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Congratulations to Oak Hill's Staff members who were nominated for FCPS awards.

Principal's Message

We have had an eventful start to our 2019 with weather delays and cancellations!  We understand that transitions back to school can be hard for some children.  Our staff has done a wonderful job taking that into consideration when they hold their Morning Meetings and greet children.  Kids really are resilient and have shown us how quickly they can reunite with friends and their teacher for a successful day!  Please keep in mind that on delayed openings we are unable to open the doors before 10:20am (2 hour delay).  Staff have not arrived to supervise children prior to the 10:20am start.  In order to keep children safe and supervised, please do not “drop off” children in the bus loop. 

We are so proud of all of our FCPS Award Winners from Oak Hill! Many of our staff were nominated by parents. We thank you for taking the extra time to write such kind words of how our staff have made a difference in your child’s life! We celebrated with all of our staff with a breakfast and red carpet treatment!

Our staff and students have had a fun month of January with our school-wide Spirit Days.  Please see below for the list of spirit days this week and next. 

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

Award Nominees and Winners

Oak Hill would like to recognize the following staff members who were nominated.  Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners!

Outstanding Leader: Mary Beth Anderson
Outstanding Teacher: Heidi Bowers, Julia Bradt, Shanan Conlan, Rachel Djuric, Karen Falcone, Kelly Herring, Melissa Reis, Jennifer Wagner, and Nikki Wright
Outstanding New Teacher: Katie Blandon
Outstanding Operational Employees: Jade Horne, Baljeet Kaur, and Denise Russ
Outstanding Hourly Employee: Wendy Devight

The following staff members were chosen as winners and will be moving onto the Pyramid Level. 

Outstanding Leader: Mary Beth Anderson
Outstanding Teacher: Heidi Bowers
Outstanding New Teacher: Katie Blandon
Outstanding Operational Employee: Baljeet Kaur
Outstanding Hourly Employee: Wendy Devight

Calendar Reminders

As a reminder, students will be dismissed three hours early on Friday, January 18, for a School Planning Day. Also, schools will be closed on Monday, January 21, for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and for a Teacher Workday on Friday, January 25. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar.

SACC Will Open at 8 a.m. When Schools Are Delayed for Inclement Weather

When FCPS announces a two-hour delayed opening, School Age Child Care (SACC) centers will open at 8 a.m. for children enrolled in the Before School session. The one-hour delayed opening of SACC is to provide additional time for road conditions to improve and be adequately assessed, and parking lots and sidewalks to be cleared as needed.

FCPS Budget Update

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand presented a $3.0 billion Proposed Budget for the 2019-20 school year (Fiscal Year 2020) to the Fairfax County School Board at its business meeting on January 10. The FY 2020 Proposed Budget, with a focus on employee compensation, represents an increase of $117.4 million, or 4.1 percent, over the FY 2019 Approved Budget.

“Student success begins and ends with a highly qualified teacher in every classroom, which is why the FY 2020 Proposed Budget continues to focus on our strategic priority of recruiting and retaining great teachers through market competitive compensation,” said Brabrand. “The proposed budget includes a $55.2 million investment in the teacher salary scales which is the final phase of a multi-year plan to bring teacher salaries to the market average and includes a 1.0 percent market scale adjustment. Our goal is to ensure that every student–by name and by need–receives an excellent and equitable education in a 21st-century learning environment with the very best teachers.” 

Learn more about the Fiscal Year 2020 budget.

It's Cold Outside

Don't forget - students will be going outside for recess in cold weather, so please remember to send them to school with warm jackets, gloves/mittens and hats. Don't forget to make sure all items are labeled with your child's name. 

Library Volunteers

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

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

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

Oak Hill vs Lees Corner Basketball Game

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

Fifth grade students are also welcome to be cheerleaders or play in the band.  Registration forms were sent home with all 6th graders in December. Additional forms are available in the office.  

The deadline to register is January 21st.  Basketball practices will start on January 28th and will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Boys are from 5:00-6:30pm and girls are from 6:30-8:00pm.  Cheer practice will start on February 4th and will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm.

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

Spring 2019 SOL Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fairfax County Association for the Gifted) Free Community-wide Summer Camp Fair

The Fairfax County Association for the Gifted (FCAG) is again hosting their Annual Summer Camp Fair on Saturday, February 16, at McLean High School (with a snow date of February 23). FCAG is a non-governmental, non-profit organization of parent and student volunteers in Fairfax County that supports educational programs for advanced academic students. Last year, over 300 people attended this well-loved, premier summer camp fair for the community. 

The event is free and open to the public, and we invite all families to attend.  For more information click their website here or contact Elizabeth Crowder, Vice President, FCAG at fcagsummerfair@gmail.com.

We celebrate our FCPS Award Nominees!

