Oak Hill 1K/5K Fun Run

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Oak Hill 1K/5K Fun Run

Come out and support our school by running the annual Oak Hill 1K or 5K on Saturday, May 5, 2018!  Participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt if registered on/before tomorrow. 

Check out the online registration website here for more information, including important dates and prices.  If you’d like to volunteer in any way, please sign up here.  This is a great way for students to earn service hours! 

If you prefer to donate rather than participate, there is a link on My School Bucks, where you can donate any amount to Oak Hill’s technology funds.  Thank you for your support!

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

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The US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum visited Oak Hill as part of 4th Grade Colonial Day.

Oak Hill 1K/5K Fun Run

Come out and support our school by running the annual Oak Hill 1K or 5K on Saturday, May 5, 2018!  Participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt if registered before April 20.

Check out the online registration website here for more information, including important dates and prices.  If you’d like to volunteer in any way, please sign up here.  This is a great way for students to earn service hours!

Field Day WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS!!

Oak Hill’s annual FIELD DAY begins tomorrow!  We need parent volunteers to run the activities planned by our 6th Grade students.

There are several volunteer shifts to choose.  We encourage you to volunteer for multiple shifts if you wish.  Our teachers would welcome any assistance you can provide.  Below are the links to the on-line volunteer sign-up sites for the 2018 Oak Hill Field Days:

For Thursday, April 19th: 5th & 6th Field Day, click here.

For Friday, April 20th: 3rd & 4th Field Day, click here.

For Friday, April 20th: K to 2nd Field Day, click here.

Rain Dates:

April 26th – 5th and 6th

April 27th – 3rd and 4th, K to 2nd

Notes:

  • If you are volunteering at Field Day, please make sure you are registered in the office prior to this day.  This will make check-in much easier the day of.  If not, you must bring your driver’s license to register on Field Day.   
  • Allergy alert!  We are serving the Fla*Vor*Ice popsicles at the snack station.  These popsicles were purchased at Costco.  Please contact us with questions.

Thank you for your support.  

Ms. Croy/Mr. Herring

Social Media Night

Rocky Run Middle School is hosting a Social Media night on April 26 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  This event will begin in the Little Theatre with two brief information sessions:

      -    Social Media and the Adolescent Brain

              by Mr. Benjamin Clark, Therapist I, MS, INOVA Kellar School

      -    Parenting Tips: Setting Limits on Social Media

              by Mr. Rick Stegman, FCPS Instructional Technology Specialist

Parents will then have the opportunity to attend three different breakout sessions from the following choices:

  • Setting Parental Controls
  • Helping Kids Understand Their Digital Footprint
  • Common Sense Resources – a tremendous bank of online resources for parents and families
  • Exploring the World of Online Gaming
  • How technology is used in instruction

Click this link for a flier and more information about the event.

FCPSOn Meeting

The FCPSOn community meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Chantilly High School.  FCPSOn provides a device for each student and allows students opportunities for deeper understanding of content and skills outlined in the Portrait of a Graduate in order to be successful in the workforce of the future.  For more information and additional meeting dates, please click here.  To request an interpreter, click here.

SOL Schedule 2018 (Grades 3-6)

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 7 to June 1.  It will be very helpful if you can avoid appointments and trips which may take your child out of school during this time period.  Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests.  Please click here to view the complete SOL Testing schedule.

Original Works

Did you miss our order deadline for our Original Works fundraiser?  Guess what, due to the overwhelming response, Original Works has reopened the Gallery for your ordering convenience until Sunday, April 22, 2018.  Please refer to your student's letter that you received earlier, for additional ordering information.  This will be the last chance to order.

While Original Works cannot guarantee, they will do their very best to fulfill orders in time for Mother's Day.  Thank you, as always, for supporting Oak Hill!!  If you have questions or lost your student letter, please contact Tara Gildenhorn at tara.gildie@gmail.com.

These sixth graders represented Oak Hill at the 26th annual “Peace It Together” Summit at George Mason University where they learned conflict resolution skills.

Counselor News

On Friday, April 27th, the Chantilly Pyramid will celebrate our annual College Day!  Staff members will wear clothing from their alma mater and will speak with students about their college experience.  In addition, Chantilly High School seniors will be interviewed on our morning news show and will visit classrooms to talk more about the importance of college and to answer any questions students have about college. 

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

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

Thank you for your support!  -Kimberly Gallagher and Christy Ryder, Oak Hill School Counselors

PTA News SUMMER CAMPS AT OAK HILL ES

STEM Camp with Mrs. Cosgrove

Rising 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th graders

Money Camp with Mrs. O'Malley

Rising 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th graders

Camps begin the week of July 9th with three sessions offered.  The cost is $265 for the week and the sessions run from 8:30am - 3:30pm.  Click here to register. 

