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Orange Hunt Owls, we LOVED seeing many of you today!  We cannot wait for an AWESOME school year!

Teacher Assignments and Open House

Families will receive and email on Wednesday, August 21,2019 after 4:00pm.  Be on the lookout for these emails.

Our staff looks forward to meeting you at Open House on FridayAugust 23: Open House 9:00am for new to OHES families and 9:30- 10:30am for the rest of our families. This is an excellent time to bring in your supplies to make your backpacks lighter on Monday.  If you are looking for PTA bought supplies they will be in the cafe ready for pick up.

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.

First Day Forms: Get Ahead of the Game!

For those of you that like to plan ahead, you may complete the following forms and send with your student on the first day! 

Emergency Care Card

Health Form

Military Info     

Opt-Out Info

Medication Authorization Forms


Huntsman Crosswalk

In order to improve the safety at OHES Huntsman crosswalk, please take a moment to complete this brief survey. Please take a moment to share your information and concerns with this short survey.

PSA for all soon-to-be kindergarten parents

Practice eating “school lunch” with your child. Make sure they can open everything you send with them.

  • Talk about not eating off of the table in the lunchroom!
  • Set a timer for 15 minutes and talk about how they may not finish eating and that’s ok. (This is HARD for them.)
  • Practice packing everything back up and talk about what is trash and what should come back home in their lunch box.

Kindergarten lunch is a big adjustment and your child’s teacher will be super appreciative for the partnership in this challenging experience!


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.


Welcome to Orange Hunt!

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.

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 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 after 4:00pm on Wednesday.

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.