Technology News

Ask your students about some of the amazing technology tools they use for learning.  We hope you have seen some of the many ways students are able to create original works with the Google Suite products (Docs, Slides, Draw, Sheets, Maps), but these aren’t our only tools.  Two of our other favorites are Flipgrid and Padlet.  Flipgrid is a video sharing tool that gives every student a voice.  We use it for digital reading responses, book talks, reading poems, fluency practice, responses to social studies and science questions, number talks, explaining math thinking, and much more.  Students love being able to articulate their thoughts without the stress of the spotlight.  By amplifying all student voices it creates a more equitable learning experience for all.  Padlet is an electronic bulletin board that allows students to post “notes” on a common board.  Their notes can contain links, video, audio, and any type of document.  It is an awesome forum for students to collaborate on shared projects, to collect resources, to ask questions, or to brainstorm as a group.  You can read more about both Flipgrid and Padlet on Common Sense Education. 

Spirit Days

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

January 17: Boot Stompin' Thursday: Wear your favorite cowboy, dress or snow boots.

January 22: Tie Dye Tuesday: Wear a tie dye shirt.

January 23: Wacky Wednesday: Wear mismatched clothes.

Key Calendar Dates

January 18: 4th grade Strings Concert, 9am (parents only), 3-hour early close

January 21: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, No school

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

January 25: Teacher Workday, no school

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

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

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

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

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

February 12: Franklin MS Counselors visit Oak Hill

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

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AAP Referrals Due Today by 4:30pm

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AAP Referrals Due Today by 4:30pm

This is just a reminder that the deadline for submitting a Level IV referral form and any supporting documentation, including for a second grade pool file, is today at 4:30pm.  If you have questions about what you can submit, please check out the links on our Oak Hill ES website. Contact Jane Wheeler, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at jgwheeler@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

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Oak Hill staff and students dressed up for our Spirit Days.

Bus Loop Parking and Safety

We have seen an increase in the number of vehicles parked illegally in the bus loop.  If you need to access the bus loop, please do not park along the yellow curb before, during, or after school.  This is reserved for buses and emergency personnel.  If a bus is present in the bus loop while you are parked, please remember it is against the law to pass it while it is loading or unloading.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Correction: VDOE Student School Climate Survey Cancelled

On Monday, an email was sent home about a statewide student climate survey for students in grades four, five, and six.  Dr. Brabrand in collaboration and consultation with State Superintendent, Dr. Lane, is granting an exemption of the VDOE Student School Climate Survey. Therefore, the VDOE Student School Climate survey will not be administered in FCPS to students in grades 4-6.

Advanced Academics Program

This is just a reminder that the deadline for submitting a Level IV referral form and any supporting documentation, including for a second grade pool file, is tomorrow Thursday, January 10, 2019.  If you have questions about what you can submit, please check out the links on our Oak Hill ES website. Contact Jane Wheeler, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, at jgwheeler@fcps.edu if you have additional questions.

Oak Hill vs Lees Corner Basketball Game

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

Fifth grade students are also welcome to be cheerleaders or play in the band.  Registration forms were sent home with all 6th graders in December. Additional forms are available in the office.  

The deadline to register is January 21st.  Basketball practices will start on January 28th and will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings, boys are from 5:00-6:30pm and girls are from 6:30-8:00pm.  Cheer practice will start on February 4th and will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm.

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

Oak Hill's Energy Star

The United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded Oak Hill their Energy Star Award.  To qualify for this award, our school had to use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar building across the nation.  We have proudly displayed our certification decal at our front entrance.   

Students using Padlet to explain the Solar System in Chinese. 

Chinese News

Different grades are learning different things in the second quarter.  Below are some of the highlights. 

The 1st graders began to learn colors and clothes. They are learning what they will wear in different kind of weathers and seasons. They will start to use computer to practice the things they’ve learned in class.

The 2nd graders are learning different food items. The students use google classroom to practice and review the things they’ve learned. The students will design their own food plate later.

The 4th grade is learning about Virginia bodies of water and are going to make a travel brochure to attract people visit our State. We are explored the animals living on various waterbodies and various water related activities. We also learned how to make origami stars to celebrate our winter holidays!

The 6th graders are busy preparing solar system lesson plans for the 4th graders; we are exploring all kinds of teaching tools to make learning fun such as kahoot, qiuzizz, quizlet, etc. Some of us made a great solar system Illustration, and some of us will do a skit to talk about all the features of the planets. We can’t wait to teach our lessons to 4th graders.

Spirit Days

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

January 10: Wear clothes from any decade

January 15: Wear your pod color clothes

January 16: Wear exercise gear

Key Calendar Dates

January 10: Level IV referral files and optional materials due to Jane Wheeler (grades 2-6)

January 18: 4th grade Strings Concert, 9am (parents only), 3-hour early close

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

January 25: Teacher Workday

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

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

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

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

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

February 12: Franklin MS Counselors visit Oak Hill

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

School lunch menus are located here.

