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Oak Hill's Veterans Day celebration was a big success. 

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Thank you for the wonderful turnout yesterday at Dogfish! They were so generous to give Oak Hill 15% of their day’s profits. We were able to add just over $1600 for our Technology Fund to purchase replacements for our aging computers. We truly appreciate your support of our technology fundraisers! We hope to see many of you tomorrow night for our PTA's Family Dance Night and Kids Cookbook Show.

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

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Inclement Weather Information

When bad weather or other emergency situations occur, it may be necessary for FCPS to cancel, delay, or close schools early. Parents and students should have a well-communicated plan in place in the event of these emergency situations. Children need to know where to go or what to do if a parent will not be home.

FCPS provides information about closings and delays in many ways including:

  • Posted to the FCPS Twitter and Facebook pages.
  • Posted to www.fcps.edu.
  • Email and text messages sent to parents (using the parent contact information listed in weCare@school). 
  • Email sent to employees (using the employee's FCPS email address).
  • Email sent to News You Choose subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings.
  • Posted on FCPS cable Channel 21 (Cox Communications, Reston Comcast, and Verizon cable customers only).
  • Area radio and television stations.

Due to the speed of updating, the official @FCPSnews Twitter account (with blue checkmark) is generally the first and fastest mode of communication. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, other social media, and news stations. Please be aware, due to the large volume of emails sent there will likely be a lag between the FCPS Twitter alert and receipt of an email in your inbox. For more information about Weather Cancellation Procedures click here.     

Oak Hill's First Lego League Team.

First Lego League Regional Tournament News

Oak Hill's First Lego League Team recently competed in the Regional Tournament and secured first place for their solution and research.  This year’s challenge was Intro into Space and the kids were tasked with finding a unique solution for a problem faced by astronauts. 

The team decided to tackle space radiation and their solution was to use polyester fabric manufactured from recycled plastic bottles for the body suits - the liquid cooling ventilation garment that the astronauts wear underneath their space suits.  They shared their solution with NASA and received direct feedback from them that the kids were onto a great start with their proposed solution and it could be implemented with additional testing to make sure it withstands pressure.  Congratulations to the team and coaches!

FCPS Outstanding Staff Nominations

Do you know an extraordinary Oak Hill staff member that exceeds his or her responsibilities to help students and staff? Can you identify a teacher that understands students’ individual needs or has strengthened our school through outstanding leadership? Is there a staff member that goes above and beyond establishing a strong relationship with parents and the community? Then, please take the time to nominate a staff member in of the following categories:

Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Principal, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Operational Employee

To nominate a staff member please fill out this Google form before November 26th: OHES Award Nomination Link. You may work collaboratively with other members of the community to complete the initial nomination form if you prefer. Just be sure to only include one name on the “Nominator” line as a point of reference. It is important that you are specific and thorough when describing your nominee, for your comments will be shared among the Oak Hill Awards Committee to help determine our school winners. Please write two descriptive paragraphs highlighting your nominee’s strengths (75 words or more).

Please contact our award liaison, Cathy Lahr, at CCLahr1@fcps.edu if you have any further questions.

Thank you in advance for recognizing our amazing Oak Hill staff!

Miss Townshend’s fifth grade and Mrs. Young’s kindergarten classes dressed up for pajama day.

Counselor News

Oak Hill had a very successful Red Ribbon Week! Students learned about healthy life choices every morning on WOAK and had fun participating in several dress up days. Thanks again for your support and we look forward to celebrating again next year.

In addition, the school counselors of the Chantilly Pyramid have created a Google site for easy access to mental health resources including topics such as anxiety, stress management, and depression. Please visit this link for more information on how to help our kids with their mental health.

PTA News Family Dance Night & Kids cookbook show -November 15th 6-7:30 PM - You don't want to miss this one!

What a fun filled way to start your holidays - come dance together as a family & experience an opportunity for kids to show their cooking talent! See details below.

  • Submit Recipes at or before November 15th for Raffle and PRIZE eligibility. Prior to the event recipes can be dropped in the basket in the lobby near the cafeteria.  Feel free to use the recipe templates and color them in.
  • Recipes will be compiled and posted on PT board.
  • Music provided by Bach to Rock.
MATHCOUNTS at Oak Hill

MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving.  This contest is available for only 6th graders. Click here to submit interest form and more information will follow.

ACSL, Math Olympiad, AMC 8

Registration is open for multiple grade levels for ACSL, Math Olympiad, and AMC8 competitions. Please sign up through this link.

Math Kangaroo

Math Kangaroo is an international mathematical competition for students currently enrolled in grades 1 through 12.  The competition consists of a single round.  Any student that is currently enrolled in grades 1 through 12 is eligible to participate.  Our Oak Hill school is a private center and parents have to  use the invitation code VAHERND0003307@19MK to register.

Please login/Create new account at this link to  register. Instructions for parents How to register for a "private" center

Location:           Oak Hill Elementary School

Date / Time:       Mar 21, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:15PM EST

Practice Material can be found here.  This link has additional information.

Winter after school activities

If you want to reserve your spots for your kid's favorite after school activities, please register and become a PTA member to take advantage of the early bird registration program. Registration for all the winter after school activities begins November 12th for PTA members and November 19th for Non PTA members. Here are the various programs offered:

Monday: Silver Knights- Chess(cafeteria) K-6, Silver Knights-Tournament training- cafeteria K-6, Overtime Athletics- Sports Spectacular/gym K-2, Not Just Dance-Theater/Acting /Music room/ K-6.

Tuesday: Fairfax Collegiate-Kodu programming (red pod)-K-3, Abrakadoodle- Kids on Canvas- Cafeteria- K-6

Wednesday: Kids in Motion- Zumba-lower theater / K-5 Overtime Athletics- doubleplay/gym (grades 3-6), Silver Knights- coding (grades 2-6)/red pod, The Music Loft- Bucket Drumming/Music Room/ (grades 2-6).

