Special Friday Edition of Wolf News

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Special Friday Edition of Wolf News Basketball game tonight at CHS at 6 pm

Come cheer on our Oak Hill 6th graders as they play against Lees Corner tonight!.  Tickets are $5 or $20 for a 4-6 pack of tickets.  Shirts are $15.

The game starts at 6 pm at Chantilly HS.  We hope to see you there!

 

Garden help needed tomorrow (Saturday) @2 pm

Calling all parents, scouts, high schoolers looking for service hours, and anyone else! Looking for a fun activity to do this Saturday afternoon? (tomorrow, April 13th).  Come help get the garden beds ready for planting! Bring a wheelbarrow, shovel, or just yourself! We will be moving piles of topsoil and compost to the beds and putting down cardboard to smother the weeds. We will begin at 2:00 pm and would love any help we can get- many hands make light work! Please contact Mrs. O’Malley with any questions at [email protected].  Please meet at the garden.

 

Week of the Military Child

We are celebrating our military children next week with Spirit Days!

Monday- Wear exercise clothing
Tuesday - Wear red, white and blue
Wednesday - Wear purple
Thursday - Wear red or camo
Friday - Wear stars, sparkles or spirit wear

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Wolf News - April 9th

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family,

This is a special Tuesday edition of the Wolf News! 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed in observance of Eid-al-Fitr. In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Eid Mubarak to those in our Muslim community celebrating!

A huge thank you to the PTA, Mr. Mitchell, and our staff and students for an amazing opportunity to see the solar eclipse yesterday. When our students were outside, they also were able to see the beginning stages of our new playground construction. How exciting!

April is a month rich with cultural recognition, including Autism Acceptance Month, Month of the Military Child, School Library Month, National Arab American Heritage Month, and Muslim American Heritage Month. Please see below for more information about these important observances.

This week is Stress Less, Laugh More week. We're grateful to Ms. McCleskey for organizing this initiative, which includes visits from some adorable four-legged friends on campus.

Due to the weather prediction for Thursday and Friday, Field Days have been postponed to next week (Monday and Tuesday). Your child's teacher will be sharing an revised schedule.

We hope to see many of you on Friday Night for the Oak Hill vs. Lees Corner Basketball game! Also - see below for details on registering for the Oak Hill 5K in May!

We look forward to another fantastic week of learning together!

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Student Intention for School Year 2024-2025 - Please reply by 4/18
  • Please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this short google form.
  • If you have multiple students at Oak Hill, please complete one form for each student (including your 6th grader so we can confirm that information for the middle school)

Please fill out the survey by 4/18.  Thank you for providing us with the information we need to staff the school appropriately for the coming school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

6th Grade Basketball Game this Friday, 4/12 at 6 PM - Wear White!

On Friday April 12th, our 6th Graders will play a Basketball Game vs. Lees Corner's 6th graders. Game starts at 6:00pm. Doors will open at 5:00pm!  We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Each member of the family must purchase a ticket at the door (if you did not preorder).
  • ONLY students playing in the game, playing in the pep band, performing in the pep squad, playing Oakie, parent volunteers, and coaches will enter for free.
  • T-shirts will be on sale at the game for $15.00
  • Spirit wear will be on sale at the game as well.

*Presale t-shirts were given to students on Friday April 5th. If you purchased a shirt and your child did not receive it, please let us know!

*Presale tickets and spirit wear will be passed out on Thursday April 11th.

Also on Friday, we will host our school Pep Rally at the end of the day.

  • Wear your white basketball t-shirt or another white shirt! We are doing a school white-out to help promote and celebrate the game!
  • All players MUST wear their jersey to the pep rally!

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bowe at [email protected]

Advanced Academic News

Subject Specific Differentiation and Part-Time Services Referrals-Due April 15th

Parents or guardians can initiate the screening process for Subject Specific Differentiation (Level II) and Part-Time services (level III) by  submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral form to Cathy Lahr, Oak Hill's Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), by April 15th.

Please note: Children that were screened for Full Time Services (Level IV) and found ineligible will automatically be screened for level II-III services.  No additional referral is needed. All present students receiving subject specific differentiation (level II) will be re-evaluated for services for the 2023-24 this spring. 

Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified of their student’s eligibility status by early June.

View the AAP Spring Newsletter.

April is....

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

National Arab American Heritage Month

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Muslim American Heritage Month

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans. View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

School Library Month

In FCPS libraries, students develop knowledge and skills, experience a sense of belonging, find inspiration and support, and have the ability to freely pursue their personal interests and academic growth. Watch this video to learn how FCPS librarians make a difference.

Autism Acceptance Month

One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

Advertised Budget Focuses on Schools and Instruction

Investing in excellence means putting our dollars where it matters most — schools and instruction. Nearly 93% of FCPS full-time staff work directly in our schools. And nearly 86% of FCPS’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Advertised Budget is dedicated to instructional programs across all grade levels, including special education. 

Only 5% of the advertised budget is for general support and central administration. Central office administrators represent only 0.8% of total full-time positions.

For more details on FCPS’ advertised budget, view budget documents, including the FY 2025 Budget Book. 

Check out the Budget Calendar for important dates in the budget process as well as opportunities for the community to provide feedback. 

Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

May 18th Oak Hill Fun Run- Register Now!

When is it?  May 18th at 8 AM

How do we register?  Access the PTA website and register each participant individually.

How much is it? $25 (includes t-shirt and race bib).  Additional $2 charge for shirts 2XL or higher.

Registration Deadline:  April 22nd!!  No late registrations or t-shirt sales after April 22nd.