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Student School Climate Survey

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Dear Parent or Guardian,

This winter our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Education and the University of Virginia, is participating in a statewide student school climate survey. The purpose of this survey is to help schools assess their progress in establishing a positive school climate that promotes student learning.

I am writing to provide you with information on the student survey. The survey will be completed online using computers at school. The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how your child answered the survey). Parents will not have access to their child’s survey answers. There is a copy of the survey available at school for your review and is available here.

The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them, and how they feel about attending school. They will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed at school and whether they have been bullied themselves.

The survey is voluntary and your child can decide not to participate. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify Assistant Principal Cliff Credle at cmcredle@fcps.edu by January 9, 2019.

Your child will not receive any immediate benefit from participating in the survey, but the survey will help us to maintain a safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment for your child.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important study of school climate.

Holly DeVore

Principal

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Mr. Credle and Mrs. DeVore showing appreciation of staff with mobile afternoon treats.

School and Office Closed

The Oak Hill Office will close at 4:30pm on Friday, December 21 and will reopen on Monday, January 7 at 8:00am.  Students will start back to school on Monday, January 7 as well. We wish you a relaxing break with your family and a Happy New Year!

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

It was so wonderful to see many of you during the last couple of weeks for the Band, Chorus, and Strings Concerts as well as volunteering in classrooms with special events!  We appreciate all that you do to support our staff and student body.  I would like to invite your child to slide in to the New Year and beat those wintertime blues with some Oak Hill Spirit!  We had some much fun with this last year that we are doing it again!  We have fun and easy spirit days planned for the month of January to keep students and staff feeling positive, healthy and a part of a greater school community.  You can see the days listed below in the calendar portion of our news.  We look forward to the fun and thank you for your support!

From the entire Oak Hill Staff, we wish all of you a safe and joyous Winter Break with family and friends.  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

Winter Wear Spirit Day

Calling all snowflakes and snowmen!  Teachers and students will celebrate the winter season with a spirit day tomorrow.  Please wear any clothing you may have that celebrates the winter season.  We look forward to a fun way to build excitement for our Winter Break!

School Directories Are Here

The Oak Hill PTA is pleased to announce that the school directories have arrived! All PTA member households will receive a directory (one per household), to be sent home in your child’s Wednesday folder. If you have more than one child at Oak Hill, the directory likely will be going home with the YOUNGEST child. If you did not receive a directory and think you should have, please contact directory@oakhillpta.org. Directories will also be available for purchase while supplies last, at $10 apiece.

Important News for 6th Grade

Attention 6th grade parents:

  • Please email a baby picture of your child to ohes6thevents@gmail.com.
  • Does your son or daughter want to sign up to be a mascot, cheerleader or play in the basketball game?  Please complete the form that was sent home in the Wednesday folder last week and return it to the office no later than January 28th. Extra copies are available in the main office.
  • The sixth grade basketball game is March 8.  We still need help with this event!  If you would like to assist with coaching or join the committee to

Please contact Merri Carnahan at 571-512-1649 or at ohes6thevents@gmail.com with any questions or to volunteer.

Lost and Found

We have an abundance of jackets at our Lost and Found.  Please encourage your child to check if they are missing an item.  All items that are not claimed by January 8 will be donated.

Oak Hill Staff members participating in a variety of extra curricular activities to relax, have fun, and build camaraderie.

Library News

Oak Hill students are introduced to online research through our FCPS collection of databases. Our students can safely explore and obtain information on topics of interest using World Book Kids, World Book Student, Britannica School Edition, Culture Grams, Pebble Go, to name just a few. Most students have the Online Databases bookmarked on their FCPS laptops and I encourage you to bookmark it on your home computers, too. In addition to researching nonfiction topics, your students will also find ebooks in MyOn and in National Geographic Kids. And, if you or your child are looking for a great book to read, try searching the GALE database called Books and Authors. In this database you can search for award winners and expert recommendations, plus you can filter by genre and age (adult, young adult, or children).

To access the databases at home you will need the log in.

Username= fairfax
Password= fairfax

(exception, Pebble Go is fcps for username/password)

If you have any questions about our database subscriptions, please feel free to contact Oak Hill's Librarian, Jenny Henry at jlhenry@fcps.edu.

PTA News Winter After School Activities

There are few spots left for winter after school activities and the registration date is extended for just one week.  Check out the link below to reserve a spot in your favorite winter after school activities here.

Spots are open for Fairfax collegiate-Kodu, Silver Knights-Tournament training/chess, Yoga/Zumba, and Overtime Athletics.

There are just a few spots left for some of the winter after school programs.  Registration has been extended for one more week.  PTA members get $25 off for every after school activity for which they register.  Click this link to reserve a spot in your favorite activity.  

