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Outstanding Employee Awards

Attention all members of the Oak Hill Community! Do you know an Oak Hill staff member that displays exceptional leadership and exceeds his/her responsibilities? Does your child have an exceptional teacher who highly motivates students, understands individual needs, and instills a love for learning? Then, please take the time to nominate an Oak Hill staff member in the categories below. OHES Nomination Form

*Please note: If your candidate wins at the school level, as a nominator you will be asked to complete an additional nomination packet.

Outstanding Principal Eligibility: 3+ years as a building principal 

Outstanding Leader Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as a Schedule-B or Schedule-C employee (not a teacher or school principal): Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assistant and Associate Principals, DSA, DSS, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Professional Employee: at least 1 year as an employee (part- time or full) that is paid on a Schedule-B pay scale or other non-instructional specialty pay scale, includes: SBTS, TSS, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, or other employee paid as a Resource Teacher who serves in a non-instructional or administrative role in the school

Outstanding Teacher Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher; librarians are included in this category  

Outstanding New Teacher Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher; librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Operational Employee Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee. Common positions in this category: administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, all parent liaisons

Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Cathy Lahr at cclahr1@fcps.edu.

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Wolf News November 6

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Mrs. Horn's class enjoying lunch bunch to celebrate the end of the quarter.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

It is beginning to feel like Fall!  With this cooler weather, please make sure your child comes to school dressed for an outside recess.  Please check the lost and found areas in our lobby and vestibule for those missing jackets or lunchboxes that did not make it home.  We would like to take a minute to say THANK YOU to our Veterans and active duty personnel by inviting them to a short musical program and light breakfast on Monday, November 12th in our café.  We would like thank Wegmans for their generous support of this event. Thank you for your continued support at Oak Hill through volunteering in the classrooms, café or through a PTA Committee.  We also thank you for your financial support by becoming PTA Members, purchasing Spirit Wear or books at our Book Fair, dining out at any of our Spirit Nights at local restaurants or making a donation for Oak Hill students. 

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

Tip of the Week

In Kindergarten, students learn to identify, describe, and create patterns.  As students get older, they learn to structure numbers 1-10 and they start to understand our number system is made up of tens.  Highlighting patterns within our number system helps students to develop flexibility in thinking about place value and composing and decomposing numbers.  This is a strategy that many students use as they represent numbers and also when they compute numbers mentally.  One way you can extend our learning at home is to foster conversations around patterns.  In K/1, look for patterns with shapes, numbers, objects.  In grades 2-4, look for patterns with numbers while you practice skip counting, counting money, or what kids notice when cooking or baking at home.  In grades 5-6, ask your child to come up with a rule for a pattern and challenge them to see if it always works.

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. If you have not yet RSVP'ed, please call the office at 703-467-3500 by Thursday to let us know your plans.

To Veterans and Active-Duty Service Personnel and their Families:

The Chantilly High School Pyramid and iWitnessed --> iRemember would like to invite you to our Chantilly Thanks! performance and dessert reception. We appreciate all of the sacrifices you and your family have made to protect our country, and we would hope you can join us at this event. 

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 12th at Chantilly High School.  The performance portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a dessert reception (and a thank you gift for all of our attending veterans!)

Space is, unfortunately, limited, so please RSVP for you and your guests at this link

If you have any questions, please email iwitnessed.iremember@gmail.com

Impact Aid Surveys

Please complete and return your Impact Aid Survey if you have not done so already. The survey supports FCPS' request for Impact Aid resources.  Please contact Jade Horne by email at jahorne@fcps.edu if you need another copy of your child’s survey.  Thank you!

Naglieri Testing

On Wednesday, November 13, all first grade students will be taking the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test. It is important that all students are present this day.  If you have questions or concerns about this test, please contact Cliff Credle at cmcredle@fcps.edu. 

Outstanding Employee Awards

Attention all members of the Oak Hill Community! Do you know an Oak Hill staff member that displays exceptional leadership and exceeds his/her responsibilities? Does your child have an exceptional teacher who highly motivates students, understands individual needs, and instills a love for learning? Then, please take the time to nominate an Oak Hill staff member in the categories below.  OHES Nomination Form. Nominations are due no later than November 22nd.

*Please note: If your candidate wins at the school level, as a nominator you will be asked to complete an additional nomination packet.

Outstanding Principal Eligibility: 3+ years as a building principal 

Outstanding Leader Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as a Schedule-B or Schedule-C employee (not a teacher or school principal): Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assistant and Associate Principals, DSA, DSS, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Professional Employee: at least 1 year as an employee (part- time or full) that is paid on a Schedule-B pay scale or other non-instructional specialty pay scale, includes: SBTS, TSS, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, or other employee paid as a Resource Teacher who serves in a non-instructional or administrative role in the school

Outstanding Teacher Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher; librarians are included in this category  

Outstanding New Teacher Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher; librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Operational Employee Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee. Common positions in this category: administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, all parent liaisons

Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Cathy Lahr at cclahr1@fcps.edu.

Counselor News “How to Raise Resilient Kids!”

Clinical psychologist Rachel Bailey will be speaking at Fox Mill ES on 11/21 @ 9:00. The topic is “How to Raise Resilient Kids!” While some children are able to cope effectively, many children struggle when they face events that cause stress, frustration, disappointment, or anxiety. When things don't go their way, they may become angry, disrespectful, defiant... or they may even avoid difficult tasks or withdraw. In this workshop, therapist-turned-Parenting Specialist Rachel Bailey will share with you the qualities that differentiate resilient children from those who crumble in the face of adversity, what to say and do to help your child handle challenges as they occur, and simple, realistic strategies that will improve your child's overall resilience.

