Oakview's Latest News, Events, Activities, & Opportunities
1st Quarter Finished
I want to thank Oakview parents for all the ways you support your children with their education. I also want to thank PTA for the amazing work they do each day as they support teachers and students here at the school. Oakview PTA sets the standard for others to follow and our students benefit greatly!
As we close the first quarter, I complied this list of a few things parents can do to help your children succeed in school. These are simple things but if done consistently, make a significant difference for students.
- Check student book bags daily.
- Attend parent/teacher conferences
- Review homework/school work
- Talk to your child about their day at school
- Keep up with school communications from the teacher and other school personnel
- Communicate to your child the importance of education and how their future depends on it
- Insure proper sleep at night
- Set an area and a time for homework completion
- Limit technology access and television viewing for children during the week
- Volunteer to help at school or on school sponsored events
Parent Report Card
With student report cards coming out soon, it's now time for parents to assess how they are doing. Take a few minutes to evaluate yourself as a parent by using the Parent Report Card found on Oakview's website. No need to turn it in to your child's teacher. It's just for you to reflect and set new goals for yourself. The Parent Report Card can be found by clicking here.
A Busy 4-Day Week
We look forward to the coming week of school with the following activities and events occurring at Oakview. For dates and times, please visit Oakview's website calendar.
- Red Ribbon Week
- 1st Grade Vocabulary Parade
- 2nd Grade CogAT testing
- Great Pumpkin Run
- "The Boy Who Cried Bully" Student Assemblies
Phillip Reavis, Ph.D
Notes from the Counselors
In grades 3-5, the students are taking this a step further and thinking about situations that can fit into one of these categories: academic, moral, behavior, and social. The students are ranking themselves on whether they consider each situation is a strength, they are average, they need improvement, or they don't know. The students are completing this online survey with their Chromebooks. The upper grades are choosing one area they consider a "needs improvement" area and are making a plan of improvement.
Talk to your child about how their body feels with different emotions. Also, ask your child about what he or she considers a strength and area that needs improvement.
FINAL Garden Saturday of 2018
America Recycles Week!
Oakview will celebrate America Recycles Week from November 12-16. We encourage all families to use Oakview as a recycling center for the items listed below so our planet uses fewer natural resources. Oakview's Environmental Engineers members will give prizes each day that week to students who bring any of the following items to recycle:
*Pairs of wearable shoes (no tears, mold, or holes), crayons, markers, cell phones, aluminum cans, ink and toner cartridges, six-pack rings, laptops, eyeglasses, game cartridges, digital cameras, and lithium batteries
*Recycle Your Gently Used Shoes*
For one week only, November 12-16, Oakview will collect pairs of shoes to help those in need around the world. Each morning, 5th grade Environmental Engineers will be available outside the main and kindergarten entrances to collect them. All shoes, new and used--except winter boots, foam flip flops, bowling shoes, or any shoe with metal cleats--are accepted as long as they are in wearable condition (no rips, tears, or worn soles). All shoes will be given to WorldWearProject whose mission is to distribute wearable, affordable shoes to third world countries while diverting millions of pounds of refuse from our landfills each year.
The Garden Club helps keep the air clean in Oakview!
Calling all 4th and 5th graders!
- October 23-November 8: Students will study geographical topics by visiting the National Geographic website. There is also hard copies of questions and maps available outside of Mrs. Preisig's door near the 5th grade hall.
- November 8: All students that want to participate in the school geography bee will take an online assessment. The top ten scorers will qualify to participate in the school geography bee. If more than 10 students qualify, a "tiebreaker" assessment will be given on November 9th. All assessments will be given in the classrooms.
- November 19: Ten participants will compete to be the Oakview Geography Bee champion. Parents and all 4-5 grade students will be invited to attend. Competition will begin at 8:30 am in the cafeteria.
- February 1: Deadline for the school winner to take the state qualifying test. If the student's score qualifies them to move on to the state, they will attend the competition in Columbia on March 29th. If the student advances through the state competition, the national competition will be held on May 19-22 in Washington, D.C.
For further questions or information, please contact Jessica Preisig. Good luck!
Digital Literacy--more than just books online!
So, what is digital literacy? Hiller Spires, professor of literacy and technology at N.C. State University describes it as: 1) finding and consuming digital content; 2) creating digital content; and 3) communicating or sharing it.
Here are some key digital-literacy skills from Common Sense Media for students to use both at school and at home:
- Searching effectively: Learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of media and give proper credit to the source.
- Protecting their and other's private information online: Learn internet safety basics such as creating strong passwords and respecting friends' privacy.
- Giving proper credit when using other people's work: Learn to correctly cite sources.
- Understanding digital footprints: Learn that creating a profile, post or comment on something creates something that is viewable by others.
- Respecting each other's ideas and opinions: Learn to be good digital citizens.
Oakview teachers, along with the technology specialist, media specialist, and guidance counselors, work with the students to learn these key skills to be digitally literate citizens!
Oh Snap! 4th Graders create Book Snaps
Fourth graders chose a quote from their independent reading book and took a picture of it. They then used Seesaw app to annotate their picture and record themselves explaining why they chose that quote. QR codes were created to hang in the hallway so others can scan them and view the creations!
Educational Links for Students
- Red Ribbon Week
- Monday, October 22: NO school for students; Teacher Workday
- Tuesday, October 23: End of 1st Quarter
- Tuesday, October 23: First Grade Vocabulary parade
- Wednesday, October 24-Friday, October 26: 2nd Grade CogAT testing
- Thursday, October 25: PTA Spirit Night @ McDonald's
- Friday, October 26: Great Pumpkin Fun Run
- Saturday, October 27: Fall Garden Saturday
Week of October 29
- Monday, October 29-Tuesday, October 30: 2nd Grade IOWA testing
- Tuesday, October 30: First Quarter Report Card
- Tuesday, October 30: Barrier Island Chaperone meeting
- Friday, November 2: Last Day to turn in Read Your Way to the Big Game form
Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here
Red Ribbon Week
- Tuesday, October 23--Get RED-y for your future and wear RED!
- Wednesday, October 24- Stay on top and wear a hat!
- Thursday, October 25- Put your best foot forward and wear wacky socks!
- Friday, October 26- Be a team player and wear your favorite team shirt!