Thursday: Kids In Motion-YOGA- lower theater/ K-5 Fairfax Collegiate-Debate Club/music room/ (grades 3-6).

Friday: SciGenius- Electric Circuitry (grades 1-6)/cafeteria, Silver Knights- coding/red pod (grades 2-6), Adrenaline Dance Force- (K-6)- hip hop/gym, Fairfax Collegiate-Film Making/music room (grades 3-6).  Registration closes on December 6, 2018

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – FOOD RESCUE

Be a part of the community who cares for the neighborhood. Oak Hill elementary participates in Food recycling program. The PTA is looking for volunteers to deliver rescued food to the Neighborhood resource center. Volunteers are expected to check in to Oak Hill Elementary cafeteria any time on Wednesdays & Fridays and collect the rescued food items and deliver it to the Cornerstones.  Please sign up using this link.

Key Calendar Dates

November 15: PTA Family Dance Night and Kids Cookbook Show, 6-7:30pm

November 21-23: Thanksgiving break

November 29: Make-up Pictures/Retake

December 3-7: Inclusive Schools Week

December 6: 5th & 6th grade Chorus Concert, 7pm

December 7: PTA Family Movie Night, 5:30-8pm

December 10: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, 5-8pm

December 12: Band Concert, 7pm

December 14: 6th Grade Chorus Concert at Reston Town Center, 7pm

December 18: 5th & 6th Grade Strings Concert, 7pm 

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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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Spirit Day/Night At Dogfish

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Spirit Day/Night at Dogfish All Day

Want a break from cooking?  How about food with friends?  Need a gift for someone? Oak Hill ES is having a Spirit Day/Night at Dogfish in Greenbrier Shopping Center today from 11:30 AM to 11 PM.  Dogfish will donate 15% of every purchase made (lunch, dinner, gift cards) to Oak Hill's Technology funds.  You don't need to bring a flyer.  Just come and enjoy  dinner or happy hour.  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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Spirit Day/Night At Dogfish

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Spirit Day/Night at Dogfish on November 13th

Want a break from cooking?  How about lunch with friends?  Need a gift for someone? Oak Hill ES is having a Spirit Day/Night at Dogfish in Greenbrier Shopping Center tomorrow, Tuesday, November 13th from 11:30 AM to 11 PM.  Dogfish will donate 15% of every purchase made (lunch, dinner, gift cards) to Oak Hill's Technology funds.  You don't need to bring a flyer.  Just come and enjoy lunch, dinner or happy hour on Tuesday, November 13th.  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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Spirit Day/Night At Dogfish

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Spirit Day/Night at Dogfish on November 13th

Want a break from cooking?  How about lunch with friends?  Need a gift for someone? Oak Hill ES is having a Spirit Day/Night at Dogfish in Greenbrier Shopping Center on Tuesday, November 13th from 11:30 AM to 11 PM.  Dogfish will donate 15% of every purchase made (lunch, dinner, gift cards) to Oak Hill's Technology funds.  You don't need to bring a flyer.  Just come and enjoy lunch, dinner or happy hour on Tuesday, November 13th.  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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Kindergartners enjoying Noodle Relays.

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

Veteran's Day Celebration

We invite all our Oak Hill ES Veterans, National Guard, Reserve, and active duty military and their families to join us for a light breakfast and Veterans Day program on Monday, November 12th 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.

Naglieri Testing

On Tuesday, November 13, all first grade students at Oak Hill 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.   

Supporting Young Readers

Is your child in the early stages of reading or having difficulty decoding texts?  Are you unsure how to assist your young reader at home? Then, please come to “Supporting Young Readers” presented by Cathy Lahr, an Oak Hill reading specialist, on Monday, November 12th following the Veterans Day celebration.  The session will run from 8:50-9:30 in the library. The parent session will discuss the development of young readers and specific strategies to support your child’s reading at home.  This workshop is suitable for K-2 parents, and caretakers of struggling readers in grade 3. We hope you will partake in this wonderful opportunity.  Please be sure to RSVP on this google form if you wish to attend, so we can properly prepare for this presentation.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Hope to see you there!  RSVP here for the November 12th Reading Workshop.

Dogfish Head Alehouse Spirit Day and Night

Please join us at Dogfish Head Alehouse next Tuesday, November 13 for Oak Hill's Spirit Day and Night anytime from 11:30am to 11:00pm.  Proceeds will benefit Oak Hill's technology fund.  Dogfish is located in the Greenbriar Shopping Center at 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033.  No flyer is needed.  We hope to see you there!

FCPS Outstanding Staff Nominations

Do you know an extraordinary Oak Hill staff member that exceeds his or her responsibilities to help students and staff? Can you identify a teacher that understands students’ individual needs or has strengthened our school through outstanding leadership? Is there a staff member that goes above and beyond establishing a strong relationship with parents and the community? Then, please take the time to nominate a staff member in of the following categories:

Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Principal, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Operational Employee

To nominate a staff member please fill out this Google form before November 26th: OHES Award Nomination Link. You may work collaboratively with other members of the community to complete the initial nomination form if you prefer. Just be sure to only include one name on the “Nominator” line as a point of reference. It is important that you are specific and thorough when describing your nominee, for your comments will be shared among the Oak Hill Awards Committee to help determine our school winners. Please write two descriptive paragraphs highlighting your nominee’s strengths (75 words or more).

Please contact our award liaison, Cathy Lahr, at CCLahr1@fcps.edu if you have any further questions.

Thank you in advance for recognizing our amazing Oak Hill staff!

First grade students collaborating using google docs.

