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Kindness will help to get us through. 

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

How was your week? I played a lot more trucks and managed to get in a couple of short walks. I still have some other areas to improve on like cooking! I believe that being a working parent with children at home is an almost unmanageable task. And, there are times when I look at my son and think how lucky I am to get this time with him. I remember when I was on leave after Cooper’s adoption thinking that I would never get three months at home with my son again! So, as hard as it is, I try to remember to take in all the good that can come from this time at home. We are all still adjusting to our new normal and soon, your routines will slightly change when our Distant Learning Plan goes into place on April 14, 2020. Our staff is excited to be back in their element and at the same time a bit anxious about new expectations, new technology and working from home as mothers and fathers. Please offer our staff some GRACE as we move into this next chapter. Just as I spoke last week about realistic expectations for each of us, we must remember that distant learning will not replace what we would have done inside the walls of Oak Hill. We will do our best to teach essential knowledge and foster relationships with each other.

To let you all know we are thinking of YOU and that we are hopeful for our days ahead, we created a slideshow, Because We Care. I hope you will take a look at over 63 staff members 3 words to you and your family. It is pretty special! Please see the calendar below for a virtual spirit week and send pictures to our new email address oakhillesmedia@gmail.com.  We would love to feature student faces in upcoming News You Choose as a way to connect to our community.

Hoping for your continued health,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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Dear Parents of 3-6 Students,

If your grade 3-6 child left his/her assigned HP 1:1 device and/or musical instrument at school, please fill out the survey questions contained in this form.  Please respond to the google form by Sunday, March 29th.  A confirmation and time frame will be sent to you on Monday.  We are tentatively scheduled for the afternoon on Tuesday, March 31st for distribution.

Because We Care

Because of the current situation, Oak Hill's staff has been meeting virtually.  This week our staff created a slideshow titled "Because We Care." The galleries are divided into part 1, part 2, and part 3.  Please enjoy seeing pictures of staff members, their families, and their "My 3 Words."

Virtual Spirit Week

Oak Hill staff has spirit, yes we do, we have spirit, how about you?  To show our spirit, Oak Hill is going to celebrate next week with a Virtual Spirit Week. Please email your pictures to oakhillesmedia@gmail.com.  We will share some of them each day next week.

A Note from Your Oak Hill School Counselors

We are here for all Oak Hill Students and Families. Please feel free to reach out to us if we can be of help in any way. Our Student Services Team has put together the below list of community based resources that we hope will be helpful during this ever-changing, uncertain time.  Be well, Mrs. Gallagher and Mrs. Ryder.

Family Services Assistance

FCPS Grab & Go Lunches

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency continues to evolve, we understand that individuals and families in our communities may have food assistance needs.  

Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools have worked together to develop a searchable map that includes community food distribution sites, including FCPS grab and go locations, community meal distribution sites, food pantries, and other related services.  Please click here to view the map.

FCPS is committed to providing information to assist families that rely on free and reduced priced school meals and is providing grab and go meals at no cost for students as several sites throughout the county. FCPS students are welcome to come to any of the sites to pick up a meal during these time periods. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch. Other county children, under the age of 18, can also receive a meal. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well. In order to receive federal reimbursement, students must be present to request the meals.

FCPS is providing grab and go meals at several schools and community centers, including pop-up locations, and along several bus routes throughout the county. The FCPS sites, locations, bus routes, and curbside service are available Monday-Friday only.  Please click here for further details. 

Yearbook Sales

Yearbook Sales are open online until April 17th . If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please go to ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Oak Hill’s yearbook code is 13278320 and the price is $19.00.  Please not this year there we not be the option to buy extra yearbooks at the end of the year.  Yearbook distribution details are still being worked out.

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

I write to you today as a mom and I’m going to keep this real. How was your past week? I tried to nail it. I tried to be the best mom, teacher, principal, daughter, sister and wife. I didn’t feel successful at anything. While I was at home all day, every day, I felt time moved too quickly to fulfill all these roles. I was cracking the whip to get in two-three hours of homeschool for my second grader every morning and then spending the afternoons getting caught up on work email and virtual conferences. I didn’t check in with my parents who live a state away as much as I should have. I didn’t have dinner waiting for my husband after his 10-hour days and I felt the pressure to communicate with my Oak Hill families and staff at a time when it was hard to find the right words. I have extended family in Italy right now and a brother in PA who is self-employed and having to close his business. I miss my Oak Hill students and families, my staff who inspire me and hugging my own parents at a time when I just need to feel their squeeze and reassuring words that I have learned to trust and depend on for 49 years.

I share this with you because I wonder how many of you might be going through something, feeling like you didn’t “nail it” last week. I realized this weekend that my expectations were too high in every area of my life. Life is different right now and we can’t keep going with the same plan, the same schedule, the same attitude.   I know the tug you feel with homeschooling your children. I feel the exact same thing and I have a child who is still struggling to read. But I ignored his, “mom, can you play trucks with me” far too many times last week. This week will be different. He will not remember the two-three hours of homeschooling, but he will remember our talks while we play. I know this to be true.

The last two summers while driving from MD to VA for summer camps, we talked about roads, electric lines and the bridge over the Potomac River. And of course, that led to taxes and how our government pays for things which led to salaries, savings accounts, the value of money and how my parents are retired and on a strict budget. We discussed insurance (every type!) and how that can protect us. Recently on a doctor visit Cooper looked at the receptionist when I paid the co-pay and asked, “How much are you going to charge insurance?!”   When my parents purchased a new camper last year he said, “Mema and Papa, how did you afford that if you are on a budget?!” 😊

So, my best advice to you today as a mom and principal is to not get overly excited about doing this teaching thing exactly right. Find opportunities to teach through your daily interactions, when you are driving, cooking, planting, fixing, organizing etc… Those are our real Problem Based Learning opportunities (PBL’s), rich and authentic learning that you CAN teach. The gazillion websites that I see being passed along are too much at times to take in. We have amazing, highly educated staff in FCPS and daily, they are working on the “what next.” They are mothers, fathers, husbands, wives and sons and daughters. There is no play book for this work. Please be supportive as this is not a time to be critical of those on the front line.

