Oak Hill Elementary Fundraiser

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Oak Hill Elementary Fundraiser

Dear Parents,

This year’s main fundraiser is the Oak Hill Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on April 1st during school hours. We would love our Oak Hill families to gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on April 12. To support our big goal of raising $30,000 for creating an outdoor classroom space with tables, shade and seating for an entire classroom or large group, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it easier, profitable, and fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB! Boosterthon’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M skills with character-building. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to solve mysteries, our students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Donations will go toward the outdoor classroom as well as all activities during the two-week experience. So please help Oak Hill by reaching out to sponsors such as grandparents, other relatives, friends and neighbors. Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore
Oak Hill Principal

 

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

The Momo Challenge and Digital Citizenship Resources

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The Momo Challenge and Digital Citizenship Resources

It has come to our attention that a “game” called the Momo Challenge has begun appearing on social media, primarily through WhatsApp. Although believed to be a viral hoax, the game targets primarily elementary aged children, and engages the “players” in a series of increasingly dangerous tasks, including self-harming acts. A message to alert parents (below) has been created for your reference and/or use in upcoming newsletters or other communication you will have with parents.

In Fairfax County schools, county agencies and families are working together to create an environment where children and youth can safely learn, work, and play. Similar to our message containing information about the 13 Reasons Why NETFLIX program and the Blue Whale Challenge, we are sending this communication to alert you to a recent rise in new games and social media challenges that encourage young people to participate in harmful behavior.

One example of this is a potentially harmful game called the “Momo Challenge" that has reportedly been posted on different social media platforms to include WhatsApp and assigns players a series of progressively more intense tasks, to include self-harm. It is important to note that the Momo Challenge is a hoax that has received a significant amount of media attention.

This hoax has been seen across the United States in recent months, targeting primarily elementary aged children. Vigilant parents and guardians in Fairfax County have also reported seeing information about the Momo Challenge or similar games on their children's phones and have alerted school authorities.

Please talk to your child about this type of internet hoax, and check his or her phone or other device for signs of an app or communications with anyone telling them to do specific tasks. This provides an excellent opportunity to remind your child of best practices for internet safety and digital citizenship:

  • Remind your child information shared on social media is not always true and how quickly misinformation can create a panic online.
  • Children should never engage in conversations with strangers online.
  • Be aware of the sites and apps your children are using and know their usernames and passwords.
  • Turn off suggested autoplay on videos to stop children from viewing content they have not selected, and you have not approved.
  • If appropriate, tell your children that Momo is not real and will not hurt them.
  • Encourage open dialogue with them around any concerns.

FCPS has additional resources available on this website: https://www.fcps.edu/node/32086. If you have concerns about your child, please contact your school counselor. Please be aware that a number of mental health resources are available, including Fairfax County Public School resources: School Counseling Services at 571-423- 4420, School Psychology Services at 571-423-4250, and School Social Work Services at 571-423-4300 and Fairfax County resources: Crisis Link Hotline at 703-527-4077, Merrifield Emergency Services 703-573-5679 (available 24/7) or Entry and Referral during business hours at 703-383-8500. The Fairfax County Police Department non-emergency number is 703-691-2131.

More information about the Momo Challenge and other internet challenges or hoaxes is available at these links: 

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Wolf News March 14

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

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

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

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child’s learning and experience at Oak Hill.  My door is always open!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Spring Pictures

Lifetouch will be at Oak Hill tomorrow to take Individual and Class Spring pictures.  Wear your best smile! 

Talent Show

Attention all 6th graders!  If you are interested in being on the backstage crew or the emcee crew for the talent show in June, please fill out this form.  The backstage crew and emcees will be chosen by lottery and those chosen will be notified on March 15th.  If you are not selected for the backstage crew or emcee, you can then sign up for an audition. Audition forms will be available on March 18th.   Please let Mrs. Hood (kshood@fcps.edu) know if you have any questions. 

Crayola ColorCycle

Crayola has launched an initiative called Crayola ColorCycle to help students understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment.  Through this initiative, students at Oak Hill will collect and repurpose used Crayola markers.  There will be 6 collection boxes located in the school: one in each pod, one in the modular, and one in the lobby.  Please drop off your old Crayola markers and help our environment!  Donations will be taken through the end of the school year.

Kindergarten Orientation

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within the Oak Hill Elementary School’s boundary is on April 5, 2019 from 9–10am with doors opening at 8:45 for pre-registration.  All parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2019 are invited to attend.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the FCPS website.

Please contact our school registrar, Vicki Baron to schedule a registration appointment at vjbaron@fcps.edu or 703-467-3500.

Spotlight on Student Learning

When: March 28, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Franklin Middle School    

Join us for a Chantilly Pyramid community event where we will celebrate student learning in the digital age. An opening presentation will be followed by a student/teacher panel, choice sessions, and a student/teacher share fair in the gymnasium. Students and teachers will be represented from the various Chantilly pyramid schools. There will be an opportunity to learn more about these topics:

  • What student learning looks like in our FCPSOn classrooms.
  • How to safeguard student’s health and well being while using devices for learning.
  • Students perspective on learning in the modern classroom.
  • The role of the teacher in the modern classroom.
Please RSVP here!

Fourth grade brochures on bodies of water in Virginia.

Chinese News

Spring is coming! It’s an exciting time for the 5th graders as they are learning about the native plants for Virginia. They are learning the different types of plants and the living environment the plants like. At end of this unit, they will design their own garden.

The 4th grade has finished their bodies of water unit. They made a brochure to talk about types of water in Virginia. They included both the living things in the water and the fun activities you can do in various bodies of water.

PTA News After school registration

Geography club
Explore culture, science, philosophy, economics, and geographic techniques. Featuring Ms. Payne & Ms. Del Signore! Sessions for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. Registration is now open to everyone.  Sign up soon.  There are limited spaces available; Tuesdays 3:40 – 4:40 pm 3/19/2019 to 5/22/2019

Run Club
Who: Grades 3-6 (Mondays) and K-2 (Wednesdays)
When: Mondays 3/25- 5/20; Wednesdays 3/27-5/22
Where: fields/gym Cost: $80 PTA ; $105 non member

Basketball 
Who: Grades 2-6
When: Tuesdays 3/19- 4/30 (6 sessions)
Where: Gym Cost: $70 PTA; $95 non members

Kickball
Who: Grades 2-6
When: Thursdays 3/21- 5/16 (8 sessions)
Where: Gym Cost: $70 PTA; $95 non members

Film Making
Who: Grades 3-6
When: Tuesdays 3/26-5/21 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Lower Theater Cost: $165 PTA; Non Members $190

Zumba
Who: Grades K-5
When: Wednesdays 3/13-5/8 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Music Room Cost: $106 PTA; Non Members $ 131

