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Oak Hill's SCA for the 2019-2020 school year.
Our SCA Sponsors for this year are Mrs. Henry and Mrs. O'Malley. We are looking forward to a great year! Below are the SCA Council Leaders and their teachers for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Raya Fowle, Mrs. Kosaraju
Reed Hassman, Mr. McGorty
Robert Karabalut, Mrs. More
Vennela Mandava, Mrs. Wright
Ritwik Sinha, Mrs. O'Malley
Veronica Sokolovski, Mrs. Bowe
Nishanth Vadlamani, Mrs. Cosby
PTA and Renovation Meeting Tonight
Fairfax County officials will be visiting Oak Hill Elementary to discuss the plans regarding the building renovations that will begin in the summer/fall of 2021. If you are looking for more information, you can attend the meeting tonight from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Oak Hill cafeteria. This meeting is also open to your neighbors that may not have children at Oak Hill ES.
Hurricane Relief Effort Update
Dear Region 5 Communities,
Thank you for coming together to support the Bahamas after Dorian’s deadly destruction over a month ago. We were able to raise $8,650 to help support the area. All donations from the GoFundMe page are now being delivered to the UNICEF organization.
Thank you again for your kindness, generosity, and care!
Veterans Day Celebration
We invite all our Oak Hill ES Veterans and active duty military and their families to join us for a light breakfast and Veterans Day program on Monday, November 11th in the Oak Hill Cafeteria. Breakfast will begin at 8:00 and the program will start about 8:15. We hope you can join us! The program will end in time for our Oak Hill students to be in class on time. Please RSVP here by November 1st.
Tip of the Week
How to Help Your Child Select Appropriate Books
While children should reread books to build fluency, it is also important that they learn how to choose books that are suitable for their ability. One way to promote an interest in reading is working with your child to select “Just Right” books. The Five Finger Rule is a quick and easy starting point for your child to check if a book is a right fit. To learn more about the Five Finger rule click here.
Oak Hill’s annual Field Days begin this week! We need parent volunteers to run the activities planned by the PE Department. There are several volunteer shifts to choose from. We encourage you to volunteer for multiple shifts if you wish. Our teachers would welcome any assistance you can provide. Below are the links to the on-line volunteer sign-up sites for the 2019 Oak Hill Field Days.
Thursday, October 17th, 9:00-12:55pm, 5th & 6th Field Day click here.
Friday, October 18th, 12:20-2:55pm, K to 2nd Field Day click here.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 9:00-11:55am, 3rd & 4th Field Day click here.
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
It’s time for Book Fair!! Book Fair at Oak Hill begins on Monday, Oct. 21st. Click here to access Oak Hill’s Book Fair Homepage.
The highlights are:
- After School and Evening Shopping hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 22nd & 23rd.
- Cash-free digital payment option available. Learn about eWallet on the Book Fair Homepage
- Checkout the interactive book flyer for book recommendations and book trailer videos.
- Families can begin shopping online at the book fair as early as Oct. 13th. Purchases made online will be delivered directly to your house.
- Proceeds from the book fair benefit the Oak Hill Library.
If you would like to volunteer at the book fair please contact our librarian, Jenny Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or click HERE to go directly to the Sign-Up Genius.
Digital Citizenship Week
FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. Our school is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with spirit days and activities focused on developing healthy habits around technology use.
Below you’ll find the schedule of student spirit days.
Spirit Days for the Week
Monday: Hat Day - Put on your thinking cap and reflect on your media use and habits.
Tuesday: Active Wear - Exercise your healthy tech habits.
Wednesday: Create and Collaborate w/Your Classmates - Dress up in your classroom color and focus on how you can use technology to create original works.
Thursday: Dress to Impress – Dress to impress and focus on using high-quality media.
Friday: “Lei” Off the Tech - wear a Hawaiian lei (provided by your teacher) and take a break from screens to connect more in person.
Please see the Digital Citizenship page on our website for resources and suggested activities to help support healthy habits at home. One of the resources is a choice board for students to select an activity a day that matches the daily theme.
Oak Hill Elementary School invites all families of Oak Hill to share their culture or ethnicity with other members of the school community through participation, food & games and many other things that make cultures unique. In addition, there will be several Fall activities and games!!!
This event will take place on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 6pm – 7:30 pm and entry is free. There are several ways you can participate in this exciting event and we look forward to seeing you there.
- Help us by volunteering for the event.
