Wolf News February 19


Oak Hill's awesome custodial team.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

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 passenger side door(s) only.
  • Please turn right when exiting the “Kiss and Ride” area, to avoid interaction with buses and cars turning left into the parking lot.

Bus Loop

The Bus Loop is for buses only; NOT to be used by cars dropping off students. Do NOT park in the bus loop during arrival and dismissal times (8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)


Please use the school parking lot, the pool parking lot across the street, or street parking. Please be courteous and DO NOT BLOCK NEIGHBORS’ DRIVEWAYS OR MAILBOXES.

Kindergarten Orientation


Oak Hill Kindergarten Orientation for children living within Oak Hill Elementary School's boundary is on April 16, 2020 from 4:15-5:15pm with doors opening at 4:00pm for check-in.  This is for all parents/guardians and children who will be 5 years-old by September 30, 2020.  Due to space we are asking only kindergarten aged students attend with their parent or guardian.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the FCPS website.

Please call 703-467-3500 to schedule a registration appointment.   

Box Tops for Education


Our next Box Tops for Education deadline is approaching and we need your help!  There are two ways to earn money for Oak Hill.

  1. You can send in all clipped Box tops to the office by this Friday, February 21st.
  2. You can register for the app and scan the box tops by March 1s

Please visit Box Tops for Education to register and for information on how the app is used.

Speak Up Survey


The Department of Information Technology is sponsoring the annual SpeakUp survey on digital technology. All parents, students, teachers, and administrators are invited to participate in this national survey. The SpeakUp survey helps us gauge how technology is being used to support learning and identify areas of success and challenge. We can also see how FCPS compares to other school districts via the national results of this survey. Please consider taking this survey by visiting here and selecting your school from the dropdown menu. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be available until February 21. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. We hope you will make your voice heard and help us with planning for technology in the future.  For more information about the survey, please visit here.  Thank you for your help!

Oak Hill vs Lees Corner Basketball Game


March Madness is coming to Oak Hill!  The annual Oak Hill versus Lees Corner basketball game will be held on Friday, March 13th at Chantilly High School.  Come to cheer our players, cheerleaders, and band.  Doors will open at 6:15pm for the 6:30pm tip off!  Online Spirit sales will be from February 24 to March 6.  Click here to purchase tickets and gear.  All items will be delivered directly to your child's class!  Sales will also take place in the Oak Hill lobby each morning (8:15-8:45am) from March 9 - 13.  Please remember only cash or checks are accepted.  Consider shopping online to get your items early and avoid lines!

Tip of the Week


Math Tip

Over the last few weeks in our Math tips of the week, we have been talking a lot about productive struggle and growth mindset in the area of math.  We are pushing our students to talk about their thinking and to persevere through hard tasks.  At first try, this can be very difficult for students, especially those who have not had to explain their reasoning or thinking behind their process before.  Below is a list of questions you might try to ask as you notice your child persevering through a math task.

As students get started: How would you describe the problem in your own words? What are you trying to figure out?  What is your plan/strategy?

As students implement their strategy: Can you explain what you’ve done so far?  What made you choose this method?  Have you thought of all of the possibilities?

If a student is stuck: What is an example of a similar problem you’ve solved?  How is this problem similar or different?  Could you try it with similar numbers?


Spotlight on Student Learning

The Chantilly Pyramid is hosting their 2nd Annual Spotlight-on-Learning event on Tuesday, March 31st at Franklin MS.  Come discover the rich learning, student engagement, and media balance that supports Portrait of a Graduate attributes in our Chantilly Pyramid students! There will be a student and teacher panel as well as a showcase of learning.  Below is the agenda:

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Kick-Off Teacher Panel addressing the importance of media balance both inside and outside of the classroom.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Showcase of Student Learning See how Chantilly Pyramid students are learning and creating using digital tools.

Yearbook Pre-sales


Yearbook pre-sales will be coming soon!  Flyers and additional information will be provided in next week's Wednesday folder and Wolf News. 

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed


We need volunteers in the cafeteria.  If you are able to help please sign up here. We also need volunteers to transport ‘food rescue items‘ to Herndon Food Pantry each Friday.  If you are able to help with this click here


Fourth graders created Vision Boards, an activity that supports the Portrait of a Graduate Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual attribute.

PTA News


Afterschool Activities - Spring - Coming Soon!

Don't miss out on afterschool activities for spring.  Early bird registration starts week of February 24 for PTA members and March 1 for everyone else.

Science Olympiad Division A 

Here are the winners of Division A Science Olympiad held on November 23,  2019.

Wright Stuff - Srihan Moola & Marc Paras - 6th Place

Submersibles - Akshaya Kalahasti & Nethra Kumaravel - 8th Place

Pentathlon - Aarna Viswanathan, Oviya Vimalkumar, Rishi Rajmanna, Ayan Sudheer, Tejesh Vaddi - 2nd Place

Parachute Egg Drop - Srihan Moola & Marc Paras - 6th Place

Fossils - Sophia Wang & Nethra Kumaravel - 3rd Place, Ishika Thalluri & Ananya Ramprasad - 7th Place

Dynamic Planet - Rishi Uppal & Bhavya Lavu  - 1st Place

Cell Biology - Rishi Rajmanna & Tejesh Vaddi - 1st Place,Aria Huaman & Shirley Bai - 4th Place

3rd Grade Towers - Tatva Duggineni & Sri Lasya Bhagavathula - 4th Place,  Anuv Ahuja & Jimyuan Guan - 7th Place

3rd Grade Ologies - Rishi Rajmanna & Tejesh Vaddi - 2nd Place

Key Calendar Dates


February 21: PTA Art Night, 6-8pm

March 3: No school, School Planning Day

March 5: Kindergarten Field Trip to George Mason Theatre, 9:30-12:30pm

March 6: Book Character Dress Up Day

March 13: Oak Hill/Lees Corner Basketball Game at Chantilly HS, 6:15pm

March 19: Spring Independent and Class Pictures

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