Health Room Volunteers

Volunteers are needed in our school health room. Free training is provided by the Fairfax County Health Department at our Herndon/Reston District Office.  No registration is required.

Date: Thursday, November 14, 10am -12pm

Location: 1850 Cameron Glen Dr. (Room 600)                 Reston, VA 20190

For questions or concerns please feel free to contact our School Health Aide, Juliana Rampersad at 703-467-3510 or Public Health Nurse, Phoebe Zuo at 703-467-5820.

Fifth graders making volcanos in the STEAM Lab.

PTA News Membership Drive Month continues in November!

November has started and we are only at 50% membership, therefore, the membership drive continues.  Our first challenge is to get to 400 pledge memberships.  With 400 pledge memberships, the school will celebrate with:

·  Extra Recess for all students and · Pajama Day for all students

Also, our next challenge has more great outcomes so help us achieve the first challenge as fast as possible.  Help us 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.  Directories are in the works so before they go to print become a member to get a free one!

Congratulations to the winner of the Multi-Cultural Night membership raffle!   Erin Hauswirth is the winner of Mount Vernon tickets. Contact membership@oakhillpta.org to claim prize.*  More raffles to come.

*The prize will go to next raffle winner after 2 weeks of being unclaimed.

Geography Club - Winter

The National Geographic GeoBee (grades 4-6) interest form is out now.  This was previously an in-school competition and is now after-school, so if your student would like to participate sign up here. Be on the lookout for Geography Club - Winter announcement.  For more information, contact the Geography Club Director, Allen at allenpetrin@gmail.com. Coming soon, we will be looking for interest in the International Academic Competitions (National Geography Olympiad/Bee in all grades).  

Math Kangaroo

Math Kangaroo is an international mathematical competition for students 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. Oak Hill is a private center and parents have to use the Invitation code VAHERND0003307@20MK to register. Please login/create a new account at this link . Instructions for parents How to register for a "private" center Location: Oak Hill Elementary School
Date/Time: Mar 19, 2020 from 06:00 PM to 07:15 PM
Registration deadline December 15, 2019 . Registration fee is $21 Late registration: December 16 – December 31:with greater registration fee: $35 - subject to place availability. Practice materials can be found here.  This link has additional information.

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:

  • Free School Directory 
  • 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, Relay, Great Wolf Lodge, Mount Vernon, etc.)
  • Membership raffle prizes to Mount Vernon, Dulles Golf & Sportsplex and Nanno!

Join at https:oakhillpta.ptboard.com.  To join our school use code: 8HSEEV  Contact  membership@oakhillpta.org for questions.

Key Calendar Dates

November 7: 6th Grade (Cosby, McGorty, O'Malley & Wright) Field Trip to National Gallery of Art

November 8: 6th Grade (Bowe, Kosaraju, & More) Field Trip to National Gallery of Art

November 11: Veterans Day Breakfast, 8am

November 12: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

November 12: Chantilly Thanks! Veterans Day performance and dessert reception, 6pm at Chantilly HS

November 15: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Maryland Science Center

November 21: Picture Make-up and Retakes

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

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Outstanding Employee Awards

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Outstanding Employee Awards

Attention all members of the Oak Hill Community! Do you know an Oak Hill staff member that displays exceptional leadership and exceeds his/her responsibilities? Does your child have an exceptional teacher who highly motivates students, understands individual needs, and instills a love for learning? Then, please take the time to nominate an Oak Hill staff member in the categories below. OHES Nomination Form

*Please note: If your candidate wins at the school level, as a nominator you will be asked to complete an additional nomination packet.

Outstanding Principal Eligibility: 3+ years as a building principal 

Outstanding Leader Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as a Schedule-B or Schedule-C employee (not a teacher or school principal): Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assistant and Associate Principals, DSA, DSS, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Professional Employee: at least 1 year as an employee (part- time or full) that is paid on a Schedule-B pay scale or other non-instructional specialty pay scale, includes: SBTS, TSS, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, or other employee paid as a Resource Teacher who serves in a non-instructional or administrative role in the school

Outstanding Teacher Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher; librarians are included in this category  

Outstanding New Teacher Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher; librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Operational Employee Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee. Common positions in this category: administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, all parent liaisons

Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Cathy Lahr at cclahr1@fcps.edu.

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Health Room Volunteers Needed

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Health Room Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed in our school health room. Free training is provided by the Fairfax County Health Department at our Herndon/Reston District Office.  No registration is required.

Date: Thursday, November 14, 10am -12pm

Location: 1850 Cameron Glen Dr. (Room 600)
                Reston, VA 20190

For questions or concerns please feel free to contact our School Health Aide, Juliana Rampersad at 703-467-3510 or Public Health Nurse, Phoebe Zuo at 703-467-5820.

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

Outstanding Employee Awards

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Outstanding Employee Awards

Attention all members of the Oak Hill Community! Do you know an Oak Hill staff member that displays exceptional leadership and exceeds his/her responsibilities? Does your child have an exceptional teacher who highly motivates students, understands individual needs, and instills a love for learning? Then, please take the time to nominate an Oak Hill staff member in the categories below. OHES Nomination Form

*Please note: If your candidate wins at the school level, as a nominator you will be asked to complete an additional nomination packet.

