hill PTA Website.  They may also be purchased at the game.  Online sales end today, June 1st.
    • Tickets are $4/person or $15/family of four ($5/person at the door).  Players and band members are admitted free.

Items available for purchase include: 

Tshirt $10 Eye Black Pair $1 Paw Tattoo Pair $1 Foam Hand $5 Light-Up Necklace $3 Pompoms $3 each Wolf Ears Headband $5 Blue Sunglasses $3 Pop-it Fidget Bracelets $3 Blue Hairy Headband $5 Spirit Week - June 2nd-6th

June 2 - Throwback Thursday - wear an old school shirt/jersey
June 3 - Pod Pride - wear your pod color!
June 6 - Wear Oak Hill Colors!

Congratulations, Science Olympiad and Odyssey of the Mind Teams!

Congratulations to Oak Hill's Science Olympiad teams!  They advanced to the State Tournament in Division B (winning 4 medals) after qualifying at Regionals in third place with a total of 30 medals!

We also congratulate our Odyssey of the Mind teams! Six teams competed at the state level, and three of those advanced to Worlds!  There were also 2 non-competitive Primary teams who did a great job!

Staff Leaving Oak Hill

We would like to wish our staff who are moving up (promotions), moving out of Virginia, and moving to other places to try something new the very best in their new homes.  Your impact at Oak Hill has been steadfast and stellar! 

Full time staff:  Leasley Alvarado-Hutchison ES; Mary Beth Anderson-Deer Park ES; Katie Blandon-Clearview ES; Shanan Conlan-Prince William County Schools; Adi Focke-Massachusetts; Kim Gallagher-Franklin MS; Christy Ryder-Rachel Carson MS; Kristy Smith-Colorado; Jennifer Wagner-Eagle View ES

Part time staff:  Maura Garfield-Lake Anne ES; Linda White -TBD

Will Your K-5 student be returning to Oak Hill?

If your current K-grade 5 student will NOT be returning to Oak Hill next year, please reach out to Katherine Dillard, our registrar, at [email protected] and let her know today.

This information is crucial to our staffing for next year.  Thank you. 

Medication Pickup
  • ALL medications need to be picked up NLT 12:30pm on June 10th .
  • Medication left in the Clinic after 12:30pm on June 10th  cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • Earlier (last week of school) pickup of medications is encouraged during clinic hours: M-F, 8:45am-3:30pm.
  • Extended pickup hours on Thursday June 9th from 8:15am – 4pm.
  • Pick up of medication is restricted to PARENTS ONLY.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each school year.
  • Questions (?) Call: 703-467-3510
School Supplies

School Supply lists for the 2022-2023 School Year have been uploaded to the Oak Hill Website under the Academic tab.  If you would like to purchase a pre-packaged kit that will be delivered to school before the start of the year, PTA is offering grade level kits for purchase at the following link:  https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/

Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249 and those orders are due by June 30th.  

Dates to Remember

May               
31                  Oak Hill Senior Walk - wear blue/white/OH Spirit wear
June              LGBTQ+ Pride Month
2                    Virtual PTA meeting 6-7pm
6                    6th grade Bball game @ CHS at 5:45 pm
8                    6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 9:30, OH ES Gym
9                    6th Grade Party (pm)
10                  Last day of School, 1:30 dismissal

News From PTA School Supplies

If you would like to order your school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year from EPI and have them delivered to the classroom before the start of the year, please go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/ and order.  Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249.  The deadline is June 30th.  If you prefer to buy your child's school supplies on your own, the school supply lists for each grade are available on Oak Hill's website under the Academics Tab.

PTA Meeting- Register below

Our nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions are:

President: Brandan Wilburn-Herbert
First Vice President: Srujana Kannekanti 
Second Vice President: Lindsey Phillips
Treasurer: Marti Londal 
Secretary: Kimberley Stephenson

The June meeting is Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6-7 pm.  You must register in advance at the link below:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdOyurTguE9S8ftFzxYEjC8i6FJ4Ry_lh

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

FCPS Device Collection and Yearbook Information

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Yearbooks and Laptop Collection Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed to sixth graders who pre-ordered today, May 31st.  Tomorrow, they will be distributed to everyone else who pre-ordered.  We have a VERY limited number of extra yearbooks available.  They will be sold on June 1st to sixth graders only.  On June 2nd, sales are open to everyone, first come, first served.   Yearbooks are $20.  Please send exact change or a check made out to Oak Hill ES.

FCPS Device Collection We will collect all FCPS issued laptops AND chargers for the summer.

**We do NOT need any cases returned**

Kindergarten- Grade 1

These laptops are already in the classrooms and will not be collected.  We DO need all chargers returned.  If you still have one at home please return it to your child’s teacher or you will be charged $28 for a replacement.  

Grade 6

These laptops will be collected during the school day on Tuesday, June 7.

Grades 2-5

These laptops will be collected during the school day on Wednesday, June 8.

