Wolf News May 1

Volunteer Breakfast

Oak Hill's volunteers enjoying breakfast this morning.  Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication!

Staff Appreciation Week 2019

Staff Appreciation Week is taking place next week, May 6-10.  The Oak Hill Elementary PTA has been hard at work planning a week of festivities to honor the teachers and staff of Oak Hill Elementary.  The theme of this year's celebration is "Wellness" and each day there will be small events to help the teachers and staff nourish their minds and bodies, whether its with healthy food, snacks, lunch, or wellness enrichment workshops including yoga and painting. 

We are still in need of a few parent volunteers to help execute the events on-site during the week of festivities.  To volunteer, please sign up via this link: Parent Volunteers for Staff Appreciation Week

SOL Testing 2019

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 7 - June 1. The schedule can be found here.  Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child's testing day. Most testing will begins at 9:00 am.  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.

Back-to-School Night and Open House Information

For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, we will be changing the format of our Back-to-School Night and Open House.  Teachers and parents have requested to receive information prior to school starting in order for students to be successful starting on day one.  Also, both of these events provide a similar purpose, so in an effort to make things more streamlined and efficient, we will be combining the events. We are joining many of our Chantilly Pyramid schools, as well as many FCPS schools in doing so.  We would love some feedback from parents on the best format to combine these two events.  Our Open House and BTSN will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019.  Your child is coming home with a flyer in their Wednesday folder today.  Please take a look at the flyer and scan the QR code to give us feedback via a google form by Friday, May 10, 2019.


Oak Hill's STEAM Night was a huge success!

Bike to School Day

Oak Hill and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will participate in Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools.

May is National Bike Month. Biking helps us feel energized, engage with our neighbors, and reduce our carbon footprint. Not only does biking to school help foster lifelong healthy habits, but it can also encourage active transportation in the early-life stage. Starting the school day with a bike ride, walk, or roll will ensure that students are awake and ready to learn.

A friendly reminder that bicycle helmets must be worn and safety traffic regulations followed. Bicycles can only be stored in the designated bicycle stands on each side of the building and must be secured by a lock provided by the student.

Pedal It Out

Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax is hosting Pedal it Out on May 21 from 11:30am - 11:00pm.  Dogfish will donate 15% of all proceeds to Pedal it Out.  This will benefit Osteosarcoma Collaborative in support of Reed Morgan and families experiencing Childhood Cancer through The Nancy Smith Kabance Grant.  For more information visit www.dogfishalehouse.com.  We will send the flyer home the Wednesday before in case you are interested in supporting this fundraiser.

RCMS 101

Rachel Carson Middle School will hold an optional, fee-based, summer orientation program for rising 7th graders who will attend RCMS this Fall.  This two day program will offer students a brief overview of middle school life at Carson.  For information about dates, registration, and cost please click here.

College Day

Ria Singh returned to Oak Hill on College Day to discuss her plans after graduation. She will be attending the United States Air Force Academy. She is pictured here with her former teacher, Ms. Wright, and with her brother Anik Singh who is currently a student in Ms. Wright's class. Congratulations, Ria!!!

Counselors' News

Stress Less, Laugh More Week

Oak Hill’s Student Services Department is pleased to announce our fifth annual Stress Less, Laugh More Week starting Monday, May 6th!

Our goal is to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to promote a peaceful, productive, and happy school.  Please see below for a list of the spirit days to coincide with the daily themes.  Back by popular demand, we will also have therapy dogs on site for interested classrooms to visit.  This is a great week to promote stress management, positive relationships, and help-seeking for all of our students. 

For more information on ways FCPS supports wellness, please visit the links below:

Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies

Chantilly Pyramid Mental Health Resources

Spirit Days:

Monday, May 6th: “Let’s Breathe.”  Students and staff are invited to wear comfy clothes.

Tuesday, May 7th: “Be Well and Explore the Outdoors.”  Students and staff are invited to wear their favorite hats.

Wednesday, May 8th: “The Power of Music.”  Students and staff are invited to wear a musical shirt or their favorite color.

Thursday, May 9th: “Imagination Vacation: At the Beach.” Students and staff are invited to wear beach or tropical attire.

Friday, May 10th: “Get Your Zzz’z.”  Students and staff are invited to wear school appropriate pajamas. 

Thank you for your support,

Kimberly Gallagher, Cammy McCleskey, Ginny Phinney, and Christy Ryder

Student Services Department

PTA News

Oak Hill PTA Facebook page

To help promote events and encourage more participation and fun for Oak Hill students, we are very excited to re-launch the Oak Hill PTA page.  Please like the above page and we will do the rest to keep you updated on all the PTA events. 

Summer Book Exchange

Now is the time to clean out your bookcases as the annual PTA Summer Book Exchange is right around the corner. This is a chance for your child to exchange books that he or she has read and pick up some great summer reading.  Book collection will start in May and the book exchange will be held in early June during school. We are also looking for parent volunteers to help man the tables at the book exchange or help with set-up the night before. To volunteer, please contact Faye Morrison at fayelunn@gmail.com

Spring into Summer

Mark your calendar for Oak Hill Carnival!  Oak Hill PTA will be hosting the Spring Carnival 2019 on Friday, June 7th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Oak Hill ES Fields. There will be several tables/booths, food, prizes and lot more activities for kids.

We are in in the process of forming a volunteering committee to plan/organize the event to make it a fun filled day for our kids! If you are interested in being a part of the volunteer committee and enhance/build your event planning skills, please send an email to events@oakhillpta.org.  Thanks to those who have already volunteered. In appreciation of your efforts, volunteers will be getting free tickets to the carnival games.

Key Calendar Dates

May 2: 1st Grade Musical, 9am

May 3: 4th Grade (Conlan & DelSignore) Field Trip to Planetarium

May 6-10: Staff Appreciation Week and Stress Less, Laugh More Week

May 8: Bike to School Day

May 9: 4th Grade (Bennett & Dolenc) Field Trip to Planetarium 

May 10: PTA Movie Night, 5:30pm

May 16: Chorus Concert, 7pm

May 21: Pedal It Out, Dogfish Head Alehouse, 11:30am - 11pm

May 27: Memorial Day, no school

May 29: 1st Grade Field Trip to George Mason University

May 31: 3rd Grade Recorder Showcase, 9am

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

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