Outstanding Principal Eligibility: 3+ years as a building principal 

Outstanding Leader Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as a Schedule-B or Schedule-C employee (not a teacher or school principal): Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assistant and Associate Principals, DSA, DSS, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

Outstanding Professional Employee: at least 1 year as an employee (part- time or full) that is paid on a Schedule-B pay scale or other non-instructional specialty pay scale, includes: SBTS, TSS, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, or other employee paid as a Resource Teacher who serves in a non-instructional or administrative role in the school

Outstanding Teacher Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher; librarians are included in this category  

Outstanding New Teacher Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher; librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Operational Employee Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee. Common positions in this category: administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, all parent liaisons

Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Cathy Lahr at cclahr1@fcps.edu.

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Wolf News October 30

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Families enjoyed many activities at Oak Hill's Multicultural Night.

Tip of the Week Helping Children Remember What They’ve Read

As children develop as readers, they will confront books with more sophisticated characters/plots, and texts containing a great deal of information. As a result, one challenge for your child might be remembering what he or she has read.  In order to recall information, children must learn to stop frequently when reading and check in with themselves for understanding.  One strategy called “Read Cover Remember Retell” can be used on both fiction and nonfiction texts to foster comprehension.  To learn about this strategy Click Here.

Chipotle Fundraising Total

Thank you for the wonderful turnout yesterday at Chipotle.  They were so generous to give Oak Hill 33% of their profits.  We were able to add over $759 for our Technology Fund.  We truly appreciate your support of our technology fundraiser. 

Red Ribbon Week

Oak Hill is celebrating Red Ribbon Week.  During this week we have worked to promote a healthy and drug-free lifestyle for all members of our community. Please see below for tomorrow's dress up theme.  

Thursday 10/31 - Drug Free From Head to Toe: Crazy hat, hair, or sock day

November 4 and 5 are Holidays for Students

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, November 4, for a school planning day and Tuesday, November 5, for a teacher work day. Friday, November 1, is the last day of the first quarter. Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 6. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar

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.

To Veterans and Active-Duty Service Personnel and their Families:

The Chantilly High School Pyramid and iWitnessed --> iRemember would like to invite you to our Chantilly Thanks! performance and dessert reception. We appreciate all of the sacrifices you and your family have made to protect our country, and we would hope you can join us at this event. 

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 12th at Chantilly High School.  The performance portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a dessert reception (and a thank you gift for all of our attending veterans!)

Space is, unfortunately, limited, so please RSVP for you and your guests at this link

If you have any questions, please email iwitnessed.iremember@gmail.com

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.  The preprinted form was sent home in the October 23rd 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 Oak Hill. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  The due date for forms is today, October 30th.  If you have not returned your signed and dated form, please send it with your child tomorrow. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.  For more information about Impact Aid, please click here to watch a short video.

Oak Hill staff celebrated jersey day as part of Red Ribbon Week.

PTA News October is Membership Drive Month!

October is coming to an end and we are only at 50% membership.  Thanks to those who have recently joined. Our first challenge is to get to 400 pledge memberships.  With 400 pledge memberships, the school will celebrate with:

  • Extra Recess for All Students
  • Pajama Day for All Students

Also our next challenge has more great outcomes so help us achieve the first challenge as fast as possible.  Help us 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.

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:

  • Free School Directory 
  • 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, Relay, Great Wolf Lodge, Mount Vernon, etc.)
  • Membership raffle prizes to Mount Vernon, Dulles Golf & Sportsplex and Nanno!

Join at https:oakhillpta.ptboard.com.  To join our school use code: 8HSEEV  Contact  membership@oakhillpta.org for questions.

Geography Club - Winter

Be on the lookout for Geography Club - Winter announcement.  For more information, contact the Geography Club Director, Allen at allenpetrin@gmail.com.  We are looking for interest in the National Geographic Geography Bee (grades 4-6) as well as the International Academic Competitions (National Geography Olympiad/Bee in all grades).  

Congratulations to the winner of the Multi-Cultural Night membership raffle!  Erin Hauswirth is the winner of Mount Vernon tickets.  Contact membership@oakhillpta.org to claim prize.

*Prize will go to next raffle winner after 2 weeks of being unclaimed.

Key Calendar Dates

November 1: 1st Quarter ends

November 4 & 5: No school, Student Holidays

November 7: 6th Grade (Cosby, McGorty, O'Malley & Wright) Field Trip to National Gallery of Art

November 8: 6th Grade (Bowe, Kosaraju, & More) Field Trip to National Gallery of Art

November 11: Veterans Day Breakfast, 8am

November 12: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

November 12: Chantilly Thanks! performance and dessert reception, 6pm at Chantilly HS

November 15: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Maryland Science Center

November 21: Picture Make-up and Retakes

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

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

Chipotle Spirit Night is Tonight!

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Chipotle Spirit Night is Tonight!

Come join us at the Franklin Farm Chipotle  tonight between 4-8 PM. Show the cashier the flyer OR say you are supporting Oak Hill. Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. 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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Federal Impact Aid forms due this Wednesday, October 30th.

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Federal Impact Aid forms due this Wednesday, October 30th.

The deadline to submit the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid is October 30th. All students received the form last week. If your child has lost their form, please ask your teacher for a reprinted copy. Please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's teacher by Wednesday, October 30th. Thank you for assisting us in this effort.

The survey helps FCPS identify federally-connected students and support its request for Impact Aid resources. FCPS anticipates receiving about $3,000,000 annually in Impact Aid funds. Visit FCPS’ Impact Aid webpage for more information here.