Packet Pickup:

Race shirts and bibs will be distributed the week of May 13th.  Times and dates will be publicized in Wolf News.

All profits will benefit Oak Hill Elementary Students!

Call for Newspapers

If you have any old newspaper, we are collecting it for use in the garden.  There is a box in the lobby.  Thank you!

News from PTA

6th Grade Basketball Game Tickets and Spirit Wear on Sale

Come cheer on Oak Hill's 6th grade basketball team at 6pm on Friday, April 12th, at Chantilly High School! Tickets and spirit wear are available for pre-order on the PTA website: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store

2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament

Congratulations to this Oak Hill team for winning third place in Odyssey of the Mind VA state tournament held on April 6th!

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Month of the Military Child
  • Register for the FCPS Family Summit
  • Teaching Real-World Math Skills

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

4/10                                Eid - no school
4/11                                Field day for 5-6 (AM), K-2 (PM)
4/11                                AAP Orientation, 4:15 pm
4/12                                Field Day, Grades 3-4 (AM)
4/12                                6th grade  Bball game @ CHS, 6pm
4/17                                Purple Up! Day (wear purple!)
5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Basketball Game this Friday at CHS

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6th Grade Basketball Game vs. Lees Corner this Friday @ CHS!

 

On Friday April 12th, Chantilly HS will host the annual 6th Grade Basketball Game of Oak Hill vs. Lee’s Corner at 6:00pm. Doors will open at 5:00pm! (4:30 for all players, coaches, pep band, pep squad, Oakie, and parent volunteers).  We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets and spirit wear are still available for presale through our PTA website until Tuesday April 9th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/

  • In order to enter, each member of the family must purchase a ticket (including 6th graders not participating in any aspects of the game) – We are encouraging families to buy tickets presale!
  • ONLY students playing in the game, playing in the pep band, performing in the pep squad, playing Oakie, parent volunteers, and coaches will enter for free.
  • T-shirts will be on sale at the game for $15.00
  • You may still purchase tickets at the door on game day if needed
  • Spirit wear will be on sale at the game as well

*Presale t-shirts were given to students on Friday April 5th. If you purchased a shirt and your child did not receive it, please let us know!

*Presale tickets and spirit wear will be passed out on Thursday April 11th.

Also on Friday, we will host our school Pep Rally at the end of the day. Please encourage all students to either wear their white basketball t-shirts or another white shirt! We are doing a school white-out to help promote and celebrate the game!

  • All players MUST wear their jersey to the pep rally!

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bowe at [email protected]

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Two Big Events! Basketball and the Fun Run

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Oak Hill Basketball Game - Next Friday, April 12th at Chantilly HS

The sixth grade basketball game vs. Lees Corner is being held at Chantilly HS next Friday, April 12th at 6 PM.  Doors open at 4:30.  Come out and support Oak Hill!   Food will be available for purchase at the CHS snack bar.

Tickets and Spirit Wear are available for pre-purchase on the PTA website until April 9th.

For pictures of the items click here.

All pre-purchased tickets and spiritwear will be handed to students on Thursday, April 11th.  You may also buy tickets at the door.

If you have questions about the spiritwear,please email Wendy at [email protected].

The Oak Hill 5K Fun Run is BACK!! Register now!!

When?  May 18th at 8 AM

How do we register?  Access the PTA website and register each participant individually.

Cost? $25 (includes t-shirt and race bib).  Additional $2 charge for shirts 2XL or higher.

Registration Deadline:  April 22nd!!  No late registrations or t-shirt sales after April 22nd.

Packet Pickup:

Race shirts and bibs will be distributed the week of May 13th.  Times and dates will be publicized in Wolf News.

Course:  Please NOTE that the course is different than one we ran in previous years. 

The course is a loop that will start and end at Oak Hill Elementary School.  The route will be chalked to guide runners, and there will be volunteers at intersections to direct participants.

Course Map:

 

Thank you to our Sponsors :   WAWA * Reston Orthodontics * Wegmans

Burn Boot Camp * Costco * Bobby’s Bagels * Pupatella

SweetFrog * Baskin Robbins * Kona Ice * Reston Shirt * Giant* Launch

Alpha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu * Tropical Smoothie * Bach to Rock* Chick-fil-A*

Troop 158

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors and helpers! We couldn’t have pulled this off without all of YOU!!  

Please patronize these businesses who have so kindly helped sponsor this event.

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Student Intention Form - Please respond by April 18th.

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Student Intention for School Year 2024-2025 - Please reply by 4/18
  • Please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this short google form.
  • If you have multiple students at Oak Hill, please complete one form for each student (including your 6th grader so we can confirm that information for the middle school)

Please fill out the survey by 4/18.  Thank you for providing us with the information we need to staff the school appropriately for the coming school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

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Wolf News - April 3- Correction for Field days

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There is a correction in the calendar section for Field Day.  5th and 6th grade Field Day is in the morning on April 11th.  3rd and 4th grade is on April 12th.

Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family, 

It was so amazing to welcome our wolves back in the building today after Spring Break! Our students were greeted with several new additions to our campus - including cafeteria tables, a brand new basketball court, and new wall art (courtesy of Ms. Linne)!

Home of the Wolf Pack! 

Check out our cafeteria!

Oak Hill Learning Showcase

We hope to see many of you at our Oak Hill Learning Showcase on Thursday! Please see recent communications from our teachers (and lower in this edition of the Wolf News!) about this exciting event and how to RSVP.

Solar Eclipse ☀️  April 8 

A solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety reminders.

Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. At Oak Hill, we have been able to obtain approved eyewear so that students can safely view the eclipse ONLY while wearing the eyewear. Students who have returned permission slips will be able to go outside with their classroom to catch a glimpse of this amazing event. Students without permission will be able to view a live-stream of the eclipse when their class is outside. All Oak Hill students will be provided a pair of approved eyewear to remember this experience!

Here are some important reminders:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce it at home. 
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. We will be providing eyewear that has been approved for viewing.

Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. which coincides with dismissal, and ends around 4:32 p.m. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

We are so excited for another great week of learning! 

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Student Intention for School Year 2024-2025 - Please reply by 4/18
  • Please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this short google form.
  • If you have multiple students at Oak Hill, please complete one form for each student (including your 6th grader so we can confirm that information for the middle school)

Please fill out the survey by 4/18.  Thank you for providing us with the information we need to staff the school appropriately for the coming school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

Oak Hill Showcase Event April 4th 

Please RSVP on this google form for our Oak Hill Showcase event on Thursday, April 4th from 5-7 pm.  

Parents and students are invited to join us as a we showcase instructional strategies that occur in our classrooms to support student learning and growth. Grade level teams and specialists will provide sessions where you can see some of the strategies in action and learn more about what your child’s day looks like. Pizza will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 and the learning sessions will start at 5:30.  We hope to see you there!  Selected student artwork will also be exhibited here at Oak Hill.  This artwork would normally be at the Chantilly Pyramid Art show on April 5th.

Lexia Night

Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m., to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

April 10th is Eid al-Fitr (No School)

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Read more at Britannica.com.

Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed. See the complete School Year Calendar.

Stress Less, Laugh More Week

Oak Hill will be celebrating Stress Less, Laugh More week April 8th-12th.  We will be spending some time hearing messages on WOAK about healthy ways that we can respond to stress and promote great physical and mental wellness, and we will also have a chance to visit with a variety of therapy animals, including dogs, mini alpacas, a bunny, and a dwarf goat!  We are looking forward to enjoying learning about the many ways that we can Stress Less, Laugh More!

Call for Newspapers

Now that renovation is almost done, we will be planting in the garden and in the courtyard.  We are in need of newspaper.  There will be a box in the lobby for you to drop off newspapers.  Thank you!

Attendance Clarification

To clarify some questions we have received about attendance, the following reasons are EXCUSED absences by FCPS: illness, injury, funeral, legal obligations, medical procedures, religious observances, deployment-related absences, family emergency, or other hardship reason deemed acceptable
by the principal.

All other absences are marked UNX (unexcused which means that we have not heard from you and do not know why your child is absent) or UNL (unexcused locally), which means that you have notified us as to why your child is absent, but it is not a reason that is excused by FCPS.

Yearbook Deadline Extended to 4/8

Yearbooks are on sale now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob.  Our school code is 13278324.  Yearbooks are $20Preorders are due by April 8, 2024.  We will only have about 25 extra yearbooks at the end of the year, so please order your student one today if they are interested in having one.

May 18th Oak Hill Fun Run- Save the Date!

The Oak Hill Elementary School 5K Fun Run is Back! 

Oak Hill Elementary School invites students, staff, and alumni to join our 5K Fun Run on Saturday, May 18th at 8am! The Fun Run will start at Oak Hill Elementary School. Participants will take a right on Kinross Circle, a sharp right on Stone Heather Drive, a loop around Lady Bank Lane, and will head back to the school to repeat the route again. The Finish Line will be in front of Oak Hill Elementary School.

The 5K Fun Run is an event to unite our community. Please cheer for our runners from your front yard!

In addition, Kona Ice will be parked at the school from 8am to 11am. Kona Ice will donate 20% of proceeds earned at the 5K to Oak Hill Elementary School. If you can’t make it to Kona Ice, no problem! Stop by Tropical Smoothie in Franklin Farm Shopping Center between 11am and 2pm, and mention Oak Hill Elementary School. They will donate 15% of proceeds back to the school.

Keep an eye out for more information regarding the course and registration!

News from PTA

6th Grade Basketball Game Tickets and Spirit Wear on Sale

Come cheer on Oak Hill's 6th grade basketball team at 6pm on Friday, April 12th, at Chantilly High School! Tickets and spirit wear are available for pre-order on the PTA website: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store

2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Rising Carson 7th Grade Parents - Join the RCMS PTA!

Are you or is someone you know enthusiastic about supporting Rachel Carson MS and all of its students, teachers, and staff? Please email [email protected] if you are interested, or know of someone who would make a great addition to the PTA team!

News from Other Schools FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Updated COVID Recommendations
  • Last Chance to Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • April Webinars and Events for Families

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

4/4                                  Learning Showcase, 5-7 pm
4/8-4/12                          Stress Less, Laugh More Week
4/10                                Eid  (no school)
4/11                                Field day for 5-6 (AM), K-2 (PM)
4/11                                AAP Orientation, 4:15 pm
4/12                                Field Day, Grades 3-4 (AM)
4/12                                6th grade  Bball game @ CHS
5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Wolf News - April 3

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family, 

It was so amazing to welcome our wolves back in the building today after Spring Break! Our students were greeted with several new additions to our campus - including cafeteria tables, a brand new basketball court, and new wall art (courtesy of Ms. Linne)!

Home of the Wolf Pack! 

Check out our cafeteria!

Oak Hill Learning Showcase

We hope to see many of you at our Oak Hill Learning Showcase on Thursday! Please see recent communications from our teachers (and lower in this edition of the Wolf News!) about this exciting event and how to RSVP.

Solar Eclipse ☀️  April 8 

A solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety reminders.

Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. At Oak Hill, we have been able to obtain approved eyewear so that students can safely view the eclipse ONLY while wearing the eyewear. Students who have returned permission slips will be able to go outside with their classroom to catch a glimpse of this amazing event. Students without permission will be able to view a live-stream of the eclipse when their class is outside. All Oak Hill students will be provided a pair of approved eyewear to remember this experience!

Here are some important reminders:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce it at home. 
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. We will be providing eyewear that has been approved for viewing.

Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. which coincides with dismissal, and ends around 4:32 p.m. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

We are so excited for another great week of learning! 

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Student Intention for School Year 2024-2025 - Please reply by 4/18
  • Please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this short google form.
  • If you have multiple students at Oak Hill, please complete one form for each student (including your 6th grader so we can confirm that information for the middle school)

Please fill out the survey by 4/18.  Thank you for providing us with the information we need to staff the school appropriately for the coming school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

Oak Hill Showcase Event April 4th 

Please RSVP on this google form for our Oak Hill Showcase event on Thursday, April 4th from 5-7 pm.  

Parents and students are invited to join us as a we showcase instructional strategies that occur in our classrooms to support student learning and growth. Grade level teams and specialists will provide sessions where you can see some of the strategies in action and learn more about what your child’s day looks like. Pizza will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 and the learning sessions will start at 5:30.  We hope to see you there!  Selected student artwork will also be exhibited here at Oak Hill.  This artwork would normally be at the Chantilly Pyramid Art show on April 5th.

Lexia Night

Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m., to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

April 10th is Eid al-Fitr (No School)

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Read more at Britannica.com.

Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed. See the complete School Year Calendar.

Stress Less, Laugh More Week

Oak Hill will be celebrating Stress Less, Laugh More week April 8th-12th.  We will be spending some time hearing messages on WOAK about healthy ways that we can respond to stress and promote great physical and mental wellness, and we will also have a chance to visit with a variety of therapy animals, including dogs, mini alpacas, a bunny, and a dwarf goat!  We are looking forward to enjoying learning about the many ways that we can Stress Less, Laugh More!

Call for Newspapers

Now that renovation is almost done, we will be planting in the garden and in the courtyard.  We are in need of newspaper.  There will be a box in the lobby for you to drop off newspapers.  Thank you!

Attendance Clarification

To clarify some questions we have received about attendance, the following reasons are EXCUSED absences by FCPS: illness, injury, funeral, legal obligations, medical procedures, religious observances, deployment-related absences, family emergency, or other hardship reason deemed acceptable
by the principal.

All other absences are marked UNX (unexcused which means that we have not heard from you and do not know why your child is absent) or UNL (unexcused locally), which means that you have notified us as to why your child is absent, but it is not a reason that is excused by FCPS.

Yearbook Deadline Extended to 4/8

Yearbooks are on sale now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob.  Our school code is 13278324.  Yearbooks are $20Preorders are due by April 8, 2024.  We will only have about 25 extra yearbooks at the end of the year, so please order your student one today if they are interested in having one.

May 18th Oak Hill Fun Run- Save the Date!

The Oak Hill Elementary School 5K Fun Run is Back! 

Oak Hill Elementary School invites students, staff, and alumni to join our 5K Fun Run on Saturday, May 18th at 8am! The Fun Run will start at Oak Hill Elementary School. Participants will take a right on Kinross Circle, a sharp right on Stone Heather Drive, a loop around Lady Bank Lane, and will head back to the school to repeat the route again. The Finish Line will be in front of Oak Hill Elementary School.

The 5K Fun Run is an event to unite our community. Please cheer for our runners from your front yard!

In addition, Kona Ice will be parked at the school from 8am to 11am. Kona Ice will donate 20% of proceeds earned at the 5K to Oak Hill Elementary School. If you can’t make it to Kona Ice, no problem! Stop by Tropical Smoothie in Franklin Farm Shopping Center between 11am and 2pm, and mention Oak Hill Elementary School. They will donate 15% of proceeds back to the school.

Keep an eye out for more information regarding the course and registration!

News from PTA

6th Grade Basketball Game Tickets and Spirit Wear on Sale

Come cheer on Oak Hill's 6th grade basketball team at 6pm on Friday, April 12th, at Chantilly High School! Tickets and spirit wear are available for pre-order on the PTA website: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store

2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Rising Carson 7th Grade Parents - Join the RCMS PTA!

Are you or is someone you know enthusiastic about supporting Rachel Carson MS and all of its students, teachers, and staff? Please email [email protected] if you are interested, or know of someone who would make a great addition to the PTA team!

News from Other Schools FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Updated COVID Recommendations
  • Last Chance to Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • April Webinars and Events for Families

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

4/4                                  Learning Showcase, 5-7 pm
4/8-4/12                          Stress Less, Laugh More Week
4/10                                Eid  (no school)
4/11                                Field day for 3-4 (AM), K-2 (PM)
4/11                                AAP Orientation, 4:15 pm
4/12                                Field Day, Grades 5-6 (AM)
4/12                                6th grade  Bball game @ CHS
5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Message from the PTA* *Link has been updated   2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website (make sure to include your email address!):  https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw?group=

Nominations are due by May 20, 2024; voting will take place during the PTA general meeting on May 21st.

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family, 

The week before Spring Break has been exciting!

Our students completed our Power of the Pack Challenge. During this challenge, classes were recognized for displaying excellent behavior across the school building. Every time a class earned 6 stickers, they earned a puzzle piece to decorate and display in the lobby. This collage below represents our community coming together united in the common goal of excellent behavior. We are so proud of our wolves for achieving our goal!