Staff Appreciation

Staff Appreciation Week at Oak Hill Elementary is quickly approaching!  It is less than one month away and is taking place May 7-11.  We have a great week of festivities planned (including a catered lunch) that is sure to let our teachers and staff feel valued and appreciated.

We have two ways for parents to make a meaningful contribution to the festivities. You can either donate your time or make a voluntary monetary contribution.

VOLUNTARY MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS

​​​​​​​We are taking a slightly different approach this year and rather than asking parents to contribute supplies, we are asking for monetary donations to cover the costs of the week-long festivities. Its a quick and easy way for you to let the teachers and staff know how much you appreciate all that they do for your children.  We are accepting voluntary donations up until May 2, 2018. Donations may be made in three ways:

1. Check (made payable to "Lauren Meurlin" and sent in to the main office in an envelope labelled for "Lauren Meurlin, PTA Hospitality Coordinator")

2. Cash (sent in to the main office in an envelope labeled for "Lauren Meurlin, PTA Hospitality Coordinator)

3. Paypal (https://www.paypal.me/LaurenMeurlin). If prompted, be sure to select that you are sending a payment "to a friend" to avoid paying transaction fees.

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 here.

VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME

If you are interested in volunteering your time to help set-up and execute the planned festivities, please click here.  

Calendar Items

April 19: 5th & 6th Grade Field Day

April 20: K-4 Grade Field Day

April 24: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Native Lands at Bull Run Park

April 26:4H Master Gardener's Presentation, STEAM Night at Oak Hill, 6-7:30pm

May 2: Springs Strings Performance at Franklin MS, 7pm

May 3: FCPSOn Community Meeting at Chantilly HS, 7pm

May 4: 1st Grade Field Trip to Nature Center

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Original Works Deadline Extended

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Original Works Deadline Extended

 

Dear Oak Hill Families

Did you miss our order deadline for our Original Works fundraiser?  Guess what, due to the overwhelming response, Original Works has reopened the Gallery for your ordering convenience until Sunday, April 22, 2018.  

Please refer to your student's letter that you received earlier, for additional ordering information.  This will be the last chance to order.

While Original Works cannot guarantee, they will do their very best to fulfill orders in time for Mother's Day.

Thank you, as always, for supporting Oak Hill!!  Questions?  Lost your student letter?

Contact:  Tara Gildenhorn - tara.gildie@gmail.com

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Volunteer Breakfast

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Volunteer Breakfast

Have you volunteered this year? 

Please come and join us as we honor our volunteers with a yummy breakfast!

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Where: Oak Hill Library

Time: 8:00-8:30 am

Our staff is providing delicious treats and will also have a drawing for some great prizes. 

We appreciate all you do for our school!  Please RSVP here to let us know if you can make it.

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Wolf News

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Mobile Dairy Unit visiting Oak Hill.

Calendar Items and Reminders

April 12: 4th Grade Colonial Day, 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

April 13: Two-hour Early Release for Students

April 16: Teacher Workday (No School)

  • Kindergarten Orientation, 9-10am
  • AAP Orientation, 3-4pm

April 18: Volunteer Breakfast in Library, 8-8:30am

April 19: 5th & 6th Grade Field Day

April 20: K-4 Grade Field Day

April 24: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Native Lands Bull Run Park

April 26: 4H Master Gardener's Presentation

Oak Hill 1K/5K Fun Run

Come out and support our school by running the annual Oak Hill 1K or 5K on Saturday, May 5, 2018!  Participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt if registered before April 20.

Check out the online registration website here for more information, including important dates and prices.  If you’d like to volunteer in any way, please sign up here.  This is a great way for students to earn service hours!

Spring School Based AAP Screening Newsletter

Screening for school based services can happen at any time during the school year, but is done school wide in spring to determine services for the next school year.  For more information, please follow the link to the Screening Newsletter.  If you have further questions, please email Jane Wheeler, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at Oak Hill, jgwheeler@fcps.edu.

Social Media Night

Rocky Run Middle School is hosting a Social Media night on April 26 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  This event will begin in the Little Theatre with two brief information sessions:

      -    Social Media and the Adolescent Brain

              by Mr. Benjamin Clark, Therapist I, MS, INOVA Kellar School

      -    Parenting Tips: Setting Limits on Social Media

              by Mr. Rick Stegman, FCPS Instructional Technology Specialist

Parents will then have the opportunity to attend three different breakout sessions from the following choices:

  • Setting Parental Controls
  • Helping Kids Understand Their Digital Footprint
  • Common Sense Resources – a tremendous bank of online resources for parents and families
  • Exploring the World of Online Gaming
  • How technology is used in instruction

Click this link for a flier and more information about the event.