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Wolf News October 24

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A Delegation of Aspiring Principals from South Korea visited Oak Hill last Friday to learn about our school. 

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

We invite you all to come join us on a world tour tonight as we travel the night across many countries all in less than an hour and a half. We cannot wait to see what our volunteers will be showcasing for each of their countries.  Please join us with your family to enjoy the cultural diversity at Oak Hill.

Unfortunately, I will miss tonight’s festivities. I have been asked by FCPS Superintendent Dr. Brabrand to attend tonight’s Schoolboard meeting to accept Dr. Brabrand’s Excellence in Equity Award based on accreditation standards. Oak Hill was in the top 10 schools to achieve the highest average increase across all reporting groups in English. We also achieved another Excellence Award for being a top 10 school to achieve the greatest reduction of the English achievement gap. We are proud of our students and all of our staff for setting high expectations in a caring environment.

Thank you to the many volunteers that have been helping with class field trips, the lunchroom, PTA events, classrooms or Field Days. Many hands make light work and we truly appreciate YOU!

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

Multicultural Night is Tonight!

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 tonight from 6pm – 7:30 pm.  The entry is free and there will be food to purchase.  There are several ways you can participate in this exciting event and we look forward to seeing you there.  If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here. This is a perfect opportunity for kids to accrue service learning hours!

Book Fair Week

Book Fair Week is this week!  Click here to access Oak Hill’s Book Fair Homepage.  There is a cash-free digital payment option available. Learn about eWallet on the Book Fair Homepage.  Check the interactive book flyer for book recommendations and book trailer videos.  Purchases made online will be delivered directly to your house.  Proceeds from the book fair benefit the Oak Hill Library.

Digital Citizenship Week

FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week this week.  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 is the student spirit day theme for tomorrow.

  • 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.

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.

To Veterans and Active-Duty Service Personnel and their Families:

The Chantilly High School Pyramid and iWitnessed --> iRemember would like to invite you to our Chantilly Thanks! performance and dessert reception. We appreciate all of the sacrifices you and your family have made to protect our country, and we would hope you can join us at this event. 

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 12th at Chantilly High School.  The performance portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a dessert reception (and a thank you gift for all of our attending veterans!)

Space is, unfortunately, limited, so please RSVP for you and your guests at this link

If you have any questions, please email iwitnessed.iremember@gmail.com

Tip of the Week

At Oak Hill, we engage in Math Workshop every day.  Students get to explore and share strategies within a math unit.  Our workshop starts with a Number Sense Routine each day.  This is a time where the class can build a community and learn how to share strategies in a way that allows students to take risks in a safe environment.  This is also a time where teachers can support mental math and build number sense in order to support students’ foundation of concepts.  One of our favorite sense making routines is Which One Doesn’t Belong.  In this activity, students look at an image, like the one above, and share which one doesn’t belong AND a reason why.  This allows entry points for all students and stretches their thinking past one right answer.  Try one of these at home as a family to spur some great thinking!  You might challenge yourselves to come up with one of your own!

Field Day

Thank you to all of our volunteers who made Oak Hill's first Field Day of year for Kindergarten through 2nd grade a big success.  We will be holding Field Day for 3rd and 4th grades on Tuesday, October 29 from 9:00-10:55am.  To volunteer please click here.  We look forward to a great day!

Chipotle Spirit Night

Come join us at the Franklin Farm Chipotle on Tuesday, October 29th anytime between 4-8 PM. Show the cashier the flyer OR say you are supporting Oak Hill. Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. 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.

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.  The preprinted form was sent home in this week's 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 staff members dressed up for "Find Your Twin" spirit day.

PTA News 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:

  • Free School Directory 
  • 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, Relay, Great Wolf Lodge, Mount Vernon, etc.)

Join at https:oakhillpta.ptboard.com.  To join our school use code: 8HSEEV  Contact  membership@oakhillpta.org for questions.

October is Membership Drive Month!

We are currently at 49% membership.  Our first challenge is to get to 400 pledge memberships.  With 400 pledge memberships, the school will celebrate with:

  • Extra Recess for All Students
  • Pajama Day for All Students

Also our next challenge has more great outcomes so help us achieve the first challenge as fast as possible.  Help us 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. 

Geography Club - Winter

Geography Club Fall is underway and will be at Multi-Cultural 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 allenpetrin@gmail.com.

Odyssey of the Mind 

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OOTM proves that students can have fun while they learn. 

Interest Form is open until October 31st for participants who wish to register and is found here

Key Calendar Dates

October 21-25: Book Fair Week

October 24: Multicultural Night, 6:00pm

October 29: Field Day for grades 3 & 4

October 29: Chipotle Spirit Night, Franklin Farm Shopping Center from 4-8pm

October 30: Kindergarten Field Trip to Ticonderoga Farms

November 1: 1st Quarter ends

November 4 & 5: No school, Student Holidays

November 7: 6th Grade (Cosby, McGorty, O'Malley & Wright) Field Trip to National Gallery of Art

November 8: 6th Grade (Bowe, Kosaraju, & More) Field Trip to National Gallery of Art

November 11: Veterans Day Breakfast, 8am

November 12: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

November 12: Chantilly Thanks! performance and dessert reception, 6pm at Chantilly HS

November 15: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Maryland Science Center

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

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Field Day Date Change CORRECTION

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Field Day Date Change CORRECTION

We apologize for another email!  Due to staff conflicts, the new date for 3rd and 4th grade Field Day is Tuesday, October 29th from 9:00-10:55am.  We hope this new date has not caused an inconvenience.  To volunteer please click here.  We look forward to a great day!