I want to thank all of you who are essential personnel and working tirelessly for the communities in which you serve. I hope this next week brings you strength, giggles, positivity and hope. Let your child(ren) know that the Oak Hill staff is thinking about them and hoping we can see each other soon. If you are looking for an art project, consider painting a rock of hope and depositing it in the Kindness Rocks garden at Oak Hill. Send me a picture! hedevore@fcps.edu

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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Oak Hill Updates - March 15, 2020

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Principal's Message

Dear Oak Hill Community,

My eight-year-old son and I have been watching Little House on the Prairie together. We are also reading the series and talking about how the two differ in some respects. Many months ago, I shared with staff that if I could go back in time, I would choose to live in that time period. While the way of life was hard, families were united and worked together. Neighbors checked in on one another and found ways to help without being asked. The one room schoolhouse still amazes me, but my how the children learned. Daily life did not seem rushed and dinners were eaten together at the small table, every night. If I were to find anything positive that might come out of this horrible virus, I would hope as a community we come together to help others. I hope that our own families stay strong both in health and in togetherness. As I told my staff, our children are learning. My heart goes out to those of you who know others who have been severely impacted.

At this time, our staff has been asked to spend the next few weeks being parents and caregivers. While they are all thinking of their students and families, please do not email them. I am sure you understand that they are responding to their own family needs. Feel free to email me at hedevore@fcps.edu with any questions that I can answer in their absence from work. At this time, the school is shut down to all staff and students. If your child has something that was forgotten at school, we will let you know of another time in the future that you can pick up those items. I am sorry for any inconvenience.

We are grateful for your support and understanding during this difficult time.  The priority of FCPS remains the safety and well-being of our students, staff, families, and community. I will be in touch with updates as I have them. Stay healthy, stay strong and most importantly, stay together.

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Learning Resources
  • FCPS will promote digital and online resources to FCPS students that will provide continuity of learning during this break. Our goal is for students to continue to engage in learning activities.  The first two weeks of school closure (from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27) will not include any teacher-directed instruction. This work will not be required nor graded. 
  • Additionally, FCPS cable channels with learning activities are now available. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly. Channel 21 includes elementary school programming, Channel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming. This content will also be available online or click here.
  • Oak Hill has created a list of learning databases with passwords available to you here.  
How Can I Help?

We have also been flooded with generous offers from employees and community members to volunteer at our food distribution sites.  Due to state training requirements for food distribution, we are encouraging those interested in helping to contact one of our community partners. These partners are in continuous support of our FCPS families and are connected with the larger effort of Fairfax County.  Their contact information is available here.

FCPS Grab & Go Lunches

Beginning tomorrow, March 16, we are expanding the grab and go food distribution sites to a total of 18 locations.  The food distribution is set up outside the schools.   Breakfast will be served from 8-10:30 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the locations listed below:

Annandale Terrace ES, 7604 Herald St., Annandale
Bailey's Primary ES, 6111 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church
Braddock ES,  7825 Heritage Dr., Annandale
Brookfield ES, 4200 Lees Corner Rd, Chantilly
Burke School, 9645 Burke Lake Rd., Burke
Centre Ridge ES, 14400 New Braddock Rd., Centreville
Crestwood ES, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield
Cunningham Park ES, 1001 Park St., Vienna
Dogwood ES, 12300 Glade Dr., Reston
Garfield ES, 7101 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield 
Graham Road Community Center,  3036 Graham Rd., Falls Church
Fort Belvoir Upper ES, 5980 Meeres Rd., Fort Belvoir
Hutchison ES, 13209 Parcher Ave., Herndon
Hybla Valley ES, 3415 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria 
London Towne ES, 6100 Stone Rd., Centreville
Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria
Providence ES, 3616 Jermantown Rd., Fairfax
Weyanoke ES, 6520 Braddock Rd., Alexandria

Parent View Accounts

FCPS 24-7 Learning Accounts

In preparation for school closure, student learning activities will be made available through FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard). Parents can begin to prepare by ensuring they have a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account and are able to login to FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View. If you do not have a Student Information System (SIS) Parent account, you can register for an account online. An activation key will be sent to you to complete your registration, along with the simple steps to set up your account. Your username and password for the Student Information System(SIS) and FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View will be the same.

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Wolf News March 12

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

As you saw from our earlier messaging, the annual Oak Hill-Lees Corner Basketball game has been postponed and we hope to reschedule this wonderful tradition this school year. I know that our 6th graders are disappointed, and I am too. They have looked forward to this since kindergarten! The most important thing I am charged with as Principal is keeping your child at the forefront of every decision I make. I routinely ask myself, is this in the best interest of children? Principal Sloan and I feel confident that we made the right call for our combined student bodies. I want to personally thank all volunteers and staff who have given their time to get students ready to shoot baskets, play instruments, sing the Star-Spangled Banner, cheer at halftime or sell tickets and spirit wear. You are the driving force that makes Oak Hill a special place!

Over the last few weeks, Oak Hill staff has been briefed on how to properly respond to the COVID-19 virus and other viruses that present like flu. We are following all Fairfax County Health Department guidelines and have been thoroughly deep cleaning classrooms and common spaces and providing time to wash hands, especially before eating. Wipes and hand sanitizer are available, and students have reviewed proper hand washing on our WOAK news show.  

A variety of resources about coronavirus, including "Talking to Children about COVID-19," a handout about COVID-19 from the FCHD, and updated FAQs have been posted here.  Please reach out to me personally with concerns or questions. Oak Hill is here to help. And in these times, please know your child will continue learning in a safe and productive learning environment.

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Schools are Closed on March 16 for Staff Development Day

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, March 16th, for a staff development day. Because of this, all after school activities are cancelled.  The PTA will let you know if there is a makeup date scheduled.

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all Oak Hill parents will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resource management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 12 and March 26.  When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter!