Talent Show

Thank you to all who signed up to audition for the talent show! We have over 80 acts to watch next week.  All performers should be getting a schedule for their audition in their Wednesday folders.  Auditions will take place before school from April 17-April 20.  If your audition time does not work for you, please let Mrs. Hood know ASAP!  We look forward to hearing such great talent.

Field Day WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS!!

Oak Hill’s annual FIELD DAY is coming up!  We need parent volunteers to run the activities planned by our 6th Grade students.

There are several volunteer shifts to choose.  We encourage you to volunteer for multiple shifts if you wish.  Our teachers would welcome any assistance you can provide.  Below are the links to the on-line volunteer sign-up sites for the 2018 Oak Hill Field Days:

For Thursday, April 19th: 5th & 6th Field Day, click here.

For Friday, April 20th: 3rd & 4th Field Day, click here.

For Friday, April 20th: K to 2nd Field Day, click here.

Rain Dates:

April 26th – 5th and 6th

April 27th – 3rd and 4th, K to 2nd

Notes:

  • If you are volunteering at Field Day, please make sure you are registered in the office prior to this day.  This will make check-in much easier the day of.  If not, you must bring your driver’s license to register on Field Day.   
  • Allergy alert!  We are serving the Fla*Vor*Ice popsicles at the snack station.  These popsicles were purchased at Costco.  Please contact us with questions.

Thank you for your support.  

Ms. Croy/Mr. Herring

2018-2019 Kindergarten Orientation and Registration

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within the Oak Hill Elementary School’s boundary is on April 16, 2018 at 9:00 – 10:00am.  All parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2017 are invited to attend.  Registration forms will be available at that time or can be downloaded from the following FCPS website here.  Please contact our school registrar, Vicki Baron, to schedule a registration appointment at 703-467-3500.

SOL Schedule 2018 (Grades 3-6)

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 7 June 1.  It will be very helpful if you can avoid appointments and trips which may take your child out of school during this time period.  Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests. 

3rd grade
Friday, May 18th: Reading
Thursday, May 24th: Math

4th grade
Thursday, May 17th: Reading
Wednesday, May 23rd: Math
Friday, May 25th: Virginia Studies

5th grade
Wednesday, May 16th: Reading
Tuesday, May 22nd: Math
Friday, May 25th: Science

6th grade
Tuesday, May 15th: Reading
Monday, May 21st: Math

Original Works

Last week you received ordering information for our Original Works fundraiser in the Wednesday folder.  This is your opportunity to purchase fun, exciting, and useful products featuring your child's artwork.  This year our theme is "self portrait", which will make it even more special. Please remember that the deadline to order is this coming Monday, April 16, 2018.  Orders will arrive in time for Mother's Day.  If you have questions please contact Tara Gildenhorn at tara.gildie@gmail.com 

Oak Hill Garden

Spring is almost here and we will be ready to begin spring clean-up/planting in our Oak Hill garden!  We are in need of parent volunteers who would be able to help with planting, watering, weeding, etc. throughout the spring, summer, and fall.  If you are interested in volunteering or want more information about this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a great learning experience for our Oak Hill students and families, please email Jane Wheeler at jgwheeler@fcps.edu

Students practicing their writing.

Literacy News

In Language Arts this quarter and next, students in grades 1-6 have been learning how to use their critical literacy skills to examine texts while being able to look at the perspective of the author and others. Students have been looking at a variety of texts ranging from fairy tales to stories of friendship to historical texts to practice these skills. In this unit, our students are learning to decide whether or not they want to agree with the ideas presented or form their own ideas. These are important skills for our 21st century learners.

PTA News SUMMER CAMPS AT OAK HILL ES

STEM Camp with Mrs. Cosgrove

Rising 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th graders

Money Camp with Mrs. O'Malley

Rising 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th graders

Camps begin the week of July 9th with three sessions offered.  The cost is $265 for the week and the sessions run from 8:30am - 3:30pm.  Click here to register.

Staff Appreciation

Staff Appreciation Week at Oak Hill Elementary is quickly approaching!  It is less than one month away and is taking place May 7-11.  We have a great week of festivities planned (including a catered lunch) that is sure to let our teachers and staff feel valued and appreciated.

We have two ways for parents to make a meaningful contribution to the festivities. You can either donate your time or make a voluntary monetary contribution.

VOLUNTARY MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS

​​​​​​​We are taking a slightly different approach this year and rather than asking parents to contribute supplies, we are asking for monetary donations to cover the costs of the week-long festivities. Its a quick and easy way for you to let the teachers and staff know how much you appreciate all that they do for your children.  We are accepting voluntary donations up until May 2, 2018. Donations may be made in three ways:

1. Check (made payable to "Lauren Meurlin" and sent in to the main office in an envelope labelled for "Lauren Meurlin, PTA Hospitality Coordinator")

2. Cash (sent in to the main office in an envelope labeled for "Lauren Meurlin, PTA Hospitality Coordinator)

3. Paypal (https://www.paypal.me/LaurenMeurlin). If prompted, be sure to select that you are sending a payment "to a friend" to avoid paying transaction fees.