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Field Day Date Changes

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Field Day Date Changes

We have changed the dates for two of our Field Days.  Below is the updated schedule.  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.  

Tuesday, October 22nd, 9:00-11:55am, grades 3 & 4, to volunteer click here.

Friday, April 3rd, 9:00-12:55pm, grades 5 & 6, to volunteer click here

 

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Veterans Day Breakfast

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Veterans Day Breakfast

We would like to invite our Oak Hill active duty military and veterans, as well as their families, to enjoy a light breakfast and some music in honor of Veterans Day.  The program will be held in the Oak Hill Cafeteria on Monday, November 11th.  Breakfast will begin at 8:00 and the musical portion of the program will begin about 8:15.  The program will conclude in time for our Oak Hill students to get to class on time.  Please RSVP here no later than November 1st.

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Wolf News October 16

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Oak Hill's SCA for the 2019-2020 school year.

SCA News

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.

Field Days

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 jlhenry@fcps.edu 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.

Multicultural Night

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.

PTA News 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  membership@oakhillpta.org 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 14thhere. 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 allenpetrin@gmail.com.

Math Olympiad 

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 kvmallangi@gmail.com and Kalai at janani.ms@gmail.com 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.  

PTA Improvements

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.

Stay Updated

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

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

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Picture Day is Tomorrow

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Picture Day is Tomorrow!

Individual student photos will be taken tomorrow.  Picture forms were sent home last week.  Payment is due tomorrow.  Late payments and orders can be made online at: mylifetouch.com with picture day ID: HJ249073Q0. There are extra order forms in the office.

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Wolf News October 9

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Appreciation was show to Oak Hill Staff as the pizza mobile cart was on the go!

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

This year we will be offering a new section in our News You Choose called “Tip of the Week.”  Each week we will share a tip for parents to support their child’s learning at home.  These tips will alternate between math and reading.  We hope you find useful information to enhance and support your child’s learning in and out of school.  We value our partnership with families and strive to support all students to be successful! 

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

Tip of the Week

This week’s tip is an article by Stanford professor, Jo Boaler.  Many of our teachers use Jo Boaler’s research and Youcubed site to support their math workshop.  This article shares about the importance of creating an environment where students can have productive struggle to enhance their learning as well as supporting a growth mindset, something we work hard to develop at school every day.  Enjoy!

FLE Parent Preview is Tonight

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in K-3 receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit.

There are no changes to the FLE lesson objectives for the 2019-2020 school year.  For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade level program descriptions here

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

  • Online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View. Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream media online.
  • Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media).

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held at Oak Hill tonight from 5:00-6:00 p.m. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.  If you are unable to attend this night presentation, lessons and media will be on display on Friday, October 11th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please note that classroom teachers will not be available to answer questions about the material on this makeup date.

Oak Hill Receives Superintendent Excellence in Equity Award

Dr. Brabrand and the School Board have created a new and very important recognition to celebrate school’s progress in raising the bar and closing student achievement gaps.  Oak Hill was one of four schools in Region 5 to be awarded the Superintendent’s Excellence in Equity Award.  Oak Hill was recognized for the following accomplishments:

  • Among top 10 of schools with average increase across all reporting groups in English (5.1 average percentage point increase)
  • Among top 10 of schools with largest reduction in achievement gap in English (15.2 reduction in achievement gap from previous year)
PTA and Renovation Meeting

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 on October 16th 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.

Schools Closed on October 14 for Columbus Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, October 14, for the Columbus Day holiday. October 14 is a school planning day for staff members. SACC will be open. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 15. See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar

Field Days

Oak Hill’s annual Field Days begin next 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.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

To enhance understanding of Dyslexia, FCPS is offering free services to parents and families on phonological awareness.  This open house will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 10-11am.  Registrants will be able to browse exhibit tables and learn about next steps for FCPS students with dyslexia.  For more information and to register click here.   

Multicultural Night

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!!!

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 jlhenry@fcps.edu or click HERE to go directly to the Sign-Up Genius.

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

Holiday Assistance

Each year the Salvation Army provides holiday assistance to families in need in our community.  If your family would benefit from this support, please consult the information at this link, or call 703 385-8700 for information regarding the application process, which will be held from Oct. 7-11.

Fifth graders reading to their first grade reading buddies.

PTA News 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: HSEEV  Contact  membership@oakhillpta.org for questions.

Reflections

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades may participate and explore the arts based on the 2019-2020 theme "LOOK WITHIN". Students may choose one or more of the available arts categories: Dance, Film Production, Literature, Music, Composition, Photography, Visual Arts . Awards are made at the school, county, district, state and national levels.  Last year, many Oak Hill students were recognized at both the Fairfax County and Northern Virginia District levels.  This contest is open to all students. For complete rules and additional information about the program, please click here.  The deadline is OCTOBER 15TH.  Hand in your original ART with a completed Student Entry Form from to the Librarian.  It is very important that your form can be read clearly, especially your e-mail contact. Submissions will be rejected if they do not include a completed and signed Student Entry Form or the entry does not comply with the national submission rules provided here.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN EACH ENTRY, BY CATEGORY:

DANCE FILM entries are electronic files on a flash drive, flash drives are compatible with more systems.

