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Orange Hunt Owls we are coming to see you August 20th!  Are you Ready??? Scroll down for more information.


Welcome to Orange Hunt!

If you are new to the area, you can enroll your student(s) during the summer months. Our Office is open in the summer Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-1pm.  If you would like to come on another day please contact Ann Prentice or sign up for an appointment.

Kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2019-20 school year is open. Children who reach the age of five on or before September 30, 2019, are eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.

To enroll a Kindergartner or school-aged student, please sign-up for an appointment with the Orange Hunt Registrar after you have confirmed your address on this BOUNDARY link and have completed all necessary forms for registration. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact, Ann Prentice, at or call 703-913-6812.



Owl Nation,

We miss all of you, Owls, and we’re coming to visit you!  The Orange Hunt teachers and staff are "caravanning" to your neighborhood on Tuesday, August 20th to get you fired-up for the 2019-2020 academic season!  Here are the stops we’ll be making:

Tuesday, August 20th   

1:45pm – STOP # 1 - Basketball Court on SILVERVINE LN




 **Weather permitting**

For more information about Orange Hunt Elementary, visit our website.

2019-20 School Year to Start on August 26

With the summer winding down and many families are returning from summer camps, vacations, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2019-20 school year will be Monday, August 26.  


Transportation will be emailing stops and times to you on August 22nd or 23rd.  Please know that in the first weeks of school transportation keeps track of the number of students riding the bus to determine our needs for the remainder of the year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact transportation at 703-446-2050.


Huntsman Crosswalk

Our community aims to provide the safest routes for our students to walk to OHES. Over the years, the crosswalk on Huntsman Blvd. at Spelman Dr. has been an area of concern. Solutions such as employing a crossing guard, installing a stop sign or using overhead flashing lights to indicate when there are students crossing have all been struck down based on limitations by VDOT regulations and the location's proximity to the four-way stop at Sydenstricker Road. FCPS is working with FCDOT to submit an application the Safe Routes to School program for grant funding to make improvements to this crosswalk area. Proposed improvements include a median refuge, curb extensions, and new curb ramps, which will aim to keep traffic in this area at the 25mph speed limit. To strengthen our application, the PTA is collecting data regarding pedestrian use at this crosswalk. Please take a moment to share your information and concerns with this short survey.


Summer Activity : Add to our Positivity Patch

Last year one of our Girl Scout Troop 2406 installed the Positivity Patch to our entrance at door 8. A HUGH Thank You to Girl Scout Troop 32 for adding to this Patch this year. 

If you are looking for a rainy day activity, consider making a rock to add to our patch.  Think back to the positivity project we learned about this year, and see what inspiration you can create.

love to read

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is here! Relax with a good book and enjoy your summer.

Our students have worked so hard this year and have accomplished so much in reading. They have read independently, in partnerships, and with book clubs, etc.  We want to encourage our students to continue to read as much as they can this summer. Feel free to use the OHES Reading, Writing and Fitness Program, the Fairfax County Public Library program (offered at all Libraries) or just continue to read for pleasure!

Forms for the OHES summer reading went home on the last day but can also be found our on OHES page. Participation is completely optional.

Upcoming Events

August 20- Welcome Caravan (see times above)

August 23: Open House 9:00am for new to OHES families and 9:30- 10:30am for the rest of our families.  An email will go out earlier in the week with class assignments.

August 26: First day of 2019-2020 school year

August 30 - September 3: Labor Day HOLIDAY

September 5: Back to School Night Grades K--6 (5:30 - 7:30pm) (There will be 3 identical session to make it easier to mach your schedule.)

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates.  See how to save.


Your Partners In Education

We are in this together!!  We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with your family this year and will work every day to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for your child. Please contact us when there is a question or concern. Thank you for your support and being part of our team!

Your Partner Principals,

Karen Tuttle           

Kate Austin            

Megan Tempel-Milner

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Orange Hunt PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.