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

Location: Oak Hill Elementary School

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

Practice Material can be found hereThis link has additional information. Siblings of Oak Hill students can also participate

Key Calendar Dates

December 20: Winter Wear Spirit Day

January 7: First day of school after winter break, wear your PJ's or comfy clothes

January 8: Wear red and perform one act of kindness

January 9: Wear white in hopes of a snow day

January 10: Wear clothes from any decade

January 10: Level IV referral files and optional materials due to Jane Wheeler (grades 2-6)

January 18: 4th grade Strings Concert, 9am (parents only)

January 24: 3-hour early close, PTA Bingo and Game Night, 6-8pm

January 25: Teacher Workday

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

January 30: Rachel Carson MS Curriculum Night, 6:15-8:30pm

 

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

Student School Climate Survey

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December 13, 2018

Dear Parent or Guardian,

This winter our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Education and the University of Virginia, is participating in a statewide student school climate survey. The purpose of this survey is to help schools assess their progress in establishing a positive school climate that promotes student learning.

I am writing to provide you with information on the student survey. The survey will be completed online using computers at school. The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how your child answered the survey). Parents will not have access to their child’s survey answers. There is a copy of the survey available at school for your review and is available here.

The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them, and how they feel about attending school. They will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed at school and whether they have been bullied themselves.

The survey is voluntary and your child can decide not to participate. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify Assistant Principal Cliff Credle at cmcredle@fcps.edu by January 9, 2019.

Your child will not receive any immediate benefit from participating in the survey, but the survey will help us to maintain a safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment for your child.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important study of school climate.

Holly DeVore

Principal

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Oak Hill School and Office Close Early on December 14

Students will be dismissed from school three hours early, at 12:30pm this Friday, December 14th for a school planning day.  The Oak Hill main office will also close early that day at 1:00pm, so that office staff may attend a staff meeting.

Pre-Arranged Absences

With winter break around the corner, we wanted to remind you of our attendance procedures for students who will be traveling.  Please fill out the pre-arranged absence form and return it to the office no later than December 17th. Please note that FCPS has new regulations that pertain to travel outside of the country for a period of four consecutive weeks or more. The pre-arranged absence form and regulations can be found here.  Please contact the office at 703-467-3500 if you need more information.

Winter Wear Spirit Day

Calling all snowflakes and snowmen!  Teachers and students will celebrate the winter season with a spirit day on Thursday, December 20th.  Please wear any clothing you may have that celebrates the winter season.  We look forward to a fun way to build excitement for our Winter Break!

Important News from 6th Grade Events Coordinator

There are several important 6th grade events coming up. 

  1.  We would like to include 6th grade baby pictures in the yearbook and in an end of the year slide show.  Please send in a .jpg of the picture to ohes6thevents@gmail.com.  You may also send in a hard copy, but we would prefer the .jpg.  Please include the child’s name and teacher.
  2. The sixth grade basketball game is March 8th.  PTA requested volunteers at the beginning of the year, but we still need coaches for the girls team.
  3. We also need a coordinator for the end of the year after school pool party that traditionally happens at the Chantilly Highlands pool.

Please contact Merri Carnahan at 571-512-1649 or at ohes6thevents@gmail.com with any questions or to volunteer.

First Lego League News

Oak Hill’s First Lego League team, the AREEVIA#7, competed in the tournament competition on November 17th and won a Judge's award.  Congratulations to the team from 4th grade on their hard work and success this season!

Lost and Found

We have an abundance of jackets at our Lost and Found.  Please encourage your child to check if they are missing an item.  All items that are not claimed by January 8 will be donated.

FCPS Graduates Who Want to Teach in FCPS

Do you know an FCPS graduate who is interested in being a teacher in FCPS? On Monday, December 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gatehouse Administration Center, FCPS is hosting the Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar, an event for FCPS graduates who want to learn more about how to navigate the hiring process, employee resources, and tips to being a successful educator.

We invite all FCPS graduates who want to Say Yes to FCPS! to join us for an evening filled with networking opportunities, breakout sessions, and FCPS employment information.

Registration is available online

Sixth graders playing basketball in PE.

PE News

We have been quite busy in Physical Education. The 6th graders have been working on creating safe, age-appropriate activities for students in our school.  They are getting a behind the scenes experience of being a teacher and are designing and presenting games to their peers.  We have enjoyed working with the students and guiding them along the way. 

Grades K to 5th just finished their Gymnastics Unit in which students practiced and learned many skill sets (flexibility, balance, weight transfer, rolls).  Students were also given the option to climb ropes during class.

We are currently working on our Dribbling unit with all grade levels.

PTA News Winter After School Activities

There are just a few spots left for some of the winter after school programs.  Registration has been extended for one more week.  PTA members get $25 off for every after school activity for which they register.  Click this link to reserve a spot in your favorite activity.  