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 here.

VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME

If you are interested in volunteering your time to help set-up and execute the planned festivities, please click here.  

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

Volunteer Breakfast

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Volunteer Breakfast

Have you volunteered this year?  Please come and join us as we honor our volunteers with a yummy breakfast!

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Where: Oak Hill Library

Time: 8:00-8:30 am

Our staff is providing delicious treats and will also have a drawing for some great prizes.  We appreciate all you do for our school!  Please RSVP here to let us know if you can make it.

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

Oak Hill 1K/5K Fun Run

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Oak Hill 1K/5K Fun Run

Come out and support our school by running the annual Oak Hill 1K or 5K on Saturday, May 5, 2018!  Participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt if registered before April 20th. 

Check out the online registration website here for more information, including important dates and prices.

If you’d like to volunteer in any way, please sign up here.  This is a great way for students to earn service hours! 

If you prefer to donate rather than participate, there is a link on My School Bucks, where you can donate any amount to Oak Hill’s technology funds.  Thank you for your support!

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

The Importance of Sleep!

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Pajama Day Tomorrow 4/6

Dear Families,           

Tomorrow concludes our 4th annual Stress Less, Laugh More week at Oak Hill with the theme “Dream Big and Get Moving!”  Students and staff are encouraged to wear appropriate pajamas to school tomorrow (Friday, 4/6) as a reminder of the importance of getting enough sleep each night.  Please see the information below from FCPS Health Services regarding students and sleep. Thank you for your support!  

-The Oak Hill Student Services Department 


More Sleep = A Smarter and Stronger You!

 

Students need at least 9 hours of sleep each night. Sleep is needed for growth, learning, creativity and weight control. A well-rested student is better able to deal with life’s curve balls, as sleep improves mood and coping. Help your students learn healthy sleep habits such as: developing a bedtime routine, going to bed at the same time every night, turning off electronics 30 minutes before bedtime and sleeping in a dark, quiet environment."

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Therapy dog visit as part of Stress Less, Laugh More week.

Instrument Transportation

If your child rides the school bus and transports an instrument, it must fit in their lap.  The buses at Oak Hill are at capacity and oversized instruments cannot be accommodated due to safety and loss of passenger seat space.  Instruments are not permitted to be stored on the seat or the aisle.

Oak Hill 1K/5K Fun Run

Come out and support our school by running the annual Oak Hill 1K or 5K on Saturday, May 5, 2018!  Participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt if registered before April 20th.  Early registration ends Friday, April 6th.

Check out the online registration website here for more information, including important dates and prices.  If you’d like to volunteer in any way, please sign up here.  This is a great way for students to earn service hours!

Talent Show

Attention 4th through 6th grades!  The deadline for audition applications for the annual Oak Hill Talent show is this Friday, April 6th  at 4:00PM!  No late forms will be accepted. Forms can be found on your homeroom teacher’s google classroom, the Oak Hill Web Site, and by click this link.  Auditions will take place April 17th through 20th.  Applicants will be contacted by April 12th with your audition date.   Please see Mrs. Hood with any questions.

Field Day

Oak Hill’s annual FIELD DAY is coming up!  We need parent volunteers to run the activities planned by our 6th Grade students.  There are several volunteer shifts to choose.  We encourage you to volunteer for multiple shifts if you wish.  Our teachers would welcome any assistance you can provide.  Below are the links to the on-line volunteer sign-up sites for the 2018 Oak Hill Field Days.

Thank you for your support.

Ms. Croy & Mr. Herring

For Thursday, April 19th: 5th & 6th Field Day click here.

For Friday, April 20th: 3rd & 4th Field Day click here.

For Friday, April 20th: K to 2nd Field Day click here.

Rain Dates:

April 26th – 5th and 6th

April 27th – 3rd and 4th, K to 2nd

2018-2019 Kindergarten Orientation and Registration

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within the Oak Hill Elementary School’s boundary is on April 16, 2018 at 9:00 – 10:00am.  All parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2017 are invited to attend.  Registration forms will be available at that time or can be downloaded from the following FCPS website here.  Please contact our school registrar, Vicki Baron, to schedule a registration appointment at 703-467-3500.

13th Annual Special Education Conference

FCPS will be hosting the 13th Annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School.  Dr. Pamela Mims, the keynote speaker, will present Using Evidence to Guide Practice: Justifying Inclusion for All. There will be over 60 workshops to choose.  For more information and to register click here.  