Technology News The FCPS Digital Citizenship

In FCPS it is our vision that all FCPS students will proactively approach their digital participation with empathy, ethics, and a sense of individual, social, and civic responsibility.  Our mission is that schools will develop and implement a shared responsibility program model for digital citizenship that includes students, parents, and school staff.  At home, here are some strategies that you can use to support your child to help them become an empathetic, ethical, and responsible digital citizen.

Model

Be a media mentor and set the standard. Kids are experts when it comes to sniffing out hypocrisy, and tweens are especially good at calling out their parents, so modeling the behavior you want to see is your first priority.

Monitor

Use limits, not lectures, and be up front about checking their media use. If you are setting solid standards but don't like what your child is doing, monitoring their media use is the next step: device-free zones and times.

Mediate

Talk about content while using technology together, share in the experience together, and promote safe practices. Children need our support to understand and interpret content they view, whether on TV, or online.  This strategy is especially helpful when they are very young and still eager for you to take part in what they’re doing.  If your child is using video games, participate - share in the experience they see and discuss safe practices for communicating in online gaming experiences and on social media.

For more information and advice for parents, explore the Parent Concerns on Common Sense Media.

PTA News Family Dance Night & Kids cookbook show --Nov 15th 6-7:30 PM --- You don't want to miss this one!

What a fun filled way to start your holidays - come dance together as a family & experience an opportunity for kids to show their cooking talent! See details below.

  • Submit Recipes at or before November 15th for Raffle and PRIZE eligibility. Prior to the event recipes can be dropped in the basket in the lobby near the cafeteria.  Feel free to use the recipe templates and color them in
  • Recipes will be compiled and posted on PT board
  • Music by Bach to Rock
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@19MK to register.  Please login/Create new account here to register for Math Kangaroo.

Instructions for parents How to register for a "private" center

Location: Oak Hill Elementary School

Date/Time: March 21, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM EST

Practice Material can be found at here.  This link has additional information.

Show your Oak Hill Wolf Pack pride!

Browse the sale and see our line of spirit wear for this winter.  Oak Hill Elementary PTA members who are logged in to the system will see a discounted price.

Orders must be placed by 5:00pm 11/08/2018. We will make every effort to deliver products before the end of 2018 (pending product availability). Items will be delivered directly to your student's classroom.  To browse our online store, click on the Form and Payment located here.

Mr. Herring After School Programs

Basketball Camp - Kindergarten to 2nd Graders

When: Tuesdays 11/13, 11/ 20,11/27, 12/4,12/11, 12/18 , ⅛  3:40- 4:40pm

Who: Kindergarten to 2nd Graders

How much? PTA Members - $55, Non PTA Members - $80

Click here to Register

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – FOOD RESCUE

Be a part of the community who cares for the neighborhood. Oak Hill elementary participates in Food recycling program. The PTA is looking for volunteers to deliver rescued food to the Neighborhood resource center. Volunteers are expected to check in to Oak Hill Elementary cafeteria any time on Wednesdays & Fridays and collect the rescued food items and deliver it to the Cornerstones.  Please sign up using this link.

Key Calendar Dates

November 9: 4th Grade Field Trip to Williamsburg

November 12: Veteran's Day Breakfast at Oak Hill, 8am

November 13: Naglieri Testing for 1st Graders, Dogfish Head Alehouse Spirit Day

November 15: PTA Family Dance and Recipes Night, 6-8pm

November 21-23: Thanksgiving break

November 29: Make-up Pictures/Retake

December 3-7: Inclusive Schools Week

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

November 12th Events at Oak Hill ES

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November 12th Events at Oak Hill!

Just a reminder of events at Oak Hill on November 12th!  Please RSVP if you are able to attend.

Veterans Day Celebration

We invite all our Oak Hill ES Veterans, National Guard, Reserve, and active duty military and their families to join us for a light breakfast and Veterans Day program on Monday, November 12th 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 Friday, November 2nd.

Supporting Young Readers

Is your child in the early stages of reading or having difficulty decoding texts?  Are you unsure how to assist your young reader at home? Then, please come to “Supporting Young Readers” presented by Cathy Lahr, an Oak Hill reading specialist, on November 12th following the Veterans Day celebration.  The session will run from 8:50-9:30 in the library. The parent session will discuss the development of young readers and specific strategies to support your child’s reading at home.  This workshop is suitable for K-2 parents, and caretakers of struggling readers in grade 3. We hope you will partake in this wonderful opportunity.  Please be sure to RSVP on this google form if you wish to attend, so we can properly prepare for this presentation.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Hope to see you there!  RSVP here for the November 12th Reading Workshop.

Key Upcoming Calendar Dates

November 5 and 6: Student Holidays

November 7: Chantilly Pyramid Latino Partnership for Success at Chantilly HS, 7pm

November 9: 4th Grade Field Trip to Williamsburg

November 12: Veteran's Day Breakfast at Oak Hill, 8am

November 13: Dogfish Head Alehouse Spirit Day

November 15: PTA Family Dance and Recipes Night, 6-8pm

November 21-23: Thanksgiving break

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

FCPS Outstanding Staff Nominations

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FCPS Outstanding Staff Nominations

Do you know an extraordinary Oak Hill staff member that exceeds his or her responsibilities to help students and staff? Can you identify a teacher that understands students’ individual needs or has strengthened our school through outstanding leadership? Is there a staff member that goes above and beyond establishing a strong relationship with parents and the community? Then, please take the time to nominate a staff member in of the following categories:

Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Principal, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Operational Employee

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 New Principal Eligibility: Within their first three years as a building principal 

Outstanding Leader Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position (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 Operational Employee Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position.  Common positions in this category: administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, all parent liaisons

All about the Nomination Process
Please fill out this Google form before November 26th : OHES Award Nomination Link. You may work collaboratively with other members of the community to complete the initial nomination form if you prefer. Just be sure to only include one name on the “Nominator” line as a point of reference. It is important that you are specific and thorough when describing your nominee, for your comments will be shared among the Oak Hill Awards Committee to help determine our school winners. Please write 2 descriptive paragraphs highlighting your nominee’s strengths (75 words or more).

