The Acorn

Oakview's Online News Flash

January 25, 2016
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Principal's Report - Dr. Phillip Reavis

Family Math, Science, and Technology Night
Math! Science! Technology! Oh My! Please join us for Oakview’s Family Science, Math, and Technology Night on Thursday, February 11 from 5-7pm. This is a drop-in event, so come when you can and enjoy the activities at your leisure. Families can participate in activities on the grade level hallway for their student(s), as well as visit many exciting events around the building! Please be sure to return the bottom of the flyer that was sent home Monday, January 11 so we know how many in your family will be attending. We hope to see you there!

Businesses Wanted for Family Math, Science, and Technology Night!
a) set up a small demonstration/activity for parents/students to stop by and visit
b) give us materials and/or a display related to your company’s math/science/technology connections to display in one of our rooms for you.
This is a perfect opportunity for the students to make connections to real-world careers in these fields, as well as for your business to get some extra exposure with our community. If you are willing to help us, please contact Charnley DeMeritt at or leave a message at 355-7159. Thank you for supporting math, science, and technology at Oakview!

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration
Even though the initial window ended last week for kindergarten and first grade registration, it is not too late! Please stop by the school office ASAP to register your kindergarten or first grade student for the 2016-2017 school year. Current kindergarten students at Oakview do not need to re-register for first grade. Please contact the school office if you have questions. All registration paperwork is posted on the school's web site at

Congratulations to Oakview Lego Robotics Team!
At the regional competition last weekend consisting of 26 teams, the Oakview Wizards won 1st Place in robot performance with a score of 597 and 2nd Place in core values! The team will now advance to state competition in early February! Oakview continues to provide multiple opportunities to integrate technology and engineering practices into our program offerings and Lego robotics is a prime example. Way to go Oakview Wizards!

Congratulations Sandy Young
Challenge teacher, Sandy Young, received $1,400 in grant funding from the Metropolitan Arts Council! To learn more, visit Oakview's web site at

Jump Ropes, Box Tops, and Game Night!
January is a busy month with exciting events for everyone! Visit Oakview's web site for more information about these and other events. Be sure to click on the calendar button to view all upcoming events:

PTA President's Report - Celeste Blinston

Greetings Oakview parents! It's already time to start selecting your PTA leaders for next school year! If you would like to help with the process, please contact me at to become a member of our Nominating Committee!

PTA is looking forward to hosting the first of our Family Game Nights and Art Show this week on Friday, January 29. Fourth and Fifth graders and their families are invited to share in a night of fun!

We are also beginning the next Box Tops drive this month! Be on the lookout for more information soon! Thanks as always for everything that you do to make Oakview such a success!

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Box Top Contest

The Spring Box Tops Collection Contest has officially begun and will run through February 12, 2016! Make sure you check the dates and only send in un-expired box tops! Additionally, all box tops must be cut cleanly on the black dotted line. When sending in the box tops, place them in a Ziploc bag marked with your child's grade level and teacher! Prizes for the Spring Contest include: 1st place- cupcake party; 2nd place- extra recces and Popsicles; 3rd place- bag of balls for recess. Thank you in advance for your support! The fall collection brought in $1,674 for Oakview. Let's see if we can beat this number in the spring!
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Spring Book Fair

Please plan to join us for our Spring Book Fair. Opening day is Monday, February 22 and will continue through Friday, February 26. Also, the Spring Book Fair will be open during game night Friday, February the 26.

Zaxby's Restaurant Night

Monday, Feb. 8th, 5-8pm

113 Batesville Road

Simpsonville, SC