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Principal's Report

Welcome Back!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Oakview Elementary School, welcome back to school! In particular, I welcome our new families and trust you will soon discover that Oakview is indeed a "Habitat for Learning!" This year, we will 'Make a Positive Connection"! I would also like to welcome our new employees to the Oakview family. Click here to view our 'Oakview's Newest Members' newsletter to meet our staff.

The Lazy Days of Summer?

While you relaxed on the beach, attended summer camp, or sat by the pool, things were busy at the school! Here's just a few of our summer activities:

  • Faculty and staff participated in dozens of workshops at the annual GCS "Summer Academy" or at "Summer Skill-It", Oakview's own summer teacher workshop series.
  • A new pedestrian area was created at the main entrance walkway which will serve as the location for the bricks Oakview sold last year
  • GCS paved our front driveway and resealed/striped our front parking lot! Yippee!! No more pot holes!
  • Our wonderful building services team cleaned the building (120,000 square feet)
  • A new PA system was installed in the cafeteria

I could go on but you get the idea. It's been a busy but productive summer at Oakview! Now that things are in place, it's time for another amazing school year. We look forward to making a positive connection with YOU this year!

For children,

Philip Reavis, Ph.D


3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade students receive Chromebooks!

Students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades received their Personalized Learning Device this week. Already they are using them in the classroom to create All About Me slides and writing using Google Docs. We can't wait to see what's next!

Visit Oakview's Personalized Learning website for more information on this GCS initiative.

Upcoming Events

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Week of August 27

  • Tuesday, August 28th, 6:30 p.m.: Barrier Island meeting for parents interested in chaperoning but were unable to attend the April meeting

Week of September 3

  • Monday, Sept. 3rd: Labor Day (Student Holiday)
  • Thursday, Sept. 6th, 9:00 a.m.: PTA Board meeting

6:00 p.m.: District 1 PTA Reflections workshop

  • Friday, Sept. 7th, 9:00 a.m.: PTA Volunteer Breakfast

10:00 a.m.: New Family Welcome meeting

Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here

PTA Information

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Back to School Paperwork

Please do not forget to complete your PTA Paperwork online this year. All the details can be found very easily on the Oakview PTA website at Just click on "Back to School Paperwork" link to get started. Thank you for those of you that have already completed your paperwork and purchased your PTA Memberships, Student Directories, and Spirit Wear. And a special thank you to everyone for their donations to Friends of Oakview Fund. It's going to be a great year and we are excited to already be making Positive Connections with our families.

Call for Room Coordinators

For any parents interested in serving as a Room Coordinator for your child's class, be sure to complete the "Volunteer Interest Form" found here. This is the only list that PTA will be using for Room Coordinator Selection so definitely be sure to submit your interest if you have not already done so. Deadline for this submission is August 31st.

Volunteer Breakfast

Whether you are a new parent at Oakview or have been volunteering for years now, please join us on Friday, September 7, at 9 a.m. in the Cafeteria for our annual Volunteer Breakfast. You can enjoy coffee and nibbles while you learn about the numerous Volunteer Opportunities we will have available throughout the year.

New Family Welcome

Are you a new family joining the Oakview community this year? If so, please come learn more about your school and your PTA at the New Family Welcome Get Together. It will be immediately following our Volunteer Breakfast on Friday, September 7, at 10 a.m in the Media Center. We look forward to meeting you at both events and cannot wait to get you plugged in to the Oakview community.

Fall General Membership Meeting & Curriculum Night

Join us between Curriculum Night Sessions 1 & 2 on Thursday, September 13 for our brief PTA General Membership meeting. We need to take a vote on the 2018-19 budget so please do stay late or come early to join us at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria!