We hope you enjoyed this past long weekend. Our staff used this teacher workday to conference with parents, collaborate with team members and related service providers to plan for instruction and receive professional development on phonics instruction. While this day off from school could be an inconvenience to working parents, we want you to know how valuable it is to us to continue to grow as professionals and have uninterrupted time to plan for our students’ needs.
In addition, about 25 Oak Hill staff members participated in our annual Crisis Meeting with FCPS Safety and Security members. This training reviews all types of safety procedures to keep students and staff safe and allows us to practice our roles in the event we have a real event at Oak Hill. The feedback Ms. An and I received from one of the FCPS Security Planning and Assessment Specialists stated,” I would like to congratulate you both on a well-organized and engaged team. It truly was one of the best tabletops we have seen.” I am proud of our staff for their dedication and commitment to keeping our students and each other safe at Oak Hill!
If you have any questions or feedback for Mrs. An or me, please reach out to us using this google form!
Holly DeVore, Principal
Oak Hill Patrols at their posts.SR&R Signature Form Due 10/29
Student Rights and Responsibilities Form.
Here is the link to the Student Rights and Responsibilities book.
The signature form must be completed and returned to school by Wednesday, October 29, 2021. If we are missing your form, you will find a copy in your child's Wednesday folder this week.
You may also e-sign the form by logging into your Parent Vue Account. Please note that your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted. Please call the school at 703-467-3500 if you have questions or difficulties accessing the form.Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid
Your child will bring home a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid in their Wednesday folder this week..
Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.
For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school as soon as possible. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential. More information is available online.Chick-Fil-A Drive Thru Spirit Night- Save the date!
Support Oak Hill ES and enjoy Chick-Fil-A for dinner on October 20, 2021 at the Sully Plaza Chick-fil-A from 4-8 pm.
Mention "Oak Hill" before placing your drive-thru order or write "Oak Hill" in the special request field before finalizing your drive thru mobile pick up order on the Chick-Fil-A app.PTA Meeting on Monday October 25 - Pre-registration required
You are invited to a PTA Virtual/Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 25, 2021 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada), Q&A with the principal at 5:30 PM
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Before the meeting at 5:30 PM, Ms. DeVore and Ms. An will hold a Q&A session (use the same link to join). If you have a question for them, please submit it through this link.
At the meeting at 6:00 pm, the builders will be presenting information about the upcoming renovation project at Oak Hill.
We hope to see you there!Advanced Academic Updates
Thank you for attending the AAP Parent Information Meeting last week. For those that were unable to attend, you can access the recording here.
There will be another Advanced Academics meeting in early November for 2nd grade parents to explain the AAP Level IV screening and referral process. Please continue to check future News You Choose for additional details.
Please feel free to reach out to Cathy Lahr, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any general questions about the Advanced Academics Programs. For testing questions, please contact Mrs. KJ An, Assistant Principal at email@example.com
The Oak Hill library is looking for adult volunteers to support the library this year! Volunteers typically shelve book returns, prepare lesson materials, get new books ready for the library shelves, and more! If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form. For more information or if you have questions about volunteering in the library, please contact Catherine Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your support!National Principals Month
October is the time to celebrate our amazing Principals! Mrs. DeVore and Mrs. An play such an essential role in making Oak Hill such an amazing school. Join our staff in celebrating these two ladies this month with kind notes appreciating their hard work and dedication to our school. We are so lucky to have such wonderful principals! Great principals make great schools! Click here to send a note through FCPS Cares.CogAT Testing
In an effort to obtain additional information about your child, the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to all students in grade 2 and grade 3 general education classes. It is important that your child attend school on these days, if possible. If your child must miss school during this time period and your child does not have another ability test result in their student record, they will have an opportunity to take another ability test later this fall. The purpose of the CogAT is to provide information about students’ developed abilities in verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning. Children are not expected to know the answers to all questions and will be given opportunities to practice sample items before taking the test. The CogAT is an abilities test, so children are not expected to study or prepare for the test the way they would for an achievement test.
In addition to the 2nd and 3rd general education students, any student in grade 4-6 who does not have an ability test score on file and any student whose parents requested a one-time retake opportunity will also be given the CogAT.