LAPTOP CARE
  • All laptops need to be cleaned prior to being returned; stickers removed and residue cleaned- DO NOT remove the barcode.
  • The laptop’s plastic pocket should have the student ID card.  If it is missing please write the student name and ID number on a piece of paper and put this in the sleeve.
  • All power cords must be neatly wrapped.
  • Do not return the laptop case.
LOST LAPTOPS OR CHARGERS

If you have lost your laptop or charger, there is a cost for replacement. Checks need to be made out to Oak Hill Elementary.

  • Charger: $23
  • Computer: $481

    Payment for lost charger and/or laptop can be made using MySchoolBucks.  Please follow these directions to make your payment:
    • Sign on to MySchoolBucks
    • Select School Store Payments (School Fees)
    • Select the icon for which you are paying “Lost or Damaged Cables/Power Cords” or “Lost or Damaged Laptop”
    • Select your child’s name
    • Select the item for which you are paying
    • Follow the process for payment
SUMMER PROGRAM

If your child is participating in an FCPS Summer Program that is NOT at Floris Elementary, they will need to keep their laptops.  If they are attending the SOAR program at Floris, a computer will be provided for them. They will need to turn their computers in at the above date.  If your child is attending an FCPS program that is not SOAR, please fill out this form by June 3, 2022, to inform us that your child will need to keep their laptop over the summer.  

Thank you!

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Honoring Our Retirees

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Congratulations and Best Wishes to Our Oak Hill Retirees

Tammy Ofano, Lorraine Colavito, Claudia Gibb, Gladys Uang

Tammy Ofano, School Based Technology Specialist

I was hired at Oak Hill in 1996 as a Technology Resource Teacher which became the position of School Based Technology Specialist in 2003. I've loved working with all the teachers and students at Oak Hill for over 25 years. All three of my sons and one daughter-in-law are Oak Hill graduates. This has been a wonderful place to work and I will miss my amazing colleagues. In my retirement I am looking forward to spending time with my grandson and traveling with my husband and friends.

Lorraine Colavito, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant

I was a substitute teacher for FCPS for 6 school years before Katie Hand took a chance on me and I was hired as a SPED IA at Navy Elementary. I worked there one year until my daughter had a daughter. I left FCPS for 5 years to care for my granddaughter until she started kindergarten. I subbed one more year before Amy Goodloe hired me as an IA for the 5th grade team here at Oak Hill. It was a perfect fit and a dream job for me! All of my children went through Oak Hill, and I had many connections to the school. The following year I switched to SPED IA based in 6th grade. When an opening came up in Kindergarten, I applied to fill it and have been here ever since! My 5 years as Kindergarten IA have been full of opportunities for me to grow and learn right along with the children. I feel blessed to have worked with so many teachers who respected me and my many suggestions! As I prepare to retire, I am looking forward to spending more time with my husband, children, and grandchildren.

Gladys Uang, Chinese Teacher

In the 15 years I’ve spent at FCPS, 13 of them have been at Oak Hill, so Oak Hill has a special place in my heart. Over these years, I’ve taught many students, from when all they knew was “ni hao”; I’ve watched them learn new phrases and sentences and seeing their growth has truly made me happy and grateful. And I’ve taught many siblings, this did lead to protests of “that’s my brother” or “that’s my sister” as I would accidentally mix up their names. I am thankful for the support and encouragement given to me from all the teachers, staff, administrators, and parents over the years. I am especially thankful for the specialist team, and it has been my privilege to be part of such a great team. I will miss everyone as I move into retirement, but it is time for me to start this part of my life’s journey. This will give me the opportunity to spend more time with my family, especially my family in Taiwan. When I have time, I will come back and visit. Don’t be too surprised to see me.

Claudia Gibb, Special Education Instructional Assistant

Thirty-three years ago we moved from the west to the east. We registered our oldest child at Oak Hill as a 5th grader, and we were happy. Years later, just as I had taught 5th grade in the west, I wanted to connect more with the schools here in the east. I substituted in FCPS, took a long-term substitute job teaching 5th grade at Oak Hill, then stepped into the position of Instructional Assistant for 8 fun years with the students. I have learned much from the incredible people around me, and I appreciate the standard of commitment, excellence, growth mindset, and kindness set for me. The beauty of this Oak Hill experience is that 'forever friends' come with this sweet package. I look forward to continuing this great life ahead, giving more time to my family, including my fourteen fun-loving grandchildren.

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PTA meeting June 2nd

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Virtual PTA Meeting, June 2nd, 6 pm ** Zoom Link has been corrected** PTA Meeting Thursday, 6/2 at 6pm! - Preregistration required

You MUST register in advance for this meeting.  Click the link below to register. 

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdOyurTguE9S8ftFzxYEjC8i6FJ4Ry_lh

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We hope you can join us for our last meeting of the year to welcome our new board members!