Silver Knights Coding Club
Who: Grades 2-6
When: Wednesdays 3/20-5/15 (no class 4/17)  (8 sessions) ; or Fridays 3/29- 5/31 (8 sessions)  3:40 – 4:40
Where: Red Pod Cost: $186 PTA members; Non Members $ 211

Yoga
Who: Grades K-5
When: Thursdays 3/14-5/9 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Music Room Cost: $106 PTA; Non Members $ 131

Debate Club
Who: Grades 3-6
When: Thursdays 3/14 – 5/9 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Lower Theater Cost: $165 PTA; Non members $190

Abrakadoodle
Who: Grades K-6
When: Tuesdays 3/26-5/21 (8 sessions)
Where: Green Pod Cost: $135 PTA; Non Members $160

SciGenius
Who: Grades 1-6
When: Thursdays 3/28-5/30 (no class 4/5, 19) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: TBA Cost: $160 PTA; Non Members $185

Dance Mix
Who: K-3 (Fridays)
When: (K-3) 3/29-5/31 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Cafeteria Cost: $105 PTA; Non Members $130

Key Calendar Dates

March 15: Spring Individual and Class Pictures

March 20: SCA Spirit Day: Students wear all the colors of the rainbow

March 20: Kindergarten Musical, 9am

March 28: Spotlight on Students (1:1 presentation) at Franklin MS, 6pm

April 5: Teacher Workday, Kindergarten Orientation, 9am

April 9: 2nd Grade Musical, 9am

April 11: 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times, AAP Orientation, 4:15-5:15pm

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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

Office Closed on March 11th, 1-3 p.m.

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The Oak Hill ES Office will be closed on Monday, March 11th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Oak Hill's office will be closed on Monday, March 11th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. so that all staff may attend a mandatory training.  The office will re-open at 3:00 p.m. and we will resume our normal schedule of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

Wolf News March 6

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The Kindness Rocks project was a huge success.  Students enjoyed the assembly and designing their own rocks.

Oak Hill Spirit Sales After School

Did your family want some spirit items but haven't been able to come before school?  Tomorrow we will be selling items after school from 4:00-5:00 Students must be accompanies by an adult.  Come get all your gear for the basketball game!  

Oak Hill vs. Lees Corner Basketball Game

The Oak Hill versus Lees Corner basketball game is this Friday, March 8 at 6pm at Chantilly HS.  We need your help!  Please take a look at the sign up and help out where you can. This is also a perfect opportunity for teens to earn service hours! To sign up click here.

Spirit sales will take place in the Oak Hill Lobby every morning this week from 8:20-8:45am.  You can pay with cash or check.  Admission is FREE for all basketball players, cheerleaders, mascots, band and chorus performers.  All other attendees must purchase a ticket for entry.  Tickets cost $5 each or $15 for a family pack of four.  PTA membership does NOT include tickets to the basketball game this year. Thank you for you help and support!

Yearbooks

The yearbook pre-order deadline has been extended to Monday, March 11. The website is here and the yearbook code is 13278319.  Yearbooks are $19.00.  Remember, we will only have a limited number of yearbooks available at the end of the year and there is usually high demand for those.

Three Hour Early Close

As a reminder, students will be dismissed three hours early on Monday, March 11, for a staff development day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 12. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar.

Congratulations to Oak Hill's Reflections Winners!

Talent Show

Attention all 6th graders!  If you are interested in being on the backstage crew or the emcee crew for the talent show in June, please fill out this form.  The backstage crew and emcees will be chosen by lottery and those chosen will be notified on March 15th.  If you are not selected for the backstage crew or emcee, you can then sign up for an audition. Audition forms will be available on March 18th.   Please let Mrs. Hood (kshood@fcps.edu) know if you have any questions. 

Kindergarten Orientation

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within the Oak Hill Elementary School’s boundary is on April 5, 2019 from 9–10am with doors opening at 8:45 for pre-registration.  All parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2019 are invited to attend.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the FCPS website.

Please contact our school registrar, Vicki Baron to schedule a registration appointment at vjbaron@fcps.edu or 703-467-3500.

A big congratulations goes to Katie Blandon, Special Education Teacher, who was nominated for Chantilly Pyramid's Outstanding New Teacher.  She will now run against all pyramids in Region 5.  Way to go Mrs. Blandon!

Spotlight on Student Learning

When: March 28, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Franklin Middle School    

Join us for a Chantilly Pyramid community event where we will celebrate student learning in the digital age. An opening presentation will be followed by a student/teacher panel, choice sessions, and a student/teacher share fair in the gymnasium. Students and teachers will be represented from the various Chantilly pyramid schools. There will be an opportunity to learn more about these topics:

  • What student learning looks like in our FCPSOn classrooms.
  • How to safeguard student’s health and well being while using devices for learning.
  • Students perspective on learning in the modern classroom.
  • The role of the teacher in the modern classroom.
Please RSVP here! Library News

Last week Oak Hill Elementary, along with schools all over the nation, celebrated Read Across America. Sponsored by the National Education Association, Read Across America celebrations help students to recognize the joys of reading and honor Dr. Seuss, whose birthday is March 2nd. At Oak Hill we opened the week-long celebration with book character dress-up day. Several students and MANY staff members participated and spent the day dressed in style as “The Man with the Yellow Hat”, “The Princess in Black”, “Corduroy”, and Mo Willems’ “Elephant and Piggie”, to name a few. Tuesday-Friday were Dr. Seuss theme days such as The Lorax day, The Sleep Book day and Fox in Socks day. Friday was reserved for guest readers in classrooms and Cat in the Hat colors, followed by a reading train in the afternoon. NEA’s Read Across America Day is one of the biggest literacy events in the U.S. The continuation of these kinds of events helps encourage and motivate students to be successful lifelong readers.

PTA News Oak Hill vs Lees  Corner Basketball Game

The long awaited Oak Hill versus Lees Corner Basketball game will be held on Friday, March 8th at Chantilly High School.  Come join us as we cheer for our amazing Oak Hill Wolves! Doors to the gym open at 5:30pm. The game starts at 6pm. Spirit items, tickets and t-shirts will be on sale in Oak Hill lobby all this week from 8:20-8:45 AM.  PTA membership does not include tickets to the basketball game this year.

After school registration:

With the holiday and snow days it created delays for release of registration as we have to wait for county approvals.