Yearbook Pre-sales

It’s time to pre-order your 2019-2020 yearbook here.  Oak Hill’s yearbook code is 13278320.  Order by March 19, 2020!  The pre-order price is $19.00.  Extras (Personalized yearbook cover, current events insert, autograph inserts and stickys) are also available for an additional cost. Yearbook pre-order deadline is March 19, 2020.  Please pre-order to avoid disappointment at the end of the year when there will only be a limited amount of extra yearbooks available.

Spring Pictures

Lifetouch will be at Oak Hill Thursday, March 19 to take Individual and Class Spring pictures. Picture packets will be sent home for ordering with students 2-3 weeks after picture day.  Wear your best smile!

Spotlight on Student Learning

The Chantilly Pyramid is hosting their 2nd Annual Spotlight-on-Learning event on Tuesday, March 31st at Franklin MS.  Come discover the rich learning, student engagement, and media balance that supports Portrait of a Graduate attributes in our Chantilly Pyramid students! There will be a student and teacher panel as well as a showcase of learning.  Below is the agenda:

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Kick-Off Teacher Panel addressing the importance of media balance both inside and outside of the classroom.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Showcase of Student Learning. See how Chantilly Pyramid students are learning and creating using digital tools.

Family Learning Night

Oak Hill will be hosting a Family Learning Night on April 16 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.  At this event, parents will be able to visit all classrooms to see what amazing learning our students are doing every day.  We will have a focus on how we incorporate our Portrait of a Graduate attributes in everything we do.  This is an Open House format, so feel to arrive at any time and visit various classrooms at Oak Hill.  We look forward to this fun event!

SOL Testing Schedule: Grades 3-6

Students in grades 3-6 will participate in the Standards of Learning (SOL) Online Assessments from May 4-29. Please review the testing schedule below in order to avoid making appointments that may take students out of school during this time period.  Tests will begin at 9:00am and are untimed.  Thank you for your support and assistance with our SOL test administration.  To see the schedule please click here.

Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests.  Expedited retakes for eligible students will be administered June 1 through June 5.

Key Calendar Dates

March 19: Spring Independent and Class Pictures

March 26: 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times, 9am-3pm

March 31: 2nd Grade Musical for parents, 9am 

April 3: 5th/6th Grade Field Day, 9-12:55pm

April 6-10: Spring Break, no school

April 13: Teacher Workday, no school

April 16: Kindergarten Orientation, 4:15-5:15pm

April 16: Family Learning Night, 6-7:30pm

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System.

Join the Oak Hill PTA.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares.

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Basketball Game Postponed

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Basketball Game Postponed

Dear Oak Hill ES and Lees Corner ES communities,

Our schools have decided to reschedule the annual Sixth Grade Basketball Game, scheduled for this Friday, March 13th. This decision was made in consultation with our PTA, school staff, and families. We realize this may be a disappointment and we will work to reschedule this event at a time, later this Spring. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Holly DeVore, Principal                                 VaRonica Sloan, Principal Oak Hill Oak Hill Elementary School                          Lees Corner Elementary School 

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Basketball Spirit Days and Sale

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Basketball Spirit Days and Sale

To get ready for our basketball game against Lees Corner, Oak Hill is having Spirit days and sales. Spirit sales will take place in the Oak Hill Lobby every morning from 8:15-8:45am.  You can pay with cash or check.  Below are the Spirit Days for this week.  Go Wolves!
  
Wednesday: Oak Hill's spirit is like no other!  Wear your favorite crazy hat.

Thursday: Pod Competition! Wear your pod color.

Friday: Pep Rally Day! Wear Oak Hill's blue and white proudly.

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Basketball Spirit Days and Sale

To get ready for our annual basketball game against Lees Corner, Oak Hill is having Spirit days and sales next week.  Below is the schedule.  Spirit sales will take place in the Oak Hill Lobby every morning next week from 8:15-8:45am.  You can pay with cash or check.  Go Wolves!

Tuesday: Get fired up for Oak Hill's big game! Wear your favorite sports jersey.

Wednesday: Oak Hill's spirit is like no other!  Wear your favorite crazy hat.

Thursday: Pod Competition! Wear your pod color.

Friday: Pep Rally Day! Wear Oak Hill's blue and white proudly.

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Safety Drill Information

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Safety Drill Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Various staff members along with Mr. Credle and myself recently participated in an FCPS Tabletop Exercise with members of FCPS Safety and Security and the FCPS Fire Department. We were able to talk through how we would react and lead students and staff through various emergency situations such as Lockdown; Secure the Building; Stay Put, Stay Tuned; and Shelter in Place. Safety drills are reviewed and practiced with students each school year. Did you know that a fire drill is practiced every month and Lockdown Drills are practiced at least four times a year? Later this month, students and staff will be practicing what to do and where to go in a Tornado emergency. We take all practice drills very seriously so that in the case of an emergency, staff and students will be calm and prepared. 

At the end of our two-hour training, Oak Hill was recognized for our preparedness and knowledge of best practices when compared to other schools in the county who have participated in this same exercise. Please take a moment to learn more about each drill listed below or click here to access the FCPS Safety and Security website.

Please let us know if you have any questions that we might be able to answer for you.

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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Wolf News March 4

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Oak Hill staff members were guest readers as part of Read Across America week.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

I am beginning to think that the recent mild temperatures and 60-degree days are more desirable than shoveling many inches of snow! We all have missed our snow days with hot chocolate, sled riding and long games of Monopoly; however, the daffodils, sun and longer days are much welcomed in March!

I hope students enjoyed their day off yesterday. All FCPS staff participated in Cultural Proficiency and Equity in Schools training where we were able to reflect and look at current practices in our school. Additional staff were also able to participate in Crisis Training with Mr. Credle and myself where, again, we examined current procedures and discussed potential what ifs to gauge our reasoning and reactions. While finding daycare can be a huge imposition for you, we truly value this time as a staff to learn together and keep current in our field.

As you know, we have our annual Lees Corner vs. Oak Hill basketball game next Friday at Chantilly High School. We will be selling spirit wear all next week before school in our lobby. A pep assembly will take place Friday afternoon to send off our 6th grade teams with high energy and good vibes!

