Wolf News - March 20

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family, 

The week before Spring Break has been exciting!

Our students completed our Power of the Pack Challenge. During this challenge, classes were recognized for displaying excellent behavior across the school building. Every time a class earned 6 stickers, they earned a puzzle piece to decorate and display in the lobby. This collage below represents our community coming together united in the common goal of excellent behavior. We are so proud of our wolves for achieving our goal!


Wolf Head


On Tuesday, we celebrated our students' success with a surprise Reptile World assembly. Mr. Michael (pictured below) educated our students about a variety of reptiles. Our students even had the opportunity to touch Banana Bread (not the food!) as they exited the assembly. You can tell by the pictures below how exciting this event was.


Multiple pictures of reptiles and smiling students


Mr. Michael shared that we were one of the best behaved and engaged audiences he had ever performed in front of! Way to go Wolves! Mr. Mitchell, our fabulous school counselor, spearheaded this initiative and assembly. Thank you Mr. Mitchell!

Tomorrow is March 21st. On 3/21 we recognize World Down Syndrome Day. Please consider wearing your most exciting socks in recognition of this day.

Down Syndrome Day


Next week is Spring Break - can you believe it?! When we return, we cannot wait to come together as the Oak Hill Wolf Pack to showcase some of the amazing learning that happens every day at Oak Hill. We hope you can join us at Oak Hill's Learning Showcase (5:00 -7:00 pm). There will be food available for purchase from 5:00-5:30 pm, then the showcase begins! Please RSVP on this google form by April 1st so we can get a good idea of the supplies and food needed. We will also be exhibiting selected student artwork that night.

If you haven't yet done so, please consider filling out the principal evaluation survey (more details below). Your input matters! 

We hope that all of you have a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break. Enjoy time with family and friends. We can't wait to see our wolves return on April 3rd. 

In Partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Spring Break

  • Spring Break is March 25-March 29th, followed by two teacher work days/staff development days on April 1st and 2nd.  
  • The Oak Hill Office will be closed March 25-March 29th and will re-open at 8 am on Monday, April 1st.
  • We look forward to welcoming all the students back on Wednesday, April 3rd.
  • Enjoy your spring break!

Playground Closed During Break

As you may have noticed, our renovation is nearing completion! During Spring Break, do your best to avoid the playground/field area. The construction team will be working on the new basketball court, as well as working on preparing the trailers on the field to be removed. There will be construction trucks on the playground, making it unsafe for playing on/walking through. Thank you for your cooperation!

YEARBOOK orders DUE 3/22

order your yearbook graphic

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.   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.

FCPS Principal Evaluation Survey

You may have received an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. 

The email will comefrom FCPS Surveys. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!  Thank you so much!

Oak Hill Showcase Event April 4th 

Please RSVP on this google form for our Oak Hill Showcase event on Thursday, April 4th from 5-7 pm.  Please RSVP by April 1st so we can get a good idea of the supplies needed. 

Parents and students are invited to join us as a we showcase instructional strategies that occur in our classrooms to support student learning and growth. Grade level teams and specialists will provide sessions where you can see some of the strategies in action and learn more about what your child’s day looks like. Pizza will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 and the learning sessions will start at 5:30.  We hope to see you there!  Selected student artwork will also be exhibited here at Oak Hill.  This artwork would normally be at the Chantilly Pyramid Art show on April 5th.


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 /favorite sweatshirt/sweater  We have a large collection in the lost and found in  the lobby and will be donating unclaimed items after spring break.

Lost and found items

Message from the PTA

2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website (make sure to include your email address!):  https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw?group=

Nominations are due by May 20, 2024; voting will take place during the PTA general meeting on May 21st.


Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum.

This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST. Admission is free, food will be for sale.. Here is our registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found at tjtechstrav.org.

Techstravaganza flyer


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

  • Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • Fairfax County’s Funding of the FCPS Budget
  • Literacy Development for Multilingual Learners

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

3/21                                World Down Syndrome Day
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, 5-7 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.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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