Geography club
Explore culture, science, philosophy, economics, and geographic techniques. Featuring Ms. Payne &Ms. Del Signore! Sessions for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. Registration is now open to everyone.  Sign up soon limited spaces available Tuesdays 3:40 – 4:40 pm 3/19/2019 to 5/22/2019

Run Club
Who: Grades 3-6 (Mondays) and K-2 (Wednesdays)
When: Mondays 3/25- 5/20; Wednesdays 3/27-5/22
Where: fields/gym
Cost: $80 PTA ; $105 non member

Basketball
Who: Grades 2-6
When: Tuesdays 3/19- 4/30 (6 sessions)
Where: Gym
Cost: $70 PTA; $95 non members

Kickball
Who: Grades 2-6
When: Thursdays 3/21- 5/16 (8 sessions)
Where: Gym Cost: $70 PTA; $95 non members

Film Making
Who: Grades 3-6
When: Tuesdays 3/26-5/21 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Lower Theater
Cost: $165 PTA; Non Members $190

Zumba
Who: Grades K-5
When: Wednesdays 3/13-5/8 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Music Room
Cost: $106 PTA; Non Members $ 131

Silver Knights Coding Club
Who: Grades 2-6
When: Wednesdays 3/20-5/15 (no class 4/17)  (8 sessions) ; or Fridays 3/29- 5/31 (8 sessions)  3:40 – 4:40
Where: Red Pod Cost: $186 PTA members; Non Members $ 211

Yoga
Who: Grades K-5
When: Thursdays 3/14-5/9 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Music Room
Cost: $106 PTA; Non Members $ 131

Debate Club
Who: Grades 3-6
When: Thursdays 3/14 – 5/9 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Lower Theater
Cost: $165 PTA; Non members $190

Abrakadoodle
Who: Grades K-6
When: Tuesdays 3/26-5/21 (8 sessions)
Where: Green Pod
Cost: $135 PTA; Non Members $160

SciGenius
Who: Grades 1-6
When: Thursdays 3/28-5/30 (no class 4/5, 19) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: TBA
Cost: $160 PTA; Non Members $185

Dance Mix
Who: K-3 (Fridays)
When: (K-3) 3/29-5/31 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Cafeteria
Cost: $105 PTA; Non Members $130

We will send out more information on registration soon! Remember PTA members pay $25 LESS than non members and get EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION!

Key Calendar Dates

March 8: PTA 6th Grade Basketball Game versus Lees Corner, 6-8pm at Chantilly HS

March 11: 3-hour early close @ 12:30 for students

March 15: Spring Individual and Class Pictures

March 20: Kindergarten Musical, 9am

March 28: Spotlight on Students (1:1 presentation) at Franklin MS, 6pm

April 5: Teacher Workday, Kindergarten Orientation, 9am

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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

Chipotle Spirit Night

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Chipotle Spirit Night

Come join us at the Franklin Farm Chipotle tonight, anytime between 4-8 PM. Show the cashier the flyer OR say you are supporting Oak Hill. Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds to Oak Hill’s Technology funds. Have fun and help Oak Hill ES raise funds for technology at the same time!  We hope to see you there.

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Wolf News February 28

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Oak Hill's awesome custodial team.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

We are excited for several events next week at Oak Hill! As you know, we have our annual Lees Corner vs. Oak Hill basketball game on Friday at Chantilly High School. We will be selling spirit wear all next week before school in our lobby. A pep assembly will take place Friday afternoon to send off our 6th grade teams with high energy and good vibes! In addition, I am thrilled to invite Megan Murphy, founder of The Kindness Rocks project, to Oak Hill on Tuesday, March 5th! She will speak to our student body about spreading kindness and fostering inclusivity. The week will culminate with every staff member and student painting a kindness rock! We hope to create a garden in the front of the school entrance for our community to add to and take from. Watch for pictures on Twitter at @principaldevore and @oakhilles. Thank you to the many parent volunteers that are scheduled to come in to help our students design rocks!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child’s learning and experience at Oak Hill.  My door is always open!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Kindness Rocks

The Kindness Rocks Project is a movement that seeks to "cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness." At Oak Hill, we strive to do the same by celebrating kindness and inclusion throughout the school year. This March we are honored to have Meg Murphy, founder of The Kindness Rocks Projects, come speak at our school about cultivation of kindness and how one simple act can influence the community around us. In conjunction with Meg Murphy's visit, Oak Hill will be doing our own kindness project for our students and community. We plan to create a kindness garden so students, staff and parents can see kindness inside and outside of our school. For more information about Kindness Rocks click here.

Custodial Appreciation

Oak Hill would like to take this opportunity to thank our awesome custodial team.  They are the first to arrive and last to leave each day.  They do so many jobs from clearing the snow, keeping the inside and outside of our school beautiful, while always having a smile on their faces.  Thank you to our custodians, Connie Sibrian, Seongkyu Lee, Brian Jolliffe, Deysi Ayala, and
Tam Nguyen. 

Yearbooks

The yearbook pre-order deadline is tomorrow,  March 1. The website is ybpay.lifetouch.com and the yearbook code is 13278319.  Yearbooks are $19.00.  It is helpful if you order one if you think you will want to have one.  We only have a limited number of yearbooks available at the end of the year and there is usually student demand for those.

Chipotle Spirit Night

Come join us at the Franklin Farm Chipotle this Monday, March 4th, anytime between 4-8 PM. Show the cashier the flyer OR say you are supporting Oak Hill. Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds to Oak Hill’s Technology funds. Have fun and help Oak Hill ES raise funds for technology at the same time!  We hope to see you there.

2019-2020 School Calendar

The School Board has approved the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. The first day of school for students is August 26 and the last day is June 12, 2020.  Click here to access the entire calendar.

Oak Hill vs Lees Corner Basketball News

The Oak Hill versus Lees Corner basketball game is set for Friday, March 8 at 6pm at Chantilly HS.  We need your help!  Please take a look at the sign up and help out where you can. This is also a perfect opportunity for teens to earn service hours! To sign up click here.

Spirit sales will take place in the lobby March 4th- March 8th every morning from 8:20-8:45 in Oak Hill Lobby.  You can pay with cash or check.  If you purchased in the online pre-sales those orders will be delivered to your child's classroom on Monday, March 4th. 

Admission is FREE for all basketball players, cheerleaders, mascots, band and chorus performers.  All other attendees must purchase a ticket for entry.  Tickets cost $5 each or $15 for a family pack of four.  Thank you for you help and support!

Oak Hill Staff celebrating Read Across America Week dressed as their favorite book character.

First Lego League

Oak Hill's First Lego League team, the "Sledge Hammers," did extremely well in this year's FLL Competitions. The judges gave the team an award for their outstanding work with problem analysis, solution research, and presentation. The topic of their research was Bone Density and Impact on Astronauts.  Oak Hill's FLL team consists of the following members.

  • Matthew Li
  • Aaryan Chimurkar
  • Bryce Yang
  • Kartik Jeyaraj
  • Siddartha Vallarapu (Siddhu) 
  • Vikram Rudraraju
  • Aryaman Singh

Given their overall performance on the project at the Regional Tournament the team was also chosen to represent at the FLL State Level Competitions. The team performed extremely well at the State Level and attained higher scores in all categories.  Congratulations Sledge Hammers! 

Sixth Graders practicing their volleying skills in PE class.

PE News

In PE we just finished our Dance unit in which the dancers were exposed to a variety of dances that had different rhythms. We are currently starting our striking unit with the emphasis on Volleying. The strikers will perform a variety of different striking skills that will culminate in small game play similar to volleyball.