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

Coronavirus Update

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Brabrand sent a coronavirus (COVID-19) email update on Monday, March 2.  If you missed it, here is the link to a copy of his email and the most recent information and actions that FCPS is taking to ensure our schools and your students are safe.  Please remember that if your student is ill, please keep them home from school.  For more information visit the FCPS Coronavirus Update webpage.  FCPS will continue to provide updates.

Read Across America Information

Read Across America is being celebrated this week.  Throughout the week there will be activities that focus on celebrating wonderful books, talented authors, and our joy for reading. Teachers will have opportunities to schedule guest readers (Oak Hill specialists and administration), book bag sharing, AND… Book Character Dress-Up Day.

Book Character Dress-Up Day is scheduled for Friday, March 6.  Dressing-up is optional for students, of course. It is meant to be a fun and engaging way for kids to immerse themselves in the role of a story character.  Elaborate costumes are not necessary!  Just have fun with it!

Also scheduled for Friday, March 6th will be our “Drop Everything and Read Across Oak Hill” event.  This 20 minute period will take place at the end of the day and EVERYONE in the building will be involved with reading.  Don’t be surprised if you show up and find all staff with their noses in a book.  We will ALL be reading! 😊

Oak Hill vs Lees Corner B-ball News

March Madness is coming to Oak Hill!  The annual Oak Hill versus Lees Corner basketball game will be held on Friday, March 13th at Chantilly High School.  Come to cheer our players, cheerleaders, and band.  Doors will open at 6:00pm for the 6:30pm tip off!  Online Spirit sales are available until March 6.  Click here to purchase tickets and gear.  All items will be delivered directly to your child's class!  Sales will also take place in the Oak Hill lobby each morning (8:15-8:45am) from March 9 - 13.  Please remember only cash or checks are accepted.  Consider shopping online to get your items early and avoid lines!

Yearbook Pre-sales

It’s time to pre-order your 2019-2020 yearbook here.  Oak Hill’s yearbook code is 13278320  Order by March 19, 2020!  The pre-order price is $19.00.  Extras (Personalized yearbook cover, current events insert, autograph inserts and stickys) are also available for an additional cost. Yearbook pre-order deadline is March 19, 2020.  Please pre-order to avoid disappointment at the end of the year when there will only be a limited amount of extra yearbooks available.

Tip of the Week

Students’ mindsets about mathematics are foundational to their attitudes, beliefs, and long-term success in mathematics. Students need to develop a positive, growth mindset about mathematics in order to access challenges and develop a deeper understanding of concepts.  In order to help your child(ren) develop deeper understanding, you may find it helpful to instill a “mindset” using these reflective prompts within your day. Consider expanding the questions below as you talk about school at home…

• How will you challenge yourself today?
• What might you try differently that you haven’t done before today?
• How did your brain grow today?
• Did you make any interesting mistakes?
• What can you learn from this experience or mistake?
• Is there anything you’re wondering about after today?
• What challenges did you encounter today?
• What did you persevere through today?
• What is something you could do today that you couldn’t do last week?
• What are you excited to continue thinking about tomorrow?
• What/who helped you be successful today?

School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD.  Electronic versions of the survey forms may be accessed here.

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will provide the FCHD with valuable information.  Your participation in this important endeavor is appreciated.

Kindergarten Orientation

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within Oak Hill Elementary School's boundary is on April 16, 2020 from 4:15-5:15pm with doors opening at 4:00pm for check-in.  This is for all parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years-old by September 30, 2020.  Due to space we are asking that only rising kindergarten students attend with their parent or guardian.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the FCPS website.

Please call 703-467-3500 to schedule a registration appointment.   

Second graders working on their persuasive writing.

Key Calendar Dates

March 5: Kindergarten Field Trip to George Mason Theatre, 9:30-12:30pm

March 13: Oak Hill/Lees Corner Basketball Game at Chantilly HS, 6:00pm

March 19: Spring Independent and Class Pictures

March 26: 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times, 9am-3pm

March 31: 2nd Grade Musical for parents, 9am 

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System.

Join the Oak Hill PTA.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares.

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

No School for Students Tomorrow

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No School for Students Tomorrow

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students tomorrow for the presidential primary election, which will be a school planning day for staff members. Classes will resume on Wednesday, March 4. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar

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Wolf News February 27

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Students working with clay to create shoes in art class.

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Tuesday, March 3, for the presidential primary election, which will be a school planning day for staff members. Classes will resume on Wednesday, March 4. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar

Read Across America Information

Read Across America will be celebrated next week.  Throughout the week there will be activities that focus on celebrating wonderful books, talented authors, and our joy for reading. Teachers will have opportunities to schedule guest readers (Oak Hill specialists and administration), book bag sharing, AND… Book Character Dress-Up Day.

Book Character Dress-Up Day is scheduled for Friday, March 6.  Dressing-up is optional for students, of course. It is meant to be a fun and engaging way for kids to immerse themselves in the role of a story character.  Elaborate costumes are not necessary!  Just have fun with it!

Also scheduled for Friday, March 6th will be our “Drop Everything and Read Across Oak Hill” event.  This 20 minute period will take place at the end of the day and EVERYONE in the building will be involved with reading.  Don’t be surprised if you show up and find all staff with their noses in a book.  We will ALL be reading! 😊

Oak Hill vs Lees Corner Basketball News

March Madness is coming to Oak Hill!  The annual Oak Hill versus Lees Corner basketball game will be held on Friday, March 13th at Chantilly High School.  Come to cheer our players, cheerleaders, and band.  Doors will open at 6:15pm for the 6:30pm tip off!  Online Spirit sales are available until March 6.  Click here to purchase tickets and gear.  All items will be delivered directly to your child's class!  Sales will also take place in the Oak Hill lobby each morning (8:15-8:45am) from March 9 - 13.  Please remember only cash or checks are accepted.  Consider shopping online to get your items early and avoid lines!