Please contact our award liaison, Cathy Lahr, at CCLahr1@fcps.edu if you have any further questions.

Thank you in advance for recognizing our amazing Oak Hill staff!

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

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Families enjoyed many activities and performances at Oak Hill's Multi-Cultural Night.

Calendar Reminder: November 5 and 6 are Holidays for Students

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, November 5, for a school planning day and Tuesday, November 6, for a teacher work day. Friday, November 2, is the end of the first quarter and will be a full day. There is no early release. Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 7. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar.

Chantilly Pyramid Latino Partnership for Success

The Chantilly Pyramid Latino Partnership for Success invites you to Our Dreams, Challenges, and Successes program.  This presentation is presented by the Hispanic Leadership Club and will also feature FCPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Brabrand, who will speak about Success Through Equity.   Club on the Dreams, Challenges and Successes of Hispanic Students in Schools.

In addition, there will be a FREE DINNER from Guapo's Restaurant. Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, will be present and will provide an important message to our Hispanic families.

Date: November 7, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Free Dinner from Guapo's served at 6pm, program begins at 7pm

Place: Chantilly HS Cafeteria 4201 Stringfellow Rd. Chantilly, VA 20151

Virginia Tech Maker Festival

The Virginia Tech Maker Festival is this Saturday, November 3rd from 10am-3pm.  Activities include interactive demonstrations to inspire a wonder in science for all ages and live performances.  The event will be held at the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center (7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043).

Register now to experience this free STEM event. New exhibitors this year include Samsung Virtual Reality, Image3D printing, TGAW 3D printing, meditation sessions for kids, and much more.

Dogfish Head Alehouse Spirit Day and Night

Please join us at Dogfish Head Alehouse on Tuesday, November 13 for Oak Hill's Spirit Day and Night from 11:30am to 11:00pm.  Proceeds will benefit Oak Hill's technology fund.  Dogfish is located in the Greenbriar Shopping Center at 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033.  We hope to see you there!

Veterans Day Celebration

We invite all our Oak Hill ES Veterans, National Guard, Reserve, and active duty military and their families to join us for a light breakfast and Veterans Day program on Monday, November 12th 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 Friday, November 2nd.

Portrait of a Graduate Family Resources

Portrait of a Graduate Family Resources:  This FCPS public internet page provides an overview of what Portrait of a Graduate is by grade level bands, as well as ideas for how families and community members can support students in developing PoG skills.

Supporting Young Readers

Is your child in the early stages of reading or having difficulty decoding texts?  Are you unsure how to assist your young reader at home? Then, please come to “Supporting Young Readers” presented by Cathy Lahr, an Oak Hill reading specialist, on November 12th following the Veterans Day celebration.  The session will run from 8:50-9:30 in the library. The parent session will discuss the development of young readers and specific strategies to support your child’s reading at home.  This workshop is suitable for K-2 parents, and caretakers of struggling readers in grade 3. We hope you will partake in this wonderful opportunity.  Please be sure to RSVP on this google form if you wish to attend, so we can properly prepare for this presentation.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Hope to see you there!  RSVP here for the November 12th Reading Workshop.

Students had a great time during Oak Hill's annual Field Days!

Literacy News

As we finish up the first quarter this week, all grade levels will be moving into reading Nonfiction.  Kindergarten will be reading nonfiction closer to the end of 2nd quarter and grades 1-6 will be starting 2nd quarter with a nonfiction unit.  The learning goals in nonfiction are based around having students learn new information while developing ideas through discussion.  Students will also learn to look at multiple sources to gain an understanding of a topic.  Our nonfiction units are a progression of learning from first to sixth grade.  In first and second grades, students learn to look at all kinds of nonfiction and really understand that it is a genre that helps us to learn new information.  They are also reading the text features such as bold words, captions, headings, etc.  In third grade, students look at nonfiction, specifically the functional formats such as recipes, how to/directional pieces, advertisements, flyers, etc.  Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders start to explore narrative nonfiction, which is a type of informational text told as a story.  Biographies and a day in the life of an animal are good examples of narrative nonfiction.  Nonfiction units are a great way to integrate what we are learning in science and social studies.  At home, try to find a nonfiction book to share with your child and enjoy learning something new!

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Show your Oak Hill Wolf Pack pride!  Browse the sale and see our line of spirit wear for this winter.  Oak Hill Elementary PTA members who are logged in to the system will see a discounted price.

Orders must be placed by 5:00pm 11/08/2018. We will make every effort to deliver products before the end of 2018 (pending product availability). Items will be delivered directly to your student's classroom.  To browse our online store, click on the Form and Payment located here.

Science Olympiad Recognition

Last week Oak Hill students participated in Science Olympiad tournament. Kids did an amazing job. Below are the winners.

Astronomy - Saisha Pal and Ishra Zaman - 6th Place

Atoms - Ashwin Shanmugaraja and Gautham Agilan - 7th Place

Balloon Car - Ashrita Moola and Mouktika Yeruva  - 3rd Place Dynamic Planet - Salban Nithilaselvan and Titus Er- 6th Place

Ecology - Arushi Das and Anshika Mantrala- 4th Place Fossils - Rohan Bairi and Tanmay P Kulkarni- 4th Place Gunk - Arushi Das, Anshika Mantrala and Ria Joseph- 1st Place Kinematics - Eesha Viswanathan, Elakshi Nedungottil and Ria Joseph- 7th Place Rube - Kaushal Kattamuri and Siddartha Vallarapu - 4th Place Straw Egg Drop - Surya Raj and Rishi Guharoy - 7th Place- Ealbu Nithilaselvan and Shreya Subrahmanyam - 8th Place

Wind Power - Kaushal Kuchimanchi and Srithan Bobbala- 4th Place, Eesha Viswanathan and Elakshi Nedungottil - 8th Place

Congratulations to all the winners from Oak Hill Science Olympiad Team and the parents for their support.