 

 

On Tuesday, we celebrated our students' success with a surprise Reptile World assembly. Mr. Michael (pictured below) educated our students about a variety of reptiles. Our students even had the opportunity to touch Banana Bread (not the food!) as they exited the assembly. You can tell by the pictures below how exciting this event was.

 

 

Mr. Michael shared that we were one of the best behaved and engaged audiences he had ever performed in front of! Way to go Wolves! Mr. Mitchell, our fabulous school counselor, spearheaded this initiative and assembly. Thank you Mr. Mitchell!

Tomorrow is March 21st. On 3/21 we recognize World Down Syndrome Day. Please consider wearing your most exciting socks in recognition of this day.

 

Next week is Spring Break - can you believe it?! When we return, we cannot wait to come together as the Oak Hill Wolf Pack to showcase some of the amazing learning that happens every day at Oak Hill. We hope you can join us at Oak Hill's Learning Showcase (5:00 -7:00 pm). There will be food available for purchase from 5:00-5:30 pm, then the showcase begins! Please RSVP on this google form by April 1st so we can get a good idea of the supplies and food needed. We will also be exhibiting selected student artwork that night.

If you haven't yet done so, please consider filling out the principal evaluation survey (more details below). Your input matters! 

We hope that all of you have a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break. Enjoy time with family and friends. We can't wait to see our wolves return on April 3rd. 

In Partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Spring Break
  • Spring Break is March 25-March 29th, followed by two teacher work days/staff development days on April 1st and 2nd.  
  • The Oak Hill Office will be closed March 25-March 29th and will re-open at 8 am on Monday, April 1st.
  • We look forward to welcoming all the students back on Wednesday, April 3rd.
  • Enjoy your spring break!
Playground Closed During Break

As you may have noticed, our renovation is nearing completion! During Spring Break, do your best to avoid the playground/field area. The construction team will be working on the new basketball court, as well as working on preparing the trailers on the field to be removed. There will be construction trucks on the playground, making it unsafe for playing on/walking through. Thank you for your cooperation!

YEARBOOK orders DUE 3/22

Yearbooks are on sale now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob.  Our school code is 13278324.  Yearbooks are $20Preorders are due by March 22nd, 2024.   We will have fewer than 30 extra yearbooks at the end of the year and those are sold first come, first served.  If your child is a sixth grader, and buying a yearbook would be a hardship, please contact the counselor, Mr. Mitchell.  Thank you.

FCPS Principal Evaluation Survey

You may have received an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. 

The email will comefrom FCPS Surveys. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!  Thank you so much!

Oak Hill Showcase Event April 4th 

Please RSVP on this google form for our Oak Hill Showcase event on Thursday, April 4th from 5-7 pm.  Please RSVP by April 1st so we can get a good idea of the supplies needed. 

Parents and students are invited to join us as a we showcase instructional strategies that occur in our classrooms to support student learning and growth. Grade level teams and specialists will provide sessions where you can see some of the strategies in action and learn more about what your child’s day looks like. Pizza will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 and the learning sessions will start at 5:30.  We hope to see you there!  Selected student artwork will also be exhibited here at Oak Hill.  This artwork would normally be at the Chantilly Pyramid Art show on April 5th.

LOST and FOUND - What are you missing?

As we are transititioning to spring weather, please check to see if you have your child's winter coat /favorite sweatshirt/sweater  We have a large collection in the lost and found in  the lobby and will be donating unclaimed items after spring break.

Message from the PTA 2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website (make sure to include your email address!):  https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw?group=

Nominations are due by May 20, 2024; voting will take place during the PTA general meeting on May 21st.

Techstravaganza

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum.

This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST. Admission is free, food will be for sale.. Here is our registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found at tjtechstrav.org.

FCPS News

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • Fairfax County’s Funding of the FCPS Budget
  • Literacy Development for Multilingual Learners

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

3/21                                World Down Syndrome Day
3/22                                Yearbook orders due!
3/25-3/29                        Spring Break! No school for Students and Staff
4/1                                  Teacher Work Day, No School for Students
4/2                                  Staff Development Day, No School for Students
4/4                                  Learning Showcase, 5-7 pm 
4/12                                Oak Hill/Lees Corner Bball game @ CHS                      5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Chick-Fil-A and PTA tonight!

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Tonight, Tuesday, 3/19 PTA meeting

Please join us for the PTA meeting tonight in the Oak Hill Cafeteria from 6:30-7:30.

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Tonight, March 19th, from 4-9, Oak Hill is having a Spirit Night at the Chick-Fil-A on 3454 Historic Sully Way (by the Wawa).  

  • For your purchase to benefit Oak Hill, you must present the flyer that is coming home in your child's backpack today or use the code oakhilles if you order online.
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World Down Syndrome Day - 3.21 Construction UPDATE

As you may have noticed, our renovation is nearing completion! During Spring Break, do your best to avoid the playground/field area. The construction team will be working on the new basketball court, as well as working on preparing the trailers on the field to be removed. There will be construction trucks on the playground, making it unsafe for playing on/walking through. Thank you for your cooperation!

Office Closed for Spring Break

The Oak Hill Office will be closed during Spring Break (March 25-March 29th).  The office will be open on April 1st and 2nd as those are Teacher Work Days/Staff Development Days. 

We will welcome students back on April 3rd!  Enjoy your spring break!

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BBall t-shirts order deadline 3/17!

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Basketball T-shirt Deadline on Sunday

Attention Families!

 

The deadline to purchase a Basketball T-Shirt to support our 6th Graders in the Basketball Game against Lee’s Corner on April 12th is quickly approaching. The deadline to order shirts is this Sunday, March 17th!

 

6th Grade Basketball T-Shirt: The T-Shirts are on sale for $10.00 and $12.00 for 2XL or above. To purchase, visit our OHES PTA website - https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/.

  • All students who are playing in the game MUST purchase a shirt!

 

You can also purchase spirit items and tickets through the PTA Website which will be on sale until April 8th.

  • All students participating the game such as players, Oakie, Pep Squad, and Pep band will get in for free.
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Spring Individual and Class Pictures-TOMORROW, March 14th

Spring Portraits and Class Pictures are tomorrow, Thursday March 14th!     Picture packages can be pre-ordered either online  at https://www.barksdalephoto.com with your student’s personalized online password or your student may bring the order form with payment to the photographer tomorrow.  If you choose not to pre-order, every student will receive a proof and you can order once the proof is received.  Additionally, each student who purchases a package will receive a class picture.  Class pictures can also be ordered separately.  If you have any questions about pictures or picture day, please contact Michelle Coyne at [email protected]!

Family Engagement Survey

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open. Survey partner K12 Insight emailed a link to families on March 3 and again on March 6. Please participate! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS practices to best support our students.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

FCPS Principal Evaluation Survey

In the next few days, parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!  Thank you!

YEARBOOKS on Sale NOW!

Yearbooks are on sale now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob.  Our school code is 13278324.  Yearbooks are $20Preorders are due by March 22nd, 2024.  If your child wants a yearbook, please order by March 22nd.  We will have fewer than 30 extra yearbooks at the end of the year and those are sold first come, first served.  If your child is a sixth grader, and buying a yearbook would be a hardship, please contact the counselor, Mr. Mitchell.  Thank you.

LOST and FOUND - What are you missing?

As we are transititioning to spring weather, please check to see if you have your child's winter coat (or if you are missing any other jackets/lunchboxes,etc).  We have a large collection in the lost and found int he lobby and will be donating unclaimed items after spring break.

Solar Eclipse on April 8th

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 3/19, Save the Date!

Oak Hill is holding a spirit night on Tuesday, 3/19, at the Chick-Fil-A on Air and Space Drive.  Oak Hill will receive a percentage of all the profits between 4 and 9 pm.  The flyer that went home today must be presented in order for Oak Hill to benefit.  

Lightspeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features:

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

🥁 Summer Camps and Learning Programs

Have you made summer plans for your child yet? Are you looking for a summer camp for your child with special needs?

The Family Resource Center has compiled information on summer camps including local options, camps for students with special needs (sorted by need), and camps for students experiencing grief or who have parents in the military.

News from PTA

PTA General Meeting, Tuesday 3/19, 6:30pm

Please join us for an in-person meeting from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, March 19th in the Oak Hill cafeteria. We’ll discuss our planned events for the rest of the school year and the process for electing a new board for next school year.

 

Spring After-School Activities

Registration for spring after-school activities is now open! Visit the PTA website for more information and to register: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/

 

6th Grade Basketball Game T-Shirts

Oak Hill's annual 6th grade basketball game is scheduled for Friday, April 12th at Chantilly High School. Show your Oakie pride by ordering a t-shirt on the PTA website! https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/

 

Multicultural Night

 

Mutlicultural Night was a huge success.  Thank you to all who planned, set up, cleaned up and participated!

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • New Regulation on Meditation and Reflection Spaces
  • Solar Eclipse Resources

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar


3/14                                Spring Individual and Class Pictures
3/19                                Chick-Fil-A Spirit night 4-9pm
3/19                                PTA meeting @ 6:30 in the cafeteria
3/22                                Yearbook orders due!
3/25-3/29                        Spring Break! No school for Students and Staff
4/1                                  Teacher Work Day, No School for Students
4/2                                  Staff Development Day, No School for Students
4/4                                  Learning Showcase, 5 pm 
4/12                                Oak Hill/Lees Corner Bball game @ CHS                      5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Please note: there may be some students who test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family, 

So much change has happened at Oak Hill this week! Our 5th Grade, 6th Grade, and Music Classes all completed their moves. It is so great to have the Pack all in the building! Thank you to our students for their amazing flexibility. Major kudos to our staff for how quickly they can make a brand new space feel like home! 

It's Read Across America Week and our students have been enjoying extra fun reading activities. We've had guest readers, drop everything and read times, special reading places, and so much more. Also, we hope to see many of you at Multicultural Night this Friday! It's a great night celebrating the families of Oak Hill.

Monday, March 11 is the first full day of Ramadan. In Islam, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. We want our Wolf Pack families and students to know that the library will be open during all lunches for students who may prefer to go to the library instead of the cafeteria, as many will be fasting. Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to fill out this Google Form regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation, silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction. We strive to make sure that every student feels valued and respected, and we will make every effort to assist your students with their specific needs. 

You may have received a link to the FCPS Engagement Survey recently. FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Need the link or more information? Check out this Family Engagement Survey informational site.

Looking forward to another great week! 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Multicultural Night is this Friday, 3/8

Please join us on Friday, March 8th from 6-7:30 to celebrate some of the cultures of our Oak Hill Community.  There will be displays and performances representing different countries and cultures.  One highlight will be the Chinese Lion Dance.  There will also be popcorn, drinks, and pizza for sale.

Spring After-School Activities

Registration for spring after-school activities is open now and will close on Sunday, March 17th @ 11:59 pm or when the class fills. Activities are sponsored by the PTA and provided by Baroody Camps. 

To register, go to https://bc-ffx-oakhill.jumbula.com, click on the "Spring 2024" tab, then click "Click Here to Register." It will prompt you to sign in or create an account. You can type in the code to access the registration page from there.  Use Code: OHES24

If there are any questions, please email, [email protected]

**Limited financial aid opportunities are available for those who qualify. Please indicate your request at the time of registration. **If approved, financial aid is available for one class per child per session**

YEARBOOKS on Sale NOW!

Yearbooks are on sale now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob.  Our school code is 13278324.  Yearbooks are $20Preorders are due by March 22nd, 2024.  If your child wants a yearbook, please order by March 22nd.  We will have fewer than 30 extra yearbooks at the end of the year and those are sold first come, first served.  If your child is a sixth grader, and buying a yearbook would be a hardship, please contact the counselor, Mr. Mitchell.  Thank you.

Spring Individual and Class Pictures-Thursday, March 14th

Spring Portraits and Class Pictures are Thursday March 14th!  This is a one-time event with no make-up date.  Order forms were sent home today.   Picture packages can be pre-ordered either online  at https://www.barksdalephoto.com with your student’s personalized online password or you may submit order forms with payment to the photographer on picture day.  If you choose not to pre-order, every student will receive a proof and you can order once the proof is received.  Additionally, each student who purchases a package will receive a class picture.  Class pictures can also be ordered separately.  If you have any questions about pictures or picture day, please contact Michelle Coyne at [email protected]!

Read Across America Week Continues

Thursday, 3/7 - PJ Day! Snuggle up in your pajamas and read a good book!


Friday , 3/8- Dress as your favorite Book Character or wear Oak Hill Spirit Wear!

National School Social Work Week

March 3-9 is National School Social Work Week. Social workers in FCPS help to prevent social, emotional, and behavioral factors from affecting a student's ability to perform at their best. Their primary goal is to remove barriers that prevent a student from fulfilling their academic potential. Social workers are assigned to every school and center in the school system. Most social workers serve one to two sites. Learn more about the role of social workers in FCPS.

Thank you to Oak Hill's wonderful social worker, Mrs. Cammy McCleskey, for all shedoes for students.

Ramadan

This year, the first full day of Ramadan is Monday, March 11. In Islam, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. During this month Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset each day while striving to increase their spirituality, through prayers, charity and good deeds. Read more about Ramadan in National Geographic Kids.

March 11 is an O day. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. Half-O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those day

Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to fill out this Google Form regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation, silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction. We strive to make sure that every student feels valued and respected, and we will make every effort to assist your students with their specific needs. 

LOST and FOUND - What are you missing?

As we are transititioning to spring weather, please check to see if you have your child's winter coat (or if you are missing any other jackets/lunchboxes,etc).  We have a large collection in the lost and found int he lobby and will be donating unclaimed items after spring break.

Reminder - Health Room Hours

Just a reminder.  If you need to drop off medication at the health room, Mrs. Rampersad's hours are 8:40am - 3:40pm

News from PTA

Multicultural Night

Reminder--our annual Multicultural Night is this Friday, March 6th, from 6-7:30pm! Come and learn about the many cultures represented in Oak Hill's student body through informational booths and special artistic performances. The event is free, and pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be available for purchase.

Spring After-School Activities

Registration for spring after-school activities is now open! Visit the PTA website for more information and to register: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/

6th Grade Basketball Game T-Shirts

Oak Hill's annual 6th grade basketball game is scheduled for Friday, April 12th at Chantilly High School. Show your Oakie pride by ordering a t-shirt on the PTA website! https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/Last day to order is Monday, March 18th.

Odyssey of the Mind

Congratulations to the Oak Hill students who competed in the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament and demonstrated exceptional creativity to solve OM's unique open-ended problems. Special congratulations to the team of Oak Hill 4th and 5th graders whose solution to the classics problem "Opening Night Antics" won first place and has advanced to the state level competition!

Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online.

March Is ...

National Women’s History Month

The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids.

Celebrating Arts in Our Schools Month (Art, Music, and Theater)

Equity in Education Month

Disability Awareness Month 

National Nutrition Month

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Where FCPS Funding Comes From
  • Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs
  • FCPS Family Engagement Survey Opens 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

3/8                                  Multicultural Night, 6 pm
3/14                                Spring Individual and Class Pictures
3/19                                Chick-Fil-A Spirit night 4-9pm
3/22                                Yearbook orders due!
3/25-3/29                        Spring Break! No school for Students and Staff
4/1                                  Teacher Work Day, No School for Students
4/2                                  Staff Development Day, No School for Students
4/4                                  Learning Showcase, 5 pm 
4/12                                Oak Hill/Lees Corner Bball game @ CHS                      5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Please note: there may be some students who test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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NO Sixth grade Basketball practice today

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ATTN:  6th Grade Basketball Teams REMINDER:  No Practice Today

There is no practice for the Oak Hill sixth grade basketball game today because this is a student holiday.  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Bowe at [email protected].

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Read Across America Week

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Read Across America Week 3/4-3/8

 

Next week is Read Across America Week.  We are having with a Spirit Week and some special activities to celebrate and encourage reading!

Monday - Wear a shirt with words or sayings!
Tuesday - No School.  School planning Day
Wednesday - Wear Workout or Sports gear!
Thursday - PJ Day!
Friday - Dress as your favorite Book Character or wear Oak Hill Spirit Wear!

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Oak Hill Basketball game Tshirts on sale now!

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Oak Hill Basketball Game Spirit Wear

The Oak Hill-Lees Corner 6th grade basketball game is April 12th.

The 6th Grade Basketball T-Shirt is now available to purchase on the Oak Hill PTA website. To access the T-Shirt Order form, Click here: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/.

  • Once you are on the PTA website,
  • Scroll down to “Forms and Payments.” T-shirts are being sold for $10 each and $12 sizes 2XL and above . The form to purchase T-shirts will close on Monday March 18th!