New PTA Board Members for 2022-2023

Our nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions are:

President: Brandan Wilburn-Herbert

First Vice President: Srujana Kannekanti 

Second Vice President: Lindsey Phillips

Treasurer: Marti Londal 

Secretary: Kimberley Stephenson

 

Sent on behalf of Oak Hill ES PTA

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PTA meeting June 2nd

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Virtual PTA Meeting, June 2nd, 6 pm PTA Meeting Thursday, 6/2 at 6pm! - Preregistration required

You MUST register in advance for this meeting.  Click the link below to register. 

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We hope you can join us for our last meeting of the year to welcome our new board members!

New PTA Board Members for 2022-2023

Our nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions are:

President: Brandan Wilburn-Herbert

First Vice President: Srujana Kannekanti 

Second Vice President: Lindsey Phillips

Treasurer: Marti Londal 

Secretary: Kimberley Stephenson

 

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Wolf News - May 25th

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Principal's Message

Dear Oak Hill Families,

I share in your grief, fear, and frustration about the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. These events impact us all in personal ways. One thing we all have in common is our condemnation of these senseless acts of violence. 

Another thing we have in common is our commitment to keeping our schools, and the students and employees within them, safe. FCPS and Oak Hill work to make critical safety upgrades to our buildings, plan and practice day-to-day safety and security measures, and respond swiftly to any concern or possible event. 

We also know that our students need care, support, and understanding as they learn about acts of gun violence. We have that support in place and encourage everyone to use it. FCPS has resources on the webpage at Student Safety and Wellness. If you or your child need additional support, please reach out to a member of our Clinical Team: Christy Ryder, Virginia Phinney or Cammy McCleskey at 703-467-3500.

We stand together, as a community and in solidarity with the Robb Elementary School community. 

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Memorial Day Holiday- May 30th

Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day and all FCPS schools and offices will be closed.  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States.

COVID-19 Reminder

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please contact our COVID Case Manager, Juliana Rampersad at [email protected], as soon as you receive the positive test.  Thank you for your help.

Senior Walk

We are excited to welcome back Oak Hill alum who will be graduating from high school this year on Tuesday, May 31st for a “Senior Walk!”  We encourage our students consider wearing blue and white or Oak Hill spirit wear in celebration.  Thank you!

Spirit Week: May 31st-June 6th Interested in Being a Patrol?

This program is for all rising 5th and 6th grade students.

If you are interested in becoming a Safety Patrol for the 2022-2023 school year, please fill out this form.

Questions? Contact Ms. Croy ([email protected]) or Mr. Germain ([email protected]).

Parent Input Form for 2022-2023- due Friday, May 27th

As we move into the last months of school, it is time for the Oak Hill Staff to start preparing for the 2022-2023 school year.  Building a classroom of students is no easy task!  We take many considerations into account such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and how to maximize the support our resource teachers can provide students. 

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success for the upcoming school year, please complete this optional Parent Input Form by Friday, May 27th. This system is not intended for families to request specific teachers.  Your child’s current teacher, specialists, and administrators collaborate to make well balanced classes where students can succeed. Oak Hill embraces collective responsibility and all of our staff are equipped to meet individual student needs.

Will Your K-5 student be returning to Oak Hill?

If your current K-grade 5 student will NOT be returning to Oak Hill next year, please reach out to Katherine Dillard, our registrar, at [email protected] and let her know today.

This information is crucial to our staffing for next year.  Thank you. 

Medication Pickup
  • ALL medications need to be picked up NLT 12:30pm on June 10th .
  • Medication left in the Clinic after 12:30pm on June 10th  cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • Earlier (last week of school) pickup of medications is encouraged during clinic hours: M-F, 8:45am-3:30pm.
  • Extended pickup hours on Thursday June 9th from 8:15am – 4pm.
  • Pick up of medication is restricted to PARENTS ONLY.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each school year.
  • Questions (?) Call: 703-467-3510
6th Grade Basketball Game June 6th
  • Time and Date: Monday, June 6th at 6pm at Chantilly High School 
  • This is not a drop-off event.  Students should be accompanied by an adult.
  • There will be a concession stand outside for snacks (chips/candy/water).There will be Food Trucks to enjoy a snack or meal outside! 
  • Spirit items and tickets will be sold (while supplies last) only on the Oak Hill PTA Website.   
    • Tickets are $4/person or $15/family of four ($5/person at the door).  Online ticket purchase deadline is Friday, June 3rd.

Items available for purchase include: (only sold online, while supplies last)

T-shirt $10 Eye Black Pair $1 Paw Tattoo Pair $1 Foam Hand $5 Light-Up Necklace $3 Pompoms $3 each Wolf Ears Headband $5 Blue Sunglasses $3 Pop-it Fidget Bracelets $3 Blue Hairy Headband $5 School Supplies

School Supply lists for the 2022-2023 School Year have been uploaded to the Oak Hill Website under the Academic tab.  If you would like to purchase a pre-packaged kit that will be delivered to school before the start of the year, PTA is offering grade level kits for purchase at the following link:  https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/

Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249 and those orders are due by June 30th.  