Original Works

Our fundraiser with Original Works is just around the corner! You are going to have the opportunity to order a variety of useful items, all professionally made and featuring your child's very own artwork.  There are fun products under $10.  Please consider helping support our school.

Oak Hill Garden

Spring is almost here and we will be ready to begin spring clean-up/planting in our Oak Hill garden!  We are in need of parent volunteers who would be able to help with planting, watering, weeding, etc. throughout the spring, summer, and fall.  If you are interested in volunteering or want more information about this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a great learning experience for our Oak Hill students and families, please email Jane Wheeler at jgwheeler@fcps.edu

Launching Mental Health Google Site

Mental health has been a “hot button” topic in our country over the past few months.  School counselors are excited to share a new mental health resource site for our Chantilly community.  As elementary, middle, and high school counselors continue to work with families in each school, we felt it necessary to share similar information and resources with everyone in grades K through 12.  The Chantilly Pyramid’s comprehensive Google site link can be found here. Feel free to access the site on your own.  If you have specific questions or needs, contact your child’s school counselor directly.

Fifth graders learning compound time using flower rhythms.

Music News

We are currently in the middle of MUSICAL season at Oak Hill!  Before spring break, kindergartners rocked out to the musical, “Pajama Party!”  They sang and danced and practiced projecting their speaking voices, to tell the story of the 427 steps it takes for kids to get ready for bed each night.  J

Coming up in April, we have two more musicals: 

Second graders will perform “Stone Soup” on Wednesday, April 11th.

First graders will perform “The Cheese Stands Alone” on Thursday, April 26th.

Both performances are at 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.  We hope you can join us!

We’re also looking ahead to our Spring Strings Concert on Wednesday, May 2nd.  There’s lots going on the music department!  We hope you can join us for a performance or two over the next few weeks!

PTA News SUMMER CAMPS AT OAK HILL ES

STEM Camp with Mrs. Cosgrove

For rising 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th graders.

Money Camp with Mrs. O'Malley

For rising 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th graders.

Camps begin the week of July 9th with three sessions offered.  The cost is $265 for the week and the sessions run from 8:30am - 3:30pm.  Click here to register.

Calendar Items

April 3 - 6: Stress Less, Laugh More Week

April 6: Pajama Day

April 9: Mobile Dairy visits

April 11: 3rd Grade [Crawford, Davidson, & Herring] Field Trip to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

April 12: 4th Grade Colonial Day, 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

April 13: Two-hour Early Release for Students

April 16: Teacher Workday

  • Kindergarten Orientation, 9-10am
  • AAP Orientation, 3-4pm

April 18: Volunteer Breakfast in Library, 8-8:30am

April 19: 5th & 6th Grade Field Day

April 20: K-4 Grade Field Day

April 24: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Native Lands Bull Run Park

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Stress Less, Laugh More Week

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Stress Less, Laugh More Week

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Oak Hill’s Student Services Department is pleased to announce our fourth annual Stress Less, Laugh More Week starting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 3rd!

Our goal is to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to teach our students positive strategies to deal with stressful moments. Each day will have a different theme with fun activities and will conclude with a school-wide PAJAMA DAY on Friday! Back by popular demand, we will also have therapy dogs on site for interested classrooms to visit.  This a great week to promote stress management, positive relationships, and help-seeking for all of our students. 

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

        Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies

        Free workshop sponsored by the FCPS Parent Resource Center on Strategies to Support Elementary School Students Experiencing Stress and Anxiety

We hope you all had a wonderful spring break with your family!

 

Thank you for your support,

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

Student Services Department

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Save the Date - Field Day!

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Save the Date - Field Day!

Field Days

   5th & 6th Grade - April 19th (AM)

   3rd & 4th - April 20th (AM)

K to 2nd Grade - April 20th (PM)

  *Specific Times –TBD

*If you are interested in volunteering, a sign-up

     genius will be sent out after Spring Break!

 

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FCPSOn Parent Survey

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Dear Oak Hill Parent, 

We are conducting an evaluation of the FCPSOn initiative in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  Please take a moment to complete this brief survey.  The survey will help us to evaluate the impact of the FCPSOn initiative on teaching and learning, acquisition of 21st century skills, student interest and engagement, as well as the advantages and challenges of this initiative.

 

Oak Hill English Parent Link

Oak Hill Spanish Parent Link

 

Thank You,

 

Cliff Credle
Assistant Principal
Oak Hill ES

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Outstanding Elementary New Teacher

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Outstanding Elementary New Teacher

Dear Parents,

It brings me great pleasure to announce to you that our very own second grade teacher Ms. Adi Focke has been named the Outstanding Elementary New Teacher for Region 5!  Way to go Ms. Focke!  We will have to wait until the FCPS Honors in May to find out if she might be the Outstanding Elementary New Teacher in all of Fairfax County! 