Yearbook Pre-sales

It’s time to pre-order your 2019-2020 yearbook here.  Oak Hill’s yearbook code is 13278320  Order by March 19, 2020!  The pre-order price is $19.00.  Extras (Personalized yearbook cover, current events insert, autograph inserts and stickys) are also available for an additional cost. Yearbook pre-order deadline is March 19, 2020.  Please pre-order to avoid disappointment at the end of the year when there will only be a limited amount of extra yearbooks available.

Spotlight on Student Learning

The Chantilly Pyramid is hosting their 2nd Annual Spotlight-on-Learning event on Tuesday, March 31st at Franklin MS.  Come discover the rich learning, student engagement, and media balance that supports Portrait of a Graduate attributes in our Chantilly Pyramid students! There will be a student and teacher panel as well as a showcase of learning.  Below is the agenda:

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Kick-Off Teacher Panel addressing the importance of media balance both inside and outside of the classroom.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Showcase of Student Learning See how Chantilly Pyramid students are learning and creating using digital tools.

Franklin Band and Orchestra Camps

Franklin Middle School will be holding band and orchestra camps this summer from June 17 - July 10.  These camps are open to rising 4th grade students and above and are for all levels of experience.  Online registration begins March 1st.  For further details click here.

Tip Sheet for Elementary Parents: Raise a Responsible Student Who Takes School Seriously

One of your child’s biggest responsibilities is being a good student. Doing well in school is a key to a satisfying life! It’s hard to imagine paying bills without knowing math, for example, or voting in an election without understanding history.

To be effective students, kids must take the job seriously—and that requires family support. To encourage your child to be a responsible student:

  • Make learning a priority. Explore the world together. Visit the library, try new foods and take nature walks. Play board games that build thinking, math and reading skills. Show your child that learning is fun.
  • Teach perseverance. Kids need encouragement to keep trying when homework and other tasks are tough. When your child is tempted to give up, provide guidance and a positive outlook: “Let’s review the instructions again. I know you can do this!” Compliment effort and progress.
  • Enforce routines. Children need help creating and sticking with routines that lead to success, such as going to bed, waking up, reading and studying at the same times each day.
  • Wonder together. Instead of providing answers, let your child take charge of finding them sometimes. If he or she asks you, “Who was the second president?” show him or her how to look up the answer. Use his or her questions as opportunities to learn about other things, too. “I wonder who the second vice president was. Let’s go online and see if we can find out.”

Copyright 2020, the Parent Institute. Get more tip sheets for parents and other family engagement resources

Key Calendar Dates

March 3: No school, School Planning Day

March 5: Kindergarten Field Trip to George Mason Theatre, 9:30-12:30pm

March 13: Oak Hill/Lees Corner Basketball Game at Chantilly HS, 6:15pm

March 19: Spring Independent and Class Pictures

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System.

Join the Oak Hill PTA.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares.

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Read Across America Information

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Read Across America Information

Read Across America will be celebrated from March 2-6.  Throughout the week there will be activities that focus on celebrating wonderful books, talented authors, and our joy for reading. Teachers will have opportunities to schedule guest readers (Oak Hill specialists and administration), book bag sharing, AND… Book Character Dress-Up Day.

Book Character Dress-Up Day is scheduled for Friday, March 6.  Dressing-up is optional for students, of course. It is meant to be a fun and engaging way for kids to immerse themselves in the role of a story character.  Elaborate costumes are not necessary!  Just have fun with it!

Also scheduled for Friday, March 6th will be our “Drop Everything and Read Across Oak Hill” event.  This 20 minute period will take place at the end of the day and EVERYONE in the building will be involved with reading.  Don’t be surprised if you show up and find all staff with their noses in a book.  We will ALL be reading! 😊

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Wolf News February 19

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Oak Hill's awesome custodial team.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

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 passenger side door(s) only.
  • Please turn right when exiting the “Kiss and Ride” area, to avoid interaction with buses and cars turning left into the parking lot.

Bus Loop

The Bus Loop is for buses only; NOT to be used by cars dropping off students. Do NOT park in the bus loop during arrival and dismissal times (8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Parking

Please use the school parking lot, the pool parking lot across the street, or street parking. Please be courteous and DO NOT BLOCK NEIGHBORS’ DRIVEWAYS OR MAILBOXES.

Kindergarten Orientation

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within Oak Hill Elementary School's boundary is on April 16, 2020 from 4:15-5:15pm with doors opening at 4:00pm for check-in.  This is for all parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years-old by September 30, 2020.  Due to space we are asking only kindergarten aged students attend with their parent or guardian.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the FCPS website.

Please call 703-467-3500 to schedule a registration appointment.   

Box Tops for Education

Our next Box Tops for Education deadline is approaching and we need your help!  There are two ways to earn money for Oak Hill.

  1. You can send in all clipped Box tops to the office by this Friday, February 21st.
  2. You can register for the app and scan the box tops by March 1s

Please visit Box Tops for Education to register and for information on how the app is used.

Speak Up Survey

The Department of Information Technology is sponsoring the annual SpeakUp survey on digital technology. All parents, students, teachers, and administrators are invited to participate in this national survey. The SpeakUp survey helps us gauge how technology is being used to support learning and identify areas of success and challenge. We can also see how FCPS compares to other school districts via the national results of this survey. Please consider taking this survey by visiting here and selecting your school from the dropdown menu. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be available until February 21. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. We hope you will make your voice heard and help us with planning for technology in the future.  For more information about the survey, please visit here.  Thank you for your help!

Oak Hill vs Lees Corner Basketball Game

March Madness is coming to Oak Hill!  The annual Oak Hill versus Lees Corner basketball game will be held on Friday, March 13th at Chantilly High School.  Come to cheer our players, cheerleaders, and band.  Doors will open at 6:15pm for the 6:30pm tip off!  Online Spirit sales will be from February 24 to March 6.  Click here to purchase tickets and gear.  All items will be delivered directly to your child's class!  Sales will also take place in the Oak Hill lobby each morning (8:15-8:45am) from March 9 - 13.  Please remember only cash or checks are accepted.  Consider shopping online to get your items early and avoid lines!

Tip of the Week

Math Tip

Over the last few weeks in our Math tips of the week, we have been talking a lot about productive struggle and growth mindset in the area of math.  We are pushing our students to talk about their thinking and to persevere through hard tasks.  At first try, this can be very difficult for students, especially those who have not had to explain their reasoning or thinking behind their process before.  Below is a list of questions you might try to ask as you notice your child persevering through a math task.

As students get started: How would you describe the problem in your own words? What are you trying to figure out?  What is your plan/strategy?

As students implement their strategy: Can you explain what you’ve done so far?  What made you choose this method?  Have you thought of all of the possibilities?

If a student is stuck: What is an example of a similar problem you’ve solved?  How is this problem similar or different?  Could you try it with similar numbers?

Spotlight on Student Learning

The Chantilly Pyramid is hosting their 2nd Annual Spotlight-on-Learning event on Tuesday, March 31st at Franklin MS.  Come discover the rich learning, student engagement, and media balance that supports Portrait of a Graduate attributes in our Chantilly Pyramid students! There will be a student and teacher panel as well as a showcase of learning.  Below is the agenda:

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Kick-Off Teacher Panel addressing the importance of media balance both inside and outside of the classroom.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Showcase of Student Learning See how Chantilly Pyramid students are learning and creating using digital tools.

Yearbook Pre-sales

Yearbook pre-sales will be coming soon!  Flyers and additional information will be provided in next week's Wednesday folder and Wolf News. 

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers in the cafeteria.  If you are able to help please sign up here. We also need volunteers to transport ‘food rescue items‘ to Herndon Food Pantry each Friday.  If you are able to help with this click here

Fourth graders created Vision Boards, an activity that supports the Portrait of a Graduate Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual attribute.

PTA News Afterschool Activities - Spring - Coming Soon!

Don't miss out on afterschool activities for spring.  Early bird registration starts week of February 24 for PTA members and March 1 for everyone else.

Science Olympiad Division A 

Here are the winners of Division A Science Olympiad held on November 23,  2019.

Wright Stuff - Srihan Moola & Marc Paras - 6th Place

Submersibles - Akshaya Kalahasti & Nethra Kumaravel - 8th Place

Pentathlon - Aarna Viswanathan, Oviya Vimalkumar, Rishi Rajmanna, Ayan Sudheer, Tejesh Vaddi - 2nd Place

Parachute Egg Drop - Srihan Moola & Marc Paras - 6th Place

Fossils - Sophia Wang & Nethra Kumaravel - 3rd Place, Ishika Thalluri & Ananya Ramprasad - 7th Place

Dynamic Planet - Rishi Uppal & Bhavya Lavu  - 1st Place

Cell Biology - Rishi Rajmanna & Tejesh Vaddi - 1st Place,Aria Huaman & Shirley Bai - 4th Place

3rd Grade Towers - Tatva Duggineni & Sri Lasya Bhagavathula - 4th Place,  Anuv Ahuja & Jimyuan Guan - 7th Place

3rd Grade Ologies - Rishi Rajmanna & Tejesh Vaddi - 2nd Place

Key Calendar Dates

February 21: PTA Art Night, 6-8pm

March 3: No school, School Planning Day

March 5: Kindergarten Field Trip to George Mason Theatre, 9:30-12:30pm

March 6: Book Character Dress Up Day

March 13: Oak Hill/Lees Corner Basketball Game at Chantilly HS, 6:15pm

March 19: Spring Independent and Class Pictures

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System.

Join the Oak Hill PTA.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares.

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Wolf News February 12

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Oak Hill's Energy Star

The United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded Oak Hill their Energy Star Award.  To qualify for this award, our school had to use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.  We have proudly displayed our certification decal at our front entrance.   

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, for the Presidents' Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 18. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar.

Oak Hill versus Lees Corner Basketball Game

March Madness is coming to Oak Hill!  The annual Oak Hill versus Lees Corner basketball game will be held on Friday, March 13th at Chantilly High School.  Come to cheer our players, cheerleaders, and band.  Doors will open at 6:15pm for the 6:30pm tip off!  Pre-sales for tickets and spirit wear will start Feb 24th.   

These Kindergarteners are practicing vocal exploration in music.

Kindergarten Registration

All children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2020 are eligible for kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the FCPS website.

Please call the school at 703-467-3500 to schedule a registration appointment.

SpeakUp Survey

The Department of Information Technology is sponsoring the annual SpeakUp survey on digital technology. All parents, students, teachers, and administrators are invited to participate in this national survey. The SpeakUp survey helps us gauge how technology is being used to support learning and identify areas of success and challenge. We can also see how FCPS compares to other school districts via the national results of this survey. Please consider taking this survey by visiting here and selecting your school from the dropdown menu. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be available until February 21. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. We hope you will make your voice heard and help us with planning for technology in the future.  For more information about the survey, please visit here.  Thank you for your help!

Cafeteria Vounteers Needed

We need volunteers in the cafeteria.  If you are able to help please sign up here. We also need volunteers to transport ‘food rescue items‘ to Herndon Food Pantry each Friday.  If you are able to help with this click here

 

 

Join the Driving Force for FCPS!

Fairfax County Public Schools invites qualified individuals to join the transportation team.  This is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents to earn income with benefits (and bring your preschooler to work with you!).  Retirees, college students, and career-switchers are also encouraged to apply.  The pay is $19.20 per hour.  For more information click here.

Box Tops

Our next Box Tops for Education deadline is approaching and we need your help!  There are two ways to earn money for Oak Hill.

  1. You can send in all clipped Box tops to the office by February 21st.
  2. You can register for the app and scan the box tops by March 1s

Please visit Box Tops for Education to register and for information on how the app is used.

First graders created a paper mask to portray a family pet in art class. 

PTA News Afterschool Activities - Spring - Coming Soon!

Don't miss out on afterschool activities for spring.  Early bird registration starts the week of February 24 for PTA members and March 1 for everyone else.

Science Olympiad Division B

Last Saturday the Oak Hill Science Olympiad Division B team competed at the Regional Competition at the University of Mary Washington.  Below are the winners from the competition.

Disease Detectives - Hiya Saha and Sahiti Tanuku -4th place
Density Lab - Hiya Saha and Symphony Petrin-Randolph - 4th place
Circuit Lab - Sahana Kumar and Neha Ranjith - 4th place 
Ping Pong - Emily Kim and Michaela Frey - 5th place
Reach for the stars - Rohan Punnose and Sophia Wang - 5th place

Key Calendar Dates

February 17: Presidents' Day, no school

February 21: PTA Art Night, 6-8pm

March 3: No school, School Planning Day

March 5: Kindergarten Field Trip to George Mason Theatre, 9:30-12:30pm

March 13: Oak Hill/Lees Corner Basketball Game at Chantilly HS, 6:15pm

March 21: PTA Art Night, 6:30pm 

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System.

Join the Oak Hill PTA.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares.

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

Minor Bus Accident OK-05

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Minor Bus Accident OK-05

Dear Parents,

At approximately 4:15 p.m., the school received a call from the Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Transportation that bus number OK-05 was involved in a minor accident from which no injuries resulted. The accident occurred at the intersection of Lees Corner Road and Hollinger Avenue.

A transportation supervisor is on location and reported back to the school the status of the incident. When the supervisor arrived, the students were sitting calmly on the bus and a police officer was en route to the scene. Another bus is on the scene and prepared to transport the students to their homes shortly.

Please take this opportunity to congratulate your children on the level of cooperation and support they demonstrated during this event. We strive to keep you informed of events and hope this letter answers your questions. As always, please do not hesitate to call if you have further questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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Wolf News February 5

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

We had a wonderful turnout for our Principal Coffee today!  We had Mrs. Muscar, Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Giovanni present the Growth Mindset and how we are using this in our classrooms.  Parents visited third and fifth grade classrooms to hear students discuss productive struggle and how their brains can grow from mistakes.  Growth Mindset is directly linked to our School Improvement Goal:  Goal Directed and Resilient Learners.  We discussed how important it is for teachers and parents to be modeling the power of “yet” with their children.  Try asking your child tonight about a challenge they faced in school and a strategy they used to persevere.  Please look for two more opportunities this school year to come to a Principal Coffee and go on a learning walk to an Oak Hill classroom.  We are doing some fantastic work with our students!

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

Tip of the Week

Math

As we have shared throughout the year, Math class today looks much different than it did when we, parents, were in school.  We have shifted from rote memorization to more problem based learning and application to real world situations.  We are teaching our students that math is everywhere and how to be critical thinkers in exploring possibilities.  This article from the National Education Association talks about just that.  This year, our teachers have been able to take part in an exciting learning opportunity.  Each grade level has 3 days of math labsites.  During each labsite teachers learn about a strategy that supports best practices in math instruction and then have the opportunity to push into a classroom and try it with our students.  Teachers are learning about ways to ask higher level questions, support students through productive struggle so that they can be resilient through hard tasks, and ways to look at data to inform small group instruction to meet the diverse needs of all students in our classroom.  By partnering with our families, we can all support our students to think critically about math in their everyday worlds.

Oak Hill's awesome counselors Mrs. Ryder and Mrs. Gallagher.

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2020 is being celebrated this week.  The focus is public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.  School counselors have a tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  Oak Hill would like to thank our counselors, Mrs. Kimberly Gallagher and Mrs. Christy Ryder, for all of their hard work and dedication.

If you would like to send Mrs. Gallagher or Mrs. Ryder a note through the FCPS Cares recognition program, please click here.

SOL Testing Schedule: Grades 3-6

Students in grades 3-6 will participate in the Standards of Learning (SOL) Online Assessments from May 4-29. Please review the testing schedule below in order to avoid making appointments that may take students out of school during this time period.  Tests will begin at 9:00am and are untimed.  Thank you for your support and assistance with our SOL test administration.

3rd grade

  • Thursday, May 14: Reading, Part 1
  • Friday, May 15, Reading, Part 2
  • Thursday, May 21: Math, Part 1
  • Friday, May 22, Math, Part 2

4th grade

  • Tuesday, May 12: Reading, Part 1
  • Wednesday, May 13: Reading, Part 2
  • Wednesday, May 20: Math, Part 1
  • Thursday, May 21: Math, Part 2
  • Wednesday, May 27: VA Studies

5th grade

  • Wednesday, May 13: Reading, Part 1
  • Thursday, May 14: Reading, Part 2
  • Monday, May 18: Math (Bennett, Fredericks, & Giovanini), Part 1
  • Tuesday, May 19: Math (Bennett, Fredericks, & Giovanini), Part 2
  • Tuesday, May 19: Math (Glass, Klopfenstein, & Payne)
  • Wednesday, May 27: Science

6th grade

  • Friday, May 15: Reading
  • Wednesday, May 20: Math (Cosby & McGorty)
  • Thursday, May 21: Math (O'Malley & Wright)
  • Friday, May 22: Math (Bowe, Kosaraju, & More)

Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests.  Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 1 through June 5.

Box Tops

Our next Box Tops for Education deadline is approaching and we need your help!  There are two ways to earn money for Oak Hill.

  1. You can send in all clipped Box tops to the office by February 21st.
  2. You can register for the app and scan the box tops by March 1s

Please visit www.BoxTopsForEducation.com to register and for information on how the app is used.

Oak Hill MathCounts Results

Last Saturday the Oak Hill MathCounts team competed at the Regional Competition at George Mason University.  Two Oak Hill students, 6th graders Aryan Raj and Aryan Garg, advanced to the State Competition in Richmond on March 14.  They were the only elementary school students who scored in the top; the rest were middle school students.  Congratulations to everyone, including their coach Kai Xu. Best of luck at the State Competition in March!.

Summer 2020 Enrichment Institutes and Camps

FCPS offers a variety of enrichment institutes and camps that focus on specific areas such as fine and performing arts, technology, study skills, science, and world languages.  FCPS and non-FCPS students are welcome.  Programs run July 6 to July 31, 2020.

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC), Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), and the new CTE Summer Academy classes will be held at Fairfax High School.  Bus transportation is provided from select high schools and middle schools outside of the Fairfax High School pyramid.  Grade level eligibility for each program refers to the current 2019-20 school year.  Click here for additional information about central institutes and camps.

6th Grade Basketball Game T-Shirt Design Contest

Congratulations to all participants in the 2020 6th Grade Basketball Game T-Shirt Design Contest! We had a panel of five teachers judge over 50 fantastic designs.  The panel narrowed it down to the top six. Then, our 6th Grade Student Body voted from the six designs, selecting the majority's favorite. A big round of applause and congratulations to Emily Kim! Every student who participated should be super proud! Your hard and creative work this year really shined!!  We'll be opening T-Shirt Orders Soon!

Key Calendar Dates

February 6: 4th Grade (Conlan & Djuric) Field Trip to Planetarium, 9:30-12:15pm

February 11: Franklin MS Counselor visits Oak Hill, 2:15pm

February 12: Class Candids and Clubs/Team photos

February 17: Presidents' Day, no school

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System.

Join the Oak Hill PTA.

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares.

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

Principal Coffee

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Principal Coffee

Have you heard of Growth Mindset?  Come learn what Growth Mindset is, how we use it in the classroom, and how you can use it with your kids at home.  Three Oak Hill teachers will present information at our next Principal Coffee on February 5th from 8:30-9:30am in the Oak Hill Library.  Parents will have the opportunity to visit classrooms to see Growth Mindset in action. 

If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP here by Monday, February 3rd.  We will be capping this coffee at 25 participants in an effort to keep groups small as we are visiting classrooms.  If you have any specific questions regarding this coffee, please contact Katherine Andersen at keandersen@fcps.edu.

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Wolf News January 29

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Fifth graders kicked off their Global Awareness Technology Project by reviewing Portrait of a Graduate skills.

Thank A Teacher Tomorrow

Oak Hill's Beat the Winter Blues School Spirit Days ends on Friday.  Tomorrow everyone is asked to wear their favorite Oak Hill shirt.  We are asking students to show their appreciation for their teacher with a note, poem, or a picture.  Please have your son or daughter bring this to school tomorrow.

SOL Testing Schedule: Grades 3-6

Students in grades 3-6 will participate in the Standards of Learning (SOL) Online Assessments from May 4-29. Please review the testing schedule below in order to avoid making appointments that may take students out of school during this time period.  Testing will begin at 9:00am and are untimed.  Thank you for your support and assistance with our SOL test administration.

3rd grade

  • Thursday, May 14: Reading, Part 1
  • Friday, May 15, Reading, Part 2
  • Thursday, May 21: Math, Part 1
  • Friday, May 22, Math, Part 2

4th grade

  • Tuesday, May 12: Reading, Part 1
  • Wednesday, May 13: Reading, Part 2
  • Wednesday, May 20: Math, Part 1
  • Thursday, May 21: Math, Part 2
  • Wednesday, May 27: VA Studies

5th grade

  • Wednesday, May 13: Reading, Part 1
  • Thursday, May 14: Reading, Part 2
  • Monday, May 18: Math (Bennett, Fredericks, & Giovanini), Part 1
  • Tuesday, May 19: Math (Bennett, Fredericks, & Giovanini), Part 2
  • Tuesday, May 19: Math (Glass, Klopfenstein, & Payne)
  • Wednesday, May 27: Science

6th grade

  • Friday, May 15: Reading
  • Wednesday, May 20: Math (Cosby & McGorty)
  • Thursday, May 21: Math (O'Malley & Wright)
  • Friday, May 22: Math (Bowe, Kosaraju, & More)

Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests.  Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 1 through June 5.

Tip of the Week

How To Help Your Child Build a Working Vocabulary

Children who read more frequently acquire a stronger vocabulary. Having a strong vocabulary assists children with not only communicating effectively but also supports their preparation for standardized tests. In addition, there is a deep connection between vocabulary and comprehension.   There are numerous ways parents can enhance vocabulary instruction and introduce new, exciting words to their children. To learn more about how to support your child’s vocabulary at home and on state tests, please the links below. 

Building Your Child's Vocabulary

VDOE Vocabulary tips

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2020 will be celebrated from February 3-7, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.  School counselors have a tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  Oak Hill would like to thank our counselors, Mrs. Kimberly Gallagher and Mrs. Christy Ryder, for all of their hard work and dedication.

If you would like to send Mrs. Gallagher or Mrs. Ryder a note through the FCPS Cares recognition program, please click here.

Principal Coffee

Have you heard of Growth Mindset?  Come learn what Growth Mindset is, how we use it in the classroom, and how you can use it with your kids at home.  Three Oak Hill teachers will present information at our next Principal Coffee on February 5th from 8:30-9:30am in the Oak Hill Library.  Parents will have the opportunity to visit classrooms to see Growth Mindset in action. 

If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP here by Monday, February 3rd.  We will be capping this coffee at 25 participants in an effort to keep groups small as we are visiting classrooms.  If you have any specific questions regarding this coffee, please contact Katherine Andersen at keandersen@fcps.edu.   

Spirit Days

Oak Hill is beating the "winter blues" by having Spirit Days.  Below is the remaining schedule to help your son or daughter participate.  Have fun!

January 30: Thank a Teacher Thursday, wear your favorite Oak Hill shirt

January 31: Football Friday, wear your favorite sports jersey in honor of the Super Bowl

Key Calendar Dates

January 30: 6th Grade visits Franklin MS, 9:45-11:45am

February 4: 4th Grade (Horn, Wagner, & Wieder) Field Trip to the Planetarium, 9:30-12:15pm

February 5: Principal Coffee, 8:30-9:30am, 6th Grade students visit Rachel Carson MS for Orientation, 9:30-11:30am

February 6: 4th Grade (Conlan & Djuric) Field Trip to Planetarium, 9:30-12:15pm

February 11: Franklin MS Counselor visits Oak Hill, 2:15pm

February 12: Class Candid's and Clubs/Team photos

February 17: Presidents' Day, no school

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Join the Oak Hill PTA.

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