PTA News Geography News

Congratulations to all the Oak Hill students who have participated.  The National Geo Winners.

1. Filip Georgievski, 6th Grade
2. Michaela Frey, 5th Grade
3. Arya Reddy, 4th Grade

Geo Olympiad Qualifiers:
Michaela Frey, 5th Grade
Aryan Garg, 5th Grade
Filip Georgievski, 6th Grade

After School Registration:

With the holiday and snow day this week it created delays for release of registration as we have to wait for county approvals. Thanks for your patience! Early Bird Registration began on 2/23/2019.  Registration opens for ALL on 2/28/2019.

Run Club
Who: Grades 3-6 (Mondays) and K-2 (Wednesdays)
When: Mondays 3/25- 5/20; Wednesdays 3/27-5/22
Where: fields/gym
Cost: $80 PTA ; $105 non member

Basketball
Who: Grades 2-6
When: Tuesdays 3/19- 4/30 (6 sessions)
Where: Gym
Cost: $70 PTA; $95 non members

Kickball
Who: Grades 2-6
When: Thursdays 3/21- 5/16 (8 sessions)
Where: Gym Cost: $70 PTA; $95 non members

Film Making
Who: Grades 3-6
When: Tuesdays 3/26-5/21 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Lower Theater
Cost: $165 PTA; Non Members $190

Zumba
Who: Grades K-5
When: Wednesdays 3/13-5/8 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Music Room
Cost: $106 PTA; Non Members $ 131

Silver Knights Coding Club
Who: Grades 2-6
When: Wednesdays 3/20-5/15 (no class 4/17)  (8 sessions) ; or Fridays 3/29- 5/31 (8 sessions)  3:40 – 4:40
Where: Red Pod Cost: $186 PTA members; Non Members $ 211

Yoga
Who: Grades K-5
When: Thursdays 3/14-5/9 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Music Room
Cost: $106 PTA; Non Members $ 131

Debate Club
Who: Grades 3-6
When: Thursdays 3/14 – 5/9 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Lower Theater
Cost: $165 PTA; Non members $190

Abrakadoodle
Who: Grades K-6
When: Tuesdays 3/26-5/21 (8 sessions)
Where: Green Pod
Cost: $135 PTA; Non Members $160

SciGenius
Who: Grades 1-6
When: Thursdays 3/28-5/30 (no class 4/5, 19) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: TBA
Cost: $160 PTA; Non Members $185

Dance Mix
Who: K-3 (Fridays)
When: ( K-3) 3/29-5/31 (8 sessions) 3:40 – 4:40
Where: Cafeteria
Cost: $105 PTA; Non Members $130

We will send out more information on registration soon! Remember PTA members pay $25 LESS than non members and get EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION!

Key Calendar Dates

March 1:  Last day to order a yearbook!

March 4: Chipotle Spirit Night, 4-8pm

March 5: Kindergarten Field Trip to George Mason, Grades 1-6 Kindness Rocks Assembly

March 8: Grades K-6 Pep Assembly, PTA 6th Grade Basketball Game vs.Lees Corner, 6-8pm at Chantilly HS

March 11: 3-hour early close for students

March 15: Spring Individual and Class Pictures

March 20: Kindergarten Musical, 9am

March 28: Spotlight on Student Learning (1:1 presentation), 6-7:30pm at Franklin MS

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

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Read Across America

Read Across America week is coming up next week!  Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2, is on a Saturday and we will celebrate the week leading up to it, February 25-March 1.  We will be celebrating with spirit days all week.   Students will be listening to the book of the day read by different staff members throughout the week.  We will conclude our week with a school wide reading train where students and staff will line the hallways and read for 15 minutes.  Looking forward to a Seussical week! 

Monday 2/25: Gear Up for Read Across America Week: Dress as a book character

Tuesday 2/26: Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book: Wear your pajamas

Wednesday 2/27: The Lorax: Wear a mustache or orange

Thursday 2/28: Fox in Socks: Wear crazy or mismatched socks and shoes

Friday 3/1: The Cat in the Hat: Wear red, white, and black or Dr. Seuss themed clothes

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Wolf News February 21

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Oak Hill basketball winning t-shirt design submitted by Claire Moon and Apoorva Tegginahalli.  Congratulations!

Oak Hill vs Lees Corner Basketball News

The Oak Hill versus Lees Corner basketball game is set for Friday, March 8 at 6pm at Chantilly HS.  We need a lot of volunteers to make this event happen!  Please take a look at the sign up and help out where you can. This is also a perfect opportunity for teens to earn service hours! To sign up click here.

Ticket and spirit item pre-sales will take place online from February 18th- February 25th.  All orders placed online will be delivered to your child's classroom on March 4, 2019.  Please click here to place an order. 

Admission is FREE for all basketball players, cheerleaders, mascots, band and chorus performers.  All other attendees must purchase a ticket for entry.  Tickets cost $5 each or $15 for a family pack of four.  

T-shirts will be $9 each during pre-sales.  (Once pre-sales have closed the price will increase to $10 each).  Regular sales will begin again March 4th- March 8th every morning from 8:20-8:45 in Oak Hill Lobby. We will be selling tickets, shirts, and many other items including glitter tattoos, eye black, light up necklaces, megaphones, foam paws, bracelets, and pom poms!  Thank you for you help and support!

Kindness Rocks

The Kindness Rocks Project is a movement that seeks to "cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness." At Oak Hill, we strive to do the same by celebrating kindness and inclusion throughout the school year. This March we are honored to have Meg Murphy, founder of The Kindness Rocks Projects, come speak at our school about cultivation of kindness and how one simple act can influence the community around us. In conjunction with Meg Murphy's visit, Oak Hill will be doing our own kindness project for our students and community. We plan to create a kindness garden so students, staff and parents can see kindness inside and outside of our school. For more information about Kindness Rocks click here.

Yearbooks

Order your 2018-2019 yearbook today!  Order online here.  Oak Hill’s yearbook code is 13278319.  Yearbooks are $19.00.  There will be a limited number of yearbooks for sale at the end of the year, so please pre-order now.  Deadline is March 1, 2019.

Career and Transition Services Event for Parents and Educators

This Saturday, Career and Transition Services (CTS) along with several Fairfax County adult service providers and the FCPS Parent Resource Center, will host “Super Transition Saturday” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School.  This is a free event for parents and educators of students of all ages with IEPs.  Breakout sessions will cover postsecondary education support, the importance of student self-determination beginning in the elementary years, employment support programs, future planning considerations such as funding for needed services, and CTS support services that are available to students as they progress through the secondary years toward graduation and beyond.  A highlight of the day is a parent and student panel representing a range of challenges and successes.  Members of the panel will convey personal experiences and answer parent and student questions from their perspectives of having been through the transition process. The snow date will be March 9, 2019.

