Wolf News June 3


Principal's Message


Dear Families,

What a great evening it was last night at the Chantilly High School graduation celebrating with former Oak Hill students and the entire Chantilly Pyramid Principal group!  It was a night under the stars at Jiffy Lube Live and an evening filled with wonder, optimism, and dreams!  A great reminder to those of us who graduated many, many moons ago that dreams do not have an expiration date.  It is never too late to be inspired or motivated to just try, to take that risk regardless of the outcome.  The journey, at times, is far more valuable and memorable than the final outcome. 

For those of you who are sending a former Oakie out into the world, know that each of our students are well equipped to handle any adversities life may throw at them.  You have been instrumental in developing their character and instilling the motivation to move mountains and dream big.  On behalf of the entire Oak Hill Staff, congratulations to you and your graduate, our former Oakie.  We wish you the best!


Holly DeVore, Principal

Sixth Grade Celebrations


We are excited to celebrate our sixth graders as they prepare to move up to middle school.  On Monday, June 7th, all sixth graders (virtual and in-person) are invited to participate in an outdoor party on the Oak Hill fields from 1-2:30 pm.   Mrs. DeVore, Mr. Credle and the sixth grade team are planning this party with parent volunteers.  We will also be offering a virtual celebration for those students not attending the in-person party. 

Please RSVP here to let us know if your child will attend the in-person or the virtual party.

Details were sent out last Friday to 6th grade families by our parent volunteers Angie Frey, Taruna Agarwal, and Melissa Dolenc.  Thank you to the many parents who have volunteered to assist the planning committee!   Unfortunately, there will not be a rain date for the outdoor party but all students can pivot to a virtual party during the last week of school.

On Tuesday, June 8th, we will hold a Virtual Moving Up ceremony and car parade.  The moving up ceremony will begin at 10:30 am with all sixth graders and their families.  It will conclude by parents clicking on individual links to their child’s homeroom presentation.  Links will be sent to families closer to the event.

We will hold our first ever car parade for our newly promoted students through the Oak Hill neighborhood along Kinross Circle at 2pm.  Families are encouraged to participate in the car parade with their sixth grade child.  While on the parade route, all vehicles must obey all traffic signs, and all passengers must be seated and buckled.

Car Parade Information

We would like to invite all K-5 Oak Hill students and families to line the parade route and cheer for our 6th graders on June 8th at 2pm. For the best view of the students, please line up and cheer on the right side of Kinross Circle.  The parade will travel around Kinross Circle.  The cars will be entering the circle at corner of Kinross Circle and Centreville Road (where there is a stoplight) or the corner of Kinross Circle and Allness Lane.  They will continue past Oak Hill and proceed to the second intersection of Kinross Circle and Centreville Road.  You are encouraged to make signs with words of congratulations or other decorations, and wear your Oak Hill spirit wear or blue and white colors. We hope to see you there!   


Calendar Reminder: June 8

Calendar Reminder

All Students to Be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous learning day (no in-person classes) for students.  Get more information about the primary elections.

Laptop Collection

All student laptops need to be returned to Oak Hill.  They will be collected on the following days/times:



Beat the Rush Date for Virtual Students. (If you have a home computer your child can use until Friday, take advantage of this opportunity to turn the school laptop in early and beat the rush.)

Monday, June 7 from 10:30 to 12:00

Virtual Students

Friday, June 11 from 2:00 to 4:30 Monday, June 14 from 9:00 to 12:00

In Person Students

Thursday, June 10 during the school day

  • ONLY the laptop and power cord need to be returned; bags will not be collected.  
  • All laptops need to be cleaned prior to being returned; stickers must be removed and any residue cleaned- DO NOT remove the barcode.  
  • The laptop pockets should have a student ID card.  If the card is missing, include the  student name and  ID number written on paper and placed in the pocket.
  • All power cords must be neatly wrapped.  


Please pull up to the bus loop and stay in your car.  We will be waiting to collect both your cleaned computer and your wrapped power cord.  Once we take those items from you, we will quickly scan them into our system.  Once everything is scanned in, you will be free to go.


If you have lost or damaged your laptop or charger, there is a cost for replacement. You may pay using your MySchoolBucks account or write a check made out to Oak Hill Elementary.

  • Power adapter replacement: $28
  • Computer: $472

For more information:  Student Laptop Responsible Use Guidelines


Sixth grade students showing off their Project Based Learning (PBL) history projects.  

Stress Less, Laugh More


This Friday, June 4th is our last Stress Less, Laugh More day!  The theme is “Just Laugh!”  We all need some laughter in our lives with the end of the 2020-2021 school year quickly approaching.  We will plan to tell some jokes on Friday and watch a special video of the Oak Hill staff dancing.  Students can wear something that makes them laugh or smile.  Thank you for all of your support of this year’s Stress Less, Laugh More event.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of the Oak Hill clinical team.  We are here to support all Oak Hill students and families!

Kim Gallagher, School Counselor at  kagallagher1@fcps.edu
Cammy McCleskey, School Social Worker at clmccleskey@fcps.edu 
Ginny Phinney, School Psychologist at vgphinney@fcps.edu
Christy Ryder, School Counselor at clryder@fcps.edu

Summer Reading


Oak Hill Library books are turned in for the summer. How can you access reading material and motivate your kids to read this summer? Check out these awesome summer reading programs from the Fairfax County Public Library, Scholastic, Barnes and Noble, Pizza Hut “Book-It”, and Capstone.  Links to additional resources from FCPS are found here too! For more information about the Summer Reading Program please see this flyer

Summer Practice Books

To help support continued learning throughout summer break, practice books are being mailed to homes of many FCPS students. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive a digital link. 

Students will receive the following books:

  • Pre-kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary summer practice book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts practice book and one Math practice book by course enrollment. These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English learners and students receiving Special Education services may receive additional or customized books. 

Please see the Summer Practice Books webpage for more information and details about customized books for English learners and Special Education students. 

Key Calendar Dates


June 4: Stress Less, Laugh More Day “Just Laugh!”  Wear something that makes you smile or laugh. 

June 7: Sixth Grade EOY Party, 1:00-2:30pm

June 8: Democratic Primary Election, virtual synchronous learning day

June 8: 6th Grade Virtual Moving Up Ceremony, 10:30am

June 8: 6th Grade Car Parade, 2pm

June 11: Last day of school, 2-hour early close

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