Mr. Herring's After School Programs

Basket Ball Camp - Kindergarten to 2nd Graders

When: Tuesdays 11/13, 11/ 20,11/27, 12/4,12/11, 12/18 , 1/8, 3:40- 4:40pm

Who: Kindergarten to 2nd Graders

How much? PTA Members - $55 , Non PTA Members - $80

Basket Ball Camp -3rd graders to 6th graders

When: Wednesday’s 11/7, 11/14, 11/ 28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 1/9, 3:40- 4:40pm

Who: 3rd graders to 6th graders

How much? PTA Members - $55 , Non PTA Members - $80

Soccer Camp -3rd graders to 6th graders

When: Thursday’s 11/8, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 3:40- 4:40pm

Who: 3rd graders to 6th graders

How much? PTA Members - $55 , Non PTA Members - $80

Click here to Register

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – FOOD RESCUE

Be a part of the community who cares for the neighborhood. Oak Hill elementary participates in Food recycling program. The PTA is looking for volunteers to deliver rescued food to the Neighborhood resource center. Volunteers are expected to check in to Oak Hill Elementary cafeteria any time on Wednesdays & Fridays and collect the rescued food items and deliver it to the Cornerstones.  Please sign up using this link.

 

Key Calendar Dates

November 5 and 6: Student Holidays

November 7: Chantilly Pyramid Latino Partnership for Success at Chantilly HS, 7pm

November 9: 4th Grade Field Trip to Williamsburg

November 12: Veteran's Day Breakfast at Oak Hill, 8am

November 13: Dogfish Head Alehouse Spirit Day

November 15: PTA Family Dance and Recipes Night, 6-8pm

November 21-23: Thanksgiving break

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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Kindergarten Lunch Bunch with Mrs. Gallagher.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

We invite you all to come join us on a world tour tomorrow as we travel the night across many countries all in less than two hours. 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.  In addition to informational tables, several Oak Hill students have signed up to perform and showcase their talents pertaining to their culture.

Rushing to get dinner? Don’t worry…the PTA has arranged food trucks! There will be variety of food available for purchase starting at 5:30pm. Come early so you have enough time to eat before you start your world tour.  Please remember this is a ticketed event. Entry fee is $5/family, or $2/person.  Thank you for the tremendous response so far! We'll see you all on Thursday for our Multi-Cultural Night from 6-8pm! Stay for the entire time or pop in and out, just come!

Thank you to the many volunteers that have been helping with class field trips, the lunchroom, PTA events, classrooms or the upcoming Field Day next week! 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

Junior Solar Spirit Recognition

Last Sunday students from Fairfax, Loudoun, and Montgomery County Public Schools competed in the Junior Solar Sprint (JSS).  This is a competition to design, build, and race model solar electric cars. Oak Hill won first place in the Craftmanship category.  Congratulations Oak Hill! 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Oak Hill sent home a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid in last week's Wednesday folders.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 26. 

Veterans Day Celebration

We invite all our Oak Hill ES Veterans, National Guard, Reserve, and active duty military and their families to join us for a light breakfast and Veterans Day program on Monday, November 12th 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 Friday, November 2nd.

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Oak Hill’s annual FIELD DAY is coming up!  We need parent volunteers to run the activities.  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 Oak Hill’s Fall Field Days:

October 29th, 3rd and 4th Grade (AM), volunteer here.

October 29th, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade (PM), volunteer here

October 30th, 5th and 6th Grade (AM), volunteer here.

Rain Dates:
November 7th – 3rd and 4th, K to 2nd
November 8th – 5th and 6th

If you are volunteering at Field Day, please make sure you are registered in the office prior to this day.  This will make check-in much easier the day of.  If not, you must bring your driver’s license to register on Field Day.  We will not be serving Popsicles at Field Day this year.

Thank you for your support.

Ms. Croy/Mr. Herring

Supporting Young Readers

Is your child in the early stages of reading or having difficulty decoding texts?  Are you unsure how to assist your young reader at home? Then, please come to “Supporting Young Readers” presented by Cathy Lahr, an Oak Hill reading specialist, on November 12th following the Veterans Day celebration.  The session will run from 8:50-9:30 in the library. The parent session will discuss the development of young readers and specific strategies to support your child’s reading at home.  This workshop is suitable for K-2 parents, and caretakers of struggling readers in grade 3. We hope you will partake in this wonderful opportunity.  Please be sure to RSVP on this google form if you wish to attend, so we can properly prepare for this presentation.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Hope to see you there!  RSVP here for the November 12th Reading Workshop.

First graders introducing themselves with puppets in Chinese class.

Chinese News

During the first month of the school year we focused on getting to know the students.  The 4th, 5th, & 6th grade classes gave self-introduction and oral presentations using Google Slides during class.  After they introduced themselves, their classmates asked questions about them.

The Kindergarten and 1st grade classes also learned how to introduce themselves.  They practiced saying their name and how they feel in Chinese.  The 1st grades made hand puppets and used them to introduce themselves.  The 2nd and 3rd graders practiced in pairs to ask each other their names and what seasons they like.  In October, 1st grade began learning the seasons and weather.  They used a board game to practice how to say the different seasons and they also drew trees in different seasons.