Dates to Remember

May               Asian Pacific Islander History Month
                      Jewish American Heritage Month
25                  5th Grade Chorus Concert 6:30 pm, OHES Cafeteria
25                  6th Grade Chorus Concert 7:30 pm, OHES Cafeteria
30                  Memorial Day Holiday
31                  Oak Hill Senior Walk - wear blue/white/OH Spirit wear
June              LGBTQ+ Pride Month
2                    Virtual PTA meeting 6-7pm
6                    Oak Hill/Lees Corner 6th grade Bball game @ CHS
8                    6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 9:30, OH ES Gym
9                    6th Grade Party (pm)
10                  Last day of School, 1:30 dismissal

News From PTA School Supplies

If you would like to order your school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year from EPI and have them delivered to the classroom before the start of the year, please go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/ and order.  Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249.  The deadline is June 30th.  If you prefer to buy your child's school supplies on your own, the school supply lists for each grade are available on Oak Hill's website under the Academics Tab.

New PTA Board Members for 2022-2023

Our nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions are:

President: Brandan Wilburn-Herbert
First Vice President: Srujana Kannekanti 
Second Vice President: Lindsey Phillips
Treasurer: Marti Londal 
Secretary: Kimberley Stephenson

The June meeting is Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6-7 pm.  A registration link will be sent out closer to the date.  We hope you can join us for our last meeting of the year to welcome our new board members!

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Calling All Library books!

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Library books due - May 27th

Please return all library books by next Friday, May 27th!  If you have any questions about your child’s account, please email the Oak Hill librarian, Melissa Dolenc at [email protected].

We appreciate your support in returning library books!

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Band Concert and Mental Health Awareness Day

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Band Concert at Rachel Carson MS Tonight at 7 pm

We are looking forward to seeing you at the band concert tonight at 7 PM at Rachel Carson Middle School.  The concert is being held at Rachel Carson instead of Oak Hill because there is a little more room for social distancing there.

We would like to remind you that the community level of COVID is now at “medium”.  While wearing mask continues to be optional, we recommend mask wearing to our audience due to the increase in COVID transmission rate in the community as well as in the school in the past few weeks.  

Mental Health Awareness Day- wear Green tomorrow!

May is Mental Health Acceptance Month. “The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on the mental health of children in Virginia as young people continue to face physical isolation, ongoing uncertainty, fear, and grief,” says the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (VA-AAP). “Even before the pandemic, mental health challenges facing children were of great concern, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated them.” 

Between March and October 2020, the percentage of emergency department visits for children with mental health emergencies rose by 24% for children ages 5-11 and 31% for children ages 12-17. There was also a more than 50% increase in suspected suicide attempt emergency department visits among girls ages 12-17 in early 2021 as compared to the same period in 2019. Read more in this news release from the VA-AAP. 

Mental wellness is key to student success and the pandemic has added to mental health challenges facing children of all ages. We are joining the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and pediatricians across the Commonwealth in calling attention to this issue by participating in “Wear Green Day of Action” for mental health on Friday, May 20. Join us in “Wear Green Day of Action” this Friday to call attention to this important issue. For resources to support the students in your life, visit our website.

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Wolf News - May 18th

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Mrs. Wagner's class made a geometric city!

Upcoming Musical Events

The band concert is tomorrow, Thursday, May 19th, at 7pm at Carson Middle School. Students should arrive by 6:30 pm. Concert Dress is white on top, black on bottom. 

The chorus concerts are on Wednesday, May 26th in the Oak Hill cafeteria.  Fifth grade performs at 6:30-7 and sixth grade performs at 7:30-8. 

Interested in Being a Patrol?

This program is for all rising 5th and 6th grade students.

If you are interested in becoming a Safety Patrol for the 2022-2023 school year, please fill out this form.

Questions? Contact Ms. Croy ([email protected]) or Mr. Germain ([email protected]).

Sixth Grade Basketball Game

The Oak Hill vs. Lees Corner 6th Grade Basketball Game is right around the corner!  Here are some highlights about this exciting event:

  • Time and Date: Monday, June 6th at 6pm at Chantilly High School 
  • This is not a drop-off event.  Students should be accompanied by an adult.
  • There will be a concession stand outside for snacks (chips/candy/water).
  • There will be Food Trucks to enjoy a snack or meal outside! 
  • T-shirts, spirit items, and tickets will be sold (while supplies last) only on the Oak Hill PTA Website.   
    T-shirt purchase deadline is Friday, May 20th.
    • T-shirts are $10 each.
    • Tickets are $4/person or $15/family of four ($5/person at the door).  Online ticket purchase deadline is Friday, June 3rd.

