Wolf News March 4


Oak Hill staff members were guest readers as part of Read Across America week.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

I am beginning to think that the recent mild temperatures and 60-degree days are more desirable than shoveling many inches of snow! We all have missed our snow days with hot chocolate, sled riding and long games of Monopoly; however, the daffodils, sun and longer days are much welcomed in March!

I hope students enjoyed their day off yesterday. All FCPS staff participated in Cultural Proficiency and Equity in Schools training where we were able to reflect and look at current practices in our school. Additional staff were also able to participate in Crisis Training with Mr. Credle and myself where, again, we examined current procedures and discussed potential what ifs to gauge our reasoning and reactions. While finding daycare can be a huge imposition for you, we truly value this time as a staff to learn together and keep current in our field.

As you know, we have our annual Lees Corner vs. Oak Hill basketball game next Friday at Chantilly High School. We will be selling spirit wear all next week before school in our lobby. A pep assembly will take place Friday afternoon to send off our 6th grade teams with high energy and good vibes!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child’s learning and experience at Oak Hill.  My door is always open!


Holly DeVore, Principal

Coronavirus Update

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Brabrand sent a coronavirus (COVID-19) email update on Monday, March 2.  If you missed it, here is the link to a copy of his email and the most recent information and actions that FCPS is taking to ensure our schools and your students are safe.  Please remember that if your student is ill, please keep them home from school.  For more information visit the FCPS Coronavirus Update webpage.  FCPS will continue to provide updates.

Read Across America Information


Read Across America is being celebrated this 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 B-ball 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 6:00pm 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.

Tip of the Week


Students’ mindsets about mathematics are foundational to their attitudes, beliefs, and long-term success in mathematics. Students need to develop a positive, growth mindset about mathematics in order to access challenges and develop a deeper understanding of concepts.  In order to help your child(ren) develop deeper understanding, you may find it helpful to instill a “mindset” using these reflective prompts within your day. Consider expanding the questions below as you talk about school at home…

• How will you challenge yourself today?
• What might you try differently that you haven’t done before today?
• How did your brain grow today?
• Did you make any interesting mistakes?
• What can you learn from this experience or mistake?
• Is there anything you’re wondering about after today?
• What challenges did you encounter today?
• What did you persevere through today?
• What is something you could do today that you couldn’t do last week?
• What are you excited to continue thinking about tomorrow?
• What/who helped you be successful today?

School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD.  Electronic versions of the survey forms may be accessed here.

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will provide the FCHD with valuable information.  Your participation in this important endeavor is appreciated.

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 that only rising kindergarten 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.   


Second graders working on their persuasive writing.

Key Calendar Dates


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

March 13: Oak Hill/Lees Corner Basketball Game at Chantilly HS, 6:00pm

March 19: Spring Independent and Class Pictures

March 26: 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times, 9am-3pm

March 31: 2nd Grade Musical for parents, 9am 

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