SOL Testing Schedule

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 7 - June 1. Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child's testing day. Testing begins at 9:00 am (except 5 Science at 1:00 pm) and are untimed. Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests. 

3rd grade: Thursday, May 16: Reading, Part 1; Friday, May 17: Reading, Part 2; Thursday, May 23: Math, Part 1;  Friday, May 24: Math, Part 2

4th grade: Tuesday, May 14: Reading, Part 1; Wednesday, May 15: Reading, Part 1; Tuesday, May 21: Math, Part 1; Wednesday, May 22: Math, Part 2; Wednesday, May 29: VA Studies

5th grade: Tuesday, May 14: Reading, Part 1; Wednesday, May 15: Reading, Part 2; Tuesday, May 21: Math, Part 1; Wednesday, May 22: Math, Part 2; Wednesday, May 29: Science, 1pm.

6th grade: Thursday, May 16: Reading; Thursday, May 23: Math

Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests.  Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 3 through June 7.

Registration Now Open for Select FCPS Summer Camps and Institutes

Registration is now open for the following Fairfax County Public Schools summer enrichment camps and institutes: Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), Institute for the Arts (IFTA), STEM Camp, Tech Adventure Camp, and Adult and Community Education (ACE) Extended Day Enrichment programs. These camps and institutes will be held at Fairfax High School.

General information on individual programs and registration is available on the Summer Learning web page. Transportation from select schools outside of the Fairfax High School pyramid is included in the tuition for E-IFTA, IFTA, STEM Camp, and Tech Adventure Camp. Students should register for programs based on the grade they are in during the current 2018-19 school year. 

Third graders work on learning their recorder music.

Music News

Third graders have been excitedly learning to play the recorder!  If you are a parent of one of these budding musicians, thank you for your patience and for helping your child find a quiet place to practice for a few minutes each night.  Encourage them to play for family members and friends, so they can get plenty of feedback.  Recorders are used to teach the basics of wind-instrument playing in preparation for woodwind and brass opportunities in the future.  Third graders will play during almost every music class for the rest of the school year, so please be sure your child is coming to school prepared.  Recorders should be cleaned regularly with soap and warm water or placed in the top rack of the dishwasher. 

Solo and Ensemble festival is coming up soon and will be held at Franklin Middle School this year!  This is a fantastic opportunity for students to prepare a solo or duet for a judge and receive feedback on their playing.  The festival is open to all band and strings students.  Strings students will perform on Friday, April 26th and band students will perform on Saturday, April 27th.  Students have already received information about the festival and the deadline for returning forms and money is March 1st.

Next band performance:  March 8th, pep band for the basketball game.  Pep band has a lot of fun playing popular songs to help cheer on the team during the game.  All band students not playing basketball or cheerleading should plan to play in pep band!

Next strings performance:  April 30th, 7:00 p.m. at Franklin Middle School.  All strings students in grades 4, 5, and 6 will be performing.  Students have been practicing hard for these events!

As always, if you have any questions about our music programs, please email Mrs. Davis (band), Ms. Geers (strings), Mrs. Hood (general music), or Mrs. Peterson (general music).

Key Calendar Dates

February 22: PTA Bingo and Game Night, 6-8pm

March 1:  Last day to order a yearbook!

March 4: Chipotle Spirit Night, 4-8pm

March 5: Kindergarten Field Trip to George Mason, Grades 1-3 Kindness Rocks Assembly 9:15-9:45am, Grades 4-6 Kindness Rocks Assembly 10-10:30am

March 8: PTA 6th Grade Basketball Game versus Lees Corner, 6-8pm at Chantilly HS

March 11: 3-hour early close for students

March 15: Spring Individual and Class Pictures

March 20: Kindergarten Musical, 9am

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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Wolf News February 14

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Sixth graders with artifacts that will go into their American Revolution event.

Principals Message

Dear Parents,

Happy Valentine’s Day! Students had much fun today wearing Valentine's Day colors and passing out treats to friends and staff. We hope you all of you are looking forward to a 3 day weekend with your family. Just a reminder that schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 18th.  And once again, interesting weather may be in store!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child’s learning and experience at Oak Hill.  My door is always open!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, schools will be closed on Monday, February 18 for Presidents' Day.   See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar.

Oak Hill/Lees Corner Basketball Game

The annual Oak Hill versus Lees Corner basketball game will take place on March 8th at Chantilly HS at 6pm.  Pre-Order your basketball game tickets and shirts online from Feb 18th- Feb 25th!!

Tickets will be $5 per person or $15 per family Shirts will be $8 for the pre-sale. (The price will be $10 after online sales have closed)

Spirit wear sales will also take place March 4-8 in Oak Hill Lobby before school from 8:20-8:45.  Look for more information from PTA Board soon!

Yearbooks

Order your 2018-2019 yearbook today!  Order online here.  Oak Hill’s yearbook code is 13278319.  Yearbooks are $19.00.  There will be a limited number of yearbooks for sale at the end of the year, so please pre-order now.  Deadline is March 1, 2019.

Career and Transition Services Event for Parents and Educators

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Career and Transition Services (CTS) along with several Fairfax County adult service providers and the FCPS Parent Resource Center, will host “Super Transition Saturday” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School.  This is a free event for parents and educators of students of all ages with IEPs.  Breakout sessions will cover postsecondary education support, the importance of student self-determination beginning in the elementary years, employment support programs, future planning considerations such as funding for needed services, and CTS support services that are available to students as they progress through the secondary years toward graduation and beyond.  A highlight of the day is a parent and student panel representing a range of challenges and successes.  Members of the panel will convey personal experiences and answer parent and student questions from their perspectives of having been through the transition process. The snow date will be March 9, 2019.

Chipotle Spirit Night

Come join us at the Franklin Farm Chipotle on March 4th, anytime between 4-8 PM. Show the cashier the flyer OR say you are supporting Oak Hill. Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds to Oak Hill’s Technology funds. Have fun and help Oak Hill ES raise funds for technology at the same time!  We hope to see you there.

Spotlight on Student Learning

Join us for a Chantilly Pyramid community event at Franklin Middle School on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  At this event, we will celebrate student learning in the digital age. An opening presentation will be followed by a student/teacher panel, choice sessions, and student/teacher share fair in the gymnasium. Students and teachers will be represented from the various Chantilly pyramid schools. There will be an opportunity to learn more about these topics:

  • What student learning looks like in our FCPSOn classrooms.
  • How to safeguard student’s health and well-being while using devices for learning.
  • Students' perspective on learning in the modern classroom.
  • The role of the teacher in the modern classroom.

Please RSVP here! 

Annual FCPS Special Education Conference

The 14th annual FCPS Special Education Conference will be held on Saturday, April 6, at Lake Braddock Secondary School. The event will focus on supporting inclusive and postsecondary practices for students with disabilities. Visit the Special Education Conference website or email prc@fcps.edu with questions.

