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Oak Hill's Veterans Day celebration was a big success.Principal's Message
Thank you for the wonderful turnout yesterday at Dogfish! They were so generous to give Oak Hill 15% of their day’s profits. We were able to add just over $1600 for our Technology Fund to purchase replacements for our aging computers. We truly appreciate your support of our technology fundraisers! We hope to see many of you tomorrow night for our PTA's Family Dance Night and Kids Cookbook Show.
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, PrincipalInclement Weather Information
When bad weather or other emergency situations occur, it may be necessary for FCPS to cancel, delay, or close schools early. Parents and students should have a well-communicated plan in place in the event of these emergency situations. Children need to know where to go or what to do if a parent will not be home.
FCPS provides information about closings and delays in many ways including:
- Posted to the FCPS Twitter and Facebook pages.
- Posted to www.fcps.edu.
- Email and text messages sent to parents (using the parent contact information listed in weCare@school).
- Email sent to employees (using the employee's FCPS email address).
- Email sent to News You Choose subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings.
- Posted on FCPS cable Channel 21 (Cox Communications, Reston Comcast, and Verizon cable customers only).
- Area radio and television stations.
Due to the speed of updating, the official @FCPSnews Twitter account (with blue checkmark) is generally the first and fastest mode of communication. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, other social media, and news stations. Please be aware, due to the large volume of emails sent there will likely be a lag between the FCPS Twitter alert and receipt of an email in your inbox. For more information about Weather Cancellation Procedures click here.
Oak Hill's First Lego League Team.First Lego League Regional Tournament News
Oak Hill's First Lego League Team recently competed in the Regional Tournament and secured first place for their solution and research. This year’s challenge was Intro into Space and the kids were tasked with finding a unique solution for a problem faced by astronauts.
The team decided to tackle space radiation and their solution was to use polyester fabric manufactured from recycled plastic bottles for the body suits - the liquid cooling ventilation garment that the astronauts wear underneath their space suits. They shared their solution with NASA and received direct feedback from them that the kids were onto a great start with their proposed solution and it could be implemented with additional testing to make sure it withstands pressure. Congratulations to the team and coaches!FCPS Outstanding Staff Nominations
Do you know an extraordinary Oak Hill staff member that exceeds his or her responsibilities to help students and staff? Can you identify a teacher that understands students’ individual needs or has strengthened our school through outstanding leadership? Is there a staff member that goes above and beyond establishing a strong relationship with parents and the community? Then, please take the time to nominate a staff member in of the following categories:
Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Principal, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Operational Employee
To nominate a staff member please fill out this Google form before November 26th: OHES Award Nomination Link. You may work collaboratively with other members of the community to complete the initial nomination form if you prefer. Just be sure to only include one name on the “Nominator” line as a point of reference. It is important that you are specific and thorough when describing your nominee, for your comments will be shared among the Oak Hill Awards Committee to help determine our school winners. Please write two descriptive paragraphs highlighting your nominee’s strengths (75 words or more).
Please contact our award liaison, Cathy Lahr, at CCLahr1@fcps.edu if you have any further questions.
Thank you in advance for recognizing our amazing Oak Hill staff!
Miss Townshend’s fifth grade and Mrs. Young’s kindergarten classes dressed up for pajama day.Counselor News
Oak Hill had a very successful Red Ribbon Week! Students learned about healthy life choices every morning on WOAK and had fun participating in several dress up days. Thanks again for your support and we look forward to celebrating again next year.
In addition, the school counselors of the Chantilly Pyramid have created a Google site for easy access to mental health resources including topics such as anxiety, stress management, and depression. Please visit this link for more information on how to help our kids with their mental health.PTA News Family Dance Night & Kids cookbook show -November 15th 6-7:30 PM - You don't want to miss this one!
What a fun filled way to start your holidays - come dance together as a family & experience an opportunity for kids to show their cooking talent! See details below.
- Submit Recipes at or before November 15th for Raffle and PRIZE eligibility. Prior to the event recipes can be dropped in the basket in the lobby near the cafeteria. Feel free to use the recipe templates and color them in.
- Recipes will be compiled and posted on PT board.
- Music provided by Bach to Rock.
MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving. This contest is available for only 6th graders. Click here to submit interest form and more information will follow.ACSL, Math Olympiad, AMC 8
Registration is open for multiple grade levels for ACSL, Math Olympiad, and AMC8 competitions. Please sign up through this link.Math Kangaroo
Math Kangaroo is an international mathematical competition for students currently enrolled in grades 1 through 12. The competition consists of a single round. Any student that is currently enrolled in grades 1 through 12 is eligible to participate. Our Oak Hill school is a private center and parents have to use the invitation code VAHERND0003307@19MK to register.
Location: Oak Hill Elementary School
Date / Time: Mar 21, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:15PM EST
If you want to reserve your spots for your kid's favorite after school activities, please register and become a PTA member to take advantage of the early bird registration program. Registration for all the winter after school activities begins November 12th for PTA members and November 19th for Non PTA members. Here are the various programs offered:
Monday: Silver Knights- Chess(cafeteria) K-6, Silver Knights-Tournament training- cafeteria K-6, Overtime Athletics- Sports Spectacular/gym K-2, Not Just Dance-Theater/Acting /Music room/ K-6.
Tuesday: Fairfax Collegiate-Kodu programming (red pod)-K-3, Abrakadoodle- Kids on Canvas- Cafeteria- K-6
Wednesday: Kids in Motion- Zumba-lower theater / K-5 Overtime Athletics- doubleplay/gym (grades 3-6), Silver Knights- coding (grades 2-6)/red pod, The Music Loft- Bucket Drumming/Music Room/ (grades 2-6).
Thursday: Kids In Motion-YOGA- lower theater/ K-5 Fairfax Collegiate-Debate Club/music room/ (grades 3-6).
Friday: SciGenius- Electric Circuitry (grades 1-6)/cafeteria, Silver Knights- coding/red pod (grades 2-6), Adrenaline Dance Force- (K-6)- hip hop/gym, Fairfax Collegiate-Film Making/music room (grades 3-6). Registration closes on December 6, 2018VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – FOOD RESCUE
Be a part of the community who cares for the neighborhood. Oak Hill elementary participates in Food recycling program. The PTA is looking for volunteers to deliver rescued food to the Neighborhood resource center. Volunteers are expected to check in to Oak Hill Elementary cafeteria any time on Wednesdays & Fridays and collect the rescued food items and deliver it to the Cornerstones. Please sign up using this link.Key Calendar Dates
November 15: PTA Family Dance Night and Kids Cookbook Show, 6-7:30pm
November 21-23: Thanksgiving break
November 29: Make-up Pictures/Retake
December 3-7: Inclusive Schools Week
December 6: 5th & 6th grade Chorus Concert, 7pm
December 7: PTA Family Movie Night, 5:30-8pm
December 10: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, 5-8pm
December 12: Band Concert, 7pm
December 14: 6th Grade Chorus Concert at Reston Town Center, 7pm
December 18: 5th & 6th Grade Strings Concert, 7pmWays to Stay Informed
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