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-little theater / K-5 Overtime Athletics- double play/gym 3-6 grades Silver Knights- coding 2-6 grades/ red pod The Music Loft- Bucket Drumming/ Music Room/ 2-6 grades

THURSDAY: Kids In Motion-YOGA- little theater/ K-5 Fairfax Collegiate-Debate Club/music room/3-6 grades

FRIDAY: SciGenuis- Electric Circuitry (1-6 grades)/cafeteria Silver Knights- coding/red pod (2-6 grades) Adrenaline Dance Force-K-6- hip hop/gym Fairfax Collegiate- Film Making/music room (3-6 grades)

Math Olympiad, AMC 8, Math Counts

Registration is open for multiple grade levels for ACSL, Math Olympiad, Math counts and  AMC 8 competitions. Please sign up through this link.

ACSL

ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students. Please register here if your child would like to take all 4 ACSL tests in Oak Hill ES test center. We have both elementary and classroom divisions open this year.

Location: Oak Hill Cafeteria

Dates/Time: December 13, January 23, February 20, and April 3

NOTE: You do not need to register if you are already registered for the ACSL coaching. Your child will take the test if he/she is already in the Wednesday classes.

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

Location: Oak Hill Elementary School

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

Practice Material can be found hereThis link has additional information.

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-little theater / K-5 Overtime Athletics- double play/gym 3-6 grades Silver Knights- coding 2-6 grades/ red pod The Music Loft- Bucket Drumming/ Music Room/ 2-6 grades

THURSDAY: Kids In Motion-YOGA- little theater/ K-5 Fairfax Collegiate-Debate Club/music room/3-6 grades

FRIDAY: SciGenius- Electric Circuitry (1-6 grades)/cafeteria Silver Knights- coding/red pod (2-6 grades) Adrenaline Dance Force-K-6- hip hop/gym Fairfax Collegiate- Film Making/music room (3-6 grades)

Math Olympiad, AMC 8, Math Counts

Registration is open for multiple grade levels for ACSL, Math Olympiad, Math counts and  AMC 8 competitions. Please sign up through this link.

ACSL

ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students. Please register here if your child would like to take all 4 ACSL tests in Oak Hill ES test center. We have both elementary and classroom divisions open this year.

Location: Oak Hill Cafeteria

Dates: December 13, January 23, February 20, and April 3

NOTE: You do not need to register if you are already registered for the ACSL coaching. Your child will take the test if he/she is already in the Wednesday classes.

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

Location: Oak Hill Elementary School

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

Practice Material can be found hereThis link has additional information. Siblings of Oak Hill students can also participate. 

Key Calendar Dates

December 12: Band Concert, 7pm

December 14: FCPS has a 3 hour early close.  Oak Hill will dismiss at 12:30pm, 6th grade Chorus Concert at Reston Town Center, 7pm

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

December 20: Winter Wear Spirit Day

January: First day of school after winter break

January 18: 4th grade Strings Concert, 9am (parents only)

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

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

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Oak Hill is having a Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A tonight from 5-8 pm at the Chick-fil-A on Air and Space Parkway.  Please be sure to show your flyer or mention Oak Hill at the register when you order.  Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of the proceeds to Oak Hill's Technology Fund.  Please come and support Oak Hill!

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e-Notify Emergency Messages Will Be Communicated via New Vendor Beginning December 14

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e-Notify Emergency Messages Will Be Communicated via New Vendor Beginning December 14

Fairfax County Public Schools will be moving to a new vendor to provide emergency and essential email, text, and phone notifications beginning December 14, 2018. If you currently receive emergency and essential communications via email, text, or phone, you do not need to do anything as you will continue to receive this information. 

Parents and guardians who have included a cellphone number (in the cellphone field) on a student’s emergency care card will receive a text message on December 14 to confirm the account is set up to receive text messages from FCPS.  You do not need to do anything when you receive the text message from the new vendor, School Messenger, on December 14th. If you do not receive a text message, please check the contact information listed on your child’s emergency care card in weCare. Your cellphone number must be listed in the cellphone field in order to receive text messages from FCPS.

New this year, parents can enter their student’s cellphone number in weCare so that their student will also receive text messages for delayed openings, school closings, and late bus notifications. The student’s cellphone number will need to be entered in Section 4, under Additional Information.  If the student’s cellphone is listed in weCare, they will also receive the text message on December 14. 

Emergency and essential information includes:

  • Emergency
  • Delayed openings/school closings
  •  Attendance
  • Early release
  • Buses running late
  • Low lunch balance
  • Power, telephone, internet outages or facility repairs
  • Back to school information
  • Important testing dates

If you have recently changed your contact information, please be sure to update the emergency contact information in weCare.

As a reminder, in addition to email and text messages, all FCPS weather delays and openings are also posted on Twitter, Facebook, FCPS website, school websites, and local radio and television broadcasts. Read more about Weather Cancellation Procedures.

