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Students analyzing our Constitution using different primary and secondary sources as part of Constitution Day activities.
Mr. Credle and I attended the Fairfax County School Board Meeting last week to accept the Virginia Index of Performance Award for advanced learning and achievement. The Virginia Board of Education awards this honor to schools in the state who exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board. We want to thank our staff and parents for supporting excellence at Oak Hill and for the strong advocacy for differentiation for all students. We could not be more proud of our students’ success!
We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow night for Baskin Robbins Scoop Night! All proceeds will go towards the Oak Hill technology and staff development funds. This is a great evening to socialize with the Oak Hill community!
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!
Holly DeVore, Principal
Early Dismissal Today
Today Oak Hill students will be dismissed 3 hours early, at 12:30 p.m. The lunch schedule on early dismissal days will be amended to allow for all students to have lunch.
There will be four additional 3-hour early dismissal days this school year. These days are planned to provide time for staff development.
Friday, December 14th
Friday, January 18th
Monday, March 11th
Thursday, June 13thAdvanced Academic Parent Information Meeting
Mrs. Wheeler, Oak Hill’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will hold a parent information session on Wednesday, September 26, from 5:00-6:00 pm in the school café. At the info session, she will review the levels of service in FCPS for K-6 and give an overview of the referral/screening process. We hope you will be able to join us! If you have questions, please contact Jane Wheeler, AART, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about Advanced Academics in FCPS, click here.
Here are some important dates to keep in mind for this year:
October 11 – AAP Level IV referral forms for new FCPS students due to Mrs. Wheeler (grades 3-6)
January 10 – Level IV referral files and optional materials due to Mrs. Wheeler (grades 2-6)Great Math Education
The Fairfax County Association for the Gifted (FCAG) and Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) proudly present Great Math Education: Cultivating Creativity, Joy, and Talent. There will be a lecture and discussion about navigating a great math education from late elementary through high school, and into college, with mathematical puzzles and entertainment for kids! Parents of children in grades 3-8 are encouraged to attend. Mathematical content is aimed at children in grades 5-8. The details are as follows:
Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 pm
Discussion/lecture will begin at 7:15 pm
Location: Kings Park Library (9000 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015)
Food: Pizza and other snacks (free!)
Registration: The event is FREE and OPEN to the public!
However, since space is limited, RSVP is required. Please email email@example.com with the number of people attending and kids' ages. FCAG Members have priority registration through September 17. Not a member yet? Haven't renewed this school year? Sign up or renew here.
Tuberculosis Screening Changes
The Fairfax County Health Department has recommended changes to TB screening procedures for FCPS students. All students returning from temporary trips or who have resided in a foreign country for four consecutive weeks will be required to meet screening requirements. These are outlined here and will be required to be screened for the purpose of reenrollment in FCPS.
Fifth graders showing they can hear the difference in two chords by squatting on the “five” chord and standing on the “one” chord.Health Room Volunteer Training
We welcome volunteers to help provide care for our students and assist with administrative duties. Training is provided by Fairfax County Health Department and is essential for anyone working in the school Health Room. No prior medical experience is necessary. No registration required.
Training is offered at the following locations and dates:
Wednesday, October 10, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Springfield District Office
8136 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA
Suite A 100
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 10:00 AM– 12 noon
Herndon Reston District Office
1850 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston, VA
First floor Room 600 A
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 10:00AM – 12:00 PM
Annandale District Office
7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA
Third Floor Conference Room
Oak Hill's annual Field Days are listed below. If you are interested in volunteering, a sign-up link and complete schedule will be sent out in News You choose on October 10.
3rd & 4th - October 29th (AM)
K to 2nd Grade - October 29th (PM)
5th & 6th - October 30th (AM)
Sixth graders working in collaborative teams to create the perfect civilization.Advanced Academics/STEAM Lab News
During these first weeks of school, some of the activities students are working on are reviewing the Engineering Design Process, exploring JASON Science, discovering a new way to think about things using DeBono’s Hats, working in collaborative teams to build a structure to help the chicken cross the road, and thinking about a new culture. It’s great to share in the excitement and creativity that students demonstrate each day!
Thanks to everyone who has begun to help replenish our supply of recycled materials for the STEAM lab. We have a box in the school lobby where you may add items to help build up our supply!
If you have questions about advanced academics or the STEAM lab, please email Jane Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget the AAP parent info meeting on September 26, 2018 from 5:00-6:00 pm in our school café. The Fall Advanced Academic School Newsletter can be found on the Oak Hill website.Ways to Stay Informed
Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES
Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.
School lunch menus are located here.Key Calendar Dates
September 19: 3-hour early close
September 20: Scoop Night at Baskin Robbins in Franklin Farms, 4-8pm
September 26: AAP Parent Information Meeting in the cafeteria, 5-6pm
October 1: Community Meeting to Introduce Sully Community Center Project, 7pm at Sully Governmental Center
October 4: CogAt Testing for 2nd graders, 6th Grade (Harris, Kosaraju, More) Field Trip to the EDGE
October 5: 6th Grade (Cosby, Glass, McGorty, & Wright) Field Trip to the EDGE
October 8: No school, Columbus Day
October 10: Fall Picture Day, FLE Parent Preview Night, 5-6pm