The 2nd graders began learning about change.  They will design a cooler that can keep popsicles from melting during hot weather.

The 3rd graders began learning about Ladybugs.  They will review what they have learned in science class and be able to say some of the terms in Chinese.  They will design a garden that can attract Ladybugs.

The 4th graders will learn about the Water cycle.  They will design a filter to make dirty water clean at the end of the unit.

The 5th graders will learn about earthquakes and continents.  They will learn where there have been earthquakes and the name of famous places in different continents in Chinese.  At the end of this unit they will use straws to make an earthquake proof building.

The 6th graders will learn about the solar system.  They will review what they've learned in science and know some basic knowledge in Chinese.  At the end of this unit they will design a lesson to teach the lower grades about the solar system in Chinese.

Key Calendar Dates

October 24: Book Fair Shopping, 3:30-7pm

October 25: Multi Cultural Night, 6-8pm

October 26-31, Red Ribbon Week

Friday 10/26- Follow Your Dreams and Don’t Do Drugs: Come to school in your pajamas.

Monday 10/29- Field Day for Kindergarten and 1st through 4 Grades. Team Up Against Drugs: Wear sports jerseys. Chantilly Pyramid Choral Concert at Chantilly HS, 7pm 

Tuesday 10/30- Field Day for 5th & 6th Grades. Be a Superhero, Don’t Do Drugs: Dress like a superhero. 

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

November 5 and 6: Student Holidays

November 7: Chantilly Pyramid Latino Partnership for Success at Chantilly HS, 7pm

November 13: Dogfish Head Alehouse Spirit Day

November 21-23: Thanksgiving break

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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Digital Citizenship Week Friday - Handling Haters, Trolls and Cyberbullies

Have you ever heard kids say “I don’t want to be a snitch?” You might also know children who go straight to an adult to resolve their conflicts with peers instead of problem solving for themselves. Others stay silent and fearful when being treated in an unkind way.

How can adults support children in knowing when digital drama rises to a level that should be reported?

These resources and strategies can help students understand how online haters, trolls and cyberbullies might be impacting them and provides action steps for students to take accordingly. Check out these video links to learn more.

Parents and Teachers Take Action

  • Share a story about a time when someone did something hurtful to you on social media. How did it make you feel, and how did you deal with it? Help students understand ways they can rate the severity of the behavior and what action steps they can take.
  • Tips for helping someone in crisis.
  • Having a contact card on your child’s mobile device in case they need help a good idea. Consider adding these numbers to your children's phones if they have one:
  • When you are at school: Text NEEDHELP to 85511 – Hit send
  • If you are not at school you can: Call Crisis Link at (703) 527-4077. Text NEEDHELP to 85511. Call 911

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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 12th 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  no later than Friday November 2nd.

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Digital Citizenship Week Thursday

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Digital Citizenship Week Thursday - Supporting Student Thinking

Are we speaking the same language?

When school staff and parents speak the same language, it makes a strong impression on kids. Here’s a simple strategy that both parents and school staff can use to help students think through their actions online and consider the impact on themselves, others, and your family or school.

The Spectrum Strategy

  • View it: The Spectrum Strategy
  • Try it: The next time your child or student is facing a digital dilemma and doesn’t know what to do or has undesirable behavior in relation to their online activity, give the Spectrum Strategy a try.
  • Reflect:
  • How did using this strategy change how this conversation might have gone?
  • How does this strategy honor the complexity of choices children face and how did it support the child's thinking?

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Congratulations to Oak Hill's Tammy Ofano (center) and all the Chantilly Pyramid SBTS for winning the Innovation Excellence Award.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

We celebrated at Fairfax High School last night as our School Based Technology Specialist, Tammy Ofano was recognized along with the entire Chantilly Pyramid for the Innovation Excellence Award. We are so proud to have Mrs. Ofano as part of our school, where she leads our staff and students in Blended Learning.

This is a great time to remind all parents to reach out to your child’s teacher to set up a parent teacher conference.  We would welcome the chance to meet with you and discuss your child’s academic and social performance in addition to answering any questions you may have for us.  Teachers are scheduling conferences on November 5 and 6 (Student Holidays) but reach out directly to the teacher for other dates they may be available to meet. 

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

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Oak Hill be sending home a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid today in Wednesday folders.  Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds 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 26. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Learn more by watching this short video featuring Superintendent Scott Brabrand and the U.S. Army Garrison Commander COL Michael Greenberg from Fort Belvoir.

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 12th 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 Friday, November 2nd.

Supporting Young Readers

Is your child in the early stages of reading or having difficulty decoding texts?  Are you unsure how to assist your young reader at home? Then, please come to “Supporting Young Readers” presented by Cathy Lahr, an Oak Hill reading specialist, on November 12th following the Veterans Day celebration.  The session will run from 8:50-9:30 in the library. The parent session will discuss the development of young readers and specific strategies to support your child’s reading at home.  This workshop is suitable for K-2 parents, and caretakers of struggling readers in grade 3. We hope you will partake in this wonderful opportunity.  Please be sure to RSVP on this google form if you wish to attend, so we can properly prepare for this presentation.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Hope to see you there!  RSVP here for the November 12th Reading Workshop.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be Friday, October 26th – Wednesday, October 31st!  During this time, we will work to promote a healthy and drug-free lifestyle for all members of our community. 

Starting Friday, October 26th, we will have a different dress up theme each day.  We appreciate your support!

Friday 10/26- Follow Your Dreams and Don’t Do Drugs: Come to school in your pajamas.

Monday 10/29- Team Up Against Drugs: Wear sports jerseys.

Tuesday 10/30- Be a Superhero, Don’t Do Drugs: Dress like a superhero.

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

Library News

It’s time for Book Fair!!  Book Fair at Oak Hill begins on Monday, Oct. 22.  Click here to access Oak Hill’s Book Fair Homepage.