If your child is playing in the basketball game, they MUST purchase a t-shirt! This is mandatory to play in the game.

Other spirit wear/items for the game will be available beginning Monday , March 4th

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bowe at [email protected]

Thank you,

6th Grade Team

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Multicultural Night Sign up- Link Corrected

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Multicultural Night

Mark your calendar for Oak Hill Elementary's Multicultural Night, which is scheduled for 6-7:30pm on Friday, March 8th! Please sign up to host a booth and introduce us to your culture, do a performance (an artistic representation of the culture), help with setup and cleanup, or be a general volunteer: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Oak Hill Wolf Pack, 

We've had another great week at Oak Hill! Thank you to everyone who came to the Glow Dance on Friday. There was such a great turn out - and even better dance moves! 

Next week is Read Across America Week. Be sure to check out the details below! Thank you to Ms. Dolenc and Ms. Ceska for organizing a great week of reading. 

I hope you are able to join me at the Sully District Budget Town Hall on Thursday featuring Sully District School Board member Seema Dixit and Supervisor Kathy Smith.

We are getting so excited for our Oak Hill 5K! We have some wonderful sponsors trickling in for the Oak Hill 5K Fun Run. Do you know a company that would like to donate or sponsor the event on May 18th? If so, please contact Cindy Meylan at [email protected] to discuss this in more detail. Thank you, sponsors! 

 

Looking forward to another great week! 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

YEARBOOKS on Sale NOW!

Yearbooks are on sale now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob.  Our school code is 13278324.  Yearbooks are $20Preorders are due by March 22nd, 2024.  If your child wants a yearbook, please order by March 22nd.  We will have fewer than 30 extra yearbooks at the end of the year and those are sold first come, first served.  If your child is a sixth grader, and buying a yearbook would be a hardship, please contact the counselor, Mr. Mitchell.  Thank you.

SULLY DISTRICT BUDGET TOWN HALL- Thursday, 2/29 @ Rocky Run MS

Please join Sully District School Board member Seema Dixit and Supervisor Kathy Smith for a joint town hall as they present the proposed FY 2025 Budgets and take your comments. Details of the Fairfax County budget can be found here. If you would like to ask a question regarding the FY25 Budget, please send an email to [email protected] with "Budget Town Hall" in the subject. Detailed information about the FCPS FY25 Budget can be found on the FCPS website.

When: Thursday, February 29, 2024 

Time: 7 - 9 pm EST

Where: Rocky Run Middle School Lecture Hall

Address: 4400 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151 

Read Across America Week 3/4-3/8

 

Next week is Read Across America Week.  We are having with a Spirit Week and some special activities to celebrate and encourage reading!

Monday - Wear a shirt with words or sayings!
Tuesday - No School.  School planning Day
Wednesday - Wear Workout or Sports gear!
Thursday - PJ Day!
Friday - Dress as your favorite Book Character or wear Oak Hill Spirit Wear!

LOST and FOUND- what are you missing?

As we are transititioning to spring weather, please check to see if you have your child's winter coat (or if you are missing any other jackets/lunchboxes,etc).  We have a large collection in the lost and found int he lobby and will be donating unclaimed items after spring break.

Pre-K and Headstart

FCPS offers PreK at some schools based on eligibility.   Accepting applications now at https://www.fcps.edu/PreK.  For more information email [email protected] or call 703-208-7900 for English and 703-208-7901 for Spanish.

Eligibility

  • Live in Fairfax County
  • Qualify for Free/Reduced Meals
  • Age 3 or 4 by September 30th for PreK
  • Early Head Start for children 6 weeks to 2 years
News from PTA

Multicultural Night

Mark your calendar for Oak Hill Elementary's Multicultural Night, which is scheduled for 6-7:30pm on Friday, March 8th! Please sign up to host a booth and introduce us to your culture, do a performance (an artistic representation of the culture), help with setup and cleanup, or be a general volunteer: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/

PTA Spiritwear - For Sale online!

We are selling spirit wear items (shirts, sweatshirts,hats) that are currently in stock.   Check the PTA website for available items and sizes. 

Questions, please contact Wendy:  [email protected] 

Student and Family Surveys

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.

💭 Share Your Thoughts on Schoology

FCPS will be conducting voluntary, anonymous surveys on the use of Schoology from Monday, March 11, to Friday, March 22. Surveys will be delivered to:

  • Elementary students (grades 3-6) through the Schoology App Center.
  • Secondary students via email from Naviance.

Student feedback will inform the school division’s use of Schoology and help improve its processes, communication, and professional learning for staff. FCPS’ Instructional Services Department will also be reaching out to families through focus groups. 

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions.

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Please note: there may be some students who test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Upcoming Webinars and Events for Families
  • How Students Benefit from CTE Courses
  • Supreme Court Decision Regarding TJHSST

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

3/4-3/8                            Read Across America Week!
3/5                                  School Planning Day, No School for Students

3/8                                  Multicultural Night, 6 pm
3/22                                Yearbook orders due!
3/25-3/29                        Spring Break! No school for Students and Staff
4/1                                  Teacher Work Day, No School for Students
4/2                                  Staff Development Day, No School for Students
4/4                                  Learning Showcase, 5 pm                               
5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

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Piero's Spirit Night- Tonight, TUESDAY, 2/27!

Treat yourself and your family to some delicious Italian food while supporting Oak Hill!  Let the restaurant know you are there to support Oak Hill and our school will receive 20% of all sales.  Dine-in or carry out!  TUESDAY, February 27th from 4-9pm!

Piero’s Corner

13340 Franklin Farm Road

703-707-6400

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