Wolf News - March 6

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family, 

So much change has happened at Oak Hill this week! Our 5th Grade, 6th Grade, and Music Classes all completed their moves. It is so great to have the Pack all in the building! Thank you to our students for their amazing flexibility. Major kudos to our staff for how quickly they can make a brand new space feel like home! 

It's Read Across America Week and our students have been enjoying extra fun reading activities. We've had guest readers, drop everything and read times, special reading places, and so much more. Also, we hope to see many of you at Multicultural Night this Friday! It's a great night celebrating the families of Oak Hill.

Monday, March 11 is the first full day of Ramadan. In Islam, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. We want our Wolf Pack families and students to know that the library will be open during all lunches for students who may prefer to go to the library instead of the cafeteria, as many will be fasting. Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to fill out this Google Form regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation, silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction. We strive to make sure that every student feels valued and respected, and we will make every effort to assist your students with their specific needs. 

You may have received a link to the FCPS Engagement Survey recently. FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Need the link or more information? Check out this Family Engagement Survey informational site.

Looking forward to another great week! 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Multicultural Night is this Friday, 3/8

Please join us on Friday, March 8th from 6-7:30 to celebrate some of the cultures of our Oak Hill Community.  There will be displays and performances representing different countries and cultures.  One highlight will be the Chinese Lion Dance.  There will also be popcorn, drinks, and pizza for sale.

Spring After-School Activities

Registration for spring after-school activities is open now and will close on Sunday, March 17th @ 11:59 pm or when the class fills. Activities are sponsored by the PTA and provided by Baroody Camps. 

To register, go to https://bc-ffx-oakhill.jumbula.com, click on the "Spring 2024" tab, then click "Click Here to Register." It will prompt you to sign in or create an account. You can type in the code to access the registration page from there.  Use Code: OHES24

If there are any questions, please email, secondvp@oakhillpta.org

**Limited financial aid opportunities are available for those who qualify. Please indicate your request at the time of registration. **If approved, financial aid is available for one class per child per session**


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Yearbooks are on sale now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob.  Our school code is 13278324.  Yearbooks are $20Preorders are due by March 22nd, 2024.  If your child wants a yearbook, please order by March 22nd.  We will have fewer than 30 extra yearbooks at the end of the year and those are sold first come, first served.  If your child is a sixth grader, and buying a yearbook would be a hardship, please contact the counselor, Mr. Mitchell.  Thank you.

Spring Individual and Class Pictures-Thursday, March 14th

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Spring Portraits and Class Pictures are Thursday March 14th!  This is a one-time event with no make-up date.  Order forms were sent home today.   Picture packages can be pre-ordered either online  at https://www.barksdalephoto.com with your student’s personalized online password or you may submit order forms with payment to the photographer on picture day.  If you choose not to pre-order, every student will receive a proof and you can order once the proof is received.  Additionally, each student who purchases a package will receive a class picture.  Class pictures can also be ordered separately.  If you have any questions about pictures or picture day, please contact Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu!

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Read Across America Week Continues

Thursday, 3/7 - PJ Day! Snuggle up in your pajamas and read a good book!

Friday , 3/8- Dress as your favorite Book Character or wear Oak Hill Spirit Wear!

National School Social Work Week

March 3-9 is National School Social Work Week. Social workers in FCPS help to prevent social, emotional, and behavioral factors from affecting a student's ability to perform at their best. Their primary goal is to remove barriers that prevent a student from fulfilling their academic potential. Social workers are assigned to every school and center in the school system. Most social workers serve one to two sites. Learn more about the role of social workers in FCPS.

Thank you to Oak Hill's wonderful social worker, Mrs. Cammy McCleskey, for all shedoes for students.


This year, the first full day of Ramadan is Monday, March 11. In Islam, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. During this month Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset each day while striving to increase their spirituality, through prayers, charity and good deeds. Read more about Ramadan in National Geographic Kids.

March 11 is an O day. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. Half-O days are full school days, but important events will not be held after school on those day

Throughout the year, as we celebrate and recognize various cultural holidays and observances, families are encouraged to fill out this Google Form regarding accommodations, including but not limited to those around lunch, prayer/meditation, silent reflection spaces and times, and instruction. We strive to make sure that every student feels valued and respected, and we will make every effort to assist your students with their specific needs. 

LOST and FOUND - What are you missing?

As we are transititioning to spring weather, please check to see if you have your child's winter coat (or if you are missing any other jackets/lunchboxes,etc).  We have a large collection in the lost and found int he lobby and will be donating unclaimed items after spring break.

Reminder - Health Room Hours

Just a reminder.  If you need to drop off medication at the health room, Mrs. Rampersad's hours are 8:40am - 3:40pm

News from PTA

Multicultural Night

Reminder--our annual Multicultural Night is this Friday, March 6th, from 6-7:30pm! Come and learn about the many cultures represented in Oak Hill's student body through informational booths and special artistic performances. The event is free, and pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be available for purchase.

Spring After-School Activities

Registration for spring after-school activities is now open! Visit the PTA website for more information and to register: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/

6th Grade Basketball Game T-Shirts

Oak Hill's annual 6th grade basketball game is scheduled for Friday, April 12th at Chantilly High School. Show your Oakie pride by ordering a t-shirt on the PTA website! https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/Last day to order is Monday, March 18th.

Odyssey of the Mind

Congratulations to the Oak Hill students who competed in the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament and demonstrated exceptional creativity to solve OM's unique open-ended problems. Special congratulations to the team of Oak Hill 4th and 5th graders whose solution to the classics problem "Opening Night Antics" won first place and has advanced to the state level competition!

Students in Odyssey of the Mind

Join a Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools will be held Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6-12. Together as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and too-often fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online.

March Is ...

National Women’s History Month

The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids.

Celebrating Arts in Our Schools Month (Art, Music, and Theater)

Equity in Education Month

Disability Awareness Month 

National Nutrition Month


In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Where FCPS Funding Comes From
  • Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs
  • FCPS Family Engagement Survey Opens 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

3/8                                  Multicultural Night, 6 pm
3/14                                Spring Individual and Class Pictures
3/19                                Chick-Fil-A Spirit night 4-9pm
3/22                                Yearbook orders due!
3/25-3/29                        Spring Break! No school for Students and Staff
4/1                                  Teacher Work Day, No School for Students
4/2                                  Staff Development Day, No School for Students
4/4                                  Learning Showcase, 5 pm 
4/12                                Oak Hill/Lees Corner Bball game @ CHS                      5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Please note: there may be some students who test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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