All the staff at Oak Hill wish you and your family a wonderful Spring Break week.  May you have safe travels, clear paths and sunshine to light the way!

Sincerely,

Mrs. DeVore, Principal

 

Region 5 Assistant Superintendent Dr. Frances Ivey, Principal Holly DeVore, Outstanding New Teacher Ms. Adi Focke, and Region 5 Executive Principal Becky Baenig celebrate this well-deserved award.

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First graders researching different attractions in Virginia as part of their PBL.

Third Grade Field Trip Cancelled

The third grade field trip to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park scheduled for tomorrow, March 23rd, has been cancelled.  The third grade team is working to reschedule this trip.

Spring Break

As a reminder, spring break will be held March 26-30.  Oak Hill will be closed until Monday, April 2nd, which is a school planning day and a holiday for students.  We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, April 3.

Stress Less, Laugh More Week

Oak Hill’s Student Services Department is pleased to announce our fourth annual Stress Less, Laugh More Week starting April 3rd!

Our goal is to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to teach our students positive strategies to deal with stressful moments. Each day will have a different theme with fun activities and will conclude with a school-wide PAJAMA DAY! Back by popular demand, we will also have therapy dogs on site for interested classrooms to visit.  This is a great week to promote stress management, positive relationships, and help-seeking for all of our students. 

Thank you for your support,

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

Student Services Department

Talent Show

Attention 4th through 6th grade!  The annual Oak Hill Talent show is approaching quickly.  The audition form is up and available here.  Auditions will take place April 17th through 20th.   The form must be completed by 4:00 PM on April 6th.   If you are a 6th grader and are interested in applying to be an emcee or on the backstage crew please fill out the MC/backstage form by today.  Those selected will be notified on March 23rd.  Remember that you cannot audition for the talent show if you are an emcee or on the backstage crew.  Please email Mrs. Hood at kshood@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

2018-2019 Kindergarten Orientation and Registration

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within the Oak Hill Elementary School’s boundary is on April 16, 2018 at 9:00 – 10:00am.  All parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2017 are invited to attend.  Registration forms will be available at that time or can be downloaded from the following FCPS website here.  Please contact our school registrar, Vicki Baron, to schedule a registration appointment at 703-467-3500.

FCPSOn Meeting Rescheduled

FCPS is on a journey to enhance learning through FCPSOn, a 1-to-1 digital transformation. The term 1:1 means each student will have access to one device to use for learning.

FCPSOn extends student learning and increases equitable access to technology and instructional practices that lead to personalized, meaningful learning experiences which provide opportunities for deeper understanding and development of Portrait of a Graduate attributes. The FCPS Strategic Plan Ignite includes access to contemporary and effective technology as a component of the Student Success goal. 

Learn more about FCPSOn and how it supports the Portrait of a Graduate and Ignite Strategic Plan goals by attending the one of five community meetings. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m.  To request an interpreter, please click on Interpreter Request Form

The Region 5 community meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Chantilly High School. 

Original Works

Our fundraiser with Original Works is just around the corner! You are going to have the opportunity to order a variety of useful items, all professionally made and featuring your child's very own artwork.  There are fun products under $10.  Complete details will be coming home in the April 4th Wednesday folder.  Please consider helping support our school.

Oak Hill 1K/5K Fun Run

Come out and support our school by running the annual Oak Hill 1K or 5K on Saturday, May 5, 2018!  Participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt if registered before April 20th.  Early registration ends Friday, April 6th.

Check out the online registration website here for more information, including important dates and prices.  If you’d like to volunteer in any way, please sign up here.  This is a great way for students to earn service hours!

Oak Hill Garden

Spring is almost here and we will be ready to begin spring clean-up/planting in our Oak Hill garden!  We are in need of parent volunteers who would be able to help with planting, watering, weeding, etc. throughout the spring, summer, and fall.  If you are interested in volunteering or want more information about this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a great learning experience for our Oak Hill students and families, please email Jane Wheeler at jgwheeler@fcps.edu

Third grade museum curators with their exhibits.

PTA News

Odyssey of the Mind accomplishments: PTA sponsored 12 teams (77 students) for the Odyssey of the Mind program. Despite tough competition, Oak Hill Elementary accomplished several wins, including 1 team progressing to the state level competition. Congratulations team! Go Oakies!

Problem 1: Triathlon Travels

OAK HILL ELE SCH A #31486 won 2nd Place

OAK HILL ELE SCH B #38615 won 3rd Place 

Problem 2: Emoji, Speak for yourself

OAK HILL ELE SCH A #31486 won 2nd Place - coached by Lakshman Bana 

Problem 3: Classics... Mockumentary! Seriously?