Fourth graders working on Colonial Houses.

Art News

As the Third Quarter begins….we are in full production for art work to be on display at the Chantilly Pyramid Art Show 2019. The is an annual show that takes place at Chantilly High School on April 10th from 6-8 pm. Artwork from around the pyramid will be showcased from Elementary and Middle schools. Save the date and come join the fun!

Our 6th grade classes are ready to begin their 6th Grade Art SOL which has a focus this year on Landscape Painting. Oak Hill students historically do well on this project as it is an assessment of their cumulative knowledge as an elementary artist, not necessarily what the have learned as a 6th grade student.

Lastly, as we deal with the many school delays and closers, be on the lookout for student art work coming home as we finish up existing projects and start new ones. Students have been working hard in Art and it shows. Keep up the focus and enjoy being creative artists!

PTA News Game Night Friday, February 22 6:00-8:30pm

Come join us for Game Night at Oak Hill on Friday, February 22 from 6:00-8:30pm.  Get ready to have a winning night on Family Game Night!  We will have Bingo, games, dancing and much more fun.  We will also have Adrenaline Dance Force there as well as Baskin Robbins! Bring your family out for the Fun and Games!  Every child must be accompanied and supervised by a parent

There will be several events to enjoy: Bingo Musical chair, Freeze dance, Hula hoop competition, Cup Stacking Competition (Individual and Relay) ,Marshmallow Tower (Highest and Most Artistic), Pictionary and much more.  There will be lots of prizes and gift cards for the competitions and raffles!  You don't want to miss this one, save the date! We need lot of volunteers for the event; it is a perfect opportunity for MS and HS kids to accrue service hours. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to events@oakhillpta.org.

Science Olympiad Results

Several students from Oak Hill competed in the Science Olympiad.  It was a tough competition since it catered to 7th and 8th graders.  Students from Oak Hill won 6th place in the following 3 events.  Congratulations to the following students:

  1. Sanchali Banerjee & Jahnavi Nandanavanam for Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Irene Ha & Michaela Frey for Mystery Architecture
  3. Tanish Rayan & Nishanth Vadlamani for Roller Coaster
Math Counts Results

Congratulations to Oak Hill 6th grade students that were promoted from school Competition to 36th Annual MATHCOUNTS regional competition which was held on Saturday February 2nd at GMU, Fairfax. Mathletes that participated in regionals were -

Christopher Zhai, Sanchali Banerjee, Keely Wen, Winston Wang, Vishwa Rakasi, Sam Wolff, Pranav Akiri, Vishwa Makesh, Keegan Murphy, Vedhasri Bana.  A total 512 students from 58 schools participated in this year's Northern Virginia Regional Competition. Oak Hill participated in the morning session with the 23 other elementary schools. Sanchali Banerjee is one of the top 16 scored students from one of the test rounds and was selected to be in the countdown round. The top 2 school scores will be announced once the test results from the Regionals are  published.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – FOOD RESCUE

Be a part of the community who cares for the neighborhood. Oak Hill Elementary participates in a 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, collect the rescued food items and deliver them to  Cornerstones.  Please sign up using this link.

Key Calendar Dates

February 18: Presidents' Day, no school 

February 22: PTA Bingo and Game Night, 6-8pm

March 4: Chipotle Spirit Night, 4-8pm

March 5: Kindergarten Field Trip to George Mason, Grades 1-3 Kindness Rocks Assembly 9:15-9:45am, Grades 4-6 Kindness Rocks Assembly 10-10:30am

March 8: PTA 6th Grade Basketball Game versus Lees Corner, 6-8pm at Chantilly HS

March 11: 3-hour early close for students

March 15: Spring Individual and Class Pictures

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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FCPS Family Engagement Survey

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Dear Families,

Fairfax County Public Schools will be conducting a survey to gather information about family engagement in our schools. Relationships are important to us, and your opinion is critical to help us support your engagement in your child’s education. Your feedback will also help us determine how well we are reaching the goals for Caring Culture we have set in our Strategic Plan. Survey translations will be made available, and the survey can be taken on electronic devices, including smartphones.

Survey administration is scheduled for March 24-April 12, 2019, and you will receive more information about how to take the survey in the near future.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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Boosterthon

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Dear Parents,

We’re so excited to host a Fun Run this year (powered by Boosterthon) to help our school! Boosterthon in a fun, nine-day program that combines world-class character content with a highly-profitable fundraiser.

To increase the excitement and school spirit of this event, we’re hoping to provide each student with a FREE custom Oak Hill Elementary t-shirt to wear the day of the Fun Run event, at no cost to our students or school.

In order to make this happen, we need your help! We’re hoping to partner with local businesses to help sponsor these shirts. If you know of, or are affiliated with, a business that would be interested in sponsoring shirts for our students, please email Elizabeth Croy at egcroy@fcps.edu. Their name or logo will be displayed on the back of a shirt that will be worn by every student in the school.  We need a commitment from all sponsors by February 21st in order to supply all our students with a shirt.

Thanks so much for your help in providing a free run t-shirt for all Oak Hill students!

 

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore

Principal

 

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Oak Hill's awesome counselors Mrs. Gallagher and Mrs. Ryder.

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2019 is being celebrated this week to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.  School counselors have a tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  Oak Hill would like to thank our counselors, Mrs. Kimberly Gallagher and Mrs. Christy Ryder, for all of their hard work and dedication.

If you would like to send Mrs. Gallagher or Mrs. Ryder a note through the FCPS Cares recognition program, please click here.

6th Grade Franklin MS Tour

Due to school being cancelled last Friday, sixth graders will be touring Franklin MS this Friday, February 8 at 9:45am. 

Join the Driving Force in Education

FCPS has openings for bus drivers. Benefits include competitive pay ($19.01/hour), a paid training program, retirement and health benefits, and more. Email Driveforfcps@fcps.edu for more information or go to www.fcps.edu and search bus driver.

Yearbooks!

Order your 2018-2019 yearbook today!  Order online here.  Oak Hill’s yearbook code is 13278319.  Yearbooks are $19.00.  There will be a limited number of yearbooks for sale at the end of the year, so please pre-order now.  Deadline is March 1, 2019.

Oak Hill's Teachers are excited to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Box Tops for Education

If you have any Box Tops for Education, please send them to office by February 21st.  We will be sending them in at the end of February.  Thank you for your support of this program.

Kindergarten Orientation

Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within the Oak Hill Elementary School’s boundary is on April 5, 2019 from 9–10am with doors opening at 8:45 for check-in.  All parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2019 are invited to attend.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the following FCPS website:  Click Here

Please contact our school registrar, Vicki Baron at 703-467-3500 to schedule a registration appointment.

Second graders designing and creating The Marvelous Toy...which will make the sounds zip, bop, and whirr!

Advanced Academics/STEAM Lab News

Students have many opportunities to enhance their Portrait of A Graduate skills in the STEAM Lab.  Through activities such as building bird beaks, designing toys, cleaning oil spills, designing submersibles, creating new cultures, etc., students communicate, collaborate, and share their critical and creative thinking as they work through the Engineering Design Process.  Their conversations are rich and focused as they share ideas and problem solve as a team to work toward solutions.  The positive buzz in the room, even when mistakes are made and students need to work through the “improve” stage, is exciting! 

The materials we use in the STEAM lab are primarily recyclables such as cardboard tubes, plastic containers, small boxes, egg cartons, etc. and craft supplies such as cotton balls, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, yarn, etc.  We have a collection box in the school lobby and happily accept donations of these types of materials!  For fun, collect some of these items at home and enjoy creating something with your child!

Key Calendar Dates

February 6: 6th Grade Students visit Rachel Carson MS, 9:30am

February 8: 6th Grade Students visit Franklin MS, 9:30am

February 12: Franklin MS Counselors visit Oak Hill

February 18: Presidents' Day, no school for students

February 22: PTA Bingo and Game Night, 6-8pm

February 26: Club Photos

February 27: Reflections Awards

March 4: Chipotle Spirit Night, 4-8pm

March 5: Kindergarten Field Trip to George Mason

March 6: Interims sent home in Wednesday Folders

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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Oak Hill Staff celebrating Tropical Thursday Spirit Day.

Thank a Teacher

 

 

Oak Hill's Beat the Winter Blues School Spirit Days ends tomorrow.  On this day everyone is asked to wear their favorite Oak Hill t-shirt.  We are asking students to show their appreciation for their teacher with a note, poem, or a picture.  Please have your son or daughter bring this to school tomorrow.

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, February 4, for a Staff Development day and on Monday, February 18 for Presidents' Day.   See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar.

2018-2019 Speak Up Survey

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is participating in Speak Up 2018-19.  The information collected will help policy makers at the local, state, and national levels, as well as the business community, contribute to the national dialogue about science and technology, and prepare students for the 21st century workforce.  FCPS will be participating in the survey through January 31, 2019.  The online survey is open to parents, students in K-12, teachers, and staff.  This is an optional survey and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.  All responses are confidential.

We encourage everyone to participate in the survey.  Please visit this link to take the survey.  For more information about the survey, visit our FCPS Speak Up Survey page.

Chinese New Year

February 5th is the Chinese New Year.  As a tradition, red is China's good luck color, believed to scare away spirits of bad fortune.  Chinese usually wear red or other brightly-colored clothes on New Year's Day to go with the festive and upbeat mood.  There will be a Chinese New Year Celebration at Fair Oaks Mall on February 2nd and 3rd from 1-5pm.  This Lunar New Year Event will celebrate the Year of the Boa and will include martial arts and dance performances from over 15 countries. 

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2019 will be celebrated from February 4-8, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.  School counselors have a tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  Oak Hill would like to thank our counselors, Mrs. Kimberly Gallagher and Mrs. Christy Ryder, for all of their hard work and dedication.

If you would like to send Mrs. Gallagher or Mrs. Ryder a note through the FCPS Cares recognition program, please click here.

Spring 2019 SOL Schedule

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 7 - June 1. Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child's testing day. Testing begins at 9:00 am (except 5 Science at 1:00 pm) and are untimed. Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests. 

3rd grade: Thursday, May 16: Reading, Part 1, 9am Friday, May 17: Reading, Part 2, 9am Thursday, May 23: Math, Part 1, 9am Friday, May 24: Math, Part 2, 9am

4th grade: Tuesday, May 14: Reading, Part 1, 9am Wednesday, May 15: Reading, Part 1, 9am Tuesday, May 21: Math, Part 1, 9am Wednesday, May 22: Math, Part 2, 9am Wednesday, May 29: VA Studies

5th grade: Tuesday, May 14: Reading, Part 1, Wednesday, May 15: Reading, Part 2, Tuesday, May 21: Math, Part 1, Wednesday, May 22: Math, Part 2, Wednesday, May 29: Science

6th grade: Thursday, May 16: Reading, Thursday, May 23: Math

Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests.  Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 3 through June 7.

Counselors News

Kindness is contagious! The more our students see, hear, and practice kindness, the more it will become a part of their everyday lives. At Oak Hill, we will be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness week February 11-15. Please be on the lookout for a red heart and a pink sheet of paper in their backpack tomorrow. The pink sheet of paper will explain what to do with the red heart. We are excited to see what kind things our students are doing for others at home and in the community.

Kindness Ideas:

Ask your child how he or she showed kindness at school. It can be as simple as holding open a door for someone or smiling at a classmate. Praise your child for showing kindness! 

Be a “Kindness Detective” with your child as you read a book together or watch a movie. Ask your child to reflect on how a character showed kindness and the impact that it had on other characters.

Please visit these websites for additional ways to help kids practice kindness, https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas and http://micheleborba.com/100-fun-ways-to-help-kids-practice-kindness/

Sincerely,

Christy Ryder and Kim Gallagher
Oak Hill School Counselors

PTA News Virginia Lottery Statewide Art Contest Instructions

Create an original art piece that conveys your thanks for Virginia's teachers
Refer to link to learn more about the Virginia Lottery state wide Art Contest and to make a submission.  Parent/guardian permission is required for submission.  The submission deadline is February 1st and there will be winners from each level: one for elementary school, one for middle school, and one for high school.  The winner will receive a $150 gift card and the schools Art Department will receive $1000.

Oak Hill PTA Membership Fees Survey

Oak Hill PTA would like to know parent and teacher opinions about the programs funded using membership pledges and what changes are necessary. Please complete your survey by Jan 27, 2019. Please Click Here to take the survey.  If you have any questions, please contact president@oakhillpta.org.

Key Calendar Dates

January 31: Franklin MS Curriculum Night, 5:45pm

February 1: 6th Grade Students visit Franklin MS, 9:30am

February 4: Staff Development Day, no school for students

February 5: Chinese New Year, wear red

February 6: 6th Grade Students visit Rachel Carson MS, 9:30am

February 12: Franklin MS Counselors visit Oak Hill

February 18: Presidents' Day, no school for students

February 21: PTA Bingo and Game Night, 6-8pm

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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Two-Hour Early Close Today

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Two-Hour Early Close Today

Due to the anticipated snow and freezing rain in the forecast this afternoon and evening, and the possibility of deteriorating travel conditions, all Fairfax County Public Schools will close two-hours early. 

  • Oak Hill students will be dismissed at 1:30pm. 
  • PAC students will be dismissed at 1:30pm.
  • Morning preschool (special education) classes will be dismissed at approximately 11:00 a.m.
  • Afternoon preschool (special education) classes are canceled.
  • The Oak Hill Main Office will close at 2:30pm.

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Chili tasting at Oak Hill's Chili Cookoff.  Congratulations to Mrs. Peterson for coming in first place!

T-Shirt Design Contest

Would you like to design the t-shirt that will be worn by the basketball players in this year’s game between Oak Hill and Lees Corner?  Students in all grades are eligible to enter!

  • Entries should be turned in on an 8.5”x11” sheet of white paper.  This design should be original and created by you. It can use up to 3 colors in the design and will be printed on a grey shirt.
  • Entries are due by January 30th.  There will be an envelope in the office to turn in your drawing.
  • Please be sure to write your name, grade and your teacher’s name on the back of your design.
  • The winning design will be announced on WOAK on February 8th and the winner will receive a free t-shirt!

For more information or to ask any questions, please contact ohes6thevents@gmail.com

Thank A Teacher

Oak Hill's Beat the Winter Blues School Spirit Days ends on Thursday, January 31st.  On this day everyone is asked to wear their favorite Oak Hill t-shirt.  We are asking students to show their appreciation for their teacher with a note, poem, or a picture.  Please have your son or daughter bring this to school on January 31st.

World Language and Two-Way Immersion Programs; Informational Meetings Underway

Fairfax County Public Schools’ online registration for the county-wide lottery for world language immersion programs opens on Monday, January 28. Current prekindergarten students may apply for the kindergarten immersion programs and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2019-20 school year.

The kindergarten immersion programs are available in Korean and Spanish. Korean is available at Colin Powell Elementary School and Spanish is available at Bailey’s, Lake Anne, Laurel Ridge, London Towne, and Rose Hill Elementary Schools. First grade immersion programs are available at 12 elementary schools and are offered in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

In the immersion program, students spend approximately half of each day learning mathematics, science, and health in the target language. Language arts objectives are integrated throughout these content areas. The other half of the day is spent learning social studies, language arts, and the Family Life Education portion of health in English.

Parents who are interested in the two-way or world language immersion programs in FCPS are encouraged to attend an informational meeting. All meetings are held at the school named. A SIS parent account is required to complete the application.

Learn more about two-way and world language immersion programs

Oak Hill vs Lees Corner Basketball Game

The annual 6th grade basketball game is scheduled for March 8th at 6pm at Chantilly High School.  All 6th grade students are welcome to participate as a mascot, basketball player, cheerleader or band member.  

Fifth grade students are also welcome to be cheerleaders or play in the band. 

The deadline to register was January 21st.  If your child has registered, you should have received an email confirming their registration.  If you believe you submitted the registration and didn't receive an email, please contact Merri Carnahan at ohes6thevents@gmail.com  Basketball practices will start on January 28th and will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Boys are from 5:00-6:30pm and girls are from 6:30-8:00pm.  Cheer practice will start on February 4th and will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm.

Only those with a completed registration form can participate in practice.

Please contact Merri Carnahan at ohes6thevents@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.  

Spirit Days

As you may know Oak Hill is beating the "winter blues" by having Spirit days.  Below is a schedule to help your son or daughter participate.  Have fun!

January 24: Tropical Thursday: Wear your favorite spring color or Hawaiian shirt

January 29: Tackle Tuesday: Wear your favorite sports jersey in honor of football

January 30: We Beat the Winter Blues Wednesday: Wear Blue

January 31: Thank A Teacher Thursday: Wear your favorite Oak Hill t-shirt and give your teacher a note of thanks!

Fourth graders learning about the moon phases using Oreos. 

Literacy News

In 3rd quarter, grades 1-6 will be working on a content area research unit.  Students will research a topic from content taught in science and social studies.  The unit focuses on reading non-fiction as well as putting that information learned into a writing piece.  This looks different in complexity across the grade levels.  One way to compliment these units is to visit the public library to research a question your child may have.  You could also think about a topic and generate questions you would like to know about that topic.  Lastly, you could read nonfiction books at home and talk about what you learned.  Pointing out text features (headings, titles, bold words, photographs) and how they help you learn new information helps students to understand how those features help our understanding of a topic.

PTA News Art Night at Oak Hill

Thursday Jan 24th, 6pm-8pm, Oak Hill Cafeteria
Just bring yourselves!  US Arts will be onsite and will have fun art activities for the kids!  Paper and supplies will be provided.  Raffle with prizes!  Pizza and drinks for sale!

Virginia Lottery Statewide Art Contest
Instructions

Create an original art piece that conveys your thanks for Virginia's teachers.
Refer to link to learn more about the Virginia Lottery state wide Art Contest.
Parent/guardian permission required for submission. 
Can make the submission using the link above or draw and make online submission at the Art Night!
Three winners, 1-elementary, 1-middle school, 1 high school
Winner receives $150 gift card.
School Art Department receive $1000.
Submission deadline is Feb 1st 2019.

Mr. Herring’s Basketball Camp

When: Mondays: Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 4, 18 (5 sessions)
3:40pm-4:40pm
Holidays - 2/4, 2/18, early release- 3/11
Who: 3rd to 6th graders
How much? $65 per child for PTA pledge members, $90 for non-PTA pledge members

Mr. Herring’s Badminton Volleyball Camp

When: Thursdays: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28,  3/7, 3/14
3:40- 4:40pm
Who: 3rd to 6th graders
How much? $65 per child for PTA pledge members, $90 for non-PTA pledge members

Mr. Herring’s Soccer Camp

When: Tuesdays: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12
3:40- 4:40pm
Who: K to 2nd graders
How much? $65 per child for PTA pledge members, $90 for non-PTA pledge members

Oak Hill PTA Membership Fees Survey

Oak Hill PTA would like to know parent and teacher opinions about the programs funded using membership pledges and what change is necessary. Please complete your survey by Jan 27, 2019. Please click here to take the survey.  If you have any questions, please contact president@oakhillpta.org.

Key Calendar Dates

 

 

January 24: End of quarter, PTA Art Night, 6-8pm, AAP Night at Franklin MS, 6pm

January 25: Teacher Workday, no school

January 29: Class Candid and Team Pictures, Rachel Carson MS Counselors visit Oak Hill

January 30: Rachel Carson MS Curriculum Night, 6:15pm

January 31: Franklin MS Curriculum Night, 5:45pm

February 1: 6th Grade Students visit Franklin MS, 9:30am

February 6: 6th Grade Students visit Rachel Carson MS, 9:30am

February 12: Franklin MS Counselors visit Oak Hill

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

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Library Volunteers

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Library Volunteers

The Oak Hill Library is looking for parent volunteers to help conduct an inventory of our library collection.  Parents are needed to scan the barcode on our library books.  Inventory will begin tomorrow January 18th and will continue until the entire collection is scanned.  The more help we have, the less time it will take to complete. 

Please click here to access the Sign-Up Genius for times and dates to volunteer.  Additional dates may be included as the inventory process unfolds.  If you don’t find a date that works in your schedule at this time, please check back later as more dates may be added.   Thank you for your help!

Contact Jenny Henry at jlhenry@fcps.edu or 703-467-3511 with any questions you may have.

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