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Oak Hill students and staff wearing the color of the day to celebrate Inclusive Schools Week.

Inclusive Schools Week

Oak Hill is continuing to celebrate Inclusive Schools Week through tomorrow. This entire week is to celebrate and promote acceptance and inclusion of the diverse population we have at Oak Hill. We also hope this week will encourage conversations about how we can be more accepting and appreciative of those who are different from us. #ISW2018 #allinOHES

Friday: Wear Oak Hill Spirit Wear

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Oak Hill is having a Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on Monday, December 10 from 5-8 pm at the Chick-Fil-A on Air and Space Parkway.  Please be sure to show your flyer or mention Oak Hill at the register when you order.  Chick-Fil-A will donate a portion of the proceeds to Oak Hill's Technology Fund.  Please come and support Oak Hill!  

Advanced Academic Parent Information Meeting

Mrs. Wheeler, Oak Hill’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will hold a parent info session on Tuesday, December 11, from 9:00-9:45 in the school café.  At this session, she will provide specific information as to the Level IV screening/referral process for grades 2-6 and what documentation parents may submit.  Just a reminder,  all referral forms and any supporting documentation are due to Mrs. Wheeler at school by COB on January 10, 2019.  Please do not wait for fall test scores to arrive. For information regarding the levels of service in FCPS, please click here.  

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Wheeler at jgwheeler@fcps.edu

Oak Hill School and Office Close Early on December 14

Students will be dismissed from school three hours early, at 12:30pm on December 14th for a school planning day.  The Oak Hill main office will also close early that day at 1:00pm, so that office staff may attend a staff meeting.

Pre-Arranged Absences

With winter break around the corner, we wanted to remind you of our attendance procedures for students who will be traveling.  Please fill out the pre-arranged absence form and return it to the office no later than December 17th. Please note that FCPS has new regulations that pertain to travel outside of the country for a period of four consecutive weeks or more. The pre-arranged absence form and regulations can be found here.  Please contact the office at 703-467-3500 if you need more information.

Winter Wear Spirit Day

Calling all snowflakes and snowmen!  Teachers and students will celebrate the winter season with a spirit day on Thursday, December 20th.  Please wear any clothing you may have that celebrates the winter season.  We look forward to a fun way to build excitement for our Winter Break!

Oak Hill's First Lego League News

Oak Hill’s First Lego League team, the Masters Of Technology, competed in the State tournament competition this past weekend at James Madison University and won a first place trophy award for Core Values!  They also placed 11th out of 73 teams in Division 1 for Robot Performance.  Congratulations to the coaches and team on their hard work and success this season!

Lost and Found

We have an abundance of jackets at our Lost and Found.  Please encourage your child to check if they are missing an item.  All items that are not claimed by January 8 will be donated.

Music News

It’s the busiest season of the year for the music department! 

The Oak Hill Orchestra members have been working very hard since September.  The 6th grade students have been working on writing program notes to accompany our December concert, which is part of a PBL they have been working on since the beginning of the school year.  The 5th grade has taken over playing Happy Birthday for staff members throughout the year.  Our advanced orchestra will be taking a field trip to Dominion Power Company on December 19th to play holiday tunes as a thank you for the support they give Oak Hill.  Finally, the 4th grade orchestra has been learning how to read notes, and is preparing for their first concert in January.

The band students are preparing for their winter concert on December 12th.  Please have your musician at OHES at 6:30pm.  The students have been making great progress and will be presenting you with the results of their hard work that night. 

Chorus members have been singing loud and proud since September!  6th graders already performed in the Chantilly Pyramid concert and 5th graders shared patriotic music at Oak Hill’s Veterans Day breakfast.  Both groups are working on plenty of new repertoire to share in December.  If you’re looking for a festive concert atmosphere, come join the 6th graders when they sing in Fountain Square at Reston Town Center next week!

Our young musicians are ready to perform for an audience, so bring the whole family and enjoy the music!  Even if you don’t have a 4th, 5th, or 6th grade musician, we hope you can come check out one of the many performances in the next few weeks.  We can’t wait to share our music with you!

Winter concerts:
Thursday, December 6th @ 7:00 p.m. – 5th/6th grade chorus concert
Wednesday, December 12th @ 7:00 p.m. – 5th/6th grade band concert
Friday, December 14th @ 7:00 p.m. – 6th grade chorus concert at Reston Town Center
Tuesday, December 18th @ 7:00 p.m. – 5th/6th grade strings concert
Friday, January 11th @ 9:00 a.m. – 4th grade strings concert (for parents only)

PTA News Family Dance Party & Kids Cookbook Show

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!!!! Pizza and refreshments available on sale. Come one, come all. Entries are free to EVERYONE!  It will be held Friday, December 7th from 6-8pm in the Oak Hill cafeteria. Our music will be BACH TO ROCK!  Two hours of unlimited fun!  Don't miss the opportunity to rock out!