LITERATURE entries will be hard copy of a poem or story, typed or handwritten on one side only of 8 ½ x 11” paper. Include two copies if possible. If the entrant included an electronic file, too, leave it with the entry; it may be useful, but a hard copy is required.

MUSIC COMPOSITION entries must include a recording, either an electronic file of the music as performed by the student or other musicians, or an electronically generated recording generated by music notation software. Video files are not allowed. In the Middle-School and High-School divisions, the entry MUST also include a hard-copy score (sheet music). In the Primary, Intermediate, and Special Artist divisions, the score is optional. See the rules for details. Flash drive.

PHOTOGRAPHY entries must include a print of the photo AND must also include AN ELECTRONIC FILE (on flash drive). The e-file is a new requirement this year. If the entrant did not include an efile - for entries being advanced to FCCPTA, contact the student or parent for one. The photo may be matted but not framed. If it’s matted, count the mat in the total size of the piece. Maximum size 11×14”.

VISUAL ARTS entries must include the original artwork. Copies are not eligible. A flash drive with photo efile must be included this year.

  • FLAT ART (drawings, paintings, collages): Artwork may be matted but not framed. If it is matted, the total size, with mat, must not exceed 24×30”. Include flash drive
  • 3D ART (sculptures, mobiles, models. etc): Do not submit 3D artwork. Submit photos, printed and on flash drive, of the artwork. The entrant should have at least 3 photographs of the artwork, taken from different angles.

Your artist statement is very important and is limited to 100 words. Please tell about your work and what it means to you.

  • How does your work relate to the theme?
  • What is your personal connection to the theme?
  • What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)? 
  • What/Who was your inspiration?

ALL STUDENTS WHO ENTER THE CONTEST WILL BE INVITED TO AN ICE CREAM PARTY IN MARCH TO CELEBRATE THEIR PARTICIPATION. For additional questions contact: Krishna veni Banda at kvmallangi@gmail.com or Vidhya Menon at simplyvidhu@gmail.com

PTA Improvements 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.

Stay Updated

To get latest updates on PTA activities and events, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Key Calendar Dates

October 9: FLE Parent Preview Night, 5-6pm

October 14: Columbus Day, no school

October 16: Fall Pictures

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, 5:30pm

October 30: Kindergarten Field Trip to Ticonderoga Farms

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

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FLE Parent Preview Night

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FLE Parent Preview Night

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in K-3 receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit.

There are no changes to the FLE lesson objectives for the 2019-2020 school year.  For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade level program descriptions here

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

  • Online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View. Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream media online.
  • Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media).

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held tomorrow from 5:00-6:00 p.m. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.  If you are unable to attend this night presentation, lessons and media will be on display on Friday, October 11th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please note that classroom teachers will not be available to answer questions about the material on this makeup date. If you plan to attend on Friday, October 11th, please RSVP to Kim Gallagher at kagallagher1@fcps.edu or 703-467-3575.

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Wolf News October 2

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Students walking to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day 2019.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

I hope you have been enjoying the smells and sights of the Fall season! I will be sneaking in one more camping trip with my family before cooler weather is here for good. I hope you can also enjoy the outdoors and unplug for a while this weekend.

I would like to invite you to the PTA Meeting at 6:00pm on October 16, 2019 where you will have the opportunity to hear from Eric Brunner, FCPS Coordinator of Capital Projects. Can you believe OHES is 36 years old? I know we “look good” but OHES needs some freshening up. Renovation will begin in the Fall of the 2021-22 school year!  Planning for such an event begins years before ground is broken. The first step is to come together and share the preliminary plans for Oak Hill and have a chance to answer questions you may have. When renovation is complete, all students will be housed inside Oak Hill’s walls and will no longer be in a modular or trailers. We look forward to this partnership with FCPS Design and Construction!

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

School Improvement and Innovation Plan

Each year Oak Hill writes a School Improvement and Innovation Plan (SIIP).  This plan contains goals and strategies our school is working on this year.  To access Oak Hill's School Improvement and Innovation Plan please click here.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

To enhance understanding of Dyslexia, FCPS is offering free services to parents and families on phonological awareness.  This open house will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 10-11am.  Registrants will be able to browse exhibit tables and learn about next steps for FCPS students with dyslexia.  For more information and to register click here.   

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

The Office of Food and Nutrition services is currently processing 2019-2020 free and reduced lunch applications. Last year’s status expires on October 8th, so please make sure you submit a new application for each of your children. In addition, the online applications are being processed faster than the paper copies. Please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition services at 703.813.4800 to check your child’s status.  The online application is located here.

Region 5 #OtherPeopleMatter - Hurricane Relief Effort

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There are an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page.

Thank you for supporting this cause!

Chantilly Pyramid Mental Health Google Site and the FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference

FCPS aims to support the positive mental health and wellness of all students.  School counselors are excited to share our mental health resource site for the Chantilly community.  We have created a site for parents/guardians located here.  If you have specific questions or needs, please contact your child’s school counselor directly.

All counselors in the Chantilly Pyramid encourage families to attend the sixth annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference sponsored by Inova being this Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax High School from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Participants will be able to choose from a wide variety of breakout sessions, and there will be many resource tables available, representing public and private offices and agencies providing services within our schools.  More information is available on the Mental Health and Wellness Conference webpage.

Health Room Volunteers Needed

The Oak Hill Health Room is looking for volunteers.  We especially need your help for Vision and Hearing Screening which will be held on October 8 from 9:00-12:00. Each year every Kindergarten and 3rd grade student will have both a vision and hearing screening.  If you can spare a couple of hours to help us out it would be greatly appreciated and help the day go more smoothly.  You do not need any training to assist with the vision/hearing screening.  

In addition, we need volunteers to come in and help the Health Aide with some day-to-day tasks and basic care for students.  Sometimes we need help if the Health Aide needs to do some filing or if the health room is very busy.  You need to complete a 2-3 hour Health Room Volunteer Training prior to helping in the health room. To volunteer and sign up for the training, please contact Juliana Rampersad at jtrampersad@fcps.edu.

FLE Parent Preview Night

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in K-3 receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit.

There are no changes to the FLE lesson objectives for the 2019-2020 school year.  For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade level program descriptions here

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

  • Online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View. Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream media online.
  • Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media).

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held at Oak Hill on October 9 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.  If you are unable to attend this night presentation, lessons and media will be on display on Friday, October 11th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please note that classroom teachers will not be available to answer questions about the material on this makeup date. If you plan to attend on Friday, October 11th, please RSVP to Kim Gallagher at kagallagher1@fcps.edu or 703-467-3575 by October 7th.

Field Days

Oak Hill’s annual Field Days are coming soon!  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.  Please note that the 3rd & 4th grade Field Day date has changes to Tuesday, October 22nd.

For Thursday, October 17th: 5th & 6th Field Day click here

For Friday, October 18th : K to 2nd Field Day click here.

For Tuesday, October 22nd: 3rd & 4th Field Day click here.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The Oak Hill Library is gearing up for our upcoming Book Fair.  At the Book Fair you will find the latest and greatest titles for kids, as well as books of interest for parents and teachers.  The book fair will run Oct 21-25 in the library.  All proceeds benefit the library program at Oak Hill.  Children will preview the book selections on Monday, Oct. 21st and then shopping begins the next day.  There will be family shopping hours after school until 7:00pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday that week.  You can also purchase and contribute books to your child's classroom library through our Teachers' Wish List program. And you will have the opportunity to purchase books online. Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.

Now, to make all this happen, we will need parent volunteers!  Please visit the Sign Up Genius here.

Multicultural Night

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. 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 15th- here. I f you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here. Perfect opportunity of accruing service hours for kids!!!

Holiday Assistance

Each year the Salvation Army provides holiday assistance to families in need in our community.  If your family would benefit from this support, please consult the information at this link, or call 703 385-8700 for information regarding the application process, which will be held from Oct. 7-11.

Fifth graders using #chalktalk to answer essential questions about science.

PTA News 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  membership@oakhillpta.org for questions.

October is Membership Drive Month!

We are currently at 43% membership.  Look out for our challenges through 2019 to help achieve our goals and fund our programs.  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 on Wednesday Oct. 16 from 6:00-7:30pm in OHES Café for information on the OHES building renovations from a county representative. 

Geography Club - Winter

Geography Club Fall is underway and will be at Multi-Cultural 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 allenpetrin@gmail.com.

Virginia Science Olympiad (VASO)  - Division B

VASO seeks to inspire a passion for science and technology in Virginia's students through collaboration and teamwork, hands-on experiences, variety and creativity in topics and skills, and fun and rewarding tournaments.. For more information, please visit their website at Home | Virginia Science Olympiad

Fifth and sixth grade students will be participating in Division B. The tournament will be held in Feb 2020. Please reach out to Raji at auroji@yahoo.com or Jaya at j_jaya06@yahoo.com  with any questions.  Registration will open for PTA members from October 7th and non-PTA members from October 14th.

Math Olympiad 

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 kvmallangi@gmail.com and kalai at janani.ms@gmail.com for further questions. Registration opens 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

Key Calendar Dates

October 3: 5th Grade Fall Picnic, 12-12:30pm

October 9: FLE Parent Preview Night

October 14: Columbus Day, no school

October 16: Fall Pictures

October 16: PTA 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, 5:30pm

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

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

Afterschool Activities Pickup Procedures

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Afterschool Activities Pickup Procedures

When picking up your children from afterschool activities, please park on the street or in the parking lot.  The volume of cars parked on both sides of the bus loop at 4:40 pm creates a safety hazard for both students and parents.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Wolf News September 25

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Staff enjoyed scooping up delicious ice cream at the Franklin Farm Baskin Robbins.

Scoop Night

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Baskin Robbins Scoop Night.  As always, it was a great turnout and everyone enjoyed seeing staff members “scooping” their ice cream!  We raised $620 for our technology fund!

Asha-Jyothi Results

Thank you to everyone who donated or participated in the Asha-Jyothi 5K Run/Walk on September 15.  Staff and families had a great time at this event.  Oak Hill received $1,359.50 in proceeds from the race and will use this money for our technology fund.       

Visitor Management System

Oak Hill uses the electronic visitor management system in our main office in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff during the school day. Everyone who comes into the building is required to sign in on the system. 

Every time you enter the building, you will need a government issued photo identification in order to sign into the system (driver's license, passport, military ID).  You must bring this ID at every visit to the school.

Region 5 #OtherPeopleMatter - Hurricane Relief Effort

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There are an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page.

Thank you for supporting this cause!

Walk to School

Oak Hill will be participating in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 2, in an effort to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools.  Students are encouraged to walk or bike to school and bus riders are encouraged to walk to their bus stops on October 2.  

FLE Parent Preview Night

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in K-3 receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit.