Items available for purchase include: (only sold online, while supplies last)

T-shirt $10 Eye Black Pair $1 Paw Tattoo Pair $1 Foam Hand $5 Light-Up Necklace $3 Pompoms $3 each Wolf Ears Headband $5 Blue Sunglasses $3 Pop-it Fidget Bracelets $3 Blue Hairy Headband $5 Parent Input Form for 2022-2023

As we move into the last months of school, it is time for the Oak Hill Staff to start preparing for the 2022-2023 school year.  Building a classroom of students is no easy task!  We take many considerations into account such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and how to maximize the support our resource teachers can provide students. 

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success for the upcoming school year, please complete this optional Parent Input Form by Friday, May 27th. This system is not intended for families to request specific teachers.  Your child’s current teacher, specialists, and administrators collaborate to make well balanced classes where students can succeed. Oak Hill embraces collective responsibility and all of our staff are equipped to meet individual student needs.

Please Help us Prepare for Next Year

If you have not yet done so, please fill out this intention form to let us know whether or not your student will be returning to Oak Hill for the 2022-2023 school year.  We need this information to ensure correct staffing for next year.  Thank you.

Medication Pickup
  • ALL medications need to be picked up NLT 12:30pm on June 10th .
  • Medication left in the Clinic after 12:30pm on June 10th  cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • Earlier (last week of school) pickup of medications is encouraged during clinic hours: M-F, 8:45am-3:30pm.
  • Extended pickup hours on Thursday June 9th from 8:15am – 4pm.
  • Pick up of medication is restricted to PARENTS ONLY.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each school year.
  • Questions (?) Call: 703-467-3510
School Supplies

School Supply lists for the 2022-2023 School Year have been uploaded to the Oak Hill Website under the Academic tab.  If you would like to purchase a pre-packaged kit that will be delivered to school before the start of the year, PTA is offering grade level kits for purchase at the following link:  https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/

Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249 and those orders are due by June 30th.  

SOL Spring Testing

Make-up testing continues this week. Expedited retakes are the week of 5/23.

Dates to Remember

May               Asian Pacific Islander History Month
                      Jewish American Heritage Month
19                  Band Concert - 7pm @ Rachel Carson MS
26                  5th Grade Chorus Concert 6:30 pm, OHES Cafeteria
26                  6th Grade Chorus Concert 7:30 pm, OHES Cafeteria
June
2                    Virtual PTA meeting 6-7pm
6                    Oak Hill/Lees Corner 6th grade Bball game @ CHS
8                    6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 9:30, OH ES Gym
9                    6th Grade Party (pm)
10                  Last day of School, 1:30 dismissal

News From PTA School Supplies

If you would like to order your school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year from EPI and have them delivered to the classroom before the start of the year, please go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/ and order.  Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249.  The deadline is June 30th.  If you prefer to buy your child's school supplies on your own, the school supply lists for each grade are available on Oak Hill's website under the Academics Tab.

New PTA Board Members for 2022-2023

Our nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions are:

President: Brandan Wilburn-Herbert
First Vice President: Srujana Kannekanti 
Second Vice President: Lindsey Phillips
Treasurer: Marti Londal 
Secretary: Kimberley Stephenson

The June meeting is Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6-7 pm.  A registration link will be sent out closer to the date.  We hope you can join us for our last meeting of the year to welcome our new board members!

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Health and Safety Updates at Oak Hill ES

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Health and Safety Information

Dear Oak Hill Families,

I am reaching out to share some information related to our current health and safety efforts at Oak Hill  As you know, the influx of cases in the few weeks at Oak Hill has raised concerns from our community, students, and staff.  I want to let you know that we are working closely with our Public Health Nurse and with the Health Department regarding the increase in cases and they are closely monitoring our numbers and providing recommendations.    

Fairfax County's Community Level is currently at medium, as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks. Please continue to use the daily health screening requirement to check your children for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath.  Please keep students home if sick and get them tested to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

I also wanted to provide some clarity around the communication guidelines set forth by FCPS.  When cases occur, we send daily messages which indicate the number of cases on a given date.  When we have 3 or more single cases in a class or 10% of a connected group (ex. a grade level or two classes that are close in proximity) within a 14 day period, we send a letter to the parents of those classes directly with a notice of multiple cases.  We also report those cases to the Health Department to investigate as a potential outbreak.  The Health Department conducts contact tracing and communicates next steps and information related to community correspondence.  I know it can be challenging to receive all of the different messages, so I hope this provides some helpful context.  

As I mentioned, we are working closely with our Public Health Nurse and the Fairfax Health Department, and in doing so, we are making adjustments to our operations and plans here at Oak Hill ES including:

  • Teachers are reminding students of health and safety efforts including handwashing
  • Increased cleaning of high frequency contact surfaces
  • Advising classrooms with multiple cases to wear masks

We want to prioritize student safety, while acknowledging the importance of the culminating events such as concerts, performances, and the 6th grade promotion ceremony.  Whenever possible, we are relocating events to larger venues.  Based on the community transmission levels for COVID-19, you may feel more comfortable wearing a mask indoors at Oak Hill.  

I deeply appreciate your cooperation, support, and patience as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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Oak Hill/Lees Corner Basketball Game 

The link in the weekly Wolf News is incorrect.  Please use the link in this email to order tickets, shirts, and spirit wear.

The Oak Hill vs. Lees Corner 6th Grade Basketball Game is right around the corner!  Here are some highlights about this exciting event:

  • The game will take place on Monday, June 6th at 6pm at Chantilly High School
  • This is not a drop-off event.  Students should be accompanied by an adult.
  • There will be a concession stand outside for snacks (chips/candy) and water.
  • There will be Food Trucks to enjoy a snack or meal outside! 
    • Zainy Flying Grill – tacos, burrito bowls
    • Two Smooth Dudes – tots, wraps, salads, smoothies
    • Kona Ice
  • Spirit wear, spirit items, and tickets will be sold starting today on the PTA website.
    • T-shirts are $10 each. 6th Grade basketball players – t-shirt purchase is required.
    • Tickets are $4/person or $15/family of four ($5/person at the door)
    • Tickets and t-shirts (while supplies last) will be available on the PTA website

Please purchase items online at the Oak Hill PTA Website.  

T-shirt and spirit item deadline is Friday, May 20th.

Ticket deadline is Friday, June 3rd.

Items available for purchase include:

  • T-Shirt: $10
  • Eye Black Pair: $1
  • Paw Tattoo Pair: $1
  • Foam Hand: $5
  • Light-Up Necklace: $3
  • Pom-Poms: $3 each
  • Wolf Ears Headband: $5
  • Blue Sunglasses: $3
  • Pop-It Fidget Bracelets: $3
  • Blue Hairy Headband: $5

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Dolenc at [email protected].  We are looking forward to a fun night!

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Wolf News - May 11th

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Staff Appreciation

Teachers enjoyed receiving Oak Hill tote bags, games and school supplies generously provided by Oak Hill's admin, PTA, and families.

Sixth Grade Basketball Game

The Oak Hill vs. Lees Corner 6th Grade Basketball Game is right around the corner!  Here are some highlights about this exciting event:

  • Time and Date: Monday, June 6th at 6pm at Chantilly High School 
  • This is not a drop-off event.  Students should be accompanied by an adult.
  • There will be a concession stand outside for snacks (chips/candy/water).
  • There will be Food Trucks to enjoy a snack or meal outside! 
    • Zainy Flying Grill – tacos, burrito bowls
    • Two Smooth Dudes – tots, wraps, salads, smoothies
    • Kona Ice
  • T-shirts, spirit items, and tickets will be sold starting today (while supplies last) on the Oak Hill PTA Website
    T-shirt and Spirit Item purchase deadline is Friday, May 20th.
    • T-shirts are $10 each.
    • Tickets are $4/person or $15/family of four ($5/person at the door).  Online ticket purchase deadline is Friday, June 3rd.

Items available for purchase include:

T-shirt $10 Eye Black Pair $1 Paw Tattoo Pair $1 Foam Hand $5 Light-Up Necklace $3 Pompoms $3 each Wolf Ears Headband $5 Blue Sunglasses $3 Pop-it Fidget Bracelets $3 Blue Hairy Headband $5 School Supplies

School Supply lists for the 2022-2023 School Year have been uploaded to the Oak Hill Website under the Academic tab.  If you would like to purchase a pre-packaged kit that will be delivered to school before the start of the year, PTA is offering grade level kits for purchase at the following link:  https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/

Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249 and those orders are due by June 30th.  

Parent Input Form for 2022-2023

As we move into the last months of school, it is time for the Oak Hill Staff to start preparing for the 2022-2023 school year.  Building a classroom of students is no easy task!  We take many considerations into account such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and how to maximize the support our resource teachers can provide students. 

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success for the upcoming school year, please complete this optional Parent Input Form by Friday, May 27th. This system is not intended for families to request specific teachers.  Your child’s current teacher, specialists, and administrators collaborate to make well balanced classes where students can succeed. Oak Hill embraces collective responsibility and all of our staff are equipped to meet individual student needs.

Please Help us Prepare for Next Year

Thank you to everyone who has filled out the intention form to let us know if your student will be returning to Oak Hill for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you have not yet done so, please fill it out todayThis information is important because it helps ensure that our school is appropriately staffed for the coming year.  We appreciate your help with this.

Town Hall With Dr. Reid on May 17

On Tuesday, May 17, Incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. 
Register online.

Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting the FCPS website.

Covid-19 Positive Students

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when they have met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

Rachel Carson Charity Chess Tournament to Benefit the Children of Ukraine SOL Spring Testing

Grade 5 Science:  May 12th

Grade 6 Math:  May 16th

Make-up testing will be done on an ongoing basis. Expedited retakes will be the week of 5/23.

Dates to Remember

May               Asian Pacific Islander History Month
                      Jewish American Heritage Month
12                  5th Grade Science SOL
16                  6th Grade Math SOL
17                  6th Grade Panoramic Photo
June
2                    Virtual PTA meeting 6-7pm
6                    Oak Hill/Lees Corner 6th grade Bball game
8                    6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony (am)
9                    6th Grade Party (pm)
10                  Last day of School, 1:30 dismissal

News From PTA School Supplies

If you would like to order your school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year from EPI and have them delivered to the classroom before the start of the year, please go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/ and order.  Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249.  The deadline is June 30th.  If you prefer to buy your child's school supplies on your own, the school supply lists for each grade are available on Oak Hill's website under the Academics Tab.

New PTA Board Members for 2022-2023

Our nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions are:

President: Brandan Herbert
First Vice President: Srujana Kannekanti 
Second Vice President: Lindsey Phillips
Treasurer: Marti Londal 
Secretary: Kimberley Stephenson

Our June meeting date has changed to Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6-7 pm.  A registration link will be sent out closer to the date.  We hope you can join us for our last meeting of the year to welcome our new board members!

Quick Links

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Wolf News - May 6th

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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 discussing 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 to collaborate 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

Thank you to our wonderful PTA and parents for helping us celebrate and appreciate our teachers and staff during Staff Appreciation Week.

Parent Input Form for 2022-2023

As we move into the last months of school, it is time for the Oak Hill Staff to start preparing for the 2022-2023 school year.  Building a classroom of students is no easy task!  We take many considerations into account such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and how to maximize the support our resource teachers can provide students. 

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success for the upcoming school year, please complete this optional Parent Input Form by Friday, May 27th. This system is not intended for families to request specific teachers.  Your child’s current teacher, specialists, and administrators collaborate to make well balanced classes where students can succeed. Oak Hill embraces collective responsibility and all of our staff are equipped to meet individual student needs.

Is Your Student returning to Oak Hill Next School Year?

Thank you to everyone who has filled out the intention form to let us know if your student will be returning to Oak Hill for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you have not yet done so, please fill it out today.This information is important because it helps ensure that our school is appropriately staffed for the coming.  Thank you for your help!

Updated Isolation Procedures for Covid-19 Positive Students

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when they have met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

COVID Letters

We are aware that the COVID letters we are required to send can be confusing and sometimes stressful.  Below is the process we follow.  We hope this information helps you in understanding the different types of COVID letters.

1.  When a COVID positive case is reported to the school, we send a generic letter to notify the community and staff of any reported cases that day.

2.  If there are 3 or more confirmed positive cases in a class, it is considered a possible outbreak in that classroom.  We send a specific letter to that impacted class with next steps.

3.  Once the Health Department confirms the outbreak in the class, we send a generic community notification of the outbreak.

Reminder - Outside Food Policy

We ask that you not bring/send food treats to school to celebrate your student's birthday.  This includes not bringing fast food to the cafeteria for your child's lunch. 

We also cannot accept balloons or flowers or other commercial deliveries for your student.

Acceptable birthday treat options include non-food items for the class (pencils, stickers), donating a new book to the classroom library, or a visit from you to read to the class.  Your child's teacher might also have ideas to share.
Thank you for your cooperation.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Register now for upcoming MAY webinars.

Click here to see additional information for free webinars and  PRC Packs for parents. PRC Packs are pre-packaged tote bags with books for adults and children on important topics like Supporting Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, and Motivation.  You will also find a library of parenting resources and YouTube webinars here .    

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Grade 3 Math:  May 10th

Grade 4 Math:  May 6th

Grade 5 Science:  May 12th

Grade 6 Math:  May 16th

Make-up testing will be done on an ongoing basis.

Online Tutoring Service Available

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Dates to Remember

May               Asian Pacific Islander History Month
                      Jewish American Heritage Month
6                    4th Grade Math SOL
10                  3rd Grade Math SOL
12                  5th Grade Science SOL
16                  6th Grade Math SOL
17                  6th Grade Panoramic Photo
June
2                    Virtual PTA meeting 6-7pm
10                  Last day of School, 1:30 dismissal

News From PTA School Supplies

If you would like to order your school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year from EPI and have them delivered to the classroom before the start of the year, please go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/ and order.  Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249.  The deadline is June 30th.  If you prefer to buy your child's school supplies on your own, the school supply lists for each grade are available on Oak Hill's website under the Academics Tab.

New PTA Board Members for 2022-2023

Our nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions are:

President: Brandan Herbert
First Vice President: Srujana Kannekanti 
Second Vice President: Lindsey Phillips
Treasurer: Marti Londal 
Secretary: Kimberley Stephenson

Our June meeting date has changed to Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6-7 pm.  A registration link will be sent out closer to the date.  We hope you can join us for our last meeting of the year to welcome our new board members!

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Walk, Bike & Roll To School Day

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11th Annual National Bike and Roll to School Day is May 4th!

Join in the fun walking, biking or rolling to school on Wednesday, May 4th! Lace up those sneakers and strap on those helmets to support healthy habits with regular physical activity. Walking/biking is a great way to start the day!