Kids should write down their recipe. Bring a copy of the recipe or drop it in the basket in the lobby prior to the event. All recipes will be published on the ptboard website.  Feel free to use the recipe templates and color them.  There will also be a raffle and prizes!

Winter After School Activities

Registration for Winter after school activities has begun. Please register through this link to save your spot for your child's favorite after school activity. Registration closes TODAY!

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-little theater / K-5
Overtime Athletics- double play/gym 3-6 grades
Silver Knights- coding 2-6 grades/ red pod
The Music Loft- Bucket Drumming/ Music Room/ 2-6 grades

THURSDAY:
Kids In Motion-YOGA- little theater/ K-5
Fairfax Collegiate-Debate Club/music room/3-6 grades

FRIDAY:
SciGenuis- Electric Circuitry (1-6 grades)/cafeteria
Silver Knights- coding/red pod (2-6 grades)
Adrenaline Dance Force-K-6- hip hop/gym
Fairfax Collegiate- Film Making/music room (3-6 grades)

Math Olympiad, AMC 8, Math Counts

Registration is open for multiple grade levels for ACSL, Math Olympiad, Math counts and  AMC 8 competitions. Please sign up through this link.

ACSL

ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students. Please register here if your child would like to take all 4 ACSL tests in Oak Hill ES test center. We have both elementary and classroom divisions open this year.

Location: Oak Hill Cafeteria

Dates/Time
December 13
January 23
February 20
April 3

NOTE: You do not need to register if you are already registered for the ACSL coaching. Your child will take the test if he/she is already in the Wednesday classes.

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

Location: Oak Hill Elementary School

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

Practice Material can be found hereThis link has additional information.

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

December 3-7: Inclusive Schools Week

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

December 7: 1st Grade Field Trip to Clemyjontri Park, 6th Grade Field Trip to Rachel Carson for music assembly, PTA Family Dance Party and Recipe Night, 6-8pm

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

December 11: Advanced Academic Parent Meeting in cafeteria, 9:00-9:45am

December 12: Band Concert, 7pm

December 14: FCPS has a 3 hour early close.  Oak Hill will dismiss at 12:30pm, 6th grade Chorus Concert at Reston Town Center, 7pm

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

December 19: Strings Field Trip to Dominion Energy

December 20: Winter Wear Spirit Day

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

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Oak Hill's SCA Officers with donated items from the Pet Supply Drive.

Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week is celebrated annually around the country. This year Oak Hill will be participating in Inclusive Schools Week from December 3-7. This entire week is to celebrate and promote acceptance and inclusion of the diverse population we have at Oak Hill. We also hope this week will encourage conversations about how we can be more accepting and appreciative of those who are different from us. Each day of the Inclusion Week, students and staff are encouraged to wear the various colors listed below. The celebration of Inclusive Schools Week will create a fundamental commitment to relationships among staff, students and the community of Oak Hill. #ISW2018 #allinOHES

Monday: Wear Red for Respect

Tuesday: Wear Green for Gifts

Wednesday: Wear Blue for Belonging

Thursday: Wear Purple for Positivity

Friday: Wear Oak Hill Spirit Wear

Free Screening of Youth Anxiety Movie "Angst"

All teens experience some amount of anxiety – it’s a normal reaction to stress. But when temporary worries or fears become pervasive and interfere with relationships, schoolwork and health, anxiety disorders are at play. Anxiety disorders are highly common and highly treatable, yet most who suffer don’t seek assistance. How can we as a community recognize the signs of this mental health epidemic and what resources are available? In their yearlong focus on youth anxiety, the Safe Community Coalition, in conjunction with the McLean High School PTSA, is hosting a free showing of the IndieFlix Original Film Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety on Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m. in the McLean High School auditorium. This important, eye-opening documentary features students affected by anxiety, mental health professionals and Olympic athlete and mental health advocate Michael Phelps in opening up the conversation and providing hope around a topic many find difficult to discuss.

Following the movie, a panel of mental health professionals from McLean High School and the community will lead a panel discussion and question and answer session to provide further information. This event is free and recommended for 6th grade and up and is expected to be well attended.

Advanced Academic Parent Information Meeting

Mrs. Wheeler, Oak Hill’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will hold a parent info session on Tuesday, December 11, from 9:00-9:45 in the school café.  At this session, she will provide specific information as to the Level IV screening/referral process for grades 2-6 and what documentation parents may submit.  Just a reminder,  all referral forms and any supporting documentation are due to Mrs. Wheeler at school by COB on January 10, 2019.  Please do not wait for fall test scores to arrive. For information regarding the levels of service in FCPS, please click here.  

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Wheeler at jgwheeler@fcps.edu

Third graders beginning to add inspiring, positive messages to their portraits.