There are no changes to the FLE lesson objectives for the 2019-2020 school year.  For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade level program descriptions here

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

  • Online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View. Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream media online.
  • Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media).

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held at Oak Hill on October 9 from 5:00-6:00p.m. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.  If you are unable to attend this night presentation, lessons and media will be on display on Friday, October 11th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please note that classroom teachers will not be available to answer questions about the material on this makeup date. If you plan to attend on Friday, October 11th, please RSVP to Kim Gallagher at kagallagher1@fcps.edu or 703-467-3575 by October 7th.

Lice Resources for Parents and Guardians

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have provided several resources for parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about lice. Although lice do not spread disease, they can be a nuisance and cause concern.  These  documents are available in English and several other languages at the following links:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/schools
Lice: Treatment and Prevention | Fairfax County Public Schools

Field Days

Oak Hill's annual Field Days are listed below.  If you are interested in volunteering, a sign up link and complete schedule will be sent out in News You Choose on October 2.

October 15: Grades 3 & 4

October 17: Grades 5 & 6

October 18: Grades K-2

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The Oak Hill Library is gearing up for our upcoming Book Fair.  At the Book Fair you will find the latest and greatest titles for kids, as well as books of interest for parents and teachers.  The book fair will run Oct 21-25 in the library.  All proceeds benefit the library program at Oak Hill.  Children will preview the book selections on Monday, Oct. 21st and then shopping begins the next day.  There will be family shopping hours after school until 7:00pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday that week.  You can also purchase and contribute books to your child's classroom library through our Teachers' Wish List program. And you will have the opportunity to purchase books online. Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.

Now, to make all this happen, we will need parent volunteers!  Please visit the Sign Up Genius here.

Fifth grade students with the artifacts they found during their archaeological dig.

PTA News Join the PTA today - Our Future is So Bright We Gotta Wear Shades!

Help support our students' bright future through the support of the PTA. Checkout our goal chart near the cafeteria to see our progress.  The PTA works to directly benefit the students at Oak Hill, to provide educational enrichment programs, family fun events, after school activities, and much more! The membership pledge is $50/family.  Some of the benefits include the following:

  • Early Bird Access to Afterschool Activities 
  • $25 discount on each Afterschool Activity
  • Membership access to discounts (Office Depot, Hertz, Lifelock, Lenovo, Quicken, Tea Collection, Relay, etc.) 
AMC 8 at Oak Hill

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Registration for members starts on Sep 23rd and non members on Sep 30th.

Grade - 4th , 5th and 6th.

Fees: $10 - Members , $35 - Non members.

Competition date : November 12 2019.

Place: Oak Hill cafeteria between 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Questions from previous years can be found at Art of Problem Solving  

Reflections

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades may participate and explore the arts based on the 2019-2020 theme "LOOK WITHIN". Students may choose one or more of the available arts categories:Dance, Film Production, Literature, Music, Composition, Photography, Visual Arts Awards are made at the school, county, district, state and national levels.  Last year, many Oak Hill students were recognized at both the Fairfax County and Northern Virginia District levels.  This contest is open to all students. For complete rules and additional information about the program, please click here.  The Oak Hill deadline is OCTOBER 15TH.  Hand in your original ART with a completed Student Entry Form from to the Librarian.  It is very important that your form can be read clearly, especially your e-mail contact. Submissions will be rejected if they do not include a completed and signed Student Entry Form or the entry does not comply with the national submission rules available at the above link.  

Your artist statement is very important and is limited to 100 words. Please tell about your work and what it means to you.

  • How does your work relate to the theme?
  • What is your personal connection to the theme?
  • What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)? 
  • What/Who was your inspiration?

ALL STUDENTS WHO ENTER THE CONTEST WILL BE INVITED TO AN ICE CREAM PARTY IN MARCH TO CELEBRATE THEIR PARTICIPATION. For additional questions contact: Krishna veni Banda- kvmallangi@gmail.com or Vidhya Menon- simplyvidhu@gmail.com

Work with the PTA

The PTA is currently filling our Board to help support our school and a few key positions still need to be filled! Think you'd make a great addition to our leadership team? It's a great way to meet other parents and give back to our school! More details here.  Please email  president@oakhillpta.org if you are interested in working with the PTA

PTA Improvements

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.

Stay Updated

To get latest updates on PTA activities and events, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Key Calendar Dates

October 5: 5th Grade Fall Picnic, 12-12:30pm

October 9: FLE Parent Preview Night

October 14: Columbus Day, no school

October 15: Field Day for grades 3 & 4

October 16: Fall Pictures

October 17: Field Day for grades 5 & 6

October 18: Field Day for grades K-2

October 21-25: Book Fair Week

October 22 and 23: Book Fair Shopping, 3-7pm

October 24: Multicultural Night, 5:30pm

Ways to Stay Informed

Access and sign up for News You Choose.

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

School lunch menus are located here.

Bus Delay Notification System

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Recognize a FCPS Employee at FCPS Cares

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

Advanced Academic Parent Information Meeting

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Advanced Academic Parent Information Meeting

Mrs. Wheeler, Oak Hill's Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will hold a parent information session tomorrow morning, from 9:00-10:00 am in the cafeteria.  At this meeting, she will share an overview of the four levels of service in FCPS and share general information about the screening process/timeline for this year.  At the December 3 meeting, she will focus specifically on the referral/screening process.  For more information about the Advanced Academics program in FCPS, click here.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Wheeler, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at jgwheeler@fcps.edu.

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