Wolf News May 22

Kinders food groups

Kindergarteners learning about the different food groups.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support! As end of the year activities and performances approach us, it reminds me that not only do we have talented staff who organize and plan such events, but we also have parents behind the scenes who are supporting in other ways. I know that you are motivating your son or daughter and encouraging him/her to have fun, practice and do their best! Our Strings and Chorus concerts really displayed such vigor and motivation over the last two weeks! I hope you might make plans to catch our last musical performance of the year on June 5th as our band will be performing in our café at 7pm.

Just a reminder that schools will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.  Enjoy this 3-day weekend with family and friends.  Wherever you are, be safe and be happy!

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

Schools and Offices Closed on May 27

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

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 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.

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Their has been an increase in unsafe behavior.  To ensure student safety during arrival and dismissal we ask that parents abide by the following procedures. 

Kiss and Ride

 8:20-8:45 a.m. and 3:20-3:40 p.m.

  • Discharge/load children only in the “kiss and ride” area of the parking lot.  For your child’s safety, please do not discharge or pickup your child on the street. Crossing the street is legal at crosswalks only.
  • Pull your car as far forward as possible, following staff directions.
  • Please remain in your car while in the kiss and ride area.
  • Children should be ready to leave/ enter as quickly as possible, using the vehicle door(s) closest to the sidewalk.
  • Please turn right when exiting the “Kiss and Ride” area, to avoid interaction with buses and cars turning left into the parking lot.

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.  

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.  



STEAM Camp will be held this year at McNair Elementary, with focus on Robots and Rollercoasters.  Please join Mrs. Cosgrove and Ms. Payne for a week of amazing times as your child thinks like an engineer to design and build solutions to real world problems, works with robots such as Ozobots to expand programming skills using scratch and other languages.  In addition, students will design and build a variety of roller coasters, (the sky is the limit)!

Campers must be rising 3rd - 6th grade.  Camp will be held the weeks of July 15, 22, and 29 - pick one!  To sign up please register here.

Chess Tournament Results

We are excited to share the news of another victory by Oak Hill students.  At the May Mayhem chess tournament on May 11th, Shaurya Ahuja (5th grade), Nihal Gorthi (3rd grade),  Vignesh Karumathil (1st grade), and Rishi Rajmanna (2nd grade) helped Oak Hill earn a 2nd-place Team trophy.  This makes back-to-back Team trophies!  Congratulations to the team and coaches.

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.

5th landscape

Fifth grade landscape projects created in Chinese classes.

Chinese News

Planting season is here! It’s an exciting time for the 4th graders as they are helping 2nd graders to grow more milkweed for their butterfly garden. They will design their green house for milkweed seedling and make sure to have everything milkweed seedlings need in their green house.

The 5th graders just finished their landscape project. They worked in groups to design different landscapes for houses, apartments, or even community parks. They have different formats for their projects; some are making posters, some are using the computer, some even made 3D models. We have some of the models displayed in the library.

PTA News

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 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 and booths for kids. The entry is free to this event.  What will be there at the carnival?

There will be tons of games for all: Moon Bounce, treats, prizes, food, popcorn, ice cream, face painting,  girls salon, photo selfie booth and lots more!  We’re
inviting you all for a fun filled family evening out at Oak Hill.  Sales for game tickets will start soon.  Click here to sign up to volunteer to make this event a success!  Thanks to those who have already volunteered. In appreciation of your efforts, volunteers will be getting free tickets to the carnival games.

VASO Division A

Virginia Science Olympiad (VASO) is a non-profit which seeks to engage and challenge students in science,technology, engineering, and mathematics through various levels of team-based competitive tournaments in Virginia. For more information, please visit their website here.  Rising third to fifth grade students will be participating in Division A. The tournament will
be in October/November 2019.

Key Calendar Dates

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 3: Chantilly HS Senior Walk, 2:45pm

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

June 5: 5th Grade Picnic, 12:30pm

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

June 7:  Kindergarten Field Trip to Franklin Farm Shopping Center, 9:45am

June 7: 1st Grade Picnic/Carnival at 11am, 2nd Grade Picnic at 11am. Preschool Picnic at 12:30pm,

June 7: PTA Carnival at 5:30pm

June 10: Talent Show Family Performance, 6:30pm

June 11: Kindergarten Picnic at 11am, 4th Grade Picnic at 12pm

June 12: 6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony in Gym, 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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