Art News

Oak Hill's Art Classes have been hard at work creating, designing and learning about “self-portraits”. Grade 1 has completed cut paper replicas of themselves while Grades 3 and 6 have created “abstract” self portraits. Grade 2 has made some very expressive self portrait paintings while Grade 3 painted themselves while attending a “cultural celebration”. We are looking forward to finishing up these fine works and beginning our CLAY unit.

PTA News Family Dance Party & Kids cookbook show- 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!  Pizza and refreshments available on sale.  Come one, come all. Entry is FREE to EVERYONE!  The event is on December 7 from 6-8pm in the Oak Hill cafeteria.  Our Music will be BACH TO ROCK! 

Kids Cookbook Show

Kids just write down their recipe.  Bring the write up, all recipes will be published on the Ptboard. 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.  Raffle and winner gets a prize!!!   Volunteers are needed for the event.  Please sign up using this link.

Winter afterschool activities

Registration for Winter after school activities has begun. Please register through this link to save your spot for your child's favorite after school activity. Registration closes December 6, 2018.

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-little theater / K-5
Overtime Athletics- double play/gym 3-6 grades
Silver Knights- coding 2-6 grades/ red pod
The Music Loft- Bucket Drumming/ Music Room/ 2-6 grades

THURSDAY:
Kids In Motion-YOGA- little theater/ K-5
Fairfax Collegiate-Debate Club/music room/3-6 grades

FRIDAY:
SciGenuis- Electric Circuitry (1-6 grades)/cafeteria
Silver Knights- coding/redpod (2-6 grades)
Adrenaline Dance Force-K-6- hip hop/gym
Fairfax Collegiate- Film Making/music room (3-6 grades)

ACSL, Math Olympiad, AMC 8, Math Counts

Registration is open for multiple grade levels for ACSL, Math Olympiad, Math counts and  AMC 8 competitions. Please sign up through this link.

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

Location: Oak Hill Elementary School

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

Practice Material can be found hereThis link has additional information.

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 29: Make-up Pictures/Retake

December 3-7: Inclusive Schools Week

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

December 7: PTA Family Dance and Recipe Night, 6-8pm

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

December 11: Advanced Academic Parent Meeting in cafeteria, 9:00-9:45am

December 12: Band Concert, 7pm

December 14: Family Dance Party and Kids Cookbook Show, 6th grade Chorus Concert at Reston Town Center, 7pm

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

December 19: Strings Field Trip to Dominion Energy

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

Inclusive Schools Week

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Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week is celebrated annually around the country. This year we will be participating in Inclusive Schools Week from December 3-7. This entire week is to celebrate and promote acceptance and inclusion of the diverse population we have at Oak Hill. We also hope this week will encourage conversations about how we can be more accepting and appreciative of those who are different from us. The “Kaleidoscope of Friends” theme will reflect the idea of different colors, patterns, and shapes working together to make a beautiful picture. Each day of the Inclusion Week, students and staff are encouraged to wear the various colors listed below. Each color represents a word that will be discussed and linked to inclusion at Oak Hill. The celebration of Inclusive Schools Week will create a fundamental commitment to relationships among staff, students and the community of Oak Hill. #ISW2018 #allinOHES

Monday: Wear Red for Respect

We respect and support our fellow classmates and recognize that individual differences are what make us special.

Tuesday: Wear Green for Gifts

Friendship is a gift we give to one another. We all have gifts and special talents to share.

Wednesday: Wear Blue for Belonging

“Kaleidoscope comes from two Greek words: kalos, meaning “beautiful,” and eidos, “shape.” Education takes on a beautiful shape when all children belong and are valued as contributing members of the school community.” (Inclusive Schools Celebration Guide)

Thursday: Wear Purple for Positivity

At Oak Hill we notice and embrace each other's abilities. We create a joyful school when we are positive with one another.

Friday: Wear Oak Hill Spirit Wear

While we may all have different OHES spirit wear, we are all part of the same team at Oak Hill! We are a diverse community and that makes our school absolutely wonderful and unique! We work together to create a climate of inclusiveness and kindness. We are all linked together and connected in our purpose to make Oak Hill an amazing school!

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Thanksgiving Message

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

I write to you today to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving break! For the first time, FCPS has given staff and students off tomorrow. Mr. Credle and I wish you safe travels, stress free driving, moist turkeys and plenty of warm memories with those you cherish the most.

If you didn’t know, I was raised on a dairy farm in Western Pennsylvania. Many years ago a tornado leveled an empty barn just feet from the house I grew up in. The Amish rebuilt the barn and for the last ten years, my parents have welcomed friends and extended family to have a Thanksgiving meal in the new barn. Under the warmth of twinkle lights and gas heaters we come together to stop and look around the tables built from the rubbles of the fallen barn to remember our roots and be thankful of what is right in front of us. I hope you have a warm place to be on Thursday where the company that surrounds you is all you need to have a full heart.

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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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.

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

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