OAK HILL ELE SCH C - 43503 won 1st Place -Advancing to State Tournament

OAK HILL ELE SCH A - 31486 won 2nd Place 

4 Primary teams (K-2) participated in We're cooking now winning "Outstanding Creative Thinker" medals.

For more details, click here for Tournament Scores

Calendar Items

March 23: 3rd Grade [Crawford, Davidson, & Herring] Field Trip to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.  THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AFTER SPRING BREAK.

March 26 - 30: Spring Break, School Closed

April 2: Teacher Workday, School Closed 

April 3 - 7: Stress Less, Laugh More Week

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Yearbooks are now on sale! Pre-order your book by going to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and entering the code 13278318. Yearbooks are $19. New this year: add extra features for an additional cost.  

The last day for orders will be TODAY, Wednesday, March 21st. This deadline will NOT be extended. There will be a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase on a first come, first served basis at the end of the school year. The extra features will not be available at that time, and the price of the yearbook will increase. Don’t wait! Order today!  

Contact Mrs. O’Malley with any questions at jmomalley@fcps.edu

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Yearbook Deadline is TOMORROW!

Yearbooks are now on sale! Pre-order your book by going to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and entering the code 13278318. Yearbooks are $19. New this year: add extra features for an additional cost. 

The last day for orders will be tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21st. This deadline will NOT be extended. There will be a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase on a first come, first served basis at the end of the school year. The extra features will not be available at that time, and the price of the yearbook will increase. Don’t wait! Order today!  

Contact Mrs. O’Malley with any questions at jmomalley@fcps.edu

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Yearbooks Available Now

Yearbooks are now on sale! Pre-order your book by going to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and entering the code 13278318. Yearbooks are $19. New this year: add extra features for an additional cost. 

 

The last day for orders will be this Wednesday, March 21st. This deadline will NOT be extended. There will be a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase on a first come, first served basis at the end of the school year. The extra features will not be available at that time, and the price of the yearbook will increase. Don’t wait! Order today!  

 

Contact Mrs. O’Malley with any questions at jmomalley@fcps.edu

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Just a reminder!  Order now!

Yearbooks are now on sale! Pre-order your book by going to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and entering the code 13278318. Yearbooks are $19. New this year: add extra features for an additional cost. See the flyer in your child’s Wednesday folder or visit the website for more information.

 

The last day for orders will be this Wednesday, March 21st. This deadline will NOT be extended. There will be a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase on a first come, first served basis at the end of the school year. The extra features will not be available at that time, and the price of the yearbook will increase. Don’t wait! Order today!  

 

Contact Mrs. O’Malley with any questions at jmomalley@fcps.edu

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Great players and crowd for the annual Lees Corner vs. Oak Hill basketball game.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

What an awesome 6th Grade Basketball Game last Friday night!  So many of you were able to come out and support our school with either your attendance or through the many volunteer positions.  Did you hear the final score?  Oak Hill 80 and Lees Corner 24!  Most importantly, our students showed great sportsmanship and made many memories to take with them in the years ahead.  Lees Corner did edge Oak Hill in the Staff Shoot Out, but boy did we have a ton of fun trying! Have a wonderful weekend! Only one more week until Spring Break!

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

2018-2019 Kindergarten Orientation and Registration

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within the Oak Hill Elementary School’s boundary is on April 16, 2018 at 9:00 – 10:00am.  All parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2017 are invited to attend.  Registration forms will be available at that time or can be downloaded from the following FCPS website here.  Please contact our school registrar, Vicki Baron, to schedule a registration appointment at 703-467-3500.

Oak Hill 1K/5K Fun Run

Come out and support our school by running the annual Oak Hill 1K or 5K on Saturday, May 5, 2018!  Participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt if registered before April 20th.  Early registration ends Friday, April 6th.

Check out the online registration website here for more information, including important dates and prices.  If you’d like to volunteer in any way, please sign up here.  This is a great way for students to earn service hours!

Spring Break

The office will close for Spring Break at 4:30 p.m. on March 23rd.  The office will re-open on Monday, April 2nd, which is a teacher workday.  We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, April 3.

Picture Day Volunteers Needed

Oak Hill will be holding Spring Pictures on Friday, March 16.  We are in need of volunteers to help with this event.  If you are available to assist please sign up here.

New Oak Hill Website

The new Oak Hill Website is now live! We are excited about the new look and features that are now available and we're sure that you will find it easier to navigate.

If you are not able to find the information you need on our home page, you can use any of the following:

  • Search Function, similar to the way you would look for information on Google,
  • Top Menu, which links to main topics including About, Academics, Activities, Resources, and Contact
  • Full Menu, in the upper left-hand corner of the home page, which shows all the items under the main topics.

Our new site offers several important advantages, including:

  • Displaying on mobile devices, an important feature because so many of you are coming to the site through cell phones,
  • Enabling the easy sharing of content between school and Fairfax County Public Schools (for example, emergency alerts about weather closures etc. from the main site will be promptly displayed on the school site),
  • The ability to translate the site content into 75 different languages,
  • Making navigation of sites easier for parents as children progress through the FCPS schools because all sites will feature similar menus, and
  • Featuring accessibility to all users with disabilities (508 compliant).

While we have tried to include all of the information that you have come to rely on, there may be something that we have forgotten. If this is the case, feel free to contact our web curator Tammy Ofano at tlofano@fcps.edu.  We hope you’ll visit the website often and stay involved!

Mass Flyer Distribution

Twice a year we give non-profit groups the opportunity to send paper flyers home with students.  These flyers must relate to the schools’ primary function, the education of students. The spring distribution date will be Wednesday, April 11th.  If your group wishes to distribute something, the following disclaimer must be printed on the flyers “These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.”  Flyers must be delivered to the school by Monday, April 9th.  They must already be counted out into 36 groups of 30.  Please contact Denise Russ at doruss@fcps.edu to get approval for your flyer.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks are now on sale! Pre-order your book by clicking here and entering the code 13278318. Yearbooks are $19. New this year: add extra features for an additional cost. See the flyer in your child’s Wednesday folder or visit the website for more information.

The last day for orders will be March 21. This deadline will NOT be extended. There will be a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase on a first come, first served basis at the end of the school year. The extra features will not be available at that time, and the price of the yearbook will increase. Don’t wait! Order today!  

Contact Mrs. O’Malley with any questions at jmomalley@fcps.edu.

Oak Hill Garden

Spring is almost here and we will be ready to begin spring clean-up/planting in our Oak Hill garden!  We are in need of parent volunteers who would be able to help with planting, watering, weeding, etc. throughout the spring, summer, and fall.  If you are interested in volunteering or want more information about this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a great learning experience for our Oak Hill students and families, please email Jane Wheeler at jgwheeler@fcps.edu

Mrs. DeVore and Mr. Credle with Uncle Sam (Potomac Nats Mascot), who visited Oak Hill to promote a reading incentive program.

Counselor News

Oak Hill’s Student Services Department is pleased to announce our fourth annual Stress Less, Laugh More Week starting April 3rd!

Our goal is to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to teach our students positive strategies to deal with stressful moments. Each day will have a different theme with fun activities and will conclude with a school-wide PAJAMA DAY! Back by popular demand, we will also have therapy dogs on site for interested classrooms to visit.  This a great week to promote stress management, positive relationships, and help-seeking for all of our students. 

Thank you for your support,

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

Student Services Department

PTA News SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

REGISTRATION DATES 3/12 @ 7am - 3/23
@ 10pm

Flag Football
  Grades 3-6
  Wednesdays
  Session runs 4/4 - 5/23
  $95 PTA Members / $105 Non-PTA
Members

Flag Football
  Grades
  K-2
  Fridays
  Session runs 4/6 - 5/25
  $95 PTA Members / $105 Non-PTA
Members

Zumba
  Grades
  K-5
  Wednesdays
  Session runs 4/4 - 5/23
  $101 PTA Members / $111 Non-PTA
Members

Yoga
  Grades
  K-5
  Thursdays
  Session runs 4/5 - 5/24
  $101 PTA Members / $111 Non-PTA
Members

Calendar Items

March 16: Spring individual and class pictures

March 20: Kindergarten Play Performance, 9am

March 20: 3rd Grade [Barnes, Del Signore, & Muscar] Field Trip to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

March 21: PTA Meeting at 5:30pm, STEAM Night in the Cafeteria, 6-7:30pm

March 23: 3rd Grade [Crawford, Davidson, & Herring] Field Trip to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

March 26 - 30: Spring Break, School Closed

April 2: Teacher Workday, School Closed 

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to commend the students and staff for their cooperation today in conducting an orderly and peaceful observation in honor of the 17 victims from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  We had a small group of students exit and reenter the building in an orderly fashion and were outside briefly.  After five minutes, I  escorted the group out of the cold to a room where we spent the remainder of the 17 minutes.  Mr. Credle, Mrs. Gallagher and Mrs. Ryder were all present and some students chose to share what was on their minds.

Our school is committed to providing an environment where everyone is treated with respect and encouraged to help others.  Our teachers, administrators and staff continue to reinforce a sense of positive school community and we ask for your partnership in working with your child to discuss meaningful actions that they can take to engage in their community.

We continue to find ways to tighten safety procedures at Oak Hill.  You might notice that school staff will be asking all visitors what the nature of their visit is to our school before unlocking the doors.  We also ask that you “kiss and go” outside of the school building.  Parents should not be in the lobby or vestibule if they haven’t officially checked in at the front office.  At dismissal, again, parents are asked to wait outside. 

Thank you for being a partner with us in our efforts to keep our school safe!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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