Why Walk, Bike or Roll? find out more here: learn-more why-walk bike

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Wolf News - April 27

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Congratulations to our strings students and instructors, Mrs. Field and Mrs. Taylor for a wonderful concert last week.  Congratulations to Daniel, an Oak Hill 4th grader who competed in the National History Bee Competition and won first place in the regional competition.

Level IV AAP Orientation

If your child has been newly accepted into Level IV AAP for the next school year, please join us for an in-person orientation today, Wednesday, April 27th at 4:30 in the cafeteria for a presentation and a tour of our school.  The children will also have an opportunity to engage in team building activities to get to know their future classmates.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Cathy Lahr at [email protected].

Student Intention Forms Due

Please fill out this intention form by April 30, 2022, to let us know if your student will be returning to Oak Hill for the 2022-2023 school year.  This information is important because it helps ensure that our school is appropriately staffed.  Thank you for your help!

Substance Abuse Webinars FCPS and Fairfax County Government Partnering to Provide Substance Abuse Webinars on April 26, 28

Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District (which is consistent with national and state trends), Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide educational webinars on youth substance use trends and supports. The free webinars are scheduled for April 26, and April 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Both webinars will provide the same information. Registration for the webinars is available online.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Most commonly used substances
  • In-depth opioid information
  • Reasons why youth use substances
  • How parents can support their children
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources
  • How students, parents, and community members can connect with support providers
Rachel Carson Charity Chess Tournament to Benefit the Children of Ukraine Electronic Device Policy

Please remember that while students are in school, they should not use their devices to send or receive messages.  Also, they should not be receiving audible alerts.  Please check the settings on your child's device to make sure the notifications are turned off.  

As we approach SOL testing, it is important to know that cell phones and other electronic devices that can photograph, record, transmit, or receive information will not be allowed in testing locations.  During testing, students will have to turn off or silence their devices and store them in backpacks outside of the testing room.  You may choose to have your child leave their device at home on testing days.

SOL Spring Testing

Grade 3 Reading:  May 4th
Grade 3 Math:  May 10th

Grade 4 Reading:  April 29th
Grade 4 Math:  May 6th

Grade 5 Reading:  April 28th
Grade 5 Math:  May 5th
Grade 5 Science:  May 12th

Grade 6 Reading:  April 27th
Grade 6 Math:  May 16th

Students in the AAP program in grades 5 and 6 will take their advanced grade level math tests on the date listed for their current school grade level (e.g. Grade 5 Math AAP students will take the Grade 6 Math SOL on May 5th).

Building Resilient Communities: Understanding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)(ES, MS, HS)

Want to learn more about how adversity affects us as individuals and as a community? Learn how adversity during childhood affects the developing brain and body, and the impacts later in life. The presentation will present an overview of the original ACE public health study and how it can guide and inform us today to create communities that support resiliency for all.

Presented by FCCPTA board member and ACE Interface presenter Jenna White. Q and A to follow the presentation.  Free and open to the community.

Time: Tuesday, May 3rd 7pm-8:30pm

Pre-register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fo1FTuqPTMiVE5JLj5aJ7A

Online Tutoring Service Available

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

News From PTA New PTA Board Members for 2022-2023

Our nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions are:

President: Vacant
First Vice President: Srujana Kannekanti 
Second Vice President: Lindsey Phillips
Treasurer: Marti Londal 
Secretary: Kimberley Stephenson

Each position is  a one year commitment, with the possibility of being re-elected for another term.  We are still looking for someone to serve as our president.  Please email [email protected] for more information. A conversation does not equal a commitment, so feel free to inquire for yourself or on behalf of others.

Our June meeting date has changed to Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6-7 pm.  A registration link will be sent out closer to the date.  We hope you can join us for our last meeting of the year to welcome our new board members!

Oak Hill Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 2-6, 2022

Theme:  OHES STAFF LIFTS US UP!

   Here are some ways you can participate in the week.

  • Make a donation to our Staff Appreciation Week fund.  We are accepting voluntary donations up until May 2, 2022. Donations may be made on our PTA website.  A donation of $10 per student is suggested, but any amount is welcome. For more information about how to make a monetary donation, please click on this link: 

https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/formvw?store=2517&form=7

  •  If you could think of one word or short phrase that best describes Oak Hill, what would it be?  We all know that Oak Hill Elementary is a wonderful place!  Let’s share our thoughts about what makes Oak Hill special. Use this google form to share that word with us!  
  •  Volunteer.  If you’re interested,  please check this Sign-up Genius!  Thank you in advance for all your help!
Dates to Remember

April               
27                  6th grade Reading SOL
27                  AAP Orientation, 4:30-5:30pm
28                  5th grade Reading SOL
29                  4th grade Reading SOL

May               Asian Pacific Islander History Month
                      Jewish American Heritage Month
2                    Eid Al Fitr begins at sunset
2-6                 Staff Appreciation Week
4                    3rd Grade Reading SOL
5                    5th Grade Math SOL
6                    4th Grade Math SOL

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

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