The highlights are:

  • Families can begin shopping online at the book fair NOW.  Purchases made online will be delivered to the school with FREE shipping. 
  • NEW Cash-free digital payment option available this year.  Learn about eWallet on the Book Fair Homepage
  • Visit the online book fair for book recommendations and book trailer videos.
  • 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

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.

PTA News PTA  Membership Information

With all your help, we have increased our funds to 80% of $27,000 budget. We have increased our membership to 48% of our families but still have a long way to go. Cultural Assemblies is very close to being funded but we still need several families to pledge.  

Register through our website and use the code W7TNKV to Join the school.  Pledge is $65 for one child, $80 for 2+ students.  Membership has benefits => Early bird registration to afterschool programs and clubs, free directory, and pay $25 less for upcoming programs/clubs.  Get ahead of some great after school discounts, after all...Winter is coming!!!!

MultiCultural Night details
  • Date: 10/25/2018 (Thu)
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT (6:00pm-6:40pm- Booth Display; 6:40pm-8pm-performances)
  • Location: Oak Hill Gym
  • Performance Signup is now open for Individual performance in-addition to group performances!!!
  • Student(s) may perform a talent that represents their culture.

Student(s) may represent the traditional music of their culture through song, dance, instrument or any other performance.

AMC 8 & Math Olympiad - Information

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 middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. For registration information click here. Fees: $10 - Members , $35 - Non members.

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 teaches major strategies for problem solving, develops mathematical flexibility in solving problems, strengthens mathematical intuition, and fosters creativity and ingenuity in mathematics.  For registration information click here. Fees: $30 - Members,$55 - Non members

Mr. Herring After School Programs

Basket Ball Camp - Kindergarten to 2nd Graders

When :  Tuesdays 11/13, 11/ 20,11/27, 12/4,12/11, 12/18 , ⅛  3:40- 4:40pm

Who: Kindergarten to 2nd Graders

How much? PTA Members - $55 , Non PTA Members - $80

Basket Ball Camp -3rd graders to 6th graders

When :  Wednesday’s 11/7, 11/14, 11/ 28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 1/9 ,  3:40- 4:40pm

Who: 3rd graders to 6th graders

How much? PTA Members - $55 , Non PTA Members - $80

Soccer Camp -3rd graders to 6th graders

When :  Thursday’s 11/8, 11.29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17   3:40- 4:40pm

Who: 3rd graders to 6th graders

How much? PTA Members - $55 , Non PTA Members - $80

Registration information coming soon.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – FOOD RESCUE

Be a part of the community who cares for the neighborhood. Oakhill elementary participates in Food recycling program. The PTA is looking for volunteers to deliver rescued food to the Neighborhood resource center. Volunteers are expected to check-in to Oak Hill Elementary cafeteria any time on Wednesdays & Fridays and collect the rescued food items and deliver it to the Cornerstones.  Please sign up using this link.

Key Calendar Dates

October 15 - 19: Digital Citizenship Week

October 23 & 24: Book Fair Shopping, 3:30-7pm

October 25: Multi Cultural Night, 6-8pm

October 26-31: Red Ribbon Week

October 29: Field Day for Kindergarten and 1st through 4 Grades

October 30: Field Day for 5th & 6th Grades 

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Digital Citizenship Week - Wednesday

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Digital Citizenship Week Wednesday - Using Media to Build Character

Our students are facing a future full of big problems to solve. Empathy, ethics and a sense of civic responsibility is more important than ever. Digital tools, books, movies, information, and apps - while not the answer to inspiring empathy - can help students gain another perspective, collaborate with others, and design solutions to meet the needs of today’s world.

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Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

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Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Oak Hill be sending home a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid today.  Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds 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 26. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Learn more by watching this short video featuring Superintendent Scott Brabrand and the U.S. Army Garrison Commander COL Michael Greenberg from Fort Belvoir.

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Digital Citizenship Week Tuesday- Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits for Screen Time at Home

Parents take action: 

  • Identify some healthy ideas from the resources that resonate and make adjustments as needed in your household today.
  • Include your child in selecting ways the family can improve healthy habits for technology use at home.
  • Device Free Dinners are an easy way to make a small change with big returns!

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Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Oak Hill be sending home a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid tomorrow.  Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds 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 26. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Learn more by watching this short video featuring Superintendent Scott Brabrand and the U.S. Army Garrison Commander COL Michael Greenberg from Fort Belvoir.

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Digital Citizenship Monday - Shared Responsibility

FCPS Shared Responsibility Model

Consider the following:

  • What can your family commit to doing at home with your children to best support your children’s school in providing a safe, positive online learning environment for everyone?
  • How does using technology at home with your child provide opportunities for you to teach them about digital citizenship and for your child to demonstrate positive digital citizenship.

Parents Take Action:

  • Regularly ask your child to log in and show you the digital tools they use at school and at home.
  • How are your household expectations for technology use working? It's a great time to review and revise them with your child. Device Contracts, Media Agreements and Tip Sheets are available to support the conversation. (Translations included)
  • Parents can actively model and explicitly teach their children good digital citizenship practices. One of the most effective ways for parents/caregivers to support their children is to actively help them understand, interpret, and respond appropriately to the content, contact, and conduct they experience online together.

Did you know...

  • Android Users: If your family uses Android devices, Google’s Family Link can help you set certain digital ground rules,manage apps, keep an eye on screen time and remotely lock your child’s device.
  • Apple Users: If your family uses Apple devices, Apple Families provides tools that help keep parents in the loop

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Students participating in Dots and Box Relay.

Family Life Education Program and Parent Preview Night Information

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 2018-2019 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 5:00-6:00p.m. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

The Office of Food and Nutrition services is currently processing 2018-2019 free and reduced lunch applications. Last year’s status expires TODAY, 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.

