Wolf News May 15

Stress Less Dog Visit

Oak Hill students enjoyed meeting the therapy dog Butch during Stress Less, Laugh More week.

Thank you!

The Oak Hill Staff would like to thank our wonderful PTA and all of the parents at Oak Hill for showering us with appreciation and gratitude last week.  We enjoyed the kind notes from students and parents.  We all feel honored to work at Oak Hill with your children! 

SOL Testing 2019

Students in grades 3-6 have been taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests.  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.

SCA Elections

We are excited to announce a new format for Oak Hill Elementary’s student government! In an effort to provide equal representation to all classes, we will have a governing student council rather than having four elected officers. In the fall, each sixth grade classroom will elect a student council officer. This student council will provide the leadership for our SCA which will be made up of representatives from classes in grades 3-6. Elections for each classroom council member will be in the fall.

Career Switcher Information Session

The FCPS Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Tuesday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1000A. This event will give military veterans, community members, and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the four approved Virginia Department of Education career switcher programs: Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, and Shenandoah University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to military veteran attendees.

A panel of FCPS educators will share information with attendees in a question and answer format, followed by an opportunity to network with panel members, the FCPS licensure team, and the substitute office. Parking is available in the parking garage next to building 8270.

Registration is limited and available online

Summer Resources

With summer right around the corner, please be aware we have grade level kits with most of the needed supplies for next year and will have them ready for pick up the week before school starts.  If you would like to access these supplies for your child or children, please contact Kim Gallagher at kagallagher1@fcps.edu by Friday, June 7th. If your child is a rising seventh grade student, please contact the student services office at the middle school (Franklin or Carson) before the start of the school year for supplies.

 *In addition, there are a limited number of partial scholarships to Rec-PAC, a six week structured summer recreation program.  Please note that Oak Hill is NOT listed as a Rec-PAC location this summer.  If you would like to inquire about a partial Rec-PAC scholarship, please contact Christy Ryder at clryder@fcps.edu.   For more information, please visit:  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac/

**Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services offers summer meals for kids.  For more information, call 703-704-6704. 

***The Fairfax County Health Department offers school required immunizations free of charge. For more information, call 703-246-2411.  

School Supply Ordering

PTA is once again sponsoring an online option to order school supplies for next year.   A flyer is coming home with your child today.  Orders will be accepted through June 30th.  Click here to access the website.  Enter the school ID OAK249 and then follow the directions to complete your order.   For any questions about ordering online, please email merricarna@hotmail.com.

If you prefer to buy your supplies independently, you may check the Oak Hill website for the list.  

Money Camp

Mrs. O'Malley and Mrs. Henry will be hosting Money Camp this summer.  The camp is open to rising 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th graders. Camp begins the week of July 8th with three sessions offered. The cost is $265 for the week and the sessions run from 8:30am - 3:30pm.  Click here to get more information and to register.

Summer Camps in FCPS

This summer, Career and Technical Education (CTE) will be holding its annual enrichment camps, STEM Camp and Tech Adventure Camp, at Fairfax High School.

STEM Camp is a one-week camp for students currently in grades 3-5 from June 24-28 or July 8-12. Topics this year include: Everyday Engineering, Newtonian Motion, Exploring Electricity and Medieval Machines. Registration is currently $275.

Tech Adventure Camp is a two-week camp for students currently in grades 5-7 from June 15-26th. Topics this year include: Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Solar Cars, Hover Crafts, Criminal Justice and more. Registration is currently $425. Click on each link, for registration information.  

Students reading

Library News

On Thursday, June 6th librarians from the Chantilly Branch of the Fairfax County Public Library will visit Oak Hill to meet with every class to kick-off the library's summer reading program.  This year’s theme is It’s Showtime at your Library. They will share all the information that your child needs to know to participate in this summer reading incentive. And back by popular demand… the librarians will share book talks to highlight popular reading choices to motivate and guide your child’s book picks. Program materials will be available in June at the Chantilly Branch of the Fairfax County Public Library.

FCPS sets the due date for all student library books 10 days before the close of the school year.  Therefore, ALL student library books are due by Friday, May 31st.  (The last day for students to check out books is Thursday, May 30th, but then they must return those books the very next day).  Tumble Books, MyOn, and all other FCPS ebooks and Online Databases will be available throughout the summer.  

Please contact the Oak Hill Library with any questions you may have by reaching out to Jenny Henry at 703-467-3511 or at jlhenry@fcps.edu . 

PTA News

PTA Summer Book Exchange

The Oak Hill PTA’s annual Summer Book Exchange, which is 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 Carnival

Oak Hill PTA will be hosting the Spring Carnival 2019 on Friday, June 7th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Oak Hill ES Fields. There will be several tables and booths for kids. The entry is free to this event.   

There will be tons of games for all: Moon Bounce, treats, prizes, food, popcorn, ice cream, face painting,  girls saloon, photo selfie booth and lots more!!! We’re
inviting you all for a fun filled family evening out at the Oak Hill ES play
grounds! Sales for the game tickets will start soon.  Sign up to volunteer and make this event a success here.

Key Calendar Dates

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

May 31:  All Oak Hill Library books DUE

June 4: 3rd Grade Picnic, 11:30am

June 5: 5th Grade Picnic, 11:30am

June 5: 5th & 6th Grade Band Concert, 7pm

June 7: 1st Grade Picnic/Carnival, 9:30am, Kindergarten Field Trip to Franklin  Farm Shopping Center

Ways to Stay Informed

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