Wolf News February 27


Students working with clay to create shoes in art class.

Calendar Reminder

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Tuesday, March 3, for the presidential primary election, which will be a school planning day for staff members. Classes will resume on Wednesday, March 4. See the complete 2019-20 school calendar

Read Across America Information


Read Across America will be celebrated next week.  Throughout the week there will be activities that focus on celebrating wonderful books, talented authors, and our joy for reading. Teachers will have opportunities to schedule guest readers (Oak Hill specialists and administration), book bag sharing, AND… Book Character Dress-Up Day.

Book Character Dress-Up Day is scheduled for Friday, March 6.  Dressing-up is optional for students, of course. It is meant to be a fun and engaging way for kids to immerse themselves in the role of a story character.  Elaborate costumes are not necessary!  Just have fun with it!

Also scheduled for Friday, March 6th will be our “Drop Everything and Read Across Oak Hill” event.  This 20 minute period will take place at the end of the day and EVERYONE in the building will be involved with reading.  Don’t be surprised if you show up and find all staff with their noses in a book.  We will ALL be reading! 😊


Oak Hill vs Lees Corner Basketball News


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 are available until 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!

Yearbook Pre-sales


It’s time to pre-order your 2019-2020 yearbook here.  Oak Hill’s yearbook code is 13278320  Order by March 19, 2020!  The pre-order price is $19.00.  Extras (Personalized yearbook cover, current events insert, autograph inserts and stickys) are also available for an additional cost. Yearbook pre-order deadline is March 19, 2020.  Please pre-order to avoid disappointment at the end of the year when there will only be a limited amount of extra yearbooks available.


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.

Franklin Band and Orchestra Camps

Franklin Middle School will be holding band and orchestra camps this summer from June 17 - July 10.  These camps are open to rising 4th grade students and above and are for all levels of experience.  Online registration begins March 1st.  For further details click here.

Tip Sheet for Elementary Parents: Raise a Responsible Student Who Takes School Seriously

One of your child’s biggest responsibilities is being a good student. Doing well in school is a key to a satisfying life! It’s hard to imagine paying bills without knowing math, for example, or voting in an election without understanding history.

To be effective students, kids must take the job seriously—and that requires family support. To encourage your child to be a responsible student:

  • Make learning a priority. Explore the world together. Visit the library, try new foods and take nature walks. Play board games that build thinking, math and reading skills. Show your child that learning is fun.
  • Teach perseverance. Kids need encouragement to keep trying when homework and other tasks are tough. When your child is tempted to give up, provide guidance and a positive outlook: “Let’s review the instructions again. I know you can do this!” Compliment effort and progress.
  • Enforce routines. Children need help creating and sticking with routines that lead to success, such as going to bed, waking up, reading and studying at the same times each day.
  • Wonder together. Instead of providing answers, let your child take charge of finding them sometimes. If he or she asks you, “Who was the second president?” show him or her how to look up the answer. Use his or her questions as opportunities to learn about other things, too. “I wonder who the second vice president was. Let’s go online and see if we can find out.”

Copyright 2020, the Parent Institute. Get more tip sheets for parents and other family engagement resources

Key Calendar Dates


March 3: No school, School Planning Day

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

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

March 19: Spring Independent and Class Pictures

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