Holiday Assistance

Each year the Salvation Army provides holiday assistance to families in need within our community. If this support would be helpful to your family, please consult this link regarding the application process that is held between October 1 through 11.  You can also call 703.385.8700 for more information.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Oak Hill be sending home a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid on October 17.  Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds 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 26. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Learn more by watching this short video featuring Superintendent Scott Brabrand and the U.S. Army Garrison Commander COL Michael Greenberg from Fort Belvoir.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The Oak Hill Library still needs parent volunteers for our upcoming Book Fair.  The book fair will run Oct 23-27 in the library.  All proceeds benefit the library program at Oak Hill.  Book Fair is a great way to get everyone is excited about reading. Please click HERE to volunteer for book fair!

PE News

The Oak Hill P.E. department is sharing lots of “Positive Energy” this school year.  Students are focusing on what good sportsmanship looks like and sounds like.  Ms. Croy and Mr. Herring are encouraging this behavior with a handshake for each student at the end of class.  Students are also working on cooperation skills, movement concepts, fitness components, and evaluating fitness levels through Fitness testing.  As we approach the last four weeks of the quarter, all classes will be working on Throwing/Catching and Fitness/Nutrition.  To get a sneak peek in to our classroom, find us on Twitter at @OakHill_PE.

While we have your attention, Field Day is just around the corner and we need your help!  If you would like to volunteer to help run a station or two, please sign up at the links below:

October 29th, 3rd and 4th Grade (AM), sign up here.

October 29th, Kindergarten, 1st, and  2nd Grade (PM), sign up here.

October 30th, 5th and 6th Grade (AM), sign up here.

Thank you! 

Elizabeth Croy & Ernie Herring

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.

PTA News PTA  Membership information

Thanks to those of you who have already pledged and became PTA members. We have increased our membership to 43% of our families but still have a long way to go. Unfortunately, unless we increase it further we will have to cut GRACE Arts and Cultural Assemblies for 2018-2019.  We have prioritized Staff Development Assistance so we can have quality instruction when staff professional development occurs. Unfortunately, we have to currently cut Teaching Garden and Local Field Trip Transportation costs. We need many more members to restore these and ensure we fully fund our budget needs while keeping with our "No Fundraising" promise.  

We have 620+ wonderful families at Oak Hill and we hope to get 100% memberships to continue to reduce prices year-over-year while maintaining the no-fundraising promise. We invite you to get involved - It's fun and it helps everyone!

Please take a couple of minutes to register through our website and use the code: W7TNKV to Join the school.  Pledge is $65 for one child, $80 for 2+ students.  

Membership has benefits => Early bird registration to afterschool programs and clubs, free directory, and pay $25 less for each of the registered programs/clubs.

On Fridays we will host "Membership Fridays" to discuss any questions and invite people to signup for PTA.  This coming Friday we will have US Arts and Bach to Rock to discuss their programs, too. Come and join us!

AMC 8 & Math Olympiad - Information

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 middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers.

Registration information: Click here to register. Fees: $10 - Members , $35 - Non members.

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 teaches major strategies for problem solving, develops mathematical flexibility in solving problems, strengthens mathematical intuition, and fosters creativity and ingenuity in mathematics.

Registration information: Click here to register. Fees: $30 - Members,$55 - Non members

Multicultural Night details

·         Date: 10/25/2018 (Thu)

·         Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT (6:00pm-6:40pm- Booth Display; 6:40pm-8pm-performances)

·         Location: Oak Hill Gym

·         Performance Signup is now open for Individual performance in-addition to group performances!!!

·         Student(s) may perform a talent that represents their culture.

·         Student(s) may represent the traditional music of their culture through song, dance, instrument or any other performance.

Mr.Herring's After School Programs

Basketball Camp - Kindergarten to 2nd Graders

When: Tuesday's 11/13, 11/ 20,11/27, 12/4,12/11, 12/18 , ⅛  3:40- 4:40pm

Who: Kindergarten to 2nd Graders

How much? PTA Members - $55 , Non PTA Members - $80

Basketball Camp - 3rd graders to 6th graders

When: Wednesday’s 11/7, 11/14, 11/ 28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 1/9 ,  3:40- 4:40pm

Who: 3rd graders to 6th graders

How much? PTA Members - $55 , Non PTA Members - $80

Soccer Camp - 3rd graders to 6th graders

When: Thursday’s 11/8, 11.29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17   3:40- 4:40pm

Who: 3rd graders to 6th graders

How much? PTA Members - $55 , Non PTA Members - $80

Registration information coming soon

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – FOOD RESCUE

Be a part of the community who cares for the neighborhood. Oakhill elementary participates in Food recycling program. The PTA is looking for volunteers to deliver rescued food to the Neighborhood resource center. Volunteers are expected to check-in to Oak Hill Elementary cafeteria any time on Wednesdays & Fridays and collect the rescued food items and deliver it to the Cornerstones.  Please sign up using this link.

Key Calendar Dates

October 10: FLE Parent Preview Night, 5-6pm 

October 11: 6th Grade (Harris, Kosaraju, & More) Field Trip to Art Museum

October 12: Vision and Hearing Screening for 3rd Grade, 4th Grade Picnic, 12-12:45pm

October 15 - 19: Digital Citizenship Week

October 16: 4th Grade Field Trip to National Symphony Orchestra

October 23 & 24: Book Fair Shopping, 3:30-7pm

October 25: Multi Cultural Night, 6-8pm

October 29: Field Day for Kindergarten and 1st through 4 Grades

October 30: Field Day for 5th & 6th Grades

 

 

  

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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 2018-2019 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 5:00-6:00p.m. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

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

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