Testing dates for CogAT:
October 19-21 - 2nd and 3rd grade (general education classes only)
October 26-29 - Selected 4th,5th and 6th grade students
Assistive Technology to Enhance Learning for All Students Saturday, October 23, 2021 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This year’s conference will be VIRTUAL with synchronous (live) sessions.
The RATE Conference is an educational conference that focuses on strategies for using assistive technology hardware, software, and peripherals to enhance learning for all students, especially for those with special needs. Sessions will focus on high and low incidence special education assistive technology supports, as well tools to help students using augmentative and alternative communication.
This year’s keynote presentation features the Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology Assistive Technology Club. For more information, click here.Health Questionnaire
Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day. It does not need to be sent in; it is a guide to help you determine if your child should be at school. Please help keep all of our children safe and keep your child home for the day if you answer yes to any of the questions on the list.Veterans Day Event at Chantilly HS
Chantilly HS is hosting a Veterans Day Event on November 11th at 7pm for Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.
Please come and enjoy a night of performances and a reception.
Masks are mandatory.
Please RSVP hereStream IN /Check IN
FCPS has started a new program called StreamIN/CheckIN for students who are paused, quarantined, or isolating because of COVID-19. Moving forward, if your child has a COVID related absence; starting on the 3rd day, teachers will share math and language arts lessons, post assignments in Schoology, and check in twice a week to make sure your child is doing okay. When your child is asked to stay home, the teacher will send directions to you and/or your child through email for participating in StreamIN/CheckIN.Job Opportunities with FCPS Substitute Teachers
FCPS and Oak Hill could use more substitute teachers! Are you interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend a Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit the FCPS substitute information page here. Say Yes to FCPS!Dates to Remember
9/15-10/15 Spanish Heritage Month
10/1-31 LGBTQ+ History Month
10/19-10/21 CogAT testing for Grades 2,3
10/20 Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 4-8 pm
10/25 PTA Meeting 6:00 pm (Virtual)
10/26-10/29 CogAT testing for select students in grades 4-6
10/29 SR&R Signature Forms Due
10/29 1st quarter ends,
2 hour early release
11/1-2 Teacher workdays- no school
11/5 Federal Surveys due
Now is a great time to join the PTA! Oak Hill’s PTA supports critical academic needs, is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety and quality of education, and builds a stronger, more inclusive school community. We invite you to join and PTA For Your Child because increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to:
- Continue school-based enrichment programs
- Essential classroom support to the schools
- Support vendors to offer virtual/online after school programs that were previously available in school
National PTA Reflections Contest
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Submit a hard copy of your art work to the Oak Hill Library. Submissions for digital work TBA.
Please find details at PTBoard.com
Deadline for student submissions: October 19, 2021
Code A Block
Registration begins October 16 at https://www.codeablock.com/
10% discount for Oak Hill Families
Online learning platform for kids ages 8 to 15 with instructor-led sessions in Scratch, Python and Applab
Free Scratch workshop on Sat, 10/16 at 11 am. The workshop/webinar is hands-on with the kids building a project in scratch, while gaining a rudimentary idea about Scratch, coding and game development.
Abrakadoodle Virtual Art Classes
Begins October 25-December 13, 2021
Grades K-2; 3-6 (Mondays and Tuesdays)
Registration information to follow.Spirit Wear Sales
PTA has spirit wear for sale now through October 10th! Order forms are on the PTA website. Spirit wear will be delivered to teachers mailboxes for distribution during the week of October 25th.PTA Teacher and Staff Hospitality
As we are starting to try and return to some sort of normalcy, mental health is such a huge, needed focus for all of us. As our teachers work hard to make sure they are meeting the mental health needs of our children, we would also like to make sure their mental health needs are being met! The PTA is hoping to provide a small monthly treat for all the Oak Hill Staff to say thank you! Please look over the sign up and if you can help with this month's treat. Oak Hill PTA would greatly appreciate it and so will the staff! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4daca829a31-kindnessQuick Links
- Oak Hill Website
- School Lunch Menu
- FCPS Return to School page
- Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information
- FCPS 2021-22 Calendar
- FCPS Cares