Wolf News May 30

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Students watching their Scribble Bots they designed in Ms. Payne's science class.

Board of Education Excellence Award

Oak Hill was one of 28 Fairfax County Schools to receive the Board of Education Excellence Award.  This award is given to schools for meeting all state and federal accountability benchmarks and for making significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the Board of Education.

SOL Testing

Regular SOL testing ended yesterday.  Make up testing will continue for any student who missed a test.  Parents of students eligible for retakes will be contacted by their teacher, counselor, or School Testing Coordinator.  Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 3 through June 7.  If you have questions please contact your child's teacher or Cliff Credle, School Testing Coordinator. 

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

To help promote a safe environment Oak Hill has a Kiss 'n Ride program that provides a safer alternative to drop-off/pick-up your student.  The safety of our students, staff, visitors and surrounding community members is essential to all at Oak Hill.  We have observed several unsafe practices in the mornings, endangering the safety of both students and staff.  To keep everyone safe, we thank you for making sure you follow the following safety measures.

  • Please do not pick up or drop off students on the street.

This violation occurs when parents drop off/pick-up their students by pulling to the curb/shoulder of a travel lane to drop off/pick up their student. Vehicles can only take in or discharge passengers when vehicles are pulled to the curb/shoulder in a legal parking lane.

  • Limitation upon turning (U-Turn) so as to proceed in opposite direction: Section 82-4-47 (a)
  • No Parking within 10’ of a Driveway: 82-5-1(a)(2)
  • No Parking within 30’ of a Stop Sign: 82-5-1(a)(7)
  • No Parking in or within 20’ of a Crosswalk: 82-5-1(a)(5)
  • No Parking within 30’ of a Bus Stop: 82-5-40
  • No Parking within 15’ of a Fire Hydrant: 82-5-1(a)(4)
  • No Parking within 20’ of an Intersection: 82-5-1(a)(3)

Medication Pick Up


The school health room would like to remind parents and guardians that all medication that is stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school.  Medication left in the health room after 12:30pm on June 13th will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.  It is FCPS policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian and they cannot be sent home with your child.  During the last week of school, medications can be picked up from 8:45-3:30pm and from 8:15-4pm on Wednesday, June 12.  If you have any questions please contact the School Health Aide, Juliana Rampersad, at 703-467-3510.

Schedule for Last Day of School

last day of school

June 13 is the last day of school and it will be a three-hour early release for students.  Oak Hill will begin dismissal at 12:20pm.  The 2019-2020 School Calendar can be accessed here.

Yearbook Distribution


Pre-ordered yearbooks will be distributed to sixth graders in their classrooms on June 6th and to the lower grades on June 7th.  There are a limited number of extra yearbooks available.  These will be sold for $19 cash or a $19 check made out to Oak Hill Elementary School from 8:20-8:45 in the lobby on June 7th to SIXTH graders only.  On June 10th, if any yearbooks remain, sales are open to everyone, first come, first served.

Back-to-School/Open House 2019


It is hard to believe we are already planning for the 2019-2020 school year!  Mark your calendars for our combined Open House/Back-to-School Day at Oak Hill on Friday, August 23rd.  Thank you so much to all of you who gave feedback into the format of the day.  We will send out more details as the day gets closer, but we wanted you to have the date and time for your calendar.  Based on the results of our survey, our schedule will be as follows:

8:30-9:30             First and Second Grades

9:30-10:00           Meet and Greet with Specialists

10:00-11:00         Third and Fourth Grades

11:30-12:30         Fifth and Sixth Grades

1:00-2:00             Kindergarten

School Supply Ordering

school supplies

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. 

Odyssey of the Minda 2019

Odyssey of the Mind

The 4th grade Oak Hill Odyssey of the Mind team went to the World Finals on May 22-25 in Lansing, Michigan.  They competed against teams from many different countries and placed 13th in the world in their division!  Their solution was a play about fruits vs. veggies for Problem #5: Opposites Distract.  The team is comprised of Ava Grace Satterfield, Mehreen Gandhi, Jack Wagner, Joshua Learned, Ameya Haldankar, Keya Shah and Uma Sarkar, and it is coached by Jennifer Wagner and Jennifer Learned.  Congratulations for a job well done!

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 here

**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.  

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.

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.

4th quizlet

Students using Quizlet to review social studies. 

Technology News

The last day for students to take laptops home is Monday, June 3.  Student HP Laptops will be collected on either Monday, June 10 or Wednesday, June 12.  Please make sure your child has their laptop, charger, and case in school with them before their turn in day.  If any of these pieces cannot be located we will need to collect payment for the missing part.  You can pay with a check made out to Oak Hill ES or through “My School Bucks.”  The replacement costs are:

Laptop: $355

Charger: $38

Neoprene Sleeve: $11

If you have any questions contact Tammy Ofano at: tlofano@fcps.edu or 703-467-3500.

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.

Key Calendar Dates

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 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 Author's Debut at 10:30am, Kindergarten Picnic at 11:15am, 4th Grade Picnic at 12pm

June 12: 6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony in Gym, 9am

June 13: Last day of school, dismissal begins at 12:15pm

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

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