Wolf News May 8

Staff Appreciation

Oak Hill's Awesome Staff enjoying painting as part of Staff Appreciation Week.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank yous are in order to my fabulous staff at Oak Hill!  As you know, our teachers, specialists, instructional assistants, itinerants, assistant principal, custodians, food workers and office staff work hard every day to support the students at Oak Hill.  Their day doesn’t end at dismissal.  They are taking professional development classes to learn new instructional strategies, they are meeting in collaborative learning teams to plan instruction or having rich discussions over students who are needing more opportunities to learn standards.  Many are firing up their computers at home to assess student work in Google Classroom or to work virtually with teachers across the county and the state to work on lessons together.  But don’t forget that each evening the mom and dad hats have to go on as well! 

So, I ask that you pause for a moment and let someone at Oak Hill know what it is that you have recognized and appreciated this school year.  One thank you goes a long way!  And finally thank you to our wonderful PTA and all the parents who donated items or sent a monetary donation to be used this week.  The Oak Hill teachers and I are so appreciative for the thoughtfulness shown this week.

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!


Holly DeVore, Principal

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 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.


Congratulations to Oak Hill's SEPTA Winners Julia Bradt and Eileen Glass (Best Co-Teaching Team), Cammy McCleskey (Outstanding Counseling Staff), Samita Arora (Outstanding Special Education Teacher), and Christy Ryder (Outstanding Counseling Staff).

Special Education Award Winners

Congratulations to the numerous members of the Oak Hill Elementary community who were honored by the Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA) at their recent awards night.  Winners from Oak Hill Elementary include:

Aviva Loggia: PTA reflections award

Cammy McCleskey and Christy Ryder: Outstanding Counseling Staff

Julia Bradt and Eileen Glass: Best Co-Teaching Team

Samita Arora: Outstanding Special Education Teacher, Elementary 

Also congratulations to Oak Hill Elementary parent, Michelle Cades, for being elected to the position of President of SEPTA for 2019-2020 school year!  For a full listing of all award winners, please click here.

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.  We are  resending a flyer listing the options in your student's Wednesday folder today.  Please take a look at the flyer and scan the QR code to give us feedback via a google form by Monday, May 13, 2019.

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 on May 14th in case you are interested in supporting this fundraiser.

Outdoor PE

Fifth graders playing Ring Robbers during PE.

PE News

Physical Education is wrapping up their Fitness Unit. We were testing the children on their Cardiorespiratory Endurance, their Muscular Strength and their Muscular Endurance. Testing ended with their Flexibility tests.

Since the weather is getting nicer, our last unit is outdoors and features cooperative games. We will be spending a lot of time in the field during class. Sunscreen is not required but recommended to protect the skin.

PTA News

Family Movie Night at Oak Hill

Oak Hill staff, students, and their families are invited to enjoy a fun evening at the school for a Family Movie Night.

Movie: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Show Time :  Friday, May 10, 6:30-8:30PM

Admission is free and food and drinks will be on sale. ​​​​​​​Every child must be accompanied and supervised by a parent.  We need volunteers for the event. If you interested in volunteering, please send an email to events@oakhillpta.org.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours for middle and high school students!

PTA Summer Book Exchange

The Oak Hill PTA’s annual Summer Book Exchange—a great way for students to trade books they have read and enjoyed—will be held during school on June 4 and 5. Books are being collected now through Monday, June 3. Students may bring in gently used books, leave them in the Summer Book Exchange bin in the lobby, and take a receipt good for an equal number of books (up to 15 books). On June 4 (grades 4 – 6) and June 5 (grades pre-K – 3), each class will have time at the book exchange when students who submitted books can bring their receipts and “shop” for their selections. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Faye Morrison at fayelunn@gmail.com.

Spring into Summer

Mark your calendars for Oak Hill Carnival!  The 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 to be part of the volunteering 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 9: Spirit Day: Students and staff are invited to wear beach or tropical attire

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

May 10: Spirit Day: Students and staff are invited to wear school appropriate pajamas. 

May 10: PTA Movie Night, 6:30pm

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

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