- Sign up for a table display to represent any country/culture or
- Just come in your costume and enjoy the event.
If you are interested in hosting a table display please sign up by Monday October 14th- here. I f you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here. Perfect opportunity of accruing service hours for kids!!!
Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid
Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. On October 23, look for your child's preprinted form in their Wednesday folder.
Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.
For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. For more information about Impact Aid, please click here to watch a short video.
Red Ribbon Week
Oak Hill’s Red Ribbon Week will be Monday, October 28th – Thursday, October 31st! During this time we’ll work to promote a healthy and drug-free lifestyle for all members of our community. Please see below for the week’s dress up themes.
Monday 10/28 - Follow Your Dreams: Come to school in your pajamas
Tuesday 10/29 - Team Up Against Drugs: Wear sports jerseys
Wednesday 10/3- Be a Superhero and Make Healthy Choices: Dress like a superhero
Thursday 10/31 - Drug Free From Head to Toe: Crazy hat, hair, or sock day
Oak Hill's staff enjoyed learning from FCPS' Multicultural Parent Panel on Monday's Professional Development Day.
Join the PTA today - Building a Brighter Future Together!
Help support our students' bright future through the support of the PTA. The membership pledge is $50/family. Some of the benefits include the following:
· Educational enrichment programs, family fun events, after school activities, and much more!
· Early Bird Access Link & $25 discount on each Afterschool Activity
· Membership access to discounts (Office Depot, Hertz, Lifelock, Lenovo, Quicken, Tea Collection, Relay, Great Wolf Lodge, Mount Vernon, etc.)
Join at https:oakhillpta.ptboard.com. To join our school use code: 8HSEEV Contact email@example.com for questions.
October is Membership Drive Month!
We are currently at 48% membership. Look out for our challenges through 2019 to help achieve our goals and fund our programs (see more info here). PLEDGE today and we can achieve them faster! Encourage your family and friends to support our students' bright future as a pledge member. There will be a meeting for all this Wednesday Oct. 16 from 6:00-7:30pm in OHES Café for information on the OHES building renovations from a county representative.
Multicultural Night and Fall Festival
Come join us for an evening of Family fun with our Multicultural Night and Fall Festival. Join us for food, games and entertainment as we celebrate fall and take a trip around the world to build different connections and discover the many different cultures and countries that represent our students, family and faculty at Oak Hill.
This event will take place on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 6pm – 7:30 pm and entry is free.
If you are interested in hosting a table display please sign up by Monday October 14th- here. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here. Perfect opportunity of accruing service hours for kids!!!
Geography Club - Winter
Geography Club Fall is underway and will be at Multicultural Night on Oct 24. Come see the table and find out about Geography Club Winter and Geography Competitions. For more information, contact the Geography Club Director, Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mathematical Olympiad for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) is an international math competition for grades 4 through 8, headquartered in Bellmore, New York. The purpose of MOEMS is to stimulate and further enthusiasm for mathematics. MOEMS teach major strategies for problem solving, develop mathematical flexibility in solving problems, strengthens mathematical intuition, and fosters creativity and ingenuity in mathematics. Please reach out to Krishna at email@example.com and Kalai at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions. Registration opened on October 7.
Materials can be purchased at store.moems.org CREATE-A-PACKAGE
Fees: $30 - Members,$55 - Non members Grades: 4th, 5th and 6th Dates: November 20 , December 11 , Jan 15 , Feb 12 and March 11 Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM Location: Oak Hill Cafeteria
Science Olympiad is sold out. Math Olympiad and AMC8 close on Oct 22.
There will be a drawing for Mount Vernon tickets done at the Multicultural night for all PTA members as of the night of the drawing. There is still time to join.
In an attempt to resolve questions and provide context to frequently asked questions, we have begun a PTA FAQ. We hope this will help with increasing the time to resolve your questions.
To get latest updates on PTA activities and events, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter .
Key Calendar Dates
October 16: PTA and Renovation Meeting, 6pm
October 17: Field Day for grades 5 & 6
October 18: Field Day for grades K-2
October 21-25: Book Fair Week
October 22: Field Day for grades 3 & 4
October 22 and 23: Book Fair Shopping, 3-7pm
October 22: Chantilly Pyramid Choral Concert @ CHS, 7pm
October 24: Multicultural Night, 6:00pm
October 30: Kindergarten Field Trip to Ticonderoga Farms
Ways to Stay Informed
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Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.
Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.
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